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Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2012
Doubling this recipe was a gooooood idea! These came together SO fast when I wanted to make a scratch brownie recipe and I didn't have enough butter to do it (...I rarely run out of butter, so of course I'd get a brownie craving...) but this recipe is great! The top wasn't very pretty--it doesn't have the glossy sheen you can get from other brownies, but they make up for it in taste! I used a peanut butter frosting recipe from here (from the brownies with peanut butter frosting recipe) and added some chopped butterfinger, neither of which were necessary except I wanted to jazz them up for work. They didn't cut particularly cleanly, but who cares... they are fudgy and yummy!
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Grilled Salmon I

Reviewed: May 24, 2012
SUPER simple and REALLY great flavor! I let it hang in the marinade for about an hour then grilled it. Of course, watch the grilling time because each piece of fish will be a different thickness, so it will take more/less time (mine took less). Perfect main dish for our dinner! The flavors were all great together--I wouldn't change a thing! This is a keeper!
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Queso Blanco (Mexican White Cheese)

Reviewed: May 15, 2012
We love this! It's very close to some of our favorite queso blanco at Mexican restaurants in the area. I'm so happy I can make it from home now! I'd suggest at least quadrupling the batch :)
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Cinnamon Cranraisin Bread

Reviewed: May 12, 2012
Awesome, awesome good. Loved all the flavors; pillowy soft, delicious! I don't have a bread machine...which worked swell in my favor: instead of just mixing in the craisins, I took the opportunity to create a beautiful swirl by rolling the dough out after the first rise, then sprinkling with brown sugar, cinnamon, and craisins...rolled up and sealed. Since I doubled the recipe, I did the swirl to the 2nd loaf but left out the craisins and added some butter with the sugar and cinnamon... InSaNe good. They baked perfectly in 35 minutes. I DO have to clean my oven now, as the swirl oozed a bit and made a mess, but it was worth it :)
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Fresh Tomato Shrimp Pasta

Reviewed: May 12, 2012
Overall, we enjoyed this dish. Simple, clean flavors... and I loved that it was quick to prepare with things I usually have on hand.
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Cheese Biscuits

Reviewed: May 12, 2012
In the words of Ina "how easy is that?!" SO easy and quite tasty! I used a smoked gouda and mozzarella (sounds weird I know) but it was awesome, so I don't care! My boyfriend got a kick out of the crescent roll shape--so much more fun than the typical round biscuit. :) We have a winner!
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Broccoli with Roasted Red Peppers

Reviewed: May 8, 2012
Rather than bothering with the steam basket (already had two burners going), I used the microwave to steam the broccoli in about 2.5 min. Once the red pepper mixture was ready, I added the broccoli and let it cook a little longer (I liked the charred parts). It seemed a tad boring, so I put some shredded cheese on top...which melted nicely and added more flavor. I will say it was a beautiful dish!
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Roasted Tomato Salsa I

Reviewed: May 7, 2012
A great starting place - the time for broiling was quite a bit off for me, but not a big deal, I just made sure each veg was nicely charred before taking them out. A quick churn in the food processor made quick, easy work vs. all the chopping required with fresh salsa! I threw in a chipotle in adobo for some heat and extra smokey flavor. Use your judgement on the salt, pepper, cumin, and lime juice... yours may need more or less than the recipe calls for.
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Cinnamon Croutons

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2012
I continue to love these... and I'm not sure why I haven't reviewed them until now! They are so easy and so delicious! PERFECT for my spinach salad with strawberries, craisins, goat cheese, and berry poppyseed salad dressing!!
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Pineapple Fried Rice II

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2012
I loosely followed the recipe, when it came to measurements. I used shredded chicken instead of ham, since it's what I had. Overall, decent... but lacked SoMeThInG. I kept wanting to add something but wasn't sure what... guess that means I'll just search for a different recipe! It certainly worked fine for a really quick late-evening dinner.
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Taco Turkey Wraps

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2012
Why reserve this for a party when it makes a perfectly decent and QUICK lunch option? :) This was great to eat before running some Saturday errands... I added some finely diced red onion, tomato, and shredded lettuce since we had it around to use up. I'm sure this would be a hit at parties, showers, etc. too!
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Stir-Fried Shrimp with Snow Peas and Ginger

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2012
Pretty darn bland. And I'm not sure doubling the sauce would've done anything for this dish. Sesame oil didn't even bring the flavor. I was surprised. I had a mix of veggies from the produce section that had snow peas, broccoli, carrot shreds...I even added more carrots and some onion to get the right amount of veggies... The fact I love veggies was pretty much the only saving grace.
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Easy Key Lime Pie I

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2012
Tart and tasty... great pie for the sunny spring day we have today! I chose to make my own graham cracker crust --which I parbaked--and threw in the zest of my limes (approx 1T). I was reading other recipes and decided to use just 4 yolks and was happy with the results. Topped with some freshly whipped cream to even out the tart, puckery flavor, this pie was perfect!
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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2012
Now that I've come online to review this recipe I made over the weekend, I realized I never topped with cheese and broiled! We simply enjoyed this on slices of fresh baguette... when hunger strikes, I forget to finish a recipe when it's "Good enough" as it is :) In fact, I'm not sure if I would've liked it as much with the cheese. We had really good, fresh ingredients (namely, the tomatoes, basil, and bread) to make this and loved every bite.
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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2012
This recipe is ALL over the blogging world... and now I know why! I typically make my cakes from scratch, but found that doesn't always yield the perfect results when I need to make the cake in the Pampered Chef Batter Bowl for barbie cakes. So, I broke down and make this recipe after my sister had great success with it. Deliciously moist and wonderful - baked up beautifully! I baked at 350 for about 75 minutes for the batter bowl cakes, then used the recipe again in two 8" round pans. This gave me a couple extra inches to plunge the (plastic-wrapped) barbie into the cake without taking drastic measures like chopping offer her legs (as some people have reportedly done...really). So, two barbie cakes used 3 batches of this recipe. A keeper. At least for Barbie cakes.
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Smokey Chipotle Meatloaf

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2012
Awesome flavors... I'm not sure if it was the red meat (I don't prepare beef very often) or just how GOOD this was, but my boyfriend sure was a fan of dinner tonight! I loosely followed the recipe--which I cut in half--not precisely measuring anything. After shaping into two loaves on a sheet pan, I baked them until they were done (about 45 min). We loved everything about the smokey, not-too-spicy flavor! I wouldn't change a thing about the ingredients in this recipe! Served with Creamy Skillet Corn (from AR) and a spinach salad. Good stuff!
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Creamy Skillet Corn

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2012
A perfect, simple side dish to accompany our dinner tonight! I measured nothing... I used white onion since it's all I had on hand and skipped the sugar. For extra flavor and color (and cuz I know we like it), I skipped the water and let the corn and onion get a little charred before stirring in the remaining ingredients...yum! Time to eat!
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Caroline's Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2012
Excellent recipe! Very fudgy and chocolatey, just like the title indicates! I don't keep unsweetened chocolate squares around much so I just used the substitution for cocoa and butter (1T butter to 3T cocoa). SO rich and decadent and beautifully creamy... mmm!
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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2012
Quite heavy and overly sweet. They worked fine for my purposes (cookie crumbles) but I can't see making these as a stand-in for PB cookies, unless I was making them for a gluten-free guest/client. For that reason, I'll give them a 4. Otherwise, a 3-star recipe.
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Shrimp Francesca

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2012
Yep, it was OK. Very quick and easy to throw together for a weeknight meal. The flavors all worked together, it was just unexciting and needed a little oomph. If I were to make it again, I'd just stick this under the broiler for a few minutes to cook the shrimp and ensure the breadcrumbs got crispy (they didn't) and the cheese was melted and broed (it didn't...and I used extra).
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