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Rice Cooker Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2015
Will have to try again, because I think it'll be better with only 1 cup of rice. I used the Japanese style short grain rice used for sushi and Chinese porridge (starchy) - Nishiki. I read the other reviews about the cooker boiling over, so I set my mini (single dorm-style) cooker in a lasagna pan to catch the overflow. I also covered the top with paper towel to prevent the splattering. I added the last 2 cups of milk towards the end, when it was getting scorched on the bottom, but the consistency wasn't creamy enough for me. Taste was fine, especially with the vanilla, but it was too dry otherwise.
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Fruity Krispy Treats

Reviewed: May 20, 2015
I cut the sweetness in half by using 3 cups of plain krispies and 3 cups of cocoa or fruity pebbles - and dry stirred the mix in a large bowl. For the cocoa mix, I used plain mini marhmallows with a 1/2 stick of butter, and for the fruity mix, I used fruity flavored mini marshmallows with 1 stick of butter (the artificial coloring probably affects the melting point). My pan wasn't big enough to stir all 6 cups into it, so I mixed what I could into the pan of melted butter and marshmallows, poured into a wax paper lined aluminum tray and patted down with another sheet of wax paper. I pull up on the entire wax paper to remove it from the aluminum tray and slice with an oiled pizza cutter,for easy slicing without scratching your bakeware.nDelicious treats for Teacher Appreciation week!
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Fresh Tomato Salsa

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2015
I made sure to trim the ribs (white interior spines) of the pepper, so it wouldn't be overwhelmingly spicy. I couldn't wait an hour and set on the salsa within 15 minutes. I also used diced grape tomatoes, fresh dried cilantro from a jar (Litehouse brand) and the juice of 1 lime. Delish!!!
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French Toast Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2014
4.5 for ease of preparation and simple ingredients. I used toasted cubes that were earmarked for bread crumbs, so it was a little crunchier. The video says to gently turn the bread in the liquid (eggs/milk) mix, but I decided to mix the bread cubes in the liquid mixing bowl, first, before pouring into the buttered casserole. Also, since the mix is supposed to soak into the bread for 10 minutes, I wouldn't turn on the oven at the start of prep, since it only takes 5 minutes to reach 350°. Great tasting and smelling!
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Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2014
Made garlic naan with this soup - delish! I bought Target's tomato juice and used fresh ground pepper and sea salt. If you don't have an immersion blender, then ladle into a blender. You'll have to double the recipe, because it will be lapped up in no time! I generously poured the cream, and used the full stick of butter, and didn't find it too rich. The kick comes from the basil, which in my case, was fresh picked and quite minty. It is just tart enough to remind you it has a load of vitamin C, but still be enjoyable. BTW - don't follow the advice of the reviewers who put the entire tomato without removing the seeds, unless you like chewing through seed pieces in every spoonful.
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Pecan Pie V

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2014
I'll have to try this again, but only because of all the other positive reviews. I took the advice of baking at 300 for 45 mins., but the filling was too runny. Turned it 350 for 10 more minutes, but the filling was still molasses-like. Makes me wonder if I should add more flour to thicken the sugary mix. Will post again in a few weeks before trying again.
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Blackberry Upside Down Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2014
Very sweet, and cake like cobbler topping. I used fresh picked blackberries, but found the seeds really gritty, so I suppose you could use blueberries. Anyway, I made the batter, which seemed too thick for cake, and poured it over the cooked berries. It was really thick and not easily spread within the 9 inch pan. Don't worry though, because the batter eventually covered the pan top and cooked to a cobbler consistency. I will use a 1/4 cup less brown and white sugar, otherwise everything else was fine!
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Garbanzo Bean Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free!)

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2014
Not bad.
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Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2011
Kids loved it, and it wasn't spicy at all!
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Baked French Fries I

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2011
My kids loved it, even with the chili powder and paprika. I added 1 teasponn of kosher sea salt to the oil/spice mix and used about 8 small yellow potatoes. It wasn't as crispy as the fried version, but it was still tasty. 400 degress for 40 minutes - 20 minutes each side, flipped with a spatula. Probably could've used a spray of PAM or similar oil mist.
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Shrimp Scampi Bake

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2011
(Daughter's review) I really liked this shrimp scampi recipe. It was quite simple to make and tasted very delicious. After placing on the cooking sheet I sprinkled it with breadcrumbs and it made it twice as good. Although it made it a little saltier I preferred the one with the breadcrumbs over the one without. I tasted the dijon a little too strongly but it was still fine for my tastebuds. I would give this a 5 star rating but it isnt the best shrimp scampi I ever ate. The ones at the restaraunt are better. As far as making it my self, I give it 5 stars. Considering I made it myself, it is the best shrimp scampi recipe that I have ever made. My entire family loved it so I will be making this again. :) (Mom's review) I would halve the amount of butter and use just 1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter. I used tongs to place the shrimp on the baking sheet, instead of allowing it to swim in all the butter. I reserved the butter sauce and will use it for crab cakes tomorrow.
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2011
Just made this. A bit sweeter than I would like, but it still tastes great! I took the advice about heating to 350. I doubled the recipe since I was making a batch for the family and another for the school. I also took the advice about soaking the raisins in warm water (I boiled a 1/2 cup in the microwave and then soaked the raisins). The cookies came out like pralines with a bit more fluff in it. I also used an IKEA kids' spoon to size the drops of cookie dough. I cooked for 10 minutes each on the middle shelf. I put the cookies in a GladWare container with 1 piece of white bread to keep it soft.
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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
Everyone loved it, even my picky middle child! I mistakenly used Sherry Cooking Wine (2 Tbsps) and then tried to fix it by adding 1 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar. I only had dried McCormick basil leaves, so I used about 1/2 Tbsp. Also used leftover tomato sauce from a pasta dinner. The cayenne wasn't too spicy, although it was probably because I didn't allow it much time to marinate. I just let it sit for 5 minutes and started skewering. Ran out of skewers, so I pulled out a tin pie pan and cooked the remaining shrimp in a little bit of marinade sauce on top of the grill. Delish!!
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Mini Cheesecakes I

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
My co-worker (grandma, and former school teacher) gave me a cheese cupcake recipe that uses Nilla Wafers. I lost the recipe, so I went looking for the next best thing. Her recipe involved putting everything in a blender, eggs, Cheese, sugar and just slowly pulsing till it creamed together. Since I didn't have Nilla Wafers, I used ginger snap cookies that I still had in the cupboard. I still did the blender thing, so it's a one-blender recipe. Cooked for more than 15 minutes - more like 30 mins. The cheesecake doesn't really get brown though, so don't overcook it. Blueberry or Cherry - Yummy!
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Mango Lassi II

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2011
Tasty, but a bit too sweet. I guess it depends on the kind of mango/puree you use, but I'd bring the sugar down by 1/4 cup. I used a mango smoothie (Jet brand) used by restaurants for smoothies, so maybe that was why. Next time I'll use the frozen mango chunks from the freezer section. My favorite mangoes aren't in season - but are usually sold in Asian markets - the elongated, orange, smooth-skinned kind that peels easily when sliced.
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Quinoa with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2010
Excellent! We made this right before a summer party tonight. It was soooooo good and so many people loved it and gave us compliments. The cumin made the dish, if you have none, don't make the dish. The cumin makes the dish sooo good. it makes it taste so Mediterranean. All in all delicious dish. I am a 12 year old, Pescatarian, and i made this, it was so easy. The only thing was that i used cherry tomatoes and disked them instead.
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