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Easy Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2006
SOOO GOOD! I used 4 C of cooked macaroni, 2 cans of tuna, one can cream of chicken soup, one can of cream of mushroom soup, 1/4 C of milk, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, blackpepper powder, 2 TBSP mayonnaise, and 1 tsp of dijon mustard. I put some cheddar cheese with the pasta mixture and put on top a combination of cheddar cheese and Italian mix cheese. On top of that, I melted 4 TBSP of butter, combined with 8 TBSP of seasoned bread crumbs and sprinkled on top of the cheese. This is totally Da Bomb!
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Sukhothai Pad Thai

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2006
I used this recipe only for the phad thai sauce based on BES review. Then I combined it with the peanut sauce from the "vegetarian phad thai" submitted by Sarah Kai. Anyway, from trials and errors, this is how I make the really good authentic phad thai. Phad thai sauce: 1/2C white sugar, 2 TBSP lemon/lime juice, 1/4C fish sauce, 2 TBSP tamarind pulp soaked in 1/4C water. (stir all and cook in the stove) Peanut sauce for phad thai: Mix together 2 Tbsp peanut oil/sesame oil, 1 1/2C peanut butter, 1/3C water, 1/3C soy sauce, 1C coconut milk, 1 1/4C brown sugar, 1/3C lemon/lime jice. Season with 2 Tbsp garlic powder, 1 Tbsp pprika powder, and cayenne pepper to taste. (when you make the phad thai, just put in as much as you need, which depends on how much noodles you make and store the rest on the fridge/freezer). How to: Stir fry chopped garlic and chopped shallots on the wok/skillet until slightly browned, put in minced dried shrimp, chopped salted radish/turnip, and finely chopped thai chilli peppers. Then, just put in your choice of meat, combined all. Put in the noodles, and then the phad thai sauce until all mixed, then the peanut sauce. After this point, you just set it aside, and make room to fry the eggs. Put the noodles mixture on top of the eggs until it's slightly cooked, and combined. Throw in the chopped unsalted peanuts, garlic chives, bean sprouts and julienned carrots. Garnish with beansprouts and lime wedges.
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Classic Tiramisu

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2007
First of all I have to say that this tiramisu is very rich and creamy but overtly sweet. Next time I will cut down the sugar to 3/4 C only. Remember to use heavy whipping cream that is NOT ultra pasteurized since it will be easier to reach to desired volume. I whipped the cream to stiff peak for about 20 min or so. Bought the soft lady fingers and Belgioioso mascarpone cheese at Trader Joe's. From other reviews, I thought mascarpone cheese would be so expensive, but actually my husband and I thought it wasn't bad at all. It was less than $2.50 for each 8 oz package. Since this recipe called for 1 1/4 C, of course we both had to pick up 2 packages for total of less than $5. Oh even with the soft lady fingers, I dipped it into the room temp espresso really quick on both sides, and it didn't turn out to mush at all. Don't worry, dipping would create stronger taste than just brushing.
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2006
These rolls are darn good. My hubby actually loves this the best compared to the other cinnamon rolls recipes I tried before. Although, ... I still vote for the Cinnamon Rolls III somehow... This one though makes a big size rolls that just impress everyone. heheh. I don't have a bread machine so what I did was warmed up the milk, stirred in 1/4C of sugar, then put in the yeast. Waited for 10 min until it foamed up. In another bowl, combine the flour and salt. Melted the butter, let it cool slightly (you wanna make sure everything is in room temp), and beat the eggs just until combined. Then, I mixed in the eggs, butter, and remained 1/4C of sugar into the yeast mixture, put in the flour mixture 1 C at a time, and knead. Try not to add too much flour during this process. Follow the directions afterwards. For the frosting, I used 4 ounce of cream cheese instead of 3 and 1 C of confectioners sugar instead of 1 1/2. It's the perfect taste and sweetness for me. Baked it at 350 for 20 -25 min. I luckily never experienced uncooked or dense dough in the middle. This is totally worth the effort and time. Thank you for the recipE!
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Apple Dumplings I

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2006
It's sooo good! Hmmm Yummm... I halved the apples, sliced it thinly but made sure it was still in tact, used the "best ever pie crust" recipe from this site which truly is the best!, instead of biscuits, and it still came out delicious. Substitute the water with OJ, half brown sugar half white sugar, baked it dry 10 min, flip it over and baked for another 10 min, poured the sauce on, put it back to the oven for another 15 to 20 min. SOOO GOOD!
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Indonesian Fried Rice

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2005
First of all, this is truly not the original authentic Indonesian fried rice. The taste is okay, I can eat it but not a favorite.
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Chicken Korma II

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2007
This is sooo good! I altered the recipe a bit though. I used 1 tbsp of crushed garlic, 1/2 tbsp ground ginger, 4 bay leaves, 2 1/2 tsp garam masala powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp curry powder, and used coconut milk instead of heavy cream. Everything else kept the same. It's sooo yummy and tasty!
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Apple Crumble Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2004
I made this several times and there are 2 ways that I make it. First, I made it with 2/4C brown sugar 1/4 C white sugar 1/4C flour 1/2 tbsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1 1/4 tsp vanilla for the granny smith apple mixture. It came out superb and if you have sweet tooth, this is the one for you. Second, I made it with half granny smith and half sweet apples like gala or fuji apples. Then for the mixture, based on other reviews, I used 1/4C white sugar 1/4C brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 2 tbsp of flour. This came out very yummy as well. My husband loved it so much that he came back for thirds. Just remember that when you make this pie with all granny smith, you might want to put more sugar for the apple mixture since it will not come out as sweet as you prefer. Otherwise, it all depends on people's preference.
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Chicken and Dumplings III

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2002
This is really good especially for a chill winter evening. Very easy to make but the taste just as good as when you make it from scratch. I used 2 chicken broth and 1 cup of water to boil the chicken, add 1 can cream of chicken and 1 can cream of mushroom, I also added 2 cubes of chicken buillon. No need to added onions and garlic anymore. It tastes very good already. Thanks Melissa.
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Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2002
Oh My gOsh! This is Da Bomb Digity! My boyfriend gave me lots of love after I made this for him. I actually reduced the amount of sugar to 1 C brown sugar and 1/4 C white sugar but it still came out sooo good! My relatives who are very picky eaters even asked me to make these again.
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2002
I just cooked this bread for 60 minutes and it turned out perfect and moist. However, next time I might put more white sugar to make it sweeter. It didn't turn out as sweet as I thought. I also added 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla.
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Bake Sale Lemon Bars

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2006
The temperature was too high. Next time I would only put it on 350' and decrease the baking time, both the crust and the filling. I used only 1/3C of the lemon juice and both me and hubby agreed that it can go up to 1/2C or so then it'll be perfect. Although, this recipe itself is still very easy and taste good.
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Toasted Garlic Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2006
So easy and flavorful! I added Italian Seasoning and adjust the garlic to your own liking. It's wonderfully cheesy and garlicky. Just like how garlic bread's supposed to be.
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2006
This cheesecake is amazing! After I combined the graham crackers with the butter and tuck into the base of springform pan, I put it in the freezer for 15 min, or you can put it in the fridge for an hour to make sure it doesn't get messy and stays firm after baking. Baked for an hour with a bigger pan filled with water (au bain marie), and make sure cover the bottom of the springform pan with aluminium foil. I never once opened the oven door, went to the mall and when we came back, it stayed there for around 2 hours and it looked beautiful. No cracks or whatsoever and taste delicious. Dip the knive in hot water before cutting. Thanks a lot for the recipe. Hubby says it's one of the best cheesecake out there!
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American Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2006
Really Yummy Lasagna! I made several changes and some based on other reviews. Used 1 pound hot italian sausage and 1 pound regular italian sausage. I omitted the parsley since we both didn't really care for it. Used two 15 ounce low fat ricotta cheese and reduced the amount of salt for the cheese mixture to 1/2 tsp only. Put more garlic and dried oregano, and the sauce got a little too thick so I added around 1/2 C of traditional spaghetti sauce into the sauce mixture. You just add it until it gets to the thickness you prefer. Also, I used the Barilla no boil lasagna. I noticed some people used this and turned out bad. Mine turned out perfectly the same as the regular boil lasagna. The only difference is that the no boil one saves so much time!. Since I used the no boil lasagna, it took 50 minutes covered and 20 minutes uncovered. ( I chilled my lasagna overnight before baking). Don't forget to use the non stick coating spray onto the foil so the cheese don't stick. Next time, I might add some pepperoni and try to use 9 noodles instead of 12. Mine turned out soooooo good already though. Thanks a lot for the recipE!
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Chocolate Lovers' Favorite Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2002
This chocolate cake recipe was disappointing. I had to make another dessert since it turned out bad. It flowed out of the pan, the texture was too fudgy like, and the taste was just the same as fudge brownie you buy in the box at the store. Totally not gonna keep this recipe.
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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2010
This recipe definitely needs TONS of more cheese than listed on the recipe. 3 ounces to 4 C of flour just doesn't do it for me and my husband.
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Garlic Prime Rib

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2010
It's great, however, I like mine medium well so next time, I would bake it longer.
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2007
I thought I still had cream cheese left in the fridge but instead it was the neufchatel cheese, so I halved this recipe just in case if it didn't turn out right. I was wrong!. Neufchatel cheese worked just fine and definitely put more parmesan cheese, a pinch of nutmeg, and sprinkled with some chopped parsley and basil. I served this also with steamed broccoli and mushrooms. YummY.
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Simple Spinach Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2007
I give this a 4 star because nothing still can beat the regular meat lasagna but still for its group, this recipe is one of the best. I used 1 1/2 tsp of crushed garlic, fresh basil instead of dried, and substitute the water with spaghetti sauce. Oh, don't forget to blanch the spinach really quick in hot water and drain it before you use it in the lasagna mixture. 12 ounces of mozzarella rather than 8. It's really yummy, we love it!.
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