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Balsamic-Glazed Salmon Fillets

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2009
5 stars for ease! stand back when you cook down the balsamic vinegar - cough cough! lol! i doubled the honey to our taste and everyone enjoyed it! i didn't enjoy the oregano (i used dried) so i'd omit next time. thanks for sharing the recipe!
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Blueberry Cream Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2009
i should have read other reviews before baking - needs more sugar for my palate. i sprayed muffin tins with spray release with flour. i also doubled blueberries and did follow all mixing directions. they're pretty! they look golden brown on the top and the bottoms are very pale but are done. baked for 20 minutes exactly in a well preheated oven. next time i will take the advice of others and add some type of sugary or streusel topping and increase sugar. thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!
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Sea Bass Cuban Style

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2008
this is a light and tasty dish; great for people who don't mind not having to work too hard to prepare dinner... bought iqf bass (imported from vietnam) and they were delicious! deleted cilantro because nobody likes it here and always plop extra capers on my fish. will definately make over and over - thanks so much for sharing this recipe!
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Berry Shortbread Dreams

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2008
this is the perfect shortbread cookie recipe! light, delicate and flavorful...i think the almond extract makes it. i didn't refrigerate dough where recipe stated so my cookies spread a lot but they were delicious anyway. i used my favorite guava jelly and melted it first in the microwave and just spooned in. most of the jelly dissolved and so cookie sticks to your teeth when eating - added additional jelly after baking as recipe stated - that was a good idea - they looked more presentable and had a truer jelly flavor. next time i think i should use preserves or jam. thank you very much for sharing your recipe!
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A-Number-1 Banana Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2008
we had so many bananas turning black! never made a banana cake before so i decided to try this one. it seemed just slightly more delicate than a regular banana bread. i didn't have any unsalted butter so i used regular salted butter but forgot to omit salt - it was fine; used skim milk w/a quarter teaspoon of vinegar for buttermilk; used immersion blender to puree bananas; added 1 tsp. vanilla; omitted nuts because i don't like them and baked in bundt pan greased and sprinkled with a cinnamon sugar mixture (a great idea that i found right here on allrecipes!) this is a great cake/bread! so moist and delicious! maybe next time i'll try frosting it before it gets gobbled up! thank you kevin ryan for sharing this recipe!**UPDATE: made this recipe again - this time with salted butter (omitted salt), 3/4 c milk chocolate chips, walnuts, 1 t vanilla, 1 t banana extract (from thai market) and sour cream. baked in muffin tins lined w/paper liners and sprinkled a cinnamon sugar mixture liberally on tops before baking. very good but i think the buttermilk is better. **
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Tofu Mayonnaise

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2008
i had high hopes for this recipe because of the sesame oil but the vinegar was overpowering. i was able to salvage it with more sugar - about 2 tsps. and some sweet pickle relish - about 1 Tbsp. i think if i ever use this recipe again, i'll put 1 T of rice vinegar instead of the apple cider vinegar - it was just too sour. i didn't have peanut oil so i used vegetable oil. mixed it up with some cubed boiled chicken breasts and chopped celery, green onion and diced yellow peppers to make a healthy chicken salad. it was pretty good! my teenage daughter thought it tasted like it contained REAL mayonnaise. i will experiment with other tofu mayonnaise recipes till i find one i really like because i can't continue to eat 90 calories per tablespoon real mayonnaise :o( thanks AMYJO107 for sharing!
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Satiny Chocolate Glaze

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2008
satiny is the perfect word for this glaze! it's too late to be whipping up frosting so i decided to try this recipe. i scaled recipe down to 8 which was perfect for a 9x13 cake. so easy to make and very delicious! i used about 1/2 a cup of milk chocolate chips because i didn't have enough semi sweet chips - this glaze is very rich so you can't tell much. just cooked right on stove in small sauce pan over direct med/low heat stirring constantly until every bit of butter melted. poured very slowly right on top of cake which is still in it's pan careful not to not drip down sides where cake pulled away from pan. i was able to use every bit of frosting because it thickens up quick enough. my daughter is taking it to school tomorrow in the pan. i licked the spoon - yum! thanks for sharing and thanks to all the members for their wonderful tips and reviews.
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Addictive Pumpkin Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2008
WOW! they just cooled enough for me to taste. i'm impressed! they rose nicely and are very tender and tasty! i made a batch of lowfat oat muffins and they were nothing compared to these! i was hesitant about baking these muffins because of the 4 cups of sugar but realized that it makes a large amount of muffins. like other members i made a few variations, 3 cups all purpose flour (all i had left) and 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour, half/half white and brown sugar, i roasted some raw pumpkin seeds for the nuts (that was fun - they puff up), used golden raisins (loved the soaking tip) and only 1/2 t of ground cloves because i'm not a clove fan (will omit completely next time). the addition of the pumpkin seeds made these taste like they were from a gourmet coffee shop. fancy schmancy! MIDNITEJASMINE, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
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Salmon and Shrimp Cakes from Chef Bubba

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2008
sorry, but i didn't make this exactly as written; i omitted things i didn't think i'd care for. none the less...these cakes were FANTASTIC! i omitted: basil, thyme, chives and jalapeno; substituted panko for bread crumbs and for the parmesan cheese - i used the stuff in the green cannister... i thought about adding some garlic salt but i'm glad i trusted my instincts - the cheese made it salty enough. early in the day i cooked up the shrimp, red peppers and salmon - so quick! cooled them down in fridge in a gallon sized freezer bag. later in the day i didn't have time to soften cream cheese so i used a rubber spatula and creamed it together w/egg; added panko and parmesan cheese. broke up salmon right in closed plastic storage bag and then folded it into the cream cheese egg mixture. i had a girls' night out last night so i told my husband to just ice cream scoop onto baking pan, pat down and bake at 400 for 20-30 minutes. he made a mixture of sweet chili sauce & mayo to serve w/the cakes...mmmmm delish! i had the leftovers for lunch today. the whole family agrees....FIVE STARS! thank you for sharing, bubba!!!
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Balsamic-Glazed Salmon Fillets

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2008
5 stars for ease! stand back when you cook down the balsamic vinegar - cough cough! lol! i doubled the honey to our taste and everyone enjoyed it! i didn't enjoy the oregano (i used dried) so i'd omit next time. thanks for sharing the recipe!
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Delicious Ahi Fish Burgers with Chives

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2008
i got a really good deal on some ahi so i decided to try this recipe; i'm glad i did! i just plopped everything into the food processor (rough chopped carrots and onions). it was so easy! i followed the recipe pretty much to the "t" except didn't use measuring cups (who does?) and substituted green onions for the chives because i had them. i didn't have a problem w/them falling apart like the other member...maybe it's because i didn't try to shape them w/my hands? i instead used a large ice cream scoop the plopped directly into frying pan and patted them down w/pancake flipper; they fried up real fast. i served them on onion hamburger buns w/mayo, lettuce and avocado and my family LOVED them! they almost taste like the fish patties at the local fish market - i think the difference is the fish market adds MSG...we don't use it. i think the next time just to experiment i might try adding oyster sauce as an additional seasoning. thank you very much for sharing this super easy and yummy recipe!
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Mock Chicken Fried Steak

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2008
my whole family really enjoyed the flavor! i used 3/4 ground turkey and 1/4 hamburger, omitted the parsley and substituted corn flake crumbs (boxed) for the saltine crackers. baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and served w/cream of mushroom diluted with 3/4ths can in water and two small cans of sliced mushrooms. will definately make again! thank you for sharing!
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Spooky Witches' Fingers

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2008
i have been making these treats for the past 10 years or so! i saw martha stewart making them on her show - she called them "severed fingers" and use her recipe (recipe varies). i just loved reading the reviews! this halloween i will use this recipe and follow other member's advice and make them green and w/chocolate chip "warts"! for the fingernails, i usually blanche the almonds - put in boiling water for 1 minute or so and then drain. when slightly cooled you can pop off the almond skin. when the blanched almonds are dry simply "paint" with red food coloring! use beaten egg white to brush over entire finger and to stick the finger nail on. hmmm - this just gave me an idea! i think i'll paint designs on the nails w/food coloring pens! thanks in advance for the new recipe and inspiration!
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Chicken Katsu

Reviewed: Feb. 29, 2008
i used to make this all the time when i wasn't counting my calories :o( difference is i don't pound chicken - i slice w/my knife held at a slant and cut pieces 1/2" thickness or less. my secret twist on this recipe is instead of seasoning chicken with salt & pepper - i season w/lemon pepper seasoning. chicken katsu is a staple in Hawaii! serve with tonkatsu sauce or ketchup w/worchestershire sauce mixed in.
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Beef Fajita Marinade

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2008
i was in a pinch and had to hurry up because it was so late! i didn't have cumin or cilantro (don't like it much anyway) but had everything else. i bought a sirloin steak - about 3/4" thick, trimmed it well and sliced it thin. sliced up 1/2 a onion and dumped it along with the sliced beef into a plastic storage bag, massaged it well and just let it sit on the counter for about 10 miinutes while i prepared tomatoes, lettuce and tortillas (put on paper plate, covered with very lightly damp paper towel and nuked for 25 seconds.) then i flash fried the beef and onions in very lightly greased non-stick well heated pan and it was done! very good taste! everything from start to finish took maybe 20 minutes! now that's the kind of dinners i like! i didn't have salsa but i put some sliced jalapenos from the jar and a dollop of sour cream in mine. the kids just had lettuce, tomato and bagged mexican blend shredded cheese. thank you very much for sharing this recipe! mucho appreciado!
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Pistachio Cake IV

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2008
i was in a pinch and needed a cake to make with things on hand. made this cake for my sister's birthday. it's a very pretty cake that looks quite difficult to make but soooo easy! my sister and i thought it was too oily and perhaps should be a little sweeter but the lack of sweetness could have been due to the oil. some other guests could not stop eating it - they thought it was GREAT! i'd make again in a pinch but would cut back on the oil and replace w/more chocolate syrup. thanks for sharing this great idea.
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Pineapple Filling

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2008
i cut up a whole pineapple and i'm the only one in my family who will eat pineapple - and we live in hawaii...go figure! yes! it's very custard-like and sooo delicious! super simple to make. i beat the egg before adding but basically dumped everything in pot and stirred often. i increased the butter to 2T and didn't have quite enough liquid so i added more pineapple. i also added a teaspoon of vanilla at the end w/the butter. i followed 17sugars advice of making a crisp out of it and have half a batch baking right now in the oven. mmmmm...smells delish! next, am going to use other reviewers idea to make pineapple creamy centers in cupcakes! addition: ok - pineapple crisp came out - excellent! sprayed a disposable pan and made half a recipe w/oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, melted butter, salt and a dash of cinnamon. wanted to post a picture but can't find connector cord to computer :(
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White Bread III

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2007
i scaled recipe down to 12 servings because my bread machine was so old (squeak squeak) i wasn't sure of it's capacity. perfect fit. made this recipe 3 times - first with all-purpose flour - we were very excited so we all ranted and raved. then i went out and purchased bread flour - it was ok but much firmer. made it again with all purpose flour and kids (ages 15 & 12) said it was tough on the 2nd day. it makes EXCELLENT toast for dipping in soups and sauces! i'll be testing white bread II next. btw - does anybody know what kind of grease to grease a bread machine with???
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2007
i didn't know you could use so many bananas in a loaf. this was a very fragrant banana bread - hence the name banana banana bread. i found it a bit dry so i think i'll stick to recipes which include oil in them. i have still not found one that i like w/out oil. the outside baked so fast but the middle was still wet. it could be i need my oven calibrated. thank you for sharing your recipe!
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Spicy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2007
believe it or not...my first attempt at making dill pickles and I'M SOOOO HOOKED!!! we started 8 days ago and could just not wait another 2 days! crisp...cold...deelicious dill pickles. regionally (Hawaii) we mainly pickle cut up veggies and fruits like cabbage, onions, eggplant, mangoes, turnips and mustard cabbage so this was quite out of my norm. these pickles taste just almost exactly like claussen from the refrigerator section (at $5 a jar in Hawaii). i made these because i found a bag of small pickling cucumbers at a Korean market in town and i have never seen them at any other markets locally. there were 8 in the bag and so i adjusted the recipe for those 8 cuties and followed the recipe with the exception of the following. i used dried dill because i didn't have any fresh; my jar of pickling spice was so old the lid was stuck so i read the ingredients and improvised. i broke up some bay leaves, threw in some peppercorns, put a dash of cinnamon, a dash of colman's mustard powder (in place of the mustard seed); i didn't have any dill seed and didn't add any pepper flakes at my daughter's request. we packed those babies in a jar and the liquid just topped them...perfection! i'm planning to start growing my own pickling cucumbers! can't thank you enough FAIRYFAHRENHOLZ for sharing your wonderful recipe!!! tell your husband these pickles are the "crack" pickles! **-*-**mahalo from Hawaii**-*-**
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