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Campfire Creme Brulee

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2014
A recipe for special occasions. Its very delicate but very good.
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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2013
Sweet and Tarty...just like my girlfriend. I was initially concerned about hand squeezing lemons and getting enough juice so I'll admit I did buy lemon juice (gasp!). But I tried squeezing the lemons that I bought for the zest and it turned out it was very easy. Whipping the egg whites takes time so don't get discouraged if it looks like nothing is happening.
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Savory Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2012
Savory is a good way to explain it. The mustard flavor was very pungent in the mixing bowl, but it mellowed out nicely as it cooked. The pork was moist and as tender as I would expect for less than 30 minutes in the pan. I'll cook this one again.
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Country Pumpkin Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2010
Good muffin, just missing a little something to put it over the top. If I can find a light frosting or glaze that goes with pumpkin I might raise the score to 5 stars. The raisins and walnuts don't overpower the pumpkin. Its quite good overall.
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Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2010
I had my doubts, but it worked out just fine. I made it according to the recipe and I thought the dressing was a little overpowering. I then drizzled a little olive oil on it and it was much better. I'll be making this again.
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Maple Salmon

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2010
Good dish for a non-fish eater. The maple syrup adds a little sweetness and cuts down on the fishy taste. Don't be afraid of the garlic...as it cooks, the garlic loses its pungency and actually acquires a mellower taste.
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
Oh baby!!! I have tinkered and experimented with other cookie recipes and this one really is the best. Mine didn't flatten as they baked so they came out really ugly...but who cares when they taste like this! My only change was to reduce the chocolate chips to 1 cup since I also crammed in a cup of walnuts. Enough talk...must get another cookie!!!
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Kelly's Butterscotch Pudding

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2010
Much better than packaged pudding. Its worth it if you have the time and want to try it from scratch. Don't expect the overly strong, pre-processed taste. This butterscotch flavor is more subtle. I was a little paranoid about the tempering part but it turned out fine.
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Turtle Candy

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2010
A little messy, but very good. To make caramel and chocolate chips easier to work with, heat them in a bowl with a bit of milk. Just keep adding milk and heat until they get to a workable consistency.
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Panhandle Grits

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2010
Very tasty and filling...but there's a lot of chopping involved! Makes a good breakfast or side dish. I was getting a bad feeling when I was cooking the grits themselves, but it all came together when I returned the meat and cheese (but then again, doesn't bacon solve most of the world's problems!). Heeding another reviewer's comment, I seeded and dried the tomatoes before I cooked them. They still tinged the dish slightly red, but it didn't taste like tomato sauce. I also reduced the amount of ingredients to 1/3 (just 2 servings) and it still made a lot for two people. Overall it was a good dish, but it took me an hour and twenty minutes from start to finish. Good dish for a weekend meal, but too much for me to handle during the week.
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Baked Dijon Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2010
Its very good and moist, and simple enough to make again. TIP - Make sure the chicken is dry, dry, dry before you run it through the wet ingredients. I also use freshly grated parmesan rather than the stuff in the can. I think I can tell the difference.
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Cornbread Muffins II

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2010
Foolproof! This makes a good simple cornbread. Next time I'll use this recipe to make some more challenging variations.
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Raspberry Walnut Baked Brie

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2010
4 people nearly ate the whole thing before dinner! I didn't expect this to be the 'hit' of the dinner, but it dominated much of the conversation. Before baking I did drizzle some real maple syrup and brown sugar on top to brown it. Very good.
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Puff Pastry Pizza

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2010
I was a doubter, but now I believe! The puff pastry and sun dried tomatoes are the star, and this pizza is a refreshing change from the standard pie. The 'puff' makes for a delicate crust and requires that you cut it into small pieces. I forgot to poke holes in the dough and it poofed up until it cooled. The only thing I did different from the recipe was leave out the Gorgonzola (I didn't have any). If you like sun dried tomatoes then you need to try it for your next snooty, high-falutin' party...if you've never tasted sun dried tomatoes then you need to try it!
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Meatloaf with Italian Sausage

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2010
The suasage is a great twist on standard meatloaf. It wasn't overpowering and gave it a great taste. I was afraid the pork would dry it out, but it was just as moist as I hoped. I had Italian breadcrumbs, so I used that in place of the cereal. Will certainly make again.
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Jagerschnitzel

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2010
A true 5-star recipe! The cutlets are prepared simply, but the sauce puts it over the top. Use real mushrooms and only a small onion. I also used beef broth in place of bullion cubes, and flour works just as well as cornstarch. I had the sour cream ready but I forgot to add it (whoops!), and it still came out great!
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Homemade Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2010
"This Mac and Chese is EVIL!!!" At least that was all I could hear my girlfriend mumbling between big bites. I took the advise of other reviewers and used a can of evaporated milk in place of some of the milk. The cheese melts nicely and thickens wonderfully. I also used rotini pasta instead of elbow noodles because it holds the cheese sauce better. For you new cooks...you have to heat the flour to a high enough temperature for the thickening process to work...just don't boil it. Don't make this too often, its deadly!
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Chicken Kiev

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2010
Good when stuffed and baked. I've never had good luck flattening chicken evenly so I cut a slit and pocket in each breast and pushed, squeezed or otherwise injected the butter/chive/parsely mixture in the pocket. It didn't leak out and still kept the chicken moist. It looks very impressive when done and tastes great!
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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2010
Easy, but needs sseasoning. This always happens when I follow the recipe too literally. I forgot to season the chicken before cooking it. As a result, the chicken was very bland and it taste like cream of chicken soup over pasta. I gave it 4 stars because it was easy and would have been very good if the chicken was seasoned. I also substituted spiral pasta for the spaghetti (it holds the sauce better). And I addded fresh mushrooms. I might add peans next time because I intend to try it again.
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Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2010
I really wanted to be a fan of lentils, but this recipe was just ok. Its a nice healthy meal that is just lacking a little in the flavor department. I'll tinker with the leftovers so maybe my opinion will change soon...
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