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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2002
I don't know if I'd call these to die for, but they were pretty good. I used the texas style pan and the recipe only made six muffins and that was barely enough to fill the tins three quarters of the way, let alone make eight muffins as the recipe stated. They rose nicely, although not as much as I'd hoped. I doubled the amount of blueberries and eliminated the topping, choosing instead to dust the tops with sugar before baking. The batter turned purple, but that may have been because I used frozen blueberries, and it's no big deal anyway. Like I said, these are very good muffins, and I think with some modifications or additions, these could be incredible, and I'll try them again.
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London Broil I

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2002
I must admit, I took many liberties with this recipe, so the outcome is probably very different, but I did use this as a base. To start with, I increased the amount to the point that I could cover the meat and cooked it for ten hours in my crockpot rather than on the grill. Also, I substituted worcestershire for the soy sauce, and added a liberal splash of barbeque sauce and two tablespoons of sugar. I served it with the sauce smothered over the top and it was very good. The meat was very tender and broke away with a fork. I'll try this again!!
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Lisa's Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2002
This recipe was pretty good, although I did make some changes. I cut the recipe in half, and found that I needed much more milk. I used a half cup in preparation, then poured more milk over the top once it was in the pan, and found the macaroni was still dry, so before I served it, I stirred in a bit more milk and some softened butter. The swiss overpowered the other cheeses, so next time, I would cut down on the amount of swiss used. In all, not a bad base recipe, but without changes, this recipe would not be very good, as it was incredibly dry, and we like creamy macaroni and cheese. Try it with your own varations, you'll probably hit on something pretty good, as I did!
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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2002
This recipe was very good, however, I did make some changes. When I cooked the chicken, I used 5 tablespoons of butter (I know, too much fat, but you only live once!!!) and put some extra cajun spice in the pan, which created a paste, which in turn, thickened the sauce without the use of cornstarch or flour. I increased the cream to two cups and omitted the lemon pepper and basil--I have numerous Cajun recipes, and none of them call for these spices, so I left them out. I also omitted the vegetables and increased the amount of chicken. I served it with dinner rolls and had a wonderful meal! I will definitely make this again!!
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Homesteader Cornbread

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2002
I thought this recipe was good, however, my husband didn't like it at all, though he is still stuck on the boxed variety his mother used to make--I'm trying to convince him homemade is better!! I didn't change anything, however if I make it again, I will halve the recipe, as it made entirely too much for the two of us. I also think it could have a bit more of a cornmeal taste, so I may substitute some of the flour for more cornmeal. Overall, a good recipe that I will try again with some small changes here and there.
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Amy's Garlic Egg Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2002
This recipe was so good!! I marinated for twenty four hours and it was juicy and tender--no knife needed. The only change I made was to eliminate most of the salt, I used only a pinch, and think it was plenty. Excellent recipe! My husband melted cheese on it and ate it in a sandwich with lettuce and mayo, and said it was the best chicken sandwich he ever ate! Coming from the man who complains every time I make chicken, that was quite a compliment!! This will become a staple in our house!!
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Beer Cheese Soup II

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2002
There is a restaurant near my house that serves a cheddar ale soup, which is my absolute favorite soup in the world, and I thought this recipe might be similar. Was I ever wrong!! This recipe isn't very good at all. It is the runniest soup I ever ate, even with the addition of extra cornstarch and there is entirely too much beer in it, it overpowers everything else in the recipe. Also, even before we finished eating it, it developed a very grainy texture.
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Ground Beef Enchiladas

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2002
This recipe was great!! We thoroughly enjoyed the meal. I used flour tortillas and after rolling them up, I flipped them over, so they stayed together better. I did not use yogurt, I used a mixture of sour cream and milk with the soup, and used one cup mozzarella cheese and one cup cheddar. They had to bake for about forty minutes, which is longer than the recipe calls for, but this was a great meal. I will definitely make this again!!
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Cold Macaroni and Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2002
This was nothing spectacular, just a very basic macaroni salad recipe. It definitely needs celery for that extra crunch. I added some spices, celery salt, cayenne, and garlic powder to kick it up a bit, as well as a bit of ranch dressing mixed in with the mayo. It was good with the additions, but very basic and bland without them. This recipe needs some work, but it's a good starting point.
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Clam Linguine

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2002
I found that the amounts called for didn't make as much sauce as we like, so I doubled the ingredients and added a splash of white wine, and it was good. Nothing spectacular, but a good recipe nonetheless. I think it is missing something, but I'm not sure what. I also used shrimp instead of clams, which I guess makes it shrimp scampi instead of linguine with clams! I'll try this again with some variations to make a more flavorful sauce.
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Chocolate Chip Pie I

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2002
Since I don't like chocolate much, I can only base this on my husband's reaction. He LOVED it! He claims it is one of the best pies he has ever eaten!! I was very skeptical as it was cooking, because it took about fifteen minutes longer than the recipe called for, and it looked strange when it came out of the oven (very shiny and smooth, and an odd tan color--not what I was expecting). It actually created a layer pie--the chocolate sunk to the bottom, and created a chewy layer over the top. Based on my husband's reaction, I think I'll have to make this pie again and again!!
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Cordon Bleu Chicken Rolls

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2002
We loved this recipe. My husband loves chicken cordon bleu and would eat it every day if I let him. He claims this is the best he has ever had, and I've been trying different recipes for years!! I didn't make the sauce, so I can't comment on that, but the chicken was great! I made half of them with swiss cheese, and half with mozzarella (because I hate swiss) and both turned out wonderful!! We'll definitely have this again!!
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Oven Fish 'N' Chips

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2002
I didn't make the chips, so I can't comment about them, but I didn't think the fish was anything spectacular. I'd qualify it as a "take it or leave it recipe"--I could eat it, but if there are other options, I probably wouldn't. It was very bland, there wasn't much taste to the cornflake coating at all. I used an egg rather than egg substitute, but I don't think that would affect the taste. I can say that the fish was very light and flaky, I just didn't think the coating was very flavorful. I know they probably baked it to reduce the fat content, but if I attempt this again, I would fry it to see if it helps the flavor at all.
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Peanut Butter Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2002
I have been on the hunt for the perfect peanut butter frosting, and from reading the reviews for this, I thought I had found it. However, my search will continue. I was not impressed with this recipe at all. I needed to add MUCH more milk (I had no cream in the house) than the recipe called for. After the first cup, I added 1/3 cup as stated, but after every half cup, I needed to add a healthy splash of milk to make the frosting spreadable. I used two and a half cups, and found that it did make enough to frost my two layer cake, with some left over, however, I didn't like the taste at all. Too much butter, not enough peanut butter, perhaps milk should not be substituted for the cream? I'm not sure, but like I said, the search will continue.
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Hershey's ® 'Perfectly Chocolate' Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2002
Wow, this cake is EXCELLENT!! I'm not a big chocolate lover, and made this for my husband, but ended up eating as much as he did!! I made the double layer, and instead of the chocolate frosting, I used peanut butter and this was incredible!! Please note, maybe it was just my oven, but the cake was done after 23 minutes, so be careful not to overbake. It came out moist and wonderful!! This cake will be made over and over in my house!!
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Rotini and Chicken Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2001
We weren't impressed with this recipe at all. It is very bland, and incredibly dry. It requires much more milk than the recipe calls for, and it is definitely not cheesy enough. Luckily, I put some crushed croutons on top before I baked it, or there would have been no flavor at all. I wouldn't recommend this recipe.
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Joey's Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2001
These cookies were very good. I served them at a Christmas party and everyone loved them. I didn't really have any of the problems with the batter, as I read in other reviews, other than the fact it was ever so slightly crumbly, but not enough to bother me. They taste good and the only recommendation I would make would be to put some sugar on the top before baking, as I think that is what makes a peanut butter cookie. This one will go in my permanent file.
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White Russian Brownies

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2001
I must say, since white russians are my drink of choice, I couldn't wait to try this recipe. I'm sorry to say that I think it's awful. I used an 8X8 pan instead of a 9X9, and I barely had enough chocolate to cover the bottom of the pan, let alone to split in half. And the cream cheese layer was HUGE, entirely too much. Perhaps if the taste were more balanced, but you really need more chocolate to be able to call this a brownie, it consists mostly of the cream cheese. It is very sticky and gooey and stuck to the pan, despite greasing and flouring. I'll never make this again.
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Creamy Chicken and Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2001
We thoroughly enjoyed this meal! I substituted crushed parmesan flavored croutons for the crackers and added a bit of cayenne, as my husband likes his food spicy. It went together quickly and easily--wonderful recipe!!
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Basic Fondue

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2001
I halved this recipe and found that it needed a bit more milk to have a fondue like texture. I also substituted the garlic cloves for garlic and onion powder, and added two slices of swiss cheese and a splash of beer. I served it with pieces of french bread and we really enjoyed this meal.
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