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Easy OREO Truffles

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2007
I got this recipe for "Oreo Balls" at my cooking club cookie exchange last year and have had HUGE success with them. I made them for my hubby's company picnic and they were so well received that I had people actually asking if they could pay me to make them for their families for the holidays! The recipe I have is the same as this except it calls for refrigerating the scooped balls for 1 hour before dippings, and also calls for dipping half of them in milk chocolate and half in white chocolate, then drizzling the opposite flavor over the top. (a slotted spoon works really well for both dipping and drizzling) An A+ recipe for sure!
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Easy Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2009
Here's the thing - my husband, a good ole' Georgia boy, LOVED this cobbler, BUT if I hadn't made the changes that I did he would have been really unimpressed. I doubled the quantity of peaches (used a 29 oz. can) and cooked them down with 1 tsp of vanilla and 1 tsp of cinnamon in a saucepan over medium high heat for a few minutes. This thickens up the sauce and distributes the vanilla/cinnamon nicely. Then I poured it over the crust mixture in a lightly greased 8x8 pan, sprinkled it with sugar and baked it at 350 for 55 minutes. It came out beautifully brown and perfectly baked with a lovely proportion of peaches to crust. So as a basis this recipe was terrific, but since it did need some adjustments I only gave it 3 stars.
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2010
I have made this chicken many times and it has always come out very tasty and tender. I only do one chicken at a time, but I make and use the entire recipe of rub. Other than that the only difference I make is that about an hour into cook time I pour melted butter over the bird, and then halfway though the cooking time I flip it and do the same to the other side. Amazing results every time.
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White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2007
I just made 9 dozen of these for a Christmas cookie exchange and they came out beautifully! I used 1 pkg of Craisins (which I pre-soaked in warm water to soften) and 1 pkg of white chocolate chips. The only changes I made were that I reduced the amount of white sugar by half and added some salt (I personally like the salty/sweet combo in my baked goods) The cookies came out perfectly! Very tasty..and I am not a big fan of cranberries. This one is a keeper!
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Vanilla Glaze

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2011
I made this glaze to go over several different cookies at Christmas time: Beth's Spicy Oatmeal cookies and gingerbread men. The glaze was the perfect addition to both. As with any glaze, the amount of milk you use is going to depend on the consistency you are trying to achieve. Since I wanted a glaze closer to a frosting I used heavy cream in place of the milk and added a couple of tablespoons (didn't really count.) Delicious! I
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Summer Corn Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2009
This salad was pretty, light and tasty, but I felt that something was just a tad missing? I did make two minor changes in that I only added about half of a Vidalia onion rather than an entire onion, because it was quite large, and I used half white vinegar and half balsamic (for a little extra kick) Overall it was good, but not outstanding. I think next time I will try using cilantro and adding some lime to this for a more flavorful 'mexi-corn' version. :-)
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Greek Pasta Salad I

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2009
SO yummy!! I made this for a club get together and the ladies all loved it! Even better the next day. I used balsamic vinegar instead (because I LOVE balsamic :-) and garden tri-color rotini instead of the called-for noodles, because they are pretty and hold the sauce better. Great recipe! I will definitely make this again and again.
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Gingerbread Men

Reviewed: May 2, 2007
I have made these gingerbread men for several years now and they are always a big hit! My family begs for them each Christmas and they are the first cookie to go. I do alter the recipe a bit by adding 1 tsp each of salt and allspice. Plus you really need to at least double this recipe if you want a good number of cookies. I use a fairly standrd Wilson cookie cutter and only get about 18 cookies per recipe. I could eat that many myself, these are so good!!
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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2010
So yummy! I made these tonight with the Blackened Chicken recipe from this site and it was a winning combo. The only reason I am reluctant to give this recipe 5 stars is because I feel the baking temp is incorrect. Baked potatoes are usually done at 400 degrees, so that is what I baked my 8 medium sized potatoes at and they were perfect in 45 minutes. I did have some difficulty scooping out the middle of the potatoes without completely destroying the skins, though, so perhaps baking them longer at a lower temp makes this easier? (but I doubt it) I also didn't whip my filling entirely, because I wanted to keep some texture in there. If you use the mixer for too long or at too high of a speed the sour cream will break down too much and could turn your filling runny. Mine was perfect and my family gobbled these up. Thanks for a great recipe! (but try baking at 400 )
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Blackened Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2010
Just made this tonight for the first time and thought it was very tasty! I followed the recipe for the seasoning mix exactly and the flavor of these was honestly just like you get at restaurants. The only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of five is because, like most other reviewers, I needed to cook my chicken much longer than the stated 5 minutes to achieve a center that was no longer pink. Other than that great recipe! I will be making these agin.
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Chocolate Snowdrops

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2009
The Pros: Good flavor, simple recipe, inexpensive handy ingredients. The Cons: the texture is a little odd. I found these to be a bit chewy and "marshmallow-y." All in all good in a pinch, but not the best ever.
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Down Home Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: May 7, 2008
My southern born and bred hubby begs for this dish all of the time! I have made it for almost every holiday meal for the past three years because my family all demand I make it. lol It is super easy and delicious. I have made it in a lower fat method before by using reduced fat and/or fat free ingredients and whole wheat pasts noodles and it is still tasty, but not quite as soul satisfying!!
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Tangy Honey Glazed Ham

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2007
This recipe is very, very tasty,and I have made it several times, but the proportions don't measure up for me. I always need to double (or triple!) this to cover a 10 lb ham. So for that I only gave it four stars, but it is really yummy!
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2007
Always a crowd pleaser, even amongst all of the 'fancier' Christmas cookies on the platter! I have made these for several years now and they always turn out great and stay nice and soft. I use all butter, as other reviewers have said, and I add 1/2 tsp of allspice for extra zing. Delicious!
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Quiche Lorraine I

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2007
This is a good, easy recipe for quiche lorraine, but I prefer others better.
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Easy Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2008
I had high hopes for this recipe given the numerous glowing reviews, however after having just made them exactly according to recipe the best I can say about these cookies is they are ok. I bake frequently with near 100% success with each recipe I try, but these were just not very good and not very flavorful. My husband said they were very "eggy" and he's right. Even though there is just 1 egg in the recipe, the only flavor you can taste in this cookie is that of egg. The dough was nice to work with, though, and they aren't terrible, so I that's why I gave them 3 stars. I won't be making this one again, however. Thanks anyway.
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Cream Puffs

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2007
These get rave reviews every time I make them! My family actually requests these any time they are coming to visit. I like to drizzle melted semi-sweet choc. chips on top for a little something extra special. Soo yummy and deceptively easy!
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2014
This was souper yummy! ;-) I did add a bit more seasonings to it (extra pepper, etc) because I thought it was a tad bland, but in actuality the subtle cramy flavor from the potatoes is the perfect backdrop for the other ingredients you toss in. Ham, yes, but you could throw almost anything in the pot and as long as you followed the original ratios of solid/liquid you would have a delicious meal.
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Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2014
Ok. Half of my guests liked it and the other half hated it. Way too sweet for my taste, but my southern hubby enjoyed.
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Easy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2014
Just made this recipe last night for my family. It was tasty and well-received, however I did make adjustments. 1. Sauteed onions & 1 bell pepper (finely diced) in butter before adding to meat mixture 2.Used 2 lbs. of ground beef 3.Used cracker crumbs with Italian Seasoning added 4. Reduced milk to 2/3 c 5. Added extra seasonings (McCormick Montreal Syeak seasoning, a dash of Worchestershire sauce and a dash of A1 6. Reduced brown sugar & mustard to 1 TBSP but increased ketchup to 2/3 c. This baked uncovered in my 350 degree convection oven for about an hour and twenty minutes and was perfectly cooked throughout. In general this is a fine starter recipe for meatloaf and adapts well to various flavors to meet your families specific tastes. Only 4 stars, however because I feel the ratios of ingredients in the original recipe are a bit off and I did make changes.
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