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Easy Pavlova

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2009
At the suggestion of other reviewers, I used 1 cup of sugar so my review is based on that modification. This was my first attempt at Pavlova. Having sampled it years ago, I decided I had to make it at least once. I wanted to take it to a Christmas gathering. My first try at this recipe resulted in a tasty but overly browned creation that cracked badly and collapsed. Not to be discouraged, I scoured the reviews and picked up tips online, before trying again. I ended up with a beautiful, sublime Pavlova with a delicate crust and luscious, marshmallowy meringue inside. I topped it with unsweetened whipped cream, kiwis and strawberries. It was marvelous! First of all, Pavlova is like cheesecake in that you must leave the oven closed while baking. My old oven tends to run hot so I nervously opened it several times on the first try which caused the cracking and collapse. On the second try, I left the door shut and baked it for 45 minutes before turning off the oven and allowing it to cool for about an hour before placing the Pavlova on a rack. This time, the color was perfect and there was only minor cracking. The top did fall in a bit afterwards but it wasn't seen under the cream and fruit. I'm not sure I could have done anything to prevent that. I'm so glad I tried making this because it's such a wonderful, different dessert. Next time, I would sweeten the cream, based on the feedback I received. Rosina, thank you for posting this!
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Zucchini Coconut Loaf

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2008
I made this for the first time last night and it turned out beautifully, very moist and flavorful. I did omit the nuts and substituted applesauce for the oil. I would never have thought to add coconut to zucchini bread but it works! This is a keeper.
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Baked Chicken Nuggets

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2008
Great chicken recipe! I followed it exactly with the exception of placing the nuggets on a wire rack and spraying them with Pam before baking. They turned out moist with good flavor. My husband and 8 yr. old loved them. I served the chicken alongside Creamy Twice Baked Potatoes from this site and green beans, for a delicious meal. Glad to add this to my collection.
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Creamy Twice-Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2008
I served these alongside the Baked Chicken Nuggets from this site and they were very well received. With only 3 people in our family, I need ways to use up a 10 lb. bag of potatoes! This recipe fits the bill. It's not hard to make and the filling has a nice, creamy texture with great flavor. My husband especially loved them. We will be making these again! Thanks for the recipe.
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2008
Delicious and moist! I did make a few changes, although it's not entirely fair to rate recipes after having altered them drastically. I substituted applesauce for all of the oil (standard procedure for me-I never miss the oil), cut the sugar back by roughly 1/4 cup and omitted the nuts. I'll use this recipe anytime we want zucchini bread. Love that it makes 2 loaves-one to keep, one to share. Thanks!
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Seafood Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2008
This is refreshing and delicious, just how seafood salad should taste. It goes together quickly, with minimal effort and makes a great lunch or light supper. Perfect for those warm days when you don't want to fuss in the kitchen. Here in FL, that's more often than not!
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Glazed Dijon Carrots

Reviewed: May 22, 2008
Excellent taste, simple prep! Met my 8 yr. old's approval and went well with the Juicy Roasted Chicken from this site.
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Biscotti

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2008
Best biscotti I've made! I love anise so I followed the recipe exactly. I drizzled some with white chocolate and left the others plain. They're perfect! My daughter and I tucked them into "end of the year" gift bags with tea and cocoa packets for her teachers. Thanks Jandee, for this easy, foolproof recipe!
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Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2008
Outstanding side dish! I went a little nuts with the fresh basil but other than that, this dish has great flavor. I served it with a broiled grouper recipe from allrecipes and it was excellent. My husband and daughter enjoyed it and I will be making it again!
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Fluffy White Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2008
Absolutely perfect! I had a craving for Wacky Cake and was tired of my usual powdered sugar icing so I tried this instead. I wasn't sure if the cream of tartar in my cupboard was still good but it worked. As other reviewers have said, this recipe makes plenty of light, fluffy, glossy, easy to spread frosting with a nice marshmallow flavor. With an egg white frosting, the key is to have a clean bowl and beaters without a speck of yolk. I don't yet own a stand mixer so I spent several minutes on it with my hand mixer but the results were worth it. My 8 year old daughter helped with it too. Why bother with store bought icing when you can make your own so easily? I can see lots of variations with this basic recipe too, as others have mentioned, with different extracts and using food color to tint. Fun!
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Broiled Grouper Parmesan

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2008
Excellent recipe! Similar to a tilapia recipe I got from this site. Probably good with any mild white fish. My family enjoyed it.
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Raspberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2008
I have to agree with other reviewers that this salad is just fantastic! It's healthy and beautiful with a wonderful blend of flavors and textures, plus it was a good excuse to add a new vinegar to my collection. The only downside is that fresh raspberries are pricey here in FL, unless you hit a good sale during the summer.
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Mama Bear's Porridge

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2008
This is very good! I've eaten oatmeal all my life but never thought to add eggs to it. I wasn't sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. My husband and I both enjoyed it but I still can't get my 9 yr. old daughter to eat oatmeal, even when made into "Mama Bear's Porridge". I'll keep trying but for now, this one will be in my file for Papa Bear and me.
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Blueberry Flax Pancakes

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2008
Excellent recipe! I'd never cooked with flaxseed meal. My family loved the pancakes and my 9 yr. old went back for seconds. While they were cooking, she wasn't crazy about their appearance as they varied slightly from the norm but they passed the taste test with flying colors. Even my husband was saying we should add flaxseed meal to everything. Thanks Freckles, for submitting this healthy recipe that tastes good!
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Hearty Breakfast Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2008
This is an excellent recipe as is! I added mini chocolate chips to part of the batter for my chocoholic husband. Why buy prepackaged breakfast cookies when you can make them? Great recipe for adapting too and I can see trying with applesauce, flaxseed meal, wheat germ or dried cranberries for something different. Definitely a keeper in our house!
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Mini Salmon Loaf

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2009
I made this tonight for the first time. My husband, not a seafood person, went back for seconds. That speaks volumes! Since I needed to feed 3, I doubled the recipe using a couple of 6 oz. cans of boneless, skinless salmon. One egg was fine. The only thing I added was a light sprinkling of Old Bay Seasoning but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly and I made the dill sauce also. It turned out quite tasty! I served it with couscous and asparagus cuts for an easy, healthy meal. This is going to be a regular for us. Thanks for sharing!
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Perfect Berry Shortcakes

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2009
This review is based on a slightly modified version of the shortcakes only. I did not have butter or half-and-half on hand so I substituted equivalent amounts of Smart Balance tub spread and fat free milk. Even with these changes, the shortcakes lived up to their name. The dough was easy to handle and baked into attractive, generously sized cakes with wonderful texture and just enough sweetness. I added sweetened berries and Cool Whip to mine but if I'm feeling decadent one day, I may go with the full monty version as printed here. For now at least, the shortcake recipe is in my permanent file. Thank you, thank you!
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Easy Batter Fruit Cobbler

Reviewed: May 6, 2009
I have to agree with the other 200+ reviewers that this is a winner. I made mine with fresh blueberries and followed the recipe as written. It was ridiculously quick and easy to put together and baked while we ate dinner. I served it with vanilla frozen yogurt. The only change I made was to decrease the baking time. I'm sure it's just as yummy with other fruits as well. Another fantastic recipe from Pam Anderson!
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Nicoise-Style Tuna Salad With White Beans & Olives

Reviewed: May 19, 2009
Excellent salad! Easy to put together, healthy and perfect for lunch or a light supper. What more do you want? Great served with fresh green beans from the garden. Another winner from Pam Anderson!
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Chicken and Broccoli Braid

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2008
Why have I just now discovered this? It's easy to make, looks great, tastes wonderful. How can you go wrong? I had a rotisserie chicken and a couple of cans of crescent rolls on hand and this was a delicious way to use them! The only thing I did was use roasted red pepper and I left out the almonds. Yum! I want to make this for my in-laws when they come to visit.
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