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Easy Decadent Truffles

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2011
I have been making these at Christmas time for the past 3 years. In the coming weekend I will be making them again for this year. This is the easiest recipe for Truffles. They are so delicious. I had to triple the batch last year, and will again this year. I divide the mix and add make several flavours: mint, Bailey's, Coffee (using very finely ground coffee beans), orange, plain, cherry, amaretto, and whatever else I can think of. After rolling I dip each one into dipping chocolate to get a nice coating on the outside and decorate each flavour differently. These are a huge hit and people don't usually believe that they were homemade. Simply wonderful.
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Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2011
Wow, was this ever good! Even my carnivorous husband loved it! I made a few small modifications, but not many. I used extra mushrooms and about 1 and a half pounds eggplant. I only had 1 red pepper in the fridge so used orange pepper as well. I used about half cup finely chopped basil and Used about 8 cloves of garlic finely minced. I sprinkled some of the garlic on the mushrooms when I roasted them and the rest I sprinkled on each layer with the basil. I also made my own sauce as I don't like using the store bought ones. Next time I will add spinach as well. And like another writer said, I think this would work with just about any veggie that you wanted. Very good. A definite one to make again!
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Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2012
This was so delicious. I was doing a lot of cooking the day I made this, so to make things a tiny bit easier I purchased a rotisserie chicken, took it off the bone and used that. I wanted it lighter, so used evaporated milk instead of cream, and used ground cashews instead of cornstarch to thicken. This was amazing and we will be having it again soon!
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Amish Friendship Bread I

Reviewed: May 13, 2012
Very good recipe. I'm not sure exactly how much starter I used, but I know it was slightly more than a cup after I took out the portions to pass on to friends. I added 1 large box of instant pudding mix to my recipe (NOT the kind that you make on the stove!) And since I only have 1 good loaf pan I made it in m bundt pan. I mixed up 1/4 cup of sugar with 1 tsp of cinnamon and sprinkled that on top. Cook time in the larger pan was about 80 min. Very moist and delicious.
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Pastry Cream

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
Yummy. Used this recipe as a filling for my fresh berry tart. I did make a few changes: I used 4 egg yolks instead of using 2 egg yolks and a whole egg. I omitted the butter, and I wanted a lot of vanilla flavour so used 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. I did not have any problems with lumps, but I used a whisk and whisked it the entire time it was on the stove. This recipe would be delicious in Boston Cream Pie, Cream puffs, or any kind of fruit tart.
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Baby Back Ribs

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2012
This is the only way to do baby back ribs! And as this recipe is really just directions for a cooking method, you can experiment with different BBQ sauces till your heart is content. I make my own sauce. I have a large, shallow, rectangular roasting pan and use that. Lay the ribs in, pour the sauce over, cover tightly with foil (do not let any steam escape!). After 2.5 hours I take them out, pour the sauce into a saucepan and reduce, then glaze the ribs and broil for another 10 min. These are hit every time I make them. Way better then on the grill.
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Colleen's Potato Crescent Rolls

Reviewed: May 7, 2012
The rolls are delicious and tender, and boy do they rise nicely. I only used 1/3 cup of sugar (because when I went to the pantry that's all I had - oops!) but it didn't matter. They were fabulous. I let the dough rise for 5 hours before shaping. I made 1 pan of crescents and 1 pan of cinnamon rolls. We had the crescents with dinner tonight and can't wait to try a cinnamon bun a little later for dessert. Easy recipe to follow and simply great results.
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Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2012
Extremely delicious. Added about 1 tbsp of Chili powder and a tsp of thyme to the flour mixture. Other than that, didn't change a thing. Also made a delicious dill dip for them. They really are restaurant quality. A keeper for sure.
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Strawberry Avocado Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2012
Delicious and versatile. I don't use the sugar, just the honey, and I use lime juice and zest instead of lemon juice. (juice of 1 lime) I also like to add finely chopped cilantro. For the salad I usually use Romain lettuce, and I add all sorts of other veggies as well. (fresh garden peas, peppers, cucumber etc. ) For the crunch, sometimes nuts, sometimes seeds, and sometimes crunchy tortilla strips. Just depends what's on hand. This is delicious and light. Goes very well with bbq chicken or ribs! Yummy!
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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: May 21, 2012
This was very good. I used 1/5 tsp of brown sugar and that was all I changed. (just wanted to give the yeast a bit more to feed off). It rose up really nicely. I made 1 large rectangular pizza with it, cooked on stoneware. It was crispy on the outside, and soft in the middle and had really good flavour.
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Chicken Breasts Pierre

Reviewed: May 7, 2012
Wow, this was a great dish. It is so flavourful and the acid from the tomatoes help to keep the chicken very moist and tender. The couple of substitutions I made were simply because of a few things that were missing from my pantry. I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of stewed tomatoes, red wine vinegar instead of white, and 1/4 tsp celery salt instead of celery seed. (reduced the remaining salt) My husband loved it. I served it with a simple whole wheat pasta with sauteed veggies and the extra sauce from the chicken was delicious on the pasta as well. This one is staying in my recipe stash for sure.
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Cordon Bleu Chicken Rolls

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2012
Yummy. I didn't have Swiss Cheese, so used Provalone instead. Also didn't have cornflakes, so just used dried bread crumbs and added a bit of Parmesan cheese to them, also added thyme and garlic powder to the crumbs. I'd read other comments about the sauce not having enough flavour, so I added Onion powder, thyme, pepper and garlic powder. The overall result was terrific.
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Easy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2012
Sorry, but this had no flavour at all. It was mushy, bland, and the sauce was way too sweet. (I even added garlic and extra spices) I will not be making this again.
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2012
These muffins are fantastic. Wanted something quick and delicious to make for company this morning and this did it. Very few changes were made: Used 1/2 cup white flour and 1 cup whole wheat, instead of all white. Used only 1/2 cup sugar. Didn't have any blueberries, so used a blackberries and cranberries. These muffins were light and full of flavour. Only got 6 so made another batch for a full 12. Didn't need all the topping, though. Will be making these again and experimenting with different berries. A keeper for sure.
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Garlic Parmesan Orzo

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2012
Great recipe. Cooked the Orzo in Chicken broth, and added an extra 1/4 cup of milk. Didn't have any parsley so I used chives instead to give it that bit of colour. It was delicious!
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Apple Crisp II

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2012
Delicious. I added blackberries and because they get really juicy when baked, I increased the flour to 2 tbsp. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. It was a big hit and I will be making this again without a doubt.
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Fresh Guacamole

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2012
This is pretty much the recipe I've used for ages. However, I use 2-3 avocados keeping the rest of the measurements pretty much the same. Except I add some cumin and about 1/4 cup cilantro. We use it for chips, enchiladas, tostadas, everything. (And I just eyeball all the ingredients) Turns out great every time.
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Dill Dip

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2012
Pretty great. Used Honey instead of sugar, added a bit of lemon juice and some garlic powder. We used this as a dip for hot wings and it was delicious.
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Banana Split Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2011
Really good, very moist. I used 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of the 1 cup white sugar. And since my family doesn't really like nuts in baked goods I eliminated the pecans. At and hour and 15 min it still felt a little under done, but I took it out anyway. The result was a soft, moist, delicious banana bread. Will make again.
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Blueberry Coffee Cake I

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
Yum, Yum, Yum. I did make a few changes, however. I used a 9 inch springform pan instead of a bundt pan. I used about an extra 1/4 cup of milk as I feel the batter is just too thick otherwise. I used frozen blueberries both times I've made this and it works just fine. I sprinkled half the struessel mix on the blueberries before topping with the second half of the batter and then the rest of the struessel mix. I didn't use the confectioners' sugar at all. We served this slightly warm with vanilla ice cream. Made a delicious dessert.
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