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Wilma's Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2004
This chowder was very good--although it didn't have a strong enough clam flavor (even though I used an extra can of clams with the extra juice). It was actually better the next day. I began by frying some chopped bacon and sauteing the onion in the bacon grease, because I've never seen a recipe for clam chowder without bacon or salt pork. Then I followed the recipe as printed, sprinkling the bacon bits on the top of each bowl. I actually liked the idea of thickening with crackers instead of a flour/butter roux, though this may account for the starchy flavor versus the more appealing clam flavor. I'll use this again, though, perhaps using bottled clam juice in place of the water. Thanks for posting.
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Pig Pickin' Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2004
What a lovely cake--cool, light, and refreshing. I only had two 8" pans, though, so I baked the cake in them, using the time suggested on the cake box. Then I severed the two layers with dental floss, making a four-layer cake. I stretched the frosting by adding about a cup of heavy cream (whipped) (since I had no extra cool whip)with about another 1/3 box of pudding mix. An impressive result, to say the least--it looked like a professionally made torte, and, man, was it tasty! Another thing I may do next time, though, is to add more mandarin oranges. Thanks for posting a great recipe.
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Chocolate Pound Cake III

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2004
This is, without a doubt, the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted. I have nothing more to say.
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Cucumber Soup I

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2004
This is a very nice recipe--great for a hot summer night's dinner party. I opted for the use of dill instead of tarragon; it seemed to go better with cucumbers. Regarding the use of farina: although the recipe says to add the farina right after the broth, I was afraid the farina would get lumpy being poured into liquid that was not hot. I waited for the broth to boil, and then I added the farina, whisking rapidly to make sure no lumps formed.
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Asian Asparagus Salad with Pecans

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2004
My guests and I did not care for this recipe. I felt that the soy sauce flavor overpowered the dish (I followed the recipe exactly). I liked the idea of a cold, marinated, crisp asparagus dish, but this did not do it for me.
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Artichoke Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2004
Easy, easy easy--and delicious. Didn't change a thing, and it turned out moist, tender and flavorful. What more could you want?
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2004
What a hit at girls' night!! Everyone went wild for this, and my husband even loved the leftovers. I followed the ingredients list exactly, except I used boiled, shredded chicken breast instead of canned. I cooked the whole thing in a saucepan on top of the stove, spread the hot dip in a quiche type plate, topped it with the reserved cheese, and just popped it in the microwave to heat it through again just before serving. The celery was perfect for it, as it counteracted the spicy dip. I also used those Tostito scoops, as someone suggested. This recipe is a real winner.
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Allison's Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2004
This was definitely a different pasta salad, which my husband and son really loved. I thought the dressing was a bit heavy, though, especially with the addition of the cheddar cheese cubes to the salad, but the taste was unique. I may use shredded cheddar next time just to lighten up the consistency a bit. Don't leave out the grapes, as some reviewers suggested; they truly complement the dressing, which, by itself could have been a little bitter. The grapes create a nice blend--especially with the ham. I omitted the onions, and I used an entire box of farfalle pasta and doubled the dressing, as I was making this for a crowd. I added lots of extra grapes and ham, as well. I'll bet it would be great with crumbled bacon instead of ham....Next time.
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Cream Cheese Pound Cake III

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2004
A great, easy recipe. This was my first true pound cake, and what wonderful results--a dense, buttery cake. I had no problems with "eggy flavor" which some people reported, and the cooking time was fine. Everyone who tried it raved about it and wanted the recipe, which gave me a chance to sing the praises of Allrecipes!
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Apricot Cheese Loaf

Reviewed: May 3, 2004
I made this for a women's brunch at my church, and it received rave reviews. The cream cheese in the batter gave it a rich quality that many quick breads don't seem to have. And the apricots and dates were a nice combination. Thanks for a great recipe that I'm sure to use many times.
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Coconut Cream Pound Cake

Reviewed: May 3, 2004
Just made this recipe--a wonderful cake! Dense and moist. I was concerned that it would be too sweet, what with all the sugar as well as the sweetened coconut, but the sweetness was just right. I may try it next time with a chocolate glaze (Satiny Chocolate Glaze--from this site) to see how that tastes. I followed the recipe to the letter, and it was perfect. I had no problem with the baking time or with too much top browning. Thanks for sharing it.
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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: May 3, 2004
Without question, the best scone recipe I have ever tried. They're buttery and moist and bursting with raisins. Everyone for whom I've made them has raved about them. If you like dry, crumbly scones, though (and some people prefer this type...), these are not the ones for you. They melt in your mouth. And you can vary them in so many ways. Thanks for a great recipe.
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Sugar Coated Pecans

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2004
Wow! What a delectable and easy recipe! I made a double batch on two cookie sheets; I used three egg whites instead of two for the double recipe; I did increase the cinnamon to 1 1/2 tsp. for the double batch; and they came out perfectly. I used Pam on the cookie sheets, and there was no sticking at all--no need for foil lining. The pecans were soft while they were still warm, which was a bit troubling, but they cooled to a sugary crunch. I'll use this recipe again and again--for Christmas gifts, for brunch buffets, for our church hospitality table. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe!
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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2004
What a great crock pot recipe! It couldn't have been easier or more delicious. I cooked it for 12 hours on low, only because I couldn't get home any sooner, and the meat was so tender and flavorful. I added a basket of whole, fresh mushrooms as well as a thickly sliced onion. The leftover meat and gravy will make a wonderful beef pot pie tomorrow, I'm sure. I'll make this recipe often. Thanks so much. **Amendment: one more thing that I just tried last night: instead of the water, I used a soup can full of cola (from another recipe on this site)--what a great addition that was!! Try it!
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English Trifle

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2004
This is a lovely trifle recipe. Another recipe I've used does not call for sugaring the strawberries, so I was a bit concerned that this might be too sweet. It turned out beautifully, though, as the sugar created a nice syrup which helped moisten the cake (I used angel cake). I also added some sliced kiwifruit along with the other fruit. People went wild for this dessert--it's one I'll make often. Thanks for posting it!
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Romantic Chicken with Artichokes and Mushrooms

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2004
A wonderful, different chicken recipe--tangy and tender. I did pound the chicken breast before browning--I think that makes a big difference, for it allows the sauce to permeate the chicken pieces more completely, as well as tenderizing the meat. For the most part, I followed the recipe very closely (omitting the capers--forgot to buy them--and adding a tbsp of diluted cornstarch for thickening), and it was perfect. I think using the marinated artichoke hearts makes the dish quite distinctive. I know this is something I will make often.
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Parmesan Chicken II

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2004
I enjoyed this recipe, but found it a bit salty. I will reduce the salt to 1/2 tsp. next time. I also added 1/2 tsp. garlic powder and 1/2 tsp. onion powder to the cheese mixture. Like other reviewers, I, too, had so much coating left over that I ended up throwing a lot away. I could have coated twice as much chicken. The meat browned nicely in the 45 minutes, and it was fully cooked in that time, as well. I will try this again with other cuts of chicken. Great low carb recipe.
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Chicana

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2004
I liked this recipe--it tasted like a chili recipe. I added some sauteed, fresh mushrooms to enhance the mix. I, too, thought it was a bit watery, so I will omit the water next time, and perhaps melt some shredded cheese on the top before serving. Thanks for the recipe.
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Apple Cake IV

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2004
This is a wonderful recipe--moist and bursting with apples. Some reviewers felt the need for frosting--I disagree. The cake is rich and flavorful as it is. Thanks for sharing.
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Apple-Raisin French Toast Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2004
This tasted good and was very convenient to prepare, but here's a problem that I didn't find in any of the reviews: the crust of the bread was tough when it came time to serve it, and a bit too chewy as a result. Also, it didn't brown the way I had hoped, so it didn't look cooked, even though it was. The next time I make it (I'm not giving up on it yet!), I'll take one reviewer's suggestion of putting it under the broiler for a little while, and see how that goes. The dish didn't get the rave reviews from my guest that I was hoping for. But there's always next time....
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