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Zucchini Apple Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2009
It's good, but not great. In my opinion, I think it's a bit too bland.
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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2009
What a great and simple recipe! I have found this to be very versatile - I have successfully added 1 cup of either frozen berries, frozen diced peaches, or chocolate chips without ruining the texture or taste of the coffee cake. However, it is great when plain too! This is definitely my favorite coffee cake recipe, as I can always slightly modify or add something to it and still end up with great results.
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2009
I would have given this pot pie recipe five stars if it had more flavor and if the filling was not so dry. The first time I made this recipe, I followed it to a T. Big mistake! The filling was too bland and definitely wayyy too dry. The second time I made it, I precooked the bottom crust for five minutes, added an extra 1/3 cup of milk and 1/3 cup of chicken broth, added 1 t. poultry seasoning, 1/4 t. garlic powder, and brushed an egg on the top crust while baking! Very yummy! I have also made this recipe in a 9x13 pan. I just used two double pie crust recipes (so four single pie crusts total. I used 2/3 of the mixture for the bottom and sides of the pie and 1/3 for the top crust), multiplied the filling by 1.5, and baked at 375 degrees for about 50 to 60 minutes I believe. Overall, I would say that this pot pie is a good base recipe, but not a good recipe (as I said before, the original filling is too bland and dry).
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Raspberry Cream Cheese Bars

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2009
I cannot imagine this with a full jar of raspberry preserves. Even with half, the bars were still very sweet! I also did not care very much for the cream cheese filling. This recipe is ok, but nothing great. If I were to make it again (which I doubt), I would definitely modify it. All I could taste was sugar sugar sugar.
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Strawberry Spinach Salad I

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2009
Fabulous recipe! The first time I made this, I toasted the sesame seeds and poppy seeds to bring out their flavor (definitely a must), added blue cheese, used toasted walnuts instead of toasted almonds (was out of almonds), and used 1/3 a cup of sugar. The second time I made this salad, I followed the recipe to a T. I will say that I definitely liked the first one more. Why? Well, 1/2 a cup of sugar is wayyy too much. Even with 1/3 or 1/4 cup of sugar, the dressing is sweet! Second of all, you gotta have some kind of crumbly cheese - blue and feta would work well. Third of all, you cannot refrigerate the salad dressing. I believe someone recommended that step, and in my opinion, they deserve a medal for that. If you refrigerate the salad dressing, it becomes a sugary, sesame seedy paste that is very hard to distribute evenly among the spinach leaves. Even though I prefer the salad with my variations, I still gave this recipe five stars because the original version is very tasty!
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Coconut Cream Pound Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2009
Since I love coconut a TON, I used this instead of regular pound cake in trifle. It was fantastic, and everybody raved about it. This pound cake makes an excellent layer cake - just top it with coconut cream cheese frosting, and I guarantee that people will love it! I do it all the time, and people always ask for the recipe.
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Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2009
AMAZING RECIPE! Since I didn't have any coconut flavoring, I used some extra shredded coconut. Absolutely delicious! I use this on many cakes - carrot, white, yellow, coconut cake, coconut pound cake - everybody loves it! If you are looking for an all around good frosting that can be used on many cakes, this is the one! It is FABULOUS! You must try it.
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Chicken Riggies I

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2009
Ok, I made this, and NO ONE, I repeat no one in my family liked it. I'm gonna make it one more time with different spaghetti sauce and different alfredo sauce - maybe I used bad quality sauce? I'm wondering why nobody liked it, as this recipe got some pretty good reviews! Anyways, wish me luck!
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Spinach Tortellini Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2009
The first time I made this, I followed the recipe to a T. Wayyyyyy to bland! I would have given that three stars. What made me give this recipe four stars is the fact that it has potential and because it is a good base recipe. The second time I made this, I used beef broth (I was out of chicken broth at the time), 1/2 T. garlic powder, 1 T. dried basil,, 1/2 T. oregano, a 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes, 1/2 t. ground black pepper, 1/2 t. salt, a package of tortellini, shredded carrots and zucchini, and lots of spinach (could barely taste it the first time). That tasted really good, but it was still missing that special spark that makes a recipe unforgettable. If I was in a rush to make dinner, I would make this. Otherwise, I'd follow another recipe. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, I would advise NOT putting the tortellini in the soup. I would cook it separately, then add it to the individual bowls. Otherwise, they soak up all of the soup.
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Get a Husband Brunswick Stew

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2009
None of my family members liked it. I really disliked the sweet taste of the soup. Second of all, besides having a bad taste, it was very bland ingredients wise. I definitely wouldn't make this again as a soup - however, I think it has potential as a dip. If I decreased the liquid, added more salt, and changed a few things here and there, I think this would be a decent dip.
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Chewy Coconut Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2009
This is a good recipe, but it is missing a few things. First of all, 1/2 cup of coconut is definitely not enough. I made these for a party, and I asked for everybody's opinion, and they all asked me why I called them Chewy Coconut Bars, as they could not taste the coconut. So, next time, I added 2 1/4 cups of shredded coconut, decreased the packed brown sugar by 1/4 cup, used 2 cups of milk chocolate chips (semisweet works fine too, but not as sweet. I substituted milk chocolate because I did not have semisweet on hand), used 1 cup of toasted chopped pecans, and substituted margarine for the shortening (I didn't have any shortening). That time, everyone raved about the bars. Thanks for the recipe though!
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Berry Trifle

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2008
I'd give this recipe five stars if it did not get soggy so quickly. However, this is a great recipe. I do not drink alcohol, so I always use a bit of orange juice or a bit of berry syrup (Smucker's makes one I believe) instead. I have discovered that the oj or berry syrup maximizes the flavor of the berries, whipped cream, and custard. I would recommend starting with just a little oj or berry syrup on top of the pound cake, as the cake got soggy for me the next day (and that was when I did not even put a lot of it on). This is a great crowd pleaser, but I would be hesitant about making it a day ahead - you might have a watery, gooey, mess. I will say that if you put it in the refrigerator for four to six hours after you are done assembling it, it looks and tastes divine (that is the best time to serve it for sure). This is one of my favorite desserts to serve at parties! It is a huge crowd pleaser (and it serves a TON of people too, so that's even better. ;) less work for me!).
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The Perfect Basic Burger

Reviewed: May 27, 2008
I was somewhat hesitant to try this recipe after seeing that it had only 3.5 stars (I know, 3.5 - I don't like wasting food). However, I tried it, as I wanted a plain burger that I could top with ketchup, mustard, onions, and pickles - in other words traditional toppings. I'm not one for fish burgers or anything gourmand-like like that. To the user that said that this burger was tasteless, I would say that the burger would be tasteless by itself and with no condiments. However, I added a slice of cheese (let it melt a bit under the burger patty), pickles, ketchup, mustard, a couple slices of onions, and wow. It was great. Let me just say that I won't be going to Burger King for a while. This burger tasted great - it tasted so juicy and meaty! I had one for lunch and one for dinner. Deelish.
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Strawberry Limeade

Reviewed: May 27, 2008
I followed the recipe to a T, except I used whole frozen strawberries (I'd have to thaw them to be able to slice them) and used 6 small ice cubes. It wasn't sweet enough with 1/4 a cup of sugar, so I stirred in a bit of honey into each cup before serving, and it turned out great. Without the honey, the limeade was missing some flavor.
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Bacon-Topped Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
I used fresh brussel sprouts instead of frozen, used the bacon grease from frying my bacon instead of butter, used salt and garlic powder instead of garlic salt (I did not have any garlic salt), and cut the bacon into small strips instead of crumbling it. Went well alongside my red garlic mashed potatoes, honey glazed ham, and strawberry shortcake.
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Honeyed Ham Glaze

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
I was out of dried minced onion, so I used 1 t. of onion powder instead. I didn't glaze the ham, I just served the sauce alongside. The only problem was that the sauce was a bit too sweet. So, I added a bit more of mustard, and it was fabulous then. Even my mother, who usually doesn't like glazed or sweetened meats, enjoyed this with her baked ham.
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Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
Since I was out of heavy cream, I used evaporated milk. These cakes were a bit dry and a bit thin. I sprinked some sugar on top before baking them. I thought these shortcakes were too thin to cut. Next time, I would make these shortcakes a bit thicker.
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Red Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
I cut out the steak seasoning (because I didn't have it) and the sugar (following the advice of other reviewers). I also used evaporated milk instead of half and half, and it turned out fine. I also used 3 good sized garlic cloves and chopped them up. Put one of the chopped garlic cloves to boil with the potatoes and used the other two chopped cloves with the mashed potatoes. And since I needed the beaters for beating whipped cream, I mashed my potatoes in a food processor. It stayed a little lumpy, just the way I like it.
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Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2008
I don't really measure my green peppers, onions, or celery when I make gumbo anymore, unless it is a really fancy recipe. I just eye it. For this recipe, I used 1 medium/large green bell pepper, 1 medium onion, and 3 celery stalks and chopped them up. I also used 1 pound of browned smoked turkey sausage, 1 pound of diced, cooked chicken breast, 1/2 pound of large shrimp, 1 can of clams, and 1 can of crabs. The only problem I had with this recipe is that it said "Creole seasoning to taste." A little vague, don't ya think? So, for my seasoning, I used 1/2 t. dried basil, 1/2 t. dried thyme, 1/2 t. dried oregano, 1 t. of ground black pepper, 1 t. of cayenne pepper, 3/4 to 1 t. of salt, 1 t. of paprika, some file powder (add according to your taste) and 1 t. of pepper sauce.
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Roquefort Pear Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2008
I did not use the cheese, as I did not have any and used a medium sized box of organic mixed baby greens instead of a head of lettuce. That was a good idea, as I had many varieties of lettuce, and the taste was more varied. I forgot to add the thinly sliced green onions, and it still turned out delicious! And instead of using just three pears, I used a large thinly sliced pear (with the peel intact) and a large thinly sliced Granny Smith apple. Yum yum! For candied nut mixture, the I changed two things: I added 2 T. of water and used walnuts instead of pecans. For the dressing, I added dijon mustard and used balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar (I was out).
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