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Dutch Babies II

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2011
Just made these and they were an instant hit! I did make a few changes: used a dutch oven instead of a skillet (bit of a warning: the center takes longer to cook this way); I'd run out of butter, so I used vegetable oil to grease the pan; lined the bottom of the pan with two granny smith apples, thinly sliced and tossed with 1 tsp of cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg (I subbed the nutmeg in the recipe with 1 tsp vanilla), and 1/8 cup of sugar, then poured the batter on top. It came out fluffy and beautiful on my first try, so I'm very impressed. Besides, my bf (who never eats breakfast) had two slices, right when he woke up! That alone makes this recipe worth it.
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Maple Dill Carrots

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2011
With some minor changes, these were really good. I used baby carrots and only a tablespoon each of margarine and brown sugar, and I increased the dill. So good! My picky bf couldn't get enough of them.
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Baked Salmon II

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2011
Disclaimer: I hate fish. I have never in my life liked fish. I've tried to make fish many times, and I still never like it. That said, I LOVED this. I followed the recommendations and doubled the garlic, reduced the olive oil to 2 tbs, reduced the salt in half (and that was even a bit much), and added a teaspoon of fresh dill. Marinated for an hour, then covered the casserole dish in foil and baked for 30 minutes. It came out perfectly flaky and not too soft, and so full of flavor. I ate a huge piece and was practically licking my plate! I'm not sure what made a fish-hater like me want to try this recipe, but I'm so, so glad I did. I'd give it 10 stars if I could!
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Soft Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
I was looking for a new base recipe for my annual double chocolate peppermint cookies, and I've found it! These were so moist and fluffy--not usually my favorite cookie texture, but very welcomed for this. I substituted half the butter with apple sauce and left out a half cup of sugar, then folded in a cup of chocolate chips and a cup of crushed peppermint candies. The result was completely addictive! Four stars just because I really do prefer a less cakey cookie, but they really were a hit. I dare you to eat just one!
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Bob's Awesome Lasagna

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2010
I suppose the name speaks for itself: this really was awesome. Simple to prepare and full of flavor, it was such a great weekday meal. I used ground turkey instead of beef to lighten it up a bit (no need to double it, unless you REALLY love meat) and used Lowry's seasoning and garlic powder to season, and added 10 oz. frozen spinach (thawed & drained) as per other reviewers' suggestions. I used about a jar and a half of Ragu Garden Vegetable sauce and might even use a bit extra, next time. Subbed ricotta for the cottage cheese and added dried parsley and one beaten egg. Also used the suggestion to soak the hard noodles in hot water while I cooked everything else. It came together beautifully, cooked perfectly in an hour and made my apartment smell homey and delicious. This is definitely my go-to lasagna recipe when I just don't feel like slaving away.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2010
Fantastic! This frosting was a big hit. I used half light cream cheese and half marscapone and definitely loved the result. Prep was easy and only required a bit of re-mixing before it was ready to spread on my sculpted cake. This is my new go-to frosting recipe for sure!
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Moist, Tender Spice Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2010
I'm giving this four stars because of the response it got, and because it was probably amazing straight out of the oven. I used it for a sculpted cake (for a friend who loves "fall flavors") and had to leave it in the fridge overnight so I could make and roll out the fondant. Everyone who tried it raved, but I found it to be a bit dry and too dense for my taste. BUT I'm my own worst critic so I'm sure it was actually pretty tasty.
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One-Dish Chicken, Vegetable and Rice Bake

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2010
It kinda kills me to admit how good this was. So incredibly simple and open to a lot of variations--I used cream of mushroom with roasted garlic soup and some frozen broccoli, carrots, and peppers with a light seasoning. I also used chicken broth instead of water as other reviewers suggested, although it might be even better with veggie broth. Little-to-no prep work and TONS of flavor are always welcome in my house!
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Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2010
OH. MY. GOODNESS. These were unbelievably delicious, considering how simple they were to make! The prep really does take five minutes (I left the skin on because I like them better that way) and you barely have to touch them while they cook, and mashing everything up was a breeze. The only thing I left out was the Parmesan--mostly because I forgot--but it honestly wasn't missed. As my bf remarked, these really are restaurant-quality potatoes. I will DEFINITELY be making them again!
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Fluffy White Frosting

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2010
VERY fluffy. I found that it called for way more sugar than was necessary--I would cut it down to at most 3/4 cup, maybe less. I used half vanilla and half almond extract, but I would have been happier with all vanilla plus 1/4 tsp lemon zest. Also, this frosting does not keep well. Use it all up at once!
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Phyllo Tarts with Ricotta and Raspberries

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2010
Everyone asked where I bought these; THAT'S how pretty they looked! The ricotta custard was lovely: the texture was only slightly grainy, but not overwhelmingly so. I made some slight changes--used ground cloves instead of nutmeg because I'd misplaced it, and substituted strawberries and blackberries because I couldn't get a hold of raspberries. I fully intend to make these again (tonight, since I've already received plenty of requests for them!).
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2010
WOW. These were easily the best pancakes I've ever had. Perfect consistency and cooked beautifully--my boyfriend and I ate the whole batch! I've found a new weekend staple.
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Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2010
Four stars for ease, but I wish they'd been fluffier. Could have been my fault (I used oil instead of butter and used 1/2 cup skim milk and 1/2 cup cream, not to mention that I don't have a rolling pin and ended up rolling the dough with my hands) but they were just so dense. Still, I got nothing but compliments on them so I guess all was not lost.
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Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2010
I've got a new favourite pancake recipe! Even without the chocolate chips, these were delicious. They weren't too cakey and looked as good as they tasted. I was startled at first by the soupiness of the batter, but they cooked up beautifully. Can't wait 'til the weekend to make these again!
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Easy Garlic and Rosemary Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2010
Not sure what it was about this that didn't work so well. I followed the reviews and poured about a quarter cup of chicken broth in the baking dish (enough to coat the bottom), cut the rosemary down by more than half (more than enough!) and doubled the garlic and lemon juice, but something still didn't turn out quite right. The chicken was a little dry and the flavors just didn't stand out. If I do try this one again, it will need some substantial tweaking.
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Vanilla Crepes

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2010
Not bad! A little thick for my taste--next time I will definitely sift the flour--but a good flavor. Went great with fresh strawberries and home-made whipped cream!
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2010
These are hands-down the best gingerbread cookies I've ever had. Perfectly moist (even a week later!) with a wonderful balance of flavor, and so addictive! I made them for Christmas and had to make more by the next day! My new favourite cookie recipe!
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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2010
A little dry...
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Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2010
With a few changes, this was a fantastic recipe. I followed the advice of other reviewers and opted out of boiling the noodles in favor of soaking them in hot water until I was ready to bake--they came out perfectly al dente. I also added a layer of ricotta mixed with parsley and mozzarella, which was a great touch. I'm only giving this four stars because it definitely needed some tweaking: in the future, I'll add slightly less vegetable broth, and whatever you do LEAVE OUT THE ROSEMARY. It overpowered all of the other flavors in the dish and nearly ruined it. I'll use basil next time. Other than that, this was a great dish and a great "quick" lasagna recipe, especially with the herb and garlic feta on top! I'll definitely be making this again.
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Perfect Baked Potato

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2009
BEST. BAKED POTATO. EVER. I cut down the cooking time a bit by raising the oven temp to 400 and the two big potatoes I used took less than an hour, as a result. They ended up being by far the best part of the meal, and all we added was a bit of margarine. Next time I'll throw on some chives or even some caramelized onions, but honestly it doesn't need anything. So simple, but SO GOOD!
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