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Ricotta Cookies III

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2006
I needed to use up a bunch of ricotta, so I tried this. Light & fluffy, a perfect cookie with tea. After reading reviews I decided to be skimpy on the icing (because of complaints about it being too sweet) and I'm glad I did. I also decided to use almond extract instead of lemon (just because it's my favorite) and skip the colored sprinkles or colored sugar. My family liked these a lot. Here's a tip to reduce the mess on the glazing process - a little cheat thing I saw on a tv show: I put my glaze in a ziploc bag, sliced just a tiny tip of one corner, and then just drizzled the glaze over the cookies while they were still on the cookie sheet to the desired thickness. No muss, no fuss. And I always bake my cookies on sheets lined with foil so there's also no clean-up. Just toss the glazey foil away! I'll make these again at Easter time and do the colored sugar/sprinkles to be festive. This goes in our permanent recipe file.
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Figs with Goat Cheese, Pecans and Bacon

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2006
Deeeeelicious. My neighbor gave us fresh figs off his tree and I searched All Recipes to find a recipe to use them. I struck gold with this!! I read all the reviews and decided to try 2 versions. 1 with just goat cheese, the other with a combo goat/ricotta. Stick with just goat! The best. Also I REALLY struggled with cooking the bacon all the way through without demolishing the figs in the cooking process. So I tried pre-cooking the bacon in the micro first, but when wrapped around the figs and broiled the bacon ended up burning. The best solution was to just make a little pile of proscuitto on top of the figs!! No wrapping, no toothpicks, lower fat and not greasy, but very similar taste! I can't wait until next year's fig crop is ripe... and neither can my neighbor! He loved 'em as much as we did!!
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Best Burger Ever

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2006
I wouldn't say it's the best burger ever, but it's worth repeating! I'm not a spice lover so I was a little concerned with the hot pepper sauce, but I followed the recipe exactly and found that it added just a little zing. Very nice! Here's a tip I just learned and it worked out great. Put an indent in the middle of your patties with your thumb before cooking - then they'll come out flat and not bulging in the middle!
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Tzatziki Sauce I

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2006
I can't really rate it in its virgin state because I didn't make it that way. However, with the changes I made it was a 5. Changes: 1/4 tsp pepper instead of 1/2 tsp, 1/2 tblsp dry dill instead of 1 tblsp fresh dill, 1 clove of garlic instead of 3 cloves, and I added 1/3 c. shredded & water pressed out cucumbers. Made this way it will be a permanent fixture in my recipe box.
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Pesto Pita Appetizers

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2007
YUMMY! I had pita bread, but when I opened the package, it was moldy! Ick. Not wanting to go to the store AGAIN, I instead used flour tortillas and just reduced the baking time to 8 mins. Perfect! This was a favorite with my whole family and guests out of the array of appetizers I had out on football game day! Thanks! So easy too!!
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Pasta Primavera

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2007
Super easy and you can add anything to it to make it a meal, precooked vegetables of your choice, chunked chicken, turkey, etc.
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Pesto Pizza

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2006
Yum, yum, yum! Perfect as is, but we used 1/2 mozzarella and 1/2 feta instead. A keeper and REPEATER!
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Texas Stuffed Grilled Burgers

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2007
We just loved these! We made them much, much smaller maybe totaling 1/3 pound of beef per burger and of course cooked them for a lot less time because they were thinner. Even at 1/3 pound total they were plenty big! You can cut the filling ingredients in half and still have enough. I used the scaling function and changed it to 2 servings and that fed my family of 5 with leftovers.
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Watermelon Ice

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2006
For me, way too much work for the end result. I'm a working woman with little time, so to monitor a freezer so much was too time consuming. But don't let that stop you from trying it. Taste was fine. Nothing spectacular, but refreshing. I'd rather just throw a few cups of watermelon and lots of ice into my vitamix and make an instant watermelon slush.
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Banana Loaf Cake II

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2006
I was so surprised to find this recipe on the site. I've been making it since I was a teenager - always a family favorite. My teenagers love it. Great for snacking on, having with tea or coffee, bringing to brunches, it travels well in the car and always, always, always stays moist. 1 small banana is all you need and it turns out perfect every time. Glad to see someone post this valued family favorite!
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Hazelnut-Mushroom Pilaf

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2007
Excellent! I used slivered almonds too and it was wonderful!
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Fortune Cookies I

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2012
I read a LOT of reviews and made adjustments as many suggested. They came out great. After I was all done, I put them on a cookie sheet and put in a 200 oven for 1-1.5hrs to crisp up so they'd "break," also suggested by others.
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Tomato Chicken Parmesan

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2011
4 stars because I used the most amazing homemade marinara sauce, and it makes everything taste fantastic. (See "Best Marinara Sauce Yet" by Jackie) Honestly the pasta sauce you use will make or break any Italian dish so use the best you can! I pounded the chicken breasts out to 1/2"-3/4" before sauteing so that they cooked evenly and much quicker. I also cut the breasts in half so that the pieces were smaller which was enough for the girls and the guys just took more. The whole family (and the teenaged boyfriends of my daughters) loved it. Use the sauce recipe I referenced!!!!! It's a staple. I don't use anything else.
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Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2007
OMG! My husband ate salad!! This got rave reviews from my whole family and for the first time ever my husband ate a salad and went for seconds. To make it a meal by itself I grilled some chicken, sliced it and laid it on the top. Ever so good! I can't wait to make it again!
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Roasted Vegetables

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2007
I just love roasted vegetables, and this recipe didn't disappoint me. Remember though, as with all recipes that call for fresh herbs, if you plan to used dried then halve the amount! This can definitely be added to with all kinds of vegetables, but I really loved the butternut squash and sweet potatoes! If you plan to add more delicate veggies, then I would cook the ingreds in this dish for 10 minutes alone before adding "softer" veggies. Really, really good! It's a great winter side dish!
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BBQ Country Style Ribs

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2007
I have learned to read as many reviews as possible before I try a recipe, and so I opted for the ease of THEFAMILYCHEF1's changes, but I added an extra 1/2 hour to the first round of cooking (because of others' comments) and I kept the meat covered at all times. It came out perfect, perfect, perfect. As with any recipe calling for BBQ sauce, be very picky about the sauce you choose. It'll make or break the dish. I will make this over and over again. Inexpensive meat, , expensive taste, and so incredibly easy. YUM, YUM, YUM.
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Best Marinara Sauce Yet

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2007
4 stars as written. 5 stars with these hints: triple the garlic & use large cloves, use only 3 T olive oil, add two bay leaves, and start with the most delicious jarred tomatoes - Del Monte Garden Select Petite Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano. THIS IS THE ULTIMATE MARINARA WITH MY CHANGES! We mmm and ooh throughout each bite, every time we make it. Fresh parsley is a must. Double the recipe when you make it!
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Frosted Maple Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2007
Very yummy. Nice with a cup of tea on a cold day!
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Vegetarian Link Gravy

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2007
Wowie! What a find! DOUBLE the recipe if you have a family of 4 or more 'cause you'll need it. Not just for breakfast either! I put it on mashed potatoes and my daughter donned her lentil/rice loaf slices with it! Word of warning, do not use any salt until the end. The veggie links have a lot of saltiness to them already. At the point of adding the cooked sausages I put everything in the food processor and blended until smooth (or a lot less chunky) and it was perfectly thick and yummy. This will please even meat eaters! (I used 2-3 Morning Star Sausage Patties).
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Absolute Mexican Cornbread

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2006
This is a cross between regular cornbread and sweet corn cakes, leaning more toward corn cakes which are a favorite of mine. Loved this very much! A winner with my whole family!
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