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Mango Squares

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2014
I just happen to have all of the ingredients at home and wanted to use out some dried mango that I had so I thought this would be the perfect way. The bottom part was more like batter and didn't bake so well and the filling part is just ok. I don't think I'll make these again.
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2010
This recipe is excellent and I can't believe how fluffy the pancakes came out! However, while eating them I realized one little thing was missing - a little vanilla extract. This recipe is definitely a keeper and next time I make them, I will add some vanilla extract.
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Kung Pao Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2010
I can't believe how good this came out! And it was not that difficult at all. I was skeptical but thought I'd give it a try and I just happen to have most of the ingredients on hand. I also added some chopped green bell pepper and a julienned carrot. I didn't have peanuts but as another reviewer suggested, I added some peanut butter. The family loved it, including my very picky teenage daughter! Great recipe and something different for a change. Thx!
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French Baguettes

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2010
WOW! This recipe is great. It's so basic and simple that it seems strange in a way to really live up to the reviews. But it definitely does! It made the house smell great while it was baking! I used my bread machine to make the dough (for which I used half white flour / half whole wheat) and then just followed the recipe as is but brushed a light layer of milk on my loaves instead of egg yolk and they came out really crispy. Fabulous recipe that I think I'll be doing more often!
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Never Fail Applesauce Spice Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2008
This recipe is fantastic and was a big hit! I picked it because I needed to use up some leftover buttermilk and I just happen to have applesauce at home as well. The only thing I changed was instead of 1 1/2 cups of white sugar, I did 1 cup of sugar and then a 1/2 cup of soft dark brown sugar. Instead of all of the individually listed spices I just used pumpkin pie spice and a little extra ground cinnamon. Just minor changes - nothing radical - and again, this is a fantastic cake!
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2007
This was excellent! FYI, if your cheesecake cracks from baking, I have a little tip/suggestion... What I do is make a quick "Sour Cream Topping" for it. Use 1 pint of sour cream, 6 TB sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and a tsp of Grand Marnier (optional. Whisk everything together until well blended. Spread on top of the cheesecake during the last 5 min. or so of baking, then cool and chill the cake. That usually covers the cracks pretty well.
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Fruit-Topped Buttermilk Pancakes

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2007
I just made the pancakes but not the fruit topping. The pancake recipe alone is wonderful! To make the pancakes "fluffier", I added the tsp of baking soda to the buttermilk and set it aside for a bit while I got everything else ready. This really made the pancakes rise wonderfully and they were light & fluffy! This will be our standard pancake recipe from now on!!
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2007
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Sensational Salmon Loaf

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2007
I would've only given it two stars but my family enjoyed it more than I did. I thought it would be moister and tastier. But, like I said, the hubby and kids said it was good. In addition, I grated a carrot finely and added that as well as a peeled and seeded chopped tomato and a little chopped garlic. It was interesting to try but I don't think I'll be making it again.
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Banana Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2007
I made this for a dinner party and it was a big hit! Everyone loved it! Took the advice of different people here. I doubled the amount of mashed bananas and I think it definitely gave the cake a better, stronger, more "banana" flavor. I also "cheated" and just used a jar of caramel sauce from the store. Shortly before serving, I decorated the top with the caramel sauce and sliced bananas around the rim. This cake is so easy but tastes like you slaved over it for hours! Will definitely be making this again!!
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Moroccan Salmon Cakes with Garlic Mayonnaise

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2007
This was very easy to make and delicious! Even my picky kids enjoyed it very much. I thought it would taste very "orangey" having to cook the couscous in orange juice but it doesn't at all... It's very flavorful and the patties fry nicely.
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Vegetarian Refried Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2007
Absolutely *loved* this recipe! I needed refried beans to make a 7-layer dip for a party and thought I'd try my hand at making my own beans for the dip. I omitted the cumin, added chopped green bell pepper (half a pepper) and handful of chopped green onions (only because I had them on hand) and it smelled wonderful while it was cooking! I had to drain some of the liquid before mashing them (or the consistency wouldn't be thick enough). I tried a bowl w/ some shredded cheese on top and it was *yummy*! I'm sure it'll add special flavor to the Mexican 7-layer dip and taste better than canned beans. It is a very simple recipe; just a bit time consuming as it has to simmer a while but if you're home anyway, it's no big deal. Loved this!
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Chicken and Bacon Chowder

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2006
Made this on a very chilly, dreary, wet, blustery fall day here in Austria and it was just the right thing for dinner! Very tasty! Surprisingly I had most of the ingredients at home (including the cooked chicken from another meal that froze to use another day) but had to sub a few other things. I didn't add celery (because I didn't have it) but I added chopped fresh zucchini and red bell pepper (because I had it them in the fridge and they needed to be used!). I also used skim milk instead of half-n-half. Came out great! I chopped the fried bacon up into small bacon bits (in my Moulinette chopper) and added it back into the soup. This was a big hit with everyone today! Thanks! I plan on making this again as the recipe's written; I can imagine it's good with celery and half-n-half.
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Potato Cheese Calico Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2006
This came out very nice! I made a few slight changes, though. Along with the potatoes, I boiled chopped green bell pepper, chopped onions and sliced mushrooms until soft. I pureed all of that together (my kids don't like 'chunky' soup) until smooth. I added some light cream I had in the fridge and used finely shredded mild cheddar instead of Asiago cheese.... It tasted great! I had some leftover soup in a container and the next day I made up a sort of 'lasagne' dish using this soup as the "sauce"! I figured I didn't even need to add anything to it; not even the cheese! I cooked up some ground beef, alternately layered the (cold) soup, lasagne noodles, chopped fresh baby spinach and ground beef in a casserole dish and baked it all up until brown & bubbly. It came out great and the fam had no idea it was the potato cheese soup from the previous day! So this recipe easily "stretches". Thanks!
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Amazing Pecan Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2006
This cake is *amazing*! I've already passed on this recipe to a number of friends and those who've made it so far have all agreed that this cake is not only super easy to make, it really melts in your mouth! I think it comes out so light and fluffy because of the way the batter is mixed. I can't really get pecans here in Europe where I live (Austria) so I just use chopped walnuts and it works, too. Sometimes I use 1 cup of white sugar and a 1/2 cup of brown sugar (instead of 1.5 cups of white sugar) and I think it gives it a good taste, too. This is my new cake recipe - I just love it!
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Chocolate Custard Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2004
I usually only seek out recipes with very good ratings and this one had no rating at all.... However I had so many left over bread cubes from another recipe that I was looking to use them up and I decided to take a chance and try this. It's pretty good although I think the recipe instructions are a bit poorly written in some parts. In the beginning, I wasn't sure if I was doing this right. In any case, this has a nice, chocolately flavor and is not too sweet (which I liked). It is definitely easy and was a good way to get rid of some leftover bread. I prefer it warm so I after it had baked and cooled, I just pop the portions in the microwave for a few seconds and it tastes very nice. All in all, this was pretty good!
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Garithes Yiouvetsi

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2003
This was actually not so time consuming at all! In fact, it was done quicker than we were ready to eat! I made some angel hair pasta to go with it and it was *very* tasty and delicious. I may even make this for company!! It's a keeper!
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Sunday Company Chicken

Reviewed: May 11, 2002
Hubby doesn't like creamy sauces so when I sent him out with a grocery list that included heavy cream, he asked, "What's this for?" After telling him I needed it for the sauce for this chicken dish, he rolled his eyes and said, "Oh no - please don't make a creamy sauce..." ;-) I made the dish and and he really liked it (and the sauce)!! I enjoyed the flavor as well and was surprised as it's so easy to make! I made one change: I browned the chicken before baking it with the sauce. I think that was better. Will keep and use again for sure!
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Grandma's Doughnuts

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2002
These were quick, easy, and yummy! I can whip up 6 doughnuts (and doughnut holes!) in no time! :-) I love them with chocolate glaze; my kids liked them better with powder sugar. A keeper!
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T. T.'s Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2002
These came out wonderful and were gobbled down in no time! One friend described them as 'crispy' and then when they hit your tongue they just seem to melt.... My husband already asked me to make another batch! Definite keeper!!
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