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Holly's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2012
Although this dessert dip does not taste like cookie dough that much (mostly because the cream cheese taste is very prevalent), it is still delicious and addicting! I added 2 extra tablespoons of brown sugar and an extra teaspoon of vanilla. I also added Heath toffee chips (for more texture) as I have seen in similar recipes. Oh, and I let this sit over night. At first, I served the dip with chocolate graham crackers, which were good, but then my husband had the fantastic idea to dip small pretzels in it. The salty/sweet combo was perfect! Next time, I may even add some crushed pretzels to the dip rather than the Heath chips. The salt of the pretzels really complimented the sugar in the dip! I will definitely make this dip again!
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Emergency Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2012
Wow! This was very easy to make and sooo good! I am glad I doubled the recipe, because we were definitely hoping to eat this again. It is easy, but very good! The only change I made was to simmer the chicken for a bit longer than the recipe suggests. I served this in a bowl over garlic mashed potatoes! Yum!
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Cinnamon Apple Healthy Smoothie

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2013
This tastes good - can't taste the spinach at all. Just apples and cinnamon. I was expecting a smoother consistency, but it ended up being a mix between chunky and liquidy. I think this is because there is no banana, yogurt, or peanut butter to make it smooth. So, 5 stars for taste. Of course smoothies are versatile, so you can always add protein powder for extra benefits.
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Breaded Parmesan Ranch Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2012
This is a delicious dish! I didn't have corn flakes, so I used crushed ritz crackers. That was the only change I made. I love this! Oh, and I used freshly grated parmesan cheese.
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Banana Cream Pie I

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
Everyone at the Memorial Day BBQ loved this! Here are the changes I made, based on other reviews: 1) I didn't bake it. 2) I mixed the bananas (dipped in a lemon juice/water mixture & patted dry) into the pudding a few hours before serving so that they didn't brown, and I put the pudding in the crust a few hours before serving so that the crust didn't soften too much. 3) I chilled the pudding by itself overnight (w/ Saran wrap layered directly on the pudding, so that it didn't develop pudding skin). 4) I subbed the 3T of cornstarch for the flour. 5) I used whole milk. 6) I made sure that I simmered (small bubbles around edges) for 3 minutes until I could make a distinct line down the back of the spoon without it melding back together. 6) I used 2 very large bananas. 7) For the crust I used the "Vanilla Wafer Crust" recipe from this site, and I used the "Sweetened Whipped Cream" recipe to pipe onto the top. 8) To transport w/out messing up the piped whipped cream, I used a few toothpicks along the outer edge of the pie and 1-2 in the middle to tent the Saran wrap covering.
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BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2013
We love, love, love this recipe! In fact, my husband just had to share a picture on Twitter of the slices I gave him, because he was very excited about how this tasted. I used the "Quick and Easy Pizza Crust" recipe from this site (with lots of extra herbs in the dough). I made a few small changes to the toppings that put this beyond 5 stars: 1) Instead of seasoning the BBQ sauce with chipotle chili powder, I spread the sauce and then lightly sprinkled some cayenne pepper and some garlic powder on top. 2) After the sauce and seasonings, I put an even layer of grated parmesan cheese on top. 3) Then, I put an extra 2T of BBQ sauce on top of the pulled pork layer, b/c I knew it would dry out a bit in the oven. (Don't skip this extra step - it's important!) 4) Sprinkled shredded cheddar on top (b/c pizza doesn't seem right without cheese). 5) Finally, I brushed the outer crust with a mixture of olive oil & garlic powder. I can't wait to make this recipe again!
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Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2011
I added garlic powder to this and followed the advice of other to cover the pork then broil uncovered for the last 5 minutes. Husband loved this, and it is very easy to make!
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Becel® Browned Buttery Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2012
I liked this recipe and plan to make it again. It is a simple and delicious side dish. I sautéed the brussels sprouts in butter (not margarine) and didn't use shallot or onion. Instead, I just sprinkled some onion powder on them.
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Backyard Cooper Burgers

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2012
These were delicious! Moist and flavorful as advertised. I used a bit of extra cheese in the meat mixture. Also, I topped them with extra cheese and crispy bacon. I cooked them in a skillet on medium-high heat for 6 minutes per side, since I don't have a grill. Next time, I may add the bacon crumbled in the burger and let the mixture sit in the fridge for an hour to let the flavors soak in a bit. Also, I may throw in some diced jalapeño for a little kick. But, even without any changes, this recipe would be great!
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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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Easy Tzatziki Sauce

Reviewed: May 7, 2013
This was easy and delicious (and very healthy too)! The only change I made was to use dill instead of the parsley. I will definitely make this again!
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Tender Italian Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2012
This is a good chicken recipe. It turned out moist and a little crunchy on the outside. I knew I wouldn't have a lot of time to make them, so I just threw the chicken into ziplock bags with the mayo, massaged the bag so that they were covered, and let them sit like that in my fridge overnight. The next day, I just took them out, dipped in a mixture of the bread crumbs and parm cheese, placed on a foil-wrapped sheet, and sprinkled with the garlic powder. I served it with Skillet Green Beans from this site.
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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2011
Wow! I make these quite often, because they are so delicious. I always eat more than I should when we have these for dinner. As other reviewers suggested, I substitute milk for the water, add the Old Bay seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley to the mix. I love cheese, so I usually put in a little less than a whole 8oz. bag of cheese. When there are 2 or 3 minutes left, I sprinkle the rest of the cheese from the bag onto their tops and turn on the broiler for a minute or two to get the cheese nice and crispy. This results in a soft inside and semi-crispy golden brown top.
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Boiled Water

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2013
I was unimpressed by this recipe. The submitter said it could be used in gourmet recipes, so I took his advice and used it in ramen for my dinner guests. Had to toss it all in the garbage and order out from a local restaurant. Not only was it a BIG waste of ingredients, but I now have to wash all those china bowls for nothing. I will not be making this again!
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Betty's Famous Cinnamon Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2012
This is a good recipe for cinnamon rolls. I left out the pecans and maple extract, because I didn't have any, and I accidentally rolled the dough the wrong way, so I came out with 10 giant rolls, but I just cut them in half to serve. :) The bread part came out fluffy, and the taste was sweet, but not too sweet. My glaze was too thick to drizzle, but (since I didn't have a lot of time to continue adding butter), I just smeared it thinly with a spoon, and it melted a bit. I would use this recipe again.
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
So good! I want to make some right now! I made them without a bread machine by following another reviewer's directions - Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl. Mix in the sugar, margarine, salt, and eggs. Add flour and mix well. Knead the dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour. Put in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour, or until doubled in size. Then pick up with rolling out the dough.
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Skillet Green Beans

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2012
This is an easy recipe. I had never eaten green beans with sour cream, but it tasted good. I served it with Tender Italian Baked Chicken from this site.
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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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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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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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