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Creamy Vanilla Pudding

Reviewed: May 13, 2009
I followed the directions/amounts exactly (with the exception of tempering the eggs before adding them to the hot milk). Even though I dislike separating eggs because I never know what to do with the whites and hate to waste them, using the yolks only made this exceptionally custardy and rich. Delicious. I can visualize this as filling for cream puffs. I filled 3 custard cups with pudding and then ate the rest warm straight from the saucepan!
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Basil Pork Chops

Reviewed: May 10, 2009
I made these some time ago, and I don't understand why I haven't made them again until today...because I like them so much. The sweetness of the pork mixed with the brown sugar and savory spices is delicious. Yes, the sugar does caramelize quickly so watch them carefully. I found that an inexpensive bone-in pork chop worked just as well as the boneless.
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Super Easy Stir-Fried Cabbage

Reviewed: May 8, 2009
A good complimenting side dish for other Asian cuisine. I used rice vinegar instead of wine and added about a tsp of white sugar. Using cole slaw mix with carrots and purple cabbage gave the recipe some additional color which was nice. Served with a little hoisin sauce on the side for dipping, the flavors reminded me of a vegetable egg roll minus the wrapper.
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Sleepy Hollow Chicken Salad Supreme

Reviewed: May 7, 2009
I modified the ingredients for the salad slightly but used the mayo, dijon, and curry dressing. It was delicious! (I made the salad with just pineapple and added dried cranberries. Toasted slivered almonds went in the salad and on top as a garnish.)
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Spinach Cheese Pasta

Reviewed: May 4, 2009
I thought that this was a very good quick supper dish but that it could have benefited from a bit more seasoning. I used large curd cottage cheese and heated it slightly with the drained pasta and spinach until it was soft and gooey - almost like biting into a small piece of soft mozzarella - also added freshly ground pepper, salt, and a sprinkling of nutmeg to resemble the taste of spinach lasagna. I took the photo before I remembered to top the pasta with parmesan cheese...
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Lime Fish Tacos

Reviewed: May 3, 2009
I was really happy to find a recipe that tasted this good without fried fish. An excellent quick meal - I served it with Mexican Rice and cooked apples. The only addition I made was a bit of snipped parsley in the sauce. If I had fresh cilantro, I would have used it. Orange Roughy is a good choice for these tacos.
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Chunky Applesauce

Reviewed: May 3, 2009
I love fried apple slices, but this is a much healthier alternative. The brown sugar/vanilla combo can't be beat! Added about a tblsp of water to start the cooking process, but uncovered the apples during the last few minutes to let the liquid boil down to syrup consistency. I chose not to mash the apples but leave them in chunks.
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Mexican Rice I

Reviewed: May 2, 2009
This ended up to be a very tasty side dish - but I can't give a 5 for the recipe because I changed the proportions and ingredients. I only used 1/2 cup rice and added an entire 10 oz can of Rotel tomatoes (liquid included) then adjusted the amount of water to total about 1 1/4 cups liquid. I made this to serve with Fish Tacos so wanted something with a bit more kick. I made this the night before, and when I reheated I added some picante sauce and some chicken granules for even a little more spice and flavor.
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Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: May 2, 2009
One of my favorite ways to dress up leftover mashed potatoes, too!
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Strawberry Cobbler II

Reviewed: May 1, 2009
I wish I had read the reviews that said to use more fruit and either use less or omit the water completely. I found the cake-like cobbler topping to be a nice change, and an especially good taste with the brown sugar (even though I used light brown sugar instead of dark). I did add some vanilla to the batter and omitted the extra brown sugar/butter on top.
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Simple White Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2009
This didn't turn out to be exactly the taste I was looking for, but even so, the cupcakes were delicious - maybe I creamed the butter and sugar TOO much because the end result reminded me of a buttery sponge cake-like texture. I frosted them with Browned Butter Icing and the combo was a great treat!
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Gel's Green Beans and Beef

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2009
I thought the salty soy sauce and sweet honey combine well for a really easy stir fry sauce. The first time I made this I used more veggies and mixed cooked Ramen noodles into the skillet. The second time I made it with just beef and green beans and served it over rice. Loved it both ways.
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California Coleslaw

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2009
I used packaged cole slaw mix that already had carrots and purple cabbage in it, so just added some finely diced onion. I used more sugar, and less oil. Also added freshly chopped mint for a twist on the usual cole slaw taste. I wasn't able to marinate this overnight - only a couple of hours - and the result was still quite tasty.
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Spicy Black Bean Cakes

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2009
A DELICIOUS way to use the sweet potato I had on hand. It was a great addition to the black bean cakes! I skipped on using the jalapeno pepper but used a bit of chipotle powder instead to add a little pepper spice. Really liked that the onions were sauteed prior to mixing with the black beans, but next time I think I'll also saute the grated sweet potato with the onion briefly before adding to the mashed beans. They were a little bit crunchier in the cakes than I had hoped. (The sour cream dressing thinned with a little more lime makes a great salad dressing, too!)
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Sweet and Sour Pepper Pork

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2009
This is one of the best and easiest sweet & sour pork recipes I've ever made...I didn't even change the recipe, which for me is sort of unusual.
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Barbecued Turkey Sandwiches

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2009
This added some much-needed flavor to deli turkey. I slivered the turkey and simmered it in the sauce, and ate it as an open-faced sandwich smothered with mozzarella/asiago cheese, broiled until melted.
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'Out of Salad Dressing' Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2009
I don't usually keep bottled salad dressing on hand, so I'm always glad to find a dressing that I can adjust to the amount I need. Didn't really measure as I was making this, but probably used more lemon juice and only added a very small amount of milk. The other changes I made were to add some white sugar and freshly ground black pepper.
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Apple Puff Pancake

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2009
The texture of this Apple Puff reminded me quite a bit of the pancakes my German grandmother made. I'm giving the recipe a 5 even though I made a few changes because I liked it a lot and it's much easier than making individual pancakes. I sauteed the apples briefly in a skillet before layering them in the baking dish. I added cinnamon to the egg batter and sprinkled the top of the puff with white sugar and cinnamon after I spooned the individual serving on the plate. I scaled the recipe to 3 servings (2 eggs) and ate the whole thing!
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Tasty Sesame Tilapia

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2009
Great tasting tilapia can't be much easier than this! I marinated partially-frozen tilapia for about 3 hours until they were completely thawed. Since the fillets were so thin, I just grilled them on my indoor grill pan. The boiled and reduced marinade made a tasty sauce to eat over the fish. Served with Onion Rice (from allrecipes) this was a gourmet meal!
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Onion Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2009
I used yellow onion with a little green onion added for some color. Chicken granules dissolved in water for the broth provided all the seasoning required... this is a simple and tasty side dish that can be "customized" to go with almost any meal. It made a great accompaniment for my marinated and grilled tilapia entree.
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