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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2010
I've been using LTH's recipe for some time now and its my staple. I have subbed an egg for the milk without any problems. Also, I never have seasoned bread crumbs so I just up the Italian seasoning (can't tell you by how much cause I don't measure this recipe anymore). If I'm just making this for myself, I add some additional sriacha for more heat (or if I don't have the Frank's at home) I bake these on a slightly greased cookie sheet and flip halfway. These freeze great cooked or raw. Oh and I've used 80/20, 90/10, and 95/5 beef with these and they've all turned out great. Thanks for the recipe!!!
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Old Settlers' Baked Beans

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2009
Good recipe. TWO things: one cook your bacon first. and TWO adding all that sugar will make them too sweet. I added half and it was more than emough. Thanks for the recipe.
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Peanut Butter Balls V

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2008
I have my own recipe for peanut butter balls and in order for the chocolate to stay thin easy to manage i suggest melting half a stick of parrafin wax into the chocolate
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Hot Pizza Dip

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2008
If you're a pizza person this is the dip for you. I omitted the olives since I dont care for them and pretty much used all the pepperonis that came in the standard sized package. I sprayed some PAM on vienna loaves and toasted them. I recommmend having this ready about 20 min before serving since the dish is really really hot and not manageable to spoon onto the bread. I've already made it twice! Also make a day ahead of time so the cream cheese sets with the spices and then bake on day two!
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Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlic Lasagna

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2009
I can't tell you all how good this was!!!! Let's just say that for Thanksgiving I had about 20 different things to eat and this was the only thing that was completely gone. Half the people there said this was their favorite. Here's what I did different: I used 12 noodles instead of 9 and dipped them in boiling water as some of the reviews said the noodles were too hard after baking. I also added more flour since my sauce was not thickening (about 2 tablespoons more). I also added one large sauteed onion to the garlic mix. This dish was beyond good and I'll be making it again and again. I was a little nervous about the heavy cream on top but it was great. I baked the lasagna for about 45 min total and then let it sit for a cpouple of hours (to be timed with dinner) and then warmed it up in the over before serving. BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO!!!!! UPDATE: Made this again. I used a Vidallia onion. It worked wonderfully. For the topping I used half and half and just stired some salt into it (didn't have a mixer where I was baking). You don't lose any bit of flavor with that sub.
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Cinnamon Rolls III

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2007
Beyond fantastic. I'm pretty new to yeast so I was a bit scared. Also, my oven isn't the greatest so I think next time I'll leave these in for about 25 min. Since I don’t have a bread machine here is what I did: 1.Sift flower into bowl and set aside. 2.Proof the yeast with the water and sugar and let sit for 10 minutes until frothy. 3.Combine the butter, pudding mix, milk, egg, and salt. Mix with a mixer. 4.Mix in the yeast mixture to the mixture in #2. 5.Start to add the flour slowly. I added it about a half a cup at a time sifting it again. (I found that no matter what I make, it always seems to come out better when I double sift the flour.) I used the mixer until the dough got too dense to mix anymore. 6.Knead dough for about 8-10 min until it forms a ball. 7.Place ball in lightly greased bowl and roll to make sure the entire ball is lightly greased. This keeps the top part from becoming dry. Cover lightly and let rise for about an hour. I let my rise on the stove having the oven on a low setting. 8.After the dough rises, roll out into rectangle (mine was a little bigger then 17X10) For the inside part of the rolls, instead of using the given instructions I took the tips of some other reviews and did the following: I mixed together one stick of butter, 1 cup brown sugar, and 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon. (I didn’t use the pecans). I mixed all together with a mixer until it formed a paste-like material. I then just spread it as evenly as I coul
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BBQ Bacon Ranch Dip

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2009
LOVE LOVE LOVE this dip. Made it as is. Its perfect. I let the ranch and cream cheese get aquainted for a couple of hours and then i assembled the rest. UPDATE I made this with cheap bbq sauce and ohhhh no. Make sure you use a thick bbq sauce. the thin stuff makes the consistency weird.
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Three Cheese Manicotti

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2007
I've never made manicotti before and this recipe was very simple. I halved it since there were only 2 people eating it. Also, this dish was great on the second day, possibly even better than straight out of the oven so I would recommend making the full recipe and eating it for 2 days (then again, I love left over pizza)
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Bar-B-Que Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2008
Great Great Great. Literally made it 2 min ago and came to review. Added some liquid smoke, ed pepper flakes, and honey. Omitted the mustard (didnt have any). It tastes SUPER!
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Mini Turkey Loaf

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2008
I added 1/2 cup of mushrooms and no peppers bc I didn't have any. The turkey came out dry and flavorless. If you're gonna try this I suggest you double the spices. I however didnt make the glaze. Will try that with the left overs. I didnt see or taste the point of the apple juice in the meat mixture.
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Southwestern Lasagna

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2010
This is a great recipe to start with. I did make a couple of changes though: I used about 1.25lb gound turkey and 1.3lb of mexican chorizo sausage (I didn't want all that fat in there). I also added more cumin, some paprika and chili podwer. Instead of ricotta, I used cottage cheese (since that's what I do with my regular Italian lasagna). In addition to the cobly jack I used, I added pepper jack to the ricottta/egg mixture. And for an additional crunch I added a can of corn to the sauce. This had kick and turned out AWESOME. I can't wait to make it again (since after eating 2 pieces, I dropped the entire lasagna pan). Thank!
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Chicago-Style Hot Dog

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2009
A definate classic. You NEED the sport peppers, and the buns haee to be steamed. I tend to overdo it with the celery salt.
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Shrimpcargot

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
Let me start off by saying I HATE shrimp. This was my first time cooking them and the recipe turned out good. I even ate some of this....and liked it. Next time i'm gonna dice up the shrimp before stuffing the shrooms (since its the texture of shrimp im not a fan of). Also, as suggested by the sumitter, I sauteed the mushrooms in the butter/garlic sauce for about 10 min.
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Strawnana Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
This one is a keeper. I ommited the nutmeg (wanted more of a strawberry flavor)and used lemon instead of orange zest. Total I used 1 pound strawberries and 2 bananas. I mashed one cup of the strawberries and then chopped up the rest (rolled them in flour ... and they didnt sink!). This is really really good. Moist, kinda like a poundcake. Will make again. I'm using this in a fruit trifle.
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Cheesecake Pops

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2008
What a great idea!!! I am going to make these for my day's birthday party. A suggestions to those who said it was messy. I make peanut butter balls and i use a half a stick of paraffin wax in the bag of choc. chips i melt. this thins it out.
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Habanero Hellfire Chili

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2010
Great recipe! It's got some good kick to it. The only thing I changed was upping the spices to my personal tastes and adding an entire onion. Thanks for the recipe. We'll be having this one again.
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Out of this World Turkey Brine

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2008
I'm not sure if its the brine or the upside down cooking method i used but the combo of the 2 of them made one heck of a moist turkey that I wont ever NOT be brining!
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Byrdhouse Marinated Tomatoes and Mushrooms

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2008
A hit from SunnyB. I was unsure of it the day I made it but the next day it was PERFECTION. I would definatley made the day before. I used baby bellas and fresh basil. A definate keeper.
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Bodacious Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2010
made it as is.. the dressing is awesome. I forgot the cheese but added some choppped pecans and raisins and it was awesome@
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Cranberry Sauce I

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2008
I'm a huge cranberry sauce fan and this is excellent. I used half orange juice and half water (since my orange juice came straight from an orange). Used 1/2 white sugar and half brown. I didnt read the directions and dumped everyhing in the pot and started to cook it. I let it cook about 30 so i could thicken and all the cranberries could pop.
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