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Best Marinara Sauce Yet

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2009
Easy enough, but not very impressive. Will try a different one next time.
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The Best Meatballs You'll Ever Have

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2009
These were okay. They definitely had a different sort of flavor. However, nobody was terribly impressed with them so I will try a different recipe next time.
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Marinara Sauce I

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2009
Tangy is definitely the best way to describe this recipe. It was a bit too tart for my tastes so I added about a tbsp of brown sugar and that really seemed to help. My boyfriend liked it fine before the brown sugar so that's just a matter of taste, I suppose. We ate it over spaghetti with Italian sausage (cooked separately) the first night. Everybody liked it. The next day, I cooked up some ground beef with a pinch of salt, drained it, and added the leftover sauce and that made a lovely lunch. No leftovers! That's always a good sign. I may make this again, but I will probably try the other recipes on this site first.
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Shepherd's Pie VI

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2008
Hearty man food! I followed the advice of some of the other reviewers and cooked the ground beef with half a cup of Worcestershire Sauce when I cooked the beef. I also added milk and more butter to my mashed potatoes because I just think it's weird not to. I'm giving this recipe 5 stars, not because I was blown away by the taste, but because it's a dish anyone would like. I had my mother, my sister, and my boyfriend over when I made this. There was no leftovers! Next time, however, I think I might try the beef gravy tip. I liked it enough to eat too much, but I still could have used a little more flavor.
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Apricot Chicken I

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2008
Tasty and simple! My boyfriend loved it and thinks I'm an amazing cook now. I followed the advice of another review and used Catalina dressing. I was nervous about the idea of onion soup mix because I don't like onion all that much so I used onion-mushroom soup mix instead. Someone also said to add minced garlic, but I was lazy and just added a dash of garlic powder, probably not enough to make a difference. I'll mince garlic next time. Boyfriend is on a high protein diet now, so I served this with white rice quickly fried up with minced garlic (got less lazy) and eggs. Yum!
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Corn Chowder I

Reviewed: May 31, 2008
Delicious! I became a big fan of corn chowder when I was living in Boston and this really satisfied my cravings. I didn't follow the directions precisely, but who does that anyway? I hate onions so I used some homegrown carrots instead, frying them quickly in the bacon grease. I halved the recipe, using a can of creamed corn and a can of niblets. I also followed another reviewers advice and undercooked the unmashed potatoes. Then I let the soup simmer until the potatoes were fully cooked. I really like it as is, but I do wonder if it might be better with a bit of cayenne pepper. I might try that next time, along with more carrots or green beans or peas. Anyway, YUMMY!!!
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2007
I used Ghirardelli brand semisweet cocoa powder and semisweet chocolate chips along with plain margarine sticks instead of butter. THESE COOKIES ARE SO DELICIOUS THEY'RE STUPID!!! Best cookie recipe on this site, hands down. Edit: All this time I've been using margarine instead of butter, but today I finally used butter and margarine at once plus chocolate chunks and these cookies are even better!!! Who knew that was possible? YUMMY!!!
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Chinese Steamed Buns

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2007
This will make 24 buns, but they are pretty tiny. The dough was very sticky and difficult to work with but I managed to fill all the buns with the judicious use of flour. It took forever, but I thought they were well worth it! Next time however, I will follow one the the other reviewer's suggestions and add baking soda and sugar. Also, I think larger buns would be easier to fill so I'd recommend making 12 instead of 24. I used my own beef/cabbage/ginger filling and my father said they reminded him of dim sum in Houston! (Houston has a large Asian population) But for that much work, next time I'm doubling the recipe and making a lot more. They disappear so quickly!
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Peanut Butter Cookies II

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2007
I lost my old peanut butter cookie recipe so I used this one. I was disappointed. These cookies came out too crispy for my tastes - I would have preferred something chewier. Also, the dough was not very thick so I couldn't put the traditional fork lines on the cookie. (Little things like that mean something to me.) All in all, it was just a mediocre cookie, not great but certainly not bad. I won't use this recipe again.
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