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Addictive Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2006
This is one of those recipes that use a long list of ingredients in a vain attempt to create a complex flavor. Cream cheese + Sour Cream + Whipping Cream = Redundant Calories. Cut the creams down to one…I recommend sour cream to keep the potatoes creamy and not too dense. Cream cheese works well too…just choose one or the other. If you need to adjust the consistency, try a little milk. The sugar is pointless – there’s not enough to make even a slight flavor difference in so many potatoes. The chicken bouillon does make a nice flavor enhancer for potatoes, but if you use it, cut the soy sauce.
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Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2006
This is a great recipe for peanut butter cookies, but I have to rate it only 4 stars because of the changes I make to get the best results. I cannot emphasize enough...NATURAL peanut butter. And not that new "natural-no-stir" garbage. Also, the sugar is a bit much for my taste, so I do as other reviewers and decrease by half a cup. If you're having trouble getting the consistency you want, don't be afraid to throw in a couple tablespoons of flour. White chocolate chunks will make an unforgettable combo. Again, I cannot emphasize enough, NATURAL peanut butter – the results will literally melt in your mouth.
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Chocolate Cavity Maker Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2006
My boyfriend's mother is supposedly famous for this cake, and the first time I tried the infamous dessert, I laughed silently to myself knowing that I could out her secret and it's ease with a mere link. But I didn't. :) I do however serve this cake, and it is one No one can get enough of. I use dark chocolate chunks as opposed to chocolate chips. Try using mini bundt pans, and make sure to dust them with a little cocoa...I prefer Ghirardelli. Serve them drizzled with a liqueur, and don't be afraid to experiment with flavors...this is the kind of dessert you can cater specially to the tastes of your guests. I have used raspberry, hazelnut and creme de menthe liqueurs, all with raving success. Garnish with a couple of mint leaves and you're set. It's so easy it's ridiculous. *edit* I found these little Andes Mint mini chips at the grocer and used them in place of chocolate chips. Oh my goooood. So moist and minty, it was positively sinful!
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Great Pumpkin Dessert

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2006
This is exactly the dessert that my grandmother has made for holidays since I was a little girl! She omitted the nuts, probably as a family preference. I have since tried this recipe with both my homemade buttermilk and spice cake mix recipes and both were delicious variations. This gets devoured every time I make it. Try it with praline pecans if you've got a big sweet tooth.
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Florentine Artichoke Dip

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2006
Funnily enough, I've been making this dip for ages before I even noticed the recipe here. My version uses marinated artichoke hearts however, and I add a little shredded Monterey jack for extra oomph. I serve mine with toasted baguette slices or extra thick tortilla chips and it disappears like magic. It's one of those recipes that everyone will ask for by the end of the evening.
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Rosemary-Lemon Roast Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2006
The ultimate keep-it-simple recipe. I made this for dinner last night, paired with a simple sage dressing and white wine gravy. The only tweak I made was to add a little thyme to the rosemary, and I added half of a yellow onion to the inside of the bird. Whenever I roast poultry, I’m sure to keep it covered for the first hour or so of roasting time, this ensures that the meat stays nice and moist. Then I remove the covering for the remaining time to give the skin that nice crispy brownness. Careful about using drippings for gravy if you are generous with the lemon…mine was a little tart, but still yummy. I’ll use this recipe again and again.
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Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2006
I've been making this recipe for a few years now, and since I started, it's demanded of me at every family get together. Like “Mommy of Four” I keep the dressing outside the turkey, and so compensate with extra broth. Make sure to spray your pan and keep it covered with foil! I’ve found that stirring it after it’s baked for 30 minutes or so, helps it bake more evenly. The only other changes I make are to throw in a little chardonnay for flavor and to add an egg for a little extra hold. I've also found that sage pork sausage is much more flavorful (make sure to drain it after cooking however). I have a habit of not measuring, so more cranberries and herbs always find their way in. And I cannot emphasize the difference FRESH herbs make. Experiment with different kinds of bread as well! Sourdough and potato bread have yielded delicious results. I've had a few flavor variations, but every result was just as tasty as the last. This is my favorite recipe from this site.
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2006
I would have rated this recipe with 5 stars, but since the 5 star result took a little recipe tweaking I took it down a notch. I used an additional 1/2 cup of flour, substituted organic Irish style oats for the instant, cut the salt in half and chilled the dough before baking. The results were a chewy, evenly baked and well formed cookie that disappeared post haste. This makes my weekly cookie rotation.
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Baked Corn I

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2004
This was the recipe I was looking for...just like Grandma makes. I did cut down on the butter a bit though. Also, since it's just the three of us I use half the batter to bake up in a casserole for dinner. The other half I bake in muffin tins. They freeze nicely and microwave in just a minute or 2 for a quick lunch side for my 2 year old. He loves them, and it's just so easy. Thanks for the recipe.
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Banana Bread I

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2004
Good recipe, very good. I only had 2 bananas so I added about a 1/4 c. sour cream. I also brushed the top with melted butter as soon as it came out of the oven and let it cool wrapped in plastic wrap. It turned out beautifully. Very moist and chewy. Next time I'll add chocolate chips.
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Braised Balsamic Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2004
Very good recipe. I'm a huge fan of balsamic vinegar, but even I thought it called for too much. I reduced the vinegar to 1/3 cup. I didn't want to use garlic powder so I sauteed the chicken with about 3 cloves of minced garlic... though it could have used more. I also added a half of a jar of marinated artichokes and a few portabello mushrooms. I served it over no yolk egg noodles tossed with a slight drizzle of olive oil and salt. This was packed with flavor and was very low fat. Will make again many times. Thanks!
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Chili Seasoning Mix II

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2004
I will never buy a package mix again. I did make a couple wee changes though. I added a tsp seasoned salt and increased the sugar to a TBS. I also left out the minced onion since I used a whole chopped onion sauteed with the meat. I used this with my beer chili recipe and the results were amazing. My husband couldn't stop raving about it even the next day. Thank you, thank you!
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Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2004
Excellent turkey! I followed the recipe almost exactly. I had to use a little less water because all the broth wouldn't fit in my roaster. I also added a little rosemary. The drippings with a little white wine made the best gravy ever! For the first time though, I didn't HAVE to pour gravy over the turkey, it was delicious enough on it's own. Thank you!
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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2004
Fabulous! I made these with Easter dinner this year and they were the perfect compliment to the meal. Soft, doughy, and lightly sweet. These rolls don't even need butter, they can stand on their own. Thank you!
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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2003
These were very tasty. Much better than your usual plain old potatoes. I did think it called for a litle too much olive oil though.
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Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2003
You could make a meal out of thses things alone, they are fantastic! Served them with an Italian meatball soup and they were a perfect match.
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Bacon Water Chestnut Rolls

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2003
These are always a hit! I bake them alot longer than specified to get the desired bacon crispiness. Also, using Thai chili sauce instead of the plain ol' Heinz type has a much more flavorful result, and packs a little zing. I've actually used just the chili sauce with a little brown sugar and omitted the mayo altogether.
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Sour Cream Coffee Cake III

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2003
Soooo moist and rich! Every one I serve this too asks where I bought it ;) Like others I also doubled the topping and used brown sugar instead of white. Next time I think I'll experiment a little, maybe the addition of some chocolate chips? *edit* I made this again recently as a counter to all the chocolate covered abominations during the holiday season in my office. This time I added a bag of Hershey's cinnamon chips to the bottom layer of the batter and whoa nelly...best coffee cake ever.
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