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Chocolate Puffed Wheat Squares

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2009
This is a stingy version of the original recipe most people are looking for. After a bit of a search I have found the most used recipe is: 1/2 c butter, 1/2c corn syrup, 1cup brown sugar, 2 tsp cocoa, 2 tsp. vanilla for 8 cups of puffed wheat. As well, by rapid boiling the syrup for one minute I think most people without a candy thermometer run the risk of taking it to a hard candy stage (hence the comments about rock hard squares). Bring the syrup to boil and as soon as it hits rapid boil remove it from heat. Should work out better for most people.
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Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2006
This is the best pumpkin pie I have ever made and eaten. I have read others reviews who stated it wasn't sweet enough and needed to add extra sugar. I disagree, this pie is very sweet. I used creamed honey instead of liquid honey and maybe that made the difference, but any more sweetness and it would've been too much. I did add in some extra all spice and nutmeg as that is my taste.
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Pumpkin Brioche

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2011
This bread was so incredible. I used my breadmachine and layered in ingredients in wet first, dry second order. Put it on a dough setting. Once machine was done I floured up my hands and formed it into 2 loaves and let rise again for 20 minutes. Then baked off as directed. Turned out so fantastic. It is very rich and buttery - not for the calorie faint at heart. I used it on Christmas day for breakfast and my husband has requested it be our new annual tradition. I used it to make into french toast on second day and it was an out of body experience it was so darned good. Worth every minute you put into it.
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Rhubarb Crisp

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2010
I have to agree with many on here who think this crisp could use vast improvement. I thought I would list all of my changes out here, but I think it would be easier just to submit a whole new recipe. Some basics you should know if you plan to make this is that the oatmeal mixed into the fruit absorbs 90% of the moisture, the added flour is just overkill and will turn out like glue. Way too much sugar drowns out the tartness of the rhubarb which I really like. The topping has a WAY TOO HIGH flour to butter ratio to the point where it doesn't even brown and all you can taste is flour and baking soda. Not great.
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Four Cheese Macaroni

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2010
I used this recipe as a basic guide for mac n' cheese as it was highly reviewed. I have issues with macaroni dishes that call for a roux that usually leaves the cheese mixture granular. This one does not and it really comes out creamy. However, I now realize that this is at the cost of an extreme amount of additional fat. The additional 9 tbsp of butter doesn't help in that department. I also realize that much of its smoothness and cheese flavour comes from "cubed processed cheese product" - aka velveeta. I think ( not that mac n' cheese will ever be a healthy side dish) in the future I will just melt some velveeta on pasta and save myself and my kids 3/4 of the fat in this recipe.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup V

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2009
I love chicken tortilla soup, but this one left me feeling a little blah. I think the big problem is that the ratio of chicken broth to salsa is too high. I really was wanting more flavour. I think next time I will half the chicken broth and or double the salsa and play with it. Maybe even add in some diced tomatoes. Make sure to use fresh chili powder. Also would use lime instead of lemon juice for a more authentic soup. I agree with previous reviewers - throw it all in a stock pot and leave it overnight and then shred the chicken. That process worked great.
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Dave's Mocha Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2010
I liked this recipe for sure and my family ate it all up each time I have made it. That being said, I do not think the coffee flavour is identifiable at all with the soy sauce overpowering it. I'd say just omit it as unnecessary. The other thing I have done is to cook the chicken in the sauce on the stovetop. The whole separate marinade from meat and cook spearately and then cook together was just cumbersome. It gives the sauce a longer cooking time which turns it into a nice syrupy consistency and sticks to the chicken well, and it also keeps the chicken moist so you can use white chicken or skinless as well and get fantastic results.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup I

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2009
I scaled this recipe up to make enough for a soup swap. It scaled up nicely - a good sign of a nicely balanced recipe. I did use diced tomatoes instead of crushed and kept the liquid from them as well and used non-condensed broth. In the end I didn't add in any water and the soup is very flavourful. I used only corn as hominy is not available in my area, but I think if I did have hominy I would use 1/2 the amounts of both or it would be overwhelmingly corny. I also used shredded rotisserie chicken meat, both white and dark meat instead of just chicken breast - fast and more flavour with the dark meat. Good recipe.
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Sour Cream Apple Pie Deluxe

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2006
This was not a popular recipe for my family. The biggest complaint was that after the pie cooled the liquid of the sour cream started to separate making the crust all soggy. As well, the creaminess of the sour cream makes the pie taste more like an apple custard which lessens the flavours of the spices. I think I'll stick to traditional apple pie.
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Maple Apple Crisp

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2006
I was not as impressed with this recipe as I thought I would be. The apple flavour was sufficiently strong enough that the maple flavour was largely masked. As such I was dissapointed that other apple friendly flavours were not present like cinnamon or nutmeg. I think next time I'll stick with using sugar and leave the syrup for my pancakes, and add in extra spices.
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