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Cornmeal Coating

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2010
The key is to dip in coating, then egg, then coating again.
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Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2008
I used pumpkin pie spice II (this site) instead of just the cinnamon. It is good however I may double it, so it can taste a bit more like a spice cake too. I also used the cream cheese frosting II, which is heavenly. I make pumpkin cupcakes with this recipe and the only thing I change is using 3 eggs (cant tell the difference) and 1/2 c. oil 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce. I tried with 1/4 c. oil and the rest applesauce but it was too sticky that way.
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Basboosa II

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2011
Beware! The recipe doesn't specify but someone's suggestion of using #2 semolina or it will not absorb the syrup is true. All I found was #1 and it turned out dense, in spite of using a 9.5 inch pan. I think this would have made all the difference in the world. I made cuts both before and after baking and the syrup only penetrated these cuts leaving most of my basboosa dense and dry. I guess now I have semolina to try to making handmade pasta...lol. That said, the flavor of coconut and the lemon juice in the syrup stood out. I think it would have been good. I followed the recipe exactly except for adding 1 tsp almond extract which gives it a nice flavor!
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Whole Wheat and Honey Pizza Dough

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2010
I subbed 1 cup of bread flour (so I didnt need the wheat germ). This turned out good. I baked it for maybe 10 minutes, then topped it, and put it in the fridge until just before my husband came home, then I put it in another 10-15 and it had just enough crunch, while still being slightly chewy in the middle.
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Fresh Apricot Crisp

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2011
This was good. I used maple granola from Trader Joe's for the oats. I put the apricots cut side up, I wonder how it would turn out with brown sugar on the bottom and apricots cut side down over it---pineapple upside down cake style?
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Meatball Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2010
These were in my grandma's recipe box which I didn't have with me after my move. I was glad I found it here. I added chocolate chips and raisins which was in my grandma's recipe. The combo of spices is what adds sophistication to this cookie. I rolled half the batch in the chocolate glaze and half in confectioner's sugar (also in grandma's recipe). Now that I think of it, you can put half and half on one cookie and make it really fancy! This chocolate glaze is simple and can be applied to other cookies.
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Pea Shoots and Chicken in Garlic Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
This was simple and good. You can alter the amounts to your taste. The main thing, I think, is knowing these are called snow pea, or snap pea shoots, and getting a little green in your diet!
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One Bowl Brownies

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2010
Wow! Nice flaky top just like the boxed mix except this was chocolatier! (even with the cocoa powder substitute I did). Next time I will try taking the sugar down a notch, maybe 1/2-1 cup less, and I will use ghirardelli chocolate chips
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Fish in Foil

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2010
Granted you dont get that nice pan-seared crust but you can't have it all! Pan frying makes me worry whether the middle is cooked enough.....the steaming the foil causes lets me know the whole thing cooked evenly, and it looks that way too. Plus, less smell! This will be my method with salmon from now on.
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Angie's Perfect Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2010
Not bad, a bit too dense for me, didnt rise enough and I followed directions exactly
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Buttermilk Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2010
WOW! Soft. Moist. The little bit of wheat flour made a big difference in making the bread a little more tasty. I increased the yeast and sugar as others said. I kneaded it for 10 minutes, mainly using oil on my hands. I only needed a bit of flour on the surface towards the end of my kneading. I let it rise covered in a warmed oven until my 2 fingers pushed into the top left an indentation. I dont have a loaf pan so I decided to make a freeform loaf. So I pushed the bread with my finger tips into a big rectangle, letting the air out ("punching" dough is not literal). I rolled it like an egg roll, put it seam side down in a lightly oiled pyrex, and I put it back in the residual heat in the oven for a half hour. I took it out, cut slits on top, brushed with milk, and baked it at 350 until the top was lightly browned. Next time I would put cornmeal on the bottom or oil it more than I did. I buttered it when it was finished to keep the crust soft, but next time I wont because the slight crust on the bottom was so good. Im proud of my work-this is what allrecipes is about! I just had pb & j....and I am looking for an excuse to have another slice. :) 11/1/10: I am still making this. Recently I used the yeast specified in the recipe. It didnt rise much after I shaped it into a ball, so I flattened it and let it rise an additional time before shaping it for the third rise. It actually came our better this way (original yeast amount, extra rise in between). Check b4 and after photos.
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Sambusa

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2011
I felt it lacked flavor. The spices didn't add much and it tasted mainly like ground beef wrapped in a spring roll wrapper.
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Dad's Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2011
I wasn't blown away, but it was good. The only thing I did was adding the 1/2 tsp. baking powder so it would stand up a little more as others mentioned, and cut the sugars in half. It was plenty sweet. Raisins are a good addition. The batter will be quite oily but the cookies will turn out fine.
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Grandma's Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2010
I added diced mushroom to the sour cream and cooked it; like condensed mushroom soup without the additives! Used fresh green beans and the usual fried onions instead of crackers. Husband liked it.
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Stuffed Artichokes

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2011
Soggy breadcrumbs on meatless leaves. I followed the recipe and the suggestions to blanche 20 mins/then bake. Perhaps I didnt pick good artichokes, but there was no meat to be heard of and no artichoke hearts in sight, but nevertheless the breadcrumbs were soggy and the artichoke came apart despite using the blanche/bake method. I doubt steaming alone would have made it any crispier tastier. I guess artichokes are just not my thing unless they are the canned/marinated variety!
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Cheesy Tuna Lasagna

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2011
It was good; it is what it says it is. I'm not sure I would make it regularly though. Maybe I'm not enough of a tuna lover or maybe the layering versus using noodles just creates extra work. Do sprinkle breadcrumbs on top; adds a nice crunch! I normally hate cottage cheese but cooking it here seems to make it edible.
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Southern Butternut Squash

Reviewed: May 7, 2011
Very good on Thanksgiving. Can be eaten as a dessert with ice cream!
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Bread and Celery Stuffing

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2010
I added cranberries as per a previous reviewer's suggestion. This was good. I also cut a large carrot up very small, boiled them, and added it. It brought color and taste. I used Pepperidge Farm white bread cut up and toasted. I would definitely make it this way again.
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Sweet Pepper Pasta Toss with Kale

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2011
It was dry, had to had more olive oil at the end. Also, it was a bit bland, I added more cayenne. If you like the tartness of feta and sparse dishes, this one's for you. I prefer something a bit more substantial. I used this recipe mainly to introduce myself to kale.
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Coconut Date Balls

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2011
My husband was skeptical; he thought they'd be too sweet but he liked them.
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