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Garlic Butter Sauce II

Reviewed: May 7, 2010
This a recipe for garlic-flavored pasta, not for garlic butter sauce.
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Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2009
These were a little mealy on the first day but smoother 24 hours later. Eleven full crackers makes 1 3/4 cup crumbs. I didn't think there was enough butter to hold the crust together, but it turned out fine.
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Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2009
I was short on two ingredients so I only used 1 1/4 cup sugar and about 3/4 cup sour cream. I didn't have any pecans and didn't think it needed powdered sugar, so I omitted both of those. It still turned out great and when I make it again, I'll probably do the same thing just because I know it will turn out. The cake is super moist and delicious. I didn't find it overly sweet, which may be because of the 3/4 cup less sugar I used, but I suspect those who thought it was too sweet were reacting to the brown and powdered sugars. For the people whose cakes fell apart when unmolding, try letting it cool completely before flipping the pan over. Some cakes only need to cool 10 minutes before removing, but this isn't one of them.
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Blueberry Loaf Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2009
This is so-so, not great but not bad. It's a little dry despite intentionally undercooking it slightly. The cake part by itself is fairly dull but if you get a blueberry and some cinnamon topping in the same bite it's better. We'll eat the whole thing but I don't think I'll make it again; there are better recipes to use my fresh blueberries on.
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Italian Beef in a Bucket

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2009
Very yummy! I omitted the mixed vegetables and used only half the pepperoncini (hot style) and added 6 oz. sweet roasted red peppers and 8 oz. hot pepper & olive giardiniera and the juices/oils of all three. Eighteen hours seemed ridiculous but since this is made with such a lean roast I decided I'd see how it went and found it wouldn't have been the same if I hadn't gone the full 18 hours. After about 12 hours I flipped the roast over so the top could cook in the juices for a while. One reviewer noted the unpleasant smell and I noticed the same thing around hour five but it went away and soon smelled delicious. I was very surprised to be able to actually slice the meat after that long in the slow cooker. I sliced it as thin as I could and then let the slices sit in the juices while I buttered & browned the bread (I used the Fabulous French Loaves recipe divided and shaped into hoagie-style rolls). A slice of provolone between the warm toasted rolls and the hot juicy beef and peppers was a delicious combination that melted in my mouth.
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Creamy Chicken Crunch

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2009
I got this from a Taste of Home special Chicken edition many years ago and have made it probably 50 times. It's soooo good. Every time I make it for work, it's gone in less than five minutes. One of my work friends always asked for a giant bowl of this as her birthday present. My sister loves it and was very excited to hear I'd be making it for Father's Day tomorrow. (Hi Sis!) Just be sure to heed the last line about adding the chow mein noodles and peanuts just before serving because they get mushy and gross after about 30 minutes. I always use more of both of those ingredients. I don't know how much; I just add both until it looks like enough. This is so good your jaw will be sore because you won't be able to stop eating it!
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Chinese Chicken Fried Rice II

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2009
I only used 3/4tsp pepper and it was still a bit too strong. I think 1/2tsp would have been plenty. Also I only had 1T soy sauce and it turned out fine, but it would have been even better with the amount called for. I added 1/3 cup each of finely diced celery, diced frozen carrots, frozen peas and used two whole green onions. Even with the extras I added, the recipe only makes about two servings, not four unless you serve it as a side instead of a main dish. It turned out better than my favorite Chinese restaurant makes it. Thanks for the recipe.
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Snickerdoodle Cake I

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2009
Yummy! I prepared the batter as written and used the amount of topping called for and it filled 12 mini bundt cakes, 12 cupcakes, and 24 mini muffins. For the mini bundts, I put a little of the topping in the bottom of the pan, then batter, then more topping, then batter and a final sprinkle of topping. These were the best out of the three because of all the cinnamon. The cupcakes baked in liners for 15 minutes and had topping in the middle as well as the top. The mini muffins only had the cinnamon on the top and baked for 10 minutes. They were all delicious when warm and still pretty good when cold. I had a cinnamon glaze in mind that I thought I might need as some of the reviews said the cake was plain, but I think the additional cinnamon/sugar layers cured that. I can see how it would be easy to overbake and therefore dry out this cake, as it doesn't really brown or change color at all. If you test it long before you think it's done, you may be surprised to see that it is.
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Crunchy Caramel Corn

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2009
I wasn't expecting much from microwaved caramel corn, but I was very pleasantly surprised. It has just the right amount of coating to cover every piece of popcorn and has an excellent flavor with the perfect amount of salt. It's super fast and easy and the best part is that it cools very quickly. I found that 1/3 cup popcorn kernels and 2T oil makes almost exactly 6 cups popcorn and works just right with this recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us! I'll definitely never make caramel corn in the oven again.
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Fabulous French Loaves

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2008
Well, I had two different french bread recipies printed from this site and started making one of them. After the ONE packet of yeast had dissolved, I then continued by making this one. I didn't realize what I had done until after the dough had risen for an hour and I didn't really expect it to turn out with only half the amount of yeast it was supposed to have. The loaves didn't rise too much the second time, so I put them in a warm oven with a pot of boiling water and they grew to just the right size. I spritzed them with water before baking and then two more times within the first ten minutes to ensure a crispy crust. The texture of the bread was just right and I'm anxious to try it again, but with the right amount of yeast next time. :)
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Bonnie Blue-Barb Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2008
This is soooooooooo delicious! I wasn't even expecting to like it. I made it for a friend who kept asking for a rhubarb pie. I happened to have extra blueberries left over and thought this would be a good recipe to use them up on. I thought it would be too tart but it was absolutely delicious! The two blend together to make the most amazing flavor. I used strawberry rhubarb (the good stuff that's red all the way through) and I did an egg wash (egg white, slightly beaten w/about a T of milk & brushed over crust) and sprinkled some sugar on top before baking. I hope my rhubarb plant has enough left to make this again.
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Jordan Marsh Style Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2008
These are nearly perfect blueberry muffins. The consistency is just right - not too crumbly, not too stiff. I used fresh blueberries dusted in flour to prevent sinking. I added a streusel topping to some and sprinkled sugar on others. The sugar was the large granule kind, the name of which escapes me at the moment. This recipe makes 12 perfectly mounded regular size muffins or 6 large size.
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Chicken and Bacon Chowder

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
This was delicious! A great meal for a chilly day. The first time I made it I used one can cream of mushroom and one can cream of chicken. The second time I planned to do the same thing and found that Campbell's now has Cream of Chicken and Mushroom, so I used two cans of that.
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Bacon and Tomato Cups

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2005
These are pretty good if eaten immediately, but super greasy when they start to cool. If I make these again, I'll try the suggested real bacon bits and will also use the biscuits instead of the shells.
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Strawberry Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2005
I cooked and cooked and cooked the bread until the top was burnt and the inside STILL wasn't cooked through. I was able to find a dry spot on the end to try to see how it would have tasted had I been able to eat the rest. Not bad, but I couldn't even taste the strawberries. This might make a good muffin mix, but the inside didn't get cooked in a bread pan.
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Rhubarb Strawberry Crunch

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2005
I made this without any alterations. It looked like there was too much topping when I was making it, but once it was all done, it was just right. Most crunch recipes don't have the right topping to filling ratio. I do think the topping would have benefitted from some cinnamon or something to give it a little more flavor. There was enough sugar so the rhubarb wasn't tart at all, which I was glad about. One quart of strawberries was almost exactly 3 cups. I'd make this again with a slight tweaking of the topping for some extra flavor.
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Spicy Corn Dip

Reviewed: May 3, 2005
Whenever I make this, I eat and eat until I can't chew any more. It's hard to stop. Definitely refrigerate this overnight because that's when the magic happens and the flavors blend together and the peppers heat everything up. I like it a little hotter so I don't remove the seeds from the jalepenos and I also add 3 habaneros and their seeds. Three of each seems to be the best for most people I've made this for. When it's just for me, I add 5 habaneros and it's not inferno-hot, but just enough to make your mouth tingle for a while. This makes about 7 cups of dip and you'll need two 15oz bags of Fritos Scoops to go with it. Super easy, super fast, super yummy!
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Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2005
This was really good, but I thought the jello layer was a bit "Jiggler"-ish. Here's a tip - if you spread the cream cheese layer all the way to the edges of the pan, your jello won't soak through to the crust! I didn't have a problem with the crust sticking or getting hard. I read all the reviews before I made this and I have to say ~ just because it's called a salad doesn't mean you should slop it on a plate with a steak! And, this is EASY to make.
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