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Foil-Pack Taco Chicken Dinner

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2010
Good basic place to start. Instead of individual foil packets, I layered it in a casserole dish. I sliced the potatoes as thinly as I could, but they were still not cooked all the way through after 60 minutes. Kind of like waiting for the scalloped potatoes! Same thing! I'd suggest poking them and microwaving them to give them a head start, then perhaps slicing them and continuing on with the recipe. Will probably make this again. :)
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PHILADELPHIA® 3-STEP® Key Lime Cheesecake

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2010
Easy and delicious. I followed the recipe but doubled up on the lime zest and juice. I decorated with Cool Whip I piped from a piping bag, and grated lime peel. It was beautiful. Everyone loved it.
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Zucchini Pineapple Loaf

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2010
This was a basic, simple zucchini loaf. It was tender and rose well. I did not add the walnuts due to allergies. It seemed a bit dry going into the pan - was concerned, but seemed to bake up OK. Will make again.
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2010
Easy to prepare, fun to roll. I used all the cream of tartar called for, and I found them too salty. Next time, I may omit it altogether or at least reduce it. I will certainly make them again. **UPDATE**: I made these again because hubby asked for them, and put in 1 teaspoon of lemon juice instead of the cream of tartar. Very good.
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Bacon Cheese Frittata

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2010
Very quick and easy to assemble. Family loved it (honestly, I didn't think they'd go for breakfast at dinner but they did!). Served it with warm bread and a green salad. Could be easily adapted to whatever veggies you have.
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Grilled Caribbean Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2010
Family loved this. Very tender chicken, but not a lot of flavor. I will tweak this and try again. Thanks.
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Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2010
UPDATE: Please read before making these muffins.... This recipe is truly for those of us who are diabetic, and/or are watching carb intake; because of the lack of added fat and the addition of the applesauce, the texture may take some getting used to. But for those of us who need this recipe to work, it certainly does. Per the reviews, I cut the applesauce in HALF, and doubled the spices. This took care of the "too moist" problem. I also added a tablespoon of ground flax seed for additional fiber. They were delicious. As stated, if you DON'T need to watch your fat, carbs, and calories please choose another pumpkin muffin recipe with full fat. For those of us who need this recipe, I, for one, was not disappointed.
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2010
Delicious! The whole family loved these. I took some of the tips from the reviews and added more bread crumbs than called for. I actually put the beans in the food processor - much easier! Then I processed the onion and garlic, and drained it before adding to the beans. I also made the patties (8 for a double recipe) thinner, and froze them prior to cooking. This made them hold together as the mixture was quite soft. I pan fried them frozen, about 10 minutes on each side. I served them with all the condiments I would normally use on hamburgers, and they were very tasty. Thank you!!
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Striped Delight

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2009
Cannot give less than 5 stars. Everyone loved this at Christmas Day dinner. I've made it before and learned that if you wrap a hot washcloth on the bottom of the pan, the slices come out easier (I found this to be a better tip than freezing it for an hour). This dessert is very rich so I'd suggest starting with a small piece and going back for more, rather than serving huge slices at first. I used only 25 Oreo cookies and 3 tablespoons of melted butter - worked fine.
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Raspberry Ribbons

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2009
Very simple and lovely cookie. Looks like the picture! I took many of the tips offered by others (do not make long logs, do not make the indent too deep, do not move them too soon, etc.). I sliced them on the diagonal, and they turned out very pretty and had nice flavour. I used seedless raspberry jam. I know my family will come home and devour them tonight!!
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English Trifle to Die For

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2009
I did have a few issues. First of all, the custard was too thin as written; if you can whisk in a tablespoon or two of cornstarch, I'm sure that would help it thicken. I had to chill the custard for HOURS before it was even near thick enough to layer on. When I poured it on, it drizzled all the way to the bottom and covered up all the pretty layers I'd made. *insert boo boo lip here* but I did garnish it with a few leftover fresh raspberries and some chopped up Skor chocolate bars, delicious. My husband and most dinner guests loved it! May make again, but need to tweak that custard. Daughter suggested homemade PUDDING instead of custard; will search out some recipes. Thanks!!
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Crackle Top Molasses Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2009
Mine did not crackle, sadly. I don't know why, but the past few times I have made soft molasses cookies, they haven't crackled. Hmm. Anyway, these cookies tasted fine, but I do have another recipe which uses brown sugar, and the family likes better. But thanks!
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Easy, Eggless Strawberry Ice Cream

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2009
Very good - can't give it less than 5 stars. I didn't use all the liquid called for as I knew it would overflow in my machine, so I used 2 cups heavy (whipping) cream, and 1 cup whole (homo) milk. It was just fine, and a pretty colour too. I pureed the strawberries in the food processor, with the sugar. Next time, I may just mash them as they turned out a bit liquid-y this way. But it all came together and tasted delicious - very "fresh".
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Crustless Bacon and Cheese Quiche

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2009
This was extremely tasty; I'm so glad because we don't need all the fat, calories, and carbs from the crust in a regular quiche, but the flavour was still there. I made it as written and added some leftover cooked broccoli, and a touch of light cream to the egg mixture. I ate it for dinner with a side of fruit. Very good!
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Morning Glory Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2009
These were delicious! I made them pretty much as written except to substitute 1/2 whole wheat flour, and I didn't have any coconut. They were moist and light and smelled fabulous as they baked. Couldn't wait to dig in! Made a satisfying lunch with a piece of cheese and some fruit. Thank you!
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Strawberry Jam

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2009
Easy recipe. I used enough strawberries to make 4 cups, mashed, and then we pureed them because my son didn't want chunks. We used only 2 cups of sugar and it was plenty sweet. We boiled for about 12 minutes, and the jam set up perfectly. We have one container in the fridge for now, and will freeze the rest. Delicious!
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2009
Very easy to make and came together quickly. Be sure to use very ripe avacadoes - they should be just soft to the touch, or you will not be able to mash them. I used the juice of two limes for this, and opted for red onion instead of white. The family didn't like it, but they don't like guacamole in general, so I can't fault the recipe. I know you will enjoy it - just play with the seasonings and make it your own. When avocadoes are on sale, it is a very economical recipe.
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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2009
I started making my own pure vanilla using this method. It's wonderful! I use only vodka (tried rum once, didn't care for the result). You can just cut the vanilla beans into thirds and slip them into the vodka; shake several times weekly and notice the color changing. As stated, the minimum time is weeks, but leave it as long as you can... months would be preferable. My guideline is once I can't smell the alcohol, it's pretty much ready. Homemade vanilla can take on a bit of a cloudy appearance, so don't be alarmed. You can strain a little of it at a time into a smaller bottle using a coffee filter, and let the rest hang out and get even stronger and better.
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Waffles II

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2008
I made this recipe for my new Belgian waffle maker. They turned out just fine. I will have to play around with it some more - my first effort drew rave reviews from the family, but I think I will add a bit of sugar next time. Just so you know, the batter was extremely thick, but it baked up well. Thanks for posting.
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Peppermint Biscotti

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2008
Very nice biscotti. I baked mine on parchment paper and although some of the candies melted, it certainly wasn't a big deal. If the bottoms burn a little, just dip them in melted chocolate and no one will ever know. I decorated with the melted chocolate and crushed candy canes, just like the picture. I am going to put them in cellophane gift bags, tie with a pretty ribbon, and give them to my guests on Christmas Day.
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