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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2010
After reading so many positive reviews, I was disappointed with the results of this recipe. I followed the recipe as given with the one exception of adding chopped garlic that was recommended by another reviewer. I found the flavor of the sauce to be too strong for the chicken.
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Outstanding Chicken Dinner

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2010
I'm not sure that I could call this recipe Outstanding Chicken Dinner. Overall, I was disappointed. I thought the combination of flavors of the ingredients would be tasty. Although the flavor wasn't bad, there was way to much sauce, actually I would probably term it paste for the chicken. I had a hard time finding the chicken underneath all the sauce. The recipe suggests to let the chicken set for a few minutes before serving so the sauce could thicken. My sauce had the consistency of thick pancake batter. I added an additional 1/4 cup chicken broth in the preparation of the sauce, but it was still too thick to my liking. I would suggest reducing the amount of butter and flour to 1/4 cup instead.
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Country Breakfast Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2008
I made this recipe for a quick Christmas morning breakfast since it is always hectic around our house with preparations for our family dinner. What I liked about the recipe is that I wa able to do most of the prep work the night before. I followed another reviewer's suggestion and topped it with hashbrowns instead of the bread cubes. Next time I'd like to add the mushrooms and bell peppers that another reveiwer suggested. I have one suggestion which is to season the hashbrowns. I felt the casserole tasted a little flat. My husband suggested I add a dash of hot sauce to the egg mixture next time to give it a little punch. Thanks Kristin
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Cajun Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2008
Guess I'm in the minority with my rating. Overall, I was really disappointed with the final product. I felt the cake was extremely dense and didn't have any flavor. The combination of ingredients sounded good which prompted me to try out the recipe. I took the cake to a friend's house and we ended up pitching the whole cake after we each sampled a bite. Sorry this recipe will not be headed to my recipe box.
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Slow-Cooked German Short Ribs

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2008
Overall, I was very disappointed with this recipe. The only flavor that stood out was the taste of vinegar. I tried adding sugar, garlic, shoyu, nothing seemed to help. I was unable to find bone in short ribs so I used boneless short ribs as another reviewer suggested. Unfortuntely, this was a mistake. Although the meat was tender it was overcooked. I followed the recipe and cooked on low for 6 hours. If you use boneless shortribs, consider reducing the cooking time. Thank you for the recipe, it sounded delicious, but not one I will try again.
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Janet's Rich Banana Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2007
I was a liitle disappointed with the end result, but this recipe has potential with a few tweeks. Several years ago in Maui, I had a slice of banana bread that had chunks of bananas in it. I was hoping this recipe might duplicate the flavor and texture. Close, but not quite. I would like to mention that the bread came out very moist compared to other recipes that I have tried (probably due to the sour cream) However, I think the oven temperature needs to be reduced. Like another reviewer my bread also came out burnt on the sides and bottom. I'm not sure if this was due to the fact that I used a glass loaf pan vs. a metal one. I will probably try again at 325 degrees instead of 350. I took the suggestion of several reviewers and mashed 2 bananas to stir into the batter. I also thinly sliced one banana and folded into the batter before pouring into the loaf pan. Will probably try this recipe again since hubby liked the flavor.
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Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2007
Wow...Great tasting wings! Like other reviewers, I decided to cut the chicken wings in half and discard the tips. I made one slight mistake by adding the black pepper and garlic powder to the flour mixture. I don't think it made a difference. I love these wings because they stay crispy even after they are coated with the sauce. Other recipes I have tried get soggy once the wings have been coated. I guess it really comes down to personal preference. I didn't have Frank's hot sauce, so I used Louisiana hot sauce from New Orleans. Yum-O in the words of Rachel Ray. This recipe is a definite keeper! Thanks, Kelly
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Panna Cotta

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2007
I was recently introduced to Panna Cotta at a local restaurant in LA. My husband and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to try and find a recipe so I could duplicate it at home. The Panna Cotta the restaurant served had a little softer texture. However, this recipe is equally delicious and easy to make. I will definitely try again and add a tablespoon or more of milk to see if I can achieve the softer texture. I took the advice of another reviewer and dipped the ramekin in some warm water before inverting onto a plate. Another tip that I read about is to slightly oil your ramekin. Thanks for the recipe!
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Guava Chiffon Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2007
The cake was moist and light, but needed a little something more. I decided to try and duplicate the way the cake is served from this well known Hawaiian Bakery in LA. I began by making a filling combining 2 cups guava nectar and 1/4 cup sugar. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Blend in 1/4 cup cornstarch mixed with a small amount of water. Let cool. Frost each layer with whipped cream and some guava filling. You can then frost the entire cake with whipped cream. For color, you can also spread some of the filling on the top of the cake. Chill before serving. Not exactly the same as the Hawaiian bakery, but close enough to satisfy my tastebuds.
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Garlic Prime Rib

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2007
I can't believe I forgot to rate this recipe! This is the BEST prime rib I've tasted and my in-laws loved it! I always prepare Prime Rib for Christmas using my tried and true recipe. This year I decided to try something different and am I glad I did. The meat was moist, flavorful and cooked to perfection. I definitely recommend using a meat thermometer to ensure that the meat is cooked to your liking. Don't forget to let the roast rest for about 20 minutes before you serve so that you don't lose all the juices on your cutting board. What else can I say, this recipe is perfect as is! Definitely a KEEPER ~ Thanks Chen!
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Sweet Russian Cabbage Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2007
I love cabbage soup and I've been searching for a recipe for some time. Although I did make a couple of changes, this recipe hits the spot. Since ground beef did not sound very appealing, I substituted beef short ribs instead. (shred the beef and add to soup before serving). I also followed the advice of couple of reviewers and reduced the amount of sugar and increased the amount of vinegar. I used equal parts of sugar to vinegar. (3 Tbsp. of each) I think this gave the soup the perfect ratio of sweet/tartness. Thanks for the delicious recipe.
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Italian Breaded Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2007
Decided to check out this recipe for something a little different then just plain breaded pork chops. The pork chops had a nice flavor but could have used a little less cooking time. I took the advice of a fellow reviewer and added some garlic powder plus some season salt and fresh ground pepper. Will try this recipe again, but use either thicker pork chops or cut down on the cooking time.
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Apple Pie II

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2006
Great flavor. Had to tweak it just a little. Took the suggestion from other reviewers and added a teaspoon of cinnamon and reduced the amount of sugar to 3/4 cup. My husband thought it was perfectly sweet with the reduced amount of sugar. Also added a tablespoon of lemon juice that I read from another recipe. Personal tip: I found it easier to remove the apples and thicken the syrup and then stir the apples and syrup together. I wanted to be sure that I didn't have any clumps of cornstarch in the bottom. Will definitely make again! Thanks, Darcy.
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Beignets

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2006
I surprised my husband with a batch of warm beignets. He was very impressed! The beignets reminded me of the ones from the original Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. I didn't feel the flavor was too bland as some readers suggested, but it does require more powdered sugar then the recipe calls for. I'll probably add a little vanilla to enhance the flavor next time. Sorry I missed the hint about putting the powdered sugar in a brown bag. I had powdered sugar all over my counter and floor. Definitely a keeper! P.S. Since I was unable to use all the dough in one batch, I stored the remainder in the refrigerator overnight. The second batch of beignets came out just as crisp and moist as the first. day.
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Big Charlie's Gumbo

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2006
My husband enjoys spicy foods and he really enjoyed this recipe. Unfortunately, it was a little too spicy for my taste. Perhaps the Cajun style Andouille sausage made it extra spicy. I made one slight change, I added only half the amount of Worchestshire sauce. I was afraid with the lemon juice, it might be too tangy. I think if I decide to try this recipe again, I would omit the hot sauce.
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Mushroom Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2006
YUM....I made this for Christmas and it was a big hit with the family. A definite keeper! The only change I would make next time is to reduce the cream slightly since I had quite a bit left over that I couldn't fit within the sheet of pastry without it leaking out. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Sour Cream Chops

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2005
Yumm....My husband loved this dish. I've made it twice this week. The combination of onion, garlic, basil, mushrooms and tomatoes really perk up plain old pork chops. It tastes great even without sour cream. I've used thick cut pork chops and pork cutlets and they both turned out wonderful. If you use pork cutlets, reduce your cooking time in half. Definitely a keeper! Thanks Lisa Dawn
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Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2005
This recipe was okay. Not terribly impressed. Added cheese as recommended by another reader. I will admit the recipe is easy to prepare and would probably make a good side dish to take for potlucks.
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Better Than Best Fried Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2005
When I tried this recipe the first time, I felt it only deserved 3 stars but with a few modifications it deserves at least 4 stars. The coating was crunchy, but the flavor was too bland for my family's taste. Taking the advice of several reviewers, I added extra seasoning to the basic flour mixture. I also marinated the chicken with shoyu, garlic powder, a pinch of ground ginger and pepper before coating it with the chicken soup and egg mixture. I don't recommend the plastic bag method (WAY TOO MESSY). Another piece of advice that I took from another reader was to use a plate to coat the chicken in the flour mixture. (still messy, but not as bad as inside the plastic bag) Have decided this recipe is now a keeper, thanks Cindy.
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Easy Cajun Jambalaya

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2005
My husband loved it ~ he even had seconds! I followed the recommendation of other reviewers and added a can of diced tomatoes. At the last minute I decided not to add the hot pepper sauce and it still had a nice kick. I cooked the rice separately as was suggested and served the Jambalaya over it. YUM......Thanks Grant
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