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Seven Minute Frosting II

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2013
THIS IS IT! This is the frosting from my husbands childhood memories! However, I have to almost mess it up to get what he's been looking for, which is fluffy, moist frosting with a dry outer crust. This was achieved by cooking & whipping over a simmering double boiler for 10 minutes & frosting the cooled chocolate fudge cake immediately. VERY sweet for my tastes but it was exactly what he's been looking for!
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Coconut Cream Cake II

Reviewed: May 14, 2013
This was just okay for us. Baking time was 40 minutes, & I actually liked the texture of the cake, but the coconut flavor was nowhere to be found, & we did not like the frosting at all. After baking & frosting as written I actually removed the frosting & coconut to "fix" the cake. My coconut cream came in a 15oz. can so I poked the cake & poured the leftover cream over, allowing it to soak into the cake. Then, I mixed the frosting & coconut together then folded in an 8oz. tub of cool whip & frosted the cake with that mixture. I then toasted another handful (maybe 3/4 cup) of coconut for the topping. MUCH better, probably how I'd make it again - IF I make it again.....
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Burgundy Roast Beef

Reviewed: May 1, 2013
Very, very good - hubby loved it! I used what was left in a bottle of Shiraz (about 2/3 cup) & substituted low sodium cream of chicken soup only because I didn't have cream of mushroom. Used fresh mushrooms instead, which I'd quickly sautéed with clove of garlic. A few grinds of black pepper & 3-1/2 hours later the roast was moist & tender, & the gravy was the perfect consistency & full of flavor. Also, I added some carrots & celery for the last 1-1/2 hours (turning up the oven to 325*) & served with ricotta mashed potatoes. We're actually looking forward to the leftovers tonight!
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Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2013
Easy & pretty good though a little bland. I used a 12oz. beer & reduced the water to 3 cups (the slow cooker creates more liquid so I didn't want the flavor of the broth to become too diluted). Also, I added a few good grinds of black pepper & a capful of apple cider vinegar. I let the veggies cook until almost tender then removed them & put them in a casserole dish with a few pats of butter, minced garlic, salt & pepper to put them in a 375* oven until tender & slightly browned on the tips & edges (just a preference over the boiled flavor/consistency). After these changes it was a St. Paddy's Day meal that went over well!
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Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2013
Watched the video & followed the directions to the tee. Tasted fine but just okay, nothing special. I'll only try it again if I'm short of ingredients/time but will definitely tinker with the seasonings. White wine or even chicken broth instead of plain water, garlic during the last saute, etc.
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Chicken with Chipotle

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2013
Was good, different, just not exciting. I started with seasoned chicken leftover from a roasted bird, sauteed some onions & garlic in the butter prior to adding the pureed mixture. I doubled the chipotles & added a few spoonful's of the adobo sauce. Definitely needed some salt but even then didn't have as much flavor as I'd expected. It was good enough for me to try again but I will play with adding more flavor next time....
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Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2012
I was so happy to find this recipe after realizing that being our first year deep-frying the turkey we'd have no drippings for gravy! Ran to the store & found turkey necks very cheap. Used those along with some homemade chicken stock I had in the freezer. Added a couple ribs of celery to the roasting process & other than the above changes stuck to the rest of the recipe & instructions. Added plenty of pepper to taste (& a few fresh basil leaves I had leftover) & this was just some fantastic gravy that our meal would not have been complete without!!!!!
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Classic Macaroni Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2012
Made half the recipe & it easily served 8 as a side dish. Made as written with the addition of 1 hard-boiled egg, a mixture of red, green & yellow bell pepper, did not use the carrot or pimento. Nothing more to say, just a 5-star good, classic macaroni salad!
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Sopapilla Cheesecake Dessert

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2012
Oh man, does this recipe deserve 5 stars! So quick, so easy & so very delicious - I was actually surprised! I also love that it's easy to tweak for different tastes. Next time I'll add an egg to the cream cheese mixture & maybe some lemon zest also. This time I served it with raspberry sauce on the side, the possibilities are endless. I was afraid there was too much butter, but baked up perfect & the only sad thing is that there are no leftovers!
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Layered Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2012
Made as written, my family & I really liked this recipe. Served with a side of mexican red rice & green salad this was a very filling & satisfying meal. The reasons for 4 instead of 5 stars are because we felt the chicken filling needs a bit more flavor, a tad more sour cream & just a little more sauce on the top for the last 10 minutes because it was a wee bit on the dry side. Not salty as others have said & the recipe doesn't even call for salt (but due my mid-west roots I season everything). A good recipe for those who like their mexican food on the less spicy side.
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My Mom's Swiss Steak

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2012
I actually used this recipe as inspiration to clean out the fridge! Had cooked strip steak & grilled mushrooms leftover, as well as parts of onions & bell pepper, & even a small amount of homemade marinara which I used in place of the canned diced tomatoes. Served it over leftover pasta but I could definitely see it over mashed potatoes or rice also. Very good & flavorful comfort food. And as an added bonus I have a clean fridge too!
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Rocky Road Ice Cream

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2012
We were very happy with this even though I used 2% milk instead of light cream. Tasted during the freezing process & thought it was a tad bitter so I added 2 tablespoons of simple syrup. The mixture fluffed up so much that I had to transfer it to my stand mixer in order to add the toasted almonds & marshmallows! It was very soft but after 4 hours in the freezer it was perfectly set - not too hard, not too soft - & pretty darn good! I'm not usually a chocolate fan but this had good chocolate flavor, next time I'll add extra almonds & marshmallows....
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Crispy Rosemary Chicken and Fries

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2012
Followed the recipe close enough - other than 1/3 cup only of oil, adding extra rosemary, a bit of fresh thyme & seasoning everything with some shakes of Old Bay...Layed it all out on a cookie sheet (touching each other, not too spread out) & basted during the last 20 minutes. The chicken skin wwas perfectly crispy & the meat wasn't dry at all, just needed even more seasoning for my taste. The potatoes were slightly crispy & puffed on the outside & moist & tender on the inside - yum! Next time I'll add more spices & allow the chicken to marinate in the fridge prior to baking. Definitely worth trying again & tweaking to my tastes!
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Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2012
I'm gonna commit a cardinal sin & give a (5-star) review even though I made a few changes...Used a 5lb. chuck roast, 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning (just a shortcut, same herbs), & instead of water I used a can each of condensed french onion soup, consomee & beef broth. Added the 1 packet of dressing mix & a small can of pickled carrots w/ jalapeno. After the beef was oh so tender I shredded it & returned it to the crock pot. Made the sammies by pulling the meat right from the juices & served with sauteed onions, garlic & peppers on french rolls w/ melted provolone cheese. It was the recipe that gave me the idea & the blend of seasoning was delish. I just believe that the beef broths added a depth (if you will) & richness that would be lacking, & I really liked the bit of tang from the pickled carrots/jalapenos. Yum yum great - thoroghly enjoyed by all!
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Lemonade Frosting

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2012
The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because while it was sufficiently tart, it just didn't have the right tart/sweet balance according to my taste. I had to add a few tablespoons of powdered sugar to get the sweetness & stability I was looking for.
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Pork Chops with Blue Cheese Gravy

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2012
Being blue cheese lovers we always like to find new ways to use it in our meals. This did not disappoint! Easy as can be with yummy results (we did add a small sprig of fresh thyme & a pat of butter to the pan juices. Only thing I'd do different next time is to double the blue cheese for our tastes but for those who may not love it as much as we do the recipe as written is just fine as well!
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Tomato Zucchini Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2012
Gosh I don't know...I followed the recipe exactly & just didn't care for it that much. I'm not sure what happened but something made it all taste kind of bitter...
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Pork Stew in Green Salsa (Guisado de Puerco con Tomatillos)

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2012
Mmmm - I've tried three recipes from this site for chile verde & this one is now my fave! For the most part used ingredients as directed except started with pork that had already been smoked, subbed 2 fresh roasted poblano's instead of the canned green chiles, mexican oregano for the marjoram & chicken broth for the water...super simple, easy to put together & just darn good chile verde!
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Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2012
Oh my, this was delicious! I can imagine this only works well with a really good quality balsamic though. Some folks weren't too keen on the idea so we made most of the berries with just sugar, then the rest with this recipe (minus the black pepper) & believe it or not, these berries were actually sweeter (but not overly so) & tasted more like strawberries than the plain ol' sugared ones! Love it, love it, love it!
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Tiramisu Layer Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2012
Made per the recipe & though it was very good, I feel it could be even better. Unlike most other reviwers I felt there was enough coffee flavor. What I didn't like was the fact that the mascarpone cream was lost. Next time I'd make just 2 cake layers so that the filling will be more prominent. I'd also probably skip the ground coffee layer & perhaps double up on the drizzle instead.
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