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Breakfast Zinger Juice

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2012
This is actually very good! I roasted my beets before I found this recipe, but that ended up working just fine. I do not have a juicer, so I ran this through my food processor to get it pretty fine, and then through my blender on the "liquify" setting to turn it into juice. I assume a juicer is much more effective at making juice, as I found I had to add some liquid to this in order to get it to the desired consistency. I have some fresh apple cider from going apple picking recently, so I added a little of that to get this nice and liquidy. I realize that added some sugar, which is probably not the goal of a recipe like this, but it wasn't much, and it made it just sweet enough that my daughter actually likes it quite a bit. What a yummy and great way to get some extra fruits and veggies in our diets- fresh and healthy :) Thanks for sharing the recipe Raina!
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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2012
I have had this recipe saved for the longest time, and I finally got around to making it. I followed this to the letter, and I can't fathom any changes I would possible make. Let me tell you a little something about me and meatballs- I have a torrid love affair with them. The ultimate in comfort food, I love them on top of spaghetti (all covered with cheese), on hoagies, and, if they are good enough, all by their lonesome. I made these knowing they were going straight into the freezer, but I had to try one. Then two. Then my kid wandered into the kitchen, and we talked shoes and boys, all the while stuffing meatballs in our faces. Yes. They are THAT good. I tried them on spaghetti- awesome. Next, I will create a meatball hoagie the likes of which would make an Italian Grandma weep. I love, nay, I ADORE these meatballs! Thank you lovestohost- there may be other meatballs in my life from time to time, but I will secretly be longing for these whilst I eat those lowly wannabes :)
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Root Beer Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2010
This recipe is awesome! I let the chops sit in the root beer for about 6 hours. WARNING- Do not make if you don't love good food! EDIT- I thought I should add I let the chops marinate for 6 hours because that is the amount of time I had. Defintely will do it for longer next time. Also, I used a charcoal grill, which lends a nice flavor in my opinion. In addition, my pepper mill is filled with a combo of black, white and red pepper corns, which is a wonderful combo that adds another flavor dynamic. Finally, I used habanero hot sauce (Big Ben's BBQ brand- which I highly recommend), instead of chipotle flavored. Very tasty. A tip of my hat to you Ken!
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Baked Parmesan Tilapia

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2012
I don't care for fish, so I made this for my boyfriend and his son. Because of their reaction, I eventually took a bite to see what all the fuss was about. This is good, according to me. According to them, it is outrageously delicious! They absolutely loved it, and not a bit was leftover! I used my homemade seasoned breadcrumbs, but still went ahead a seasoned as the recipe states. Like other reviewers, I used olive oil to moisten the crumbs. Instead of laying the fish on the foil lined baking sheet, I lightly sprayed a cooling rack with Pam, placed that on the baking sheet, and put the fish on the rack. This resulted in crispy fish on both sides, and also allowed the fish to be easily moved to a plate without leaving any of the coating behind. I served this with a dollop of goat cheese and herb ice cream, for dipping. It was a huge success. Thanks for a great and easy recipe Mike :)
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Pizza Dough I

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2007
I made this dough with my 10yo daughter for lunch today, and it was excellent. It was also extremely easy. I used olive oil instead of vegetable, let the dough sit for 40 minutes, and added Italian seasoning (after spreading on the pan). Then I baked the dough for 10 minutes, topped it and baked for about 15 more. I really thought it was going to turn out terrible, but it was terrific! My daughter wants me to make it again tomorrow!
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Lepp's Marathon of Love

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2011
I have made this many times and it always hits the spot! Just when you think there aren't going to be any leftovers, you can dig deep into the cupboards and find more to add. Sometimes I add a shoulder to lean/cry on to make it extra special. Great recipe RNG- thanks for sharing it! Strong hugs and much love to the Lepp family!
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Slow Cooker Au Jus Pot Roast

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2012
This is really very, very good. I followed the recipe exactly, only I did slice an onion and minced a clove of garlic and put them in the crock pot under the roast. Other than that I followed the recipe as written. Well, I should say I didn't measure the spices or the Worcestershire sauce...I just eyeballed what looked good to me. Next time I may thicken the gravy, but this time I just ladled a big ol' spoonful over my portion...so moist, so tender and so tasty! 5 stars and a tip of my hat to you, crancherry :)
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Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2010
This is really good. It is even better if you can let it sit for awhile- like over night. I have never made potatoes this way- I mean boiling them whole and then peeling and chopping- but it worked very well. The only thing I did differently was I added four eggs (otherwise one little lonely egg would have been left). BF said it was one of the best potato salads he has ever had. Thanks for the recipe!
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Chocolate Bar Hot Chocolate

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2012
Well, this is a simple recipe, but a delicious one nonetheless. And, really, I wasn't even thinking of using a candy bar when I was looking for a hot chocolate recipe, so I thought it was a great idea. I used 3 fun sized Hershey bars to make it extra chocolately. Also, I just heated it up in the microwave to avoid washing more dishes. I just heated, stirred and repeated until hot. Topped with marshmallows. Perfect for a chilly Fall day :)
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Best No-Bake Cheesecake

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2010
My BF made this cheesecake for me as a surprise for my birthday. He had never even heard of a spring form pan before! He followed the recipe exactly, and it was awesome. Everyone who I was kind enough to share a slice with loved it. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)
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Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2010
Very good! I just made these- in fact, I have some baking right now! Yummy! DD, BF and I all thought they were great. I used choclate pudding mix as that is what I had. Also, I did not measure the chocloate chips out- I just put the whole dang bag in. Very yummy!
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Ruben's Garlic Grill Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2009
Just made this baste tonight when the BF and I realized we had some chicken and not too much else. It is absolutely delicious! I added about two Tbs of Worcestershire sauce, omitted the cayenne pepper, but our pepper mill is filled with a mix of white, black and red pepper. Very, very good! Will make again, probably in a day or two!
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Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Bark

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
I gave this 5 stars despite hating this recipe....because I only hate it since I can NOT stop eating it!!! It is sooooo good! I followed the recipe exactly. I have to say, I got some aggression out while smashing the candy to smithereens, which was awesome. I used a hammer. I highly suggest that method. Also, I didn't bother with the measurements of the pans. While helpful as a guide, let's face it, this isn't meant to be a pristine, uniform candy. It is like broken glass...pretty in its own right, but who cares about particulars? So, Daughter and I broke it up and tasted it to make sure it warranted the melted milk chocolate step...yep, you can stop right there. Delicious! But, take it to the next level and dip it in the chocolate?!!! Oh my! Absolutely wonderful. Too bad for everyone else as it will likely be gone before they try it. Thanks for sharing :)
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: May 17, 2007
I made this the other day, and everyone thought it was pretty good...just not the best. I followed the recipe, but cut the salt way down. I also let it sit overnight in the fridge to meld, which did add a lot to the flavor. Still, my daughter said it was good, but said she preferred my normal lasagna recipe. My boyfriend thought it was decent the first day, but when he had it for lunch the next day, he upgraded his opinion to "very good." I will probably make this one again, though, and add some fresh basil and oregano.
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Ham and Cheese Omelet Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2005
I made this for dinner last night, and my boyfriend and I loved it. However, unless you like things pretty bland, I would consider this a base recipe to be added to. I used sharp cheddar cheese and added some scallions. Next time I make it, I think I will add a little Pepper Jack cheese, some bell pepper and onion, and maybe even some diced tomatoes or salsa. I can't wait!
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Slow Cooker Bacon Potato Chowder

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2012
Growing up, I loved cream of potato soup as an after school snack (I was an odd duck haha!), so when I saw this, I had to try it. I used 3 cans of soup because that is all I had, and therefore I also used 3 cans of milk. I kept everything else the same, except the bacon. I don't know what "4 slices" of bacon means. Is that some weird measurement or what? Clearly 4 slices is a typo, and what was actually meant was roughly a pound, right? Well, that is how I read it anyways ;) Also, I let each person add as much cheese as they wanted to their bowls, rather than stirring it in. Oh,and to cook it, I set my crock pot to low for about an hour, and then kicked it up to high for the remaining time. Yum-tastic!!! This was delicious, and was enjoyed by all :) I love a great soup in the Fall/Winter, so I will be making this again!
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Fluffy Cake Doughnuts

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2012
I got a donut pan as a gift today so, despite the fact that I baked 3 dozen donut muffins yesterday, I had to try these out! I followed Jmyslin's (the pastry chef) review, and omitted the cinnamon, used buttermilk in place of milk, and used melted butter in place of shortening. Then, after baking, I dipped them in melted butter and rolled them in a combination of cinnamon, white sugar and brown sugar. Wow! They are springy and rather light. Moist and tasty! The butter/sugary coating is the icing on the cake! (see what I did there? A baking pun!). Next time I make them, I will try them with the glaze...and will probably make it chocolate. These are wonderful, and I highly recommend them! Thank you for a great recipe :)
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Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2012
Yummy! Very, very yummy! I ended up with enough batter to make 6 mini cupcakes in addition to the 12 regular sized ones, and I filled the cups pretty much to the top. That was the easy part. Then I got to the frosting, and it was a bit of a disaster. I assume I did not beat it long enough, even though I set my kitchen timer to ensure I went the whole 7 minutes. It looked to me as though peaks were forming, but apparently they weren't stiff enough, as the result was a VERY runny frosting! So I set to work trying to thicken it by adding powdered sugar. I stuck it in the fridge for awhile, and it set up somewhat...still, I ended up with more of a glaze than a frosting. Since the glaze/frosting was sticky, I went ahead and put some mini marshmallows on top and put them under the broiler as directed. They taste amazing! I am sure the frosting error was mine, and I will try again, making sure stiff peaks form before I proceed. Also, next time I think I will up the spices just a notch, because I love the spicy flavors of Fall so much! Thanks for a fun and scrumptious recipe Doughgirl8 :)
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Chef John's Creme Caramel

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2013
This is one of the best things I have ever put in my mouth. Ever. I am amazed by and in love with this recipe. Your eyes will roll back in your head, and you will say "Oh. My. God."
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Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2012
This is THE quesadilla! There is no other! Man, is this ever delicious- exactly what I have been looking for! I did do two things differently. First, it seemed to me the chicken itself would benefit from some seasoning. So, I rubbed it thoroughly with a chile lime rub. Then, because I have a big aversion to handling raw meat (it grosses me out so much, I can't eat it later!), I cooked it in the oven and then sliced it. Also, I brushed the tortillas lightly with olive oil, assembled the quesadillas as directed, and baked them in the oven until crispy and lightly browned. Oh. My. Gosh! Just exactly what I wanted- perfectly seasoned, perfectly spicy, perfectly cheesy! Thank you so much for this recipe Mr. Cortez- I will be making this one a LOT :)
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