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Cake Mix Cookies IV

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2011
Used DH Fudge Marble Cake Mix - used exact ingred. as stated in recipe, but at the very end, mixed the extra choc. fudge packet from the cake mix with 1/3 of the yellow mix - just gave it a mild swirl to mix so I got a choc. and yellow swirl mixed cookie. Added two large handfuls of Nestle Milk Choc Chips. Used a melon baller for scooping cookies which gives you a good sized cookie. Baked on a parchment lined cookie sheet at 350 for 17 minutes. Family went crazy for them! Great cookies and really quick and easy!
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TABASCO® Grilled Peppers and Onions

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2012
Why have I not done this before? So simple & so good. I added a HEAPING Tablespoon of jarred, crushed Garlic (Garlic is our thing!) and did not add the Sugar (not our thing). The peppers & onions slow cooked & were sweet and delicious. Used Red & Yellow Peppers because that is what I had. This would be amazing with additional veggies tossed into the mix. Seriously good & it was great comfort food! The Tabasco added just the perfect amount of twang, not heat! Dinner was great! Thanks for the recipe!
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Zucchini Spice Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2014
Giving this five stars because it is very pretty, smells amazing and tastes a solid 4.5! Followed directions exactly (which I never do) and I would decrease the oil to 1/4 cup next time. I let the grated zucchini sit in a strainer pressing on it from time to time. It probably sat draining for an hour. I squeezed the liquid out of it too! LOTS of liquid came out of the zucchini. Do not ignore this step! I baked it in my convection oven at 350 for 45 minutes and it is perfect. Trying to use up summer zucchini and sneak green veggies into my 16 year old. Thanks for the recipe! Will definitely make it again.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2012
Have been making this every other weekend. Teenagers describe it in two words; "So Bomb!" and that is a 5 star rating!
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Sticky Monkey Brains

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2014
Up'd everything because I am feeding teenage man/boys. I don't make mini Bundt pan sized anything. Tweaker Alert: I used four 7 oz. plain biscuit rolls and 1/2 cup of cinnamon sugar for dipping them. Up'd the butter and brown sugar (both) to 3/4 cup. Cooked it for 32 minutes at 350 in a full sized Bundt pan that is coated. 1st Teenager to arrive in the kitchen said the smell woke him up. When he saw it plated he said: "OMG YES!" Smells amazing - took a picture.
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Manicotti Shells

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2011
LOVE! Never buying shells again. So easy. Followed another reviewers suggestion and added 1 cup water and 1 cup 2% milk. Used a generous pinch of Kosher Salt, added granulated garlic and whisked. Used 8" pan that I sprayed with Canola Oil Spray and wiped with a paper towel. Made large "shells" (1/3 cup at a time) and then stuffed them with Cottage Cheese (low fat Knudson), parmesan and fresh white Italian cheese mix (bagged) chopped fresh basil, granulated garlic, onion powder, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Beat the Cottage Cheese mixture with a whisk so it would resemble Ricota (hiding ingred. from hubby). Mixed roasted veggies in with the cheese. Wrapped each Shell like a burrito and placed in a layer of sauce. 9 X 13 glass pan - sprayed with cooking spray. Covered all with sauce and cheese. So So Good! Posted two pix of my efforts. Hubby ate 1/2 the pan. DEFINITE KEEPER!
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Chocolate Ganache S'mores

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2011
Teenagers (6 of them; 15-19 years old) rated this 10 stars. I didn't taste it - it looked like a cavity in the making and I don't like marshmallows. They ate the 13X9 tray in an hour. Not kidding! I used different sizes of marshmallows because I thought that would make it visually interesting. DO NOT TAKE YOUR EYES OFF IT when it is under the broiler. 1 minute is too long to brown marshmallows. Re-reading recipe today, I realized I forgot the cinnamon. Did not matter to the boys. Good, fun, recipe! Thanks and I took two pix to document it!
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The Best Steak Marinade

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2011
I followed the suggestions of other reviewers and eliminated the extra salt, but followed all else as written...maybe added more garlic - but that is my thing! I had four large Top Sirloins and mixed the marinade and put it in a 2 gallon baggie with the steaks for 2 1/2 hours. Was wary it would be too strong per other reviews! I will definitely make this again, but will marinade for at least 4 hours. 2 1/2 was not enough time....it left me wanting more marinade flavor. Really good marinade. Both DH and I said, "Yum!"
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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2011
I wanted something that was different from my constant Banana Bread & my Pumpkin Bread! THIS IS IT! Made a double batch in a 13X9 Glass Pyrex. Recipe calls for 1 cup milk. (Tweaker that I am) I did 1 1/2 cups 2% milk and 1/2 cup Buttermilk that I wanted to use up. I put 1/2 of the batter in and covered it with 1/2 of the cinn/sugar topping and then added the rest of the batter on top. Added rest of the topping and swirled with a knife. A M A Z I N G ! 13X9 gone in a day from my teenagers & their friends. This is so good I am going to make it again today per their request. I think I will add 1/3 cup Lt. Brown Sugar to the topping today. New favorite! 10 stars and it makes your house smell amazing!
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Easy Gourmet Pumpkin Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2012
There is (was?) a wonderful Vegetarian Restaurant in Los Angeles called "Inn of the 7th Ray". DH took me there when we were dating & hated the meal. I loved it. This soup tastes like something wonderful from that Restaurant. Very Gourmet. Very Vegetarian. I give it 5 stars. The Curry adds a bite/zing that I loved. DH (Meat & Taters Guy) gave it a 4 Star rating & proceeded to put handfuls of Fishy Crackers in it so he could eat it. This would be wonderful for a Fall Meal, Cold Night. Good comfort food. I was thinking it also could be used over some kind of pasta with other Veggies. I could be a Vegetarian. DH - Not so much. It tastes very creamy - without the cream. I did not toast the pumpkin seeds (not our thing) & did not have Pumpkin Seed Oil. Delish without it.
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: May 16, 2011
Hubby said, "4 1/2 Stars add more sugar to the dough" Kids said "5 Stars"! I followed the other reviewers suggestions and did 3 teaspoons of Baking Powder (no Tartar in pantry). Took the great suggestion of putting Cinnamon/Sugar Coating in a gallon sized baggie (you can put your whole hand in to retrieve) - that worked fantastic! I scooped the dough with the melon baller and dropped on parchment. When I was done scooping, I made little balls and filled the Cinnamon Sugar Baggie with a batch of balls and then removed and put on the tray. Everything else was the same as stated in recipe. 8 minutes cook time on parchment paper and immediate removal from pan to cooling on tile counter and they came out great. Melon Ball scoop netted 60 small cookies. The family is eating them so fast I would double the batch next time! Good cookie. Smells amazing and would make it again! 16 year old asked that I make them "bigger" next time. One other suggestion from a reviewer - I only buy XL Eggs. I cracked one egg and only used the yolk and used 1 whole other egg. I think that is why some of my other cookies have gone flat. Never thought about the size of the eggs. I learn from this site everyday! Thanks everyone!
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Classic Hash Browns

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2012
I watched Chef John's video on this recipe & realized that my fresh taters always turned brown. I had given up on using fresh potatoes for hash browns & had turned to frozen. I used my food processor to grate an entire big yellow onion. Next I grated 8 russets & added that to the onion. Yum - I kept flipping these to make sure all of it turned brown & yummy! Rinsing potatoes in cold water, like rice. Who knew! Love that I learn something new all the time on this site!
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High Temperature Eye-of-Round Roast

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2011
Packed this roast in Montreal Steak Seasoning (spice jar from Costco) and put in a large baggie for 3 hours. Dropped to room temperature and then followed the directions and the suggestions of other reviewers. I left my gas oven off for 1 hour after cooking it for 7 min a lb. and then turned the oven back on to 185 for the last 1 1/2 hours. Let it rest out of the oven on the stove top and then sliced super thin. Had a great dinner and wonderful sandwich meat for the next day. Served with a Red Tomato/Blue Cheese/Italian Dressing Salad and it was the perfect summer meal. Where was this when I was driving my kids to baseball/football etc. practices! Will become a staple!
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Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2013
I was playing with the quantities because I had already bought four-12 oz. bags of French Cut Frozen Green Beans. I added two cans of Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup and approximately two cups of milk. I only had 1/2 a cup of Parm. Cheese total. I did not add the 1/2 cup of Crispy Onions at the beginning of cooking - instead liberally sprinkled Onion Powder and some Granulated Garlic and mixed well! This came out GREAT - but too soupy - or too much liquid, which was my fault. At the end of the 5 hour cook time, I used a slotted spoon to take the green beans out of my "soup" and put the green beans in a 13X9 Pyrex and then added Crispy Onions on top and put the whole thing under the broiler for 1 minute. Next time, I will ease up on my milk and it will be perfect! They tasted amazing and NO ONE noticed that it was Cream of Chicken soup and not Cream of Mushroom. Thanks for the recipe. It really helped with Christmas Eve dinner in that I only have one oven! Adding to my Recipe Box!
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Creamy Italian Chicken and Orzo Skillet

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2011
Like to make my own sauces - "BUT" had a serious coupon for this cream cheese Italian mixture, so I bought it. It would be fantastic as written, as the Cooking Creme is very tasty, thus the five stars. I am a "tweaker" - so this is what I did - if it inspires you to walk on the wild side and veer off the directions. I did it as a one pot meal. Little butter and EVOO to saute lots of veggies (Zucchini/Red Onion/Mushrooms/Sun Dried Tomatoes/Yellow Squash/lots of garlic and chopped tomatoes. Saute until lightly browned. Remove from pot and set aside. I didn't wash the pot. Using whatever was still in the pot (not much) I browned a whole box of Orzo in Butter (2 T.) until it browned lightly and then added a full box of chicken broth and cooked it down until it puffed (25 minutes) Added Cream Cheese Italian blend and mixed until Orzo was covered and then tossed back in the Veggie mixture and mixed. Served with a Salad. The whole family loved. Little kids would like this too. I also added red pepper flakes - which you could not do - because I wanted a little zing!
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Good Frickin' Paprika Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2013
Delish - but I "tweaked" it a little. I had Greek Plain Yogurt in the fridge - used that and way more Garlic that this called for (3 heaping T. of crushed Jar Garlic)- which is our thing. I added two good pinches of Salt to the marinade per other reviews. My Sister had brought me a large bag of Paprika from her trip to Hungary. I can't read the label....so we didn't know that it was HOT Paprika. I did not make the glaze - it didn't need it. I didn't do such a great job at wiping off the marinade either. Just threw the chicken on the hot grill. I kept moving the Chicken around the grill so it didn't blacken. I used boneless, skinless breasts and thighs. Something different to do with Chicken! YEA! Served with Green Beans and Brown Rice. Thank you Chef John. You are one of my favorite Cooks on AR!
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Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2012
DH's question: "Was someone drinking when they came up with this?" Don't care - it is amazing! I cringed when I read about all the "Packages" of pantry treasures that were going into this.....but....this morning, while trying to throw dinner into the Crock Pot before work, it was a "What the heck!" 8 hours in the Crock Pot on Low. Added (Tweaker Alert) 1/4 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes and 3/4 cup of water & Celery & Granulated Garlic. (Not too tweaked - I hope)! This was delicious and I will suffer my rings not fitting tomorrow. Really good! Teenager's attacked it when they showed up after 9pm. Gone. 5 lbs. of chuck roast, whole bag of baby carrots, gone. They got hamburger buns out of the cabinet & were dipping the buns into the left over gravy. It is that good. Next time, will probably stick to the 1/2 cup of water instead of bumping it up to 3/4 cup water. Totally will add this to the Recipe Box! More than 5 stars!
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2014
I followed the recipe exactly, except I doubled it and used 2 cups of chocolate chips instead of raisins. My 15 year old keeps grabbing cookies and shoving the whole thing in his mouth and running out of the kitchen....like I don't know what he is doing. Very Happy Boy! Thanks for this recipe! House smells amazing!
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Chef John's Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2012
Tweaker alert. I used the basic recipe but changed the seasonings due to my "NON-Gourmet" children who will never eat Thyme flavored anything. The sauce recipe works fantastic & I was quite proud of myself for pulling this off. You should not leave the stove during the sauce whisking portion. The reviews talked a lot about sauce vs. pasta amounts. My men like sauce. I used a 16 oz large elbow macaroni package. I "sort of" doubled the sauce. It was perfect. I am writing this up because I use other people's suggestions all the time. Hope this helps someone! I used: 1/2 c. butter, 1/2 cup flour, 1 T. Chili Powder (think chili), 1/4 + Red Chili Flakes, 5 cups of 2% milk, 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce, 3 tsp. Kosher Salt, 5 good handfuls of already grated Cheddar/Jack Mix (Costco), 1 good squirt of Dijon. Followed the sequence of directions, but changed the seasoning & amounts. For the crust - I discovered I DID NOT have the Panko Break Crumbs I thought I had. I used 2 T. Butter with 1/2 cup Italian Bread Crumbs + 1/4 c. Crunchy Onions (think green bean casserole), mixed well, sprinkled on top & baked in a 10 X 15 - greased. Wonderful - my men ate 1/2 of the tray last night & I am sure the rest will be gone today! Thanks Chef John for the basic recipe!
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Thick Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2014
House smells amazing! Tweaker Alert! I used AP Flour because I didn't have bread flour. I used a whole 10 oz. bag of Andes Creme De Menthe Baking Chips that needed using. I used my melon ball size scoop & Parchment Paper & Baked at 350 degrees for ten minutes, using my convection oven! 15 year old says they taste; "Like squishy Thin Mint GS Cookies!" Thanks for the recipe!
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