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Migas II

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2012
Comfort food at its best! I needed some way to cook eggs for brunch that was a little different and found this recipe. Coincidently, I had corn tortillas that were getting stale. I used 2 tortillas for each 3 eggs and since I was using up leftovers, I chopped up some pepperjack cheese that was getting old. My eggs got such rave reviews I was embarassed by the ease of preparation. Thank you!
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Skillet Pizza

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2012
Recipe Group selection 1/7/12. I never thought of using a tortilla for a pizza before, especially since I keep homemade pizza dough in the freezer. I omitted the pepperoni because I don't care for it and added a bit of crumbled, cooked hot sausage. I followed most of the recipe from there, but I did have to finish it in the broiler to get the cheese to melt. It was ok, but I think I'll go back to my usual method. Thanks, Cara.
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Melinda's Ooey Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2012
This is a revamp of a family favorite with less fat and fewer calories but full flavor. The only thing I will do differently in the future is replace the boiling water in the last step with hot coffee or add a tbs of instant coffee to the sugar/cocoa sprinkle. Thanks for sharing, Melinda!
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Pasta Fagioli II

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2012
Recipe Group selection of 12/31/11. I made several changes to this recipe. I used homemade chicken broth in place of the bouillon and water and a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes in place of the sauce. I diced my garlic so I didn't have to find it later and I cooked my pasta and placed it in the serving bowls and ladled the soup over so it didn't overcook. The flavor was good, better the 2nd day of course. We prefer smaller pasta than penne. I think ditalini would be better. This was also the first time I have had it with meat, it is usually vegetarian in the Italian restaurant around here. Thanks fo sharing
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2012
What a disappointment these were. I used ranch dressing made from a mix on this site, which I have used before and we love, but the addition of worstershire just seemed to overwhelm everything. Now I have to find a way to use all the uneaten chicken leftovers.
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Dutch Babies II

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2012
I made 3 of these for our New Year's brunch, the first as written and the others with revisions. As written I would only give this 4 stars. My revisions were to use my earthenware pie plates, slice an apple in the melted butter and lightly sprinkle that with cinnamon sugar mix. These I started at 450, reduced to 425 just until they started to puff, then reduced again to 350 and baked for 30 more minutes. There was no egginess and the apple mixture added texture and flavor. Thank you, Barbara for pointing me in the right direction.
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Wilted Spinach with Cherries and Goat Cheese

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2011
This is so simple to prepare and yet makes the most palate pleasing combination of flavors! This will be made regularly around here. Thank you Guza!
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Original NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2011
I used the full 10 oz bag and omitted the nuts since these were made for Christmas trays. I chilled the dough for about 4 hours before baking and after putting the walnut size balls on the parchment lined cookie tray I put them back in the refrigerator until the oven was ready for that tray. My cookies did not spread and I loved how the buttery cookie played off the rich, dark chocolate. More chips would be nice, but not essential.
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J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2011
Like this recipe needs another review! I have never made really good biscuits before, they were edible, but just. Finally I got raves for my biscuits! I pulsed all the dry ingredients in my food processor then added butter flavor shortening, cut into pieces, and pulsed 6 or 8 times, then transferred it to a large bowl and added the milk. I patted the dough into a rectangle roughly 9" x 6" and used my dough scraper to cut into 6 biscuits. They sat on the baking sheet for about 15 minutes until the oven was free and rose even further. Thank you John for sharing a new favorite!
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Neapolitan Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2011
Jan. I had to alter the recipe a bit because I had no red food color. I used the almonds and almond extract in the white layer, made the chocolate layer as written and got creative with the red layer by stirring in just a bit less than half a package of unsweetened Koolaid. I just kept adding until the color was where I wanted it. The result was even better than I hoped, a mild cherry flavor which works perfectly with the almond and chocolate. Thanks Jan, this recipe is a keeper.
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Chocolate Earl Grey Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2011
Sophisticated cookies! I used Hersheys Dark Cocoa powder, 6 Stash teabags and added a pinch of salt. I made them small, about 1 tsp of dough. I chilled the dough and they barely spread at all. These will become a regular treat around here. Thanks for a lovely new taste.
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Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles I

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2011
These were a disappointment. I followed the recipe exactly, but the results are poor. The cookies spread a lot despite chilling the dough, I did add a bit of salt but still feel something is missing and I also thought they seemed a bit greasy. I did use WW Pastry flour, could that be the problem?
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Creamy Mustard and Tarragon Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2011
I have made this twice now. Once with BLSL breasts and once with BLSL thighs and I have to say I liked the thighs better. They have more flavor than the breasts and blend with the sauce beautifully. I suggest making rice or mashed potatoes so you can take advantage of the extra sauce because it does make a lot. Thanks, Blancdeblanc, this is a keeper.
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Vanilla Wafer Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2011
These cookies are little gems. I baked a batch to crumble up and use in bourbon balls, which I still will do after I make another batch. I made mine a bit smaller in the European style, so I got 30 wafers and I baked them for about 9 minutes. As I almost always do, I cut the sugar back to 1/2 cup and that was perfect. I can see so many possibilities with these. Thanks, Edith!
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Velvet Corn

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2011
This was a huge success! I went about it slightly differently, but used all the listed ingredients. Instead of boiling the squash, I shredded uncooked zucchini in my food processor and added it to the frozen corn, let it cook a bit and then added the cream and seasonings. The flecks of green really made this look pretty. Thank you BL for a great new recipe.
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Crustless Cranberry Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2011
To me, this is more like a cobbler than a pie. I've made this twice. The first time as written, the second time with just a few minor changes. Both times I used a standard bag of cranberries, which is now 12 oz, so only 1 1/2 cups of berries but it is enough. I also increased the almond extract to 2 tsp and switched to almonds. I liked it better with my changes. Very easy to make, pretty treat that is a nice tart companion to a cup of tea. Thanks for sharing!
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Blueberry Ricotta Squares

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2011
I used butter in place of the shortening and part skim ricotta. I misread the recipe and used 1 1/2 cup of ricotta for the topping, but I kept the sugar as written and used 1/2 tsp of vanilla. I was concerned the top would be too crisp so I turned the oven down to 325 and covered the pan with foil for the last 20 minutes. We liked the flavors, found it moist and light, reminiscent of Italian cheesecake. I can see lots of possibiliries with the base recipe. Thanks for sharing.
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Balsamic Bleu Cheese Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2011
Recipe Group selection of 11/19/11. I just made a test run as lunch for DD and me and we loved this, so it will be on our Thanksgiving menu. I used white balsamic vinegar so there was no muddy look to the salad thjat you get with dark balsamic. The walnuts play off the bleu cheese wonderfully - thanks for a great new recipe.
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Jamaican Oxtail with Broad Beans

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2011
I didn't follow this recipe exactly, but I did use all the important parts. Using allspice and ginger just sent this over the top. Scotch bonnet peppers won't fly with my wimps so I omitted it and served sriracha on the side so everybody could control the heat. Thanks, sunflowerBirmingham, this is a keeper!
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Indiana's Finest Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2011
Recipe Group selection of 11/5/11. I am sorry, but this was much too sweet for our taste. As I was reading the recipe I had it in mind to only use half the sugar in both the base and the topping, but I got busy and my DD whipped the yams for me and followed the recipe. After tasting, I think I would omit the sugar in the base and just use half the brown sugar with the pecans if I were to make it again.
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