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Ranch Dressing II

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2014
Pretty close match to the most popular brand of dressing mix. After making it a few times, I decided to tweak it a bit. I prefer more sour cream flavor & wanted to lighten it up. So I make mine with either light sour cream/plain greek yogurt & lowfat buttermilk (if I want a dressing) with just a spoonful of mayo. Yum, yum! Tastes best if it has a few hours or overnight to sit in the fridge before using...
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Coconut Macaroons III

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2011
Excellent recipe! These were a big hit with the friends I shared with on Valentine's Day... Chewy and delicious. I almost always use parchment paper when baking, and these popped right off. No mess clean-up! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe... this one's definitely a keeper! :)
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Maple-Garlic Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2010
Fantastic! Hubby loved it. I was dubious of the marinade combo - but it turned out delicious... Easy breezy recipe for the "keepers" file. :)
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Trini Mango Cheesecake

Reviewed: May 21, 2009
I made only the Mango Topping with a separate cheesecake recipe. The topping was quite tasty, but a tad on the watery side. If I make this again, I will definitely cut down on the liquid measurement or possibly add more cornstarch to further thicken. It got rave reviews from all the happy tasters though! Thanks for the recipe!
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White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Reviewed: May 21, 2009
This was an outstanding cheesecake! I did alter a bit, by using regular graham cracker crumbs and omitting the whole raspberry part of the recipe. I needed a good basic cheesecake recipe - the melted white chocolate was a nice twist on the same 'ole NY Cheesecake. This was my second cheesecake I've ever made (the first one was morbidly over-baked)... I followed the directions of many others by using a waterbath, only baking an hour & then leaving it in the oven to cool for an hour or two and it came out terrific!! Many compliments from all who tried it! I mixed it up by topping with a homemade mango topping in the recipe for 'Trini Mango Cheesecake.' Delish!! Thanks so much for the recipe! (I'll be sure to eventually bake the original recipe someday...)
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Honey Glazed Ham

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2009
This recipe was FANTASTIC! I read through some of the reviews and thought since I was taking this to a friends for Easter, I might try baking in an oven bag. Having never used them before, I just bought a box and didn't think much of it. A word of advice on the oven bags - make sure yours do not contain VENT HOLES... Let's just say it was not my brightest moment when I tried "flipping" the ham. Luckily, the glaze stayed inside the pan, even though it eventually seeped out of the bag through those pesky vent holes. Next time I will try it in my crockpot. Tastewise - this ham was EXCELLENT! We had a crowd of about 15 people for Easter who said they loved the clove flavor. I was surprised how much it actually permeated through the ham. We used a half-ham - not presliced. I didn't even score the ham, but the flavor really seeped into the meat. A winner and a keeper!! Thanks for the recipe. :)
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Strawberry Shortcake

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2009
The end result is delicious. Getting there is a little tricky. I've made this two or three times, and each time the shortcake seems to be really dry. I may make this recipe x 1.5 next time so the cake is easier to split into two layers. It tastes great though! Once everything is layered, the combination of the not-so-sweet cake, with the tart & sweet berries and the creamy whipped cream is DELICIOUS!
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French Leek Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2009
Excellent recipe! I'm a big fan of quiche, so I was very dubious that this recipe could work with no eggs. But I gave it a try and was impressed! I used Swiss cheese, since that's what I had on hand. It reheats well - my coworkers were jealous as it wafted through the office! Yum-yum, will definitely be a keeper!! Thanks....
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Asian Coleslaw

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2009
Fantastic! I love the dressing... I think the dressing is really what makes this slaw so great. I've made this a couple times - but mixing up the combination of salad items... using only regular cabbage with scallions and cilantro. Another time using just red cabbage, shredded carrots and scallions. Great each time!! I will make again and again! Thanks so much...
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Semlor (Semla)

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2009
I added a tad of whole wheat flour to my batch, and they came out beautifully! The only suggestion I would make is to wait to dust the semlor with powdered sugar until RIGHT BEFORE you serve them. I dusted mine, stuck them in the fridge for a few hours, and the sugar disappeared as condensation from being chilled appeared. I should know better, but they just looked so cute!
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Easy Apple Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2009
This cake TASTED delicious, but was an absolute mess to get out of the pan. I think I used too many apples. I know several people have commented that they used 6 apples with no problem, but is that 6 huge apples or 6 teeny-weeney apples? An actual cup measurement of the quantity would improve this recipe a bit. Thanks though - the surviving chunks of cake tasted awesome. I will try again (just with fewer apples!) :)
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Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Basil

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2008
Excellent recipe! My husband called this one a "keeper" - and before we ate, he had expressed his apprehension about the meal, since he's not a huge shrimp fan. It might have helped that I doubled the garlic, doubled the wine... I also decided to use only one can of tomatoes (undrained), since I didn't want it to be too "tomatoey"... but it was superb! Clean-up was also a breeze - only a pasta pot and a sauce pan... and nothing that sticks! I will certainly be making this meal again and again. Thanks for the recipe!
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Almond Rice with Raspberry Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2008
Thank you SO much for this recipe! I have been looking for a recipe for traditional Norwegian dessert Rice Pudding - and this is very similar to how my grandmother used to make it years ago. I used sushi rice, which is smaller - since I know my grandmother used to use a very small grained rice. The only suggestions I have are for the raspberry sauce... I noticed that in the recipe it calls for "sweetened" frozen raspberries. I've never purchased them pre-sweetened before, so I just added a half cup of sugar to it while it was cooking on the stovetop. It was still quite tart, so I will probably double the sugar next time. Also - it's a little more work (but quite worth it) to strain & squish the raspberry sauce through a sieve to remove the seeds. The result is a nice creamy sauce - with nothing to pick out of your teeth when you're done! Varsagod!
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Easy White Chili

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2007
Wow, this one's a kicker! Great flavor, but for those that haven't developed their spicy food palate much (like me!) it might be a bit over the top. However, I did read through the other reviews, and decided to be a tad cautious... cut down on the chili pepper by 1/2 teaspoon, and only added one can of chile peppers. My husband and I both liked it. I know if I'd added the full amounts, it might have been much for the two of us. A nice generous 'dallop' of sour cream on top was a nice creamy touch - which also diffuses some of the spice. Great recipe!
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2007
My first attempt at making these muffins was for a retreat for about 70 people... I followed the recipe x 6. I panicked about halfway through the mixing process - realizing my largest mixing bowl would only accomodate a tripled batch at a time. But after all was said and done - they came out absolutely gorgeous!! Perfect muffin. The key is to not overmix. The batter is super-duper thick... and make sure you use truly fresh blueberries - they hold together much better than frozen. I give this recipe a double thumbs up x 6!
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