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Black Magic Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2013
This is a great recipe. But the serving size is way off. With two 9-inch round pans, they're saying there are 24 servings. That's 12 servings per pan. That means each serving is about 3/4 of an inch at the outer edge. I stack the cakes and cut the stack into 8 pieces. It's still only an inch wide. But it's twice as deep. It works out to about 600 calories for 1/8 of the double-stack.
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2011
I had been using another recipe from this site. It had 4 and 1/2 stars. This recipe is twice as awesome. The pancakes are buttery and fluffy but aren't too thick. The batter is just perfect. Many other batters pour too thick, and you end up with pancakes 1/2 inch tall. These are more like 1/4 inch, and you get just the right amount of texture with a tiny bit of crunch. Then the warm, buttery, fluffy inside supplies the perfect flavor. Be sure to add the vinegar. It adds a nice flavor that is missing from many pancake batters. My only complaint is that the recipe needs to be doubled. Mine made only six pancakes. A family of four needs 10-12.
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Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2011
It was way, way, way too spicy. My nose started running, and my eyes were watering. My wife had to cut off the rub, which turned into a nice crust, to eat it. It would be a five-star recipe with some adjustments to the spices. It needs about 1/3 as much chipotle and about twice as much brown sugar. A little dry mustard might add a little more depth to the flavor. All we could taste was fire. Did I mention that it was really spicy? I will note, though, that my recipe featured four hunks rather than two. That increased the surface area. But it wouldn't have mattered. One bite of that crust set off the alarms.
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Ignacio's Super Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2010
I only gave this three stars, but I'm leaning toward four. The toasted center slice is ingenious. It really adds texture. But I turned it into a 4.5 star sandwich. I buttered the top and bottom and grilled it. The idea came from another recipe on this site. Outstanding.
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2009
After 2,202 reviews, I'm not sure what more I can add. I needed a pancake recipe, and this one seems popular and well-received. I added just a shot of vanilla and a dash of cinammon. They were perfect. Fluffy and flavorful. The butter in the mix did wonders for the taste. I'll never bother with another pancake mix recipe. This is all I'll ever need. Next time, I might drop some pecans into the batter.
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Blueberry Bars

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2008
It was actually my wife who made this. I don't know whether she altered the recipe. I just know that I was unimpressed. It was too sweet for her. I didn't mind the sweetness, but it gave me tremendous heartburn. I think it might have been from the blueberry pie filling. I'm just not sure. I wouldn't make this again.
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Whipped Cream

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2008
This recipe has good intentions, but it's too light on sweetness for my taste. If it was rewritten to include more confectioner's sugar, I'd give it a high four rating. I doubled the confectioner's sugar. I started with a bowl and a whisk. After five minutes, I pulled out the hand mixer and let the power company do the work. I recommend that. It saves a lot of time. My slightly sweeter version was a hit. The kids picked it out of the bowl with their fingers, and my wife forced me to make a second batch before she'd eat the rest of my pumpkin pie.
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Pink Stuff

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2008
I rarely give any recipe five stars. Based on taste and its simple nature, this one probably deserves a four. It's not the sort of dessert you'd find in a fine restaurant. In fact, I think it might work better as a filling. I might try it with Phyllo or two separate two layers of a cake. But I gave it five stars. Why? Because it's an easy, quick recipe that tastes great and is a hit with kids. For those days when you want something sweet without the hassle of creaming together eggs and butter and so forth, this works wonders. I made my own whipped cream from a recipe on this site. It's short on sweetness, and that worked well to cut the sweetness of the condensed milk and fruit. I also replaced the pecans with sliced almonds. Someone mentioned Green Stuff. So I'm thinking about some sort of Christmas treat with Red Stuff and Green Stuff.
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The Perfect Mai Tai

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2008
Holy Batman and Robin. I can hardly type. I never try mixed drinks on the rare occasions when I go out. They're usually bitter, lukewarm and altogether unpleasant. In the past month, though, I've tried to make some of my own. This site has a great recipe for beer margarits and another for mojitos. This one, though, takes the top spot. It's a perfect mix of sweetness and potency. I used a $20 bottle of orange liquer rather than the cheaper triple sec so I could get a real sense of how good it can be. I didn't realize my Myer's dark rum was almost empty. I only squeezed a quarter-cup out of it, but that's plenty. I did add a squirt of grenadine just to see how it affects the flavor. I also used Dole's orange-pineapple juice rather than straight orange juice. I didn't know how to make almond syrup, and I couldn't find anything of the sort at the grocery store. So I made a double batch of simple syrup and added a squirt of almond extract. That seemed to do the trick. My, these are delicious.
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Costas French Market Doughnuts (Beignets)

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2008
It's a great recipe. I walked within a half-block of Cafue Du Monde a few years ago, but I couldn't convince anyone to go there. So I have nothing for comparison. I wanted to give it four stars only because I'm not sure it's significantly different than any other fried dough recipe. In fact, it reminds me of the corn nuggets at Sonny's BBQ. But this dough recipe is a little less sweet. Also, I'd like a little more. For example, I plan to mix up a chocolate mousse next time and use a piping bag to squirt some mousse inside the beignets. The best part of the recipe is that the dough could be used for much more. I think it might work for Jamaican beef. Given its utility, I decided to give it a full five stars. But I'd like to see what people can do by combining this recipe with another on the site.
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Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2007
After reading some of the other comments, I replaced the almond extract with another teaspoon of vanilla. It's fabulous. I have committed this one to memory.
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White Chocolate Pumpkin Dreams

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2006
Oh my. I followed the recipe almost to a tee. I used all-spice rather than pumpkin pie spice. The cookies turned out well. Then Karma landed on my side. Hoping to clear out some stuff from the fridge, I topped them with a little raspberry preserves. I decided to use some spare cream cheese icing on a few. Eventually, I joined the two. If you top these with a little cream cheese icing and a spoonful of raspberry preserves, you're going to be thankful you read this.
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German Sausage Chowder

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2006
It was excellent. I can tell that the potential is there to turn this dish into a five-star offering. Spice it up and experiment.
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Turkey in a Bag

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2004
THANK YOU!!! all i hadd was a turkey, a leftover bag, and 8 people coming in 5 hours......
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