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Cocktail Meatballs

Reviewed: May 3, 2006
these were okay. the chili and cranberry sauce mixture is sort of odd. had a funny smell to it. they did taste pretty good though. next time i think i will make my own chili sauce instead of buying the bottled stuff to make the sauce taste less store-bought. didn't find the lemon added much. think i will add less cranberry sauce too. found it too sweet for my taste. but this recipe is a good base to start with.
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Chicken and Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2006
this was very good. though i had to buy a lot ingredients for it and it took some time to prepare. to save a pot i cooked the onions and veg (used a red pepper instead of spinach) first then added all the ingredients for the cream sauce in the same pot. and instead of lasagna i used penne and just tossed everything together before i baked it. i would make this again but next time i think i will just use the cream sauce and chicken and veg without baking it and without the ricotta and mozerella. i felt the sauce was good enough on it's own and it would be fewer ingredients i would need to buy. also next time i will try using milk instead cream to save some calories.
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Jam Filled Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2006
yum. these were so good and really easy to make. i was in the mood to make cookies and had all the ingredients already so i gave this a try. i made them again a second time using margarine and they were not very good. i would definitely stick with butter.
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Awesome Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2005
i was really looking forward to making this recipe because of all the great reviews. but i was disappointed. it was just okay. i found it was too oily tasting and i found the pineapple an odd addition. i don't think i'd make this again.
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Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2005
this was a good start but for next time i would would make some adjustments. i followed other reviews and used more garlic (5 cloves) and half as much spinach and seasoned with salt and pepper. though it was still too much spinach and not flavourfull enough. i will try it again to suit my taste more. the next time i'll use even more garlic, the full bunch of green onions (i only used 2 stalks this time) for more flavour, and only 1/2 pound spinach. and i would use more phyllo sheets.
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Chicken Flautas

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2005
these were okay. nothing special. don't think i'd make again.
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2005
i found the flavour on the bland side. though i used fresh garlic instead of the powder. perhaps i didn't use enough. maybe i'll try it using the powder next time. though i was impressed that it uses cream cheese instead of cream. i thought it would taste like cream cheese but it didn't.
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2005
excellent! i was really in the mood for good old fashioned pancakes and these did not disappoint. great flavour and texture, and really easy to make.
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2005
yum! this was really good and easy to make. really nice cheesecake flavour. i would've given this 5 stars but my boyfriend said it was good but not great. though i was really impressed that i could make a cheesecake like this at home.
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Black Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2005
this did not turn out well at all. i found it bland and the black beans made the rice mushy. i would not make again.
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Easy Key Lime Pie I

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2005
this recipe was pretty good. it was super easy to make and i enjoyed the creamy texture of the filling. though i found it too tart for my taste. i used 4 regular limes because i couldn't find key limes. next time i'll just use 3 limes instead.
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Blueberry Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2005
this was very good. i followed other reviews and used 4 tablespoons of cornstarch and it turned out perfect. i used a bag of frozen mixed berries and frozen pie crust. though i forgot to add the butter and it was fine. i found the temperature was too high to have on the whole time. after about 20 minutes the edges of the crust too browning too quickly and i had to put foil around it and turn the temperature to 350 to finish cooking. i would definitely make this again.
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False Cabbage Rolls

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2005
this was pretty good and easy to make. not the most attractive looking dish but good for an inexpensive meal that will give lots of leftovers. much easier than making cabbage rolls and the flavour is definitely there. i also added garlic, substituted a can of tomatoes for a can of soup, a couple of slices of bacon, and some red pepper flakes and worchestershire sauce. i omitted the water as the juice from the canned tomatoes gave enough liquid. i would've given this 4 stars if i didn't have to add all the other ingredients.
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Portuguese Custard Tarts - Pasteis de Nata

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2005
this was very good and easy to make. i've never made these sorts of tarts before and i found when i finished the custard it was quite thick and i wasn't sure if that was right so i added some more milk. when they finished baking the custard puffed up nicely but then when the tarts cooled the custard fell. perhaps because i had whisked it quite a bit. anyways the flavour was nice and i will definitely make these again.
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Blue Ribbon Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: May 15, 2005
this was a decent recipe but there was way too much oil. i would make this again but with half as much. also i didn't use cream of tartar but they turned out fine.
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Creamy Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2005
i've never made rice pudding before and the recipe turned out perfectly. really delicious. i used jasmine rice and left out the raisins. also, added a light sprinkling of cinnamon at the end.
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Shrimp Pad Thai

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2005
hurray! finally an uncomplicated pad thai recipe that tastes like the restaurant kind. the flavour was great and it was simple to make. i also took other's advice and doubled the sauce recipe, except for the vinegar. also i used lime juice instead of lemon. i also added green onion near the end of cooking and some hot sauce.
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Chicken Broth in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2005
love the idea of making stock in a slow cooker. i never thought i'd make my own stock until i stumpled upon this recipe. this is a great fuss-free recipe. i cooked it overnight for 10 hours and i ended up with a clear rich stock. i omitted the basil and instead used thyme, parsley, bay leaves, peppercorns and a pinch of nutmeg. i added some salt at the end to taste. after i strained it i left it in the fridge to cool and scooped off the fat on top. will definitely make again.
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Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Basil

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2005
this was very good. a nice change from regular tomato sauce. i didn't rinse the pasta though. i just drizzled a little olive oil on it so the noodles wouldn't stick. i also used chicken stock instead of wine. it would be nice to try this with fresh tomatoes.
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Chickpea Curry

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2005
this recipe is a good starting point. very filling. i didn't use the cinnamon or cloves and i doubled the other spices except for the cayenne. i also added a tsp of hot curry powder. i drained the chickpeas and i added a can of diced tomatoes. didn't use all the juice though. i also added about 1/2 cup of chicken stock. i used a little cornstarch at the end to thicken the sauce.
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