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Cassava Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2014
Cut into 4 inch logs, score the tough skin lengthwise every inch or so, peel off sections between the score lines, cut each log into halves lenthwise and remove the tough center veins. Process the clean pieces in a juicer to remove the liquid and keep about 2 cups of the fine paste to use in the recipe. The texture is more like bread pudding and is rather gummy. The flavor is excellent though.
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Never Fail Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2013
Terrific NO FAIL recipe; added extra 1/2 cup flour so they won´t flatten so much because I didn´t chill the dough first, due to time restraint. The recipe made 44 cookies, each about 3 inches diameter after baking.
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Grandma's Gnocchi

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2012
PROMISING. I´m going to invest in a ricer just to try making this again. Used 1 lb. fork-mashed potato (oven baked), 1 egg, pinch of salt and 4 oz. of flour plus quite a bit more in order to get a workable dough. Ran the dough pieces over the back of a fork and placed them on parchment while making the rest. They were still too wet and stuck to the parchment and didn´t slide off into the pot of boiling water.
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Red Velvet Cake I

Reviewed: May 28, 2012
See photo; only had half the amount of red coloring. The salt and baking soda together made this cake too salty. I´ll try it again with only 1/2 tsp salt. Tasted like a mild chocolate cake. Personally, I prefer the One Bowl Chocolate Cake over this one.
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Chicken Chimichangas with Sour Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2011
Turned out wonderful. Brushed with olive oil and baked them.
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Chicken and Broccoli Braid

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2010
Beautiful and delicious. Used homemade wheat pizza dough for a healthier option. Boiled the chicken breasts in salt water, then diced them. Stir fried the veggies and chicken cubes in olive oil with some Italian seasoning. I only used 1/2 tsp dill. We ate it before I had a chance to take a photo. There will be a next time for sure. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Update: Made it a second time and again wonderful and easy. The almonds don´t add much for flavor but the occasional crunch is a nice feature; used previously frozen broccoli and squeezed the excess water out; only put half the amount of dill; had sliced cheddar on hand, so I just cut them up into small pieces. Overall, a very flexible meal to put together since you can vary the meat, veggies and type of cheese.
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Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2010
Title says it all. Quick and easy. Added 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour but kept everything else as is. Let dough rise in covered bowl while I cleaned the counter and prepped the toppings. Made two large thin crust pizzas with this recipe.
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Simple Carnitas

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2010
Excellent. Juiced 1 orange first but kept the skins in the pot for flavor, added 2 Tbs of lime juice, 1 Tbs oregano, some red pepper flakes, and freshly cracked peppercorns. Only used 2 cups of water. Made it with a dutch oven; first simmer on stove top and then into a 375 F oven for 2 hrs. Remove the meat and under grill to brown and crisp. The strained broth is worth keeping; great flavor.
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Sweet Corn Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2010
Excellent with 2 ears of fresh corn, 1/3 cup margarine and milk. Kept the other ingredients and measurements as is.
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Jo's Rosemary Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2010
Excellent texture. Needs a tad more salt but otherwise, perfect. I ground up the herbs in a coffee mill so the kids won´t complain but I think seeing the herbs might have been better for the grown-ups.
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Teriyaki Tuna

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2010
Used Bonito instead of Tuna. A light oil brushing onto the pan would have been better because when I placed the marinated fish onto the small pools of oil, it splashed horribly. Heated the marinade (from this site: Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade) separately with the lemon juice and serve on the side.
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Buttermilk Pancakes II

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2010
Perfectly light and fluffy pillow-soft pancakes. They were so soft that they tend to wrinkle when I flip them or lift them out of the pan. I made them sweeter by tripling the sugar because my kids eat them dry without syrup.
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2010
Scrumptiously sweet, sticky and as a bonus, the house smells of cinnamon heaven.
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Tom Ka Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup)

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2010
Terrific with leftover roasted chicken and I didn´t have to saute them in oil first, which made the recipe even easier and healthier; just dump everything into the pot and boil. Put in 3 ginger slices (quarter sized), a pounded lemongrass stalk, one whole kaffir lime leaf, and 2 whole cloves of garlic so that all can be easily removed before serving. I didn´t use tumeric nor green onion this time and substituted chili flakes for the cayenne. It was hard to keep to the exact measurements; just tasted and adjusted along the way. Added mushrooms for bulk. This is definitely worth a try not just for its exotic flavor but for its quick assembly as long as you have most of the ingredients in the pantry.
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Mushroom and Spinach Ravioli with Chive Butter Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2010
I wanted to follow the recipe exactly but had to adjust the filling with what I had on hand: frozen wild mushrooms, leek, red & green bell peppers, feta, mozzarella, garlic and parsley. The pasta was perfect. However, I need practice making the raviolis because I couldn´t get as much filling inside without them exploding. The ones that stayed whole after boiling, I tossed them with red sauce and topped with freshly shredded Parmesan. I just love these forgiving recipes. Thanks for sharing.
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Chicken Pesto Pizza with Roasted Red Peppers and Asparagus

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2010
Asparagus is a great topping for pizzas; used previously frozen ones. I made the pizza with only vegetables and even added some canned pineapples.
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Granny's Homemade Noodles

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2010
Great basic recipe for pasta; held up nicely when kneading, cutting and boiling.
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Potato Plum Dumplings

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2010
Really good flavor but it was way too time consuming overall. Had problems with the dough being tacky and must have added an additional 2 cups of flour. Perhaps it was from kneading so much flour into the dough, but the final product was like eating a very thick pasta and somewhat gummy after boiling it. I think a better option for plums would be to make a pie with a crumble topping and get a comparable dessert and much quicker to put together. I´m glad to have tried it though.
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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2010
Beautiful and tasty. Make sure they (at least) double in size before baking for lighter texture. I noticed my second tray was better because they had more time to sit and rise. UPDATE: Makes great yeast doughnuts too (add some freshly grated nutmeg for doughnuts and beignets)!! Add some orange zest and dried cranberries for a superb holiday bread!! I have also made rolls stuffed with sweet potato mash, chocolate squares or sweet red bean paste and even cinnamon rolls; all versions came out divine.
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Mom's Buttermilk Biscuits

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2010
Used butter (freezer chilled in small pieces) instead of shortening, did quick tri-fold 4 times much like puff pastry, and brushed tops with buttermilk before baking. Only added 1/4 tsp of salt because I used salted butter. Superb flavor and texture.
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