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LC'S Sweet Potato Fries

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2013
Yum! These are a great, healthy way to sneak vegetables into your kids. My three-year-old had no problem polishing off his helping! The spices add to the sweet flavor with a bit of kick. The only thing I would recommend is baking the fries at 425 for 40 minutes on a cookie sheet instead of pan frying them. I tried pan frying a handful of them and then baked the rest in the oven, but the pan fried ones didn't turn out nearly as good as the baked ones. It is true that sweet potato fries don't get as crispy as regular potatoes, so don't expect these to be crunchy; just expect them to be delicious!
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Easy Decadent Truffles

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2013
I followed this recipe ALMOST to a tee. The only thing I did, at the suggestion of many other reviewers, was cut out one cup of powdered sugar. I'm glad I did, otherwise I do think it would have been too sweet. Other than that, these turned out creamy, rich, and delicious! I did read some reviews that said the mixture got sticky and hard to make into a ball after a while, so I stirred in about 2 tbsp. of shortening to the mixture before I refrigerated it and that did the trick! My truffle mixture never got sticky while making the balls. This is definitely a keeper recipe that I can't wait to try playing around with again :)
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Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2011
WOW! These are AWESOME! They taste just like Applebees! The only thing I did different was use boneless chicken breasts cut into strips. My fiance loves boneless wings, so I bought a six pack of boneless, skinless breasts and used those instead. They still turned out just fine. I fried the chilled strips on the stove top in light olive oil instead of deep frying them and sprayed Pam on them while they were cooking. They turned out crispy and delicious! Thank you for this recipe! LOVE IT!
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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2013
This was my first time trying this recipe out.I like that it is a very simple crust to make with items you probably already have on hand. There was enough dough to make two pizza crusts, one for a 16 inch pan and one for a 12 inch pan. The dough had a very nice consistency and was easy to roll out. I did not use a pizza stone, and based on other reviewers, I pre-baked my crust for five minutes before adding the sauce and toppings. I also brushed the crust with melted butter and garlic before I popped it in. I baked each pizza for 17 minutes once I put everything on it, and the crust came out beautifully. It was light and crispy underneath the pizza and slightly crispy, but soft inside around the edges. My only drawback with this crust is that it isn't very flavorful on its own, which is why I am so glad I decided to put that butter/garlic concoction on before I baked it! It's an easy problem to solve with just a pinch of various spices. Next time I think I will add minced garlic to the dough itself while mixing it. This is a keeper for me.
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The Best Steak Marinade

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2013
When I make steak, I use venison, as my husband and I are both hunters. Venison, if you haven't tried it before, is a very lean meat, but it can taste quite "gamey" when it comes to steaks, since it's just the slab of meat with no processing. This marinade makes the venison steaks have nearly the same taste of beef steaks. I let it marinade anywhere from 6-12 hours in the fridge and the steaks come out tender and juicy. It is a nice flavorful recipe and I don't think the vinegar is too strong at all.
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Banana Split Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2011
This is such a simple, easy recipe that you can make with ingredients you probably already have. The only thing I would suggest is cutting back on the chocolate chips. I would do 3/4 cup at most. Still, a VERY delicious bread!
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No Bakes

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2013
These are my husband's favorite cookies, and they are so easy to make. I just cut it down to one cup of sugar because I didn't want these to turn out too sweet, but other than that, excellent cookies.
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Beer Batter for Fish

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2013
This was my very first try at beer batter. I made the recipe exactly as listed, except I used all-purpose flour because I didn't have pastry flour. My batter got quite thick, so I had to end up using a little more beer and quite a bit more milk to thin it out. In the end, the batter fried up nicely and had a wonderful, light, crunchy texture to it. The only thing I would say is that this recipe makes a ton of batter. It says this serves 2-4 people with 1.5 pounds of cod, but I think this recipe, as written, would seriously feed like 8-12 people. I would recommend cutting the recipe in half if you're serving six or less people. I also had a problem with the batter sticking to the basket of my deep fryer at first. I learned that you only need a very thin coating of the batter on the fish fillets. Make sure you drip off any excess before frying. Once I did that, the fillets came out beautifully. Great recipe. I will be using this again.
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Peanut Butter Pie I

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2011
This recipe is DIVINE! For peanut butter and chocolate lovers, this is as close to Heaven as you're going to get. I don't even care how many calories are in it -- it is amazing. I highly recommend it!
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Blueberry Popovers

Reviewed: May 12, 2013
I have to agree with the other reviewer on this recipe. It was very easy, which made a nice Mother's Day breakfast, but they were pretty eggy. I understand that with three eggs they're going to be eggy, but I just felt like they could use a little more sweetness in them. I used some melted butter and the remaining cinnamon+sugar mixture and poured that over the top of them once I plated them, and that did make them pretty sweet. For next time, I thought about using two eggs and then putting some vanilla flavored coffee creamer and a few spices incorporated into the batter, like nutmeg and cinnamon sugar, and instead of using white sugar, maybe brown sugar. I'm not sure. I'm not saying this is a bad recipe at all, because it's not, I just would prefer a little less egg texture and a little more sweetness. With some tinkering around, I think this could be wonderful.
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Blood Orange Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2013
I have never seen blood oranges before. I called my local supermarket and had them special order them for me just to make this recipe :-) I thought it produced a very juicy tasting chicken. I was surprised that it did not have an overwhelming orange taste to it. The sauce is yummy, and I didn't have any white wine, but I did have red wine, so I used that in the sauce and it still tasted great. That is the only thing I did differently about this recipe, otherwise, I followed it exactly. I wouldn't change anything. Great dish!
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Black Magic Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2013
YEAH! This was the chocolate cake I had been striving for! Add just a little bit more cocoa powder if you're an extreme chocolate lover and you'll be satisfied. The coffee really adds that something extra I had been wanting in a chocolate cake.
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Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2013
Oh good Lord. YUM. That's about all I can say. I had cream cheese stuffed french toast once in my life at IHOP, and this recipe is right on par with it. This is so simple to prepare and cook, and it looks very elegant when it's all put together. Like a lot of people said, this french toast is very filling and one little triangle of this will probably do the trick to fill you up, especially if you serve it with coffee, juice, or fresh berries on the side. I thought I would add this note: To cut a few calories, you can also just spread light cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese between the slices of bread instead of mixing in the sugar/vanilla mixture, and instead of putting butter in the pan to brown the toast, use a no calorie PAM spray and leave out topping your toast with whipped cream. Absolutely wonderful recipe. I will be making this again!
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2013
I loved this recipe. It's a little different than the meatloaf recipe I usually use, so I liked changing things up a little. I followed the recipe exactly as written and it makes a very sweet tasting meatloaf. I wasn't sure about the ginger at first, but you won't even know it's there once the meatloaf is cooked. I read in the reviews that some people thought the brown sugar and ketchup mixture should be placed on top of the loaf, and not under it. I will say that yes, the mixture is pretty runny when the meatloaf first comes out of the oven, but if you remove the loaf and put it on a serving platter and let the sauce sit for a while, it thickens and makes a very nice sauce to pour over the top of the meatloaf slices.
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Chef John's Twice-Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2013
This is so easy. I always thought twice baked potatoes looked nice, but I didn't know how easy they were to make. I wish I would have had some chives to go on top of these, that would have made them perfect! I'm keeping this recipe for sure. It is something I think you can tailor to suit multiple occasions and dishes.
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2012
My family loved this lasagna. As the recipe states, yes, it does take some extra time and preparation, but this tastes wonderful. If you don't have time during the week to make this, I think it would make a great weekend meal. I especially liked the homemade meat sauce. This came out cheesy and delicious and is now a family favorite. My three-year-old cleaned his plate (literally, licked the plate) and wants me to make it again. Also, I liked that this meal provided leftovers for lunch for a few days.
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Pizza Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2011
I love this recipe. My 1.5 year old son does, too. I've made it twice now, and he has gobbled it down every single time. I use penne noodles and only add sausage, pepperoni, cheese, and sauce, because my husband doesn't like veggies in his pizza. This is a quick and easy recipe, great for nights when you need a quick meal! Thank you for sharing!
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Emily's Famous Apple Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2010
This was a very simple recipe, which is great for busy moms like me! The pie turned out very crisp and sweet, just the way I like apple pie! I added a pinch extra of clove and I also added some brown sugar into the filling, as well as sprinkling it over the top of the pie, and it was delicious!
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Blackened Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2013
I want to add an update: When you make this pizza, and if you have leftovers, it tastes even better after letting it sit in the fridge overnight!! YUM.
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Cracked Wheat Bread II

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2013
SO good! This is a light, simple recipe. I, too, was afraid that this was going to be a dense bread, but I'm pleasantly surprised. I did have to let the bread rise for quite a while the second time, probably close to another hour instead of a half hour, and the loaves still turned out a little on the small side. I will just have to let them rise longer next time to achieve the desired height. I have no complaints about the taste of the bread, though. This recipe makes great toast in the morning.
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