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Meringue II

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2007
This was the best meringue recipe ever. My mom was AMAZED by it!!! I messed up the first time I made it by not letting the corn starch thicken enough.... but my fault completely and the next 3 times I made it it came out perfect and delicious. The "extra step" is more than worth it...
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Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2007
This was really good. A great way to get in some vegetables, as well as TONS of fiber. My husband liked it the first "sweet" layer, then he gave the rest of the squash to me. I did it a little different though. I rubbed the seeded squash with about 1 tbsp brown sugar per side then tossed the diced apples in the melted brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and added nutmeg, clove,and ginger spices. After that I drizzled a little butter over the top of that. Very good and I will make again. Although next time I think I will pierce the flesh to let the sweet juices get all throughout the squash as well as let it get more tender.
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Pan-Seared Ahi Tuna with Blood Orange Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2007
This was a really good recipe. I was looking for something to eat with a good light crisp champagne and this was it. The tuna was wonderful, although I lightly salted and peppered the steaks then seared in olive oil. I could not find blood oranges (Limited Selection at military commissary) so I used orange juice with a little bit of lime and lemon juice and some sugar, along with the white wine and a pat of butter with chopped shallot and garlic. It was a little sour, but that Im sure is just becaus of the lemon/lime. When I find the blood oranges, or juice I will try again because it sounds so delisicous. And in contradiction to the last review, I seared the tuna for about 3 - 4 minutes on one side and 2 - 3 on the other. IT wasnt flaky at all, just delicious.
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Creamy Mashed Potatoes II

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2007
This was really good. The only thing off for me was how thick it was. I used 8 oz cream cheese, 8 oz sour cream and about 4 - 8 oz ranch sauce along with 1/3 cup butter AND about 1/4 - 1/2 cup half/half. And I topped it with about a cup of mozzeralla cheese before I baked it. Only after ALL those additions was it a good texture for me. My husband LOVED it and so did I with the changes. Next time, in addition to the ranch dressng I will use a packet of the ranch.
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Shuku Shuku

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2007
This was absolutely delicious and soooo easy to make!!! Everybody at the dinner party I went to loved it and I ate like 5 ::gasp:: because they were sooo good. My husband said he didn't like coconut and still loved these cookies! Way better than macaroons!
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African Chicken Stew

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2007
This stew was... AMAZING! I followed several suggestions. I made the soup with HOT salsa in place of the crushed tomato. I doubled the garlic, onion, spices, and added approx 2 tsp curry, 1 tsp paprika, and 1 tsp cayenne pepper. I used about 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts/thighs, dark red kidney beans instead of garbanzo beans, instead of water I used 2 cups fat free, low sodium chicken broth, and I actually used the full amount (2/3 c) or so CHRUNCHY peanut butter and thought it tasted tremendous. My husband absolutely LOVED this and he is a pretty picky eater. I had very high hopes for this and it delivered in every way possible. My hubby is actually sitting here right now telling me to add some things. He wants everybody to know that we loved this with Indian Tandoori Naan. We bought it from Trader Joe's in the Curry flavor, sprayed butter spray on it and baked in the oven until browned. This bread is wonderful to sop up the delicious flavors of the African Chicken Stew. I would give this 100 stars if I could!!!!!
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Baked Apples

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2006
This was really delicious. I made cinnamon sugar to fill the apple. Also I used an apple called a "Grapel" which is supposed to be the texture of an apple but taste like a grape. It was really just a sweeter apple. When I baked this I sprinkled the bottom of the glass dish with cinnamon sugar, added water to cover the bottom and then put a couple pats of butter beneath the apples in addition to the butter in the apple. It came out great. Next time I think that I will use some crushed walnuts, almonds, or pecans as well. Thanks so much for the recipe. Easy to make, wonderfully fragrant and exquisitely delicious.
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South African Malvapoeding (Marshmallow Pudding)

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2007
This was so delicious. I didn't quite know what to expect with this recipe with a name like Marshmallow Pudding and reading some of the ingredients but I was more than pleasantly surprised I used orange juice and about 3/4 cups at that, but added some sugar to the sauce. I don't quite know if the cake, or whatever I would call it, was supposed to fall a bit in the middle. No matter what it was decadent, unique, and something I will definately make again in the future! The hubby absolutely loved it too!
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Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2007
*UPDATE* I made this again after not making for awhile (to many lbs gained when I made it often) but I used 1 c butter to 2 c. sugar and I think it has been my favorite yet. It is solid and brittle but has more of a true caramel flavor than a heavy butter flavor/feel. It was amazing. Also, tips and tricks, use a wooden spoon and never leave out the salt, even if you are using salter butter! This is a fabulous recipe. I cannot mess up making it. IT has become my default toffee recipe. I have made it as gifts for Christmas and birthdays and Tuesdays and it is great. I experiment lots. For Christmas I like using white mint and dark mint andes chips and personally I love using white chocolate chips with coconut flakes and crushed macademia to top it off. So many possibilities and always wonderful!
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Grandma's Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2007
This was very good. I tripled the recipe and was able to use much more than the 4 1/2 cups cooked macaroni (I used shells) that it called for. I added several different cheeses and more than that called for too. It was very creamy but still not too cheesy... Next time even MORE cheese, only use the single recipe (maybe double, since I made for so many ppl) but all in all very good.
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Grandma's Apples and Rice

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2007
This was so delicious. I made it for a dessert to a potluck dinner party and ppl were fighting over the last pieces. Ok, so those people were my husband and I lol. Next time I will make it cinnamon sugar that I add to the mix and sprinkle on top to make it just a tad bit sweeter, but as is it is still a HUGELY delicious recipe. A good "not TOO sweet" dessert or good for breakfast even.
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2007
So these really were the BEST PANCAKES I HAVE EVER TASTED IN MY LIFE!!! Better than the boxed mixes (by FFFFFAAAAARRRR), better than diners, and (shhhhh) better than my mom or dad's! When I made the first mix, it was EXTREMELY thick and I thought I had done something wrong after I put the batter on the griddle. So before it was done cooking I added more milk (not sure how much, just went by my grandma's "stop when you think its enough" mentality) and made it thinner. Then I tried the cooked "original" recipe and regretted adding the milk. It was the thickest, most delicious pancake ever. But even with the milk, they were so thick, and fluffy, and delicious. My husband loved them too and couldn't believe they were from scratch. Thanks SOOOOO much for the recipe. I followed it to a T, until I added the milk.
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African Peanut Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2007
This was REALLY good. My husband and I had it for lunch the day after I made it because other reviewers said it was the best the next day to let the flavors meld. I did a few things different. I used hot salsa instead of crushed tomato, used a red and yellow bell pepper, added 2 jalepenos, 1 - 2 tsp cayenne pepper, and I used wild black rice and precooked it some. It was watery last night but has since thickened up. We added a dallop of daisy (sour cream) and ate it with Indian Naan in a curry flavor and it was absolutely wonderful! Thanks so much for the recipe. I will make again and again!
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All-Day Apple Butter

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2006
This was a really delicious apple butter. I first tried to make it with apple sauce baked in the oven and it was good but when i got my slow cooker I decided for the "better" kind. And it was SOOOOO much better! It took FOREVER to chop, core, peel, etc. and after about 13 hours and the apples were still chunky I decided to experiment and put them in my blender. It worked beautifully. I bought a food processor and am in the process of making my second batch (of 4) for jars of apple butter for Christmas presents. Also, I used 2 cups packed dark brown sugar and 1 cup white granulated sugar, and along with the spices in the recipe I added about 1 teaspoon of ground ginger. My husband LOVED it. Thanks for the recipe!
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Pesto Lasagna

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2007
This was fabulous! I am not a HUGE marinera sauce lover but pesto is my second love lol! I used shredded chicken, ricotta chesse and lots of shredded monterey jack cheese. Will make over and over again!
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Easy Yet Romantic Filet Mignon

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2007
This was delicious. I followed the recipe to a T except that the supermaket was fresh out of shallots so I used green onion and it was fabulous. It didnt look as wonderful as it could of ONLY because I didnt have toothpicks to secure the bacon but I made the most of it by garnishing it with fresh parsley to give it color and served with a side of garlic baked asparagus on a bed of rice pilaf and it looked perfect "Like a restaurant" is what my husband said :)
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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2007
This was rediciously DELICIOUS! I made it twice, both times it came out PERFECT! Everyone loved it and I can seriously say it is better than any I have ever tasted in a restaurant or made by family etc... I used a different meringue recipe though... I believe it was Meringue II... didnt weep at all.. perfect!
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Coconut Cream Meringue Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2007
This was sooooo good. I made it twice, so far, once for a dinner party and the coconut cream came out way too runny, but was my fault. I made again for my work and it was perfectly delicious! Will make again. So many ppl are surprised to have the coconut cream with a meringue, but are pleasantly surprised!
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Butterscotch Drops

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2006
This is a FABULOUS recipe! I doubled up the recipe and instead of making them "drops" I let them sit, completely mixed, in a baking pan, as you would with rice crispy treats then cut them up. They are sticky and I don't know if they were supposed to harden a lot but sooooo good! Thanks for the recipe!
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Saucy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2006
This was absolutely DELICIOUS! I had made a simple Chicken Cordon Bleu before and it was good but even then I thought it was a little dry. The mushroom/wine/soup sauce was to die for and it went well with a ranch/white wine salad dressing I made for a baby spinach salad perfectly! Thanks so much for the recipe, this will definately be a repeat make!
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