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Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2007
First try out of the oven and I was a little skeptical..wasn't what I was expecting. More shortbready..but I decided to dip one end of the cooled cookies in melted milk chocolate and drizzled white chocolate over that and they became a masterpiece. DELICIOUS. They tasted much better when cooled and the flavors had time to rest a bit. Next time I think I will add in some finely chopped walnuts and that will complete this perfect recipe! If you are expecting this to be like a regular chocolate chip...it wont be. Thanks for the share.
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2009
I've made these for so many years and they are so delicious. First I lay a sheet of waxpaper on a cookie sheet. I'm usually impateint so I toss my chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 45sec-1minute. I stir until smooth. Then instead of the toothpick I just hold by the green stem and dip them then lay on the waxpaper. I put the whole sheet in the fridge for 15 minutes to set up and if I feel like it I will melt a small amount of white choc with the shortening and drizzle with a spoon back and forth over the strawberries. Back in the fridge and they are set up nice and good to plate and present. I do like using semi-sweet choc better for a richer taste but the milk choc is great as well. (if you really have time and want to impress see stuffed strawberries recipe on this site then follow this one-HOLY GOODNESS!)
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BBQ Pork for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2007
More than 5 stars! Absolutely fabulous. I had a big party so I got two huge pork shoulders from Costco for cheap and used two crock pots and put one in each. 10:00 the night before I put in crockpot on low with the broth and the next morn at 8am the meat was shredding right off. I threw out the fatty parts(don't like) and emptied out the broth and returned the shredded meat adding a bottle of my favorite BBQ sauce to each crock pot. I covered and let sit until an hour before the party and put back on low to warm. I added in more sauce to my liking. YUMMY YUMMY!! Great share.
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Sandy's Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2007
***five stars all around. Great cake and the icing is fabulous. I make alot of different types of chocolate cakes and icings and this is top. Rich and decadent. The only subs were for the sour cream portions in the cake and icing..i do half sour cream and half heavy cream. Richer taste..just what I like. My cake pans actually overflowed in the oven so don't fill your pans up too high. The cake rises quite a bit. Wil make again and again. Chocolate cake tastes better with age so let it sit for a day for a true flavor. THANKS!
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Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2007
Great honey mustard marinade. I think the key to getting the best flavor is to let the chicken sit in the marinade for hours and hours. I actually had the time to let this sit for 24hours and it was sooooo delicious and the chicken came out so moist because of that. The flavor tends to be more suttle if you only marinade for an hour so try to atleast let it sit for a few. Will def use in the near future.
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Half and Halfs

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2007
5***** stars for the concept alone! I did alter the recipe to match my favorite cookie recipes. The reg chocolate chip part I did 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 cup white sugar, and 3/4 cup softened butter. The chocolate choc chip I did 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt. The rest I left the same and did semi-sweet choc chips in both. Absolutely delicous and nice and big and puffy. I always add in baking powder to my cookies to guarantee they wont flatten. I think it is easier to drop the choc chip scoops directly onto the baking sheet then drop the choc choc chip scoop right next to it and gently mold it together with your hands. AWESOME!
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Lemon Lush

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2006
OK-This recipe has such potential to be better than a five-with slight modifications. I must agree with the rest - the lemon pudding itself was fake tasting and I too had to add lemon juice and lemon rind to kick it up to a nice lemon taste. Now in doing that my lemon pudding got a little too runny and didn't set up as nice. Next time I will add a little less liquid(in the milk/heavy cream) to compensate for the lemon juice. To make the pudding mix layer itself I did use half heavy cream and half milk-because it makes the pudding soo much more rich and tasty. I also used fresh whipped cream (2cups heavy cream, 3/4 cup sifted confectioners sugar and a squirt of vanilla-whip in chilled bowl with chilled wisk or paddles) instead of cool whip and it was awesome. This really is such a great little recipe that is soo easy to make with such a nice combination of flavors-cream cheese,lemon and fresh whipped cream. YUMMY!! Don't pass it up-just make sure to add either the lemon juice or lemon extract if you have it.
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Mrs. Sigg's Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2006
Mrs Sigg's has another 5 star cookie in this recipe. But ofcourse I took it too another level- First I used 2 sticks butter(no shortening-didn't have) and added 1 1/4 cup peanut butter(per other reviews) and instead of 2 1/2 cups flour-I did two cups flour and 1 cup oatmeal(blended into powder)....Now that is one heck of a peanut butter cookie!! Thanks for the share!
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Baked Ravioli

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2006
I had a huge bag of ravioli I wanted to use up-and this was such a nice change of pace. The sauce itself-I used 2 cans diced tomatoes and two huge cans of crushed tomatoes-that's all I had on hand. I sauteed the onion and garlic in 3 tbs olive oil on low heat for 10 minutes and added in fresh basil and parsley from my garden. I then poured in all the sauce and added salt, pepper and a handful of parmesan cheese. After that simmered for 2 hours-I cooked the ravioli and gently mixed in some sauce. I spread sauce on bottom of pan and did ravioli, parmesan cheese, mozz cheese, more ravioli, sauce, parmesan cheese and mozz cheese as my layers. I baked covered for 30 minutes and removed cover for last 10 minutes to get a nice top. My husband thought it was a cool idea to make a ravioli lasagna!
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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2008
So easy and soooo DELICIOUS! I did one graham cracker crust and one chocolate crust. I chopped peanut butter cups and sprinkled over the crusts before I added the filling. The only change was that I am a huge fan of fresh whipped cream opposed to the cool whip (2 cups heavy cream, 3/4 cup conf sugar and a squirt of vanilla-whip for 5 minutes or until hard peaks form.)so that is what I used-reserving some to pipe on top of the pies once completed. I also sprinkled some reeses pieces on the tops for some color and decoration. WIll make over and over and over again. YUM!
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Apple Crumble Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2006
SOO YUMMY!! I have been trying out all diff apple crisps and pies this apple picking season and this was a great recipe to use the apples on. I used a mix of fresh empire and gala apples from the orchard. For the sugar mix for the apples I did use 1/4 cup brown and 1/4 cup white sugar and 2 tbs flour then the cinnamon. I mixed the apples in that in a bowl before pouring into the crust. I did put a few pats of butter on top of the crust first and then on top of the apples once I poured them in. I also gave the apples a few squirts of vanilla as well. The crumbs I did 2/3 cup flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1 stick butter softened and mix with hand and made large crumbs to sprinkle all over-it makes the ultimate crumbs-I LOVE CRUMBS! I did bake at 400 for 30 min and noticed the crumbs were getting brown fast so I turned down to 350 and baked another 30 minutes placing a piece of foil over the top. I kept testing with my fork to make sure my apples were nice and soft inside. AND let me tell you with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top-I was in heaven eating this!
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2008
So moist and yummy! I rubbed softened butter on the turkey breast- on and under the skin and then added the onion mix on that. It stuck real nice. I also rubbed on a few of my favorite seasonings for my taste preference(pepper, salt, paprika, a touch of sugar and garlic powder) Cooked as directed and it was delicious. Don't pass it up. I also think there is no reason to add in chicken broth because the juices the turkey makes are plentiful. It would be way to much liquid if I had added in broth to start. I also basted mine every hour since I was home. YUM!
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Best Brownies

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2006
These def are the ultimate brownies. Very rich and yummy. I double the recipe and bake in a 13x9 inch aluminum tin for 35 minutes at 350-and they come out perfect. If you really want to impress- make a brownie trifle with these-leave out the icing and do a layer of chocolate mouse(Hersheys chocolate mousse recipe on this site) and a layer of homeade whipped cream(2cups heavy cream, 3/4 cup sifted confectioners sugar and a squirt of vanilla-whip in chilled bowl with chilled wisk or paddles)! ABSOLUTELY to die for! If you don't have honey on hand for the icing you can use 1tsp light corn syrup and I always add 1-2 tbs milk to make it a nice consistency.
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Seven Layer Taco Dip

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2005
Great dip. I started off with the beans for layer one. The cream cheese , sour cream, and half of taco seasoning mix(makes it very spicy)mixed together for layer two. I added guacamole for layer three. Diced tomatoes for layer four. Black olives for layer five. Salsa for layer six and lots of shredded cheese for layer seven. I skipped onions, lettuce, and peppers and spread my layers in a 13x9 inch glass dish and heated at 350 for 30 minutes and talk about people raving. Everyone wanted to know the recipe. Easy, delicious and def a keeper for a fun appetizer
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Baked French Toast

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2006
Excellent recipe..be wary if you are health conscience though!! Very fattening.. Treat yourself-you are worth it! I used 2 cups heavy cream/milk instead of half and half in the egg mixture(all I had on hand)and only used 6 eggs and made it the morning of-I just let the egg mixture soak for like an hour or so-turning halfway through to let both sides get a good soak- before topping with the butter and brown sugar mixture and I didn't even pour all of the butter mixture on top of it. Very sweet and very yummy. No butter or syrup required to have with these. Kinda reminded me of a cinnamon bun! To those giving bad reviews because of the sogginess-that's what baked french toast is suppose to be like- make it on a skillet if you are looking for stiff and crispy french toast.
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Tortellini Alfredo

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2007
LOVED IT!! Tortellini with peas and ham in a cream sauce is one of my favorites and this was great. I did one portion with mushrooms and one without for taste preference and each was delicious. I used heavy cream instead of whipping cream and you MUST use fresh grated cheese for this recipe for the best flavor. I always sprinkle in every dish some spice..for this I think I did kosher salt, pepper, a sprinkle of garlic powder. Every dish always gets a sprinkle of sugar too. Don't know why but I add it to every dish. Wether or not it does anything who knows but this dish was great. You wont be dissapointed.
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Carol's Arroz Con Pollo

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2006
Very good recipe...Not a traditional Arroz Con Pollo recipe though but a good alternate. I marinated my chicken for a few hours(any liquid works-buttermilk, italian dressing etc..) then browned chicken on both sides in oil then added peppers(used red), onion, garlic and did the rest as listed but never removed the chicken from the pan-I let it finish cooking in all the liquids with the rice(rice is put in uncooked not cooked) and it was super moist. I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of stewed and I didn't have saffron so I used Abodo and extra Hungarian paprika(probably a little too much-it was spicy!) and I skipped the parsley. Very good dish with great flavor. Will make again and I look forward to the left-over tomorrow!
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Golden Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2005
Delicious soup...I followed advice of a few others and cooked in crock pot all day on low but wound up putting on the stove in the end because potatoes were still crunchy. Maybe next time I'll use the high setting. I doubled the recipe from the start. I used 3 cups of leftover turkey stock from Thanksgiving. I added in carrots and italian seasoning for extra flavor. Then for the last half hour I added the shredded cheese, 1 cup sour cream, 6 tbsp butter and 6 tbsp flour. Instead of ham I crumbled cooked bacon on top. YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!!! Great base recipe to play around with. I would make sure to cube the potatoes small so they cook quicker.
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David's Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2008
Holy Cow ..these were delicious. and i've made a hundred different kinds of choc chip cookie recipes. The only change was I probably ground up more than the 4 1/2 cups of rice krispies. I got carried away..more like 5 1/2. You couldn't really taste the rice cereal but it enhanced the taste of the cookie into something great. Oh I did add 1 tsp of baking powder as well as the baking soda because I love my cookies nice and puffy. GREAT SHARE!
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
Holy Goodness! This chicken came out so moist and delicious. I did the overnight marinade and cooked mine for like 4 hours 10 minutes and that was plenty. I did sprinkle on some of my favorite spices and it was delicious! Don't pass it up.
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