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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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Coconut Shrimp I

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2012
this was really delicious!! I will use more beer next time, or coconut milk to make the batter thinner. I may have packed on the coconut a little too much :) still tasty! I got excited.. Next time I won't pack it so densely. I used a stick of butter, a cup of coconut oil, and 2 cups of some random canola oil because that's all I had. I used Mounds brand coconut and it worked really well!! I didn't need to chop it in the blender. For sauce, I made two: honey, horseradish and mustard (will try marmalade next time) and a mayo-siracha mix which I really liked on them :) All in all, a great recipe that requires no tweaking, that I will use often!!
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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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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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Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2011
I have made this three times and it is incredible! I use extra cheese, about a whole head of pressed garlic, and instead of basil I use cilantro because I love it so much :)
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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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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2010
great way to eat veggies, although with all the cheese I feel not as healthy ;) which is ok.. I used garlic powder instead of real garlic and it came out great!
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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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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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Butter Roast Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2010
I have made this at least 20 times it is my favorite!!! I use a whole chicken and baste it, and refrigerate any leftover pan sauce.. this tastes so elegant! you don't need the nutmeg or brown sugar if you don't have it..it still comes out incredible :) just use white sugar.. I make this when I want to impress someone. 5 years later it's still a favorite :)
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Creme Brulee

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2010
I followed chefpeon's directions.. cut the recipe in half and this was amazing! my first time making it and it was success! this is my go- to recipe now :)
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My Crab Cakes

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2010
these were amazing! I just made these and it was my first time ever making crabcakes! I followed the instructions mostly.. I used whole grainy mustard instead of dry, and less crackers (may not need any next time).. used extra old bay like two small teaspoons.. maybe a little extra mayo since I really like it and I found that using a little extra mayo and mustard resulted in not having to dip in any sauce!! I fried them in half butter half oil and they blew me away!!! I made four large ones and I ate all four easily!!
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Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2010
this recipe is incredible!! you don't need the corn syrup; I have never used it.. and I use well over a cup of peanut butter :) also I may use more vanilla.. these are now my favorite cookie recipe!
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Garlic Parmesan Orange Roughy

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2010
this was delicious! I am only giving 4 stars because the topping overpowered the fish a little bit, but it was still tasty.. next time, I will use less of the mixture. I omitted the butter and didn't miss it. Next time (and there will be a next time) I will also omit the salt. I could also maybe use more garlic too
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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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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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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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Lemon Horseradish New Potatoes

Reviewed: May 9, 2011
I just made these as the recipe says. I cooked mine at 350 for like an hour and 20 minutes.. they still seemed like they needed to crisp up a bit and weren't fully soft. Usually when I make red potatoes I cook them at 400*.. I will be making these again for sure but next time I may double the horseradish and use 5 or so cloves of minced garlic. These lacked flavor but I only took off one star because I know they could be great with some tweaks :)
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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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