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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2011
Thumbs down. Cooked up super-dry and tasted like cardboard. I'm upset I actually tried this recipe as opposed to my usual Banana bread. PASS.
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Oatmeal Crispies I

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2011
I liked it. I know it's annoying when people review a recipe and then list all the edits they made, but well, if you can't beat'em, join'em! Here's what I did: I only used 2 cups of regular oats, because I also used 2 cups of excellent semi-sweet chocolate chips. I also only used like maybe a 1/2 cup of walnuts, cause I was out! I also didn't do the refridgerating part, cause I'm LAZY! Anyhow - the result was 4 dozen cookies. They bake up nice and big, they end up CRISPY and EXCELLENT. I love the flavor and the texture. A nice mix of oatmeal and chocolate. So - that's my version!!!!!
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Grilled Delmonico Steaks

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2011
Tasted ok, but a bit strong, for my liking. I mean, you're talking DELMONICO RIB EYE! They don't NEED marinade! If you're reading this, and you have say, a regular steak in your fridge, then definitely use this recipe. I felt this stuff was far too strong for such a fine piece of meat. My guest quite liked it, but I would have rather cooked the steaks plain, with just a touch of salt. For cheap cuts, use this. For the good stuff, go naked.
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Chocolate Bar Fondue

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2011
I liked it. I used expensive milk chocolate bricks bought from Whole Foods. I didn't "grate" the chocolate, as that was a pain, but I did chop it up into bits. It melted perfectly fine, and fast. I, too, used 1/3 a cup of fresh coffee, and it worked quite nicely. I have one of those single-cup makers for coffee, which are indespensible for things like this! Anyhow - it tasted and worked fine for my fondue. Easy to make and definitely a keeper.
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Double Chocolate Crispy Treats

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2010
These are for kids. They barely hold their shape and are an utter mess to cut and pass out. Super sticky. Corn syrup is garbage to use as a binder. Next time, I'm using marshmallows, as every rice-cereal enthusiast knows is the proper thing to use when binding these types of desert together!
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Carrot Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2010
Not bad. I quite liked this one. I thought the frosting was far too sweet and hardly had any cream cheese taste to it, but I must admit, the cake itself cooked up perfectly and VERY moist. Tasted good too. I wish it told you how fine to grate the carrots, as I'm afraid I grated mine too fine as it was hard to taste. BUT I will make adjustments on future tries. My suggestion to you: Double the cream cheese on the frosting and taste as you mix to see if it's how you like.
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Robbi's M&M Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2010
This recipe makes a lot, and they are all awesome. People loved these cookies, and so did I. Nice and moist and sweet and just purely awesome!!!!
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Classic Waffles

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2010
I didn't think these were very good. Sure, it's a quick and easy recipe, and they cook up just fine, but I thought they were a bit bland for waffles. They did have that waffle-like "Taste" to them - you know what I mean? But they didn't seem sweet enough to me. Or seem like much of anything, really. I'm going to try other recipes or play with this one to see if I can improve upon it. I did like it OK, but was not impressed.
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Vanilla - Chocolate Powdered Sugar Frosting

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2010
The most idiot-proof recipe I've ever made from this site. You make this in no time flat. Tastes exactly like the stuff you buy in the store. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing - but I know it did taste pretty darn good! I needed this to dirty-ice a cake before I stick fondant on it. Worked well. Tasted good - easy to make - this was a clear winner and will now be my go-to icing recipe.
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Ultimate Lemon Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2010
The only thing that makes this an "ultimate" lemon cake is the fact that you drizzle on so much lemon "sauce" afterwards. With that stuff - you could soak a couch cushion in it and it would taste the same. The batter has very little lemon flavor to it - just some lemon juice. Lemon doesn't hold up well to baking - the flavor sort of dissapates. I did change the recipe - and I know I hate people's reviews when they change it but - well if others do it, so can I! I wanted a lemon CAKE. Not a plain cake soaked in lemon juice. So - I added the zest of a whole lemon to the batter. I couldn't see making this thing with what little lemon juice it called for and having any remaining lemon flavor after baking. Zest was necessary! Also - I didn't just use egg yolks. I didn't see the point - so rather than use EIGHT egg yolks: I used 4 whole eggs. Less work, less hassle, and the cake cooked up BEAUTIFULLY. This is a very solid nicely colored lemon cake. Well, at least MY version was!!!
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Greek Lemon Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2010
Labor-intensive, but a nice cake. Mine browned up considerably, to the point that it had me worried it might burn, but it did not. A nice texture and very nice lemon flavor. Cooks up light but after cooking seemed more firm than originally expected.
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Easy OREO Truffles

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2010
Pretty good. My guests liked them more than I did. I think the filling makes a better filling for a cake - and I was right! I used the oreo-cream cheese stuff in a cake layer and it was a huge hit!
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Rolled Buttercream Fondant

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2010
I was not that impressed with this recipe. It tasted fine but was much more difficult to work with than other fondant I have used. The recipe called for 2 pounds of powdered sugar, and I found it took nearly 4 pounds. This recipe is like a sugar sponge, not easy-to-use fondant. We had to lay it on REAL THICK to avoid cracks, etc. I won't be making this one again. Not impressed.
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Pepperoni Pizza Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2010
Pretty darn good. Tastes excellent - like a liquid pepperoni pizza, if that means anything! Ha!
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2010
I felt this recipe tasted a lot like drinking straight Frank's Hot Sauce. I had this at a party where it was served and then again when I made it for another party. It is definitely much better to eat with celery - as the coolness of the celery helps to tone down eating this. Guests loved it - they complimented it throughout the evening. I found it a bit heavy but - well, if my guests liked it then why complain?
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Zucchini Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2009
Awesome. My girl was whinning about using up an extra zucchini that was going to go bad soon. She wanted to bake it in a muffin but only use wheat flour. I don't know what her problem was - I used this site to search for those 2 items and exclude all other flours (all purpose, white, bread) and got THIS recipe. We made'em and we loved'em. I especially like how the recipe leaves itself open to changes. We kept the egss whole because we're not concerned about that. We added some brown sugar and splenda to make them more sweet. When they cooked up they stuck to the paper cups pretty badly, but we'll figure that out. Overall I say this is an excellent recipe and definitely one we're keeping around next time she wines about extra vegetables about to go bad...!
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Chicken Satay

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2008
I really liked it! I used regular sugar and regular peanut butter, since I'm not on a diet. I did use lite soy sauce, since the regular stuff is way too strong a flavor for me. I wasn't blown away by the flavor of the sauce on the chicken, but I did like it overall. I thought it was different enough and certainly easy enough to make so that I'll be making it again. This recipe is idiot-proof. I nuked the sauce for a full minute - the peanut butter blends into the other ingredients really well once it's all melted and you get this great sauce. It's really nice and a piece of cake to make - I think this will be a week-day staple. Thanks!
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Strawberry Banana Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2007
Not impressed. First, I think the ratio of bananas to strawberries is off. I recommend 1 fewer banana and another cup or two of strawberries. Second, the amount of topping this recipe calls for is astronomical! You could decrease by two-thirds, and still have enough left over. Third, it cooks up like strawberry-banana-soup. Don't try to eat this warm- you'll never be able to get a decent "slice" of "pie". It fares much better served cold. Fourth, because this recipe calls for so much topping, it's like eating a mouthfull of dust. You need a half-glass of milk to wash down every bite. The topping isn't good at all. Needs more nuts and much less flour and dry ingredients. The taste of the fruit, if you can taste it through all the crust and topping, isn't bad. This might be served better with a whipped cream topping rather than the dust-topping this recipe calls for. I can't recommend this one.
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Italian Meatballs

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2007
I don't get the high review for this recipe. If you're going to buy 3 POUNDS of beef, then you may as well buy FRESH parsley and oregano too! I didn't really like these. Firstly, these absolutely do not need 1 HOUR to cook. By 45 mins mine were done, and dry at that. Also, if you're going to simmer them for 4 HOURS, there's little need to cook them in the first place, much less fully-cooked! I tried these after they were baked and didn't like them. I've had frozen meatballs that tasted better - and are cheaper than making your own. Secondly, and I've already mentioned this, but who simmers sauce with meatballs for 4 HOURS? This recipe means that you have to start this at noon, so that it's ready by dinnertime. In today's society, this doesn't work for the modern family. I'm a bachelor myself and I'm not hanging out all day babysitting my stovetop hoping that these bland things would be better after simmering for 4 hours. There are better recipes out there, and if I don't find one on here I'm going to create my own. "Italian Meatballs" indeed!!
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Spinach Salad with Honey Dressing

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2007
Made this for a party - everyone loved it - entire bowl was devoured. Excellent mix of flavors! Can't go wrong on this one.
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