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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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Blueberry Dump Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2006
My husband and kids went BONKERS for this recipe! My mother made something similar with pinapple and cherries when I was a child, haven't had it since then. I had fresh blueberries that needed to be used up and I felt nastolgic after reading this recipe... this was delicious!!! I took Snocu's advice from the reviews and did not melt the butter, but sliced it thin and made a layer over top. I added fresh lemon juice from half a lemon and a bit of nutmeg to the berries. I also used Betty Crocker's Moist French Vanilla cake mix. My husband and children DEMANDED that I make it again! 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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Raspberry Pie II

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2006
This was delicious! I liked the brown sugar with the raspberries. Everyone ate it up! I had a ten inch pie shell, so I doubled the recipe and used 3 tablespoons of flour instead of the corn starch (I don't like the cornstarch taste). It was perfect. Don't use frozen, grocery store, freezer section berries for this recipe. They are too moist, you don't want to use raspberries frozen in a solid block, not good for pies. Make this pie with fresh berries, when they are in season. Or use your carefully home frozen, fresh picked berries (Freeze fresh berries on a cookie sheet and transfer to a freezer bag after they are frozen, Do this within a day, don't freezer burn the berries. This way you don't have a big nasty frozen block of berries:) Good old fashioned recipe, will make again!
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Watergate Cake IV

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2008
I don't know what I was thinking about when I made this cake. I thought maybe the pudding and the soda would make a difference.... There is no hiding the fact that this is a BOX cake. You will have a hard time convincing most people that this is made from scratch. The topping, I used 2 cups of whipped heavy whipping cream instead of the dream whip. Added coconut and the pudding then sweetened to taste. Now this topping may be a keeper with a homemade cake. Otherwise, won't make the box cake portion again.
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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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Vanilla Brownies

Reviewed: May 27, 2008
My 13 year old made these and they were really good. I left her to her own devices, she baked them in an 11 x 8 glass baking dish instead of the jellyroll pan. It took longer for them to bake, but they were chewy with a nice vanilla flavor. She didn't have chocolate chips. I'm not sure I would add them, it might be too rich and sweet, they are sweet without the chips, and would kill the notion of being vanilla. They were great just the way my daughter made them. Thanks!
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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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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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Lady Baltimore Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2008
I'll give this 5 stars, it tastes good, however I probably won't make it again. I have another white cake recipe that I use and get similar results without jumping through all the hoops. It is good and worth trying. Thanks.
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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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Cumin-Coriander Pork Rub

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2008
It was good, maybe a tablespoon less of cumin next time. I added a bit of Splenda (or sugar)to taste, which was a nice addition. As Karen mentioned, lime would be nice added with this too. Thanks.
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Basic Chocolate Drop Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
Nothing fancy, but these taste very good, especially for the modest ingredients. This pre made mix is great, economical, handy to have around for the kids. Someone gave me some powdered milk, had no idea what I was going to do with it, now I found a use! Watch out when spacing the cookies, they do spread out. Can't wait to try the other recipes for the cookie mix. Thanks!
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Super Duper Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2007
WAY TOO DRY, texture was like sawdust, and not much flavor. Husband was not pleased. I was ashamed of these cookies and I consider myself a reasonably good baker. Will never make again!
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2008
Made this before, everyone preferred homemade cake. Won't make this again.
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Beer Batter Fish Fillets

Reviewed: May 28, 2007
I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5 because this needed some playing around with to make it just right. I omitted the dill, don't care for it, and used seasoning suggested by Suzinohio. Adding a bit more baking powder was a good suggestion too. As far as the amount of liquid, just add gradually until you have the right batter consistancy. After the adjustments, my husband loved this batter with walleye and onion rings.
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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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Lady Baltimore Frosting

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2008
It was OK, there's other frosting recipes I prefer. Thanks.
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Mama Corleone's Sausage and Peppers

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2008
It was good, changes were made though. Cut the sausage into bite sized pieces, Made a nice sized pot, doubled the sausage, added chopped onion, used Italian seasoning to taste. Ended up putting in a can of tomato paste and water(we aren't big fans of olive oil soaked pasta)dash of sugar and cooked everything for a couple of hours. It was a nice change from my regular sauce. Thanks.
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Basic Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2008
I agree with LAWCT's review. Cookies didn't hold together very well. Maybe I will try LAWCT's suggestions.
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