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Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2008
These taste really good, but not easy like others are saying... When you have to change the instructions to get a cookie to turn out right, it shouldn't get 5 stars... As written, these cookies are difficult to work with as far as getting the jelly indents in them without the cookie falling apart. Had to shape them, fill them, reshape them, then bake them... time was spot on, though. These do taste really really good, but I doubt I make them again. Even after following the recipe, then following advice to chill the dough... at least 3 per sheet spread to the point that they were ugly (but tasty) and since I give cookies as gifts, these have to be considered a failure. As the shortbread itself is wonderful and melt in your mouth, might try to make the dough and do something with it besides thumbprints.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2008
This was another recipe I made first a couple of years ago and then forgot about... And I am so glad I remembered. These were made yesterday as gifts to send out, and I am having to hide them from my cookie monster husband! Very good, but I agree that the peanut butter flavor is pretty subtle. Got the mini peanut butter cups (a little larger than chocolate chips) at Trader Joe's and they work very well in this recipe as long as you freeze them before stirring them in. Great cookie that goes wonderfully with hot cocoa or coffee!
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Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2008
LOVE these! I made them once a couple of years ago to share with co-workers, then forgot about them until today... The last pan just went into the oven. I always roll them into balls to bake, so they spread perfectly into a dense chewy cookie. These are wonderful and very very rich. I am so glad I found this recipe again. Thank you for sharing it! Happy Holidays
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Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2008
Can't rate the sauce, since I made my own, but these were really good meatballs. Getting 4 stars because I had to add milk so that they wouldn't be too dry, but the flavor was really good. Cooked these in a kalamata tomato sauce I threw together and served the easy polenta with tomato sauce (minus the tomato sauce) from this site with them. Very tasty, and even my 4 year old ate these, so they will definitely be made again!
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Easy Polenta with Tomato Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2008
I really liked this, but it's getting 4 stars because my husband tried it, then made the "yuck" face, and choked down one bite... then didn't eat any more. I might make it again if I am cooking for other people besides just us, but this will not be a regular dish in our house.
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Sicilian Spaghetti

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2008
Tried this for dinner tonight, and I was really disappointed with it... I hate to give bad reviews when people are sharing their special recipes, but yuck. Very difficult to get the bread crumb mixture to cover the pasta, and when I added a touch more liquid it turned to even more of a gluey mass... My husband actually refused to finish this, a first... and asked that I not make it again. I might try to fix the leftovers with some drained diced tomatoes to add some flavor, as this was bland and salty. Really bummed me out, cause I love anchovies and pasta, and was looking for something that wasn't a thick heavy tomato sauce. I'll have to keep looking, as this was not good.
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Sugar Zwieback

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2008
Just made these a couple of hours ago. I subbed dark brown sugar for the honey and made the dough in the bread machine. These rose a lot more than I thought they would, but both kids (8 mo and 4 yo) love them and have been munching on them this evening. I did sprinkle a touch of cinnamon sugar on the cut sides before the second baking. Tried a couple with my tea after they were cool, and pretty good. I will make these again for the kids, since it was easy and they like them so much. Thank you for sharing your recipe, and thanks to others for the tip about using the bread machine.
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Blue Cranberry Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2008
Made this for this Thanksgiving, and it was a huge hit! I used sweetened dried blueberries, as that's what I already had, and added a splash of apple juice to make sure there was enough liquid. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. This was sweet and tart at the same time, and went really well with our fried turkey. Mom froze some to have when she is craving something sweet with cream cheese, but have already been requested to make this again.
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Chicken Scampi II

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2008
My husband made this for dinner a few nights ago, and it is really good. 4 stars because we cut the butter in half or it would have been really greasy... Also doubled the lemon juice as per other reviews. Result was a light, tangy sauced chicken that was wonderful over angel hair pasta. Will make again, keeping the changes the same.
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Red Salmon Pate

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
Made this alongside a venison liver pate for Thanksgiving appetizers and it was very well received. Did not roll into a ball, just added parsley and pecans to the mixture and served in a bowl with crackers. Very good, and I'm going to try the leftovers in an omelette just for kicks. Will make again.
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Greek Potato Stew

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
This is an amazing recipe! I made it over a week ago and just forgot to rate... but it's everything a good recipe should be-- simple, tasty, and quick to prepare. I added a touch of anchovy paste as this was cooking, but I am really not sure that it needed it, just had some that needed to be used. Hit it with a little feta crumbles before serving alongside sauteed lemon chicken and it was wonderful. Leftovers were just as good, if not better after letting sit. My husband practically licked the plate clean, and has requested this be a regular. Make sure you use good kalamatas, as they are the predominant flavor in this. Only had canned tomatoes in the house, but still fantastic, just drained one can.
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Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
I made this for Thanksgiving just because I had all the ingredients on hand, and it was one of the stars of my dinner! I am only giving 4 stars based on having to add more corn so that it was not so soupy, and I really don't think this needed a whole stick of butter for the amount of vegetable that was in it. Will definitely make again, but will cut the butter in half and maybe add another few ounces of corn. This was my brother's favorite of everything at the table, so I have a feeling it will be requested for every holiday meal from now unto eternity!.... :-)
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Crepes

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
These were pretty good. Made them and served with some strawberry yogurt, homemade lemon curd, and sprinkled with a touch of powdered sugar. Husband had his with strawberry jam and lemon curd. Leftovers kept well in the fridge for a day, and were great with cheddar fried onions, sausage crumbles and chipotle cheese shreds. Keeping this one in my recipe box to make again.
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Old Fashioned Paradise Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2008
This pie never fails to get rave reviews and is always requested for holidays... I've been making it now for a few years, and have one cooking right now, actually. I use a deep dish pie shell and freeze the cheese layer like others until it's firm set so the layers don't mix. I make more topping depending on the coverage I get over the top, and any extra pumpkin filling goes into a dish and bakes up like a custard alongside the pie for us to snack on at home. I never liked pumpkin pie until I made it this way. Update: Couldn't get a deep dish shell this year, so I made a crust and baked this in a springform pan and it was wonderful... All the filling fit this time! This will be my preferred method now.
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Chicken Dumpling Strips

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2008
Very good dumplings! Much like what I grew up eating. I did not make the "broth" part of the recipe, instead just making up my own, but I had no idea how to make the dumpling part before now. Only change I made was to add pepper to the dough. This took A LOT of flour to work with after mixing, and made a big mess, but the end result was worth the trouble. Will make again.
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Basic British Scones

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2008
Made these today to go with lemon curd off this site. Very tasty scones! I am rating 4 just because I had to add another 1/4 cup milk just to get the dough to come together, but other than that this was very good and I didn't change other ingredients. Shaped into round and scored to bake, so it took longer to cook, but my fault and not recipe. These rose beautifully and had a really great texture. Will definitely make again!
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Teriyaki Marinated Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2008
This was really really good! Followed the recipe for the marinade, and let it sit overnight. Broiler is on the blink, so baked at 350 for 40 minutes and it was cooked perfectly... really good flavor, but the sauce didn't really caramelize for me since I baked it. Next time will definitely try this under the broiler like the directions say. Served with rice and cooked the marinade down as per other reviews. Will make again.
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Cinnamon Syrup

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2008
This was really good. Like another reviewer, the rating is only 4 because of the "gloop" factor... it was a little stringy and had to be spread over pancakes a little... The flavor was really tasty, but will try without the flour next time. I added just a touch of butter as this cooked to give it some richness but otherwise followed the recipe. Big thank you to whichever reviewer suggested putting this in coffee... it really did give it that cinnamon dolce flavor my husband loves from the coffee place.
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Brazilian White Rice

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2008
This was really good, and I would have never thought to cook rice this way, mostly because I don't make it that often. Had to scale it down to 2 servings cause I was almost out of rice... but it still turned out perfectly. None of the flavors stood out strongly, but just gave the rice a really good savory bite. Will make rice this way from now on.
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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2008
Very good, but only 4 stars since I had to modify to our tastes... Thanks to the review who said these would come out with the look and texture of a muffin top, because that gave me the idea to top these with sugar in the raw by pressing the dough with a buttered/sugared glass. Cookies are very cake-like and soft. I did use a whole 15 oz can of pumpkin and just added a little flour because we like more pumpkin flavor in our pumpkin cookies... go figure! Added craisins and white chocolate chips to some and it was very tasty. My 4 year old has been munching on them this afternoon, and he loved helping to make them. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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