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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2002
I've tried many of the carrot cake recipes on this site (including ones that are overrated) and this one is the best one. It is perfect. For a whole week, i tried many of the cakes and out of them all, my co workers, family and friends loved this the best, I have to agree with them, it's that good. I left the frosting out, it's fine plain.
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Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2003
Wow! This is amazing. A lot of people complimented on how amazing the gravy was, but I thought the chicken took the prize. I substituted garlic salt for garlic powder and added onion salt and I doubled the spices. I felt 3 cups of oil was way too much, so I used 1 1/2 cups and it was fine; I just flipped the chicken pieces as it was cooking. I also doubled the gravy and served it over mashed potatoes. It was to die for.
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Beef Stew IV

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2003
The best beef stew we've ever had! I've made many stews, so I know what we like and dislike in it. I omitted the worchestire sauce because it just overpowers the other flavors and we really don't care for it. I used 1/2 water & 1/2 beef broth. I also seasoned the meat/flour with blk pepper, seasoning salt, garlic powder, paprika, and onion powder then saved the leftover flour to thicken the stew with. After browning the meat, I added enough water and scraped up the bits on the bottom of the pan for added flavor, then added all the broth & water, onions and celery. For added flavor, I added thyme, rosemary, extra bay leaf and extra seasonings. I suggest when you cut up the beef, potatoes and carrots, try to make them all the same sizes and not so big. At the last hr, added the veggies, corn & peas and last minute, added the leftover seasoned flour (which was mixed w/h20 so it doesn't get lumpy when added to the hot stew). Served this with french bread and everyone loved it! This will now be our staple beef stew. Thanks
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Key West Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2003
Wonderful! I read past reviews, added the juice of one lime and doubled the honey. I didn't marinade it whatsoever (since this was a spur of the moment dinner). What I did was used wings and legs, seasoned it with pepper, then placed it in a shallow baking dish, poured the marinade over them and baked them in the oven for about 45 mins (turning them every so often). Served these with a medley of veggies and rice (which I ladled the marinade over). Everyone loved it!
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Sushi Roll

Reviewed: May 28, 2003
My sister had to present a project for her japanese class, so she chose to make these sushi rolls for them. Boy were they a hit, she made everyone one and made extras just in case. They were all gone and people were asking for more. Tastes just as good as any restaurants. I had a problem trying to find "short-grain" rice, and then I figured out it was "calrose" rice. That's the rice they use. Don't be fooled by the brands that say "japenese rice" that sell for 3x as much as calrose rice. They're both the same. Anyway, thanks, will be making again.
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Honey Cornbread

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2003
This IS the BEST cornbread on the site. I will look no further! I followed the recipe to the t, made no changes and it is perfect ('cept I had to cook it longer, but that's nothing). Everyone said this is the best cornbread I've made from scratch yet (and I've made over 5 already from this site with 5 stars and 200+ ratings). Thank you Tim! P.S. I don't get reviews that only give 4 stars when they themselves say it's, "the best". Beats me.
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Candied Garlic Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2003
This is definitely TOO sweet! I was so sure of this recipe, I mean, it has almost identical ingredients to dozens of other recipes I've tried, however, upon looking back at the ingredients, I noticed it was missing one key ingredient other similar recipes had: vinegar. I think that is why this was too sweet, it was missing vinegar and hence, a 4 star rating instead of a 5. I think because this recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of honey, maybe 1/4-1/2 cup of vinegar should be right? Anyhow, I added freshly grated ginger to the sauce to give it more of an asian flare. The good thing about this sauce is that it did carmelized nicely on the wings.
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Ham and Cheese Quiche

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2003
This was so easy and tasted fabulous! The only thing I did differently was use up 4 slices of swiss cheese(two on the bottom layer and two in the egg mixture)and used sandwich ham meat, cut up which I combined with the egg mixture as well. The pie crust didn't really cook thoroughly, I'm not sure if it's because I didn't cook it long enough (45 mins), but it turned soggy, so we just ate the filling. I think next time, we'll prebake the pie crust and then fill it. Another thing I'd do differently is instead of layer the swiss on the bottom, I'll just combine it all with the eggs and then use about 1/4 cup of the egg on the bottom layer and then add ham to the egg mixture and top it off with that. Other than that, it's perfect.
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Microwave Corn on the Cob

Reviewed: May 22, 2003
This couldn't have been any easier, not to mention great tasting! After nuking it in the microwave, I removed the paper towels, buttered the corn and then nuked it in the microwave for a minute longer. PERFECT!
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Awesome Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2002
This cake was too moist, almost as if it was soaking wet. I think the pineapple ruined it, made it taste funky. Also, there is just WAY TOO MUCH oil. Carrot Cake III on this site is much better and it doesn't need to be TWEAKED like this recipe to recieve a 5 by so many people...Won't make again. Z-
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Chicken Flautas

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2003
These are wonderful and taste much better than the store bought ones, although it did take quite some prep time. I added in chopped green onions, garlic/onion powder, blk pepper and diced jalepenos (for a kick), left out the white cheese since I didn't have any on hand. Served these with hot sauce, they were gone in minutes!
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Anniversary Chicken I

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2002
This is by far the best chicken recipe I've tried on this site. I didn't have some of the items, so I did a few substitutions and it turned out wonderful. This is what I did: I used real bacon and cooked it, saved the drippings and sauted the chicken in them. I didn't have any ranch dressing, but I had ranch seasoning packet, so I combined whatever left I had of sour cream and plain yogurt with the ranch to make the dressing. I also didn't have teriyaki sauce, but instead a marinating sauce, which isn't really "sauce", so I thickened the marinating sauce with corn starch and it was fine. Other than that, I followed the recipe to the T and it came out perfect! I only made two chicken breast and my sister who doesn't like cheese loved it. Too bad I didn't make her any =/. Oh, and I do agree that it is a bit salty (wasn't too bad for us), so you might want to use low sodium ingredients.
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Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2003
OMG,these are so awesome! I just served them for dinner and there's absolutely no leftovers. Everyone went for seconds and kept on raving about how great it was. I did however tweaked the recipe to our liking. I didn't use chicken broth, flour, sugar, basil or milk. I used two cans of cream of chicken soup, added 1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary and 1 tablespoon of cilantro. I also didn't make my own biscuits, just used the canned stuff. I did however overcooked it a bit. I suggest not to follow the cooking time in the oven and watch it carefully (my mistake, but it turned out great still). Now that there's no leftovers, I need to make something else for the others who aren't home...=/
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Easy and Fast Cajun Chicken Caesar Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2004
This was fantastic! I work at a restaurant and they serve premarinated chicken breast for their c-salad and I always wanted to duplicate it, lets just say, this recipe is up to par or better. I followed the recipe as is, except I also added onion salt and blk pepper. I've actually made chicken like this before, but for some reason, this tasted much better (maybe it's because I cooked it over my new cast iron skillet). Anyhow, I just used the chicken, didn't follow the salad part, I like my own (romaine, carrots, red onions, feta, croutons, pepperocinis, tomatoes and cumcumber). I made a lot of the chicken, diced them up and froze them, so whenever I feel like a salad, it's ready to go in no time. Thanks for this keeper!
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Breakfast Burritos

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2003
This was alright, although, it could've been better if you tweaked it a bit. To make less dishes, I cooked this all on one skillet. First the bacon, removed it, added the eggs to the same skillet and when the eggs were cooked, crumbled the bacon in the skillet and added the beans and 1/2 the cheddar. I felt it needed more oomph, so I added some hotsauce to the mixture and heated it through. Spooned the mixture into each shell, wrapped it up, added the rest of the cheese to the shell to seal the ends tight, then cooked it over the skillet for a nice and crunchy burrito.
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Jumbo Shrimp and Asparagus

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2003
WOWWIE! I've made this twice in the last two days and I'm still not sick of it! I made this into a main course meal by adding linguine noodles. What I did was boil the noodles and spears together, then I threw in all the ingredients in a skillet (minus the water since it dilutes the flavor). I also doubled the garlic, used low sodium soysauce and added red pepper flakes for a kick. Let it simmer for about 5-10 mins and you got yourself an asian inspired meal!
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Bob's Awesome Lasagna

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2003
This was really good and super easy. However, I would recommend that you add more sauce because I ran out and had to open another jar and used about 1/2 of it. Also, don't grease the pan, just add a thin layer of the meat sauce and it won't stick. I substituted 1.5 bls of ground turkey for the beef and fresh garlic for the garlic salt. This was my first time making lasagna, so I was a little lost as to what to do for the top layer since the directions were vague. For the last layer, it's noodle, sauce, then mozzarella cheese. And at the last 10 mins, I sprinkled on parmasan and it was good. Thanks for sharing.
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Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2003
Mmmm! A bit more tart than "Best Lemonade Ever" (which was pretty sweet), but I thought it was perfect as is.
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Nutty Bunuelos

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2010
I used all purpose flour and it turned out wonderfully. You can also sprinkle cinnamon and sugar for another delicious option.
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Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Basil

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2003
I thought these were good, but not THAT great, however, my family loved and raved about how wonderful it was, I had to make it again the next night! I also used only one can of tomato and it yielded more than enough sauce and substituted chicken broth for the wine. Thanks for sharing.
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