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Portobello Mushroom Pasta

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2012
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. ***** Very simple, healthy and delicious. Didn't add the parm for cooking, but provided on the side to add at the table.
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Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2012
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. This was fantasitc! Served with rice and stir fried veggies. We only eat meat on the weekends and this has me longing for Saturday to come!
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Classic Macaroni Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2012
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. Maybe it's just me but this tastes almost exactly like a a particular chicken chain's mac salad.... delish! Oddly, I was asked a couple of times how much cheese I used???
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Chocolate Mousse

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2012
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. This was delicious and turned out great! First time I've attepted mousse and my guests were practically begging for more!
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Basic Flaky Pie Crust

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2012
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. I like to consider myself a good to very good cook, however I've never been able to make a good pastry crust. I've made this one twice and was successful both times!!! (kinda wondered if the first time was just a fluke haha)
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Alyson's Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2012
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. ************************** Based on the reviews I was shocked to find this more of a sunflower seed/mayo salad rather than a broccoli salad with a little too much vinegar. After making, I tasted it and decided to double the veggies (used cauliflower but more broccoli would have done the trick), double the raisins and leave everything else as is. With the slight changes I would give it 4 stars.
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Crab and Swiss Quiche

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2012
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. I was a little skeptical of this one but so glad I tried it anyway! I did use less mayo (1/4 cup) and added an egg in an attempt to lower the fat. My hubby gave it that funny look (like he's trying to say 'what the heck did you make now') but he ate 3 pieces and wanted to take the rest for dinner at work. Next time I will add some spinach as other reviewers suggested.
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No Roll Pie Crust II

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2012
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. I wanted soooo much to love (or even like) this recipe. I hate making pie shells and thought this would be the perfect solution. It was easy, even my 3 year old had a blast pressing it into the pie plate with me but the end result left much to be desired. It is very crumbly, not at all flaky in my opion and tastes like, well, oil and flour. I will keep this recipe for those times when I need a quick pie shell but would not use this to serve to guests - EVER.
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2011
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. I couldn't find my regular pancake recipe so I just grabbed the first one I found online yesterday morning. This was clearly a good choice!! This recipe made 9 perfectly sized pancakes. They are dense but still fluffy. I froze 1/2 of them and when my 3 year old requested them for breakfast again today, just popped them in the toaster -- perfect!!
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Pierogi (Polish Dumplings)

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2011
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. These were delish! Haven't had homemade pierogi since my Dzia-dzia passed several years ago and although I didn't have him standing next to me during the prep, they turened out fantastic!
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Amish White Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2011
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. After reading all the raving reviews I was very excited to try this bread. I made 1 loaf and 8 dinner rolls. I should have listened to the other reviewers and reduced the sugar but I like to try the recipe as written the first time. This bread was WAY to sweet... almost tastes like cake! I will try it again, but reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup. I gave it three stars because of it's ease to make but based soley on taste, I wouldn't give it more than 2. A couple of tips: - Reduce the sugar unless you really like sweet (really sweet) bread. - I only used 5 cups of flour, any more and it would have been to dense (the loaf is already a dense bread). - Bake a little longer than indicated or it will be a little raw on the inside (5 minutes did it for me). ******************************************Update --- I have been making this bread for the past little bit by using only 1/4 cup of sugar and the the items I've indicated above... We have stopped purchasing bread from the store because this is so easy, yummy, and sans-preservative :)... (When I say easy, I mean easy... I work full time and have my 2 year old son all evening to myself while my hubby is at work and I have time to make two loafs and clean up!) Enjoy!!
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Double Chocolate Frozen Fudge Pops

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2011
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. These are fantastic!!! I made a few changes - 2% milk instead of whole, 4 tbsp flour instead of corn starch, and 2 tsp peppermint extract instead of vanilla. I added the chocolate chips (dark chocolate) when the pudding was still warm stirred them in while they melted as mentioned by other reviewers. These turned out creamy, smooth and addicting (made 11 - 1/4 cup pops that I made in 3oz dixie cups). I'm going to try cutting the sugar in half the next time and trying different extracts but I will NEVER buy fudge pops again!!! **Update** I don't usually comment to this extent, but I just can't say enough... I've made these twice more cutting the sugar in half (still sweet enough) and adding 1 tsp almond extract to one batch and replacing 1 cup of the milk with coffee in the other. The almond one is tasty and satisfies the chocolate covered almond craving, and the coffee make a decadent cafe mocha fudge pop that I really just can't get enough of.... using coconut extract in the next batch and I can't wait!!
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Sweet Potato Pie I

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2011
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. Okay -- so my hubby didn't like this at all - I did. I think he didn't like it because I told him what it was!!! This was my first attempt making sweet potato pie but I will be making it in the future.
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Queijadas

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2011
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. My two year old LOVES these... they were extremely easy to make and very tasty. I used 1 1/2 cups sugar after reading the reviews and will likely use only 1 cup the next time I make them (but there will be a next time). Went very well with frozen blueberries on top. For the few who said these were too plain to present I disagree. I used a square muffin tin, and served on a small (4" X 4")... with some whipped cream and berry spilling over this dish is beautiful!
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Buffalo Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2011
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. We love this chili!!! I really can't say more... Ended up making a triple batch and freezing.
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Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2009
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. This was fantastic. I made a few minor changes - 1/2 the peppers (thanks to the reviewer who suggested, my lips were still quite warm), 1/2 the peanut oil to reduce fat, and 1/2 the soy sauce (used lower sodium) to reduce overall sodium. Baked since it's cold out and poured a small amount of the cooked marinade over rice, broccoli and cauliflower... Delicious meal!
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Beer, Orzo and Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2009
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. I wasn't sure what to expect with this receipe. I followed exactly except for the pimentos (used red pepper instead). The first few bites were a bit of a surprise but I ended up wanting more when I finished. Needs to be cooked longer than directed - until the liquid reduces - and is delicious the next day.
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Raspberry Vinegar Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2009
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. Way to much vinegar for what should be a creamy dish.
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Eggplant -- Easy, Good and Tasty

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2009
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. I've given it 4 stars as the breading and tomato (I used canned Italian and no dressing) was tasty... just can't say that I will ever try eggplant again :(
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Asian Salmon

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2009
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. I had my husband make the marinade while I was at work by telling him over the phone. Usually if he doesn't like the look or smell of something (sesame oil) he won't even try it... well... he tried this and told me to give it a 5. This will be served in my house over and over!
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