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Honey Walnut Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2008
Even better than the restaurants! I thinned out the sauce by adding about a tbsp. of 1% milk and I only ended up using half the sauce. I didn't have mochiko flour, but I had tapioca starch, so I used that and the shrimp were light and crispy and soooo good! I too used the shortcut by getting Trader Joe's candied walnuts and they were just right. One last thing... this dish is really rich! The recipe says that it serves four, but I can't imagine eating 1/4 of this. I ate about eight shrimp (71/90 count) and was in heaven, but I knew to draw the line there!
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Chilaquiles II

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2005
Mmmmm... just like I had in Mexico! I had no idea it was this easy. Instead of making my own chips, I used some leftover store bought ones and of course, left the salt out of the recipe. I used the idea of another user and added a dollop of sour cream, but I'm not sure if I liked it that way or not... it sort of overpowered the mild taste of the eggs. Great recipe though!
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Pumpkin Ice Cream

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2007
Great recipe! I made this for Thanksgiving along with the crackle top molasses cookies from this site, which I absolutely love. I was about to give it a four star rating because of the nilla wafers... doesn't sound appetizing... but other than that, the recipe is simple and delicious. I used less sugar than called for and served the cookies a la mode. Yum! Best Thanksgiving dessert ever!
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Glazed Ham

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2007
This was awesome! We did a ham for New Year's and I actually did this in my slow cooker. I put the ham in, cooked for about 5 hours on high, then added the glaze and cooked for 1 1/2 hours on low. The only problem I had was trying to figure out how to get it out of my crock pot! The sauce smells and looks a little weird when you mix it up, and I was leery because I'm used to the regular honey/brown sugar glaze, but once it's had time to cook on the ham it's perfect. I made this with the "potato casserole" (recipe submitted by JeremyBeeler - also a five star recipe... just don't check the nutrition information!)which I've made from time to time over the years and green beans with almonds.
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Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos

Reviewed: May 30, 2007
Wow, a one star review just because it mentions bottled hot sauce. I grew up with a mexican best friend and learned lots of my cooking (including chorizo and eggs) from her mom. There was always a bottle of Tapatio on the table and we always splashed it on. I agree that jack cheese may be 'americanized', but come on, loosen up a little bit... it's a good recipe for chorizo and eggs.
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Crackle Top Molasses Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2008
I can't believe that I haven't reviewed this cookie yet. I've been making them for about a year and they are soooo good! I've never had to change a thing. We made them for Thanksgiving dessert along with some homemade pumpkin pecan ice cream and the combination was incredible! Hubby's still trying to devise a plan on how to turn them into ice cream sandwiches!
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Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2007
This turned out great... much better than the hollandaise packets or the cans you get from the store. I didn't have dijon mustard, so I used spicy brown (I don't know if there's a difference) and left out the hot sauce. I think that another reviewer's idea of whisking the ingredients together instead of blending would have worked even better... my end result was very thick and I think it was because it was overbeaten.
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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2008
I love this recipe and came very close to following it to a T! I used four cans of 'mexican style chili beans' since I couldn't find the spicy/non spicy, omitted the bacon bits, and used two cans of tomatoes with green chilis instead of fresh chilis... they were expensive and ugly on the day I went shopping. I also added two squares of unsweetened chocolate, which I had seen done at a chili cookoff. Definitely the best chili I've ever had!
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Minestrone Soup I

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2007
YUM!!! This is sooo good. Due to some of the previous reviews, I used italian seasoned stewed tomatoes (oregano and basil). I didn't have to tweak anything. I made a double recipe and I have no doubt that by tomorrow night it'll all be gone. I LOVE all the veggies in it... it feels healthy making it. Thank you for the great minestrone recipe!
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Garlic Prime Rib

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2006
I've never been so sure that a recipe deserved five stars. This is the absolute perfect prime rib. I followed the directions exactly, only adjusting the time spent baking at 325 for my 7 1/2 pound prime rib. Because of the relatively low cooking temperature in the end, I waited until the roast temped at 135 before I pulled it out. After resting 20 minutes it was a perfect 145. I'm still reeling from how good this turned out... better than ANY restaurant I've had it at! P.S. I was worried that cooking at 500 was burning that yummy crust created by the garlic and thyme, but I kept faith and stuck with it and it turned out nice and crispy, not burned at all.
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Raspberry Kielbasa over Cheese Grits

Reviewed: May 9, 2007
I was pretty skeptical when I read this recipe, but the solid marks from the reviewers convinced me to give it a try. I didn't have raspberry preserves, so I used cherry (and I was missing the mushrooms)but it turned out great. I don't like grits, but my husband does, so I made this for his birthday breakfast. Everyone looked at their dishes with a strange expression as I put it on the table, but once they dug in, they all liked it... including me!
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Jay's Jerk Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2001
We had this for dinner the other night with Cajun rice and cucumber salad. I couldn't believe how good it was! I was nervous when I saw the marinade, but it turned out wonderful, thanks for sharing this recipe, it's a keeper!!!
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Peppermint Meringues

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2007
This almost ended up with one star... I followed the directions and couldn't seem to form any kind of peak for the meringue. I eventually tossed that batch out and unwilling to be defeated (even at 2 a.m.), I started a new one. I left out the salt because I only have kosher and I didn't know if it was part of what kept my meringues from succeeding, and used regular granulated sugar instead of the baker's sugar that I use for baking. After about 30 minutes of beating with my handheld mixer I finally reached a stiff peak. I used a small tip on my pastry bag and piped out little dollops of meringue onto parchment paper. Next time I'll have to color them green, so they look like little christmas trees, and I sprinkled them with red and white nonpareils, like little christmas ornaments. I flavored it with a couple drops of peppermint extract, put them in the oven for an hour and a half, then after 1 1/2 hours, I shut off the oven, left them inside and went to bed. The result this morning was awesome! They look like little snow covered christmas trees and are soooo light and fluffy. Definitely worth learning to do meringue for!
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Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2006
A friend from Louisiana gave us this recipe years ago. It's one of those dishes that you can't stop eating! I've made it lower fat by using Smart Balance instead of butter, lowfat sour cream, and less cheese, and although it doesn't hold a candle to the 'drenched in real butter' original, it's still good. I bake it without the corn flakes for 40-45 minutes, then add them during the last 15. They end up nice and crispy, but not burnt.
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Chicken and Dumplings III

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2008
I love this recipe. It's been a while since I've made it, and I had to frantically search the site to make sure that it's still here, but I found it! The dumplings turn out great - light and fluffy - and don't use a prepackaged mix, which scores bonus points with me!
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Taco Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2007
Yum-o! I found this recipe when I was trying to find a way to cook all the stuff I had left over from making taquitos for a football party. Because I was using things I had on hand, I used 1 lb ground beef just seasoned with garlic salt and 1 lb chorizo sausage (cooked down I'd say that's about 6 ounces... I put paper towels in a bowl and use them to strain the oil through!), I added a can of chili beans for some fiber, used 2 7oz cans of Herdez salsa verde, no green onions and other than that I guess I stuck to the recipe. 30 minutes in the oven and I had a beautiful casserole with a crispy cheesy top... and I didn't have to go to the store!!!
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Lemon Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2007
This turned out great! I made mine with whole wheat flour and Smart Balance instead of the shortening and it still turned out ALMOST perfect. It was a little dry around the corners, but really good still. I might bake it for 50-55 minutes next time instead of the full hour. I added the juice of half a lemon to the bread batter to make it more lemony, and used powdered sugar for the icing. Really good and I don't have to feel guilty about eating it with the modifications that I've made!
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Cabbage Kielbasa Supper

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2007
I really enjoyed this, especially I think for the easiness factor! I followed the instructions as written, but left out the potatoes as suggested by other reviewers. I used turkey kielbasa and added about 1/2 cup of white wine along with the chicken stock. I baked the potatoes instead, then opened them up, buttered them with a bit of Smart Balance and served with the cabbage/kielbasa mixture. My only complaint is that there is so much cabbage, which is fine for me, but I think hubby and the kids would have liked to have more sausage, so I'll add more next time. Really though, no complaints... my son ate his with yellow mustard the way he does his corned beef, but I thought the wine helped out the flavor and didn't need anything else.
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Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2008
I'm glad I gave this one a try because I would have missed out if I didn't! I had to make a couple substitutions because I didn't have walnuts on hand, but instead had almonds. Because I put the almonds in, I threw about 1 1/2 tsp. orange extract into the batter along with the vanilla and a little additional salt (about 1/2 tsp) for some flavor. Everyone loved them. I think that because of the lack of flavor in the shortening, it allowed the orange to really come through and the texture of shortening cookies is completely different than those made with butter (I'd never made shortening cookies before). These remind me more of a scone... sort of dry and crumbly, but so good with coffee or tea!
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Spicy Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2001
Everyone loved it! My father-in-law made Thanksgiving dinner all by himself, and when I asked if I could bring something, he said 'pasta salad', so I used this recipe. Three people asked for the recipe, and the leftovers got eaten by my kids the next day...they were actually ANGRY when there was none left! Thanks!
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