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Spinach Kugel

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2010
Wow and double wow. I am Episcopalian married to a Jewish man. Each Passover, I try my best to make something great to impress his family. Last year I made a kugel many liked then this year, made this delight of a recipe! Like it said, even people who aren't into spinach loved it! My niece, Mindy, was point in case. Everyone complimented me! It was such a hit that I'm going to even serve it as a side on .... Easter Sunday!
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Cheater Pancake Syrup

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
Wanna cut down on the sugar? Buy Splenda and follow the directions as to how much to sub in for the white sugar. It's splendidly Spenda and you just saved ooodles and ooodles of calories! Now not only will people think it's the real deal, but they'll save calories!
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Fourth of July Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2010
I've tried making potato salad before, but nothing great. This was absolutely fantastic. I used a tablespoon of Nathan's mustard instead of dry as I didn't have dry on hand. The ultimate compliment was from my Jewish Mother in Law who said it was the best she'd ever tasted and reminded her of what she'd had growing up.
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Chicken Curry Salad in a Hurry

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2010
omitted the apple and used a tsp of Patak's Hot Curry Paste instead of the curry powder
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Most Amazing Challah

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2010
OUTSTANDING! We celebrated the Jewish New Year at a popular Jewish Deli called Herald's last Thursday evening with my husband's extended Jewish family. I am Episcopalian, so have been learning about the Jewish Holidays and foods over the past 10 years that I've been with my husband. My five year old tried Challah for the first time and liked it. This being the case, and also wanting to thank my in-laws for babysitting, I tried to attempt making Challah from scratch for my daughter to eat and to give a loaf to my in-laws. I have never worked with yeast before. I just followed the directions and it came out outrageously fantastic! The whole house smelled great, my in-laws and sister-in-law loved it and best of all, my five year old declared, "This is much better than it was at Herald's!"
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White and Gold Pizza

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2010
If you want to get SIX stars, add a little vanilla extract to the softened cream cheese and one packet of Splenda. Mix together before spreading on the pizza. No one will be able to pin point the "secret ingredients" and it's a total winner!
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Strawberry Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2010
Outstanding! I made it with frozen strawberries. Thawed them then patted them dry and tossed them with a big of flour before adding to the mix. Outstanding bread! Don't omit the pecans and definitely use pecans vs another nut. Almonds just aren't the same. Thank you for this, Ellen!!!!!
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Banana Empanadas

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2010
Good dough recipe, but the finished product was rather bland. I'd recommend either adding a little banana liquor to the filling or some vanilla icing to the top
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Sparkling Grapefruit Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2010
My Dad has always been a huge grapefruit fan! When visiting his Mom, our Nana, in Florida he'd love having grapefruit and insist my brother and I each have a spoonful of the juice. I made this for Dad. Used a graham cracker crust and sections of grapefruit. Used store-bought Ruby Red for the juice. Lemon jello and did a layer on the bottom of a combination of cream cheese + vanilla extract. OUTSTANDING and thanks for this very unique recipe.
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Lobster Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2010
Five stars with the following changes. Add a good sprinkle of Old Bay seasoning. When you add in the milk and chicken broth, use a soup hand blender to blend. Don't just cook 10 min. The onions will not be soft. I used two 8-oz packages Trans Ocean Lobster Classic Chunk Style Lobster. This is a fantastic imitation lobster (do NOT use Louis Kemp brand...ick). Let simmer on low one hour stirring occasionally. Cool then run through a blender. Reheat and add the cream. WONDERBAR!
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Butternut Squash Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2010
Absolutely awesome! The first time made it with a fresh squash from my friend's garden. The second time, used six cups of frozen butternut squash cubes (in the freezer section) and it tasted the same and took a quarter of the time! An absolute winner whether you choose the long road or the short road.
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Coconut Kugel

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2011
Outstanding. Just do add a half a teaspoon of rum extract for perfection!
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Rocky Road

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2011
Make sure you mix the chocolate and shortening together and if you want to ensure it doesn't get too hard, add a tablespoon of butter flavored shortening. Delicious.
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Apple and Brown Sugar Corned Beef

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2011
Amazing. Simply amazing. I have never liked this before and loved it. My husband, who is Jewish, is a corned beef connoisseur and said it was the best he's ever had. Kept the juice and spices the same but did just one three pound corned beef and only used 7 potatoes, one onion and a half a head of cabbage. Thank you for this! ! ! !
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Yellow Clooney Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2011
I thought I was making this recipe and had mistakenly taken another off of the site. BAD mistake. It came out like a dense rock... like the one Patrick lives under in Spongebob. Anyway, this one rocked and thanks for educating me about the essentialness of using cake flour vs all purpose!
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Moist Yellow Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2011
I followed another reviewer's advice and creamed the butter in with the flour. I was apparently so pre-occupied with doing this that I completely forgot to add the sugar! Well, two 6 year olds loved it sans sugar. I frosted them with a homemade buttercream recipe from this site 'cept I subbed in Splenda. Later on, I realized I'd forgotten the sugar. So if you want a great sugar free recipe, omit the sugar ... but do frost.
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Jalapeno Popper Pizza

Reviewed: May 1, 2011
The filling was great but the topping destroyed it for us. Recommend using crumbled Ritz Crackers instead of the breadcrumbs.
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Chicken Pasta Salad II

Reviewed: May 10, 2011
Good salad that is so versatile. I'm giving it 5 stars, but it's certainly a recipe that commands changes that suit personal taste. Next time, I will use Zero Calorie Russian Dressing instead of Italian and used Lite Mayo to reduce the calories. Also I subbed in a fresh, seeded jalapeño pepper for the green pepper and increased the onion. I had Vadalia on hand but next time will definitely use red. Finally, replaced the green olives with black olives. Thanks for a great base recipe! ! !
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Rhubarb Salsa

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2011
My dear friend, Shawna, has a huge garden and gave me the most lovely rhubarb. It was so fresh and it's flavor quite strong so I used the 2 cups of rhubarb then doubled everything else. Took another's suggestion and added fresh strawberries too. Fabulous! The next night I added some avocado to make it more of a guacamole! Great!
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INCREDIBLE Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2011
I'm giving it 5 stars because its awesome with white chocolate chips but WHERE does one find raspberry chips??? Please post! ! !
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