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Barbie's Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2013
Fantastic recipe. I used a 9oz can of tuna and the flavors are still very well balanced. Love it.
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Pork Fried Quinoa

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2012
The rice vinegar and soy sauce just make it perfect. I used ground pork in place of ham so I could combine this with my pork empanadas. I left out the vegetable oil since there's plenty of fat in the pork, then sauteed the pork into very fine pieces for about 10 minutes first. Then add an entire bunch of diced green onions and one medium red pepper and 6 cloves of garlic. After it's done I put half of it aside for the empanadas and add the quinoa to the other half in the pan. This gives a little more meat in the quinoa which is never bad. Next time I'll brown the garlic for just a minute to get more flavor from it.
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Baked Haddock

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2012
Amazing, and tastes like fish sticks. Don't need too much butter on top, but it helps. Tried it the first time using a wire rack under the fish and it still turned out a little soggy on the bottom so I might try putting the rack on top of the baking pan instead of inside it next time.
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Red Velvet Cake I

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2011
First of all, red velvet cake isn't my favorite, and that's mainly why it's only 4. But it's a great recipe for a friend's bday if they like red velvet. The red food coloring took me forever to find (two boxes of McCormick's) and cost $5. I'm going to buy this online for next time. I also didn't do a good enough job of mixing the cocoa paste in, and the coloring was uneven. The directions were confusing, but use a brown glass bowl to mix the baking soda and vinegar so it can react before you add it in. (obvious now). Finally, the frosting took 2 tries, but turned out perfect. The key was to use a hand mixer to cream for you otherwise it may not get creamy enough. Then add the gravy like milk in four equal portions, mixing thoroughly between potions. The picture shows strawberries with it. Must try next time.
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Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2011
I absolutely love this recipe. A stick of butter, and nearly a pound of cheese tastes so delicious. But it was really too much cheese and I only used 4 oz of feta. I'd say cut the feta to 4 oz and cheddar to 4 or 5, still putting a half cup of the cheddar in the quiche and the rest on top. Be sure when you thaw the spinach to squeeze it dry afterwards. The quiche ended up soggy when I forgot to do this. Having made this twice I'm not sure how to keep the egg mixture from spilling over the top when I add it. The extra water from the spinach may have contributed. Maybe I need a better pie pan with higher edges. And next time I'm going to have the pie pan on the baking pan on the oven rack before I add the eggs so almost no movement is needed.
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Seafood Enchiladas

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2011
5 stars because I simply adore all seafood. I was able to make 7 of these and squeezed them into a 9*9 baking dish so the sauce smothered all of them. If I used a 9*13 the sauce would just run on the bottom of the pan which is why most people double the sauce recipe. I tried using canned crab meat both times and it was very good, but I drained it with a strainer and squeezed it as dry as i could get it. Bad idea; you live and learn. Next time I'll use fresh crab, but if I have to use canned I'll drain it, not dry it so as to keep the crab flavor intact. Aren't great when microwaved More cheese on the outside than on the inside please. Not too much on the inside. I want to try adding more spices / vegetables. Maybe use half as much onions and add green onions instead?
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2011
AMAZING!! Everyone loves this recipe and I think it's fabulous. Only advice would be to thaw frozen pie crusts as the first step. Take them out of the freezer and just let them sit whilst you prepare everything else so you can shape them when the time comes. Also, there's a good chance of overflow happening, so I'm going to try using rolled pie crusts and my own tin once and see if that helps. Chicken tasted pretty dry this time compared to the first time, and I'm not sure why. Maybe I should try marinating it in something??
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Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2011
Wonderful flavor. I've never used fresh rosemary, just half the amount of dried. The lasagna is a bit too cheesy and soggy. Next time I'm going to use 2.5 cups mozerella (maybe even less), and only 3/4 the can of veg broth. And to brown better I'll cover for 35 min and uncover for 20.
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Jambalaya

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2011
Too spicy of course, but quite good. I needed to add an extra quarter to half cup of broth to get the rice fully cooked (took 25 min covered). While this is quite a good dish, these just aren't the flavors I like best. Spicy and savory aren't as good as sweet and delicate.
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Basic Fruit Smoothie

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2011
Since I use frozen strawberries I had to cut the ice to half a cup and double the juice to smooth it out like I prefer. I may try this someday with fresh strawberries and see if it's better.
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Shrimp and Mushroom Linguini with Creamy Cheese Herb Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2011
If I ever make this again I will do two things: chop the mushrooms in half (after sauteeing) and the shrimp into half or thirds. Secondly I will correct this sauce. A stick of butter with only 3oz of cream cheese is down right stupid. I had butter drenched everywhere. It wasn't easy to get the sauce to become smooth, but after cranking up the heat we got it to cooperate. Next time I may try the full 8oz or just another reviewer's suggestion of adding Marsala or some other wine and milk. Still quite good because it has butter, pasta, shrimp and mushrooms. Maybe 3.5 stars...
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Beef Bulgogi

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2011
First of all, I couldn't grill this because there was something wrong with the propane. I sauteed these on the stove inside. That said, the steak turned out fine, but it had a slightly bitter taste. The marinade wasn't too great. Maybe it needs less soy sauce. Costco bulgogi is a TON better.
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Joey's Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2011
Too cakey of cookies. There has to be a better balance of flour, but when I tried adding only a cup and a Tablespoon it was too gooey. I give up on this recipe. I want cookies, not cakies.
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Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2011
Very tasty. But like any chicken salad, everything needs to be diced very finely: grapes, chestnuts, bacon, etc. I added an extra tablespoon of mayo to make it extra moist.
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Garlic Green Beans

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
extra butter and extra cheese makes these so delicious. I probably need to go running tomorrow since I couldn't taste the green beans anymore, just cheese. So good. I used fresh green beans that were washed and trimmed, and I used a minced clove of garlic (what the hell is a head of garlic?). I didn't add it until the final three minutes of sautee since I didn't want it to burn too much.
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
I have to say that I was actually able to make the cookie shapes like I wanted. For the first time the dough was malleable enough to make little hearts and ginger bread men. The problem is the dough is pretty bland. The cookies came out too crunchy and brittle, and just nothing like Tollhouse. I'm not sure if they need more butter or more sugar, but likely an entirely different recipe.
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
They're very good, and definitely soft. It helps to flatten them with a spatula or something, otherwise they just form a little hill and not a cookie. And i added extra (double i think) cloves and cinnamon because the more spice the better.
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Flatlander Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
Simply great. I love how sweet it is, and added an extra pinch or two of sugar to help it along. It's amazing how the meat flavor embraces the tomato. I was overly worried that since there was so much tomato sauce / juice that it wouldn't taste like chili. This recipe is perfect.
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Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2011
Doesn't make much, so double the recipe Toss the honey and instead add 2 cups of ice cream and you have a great milkshake.
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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
Fantastic cake. The pudding mix keeps it wonderfully moist, and it's no lie, there's a great amount of chocolate in this thing. It's so semi-homemade it reminds me of Sandra Lee - love it! I have a weird oven, and being at sea level, I need to bake it next time at 330 for 52 minutes. check often in the final 10 min and use toothpicks.
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