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Plum Clafouti

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2011
Super simple and what a lovely dish. I served it at room temp the day of baking. I made it in a 9 inch pie plate and dusted it with powdered sugar. It was a hit, everyone loved it. It wasn't overly sweet, it was a nice balance and the tartness of the pear skin was a cleansing taste. I didn't use as much cinnamon, just a hint in the background. I think the Italian Prune Plum and lemon zest was a perfect pairing.
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Gnocchi with Sage-Butter Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2011
It's potato puffs with butter and cheese. It would be hard to go wrong but this is too blah. Next time maybe some chives or parsley... something but this as it is won't be making another appearance on my table.
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Key Lime Pie VII

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2010
Super simple and really easy. I would go just a schoosh light on the lime juice. It was just a bit too tart. I also had a hard time getting the bubbles out but it wasn't a problem. I cooked it about 15/20 minutes before I gave up. Nice recipe. This is a keeper!
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Joey's Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2005
I made these with my grandbaby today. It was easiest to make a double batch. I used an 18 ounce jar of pb so I didn't have to measure. We rolled the cookies in colored sugar and flattened slightly before baking. They were very good on a silpat, 375 for 12 minutes.
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Caramels

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2005
This is a fabulous recipe. I make a double batch. It does boil up quite a bit. I use a dutch oven, put everything together except for the quart of cream. Start it bubbling, then add the cream little at a time, so it doesn't boil over. After I get all of the cream in there I boil it to 220/224 degrees. DO NOT cook this to 250 or you will end up with Werthers type candy, like I did on the first batch. Not bad, but not chewy. It is easier to make a double batch as long as you plan so it doesn't boil over. This takes me almost an hour to make, it takes some time so put in a video and plan on stirring. You won't want the heat too high or it will pop on your hands. Ouch! It makes a lovely gift.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup II

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2004
This is a great recipe. I cook the cut into bite sized chicken (I use boneless, skinless thighs) in the pan with garlic, season salt and pepper. Then I add my onions and sauté them with the chicken. I add all of the other ingredients and heat through. I like to add two cans of black beans that have been rinsed as someone else suggested and I don’t add tortillas. I then serve the soup with tortilla chips that you crunch into the bottom of your bowl and top with shredded cheese and sour cream, if you want. It is a very healthy recipe without those additions but they are good! This is wonderful. Play with it and enjoy!
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All Day Apple Butter

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2004
This is a great recipe. I had no idea it was so easy to make apple butter. I had a lot of apples on my trees this year. I love this recipe but I did try a couple of variations. I used just over one cup of sugar. I liked it better a bit tart. I cut the apples into chunks instead of small pieces and then put them in the crock-pot on high; I would add more apples as they cooked down so my crock-pot was full. I let them cook, covered on high overnight. After they got soft I removed the lid and let them cook down while I was at work (about 6 hours). Since they were in chunks the thinner liquid made them not stick and burn like a thick liquid would have. They reduced down to between 2/3 to ½ of a crock-pot. When I got home I took my immersion blender and blended them up and the thickness was just about perfect. I tried the saucer test for doneness. I put them in my sterilized jars and put them in a hot water bath for 30 minutes. Now I have my Christmas presents ready to go, cheap, fabulous and homemade! It just doesn’t get any easier. I made this with pears also and it was good but not quite as good as the apple. I also tried one batch with unpeeled apples and there is a huge difference. Take the time to peel the apples. Thanks for this recipe. I ended up making about five batches and each batch made about 9 half pints.
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Yorkshire Pudding

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2003
I make a traditional prime rib each Christmas and this is the best Yorkshire Pudding recipe I have found. Letting it sit overnight is more important that people think. I have tried a lot and this is my favorite (and now only) recipe. Thanks for the submission.
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Confetti Bean Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2003
I was really looking forward to this recipe since I am trying to increase my families fiber. I didn't care for the flavors in this at all. I will not be making this again. It was really bland and even marinating overnight didn't help.
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Black Bean and Couscous Salad

Reviewed: May 21, 2003
This is such an amazing recipe. I did double the dressing and I doubled the cumin in the dressing along with adding a dash of balsamic vinegar to cut a small oil taste. I stirred all of the dry ingredients together, made the dressing in a separate bowl and added it at the end to make sure it was okay to use all of it. It was! This is a great recipe, so colorful and wonderfully tasty. My husband has to increase his fiber so I have been looking at different things to add to our diet that are healthy and high in fiber. He liked this so much he took it to work for breakfast instead of his standard bagel. I will keep this in the fridge on a regular basis. I can hardly wait to grill chicken breast marinated in Italian dressing to have on the side. A complete meal and easy, easy. Thanks so much for my new favorite recipe!
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Salmon with Brown Sugar and Bourbon Glaze

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2003
This is a great recipe! I loved the glaze. I agree that it would be great over a rice pilaf. I can also see making sweet potatoes as a side dish. Yum! I made this with a garlic butter asparagus and the flavors were too different. It was sweet and I will cut down on the sugar a bit next time but it wasn't bad, I don't like food to be overly "sweet" so I am very aware of the sweetness. My husband loved it and I think with the right side dish it would be really good. I never knew bourbon would make such an awesome glaze? I used really cheap bourbon I keep on hand for brining turkey and it was still great. Thanks for this recipe.
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Easy Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2003
This is the second five star cake recipe I have tried that I didn't care for. I think it is the pudding in the recipe, it has an odd taste to me. I used a package of small semi-sweet chips like someone recommended and I had no problems with anything sticking to the pan. This recipe was moist and wasn't bad, I just thought it tasted like something out of a box.
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Irresistible Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2003
What an easy recipe. I made a double batch the day before my party and wrapped in foil overnight. My husband and I had a slice for breakfast and it was great! Everyone at the party loved it. I added 5 tablespoons of fennel seed to the double batch and the flavoring was perfect. I liked it so much with the fennel I don't know if I will ever make it without it but I will be making this a lot. Such an easy recipe. Having it be a batter instead of a dough meant I had plenty of time to do other things I needed to do. Thanks for this submission!
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Irish Cream Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2003
I am so bummed I didn't like this recipe. I tried making it for a party and no one was really impressed. I have never tried a five star recipe I didn't like but I don't think I did anything wrong. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't good. I won't be trying this one again.
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Hugh's Dry Rub

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2003
I have a smoker I use with mesquite wood and this is wonderful on all the meats we smoke. It has a great flavor and I like the proportions. Good job, Hugh!
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Hot Buttered Rum Mix

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2003
I liked this as written. I added spices to half of it and I wish I hadn't. I think they are better added to each cup. I can remember my parents drinking this when I was young, it's even better when you get to be the one drinking it! I like the thought of making it with cider for the kids and non-drinkers. Great recipe, thanks for posting it.
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Amaretto Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2003
This was a very moist cake. I used a bamboo skewer to punch small holes all over it and it worked really well. My glaze got a little crunchy like the glaze on a cruller. It was a little different! My mother-in-law never drinks and she didn't find this "too much" so it was a hit all the way around! Thanks for a keeper.
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Chocolate Pound Cake III

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2003
I made this cake after reading the reviews and I took plenty of time to beat in the eggs one at a time. I did such a good job that it overflowed my 10" bundt pan! Very rich and dense. This is one of my husband's favorites. We took one to his mother for Valentine's Day and everyone really loved it. This is such a nice cake it presents nicely as a gift. Thanks for the recipe!
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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2003
Good Stuff! I actually made this recipe close to the way it was written which is unusual for me. I did add a can of chopped tomatoes because they are so good for you. I used jalapeno refried beans, medium hot taco sauce and a 7 oz can of green chilis. It was spicy but I am from Texas so that was just fine! I think next time I will use one 8 oz bottle of taco sauce and one packet of taco seasoning with a larger can of tomatoes to make up some of the liquid I would be missing. It was a little vinegary tasting due to the taco sauce, which was a premium brand. I loved the way this wasn't too wet and stayed in portions so nicely. It would make a great potluck and you could add the lettuce and tomato right on top with little "kisses" of sour cream on each portion. Nice and easy. Great recipe!
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Cranberry Sauce Chicken II

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2003
I am not a huge fan of Onion Soup mix but this sauce has so many flavors that it isn't overwhelming. My husband and kids really like this and it is so easy. Rice as a side for the sauce is a must! I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs and there is plenty of sauce for them. This is really easy and would be great for a dinner party where you wanted time to mingle with your guests and didn't want to be tied to the kitchen.
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