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Chicken Pot Pie
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I used a bag of frozen veggies, and simmered them with the chicken in chicken stock instead of water. I also used prepared pie crust. This was the best chicken pot pie we ever had, and we'll be adding it to the winter rotation!! A serious winner!

Pepperoni Casserole
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I really like this, but I opted to use ricotta instead of the cottage cheese, and it was a bit dry. Next time I'll try the cottage cheese, or add 2 eggs to loosen the ricotta. Per other reviewers, I also added a generous amount of italian seasoning and omitted the olives. Otherwise, it was great. Makes a huge casserole, so unless you're feeding a big crowd you may want to cut the recipe in half. Thanks for a great idea!

Champagne Shrimp and Pasta
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What a terrific quick, elegant meal for unexpected company. Just a few ingredients, just a half hour, and WOW! I agree with a previous reviewer who suggested having ingredients measured and ready to go before starting. Once the sauce starts to thicken, things happen quickly. I also added some parmesan reggiano to the cream sauce while thickening. Canned diced tomatoes work great, and don't skimp on the fresh parsley. Two thumbs up!

Coconut Macaroons
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Wow, what a great recipe! It was easy and quick. Great tip to spray the foil -- it worked wonderfully, and I had no trouble with sticking. I also made the macaroons smaller (I used a tablespoon to make the balls) and baked for 15 minutes and they came out toasty, golden, and delicious!

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The Best Bean and Ham Soup
Rating: Unrated
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Great recipe, great soup -- a little salty for my taste, but I didn't add any extra salt, so I guess it was the ham. Otherwise, I followed the recipe, and used low sodium broths. The family really enjoyed it served with fresh bread!

Easy Slow Cooker French Dip
Rating: Unrated
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I forgot the beer, but it didn't matter -- this is still a terrific recipe! I did season up the meat before putting it in the crockpot, using a little Montreal Steak seasoning, onion and garlic powders. I also added a few drops of Kitchen Bouquet. If you can make this the day before you want to serve it, you can remove the meat, slice it, and separate it from the sauce. Chilling the sauce will allow you to remove the fat, which I thought made it much better. It was a little greasy for me the first night, although my boys didn't seem to mind! Buttering and toasting some nice hard steak rolls and then melting the cheese on them before loading them up with the meat is non-negotiable! I will definitely be making this again and again!

Baked Buffalo Wings
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Wow. As a native Buffalonian, I've always despised baked wings -- they are typically soggy, greasy pretenders to the real thing. But these are fantastic! Crispy, spicy, amazing! Served these last night at a Super Bowl party, and wished I had tripled the recipe -- and so did the guest! Thanks, Leesah, for a great recipe!

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Rating: Unrated
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Great simple recipe that looks so fancy! I placed a colored toothpick in each strawberry and used them for dipping. I had a pot of bittersweet chocolate, and a pot of white chocolate, and I decorated them by painting dark chocolate hearts on the white strawberries and drizzling white chocolate on the dark ones. The whole operation only took 30 minutes and best of all, NO BAKING!!!

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Wine Fondue
Rating: Unrated
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Tried this for a dinner party and it was a huge hit! We thought it was especially delicious with shrimp. Tip - double the recipe and add extra wine or chicken stock if it's going to be served for a long period of time - the wine alone will evaporate fairly quickly. Making this again for Christmas Eve!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Rating: Unrated
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My family loved this! I used chicken tenderloins,and by the end, they fell apart! I used chicken broth instead of water per the other reviews, and used low-fat biscuits and added a can of creamed corn - next time I'm going to add peas - and there will be a next time!

Ashley and Whitney's Honey BBQ Wings
Rating: Unrated
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Mgood start - I made some changes... I baked the wings on a rack in a 425 degree oven for 25 min., then flipped them and baked for another 20. Without a rack, they will sit in the grease. I added an extra half teaspoon of Siriracha, half teaspoon of Chinese 5 spice powder and 1/4c. Honey to the sauce. It's sticky, and very tasty! With these revisions, it's a 5 star recipe!

Kosher Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Roast
Rating: Unrated
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Fantastic taste - easy to do! Did a 5.5 lb oven-prepared prime rib roast for Oscar night, seasoned the roast all over with pepper and a package of Lipton onion soup mix,then pasted on a mixture of coarse kosher salt, Montreal steak seasoning and water. I roasted at 425 for 20 minutes, and then at 215 until the temperature reached 140. I let it sit for 15 minutes, cracked/scraped off the crust, and it was perfectly medium, tasty and juicy!

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