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Greek Honey Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2011
this came out just as amazing as I thought it would! I added lemon zest instead of orange. I cut the syrup recipe by half and I used mostly honey and about a quarter of the white sugar. Added like 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice to the syrup and it is just amazing!!!!! I used a round pan and it looks just like the main picture :) this will be made OFTEN!!! I just ate 4 pieces!! ***** This is an update!! this third time making this I decided to use honey instead of the sugar in the cake itself since the name is Honey Cake, not granulated sugar cake... it was so moist from this that I didn't need to add the milk. For the syrup I used about a cup of honey with like 5 tablespoons (a splash) of orange juice and one tablespoon of sugar and it is so good!! the best one yet!
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Barbequed Steelhead Trout

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2011
Not really sure how this one is a 5 star. I made this exactly as written except I baked it in the oven. There was not really flavor and it was a little sweet which I didn't like. I ended up drizzling it with soy sauce. Didn't even eat the leftovers :( I had such high hopes for this one too. No more bbq fish.
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Cream of Green Garlic and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2012
this is incredible soup!!! I am eating it right now and couldn't be happier!!! :D I know as written it deserves 5 stars, but I made some changes. I used green onions and a 1/4 of leftover white onion diced. I used 3 pieces of bacon chopped. I only used 2 and a half potatoes, but they were really big. I added roughly 2 teaspoons of cayenne because I like things spicy. I used a little more than half a cup of cream because I love it. I used lots of freshly ground black pepper and instead of chicken broth I just used salted and seasoned water. I am glad I left out the extra potato!! this is plenty thick, creamy, and delicious. Also, I only blended 3/4 of the chunks and used a masher on the others.. This is like heaven soup :) I will definitely make this again!!! it has so many possibilities!! Thank you chef John!! your video for this recipe is very funnily narrated :)
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Marinated Wild Salmon

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2011
This recipe is really flavorful and light, however I am only giving 4 stars because if left in the marinade for too long (6 hours-overnight) the lemon can cook the fish and then it will be overcooked. I marinaded mine for 2-3 hours and the cilantro really came through!! I followed the recipe except used cayenne instead of pepper flakes cause I didn't have them. I also didn't have the green onions so I may have used more garlic. I could have used less vinegar, but it came out tasty! I also used double the cilantro.
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Pumpkin Cookies V

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2010
I just made these! they melt in my mouth like nothing I have ever made. I added extra cinnamon, and some ginger and cloves. Also, I used half shortening and half butter. I also added some shortening and ginger and cinnamon to the frosting. I highly recommend these! on my way to eat my third and possibly fourth!! ** update! I found out today that if you add a little extra flour you can roll the cookies out in balls and the tops will stay smoother :) This was my best batch! I didn't use the shortening in the frosting this time and it stayed nice and soft. YAY for these cookies!
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Vegetarian Meatloaf with Vegetables

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2011
I am a new vegetarian, but got a craving for meatloaf! this was really tasty!! I did a few things differently, such as use like 4-5 cloves of real garlic.. I used one piece of bread and a cup or so of store bread crumbs.. I think next time I will just use the real bread :) I accidentally added the whole package of Gimme Lean beef, so maybe that's why mine was mushy? -probably also the bread crumbs.. I also used the ketchup/mustard/sugar glaze for mine. I also took another reviewers advice and sauteed the onion for a few minutes so they were soft and fragrant! other than that, I followed the recipe- oh! I didn't use the veggies.. just put the loaf in a bread loaf pan and made mashed potatoes!!! I have been a vegetarian for almost a whole month, and I haven't felt this satisfied since I started! it almost tasted and had the texture of meat! so cool!! :)
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Easy Indian Butter Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2012
this is amazing!! I just made it with scallops instead of chicken. I used one 14 oz can of coconut milk, with almost half the 15 oz can of tomato sauce. Instead of onion and garlic, I used half a shallot. I added one full tablespoon of turmeric, because I am new to it, and like its flavor :) I also added a dash of cumin. This is truly incredible!! I just took one star off because the original recipe has so much butter. I made this with Indian Basmati Rice from this site!!
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Carolyn's Sensual Sea Bass Fillets with Crawfish and Crab Sauce

Reviewed: May 9, 2011
I made this without the crab and crawfish. I also didn't have white pepper or parsley. I used like 4 cloves of garlic and I think you could cut back on the butter by half. This is really good, I think next time I will omit the flour and maybe use cornstarch? I think that would work better. or maybe not use it at all. It sort of tastes like alfredo sauce on fish but that is fine with me :)
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Buffalo Style Chicken Pizza

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
I just made this!! it is AMAZING!! I used a boboli thin crust that I pre-cooked for 8 min to make sure it wasn't mushy when done. I used ranch dressing instead of blue cheese because I like it more, and I only used about a little more than half a cup. I added red onion and additional cheddar cheese :) probably baked for 15 min so everything came together. OUT OF THIS WORLD!!
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Classic Hash Browns

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2012
these were great! I added some onion. The paprika and cayenne was nice, and I added a teeeeny bit of curry powder. I will definitely make these again!
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Spring Lime Tea Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2012
I took off a star because this needs way more lime juice in the batter. I used the juice of 1 and 1/2 limes. I used coconut milk because I don't like regular. Mine needed about 1/2 cup more flour, and it was still a very soft dough. I should have added more. I think you should chill this dough first. I am eating one now!! they are big and soft. With the glaze, they are wonderful!!! I followed the recipe with white sugar and lime juice. I will make again for sure!! I made these to go with some lime green tea :) **Edited about a week or so later.. This time I added less milk and mostly lime juice. I also added some nutmeg, per another reviewer and it highlights the lime nicely! I chilled the dough this time and it made it so much easier to roll attractive balls rather than gooey blobs. These need longer than 10 minutes (for me).. more like 15-20. So delicious! This time I also used half coconut oil and half butter cause I ran out of butter. I think it made them softer!
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Garlic Parmesan Orzo

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2012
This was really delicious with a few tweaks.. I cut the recipe in half, sauteed the orzo in a skillet with 2 tablespoons of butter until it was golden, then added like a cup and half of water, brought to boil, then simmered till it was cooked. I like the flavor and color of sauteed orzo :) I sauteed the garlic which I upped to 2-3 full tablespoons with about 1/4 cup of minced shallots and then added those, with the parmesan cheese. I used dried parsley and coconut milk. This is divine!! I took one star off because 1/2 of butter would be way too much, and I LOVE butter
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Baingan Bharta (Eggplant Curry)

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2011
this is an amazing recipe!!! I am eating it right now :).. I took one star off for a few reasons. I think there should be 2 eggplant in this. Also, I think coconut milk is more traditional than yogurt, so that's what I used. Like other reviewers, my pan burnt on the bottom during the 10 minutes of high heat. I will definitely be making this again!! I used a 14oz can of tomatoes, but next time would double it :) yum!!!
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Ricotta Gnocchi

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2011
I am eating this right now and I am pretty happy!! I added a few cloves of mashed garlic to the dough- won't use garlic powder. The dough could have used some more salt.. in my mouth, they start out doughy but then a cooler texture is revealed with more chews :) I made my own sauce out of a sauteed onion and like 6 huge cloves of garlic, with a sprinkle of cayenne and then threw in a jar of roasted garlic sauce.. I really like the onions in it!!
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Artichoke Bruschetta

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2011
OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!! This is so amazing!!!! I just made this and devoured it and it's one of my all time favorite foods now!!! WOW.. I followed directions exactly except my can of artichokes was 14.5 oz, but since I don't like the slightly harder leaves, I trimmed them so that maybe made the artichoke mass less :) I also guestimated the mayo, but probably used 4-5 tablespoons cause I LOVE mayo :) I also used a pre-sliced baguette which made life so much easier! I will make this ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!!
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Cream of Broccoli Soup I

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2011
this was my first time making and eating broccoli soup!! omg this was delicious, and took probably less than 20 min start to finish. I had lots of steamed broccoli from the night before, so I used that and didn't have to cook it!! I halved the recipe since it was just for me, and it came out so amazing!! I didn't have celery or nutmeg but that's ok :) I used a mix of half heavy cream and half water since I didn't have milk but prefer the cream anyway! I used one can of beef broth instead of the broccoli-boil water+ the chicken boullion stuff. I prefer beef broth in soups :) This was a gloriously simple recipe that I will use many times!! it makes my soul happy :)
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Wilted Spinach

Reviewed: May 9, 2011
This was my first time making wilted spinach and it came out heavenly with some changes. The amount of sauce is WAY too much and I used a whole 6oz bag of spinach and I dumped 90% of it out and there was still plenty. I used fresh minced garlic, and omitted the pine nuts because I just wanted it without them. I also added about 2 tablespoons of soy sauce trying to emulate my favorite sushi place. This is really amazing and will be eaten several times a week!! Also, don't be afraid to use more than just a pinch of pepper :)
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Warm Dijon Potato Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2011
This is really tasty! I cut it in half, added lots of extra mayo and mustard (tripled?) and 4 cloves of pressed garlic, and one tablespoon of horseradish since I didn't have any onion. I added one hardboiled egg, but next time will add more. I overcooked my potatoes a little so it is like a blend of mashed potatoes and potato salad but so delicious none the less! enjoy
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Salmon with Dill

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2010
I just made this. I followed the directions exactly except brushed mayo on the fish before spices.. I used garlic powder in addition to the others.. I should have used more salt because this was very bland. more salt would have made it better! I also chopped some onion and put that on top.. pretty good, will make again with more salt and more onion/garlic powder :)
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Pancakes I

Reviewed: May 2, 2012
I used a tablespoon of vanilla, and needed more milk to make thinner pancakes.. as written they came out too dense for my liking.
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