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Garlic Chicken Fried Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2011
Delicious, and so easy to make! It's amazing how far this will stretch your chicken, but it's so good the leftovers don't last long.
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Lamb Shawarma

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2011
I made it exactly as per the recipe, except that I cooked the sliced meat on skewers over the grill instead of in a pan. I served it with rice, yogurt/cucumber sauce, sliced tomatoes and onions, and grilled pita with hummus. Nom, nom, nom! It was, in a word, delicious. The leftovers didn't last long because I kept sneaking pieces of meat. Even cold it was delicious. Next time I'll have to make a double batch.
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Sturdy Whipped Cream Frosting

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2011
I hoped this frosting would be good, but it way exceeded my expectations. It was delicious! The perfect accompaniment to the strawberry cake I used it on. Not the easiest frosting to make, but worth the effort.
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Strawberry Cake from Scratch

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2011
I made this for a friend for her birthday, and everyone, including me, loved it. The leftovers ended up going to her office, where they were quickly devoured. A very nice recipe, and pretty easy to make. I made it exactly as per the recipe, and iced it with the "sturdy whipped cream frosting" from this site, which was perfect.
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Chocolate Butter-Creme Frosting

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2011
Delicious, and very easy to make. Not ultra-sweet, which is perfect for me.
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Chocolate Cake II

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2011
I made this for my wife at the end of lent (she gave up pastries), and she loved it, as did everyone else at our family gathering. Despite several dessert choices, not a scrap of my cake was left when dinner was over. Absolutely delicious. Possibly the best chocolate cake I've ever had, and so easy to make. Like other reviewers, the thinness of the batter made me nervous, but it cooked up beautifully. The only change I made was following the suggestion of adding 1.5 tsp of salt. I iced it with the "chocolate butter-creme frosting" recipe from this site, and it was also delicious.
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Picadillo

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2011
Not bad. It has good flavor, but a bit on the sweet side. I don't think I'll make it again, but if I did I'd cut the raisins down by at least half. And I think I'd leave out the nuts completely (they just seem odd to me). What I really want is something more like the picadillo in Austin Grill's picadillo tacos, and this just wasn't it. Oh well.
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Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2011
Very nice. I'm not much of a soup eater, and I was sceptical about a soup with no meat in it, but this was very good. Tasty, filling, and inexpensive. Drizzling red wine vinegar in it, immediately before eating, is a must.
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Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2011
Delicious, with the amount of sugar cut in half, as other reviewers suggested. Also, I use real mayonnaise (Dukes) instead of Miracle Whip, and cider vinegar (doubled to 2 tablespoons). Everyone I've served slaw to, dressed using this recipe, loves it. Most say it's the best slaw they've ever had. Also, the dressing keeps really well, so I make up double batches and store it in the fridge for whenever we need it. Another thing that's good is to sub celery seed for the poppy seeds, or use a mix of both. I found this recipe a few years ago, and haven't bought slaw dressing since.
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Exquisite Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2011
A very tasty sauce that doesn't overwhelm the other toppings.
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Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2011
A terrific dressing. It's a big hit when I take it into work for our lunch club. The only change I made was to reverse the proportions of the oil and vinegar, to make it a little less sharp.
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Tartar Sauce I

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2011
This is a terrific recipe. Like so many others said, I'll never buy tartar sauce again. Yum! The only thing I changed was to add a little extra relish, as others had suggested.
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Super-Simple, Super-Spicy Mongolian Beef

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2011
Love, love, loved it. Simple and delicious. I did make two small changes: 1) Per each recipe's worth of marinade, I cut the red pepper flake back from 1 tablespoon to 1 teaspoon, which was plenty spicy enough for me (I like spicy food), but still a tad too spicy for my wife. 2) To make it a little saucier, I threw in a tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with a half cup of chicken broth at the end. Beyond that, I do have a few suggestions... For a less salty and agressive soy character, I used low-sodium tamari (Japanese soy sauce). As other reviewers recommended, I stir-fried a julienned carrot, red pepper, and onion after cooking the meat and removing it from the pan. I marinated 1.3lbs of meat in a double batch of the marinade, and I think doubling up the marinade was a good idea, otherwise it would have been a tad dry. I will definitely make this again. Nom, nom, nom!
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Grandma's Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2011
Delicious. Since this is basically a braise, I used decent sized bone-in pork sirloin chops. Because of their size, I doubled the gravy ingredients so the chops could remain mostly submerged. I probably could have increased the amount of gravy by only 50%, but it was so darn delicious I'm glad I didn't. By the way, don't saute the garlic until after you've browned the chops in a little oil. Otherwise you'll just burn it up, along with the butter. With the extra gravy I increased the lid-on cooking time by half an hour, and the lid-off time by 15 minutes. The only change I might make next time would be to use stock instead of broth. I highly recommend doing what other reviewers did, as far as using a dutch oven to sear the chops, saute the garlic, deglaze with the sherry, then throw everything back in for cooking in the oven.
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Sausage, Peppers, Onions, and Potato Bake

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2010
Delicious. Like other reviewers, I doubled the liquid and cooked it for about 40 minutes. I would suggest seasoning the vegetables with salt as you cook them, and sauteing the peppers and onions separately, to avoid boiling them in their own juices. Nom, nom, nom!
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Persian Cucumber Yogurt (Maast-o Khiar)

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2010
Terrific made with greek-style yogurt.
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Real Hummus

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2010
Deeeeeeeeelicious.
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Hot Bacon Dressing

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2010
OMG, this tastes so good I could practically eat it with a spoon. Be sure to dice the bacon pretty small before cooking it.
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