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Sue's Hot Fudge Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2013
Wow. Just wow. I was looking for a decadent bitter chocolate fudge sauce, and with a few tweaks, this was it. Super easy recipe- I read the reviews and followed tips. Here's what I did: I used 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter plus 2 TBS butter, 2 cups sugar, and 1/2 cup cocoa. Oh, and I added a couple pinches of salt. After it came to a boil (and you do need to use a large saucepan) I used my immersion blender and blended constantly, letting it go about 9 minutes. Finally, I pulled off small portions and added a bit of peppermint extract to one (about 1/8 tsp to 1/2 cup sauce) and instant coffee granules to another (maybe 1/2 tsp to 1/2 cup of sauce). We served it hot over vanilla ice cream and it was AMAZING. My husband, who doesn't really like sweets, couldn't stop licking the spoon. Makes a lot, too, so this is a great recipe to use for gifts. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Best Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2012
Very good - the kids liked it, and it was super easy and fast. I used shells since I didn't have egg noodles, and buttered saltines since I didn't have potato chips. I didn't have peas or mushrooms - which was fine since my kids don't like either. I used a 9x13, cooked at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Very flexible recipe. It's a keeper!
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Easy Baklava

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2011
Delicious! I don't think I'd call it easy - but baklava isn't an easy dish to prepare, which is why it's so special. I used almonds, which I chopped and toasted. I added a touch of allspice with my cinnamon, and just a bit of sugar, to mix into the nuts. The lemon zest in the syrup really adds a great flavor. Yum!
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Baked Chicken Nuggets

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2011
Very tasty, and pretty quick and easy. Instead of melted butter before the bread crumb/cheese dip, I rolled the chicken in mayonaise/honey mustard.
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Chicken and Broccoli Braid

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2011
Yum- delicious!
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2010
Yum yum yum. We all loved this. Easy, quick, and delicious. Even the kids gobbled it up.
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Lemon Icebox Pie III

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2009
Wow! Yum. The reviews were true - this was easy and delicious. We had it for Easter dessert, and I expected it to be the 'adult' choice, with cupcakes for the kids. At least some of the kids actually preferred the pie (and the cupcakes had sprinkles!) I used half regular cream cheese and half neufchatel (lower fat) and found the taste to be wonderful. A very refreshing, not too-sweet, not too-tart dessert for anytime. Easy, quick, delicious - what's not to love?!
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Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2008
This was tasty. My husband said it really stuck to his ribs.I think next time I'll use less sour cream, as I found the called for amount a bit much for my taste. I used diced ham plus a little crumbled bacon (4 slices) - but I think next time I'll use browned crumbled sausage for a better taste (again, just personal taste). I'll also add some sauteed peppers and onions. I'm also trying to think about how to make this a less costly recipe: it's not very budget friendly right now. The soups are expensive (there wasn't a store brand available), and the other ingredients are also all pretty costly. In all, yummy and I'm glad to have the recipe!
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Buckeye Balls II

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2008
I thought these were good - but not as great as I had hoped or expected. For the time and effort and mess, I only thought they were good.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2008
Wow - truly delicious. I made this for the first time this morning, and made a very few modifications to try and make it a bit more healthy. I used just over 2 cups of white sugar (I couldn't bring myself to use a full 3 cups) and it was just fine. I added a few tablespoons of flaxmeal (always do in baked goods to sneak in some health benefits) and used about 1/2 to 3/4 cup whole wheat flour. I added toasted chopped walnuts and raisins to part of the recipe. In total I ended up with 1 5x9 loaf, 1 3x5 loaf, and 12 mini muffins. My kids nearly wiped out all the muffins immediately - opting for them over the cookies (no joke!). I had my loaves get a bit browner than I like before the toothpick came out clean - even with foil on top - so watch them carefully. This is an AMAZING recipe - and will be made over and over again in my kitchen I'm sure.
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Old Fashioned Onion Rings

Reviewed: May 26, 2008
Wow. These are amazing. I'm a huge onion ring fan, and now when I get a hankering I will just make these. Yes, they are a lot of work, messy and time consuming - but worth it. I keep trying to refine the process (I've made them twice now) and have tried the ziploc bag and container w/ lid method - both are messy. Anyway, delicious - especially with the bloomin' onion dipping sauce from this site. I used panko which are delicious - I've also used seasoned Italian breadcrumbs. The panko are expensive, but delicious. Thanks for the recipe!!!
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Baked Pork Chops I

Reviewed: May 14, 2008
This was really good. surprisingly good! I didn't have any white wine, so I used vermouth. And I have to agree with other reviewers who said the wine/vermouth is key to the flavor. I would definitely not leave it out. I doubled the sauce as other reviews suggested, and found that was too much. This is our new pork chop recipe. Definitely worth the time. Thanks! update 7/3/11- I made this tonight, but sauteed onions and mushrooms in the pork oil before adding soup, milk, and chardonnay. Very good. I didn't combine the sauce and the pork in the oven since I had kids who didn't want the sauce - and I think it's better combined. Just be sure not to overcook the pork. Delicious with buttered egg noodles.
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London Broil II

Reviewed: May 13, 2008
MMMMM! Amazing marinade. I followed the recommendations of others and added lemon juice, fish sauce, and garlic, and the taste was great. The meat was still on the tough side - despite piercing it all over, and marinating all day. I think London Broil is just a tough cut. I'll try this on other meats and chicken. Yum
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Best Breakfast Cookie

Reviewed: May 9, 2008
really yummy. I used apple sauce instead of prune puree and 1 cup of splenda brown sugar blend. I used raisins and craisins and left out the nuts. I used half whole wheat pastry flour and added ground flaxseed. great recipe - and fun to have for playing around with.
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Apple Strudel Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2008
These were good - but only fine, not great or amazing as some other reviewers said. I read the reviews first, and made the adjustment of grating some of my apple first. I also added cinnamon and nutmeg for flavor.But mine were pretty dry - and a sticky mess on the pan afterwards from the topping. So in the end for the amount of time and effort, I didn't think they were that great. I'm so surious about why there are different opinions - it makes me wonder if the apple choice makes a big difference. I used Cameo since that was what I had. I also would maybe add yogurt or applesauce to get a moister muffin if I were to make these again.
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