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Garlic Alfredo Tilapia

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2011
OMG...this just works!!! I was a bit hesitant to top my beloved tilapia with alfredo sauce. I am so glad I did as it takes it from wonderful to amazing! I bake my tilapia the same way, but have never added a topping. I did take Westie Mom's advice and made my own alfredo sauce as I don't care for the jarred stuff. I followed her recipe for the sauce which is: 1/4 C butter, fresh minced garlic, 3/4 C parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup half and half and a bit of Italian seasoning. It was perfect! I actually used 2 T fat free half and half and 2 T heavy cream because this is what I had. Do yourself a favor and make this sauce! You only need a couple tablespoons for each piece of fish so it is worth the splurge! Thanks for a great recipe!
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Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2011
Excellent!!! I didn't have pork sausage so I ground some pork sirloin with my Kitchen Aid mixer and used that. Since it wasn't seasoned as sausage I added about 1/2 teaspoon sage and extra garlic salt. That's the only change I made and this stuff is wonderful! I'm serving with cornbread and can't wait until time to eat! Try this, it is excellent!!! edited...Dinner is over and we enjoyed every bite! I'm almost afraid to try it with the sausage since the ground pork was so good! I will, however, try the sausage next time and report back. :)
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Ingrid's Caesar Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2012
Love this! I used crumbled blue cheese in place of the blue cheese dressing because that's what I had on hand. Update: Hubby didn't care for the blue cheese in this (though I loved it!) so now I leave that out. Also, I only use about 2 T olive oil as and omit the vinegar, but use a little more lemon juice. Just personal preference. Overall, this is a great recipe when looking for Caesar without anchovies. Worcestershire has anchovies in it so that gives it that "Caesar" dressing flavor without the fishy taste. Thanks!
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White Chocolate Snack Mix

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2010
This stuff is addictive!!! Thanks for the recipe!
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Chicken Enchiladas Suizas

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2009
This recipe is perfect! OMG, the filling is unbelievable. The only thing I did different was to not use the red bell pepper. I don't know what people are talking about with the sauce being too thin...it was perfect when using the exact proportions as written. Too give this an extra kick, try adding a dollop of sour cream on each serving. I thought I had the best chicken enchilada recipe. Not anymore! This is my new one!!! Thanks for a great recipe! You know, I just went back and read the opening paragraph where the author said she usually doubled the whipping cream and chicken broth. I think that would make this recipe PERFECT! Just wish I had read that part before I made this batch, which by the way, made TWO complete meals for a family of four. I cooked one pan and froze the other.
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2011
5 Star even using frozen bread dough! Yes, I used Rhodes frozen bread dough, let it thaw then rolled it out and proceeded from there. Oops, I didn't read the directions and I cut the softened butter into the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Made it a little hard to "spread", but it worked! As I don't measure much when I cook, I probably used 6 oz of cream cheese, 5 T butter and about 2 cups powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. YUMMY!! The frosting was perfect (I actually had a little bit left over, but will pile it on top before the rest of these go into the freezer). I can't imagine these being any better so I doubt I will go to the trouble of making the dough. Try the frozen bread dough, you won't be disappointed! The filling was exactly what I was looking for...lots of ooey-gooey cinnamony goodness. :) Thanks for the recipe! Edit..I forgot to mention I made these at night, popped into the refrigerator, took them out when I got up the next morning, let them sit for about an hour then baked. Worked perfect and will be the recipe I go to for our Christmas morning cinnamon rolls!
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Norwegian Pancakes - Pannekaken

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2011
Sorry, we didn't care for these at all. Very bland. We tried them with bacon, syrup, jam, peanut butter and powdered sugar, non of which seemed to help. (We tried each of these toppings separately, not together!)
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Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2010
Just made this today to freeze for next weeks Thanksgiving dinner. Like others, I couldn't find turkey wings so I used 3 turkey drumsticks and a package of chicken wings. When I chilled this to skim off the fat it was more like a gelatin (did I do something wrong?). Anyway, I went ahead and added some butter to what fat I could scrape off the top of the stock. I cooked the flour before adding the additional broth. It is pretty tasty, but I felt it needed a little something so I added a bit of poultry seasoning and a little more thyme along with salt and pepper. I plan to freeze this and HOPE it comes out good on Thanksgiving day! I will try to add some pan drippings from my turkey that day too.
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Mini Ham And Cheese Rolls

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2012
Excellent! I halved the recipe, added 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar and one tsp worcestershire sauce based on other similar recipes. Not sure if that made a difference, but it sure was good! I'll make them the same way next time and there will be a next time! Also, I didn't weigh the ham or cheese, but just added what I thought looked like a good amount.
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Sylvia's Ribs

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2011
Wow! These are so good. I admit, I was a bit skeptical about the sauce as it sounded like someone opened their refrigerator door and started dumping stuff in the pan, but it is AMAZING! Sticky and sweet and oh so good. I used baby back ribs because that's what I had. It was one rack and just over 3.5 pounds. I halved the sauce due some reviews I read and it turned out perfect. However, I would not halve the sauce recipe if I were cooking the entire 8 lbs ribs called for in the recipe (some suggested you do this). Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. Bottom line, I almost halved the meat and I halved the sauce. That's the only changes I made. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Cookies....All Dressed

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2011
I was skeptical about using the pretzels so I cooked one batch without them. Not good. So, I added the pretzels and while it did help, I still wasn't crazy about these. They just don't have any distinguishing flavor and are a bit bland. Sorry. Also, it seemed like a lot of flour to me and the dough was very dry. I followed the recipe exactly other than not having quite a full cup of milk chocolate chips so I had to finish the cup with semi sweet. I don't think that really made much difference...
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Italian Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
I used 3 hot and 2 mild Italian Sausage links with casings removed. Browned them in dutch oven sprayed with Pam and then cut them with spatula into chunks. Added about 1 cup chopped onion and 3 cloves minced garlic. Cooked this for a couple minutes and then added 2 cans Italian stewed tomatoes, the carrots and 4 cups chicken broth. I added about 3 teaspoons beef base (I didn't have any beef broth) and 3 diced red potatoes. Cooked this for about 20 minutes then added the zucchini and beans. Cooked another 20 minutes or so and then added thawed frozen spinach and about 1/2 cup orzo. Cooked another 20 minutes. Turned heat off and let it sit for about an hour before eating. TO DIE FOR GOOD!!!!!!!!! Sorry about the changes, but I just couldn't resist adding onion! The other small changes made for a delicious soup. I'm sure it is good without these changes, but I will make it my way from now on as it was so good. Thanks for the recipe!
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Bacon for the Family or a Crowd

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2011
I've been doing this for years. I learned it from the cook at a dude ranch we used to go to. Great way to cook for a crowd. One other thing I do is this...I cook two or three pounds of bacon (not all at the same time, but one sheet right after another) so I only have to "smell" up my house once in a while. I freeze the cooked bacon and then just take out what we need and zap it in the microwave for a few seconds. I've also done this for years and it works whether you are stove top, microwave or oven cooking your bacon!
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Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2010
Guess I'm not a pumpkin seed fan. While the flavor was great, I do not like the way you have to chew and chew and chew to swallow these things. Someone else said (not sure if it was a review here or on another recipe) it reminded them of eating the shell of a sunflower seed. Exactly! However, if you LIKE pumpkin seeds this has excellent taste and flavor!!
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Crawfish Chowder

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
Very good. I also used the frozen crawfish tails from Walmart. I did find I needed to add some Old Bay and garlic powder. Also added bit of salt. I didn't have cream of mushroom so I subbed with cream of celery. Used only 1/2 cup butter, but doubled the cream cheese. Can't wait to try it tomorrow after it "melds" in the fridge overnight!
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Breakfast Kolaches

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2011
10 Star recipe! I grew up in Texas and can attest that this is a GREAT kolache recipe. I can't wait to make the dough again and just make into rolls as it is the best "roll" recipe I have found. I used Johnsonville Cheddar Sausages, cut in half, and used 1/2 in each roll. I made the rolls into oblong pieces rather than balls. I've never had hashbrowns in a kolache so I didn't even think of putting them in. Also, I made only 12 rolls instead of 18. Perfect!
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Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2011
Very good!
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Green Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2011
This was good, but I did have to add sweetener to it, otherwise it would have been way to tart for us. I used fresh cranberries as directed so maybe next time I will try it with Craisins hoping that will make it a bit sweeter.
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Bacon Cheese Frittata

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2011
Great base! The measurements seem to be right on though I chose to add a little extra cheese and bacon. I also sauteed some dice mushrooms in the butter until all the liquid had evaporated and then added this to the eggs. Very good! I will definitely make this again and again!!
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Grandpa's Classic Coney Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2012
We LOVE this on hot dogs! After browning my beef, I used my immersion blender to grind it fine. I used a bit less vinegar and sugar and a bit more catsup than called for (just because it looked like it need more "sauce"). This will definitely be my "go to" for hot dogs! Thanks!
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