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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Pound Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2015
Overall, a very good cake and recipe. I missed that it was chocolate chocolate. In my opinion, 2T Cocoa was not nearly enough. If you want chocolate batter, double that. Also, add 1-1.5 c chips. I used about 3/4 c and it could have used some more. I would make this again w that add, but no cocoa.
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Cuban Picadillo

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2014
I've made this twice now. My family doesn't like beef, so I substitute boneless skinless chicken breasts. I added cumin and cayenne, salt, pepper, and paprika. Finally, I drained the olive jar into the pot as it seemed a more flavorful option than water.
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Unstuffed Cabbage Dinner

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2014
I have to qualify my five stars. I loved it. Two in my family hated it. One said it was ok. I used 98 pct lean ground chicken w 8 oz chopped mushrooms. I deglazed w red wine, used cooked white rice, tomato soup instead of v8, and chicken broth. Coking low fat and without beef, I find mushrooms and deglazing the pan w wine go a long way to add flavor. Final tip is I don't drink wine, but keep those little four packs handy for cooking.
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White Bean Dip

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2012
I make an oil-free version that's very good. Use one can drained beans, one can undrained. Agree with other posters that more than 1-1/2 tsp lemon juice is probably plenty.
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Quinoa Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: May 15, 2012
Solid, healthier alternative to egg noodles. I made these changes to speed things along. - cook 1 can chicken broth with 1/2 can quinoa 10 min in microwave, stir 2 x - add one can 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup and two cans drained tuna - stir, add to 9*9 casserole and bake at 375 for 45 min I would add fresh herbs and maybe peas next time to give it color. It looked unappetizing, but tasted good.
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Pretzel Coated Fried Fish

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2011
I thought i had pretzels, but we were out, so i used smashed-up triscuits. It was pretty awesome! Also, I put some penzy's seasoning into the flour mix.
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Chocolate Cake II

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2011
Solid, easy recipe.
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Lemon Meringue Icebox Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2011
We really liked this pie. It was easy to make, which is required for my baking. We followed a couple of the suggestions. 1) Bake in stages (crust for 10 min (we used regular crust, not graham), filling for 10 min, meringue for 10 min). 2) We used 4 egg whites for meringue.
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Lemon Meringue Icebox Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2011
We really liked this pie. It was easy to make, which is required for my baking. We followed a couple of the suggestions. 1) Bake in stages (crust for 10 min (we used regular crust, not graham), filling for 10 min, meringue for 10 min). 2) We used 4 egg whites for meringue.
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Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2011
Solid. I used fresh boneless skinless chicken and cooked that down in the broth, and then shredded, before adding the other ingredients. I also added a packet of taco seasoning. It was pretty bland before that. The kids complained that the Ro-tel tomatoes I added were too spicy.
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Amber's Sesame Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2010
My wife gave it four stars. I think she's trying to spare my feelings.
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Buffalo Chicken Burgers with Blue Cheese Dressing

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2010
My whole family enjoyed these. I substituted 93% lean turkey for the 83% lean chicken, used only 1 T of Red Hot in mix, and did a 50/50 split of light sour cream and light blue cheese dressing w/ the blue cheese. Then, i added extra hot sauce to mine.
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Chickpea Falafel Burgers

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
Really good. We combined a couple of recipes. We didn't have mushrooms, but they'd probably be really good. Also, used 2x beans and no eggs. Pan fried one side, then flipped and finished in the oven. Even the kids enjoyed it. Served on pitas w/ lettuce and Trader Joe's Tadziki sauce.
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Cuban Ropa Vieja

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2010
Awesome. This may be my family's new favorite meal.
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Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2010
This was pretty darn good. I'd imagine it would be better w/ ketchup instead of paste, but i'm from Pittsburgh.
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Black Forest Dump Cake II

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2010
Definitely recommend cutting in the butter like with a pie crust / biscuit recipe. The 45 min at 375 was way excessive for me. It was done in about 30 min. I'm disappointed it tastes a little burnt b/c I wasn't sure how long to leave it (toothpick doesn't seem to work w/ a dumper).
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Bananas Foster II

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2010
Awesome! We substituted one pear for one of the bananas (you have to cook to soften and remove before you start the butter/brown sugar). Also topped with whipped cream. Mmmmm!
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Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2010
We used five medium cloves of garlic to give it some extra zip, which was a good idea. We used about 1" of a 3" chile pepper (not sure of variety) and it was plenty hot, probably "hot" by grocery store standards, medium by TX standards. I almost never cook w/ chiles, so I tasted it before I put it in. Whew! I'm glad I only used 1".
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German Chocolate Bars

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2010
These were pretty good, but too labor intensive to get a higher review. If you make them, toast the walnuts before baking. Note: this is more like a brownie, so don't sweat that you're not adding eggs, etc.
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