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Chicken and Dumplings III

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2006
This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. Even though it's super-easy, it still tastes wonderful! Like many others I boil my chicken in 2 cups of chicken broth (plus extra water to cover). I save all of the liquid that I end up with because my boyfriend likes the end result to be just-this-side of soupy. I also use breasts instead of thighs because he's not a fan of dark meat. Delicious, simple, and very comforting!
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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2008
Very very very yummy, in that way that only something this bad for you can be :). I didn't mash mine all the way, and definitely wished I had, it needs that ultra-smooth, ultra-creamy texture. With bacon and sour cream and cheese...oh dear.
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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2007
Beyond 5 stars...simple, perfect, stays moist for days, delicious, delicious, delicious. Being the young'un at my office I was nervous about bringing a cake to a potluck (these ladies are SERIOUS about their cooking) but I got endless compliments and requests for the recipe. Thanks so very much for sharing!!
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Sweet Pepper Pasta Toss with Kale

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2007
This was pretty fabulous...probably a 4.5 star based on taste, and the health factor just bumped it up a notch! I used Barilla Plus rotini (just to make it super-healthy). Would probably use a bit more kale next time, it just cooks down so much (and I love kale!) I was worried because the garlic didn't seem to be browning at all and I was afraid it would be overwhelming, but the flavors just blended so well. Could maybe use a bit more cayenne, just because I like things spicy. I never knew how much I loved feta before I tried this! WONDERFUL. Even got guy friends to eat veggies! A+
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Banana Bread V

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2007
I'm not obsessed with banana bread in general, but I could eat this all the time. I made this for the bf's breakfast, and he said, "If I could have some of this every day I'd be in heaven." Pretty good review! I took some suggestions: 1/2 brown sugar; 1 tsp vanilla; 1 tsp cinnamon. Didn't have any nutmeg, but would probably be a nice touch. I made this Sunday night, and had some for breakfast this morning (Wednesday); still moist and delicious! Definitely a keeper!
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Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2007
Soo yummy...I used regular chocolate chips (about 3/4 so there'd be enough in every pancake), and added about 1/3 cup of milk when I decided the batter was a bit too thick after my first attempts. Could probably use a bit more liquid than that, actually. Other than that, fabulous. The syrup is wonderful on this too! Trust me, you will try to eat more than you should when you take your first bite of these!
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Dark Chocolate Cake II

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2007
Fabulous. I tasted the batter before I poured it into the pan and almost ate the whole bowl. Made this in 2 9" round cake pans, used Dark Chocolate Ganache Icing from this site because I really wanted this to be a dark, not overly sweet cake. It would probably still be delicious with a lighter, sweeter icing (guess I'll have to make another one to test!) Cake itself was moist, rich, and lovely. Considering I'm a pretty inexperienced baker, I'd say this recipe deserves every star I can give it!
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Pumpkin Pie I

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2007
Fabulous! Just the right texture, creamy and delicious. It's not very spicy so if you like it with more cinnamon, etc. definitely kick it up a little. Took mine 10+60 minutes as another reviewer mentioned, probably could have been a little longer too. Just be patient. Wonderful recipe!
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Honey-Pecan Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2007
5 stars +! My boyfriend and I loooove this recipe. I've made it both as stated and as other reviewers have suggested, by removing the chicken and cooking the honey/pecans separately, and I agree that the latter method is preferrable. I usually put the pecans in a baggie and roll over them with a rolling pin; however, don't pulverize them! I like them somewhat coarse so I can really enjoy the crunch. I serve this on a bed of wild or brown rice; the texture is a nice contrast to the nuts. Don't skimp on the cayenne! Sooo yummy!!
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Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2008
Oh my. First of all I will say that I should have read the "reduce the butter" reviews prior to making this. So my heart is not thanking me right now, but my tummy is soooo happy. :) The bf was quite wary of the intense amount of spinach in this, but it is just so dang tasty that he didn't mind at all, and even said that the flavors balance out so well that it's delicious. I left out the mushrooms (don't like them) and used regular feta, couldn't find a deep-dish crust so some of my egg got left out, but it is PERFECT. Oh my. I'm going to have some for lunch, like, right now :)
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Chicken Tortilla Soup I

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2006
I loved this! It was fairly easy, very flavorful, and definitely hearty. Like another reviewer, I skipped the hominy and increased the corn accordingly...I almost doubled the amount of black beans, and used chopped pickled jalapenos instead of green chile peppers (all I could find!). Don't skimp on the chips and cheese! My boyfriend and I ate waaaay too much of this. :) Yummy!
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Rosenmunnar

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2009
These cookies ROCK. They are perfect- simple as can be and yet truly impressive, both visually and flavor-wise. I've tried this any number of ways, I love blackberry jam as well as raspberry jam. I took another reviewers advice and used a small measuring spoon to both indent the cookies and then fill the spaces. For this version I usually add a dash of both almond and vanilla extracts. I also made a batch for Christmas using brown sugar instead of white and Nutella instead of fruit- A+++!! Give it a try!
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Home-Style Vegetable Beef Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2006
This recipe was great! I was skeptical because it was so simple, and I'm used to seeing recipes that use several different spices, etc., but it was fabulous as is. I didn't put any corn in because it seemed out of place, and the potatoes took a little longer to get tender than the recipe says. I used canned green beans and they worked fine. It's nice to have a recipe you can throw together and walk away from, and it turns out delicious and filling. Thanks!
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Hot Spiced Cider

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2007
Very yummy, so so good on a frigid night. For some reason I couldn't find apple cider in the store, so I used fresh-pressed apple juice. Other than that had all the same ingredients, put it all in a slow cooker on low for a few hours. Still good when warmed up the next day. I didn't have a problem with it ending up too strong, I left all of the spices and orange pieces in there the whole time and it was just right (although maybe a tad on the sweet side, probably doesn't need that much sugar for my taste). Thank you so much for such a comforting recipe!
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Morning Glory Muffins I

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2007
Oh my gosh, delicious...I made these almost exactly as stated, except 1c all-purpose and 1c whole wheat flour, and didn't have any wheat germ. The only problem I had was that the apple butter mixture didn't seem to be enough to moisten all of the dry ingredients, I stirred as best I could but there was some leftover flour. Probably making it with 1c applesauce instead, like everyone else has suggested, would take care of this problem. The batter seemed really really dense so I was nervous, I only got 12 muffins out of it, and it took much longer to bake than stated (maybe 30 minutes), but they came out FABULOUS. I usually just make muffins for the boyfriend, I'm not a muffin eater myself, but I could eat these every day. Used golden raisins, which was nice, and I LOVE the crunchy nuts on top. Moist and tasty and healthy, what's not to love!
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Zuppa Toscana

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2007
This was delicious. I made it for Valentine's Day (it's my bf's fave from Olive Garden) along with Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks also from this site. BF said it was "exactly right". It took a little bit of time, but was fairly straightforward. I tried to brown the Italian sausage with the bacon and onion, like some reviewers suggested, and had a hard time getting the bacon to crisp up at all (maybe because my pot was too small.) But I still got the good bacon flavorings and found I didn't need to add any crumbled bacon after that. Made with 5 skin-on red potatoes, 1 quart chicken broth and about 2 cups water (needed more liquid with some many potatoes). Delish!
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Penne with Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2006
Definitely one of the best recipes I've ever made! It comes together very easily and pretty quickly too. I usually use spicy Italian sausage and reduce the red pepper just a bit...Delicious and unusual, I make it almost every other week. Thanks for the recipe!
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Chocolate Ganache Icing

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2007
If you are a fan of dark chocolate, this icing is heavenly! I accidentally used unsweetened chocolate and added a little over a half cup of sugar to make up for it (any less and it was much too bitter). It is by no means overly sweet, very very rich and dark. I melted this all in a makeshift double boiler (oven-safe bowl floating in boiling pan of water), took a while but came out very creamy. Decadent!
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Seven Layer Tortilla Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2008
This was pretty good, although as my bf put it, "it's mighty beany." Would like to try it again with shredded chicken as others have suggested. I kinda wished the tortillas would crisp up a little instead of getting as soggy as they did, maybe next time I will bake without the foil for a few minutes? In general very good easy recipe.
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Turkey Pot Pie I

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2006
This pie was delicious, but, as most reviewers have noted, was completely lacking in that wonderful gravy that usually comes from cutting into a warm pot pie. I did miss that. And I only used two potatoes instead of three, and that was plenty. So as far as pot pies go, it was mildly disappointing. BUT it was still a delicious dinner and even better for lunch at work the next day!
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