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Thai Steamed Mussels

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2014
I made this a few times. My family, friends, and I thought this was delicious! I also used frozen mussels because I couldn't find any fresh. It worked just fine. I also used more red curry paste. I served it with steamed white rice and it was perfect. If you want even more heat, add some Thai chilis! Thanks for a great recipe!
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Panna Cotta

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2014
Thank you for a good and easy to follow recipe! The first time I made this, I followed the recipe exactly except I used regular milk instead of skim. Then I just topped it with fresh strawberries. We loved it! The panna cotta itself tastes delicious and is not overly sweet. You don't even need to top it with anything if you want something simpler. The second time around, I used Thai coconut milk and topped some with a lychee sauce and lychees and some with a mango sauce and fresh mangoes and some fresh Mint. Yuuuum!!! I don't think the coconut milk actually did much to change the flavor though, it just altered the creaminess a bit. Next time I'll try coconut extract instead. I've also tried it with almond extract and I loved that flavor as well. The flavor combinations and toppings you can do with this are endless! I will be making this again and again! Thank you!! :)
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Chinese Style Ground Pork and Tofu

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2014
I couldn't find the spicy black bean sauce so, I just used garlic black bean sauce and added some Thai chilis for the spice. This came out just okay for us. It didn't taste bad, we just think it lacked something and just wasn't anything special that we would want to make again.
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Chicken Parmigiana

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2014
My family enjoyed this! The only change I made was to double dip the chicken in the egg and breadcrumbs. Thanks for a good recipe! :)
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Thai Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2013
I have made this so many times this past summer. It's delicious and a great side to grilled meat/bbq. Perfect summertime salad but, I think I'll be eating this year round! I never made it with jalapenos though because of some family members who don't do well with heat. Since I love anything spicy, I can only imagine it would make this salad so much better. I've also had to swap out sugar for splenda before due to some diabetics and I think it tasted just as good. My family and guests always love it and some of them even asked for the recipe. Thank you!
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Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2013
Oooh my yummm!!! My family loved this. We topped each piece with vanilla bean ice cream and it was gobbled up so fast. We wished we had more! This was the first peach cobbler I've ever made and it was easy to follow. The only thing I would change next time is to make two batches because it was gone so quick. Lol. Also, I agree with some of the other reviewers on doubling the topping. Delicious! This will be my go to recipe every summer my Aunt brings me a box full of peaches from her garden. Thanks! :)
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Angie's Dad's Best Cabbage Coleslaw

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2013
I've been making this coleslaw every summer for the past few years. My family really loves it. We're not usually fans of mayo-based coleslaws so, this one was perfect. The sweet tangy taste is a great compliment to grilled meats/bbq or even in sandwiches. I've used splenda in place of the sugar before due to some diabetics in the family. It's just as good that way as well. I've also used half red cabbage before for added color but, after it sits for awhile, it turns the whole salad pink. Lol. I also followed other reviewers tips about halving the sauce ingredients. I think it's the perfect amount this way. Delicious. Thanks!
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Peach Preserves

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2013
I used double the peaches or so because mine were small. I also cut down the sugar by 1/2 a cup but, it was still a little too sweet for me. It was good however, on top of biscuits. I think the little saltiness from the biscuits made a good balance. Overall, my family really liked it. I even had my aunt ask for the recipe. I think it's worth a try and then from there you could tweak it to however you like.
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Ginataang Manok (Chicken Cooked in Coconut Milk)

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2013
I'm a young Filipino and have been trying to learn how to cook more Filipino food. I was happy to see that there were some recipes on this site. This was really easy to follow. My family and I thought it was pretty good. Although, I personally prefer stronger bolder flavors and I liked this much more the second day after I tweaked it with additional seasonings that were more to my liking. I would also use fresh spinach next time instead of frozen. All in all, a good recipe to start from. Thanks!
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Banana Cream Pie I

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2013
Yum! This pie is really good! The first time I made this pie, I followed the directions to a T. It came out good and sliced beautifully but, I felt that there wasn't enough pudding compared to all the bananas. Also, the bananas turned brown fairly quickly. The second time, I used only three bananas and mixed it into the pudding before putting in the pie shell and I did NOT bake it. I just refrigerated it overnight. This time around my bf and I enjoyed the taste/balance of the pudding and bananas much better. Mixing it together also prevented the bananas from turning brown. The only problem was that this pie did not set as good as the first one I had baked. By the way, I did not have any problems with my pudding being too runny. I agree with the other reviewers, you probably did not cook it long enough. I also used whole milk for best results. Next time I'll continue to mix the pudding and bananas before filling the pie and bake it..or if I don't bake it, I'll use the cornstarch suggestion instead. Either way, this is a great recipe to start from and just tweak however you like. I added a dulce de leche drizzle on top along with some toasted coconut. Yummy combination! My family loved it! Thank you!
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Pistachio Cake III

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2013
I like how simple this recipe is. Sometimes you just want to make something quick and not go the full "from scratch" route. I only used 1 1/4 cups of water because I noticed that my box of cake mix was only 15.25 oz. I think next time I could even go with just 1 cup of water. I did use Pillsbury with pudding already in the mix and I didn't have any issues with the cake sinking, as some other reviewers mentioned. I also added some chopped pistachios to the batter which, made it so much better. I think the taste of the cake as is definitely needs more pistachio flavor. I wouldn't have liked it as much without the real chopped pistachios in it. I think next time I will try this recipe using a mix that doesn't contain pudding (Duncan Hines), maybe use two packages of pistachio pudding, add a full teaspoon of the almond extract or use actual pistachio extract, add more chopped pistachios, and omit the green food coloring. I thought the color was just fine without it. However, the extra green would be nice for a holiday such as St. Patrick's or Christmas. Overall, it was a quick and easy recipe that produced a good enough cake. My family enjoyed it. Thanks!
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Basic Flaky Pie Crust

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2013
Who knew making homemade pie crusts was so easy?!! I've always been intimidated to try it and decided to give it a go this past Thanksgiving. It was so easy and quick to make!! What makes it even better is that I already usually have these ingredients on hand! It was a little tricky rolling it out but, just sprinkle enough flour on your surface and you'll get it. I also rolled mine out between two pieces of wax paper as someone else suggested. I will be making my own pie crusts from now on. Thank you!!
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Dutch Apple Pie with Oatmeal Streusel

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2013
This pie was pretty good. I used Golden Delicious apples which, I usually love but, I would have preferred a more tart apple with this recipe. I didn't have any problems with a runny filling like I've had in the past with other recipes so, I thought this was great. I did like the oatmeal streusel topping but, I think I just prefer a regular crust. That's just me though. All in all, a good apple pie recipe that I will probably use again. Thanks!
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Pumpkin Cheesecake II

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2013
This is very rich and delicious. Don't let the long ingredient list scare you away from trying this, it was very easy to make! I did substitute nutmeg for the mace simply because that's what I had on hand and omitted the lemon extract because I didn't have it. I loved the pecan bits in the crust, it gave it that extra oomph. I think I'm going to have to start doing that with all my graham cracker crusts from now on. I would actually double the amount of crust next time so that it goes all the way up the sides of the pan (I'm a crust lover). I did bake the cheesecake with a pan of water underneath it but, still got a crack in the middle once it cooled off. So, I followed the suggestions of other reviewers and made that maple pecan glaze to go on top. All I had was sugar free maple syrup and it still came out really good. It was a great accompaniment to the pumpkin cheesecake. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks Cathy! :)
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Awesome Turkey Giblet Stock

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2013
This recipe was very easy to follow. It made the house smell so good. My bf said it smelled like Thanksgiving. :) I used it to make the Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing which, came out SO good! Although, since it does take quite some time to make, I don't know if I would do this again. I already have a lot to cook/bake for Thanksgiving, I think the stock is one thing I could take a short cut on. I'm pretty sure I could use store bought turkey or chicken stock that'll give me just as delicious results.
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Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2012
I thought this recipe was very good. I tried it both with turkey sausage and spicy Italian sausage. Both were very tasty. I love the tartness of the cranberries and apple paired with the savory flavors. I used a golden delicious apple but, might prefer a more tart apple next time. Also, I used fresh herbs..mmmm! Love the smell and taste of this..definitely go with fresh if you can. Although, I'm sure it would be just fine with dried. I did not stuff the turkey and just baked in the oven in a casserole dish at 350 degrees for about 35 min or so. Thanks for this delicious recipe. I will be making this again!
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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2012
This was just OK for me. We had three different kinds of homemade pumpkin pie this past Thanksgiving and this was the least favorite. Easy recipe to follow but, I won't be making this again.
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Trinidad Stewed Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2012
My family and I liked this dish. I'll be making again. Thanks!
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Country Apple Dumplings

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2012
This came out really good. My bf and his family looked at me weird when I had the Mountain Dew out on the counter with the rest of the ingredients but, I assured them it was supposed to be good. Lol. Luckily, it worked out and we all thought it was delicious! Warm, rich, buttery, sweet, and just a little tart from the apples. It was even better when we paired it with cinnamon ice cream. Yum! I've made it twice already. The first time I used margarine instead of butter and I had way too much liquid in the pan but, the second time I used butter and it came out better. Still a little too much liquid though, maybe I'll use half of the sauce ingredients next time.
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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2012
Made this for a potluck. I thought it was pretty tasty, especially with the bacon! I added a tad bit more than called for b/c I had extra from another recipe. Mmmm..bacon makes everything better. lol. Everyone that ate it enjoyed it. There were even other pasta salads there and was told that this one was the best on the table. Thanks for a good recipe. :)
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