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Oat-Rageous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2011
A little gem of a cookie - baked up perfectly: slightly crisp, yet chewy. As I peeked through the window of my oven during the first batch, I thought I might have to flatten them slightly on the next batch to make sure they bake through. Well, after a few minutes on the cooling rack, they deflated and I was left with a cute little cookie that was baked perfectly! Rather than chocolate chips, I added butterscotch chips since my bf doesn't like chocolate... Though it seems the cookie has an identity crisis (PB? Oatmeal? Chocolate chip???), it was a hit! :)
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Chicken Breasts in Caper Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
ooooh, this was fantastic! I thought this recipe would be a great way to use up some walleye, so I swapped that in place of the chicken (though, I'm sure chicken is great too). This was a snap to put together with things I had on hand; the fish was perfectly seasoned; the sauce was creamy and so flavorful. I was proud to serve this for dinner for me and my boyfriend, and I think it would make an impressive entree for guests too!
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Spinach and Rice Alfredo

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
Nothing to add or take away form this recipe! It was delicious and simple, just as it was written! I was tempted to add more parmesan, but found that the 1/4 cup was perfect... I was tempted to use regular black peppercorns but went with the white, and I found I appreciated what that contributed too! A great side to go with the delicious chicken breasts in caper cream sauce, also on this site.
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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2011
I've loved roasted cauliflower since I was introduced to it in culinary school... I liked the addition of garlic, even though some pieces were a bit charred by the end of the cooking time. I went the full 25 minutes, as I love the caramelization that begins to occur around that time. I added maybe 1/4 tsp crushed pepper flakes and skipped the step of adding the parm and parsley. To finish it off, I just gave it a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice and tossed it around. I eat this like candy...
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Chicken Puffs

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2011
My boyrfriend looooves crescent rolls, so this was a quick recipe I was able to throw together tonight for dinner. While I was making this, it screeeeamed to me "add buffalo wing sauce!!!" So I did. And I'm SO glad I did! I'm surprised the recipe doesn't call to season the chicken, which I did, and couldn't imagine it without (bland, tasteless). Overall, this was good - nothing super special, but easy enough. I chose to press the seams together of two triangles, then put the mixture on top, then place two more triangles on top, sealing the edges. This worked like a charm.
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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2011
a 5-star recipe for a delicious, lightly-spiced cake-like cookie! Perfect pairing for coffee! I agree the pumpkin wasn't overly prominent in this cookie, but the subtle flavor was actually preferred. I wouldn't add more pumpkin if you want more pumpkin flavor; try adding pumpkin spice? Maybe roll in spice/sugar mixture? Next time I want to try this with brown sugar instead of white to see if that changes the flavor or texture... also, I didn't have wheat flour on hand so I just used all AP. 8 minutes was a perfect bake time at 400' for me. Simply lovely!
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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2011
I've found out that pumpkin seeds just don't do it for me... flavor-wise, these are pretty good. I found myself wanting a little spice or smokiness (perhaps a smoked paprika...which I happen to be out of...). My boyfriend is enjoying them though, as-is. Next time we'll try for a spicy-sweet combo. *I stirred every 20 minutes, setting a timer to remind me. They were done in about an hour, with no issues of burnt seeds.
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Basic Flaky Pie Crust

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2011
I'm struggling with the rating, as I DID get a really flaky pie crust for my pumpkin pie using this recipe. It was SUPER easy to throw together and rolling it out was a cinch! But, following the recipe and just using shortening resulted in a rather flavorless pie crust... I'll try again with half butter next time, as I think that will help tremendously. And I also found that it would've been nice to have it make a little more dough... to do nice, pretty edges, but I found that it was a little short. Again, I'll give it another shot before I give up because it really was wonderfully tender and flaky!
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Frosted Walnut Brownie Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2011
So easy, my non-baker boyfriend made these for my birthday... and I've found them to be a super quick recipe to use at work when someone wants brownies (I'm a pastry chef at a restaurant...sometimes the cooks ask for a "snack"). At work we use valrhona cocoa and local butter, which makes them aMaZiNg! I'm not much of a fan of frosting on brownies so I haven't tried that part... frosting isn't necessary when you have a richly delicious and fudgy brownie!
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Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2011
Probably one of the easiest recipes out there (aside from just dumping a bottle of BBQ sauce in with the chicken) for a quick prep... I enjoyed the tang of the salad dressing. I think I'd skip the sugar next time, as the BBQ sauce has enough sweetness...
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Blackened Shrimp Stroganoff

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2011
This recipe was quite intriguing to me over a year ago and I *FINALLY* made it! I happened to have everything on hand except the mushrooms, so I stopped and picked some up for this quick dinner. Result: We really enjoyed this! I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe! The Cajun seasoning gave just the right kick, a perfect amount of saucy-ness...loved the flavor and color the red bell peppers added (if you must, tomato could be a good substitute). The capers are a must - it elevates the dish and, in a strange way, made it seem more special. :) I wouldn't hesitate to make this again!
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Whole Wheat Honey Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2011
Hearty, healthy, delicious bread! This is great if you're looking for those three attributes... it's not for everyone, as it's pretty dense. I wanted homemade bread (I've been on a bread-making kick the last few months) that was nutritious and this fit the bill! It reminds me of Brownberry or even Ezekiel bread. I made this by hand and found it to be quite sticky...so much honey! Excuse me while I go slice myself another piece... :)
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Grandma's Secret Pie Crust

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2011
I was a little irritated when I realized I had to make my pie crust by hand, as it's usually so quick to do in a food processor, but I'm in the middle of moving and it was packed. HOWEVER, this was so simple! And the results were amazing! I ran a little short on the shortening, so I subbed in lard for 1/3 of it. I've had this thing of lard in my pantry for far too long--my mom swore it made the best pie crust, but I don't make many pies... and now I was able to use it. Blabbering but Wow this was so easy, so flaky, so tender... I think I may have a new go-to recipe! Used as the pastry for Mrs. Siggs Pumpkin Pie. I am so proud of this pie!!--Update 1/30: Used crust recipe to make savory pop tarts (egg, bacon, cheese). Worked like a charm!
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Pork Stew in Green Salsa (Guisado de Puerco con Tomatillos)

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
This recipe was phenomenal! I loved the flavors! Tomatillos are great - but I don't find enough recipes to use them often. Very easy to make - I did everything on the stovetop, but I could see adapting it to use a crockpot. --First time, we ate this over plain Basmati rice and really enjoyed it like that. Then we ate if for dinner in tortillas, taco style... what a hit that was! This would be a great crowd-pleasing recipe, especially in the wintertime!
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Real N'awlins Muffuletta

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
Reeeeeeally tasty! I made this for a catering event that had a bit of a theme... and this fit perfectly for New Orleans! The flavors are incredible together - but it's a bit messy!! I love the presentation but it's so hard to eat! Oh well, it was a hit!
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CopyCat Starbucks Classic Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
A great, moist coffeecake! I love the topping and found the proportions to be great to just add on top...though I see such pretty pictures of the swirl, that it would be great to try that next time.
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Carrot Cheesecake Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
I say 2 stars, but my coworkers seemed to enjoy them. I just did NOT care for the clump of cream cheese in the middle of a perfectly good muffin. I thought I would enjoy them--with the sugar and zest--but I wasn't happy with the end result. I love the black-bottom cupcakes with the cream cheese, so I thought I'd REALLY love these... but it wasn't a keeper for me.
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Chocolate Cake II

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
Good, not great. I have a couple other recipes that defintely beat this one out, in terms of taste and moistness and texture. I loved how quickly this one came together though. Very easy!
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Rhubarb Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
These were good! I liked how moist and flavorful they were. I will say when I was scooping the batter into the cupcake liners, it seemed like there was almost too much rhubarb - but then when I ate them, it seemed like there should've been more... so I'll probably increase the fruit next time. I loved the simple, subtle flavor the nutmeg gave these muffins and I'm sure the brown sugar helped round out the flavors too. I could definitely seeing this recipe used for a number of other fruits!
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Peanut Butter and Banana Frosting

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
I thought this was going to be messy/runny, but it worked out well. And the flavor was dynamite with a moist banana cake!
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