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Dark Chocolate Cake I

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2007
Excellent chocolate cake! Very chocolatey and moist and not overly sweet which makes it great for frosting and filling! I made this cake for my husband’s birthday and he said it was the best chocolate cake he’s ever had. I made a semi-sweet chocolate mousse for the filling and covered the whole thing with a bittersweet ganache. The only thing I did different from the recipe was dividing it into two cakes so I would have two thick layers and with a little extra cooking time they turned out beautifully. I used greased parchment paper on the bottom of my pans and the cakes came right out without a problem. I will be using this cake recipe for years to come! UPDATE: I made it this year with peanut butter mousse(Melt 1cup pb chips with 1/2 cup cream, add 1 tsp vanilla and 2 Tbsp pb. Beat 1+ 1/4cup cream with 2 Tbsp sugar until very stiff. Fold everything together (I added extra pb chips too) Put in between layers, chill overnight. Frost as usual. To DIE for!
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2008
Great bread! Loved it. I halved the recipe and subbed some applesauce for oil. No problems.
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2008
This was so good! I put in a whole onion and a few stalks of celery and didn't use as much butter as it called for and it was still terrific.
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Pasta Hot! Hot! Hot!

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2008
Made this as a side dish and it was great.
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Cream of Mushroom Soup I

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2008
I made it a little differently because I have an aversion to the texture of mushrooms cooked in broth. I fried them up with a little butter, took them out of the pan and made the roux, then added them and the broth back in. I used a lot more wine than they called for and I subbed half and half for fat free evaporated milk. Perfect!
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2008
I just ate the last one and I'm sad that I don't have any more- very good! I used three very ripe bananas. I cut calories by using only two tablespoons oil and adding a quarter cup of unsweetened applesauce. Accidentally bought dark chocolate chips which had me concerned but I thought they worked wonderfully. All I can say is Yum! (EDIT: these are our Favorite muffins now- we buy bananas just to make them!)
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Beer Butt Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2009
Oh my goodness I cannot express my love for this chicken. Tender, moist, flavorful...mmmm. Make sure to peel the skin up and get some of that buttery spicy goodness under it- you won't be sorry. I used some sage as well as the recommended spices and put it in my 350 degree oven for two hours. It was falling apart tender and I could hardly stop eating it Yum!
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Hummus III

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2009
ADD WATER! Or bean liquid. Or something like that. I put in ingredients as directed and just kept going in my food processor and it was chunks. So I added more oil and it was still all chunks. Then I added water and presto! It became a paste. Very yummy, very authentic, after you have it blended you can tweak as you like (I like it kind of lemony).
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Spaghetti Carbonara II

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2009
Excellent! I added frozen peas (just so there's some veggies in there!) and an extra egg for the heck of it and it was soooo good! We went back for seconds and put it away so that we wouldn't fight over thirds...
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Panzanella Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2009
Great! I didn't have hard bread so I made my own by baking some sandwich bread until it was hard like croutons and then using it in the recipe. I also roasted the garlic a bit just to make sure it was cooked. Fresh mozzarella made this soooo good. I will put in more mozzarella and less olives next time I think.
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Swedish Meatballs

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2010
Very good and not hard at all! I followed the recipe almost completely; I had to add a few more shakes of breadcrumbs to get my meat to form balls and I added a bit of salt and worcestershire to the sauce. Boyfriend loved them though he thought his Swedish granny made better ones (which apparently taste like Ikea's). I don't have a Swedish granny so I thought they were great!
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Tomato Chicken Parmesan

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2010
My first chicken parm and it was wonderful. I double dipped the chicken to get a good bread coating so I ended up using more eggs (though the same amount of breading the recipe called for). I only fried them until the coating was nice and golden and then put the cheese on in the last 5 minutes of baking. Perfect!
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Easy Weeknight Tuna Pot Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2010
This is five stars, not because it is the most wonderful tuna pot pie in the world, but because it's pretty tasty and literally the quickest thing in the world to cook. I added some spices and a bit of milk and didn't cook the frozen veggies/tuna for as long as they said. From start to finish dinner on the table in less than a half hour... terrific!
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Peppered Shrimp Alfredo

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2010
Super duper yummy!! Creamy sweet and shrimp mmm. I made it almost according to recipe; I used fat free evaporated milk instead of cream (I know, it's Alfredo, but I'm trying) and I was afraid of over cooking my shrimp so I sauted it separate and threw it in at the end. I was apprehensive because its making a sauce with jarred sauce but it's my new favorite thing with shrimp!
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Zippy Shrimp Linguine

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2010
Loved it!! I used a lot less linguine (whole wheat too), a couple (small) heads of broccoli, one zucchini, one summer squash, a finely chopped carrot, and a small package of fresh basil. Other than that, I followed the recipe pretty much. I had to whip out my wok to cook all that but yum! what a light and wonderful supper. I think next time I will try to use more basil as it really adds character to this dish.
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Cindy's Awesome Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2010
Good! I used one less potato because mine were large and I didn't want that much soup and made substitutions because of my BF's diet restrictions- fat free half and half and turkey bacon. Other than that I followed the recipe. A little disappointed that it wasn't very clammy, even with boiling the potatoes in clam juice. I may add extra clams next time. But it was tasty nonetheless and not too terribly difficult to make.
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Yakisoba Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2010
We liked it. I even ate cabbage for a change.
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Zesty Porcupine Meatballs

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2011
Yum. Just like mom used to make. I added half a can of soup to the meatballs to make them nice and tender and a bit of extra rice to soak that up. I also wanted more sauce so I used the other one and half cans of soup and added a can of tomato sauce. A few extra shakes of Worcestershire and some hot sauce and it was great.
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