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Guinness® Corned Beef

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2002
My husband and I discovered this recipe and decided to try one the "traditional" way and one like this since we both love Guinness. I am on my way to the store to buy two more corned beef while they are on sale! Our friends loved it and so did we. It was even more tender than the one I cooked on top of the stove. This is a permanent addition in my book. Corned beef, it's not just for St. Patrick's Day anymore! *smile*
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Jay's Jerk Chicken

Reviewed: May 13, 2002
This was a great recipe! I made it for friends and it was very well received. I added garlic, a kiwi and doubled the jalapeno. It still didn't have enough kick for my family. I made the marinade in the blender and let it marinate overnight. It was really nice and smelled wonderful cooking. I will make this again.
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Creamy Caramel Flan

Reviewed: May 13, 2002
I just wish I had more than five stars to choose from. I made this for guests and it was the hit of the party! So easy, quick, easy and one of the best things I have ever made. You will not regret making this recipe. I overcooked the sugar and it was at the hard thread stage but even that did not mess this up. It still made a beautiful topping and the flavor is still being raved over. Wonderful, wonderful.
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Chicken Alfredo with Fettuccini Noodles

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2002
This recipe is so good and so easy I now use the sauce as my base to many, many recipes. I sauté veggies and make primavera, or I add broccoli to make a one pot meal. This is a versatile, versatile recipe and my guests always love it no matter what I do. It is so fast I can make it without missing too much of the party!
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Black Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2002
I quadrupled this recipe and it still wasn’t enough! My guests all thought it was wonderful, the addition of the cumin and cayenne was the perfect touch. I used more onions and garlic than called for because we love them but it would have been good as written.
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Absolutely Perfect Palak Paneer

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2002
This recipe is amazing. I did use a bit more of the spices than called for but I usually do! I used some tomato paste instead of a whole tomato and I used chopped frozen spinach instead of fresh. Since the spinach was already chopped I didn't process this in a blender. I had to use Ricotta instead of Paneer but it wasn't difficult to cook. You put it in a skillet on a very low heat, leave it alone until it browns on the bottom and has cooked out a lot of the liquid. The liquid will dissipate faster if you score the cheese in lines so there is a place for the liquid to bubble up through. Once it is browned on the bottom cut between the scores and carefully flip over. It will brown more quickly on the second side. Remove from heat and let it cool completely then cut into cubes. I use a good quality non-stick skillet without using any oil. It worked out well. This recipe is so good. It is going to be one of my staples. Thank you for submitting this!
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Curry Pumpkin Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2002
I have done this recipe with the onion and half-and-half a couple of different ways. I have chopped the onion to add texture and I have also thrown it into the blender so it was creamy. I like it creamy and my husband prefers the onions chopped. Either way you go this recipe is a winner and so easy you will not believe it. I am so glad I tried this in October. I will be making this a lot and we will be able to eat this warming dish all winter long! I think it is substantial enough for a main dish. Wonderful as is!
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Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2002
This was banana bread baked in a cake pan with chocolate chips added. I don't know why I was expecting something different after reading the recipe but this was nothing special. It had a good flavor but there are better recipes for banana bread.
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Chocolate Cherry Cake II

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2003
This is a great recipe. Easy, quick and delicious. I have shared this with a lot of people and everyone loves it. I almost liked it better with vanilla flavoring, I have been told to try 1/2 vanilla and 1/2 almond. Thanks for sharing this.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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