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Chocolate Waffle Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
I liked this recipe; not too sweet, and quick and easy to make and clean up. I found they were quite crispy, rather than cakey like other reviewers; however, I left it in my waffle maker for closer to 5 minutes because after 1 minute it didn't seem "done" (too soft to get out)
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Orange-Ginger Tofu Triangles

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
I thought this was an interesting mix of flavors; I never would have thought to use orange juice in a marinade for tofu! I used other posters' idea of putting in vegetables during the last 10 minutes or so of baking (used green peppers) so that was an easy way for a complete dinner (served with steamed white rice). Next time I might use a little less rice vinegar, as it was a little sour for my taste, but otherwise a good recipe!
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
Great curry recipe to start with; it's very easy to follow, and tastes great! I followed some other readers' advice with cooking the curry first before adding the onions, and with letting the broth simmer with the lid uncovered. I also added other vegetables (depends on what is in my fridge, but I've added mushrooms, broccoli, and even eggplant and it's turned out fine); the vegetables are added after the chicken is more or less cooked, and before the coconut milk and tomatoes are added. I also have experimented with adding some ground ginger, paprika, cinnamon, ground red pepper, and red pepper flakes to create a more intense flavor with good success. Also discovered that this curry freezes well (which is perfect for a busy college student; I like to make a large batch at once, then freeze 1-2 serving portions in ziplock bags for later use)
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Scones

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
Fantastic base recipe for scones that is very easy to customize and add to; my roommates loved it and finished off a batch within 1 night! I followed another reader's advice to crack and beat the egg in a measuring cup and then add the liquid ingredients to 1 cup. For liquid ingredients, I have added varying amounts of orange juice, milk, vanilla extract, and almond extract (generally more orange juice than milk, and roughly 0.5-1tsp of extract) I also added cranberries and sliced almonds. Have also added chocolate chips on another occasion for a sweeter scone.
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Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
Made this a for a potluck dinner as a dessert, as one of the guests is allergic to gluten and this was one of the few dessert recipes I could find that was gluten-free, and that I had all the ingredients for. It was good; I may have baked it for too long as it came out very thick. Also may decrease the amount of sugar as it was sweet for my tastes. The pudding was well received by the people at the potluck though.
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Best Brownies

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
These truly are the "Best brownies." Following another reader's comment, I beat the eggs before adding it to the butter and sugar mixture, and the brownies came out just the way I like it - nice and fudgey. My roommates and I loved it. The second time I made it I forgot to beat the eggs first, and the brownies came out with more of a cake-like texture (still quite good though!) I'm a fan of nuts, so I've added sliced almonds to the batter. Have not tried the icing, as the brownie by itself is sweet enough.
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Mom's Ginger Snaps

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
Love these cookies! Even my boyfriend who doesn't usually like ginger snaps ate several when these came out of the oven. Brought them to a tournament once and they disappeared very quickly; one person commented that they looked just like cookies from a bakery! I usually bake them for 10 minutes (or slightly less) so they come out nice and soft, and stay chewy the next day (found that a longer baking time resulted in the cookies being much harder/cruncher the next day; either way, the cookies usually don't last more than 2 days before they're all eaten!) I also like a spicer cookie, so I approximately double the amount of spices as written here.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
This is a good cookie, although a little too sweet for me. Added white and milk chocolate chips as well as sliced almonds. Also made this into a giant cookie which was eventually transformed into a giant cookie-ice cream sandwich. It holds up well for that purpose, although again, a little too sweet.
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies III

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2010
Love these cookies! I like to add a little cinnamon and sliced nuts to it, but otherwise I follow the recipe as is. My roommates and I always end up eating a good chunk of the cookie dough while we're waiting for the first batch of cookies to bake.
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Blackened Salmon Fillets

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
Tasted great, but accidentally set off the fire alarm, and the smoke caused me to choke (guessing it was due to the ground cayenne pepper) Will cook on medium heat next time to prevent smoking. Otherwise great!
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Cuban Pork

Reviewed: May 8, 2010
This smelled great as it was cooking, and was very tasty! I used a little more than the 1 teaspoon of olive oil (didn't measure how much more, but probably around 1 teaspoon?) because the mix looked too dry to be easily rubbed onto the pork. Also thought it was a little on the salty side, so next time may use around 1/4 teaspoon of salt instead.
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Easy Spinach Dip

Reviewed: May 17, 2010
Very rich, but very good! I used mild salsa this time because my younger siblings would be eating it, but next time I might try using a medium or hot salsa to give it a bit more of a kick.
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Biscotti

Reviewed: May 24, 2010
Excellent! Everyone loved it! I liked how these were hard, but not rock solid like some store-bought biscotti are. Great with hot chocolate or maple tea. I used 1/2tbsp of almond extract and 1/2 tbsp of vanilla extract because I couldn't find anise extract at the store. I also added chopped pecans, and melted chocolate chips to drizzle over it once I finished baking.
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White Beans and Peppers

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2010
Very tasty, and easy to make! Only giving 4 stars because I made modifications to the original recipe. I added 1 diced zucchini to give it more color/substance, and used a normal yellow pepper because I couldn't find the gypsy sweet pepper. Also used Italian seasoning, instead of just oregano, as well as some crushed red pepper and garlic to add a bit of spice/flavour. Paired it with couscous. Will definitely make again!
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Sour Cream Peach Kuchen

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2010
This was easy to make and tasted great! Served it warm by itself after dinner today, but I think it would taste great with vanilla ice cream. I followed the suggested baking times but the crust ended up burning slightly, so next time I might try either reducing the baking time or lowering the temperature to 350F.
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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2010
Tastes great, and is easy to make (just takes a while)! I only used 1 pound of ground beef, half a jar of chunky salsa (instead of taco sauce), and followed the recipe for everything else (omitted the olives), and ended up with enough for two 9 inch pie trays. Popped one tray in the oven for dinner and another in the freezer for later. Followed other reviewers' advice to spread the refried beans on the tortillas and to add taco seasoning to the beef as it cooked.
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Filet Mignons With Pepper Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2011
Very delicious, yet simple to make! I ended up using New York strip steaks. Also mixed some garlic powder with the salt and ground peppercorns before rubbing it on the steak. I served it with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes (another recipe on this site) I did find it steamed/smoked a lot, and wound up setting off my smoke detector. Next time might reduce the heat slightly (and maybe just open the window while cooking)
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Classic Spanish Sangria

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2011
Delicious! I've made this numerous times for dinner parties, and it's always a hit. I usually reduce the amount of rum down to 1 cup, and increase the orange juice by about 1/2 cup.
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Crazy Crust Pizza Dough

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2011
Delicious and simple! I followed the advice of other reviewers, and only used 1 egg. I also added crushed red pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder to the mix. I baked the crust for about 10 minutes, then brushed some olive oil onto the top of the crust before flipping it over and adding the toppings. Then I packed for an additional 10-15 minutes, until the cheese browned. Very good! Will definitely be making again =)
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