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Best Baked French Fries

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2013
The sugar releases the starch (liquid) in the potatoes and then you drain it off and dry them well. When you place them on the baking sheet be sure you place them in a single layer with space around each fry to aid in getting them crispy. The liquid will cause the potatoes to steam which makes them soggy when baked, so if you remove it first then you get a crispier fry. Also, using a lower in starch potato such as red potatoes or Yukon Golds are a better choice than Idaho for crispier fries. Keep in mind the bake time will vary depending on how thick or thin you cut the potatoes.
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Apple Cinnamon White Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2013
Wow. This is a winner! I made 2 and so glad I did. I'm taking one to a friend and keeping one for us :)! I used the pink lady apples and the cake is very apple-y and delicious! I added a full teaspoon salt to the batter which really helped to intensify the flavors, and it took 1 hour in my oven. For those who had problems with this, remember all ovens are different and cook times will vary. I recommend setting for 40 minutes and checking. If it is at all jiggly or squishy on top you want to keep baking. Add another 5 or 10 minutes and keep checking until top is firm-ish. For those who found it dry be sure you are measuring your flour properly. Spoon it into the measuring cup and level it off with a knife. You might be packing it too much. This cake would be hard to dry out with all the delicious apple in it! Thanks for a great recipe Jinglebells! It's a keeper!
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Amazing Muffin Cups

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2013
Easy and yummy. I used fresh potatoes and 1/2 the cheese as suggested by Baking Nana. Thanks for a tasty recipe. Next time I will use less sausage too - the sausage overpowered a bit for us. These are great reheated!
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Spicy Ginger Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2012
Thank you for a tasty wing recipe! We really liked this. These are FULL of flavor! I did make some adjustments for our tastes. First I could only fit 1/2 the wings in my pan for searing, so I cut the butter (i did use butter instead of margarine) way down. I used 1/4 cup butter and cooked the chicken about 4 minutes on each side. I didn't need any more butter to cook the 2nd batch of chicken - there was enough fat in the pan. In the sauce I used 3 serrano's but I did seed them first. I also cut the ginger down to 1 tbsp. I LOVE ginger, but I thought 2 tbsp might be too strong for our tastes. I did have the other tbsp on hand just in case to add it if needed, but I didn't use it. I reduced the sauce down until thick. It took a little longer than 7 mins though. Maybe about 15 mins but it was worth it. I think next time I will cook it down even longer for a thicker sauce with a stronger flavor. Either way - we really LOVED these and will make them again. The star of this recipe is the sauce - it is soooo gooood! Reduce it down until it tastes the best to you. I left out the msg and the sesame seeds too
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Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2012
These were okay. They didn't crisp up like fried sticks and the cheese started melting out. I won't make them again, as I think these really need to be fried for the breading to cook properly.
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Independence Day Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2011
A little bit of effort but very tasty. My hubs says they taste like strawberry shortcake. I made this as stated in the recipe except I did not use sugar free pudding -just a personal preference. Thanks for sharing! I forgot to mention I did make my own whipped topping using a recipe on this site. So much better than store bought and very easy!
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Slow Cooker Cheese Steaks

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2012
This is my recipe and seasoning the meat kind of goes without saying for me - sorry I left it out of the recipe to salt and pepper it. I guess it is just something I do naturally. With all slow cooker recipes where you are using meat - to get the most flavor sear the meat first on the stove. I do this for this recipe when I have more time, but it still works and is flavorful without searing. Be careful with the salt as the stock will be salty too, but do season with salt for more depth of flavor.
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Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Zest Cream Cheese Icing

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2013
Thank you for the yummy recipe! I am used to baking cupcakes at a little higher temp. I like the results of a lower temp. The tops are flat instead of a rounded dome. These really melt in your mouth and the puree inside is a nice little surprise! Thanks again!
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Chef John's BLT Pasta

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2014
I made this with sour cream the first time and we really loved it. I added sun-dried tomatoes for a little more flavor. I wanted to try it with the creme fraiche, so I made it again. We preferred the tang the sour cream added for sure, so I'll be making it again and again but with the sour cream. I omitted the lemon as we didn't care for it in this dish.
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Pretzel Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2012
This was my first time making pretzel bread and it worked! I made these into rolls for sandwiches. Tip: Be sure to measure the water and baking soda correctly for the boiling process. If you use too little water to baking soda ratio then these will turn out salty. Too little baking soda to water then they won't have the pretzel taste. Thanks for the yummy recipe!
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Kiwi-Lime Pork Ribs

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2012
This was delicious! Thank you for sharing your yummy recipe. I did make some changes to suit our tastes. For the sauce I cut the salt way down. 2 tablespoons sounds like a lot to me (I would like to ask the recipe submitter if that is maybe a typo), so I used 2 teaspoons and that was a good amount for us. I also reduced the chili powder by 1/2 and that was plenty for us-I felt 2 tablespoons would make the sauce taste like chili powder only. I tasted the sauce before pouring it over the meat and it was wonderful, so I was happy with the changes I made. I would suggest checking the temp of the meat about 45 mins into the cooking time - the meat was a tad overcooked, but it was still a big hit with the fam! This paired perfectly with garlic sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes. Did I mention the sauce was delish! I think I will try adding a third kiwi next time!! yummmm
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Apple Chips

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2014
Delicious! I served with a homemade salted caramel dip. I gave this 4 stars because I had to bake longer than stated. I baked at 225 for about 2 hours total and they came out nice and firm. I flipped them over halfway through. I used parchment paper so there wasn't any issues with sticking. I used the mandolin to slice them and left the core to keep the pretty star shape in the center.
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Rice and Beef Stuffed Tomatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2013
Thank you for a delicious and versatile recipe. I did make some changes to suit our tastes. I used 1 cup of regular long grain rice. I sauteed it in 3 tbsps butter until lightly toasted and then added 2 cups water. Brought that to a boil; reduced heat; covered and let simmer for 15 mins until water was absorbed. I then added salt to taste and 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley. While the rice was simmering, I browned the meat. I halved the recipe because I was only feeding 2. I used 1/2 lb Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausage. Browned that and then added 1/2 of a chopped onion with 1 teaspoon of minced garlic. Finished cooking the meat with the veges and then added the chopped tomato pulp and some salt to taste. Scraped all the bits off the bottom of the pan and gave it a taste. I added a tbsp of chopped fresh basil and I omitted the tomato sauce. It was juicy enough for me with the tomato pulp and everything tasted so fresh and yummy. I added 2 cups rice and stirred it all together and then filled the tomatoes. I only used 4 tomatoes. Cooked for 20 mins and then topped each tomato with a slice of asiago cheese. Melted the cheese and served with the rest of the rice. It was absolutely delicious. I ate one and my husband ate 3!! and he finished off the leftover filling!! Definitely a keeper. I will make this whenever I can find good tomatoes on sale. Thanks so much!
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French Toast Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2011
This was very easy and tasty. Thanks for the recipe! I did make it up the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight. I made it as described, and I didn't experience the 'eggy' taste others complained about. Be sure you use ALL the milk called for in the recipe - I believe this will avoid that eggy taste (I noticed one of the reviewers who had the eggy taste only used 2 cups milk). Be sure to dust with confectioner's sugar as the little extra sweetness really adds to the dish. I would also recommend adding a little bit of cinnamon to the egg/milk mixture - I am definitely going to do that next time I make this. I made this in a 13x9x2 dish and it baked up beautifully in 50 mins. My husband had 2 large servings and is looking forward to leftovers in the morning!
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Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2011
We weren't crazy about this recipe. I made it exactly as written in the recipe, and it came out bland.
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Mediterranean Beef Meatball Kabob

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2013
This is super tasty. I would have given it 5 stars but the directions are flawed and leave out the bread crumbs, eggs (although I used 1 whole egg and it was fine), and water that is listed in the ingredients list (I did not use the water though - my meat mixture did not need it) Additionally, it doesn't say to mince the garlic. I used an 80/20 meat as it is so much more flavorful than the lean stuff. I also used fresh flat leaf Italian parsley and 1 tbsp minced fresh garlic. I used seasoned bread crumbs and just 1/2 teaspoon cumin as it can be overpowering. I made the Greek Tzatziki sauce recipe from this site. The meatballs were full of flavor and held their own with the Tzatziki Sauce - they went very well together. I really think it is important to use fresh parsley and 1 tablespoon of garlic for best results along with a more flavorful meat like the 80/20. I cooked the meatballs at 425 for 15 minutes and they were juicy and delish! I broiled the flat bread until lightly toasted and topped with 4 meatballs, tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, and fresh parsley. We loved this meal! I served it with baked sweet potato fries which complemented the sandwich nicely! Great flavors! Thanks for a delicious recipe. I did notify allrecipes to the errors, so I'm sure they will correct the directions soon and I will change this to 5 stars then!
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American French Onion Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2012
Thank you for a tasty recipe! This was yummy. It's definitely not a traditional french onion, but it was a nice change of pace! I think my onions were a little big, because there were a lot in there, but the broth was soooo good! Easy to make too! It's a keeper!
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Memaw's Lemon Sunshine Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2012
Memaw knows how to make a lemon cake! Moist, delicious, and oh so lemony! Easy to make too! Thank you for sharing!! I didn't make any changes at all!
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Neapolitan Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2012
Thanks for the great recipe! These really do taste like neapolitan ice cream and they are so pretty!
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Amazing Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Shrimp

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2011
These are wonderful little party treats. We really liked them, but be careful not to put too much of the jalapeno in the shrimp - they can get HOT! Thanks for sharing :o)
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