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Caramel Apple Cider with Salty-Sweet Rim

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2014
I love this! Had some leftover salted caramel in the fridge, so used it to rim the cup (after heating to soften), as well as place a generous dollop inside to melt as I stirred in the hot apple cider. I had some trouble getting the caramel to stick to the rim, so I'm sure honey would be better for that, but the flavor was EXCELLENT, and the little hardened bits of spiced, salted caramel along the edges were divine! Totally an easy indulgence on a cold winter night, and I can't wait to try this rimmer method on a holiday cocktail as well!! :)
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Green Gazpacho

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2014
This was so addicting! I have been making all kinds of soups this week, and figured I would try a gazpacho since I've never tasted, let alone created, one before. I was out of regular onion, so used green onions, and only had white vinegar instead of the white balsamic. The sweet and the sour and the kick of jalepeno in the back of your throat - it was amazing! Totally a winner for nights where I need something quick and fresh but still full of flavor!
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Shepherd's Pie VI

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2014
This is regularly my go-to recipe since it's so simple, but I always find my meat mixture lacking in flavor. I can never seem to season it well enough (my fault I'm sure!). I decided to replace all the meat with Johnsonville Sausage, and it made a HUGE difference in flavor! I opted for a Johnsonville Bratwurst since this is essentially "pub food," and despite not being a beer drinker, the beer flavor inside the sausage infused the dish beautifully, and this is how I plan to make it from now on, using various Johnsonville Sausage flavors to see what they all do.
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Johnsonville Classic Meatballs and Spaghetti

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2014
My three picky kids LOVED this recipe! "No fuss" is right - I simmered the meatballs in a covered saucepan while the water boiled for the pasta, then added the sauce & meatballs right into the drained pasta and mixed right in the large stock pot. No extra serving bowls necessary = less dishes to wash! If you'd like to crank it up a notch, you can make your own marinara from scratch, but for a quick weekday meal, this fits the ticket perfecto.
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Fresh Mango Sorbet

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2014
AMAZING! Such a simple recipe that made my family very happy! It did take a lot longer than expected to freeze (could have been me!), and because my mangos were so ripe, I halved the sugar (I just used regular white sugar), and it was still very sweet. Next time, if I use very ripe mangoes again, I may omit the sugar completely. Taste your mixture before freezing so you know what would be best for you.
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White Fiber Mini Shells with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2014
This made a LOT of pasta! The next day it wasn't as flavorful, but a little olive oil drizzled on top before reheating in the microwave solved the dryness issue. Right out of the pan, it was quite delicious. It had a mild flavor despite all the basil I threw on top, and overall, it could probably use a little more salt since the parmesan wasn't enough for me. It was quick and made a great weekday meal! I'd do it again, but would probably add a protein this time - maybe some grilled chicken or shrimp?
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Whole Grain Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes, Marinated Chicken Breast and Pesto

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2014
I had read the reviews and saw the it was kind of bland, so decided to make the "Pesto" recipe here on the Allrecipes site, thinking that the fresh-picked-from-the-garden herbs and freshly ground parmesan would make a big difference in the outcome. It was...still lacking something. The directions felt a bit clunky to me, and it was hard to keep up with it all. Next time, I would set the pot of water to boil first, then grill the chicken, then leave it to rest while I worked on the veggies, setting those aside in a large bowl until needed. Then I would cook the spaghetti, toss it into the vegetables until well-mixed, then add the pesto to coat well. I had added the pesto first, and by the time the veggies were added, the spaghetti had absorbed everything and there wasn't much left over. Maybe that would have made a difference? Also, I added more salt than I normally do, but the depth of flavor still didn't seem strong. Individually, all the components were great. But together? It just seemed disjointed. I'll have to try again.
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Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Tomatillo Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2014
As a SoCal native, this recipe was a taste of home for me! Flavorful, juicy, with plenty of seasonings to make me go back for more. LOVED the tomatillo salsa way more than I expected to (it paired so beautifully with the meat!), and when placed on top of homemade corn tortillas (from Allrecipes too!), it was seriously one of the best meals I've had in a while. My husband told me that it "tasted like awesome," so I do believe this recipe's a keeper. ;)
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Chiliville Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2013
Me & my husband loved this chili! Much lighter than other recipes I've tried, but still super duper filling. I thought that since it wasn't so thick or heavy, I would be able to eat more of it, but I was pretty full after just a small serving. It was hot in that it helped raise your body temp and make you sweat as you ate it (so perfect for those cold winter nights!), but it wasn't very spicy, which was great because I'm not a fan of those "set your tongue on fire for the sake of it" types of chili recipes, and don't like spicy stuff in the first place. I paired it with Grandma's Buttermilk Cornbread (cut up "croutons" to sprinkle on top, along with some shredded cheese) and it was AMAZING.
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Grilled Steak and Asian Noodle Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2013
I normally have a sweet tooth as well, but this dressing was for sure pretty sweet, and there was a lot of it. We used organic lo mein noodles instead of the spaghetti, and I also subbed snow peas for snap peas since they looked fresher at the store. I had squeezed an entire large lime into the marinade (so more than the recipe called for), but it still wasn't enough to cut the sweetness. The Asian sesame dressing I had chosen was the Annie's Organic one, so maybe I will just need to experiment with others to see how they flavor this. Also, our family is big into veggies, so I would probably double the amount of snow peas for next time. The peppers and carrots made it plenty sweet, so I would leave them as-is, but for sure, it needed something to balance the flavors a bit better. All in all, another repeat, and that meat was GREAT, and so easy to do!
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Pesto Steak and Arugula Pizza

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2013
Even though I cooked the steak to well-done, it was still absolutely flavorful and delicious. I added the zest of the entire lemon to the marinade to really punch up that citrus flavor before brushing it on the meat, and WOW - easiest steak and most delicious steak I've grilled yet! I bought ready-made pizza dough from the local grocery store, and made it into 4 "mini" pizzas (we cut them in half for each of my 3 kids, and there was still an entire mini-pizza left for my husband to take to work the next day for lunch) instead of one giant one. No change in cooking time, either. 15 minutes did the trick for mine. Quick, easy, packed full of amazing flavors, and definitely a repeat at my house!
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Summer Fruit Galettes

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2013
This was delicious and super easy! I had one pie crust left over, and didn't feel like making a full pie, so when I came across this recipe, I was enthralled! I halved the fruit easily, but needed a little more time for it to bake since most of the fruit was frozen, and added about 10 extra minutes to my fresh pluot, and frozen blueberry & strawberry filling. Gorgeous presentation, and a total snap to prep. Thanks!
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Vanilla Ice Cream V

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2013
Definitely one of the best, most classic, most authentic vanilla ice cream recipes I've tasted!! I quartered the recipe for my ice cream maker, and it was perfect! THANKS!!
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Pizza On The Grill I

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2013
The dough to this was PHENOMENAL!! I must have eaten quite a bit as I was "testing" it for doneness right off the grill! The garlic folded into the dough really made it stand out, and I could have just eaten crust all night. We ended up grilling a few empty ones and cutting them into breadsticks to dip into extra marinara sauce. Deeelish!
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Cinnamon Yogurt Dip

Reviewed: May 11, 2013
As written, I think the cinnamon would have been too much. Like others suggested, I cut it down to 1 teaspoon, and it was fabulous! It was a touch too sweet as well, so I may reduce the sugar/honey if I continue to use regular vanilla yogurt, although it would probably counter the greek yogurt's richness should I try that next time. Can't wait to experiment though! Never thought about putting these ingredients together but they were wonderful! :)
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Strawberry Sauza®-Rita

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2013
BEST of the three I tested out during my Sauza Blue Silver Tequila "Shake It Up - Girls Night In" party!! Customized it a little to sub out the strawberry liquor with fresh strawberries, and it was the first to go. SO GOOD.
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Sauza® Southwest Margarita

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2013
So delicious when using their new Sauza Blue Silver tequila!! Very mild "tequila" taste, and with freshly squeezed orange juice, you can't go wrong!
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Baked Pears

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2013
I'm familiar with baked fruits for dessert, and am normally a HUGE advocator for butter, but the butter just sat inside the pear as it baked, and when I took it out, it splashed everywhere, and ran out all over the place when I cut it, mixing with the ice cream. The amount of cinnamon was quite a lot compared to the small amount of pear flesh that was leftover after I was done scooping out the insides, and if I made this again, I would combine all the ingredients together (after melting the butter) and then just drizzle over the pears in the dish. Maybe even cut whole pears up in slices beforehand to minimize the waste from digging through the top to get to the seeds in the center. For people not used to eating fruit, this might be a way to get them to eat it, but it's definitely not healthy nor indulgent, and the ratio of butter/sugar/spice to fruit was just way, way off for me. :(
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Quick and Easy Lasagna

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2013
I made a variation of this as Lasagna Rolls, replacing the ground beef with Johnsonville Mild Sausage, and it was SO delicious! And even BETTER the next day! Simple ingredients, great flavor.
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Honey Wheat Sandwich Rolls

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2013
Made these to go with the Johnsonville Italian Sausage Sliders and they were AWESOME! mine made 18 rolls using a Coca-Cola glass to cut out fifteen roughly 3" diameter circles, then hand-forming circles for the last three rolls. About 13 minutes in my oven and they were done, and I could have eaten half a pan of them right then and there, they were delicious!!
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