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Fresh Peach Cobbler I

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2009
Pretty good as written, even better after I made some changes. I used 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup light brown sugar and 1 tsp vanilla in the fillng. Changed sugar in topping to brown sugar and increased it to 1/4 cup, added 2 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon, used unsalted butter in place of shortening and used heavy cream in place of milk. After all that - it was fantastic!
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Kamikaze Burgers

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2009
These are a great place to start, but they need help. I added Five Spice, Ginger and Teriyaki Sauce to the burgers and left off the cheese. Added wasabi to the mayo along with a little plum sauce. THEN they were great!
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Raspberry Chocolate Torte

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2009
So good! I use the Dark Chocolate Cake recipe from this site instead of the mix and I use strawberries instead, but it is still amazinging good and easier than it seems. Don't over cook your cake and definitely trim the domed tops off your layers to get nice flat layers when you cut them in half. The cream cheese filling is nice and light. It's silky instead of fluffy but not too sweet. Br sure to refrigerate this before serving for a few hours. It gives the filling body and keeps it from being too messy.
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That Addicting Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2009
This salad was ok, but not great. Made it twice now and I make the dressing the night before as directed but the first time the only taste I could discern was mayo. Second time I added a splash of apple cider vinegar and onion powder. Definitey helped, but I'm still not making this again.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup V

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2009
Great soup! Fast and easy. Made exactly as written and was thrilled with the results.
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Chocolate Lovers' Favorite Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2009
Best chocolate cake I ever made! Used 3 9" cake pans to make a layer cake instead of a Bundt. I didn't want it to be overwhelmingly chocolate so substituted 2 cups of crush almonds for the 2 cups of chocolate chips. It added something different and really made it a treat.
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Curried Turkey Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2009
This is so good! I did make a few changes. I used chunk pineapple instead of grapes, toasted pecans instead of peanuts, 2 tsp curry powder, dash of salt and pepper and 2 tablespoons apricot preserves instead of lemon juice in the dressing. Definitely make this ahead and let it chill for at least an hour, the flavors develop so much in that time. Really loved it after that!
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Crunchy Apple-Pecan Slaw

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2009
Great base to start from, but definitely needed help. I substituted dried cherries for raisins, added 1 Tbls prepared horseradish, 1 tsp onion powder and 2 tsp fine sea salt to the dressing. I found the amount of dressing to be fine, but if you like really wet slaw then you need to increase how much you make.
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Pineapple Macadamia Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2009
Boy is this good! I omitted the jerk seasoning completely, substituted ground almonds for macadamia nuts and added 2 tbls flour to the ground nuts to make a more conventional coating. Also cut the chicken breasts into chicken tender sized pieces and used the apricot/pineapple mixture as a dipping sauce instead of putting it on top.
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Beef and Bean Chimichangas

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2009
These were good. I did as other reviewers suggested and put the (fat-free) beans directly into the meat and I thought it gave the filling a great texture and flavor that it wouldn't have had if the beans were spread on the shells. Shells are a bit of a pain to work with as mine split, but that's my fault and not the recipes. Definitely warm your shells, wrapped in a damp cloth, in the microwave for 1 min before you try and wrap these. Also, let the filling cool a bit since trying to wrap these while it's hot is extremely difficult and hard on your fingertips.
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Cashew Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: May 29, 2009
It was okay. Made exactly as written. There is next to no spices or herbs so there is next to no flavor. It can be flavored up, but to do so would change it so much you would effectively be making something else.
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Mama's Italian Wedding Soup

Reviewed: May 23, 2009
This soup is so good! Yes the meatballs are a little labor intensive but if you make them all first before you do anything else you just need to drop them in and let them go. I did add extra breadcrumbs and Parmesan to the meatballs as well as using Italian flavored breadcrumbs instead of plain. Poaching the meatballs in the broth with out any previous browning or baking gave the broth all kinds of flavor. This is going into regular rotation. THANKS!
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Baked Flan

Reviewed: May 23, 2009
So quick, so easy and SO GOOD!!! Just a few notes, I used evaporated milk instead of whole milk just because that's what I had on hand. Worked out just fine. Make the cream mixture first then set it aside to make the caramel, that way the carmel doesn't have enough time to set up hard before you pour the cream over it. I used a plain wire whisk to beat the cream mixture so it took some work but turned out perfect. I put a large loaf pan in the bain-marie and put it in the oven while it was preheating so the pan was nice and warm when I took it out to add the carmel and cream. Baked for and hour and a half. I read it over on the Mexico International page on this site that a woman there turns her flan out as soon as she can comfortably hand the pan so that's what I did. I removed the loaf pan from the bain-maire and let it cool for about 10 mins on a wire rack, ran a small knife around the edges and inverted onto a platter. Turned out perfect without a single drop of carmel left in the loaf pan, a creamy carmelized top on the flan and a beautiful little puddle of carmel all the way around the flan!
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Orange Soy Pork Loin

Reviewed: May 20, 2009
So good! I did follow several reviewers advice and doubled the OJ, cut the soy in half and used fresh rosemary. Thickened with arrowroot to make a full on gravy and it was just wonderful. Meat just fell apart and the gravy was scrumptious. Thanks!
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French Dip Sandwiches

Reviewed: May 17, 2009
Used a chuck roast and followed directions exactly as written. So good I had two for dinner! Made french rolls also and couldn't believe how easy this great meal really was.
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Focaccia Bread

Reviewed: May 17, 2009
Hard to believe, with all this stuff in it and on it, but the bread itself is kind of bland.
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Salisbury Steak

Reviewed: May 17, 2009
SO GOOD! I used some leftover homemade french onion soup (from this site) and from now on whenever French Onion Soup is on the menu, 2 days later this Salisbury Steak will be also! Easy, quick and tasty. THANKS!
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Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Reviewed: May 17, 2009
Basically good, but could be better. DO NOT use hot sausage!! I did and, although my husband loved it, I could hardly eat it. Use the fresh pasta. The dried never really tastes right in this.
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Perfect Crab Cakes With Green Onions

Reviewed: May 17, 2009
Husband loved them, I thought they were an awful lot of work for very little flavor. I did use the suggestion for covering in panko bread crumbs and that really do a good job to boost the crunchy crust. Don't think I will be making these again although I will try crab cake recipes from this site.
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Tropical Salad with Pineapple Vinaigrette

Reviewed: May 14, 2009
Made with canned pineapple instead of fresh and used a red onion in place of the green onions to add a bit of color. Also added garlic and red pepper flakes to the dressing. This was so good I made the recipe amounts as written for 6 and 2 of us ate it all! Served with Ham and Pineapple sandwiches from this site. SO GOOD!
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