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Albondigas

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2009
My husband wanted me to rate it, because he loved it so much! I did use the medium salsa and it turned out spicy enough, so I didn't add any additional paprika or Cajun. I did add diced tomatoes and i decided to add fresh green beans - which were a great addition to the vegetables in the soup. would definitely prepare it again!
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Roast

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2009
It was my first pot roast ever and it turned out very nice! I brought it to potluck dinner and it was gone completely. Mine was not too sweet, but just right. I used the whole cranberries sauce, and I used Israeli (Osem) onion soup mix. I believe this one can be more salty than others. I used some reviews here and 4 hours before end of cooking I added some baby carrots and potatoes and sprinkle a little bit onion soup on the top. I had to take it out 30 min earlier due to the dinner time, and I wish I hold it in for the full 8 hours. Thank you! Loved it, will do again
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Rainbow Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2009
I prepared it yesterday for a party - and everyone loved it! it looked so nice and fun. I used reviews and did one at the time, let it sit for 40-60 min and added another layer. I used grape jello too - and didn't like it. There was 2-years old kid at the party- and she asked for second :) We had the "argument" if it is better to keep all layers without the milk. Still didn't decide...
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Peach Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2010
We loved it, didn't change the recipe at all, it was a little bit runny, but I think if I let it sit longer it won't be. The taste was great!
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Jalapeno Snacks

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2010
I had to change the recipe a little bit, because we do not eat bacon, so I just left it out. It turned out great! and it could pass as vegetarian dish now :) I didn't have any Ranch dressing, so I skipped this one too. I did however substitute garlic powder for the frozen minced garlic by Dorot (which is pretty close to the fresh minced one) - I think it made a great twist to the recipe... I would advice to try it... Beside that - we LOVED it!!! Thank you for sharing :)
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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2010
I don't have a bread machine, so I used my food processor to make the dough. I used reviews from the recipe and work at the "old fashion way". I followed instruction for my food processor regarding mixing the ingredients (flour goes together with butter and salt and later on slowly adding the "wet" ingredients) . It turned out perfect! WE LOVED these! Definitely will make again... An update (11/17/2010) I froze some of these by wrapping individually each roll in foil. Before dinner I just took these out, let them stand for sometime and put in the oven (still wrapped in foil) (350F) for some time (until soft). Worked like a charm. I also do the same trick with any frozen bread, always gives a great, soft, fresh bread.
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Raspberry Lemon Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2010
We loved these! I used vanilla fat free yogurt (this is what I had) and fresh raspberries - and it turned out perfect! very light and juicy. These looked very "pale" and I was a little bit scared they are not done yet - but 17 min was perfect time!
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Jewish Apple Cake I

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2010
It turned out great! Delicious and moist! I did what others suggested: mixed apples with sugar and cinnamon. I also created 3 layers of apples. People mentioned that it was "just like from the good bakery" :) I baked it for 75 min on 350F - didn't burn, was ust perfect...
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Muffin Frittatas

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2010
The only small issue I had with those - was taking them out of the pan... But I slided the knife around the edges and could take them easily after that... Beside that - the taste was very nice, very light. Will definitely do again, especially if I have guests (after taking these out - they look very pretty)
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Blackberry Puff Pastry Tarts

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2010
Made these yesterday, turned out great! My hubby said - it is "just like from a bakery" :) I followed the recipe exactly. These were great the next day, didn't warm them, just kept them in the plastic container over night.
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Exquisite Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2010
I used fresh basil and cooked it on the stove for 5-7 min. It was great. i used the original amount of cayenne pepper (doubled it since I had not pepper flakes) and it had a very nice spicy kick to it. I reduced the amount of honey, but ended adding some more. So as a conclusion, I wouldn't change a thing (aside of adding fresh herbs if you have these). It is spicy, s take it into account.
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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2010
I read some suggestions here and I did the following: 1. I reduced pistachio to 1 cup (ok, that I did from laziness, because I had to "pill" these. 2. I added 1/2 TBSP of orange juice, I had no extract, so I used what I had 3. I wish I increased cranberries to 1 cup (will do next time) 4. I covered logs with towel once I took them out of oven and they didn't crack 5. I think mine needed a little bit longer than 35 min, they were pretty soft when I cut them (on other hand it was super easy to cut) 6. I used cold water for my hands - it was very helpful. Overall it was SUPER easy to make and they are SUPER tasty :)
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2010
I didn't have bread maker so I had to change the recipe... This is what I did: 1. I used warm milk with sugar to dissolve the yeast 2. I do not use margarine, since it is super unhealthy (yes, it is better to use butter) 3. I run out of sugar and had to use some brown sugar in the dough Despite all these changes and my worries, these turned out great! Good luck!
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2010
We loved it! House smelled amazing for long time and couldn't wait to eat this one! I read reviews and made some changes, but very minor ones: 1. I used cubes and water instead of broth (this is what I had) 2. I added 1/2 cup of red wine but I did not brown the meat 2. I increased garlic, because we love it 3. i was almost out of paprika so I added hot paprika and cayenne pepper - it turned out with a tiny bit of spicy flavor - which is perfect for us. Overall - we absolutely loved it! Very recommended...
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Three Berry Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2010
I used all fresh strawberry and blackberry, increased cornstarch to 1/4 cup as recommended, added 1 TBSP of lemon juice and added some cinnamon and sugar on top of my pie (after glazing with egg). It was great, we loved it! (I did however used a very good pie crust recipe and not bought one) Very recommended as a fresh berry pie!
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Russian Pancakes - Blini

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2010
I'm Russian and I make Blini for years. The recipe I use is a little bit different but works like a charm: 1 1/2 cups of milk, 2 eggs, 3 TBSP oil, 1 cup flour, 1/4 tsp salt. Mix well together, it is important that you don't have any lamps! and rest is the same... the batter should be very thin! I feel these with different thing, not always sweet, this is why I do not add sugar to the batter. (The original actually goes with caviar :)) Good luck, and it takes time to make the perfect blini, so do not get discouraged! it worth it! Mine disappear in minutes :)
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Sy's Challah

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2010
I made it last night and it turned out great! I added 1/4 cup more of sugar and it still wasn't super sweet. I used food processor and first added "dry ingredients", started food processes and slowly added "wet ingredients" mixed together (according to the recipe). I raised it 3 times, as Sy recommends and it was beautiful and amazing! My were done in 30 min on 350F. I froze one and other one wrapped in plastic and put in the nylon bag. I tried it today - and it is still fresh and tasty. If yours is a little bit dry - try to turn it to the French Toast! Thank you for sharing, it is an amazing and easy recipe!
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Pumpkin Pancakes

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2010
Actually my husband is the one who made these, he is the pancake master in our house. He followed the recipe exactly, no changes - and it turned out amazing! Fluffy and light and absolutely great. We did use the fresh pumpkin I pureed (I baked the pie pumpkin on 350F until it was tender, scooped it out and mushed it util it had puree consistency) Absolutely worth trying!
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Libby's® Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2010
The taste was great, really moist and delicious. I followed the recipe pretty close, the only things I changed were: use fresh pumpkin pure (a little bit less than 2 cups), I used 3/4 cup oil and 3/4 cup of orange juice and I created my own pumpkin pie spice (the recipe is on this site). My only issue (and I think that was on me) that all my cranberries were on the top of the bread and I have no idea why :( I think if these were in the middle as they are supposed to be - it would be perfect... Will have to try again to fix it :)
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Traditional Russian Pirozhki

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2010
I'm having a huge Russian dinner tonight and I was looking for a good recipe for Pirozhki. I scanned a lot of websites, including some in Russian and I changed the recipe a little bit according what I found and I used food processor for making the dough: I used 2 eggs, reduced milk to 1 and 3/4 cups and used 1.5 packages of active dry yeast. I put 5 cups of flour to the food processor, added salt, run it for a couple of seconds (I use dough blade and speed), added butter and run it again for a couple of seconds. I dissolved yeast in the milk with sugar, after 10 min I added two eggs, slightly bitten to the yeast mixture. Turned on my food processor and slowly added the yeast mixture, let it run for a minute and slowly added about 1/2 cups of flour (as much as needed to form elastic and non sticky dough). I let it raise around 1.5 hours and made pirozhki, I let the pirozhki to rise for 20-25 min, brushed with egg and baked them for 20 min on 400F... These turned out great - soft and fluffy... Be sure not to make the dough too thin. I'm sure that the original recipe is also good, but I changed it according to the "Russian sources". Good luck - pirozhki is a great food, especially shared with friends :)
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