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Savory Garlic Marinated Steaks

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2004
I didn't have enough time to marrinate the steaks longer than 2 hours (if that), but from previous experiences, I know that if I had marrinated the steaks longer they would have tasted even better. I felt the taste of the honey was kind of strong, but I'm sure that is probably the only thing that had enough time to settle into the steak. I didn't use soy sauce, because no matter what kind of marrinate recipe I use, I cannot stand the taste of soy sauce in my steaks. I opted to use seasoned salt when I put them on the grill instead. They turned out good, but again, I would suggest that you marrinate the steaks for at least 8-24 hours to get them to taste great...anything less than that will make them taste mediocre.
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Turtle Cake II

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2004
My daughter and I were looking up cake recipes and she opted we go with chocolate vs. spice...so we looked and found this recipe and thought it sounded good...it was great! I didn't have German Chocolate Cake Mix on hand, but had the Butter Rich Chocolate Mix instead and it turned out pretty good...rich, but good none the less. My husband said that the German Chocolate Cake Mix would have probably made it less sweet. Either way it was yummy :o). I didn't feel like making the icing and thought the cake was good with out the icing. I will definately make it again (with German Chocolate Cake Mix next time!). Enjoy!!
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Green Bean Bundles

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2004
I liked them, thought they were good...my entire family, including my 3 year old really liked them. The only thing I thought was a draw back about this recipe is that I had to dirty so many dishes just to cook it. If you really, really like green beans and aren't afraid to try something new, then I would suggest you try this recipe.
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2003
This was a good cheesecake. If you have tried REAL NY Cheesecake and you like it, then this recipe is what you want to make. If you are a more the I-make-mine-from-the-box type of cheesecake lover, then you might not like this one as "regular" cheesecake has more of a light and fluffy texture, this is thick and dense and not as sweet. I really like it but an 8th of a sliver is plenty for me!
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White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2003
I thought these cookies had a good flavor. They were a little on the sweet side, remember Brandy is pretty sweet and so is white chocolate. They were good none the less. I will definately make them again. I doubled the recipe and used the Pampered Chef Medium Scoop which is about 2 tablespoons I believe, and I got I believe about 60 good size cookies. My husband said they looked like they were store bought.
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Chai Tea Mix

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2003
I think this is a great chai mix. I used all the ingredients it called for except for the vanilla creamer, I opted to use pure vanilla extract added to my sugar instead (which by the way, I cut down to only 2 cups). I think it gave it a great flavor but I'm about ready to add more creamer to the mix because I think it's lacking cream. I also, for the life of me, couldn't find where it said how much white pepper to use, so I used about a teaspoon of it, even though in the back of my head I thought 1/2 teaspoon would be plenty. I should have listened to the little voice inside my head because this came out kinda spicy, hopefully when I add more creamer the spiciness will subside! I also added 1 teaspoon of allspice. Oh and by the way, I found Ground Cardamom at Big Lots for 99 cents a bottle. I'm not sure how much it is at the store since I couldn't find it at a couple of stores I went to. I wouldn't skimp out on any of the products it calls for. I think they are all essential parts of the mix. After I was done blending it (I used my blender and had no problems), I had about 5 cups of powdered mix. I'm sure if I would have added the vanilla creamer it would have added just a little more. (BTW, I would say this is very similar to Tastefully Simple's Chai.) Thanks for the great recipe Jo! I cannot wait to pass it on to others!!!
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Cinnamon Chip Apple Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2003
This was a pretty good recipe. I didn't think they were much different than your ordinary Oatmeal Cookies though...BUT that could have been because I didn't have apple juice so I used cranberry juice in it's place. I love baking with apples so I think next time I will also add another 1/4 of a cup of apples. Also, I made these to give out at Christmas and my SIL's boyfriend couldn't get enough of them!! My MIL even called and asked us for the recipe!
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Best Ever Hot Artichoke Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2003
I have made this recipe several times before finding it on the site. I love it. I do add one small can of diced green chiles and omit the almonds since my husband is allergic. It is a great recipe. Don't be afraid to add some garlic...just don't be surprised if your spouse asks you to sleep on the couch that night, haha.
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Best Chocolate Chippers

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2003
If you like cakey cookies, stay away from this recipe. Although the "typical" chocolate chip cookie lover likes his/her cookies soft and chewy, there are some of us that prefer a crispier cookie. It is exactly as the name states: Chocolate Chippers. Why there are so many people that gave it a bad review is beyond me. I don't try recipes that don't sound like something I would like, so why would they?? Tina, I'm with all those people that think your cookies are great. Thanks so much for the recipe!! It seems like every recipe I try for chocolate chip cookies makes soft chewy cookies that just do not satisfy my cravings but this one is perfect. For those that don't like the dough so greasy, if you reduce the oil to 1/2 cup it will give you a combo of both cripsy and soft cookie. The taste is WONDERFUL! Thanks again Tina!!
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Mrs. Fields Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2003
These were pretty good. I did as one other reviewer suggested and increased the sugar to 1 cup rather than 3/4 cup. They turned out well but I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing and I mixed them a little too long cause after sitting out for a day, they got really hard. Good cookie though!
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Garlic Green Beans

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2003
Green beans are a favorite side dish in our home. For a healthier (and quicker) alternative, we add the green beans to a small pot, add green beans, 2-4 cloves of garlic, salt & pepper to taste and voila! Once the green beans have been boiling for a few minutes, we drain them, serve them and add the cheese. Very yummy with Pepper Jack Cheese as well!
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Chocolate Lovers' Favorite Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2003
ATTENTION ALL CHOCOHOLICS: Don't hesitate to make this cake, it is wonderful!!! All you need after the cake is done and ready to eat is a huge glass of milk!! This cake is awesome!!
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Slow Cooker Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2003
Other than the fact that this recipe was made in the crock pot, therefore leaving more space in the oven, there was no other upside to it. I have used the Awesome Apple, Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing off this site for years and this is the first year I attempted to make something different to save me time, etc., but I just didn't think it was all that great...I know everyone has their own aquired taste, this is just not mine. I did follow other reviewers advice and only added 2 cans of broth but unfortunately, I still ended up with mush (even after I added more bread cubes than what it called for). Sorry Gayle!
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Apple Pork Chops

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2003
This is such a great alternative to regular old pork chops. My entire family liked these, including my 2 year old. I have one child who doesn't like eatting any types of meat but he gobbles this one up!!
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Autumn Cheesecake

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2003
I LOVE this recipe! If you are an apple & cheesecake lover, then don't hesitate to make this, it is awesome! I cut up my apples into small pieces. Also, instead of chopping up the pecans, I shredded them using a cheese shredder. I didn't use more than a few pecans but it was still awesome. Thanks for the wonderful recipe Stephanie!
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Beef Marinade I

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2003
This marinade is "delish". I have tried it on several different cuts of meat and we love it. I don't like the flavor of the soy sauce too much so I tend to add only a tablespoon of that and then about a tablespoon or two of seasoned salt to the mixture. Also for those that use this on a grill, I have also added smoke flavoring to the mixture, and YUMMY!!
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Mimi's Slumgullion

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2003
I ended up making this recipe completely by accident since I was actually looking to make sausage and potato soup but I didn't read far enough ahead to realize this wasn't soup! I am so glad I tried it though because this recipe is great!! I didn't add the green peppers because my husband doesn't like them, but I did add whole uncooked green beans. The first time I made them I added the green beans when I added the sausage. Now I add them after the onion has been frying for a few minutes. Great recipe Christopher!
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Eggplant Parmesan II

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2003
This was a great recipe. I only made one eggplant, but I also made Chicken Parmesan with this recipe. Before I put the eggplant in the oven though, I did browned each side a little in a pan and then put it in the baking dish. I didn't have mozzerella cheese on hand like I thought, so instead I layered the eggplant in the baking dish with a slice of Provolone, it was sooo delicious. I also shredded a bit of Monterey Jack over the top of the last layer of eggplant. I think the basil added a great touch, I just wish I would have sprinkled it on every layer. Oh and one more thing, I also sprinkled Tasetefully Simples Garlic Garlic Seasoning, it added a little extra zing.
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Authentic Mexican Tortillas

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2003
I was just browsing in the Mexican section and found this recipe. I am Mexican and yes, as another reviewer suggested, lard is the best way to make them for "authentic" taste, but honestly, who needs all that fat??? In the beginning my mother used to make them with Lard, but since my dad found out his cholesterol level was so high, my mom started to make them with shortening. I have also always made them with shortening and I cannot imagine now having them any other way. This is a great recipe and a suggestion to you all: try the butter flavored shortening, it makes them taste great! For a great alternative, you can substitute sugar and cinnamon for the salt, makes healthier type of bunelos! Oh and for those reviewers that say these were too tough, you have to realize that you have to use extremely hot water, as hot as your hands can handle. I hope this helps!
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Pastry Cream

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2003
This was DELICIOUS! I loved it and so did everyone else. The only thing I would suggest is if you are using it as a filling, spoon out some of the bread from the top of the bottom layer so that you can get more in there and not have it get all over the place. When I was frosting my cake it was spilling out the sides so it made frosting a little bit of a pain. I filled one 9" two layer cake and one 8.5" X 12.5" cake with this recipe, no left overs though!
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