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Frank's® Red Hot® Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2011
This stuff is amazing! I took it to a housewarming party last night and had so many people come up and ask for the recipe. Every last bite was eaten. I subbed ranch for the blue cheese dressing and used mozzarella. I do think it would be delicious with blue cheese but since I was taking it to a large gathering thought it would be safer to use the ranch and mozzarella to suit everyone's taste. I served it with Fritos's Scoops. If you are looking for an appetizer to serve while watching football - this is it! Look no further.
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Dripping Roast Beef Sandwiches with Melted Provolone

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
I used an entire pound of deli roast beef so I decided to add 1 cup of beef broth to the french onion soup and Worcestershire sauce and it was wonderful! One of my son's turned his into a French dip by using the au jus for a sandwich dip. I didn't realize I was out of the jarred peppers so I sliced up a red bell pepper and a yellow onion and sauteed them in vegetable oil. It was fantastic!
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BBQ Chicken Crescents

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2011
I used a can of the Big and Flaky Crescent Rolls because I knew my kids would scarf down the smaller ones and be looking for more. They turned out great. This is one of those recipes you can throw together in a flash and your kids think you're a genius! Younger kids and teenagers will love them.
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Iced Tea III

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2011
This is a quick easy way to make a large batch of Arnold Palmer's. We are big fans around here. I think it would be better tasting with freshly made lemonade but this is a good shortcut.
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Crescent Pizza Pockets

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2011
I am a little embarrassed to admit that I had some trouble with this recipe. I struggled with the fact that it says to fold the rectangles on the diagonal. Maybe I need to repeat Geometry (very likely) but I don't believe there is any way to fold a rectangle of dough on the diagonal and have it meet up. If it were a square this would work. I just folded my rectangles in half to form squares. Once I got past that everything else worked out just fine. Kids will love these! I could see adding additional ingredients and mixing it up a little.
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Fried Rice Restaurant Style

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2011
This is perfect fried rice. A quick, easy, light dish. Wonderful!
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Raw Vegetable Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2011
I've made other versions of cold broccoli salad but like the addition here of cauliflower and celery. I altered the dressing just a bit since I thought this would make far too much for the amount of vegetables called for. I also subbed in some light sour cream to lighten it up a bit. I did 1/4 cup light sour cream, 1/4 cup light mayo, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar, 1/8 cup parmesan, and just a touch of salt. Very pretty and pretty tasty!
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Dead Man Meatloaf

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2011
I had so much fun making this today! This is perfect for a pre-trick or treat dinner for your little ones. Especially if you have boys! The recipe for the meatloaf is better than what you usually see for this type of thing. The Cajun spice and sauteed vegetables are a great addition. I followed exactly as written but reduced amount of celery down to about 3/4 cup and used an equal amount of onion. I added 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce to the meat mixture as well. For the "bloody" sauce I used 1/2 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup barbecue sauce and 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard. I added a row of corn kernels to make his mouth. I thought a real steak knife was a much better touch than a plastic one. Happy Halloween!!!
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Flank Steak with a Port Wine Marinade

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2011
I loved this marinade with flank steak. The flavor of the port wine really came through which is a good thing for me. I have other recipes using port wine with beef that I really love. The citrus juices tenderized the meat nicely which is important for this cut. You can easily scale in half since it makes way more than you'll need. For a very decadent treat, try topping it with a blue cheese/butter/chive mixture after it comes off the grill. Very nice!
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Out of this World Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2011
I think this would be a very popular dish at a potluck barbecue. To make it even more colorful, I used tri-color rotini in addition to the wheel pasta. Romanesco broccoli was not available at my local store so I used regular broccoli.
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Coconut Ice Cream

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2011
I left the flaked coconut out and oh my....it was really, really good! Word got out that we had homemade ice cream and I had several boys in my kitchen just minutes ago. I don't think much will be left! If you are going to use the coconut, don't mix it in, just sprinkle it on top of each serving. Drizzle a little chocolate sauce over the top for a very indulgent dessert. Great tips by the other reviewers concerning cream of coconut versus coconut milk. Make sure you've got the cream of coconut for this recipe.
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Chocolate Zucchini Bread I

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2011
This was verywell received in my house. I threw in an extra square of chocolate for good measure. Used mini chocolate chips.
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Sweet Potato Pie V

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2011
I made some pretty serious modifications to this recipe and it turned out fantastic (see my custom version) but my rating is based on the recipe as written. It has serious flaws and I urge you to use it for inspiration but heed the warnings of the reviewers. If you've ever baked a pumpkin pie you would know that 3 cups of sugar is WAY too much for this pie. Sweet potato is already sweeter than pumpkin to begin with so doesn't need much to sweeten it up. I used 1 cup and it was plenty. I used only 1/2 cup butter and can't imagine how greasy the end result would be if you actually used 2 sticks of butter in this. I reduced the half and half to 3/4 cup to get the consistency I felt was right. It will be a pretty runny consistency, similar to pumpkin pie, but will set up as it bakes. I have to say I like the method of sprinkling the nutmeg on top. It makes for a very pretty presentation. I also mixed a bit of it into the batter. It compliments the sweet potato really well and I didn't feel any other spice was needed. Make sure you store this in the fridge and serve cold.
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Buttermilk Honey Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2011
I wouldn't recommend this recipe to anyone but an experienced bread baker. After reading the reviews and seeing so many comment on the ratio of liquid to dry ingredients being off, I decided to make this with my Kitchenaid mixer so that I could control this. I ended up adding at least an additional 1/2 cup of flour till the dough seemed a good consistency. It appeared all was well until after the 2nd rise when just before placing it in the oven, the dough collapsed. I reshaped it and let it rise a 3rd time and it baked up fine. There are so many other recipes out there the yield a better result that I wouldn't go with this one again.
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Easy Tasty Dates

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2011
These are delicious! Super easy to assemble and great finger food for parties. I used thick cut bacon so I cut the slices in thirds and it was perfect. Definitely make as directed to get desired result. Don't skip balsamic reduction or bacon. These are both big elements of the recipe and these flavors blend in an amazing way. Leave one out and you'll get something completely different. I recommend moving dates to a paper towel after cooking to blot briefly before plating and drizzling with balsamic.
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Buttermilk Bread II

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2011
This turned out so well. I was a little concerned while mixing in the flour that it might end up on the dry side but it was perfect. I used just under 5 cups of flour total and thought the dough seemed a little dry but after working with it and letting it rise, it baked up beautifully. Perfect to slice and toast! Add your flour gradually as it states. You might not need to add it all.
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Ashley's Savory Summer Veggie Tarts

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2011
I had high hopes for this but we were disappointed in the end. They look pretty but the taste is just not quite there. The flavor of the soup was too prevalent. I also think they need something to thicken them a bit to improve the texture. As it was they were a bit too "soupy" all the way around for our taste.
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Sweet Washington Cherry Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2011
This is perfect cherry pie. I invested in a cherry pitter recently and it made the task of pitting the cherries so much easier. I'm happy to have it on hand for cherry season. I used closer to 3 cups of pitted cherries to fill my deep dish pie pan. I made this pie for the 4th of July. With cherry or berry pies, I always try to bake them the day before and let them sit to settle and solidify. It seems they are always best if they have time to sit before you cut into them. The texture and flavor of this filling is fantastic!
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Tasty Roasted Beets

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2011
I love roasting beets when you can get the all the beautiful varieties at the farmer's market. I used some deep red and pretty golden yellow beets. I skipped the whole mixing bowl part and just used 2 sheets of heavy duty foil - keeping the different colored beets separate. I drizzled the olive oil, thyme, and salt right onto the beet wedges and then enclosed the beets into foil packets, placed on a baking sheet and popped them in the oven. I rated only 4 stars because of the method. I prefer to quarter the beets and roast them for longer (about an hour) instead of cubing them. This way after they cool you can slice them for salads or cube them if desired. Fantastic served with greens, goat cheese, toasted walnuts, and balsamic dressing.
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Val's Bandito Baked Beans

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2011
These are fantastic as an alternative when you don't have the time to cook beans from scratch. Delicious!
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