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Asian Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2008
I made this for dinner, a couple of night ago, and it was spicy, colorful, crunchy and absolutely delicious. I doubled the recipe for the dressing and I'm really happy I did as my husband said it was so good he could "drink it" and I used it to marinate the chicken. I also made a few changes to personalize the taste. I added mandarine oranges, 1/2 cup of toasted almonds, and used baby salad greens and spinach insted of iceburg. I also added about a Tbl garlic oil to the dressing. I did not have brown sugar or sesame seeds, on hand, so I substituted honey and left out the sesame seeds. This dressing is so versatile and yummy I will be using it on various meats, poultry and fish. This is definately a "keeper" and I will be repeating frequently. Thanks for sharing.
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Cobb Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2008
Delish. Great summer salad which is quick and easy.
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Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Buns

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2008
I LOVE cinnamon buns and have tried numerous recipes, in an attempt, to duplicate the buns my grandmother made when I was a chid. She was a fantastic cook/baker but, unfortunately, did not leave recipes for several of her wonderful treats. I must admit these delicious buns are very close. I followed the recipe exactly as printed except I only required 3 1/2 cups of flour, total, to achieved a perfectly silky smooth elastic dough. I also added 1 tsp vanilla and let the buns rise about 2 hrs initially and 1 1/2 hrs the second rise. This produced a wonderfully flaky bun which is delicious with or without the caramel pecan topping. My husband and grandchildren said these are the best I have baked thus far. I encourage anyone considering cinnamon buns to try this recipe....you will not regret it.
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Lemon Chiffon Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2008
I like anything lemon so I decided to try this recipe as it had good reviews and looked yummy. The first time I baked this cake I followed the recipe closely but something was missing or maybe their was to much of something. Anyway I wanted the LIGHT fresh taste of lemon but the cake was dominated by the heavy pie filling. Since this is a good basic chiffon recipe I decided to tweak it a little. Wanting to punch up the lemon I substituted the water with 3/4 cup + 1 tbl of fresh sugar free lemonade to which I added the white sugar. This was simmered in a small sauce pan till well dissolved. Do not reduce as this will effect the texture of the cake. Also cool well or risk having scrambled eggs in the batter. After combining the dry ingredients I added the oil, egg yolks, cooled lemonade mixture and increased the lemon zest to 2 tbl. The cake was baked to recipe. Wanting a light cake I chose to top with a glaze. For this I combined a scant 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup water and the juice of 1 large lemon. This was simmered until reduced to a thin syrup. As I had a little limencello, left over from a party, I added 2 shots to the syrup and mixed well. This was drizzled over the top of the cake. You could always skip the limencello but it gives a pronounced fresh lively citrus flavor. This can also be made to taste by adding lemon zest, extract or oil as well as making thinner or thicker. Try it with orange juice, zest and liqueur. Either way it is yummy.
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Cream Puff Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2008
I've made this twice and it's always a hit. The first cake was drizzled with chocolate and the second was toped with fresh strawberries. A friend requested I make it for an upcoming baby shower. I think this time I will top with strawberries then drizzle with chocolate. Thank for sharing this easy recipe that has a big WOW!! factor.
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Cuban Midnight Sandwich

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
This is a very good variation on a cuban sandwich. My family enjoyed and I will make again.
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Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
No changes except I used fresh home grown tomatoes and tomato juice. A tasty recipe which deserves repeating.
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Roasted Vegetables

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
Perfect for the cooler weather. A variety of vegetables can be substituted but the balsamic vinegar is what makes the dish.
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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2008
Followed the recipe and used my bread machine for the first rise. Formed the dough into a dozen little balls and baked in a muffin pan. This gave me 12 delicious rolls and I would not change a thing.
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Butternut Squash Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2008
This was delicious with a loaf of crusty bread. I used chicken stock and one package of cream cheese and it was perfect. Will definately make again.
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Creamy Banana Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2008
I was looking for a muffin recipe and when I came across this I decided to try it. This makes great muffins and I'm looking forward to repeating as bread. I did add and extra banana and banana extract for my husband, but I'm sure it would have been just as delicious with no changes.
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Baked Potato Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2008
Made this tonight for dinner with a fresh loaf of bread. Comfort food for a cold evening. After reading the reviews I decided to make a few changes. I used vegetable broth as my base, added a couple more potatoes, decreased the basil to 1/2 tsp, added a pinch of thyme, rosemary and smoky paprika. I also added more bacon and thickened a little with left over mashed potatoes. Served with cheese, sour cream, bacon and pepper sauce on the side. The changes are personal preference and is not a negative review of the original recipe. Thank you for sharing.
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Potato Salmon Patties

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2008
Found this recipe, several weeks ago, when I was looking for a way to use left over fresh salmon. I'm sure the recipe would be great as written but I did make a few personal changes. I used panko crumbs, fresh herbs and garlic, celery seed, and carmalized the onions. I also coated the patties in panko crumbs prior to cooking. They were crispy on the outside but moist and flavorful inside. I served them with a tomato caper salsa, couscous and fresh beet salad. I will be making again next week, for a family gathering, and I will serve sandwich style on buns with a fresh dill sauce from this site. Very versatile recipe.
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Ultra Easy Cream Cheese Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2008
I have been making a variation of this recipe for years. Instead of milk I dilute beef bouillion in water and add to, room temperature, cream cheese. Mix in a blender for a creamy consistency. Spice as desired with garlic and/or onion powder, red pepper, cumin etc.
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Whit's Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2009
I've made this recipe several times and it is always a hit. It's good with flour tortillas but my family prefers corn. The last time I prepared this dish I used tortillas which had been previously frozen and they started to break apart as I attempted to roll the enchiladas. I simply layered them and made a very tasty casserole. Thank you for sharing.
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Sweet Potato Pie from EAGLE BRAND®

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2009
This was very good and my husband could not stop eating. The orange zest was right on and the aroma made the house smell very festive. This recipe is not just for the holidays.
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Molasses Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2009
Made these cookies for my husband to take to work and they received rave reviews with several requests for the recipe. Will be making for a 6th birthday next month.
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Kielbasa and Potato Bake

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2009
After the previous reviews, 4 out of 5 stars, I anticipate a delightful dish. Unfortunately, it was bland and not palatable in the least. After disposing we opted for take-out. I will not be making again.
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Simple Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2009
If your preference is the fluffy balloon bread typical of the mega market this is not the recipe for you. I've tried this recipe twice, both times different, and the resulting bread was tender, moist, chewy with a good closed crumb but not heavy or overly dense. With my first attempt I followed the recipe exactly as written and the bread was delicious. The second time I made a few personal changes. I used only whole wheat flour to which I added vital wheat gluten, 1 Tbl per cup of flour, and 1/4 cup of dry milk. I let the sponge sit for about an hour and reduced the honey to about 1/3 cup total. I used my kitchen aide mixer and after the initial mixing I let the dough knead for 7-8 minutes on 2. All-in-all both ways produced an excellent bread which stands up to sandwiches and toasting very well. A few suggestions; bread has three main ingredients, first is flour-so a good quality flour is imperative, second is water-if you do not drink the water from your tap do not put it in your bread, third is yeast-it must be fresh. Also, yeast can be inactivated by heat and salt so I always test the temperature of my water and temper my sponge with flour before adding salt. Never force the dough to rise as a low slow rise imparts flavor. Lastly, always measure/weigh all ingredients. These are a few tips given to me by a dear friends mother who was a professional baker, in her Chicago bakery, for over 50 years.
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Meatball Sandwich

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2009
This is a very good recipe as written but I did make a few changes there after. I agree, with other reviewers, it definately needs two eggs. I also used half beef and half pork, added 1/2 cup mozzarella, one small minced onion, several bulbs of roasted garlic and a few red pepper flakes for a little heat. The recipe doubles easily and the meatballs freeze great. I've used them in spaghetti and sliced into lasagna. My husband "loves" them sliced on a deli roll with carmalized peppers and onions, a little giardiniere and provolone cheese melted on top.
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