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RWOP Finalist: Mounds of Joy Whipped Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2013
Oh gosh, this was a hit, both in appearance and taste! Rather than using chocolate ice cream topping, I made a simple ganache by pouring 1 cup of simmering cream over 1 cup of chocolate chips, stirring until smooth, and cooling in refrigerator. I like Almond Joys, so between each layer, I poured not only the chocolate ganache, but some chopped almonds and some of the toasted coconut. I topped the whole thing with more chocolate, almonds and coconut as well (I've posted a photo). It was delicious, but even better the next day, served frozen. I think that next time, however, I will make this in a 9x13 pan - the pie was mile-high and difficult to slice in small enough pieces as it is extremely rich. We got 12 slices out of the pie; I'm sure that we would get 16 out of a 9x13 pan.
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Turkey Taco Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2006
A big hit with my family, including the teenagers. As suggested by others, browned turkey with taco seasoning and garlic salt, substituted chickpeas for kidney beans, salsa for taco sauce, and skipped the pickles. Since everyone was hungry, I only allowed the turkey mixture to cool about 20 minutes. I didn't mix in the lettuce until just before we ate. For the four of us, I halved the recipe but used 1.3lb turkey meat (that was the smallest package at our grocery store!). Needless to say, we had plenty, but with my husband and son, not too much.... We will be enjoying this recipe for years to come. Thank you!
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Dirt Cake II

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2006
This is a great fun dessert. It may not be the greatest culinary delight of your life, but it will earn you giggles from everyone. Make the night before so it is good and cold. I put the worms in before sprinkling the crumbs on top so it looked more like they were burrowing. I made this to delight the kids - the fact that it tastes great is an added bonus!!!
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Cucumber Sandwich

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2006
Oh my goodness! This may be the best sandwich I have ever had. I followed the recipe exactly. Everyone loved it, although my 15 year old decided she could pass on the alfalfa. Next time I'll try it on a croissant and maybe sneak in a little roast beef if no one is looking!!
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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2007
If you love bruschetta (and we do), you'll love this. And it makes lots! The leftovers were great even a couple of days later.
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No Beans About It - Chili

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2011
5 stars for taste and simplicity! After 28 years of marriage, I just found out my husband doesn't like beans in his chili! Who knew? Not me! I found this recipe and it was a hit all around. Perfect blend of sweet and spicy. I used ground pork, and instead of red wine vinegar, substituted 1/8 cup each balsamic vinegar and Worcester sauce. Served with cheese and sour cream.
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Lasagna Alfredo Roll Ups

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2012
Love this!!! So much easier than regular lasagna, with a lovely presentation. I think it might be charming with the rolls standing on end as well (would require a toothpick or two). Prefer it with fresh spinach sauteed quickly with garlic. Great as is or with a tomato sauce on the bottom, Alfredo on top. This, my friends, is a keeper!
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Cobb Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2012
A hit with everyone. Worthy of guests. Used feta cheese and homemade balsamic vinegar salad dressing because it is what I had on hand.
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Eggplant Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2009
Wonderful! With a garden producing eggplant faster than I can use it, I'm always looking for recipes. This is a keeper. To prevent sogginess, I sliced the eggplant, layed it on a paper towel, lightly salted, and topped with another towel. This pulls out the excess moisture. Thirty minutes later, I just rinsed and dried the slices, then proceeded with the recipe. I didn't have fresh tomatoes, so I used a bit of spaghetti sauce and served on regular toasted bread. My husband and teenage son both raved about this meal.
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Stuffed Pork Chops with Gorgonzola and Apple

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2009
Superb! Would do the finest resturant well. Used thick-cut boneless loin chops from Sam's Club. Based on recommendations, I used one medium sized apple per chop, added finely chopped walnuts to stuffing with a splash of balsamic vinegar, and browned chops in a pan before baking. I used the same pan for the sauce, giving it a lovely color. Only had white wine, no sherry, but it was just fine. Added leftover stuffing to sauce in the last minute. Served with mashed pototoes to soak up the lovely sauce.
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Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2010
A suprisingly delicate flavor. The only change I made was skipping the flour, and that was just out of pure laziness. Served it over pasta. Mmmm. Next time I'll make a fresh loaf of bread to soak up all the yummy sauce.
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Hot Fudge Ice Cream Bar Dessert

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2006
Wow! This is ridiculously simple and delicious. Rave reviews from all my guests. I used Jiffy extra-crunchy peanut butter and omitted the peanuts. 24 Publix brand ice cream sandwiches fitted my pan perfectly. Make sure you use a deep lasagna pan and place it on a cookie sheet to catch any drips. STRONGLY recommend freezing over night.
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Purple Plum Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2012
What a lovely surprise! Quick to make and delicious, especially with ice cream. Next time I will skip the bottom crust so it is like a cobbler. A huge hit with everyone.
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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2006
So easy and delicious. As did others, I added Worchestershire sauce, mushrooms and garlic, and used just one can of soup and half a can of water. Made plenty of gravy (the first time I made it, I followed the recipe and ended up swimming in gravy).
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Chocolate Mint Milkshake

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2006
Wow! I'm still buzzing!!! We made this with the chocolate ice cream and loved it.
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Creme Brulee French Toast

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2006
Excellent. Didn't have French bread so I used regular bread that I tore up and dried a bit in a warm oven. Instead of liqueur I substituted 2 tablespoons of OJ concentrate but it was undetectable. Next time I'll try orange zest or extract.
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Antipasto Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2008
Very good. Used tri-color rotini instead of shells. Added marinated mushrooms too. A great main or side dish. Would be an easy potluck dish!
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Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Bacon

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2012
Lovely. Wonderful flavor, easy to prepare, ingredients on hand. Yup, lovely!
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Pesto-Stuffed Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2012
Quick, easy and delicious. What more can you ask for???
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