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Cherry Enchiladas

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2013
There are too many people with too many modifications for this to be a 4.5 star recipe. But it has great potential, and that's what people seem to like. Leaving the recipe to soak in hot sugar water overnight is gross - the tortillas are soggy and there is no recovery from that. 5 tortillas in a 13x9" pan makes no sense, but 10" tortillas won't fit in an 8" square brownie pan. You also have no need for a whole stick of butter - half is more than enough. If this recipe had been for fajita-sized tortillas in a 8" pan, and the liquid has been less watery and half as much butter, it would be a 4+ star recipe for me. I had to change way too much to make this recipe worthy of the stars it has, and that's disappointing. But I still recommend people try this - just follow the advise of others who have reviewed and learned through trial and error. I'll likely make this again, with numerous modifications, because it really is easy.
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Pesto

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2012
I would have given it 5 stars if the nuts had called for toasting. As is, it's a solid 4, easy, good, healthy, and fresh. I used extra virgin olive oil and followed the recipe exactly. Please, toast your pine nuts. It only takes a couple minutes, but makes a world of difference. Thanks for the easy recipe!
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Makeover Spinach Artichoke Spread

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2012
Made with no substitutions. I did, however, only use 1 box of tofu, which was only 12 oz. This isn't quite as rich as the full-fat version, of course, but it hits all the right flavor notes and no one will know there's tofu in it. Truly wonderful. This is a keeper.
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Lemon Sugar Tea Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2012
They were good, but not special. In addition, mine spread out like crazy, despite having followed the recipe exactly (except for using whole-wheat pastry flour instead of white). I ended up with nearly one large sheet of lemon crisps. My dough was completely chilled so I see no reason for this. Others have said the same in reviews; I should have listened to them. They were good, just not the results I expected based on the high ratings.
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Blueberry Buckle

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2012
Made exactly as described, except for using frozen blueberries tossed in a little bit of corn starch. The recipe took around 45 minutes to get solid in the middle, which was just ridiculous given the cook time on the recipe. When it was done and cooled, no one liked it. Today it was much better, having sat in the fridge overnight, but nothing special. The topping was the best part of it. It wasn't bad, but IMO there are a lot of tastier ways to use blueberries so I won't be making this again.
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Triple Berry Crisp

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2012
Though I cut the brown sugar and butter by 1/3, this was delicious. I know more butter and more sugar would only have made it more rich and fabulous, I just couldn't justify the extra calories for myself. I did use frozen berries, out of necessity, and I don't consider using whole wheat pastry flour a change, because I use it in everything, but if you do, then I changed that too. Bottom line, this was easy and and the bowl in front of me is deep red & purple, and delicious.
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Tasty Lentil Tacos

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2012
Even with all of those spices, it mostly just tasted like lentils, which was not what I'd hoped for. I might try again with different and/or more spices but as-is, this wasn't great for us. And I'm a vegetarian.
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Sweet Potato Minestrone

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2012
This was weird, to me. I like everything in it, but just not together. The family said they liked it, but no one went back for seconds (unusual) and the leftovers sat in the fridge. Really disappointing. Also, as someone else mentioned, it's not even Minestrone unless you don't have beans and pasta. It's just vegetable soup. Sweet vegetable soup.
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Buzzsaw's BBQ Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2012
The problem with reviewing BBQ sauce is that BBQ is a method, not really a recipe. Everyone wants something different. Having said that, this was too sour for me - and sour was what I was actually looking for. I tried to fix it with 1T brown sugar and a capful of liquid smoke, but still too sour. I'll look for a different recipe next time. If you are looking for something really punchy and vinegary, you will be really pleased with this recipe.
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Chunky Cheesecake Brownies

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2012
As is, delicious but OMG sweet. I can't make it this way all the time. I give this 5 full stars with the following modifications: reduce sugar in cream cheese mixture to 3 Tbsp, and sugar in chocolate mixture to only 1/3 cup. I have made this 3 times now; no chips in the cream cheese, choc chips in the cream cheese, white choc chips in the cream cheese, pecans in the cream cheese... it's all good.
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Bill Clinton's Lemon Chess Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2012
It took 50 minutes to bake to get center set, but the taste is lemony without being in your face, and sweet without being overly so. A little tweaking next time with time and a half-recipe, and we'll be in 5-star territory. Easy and delicious.
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Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2012
Kidlet says this is the best frosting I have ever made. It's very sweet, a little thin (but easy enough to adjust), and the coconut extract/flavoring does WONDERS for this recipe. Don't change a thing.
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German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2012
Made exactly as directed, with two exceptions: I made only 1/3 of the recipe (8 servings) in a 9x5 bread loaf pan, and I used semi-sweet chocolate. Baked about 35 minutes. Waited about 30 minutes before flipping over. It flipped clean, except for some coconut that I scraped out and put on top of the cake. No sticking, no big mess. As for taste, it's slightly less chocolatey than a german chocolate cake from the grocery store or a package mix - next time I will double the chocolate. The topping was nutty and coconutty, but a little bit watery tasting, hence the 4 stars. The texture was good, and it was plenty sweet, so over all a quick, easy, yummy frumpy homemade cake. NOTE: This looked just fine for a casual easy dessert. Ignore the complaints about appearance. (It is an upside down cake, after all.)
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Salmon Chowder

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2012
The recipe, as listed, is more like cheese soup with salmon in it. Leave out the cheese, and you actually have a lovely salmon chowder. We prefer this without the cheese.
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Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2012
A bit spicier than my kidlet was comfortable with, but an easy adjustment next time. The flavors were a unique and interesting change of pace. I liked it; I don't think it's something I could eat often, but would be a nice change of pace once in a while. NOTE: I also didn't need to use the flour - the soup came together by itself. And as we are vegetarian, I skipped the chicken. UPDATE: The leftovers sat in the fridge until they went bad... no one wanted this a second time.
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Magic Peanut Butter Middles

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2012
Made exactly as indicated, right down to type of flour, and real butter. This was a fun project for the kidlet and I. Unfortunately, I had to make a whole second batch of peanut butter filling to finish, so we must have made our centers too big. (We love PB, so that's definitely not a problem!) I used natural PB (nothing but ground nuts), so there was a bit less sugar than most people's recipes, I expect. We found the sweetness level high, but not too high. Ours didn't crack, but tasted good. The chocolate flavor was present but not strong. These cookies seemed to be all about the PB anyway. We'll definitely make these again, but probably only as a rainy day project or for the holidays. They were easy but time (and dish) consuming.
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Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2012
Made exactly as described. Used whole-wheat pastry flour instead of white, and used soy milk instead of cow for the frosting. Turned out exactly right. When you're mixing this, IGNORE YOUR EYES. Trust the science of the recipe. It works perfectly as-is. Not quite as fudgey as I like but that's just preference, and it's fixable. With the right sugar and margarine this is vegan, so it's my new go-to brownie recipe. Delish!
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Pear and Gorgonzola Cheese Pizza

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2012
I've had this in restaurants before, so I was glad to see this online. However, I thought it didn't have enough gorgonzola or walnuts, and it was missing the balsamic glaze I've always had with this pizza. It tasted good this way, but was just "okay" compared to the way I've had it in restaurants.
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Spiced Up Hot Cereal

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2012
I usually use more evaporated millk to water, and just use vanilla, butter, and sugar. So this was an interesting and yummy change of pace. 4 stars because it didn't knock my socks off, but we liked it a lot. Thanks for giving me the chance to switch things up a bit!
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Dry Buttermilk Ranch Mix

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2012
Ran all the ingredients through my food processor until they were powdered, like in store packets. Made a double batch which I keep in an old glass jar, for burgers, fries, dressing, dip, etc. Great idea and great flavor.
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