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Sweet Potato and Pineapple Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2005
This recipe had the ingredients that I was looking for, but I used fresh sweet potatoes/yams in place of canned. I thought that 1 T. was way too much cinnamon for the recipe, it turned the mixture a brownish color rather than keeping the orange color of the yams. I would definitely make this one again, but cut way back on cinnamon to 1 1/2 teaspoons. Other than that, the recipe was easy and tasty!
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Shrimp Toast

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2001
This is an excellent recipe for shrimp toast! Just like the kind that I got as a kid.. I would suggest using the white cream bread that is really square if you can find it at asian markets. It is a little more dense than regular white bread. Also, I fried them upside down so the shrimp would cook. I had no problem of the paste coming off.. My friend's kids devoured them! I wouldn't suggest having the kids make them though because of frying the oil, but they will love them. Adding this to the review... use soy sauce/Chinese-Colman's mustard mixture for dipping sauce, or chili sauce/soy sauce mixture for dipping. Delicious!
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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Reviewed: May 10, 2005
I thought that 7 C. of water seemed a bit much. I think it must be a typo! I used only 2 c. of water, and upped the amount of red wine to 1c. also added salt. It might be that it's hard to find crushed tomatoes in PASTE and everyone is using crushed tomatoes in JUICE, the way that you find it in the stores. But I also added Parmesan cheese and meat. Came out okay. Just your basic tomato sauce. I'll keep looking- the one i'm looking for is thick and rich, not too chunky with a rich wine flavor.
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Curry Kabobs

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2011
This was an absolute easy and delicious marinade on the fly for me! I let the meat marinade for a couple of hours and then skewered the meat. YUM! The sauce was a bit thick, so there was no need to discard the marinade, and I used chicken thigh meat. My guests commented how moist and tasty the meat was, and they weren't curry fans! I did double the curry as others mentioned, so I used 1 t. curry, and kept the other ingredients the same. Did 1/2 of the kabobs in the broiler and the other 1/2 on the charcoal grill. Both were excellent!
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Baklava

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2009
Really yummy, and I got alot of people at the office asking me for the recipe! My boss wanted Middle Eastern food for a meeting- Got the food, but the place that I got it from doesn't have good baklava, so I made it myself. The ONLY thing I would change on the recipe is that I didn't need to cut the sheets b/c they fit the size of the cookie sheets. I think it just depends on the brand you get. I measured the standard ones at the store, and they are alot shorter on both ends, so the directions that NEONWILLIE gave is probably correct. I layered at least 8 sheets on the bottom, 2 first, butter, 2 more, butter, etc. Then 1/3 of the nuts, 2 more sheets, butter, 2 more sheets, 1/3 of the nuts, etc. Using onlly 2-3 T. of nuts, you would end up w/ too many nuts at the end. Also, I doubled up the syrup, because I like mine sticky- and that is proportionate to what was called for on the recipe on the box. On the phyllo dough box recipe, they added in 1/8 t. cloves- I did a sprinkle so I wouldn't deviate too far from this recipe, and it came out really good. (Boss was happy!)
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Chicken Marsala

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2012
Yum! I am usually pretty picky and give 5 stars on only a few recipes, but this one got 5 for being so tasty, easy and quick! I only added a sliced onion to the mushrooms since I had so many on hand. I wouldn't change a thing to the recipe, ingredient-wise. My husband loved it too-- I made it with chicken tenderloins from Costco, so the pieces were a bit smaller and I didn't pound them. I liked that the thickening comes from the flour on the chicken vs. making a roux and then adding the sherry/marsala then adding the chicken. Definitely a keeper!
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German Red Cabbage

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2011
So yummy and easy to make! I didn't have cheesecloth, so I just put the spices directly in the pot. My 9 year old daughter loved it! This recipe can probably be made without the thickener (cornstarch/water) at the end, it got a bit thick, but it all depends on how you like your cabbage. This tastes just like a German deli's salad that is near our house. Oh, and my German hubby says that this is just like his grandmother's.
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Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2011
Easy recipe-- I used kosher salt vs. table salt, and my daughter who normally doesn't like asparagus at least ate one and said it was good!
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Lemon Sauce for Salmon Patties

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2010
I made this recipe to go with my salmon patties, i'm happy that it was just a little something to top them! This is really quick and easy to make- the only thing is that I thought the color was a bit funky, a little see through and a little opaque at the same time. I could see using this as a base and adding more flavor to it: Dill, parsley or something to liven it up a bit. I did like it though, thank you for sharing!
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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2010
2 stars because it was easy, but this dip has no flavor at all. I don't think that anyone ate it- I ended up dumping all of it. I think that there were too many artichokes in it, not enough mayo. Maybe it would work by doubling the mayonnaise and adding a bunch of seasonings, but for me, it was really missing something.
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Haystacks II

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2009
My daughter and I made these little candies/cookies. I thought they were easy to make, a you might have to clump them tightly together so they don't crumble apart after they are cooled. I did change the recipe a bit, so that there was the chocolate/butterscotch to hold them together. I used only 12 oz. of chow mein noodles and didn't use peanuts, but I did only use the 12 oz. bags of chocolate & butterscotch chips, so that might have been the difference with the moisture for the recipe
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Fugi Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2006
Salad is great, taste was good too- I just thought that the butter to toast the nuts/seeds in was too much, or even unnecessary, since there is oil in the almonds and seeds as it is. You can just toast them on med-high heat till the almonds "pop" or crackle. I also used 1/2 nappa cabbage, 1/2 regular cabbage. My husband is still eating the leftovers, and thought it was pretty good too.
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Spinach Roll-Ups

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2005
This recipe is really easy and fast, easy to transport too! I used finely chopped green onions in place of reg. white onions though. Everyone loved them and wants the recipe. I would also mention to just spread the mixture to about 1/2" of the finished edge of the tortilla, as it will spread out as its rolled up.
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It's Chili by George!!

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2011
Great basic recipe with items you can find in your pantry. I thought that the chili was better the next day, after the flavor melded in and it thickened up a bit. The only addition I would suggest is to thicken up the chili with a flour/water mixture and simmer in at the end. The flavors were really good!
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Smoked Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2011
This recipe is really easy to follow, with alot of ingredients that are on hand. I used the carcass of my smoked turkey from Thanksgiving- flavor was really good! The only thing is that I was hoping with the amount of half and half, that the soup would be a bit creamier/thicker, maybe more like a chowder. I used a flour/water thickener, which was okay, but found that after cooling in the fridge, the soup turned too thick, into a gel. Upon heating on the stove, the soup thinned out back to where it was. I will be posting a photo soon as well. If you want a thick soup, this is not it, but it's a thin creamy/brothy soup with alot of flavor!
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2010
Pretty much the best lasagne recipe i've tried! This has alot of ingredients, but really, is pretty simple to make. Just make sure you have all your ingredients ready (mis en place) and you're good to go. I did everything exactly as the recipe goes, and it literally flew out of the pan! The layering was a bit tricky- I used the 9x13" pan, but had 3 remaining noodles and alot of sauce so I just did an extra layer without the ricotta mixture. This didn't really need my 2 cents, as it's already rated by alot of people, but I thought i'd share, thank you so much for this keeper recipe! :)
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Banana Cake VI

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2012
After seeing all the reviews, had to make and chime in. I made the recipe with no changes, so it's fair. It's moist, easy to make, and tasty. BUT I think that it's a little on the heavy side, like a bread. The frosting was good, the cream cheese taste was a bit strong for the banana cake, so I added in more powdered sugar to the remainder of the frosting. As far as the cake, i'd probably keep the recipe, but still am searching for one that is a bit less dense. I didn't think it was too sweet as some had mentioned. I'm not sure if sticking it in the freezer does anything for the cake if you are going to eat it within a couple of days or that day anyways. All it does is bring your freezer temp down and defrosts some items. It didn't cool the entire cake either. I did have to bake mine for 1 hour and 25 minutes at 275 degrees. I don't live in high altitude, and I do have an oven thermometer.
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2012
So many ratings, so i'll keep it short. The only reason why I gave this 4 and not 5 was because to me, it needed more cinnamon goo center! After baking, the inside carmelized up a bit and with Cinnabons, they don't harden up. If there was a way that they could keep soft after a day, that would be great! Flavor of the inside was perfect and this recipe is so easy. I had wanted to make cinnamon rolls for awhile, but was concerned about how difficult they were, with this recipe, it was simple!
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Easy Broccoli Quiche

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2011
I'm rating this based on the actual recipe, with only one change-- adding 1t. of flour to the milk mixture. The flour helped to bind it a bit-- i'm thinking it's more of a 3 1/2-4 stars. Needed some extra seasonings after it was cooked, but everyone in my house liked it, and it was good. I didn't have a problem with the mixture not fitting into the pie crust, however, i did fill it to the top, and it didn't overflow. It was to the TOP. Baked for the recommended time and it came out great. There was a bit of liquid at the bottom of the piepan when I cut it though, and I even thought I cooked the broccoli and onions well-- The bottom crust either didn't cook right or it was just too thin (Pillsbury deep dish)- but It was hard for me to find my crust! Other than that-- my husband who "Isn't into quiche" at two pieces and my daughter ate 3 pieces over two days as well. I'll probably make it again.
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Popovers

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2009
So easy to make, and so yummy! I always thought that you needed fat drippings to make a good popover, but with this recipe, it makes a great batter for an easy addition to a meal. Make sure you give yourself ample time for the baking. I doubled the recipe since I needed more than 6, but found out that this recipe is probably for a larger pan- I have a cupcake sized popover pan, and doubling made about 18 popovers. They all went though, everyone loved them and asked for more!
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