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Pretzel Turtles

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2011
Thedr taste good; however they are not worth the price. Bag of Dove chocolate caramels (35 pcs) $4.49 Bag of snyder's snap pretzels (216 pcs) $2.29 Bag of small pecans $2.29 Total = $9.07 plus tax was about $10. of course i do have leftover pretzels to eat but don't really need them. so for 35 squares, this is an expensive recipe..next time i think i will stick with turtles.
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Quick Nariyal Burfi (Indian Coconut Fudge)

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2011
As written, it would be much too sweet with both sweetened coconut and sweetened condensed milk. Also, I think it's not really like burfi; it seems more like a shortcut recipe for Coconut Macaroons. Gave 2 Stars because it's a good flavor.
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Chocolate Trifle

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2011
I omitted condensed milk, used a tablespoon of caramel topping spread over the cake before cutting, and subbed heavy whipping cream for cool whip. Used Heath chips as suggested. However, the serving size was ENORMOUS..i could not even fit half a cake in my trifle despite multiple layers. Best for a big party, and even then, it's so filling it still may not get finished. I like the flavor but in a house with only six people, i know it will get wasted :(( Ingredient cost: cake mix 1.79, 3 eggs 0.60, caramel topping 2.09 jar (0.20 in recipe), pudding 0.65, heavy cream 1.89, heath chips 2.49 (0.50 in recipe). Total cost: $5.63 for recipe/$8.91 for full size ingredients.
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Rabri (Barley-Yogurt Drink)

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2010
it's like drinking grainy yoghurt or something. Maybe it could have potential as a soup.
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Egg Halwa

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2010
This tasted very authentic; we call this "anday ka halwa" and my dad makes it when we have guests over. However I think all egg halwa recipes are way too heavy and greasy so i gave it 4 stars.
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Indian Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2010
Asparagus with raisins, curry powder, and apples...i'm normally the type that likes tons of flavor in my food but this is not an appealing combination at all. And I am not sure how this is Indian other than the curry powder. I gave points for attractive presentation and healthiness.
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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2009
Great recipe,very versatile! You can use different fruits, nuts, and extracts for a variety of flavors. After making it thrice in one week,I've been able to improve on my 'technique'.The proportions & ingredients as given are fine,I have not changed those. Not enough space here to post the annotated recipe(u can msg me for that), so I am just posting some tips: -mix dry ingreds 1st so you don't have to use a 2nd measuring cup & mixing spoon -use canola or vegetable oil, not olive. olive flavor is too strong -put dough in fridge for 5 mins b4 dividing and shaping. --how to shape: don't use your hands-too messy. spray wax paper with pam. After 5 mins, take a spoon & use the side to separate the dough in half and then pull it out of the bowl onto the center of the oiled parchment paper. Then shape it into a skinny column/log by folding the paper around it. Then scrape the log off onto the lined cookie sheet. It is going to spread a bit and look too thin, but don't worry about it; it will rise. Repeat this paragraph with the 2nd half of the dough and put it on the same sheet. (the 2 blobs should be parallel to the short side) -during cooling, cover with a towel or kitchen mitts so they cool more gradually and don't crack. -use an even knife,not serrated. -Do not saw,press in with your body weight ---after cutting, flip paper &use your hand to help biscotti drop onto pan.lie them on their sides & throw out the paper.heat for 10mins more & enjoy :)
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Gourmet Chicken Pizza

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2009
Very easy recipe, and great for using up leftover chicken. Remember that ranch tastes a lot stronger than pizza sauce, so you can get away with putting a little less sauce than normal. Alternately, you could mix a few tsps of ranch into the normal pizza sauce. And instead of dicing a tomato, I used 2 tbsp of bruschetta tomatoes in a jar from sam's club.
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Thai Tuna Burgers

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
As written, it was a bit bland. I added some Starkist sweet and spicy tuna to improve the flavor. On top of that, the fish patties fell apart when I flipped them over. I enjoyed the flavor but it wasn't "servable" for anyone else.
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Tiny Pecan Tarts

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2008
The time consuming part with this recipe was making the actual tart. Otherwise it is very easy. -Refrigerate the filling for a few minutes so it doesn't drip everywhere when you are filling the tart. -only fill the tarts halfway; during baking it increases in size. -Even when halved, this recipe makes too much filling. Next time i will use the whole 8 oz of cream cheese and add a tiny bit more flour. This way I won't have 2 oz of leftover cream cheese lying around and I will use up all the filling. -update: i made these again today and my mom suggested microwaving the butter and cream cheese for 30 seconds. they got soft and were easy to mix. but this was a really bad tip because the pastry was too soft to mold. i put it in the fridge and it became firm but while trying to mold, the pastry was very sticky. Better to let the butter and cc soften at room temperature rather than using the micro.
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2007
I followed the suggestions in the reviews (1/2 brown and 1/2 white sugar), and just 2 cups of powdered sugar in the frosting. I also bought a bag of shredded carrots ($1.99) and then grabbed a wad and cut it in half with scissors. Saved me a lot of time. I am happy with the cake because it did not require a lot of effort or money and everyone liked it. However i'm going to give it 4 stars because if I had followed the directions with 4 cups of sugar in the icing (!), it would have been nasty.
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