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Napoleons

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2012
Perhaps the people that had problems with this and hated it, are inexperienced with baking or the traditional napoleon (mille-feuille). It's not a highly flavourful dessert-it's puff pastry and cream! Simple, and rich. Most of the major grocery stores, here in Canada at least, sell frozen puff pastry in pre-rolled sheets (I like the President's choice pastry). Thaw, unroll and bake (probably at a higher temp than 350 degrees, but read your package!). The pastry cream is simple to make, and very good. I couldn't be bothered icing the sides, just iced the top. I don't feel good about eating raw egg white, and didn't have any pasteurised whites, so mixed my icing sugar with milk instead-just enough to make it spreadable. Instead of using artificial colour, I mixed in a bit of melted chocolate into the icing for my stripes instead (cocoa probably would have been the better way to go though, consistency wise). Over all, a very good recipe.
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Strawberry Soup I

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2010
I will make this many more times, it was delicious and everyone in the family loved it. I left out the water based on others recommendations, and it was perfect.
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Cheesy Chicken Meatballs

Reviewed: May 4, 2012
I didn't read the "edit" of the recipe until after I started, so I added the 2 eggs it called for. This, of course, made the mixture too sticky to make into balls. I turned it into a loaf pan and made meatloaf instead. It's very good.
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Cranberry Sauce Extraordinaire

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2011
This was so good. The only thing I'll change next time I make it (and there will be a next time; I'll never look for another cranberry sauce recipe again!) will be to soak the dried fruit in brandy before adding it. That's the only thing I missed from my previous cranberry sauce.
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No More Salty Easter Ham

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2011
Made a delicious ham. Even my 6 year old who claims to "hate" ham ate this. Wasn't salty at all, and didn't leave the ham too sweet either. My only thing is with the cooking time-not likely you're going to heat that ham in an hour.
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Cajun Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2010
Cut the salt and these are fantastic. I added the cayenne pepper into the yolk mixture rather than sprinkle it on top. Everyone loved them. For the few people who wanted them hotter, I sprinkled more cayenne on top.
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Lime Gelatin Salad

Reviewed: May 24, 2012
It's fruity, fluffy and fun. It's not the best gelatin salad I've had, but it's fast, easy and inexpensive to make, making this the perfect salad to feed a crowd. It sets just fine. Note to those who can't buy whipped topping in 8oz containers, 8oz of whipped topping is equal to approx. 3 cups.
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Graham Cracker Crust II

Reviewed: May 16, 2012
I loved this crust. Since it's not sweet, it worked wonderfully for key lime pie. If you're going to use it for a baked pie, don't prebake this crust. I think all the confusion this recipe has created comes from not all graham crackers being the same size between brands. I used 16 Christie Honey Maid graham wafers which measure 2.25" each. with the 1/4 butter I had a crust that was thoroughly moist and held together well. There wasn't enough of it to go very high up the sides of the pan though, so if you want full sides to your crust, you'll probably have to make more.
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Mosaic Dessert Bars

Reviewed: May 4, 2012
It was very easy to make, and you can use whatever jell-o flavours suit you. I couldn't find lemon, so ended up using blue. I think you should chill the white jelly a bit to thicken it before you mix in the coloured cubes (but do keep an eye on it. I found the white layer to thicken very quickly). It's an eye-catching dessert, simple to make and perfectly good.
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Lemon Grass and Chicken Summer Rolls

Reviewed: May 16, 2010
I followed the recipe exactly as is, except for substituting Thai chili peppers for the jalapenos (they're hotter, so use less of them). I brought them to a potluck of 19 women-only 1 person didn't like them. Takes time to make, but they are delicious.
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2013
I'm not a fan of apples, but even I ate this pie. Apple lovers told me this was delicious, and I'll never use anohter apple pie recipe again now! I added some spices to my apples (cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla) adn I just mixed the syrup with the apples in a bowl (preserving a few tbsp for the top crust), rather than pour over top. It's not overly sweet. I did use a bit of cornstarch to thicken the sauce a bit, and I didn't bake at the higher temperature. Also, 8 apples? Really?! I need a deeper pie dish to fit that many apples. I used 6 and that was over flowing!
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Jamaican Burgers

Reviewed: May 2, 2012
Well, understand I'm not a vegetarian, but I do enjoy vegetarian meals. This is not one I enjoyed. Flavour was good. Texture was just too pasty for my liking. edited: I liked this recipe better the second day, patty's firmed up, so added another star to my rating.
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Excellent Apple Gingerbread

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2012
a delicately flavoured, moist cake. Good without the walnuts. I do suggest you make your own pie filling rather than using canned.
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We Be Jammin' Jamaican Banana Bread

Reviewed: May 16, 2012
This is very good banana bread. Moist and flavourful. With it having all the extra "Jamaican" ingredients in it, I expected it to taste a lot different that my regular banana bread, but it didn't. The glaze wasn't for me, it found it just sticky and sweet, but others liked that addition. It only makes 1 loaf-not 2, bake it at 350 and it still didn't take an hour to bake as the recipe stated.
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Key Lime Pie VII

Reviewed: May 16, 2012
It's a good pie, very rich but not too sweet. The condensed milk flavour outshines the lime flavour a bit too much for my liking, so I'll try a different key lime recipe next time (one with eggs), but this if fast, easy and good. took about 13 mintues in my oven before it started to just bubble.
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Classic Potato Latkes

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2012
Fast. Easy. Good. If you use a nonstick pan, you don't need all that oil.
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Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2012
My stores doesn't sell enchilada sauce, so I made my own. I suggest you put a layer of sauce on the bottom of your pan before starting to add your enchiladas to prevent them from sticking to the pan. I also recommend spreading some refried beans on each tortilla. Delicious!
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Easy Cream Cheese Danish

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2012
This could have been better. Maybe I'm biased seeing as how I work at a bakery that makes fresh traditional pastry daily, but making this with canned dough, while fast and easy, was "not very appetizing" Also, way too much filling. Really, cut the filling recipe in half unless you want half an inch of filling in your danish. The filling is good though. Would be tasty with the addition of berries mixed into it as well.
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Creamy Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Feb. 29, 2012
Good. Nice to have something different that the usual deviled eggs. However, there is way too much onion in this. Cut back. Also needed to add black pepper for extra flavour.
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Sweet Blackberry and Brandy Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2012
Simple and delicious. It's been served over blintzes, ice cream, french toast, and plain yogurt here so far. Very good.
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