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Alfredo Blue

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2008
I love a recipe that my picky children will eat, and they loved this! I simplified things by sauteing the garlic and just adding the cheeses and cream into the same pan. (no need to reserve and seperate). Like other reviewers I used fresh lump crab meat from the fish counter, and also threw in a couple of tablespoons of real bacon bits. It was all very impressive and the family raved.I would serve this to special guests (maybe using lobster meat and fried crumbled pancetta instead...MMM)
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Pudding Chocolate Chippers

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2008
Great Cookie! I chose this recipe because I wanted to bake something but didn't have any butter. They were easy to work with and came out awesome. Made a lot of cookies (though they will not go to waste:)
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2008
Excellent sugar cookie. I put my dough in the freezer for a while before rolling. No problems at all. I did roll them 1/2 thick though and they did not spread or any other problems. I also subbed the vanilla with lemon extract, it really adds that extra something that always seems to be missing! Love these cookies, try them with the Sugar Cookie Glaze Submitted by cyndi on this site. Perfect:)
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Oven Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2008
These are delish! I threw in some baby carrots, peeled and halved a few shallots, and tossed in half a head of garlic (cloves peeled). The shallots and the whole garlic cloves taste so sweet and mellow when roasted. This is a fabulous dish and lots of room to modify the spices to your own liking. The spice was nice. But really, try eating whole roasted garlic cloves and you add a whole new dimension to flavorful roasted veggies.
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Chicken Quesadillas

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2007
Excellent Quesidillas! Just wanted to gives a heads up on two issues. First, most fajita mixes contain MSG (some people are adverse to this, understandably) Here is a good mix recipe: 3 Tbsp. cornstarch 2 Tbsp. chili powder 1 Tbsp. salt 1 Tbsp. paprika 1 Tbsp. sugar 2-1/2 tsp. crushed chicken bouillon cube 1-1/2 tsp. onion powder 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp. cumin Preparation: Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Pour into an airtight container.Makes the equivalent of 3 packets of commercial or purchased Fajita Seasoning Mix. Also, to crisp a tortilla; spread tortilla with butter before baking or wet with a bit of water. Awesome recipe!
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Golden Potato Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2007
This was okay. Although the servings are WAY off. I used 4 cups potatoes, and doubled everything else and their still was only enough for 4-5 soup bowls. Couldn't imagine serving even just two people with the recipe as is. I will stick with the Baked Potato Soup V on this site, and just sub the bacon for ham next time.
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Cream Cheese Penguins

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2007
So adorable! A little time consuming but worth the effort. Instead of cream cheese I use an herbed feta cheese spread. Much tastier than doctored up cream cheese. Use a cake decorating bag with a round tip for super easy filling! I float my penguins on a piece of styrafoam cut to look like an ice float...too darn cute!
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Spiced Pecans

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2007
Perfect recipe! I make a big batch of these and keep them in a pretty jar on the counter to have on hand for salads. Our favorite is grilled chicken salad with these peacns and raspberry vinagarette. Superb! Even my hubby who hates pecans and raspberries lives off of this stuff. Try em' you'll love em! I did reduce my oven temp to 325 and kept my eye on them at all times...they are worth the extra care in babysitting the stove! Thanks Pat...this is a winner!!!!
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Simple Beef Flavored Gravy

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2007
Great for in a pinch, otherwise not much to speak of. Not awful though, that's for sure!
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Creamy White Wine Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2006
You have got to be kidding me...There is way too much salt in this sauce. I should have used my better judgement and only used half, but I dumped it all in AS PER RECIPE. Sorry to say, but that was a huge mistake. It tasted like ocean water! I will try the reduced version next time, but am rating this based on the original recipe..GADZOOKS!
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All American Roast Beef

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2006
I have been making my roast beef this way forever! It is perfection, IF you heed these basic tips: No other cut of meat will produce a REAL roast beef, but the eye roast!...Every oven is different, so know your ovens well. A three pound roast will cook faster in a new oven than it would in a twenty year old oven...INVEST IN A MEAT THERMOMETER, this is the best thing you can have when roasting a beef...Be mindful that when a roast comes out of the oven it will cook in its own heat and the temp will rise. Not everyone likes a bloody roast. WE DO, and I take mine out at 120, let it stand and it is about 130-135 when time to cut...ANOTHER IMPORTANT TIP: BEFORE COOKING LET YOUR ROAST SIT OUT ON THE COUNTER UNTIL IT REACHES ROOM TEMP. IT WILL MAKE FOR EVEN COOKING. So, their you have it, my advice to all of you bad reviewers. Roasting a beef is not an exact science nor are the cooking times exact...keep trying! This is the best roast beef!
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Cake Mixes from Scratch and Variations

Reviewed: May 21, 2006
Excellent...I made the yellow cake, and as per past reviews I used Cake flour, skipped the shortening and used oil, also added an extra half cup of milk...the mix looked watery, however, it baked up perfectly. Baked at 350 for 20 minutes, than reduced to 325 until done with a clean knife result!!! Very moist in our opinion...not like the boxed cake, but for scratch it is wonderful. Iced with chocolate icing!!!!
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Jimmy the Saint's Sausage and Pepper Sauce

Reviewed: May 20, 2006
I was a little nervous about this recipe, as no one else had reviewed it yet...I figured I'd give it a go! Let me start by saying that this is the best sausage and peppers I have EVER had!!!! I followed the recipe exactly, and I am not sorry about a thing! Well, I did add a little extra water as the sauce was a little to thick, and we like to serve it on rolls. Don't be intimidated by all of the spices in this sauce...it makes your taste buds stand up and take notice. Thank you Jimmy for this recipe and for not being afraid to add a little of this and a little of that...BRAVO!!!
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German Chicken

Reviewed: May 3, 2006
Tried this with keilbasa in the slow cooker...wowza!!!!!! Great recipe...so easy!
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Chicken Pot Pie II

Reviewed: May 3, 2006
Wonderful! Comfort food at its' best..without all of the sodium of frozen brands! I used a double crust, and thought the thyme was a super addition...Will use this as my staple pot pie recipe for left over chicken and turkey too. A+
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Simple Savory Pork Roast

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2006
What a wonderful combination of herbs and spices! I coated my pork with a smidge of olive oil before rubbing with spices,let the meat stand on the counter to bring down to room temperture before cooking, and cooked in the rotisserie. It made a superb crunchy crust and just bursting with juices inside.I think it is very important to have a meat thermometer handy, as pork is horrible when too dry no matter what it is rubbed with! We cook ours until the internal temp. reaches about 150, take it out, let it sit, and the temp. rises a bit more, but not enough to dry it out.
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Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2006
Substituded 1/2 wheat flour & 1/2 white flour...apple sauce instead of oil...left apples chunky...while I was in the process of mixing the ingrediants my son asked, "Why do you always make muffins? I want a cake!" So, I pressed the streusel topping into a bunt pan, and it was a picture perfect...my son was happy as a clam, and this bunt cake was delicious!!!
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Adrienne's Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2006
Followed directions exactly, and it was perfect! I did pour off most of the marinade after about 1 1/2 hours, also added grated carrots...I LOVE THIS SALAD!!!
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Buffalo Chicken Rolls

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2006
Good! Nothing fancy, and we feel that the cheese is lost in the spicy chicken...will leave out the cheese next time...otherwise this was a healthy alternative wings.
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Baked Ziti IV

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2006
This ziti was awesome! The only thing I did different was use ricotta/egg instead of cottage cheese. I added more sauce as well. It made a lot of food, so I froze most of it in individual serving containers. The rosemary is just perfect in this recipe, and the meats and cheese, oh my!!! This is a great dish to freeze, we already had leftovers and it tasted even better after being in the freezer for a few days!
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