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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2009
Do not fill to the top! OK, I had to put that up front, as I think it is important; mine overflowed (as also noted by others) and went all over the bottom of the oven. This turns out to be a complete waste of deliciousness!! These are without doubt the most devine muffins I have made. I bought blueberries with the intention of making muffins just like you find at the gourmet shops...and guess what! This is it!! Perfect!!
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Chewy Chocolate Cookies I

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2008
Yes, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!! These are THE best cookies I have EVER made. They are crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. Perfect!! Being a bit hopeless when it comes to cooking sweets, I did read previous reviews and only attempted half a batch. For this I increased the amount of flour used to 1 1/2 cups, the amount of baking powder to 1 tspn (my jar says to use 2 tspn per 4 cups of flour), and the cocoa by maybe an extra 2 tbpsn. I did everything else as per the recipe. I found 9 minutes not long enough, but I think given all ovens cook differently, this is just a typical fiddle until you find the right time/temp. And that was it!! "They aren’t half bad, are they!" is a rave review from my 5 year old who NEVER eats home made cookies! We gorged ourselves on these and will most definately make again!! UPDATE: I have just made these again, only two days later, and this time used wholemeal flour since that was all I had. These cookies are going to be so bad for my waist-line...I can't stop eating them! The kids love them...everyone loves them! Can I give another five stars....?!!
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Chewy Brownie Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2008
Well, I should start by saying that I am a completely hopeless cook when it comes to sweets and cakes. However, I tackle them because my kids love to make them - but never like to eat them. So we cook for fun, rather than consumption ;-) Anyway, my 5 year old and I just made these. First! The batter is a hit straight off the spoon. But when I cooked them, I found that they went flat as a pancake REAL fast - but on review I realised, (reading other reviews) that you shouldn't add the water if you use butter. So, that accounted for that in my opinion: I added a little more flour and soda to sort out that problem and it seemed to improve the problem. However, they still look wrong - like little cake cookies, not crunchy on the outside cookies. However, they taste SUPERB!! 5 yr old has consumed 3 very quickly!! I am in the process of making coffee to have with mine. I will make them again, because I am sure the problem was something I did, and I am going to get these right, because when I do I know they will be the best cookies I have ever had!
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Beef Florentine

Reviewed: May 16, 2005
We all loved it in our house, the bowls were all but licked clean, though am sure my 4yr old considered it. I did make some changes as I find that taste is very subjective and that where seasonings are concerned it is better to go with your own personal taste than a prescribed quantity...so I went nuts and added a bit more garlic, a good sprinkling of Italian seasoning, beef stock powder, a grated carrot (it is all about sneaking in the vegies where the kids are concerned) and a tin of tomatoes. Everything else was unchanged....and it was just fantastic. I just polished off the leftovers for my lunch and it was even better.
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Chicken Enchiladas II

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2005
Delish!! Slight change was that I cooked the chicken slowly with cumin, stock, and a dash of red wine vinegar then shred it. I also used cream of chicken soup rather than the mushroom, and I added some salsa on the top with the cheese. Just beautiful!!!
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Shredded Potato Salmon Cakes

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2005
Very yummy! I left the mushrooms out, feeling that might add more moisture to the mix. I think I might bake them next time too or do them in the omlette maker...I am not used to cooking in oil anymore and found that made it a little heavy. However, that said, the flavour was just delicious and I was ecstatic to find the recipe for us people who are too slack to boil the potatoes first!
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Chili I

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2005
Holy cow this was supreme!!! I used only beef sirloin and did not include the cayenne pepper or fresh chili peppers as I was going to feed to my 2 and 4 year olds...I also topped it with a dollop of sour cream (for the kids benefit), shallots and cheese. I didn't cook it as long as I would have liked, to really get the meat tender - but the bowls were all but licked clean and my husband went looking for more. Even my 4 year old, who is VERY fussy asked if there was more! I actually came back here to copy the recipe for a friend...just fantastic!
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Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2004
I have got to say I wasn't too sure about them myself as I tend to like my cookies a little more firm. But then everyone I served these too, young and old, loved them. Everyone wanted the recipe and my son (who doesn't eat cookies at all), come back for more. That is always worth 5 stars in my books.
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Cream Puffs

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2003
I am really sorry these didn't turn out. I followed every instruction to the letter, but they did not rise. I had read other reviews that had said similar, so let the dough cool prior to adding the egg(one suggestion), I also noted someone elses looked fried - and that is what happened to mine. I would go so far as to think that maybe the temperature is too hot - mine looked fried within 15 minutes of the allocated time. I turned the oven down, but there was no salvaging them at that point. I didn't even bother to fill them as they were just hard and yuck looking.
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Mexican Rice

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2003
This was nice. I didn't add the saffron as I didn't have it in my pantry and perhaps this might make this dish more of a stand out. I will have to make it again to see. I did serve this with a dollop of sour cream and chopped shallots on the side. This was made this rice better in my view.
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Shredded Beef Enchiladas

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2003
Oh my stars!! This was just supreme. My husband had three helpings and made "mmmm" noises while eating, which is very rare indeed. I did reduce the amount of chilli in the meat by half. This was still quite firey for us, though not overly so. I really enjoyed cooking this also and the reaction to the meal was well worth it too.
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Romano Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2003
This was simply delicious. My only alteration for next time (of which there will be many) is to only make half the crumbing mixture as I had alot left over.
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Chinese Chicken Fried Rice II

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2003
My toddler son devoured all of his dinner when I made this, which he rarely does. This is a really easy recipe that requires little work, but uses common household ingredients, and has a great outcome.
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Sweet and Sour Sauce II

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2003
How easy! How delicious!
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Sweet and Sour Pork Patties

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2003
This was just lovely! Rave reviews in my family with my husband asking for it weekly. I also used the recommendation of another reviewer and used the Sweet & Sour Sauce II recipe. I have also made this with chicken and it is equally tasty. I do add ground pepper however, as I love my pepper, but all in all it a fantastic meal.
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