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Real Italian Calzones

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2010
I'm giving this five stars, not as a calzone, but as a pizza crust! I searched forever to find the perfect crust and here it is. It makes up quickly, no proofing of the yeast, and it stretches out nice and soft. Here are pizza making tips: make the pizza on parchment paper and slide the whole paper and pizza onto the preheated pizza stone, then when cooked, slide the whole thing off onto a cookie sheet. Done. Also, try tomato paste straight out of the jar instead of sauce. If your pizza gets too wet, it's gross. The paste gives a lot of tomato flavor without any wetness. Give it a try!
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Tzatziki Sauce (Yogurt and Cucumber Dip)

Reviewed: May 4, 2009
Perfect! I used greek yogurt, as suggested by another reviewer, and it was absolute perfection. Exactly what I wanted. I only let the cucumber drain about 30 minutes and it was fine. I let the flavors marry for two days.
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Classic Tiramisu

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2008
Delish! Made exactly as written, but could only let sit for 3 hours. I used Kahlua and brushed it on, but wish I had dipped, it needed more. The bakery of my HEB had ladyfingers back in the freezer. I used other reviewers tip of getting two 3oz. ladyfinger packages, but I actually needed a few more to layer properly, so will get three packages next time. To approximate a double boiler I put a few inches of water in a pot, then put heavy foil over the top, then put a metal bowl on top of the foil and settled it down with the ingredients in it. It worked, but was very hard to take the bowl out, as everything was extremely hot and I spilled a little bit as I burned myself. I used a springform pan and presentation was great. Next time will put cocoa powder in the cream mixture to add taste, as my cream tasted just like whipped cream, kinda boring.
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Cinnamon Streusel Orange Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2008
These were very dry, like a dry homemade cake. Desperately in need of moistness in some form. Try the raspberry streusel muffins from this site instead, but make them with blueberries. Now that's a muffin!
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Homemade Focaccia Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2008
This was delish, but didn't rise as high as I wanted it to. I made it following the recipe to a T, except adding sea salt on top. It only rose to about 1 inch, maybe two in the higher spots. I wanted to use it to make paninis and the guests were on the way so I just used it and it actually worked out fine. I sliced it into wedges, sliced each wedge in half and put them on the George Foreman grill. I put on pesto, chicken, mozz, spinach and a relish of diced sauteed onion, red pepper and kalamata olives. You could not tell they weren't from a restaurant! The bread was crunchy on top and perfect for the sandwich, not too bready.
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Tart Lemon Sorbet

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2008
Delish! I've made this twice now and you don't need an ice cream maker. Just stick it in a container in the freezer. I think it is a little too sweet for my taste, the taste is exactly like regular lemonade you're used to. The first time I added a half cup of orange vodka, and alcohol doesn't freeze, so it turned out to be a slush. I just called it a frozen vodka lemonade and everyone loved it. The second time I used half lemon juice and half lime juice and no alcohol. This one was a good sorbet after four hours, but the next day it was hard and flaky. I only had a shot of Maker's Mark whiskey left, so I poured it on top, and the alcohol melted it perfectly into a frozen drink! I was doubtful, but the Maker's Mark was amazing with the flavors and my husband got drunk by accident! Everyone loved this.
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Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Buns

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2008
Delish! The caramel on the bottom was the best part. It was kind of complicated to make and I think I dirtied just about every dish, pot and surface in my kitchen, but they came out picture perfect. I didn't use any fancy rolling technique, just rolled em and sliced em with hand quilting thread. These tasted so much like a Cinnabon that I craved a cream cheese frosting to go with them.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2008
These were good, my family loved them. It thought they were just okay, they actually made me really want cinnamon streusel muffins! I didn't have muffin papers so had to put them right into the tin and this gave them a crust all around that I didn't prefer but my husband did. I like the soft inner parts so if you do too, definitely use muffin papers! These would be better with chocolate chips.
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Aunt Mary's Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: May 4, 2008
Perfect! One very important change though: the time is too long. Cooked for the time stated it makes a good cake. But it really needs less time and it's AMAZING. I make two 9 inch rounds at 25 minutes and that may even be a few minutes too long. I make it as cupcakes at about 16 minutes. Nice, moist crumb, very delicate and slightly denser than boxed, with a slight crunch. This is better than boxed, of course, since there are no trans fats or corn syrup! To make the sour milk just put 1 1/2 tsp vinegar in the milk and wait five minutes for it to thicken.
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Chocolate Frosting I

Reviewed: May 4, 2008
Good, but very very sweet. Good texture and spreadability, good chocolate taste. The small quantity of butter compared to other frostings is made up for by the large amount of sugar!
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Kid-Friendly Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2008
Delish! Has a regular wheat bread taste (like store bought) and I got a wonderful crisp crust on mine without doing anything special. I made it exactly as written except I did not need the last cup of flour in the recipe and instead of rolling it out I just shaped the loaves in the pan into rectangles that fit the pans. Here's a tip: do not over rise for the second rising. If you let it rise for too long (more than 35 mins. or so) it will over rise and then deflate if you try to move it to the oven and it will be flat like mine!
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Danish Kringle

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2007
OMG, if you have never tried kringle, you HAVE to make this recipe. My family and my work friends went absolutely crazy for it and are still talking about it to anyone who will listen. The dough is super simple to make and work with. It is so flaky, but dense and moist, and not too sweet, it's perfect! What I did was to divide the dough in half and put cherry pie filling in one half and half of the brown sugar/butter/nuts recipe in the other. The only change I would make is that the brown sugar/butter/nuts one had WAY too much butter. I used 1 stick (1/2 cup) and it leaked out everywhere and I ended up pouring at least a 1/4 cup of melted butter off of the pan because the kringle was swimming in it. Gross. When I made it again, I just dotted penny sized butter pieces sparsely over the brown sugar/nuts mixture as it lay in the dough and it worked fine, no problems. So definitely cut the butter down. I also made one where I microwaved frozen peach slices until soft, then mashed them with a potato masher with a little sugar and used that as filling. It was wonderful!!!
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Cafeteria Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2007
Delish! Total comfort food. I prepared exactly to the recipe and my four year old loved it. Definitely not low fat, somewhat oily, but good! Keep in mind that the depth of dish you put it into will affect the end result significantly. I put mine in a lasagna pan and it made it too dry. Try a deep, small dish.
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Raspberry Streusel Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2007
Very good! I made these with blueberries and could not stop eating them! Perfect muffins. I ended up with only 12 instead of 18. They look perfect and beautiful when baked.
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Becki's Oven Barbecue Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2007
The sauce is five stars, but there are definitely some adjustments that need to be made. When wings come out of the package from the store, each wing consists of three parts: a "drumstick" a "wing" and an inedible "tip". First, cut the wings into their component pieces and discard the tips so you are left with 20 "hot wings". There was WAYYYY too much grease from the skin in the pan after cooking, so definitely take the skin off. I made the mistake of leaving the wings as is from the package and I couldn't access the meat without ripping apart the wings with my hands getting grease everywhere. Yuck. Then I couldn't even mop up the sauce because there was an inch of chicken grease in the pan mixed with it. Make these adjustments, or just use breasts.
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Scrumptious Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Gravy

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2007
Super delicious! Loved it! Not diet food but definitely comfort food. Perfect with wide egg noodles and green beans. Fresh mushrooms (instead of canned) make it way way better. Delish!
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Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2007
Soooooooooooo delicious!!! I couldn't stop eating it. My husband even made it, following the recipe of course, and it was still perfect! Very fresh, very healthy, and tastes exactly like you're at a fancy restaurant. Needs one more can of corn though!
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Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2007
I'm giving this pie five stars for taste alone, even though mine didn't set up. We still ate and enjoyed it, even though it was soup. I subbed one cup of coconut milk for one cup of 1/2 and 1/2, but that's the only substitution I made besides whipping my own cream. Edit: I figured out what I did: I didn't cook it long enough. I should have read you guys' reviews and known to cook it on med-hi for 20 minutes until thick. The recipe says to bring it to a boil and then remove it from the heat, which took only about 5 minutes! I thought it would set up overnight, but it didn't. You must cook it until thick, not just let it come to a boil.
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Baked Maryland Lump Crab Cakes

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2007
Expensive disaster! May be my fault, as I made substitutions. I used real mustard like another reviewer suggested, and I used 12 oz of canned crab instead of 16 oz. because the full amount of fresh crab would have been about $18! I also used real eggs instead of substitute. I measured an egg and found it to be 1/4 cup so I used three. The cakes themselves looked fine and cooked fine, but they tasted like scrambled eggs with a hint of crab. They were only edible when dunked in malt vinegar. I'm sure this recipe would be good if you know what the heck you're doing.
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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: May 29, 2007
My teenage boys said this was "Ok". The younger one loves pumpkin cheesecake in season from Olive Garden, so I made this for him. I followed the recipe exactly, and it came out perfectly firm with no cracking. The taste was smooth and kind of bland, not very pumpkiny. Also, my layers didn't turn out distinct, like the photo, even though I took care to layer them.
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