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Spicy Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2011
Delicious! I love turkey burgers as a healthier option to beef. This is a terrific flavor combination with the turkey. Mine did come out a little on the salty side-- with all of the spices, I don't think the salt is really necessary. I'll leave it out entirely next time.
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Chicken and Corn Chowder with Thyme

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2011
It's not really bad soup, but I found it quite bland and boring. If you're looking for a basic soup for picky kids or delicate stomachs, this might serve the purpose, but I wasn't very impressed. At least I had an excuse to make bacon. :)
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Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2010
Delicious! It's a great warm, comforting, rainy-day kind of soup. The flavor is lovely--it's subtle, so it's not too spicy or too peanut buttery (next time, I might actually bump the spice quotient up a little bit, but I like things spicy.) The tip to microwave the potatoes first was a great one--they cook while you're cooking the onion, garlic, etc. and then you can just scoop the insides right into the pot! Plus, it saves peeling them--something I'll avoid any time I can! One thing...the recipe says it makes 8 servings, but unless you are doing pretty small servings, that's not the case. I serve it as a main dish, and only get 4-5 servings from it. Something to keep in mind if you are also planning to serve it as a stand-alone dinner!
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Zippy Chicken Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2009
Hmm...it's pretty good, but a bit on the bland side (weird, for something with "zippy" in the title!) If I make it again, I'll probably go a little heavier on the hot pepper sauce and add pepper. Still, a nice basic fall or winter soup recipe that is suitable for a wide variety of appetites.
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Mexican Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2009
Yummy! A great dish to take to a potluck, as it's easy and quick to make, and relatively inexpensive. It's also easy to adjust to your preferences with different add-ins. As most other people did, I also added quite a bit more salsa. I'm not sure how well it would have worked the other way, but it came out very nicely this way!
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Parmesan Knots

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2009
I'm not sure that they were particularly memorable, but they were tasty, and really, really quick and easy to prepare (especially since I didn't even make knots--I just plunked the biscuit dough down like normal). It's a great alternative to garlic bread--faster than buttering and seasoning all of those slices and a bit cheaper too. It's nice to do something different with pasta meals. Someone did ask me where I got them, so they must have been alright!
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2009
I'm in love! I can't believe how professional this icing looks! A more traditional frosting (butter-based), which is what I used to use before I found this, is perhaps a little bit tastier, but this icing is certainly plenty delicious and more than makes up the difference in appearance and practicality (it's invaluable that these stack so well--no sticking together, no waiting years for them to finally dry). People were really impressed by these, and this will be my sugar cookie icing from now on. Like others, I had to add more milk, but that's no problem. The recipe is a good starting place, and it's easy enough to add milk a little at a time until it reaches the desired consistency. I think I added about 3-4 more tablespoons when it was all said and done.
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Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2009
Delicious and very easy to make! The texture is just fabulous--very moist and smooth. Like others, I shut off the oven and left the cheesecake in it for another hour after the initial baking time. It was perfect! I also made a brownie crust, as suggested in another review, and it was a great compliment to the cheesecake! I coated my cheesecake with the Chocolate Ganache recipe from this website. Very, very yummy, and very, very rich--just a little slice will be sufficient! This was the perfect Valentine's Day dessert! (though it would work any time you really want to wow people without a lot of work!)
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Chocolate Ganache

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2009
I put this on the Fudge Truffle Cheesecake from this site. Decadent and very, very easy! The only time-consuming thing about this recipe was chopping the chocolate (and if I had a blender or food processor, that wouldn't have taken any time or effort either!) Thanks for this recipe--it made my cheesecake look so fancy!
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Cookie Balls

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2009
One of the best treats out there. I usually just make them for Christmas, because it's not really something you want to get into on a regular basis...but oh so good! Last time I made them was during a massive baking day, and I assigned these to my boyfriend. He did a great job and was definitely a fan of the finished product! (Of course, I'm not sure how you couldn't be!) We chilled the "dough" before making balls too, and it made everything very easy.
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Candy Cane Fudge

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2009
Pretty tasty and visually interesting. The downside (or, perhaps the upside, if you don't want to eat a lot of sweets!) is that it is *very* rich fudge. Still, it's an attractive addition to Christmas sweets and a nice contrast to traditional fudge. As for the coloring, to avoid the pink hue, it's best to use gel food coloring (I got mine at a craft store). *A little goes a long way!!!* Just put a bit on a spoon and stir it a few times to get the attractive marbled appearance in the photo that appears with this recipe. Regular (liquid) food coloring isn't quite potent enough to not be pink.
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Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2009
Yummy! I love the chicken tortilla soup at Panera, and since there is no Panera in my current town (a tragedy in its own right, but probably one that saves me money), I was looking for a good spicy chicken soup recipe. This one is different than Panera's, but still tasty. I like that it's pretty adaptable--different veggies or different beans would all taste great. I don't care for tomatoes, so I left out all of them (except the soup), and it still tasted great, though it was probably a bit more brothy-looking than it might have been otherwise. But it has great flavor, and that's the most important part!
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Cheesy Potato and Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2009
Cheese and potatoes--there was little chance that I wouldn't like this recipe! But, I found it to be just the right amount of thickness and just a good, solid winter soup. The recipe as it stands makes a *lot* of soup, so I froze some and hope that it will still be good after that.
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2008
Absolutely awesome. Added an extra 1/4 cup broth, and that was it. Will make this many, many more times. I can't wait to try it out on other people.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2008
I used this with a pumpkin cookie recipe I found on this site and it was delicious. The consistency is wonderful--very creamy and smooth, but with some body. It is a bit tangy-er than most frosting, but it was a perfect compliment to the pumpkin cookies. I'd love to try it on chocolate cupcakes someday. One downside: it doesn't really set up (or it takes more than a day to do so, at any rate), so depending on where and how you are transporting the frosted piece, that could be a problem.
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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2008
These are fabulous! I don't even like pumpkin, and I thought they were great. My boyfriend, a pumpkin fanatic, now has a new favorite cookie. Love the cakey texture. I used the Cream Cheese Frosting II recipe from this site for the icing--it just sounded yummier to me at the time!
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Linda's Lasagna

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2008
Amazing. I added mushrooms, but left everything else the same. Very yummy and not too difficult (but, like most lasagnas, a bit time intensive).
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Baked Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2008
Delicious! It's definitely got a bit more kick than the average potato soup. Next time, I'll add a bit more bacon (personal preference). I do wish that it was a bit thicker, but it still tastes great!
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Magic Peanut Butter Middles

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2008
These are great! I did have to add a bit more milk to the chocolate dough--I'm not sure how much, probably a tablespoon or two--after it wasn't smoothly wrapping around the peanut butter balls. But after I remixed with the milk, it worked great! (The dough should be easily rolled and should not break apart when flattened.) I shipped these halfway across the country, and they arrived tasty and intact. As others have noticed, it does take a bit more work than a simple chocolate chip cookie, but not much more, and I think that now that I've made them once, the time difference will be negligible.
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Chicken Enchiladas II

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2008
Pretty tasty, although the creaminess can be overwhelmingly rich. I think that part of my problem was that I did a poor job of dividing the filling evenly, and so some of the enchiladas were quite large--by the time you try to plow through one of those, it is a bit much!
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