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Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2011
This was interesting. I love quiche, so I've always wanted to try a frittata. I just happened to have everthing on hand, and while it was good, it was rather bland. I added onion for extra flavor, and even more basil than the recipe called for. I think I'll try a frittata again, although maybe without the potatoes next time.
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Dark Chocolate Cake I

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2011
I've wanted to try out this recipe for several years,and finally had the chance this weekend. I made cupcakes for my 3-year old's birthday, but found the cake overly dense without a lot of flavor. I much prefer the Extreme Chocolate Cake recipe from this site.
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Italian Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2011
We really liked this. Made as written, with the addition of an onion and 2 more cups of broth. Man said he would eat again, which surprised me given the recipe is veggie-heavy. Grated Parmesan on top is a must!
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Feta Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2010
This was delicious, and it tided everyone over before our Christmas dinner. I halved the recipe, as we only had 8 people, but kept the 4 oz. of feta. Served with Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Wheat Thins, this was a big hit. It almost tastes like Boursin, which is wonderful. I loved that I already had everything to make it, and it was a cinch to throw everything in my Kitchenaid mixer and let it do the work. This ones goes in the permanent file!
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Eggplant Mixed Grill

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2010
This was delicious. Doubled the marinade. You could really use whatever veggies you have on hand. I'm not sure I like eggplant, but the yellow squash stole the show.
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Paul Bunyan Burgers

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2010
We love Paul Bunyan burgers! We just eat them as hamburger steaks, without the cheese and bun. I like mine with a squirt of ketchup, but boyfriend likes A-1. I have made these many times, and have tweaked the recipe a little. I quit adding the bacon, because it didn't add that much flavor and it was just more calories and work. I use a can of mushrooms, lots of chopped garlic, a little Cajun seasoning, Tabasco, and a few tablespoons of bread crumbs to keep it all together. Boyfriend says it's like meatloaf on the grill. Yum. Everyone, including toddler, likes these.
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Death by Chocolate Mousse

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2010
Yum, this is so decadent and delicious. I used a prepared chocolate crust, and had enough mousse left over to fill four parfait cups. I actually preferred the mousse on it's own, but the pie topped with whipped cream (and chocolate shavings!) was pretty darn good too. This is incredibly rich, so some people had a hard time finishing their pie. I used the food processor method, and it was so easy.
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Grilled Romaine Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2010
I had a similar salad at a nice restaurant when visiting Miami, and had always wanted to try this at home. This was very good. I cut down considerably on the olive oil in the recipe - I only used 1/4 cup for the roasted tomatoes (which were wonderful) and probably a 1/2 cup for the dressing (which was the best balsalmic dressing I've ever had). Otherwise I used the amounts called for. Also, the romaine definitely cannot stay on the grill over high heat for 5-10 minutes. I put it on, flipped it almost immediately, and took it off. Just enough to get a nice char on the leaves, but it was probably less than a minute or two total. Everyone enjoyed this salad, and one person even asked for the recipe.
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Chicken Flautas

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2010
I made the mistake of trying not to fry the tortillas beforehand. I warmed them up in the microwave before filling and rolling them up. A lot of the tortillas cracked even before cooking. I brushed the tops with canola oil, then flipped halfway through baking time and brushed the other side. Even though the presentation was off, the flavor was great, and my Bunco party really enjoyed them. But they are a lot of work, especially if you actually follow the recipe, like I should have done. Also, they didn't reheat well at all.
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Spicy South of the Border Spinach Cheese Dip

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2010
I made this for my Bunco party, and was asked for the recipe several times. I loved that it was so easy to make, and actually made quite a bit. The dip was delicious and spicy - a welcome change from the traditional spinach dip with the mayo, water chestnuts, etc. I did substitute two cans of Rotel for the tomatoes and chilis. I may use mild Rotel next time, depending on who's eating. It was great, but definitely too spicy for kids. Also used only 8 oz. of a Mexican shredded cheese blend and it was plenty. I also added a few cloves of minced garlic. The tiny bit I had leftover reheated nicely in the microwave the next day. I'll definitely make this one again, probably sooner than later because I'm still craving it!
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Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2010
This was good and easy! And I had everything on hand. Perfect for a weeknight meal. Not that my two-year old would eat it, but once he actually starts eating anything besides PB&J I'm sure he'll like it.
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Extreme Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2010
This cake is absolutely delicious - moist and chocolatey. Just the way I wanted a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting to taste, without being over the top. My sister and I made this with our kids (ages 6 and 2), and it was so easy to throw everything in the Kitchenaid and let it do the mixing. I loved that I didn't need a bunch of separate bowls. The batter was very thin, but the cake layers cooked perfectly. I just left the two layers intact. The cake was very crumbly, and presented some challenges to me when I was icing it. So, it wasn't the most lovely cake I've ever seen, but it was delicious. I'm keeping this one as my "go to" chocolate cake recipe, unless I can find something just as yummy that doesn't crumble.
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Perfect Turkey

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2010
I'm torn between a 3-star and a 4-star review. I was delighted that my first ever turkey turned out so moist and flavorful, but it was just too dang salty. I even used less than the amount of kosher salt called for, and made sure to rinse the bird very well after brining, but it was just too much. I made a very rich turkey stock from the bones, but the excess salt was overpowering. I may try this again after reading more about brining, but perhaps I would skip that step next time and just try to baste often.
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Uncle Dank's Gumbo

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2010
Very tasty. I used the dark meat from the Easter turkey and used the turkey bones to make a rich stock. I used a good quality spicy smoked sausage. I didn't feel like deveining the cleaning all those shrimp, so I left them out, but I'm sure they would be a delicious addition. Also, I left out the okra. My Louisiana born father was pretty skeptical of my adjustments to the recipe, but I figure gumbo is one of those one-pot dishes where you just use what you have on hand, right? It turned out great.
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Green Bean Casserole I

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2010
This blows the canned soup version of GBC out of the water. My sister and mom insist on that version every year at Thanksgiving, and I am going to change thier minds with this version. It's just so much better! I omitted the sugar and topped the casserole with Town House cracker crumbs mixed with a tablespoon of melted butter. Sinful, but delicious. I'll make this again for sure.
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Sweet Potato Bake

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2010
This is a yummy dish. I put everything in my stand mixer and let the machine do the work for me. My dad later told me that he bakes his sweet potatoes, which is much easier than cutting them (they're so hard!) and boiling, and it also makes for a firmer texture. Also, I made my dish the night before since I had so much cooking to do. I wish I would have waited to put the pecan topping on just before cooking instead of letting it sit overnight - I think it would have been better that way. My man and 2 year old son loved this, of course - it tastes like dessert!
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Cuban Black Beans I

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2010
I've made these twice now, once with canned beans and once with dried beans soaked overnight. The dried beans were better. This last time I doubled the recipe, using two pounds of beans. I halved the veggies, using only one onion and one red bell pepper for the two pounds of beans. I liked this better than the full amount. I also halved the amount of balsamic vinegar, as I was afraid it would be too overwhelming. I upped the amount of oregano a little, and added a little cayenne instead of chile peppers, as I wanted my one year old to be able to eat it. I added just enough water to cover the beans, and continued to add water as it cooked out. The beans turned out pretty good, and could be used in a variety of ways. I've served them with a Cuban pork roast and yellow rice, and also with a chile rellenos quiche. I think I'll eat the leftovers in burritos. Tastes great, healthy and economical.
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Three Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2010
This was pretty unremarkable. I used regular (not multigrain) pasta and added mushrooms and extra sauce. Also used full fat cheese, and it still was pretty blah. Kids wouldn't even eat it. I just don't think we're casserole people.
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Wild Rice with Cranberries and Caramelized Onions

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2010
I made this dish this morning for a ladies lunch. I needed a quick side and had all ingredients on hand. I followed the directions exactly, but wasn't too pleased with the results. I actually didn't even serve it and I threw it out. I think the onions were just overwhelming or something. The ingredients didn't really complement each other. Not a success for me, though other reviewers seemed to have liked it.
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Absolutely The Best Shrimp Scampi

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2010
I've been looking for a great scampi recipe, and I think with a little tweaking this might be it. I followed the recipe to a T, with good results. I'm not sure the flour is completely necessary, and next time I would definitely double the sauce. I think I'll try this one again...
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