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Cheddar Pudding

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2008
MMM! So good! My husband raved about it! I didn't have any nutmeg or sherry, so I improvised a bit: I substituted the nutmeg for a high-quality cinnamon (Penzey's), and added just a pinch of cayenne pepper and a few dashes of hot sauce. Also, I didn't have enough of one kind of cheese to cover the whole thing, so I used a combo of white and regular cheddar. It was FABULOUS! I think the tiny bit of heat in the background adds a lot. I think it would be even better with a firmer bread, though. Great twist on bread pudding! :)
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Yummy Veal Meat Loaf

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2011
I thought this was delicious! I made it almost as written, except without an egg, since I was out. I didn't taste the carrots at all, so it might be a good way to sneak them in with kids. Yum!
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Cranberry Baklava

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2009
This was easy and delicious, and everyone devoured it! I followed others' suggestions and cut the honey with a little water to make a thinner syrup. I will be making this again soon!
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Grilled Delmonico Steaks

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2011
The flavor might have been really great if it weren't for the SALT! Holy cow! Between the soy sauce and the steak seasoning, it really doesn't need any more. My husband ate his steak, but mine was basically inedible.
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Peach Cobbler VI

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2009
This was really yummy! I am only deducting a star because I like a more cobbler-y crust rather than a cake-like one, but the flavor was most excellent. I changed just a few things, some on purpose, some by accident. On purpose, I used more fruit than the recipe called for, and I used both blueberries and FRESH peaches. I added a bit of brown sugar and cinnamon to the fruit to get the juices going, and I decreased the baking powder by 1/2 tsp. to reduce the cakeiness. By accident, I didn't use the butter! My brain skipped over that part when I was reading the recipe, and I did not realize my mistake until the cobbler was done. I tasted it and, honestly, it was absolutely delicious WITHOUT ANY OF THE BUTTER! I'll try it with the butter next time (because butter makes everything better!), but if you want a lower fat, lower cholesterol version, the taste is still magnificent without all the butter! That should make this cobbler earn its fifth star back :)
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2008
DEEEE-LICIOUS! Yum! The only thing I would do differently is prebake the crust; mine got a little soggy after sitting in the fridge! I used all my ingredients at room temperature and let it cool in the oven for about 4 hours before chilling and I had no cracks; it turned out PERFECTLY. Go Chantal.
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Ali's Amazing Bruschetta

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2008
I loved this; it had such a powerful flavor with all those fresh herbs! This was the perfect way to use the herbs in my garden. Tasted very fresh and light! Will definitely make again.
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Lemon Pasta Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2013
I liked it, but I found it to be not lemony enough. I did not include the lime (I thought that might be weird), but I added an extra tablespoon of lemon juice. Will keep, but will adjust the amount of lemon in the future.
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Kafta (BBQ)

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2011
It was really good! I gave it 4 stars because it needed a little more spice. I only used 1 lb. of meat because that's what I had, but I still basically doubled the allspice, and I added about 1/2 tsp. ground coriander, another traditional spice used in kafta. Most kafta recipes include coriander--not sure why this one did not.
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Mom's Buttermilk Pancakes

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2011
I liked this a lot, but my pancakes were quite salty (perhaps I'm just sensitive to it--I don't know). I will definitely make these again, but will cut down on the salt next time! They were nice and fluffy. My husband thought they were delicious.
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Chicken Satay with Homemade Peanut Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2009
I didn't use this sauce recipe (maybe next time!) but the chicken was AWESOME! I only had time to marinate it for about 30 minutes, but it still had a ton of flavor and was super moist and juicy. I'll definitely make the chicken again, though... no question!
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Roasted Red Pepper and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2008
Pretty good, although too potato-ey and not enough red peppery for my taste. I put this in the blender to make a creamy soup (since, unlike the picture would lead you to believe, the directions do not say to do!). I served in sourdough bread bowls, which made a really easy meal look elegant. Next time I think I'll cut down on the potatoes and do more peppers. The husband loved it.
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2008
WOW!! I have been trying for some time to make guacamole, but I have never been able to hit it just right. This is perfect... this will be my go-to recipe from now on!
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Lentil and Smoked Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2013
I made several modifications, but loved the recipe! It was very flavorful and very easy. When I was at the store, I forgot that it called for cabbage. I had some carrots at home, so I included those instead. It was GREAT! I used 4 cloves of garlic instead of one (because one clove of garlic in a nice stew is pointless), kielbasa sausage, and low sodium chicken broth. It didn't need a lot of salt because the sausage provided so much flavor. You could do so many variations with this, using whatever is on hand. A keeper!
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: May 30, 2013
We loved this. I followed the recipe exactly, except I marinated the chicken about 2.5 hours instead of 30 minutes. It was seasoned well, with lots of flavor. Some reviews say it didn't have enough flavor, but I don't see how that is possible. The chicken grilled up moist and juicy. We served it to our neighbors at a dinner party and everyone loved it. I'm adding this to my go-to list!
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Baked Coconut Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2013
These were certainly not bad, but they were not good enough to keep the recipe, either. The flavor was mediocre. As others suggested, I pulsed my coconut so that it would be finer. I had trouble with the breading adhering to the shrimp, and the coconut never really got nice and crispy. I will not make this again.
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Ultimate Green Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2013
I thought these were good. The onions caramelized in the pan, which was very good! The bacon added a nice, salty bite. My only issue with them is that I think 15 minutes was a little long--the beans started to lose a lot of their green by that time. Also, I could not taste the lemon juice, and that is too bad, because I was really looking forward to a lemony flavor. Next time, I think I will cut the cooking time down a bit and add a touch more lemon. My other complaint was my own fault--they were a little greasy because the kind of bacon I used (read: cheap) gave off a lot more drippings than I think the author's must have. These are a nice change of pace, and I will probably make again.
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Honey Glazed Ham

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2012
Nom! This was delicious, and easy to prepare (but not hands-off, since you had to baste so often). The ham was so moist and juicy and flavorful! I think next time, I will try to put a brown sugar crust around the ham, the way the Honeybaked store does, because the skin got very dry and tough despite basting. The inner part of the ham is GREAT, though! I also think I will either omit the cloves or use a small amount sprinkled on top next time. The flavor of them was a little strong for our tastes.
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Biscotti Toscani

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2012
I liked these pretty well. I give them 4 stars because the dough was a little sticky and hard to work with, and they were a little too sweet. I think I'll cut down on the sugar just a tad next time.
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Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2012
Eggplant with garlic sauce is my favorite Chinese dish, and this recipe is very good. I modified this recipe based on several others' suggestions. I seasoned the eggplant with salt and pepper, and then added fresh garlic to the stir-fried eggplant (5 cloves). I also added more oyster sauce, a dash of fish sauce, and some sesame oil to the sauce. I topped it with green onions, and it was just delicious! I think it will be even better tomorrow after it sits in the fridge.
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