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Peach-a-Berry Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2006
This pie was excellent! I didn't change a thing, it was delicous. Will definately use again!
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The Whole Jar of Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: May 2, 2006
This was good. It's not quite what I was looking for, but it was good. I thought this recipe was better than the Mrs Sigg's peanut butter cookie recipe. It is CRUCIAL not to overcook these or you will have a dry, crumbly cookie. 8 minutes on my oven was more than enough time. As others have mentioned, take them out when they don't look wet anymore.
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Quick Gnocchi

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2006
I don't think this recipe is intended to replace real gnocchi, it's meant to be a GREAT short cut alternative! Hence the 5 star rating. If it was being compared to real gnocchi, I'd probably only give it a 4. I really was expecting to hate this recipe because I HATE instant mashed potatoes. You would never know there was anything instant with these gnocchi. On a whim I decided to serve Good Friday dinner, I was a little strapped for time and served these to my Italian husband and mother in law. My husband knew what was in them and said they were not as good as the real thing, but very very close! I didn't tell my mother in law, she had second helpings and liked them! I would use this again! It takes some time to prepare, but it saved time from peeling the potatoes, boiling, ricing, letting them cool so you can add eggs, etc. As others have mentioned add flour gradually. Dough should be soft not stiff. Too much flour makes tough gnocchi.
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Honeyed Pork Chops

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2006
Like another reviewer stated "eh" It was OK, nothing to stand up and cheer about. I even put garlic powder on them before frying, as another reviewer recommended, but they still tasted sorta bland. They didn't dry out, but I was expecting them to be more tender. The Sage Porkchops recipe found on this site is MUCH better. Everybody was disappointed that I did not make those. Sorry, won't use this recipe again.
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Fast and Friendly Meatballs

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2006
This was really good! I thought these were better than most beef meatballs I have tried. I used ground turkey "with flavoring" I don't know if that had anything to do with it. After cooking them in the oven, I placed them in a simple marinara sauce using a big can of crushed tomatoes, garlic, finely chopped carrot, celery, and onion, red wine, italian seasoning and salt to taste. Served it over pasta with real parmeggiano cheese. My husband and kids loved it. My 11 year old daughter enjoyed helping me make the meatballs. Very simple, good recipe even the fussiest eaters will enjoy! Will definately make again! Thanks!
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Peanut Butter Fudge Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2006
This was OK. I really was expecting this to be spectacular from the other reviews I had read. My husband and I thought the frosting was WAY too sweet. Kids liked it, though. There are much better recipes out there for the peanut buttery or fudgey that you crave. Sorry, I won't bother with this recipe again.
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Easy and Delicious Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2006
For being a slow cooker recipe, this was good! I did make some changes. I had bought a bunch of bone in skinless chicken breasts cheap, so I figured this recipe would be a way to use them up. I used 6 breasts, put them in the cooker frozen, it was falling off the bone in 6 hours. I omitted the mushroom soup. I used two cans of Cambell's chicken broth and added some paparika and some water for more gravy. You may want to thicken the sauce with flour, etc. It was surprisingly good! We ate it like a stew. Kids had it on noodles and liked it. Will use again!
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Saltine Toffee Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2005
The only reason I am not giving this 5 stars is because I felt the recipe lacked some information. The first batch, I cooked it in my convection oven for the full 6 minutes. It tasted burnt. Even though it tasted slightly burnt, it was still gone within a day. I decided I had to try it again. The second batch, I didn't cook the sauce hot enough on the stove and it crystalized, had to throw it away. Third time, I got it right! A candy thermometer is great to have, cook it to hard crack stage, it took longer than 3 minutes. I only cooked it for 3 to 4 minutes in my convection oven and it turned out great. Use parchment paper if you have it, it's no fuss, no mess! I used walnuts and it tasted wonderful. Also used toasted slivered almonds on the first batch, that was good too. Put it in the refridgerator for an hour or so and it's ready to eat. Otherwise, 5 stars! Will be a holiday staple, thanks for the recipe!
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Mrs. Sigg's Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2005
These were OK, nothing special. I would not take these to a party or serve them to guests. Suitable for the kids, I guess. My husband seemed indifferent towards them, and he loves peanut butter. Sorry will not make these again.
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Mussels Marinara di Amore

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2005
I did not even like mussels. I had tried some years ago in a restaurant, they were plain and steamed and did not care for them at all. So I got the nerve to try and cook my own. This was VERY good! The only things I changed were I added salt, used Italian seasoning, had some leftover shallots, added those. Used 4 cloves of garlic. Forgot to add the red pepper flakes so I used a bit of Franks Red Hot Lime and Chili on the side. It was delicious! Will definately make again!
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Peanut Butter Pie VIII

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2005
My husband just raves over this! The only thing I do different is I use more egg whites and carefully fold some into the filling with no cream of tarter. Gives the filling a nice texture.
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Fresh Blueberry Pie IV

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2005
I did not care for this recipe at all. The gel had a strange texture, it looked very unappetizing. Probably would have been better to pour the filling into the pie shell while it was warm, not hot, and chilled in the pie shell instead of in the bowl. I ended up having to bake it to salvage it.
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Best Ever Pie Crust

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2005
I have been baking pies for 20 years. I don't know what went wrong, but this was the worst pie crust I ever made. When it's browned and cooked, it sticks to your fingers, like it's raw. It won't set. Just a mess! Doesn't taste very good either. I prefer a pie crust with mostly real butter and a bit of shortening, much better flavor and texture. I am sticking with my recipe next time.
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Drunken Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2005
This was unbelievably GOOD! I saw similar recipes in the past and I thought "This just isn't right!" Was I wrong! The best whole chicken I have ever made! I bought a three pack of whole fryer chickens at Costco. I did make some changes to the recipe. I made a dry rub of paparika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and a dash of cinnamon. Omitted the mustard. I rubbed the outside of the chicken and sprinkled inside the cavity. I put the chickens into zip lock bags and left them overnight. Lined the grill with aluminum foil. Omitted the Italian dressing, just used the can of beer. Took about a couple of hours on med heat on the gas grill. Covered top with aluminum foil when it got brown enough. Meat thermometer is useful. The whole family just raved! Juicy meat, crispy, tasty skin. This is a keeper! Thanks!
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Honey Grilled Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2005
My husband and I thought this was OK, but felt it needed something. It had a nice subtle sweetness, but it was sorta bland. Maybe needs one or more of these ingredients: salt, pepper, season salt, hot sauce or other spices. My kids liked it though. If I make this again, I'm going to add some ingredients and maybe make kabobs instead of using the half of breast. I think using smaller pieces would really bring out the flavor of the sauce. This recipe has potential! Update July 29, 2005. OK, I tried this with kabobs, I cut boneless skinless chicken breasts into bigger than bitesize chunks, put them on skewers with red onion, red and green pepper. I bought a 3 pound package of boneless skinless chicken from Costco. I have a family of 4, I did have some leftovers, but not much! I tripled the recipe, but I used two tablespoons of lemon pepper for the whole sauce recipe and omitted the lemon juice, added salt and cayenne pepper to taste. I kept the cayenne mild for the kids. Cooked it on the grill and basted with the sauce. Soooo good! Thank you for the inspiration! I would have never came up with this without this recipe posting!
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Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Reviewed: May 11, 2005
This recipe has potential, but I found the meat didn't have enough flavor. Maybe the meat needs to marinate and needs more spices? Or brown the roast before putting it in the slow cooker. My family said it was OK, they weren't impressed. Sorry, probably won't make this again.
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Cinnamon-Roasted Almonds

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2005
This is an excellent, easy, yummy recipe! Nice low carb snack too! I substituted splenda for the sugar.
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Sage Pork Chops

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2005
This recipe is awesome! I am not a big fan of pork chops and I have cooked them, maybe about 5 times during my 13 year marriage. They were always dry, or not enough flavor, or both. I decided to buy a package this week and give it another try, because they were particularly cheap. I searched for a recipe on this site and found this wonderful recipe! The chops I bought were pre tenderized for grilling, so I didn't need or use salt. I also didn't have the dried sage, so I sprinkled pepper and ground sage to taste. I browned the chops, removed them, cooked chopped onion in the pan. Then I put the chops back and cooked them with the beef cube broth. So good! My husband said it was the best pork chops ever and he isn't very fond of pork chops either! My picky kids loved them too! I never imagined they would have so much flavor with just a few ingredients! This recipe has a permanent spot with my family! Thanks for sharing!
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