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Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2009
Very good. Like others, I doubled the recipe, added one less egg and 1 c. choc chips, baking at 325 for 30 minutes.
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Helga's Russian Borscht

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2009
This soup was good and easy. My staple borscht starts w/sauted cabbage, onion, scredded carrots and bacon which is added to broth with both cubed and mashed potatoes along with beets which is excellent, but more time consuming. Don't think I'll make this one again and will stick to my own recipe.
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Trini Mango Cheesecake

Reviewed: May 24, 2009
The recipe didn't say in what type of pan to bake this other than suggesting to use a pre-made crust (pie plate)? I used a standard cheesecake springform pan w/removable bottom and cut back on the amount of graham cracker crumbs for the crust to 1 C. as suggested. There was very little filling, maybe 3/4' which looked odd. I liked it and thought the topping was great, but my company didn't finish theirs. Most recipes have sour cream so not sure what went wrong here. If you're going to make it, use a pie plate or use another recipe for the cheesecake with this topping. I won't be making again.
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Black Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2009
Very good cake. I made a few adjustments to cut the fat (used 1/3 C Golden Crisco and 1/3 C. Applesauce) and substituted 1/2 C. of the water with brewed coffee. Very light, moist, flavourful cake. I glazed it with the following while the cake was still warm: Beat together w/mixer: 2 C. Icing sugar, 2 T. Cocoa, 2 T. butter, 2 T. boiling water & 2 t. vanilla.
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Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2009
I didn't have any peppers, but needed to use up some sirloin steak. I sauted the beef with the onions and 1 tbsp. of garlic. I also added 1 tsp. thyme, 1 tbsp. worchestershire two shakes of pepper flakes and two tsps. of brown sugar instead of the white to the liquid. One hour before it was ready, I added 1 1/2 c. quartered fresh mushrooms and served over rice with mixed veggies and my 11 yr. old twins had three helpings....no small feat in my household.
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Ultimate Shrimp Scampi

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2009
ONLY USE 1 TSP. SALT. Excellent dish and I used half basil and half parslely which was very nice. If there was too much butter for your taste, you could also cut it back add chicken/seafood stock (I use the Bovril in a can).
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Shrimp Linguine

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2009
Best shrimp linguine I've had and restaurant quality for sure. I had extra bacon on hand so doubled it and added hot pepper flakes for kick. I also thickened it a bit with some water/cornstarch at the end. My guests all raved and NO you don't need salt, yuk.
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Cranberry Martini

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2008
Very good and similar to Oprah's Pomagranate Martini which is still my all time favourite.
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Best Burgers Ever

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2008
I thought these were very good. I probably had about 1.5 lbs. of ground lamb and cut the garam masala back by half as I feared my 11 year old wouldn't eat it. I got a recipe for garam masala off the internet: 1/2 tsp. cumin, 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. cayene powder, 1/8 tsp. ground cloves. Everyone liked it and I will use the suggested amount next time.
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Golden Potato Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2008
After sauteing all of the veggies (to which I added one grated carrot), I doubled the chicken stock/boullion so it would cover my potatoes. After the veggies were cooked, I removed half of the potatoes and used my hand blender to pulse/blend the potatoes/veggies in the pot. I then added the reserved cubed potatoes back in, then the milk with 1 tbsp (upped from 1 tsp.)of flour mixed in to the pot. I had ham on hand and was awesome. Will double the recipe next time. Absolutely the best.
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Shrimp Scampi Bake

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2008
Wow, this was soooo easy and soooo good. My picky kids loved it. Only change was to add one extra tbsp. lemon juice and the the crushed red peppers to my husband's and mine only. Fabulous.
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Kettle Corn

Reviewed: May 24, 2008
WOW WOW WOW, Never will pay $5 for a bag at the fair again. I cut both the oil and the sugar back by 1 tbsp and added salt at the end after popping like others suggested. PERFECT.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Reviewed: May 24, 2008
Just okay from my family, good comfort food. I added 2 tsp. of minced garlic, halfed the butter and left the pieces whole and upped it to 5 breasts because there was a lot of sauce. It still fell apart into threads when we would have preferred actual pieces of chicken. Will maybe try it again over less time.
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: May 23, 2008
Nothing special and certainly not sticky.
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Baked Spaghetti Squash with Beef and Veggies

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2008
I loved this, but unfortunately my kids did not like the texture of the squash. I did saute finely chopped onion and mushrooms and added basil, oregano, parsley and some steak seasonings. I also used velveeta as I had it on hand to use. I also recommend simmering the beef, sauce and seasonings for an hour if you have time, then add the squash and cheese until melted, then bake which just adds depth to the flavor.
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Mediterranean Turkey Pita Fold

Reviewed: Feb. 29, 2008
Just okay for us. I wanted more authentic mediterranean, so went for real Tzaziki sauce while my husband and kids did the ranch. We found the turkey too dry and they said, "It's okay mom, but don't make it again please."
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Italian Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2008
I sauted all of the veggies and half a finely copped onion (with the exceptionof the spinach saved for last) in with the sausage after I drained off the fat. I also used a 4 cup box of sodium reduced beef stock instead of the 2 cups listed in the recipe and added a 19 oz. can of Unico mixed bean medley (kidney beans, chick peas, black beans, etc) and 1/4 c. barley. AWESOME. Update 9/23/2011: I have made it again with reconstituted mixed dry beans instead of the canned [less sodium] and kale instead of spinach [keeps its shape & texture much better] which gets slimey. Much better with these modifications.
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Beer Margaritas

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2008
Yikes, only one beer is far too strong. I use four beer and serve them tall over ice from a jug. Just don't mix them too much as they can foam up.
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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2008
I altered the instructions a bit for a one-pot soup. I chopped and sauted the chicken with 1/2 of a chopped onion in 1 tbsp. EVOO and set it aside. Then made the roux using 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup flour, then adding 1 cup milk and 1 cup 1/2 & 1/2. Then added the seasoning, then 6 cups chicken stock in stead of the 4 cups stock and 2 cups water. When everything was a smooth consistencey, I added the chicken and simmered 20 minutes, b/c that's what the wild rice box stated and my rice was not cooked after the 15 min. Very good and next time will add a 1/4 cup white wine.
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Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2007
Not bad, but not much flavour. I'm going to keep looking.
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