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Blueberry Cream Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2011
These should be called Blandberry Muffins. Really dissapointed..no flavor! Glad I only made half the recipe.
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Banana Pudding III

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2011
This is the only way I make banana pudding...with REAL WHIPPING CREAM! It has the perfect amount of sweetness. The only thing I change is not to use lemon juice. You can briefly soak the banana slices in Sprite or 7-Up and it will keep them from turning brown, works as well if not better than lemon without giving any strong acidic flavor.
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Ultimate Maple Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2011
I really wanted to like these...they sounded amazing. However I could not taste the maple AT ALL!! I used 6tbsp real maple syrup and the maple sugar combo, reduced the cinnamon hoping the maple would shine through...and couldn't taste maple. Really bummed. Otherwise the texture was good, I used the authors modified version of the recipe that she later posted. One other thing...real snickerdoodles have cream of tartar and it is missing from this recipe. These ended up being kind of bland for me. I might try again using maple extract.
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Banana Cupcakes

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2011
Very good cupcakes! I substituted butter for the shortening, otherwise made it according to recipe. I haven't decided to frost them yet, they are good plain. I just ate one warm from the oven and it was light and moist. Even though it's a cupcake, it still is similar in flavor to banana bread so hard to tell the difference other than it does seem lighter and fluffier. Still, a nice change! Thanks for the recipe!
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Healthier Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2011
This recipe is a good starting point, but like others, I felt it needed to be jazzed up after reading comments about it being too bland or watery. I subbed chicken stock for the water (so 2 cans in total), and a can of Rotel tomatoes for the whole tomatoes. I also added 1/2 cup of uncooked rice, a can of rinsed black beans, and in place of cubanelles, used a small can of diced jalapenos. I put in 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts and shredded them easily 4 hours later. It was VERY flavorful and spicy! We topped it with grated cheddar, greek yogurt, and tortilla chips. My family came back for seconds and said it was better than the tortilla soup at Panera. I will definitely make this again!
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Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2011
This was very good with the tweaking the majority of people recommend. I also doubled the garlic and spices, added 1 tsp cumin, another 14oz can of tomatoes and 2 cups of chicken stock. I only had green french lentils on hand and would advise NOT to use them as they stay firm and never soften in soup like the brown or red lentils would-they are best for salads I think. However, the flavor was great and I'll try again with different lentils!
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Classic Cinnamon Rolls

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2010
I halved the recipe because I only need a dozen rolls, and even so I managed to get 14 nice sized rolls. The dough really is wonderful, light, melts in your mouth like everyone says. For the filling, I also used brown sugar and probably 2 tbsp of cinnamon, plus I added raisins and pecans. I also added cream cheese to the frosting. These looked at tasted professional if I do say so myself! This is going to be my go to recipe for cinnamon rolls! Next time I will probably make double the frosting (or not half what is listed) because we like our rolls gooey and smothered in it...they were a little dry with the halved recipe.
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Pumpkin Butter I

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2010
I just made this and followed the advice of other reviewers by going with 1 cup apple cider, 1 cup light brown sugar, and 1 tsp ginger. The consistency is nice, sweetness good, but I am finding that the cinnamon flavor is overpowering and almost bitter. I don't know if the flavors will mellow as it cools but tasting it right after cooking while still warm, this is my initial impression. I would prefer to taste more pumpkin with hints of spices...next time I will also use half the cinnamon.
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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2010
this is as awesome as everyone says it is! I made it for a party and everyone raved, soooo goood!
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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2010
These were fantastic.....about as good as comfort food gets! I doubled the recipe for a dinner party, also increased the sauce by another half and used half sharp and half medium cheddar. They were gone in a flash.
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
I made these with the recommended adjustments by Baby-Bow-Lady (less flour, more sugar, 1/4c cocoa). I baked them for about 16 minutes. They were very moist, however the added sugar did make them stick to the paper wrapper. I tried to eat on when it was still a little warm an it fell all apart. I was worried they'd all be a mess, but after a few hours they did pull away from the paper more easily. I recieved many compliments, the frosting was great! Next time I'll try the original version for comparison. The key seems to be not overbaking. Definitely best eaten the day they are made, second day they dried out alot.
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Teriyaki Flank Steak

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2010
This was awesome, I think the red wine really makes it. I pounded my steak so it was even, then poked holes in it wih a fork for better absorbtion. Marinated it 8 hours then grilled each side 5 minutes. Perfect and pink! I reduced the sauce an served it on the side, also served with rice and grilled veggies. Everyone loved it..my go to summer steak recipe now! Thanks
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Key Lime Pie VII

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2010
Outstanding! And I am a conservative reviewer! This recipe was exactly what I was hoping for, ultra creamy, just right with the lime flavor (not overpowering like some I've tried). All my guests said it should be entered in a contest it was so good! Thanks for the recipe!
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Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce

Reviewed: May 16, 2010
Good falafels, but I will add more garlic next time. Also, the sauce needed some help as it was a little bland so I added fresh lemon zest and lemon juice as well as some chopped parsley. Next time I will also add tahini to the sauce to make it more authentic.
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: May 12, 2010
These were ok but not worthy of all the hype in my opinion. I followed the recipe to the letter and they came out fine. I thought they were a little on the oily tasting side. I'll be sticking to my regular blueberry muffin recipe.
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Angela's Awesome Enchiladas

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
Very good, though like others said, not that authentic. I made half with corn tortillas and half with flour...the verdict was corn are better. Also used greek yorgurt in place of sour cream and added chopped jalepenos.
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Braised Balsamic Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2010
As other reviewers mentioned, I added a few things to this recipe. First, I only used 3 chicken breats and cut them into chunks. I browned them first then added the onions until carmelized, then added sliced fresh buttom mushrooms until they were brown, then a large clove of minced garlic. At that point, I added the tomatoes, balsamic (excellent quality, thick and sweet), a little chicken stock, the herbs, and a can of baby artichoke hearts. I let it simmer covered for about 20 minutes then served over angel hair pasta and topped it with fresh grated parmessan. You'd think it would be amazing but to me and my husband something seemed like it was missing and it wasn't out of the ballpark like I thought it would be. The next day, leftovers were a little better but overall it's probably not a dish I'll make again.
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Gooey Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2010
I really don't get why these are so popular...they taste like cake mix with cream cheese and it's just wierd tasting to me.
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Peanut Butter Bars I

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2010
Not bad...still taste a little too graham crackery for me. I will add more peanut butter next time. These were well recieved by others.
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Beer Batter for Fish

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2010
This batter was just ok for me...definitely needs tweaking. It was too thick so I added more beer. The flavor was a bit flat, and even after browning well, the crust was too soft and lacked crunch.
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