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Peanut Butter Balls II

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
Everyone in my extended family kept snitching these delicious peanut butter balls this Christmas. I'm a chocolate snob, so I used Ghiradelli semi-sweet chips. I couldn't bear to pollute it with shortening or any other fat - and quite frankly the thicker chocolate coating was perfect for me (but had to use 3 bags of choc chips). I microwaved the chocolate to melt it, stirring frequently, and used a spoon to dip the balls - much easier than a double boiler and toothpick routine. And if you're wondering - use creamy peanut butter!
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Kid's Favorite Passover Pizza

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2008
Easy. Fun. Each kid makes their own. Make sure not to buy the thin crackers because the sauce will make it too soggy.
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Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy with Porcini Mushrooms and Marsala Wine

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2011
Awesome, but a fair amount of subs as Borneo stores didn't carry stuff. 2 turkey necks plus 4 strips bacon, 1/4 cup dry white wine plus 1 t brandy to replace Marsala, 1 c. Kallo vegetable broth from cube, 1 c. brown mushrooms with onion-carrots-celery to replace porcini. Left veg in broth overnight then strained. For sauce, about 1 c. brown mushrooms chopped finally. Absolutely delicious!
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Tiropetes

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
Absolutely fantastic!!! Adults and kids gobble them up. They are easy to make, but time consuming. Will try using the phyllo baskets next time and may prepare in advance and freeze (before baking). Tip: if making triangles, cut the phyllo with a knife before unrolling dough. Unroll just a third at a time. The rest will retain the right amount of moisture. Also, don't put in more filling then called for or it will ooze out during cooking.
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Best Carolina BBQ Meat Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2008
Holy Toledo! This is an awesome sauce. We got rave reviews and incredulous looks that we'd made this ourselves. The sauce needs to mellow, so make sure to give it at least 24 hours for the flavors to blend. For pulled pork: use pork shoulder/butt, cook with indirect heat/smoke on a grill 9-12 hours keeping grill temperature around 250-300 degrees (low and slow!!). For best flavor, use wood chips. Internal meat temperature should be 180-190 degrees when done. Let the meat cool a bit, then pull apart with two forks or with your hands. Put some sauce on the meat and let it 'marinate' - good right away, but even better overnight. When ready to serve, heat the meat back up in a crock pot, further melding the flavors and set the rest of the sauce on the side as a condiment. This is great party fare, because all the work is done the day before. Day of, you just heat it up.
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Dora's Christmas Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2011
Awesome!!!! This is the one!!! It's that true traditional Christmas cookie flavor with both almond and vanilla extract. Usually, it's hard to find a cut out cookie where the cookie and frosting combo don't create a complete sugar overload. Use these cookies with the Decorator Frosting on this site for the right balance of sweet and savory!!! Also, either roll them out thin or bake longer, as the resulting crunchiness is delicious.
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Greek Souzoukaklia

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
Great flavor, easy to make. A definite winner for an unusual barbeque.
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
My kids eat this - even my extraordinarily picky 6 year old - and ask for more. Our Colombian maid who hated most American dishes ate this like there was no tomorrow. Fills you up. Definitely a keeper.
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Royal Icing III

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2011
12-2011. This royal icing recipe has been the best I've tried over the years. Each Christmas, the kids decorate a gingerbread house, but the tricky part has been making the walls stick to each other. This icing is really thick and gooey, and the walls went up easily!
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Basic Ham and Bean Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
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Butterscotch Apple Dumplings

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2010
Fantastic! No major changes. I quartered the apples instead of halving - much better serving size. I put 1-2 teaspoons of the sugar-cinammon-nutmeg mixture into each smaller dumpling. While I had a lot of the sugar mixture left over, I thought it came out perfectly. Sweet, but not too sweet. Also, I forgot them in the oven. They may have been in an extra 20-40 minutes. Well browned, but delicious. I used Winesap apples - a rather tart apple. I brought it to the neighborhood cook out and they disappeared like hot cakes! The doughy part was wonderful.
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Pecan Pie Bars I

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2009
Fantastic! Pecan pie flavor without being overwhelmingly sweet, as crust to filling ratio is about 50-50. Hint: don't bake in stoneware as sides will overcook.
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Guinness® Corned Beef

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2009
Wonderful! Add 3-4 carrots, 2 potatoes, an onion, and additional Guiness. Very tasty, all-in-one meal. Cook in slow cooker all day and don't forget to put in spice packet.
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2015
The teenaged boys and girls at cross country gobbled this one right up. Good and filling. I sub two 26 oz boxes of tomatoes for the can of crushed tomayes and 2 cans of tomato sauce. I like using fresh basil and I don't bother cooking the noodles. With the flat noodles I use, 4 per layer is good. I should remember the trick of making it the day before and cooking the next day. When I've been in a rush, I have skipped the simmering and it's been fine. P
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Slow Cooker Roast Beef

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2013
So easy. Low sodium soy sauce is the trick. Use Chip and Dip seasoning (Penzy) in place of onion soup to avoid MSG. Making gravy wth corn sauce and drippings is super easy and delish. Start at 10 a.m., put on low in slow cooker, done at 6:00 p.m. Great for weekend when you are out having fun all day and come home starving but too exhausted to cook. Microwave some peas, butter some bread and dig into the roast. The perfect ending to a great day out.
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Amazing Southwest Cilantro Lime Mango Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2013
Very yummy. Four stars as it takes a fair amount of work, yet isn't fancy for company. I served to good friends and they liked it and didn't mind the messiness. O itted cheese as I didn't have it. Diced mango instead of slices and grilled bread, but not entire sandwich. Had all items on table, allowing guests to make own sandwich and choose how much of each ingredient to include or to eat separately. Next time I might sub a freshly made salsa or brand like Salsa Lisa from the store as the salsa in this recipe is fairly standard and add in the chipotle to get smokiness with less work. I might make this as a chicken salad, dicing up the chicken and grilled veg, to make it easier to eat.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2012
Very moist and tasty. Our amah's favorite way to use up over ripe bananas.
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Witches' Brew

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2012
Kids loved it! Fingers a little fragile and broke some off. I threw them in the punch and kids thought severed fingers were creepy. Punch was "potion" of half ginger ale and half apple juice.
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White Bean Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2011
Update: We smoke turkey for Thanksgiving. We dice the leftover turkey to add to this chili. We then put the turkey carcass and skin in a big pot, cover it with water, and boil over night. The next morning, we have wonderful smoky turkey broth to use in this chili. This makes this great recipe even better! --- Great for using up Thanksgiving turkey. I subbed green tomatoes for the tomatillos since I don't have any (but better with them or salsa verde). You can boil the turkey carcass for a few hours to make the broth, too.
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Mexican Bean Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2011
I liked my standard black bean and corn recipe better.
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