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Mango Sorbet

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2007
This sorbet is so, so good. To make simple syrup, I boiled a cup of water and then stirred in a cup of sugar until the sugar was dissolved. To give it more fruit flavor, I added the lime zest from two limes to the water before I boiled it. Once the simple syrup was made, I added the lime juice from both limes. Once it cooled a bit, I put in in the fridge for a while. I ended up with more than a cup of simple syrup, so I just used a cup of it and am saving the rest to make the recipe again. Very yummy! It tastes very fresh.
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Classic Whiskey Sour

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2007
I used some lime simple syrup I had leftover from another recipe. My husband, who's a big whiskey drinker, loved it.
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Creamy Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2012
This recipe makes me want to go back and change every recipe I've ever given 5 stars to and make them all 4 stars. I've never tasted anything so incredible. The texture of this frozen yogurt is nothing short of remarkable. It's unbelievably creamy. I could keep gushing. I used fat-free Fage Greek yogurt, but the mouth feel of this frozen yogurt feels like I used nothing but heavy cream. It's just so creamy. Yum. I mixed the yogurt with the sugar and vanilla as directed and then just dumped it straight into the ice cream maker. I added some dark chocolate chips. It's 10:30pm, and I just came back to the freezer to eat some more. This stuff is better than ice cream. So, so good. I want to tell my husband about how awesome this is, but then I know he'll eat some, and I don't want to share.
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BC Cherry Jam

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2011
This is an easy & delicious cherry jam recipe. At first, I was turned off by the "sweet" description, but I couldn't seem to find a better recipe online. I finally made this one, and I'm glad I did. I cut the sugar to 2 cups instead of 3 cups. It made the jam tart and perfect. I used 1.5 packages of pectin instead of 2 because I don't like my jam to be really firm like store-bought jellies. I think 1.5 was still too much, and next time I'll just do 1 packet. Because I cut out 1 cup of sugar, I only got 1 pint of jam. I kind of want to make more now. The jam was easy, and I loved the simple ingredients. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Sopapillas

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2003
The 8 cups of shortening are for frying. Only 2 tablespoons actually go into the sopapillas.
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Portabella Basil Sub

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2010
I loved how fragrant this dinner was. I made a few changes to the recipe; I didn't buy enough shallots, so I added some onion. Also, I used green Tabasco sauce instead of the Jamaican pepper sauce and used white vinegar instead of balsamic (because that's all I had). My husband and I both loved the subs!
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Individual Chik'n Pot Pies with Puff Pastry

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2011
This pot pie makes me want to go back to every other good recipe I've ever reviewed and make them all 4s! This one stands out; it was so flavorful and delicious! I made a couple of additions: garlic and celery salt. I also had to add more vegetable broth because most of mine seemed to boil away, but that could have been because we're at high altitude. Next time, I'll skip the pepper, but other than that, it was perfect!
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Pecan Cups

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2010
I used a mini cupcake pan, and I greased & floured it well so I didn't have to use cupcake liners. I ended up with 24 mini cupcakes, and they baked for 23 minutes. Like everyone suggested, I doubled the filling. I had a lot left over. These are so good, though. The crust is flakey and buttery, the filling is crunchy and sweet... my husband raved about them and ate six immediately!
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Flourless Chocolate Cake II

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2011
This is so chocolatey and gooey and delightful! I sprinkled powdered sugar on top and cut it into 16 bars. Mmm.
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Vegetarian Meatloaf with Vegetables

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
My husband asks me to cook this for dinner again and again. I use Oroweat's Oat-Nut bread, and I substitute rosemary for sage. Also, I toss the potatoes and carrots in some extra rosemary before tossing them in the pan. Sooo yummy!
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Peanut Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2007
This soup is so good! I used vegetable stock instead of chicken stock to make it vegetarian-friendly, and I also snuck in an extra clove of garlic. My husband and I ate it with some crusty Frech bread, and it's very tasty. Next time, I plan on adding more flour to give it more thickness, and I might try a peanut butter that's not quite as sweet (we used Skippy).
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Apple-Cranberry Crisp

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2012
This is a great basic recipe, but there was way too much nutmeg in it. That was the dominate flavor in this recipe. Next time, I'll only use 1/2 a teaspoon of nutmeg.
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Emily's Pickled Eggs

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2011
This was my first time making and eating pickled eggs, but it was easy and pretty tasty. I bought a 1 quart jar, but only 10 eggs fit (and even then, they were squished to make fit), and only about half the onions and liquid could fit in the jar. The only pickling spice I could find at our grocer was McCormick's, and it contains cloves. I pulled out the cloves because people complained they made the eggs brown and over-powered the flavor. I could still taste the cloves in the eggs, so I must not have gotten them all, or else they infused the rest of the spices. I also added a tablespoon of minced garlic and some mustard seed, but I cut out the peppercorns after reading the other reviews. In all, I wasn't too pleased with the taste of the pickling spice. It tasted like ginger bread or something. I'd prefer a stronger vinegar and garlic taste. I think I might skip the pickling spice next time and add a dozen garlic cloves instead.
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Cinnamon Pear Frozen Yogurt

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2011
This is the best frozen yogurt I've ever had! It's perfect for anyone who doesn't like the usual tang of frozen yogurt. It was sweet and spicy and ooooooh so good! I didn't have allspice, so I added extra cinnamon. Also, I bought the can of pear halves with less sugar (1/3 the sugar), and I still thought the frozen yogurt was plenty sweet and delicious.
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Cioccolata Calda (Hot Chocolate Italian-Style)

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2011
I love the flavor of this! It was easy and sooo good (I added a little vanilla but otherwise followed the recipe exactly). Next time, I might add a little more cocoa powder and cornstarch. Mine never thickened up. It took about 20 minutes to simmer on low heat, and after I added the cornstarch, I cooked it for another five minutes. When it didn't thicken up, I decided oh well, and drank it anyway. Soooo good! I do wish it was thicker, though. Perhaps it didn't thicken because I used 2% milk... Hmmm. *************Update: I made this recipe again still using 2% milk. I added an extra tablespoon of corn starch, and I waited until near the end to add the vanilla and pinch of salt. I also cooked it at a slightly higher temperature. It still took about 20 minutes to cook, but it thickened this time! Actually, it got a little too thick for my enjoyment.
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No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2011
These are out of this world. My husband keeps asking me to make more and more. The only complaint I have is that there's too much butter. You can see small globs of it on top where it rises to the surface because there's so much! I added extra oats the second time I made it (3.5 cups instead of 3 cups), and that seemed to help a lot. So, I recommend either decreasing the butter or increasing the oats. Additionally, if you use a 9x9 pan, your bars will be pretty thin. At least, they'll be much thinner than most of the nice-looking bars in the photos. It doesn't impact the taste at all, but it impacts the look of them. If you're giving them as gifts, I'd recommend using a smaller pan to make the bars thicker.
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Mushroom Risotto

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2011
I have to give this recipe five stars because the flavor is phenomenal! Perfect, really. That said, it took about three hours to cook, and even then, it wasn't quite finished (the rice was still too firm). I don't know if it's our high altitude, the fact that I used brown rice, or that the recipe is wrong. My son went to bed before it was finally finished cooking (we made him a quesadilla instead), and our baked potatoes went cold. After three hours, we were tired and hungry and couldn't wait anymore. We ate it, and it was sooooo good, but we were frustrated that it took so long to cook when the recipe says 35 minutes.
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Sparkling Holiday Jam

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2011
I really enjoy this jam, but it's my husband who LOVES it. He always warns me when we start running low so that I can make some more. I cut the sugar by about a cup and skip the butter, and it still turns out fine.
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Quick Brown Rice and Mushroom Pilaf

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2011
I made some substitutions to this recipe, but it still came out great! It was my first time making a pilaf. I used vegetable broth to make it vegetarian and used pecans instead of walnuts because that's what I had in the house. The biggest change I made was using regular brown rice. I started it in the rice maker, but when there was 10 minutes left on it, I stopped it to finish it as the recipe states. It turned out just fine! I'll be making this again.
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Simple Orange Glaze

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2010
This glaze was perfect on top of the butter snowflake cookies I baked. It's very citrusy, which I love. I had to use about 4 Tbsp of orange juice instead of 1, but it came out great.
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