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Spinach and Tortellini Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2012
This is a nice and refreshing salad. My husband normally hates olives but ate every last one of them in the salad...lol. That shows just how good this was! The only changes I made were to use fresh baby spinach like another reviewer recommended and my tortallini was whole wheat. Will make again as is but this is easy to tweak as well.
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Black Forest Cheesecakes

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2009
Really delicious. I made mine in a jumbo muffin tin and created individual desserts. The guests loved them!
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Peppermint Brittle

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
I had so much fun with this recipe. I did a couple of different varieties and everyone loved them! I think this would be really festive if the white chocolate had red and/or green food colouring added. The candy canes that I find in the UK aren't as strong tasting as the ones I could get in the US. I think I would add a tiny bit of peppermint flavouring just to pump up the flavour some.
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Awesome Honey Pecan Pork Chops

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2001
My husband loved these especially since he likes sweet things. I liked it too but thought it a bit too sweet. Would make again though.
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Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2009
This is a super easy recipe. I made it for the girls at work and they raved about it. I got mixed reviews on whether it was lemony enough. Some thought it was, others didn't. My personal choice would be more lemon but to be fair, I didn't use the icing/glaze so that might have made a difference.
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Chicken and Mushroom Saute

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2001
This was really great. My husband absolutely loved it so it's a definite keeper :).
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Chocolate Zucchini Bread I

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2009
I absolutely love this recipe. I've used it several times and it always comes out fabulous. I normally don't write a review if I've made changes but the changes I made are very minor. I don't normally keep chocolate (bars) on hand so I used cocoa powder and I don't think it effects the taste or texture, if it is a bit dry, then I add an extra small egg to the batter. I also find grating my zucchini on the smallest grating side works best. I've made it with a bigger grate, like what you'd get from your food processor but the smaller size seems to make the bread really moist with a better texture than the bigger size. I also use whole wheat flour instead of white and I don't think it changes much. I've done some variations as well such as putting strawberries or raspberries in the mixture. I usually make mine into extra large muffins and then ice them with cake coating and add a variety of sprinkles or cake decorations. This recipe will always be in my recipe box :).
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Tanya's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2009
Believe it or not, I've never had snickerdoodles before! I think these may be my favourite cookie! I wasn't sure how they would turn out since I'm in the UK, however, someone told me to use strong flour and not just plain and this may have been the key to how great my cookies turned out. These looked gorgeous when they came out of the oven. I plan to use these in my christmas cookie baskets. Yum!
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Peanut Butter Bars I

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2008
This recipe was so easy to make. I made it on the spur of the moment one weekend. As I live in the UK, I had to make an adjustment. I used crushed, plain digestives for the crust. They worked really well and are really very similar to graham crackers. Also, I had some Nutella on hand and added that to my chocolate mixture. A helpful hint...icing sugar is the same as confectioners sugar here in the UK.
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Sesame Beef

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2002
We loved this, especially my husband. He couldn't get enough of it and has asked that I make it again. I cut my meat into strips and marinated them for about 30mins and then cooked them in a skillet. We had some extra sauce leftover which we used to dip in.
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Avocado Dip II

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2002
I ended up using 3 avocados since mine were on the small side. I also used homemade salsa to add to it. I couldn't find my potato masher so I ended up using my food processor. I blended everything until it was pretty creamy then I diced the 3rd avocado and added that for texture. I garnished with diced tomatoes. I used it as a dip and for chicken quesadillas.
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Chicken Quesadillas

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2002
My husband can't get enough of these. I used a bit more chicken and only a red pepper but added a tiny bit of green onions for color. I had a little trouble getting the tortilla to stick together so I might brush them with a bit of oil next time. Will make again.
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Beef or Chicken Marinade

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2006
I thought this was excellent. I marinated both turkey and beef (a fairly cheap cut) in it for about 6 hours. Then we put them on skewers and grilled them on the BBQ. Our guests raved about them. I had leftover raw meat that I left in the marinade overnight and then cooked that meat in a skillet. The meat was very tender and the flavor was still really good if not better than the night before.
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Easy and Tasty All-Purpose Marinade

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2002
This was really good. It reminded me of a teriyaki marinade. Will definitely use it again.
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Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2002
These were really good. My husband couldn't stop eating them. For variation, I added really finely chopped pecans along with the jam. On some, I drizzled some melted milk chocolate.
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Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2006
This was so easy to make and it tasted wonderful. I couldn't find corn syrup here in the UK (though I'm sure there is something similar) but was able to buy some from Ebay. The first batch was made according to the directions. The second batch was changed up a bit. I put 1 cup of peanuts and 1/2 cup of rough chopped pecans. I also added just shy of 1/4 tsp almond extract and just shy of 1 tsp vanilla extract. My husband loved it and I'm sure there will be any left to share with friends :)!
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Baked Seafood Au Gratin

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2001
This is definitely not an everyday dish but it would be really good for company or a special occassion. It took me a little longer to make than was suggested but I had to peel and devein the shrimp I also cut up all my fish and scallops. I added a little extra cheese to the top (cheddar) and added some finely crushed bread crumbs. I also served it over rice. My husband said he'd like mushrooms added so I'll do that next time I make it. It is very good but it is rich.
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2009
This is a really good recipe and I think you could chop and change things easily to add variety. I thought it was really nice the first day but the second day, the taste was even better and still very moist. It didn't even get iced before it was gone...lol.
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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies II

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2009
Love these! I made these twice in just as many days. I used maraschino cherries and also multi-coloured glace cherries. The maraschino's were the best. I also covered the cherry with chocolate as well as just putting chocolate stripes on some. I think leaving the cherry uncovered makes the most attractive cookie. I also did some with a combo of white choco and dark choco accents. These are def one of my new fav cookies! One little note, initially I thought the 9 servings meant I would only get about 9 or so cookies but I anaged to get 3-4 dozen out of the recipe. So not sure exactly what's considered a serving size with this cookie.
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Cheesy Quiche Crust

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2010
I made this for Boxing Day this year and it was really nice. I used Trex instead of butter (It's like shortening) because I thought it might make the crust a bit more flakey.
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