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Condensed Milk Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2011
The first time I made this, I added a stick of butter because I was afraid it would be too runny like everyone else's. I added an extra ounce or 2 (don't remember) of chocolate. I let it cool completely before spreading it over the cake and it was perfect, just as frosting should be! And OMG it tasted HEAVENLY. I tried to stay more to the original recipe recently by adding less butter, but it wasn't as good and was more runny. To add the butter, I chopped it up into small pieces and melted it little by little into the pot after the chocolate. I'm sure it's very unhealthy but who cares, it taste like the ambrosia of the gods that way.
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Homemade Butter

Reviewed: May 10, 2011
This was not even half as easy or delicious as everyone else makes it sound. How disappointing... I'd like to try again, but I'm going to look up a more detailed set of instructions. Some of the comments suggest that a lot more labor needs to go into this than simply squeezing the buttermilk out with a spoon (which only made a mess for me).
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Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2008
I used my own chocolate frosting for these, but overall they were pretty tasty! The pb/brown sugar mixture smelled heavenly, and while it was baking it filled the kitchen with a wonderful cinnamon-y aroma. We have our cinnamon in a grinder, so we couldn't measure it, but it does give the cupcakes an interesting flavor and I can see how some people might not like it. I added semi-sweet chocolate chips to the second batch--OH MAN, with that addition they were perfectly divine!!
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Chicken Shawarmas

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2011
I don't have garam masala, so I used a combination of cumin, coriander, ground black peppercorns, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and garlic...and I was supposed to use cardamom too, but I didn't have any. I also used a little salt and a pinch of nutmeg. I just used as much as I thought I needed of everything, but you can look up a recipe for garam masala online too. Anyway, besides that I sliced up some cucumber since I don't have pickles (yes really). I'm sure I will make this again some time! We had it for dinner but it would be great for lunch too!
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Italian Bread I

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2009
I made a double batch, and it took a lot longer for each loaf to cook than 65 minutes. Then I figured it was still a little gooey inside because it's so coarse? So I had to take them out or they would have burned. I will probably slice them up and toast the slices when I want to eat them. This is a nice heavy bread, just what I wanted! People, read the description! There's no yeast, so of course it's going to be heavy! Anyway, the taste! It's got a lot of flavor--if only I had green onions to add! Oops, I forgot I added Sage and Thyme as well as the other two herbs. It really does go very well with pasta (obviously!). I thought the inside was good, BUT WOW THE CRUST...mine's really thick and crunchy because I baked the loaves for so long, and MAN that is the best part. Now I'm really looking forward to toasted slices of this delicious bread... Last thing: I used 4 1/4 cups all purpose flour and 3/4 cups soya flour to add some protein for a good, hearty bread that I could munch on for lunch (and remember I doubled the recipe).
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Shortbread Cutouts

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2008
The dough was kind of crumbly, but we added a bit of milk to help it stick together. Before putting them in the oven, we sprinkled some of them with a sugar/cinnamon mixture (about 1/4 as much cinnamon as sugar) and it goes so well with them! We frosted the rest of them with chocolate cake frosting...I was afraid the flavors wouldn't match, but it turned out quite the opposite! This recipe is a keeper!!
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Stuffed and Wrapped Chicken Breast

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2009
This was pretty tasty! I used only 4 oz of cream cheese (half the container) and it was plenty--I can't imagine having used more. I also followed the suggestion of another user because I didn't have bacon: I wrapped up the chicken, dipped it in a little egg, and rolled it in breadcrumbs. Will definitely make this again!
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Walnut Pie Crust

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2009
I used this for pumpkin pie last fall, using pecans instead of walnuts, and it worked very well! I was afraid it would crumble when cut, but it was actually quite crunchy and held together. Will definitely try this again, with different pies.
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Salmon Patties II

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2012
Fried in coconut oil, these are awesome without any extra spices. I didn't use self-rising flour; I followed another commenter's advice and added 3/4 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. I actually didn't use flour at all (diet preference) and they still puffed up! Cool! Because I didn't use flour, I added a glob of cream cheese to help keep them together. They were delicious but a bit dry, so I topped mine with a little more cream cheese, but they'd be great with some kind of sauce. These are so easy and versatile! Instant favorite!
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Asian Tuna Patties

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2009
A couple of people I fed this to seemed to like it, but I thought it was pretty bad (still edible, though). I always make teriyaki from scratch, and since there is soy sauce in teriyaki sauce I didn't add any extra--in the end I would have regretted it if I did. I didn't add any ketchup because it sounded repulsive to mix it with the other ingredients. Also, like another reviewer mentioned, it tasted more fishy than I expected--one of the other ingredients must bring out the fishy flavor of the tuna, because I eat this brand all the time and I know it doesn't normally have that strong flavor.
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Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2009
This is great! I would have preferred everything a little more toasty, though, so I think next time I might stick everything in the broiler for the last minute or so. I cooked this for exactly 15 minutes--I've never cooked asparagus before so I didn't want to risk overcooking it. AMENDMENT: Wow, these make for awesome leftovers, cold or hot! And the flavor soaks in better, too!!
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Spinach Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2009
This is my FAVORITE recipe on the entire site so far!! I have made this more than twice, and each time it is mouthwatering! I don't change much, I just use brown rice instead of white and add marinated chicken breasts on top...YUM. (Although the first couple of times I ended up with crunchy rice because I couldn't figure out how much more water to add to compensate for the brown rice haha.)
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French Apple Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2012
I was afraid it would be too sweet for my taste with the sweetened condensed milk, so I used evaporated milk instead, and omitted the hot water because I was afraid it would be too soupy then. I only had half the amount of bread that it called for, so it worked out. I had to bake it for about 10 minutes less, but the consistency was still custard-like, and it was excellent with sweet toppings. My favorites are real maple syrup and fresh whipped cream with a hint of vanilla.
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Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2012
I don't normally like sweet and sour chicken, but this was awesome. Very flavorful indeed. I added fresh ginger and I think that extra kick really did it for me. I played around with ingredients since I'm on a paleo diet, and due to personal preferences. First, I omitted flour, obviously, so I didn't batter the chicken pieces. 2 fresh lemons gave me 1/2 cup lemon juice, but you might want a 3rd handy just in case. Instead of brown sugar, I used just under 1/3 cup of raw cane sugar plus a tiny bit of blackstrap molasses, maybe a teaspoon. Next time I'll serve this as soon as I add the sauce (which had already been simmering by itself while I cooked the meat) because I don't want to overcook the green peppers.
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Pizza Dough III

Reviewed: May 19, 2011
Perfect! Exactly what I needed. Next time I'm going to prebake just the crust for about 5 minutes so that it cooks all the way without burning the cheese. Last time I made breadsticks with the leftover dough, and it was SO DELICIOUS with just butter and garlic.
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