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Sugar Cookie Glaze

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2005
Perfect texture, high shine and color that adjusts easily with food coloring. Used this to let 4 year olds paint sugar cookies with paintbrushes. They loved it! Stays moist long enough to add sprinkles but dries quickly enough to pack up when it's time to split up the cookies painted and go home. Great taste and texture, not crumbly or crackly. Adheres to cookie just right. I've used lots of glazes, this is THE ONE.
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Chocolate Spiders

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2007
Make sure you have enough of the chocolate coating as it will be hard to make these stick together if it isn't "wet" enough. Also, you can pop the mix in the microwave if the chocolate starts drying too much as you make the spiders. I used butterscotch chips (point side down) for the eyes. My daughter said that they looked like spiders or mummy-babies, and I think if you used white chocolate coating, it would really look like a mummy head (I'd use chocolate chips for eyes with that one). Very easy and popular.
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Cherry Limeade I

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2004
Very tart and refreshing. Was too sweet / tart for multiple glasses on hot summer day. Next time, I'll add the suggested 2nd bottle of lemon lime soda to make it more drinkable when you want more than one glass. Everyone at the picnic loved this.
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Ravioli with Cherry Tomatoes and Cheese

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2008
I really liked this as a base recipe to tweak so I gave it 4 stars for versatility. This recipe is flexible to adapt to what you have on hand in the kitchen or what you want to throw in. Here's what I did: I used a jar of diced tomatoes, a handful of Mexican blend cheese, dried basil, and a handful of cooked and crumbled bulk sausage (Neeses). I didn't have parsley and omitted the salt and pepper at the front so I could season to taste. The first bite was good, but we both agreed that it needed just a little something to make it really, really good. We both added a touch of fresh ground pepper and a shake of dried and grated parmesan & romano cheese. This was all it needed and my husband declared this to go on heavy rotation as a quick dinner. This is quick, has a summertime fresh flavor and is highly adaptable. I think the diced tomatoes are better than the halved cherry tomatoes as it distributes the tomato flavor more evenly with each bite. I will probably plan to cook this next time and get fresh basil, tomatoes and mozarella cheese. I might look for fresh cheeze ravioli, but the frozen was very good.
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Chicken and Cheese Crescents

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2008
I just don't get the 5 star ratings. I made this exactly as described and I did not care for the recpe. The bread was nice and brown, not too soggy, lots of sauce, chunks of chicken etc. and with all of this it still managed to be very bland. My husband immediately got up to get seasoning to add. My kids wouldn't touch it, not even my 18 month old who loves everything (I mean, she ate an entire bunch of chopped chives last week, for pete's sake). I would have thrown out the leftovers (and there were plenty) but my husband said he'd take them for lunch. It wasn't awful, just bland, and for the amount of fat and calories here, I wasn't going to eat bland AND fatty food. Needless to say, I won't try again.
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Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2006
WONDERFUL! I've made chocolate fudge for years. My husband asked for a peanut butter recipe last week so I tried this one. So easy! I used crunchy peanut butter (that's all I had) and some dark brown and some light brown sugar (that's all I had). It was perfect. You would never guess how easy this was once you tasted it.
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Green Punch

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2007
The kids loved this one and the grown ups did too. Bright green (think Shrek) punch that tastes good and is easy to make. This was perfect at my Halloween party with floating ice hands. I left out ALL of the added sugar and it was still very sweet. I hardly ever drink juice, but I can't imagine this being any sweeter and being drinkable. Leave it out! Several parents asked for the recipie and I told them that I had left sugar out and they all agreed that any more sugar would ruin it. I had about 16 kids (most were in the 5-7 age range) and at least one parent per kid and this made enough for all and I have about 1 1/2 quarts left. Good punch!
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Harvest Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2011
Fantastic salad. I added a little more jam to the dressing than called for, but it is easy to taste and adjust. Love it!
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2010
Nothing about this I don't like. Delicious hot or cold, in a burrito or as a side dish. Everyone who has had it wants the recipe, including those who have never eaten quinoa and don't know what it is. I have found that in recipes like this one, I prefer cooking the quinoa in a rice cooker and then adding it to the other ingrediants. The only other change I made was that I used one can of black beans and one of black eyed peas because that's what I had on hand.
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Fruit Dip VI

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2009
Good dip. I liked that it didn't have marshmallow in it as another reviewer said. I made it in advance for a party and put it in the frig. I should have taken it out sooner so that it had time to soften beforehand.
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White Bean 'n' Ham Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2007
Very nice! My favorite leftover ham soup on this site is the Delicious Ham and Potato Soup, but this one is great too and lower in fat!
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Aussie Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2005
Very nice Some notes on my first attempt at cooking. I didn't bother trying to measure out the seasoned salt. . . as I trimmed and pounded the chicken I just salted each piece. I also used onion powder in the mustard sauce since I didn't have onion flakes and I thought the sauce was great. I also left out the parsley. I served this at a dinner for another couple with kids. Everyone, including some very picky kids (5 and under) gobbled up this chicken. The honey mustard sauce tasted just like the sauce at a local restaurant that is famous for its honey mustard sauce. Subtle, sweet but not too much, mustardy but not overpowering. It kept the chicken moist. I had the extra sauce on the table but everyone like the amount cooked on the chicken just fine. I also use the precooked bacon zapped in the microwave to make this easier. I will cook again and just loved it.
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Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2010
A new family staple. My husband wishes I'd make this every week. They freeze well if you wrap each in foil and then can be taken for lunch at work and reheated in the microwave. The only change I've made after making this many times is that I substitute fat free refried beans for the kidney beans and use one can of black beans (unmashed). It just saves so much time since I don't have a large food processor any more and I really can't tell any difference in the taste and I'm all about the easy time saving shortcuts. Try this one. . . you won't be sorry!
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Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2009
Pretty good potato soup and very easy. It made quite a bit and since I'm the only person who eats potato soup at my house, too much for me. Wonder if it can be frozen?
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Raspberry Walnut Baked Brie

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2009
I made this last night for wine club and it was gone in 10 minutes, despite the fact that I doubled this recipe! I also made the parmesean fondue from this site and while I thought that was awesome when I made it, once I took a bite of this, the winner was clear. I did use pecans since that is what I had on hand, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly (other than baking longer to get brown, since I had a larger quantity). The texture was awesome, the raspberry and nuts added a really interesting taste combination. The three flavors worked well . . . the brie didn't overpower the other two flavors as it sometimes can. I did use homemade raspberry jam which can also overpower other flavors since it is so fresh tasting. I served these with sliced baguettes and crackers and I think it went well with both, although most people seemed to prefer the crackers. I plan on making this again in days. This one's a WINNER!
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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2008
Before starting comments on this recipe, I wanted to say one thing I liked the best about it is that I believe that this could be modified to do all kinds of two layer cheesecakes. Basically, since you are using the same filling for the top and bottom layers, instead of adding pumpkin to the top layer batch, I plan on trying out different variations: chocolate, lemon, mocha, the list is endless. I don't see any reason why this couldn't become a wide variety of two layer cheese pies! NOW, THE REVIEW: After trying another 2 layer recipe from this site last year, I followed the high ratings and chose this one. It was very good and flavorful. I did follow the suggestions and used pumpkin pie filling to save on spices. The layers had a nicely defined separation- there were two very clear layers. The filling was creamy and smooth but not overly dense or dry as some cheesecakes can be. Be sure, as with all cheesecakes, to take it out while the middle is still wiggly- it will set considerably after cooling and refrigerating. Cooking on this low heat and watching the time carefully so as to not overcook is KEY. Be sure you have the BIG pie crust as it totally filled up my large pie pan -- to the rim! If you use 8" pie pan, you will not be able to get it all in.
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Microwave Pralines

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2007
I should have followed JCAR's advice as mine was ruined. I was stirring and stirring and mine went from thin and not ready to drop to solid block of maple-y chunk in 10 seconds, no lie. I tried to salvage it by forming the chunk into a log in wax paper, hoping that as it cooled, I could slice it into praline slices. No luck. The slices crumbled as soon as I cut them. The crumbs tasted OK, but not worth the calories. I ended up tossing the stuff. I've made pralines the old fashioned way and thought they tasted better than the crumbles here. It was raining the day I made this and my MIL has often sworn that certain things don't "set" when the humidity is high. Maybe that added to this mess. I may or may not try this again, but I'll try JCAR's tip if I do.
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: May 22, 2007
Reading the recipe, I couldn't imagine how it could possibly be as fantastic as the review say. It looks too easy. There aren't may things in it. Well, I've got to agree that this is 100% an example of the sum being more than the parts. I made this three times the first week. This is just great! Everyone at the party I tried it out on loved it and wanted more. I made enough for 4 times the number of people there and there was NOTHING left. You won't be disappointed. I did leave out the sugar and used blueberries instead of raspberries, but I did use raspberry jam for that taste. I also used apple slices that I'd frozen from last apple season so I did have to drain some sauce off to keep it from being too wet. I think the frosty apples were easier to chop and made the salsa nice and cool, great for summer! My 5 year old loved the chips all by themselves.
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Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2010
Love this one! The sauce is flavorful and the chicken tender. I don't particularly like mushrooms, but everything else about this is wonderful. A good chicken recipe to add to the rotation!
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Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2010
really simple, really good. A crowd pleaser. What more to say?
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