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Mahogany Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2008
I made these for the Superbowl this past weekend. Quite possibly the best "sweet" style wings I've ever had. I marinated mine overnight. In addition to the ingredients listed, I used fresh grated ginger, a teaspoon of red chile flakes, and about 1/2 cup of oj. I too boiled the leftover marinade down and tossed the cooked wings in it. Sooo oooey, goooey, good!
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: May 11, 2008
Banana bread is one of my Mom and Grandmother's favorites, so I thought I would make these to give to them on Mother's Day. They were really good, however, a bit on the dry side. I made sure not to over bake. I used oil in place of the butter as other reviewers had suggested. I am wondering if the addition of sour cream would have helped keep them a bit more moist. There is a delicious banana bread recipe I make that calls for sour cream and it seems to make it really moist. I will definitely make these again and maybe try it w/sour cream or maybe even some buttermilk.
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Banana Split Cake II

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2008
I was a little disappointed in this. The only substition I made was to use store bough shortbread crusts. Other than that I followed the recipe to a tee. I brought both cakes/pies to a 4th of July cookout and it wasn't one of the more popular desserts. Oh well, not everyone can be a winner!
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2008
Made this last night and was very impressed. My fiance and stepsons ate it right up! I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of the nuts due to allergies. Will absolutely make again. Great way to use up those garden zucchinis! p.s. I made a cream cheese frosting to put on individual slices. Really kicked it up a notch as Emeril would say
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Seven Layer Taco Dip

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2008
Made this for a cookout and everyone absolutely raved about it. I did make a couple of changes. I omitted the lettuce and bell pepper. In place of this, I made a faux guacamole. I had avacado on hand, but no cilantro, lime juice or onion. So I mashed up the avacado with a couple tablespoons of mayo, pinch of salt and pepper, splash of red wine vinegar to give it a bit of acidity and a dash of cumin and used a couple of the diced tomatoes for the top layer. Tasted great! Also, instead of adding the taco seasoning to the beans, I browned up some ground beef and added it to that. Lastly, to the cream cheese/sour cream mixture I minced up some pickled jalapenos and mixed that in for an added kick. I layered mine as follows: Beans Cream Cheese/Sour Cream Ground beef Guacamole Shredded cheese Tomatoes Olives Will definitely make again. Most likely for Sunday football games!
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Stuffed Peppers

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2008
I give this one a five! Made these for dinner last week. To the ground beef I added a packet of low sodium taco seasoning. Gave it more of a bite and extra flavor. While ground beef was browing, I added in one small vidalia onion diced and two cloves of minced garlic. I prefer the real over the powdered. I too, added extra sauce. Instead of two cans of tomato sauce, I used three. I put two in with the rice mixture, and used the third to top each pepper. I also added a touch of shredded jack/cheddar cheese. Oh, and before I forget, I also blanched my peppers in boiling water for about 3 minutes to soften a touch. Fiance had never had stuffed peppers before, and he has requested I make them again very soon! Great recipe, quick and easy dinner!
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German Apple Cake I

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2008
You just can't get better than this. I cannot wait to make this cake again. It was by far the best apple cake my fiance and I have ever tasted. I took the suggestion of other reviewers and made the following adjustments: used 1/4 cup of applesauce for the oil substituted 1 cup of light brown sugar for the white suger. Baked mine in a bundt pan for about 55 minutes. Topped with the caramel glaze that Naples provided on her review from this recipe. I used 4 cortland apples. I find they are the right balance of sweetness without a lot of extra moisture when baked. The cake was extremely moist and not over the top sweet. Perfection!!!
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Spaghetti Pie III

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2008
Great, easy and delicious recipe. I omitted the green onions and added sauteed onions to the ground beef after it was browned and drained. However, next time I make it, I will add the green onions to the cream cheese/sour cream mixture as I know it will give it even more flavor. One recipe I know I will make again. Makes a ton and great as leftovers!
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Ricotta Cookies III

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
Just finished making these and they are delicious. Very moist. Instead of using the icing listed, I went with the glaze from the Ricotta Cookies II recipe. I prefer a lighter glaze over an icing for these cookies. My Italian friends would be proud of me. I'm including these cookies with 3 other types I made to give out for Christmas treats!
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Chocolate Pretzels

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2008
Had these a couple years ago and never knew how to make them. I couldn't get over how easy they were to make. So simple, yet so delicious! I used Rolo candies in place of the Hershey Kiss only because I love chocolate and caramel. I used salted mini-pretzels and loved the sweet and salty combination. Family and neighbors thought they were bought from a candy shop!
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Crispy Orange Beef

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2009
I just made this recipe and my fiance and I were thoroughly impressed. Definitely a dish I will make again. I did make a couple changes after reading through each review. I think these changes made this dish that much more delicious. After slicing the beef (and I did use top sirloing, so glad I did as it was very flavorful and tender), I coated in the cornstarch and refrigerated for 30 minutes. I used peanut oil in my wok as it can be heated to a higher temperature without burning and also gives the beef a nice flavor without tasting too oily. For the sauce, I also doubled up on it as I wanted enough to coat the beef and add some to the steamed white rice. The only thing I did not double was the sugar. I used 1/3 cup and doubled up on each of the other ingredients. One last addition was about a tablespoon of ginger chile sauce for a touch of heat. With these adjustments, this turned out to be one of the best recipes I've made on this site. I served over steamed white rice and steamed broccoli. Will most definitely make this dish again.
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Eclair Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2010
Have made this twice. First time used store bought frosting. Second time went for homemade chocolate frosting. Took the second one to work and was immediately asked for the recipe. Delicious and extremely easy to make. I think I might try dipping the graham crackers in espresso next time to get a tiramisu flavor.
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Best Spinach Dip Ever

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2010
Made this for my toga party cookout. Big hit. Also used the enitre box of spinach. Love the crunch from the water chestnuts. Can't wait to make it again.
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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: May 1, 2011
Made this last night. After reading many reviews, I made the following changes. I added in one packet of taco seasoning to the browned meat (I used ground turkey). I didn't put the refried beans in with the meat mixture, but instead spread them on top of the tortillas. I could only find packages of 8 count tortilaas so I cut each in half and doubled up on the tortillas when layering to prevent them from getting soggy. I used an 11x17 baking dish and layered it: meat, cheese, beany tortillas...meat, cheese, beany tortillas...topped with more shredded cheese. I covered and baked for 30 minutes, then uncovered and baked another 7 minutes. Let it rest for 10 minutes and served with salsa and sour cream on the side. Was delicious and tasted even better today.
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