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Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2011
Nice easy side dish to make. Followed the recipe exactly as stated and it came out lovely. I haven't really made Orzo a lot as a side dish so this is a good basic recipe that I can doctor up with other flavors if I so chose. Nice.
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Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2011
Delicious Recipe, I adjusted based on the ingredients I had on hand. I had only one stick of butter so I used 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup shortening. I also threw a little honey in the wet ingredients and added the baking powder directly to my flour before I mixed. Because I used the shortening I found the dough easier to work with and while working with one batch I kept the extra dough in the fridge. Rolled between wax paper and baked on parchment. They came out light, delicious, perfect and were gobbled up quickly. Recipe is a keeper.
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Cinnamon Rolls II

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2011
Wonderful, quick recipe for cinnamon rolls. I let them rise for an hour vs. 30 minutes (only because I couldn't get to them) and I used rapid rise yeast. They doubled nicely in size. Only thing I would reinforce recommending as others here have is to put a cookie sheet under your pan. I put all the rolls in one pan and didn't think I needed a tray underneath, but hence the sugar boiled all over my stove. The rolls were ooey, gooey and yummy and were great the next day as well. Will make this again.
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Special Strip Steaks

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2010
Loved this recipe, made this last night for my family. Rubbed the garlic as the recipe stated, but didn't think it was enough so I crushed the garlic and rubbed it with the salt and pepper into each steak. Then seared the steak first as some reviewers suggested and got a nice caramelized outer crust. Made the sauce last (OMITTED BUTTER) honestly, it didn't need it. Put the steaks in and finished cooking them in the pan. YUMMY!!! Will make this again, it was quick AND very EASY!!!
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Heavenly Hot Dog Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2009
I thought this was a decent basic recipe for Hot Dog sauce. It is a sauce, not a chili as some reviewers seemed to be looking for more of a chili flavor. My batch turned out well, the texture and consistency was perfect and I substituted BEER for the water. This gave a sweet, deep flavor to the meat. I added a little more cumin, chili powder, salt and used ground red pepper for more of a bite. I will make this again and saute some onions first. I think a tbls or two of tomato paste could also help make this a little thicker for those who found it too thin.
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Apricot Almond Rugalach

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2008
I love this recipe but do not like Apricot or the lemon in them, SO I use the basic pastry recipe, substituted Rasberry Jam- you can use seedless or seeded. I find the seeded Jams Ooze less our of the cookie. I omit the almonds in one of my batches since my kids don't like the nuts. (it makes them easier to roll) After I roll the cookie I roll the it prior to baking in Demerara Washed Raw Cane Sugar which gives the cookie that sweetness with a little crunch. Everyone seems to rave over that little extra step. As with one other reviewer here... I ALWAYS bake on parchment with these cookies or if you can use a silpat mat if you have- the cookies lift right off of the paper.
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Pork Dumplings

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2006
This recipe was great- very tasty. My family gobbled them up. However, I don't think I'll make it again. It took way too long to make. I bought the cabbage and other ingrediants pre-chopped too. I did not have a large steamer basket so I was only able to steam 5-6 at a time. This from a package of 65 wrappers took me quite some time to cook all of them. I added lettuce to the metal steamer that I had which made them easier to remove but I found they were much more tasty fried in a little oil. I should have heeded the advice of the other reviewers of this recipe that complained about the time too. This is good but be pre-pared to spend 2-3 hours making this. Oy vey.
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2005
This has to be one of my favorite recipes out there. 5 stars for Non-fish lovers too. Kids like it and it's simple/ easy to make. Just remember as with any recipe- use FRESH ingrediants. Get the fish fresh if you can- stay away from Frozen. Use fresh Parmesan cheese and you will notice the difference. Buy it freshly grated at your local grocer's cheese section. I've also used this topping on other fish and chicken- it's mouth watering! Enjoy!!
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Mama D's Italian Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2000
This bread has become my 'standard' bread recipe. I'm a beginner and I love it. I've varied it by adding roasted garlic to it or olives and it comes out great!!! Takes a long time to make but worth it. Makes a lot of bread but I give some away to neighbors or friends... or freeze it.
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