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Goulash Supreme

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2007
We had fair results with this recipe, but only with major additions. As others have stated, the flavor is quite bland as is. The pasta was cooked separately until just before al dente, then added to the pot to finish cooking. After sauteeing the onions and garlic, I added the dry spices and some Italian seasoning over the heat to bring out their flavors, and then the tomato paste before pouring in the stewed tomatoes and some beef broth. To serve the dish, a grated hard cheese such as parmesan or grana padano works well.
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Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach Blue Cheese and Bacon

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2007
I was pleasantly surprised to get such elegant results from a quick and easy recipe like this one. Like other reviewers, I wrapped the chicken breasts in a thick, pepper-crusted bacon and put them under a broiler for the final few minutes. This recipe is a definite keeper and is going into my regular rotation!
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Strawberry Soup I

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
Absolutely excellent. Based off the past reviews, I used a combination of cinnamon, ginger, & nutmeg to taste. To maximize the flavor, garnish with fresh cream!
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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
This is a clever, yet simple, recipe that we absolutely love! Not being a fan of cashews or Swiss cheese, I've always omitted both in favor of pecans and sliced almonds, and bleu or feta cheese. Other things that take this salad from "good" to "WOW!" are the additions of fresh raspberries and dried apricots. I've also recently found a Blueberry Pomegranate bottled dressing (Maple Grove Farms brand(?)), with just the right kick of black pepper for this salad. Thanks so much for a great recipe!
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Asian Beef with Snow Peas

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
I was so impressed with the quality of this dish, given that from the time I opened the refrigerator until we sat down to eat, only 30 minutes had passed! The flavor was decent, but I did add some sesame oil and a lot of red pepper flakes to take it up a notch. I'd also recommend using a dark, syrupy soy sauce (as opposed to "Lite" varieties) for a richer flavor. This recipe is too quick and easy to not use it again!
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Rich Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
This is a great basic recipe for chocolate frosting. The taste is initially somewhat chalky, but this disappears as the frosting sets and develops a rich brown color. I cut the recipe down to serve 8, which was plenty for 20 cupcakes.
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Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip II

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2007
We loved this! I made it as an appetizer, and halfway through finishing it I mentioned dinner. At that point my husband replied, "Dinner? Can't we just have this?" Needless to say, this recipe is a keeper. Try it with blue corn and sesame tortilla chips for a nice flavor balance.
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Goat Cheese and Spinach Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2007
We loved these! I might try bleu cheese next time for a change.
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Sweet Corn Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2007
Ever have one of those days where you seem to be out of everything? Ahh, the joy of substitutions. I started making this last night, only to then discover that I had corn grits instead of corn meal, and only baking powder, no soda. Although much coarser, the corn grits were no problem at all, but my online search said that substituting for baking soda could not be done. I ended up trying anyway, putting in 1 1/2 tsp. of baking powder to make up for the difference, and the muffins were still amazing. Therefore, I give this recipe 5 stars for taste and 5 stars for flexibility!
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Pumpkin Maple Pie Supreme

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2007
This pie turned out very well, but I agree with previous reviewers that the maple flavor was not as prominent as hoped. However, I still had a very difficult time not eating all of the batter before adding the eggs, and will definitely be looking for a way to add more maple next year!
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Old Fashioned Giblet Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2007
This recipe was pretty close to how my grandmother makes stuffing, so I was quite pleased. I minced the giblets, as the texture can be somewhat bizarre, and added a small package of cooked wild rice, plus a can of finely sliced water chestnuts. I did find that much more than 1 cup of broth was needed, but the prep was an absolute cinch -- will make again!
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Bacon-y Bok Choy

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2007
I found this to be okay, but am not sure I'd necessarily make it again. I wanted to use up some leftover baby bok choy we had, but ended up not having as much as I'd thought. Luckily we also had lots of leftover baby spinach, so making up the difference was easy. The spinach tasted much better in this dish than the bok choy, so I would use that exclusively if I were to repeat this recipe.
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Absolutely The Best Shrimp Scampi

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2007
I was not incredibly impressed with this recipe, either. I agree that it was missing something...in my case, any sauce? My favorite part of this dish was the angel hair pasta I served it on, which was tossed with just a touch of fresh cream and parsley beforehand. For instances where this does yield sauce, however, I'm sure that would need some improvisation to prevent it from being too greasy. I may try this again with some modifications for move flavor, but the recipe is a good start.
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Maple Butter

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2007
This was excellent! I switched the proportions of maple syrup and brown sugar, resulting in a slightly runny consistency, but since we were using it on waffles it didn't make much of a difference. I've seen other maple butter recipes, but never one with spices -- a definite keeper!
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Georgia Spiced Peaches

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2007
I made these to surprise my husband, who grew up in Georgia, and they turned out pretty well for my first time with canning. Nonetheless, I would definitely recommend starting with less sugar than what this recipe calls for and adding to one's personal taste, as they tasted way too sweet for either of us.
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'I Hate Cucumbers!' Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2007
This recipe is similar to something we used to make at my uncle's deli, with the addition of sliced fresh tomatoes. When I attempted to make the dressing for this salad, the proportions didn't work to my liking, so I ended up discarding half the dressing and adding more mayonnaise to cut the strong vinegar taste and reduce the soupy consistency (and a tad more sugar!)... If you prefer the original proportions, I might also recommend trying a slightly more mild rice wine vinegar.
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Blue Cheese Burgers

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2007
This is the best burger I've ever had! Like others, I doubled the ingredients, added some garlic and served them on toasted whole wheat buns with red onion, lettuce, avocado & grilled portobello. We did not have the full 2 hours to let the mixture sit, but 1 hour was still sufficient. I can't wait to make these again!
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Peanut Butter Noodles

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2007
Very good. I stir fried some turkey strips and then mixed them in with the sauce and noodles. I think what made this recipe work so well was using equal amounts of dark and light soy sauce. This is a definite keeper!
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Rhubarb Custard Pie II

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2007
WOW. This is the best pie I've *ever* had!!! I followed the suggestions of others and mixed the rhubarb with the custard before adding it to the pie crust. This would make a great recipe for any get-together and I will definitely be making it again and again!
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Chicken Katsu

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2007
Great! I served this with white rice and a side of stir-fried vegetables, but didn't use the recommended sauce as it was somewhat expensive. Nonetheless, pineapple teriyaki sauce made a great substitution. Thanks for the recipe! :P
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