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Creme Brulee

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2009
Following Chef Peon's instructions, the texture was perfect, and the taste was rich, not too sweet. The only thing I changed was to infuse a whole vanilla bean in the cream as it was heating on the stove. I split it lengthwise and stirred the seeds into the cream, and threw in the pod, dicarding it after the cream heated to the correct temperature. Chef Peon's review is on the last page, since she was one of the first to review the recipe.
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Puerto Rican Tostones (Fried Plantains)

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2009
Very good, but not the quickest thing to make. The drinking glass worked just fine to smoosh them. I served them with Arroz con pollo and a salad, and Hubby gobbled them up.
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Lamb Madras Curry

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
Oh. My. GOODNESS!! This made my house smell like heaven, and was absolutely delicious! As per other reviews, I went easy on gthe tamarind, and since the instructions don't say when to add the curry leaves, I added them with the cardamom and fennel. Funny thing about the curry leaves. HAving never made curry before, I went to an Indian grocery store and asked if they had them. "Yes." he said, and went back to his bookkeeping. "Um where are they?" "In my store." I tried not to laugh. I had no idea where to look. Smart aleck. Finally asking if he could be a bit more specific, he sent someone to show us where they were. (In the refrigerated sectio, for those of you that don't frequent Indian grocery stroes) Served this over basmati rice with premade naan, mint chutney, and plain yogurt. I would have made mango salad if they were in season, but cucumber salad would have been good too. YUM!
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Creamy White Wine Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2007
Great recipe base, used half the salt, a hint of minced garlic, and some Italian seasoning instead of parsley. I'm serving it drizzled over green beans, but it would be great on pasta or maybe fish! Found a really yummy Chardonay out of the deal. I bought it for the recipe because it was on sale, and had a glass while I was cooking. Now I need to buy a few more bottles!
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2007
Fabulous! I served it with grilled cheese sandwiches on artisan bread, and Hubby raved! I used Yukon gold potatoes for their creamy consistency and buttery flavor, and boiled a ham bone with the potatoes. It made our apartment smell wonderful! I also added green onions, and garnished with sour cream. I froze some of this in pint containers for later. I will definitely make this again!
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2007
My husband and I are a family of two, with fairly small appetites, but nonetheless these were gone in two days. I used Vietnamese cinnamon, which has a stronger cinnamon flavor, and whipped the butter sugar and eggs in my mixer until it was fluffy, and the texture was even. The resulting cookie was light and airy. 7 1/2 minutes cooking time is perfect.
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Applesauce

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2008
I used pink lady apples, leaving the peels on, because I like the difference in texture. Gave some still warm and freshly made to my husband. The verdict? "Yum! and I don't even like applesauce." I am serving it tomight with potato pancakes ans sliced leftover pork roast. I will always make homemade applesauce from now on. Mmmmmmmmm.
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Carol's Arroz Con Pollo

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2008
Fantastic! My husband looks forward to this every time I meke it. The only thing I chane is to substitute cilantro for parsley, and add the juice of a lime. Served with the fried plantains from this site, and a green salad for a very colorful meal with great leftovers
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Blackberry Cobbler

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2010
Delicious, and so simple! I was also skeptical about the sugar syrup, but it works beautifully and the cobbler came out lovely and moist. I have found that turbinado sugar on top gives a nice crunch. I served it with warm custard sauce, and got rave reviews.
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
Very good. I also reduced the sugar to 1/2 c, and it doesn't taste overly sweet. Making this in a mini muffin tin worked well, but it sticks to paper liners. Without the liners, it browned nicely. If you decide to make muffins, position the rack closer to the top so they will brown, and reduce the baking time to 10 minutes for the mini ones, and test with a toothpick. Not overbaking is crucial to keeping them moist I have tried them less sweet, as well as with a tiny ammount (1/4tsp) of fresh rosemary. Both are delicious with a dab of honey butter or plain!
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Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2011
Not sure I'll ever use canned soup again. If you don't like the skins in your soup, blanch the tomatoes in boiling water for about 30 seconds, until the skins crack, then drain in a colander and rinse in cool tap water. The skins will slip off easily. Used an immersion blender instead of a food mill, and it worked well. Delicious with a grilled gruyere and cheddar sandwich and carrot/celery sticks.
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Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: May 25, 2008
Pretty good, quick and easy to throw together, but I could tell it was made with Bisquick. Didn't stop them from being eaten, and the they did make our apartment smell nice.
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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2012
I made these with the three types of sugar as suggested, but found them too sweet and sort of oily. perhaps because I used real peanut butter instead of hydrogenated peanut spread? Made these to accompany a thank you note, but seems like a waste of ingredients and three hours. As a gluten-free, flourless recipe this would be okay, but for the average diet I'm sure there are better out there.
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