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Flan de Coco (Coconut Flan)

Reviewed: May 6, 2012
I used 1/2c coconut créme coffee creamer, and therefore omitted the extra half cup sugar, milk and coconut. It provided enough coconut flavor, and there was ample sweetness from the condensed milk. I had to drink some milk to wash down all the sweet! The "caramel" was a failure. It didn't taste altogether burned, but it certainly didn't give my flan any flair. I baked in a 9" pie dish, but there was more milk mixture than space in my dish, so I put the remaining extras in a 9"square, and put that in a water bath since it didn't have caramel in the bottom. When I inverted the square, it didn't come out, Duh, so I cut it down the middle, and lay it in a plate with a spatula. The pie plate did invert easily. Between the two, they are okay, but because of the overcooked sugar, i did prefer the square.
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Upside Down Chicken Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2012
I didn't use any oil whatsoever in the recipe. The aroma of cinnamon while cooking was nice. As for the flavors, I suspect I must have added too much pepper, since I didn't measure, just eyeballed it. It left a lingering spice in my mouth. I didn't really care for the nuts in mine (my husband initially thought it was chicken bones). I added peas as suggested, and didnt have raisins as recommended. Overall, it reminded me of paella without the seafood, and cinnamon in its place.
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Broccoli Pork Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2011
Decent. Doubled for my family's purposes. Used spaghetti noodles, separate from the stir fry/pork. Used full packet of ramen seasoning, no mushrooms or red peppers (none in fridge) so used napa cabbage. This added more moisture to the stir fry, so the sauce was watered down and not thick enough for my tastes. I added soy sauce, my husband added salt/pepper. I love the red pepper flakes! That adds dimension and depth of flavor. My kids, who don't normally care for broccoli actually ate it without complaint (after I MADE them taste the first bite). Pretty good overall.
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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2011
While I like the recipe, I still wanted it to be more flavorful and creamy. Instead, I suspect from parmesan cheese, it was still grainy in texture. It needs some more salt, has a slightly sweet taste (evaporated milk, or dijon mustard?) , and maybeq more pepper. One pan cooking was good. Though, I did pour it into an aluminum pan at 350 for 15-20 min to let it set and keep warm while I fried chicken. This made it more solid than a creamy noodles dish. Thus, the creaminess mentioned above may be my own fault.
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Lasagna Roll Ups

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2011
Still not used to the texture of tofu, but I still enjoyed this recipe. my 4 yr old helped crumble the tofu, and I did all the cheeses. I didn't have enough mozzarella or parmesan, so I did supplement with cheddar. Still tasty, and I only boiled 12-15 noodles. some had started to tear, and only 12 fit in the 9x13. My kids enjoyed eating the leftover noodles so much, they didn't really eat more than one rollup.
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Sausage and Rice Stuffed Summer Squash

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2011
Forgive me for my substitutions, but, my Rice Sides was not in my pantry anymore, so I made the rice from scratch (3c water/broth, 1 1/2c rice, 1c chopped celery, 1/2tsp pepper, 1/2tsp seasoning salt). My sausage was a tomato cheese sausage I removed from a casing, and sauteed with onions and the mushrooms called for. I didn't know what I was doing, bit I didn't drain the grease, I drained the extra water in the bottom of my squash baking dish, and barely left enough to cover the bottom when I added the butter (when baking the first 30min, had about 1/4" level). The rice made SO MUCH MORE than needed, so hopefully the pouch will be sufficient when you make this. I topped with mozzarella cheese, rather than adding into the rice mixture, and didn't add pecans (personal preference). I went back for more. So surprised at how delicious it is. And I was never a squash person growing up, and I went back for seconds.
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Pot Stickers Traditional

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
My husband asked why we didn't make them more often! Made them twice this week. Used ground chicken.Put Raw mixture in an egg roll/spring roll wrapper. Used a pizza slice to cut the wrappers into fourths. 1T per quarter, sealed with water. The edges of the triangles were long, so I folded in the outside corners to make them more ravioli-sized, then pressed with fork. No worries on the oil/water mixture. I thought I doubled the recipe the first time and yielded 41 (with some inexperience, hadn't figured out the fourths at first.) The second time, did regular proportions and had 36. Only one package of wrappers used for both times.
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Hot Fudge Sauce II

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2011
Oh so good! Used 2 12oz cans of milk, and turned out fantastic. Served for sundaes. Brought home leftovers, and my husband ate 1/2 cup by itself! Super easy, super delish.
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Easy Chicken Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2011
Just how I remembered my dad doing it. Cut up a fryer and worked just as well. Combined cream of chicken and cream of mushroom. Only stirred once at 45 min because my daughter wanted to stir the rice again. Otherwise, I would have left it from the original mixing. Aside from these differences, I loved it.
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Baked Fish and Rice

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2011
I don't care for fish, so it's rare that I even have on hand. My 4 year old recommended fish for dinner tonight. We used Whiting fish, green beans (because I'm nursing, and broccoli gives baby gas), and mozzarella. Chicken broth was from my roast chicken a couple days ago, so it made the rice very flavorful. I boiled the broth in the microwave waiting for the oven to preheat, so while still waiting, put the rice in the broth in the meantime. I didn't even taste the Italian seasoning. I think that using the green beans made this seem almost like green bean casserole wih fish...just less creamy. Flavor-wise, it's a great idea, especially for the fish lover. My 2 & 4 year old ate it. I did serve with some lemon juice for the fish. Might I recommend it only for the fish, not the whole casserole (bottled lemon juice).
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Orange Curried Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2011
This was good. Wanted curry, but found out I could use the rest of my marmalade in my fridge (bought for a different recipe years ago...). I know I used more than a 1/2 c water b/c I wanted to have enough sauce. Added a Tbsp of cornstarch in hopes it would thickening when cooling from the oven. not so much. Flavor was good. a great balance between Orange and curry. added about 1/2 tsp of garlic and a few dashes of soy sauce as recommended. Was good, but not out of this world. Would make if I was in a bind, but I don't have marmalade on hand as a staple.
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Magic Peanut Butter Middles

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2011
These were pretty good. Made for "Peanut Butter lovers' Day" just because. In about 2 hrs start to finish, made while my kids napped. My peanut butter mixture was crumbly, so I added about 1 tsp water, which quickly changed it from dry to wet. After I started rolling PB balls, it firmed up (no refrigeration required). The chocolate dough was good consistency w/ no changes. followed advice to flatten and wrap around PB balls. I had no GLASS cup, so just rolled cookie in sugar and pressed with two fingers. Baked 7, cooled 2min, and all are round, couple cracked edges, but the PB is still hidden for a surprise.
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Mama's Asian Chicken and Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2011
Doubled sauce ingredients (except brown sugar and pepper flakes) per everyone's recommendations. Shimmered uncovered 10 min and covered 20. Sauce reduced to near nothing before I added cornstarch mixture. Stirred in mixture, then added about 1 additional cup water, and simmered another 2-5 min. Not thick like gravy, but accurately described as sauce at this point. Served with steamed asparagus. Didn't have 5-spice on hand, but pepper flakes give sufficient heat to make my nose run. Husband liked it, 2 and 4 year olds ate it, I had thirds (finished it off). Loved it!
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Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2011
This was alright. Satisfied a chocolate fix. Used a German Chocolate mix, so the sweetness of the fudge balanced it. Used lowfat milk with about a Tbsp of cornstarch in the sauce. Not terribly thick, but enough. Soaked into the cake perfectly. Agree that it should be served with ice cream or whipped cream...and a glass of milk.
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Pineapple Orange Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2011
Orange flavor is lost. used 1/2 c juice, and increased flour to maintain consistency. Could deal without pineapple chunks, so would recommend crushed if you must have pineapple flavor. Made a pineapple juice "syrup" as others suggested so as not to waste (though drinking is tasty too). This helped, but again, would rather not have a chunk//chopped fruit pancake. otherwise, it's a fluffy buttermilk pancake.
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Enchilada Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2010
Made very similar to reviewer "Bailie". Used ground beef with my own flair of seasoning, as I am not vegetarian. Added black beans and refried beans to that mixture with some green sauce (my preference for enchiladas). Tore tortillas into pieces for layering, and topped each tortilla layer with more sauce, to prevent dryness. Topped with cheese and olives, and serve w/ sour cream & salsa.
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Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
Loved the amount of spice in the bread. Cooked for 60 min in 2 9" pans. Only used 1/2 tsp salt, and rise was high (needed to cut sodium, and low on my salt supply in my pantry). DELICIOUS!
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Mexican Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2010
If this recipe.ever updates to include seasoning, it might go up to 5 stars. Otherwise, added the equivalent spices for "tacos seasoning" and 1/2 chopped onion sauteed with the beef. Saw only one review about dryness, but none of the ingredients say to drain, so in it all went. Tasted great, and plenty moist with using corn tortillas. Shredded what cheese I had left in my brick, to use in middle and topping. Delicious, and only change recommended is seasoning your beef.
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Glazed Cinnamon Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2010
I made this within an hour, and ate half the pan. I used pre-mixed cinnamon sugar, and just sprinkled liberally. Withoutthe glaze, these would not be sweet enough, considering there's no sugar in the biscuit dough. Be Ye warned. Beyond that, it got Good reviews from those who ate the other half.
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Butterhorn Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2010
Good, but not as good as my mom's in flavor. Baked for 15 minutes, and just barely starting to look golden. Most were still pale, but cooked. Started at 10am, had in fridge to rise by 10:30. Took out at 3:45 to roll out. Let rise from 4 to 5:45. Took to a function tonight and gone in no time flat. Split dough in thirds, so had 28 rolls. Tip I learned on a blog: to avoid waiting so long for milk to cool, heat 3/4c milk with shortening. Then, add 1/4c milk when removed from heat.
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