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Baked Potato Pizza

Reviewed: May 3, 2011
This pizza was delicious! I cut it into small cubes for a Super Bowl party, and everyone loved it! I made a few small changes to this recipe, as suggested by other reviewers. These include adding cooked chicken, which I cubed, and using ranch dressing to replace half of the sour cream. I also microwaved the potatoes to save time. Next time I try this, I will cut the potatoes into smaller pieces, and I will use homemade dough. This recipe is a keeper!
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Eggnog French Toast

Reviewed: May 3, 2011
My husband and I had invited a friend over for Christmas morning, as he has no other family to visit on the holidays. I made him a large breakfast, which included this eggnog french toast, and he loved it so much that he had a third portion. As other reviewers suggested, I added a little bit of nutmeg.
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Easter Basket Cake

Reviewed: May 4, 2011
Well this cake looked so good, that even when part of it collapsed (due to one of the layers needing another minute or two in the oven,) I still received a lot of compliments. I used a chocolate cake, which I covered in pink-dyed frosting. Then, I used a basket weaving technique for the frosting using pink and purple colors for the sides. (If you have never used this technique, it is much simpler than it looks. I had found a tutorial by Wilton on Youtube.) I used different colors of marshmallow chicks and spiced jelly bean eggs for the top decorations. I tried to spread green-dyed frosting into the center of the cake basket, but then realized it would be easier to pipe it, since the cake sides were breaking apart as I was spreading it. (I did not use the coconut, because i don't like it.) Overall, this looked fantastic, despite the collapsed section.
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: May 4, 2011
Everyone loves these cookies! I make them as large cookies, which makes fewer per batch, but is totally worth it. I have tried chocolate chips and chocolate chunks but thought the chocolate chips tasted better. Also, I have tried to leave the dough in the fridge for an hour, and I have also tried them without chilling the dough, and I thought they came out better without chilling them. Just writing about them is causing me to consider making them right now.
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Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

Reviewed: May 12, 2011
My husband rarely eats sweet food, but absolutely loved this one! He and our guests said that it is one of the best desserts they have ever had. I made some very minor changes, for convenience sake. First, I did not know what Mexican vanilla was and could not find it, so I just substituted regular vanilla. Also, I did not have much time, so rather than rolling out and shaping the dough, I just unrolled it from the package and placed it on the bottom of the pan. Then, I used my hands to lightly pinch the seams together. I did the same for the top layer. It came out perfectly with less work. I also continued baking it for a few extra minutes, because some of the butter had pooled in the middle. The result was perfection. I will be making this dessert many times in the future! EDIT: I still make this dessert ALOT! If you do not have time to soften the cream cheese, do not worry, it still tastes great when beaten. Also, if you do not have time to get the butter to room temperature, you can just use your hands to mix the butter with the sugar and cinnamon. I just keep squeezing the sugar into the butter, until it is all broken off and is gooey. Although messy, it is a quick way to compensate for not having room temperature butter.
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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: May 12, 2011
After making this for ladies meeting at my church, I have gained a reputation for this cake, and I was told that I must bring this particular cake whenever I am invited somewhere. Very delicious and moist. I have topped the cake with homemade chocolate glaze and powdered sugar on different occasions, and the cake tasted great with either! It is delicious! After it cools completely and is flipped onto a plate, I put chocolate covered strawberries in the middle.
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Pork Chops with Blue Cheese Gravy

Reviewed: May 17, 2011
Delicious! I only changed two things. I used 1 cup of Half and Half, rather than the whipping cream, and I did not measure out the blue cheese. I just added a handful or two of the crumbled blue cheese, because I was not sure how many ounces I had. It came out fantastic! I would definitely make this again!
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2011
I made these delicious muffins using recommendations from others' comments, including substituting oil for butter. However, the muffins came out looking somewhat deformed, because the crumb topping caused the top of the muffins to sink. I think that I will stick with the butter next time. Despite their looks, the muffins tasted fantastic.
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Honey Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2011
This fruit salad was delicious. I left out the poppy seeds and added sliced nectarines and green grapes to the bananas, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. They worked well together.
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Butter Schnitzel

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2011
I didn't use the sauce, because we don't like mushrooms, but the pork was delicious! Since I did not use the sauce, I decided to add some garlic powder to the bread crumb mixture and it worked well. I made 6 pork loin chops for my husband and I, but I will definitely make more next time! It was so good, that it barely lasted for more than one meal. Loved it!
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Crunchy Baked Fish

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2011
After reading a review about the seasoning being too strong, I decided to make some changes to this recipe. Here is how I prepped the fish: I put 3 tilapia fillets into my Corningware dish. Then, I evenly sprinkled 3/4 teaspoon of McCormick's Lemon Pepper blend and 1 1/4 tablespoons of lemon juice. Because I did not have corn flakes on hand, I just crushed some plain Chex cereal and generously layered onto the fillets. I did NOT add any Lemon Pepper to the fillets after the Chex cereal. I had put the Lemon Pepper shaker on the table in case I hadn't used enough seasoning, but it was unnecessary. The lemon juice and the seasonings were just the right amount, and the juice actually spread a bit in the baking dish while it was cooking, which made it very tasty. I will definitely use this recipe again. BTW my husband, who always puts barbecue or steak sauce on his food, really enjoyed a little dab of a generic brand teriyaki (with pineapple) marinade with each bite. So, if there is someone who smothers their food in sauce, you might want to set aside teriyaki sauce.
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Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2011
We used these as place settings in place of the decorated dyed-eggs that we usually use for place settings on Easter. I dipped the eggs in Bakers dipping chocolate, and then I piped on dyed frosting to write a name on each of the eggs. They were very cute, and most people enjoyed the taste.
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Satiny Chocolate Glaze

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2011
I used this chocolate glaze on the Too Much Chocolate Cake recipe. It tasted great and wasn't too heavy. I followed others' suggestions to microwave it, which made it much easier. I will definitely use this one again.
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Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2011
Mmm...As other reviewers suggested, I used 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon of soy sauce. Also, I left the asparagus in the oven a few extra minutes until it was slightly crispy. This dish is good sprinkled with sliced almonds.
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2011
I make this often, as it is so good. Definitely follow the advice of others about using the shoulder cut and shredding it in BBQ sauce about 2 hours before it is done.
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Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2011
This was good, but I would have liked a little less mustard on the fillet. I cooked the bread crumbs with the butter on the stove for about a minute as another reviewer suggested.
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Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2011
Easy and delicious!
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A Good Easy Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2011
Who would have thought that something SO simple would be so tasty! My husband really loved this chicken.
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Chicken Parmigiana

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2011
Eh, this was okay. I didn't love it. I cooked the chicken on a cookie rack placed on the pan.
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Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2011
Loved it! So crispy and juicy. Will make this again!
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