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Chocolate Cherry Biscotti

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2004
Wow! Wow! WOW! I just finished making 14 dozen of these for holiday gifts. Now, I consider myself a good cook, but far from a good baker. This was easy and unbelievably tasty! Made a few mods: I hand mixed in the flour and chips/cherries, I didn't do the final 5 minute flip/bake, and I made 7 dozen of them with cranberries (dried) and pecans (chopped) instead of the chocolate/cherry mixture. Also, instead of using the white chocolate, I drizzled vanilla almond bark (half dyed red, half dyed green) over the cooled cookies. They're so pretty! Packaged in cellophane holiday gift bags (after wrapping cookies in waxed paper) and tied with a bow. Can't say it enough how much I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing! My gift recipients will thank you too!!
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A-Number-1 Banana Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2004
Very, VERY moist & tasty. Had to use up some ripe bananas, so I decided to try this. I think I ruined it when I put chocolate frosting on top (with some chopped pecans sprinkled over the frosting...no walnuts in the batter for me). I think this would have been much, much better with a sprinkle of powdered sugar over the top & skip out on the frosting. Will try again for sure! Thanks for sharing!
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Poor Man's Fried Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2004
Yummy! I changed this up a bit to make it a little more healthy. I used brown rice, added peas and diced carrots, and I used low sodium soy sauce. I sauteed the whites from the green onions with the peas and carrots while my rice was cooking. I then added the rice to the veggies with about 1/4 cup soy sauce. In a small skillet, I scrambled the 2 eggs and added to the rice with some ground ginger (I didn't have fresh) and the greens from the onions. Whole thing took about 10 mintues to make and it turned out pretty good. Brown rice made it a little too nutty, so next time I'll stick with white rice. Thanks for the recipe!
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Southwestern Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2004
Really great the first day; not too good the second day (reason for only 4 stars). I sub'd whole wheat pasta and grape tomatoes since that's what I had on hand. I didn't refrigerate it the first day; just ran the pasta under cold water, drained, tossed, and served. Very tasty! But, by day two, it lost all the spice and was pretty bland. However, this was a nice, summery salad. Thanks for the recipe!
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Cheese Ravioli with Fresh Tomato and Artichoke Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2004
I LOVED IT! So fresh tasting! I used halved grape tomatoes in place of the romas because I had them on hand and I only used 1 pkg of raviolis (dinner was just for me). I recommend chopping (I used kitchen sissors) the artichokes up so they go a little further and cooking the "sauce" (it's more of a topping) a little longer than called for to cook the garlic up a little so it isn't so over-powering. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Thanks for the recipe!
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Corned Beef and Cabbage I

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2004
Yum, yum, yum! I'm sure I screwed this up, as it was my first time making CB&C. I started it in the CrockPot because I had to leave, then transferred it to a stockpot when I got back, then back to the CrockPot (with 20+ whole baby carrots, 2 sliced large brown potatoes, and 1 sliced yellow onion). I used some beef bouillon cubes, some pepper corns, dash of salt, and about 6 whole garlic cloves for simmering the beef (I didn't get a seasoning packet with my meat). I think for my 3.5 lb cut of meat, I cooked it for a total of 4 hours (with veggies done to crisp-tender). Left some of the juice in the stockpot to cook up the cabbage, as I couldn't get it all to fit in the CrockPot. Served hot with some fresh French bread. Wowzers, this CB&C was dreamy! Thanks for the recipe and thanks to all the great comments, reviewers!
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Amaretto Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2004
I'm confused, is the glaze supposed to go on the bottom of the bundt cake?! Well, I removed the cake from the pan immediately after it came out of the oven (make sure you greased & floured your pan well!) and then drizzled the "top" with the glaze. I heated the glaze in a saucepan until just boiling, then poured slowly over the cake (after I poked a bunch of holes). I then sprinkled it with slivered almonds as other reviewers suggested. Pretty cake, very sugary glaze, but tasty. Confusing directions, but good recipe idea. Thanks!
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Marrakesh Vegetable Curry

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2004
FIFTY STARS!! After my arm fell off from chopping, I doubled the spices (WOWZERS it was spicy!!!), and served over brown rice with Indian Flatbread (from a local restaurant). Next time, I'll double or triple the raisins (I used plump golden raisins), as they were the calm of the storm in my mouth! This curry dish was unbelievable! Thanks so much for sharing!
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Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2004
NEVER, EVER WILL I STIR AGAIN!! This recipe was oh-so-easy! Never again will I use the stove-top recipe I have & stir by hand for hours! This was sooo easy! My only tip, use a glass bowl (easier clean up), use cooking spray and douse your cookie sheet, and use a heat resistant spatula to scoop out (I grabbed the wrong spat & melted it in two!). Thanks for the recipe!
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Restaurant-Style Potato Skins

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2004
Yummers! Another Superbowl hit! In an attempt to make this a tad healthier, I made a few mods: I nuked the taters until soft, skipped the deep-frying, sprinkled the inside of the "boats" with seasoned salt, topped generously with lowfat cheese, omitted the bacon (I'm a veg), and broiled until the cheese was brown. Served with a generous topping of chopped green onions and ff sour cream. Awesome; will definitely make again! Great recipe, thanks!
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Hot Mexican Spinach Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2004
AWESOME! This recipe really made our Superbowl fiesta! I made a few mods: I used 1 jar HOT salsa, 1.5 blocks ff cream cheese, 8 oz block pepper jack cheese (shredded), 1 can artichoke hearts (rinsed & chopped), no olives, no vinegar, and only a splash of evap milk. I used my mixer to whip this up & then put it in the casserole dish. I topped with about 1/4 cup fiesta-blend cheese & baked for about 20 minutes (nice & bubbly). I served it with lowfat blue corn tortilla chips. Great recipe, thanks!
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Buffalo Chicken Wings I

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2004
Wow! Simple and tasty! My tips for a spicy, spciy wing sauce...simmer in sauce pan while oil is heating: 1/4 cup lite margarine, 1/3 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce, 1 tbsp Tabasco, 1.5 tsp garlic powder, 1.5 tsp cayenne pepper, and 1 tsp black pepper. I deep-fried the wings (I used a dozen) for about 12 minutes (nice and crispy), then tossed in sauce. Yum, yum, yum. Thanks for the recipe! No more store-bought sauces at our house!
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Chocolate Pecan Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2004
Made this for T-Day 03...Good Lord this was chocolately!! I used only 3/4 cup of chocolate chips & it was STILL too chocolately! My husband, however, ate it up like it was his last meal ever! My tips: use less chocolate chips when mixing, bake for 30 minutes & cover with a foil tent (stick a toothpick in the center & layer foil over it like a tent....otherwise, the foil will stick to the pecans), then finish baking so you have a pretty golden pie. Thanks for sharing the recipe; will definitely make this again!
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Aunt Fannie's Dinner

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2003
I rarely, rarely make casseroles such as this...but I decided to try this one. This tasted like a Hamburger Helper dish to me. There were no dominant flavors, just a big plate of glop. I even spiced it up with green chiles, chili powder, etc. and it still did nothing for me. Guess I need that something to wow me. Won't make this again, which is too bad, since it was really easy to prepare.
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Kitty Litter Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2003
I "serve" this cake up every year for our Halloween Party, and will be doing so again this year! Props totally make the cake! I really go for the gross-out effect and roll some of the pooh in the cookie crumbles. Not the tastiest cake, but the effect is what does it. Got a great photo last year of my cat peeking into the pan (while everyone ran to keep her out!)! Thanks Dee for always making my Halloween Party a hit!
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Award Winning Peaches and Cream Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2003
This was just o.k. I followed advice from others and baked the "crust" for 10 minutes prior to adding the filling. I was hoping for a cheesecakey-peach-pie flavor and did not get that at all. Instead, it actually kinda tasted like peach pudding or peach mush when it was all done. I think fresh peaches would make the recipe better or less sugar if using canned.
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Taco Pies

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2003
Ehhh. Didn't do much for me. I love tacos and taco salads...but this was kinda blah. As usual, I spiced it up big time (cumin, cilantro, chili powder, onions, garlic, etc.)...I guess what was really missing was the "crunch" that you get from taco chips/shells. The crust made the whole thing a little too mushy for my liking. Next time, I'll stick to the traditional tacos! Very creative recipe tho!
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Chocolate Pudding Fudge Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2003
OH MY GAWD! This has got to be the BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE EVER! I can't believe how great this turned out...holy moly! Only some slight mods: I used fat free sour cream & ff milk, I used chocolate fudge pudding mix, & I baked for 60 minutes. Try this, you will not be disappointed! Thanks a million for the recipe! Yum yum!
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Chocolate Cheesecake I

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2003
Oooh-la-la! Followed the recipe to a T (sort of), except I used chocolate grahams for the crust. I also didn't exactly pour the melted chocolate (which I did in the microwave in 20 second intervals) in "slowly"....I just sort of dumped it all in at once and then turned the mixer on (hot chocolate, cold cheese mixture). It ended up with a "speckled" look (which was rather exotic if you ask me)! Tasted great with slightly sugared strawberry slices on top. Yum, yum, yummy! Thanks for the recipe!
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