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Cherry Pie III

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
I have made this recipe twice, and since I couldn't find sour cherries at my local grocery store, I had to settle for regular cherries. The result was cloyingly sweet, even the second time when I cut back on the sugar. If you can't find sour cherries, just stick to the canned cherry pie filling, or go with a different kind of fruit pie altogether. The reason for my low rating isn't because my pies tasted too sweet (my fault, I know), but because the process of stirring the cherries in with the sugar and water yielded very odd results: the second time, even after stirring constantly, the cherries turned as blue as blueberries. It was unappetizing looking, and ended up just seeming like far too much work when there are so many great pie recipes out there.
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Blueberry Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
WONDERFUL pie.
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Eggplant-Ziti Parmesan

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
I made this without draining the eggplant, and it didn't turn out soggy at all. The texture was nice, and it made a good hearty meal with garlic bread. My only complaint was that it needed a lot more zing than just the marinara sauce. I will definitely try this recipe again, but I'll add my own seasonings, herbs, and probably some extra veggies for more flavor.
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Fruity Curry Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
This is an incredible chicken salad, and it works just as well with a store-bought rotisserie chicken that shaves the cooking time, and red grapes also work just as well as green. It tastes great on croissants or by itself!
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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2010
My husband and I both enjoyed this recipe, but after just a few bites, I found the flavor combination a bit odd to my taste. Also, I used small shrimp, which is definitely not what you want for this recipe!
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Sausage and Egg Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2010
Tasty, easy -- and excellent in single-serve ramekin dishes.
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Easy Fruit Cobbler

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2010
This cobbler is very easy to make and tastes great, but it seems to get soggy by the second day. I have made it twice, first with apples, then with peaches.
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Honey Parsnips

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2010
Delicious! I added carrots and can't wait to make it again.
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Country Quiche

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2010
I used this recipe as a base for my own ingredients. It came out perfectly!
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Coconut Cream Pie VI

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2010
For my first cream pie ever, this was a big success! It couldn't have been easier to make, and the flavor was excellent. My only point of contention was with the shredded coconut throughout the custard -- I wasn't a big fan of the texture.
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Roast Chicken with Thyme and Onions

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2010
I used dried thyme instead of fresh, and I know it made a huge difference. Instead of bursting with flavor, the chicken was so mild I used the leftovers in a Mexican dish the next evening. I'll definitely make this again with fresh thyme!
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French Toast I

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2010
Delicious! My only problem with this recipe was that, over medium-high heat, my French toast was still soggy one minute and over-browned the next. I would recommend turning down the heat after a couple of minutes' cooking. Aside from some dark spots, the final product tasted wonderful, and the texture was a perfect crispness on the outside and still chewy inside.
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Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2010
This is my new go-to recipe for vanilla frosting, and I've used it to make fancy cupcakes twice in the past month. For some batches I've had to add extra sugar, though, as the creamed butter became too soft to decorate with. I made my first batch with real butter, but then discovered that using vegetable-based butter spread didn't negatively impact the flavor -- it was less fattening and still delicious!
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Restaurant-Style Potato Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2010
Even without the celery, pimento, dried parsley and carrot (I didn't have the first three on hand, and I'd never had carrots in potato salad and didn't see the need to add it), this recipe was great. The flavors balanced perfectly, and best of all -- because I left out four ingredients -- it was incredibly quick to make.
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Gobi Aloo (Indian Style Cauliflower with Potatoes)

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2010
Very good, and very easy. As many other reviewers suggest, adding water to the pan will help the veggies cook thoroughly and keep from burning; I decided to add more oil a little bit at a time though, because I didn't want the cauliflower to get that mushy texture and watered-down taste that comes with steaming. Also, I used fresh grated ginger, because that was what I already had in the house, and it tasted incredibly fresh and vibrant. This dish heated up great for leftovers, too.
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Carrot Rice

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2010
I honestly just made this rice for fun -- with tikka masala, I didn't think I needed extra flavor. But it was wonderful! I left out the peanuts and ginger, since I didn't want to go overboard on flavor, but I was so happy I spent the time making this. It was a wonderful addition to dinner. I'll be sure to make it again!
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Mango Lassi-Come-Home

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2010
Even without cardamom, this lassi recipe makes a great drink that's perfect for sipping along with dinner, or for savoring on its own as dessert. Because I already had plain yogurt in the house for other recipes, I whipped up substitutes for the lemon yogurt and vanilla yogurt -- I mixed lemon juice and sugar into two cups of plain yogurt, and vanilla extract and sugar into the other cup of yogurt. It worked great! I also used a whole mango and just tossed it into the blender in chunks instead of pureeing it, and while that meant my lassi wasn't perfectly smooth, the texture was actually really nice.
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Cucumber Raita

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2010
This raita went really well with our Indian dinner last night. Because I was making other dishes that called for plain yogurt, though, I bypassed Greek yogurt and used regular -- the results were just fine. I also halved the amount of cucumber that I used, as I wanted this to be an accompaniment to my tikka masala, not it's own dish, and I opted for dried mint since I already had it on hand. Perfectly satisfactory!
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Naan

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2010
I was so impressed with this naan! It was my first attempt at making any kind of kneaded-dough bread, so I was a little intimidated, especially when the dough was so sticky that I had trouble getting it off my hands (this wasn't a problem after the 1 hour rise time). I think perhaps my problem was that I used "as much flour as needed" as the instructions specify, instead of sticking to the 4 1/2 cups called for in the ingredients list; because I was having trouble getting all the flour absorbed into the dough, I just stopped at about 3 1/2 cups. Still, it came out great, looked just like the picture, and tasted as good as any naan I've ever had. Cooking bread on a grill was also just plain fun!
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Chicken Tikka Masala

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2010
Although it requires a lot of ingredients (and lots fo time and dishes, too!), this is a very nice tikka masala. The balance of flavors is wonderful, especially when paired with raita and a nice glass of riesling. That said, be careful that you don't overdo the salt! I did that in two ways: I used kosher salt (I just grabbed whichever bottle of salt was closest -- first mistake), and then I let the sauce reduce by simmering it too long as I prepared other dishes for dinner. Make sure you follow the directions and taste as you go, and you'll enjoy a dish that rivals any Indian restaurant I've visited.
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