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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2008
I made this as an appetizer for a Girl's Night Out and it was a huge hit! I made a ton of salsa and chips, but came home with a few scrapings at the bottom of the bowl. I used orange preserves and premixed cinnamon sugar. People have requested that I make this again.
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Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2014
This is a favorite among the young children in my house. It's great along with some fresh fruit on the side.
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Easy Turkey Gravy

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2008
This gravy turned out beautifully! This Thanksgiving, we realized at the last minute that we had forgotten to buy jarred gravy, so I quickly found this recipe and whipped it up with moments to spare. It was so easy to make, and everyone raved.
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Amazing Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2008
This recipe also works very well with boneless pork chops. Make it the same way, just with a different kind of meat. I hate mayonnaise, too, but the taste is very subtle and the meal turns out very nicely.
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Cajun Corn and Bacon Maque Choux

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2008
Turned out great with no modifactions. If/when I make this again I'll dice the onions rather than slice them for the sake of consistency and to make it easier to eat. It went over really well at a covered dish luncheon.
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Meringue Mushrooms

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2008
These are AWESOME!!! I would give them a higher rating if I could. They were so easy to make, despite that I have only made meringue once or twice in my life. I didn't find it time-consuming at all - the prep was simple, and the long part was the bake time which requires no active work. The mushrooms look great, and as a plus, they are absolutely delicious...I had to make myself stop snacking on them so I could use them for my buche de noel. :) Thank you so much for this excellent recipe.
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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2009
These were INCREDIBLE! This was the first time I've ever attempted to make scones, so I followed the recipe as written, with the exception that I drizzled them with a powdered sugar and water glaze when I was finished. Putting the butter out at room temperature until it was slightly softened made it easier to cut it in with knives (I don't have a pastry blender). I can't wait to make these again with various fruits or chocolate, they were absolutely delicious and the whole family loved them.
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Ultimate Party Meatballs

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2009
Don't let the short and somewhat odd ingredient list fool you: These really are the ULTIMATE party meatballs. We have had these at several different parties now, and each time, our guests look a little embarrassed and apologize for stuffing themselves with so many meatballs. They are incredible!
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Original Nestle® Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2009
WE HAVE A WINNER!!! I am infamous for being really bad at baking cookies. I am usually a good cook but my cookies always come out thin and feel like bricks. Finally, finally, FINALLY I have come across a recipe that is so perfect that even I can make *delicious* and perfectly-formed cookies out of it. I made a batch yesterday and they're all completely gone, so I'm doing another one today. Excellent!!!
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2009
I have paid a lot of money at gourmet bakeries to buy cookies that are right on a par with these. I am notoriously bad at baking cookies, but these turned out perfectly! I frosted about half of them with Kathy Brandt's Sugar Cookie Frosting (on AllRecipes.com) and left the other half plain. Both kinds were big hits with everyone. I had a problem that some other reviewers mentioned...once the dough was introduced to room temperature after overnight refrigeration, it started to get very sticky and hard to work with after a few minutes. Solutions: Put it back in the fridge while you're waiting to free up cookie sheets, or measure out dough with a spoon, roll it into a ball, and flatten it on the cookie sheet. I did the latter and they turned out great. Try dying half the dough with food coloring and creating a marble cookie - very fun!
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Beaker's Vegetable Barley Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2009
I am adding this recipe to my regular circulation. I thought it was delicious. I had to make a few adjustments: I omitted Worcestershire sauce to make it vegetarian, I omitted tomatoes because my son has an allergy, and I omitted curry because I didn't have any. I thought the tomatoes would have been a nice touch but even without them, this soup was outstanding, and had the perfect consistency. I served it alongside grilled cheese sandwiches but really, the soup was hearty enough to eat by itself.
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Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2009
I don't care for spaghetti, but my husband and kids love it so I make it every once in a while. Now that I have found this recipe, I might do it every week. It is preposterously good!!! Like others, I was hesitant to cook the meatballs in the sauce, but I'm glad I followed the recipe as written. When my husband got home and tasted a meatball, he was raving about how delicious it was: evenly cooked, not falling apart, and restaurant-quality (a big compliment coming from him!).
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2010
These are almost unbearably delicious! I have never made muffins from scratch before and I'm sure I made a few mistakes, but the muffins still came out wonderfully. My husband raved about them and it was hard to convince my kids that they should only eat one. I would love to test this with bananas and nuts or other fillings, but I doubt I'll ever try another base recipe!
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Oven Fried Chicken II

Reviewed: May 5, 2010
FABULOUS recipe with delicious results! I did everything according to the recipe with the exception that I only had 8 pieces of chicken, not 12. Next time I'll use less flour and less breadcrumbs because I think there would have been a lot left over even if I had used 12 thighs. Everyone in the family loved the chicken, from my husband all the way down the line of 5 kids to my 2 year old. I will definitely make this again!
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Juicy Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2010
I was floored by this chicken. WHY was it so good?!? Even the white meat was incredibly moist and delicious. I have never seen my kids vacuum up chicken so quickly; one of them didn't even like chicken until I put this on their plate! I didn't have celery and I used butter instead of margarine. My chicken was 7# and of course I can't remember how long it took to cook, I just set the timer for 2 hours and then checked the temp until it was done. I served with stuffing w/ apples and onions and it was a huge hit. Thank you!!!
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Seven Layer Dip I

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
Wow, AMAZING!!! This was a HUGE hit at a recent barbecue. I am not a big fan of this type of food, but I thoroughly enjoyed this! Having had it both ways, I agree that it is better at room temperature (and it's easier to scoop when it's not cold). The guacamole added such a fresh taste to this dish. I will definitely make this again, this recipe is a keeper.
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Sweet and Sour Drumettes

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2012
This meal is going to be part of my regular rotation. I could not believe that such a short recipe yielded such an AMAZING meal! I doubled the recipe so I could use it for chicken drumsticks instead of drumettes. In the future I will turn the chicken halfway through cooking to make sure it is completely covered in the delicious sauce. It was a big hit with my children, ages 18 months through 9 years - my normally picky daughter asked for more, as did my toddler.
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Florida Strawberry Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2012
I followed the recipe exactly and it was amazing, both fresh out of the oven and after being refrigerated overnight. The whole family enjoyed them. I made another batch in mini-cupcake tins and froze them for another day. This is a perfect way to use up strawberries that have passed their prime when you don't want them to go to waste!
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Strawberry Dream Cake I

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2012
This cake was amazing. The first time I made it I didn't have quite enough white chocolate so I used 4oz instead, and it still turned out fine. It was made for a coworker and everyone loved it. My children have requested it with different types of fruit on top. Thanks for the recipe!
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