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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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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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Juicy Butt Steaks

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2007
This was absolutely wonderful! I didnt have 2 cups ketchup so I used about 1 cup along with Hoisin Sauce and a Chili Garlic Sauce that I originally found in a Vietnamese restaurant with about 1 - 1 1/2 c water. Cooked it for about 3 hours and it was wonderful. My husband said it was just so-so but I think he is crazy lol
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Avocado Shrimp Bisque

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2007
This was a very delicious soup. I made some changes to it though. I added about 2 tsp minced garlic, used ground cayenne pepper instead of black, squeezed a lime as well as using 2 tsp lemon juice to it, used 1 tsp curry powder. AND I added a shot of clear tequila (no preference to clear, just what was on hand). And I used about 1/2 cup diced onion. I added all ingredients excluding milk, to blender and pureed until smooth and silky. I then transferred to a pot, mixed in the milk and heated it. It was DELICIOUS!!! Thanks for the recipe. I was very glad I used it as a base bcuz with my tweeking it was fabulous!
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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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Spaghetti Squash I

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2007
I tweaked this a bit and it was fabulous! I didnt have olives or cheese. I used a can of crushed tomatoes and a can tomato paste with sauteed onions and mushrooms. It tasted like spaghetti and I will most definately use this to trick my baby boy into eating veggies When he is older!
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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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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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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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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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Cilantro and Garlic Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2007
I REALLY liked this recipe. I cut the potatoes and cooked them like you would fries and added a little more garlic tha called for after i tossed the fries in the garlic cilantro mix i sprinkled fresh ground garlic salt over them and tossed them again. It was wonderful! My husband was a little wary to try them but once he did, he LOVED them!
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Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2006
This was sooooo good! The only thing that was a little off was 20 hours being too long of a cook time. It was a little dried out on the edges of the roast, but the inside was soooo tender and just fell apart. I loved it just by the forkfull or on a bun and my husband wanted a little barbeque sauce so I made him somthing like a pulled pork sandwich. His exact words "You really made my day with this one, puppy".
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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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Marshmallow Treats

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2006
This was soooo delicious! I made a bigger quantity, using 10 c rice crispies and almost 10 cup marshmallows with a stick of butter. I think the little "extra" marshmallows were wonderful for it. Husband loved it and it disappeared in less than 3 days!
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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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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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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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Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2007
This was delicious! I was "remaking" my husband and my wedding cake for our 1 year anniversary. It didnt look quite as wonderful as the bakery that we went to but it tasted wonderful. I tweaked the buttercream only by mixing in a cup of fresh raspberries. It was fabulous. Thanks so much for the recipe, I will most definately make it again for those special cakes I make!
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