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Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Onions

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2008
I had sweet potatoes lying around and needed inspiration. Man, this was great! I had a couple forkfuls to taste it and I'm not even kidding, I ended up eating nearly half of it! So good! I did modify per other users, I didn't have amaretto (sad, I know!) so I subbed 3 tbs. orange juice and a sprinkle of brown sugar. I loaded it with black pepper and cut it down to one onion. Excellent, excellent! I will make again and again and again and will now have an excuse to buy amaretto!
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Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti

Reviewed: May 14, 2008
Fabulous! I toasted the hazelnuts (10 minutes at 350 degrees) and then coarsely chopped them. I substituted one cup of whole wheat flour and cut back a little on the sugar. I also threw in some dark chocolate chunks... and they are wonderful! I'll be doing a white and dark chocolate drizzle and boy, will the boyfriend be extremely happy!
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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2008
This was my first time making lemon meringue pie. I don't care for it myself, but it's my roommate's favorite so I made it to surprise her. I did everything as stated in the recipe with the exception of whipping up some lemon juice in the meringue to compliment that of the custard. It ended up tasting fantastic! For someone who doesn't like LMP, I thought it was great and my roommate said it was the best she's ever had. I did make the mistake of (apparently) not sealing a part of the meringue to the crust and when I took it out of the oven, it leaked sticky stuff ALL over the counter as it was cooling. I don't know what happened! ...but apparently it didn't make a difference because it turned out wonderfully.
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Best Brownies

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
Truly the best crossroads brownie ever! I don't bother with the frosting and take peanut butter, cream cheese, butter and sugar, beat them together and swirl them into the brownies for baking. I've made it this way 5 times in the last couple of months. I made my mother-in-law swoon!
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Chocolate Mint Candies Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
They were good, I followed the recipe and the reviews respectively... and well, yeah. They were good. Nothing spectacular. Then again, I don't know as if any chocolate mint cookie can compare to Hershey's Double Chocolate Mint Chip recipe on the back of the chocolate mint chip bag.
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Whole Wheat Beer Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
This is a fantastic recipe. Melting a little butter on it before baking it creates a nice, sweet flavor, but it doesn't necessarily need it. The boyfriend thought it was way better than the typical "beer bread mix."
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Veggie Lasagna Florentine

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
I was a little scared by the fact that, blended, the spinach and the cheese made a bright green glop. I felt like I was making guacamole! It was very tasty and an interesting way to incorporate the spinach into the recipe. Yes, it does take a long time but it's well worth it. Changes: I didn't boil the noodles (no need to) and used only one can of crushed tomatoes. I also added a number of miscellaneous vegetables and sauteed portabello mushrooms. Per request of the boyfriend, he made soy sausage patties and we crumbled them in one of the layers. All in all, this was one of the greatest dinners I've ever made and is still talked about by my roommates. (We froze half of it... we didn't think it froze well? Maybe others have had better experiences with it.)
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Cheese Fondue

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
I, too, was scared by the addition of nutmeg to the mix but it's essential! This is definitely my go-to cheese fondue recipe.
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
Not that this recipe needs another 5 stars... but I get asked to make this one all the time. I never add the additional sugar though. You just have to figure that fruit and jam are just so sweet by themselves.... not to mention that the chips are loaded with it also!
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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
I made these rolls for Easter dinner-- I doubled the recipe and finished them at about 3 AM the night before. I put them in the fridge on their first rise (as I don't have a breadmaker, I used the Kitchenaid method) because I had to work. As with many yeast bread recipes, I feel that the slow rise in colder temperatures brings out a more complex flavor. That being said, I completed the recipe as follows with the addition of a simple eggwash before putting them in the oven. I tried one as they were cooling on the racks and I was very disappointed in the flavor versus "time spent" ratio. I felt that they weren't anything spectacular. Then I tried another one as I was packing the food up to bring to the family's house for dinner and they were great! They pulled apart wonderfully and the complex flavor was complimented by the butter. I don't know about everyone else's experience with this recipe, but I think they taste better the day after. Good roll standard recipe.
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Salad with Prosciutto and Caramelized Pears and Walnuts

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2008
This is a good idea for a recipe, I just had a caramelized pear salad at a restaurant and wanted to try it myself. I skipped the Prosciutto because I'm a vegetarian and I cut the recipe in half because there were only 3 of us eating (and I knew I'd have seconds). I was wary of the dressing right after I made it (the orange juice did reduce, it didn't take forever but that may have been because I halved the whole recipe) so I put it on the side. The three of us all enjoyed the dressing quite a bit, despite initial apprehension. Without even reading any of the reviews, I peeked in my fridge and just knew that goat cheese would be great in it. I served the caramelized stuff on the side because my boyfriend doesn't care for pears and our guest doesn't care for nuts! I know that that probably affects the overall distribution but hey, I thought it was pretty good. Maybe next time I'll try it with fake bacon instead of prosciutto? This recipe does take a long time to prepare, the dressing, especially.
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Chocolate Ganache

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2008
Worked out wonderfully on top of the Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake!
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Easy Decadent Truffles

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2008
Fabulous! I did, however, (sorry!) decrease to 2 c. confectioners and did everything else the same. I dipped mine in chocolate and did four different kinds from one batch: mint, hazelnut, oreo and mocha. Yum!
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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2007
The dressing is quite tasty! I used a handful of shallots because they were on hand, rather than onions. They gave it a nice, complimentary sharp flavor. I added candied walnuts and beemer cheese instead, very tasty!
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Chocolate Cream Pie II

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2007
I used the suggestion of increasing the cornstarch to 4 Tbsp; after it was thoroughly chilled, it still didn't hold up well. While this ordinarily wouldn't bother me too much--I went back into the fridge to sneak another slice and the whole thing had just collapsed and was oozing this unappealing transparent brown liquid. Yikes! The taste was alright, but for the effort that was required in the process, it would have been more advantageous to make a pudding dream whip pie.
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French Baguettes

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2007
Fabulous! I kneaded everything in my Kitchenaid and left the salt for the last ingredient, which I kneaded in after allowing the dough to rest in the bowl for 10 minutes. Before the dough goes into its second rise, in its formed state, I make slashes with kitchen scissors. The first time I made this, Alex and I ate BOTH baguettes in one sitting, hot out of the oven. We couldn't help it, this recipe is just that good. I've made it more than a dozen times since then. Thank you so much for this recipe!
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Missy's Candied Walnut Gorgonzola Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2007
I now use this method every time I candy nuts for my salads... they turn out well every time. The vinaigrette ratio works out well also! ...all around, this is a great salad recipe. Thanks for submitting it!
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2007
Like this recipe needs another 5 stars! What a great cookie recipe! I've made these several times, I've played around with adding cocoa powder and peanut butter chips and they turn out wonderfully every time! ...they have become one of my boyfriend's favorite cookies!
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Cindy's Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2007
This was the best pumpkin pie I've ever had! My mom was incredibly jealous that I didn't use her recipe for Thanksgiving and I'm glad I didn't because this was awesome. I took the suggestions of making sure the ice cream was completely melted and I didn't have any trouble with separation at all. I did have to bake it for much longer after tenting it, though. Great recipe.
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