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Garbanzo Bean Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free!)

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2011
OMG! HUGE HIT for my Valentine's Day Party. Took tips from other reviewers. Added 3 T Butter + 1 tsp. Baking Powder + Vanilla + 1/2 tsp Salt for each batch. I did a double batch! Cooked the Garbanzo Beans in the water from the can in the microwave to soften them first, and picked out the popped shells and discarded the skins/shells. Cooled and rinsed. Used my Blender to puree because so many commented that it had a Humus texture. Blender was working hard, but I did a double batch (2-15 oz cans) and mixed the eggs and vanilla in with the blender cycle! THE BOMB! Put Boysenberry Preserves (seedless) in between the two 9" cake round layers and decorated with a choc glaze and fresh berries. Revealed the Garbanzo Bean incredients AFTER everyone had munched down this cake - raving about it! Served it with Vanilla Ice Cream. Have a request to make it for Passover. You need flourless cakes for Passover! A must - even for picky people - everyone raved! Super rich! FIVE STARS! A new staple for dessert!
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(Gluten Free) Magic Cookie Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2012
I make these for My Brother in Law who is Gluten Free. You can "tweak" the recipe and add tons of different kinds of nuts and chocolate candies and carmel on top. I switch it up all the time. Works best with parchment paper in the bottom of the pan. Enjoy!
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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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S'more Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2012
Used Ghiradelli Brownie Mix - 2 bags for a 13 X 9 Batch. (Costco) It has chocolate chips in the mix. Baked per box directions for 45 min. Last 7 min. added the s'mores mixture. Used 2 heaping handfuls of mini marshmellos, a 10 oz bag of milk chocolate chips and 6 graham crackers that I put in a baggie to "smish". Topped Brownies in the last 7 minutes of baking and put back in the oven. Perfect! Teenagers rated it 5 stars and said; "So BOMB!" Looked like a cavity to me, but smells amazing!
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Rubbed and Grilled Pork Loin

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2013
In my quest to make dinners under $15.00, I found a 4+ lb. Pork Loin on special for $8.25. I mixed up this rub exactly as written, but subbed Brown Sugar for the White. I covered the Pork Loin with the rub at 7:30 am and put it in the refridge for the day. I couldn't face the BBQ in our current heat wave and got out my Rotisserie (Set it and Forget it Ronco Oven)and cooked it in that for 52 minutes. I let it rest for about 20 minutes after cooking. Sliced thin and served it with corn on the cob and green beans and a salad. Perfection. Thanks for the great recipe! Will definitely use this again!
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Fiery Pork Skewers

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2014
This was delicious. It is not "Fiery" at all. I put the marinade in a gallon sized zip baggie and "squished" it to mix well and then added the pork. I used a huge pork tenderloin (Costco) that I cut up into medallions about 1/2 inch thick. Tripled the marinade. Marinaded in the refridge for almost 3 hours. Could easily marinade all day. BBQ'd the medallions instead of making skewers. The BBQ MUST be on low or the sugar will cause the pork to burn. Hubby loved this. Said; "I will eat this for dinner tomorrow night too!" That folks, is five stars! Made it with Chinese Veggies and Penrose plain white rice! Thanks for the recipe!
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Jim's Cheddar Onion Soda Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2011
A M A Z I N G ! My kids now request "Jim's Bread". I heard my 12 yr old explaining that he didn't know who Jim was, but his bread is really good! The onions have to be minced and you can have bread on the table (2 large loaves) inside of an hour. Not messy and so so good! My Kitchen Aid Mixer and the dough hook rock this! I have made this with fresh basil and sun dried tomatoes and roasted and chopped garlic. The original recipe is still the best. Going to make it as pizza crust and spread it out super thin! SO SO GREAT! Thanks for the recipe! I have made it once a week since I found this!
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Famous Butter Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2014
Followed the directions, except used my own garlic seasoning on the chicken, after the egg wash. Used approx. 1/3 cup of butter and sprayed the 13X9 with Cooking spray. It was delish and something different from my usual chicken dishes. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! Thanks for the recipe! Will definitely make this again. Cooked in in my convection oven at 375 for 25 minutes and then turned it up to 400 for an additional 7 minutes. Perfect texture!
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Creamy Italian Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2012
There are 4 hungry Man/Boys (ages 17-22) at my table inhaling this. I asked; "How many stars?" They said; "Ten!" I would give this a 4 - kinda reminds me of cafeteria food. Not my thing. The man/boys are happy! I cooked this with 3 large frozen chicken breasts & knew I would be gone all day at work. It got 7 hours in the crock pot on low & I shredded the chicken instead of cubing it because it started out frozen. Added almost 1/2 tsp. of red pepper flakes & some black pepper because that is our thing. It tastes good - I would tweak it with veggies & onions next time. Good base! Thanks!
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Crescent Wrapped Brie

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2011
Tweaker Alert....add a couple of tablespoons of chopped sun dried tomatoes in oil and/or some fresh pesto and some roasted garlic on top of the brie. Seal up tight in the crescent rolls. Cook a couple of hours before you need it. The brie melts when freshly cooked and if you cut into it straight out of the oven, the brie oozes like molten lava (HOT). If you let it sit for at least 1 hour - you have warm cheese that doesn't pour out when cut! Enjoy!
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Chocolate Banana Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2012
3 large mashed bananas, yellow cake mix, 1/3 cup cocoa (to make it chocolate), 1/3 cup water & the 3 eggs & 1/3 c. oil as directed in this recipe. Added 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips per other reviewers. Baked in a Bundt pan for 38 minutes till toothpick ready. Cooled & covered in Chocolate Ganache from this site. Teenagers comment: "This is so Bomb!" Have not tasted it yet, but 17 year old was calling his friends to come over here to taste it! Conversation overheard; "Dude, You need to come over & taste this Bomb Cake My Mom Made!"
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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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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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Chili Seasoning Mix II

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2012
Per other reviewers who said it did not need flour. Did not add the flour or sugar. It does not need sugar if it is slow cooked. I used 4 full rounded tsp. of chili powder, 1 level teaspoon of chili flakes & everything else was according to the recipe. I used 5 T. of this Seasoning for 1+ pound of each of the following: Ground Sirloin, Ground Chicken & Ground Pork, all mixed together in one pot! Cooked the "meats" with 2 diced onions, drained fat. Used four regular sized cans of chopped stewed tomatoes and 1 can Hunts Garlic & Herb Tomato Sauce (big). Sorry for the lack of measurements. This is great seasoning for "Family Friendly" Chili. Pouring rain outside, fire in the fire place, everyone fed! 5 stars! Everyone liked it. Will probably be in even better tomorrow!
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Beef and Guinness® Stew

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2014
This was very good. I did not have any Tomato Paste. I added 1/3 cup of Ketchup (cringe) and did not add the sugar. Came out great. I used a 11.? ounce bottle of Guinness that was in the back of the fridge! Chef John comes through again. Served with mashed potatoes and green beans. The men in my house were happy!
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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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3 Ingredient Pulled Pork Barbeque

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2014
Made this using a 6.5 lb. package of Pork Shoulder Boneless Country Ribs. Followed the recipe, but used more BBQ Sauce in the initial mix due to my larger amount of ribs. Added a heaping teaspoon of Harissa (Chili Paste) and let it cook in the slow cooker all day. I did not add the full amount of BBQ Sauce at the end of shredding. We don't like our pork swimming in sauce. I did not add it back into the slow cooker for the second time. It was time for dinner and once shredding was done - I served this. Easy. Good. Worked great! Thanks for the recipe!
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Amy's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2011
Used Butter instead of Margarine. Everything else was exactly as written. OMG! New favorites. I had also baked a Black Magic Chocolate Cake (AR Recipe/birthday cake needed) and topped it with Pro Ganache from this site. Had extra Ganache and dipped some of the cookies 1/2 way into the Ganache. My men are in love!
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Roasted Cauliflower 'Steaks'

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2015
This was delicious, but.....I bought a good sized Cauliflower that was bigger than a head of Iceberg Lettuce. I have very sharp knives. I was only able to get two good 1 inch steaks out of the head of Cauliflower. I mention this only because if you are planning on steaks for presentation, you will need more cauliflower than one head. The two ends were roasted and are equally delicious, but I only have two "steaks" out of one head. This is so good, you might want to make at least two heads of cauliflower anyway......I keep eating the florets right out of the pan! I seasoned this with Garlic Garni (a mixed garlic and pepper seasoning) Again, DELICIOUS! Thanks for a great recipe!
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Garlic Spinach

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2013
Used 2 T. Butter & 3 large cloves of garlic chopped. Followed the directions except I used the Salt Grinder and ground sea salt into the garlic butter cooking on low. Used a WHOLE HUGE Package of Costco Spinach and just added large handfuls and kept turning it. Forgot about the lemon because I was BBQ'ing the rest of dinner. Will definitely be making this again. Doesn't need the lemon. This was delish! DH really liked it too and he is a "Creamed Spinach or forget it" guy. Great find!
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