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Pastry Cream

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2008
This is a very simple recipe that's quick to make. I love it for eclairs and cream puffs. I used 3 whole eggs and the consistency is just terrific. Not too sweet either so it doesn't compete with the other flavors. I'll use this recipe again and again!
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Chocolate Pound Cake III

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2008
AWESOME! I made this for my colleagues at work and it came out great. After reading reviews that said this was too much for a bundt/tube pan, I cut the recipe in half and baked it in a loaf pan and it was just the right amount. I was worried about the instant coffee because I have a deep seated aversion to anything with even the slightest hint of coffee flavor but you definitely couldn't taste it in the batter nor in the finished cake. I also folded in about a 1/2 c of semi-sweet mini-morsels before pouring it into the pan. It's not cloyingly sweet but sweet enough. Just the right amount of chocolate taste to satisfy chocolate lovers but not so much so that it turns off those who aren't that "into" chocolate. It was super moist and the density was just perfect for a pound cake. After it cooled, I dusted lightly with 10x confectioner's sugar for presentation. I look forward to making this over and over and over!
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Caramel Apple Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2008
This was terrific. Would definitely make again!
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Blueberry Buttermilk Coffeecake

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2008
Exceptional! The only modifications I made were as follows: halved the recipe, used an 8x8 dish, sub'd almond extract for the vanilla, added 1/4c crushed toasted almonds to batter, added 1/4c crushed toasted almonds to topping. This was truly exceptional. Great flavor, extremely moist and not at all difficult to make. I recommend this highly and would definitely make again!!
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Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2008
Incredibly ordinary, exceptionally flat cookies. After reading such an overwhelming number of outstanding ratings/reviews, I had high expectations. This recipe really did not work out for me. Only because it is so highly rated I will make it again and if it works out better next time I will definitely be sure to revise this review. EDITED: I've discovered the "problem" (as I see it) is this recipe calls for butter. Whenever I make a chocolate chip cookie using butter, it flattens out. I don't want a flat chocolate chip cookie, I want a chocolate chip cookie that has some height to it. The solution? I use Butter Flavor Crisco instead of real butter and as a result my cookies are not flat and they stay soft and chewy too. It has to do with the melting point of butter vs. the melting point of crisco. And don't freak about Crisco being unhealthy. Crisco has 50% less saturated fat than butter and Crisco has 0g trans fats. I still haven't made this recipe again and I probably now won't. I don't think the vanilla pudding added much... besides excess vanilla flavor.
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Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
Fantastic. I used boneless skinless breasts and thighs, added 1/8th cup brown sugar and 1/2T ginger. A major hit with my husband and kids (even my picky 10 y/o son who cleaned his plate!!). I will definitely make this again - not only did it taste fantastic but it made the whole house smell incredible!
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Sparkling Cranberry Gems

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
Next time, only coat the tops in the sparkling sugar... seems to crunchy to me when the WHOLE cookie is rolled in the sparkling sugar.
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Lemon Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
The taste is awesome... but you have to make lemon curd ahead of time so it's not exactly grab-n-go convenient. For that reason it's not 5 stars.
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Killer Shrimp Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
Extremely good - but very time consuming. Save the leftover broth for another day and all you'll need to do is simmer it and add shrimp... and you have another meal :)
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Lemon Curd

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
FANTASTIC! But be **sure** to use fresh lemon juice, just squeezed... NOT the "ReaLemon" .
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Magnolia's Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
The cupcake is fab - but ditch their icing recipe, it's not at all worth the energy, time, or cost of ingredients
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Instant Gratification Cinnamon Buns

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2008
Remember... don't roll the dough too thin, don't make too much of the filling and don't pour it too closely to the edges.
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