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Stuffed Sole with Imitation Crab

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2014
This was sooo tasty, and with IMITATION CRAB to boot! I'm giving it 5 stars even though I did things just a tad differently: I used Basa fillets (it was all I had), omitted the mozzarella cheese (although I might try Parmesan next time), and only added some lemon zest to the mayo. I also brushed some extra sauce onto the fillets and sprinkled with breadcrumbs before baking uncovered. Very delicious served with some rice and steamed broccoli. Who knew that imitation crab could make plain old fish so yummy! I will definitely be making this again :)
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Mushroom Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2014
This is a quick and easy, yet super yummy meal that my family loves. Like others, I brown my seasoned porkchops. Then I saute onions, garlic and mushrooms in the pan and de-glaze with the mushroom soup (2 cans + 1/2 cup of milk). Finally I return the chops to the pan and finish cooking them through. It turns out great every time. I've used the oven bake method as well, and they still come out as good. I don't know what it is about this recipe (made with canned soup no less!) that makes it so good, but it works. I usually serve it with steamed white rice :)
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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2014
This dessert was so simple and so yummy! Instead of the whipped topping in between, I used a Mocha Almond Fudge ice cream :D Next time I'm going to try a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. The possibilities are endless with this :)
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Easy, Eggless Strawberry Ice Cream

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2014
This is the exact recipe I use (minus the food colouring and the vanilla), and it's a family favourite. The only minor thing different is that I add 2 tsp of lemon juice to the ice cream mix - not sure exactly what it does, if it's a chemical thing (to add to the texture or to keep the fruit from browning), but it works so I've never omitted it. I love this recipe because the strawberry flavour is so bright. I sometimes use frozen fruit - the last time I made this, I used frozen strawberries and bananas. My son said it tasted like a banana split :) I'm excited to try it with other fruits - they sell frozen apple slices where I shop, and I think with some cinnamon and graham cracker crumbs mixed in, it would make an awesome apple pie ice cream :D This recipe is a keeper for sure!
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Classic Macaroni Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2014
Really liked this recipe for macaroni salad. I followed a few of the other reviewers' tips: cut the sugar down to 1/4 cup and used 1/2 TB less mustard. I also added some frozen mixed veggies, shredded cheddar cheese, and bacon bits - my family loved it! The following day, I added some tuna and served it over some Romaine lettuce, and it made a nice little lunch :) I could never really find a good recipe for a classic macaroni salad (without all the fancy ingredients or things I didn't have on hand), but this one is a keeper! Next, I'll try it for a potato salad :)
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Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwich Filling

Reviewed: May 16, 2014
I love chickpeas and Hummmus, so I was curious about this recipe...and I love it, too! I wanted a bit of a chunky texture, so I mashed the chickpeas with a fork, leaving some whole. I used the celery, lemon juice, and mayonnaise, but subbed green onion as I don't like raw onion. This was soooo tasty and I couldn't stop "testing" it before putting it in the fridge to chill :P Never thought to use chickpeas this way, and a can of chickpeas is so much cheaper than a can of tuna - and you get more for what you pay for! Thanks for the amazing recipe! Can't wait for lunch now :D
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Tomato-Cream Sauce for Pasta

Reviewed: May 6, 2014
Just made this sauce and it's soooo yummy! I pretty much followed the recipe as is and it turned out really good. I only had thick cream in my cupboard, so I only used about 1/4 c of that. I used 4 cloves of garlic instead of one, increased the oregano (because I LOVE oregano in Italian dishes) and blended everything together. The sauce is so much better than the jarred sauces I usually buy and it's actually cheaper as well. This will be my go-to pasta sauce from now on :) Thanks for posting such an easy but delicious recipe! *Update 05/14: Just used this for a lasagna, and it was even better! I omitted the butter this time and used 1/2 & 1/2.
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Egg-Free Dairy-Free Nut-Free Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2014
This is the only Chocolate Cupcake I use and it turns out moist and delicious every time! You can't even tell that there is no eggs or milk in it! I love the addition of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter, it makes the cupcake even more decadent! 5 stars all the way!
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Angel Hair Pasta with Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2014
A good recipe, but I found I needed more pesto and more Parmesan cheese - otherwise the sauce was a bit bland. Other than that change, I followed the recipe as it was. My family loved it!
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The Best Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2013
This recipe is so easy and the kids loved it! I used other reviewers' tips and used less brown sugar (1/2 c + 2 TB), used cornstarch instead of flour, and I added a touch of plum sauce, and they turned out super tasty! Next, I'll have to try it with pineapple chunks/juice. I used frozen Swedish meatballs - baked them in the oven then added them to the sauce. At first, I wasn't too sure about the sauce as it tasted more like homemade Hoisin sauce, but once the meatballs were added, it was perfect! This will become a regular staple in our house from now on. Thanks for the recipe!
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2013
Like many others, the first time I made this recipe, it didn't turn out good - too heavy and not enough flavour. I made this again with some changes - 1/4 c. less flour, 1/4 c. more sugar, 2 TB more cocoa powder, use buttermilk instead of regular milk, add in egg yolks first before adding whipped egg whites - and it came out MUCH better! I'm planning on making these now for my son's Christmas party at school :)
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Funnel Cakes IV

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2013
We went to the Fair this past weekend and I've been dying to try to make Funnel Cakes - and I'm so glad I came across this recipe! It's pretty much PERFECT, with a few additions (a bit more sugar, some vanilla, and a bit of cinnamon). I used a squeeze bottle to pour the batter into the oil, and it was super easy and mess-free. It's important to make sure that your oil is HOT, or else you'll just end up with a gloppy, greasy mess :( This recipe makes quite a few funnel cakes - I made 3 plate-sized cakes and had a lot left over - so if you're only making it for 2, then cut the recipe in half. But extra is always good - now we can have funnel cakes again tomorrow :) Overall, a good and simple recipe for something that usually seems so complicated!
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Bread and Celery Stuffing

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2013
This was my first time making stuffing from scratch and it turned out very tasty! What I did differently was make my own croutons (cut a loaf of French bread into cubes, toss in some melted butter/garlic powder/parsley, then bake for 10-15 mins), and I added mushrooms to the onion/celery mixture. I didn't have poultry seasoning or sage, but it still turned out pretty good. Will try it with sage next time, as it seems that sage is the main/more popular flavouring in stuffing!
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Crunchy Oven Fried Tilapia

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2013
This was very tasty and a good fix for our weekly "Fish Night". I added extra seasoning (garlic powder, Italian seasoning, pepper, grated Parmesan) to both the flour and breadcrumbs (even though I already use seasoned breadcrumbs), and added a squeeze of lemon before serving. DELICIOUS! Served with some rice and garlic bread and you have a nice light, but filling, supper!
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Sweet Lime Iced Tea

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2013
This is a winner. I do MY iced tea a little different: I cold brew green tea (fill a 2L pitcher with cold water and add 8 green tea bags and let sit for a few hours), then add some simple syrup, a squeeze of lemon/lime juice, and a few fresh mint leaves. Let me tell you, you will never BUY iced tea again! Just recently, I ran out of lemons, but I had some Clementine tangerines - so I squeezed the juice of 1 tangerine and added it in place of lemon, and YUMMY! This is soo refreshing and green tea has so many health benefits.
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Chicken Arroz Caldo (Chicken Rice Porridge)

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2013
My dad used to make this all the time, and it's such a great comfort food, especially in the Fall/Winter. I always thought it was hard to make, but it's really very easy! I pretty much make it as directed in the recipe but with a few changes: 1. I use chicken thighs, skin off 2. I use water with a bit of liquid chicken stock concentrate 3. I only use the fish sauce to taste 4. I use Jasmine rice because it's what I usually have on hand 5. I squeeze lemon juice over the pot while it's cooking to really incorporate the lemon flavour. I really love this dish and it'll be a staple in our house from now on!
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Brownie Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2013
OMG This is Heaven! I saw a recipe very similar to this, except they added a cream cheese layer to the brownie first before the pudding and whipped topping (combine 1 pkg cream cheese with 1 cup sugar, then mix with 1 container whipped topping - meaning you will need 2 containers of whipped topping ... put this on top of the brownie, then the pudding, then whipped topping). It adds a nice tang with the cream cheese and it makes it so much more decadent! This will be a recipe I make more than once - I'd like to try it with different puddings, too! :)
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Pesto Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2013
Love this recipe :) I followed it as written, but I halved the amounts and it made plenty for a family of four. I used chicken in place of shrimp, although I will try shrimp next time. It's EXACTLY like the new Chicken Pesto Penne I always order from Swiss Chalet, but BETTER :) Will make this again!
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Lasagna Alfredo

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2013
I love this lasagna! It's creamy and lighter than the lasagna I usually make with tomato sauce. I've made this recipe twice now, once with spinach (which my 6-yr-old didn't care too much for) and just tonight with broccoli. I have to say that I prefer the one with broccoli better. I followed the recipe pretty much as is, mixing the chicken with the sauce (as per another reviewer) then layering as usual: sauce on the bottom of the pan, noodles, ricotta mixture, chicken/sauce, mozzarella/Parmesan, etc. I usually use oven-ready lasagna noodles, which confused me a bit as this recipe doesn't state whether or not to add in extra water to help cook the noodles. Next time, I will use the regular lasagna noodles; or even use the filling for cannelloni or manicotti :) Overall, a good recipe that will be a staple for pasta night at our house.
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Lumpia (Shanghai version)

Reviewed: May 24, 2013
This is my favourite type of lumpia and I'm glad that I can make it now for my own family. Knowing that there is soy sauce in the meat mixture, I omitted the salt. I only used about a TB of soy sauce, which was a teeny bit bland, so next time I will use TB. I also used green onion, sliced very thin. As for wrapping the lumpia, I actually used another technique from another recipe on here, where you spread a thin line across a WHOLE wrapper sheet, roll it up, seal the edge, then cut it into thirds (or halves if you prefer larger lumpia). I find that this enable the meat to cook all the way through as the ends are open, and not sealed :) It also makes for cute finger food for parties :) Overall, great recipe! Next time, I'll play with the recipe and try it with shrimp :D
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