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Pupusas de Queso (Cheese-Stuffed Tortillas)

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2008
The ingredients for the recipe are authentic but the method is not. You'll get the same results but if you can master the authentic way of prepare them, you'll be able to make them much faster. You can take a golf ball sized piece of the dough, roll into a ball before patting back and forth between your hands. (Using a dusting of Maseca on your hands or a little water alternately to keep it from sticking to your palms or from becoming too dry.) Once you have a round disc about the size of your hand, place a good sized pinch of the cheese in the middle. Bring the edges of the dough up around it and pinch to seal. Now you will have a dough ball with cheese in the middle. Now repeat the process of clapping it back and forth between your palms to flatten into a (now slightly fatter) disc once more - and then it's ready to cook.
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Curtido (El Salvadoran Cabbage Salad)

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2008
The recipe is fine, but the description is not accurate. Curtido does not go inside of pupusas. It's served on the side after the pupusas are cooked. One should open the pupusa to expose the cheese (and/or beans/pork, etc.) This helps to cool it off. Then one should rip off a bite size piece of the pupusa and pinch a bite of curtido into that piece before eating. Some also like to pour salsa on top of the curtido before eating.
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Blueberry Boy Bait

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2003
This one is headed for the Allrecipes Hall of Fame!!! This was so good. It was easy, didn't have any complicated ingredients (I had everything in my kitchen and it's not even that well stocked at the moment), and tasted so good. We had it with coffee this morning. I made it for Father's Day breakfast. It had a simple, old-fashioned very slight sweetness, not the sickening sweetness of store-bought blueberry muffins, for example. I did as someone suggested and added a little cinnamon to the topping, but I suspect this would have been just as terrific without that addition. This is one of those recipes I'll grab when I need a tasty dessert for a party, potluck, housewarming, or whatever! Infact, my new neighbor is 9 monthes pregnant and I can't wait until she has the baby so I can rush over with some Blueberry Boy Bait and say Congratulations :) :) :) Thanks so much!
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Churros

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2009
I read the reviews before making these and I took the tip someone had about reducing the sugar to 1 tbs. and the oil to 1 tbs. I did not have a pastry bag and the dough was too heavy to pipe from a sandwich bag (it kept busting the seam of the plastic bag.) ... I decided to just roll it between my palms as one would do with play-doh and made "snakes". Those cooked up just fine and the dough was easy to handle. Some of the churros I rolled in cinnamon and sugar, and some just sugar, (as I have a family member who doesn't like cinnamon.) - They all came out fantastic. They weren't as lightweight and airy as churros I bought from street vendors in San Diego, but they were close enough to satisfy the craving. Other reviewers suggestions to double the recipe should be heeded. These were disappearing as quickly as I put the finished ones on the plate. (I even burnt the roof of my mouth because they were still really hot - so let them cool a little, as difficult as that may be!)
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Corn Fritters

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2009
I had a craving for these and decided to give this recipe a try. They were fantastic! The only changes I made were that I used a full teaspoon of sugar and I didn't use so much oil that they deep fried, (I had to flip them.) Thanks so much!
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Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2009
Followed the recipe exactly as is and it came out fantastically. I worked for several years in an authentic pizza restaurant. Making the dough was a task that took all day. This recipe yielded a very similar pizza crust and was so much faster. BTW - If anyone is interested, a good way to cook this up is, after spreading it to desired thickness over a sprinkling of cornmeal, spread on some olive oil, minced garlic, fresh chopped basil and tomatoes and top with mozzarella. Bake on a pizza stone, "mesh" style pizza pan, or baking sheet at 500 degrees. Buon appetito!
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Easy Pot Roast

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2003
I made this in my slow cooker and it was great. Very flavorful :)
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Biscotti

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2009
WOW! ... I was looking for some cookies to make that don't require butter (since I'm out), and came upon this recipe. I was really skeptical but I love biscotti and decided to give it a try. It was so easy and they taste amazing! I can't believe I successfully made biscotti! These would make great gifts around the holidays dressed up with sliced almonds and drizzled with chocolate. I didn't have anise oil so used vanilla extract instead --- also, a tip for anyone who worries that their rolls are not smooth - don't worry. Mine were very "spiky" looking when I put them in the oven - It doesn't matter in the end! Thanks for a great recipe. It's totally a keeper!
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2006
I had this recipe printed out for 2 weeks. Every time my husband asked what was for dinner and I said "Broiled Tilapia Parmesean" he would beg me not to make it and end up buying pizza or something else to avoid it. Finally one evening I convinced him to give it a chance. (He's not big on fish if you haven't figured that out!) He ended up really liking it. When I make tilapia from now on I plan to use this recipe. My 8 year old and 5 year old both ate it, too. Note: If you have a gas oven like I do, you may not exactly get that nice browned and broiled look. Don't worry - it still tastes good. Went well with fresh steamed green beans.
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Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2003
I can't believe how easy and delicious this was. I used boneless, skinless chicken tenders because I like how much faster they cook. These came out like restaurant style fried chicken fingers. I must have made more than 10, but the family gobbled them up and wanted more. My husband LOVED them and he is just a picky as my 2 year old who also ate every last piece I gave him. I did what some others reccomended - (double the garlic and add parsley and salt.) And the house smelled so good while they were cooking that I had to keep swallowing to keep the drool from coming out of my mouth!! ;) --- I'm making these again for lunch today - When my husband is at work, so there's more for me! ;) Thanks for a GREAT recipe.
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Roasted Vegetables

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2003
I made this for my first ever family Christmas dinner, (the first one I got to host.) - Everyone loved it. I was so happy to find a new recipe to call "my own", which I could make along with the family's traditional recipes. There are a few vegetarians in the family and they were especially grateful to have such a special dish that tasted so fantastic. The only changes I made were that I couldn't find fresh herbs (I'll never grocery shop Dec 24th again!!!) - so I had to use dried. It didn't matter though - it tasted like something you'd get at a restaurant, and it was a beautiful dish too. I'll definitly be making this again. Thank you so much :)
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Mayonnaise Biscuits

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2009
Easy, fast and fantastically moist! I added a handful of Mexican shredded cheese and some garlic powder and they were very similar to the ones from a famous pricey seafood restaurant chain. Thanks for the recipe!
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Brownies III

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2009
I picked this recipe because it only had a few ingredients and I wanted to make something sweet for my husband even though the pantry is looking pretty pathetic. I made the following changes: I halved the salt as recommended by other reviewers. I used self rising flour (all I had on hand), so I skipped the baking powder. I added a capful of vanilla extract. I used Canola oil instead of Vegetable. I have to say that the amount of oil was a little alarming as was the sugar, but nobody said they were supposed to be healthy. I baked them in a greased (cooking spray) 9x13 glass baking dish for 50 minutes. Final thought: They were pretty good. I liked the chewy/crunchy outside, but the inside was a little too cake-like. (Which could be my fault due to the self rising flour.) ... They didn't have a strong chocolate taste to me but they were good.
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Banana Oatmeal Cookie

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2009
Made exactly as the recipe instructed except I omitted the nuts since I'm not crazy about nuts in cookies. They came out pretty good but I think they'd be better with maybe a 1/2 cup more sugar since they weren't very sweet. (And my bananas were SUPER ripe so that wasn't the problem.) Also, my first batch was nearly burned at 15 minutes. Second batch did much better at 10-12 minutes.
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Kim's Macaroni Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2009
I didn't have the ingredients on hand to make a traditional macaroni salad (like eggs and celery), so I decided to try this. I followed the recipe exactly except I doubled it and added a handful of fresh chopped cilantro as recommended by another reviewer. (Oh, and my jalapenos weren't fresh. They were the jarred jalapeno slices which I diced up.) I LOVE it. It came out fantastic. My husband and I love spicy food and this was just the right level of spiciness. It wasn't too hot so that it wasn't enjoyable but it had a nice kick. Bonus points for the fact that my MIL does not enjoy spicy food and thus hated it.
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Savory Herb Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2007
This is one of the easiest and tastiest rice side dishes I have ever made. I made it last night to go with salmon and my husband and I fought over the the last grain in the pot. I'm thinking about making more just to eat for lunch today because it was soooo good and I can't wait to have it again. Thank you! PS - Only changes - I used Jasmine Rice, just because that's what I use. I also didn't have dry onion and used minced fresh onion. For the butter I used "I can't believe it's not butter". :)
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2003
Simply tasty. This is the recipe I will turn to from now on for a good, oatmeal raisin cookie. Thanks!
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