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Deborah from Tennessee rated and reviewed the recipe Orange Grilled Beer-Can Chickens
Orange Grilled Beer-Can Chickens
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"Haven't made this exact recipe before, but have made beer can chicken many times and they turn out great. I bought a rack to help hold the chicken up a bit better and then this year found a tray with basically two racks for two chickens at Costco. In fact, there's enough room on the tray below the racks to hold some veggies for the grill as well."
Posted on 8/25/2011
Deborah from Tennessee rated and reviewed the recipe Neapolitan Cake
Neapolitan Cake
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"I made this yesterday with a couple of changes. I added strawberry flavoring to the pink layer instead of the almond to give it that true neapolitan ice cream flavor. Also, I'm not much on canned frosting, so I made a simple chocolate glaze from powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and milk and drizzled that over the top. The cake baked up beautifully, looks great and tastes delicious. I did, however, have one problem. The cake was so light and fluffy that it stuck to my cooling rack and was hard to get moved to the cake plate. I lost some of the bottom trying to move it. Next time I'll allow it to cool directly on the cake plate so I won't have to move it. Also, I wondered if melting some baking squares instead of using chocolate syrup would make it less crumbly."
Posted on 7/30/2011
Deborah from Tennessee rated and reviewed the recipe Grasshopper Fudge Cake
Grasshopper Fudge Cake
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"I made what amounted to four batches of this cake for two half sheet cake pans for a weekly church dinnet this week. Everyone loved it, including me. I did follow some of the tips given by other reviewers. I used the creme de menthe syrup, adding about 2 - 3 tbs. to each batch of cake batter and 2 - 3 tbls. to each tub of Cool Whip. (It makes perfect sense to me that this syrup would work better since the Andes mints you decorate with are creme de menthe flavor.) I used 1 1/2 jars of hot fudge sauce per batch of cake. You must use hot fudge sauce and not chocolate sauce or syrup as the hot fudge sauce is very thick and won't run everywhere. You also must cool the cake completely, which I find takes about 2 hours for a 13" x 9". Check that the bottom of the pan feels completely cool to the touch. It will stay hot longer than the top, even on a cooling rack. Lastly, instead of chopping up candy, I bought a bag of Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips (in the baking chips section of the store) and used that as a topper instead, mostly because it was easier."
Posted on 3/24/2011
Deborah from Tennessee rated and reviewed the recipe Salsa Chicken and Rice Casserole
Salsa Chicken and Rice Casserole
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"No, converted rice is not brown rice. Like the previous reviewer, I normally use Uncle's Bens as it cooks up perfect everytime and the grains are separate when cooked. "Converted rice (or parboiled rice) is a white rice prepared from brown rice that has been soaked, steamed under pressure to force water-soluble nutrients into the starchy endosperm, and then dried and milled. The process normally results in firm, easily separated grains when properly cooked.""
Posted on 9/2/2010
Deborah from Tennessee rated and reviewed the recipe Grilled Beer-Brined Chicken
Grilled Beer-Brined Chicken
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"Made this chicken as directed and it was really good. Always looking for a new way to make chicken. To the previous reviewer, DeboraHarv614. If your beer is high in sodium, you need a new beer. Most brands of beer have a negligible amount of sodium, generally directly from whatever water is used to brew it because some sodium naturally occurs in water. Some brewers add salt to achieve the flavor they want, but that is normally a tiny amount. Brining requires salt to work properly. The salt draws out the meats natural juices and that is replaced by the flavorful brine. Brining without salt is just marinating. Try this again, only brine for a shorter period of time and be sure to rinse the chicken when before cooking."
Posted on 9/1/2009

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Posted 8/25/2011 8:23:08 PM REPORT ABUSE
Orange Grilled Beer-Can Chickens
Orange Grilled Beer-Can Chickens
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Haven't made this exact recipe before, but have made beer can chicken many times and they turn out great. I bought a rack to help hold the chicken up a bit better and then this year found a tray with basically two racks for two chickens at Costco. In fact, there's enough room on the tray below the racks to hold some veggies for the grill as well.
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Posted 7/30/2011 2:10:42 PM REPORT ABUSE
Neapolitan Cake
Neapolitan Cake
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I made this yesterday with a couple of changes. I added strawberry flavoring to the pink layer instead of the almond to give it that true neapolitan ice cream flavor. Also, I'm not much on canned frosting, so I made a simple chocolate glaze from powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and milk and drizzled that over the top. The cake baked up beautifully, looks great and tastes delicious. I did, however, have one problem. The cake was so light and fluffy that it stuck to my cooling rack and was hard to get moved to the cake plate. I lost some of the bottom trying to move it. Next time I'll allow it to cool directly on the cake plate so I won't have to move it. Also, I wondered if melting some baking squares instead of using chocolate syrup would make it less crumbly.
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Posted 3/24/2011 4:42:32 PM REPORT ABUSE
Grasshopper Fudge Cake
Grasshopper Fudge Cake
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I made what amounted to four batches of this cake for two half sheet cake pans for a weekly church dinnet this week. Everyone loved it, including me. I did follow some of the tips given by other reviewers. I used the creme de menthe syrup, adding about 2 - 3 tbs. to each batch of cake batter and 2 - 3 tbls. to each tub of Cool Whip. (It makes perfect sense to me that this syrup would work better since the Andes mints you decorate with are creme de menthe flavor.) I used 1 1/2 jars of hot fudge sauce per batch of cake. You must use hot fudge sauce and not chocolate sauce or syrup as the hot fudge sauce is very thick and won't run everywhere. You also must cool the cake completely, which I find takes about 2 hours for a 13" x 9". Check that the bottom of the pan feels completely cool to the touch. It will stay hot longer than the top, even on a cooling rack. Lastly, instead of chopping up candy, I bought a bag of Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips (in the baking chips section of the store) and used that as a topper instead, mostly because it was easier.
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Posted 9/2/2010 10:17:29 PM REPORT ABUSE
Salsa Chicken and Rice Casserole
Salsa Chicken and Rice Casserole
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No, converted rice is not brown rice. Like the previous reviewer, I normally use Uncle's Bens as it cooks up perfect everytime and the grains are separate when cooked. "Converted rice (or parboiled rice) is a white rice prepared from brown rice that has been soaked, steamed under pressure to force water-soluble nutrients into the starchy endosperm, and then dried and milled. The process normally results in firm, easily separated grains when properly cooked."
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Posted 9/1/2009 7:29:43 AM REPORT ABUSE
Grilled Beer-Brined Chicken
Grilled Beer-Brined Chicken
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Made this chicken as directed and it was really good. Always looking for a new way to make chicken. To the previous reviewer, DeboraHarv614. If your beer is high in sodium, you need a new beer. Most brands of beer have a negligible amount of sodium, generally directly from whatever water is used to brew it because some sodium naturally occurs in water. Some brewers add salt to achieve the flavor they want, but that is normally a tiny amount. Brining requires salt to work properly. The salt draws out the meats natural juices and that is replaced by the flavorful brine. Brining without salt is just marinating. Try this again, only brine for a shorter period of time and be sure to rinse the chicken when before cooking.
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Posted 7/3/2007 1:41:24 PM REPORT ABUSE
Yogurt-Gelatin Ribbon Salad
Yogurt-Gelatin Ribbon Salad
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I emailed General Mills to ask about this and here was their response."Thank you for contacting General Mills with your inquiry.For a clear layer, you can use unflavored gelatin (instead of a box of Jello) and flavor it by using a light colored juice instead of water. White grape juice might be good. To get the white layer, you can add plain or vanilla yogurt or cool whip to the liquid gelatin."I personally haven''t tried this so I don''t know if it works. I still think they should update the recipe on their site to coincide with the recipe they emailed in their "4th of July" newsletter.
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Posted 7/3/2007 1:41:24 PM REPORT ABUSE
Yogurt-Gelatin Ribbon Salad
Yogurt-Gelatin Ribbon Salad
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I, too, am curious about how to make the white layer. I get the red and blue part. Are you using unflavored gelatin and plain yogurt or what?
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Posted 7/3/2007 1:41:24 PM REPORT ABUSE
Yogurt-Gelatin Ribbon Salad
Yogurt-Gelatin Ribbon Salad
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Joy T, when they sent this recipe out last week in an email newsletter, it did not include the directions for the white layer. It was changed after readers like me and others contacted General Mills and complained about the directions.
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Posted 2/26/2007 10:12:35 AM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker Barbecued Pulled-Pork Fajitas
Slow-Cooker Barbecued Pulled-Pork Fajitas
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I made this last night and it was a hit. My husband took some leftovers along with some tortilla chips, guacamole, cheese, etc. and made a sort of nachos with it for his lunch at work. The only thing I changed was to add an additional half bag of the veggies because I like more of those in my fajitas. Of course, this makes it go a bit further, too.
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Posted 12/11/2006 11:15:13 AM REPORT ABUSE
Orange-Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Orange-Chocolate Chunk Cookies
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I made these yesterday as part of my annual Christmas cookie baking (made about 40 dozen cookies!). I, too, found cutting the orange slices with scissors sprayed with a bit of non-stick cooking spray easier than cutting with a knife. It was not bad at all. I cut them into sixths, used regular size chocolate chips and made smaller cookies since I use them on platters with a variety of other cookies. Just bake them a couple of minutes less. They are delicious!
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