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Pavlova Deluxe

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2012
Wonderful recipe, great dessert, impressive beyond words. I was unsure how it would turn out in a springform pan but I was pleasantly surprised when it released without a problem. Per another reviewer, I kept the recipe at the 6 egg whites called for and used the 10" springform pan. It was just fine. I also, chose to keep it simple with whole strawberries and a strawberry sauce. A dark chocolate ganache drizzled on top was the finishing touch.
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Pecan Chicken A La King

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2012
This was a great use of leftover chicken. I did eliminate the salt, thought there really wasn't a need for it and also didn't use the chicken bouillion, but rather used a chicken base. It went together in no time and dinner was on the table in 30 minutes. Love the pecans, it's a nice touch to a basic recipe. I'll remember to do this again with extra chicken.
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Pork Medallions with Balsamic Vinegar and Capers

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2012
wonderful, easy, delicious, elegant, what else? How about, what took me so long to make this? Now that I have and now that my daughter and I couldn't stop with the...mmmmmm's...you can bet it will be made more often. Followed these easy and simple directions to a T. No need to make any changes whatsoever. Thanks Marianne, it's a winner.
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Soft, Moist and Gooey Cinnamon Buns

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2012
The absolute best dang cinnamon rolls I've ever made and I've made my share. Like others, the pudding caught my eye and I knew I had to try this recipe. So glad I did, as this is really the only recipe I ever need to make again. The bread itself is so tender and easy to work with. The flavor is outstanding. Because of guests, I eliminated the nuts and raisins this time around and took the suggestion of some other reviewers to up the cinnamon. I did use 1 TBSP. Other than that, made as directed except I didn't use a bread maker and instead used my KA, and I am now a fat and sassy mama....not a good start to the New Year, but at least my family loves me and appreciates this!
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Chai Tea

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2011
Recipe group recipe for this week. Like some of the others, I did find it to be a weaker tea than I personally like, but I also took the suggestion of another reviewer and opened up the tea bag and added the ground cardamom and cinnamon along with the whole peppercorns to one bag. I steeped 2 bags to 2 cups of water and that helped a lot. Chai generally is a sweet tea so I did add a generous amount of sugar and cream and it did make a nice and refreshing end to a long week. Next time, I'll add more spices and kick it up some.
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Rich and Creamy Beef Stroganoff

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2011
Very tasty and delicious Stroganoff. I used the rest of my Christmas Prime Rib, cut into thin strips instead of the chuck roast recommended. Sauteed the onions, garlic and mushrooms together, set aside and proceeded with the rest of the recipe, following the directions as written. Only sub I made was using dijon mustard instead of yellow prepared. I served over a hearty home-style egg noodle and heard nothing but mmmm's around the table. Thanks for sharing a great and easy recipe. Will make again for sure.
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Pear and Almond French Toast Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2011
Hands down and without a doubt, a new Christmas morning tradition was born this year. This was the easiest, most incredibly delicious and well received breakfast I've served in quite some time. Not to sweet at all, just the perfect amount. I used a 1 1/2 lb loaf of sourdough bread, cut to large cubes, with 9 ex-large eggs. I upped the milk to closer to 2 cups and increased the almond extract to a teaspoon. I also used a jar of my home canned pears instead of store bought. I didn't slice them but instead left them in halves. Once baked (65 minutes in my oven), it puffed up beautifully. Also topped the servings with fresh whipped cream flavored with almond extract and almond slices. Totally yummy and will most certainly make again. Love it and thanks for submitting this recipe.
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Drommar

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2011
Thanks to Marianne, for introducing me to this little hidden gem of a cookie. If you love shortbread type cookies this is the one for you. Like both Marianne and Marie C, I too bake at 300. In my oven I let them go for about 27 minutes and it's perfect. A new family favorite and will be on the holiday menu for years to come.
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Roast Salmon With Balsamic Vinegar

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2011
Wonderful and flavorful. It's the dead of winter and instead of the grill, I used my oven. Turned out perfect. Like a few others, I reserved some of the marinade and topped it with it at serving time. Very, very good and most definitely will make this again.
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Salted Whiskey Caramels Recipe from Pillsbury.com

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2011
Used Southern Comfort for my whiskey, and WOW OH WOW are these good. Finished off with Mayan Sea Salt. For my thermometer, I needed to take it to 254 degrees to turn the right color and set up to a soft ball stage. Mine is off and I knew it but didn't realize it was about 8 degrees off. Wrapped in wax paper squares and stored in a tin.
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Boardwalk Quality Maple Walnut Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2011
12/13/2011; The following is my review for this absolutely fabulous fudge that I made last year prior to it becoming Kitchen Approved. Thank you Shorecook for the best tasting maple fudge I've ever had.! "Well Merry Christmas to all of us!!! That was such a nice easy recipe and really tasty. I just love how simple and quick it went together. I also just adore that very creamy, almost melt in your mouth texture it has. No sugar to get grainy which is something that annoys me. Thanks for such a great recipe, it's going into the holiday file for a new found "must make". I'm making 2 more batches tomorrow."
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Enchilada Meatballs

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2011
I'm rating it as a 4 as written, and a 5 with my additions and tweaks. Great base recipe there is no doubt and love that I found a new use for leftover cornbread. I did add about a 1/4 cup of grated onion for that subtle flavor, eliminated the salt and also added 1/2 pkg of taco seasoning mix. I also decreased the amount of crumbs to 1 1/2 C. rather than 2 C. It seemed to be the perfect consistency. It was the right amount of flavor that it seemed to lack. Rather than a Mexican blend of cheese, I used about 3/4 C of grated cojita cheese and mixed all the ingredients together, used my 1" cookie scoop to make uniform sized meatballs, baked for 22 minutes and then simmered in the enchilada sauce. Great as an appetizer or part of the dinner entree. I served with refried beans, Mexican Rice II from here, and fresh hot tortillas. Excellent!
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Rich and Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2011
Thanks Celeste for the perfect, perfect au gratin potato recipe. Such a simple and yet elegant taste. Easy to put together and whatever you do, don't skimp on the ingredients. Use fresh ground nutmeg, the heavy cream, the yukon golds, and most of all the gruyere. It's not everynight of the week anyone needs to splurge on something so decadent, but for a special occasion or to make a meal memorable, just do i t. You won't be sorry.
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Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2011
This is the easiest, quickest meal on this site. I start to brown my butter over a medium to low heat and don't bother skimming the solids off the top. If you let it go long enough, those milk solids are what the little browned bits are, but you have to be careful to do it over a slow enough heat. It's a fine line. I do use whole grain spaghetti with about 1/4 C of the pasta water reserved. After draining, I replace the water to offer a little creaminess to the pasta, toss with the hot browned butter and mix thoroughly with a small handful of the cheese to mix throughout. Put it all in a serving dish and top with the remaining cheese and chopped parsley. So simple and so good.
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Rich Yogurt Waffles

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2011
Love how easy and simple these were to make. I took the advise of reviewer Sarah-May and subbed out the shortening and replaced with a 1/4 C of oil. It was perfect, they were light, fluffy and not at all greasy.
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Caramelized Onion and Horseradish Smashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2011
Wonderful, wonderful wonderful potatoes. Made these for a dinner party to serve under Beef Burgundy. Simple, easy, tasty, full flavored. I did use Yukon Gold potatoes instead of russets, because that's what I had on hand this time around. Will most definitely make these again. It goes great with beef.
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Pear Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2011
This is without a doubt one of the best salad dressings I've ever had. I loved how the combo of the sweet and the tart blended so well with a Northwest inspired salad. Rather than use fresh pears in the dressing, I did use 3 home-canned pear halves. The rest of the dressing was made exactly as written and will be made many times more. Incredibly delicious. Thanks for a great recipe.
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Slovak Stuffed Cabbage

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2011
Like others have said the prep time is a bit off, but that doesn't mean that these aren't simply worth the extra time. Absolutely delicious and comfort food at it's finest. To the meat mixture, I did add about 1 tsp of dill weed and 1 tsp of allspice (of all things), but it really enhanced an already wonderful recipe to a new level. Everything else was exactly as written and such a treat for my friend and her family. This makes quite a bit and found that it all fit beautifully in my covered turkey roaster. I did use the cover for the first 1/2 hour of cook time then removed it so that the watery sauce might evaporate some. Took nearly 2 hours to cook but well worth the wait. Great Fall meal.
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Crunchy Cheddar Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2011
On the advice of some other reviewers, I used panko crumbs since that is all I had. I didn't think Captain Crunch, or rice crispies would be a reasonable substitute. I also happened to have a white cheddar with garlic that was a nice addition. I did use bone in chicken breasts and the cooking time did need to be adjusted. For 2 large breasts, it was 40 minutes at 350, still not done, so upped to 400 for an additional 15. This was a fairly quick and easy, tasty dinner. Thanks for the great idea with ready ingredients.
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Dannon Blueberry Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2011
It's a keeper. This was delicious and since my goal was to take something to my dad's house, I knew that this would be too much for him and my step mother. Instead of baking in a bundt pan, I poured half into a 9x9, and the other half into an 8x8 pan. Baked both at the same time for about 50 minutes and it was perfect. I did use frozen blueberries from last summer and have a lot left, so I can bet that this will be made at least one more time within the week.
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