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Raspberry Cup Cakes

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2011
Taste and texture was wonderful...smooth, cool and creamy. Super easy and quick to prepare. Will definitely make again!
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Pistachio Cream Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2009
Very happy with this recipe! Went to a party where it was being served and thought, as I looked at it, that it would probably taste "soggy" or "mooshy" but was definitely suprised. I went back for another helping and the pan was completely empty! I have since made it and never tire of it. It is sweet but it is after all a dessert.
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Apple Pie Spice Mix

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2008
I had apples for a pie today but no apple pie spice. I followed the recipe and...WOW...the aroma...apples & Autumn in a jar! I love this spice and will share it in my holiday food gift baskets I make! Thank you.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice II

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2008
What can I say about this but super easy to make, great aroma and a wonderful way to make any dish really homemade. I'm going to make more spice blends around the holiday for gifts!
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Apple Honey Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2008
Delicious! Easy to make as well. Moist and flavorful. I followed the recipe, only adding some nutmeg because I love the spice with apples. I made a simple dessert sauce to go along with it: 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to boil for 3 minutes and serve warm.
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Sour Cream Coffee Cake III

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2008
I haven't made a coffee cake in over ten years. I decided to try this one and was very thankful I did. It was soooo easy to make; all the ingredients are average enough that without planning ahead to make this, I still had all the ingredients needed. The only thing I did differently was double the cinnamon topping. Delicious. Between four of us, half of the 9x13 is already gone! Thank you!
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GA Peach Pound Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2008
I was looking for a peach recipe because we had fresh peaches from the orchard. I found this one and decided to give it a go. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with the outcome. I was expecting more flavor. I even followed other reviewers tips and added some freshly ground cinnamon and nutmeg. It was still quite bland. I felt as if we wasted good peaches. Two days later, 3/4 of the cake is still sitting on my counter...time for the trash bin. I'll look for other peach recipes in the future.
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Apple Bavarian Torte

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2008
One of my favorite fruits are apples. I have MANY apple recipes and have made all of them many times. This Bavarian Torte is definitely one of my favorites. I took the advice of other reviewers and doubled the cream cheese mixture and cut back on the apples. I used four medium-large apples and had some left over. I mixed the cinnamon and sugar with the apples and microwaved them for 3 minutes before placing them on the torte. I increased the vanilla and cinnamon because I enjoy both. The result was wonderful.
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Potato Chips

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2008
Absolutely marvelous! I still can’t believe that potato chips can be made in a microwave! I made them and they looked like Cape Cod Potato Chips and tasted even better! I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil as well as freshly ground salt & pepper. Who knew that it could be this easy? Thank you so much for sharing!
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The Best Thai Peanut Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2008
This is a wonderful Thai peanut sauce! I followed the recipe exactly. When i tasted it, I thought it was marginal (a little bit of a letdown). But...after sitting in the fridge for and hour and then being used with Thai Chicken Satay (recipe on this site - read my review), it was awesome! The various flavors in the sauce must have needed time to blend and accompanied by the taste of the marinated chicken, it was definitely 'The Best Thai Peanut Sauce"!
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Thai Chicken Satay

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2008
We were feeding 11 people with this recipe so used 4 pounds of chicken breasts and had enough marinade without doubling it. After making the marinade as stated in the recipe, I thought that it was a bit bland for our liking so I added some ingredients. To the marinade I added 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce, 2 cloves chopped garlic and 2 teaspoons lime juice. I stirred it up, put in the chicken breasts (cut into strips), and let the marinating chicken sit in the refrigerator, in a covered bowl, for six hours. In the meantime I soaked the skewers in water so they wouldn't burn on our gas grill. After marinating for 6 hours, I put the meat on the skewers (ending up with 40 skewers), and grilled them in our gas grill, on medium high heat, on a piece of heavy duty foil (lightly sprayed with cooking spray). They came out golden brown as well as tender and juicy. We served these with Thai curry rice, fresh string beans from the farmer's market and "The Best Thai Peanut Sauce" (also on this site - awesome 'as is'). The meal was a big hit...delicious! the reason I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the changes made to the recipe. I will definitely be making this recipe again.
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Chicken Katsu

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2008
As I read this recipe, my thought was...regular old fried chicken tenders. so I read through the reviews to see what suggestions had been made. I saw the review from "Cooking 101" and decided to try it her way since my family enjoys hot sauce. I was leery about the amount of hot sauce used. I like a little kick but am not interested in 'melt your mouth off' hot. But I decided to use the full one cup of hot sauce anyway. I am soooo glad I did.I used the 3 eggs and 1/3 cup of water and I put in about 2 tablespoons each of garlic powder and onion powder as well as ground sea salt and freshly ground pepper. The outcome was so good that I ended up taking out another package of chicken and making the recipe all over again! By this morning, there were two-and-a-half strips left. I was also told this morning by my husband that they taste even better the next day. I served the chicken strips with Spanish yellow rice, a dollop of sour cream and homemade sweet & sour sauce (under this recipe from reviewer TizzyLizz - delicious). Thanks for the recipes and thanks for the improvement tips.
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Irish Champ

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2008
I have made Irish Champ for my family countless times (being Irish). The dish is always well liked and always empty at the end of the meal. I remember my grandmother making this with a raw egg (as another reviewer mentioned). I don't use one only because I am sensitive to food poisoning. But I think that the dish tastes great without it. This recipe is simple to make and good tasting.
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Corned Beef and Cabbage II

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2008
I've made this at least six times so far and every single time, the dish turns out great! I have a large family & we like seconds, so I double the recipe but that's the only thing I do differently to this recipe. It is already a favorite in our house and I recommend it to anyone else who likes corned beef & cabbage.
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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2008
Delicious tasting. Easy to make. After marinating them for about an hour-and-a-half, I double skewered them and cooked them over a charcoal hibachi for a firework display that we were going to see. I couldn't get them off the grill quick enough. I had to claim the last two skewers for myself! Thank you BLONDIEPEREZ for sharing.
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Chocolate Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2008
Yum Yum! There's just something about a good chocolate cupcake and a cold glass of milk! This is a good chocolate cupcake. I read through ALL the reviews and decided to try the recipe "as is". I was happy that i did because it came out perfectly...chocolatey tasting and moist. The only thing I did do that others had suggested was to fill them 2/3 of the way full instead of 3/4. Doing this resulted in the cupcake rising just over the edge of the cupcake papers...perfect! I used unsweetened cocoa powder from King Arthur Flour, so it was a good quality cocoa powder and the flavor of the cupcake was all chocolate! Thank you!
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2008
An excellent cream cheese frosting recipe. I kept the cream cheese refrigerated until I was ready to use it and I took the butter out about 30 minutes prior, so it was in between refrigerated and room temp. I blended the two ingredients together until smooth and then added the vanilla and confectioners' sugar. I had an eager crowd waiting for the Chocolate cupcakes (recipe also from this site), I had made to be frosted so I wasn't able to let the frosting sit in the fridge for a while before using. I will next time and also might try sifting the confectioners' sugar and pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes. Overall...very happy with the outcome.
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Homemade Butter

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2008
SUPER SUPER easy and fast! My kids loved adding the heavy cream and a pinch of salt to the food processor and then watching it turn from a liquid to a solid in about 9 minutes. Once solid, I drained the excess liquid and used a piece of cheese cloth to squeeze out any remaining liquid from the "butter ball". What a wonderful recipe...a recipe you can use in so many other recipes...and it's a super fresh ingredient!
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Indian Chapati Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2008
Super easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly and the outcome was great. I doubled the recipe ending up with 18 balls which made approximately 18 8-inch semi-round breads. I served them with Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken). Both recipes are delicious! I will be making this bread again!
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Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2008
Great Indian dish! I love the heat and the creaminess of the sauce. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because I changed the recipe slightly so I'm not sure exactly how it is supposed to taste following the recipe to a tee. Unfortunately I did not have any garam masala. I did have all the other ingredients but substituted the chicken thighs for boneless chicken breasts cubed. I also added some tumeric and curry powder (probably about a teaspoon each - my family likes heat). I was very pleased with the dish overall and will make this again. I served this with Indian Chapati Bread (recipe also on this site). Yummy!
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