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Pesto Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2005
This was an easy and delicious recipe...one of my new favorites! Thanks for submitting it!
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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2005
This is a great recipe. It can be played with a little and still turn out great. My favorite variation is to spice it up a little and use prosciutto and horseradish cheese - delicious.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu II

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2005
I made this last night and my boyfriend and I loved it! The sauce was delicious, although I recommend a good, strong white wine (I used the box kind *cringe* and it turned out a little bland - it may have been better had I reduced it before adding the cream or I could have added a little thyme *shrug*). I also recommend half butter, half olive oil so the butter doesn't burn. Great dish, thanks for sharing!
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Clams Casino

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2005
This is a recipe, as others said, for stuffed clams. I used 24 small clams, put them in their shell whole, then topped with the mixture to make it more like clams casino. I only used about 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs, as someone suggested, and it turned out to be the perfect amount of topping for my clams. Also, it took about 10 minutes for my clams to open in the oven. Very tasty though...my boyfriend gobbled them all up by the end of the night.
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Easy Cream Cheese Danish

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2005
This came out perfect with (like others mentioned) half the filling mixture. Next time I may even use a little less than half of the sugar (like 1/3 cup). I laid the crescent unrolled and flat into the baking dish, topped with cream cheese mixture, then made three "stripes" with strawberry pie filling. I topped it with the second unrolled crescent roll and left some of the filling show, then made three "stripes" of pie filling on the top. Baked for 25 minutes and it was pretty and tasty!! Also, I used 3/4 cup of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk for the topping so it would drizzle. Next time I'll try the slicing method.
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Pizza Sauce and Dough

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2005
I gave this no stars b/c I only used the sauce recipe. It turned out just o.k., I think it needed something. I increased the seasonings, like others mentioned and added a teaspoon of sugar to help with the bitterness, but it still wasn't impressive. I will be trying the dough recipe next time though…thanks anyway.
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Sweet Potato Casserole VI

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2005
I doubled this recipe and cut back a little on the sugar, as others mentioned, and it turned out perfectly. Also, as someone mentioned, 2.5 lbs. of sweet potatoes equals 4 cups mashed. I baked my sweet potatoes whole for about an hour, then scooped out the filling and mashed, topped and baked. The topping was delicious and I got many compliments. Thanks!
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Fabulous French Loaves

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2006
I halved the recipe (it yielded one large loaf), needed a little more flour, added a little more salt, kneaded in Kitchenaid with dough hook, used olive oil and didn't top with egg wash/seeds, instead basted with water a few times while baking for a crusty crust - and let me tell you it was fabulous! I was skeptical about the rolling stage, but it turned out just like at the bakery, with a sort of swirl. Next time I will make two smaller loaves out of half the recipe for a baguette. YUM!!!
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Almond-Crusted Halibut Crystal Symphony

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2005
This is a new favorite! The sauce was delicious and the fish tender with a little crunch on top - perfect. Thanks for a great recipe.
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Japanese-Style Sesame Green Beans

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2006
I used thawed, frozen green beans and it worked, but would have been better with fresh. I also added a clove of minced garlic to the oil with the green beans and it was exactly what I was looking for, YUMMY! UPDATE: I wanted this again, but had no green beans so I used broccoli instead and it was equally delicious (although I used a little more soy sauce & sesame oil since they soaked it right up)!
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Down Home Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: May 1, 2006
Mmmmmm good. I followed the recipe exactly, except used extra-sharp cheddar and added a little more salt and some black pepper and it was perfect. After baking it does get a little gritty, but still tastes amazing. I don't think the baking is necessary, so next time I'm not going to bake it at all.
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Spicy Mexican Torte

Reviewed: May 9, 2006
I've been looking for this recipe for weeks (I had this a long time ago). Anyway I made this for Cinco de Mayo and it is so good! I used an 8" cake pan with 2" high sides and it fit in there nicely. My store didn't have chorizo, so I used regular sausage and added some crushed red pepper flakes, black pepper and hot sauce to spice it up and it turned out just how I remember-DELICIOUS!
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Mexican Rice I

Reviewed: May 9, 2006
I made this with my Cinco de Mayo meal and it was great! I used diced tomatoes with chili spices because that's what I had on hand and it worked well. Better than anything you buy in a packet!
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Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Reviewed: May 25, 2006
I can't wait to make this again with penne. I used ditalini b/c I had it on hand. Also I used chicken broth (well actually bouillon mixed with water b/c that's all I had…shhh) - just popped it in the microwave for 2 minutes then let sit w/tomatoes for 15. I added an extra clove of garlic, but next time I won't and only had 1/2 a bag of baby spinach, but could have used a whole bag. Didn't have pine nuts but I’m sure it would be perfect with them. Topped with gruyere and parmesan - DELICIOUS!!!
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Potato Pancakes

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2006
This is the closest recipe on this site for authentic German Latke's like my mom makes. Sometimes we use breadcrumbs instead of flour or leave out the egg and flour altogether (they still hold together nicely from the starch in the potato). We sometimes will add spices (my mom likes chili powder or thyme while I prefer oregano, basil and parmesan cheese.) My latest, delicious addition was some shredded, leftover zucchini I had from making zucchini bread.
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Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2006
This was soooo good. As others said, serve it immediately because it will thicken up quickly as it cools. Also, it is a very flavorful side dish so I suggest serving with a basic grilled chicken or fish so the flavors aren’t competing. UPDATE: I make this all the time and was looking for a way to use up the leftovers. I used an ice cream scooper and add some to a bowl cold, then top with hot tomato soup, YUM. Also, for lunch today, I drizzled some cold orzo with a little olive oil and red wine vinegar for a kinda pasta salad and it's delicious.
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Citrus Turkey Brine

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2006
EXCELLENT! Brined turkey is the moisted and most flavorful I've ever had. I just mixed the salt, citrus and herbs into the water and dropped in my turkey. I also added a 1/2 cup of sugar and some sprigs of rosemary. Try this, you won't be disappointed.
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Classic Tiramisu

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2006
Oh, wow, YUM!! I made this for our Italian-themed Christmas and it was delicious. My store didn't have ladyfingers so I used those Italian coffee dipping cookies. It also didn't have marscapone, so I used the cream cheese, sour cream and cream substitute given by a reviewer. Also, with no hand mixer I just bought an 8 oz. container of whipped cream to fold in. And, I bought one of those little sampler bottles of Kaluha mixed with some strong coffee to coat the cookies. I let it sit overnight in the fridge and it set perfectly! THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL RECIPE!
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Old Bay® Grilled Lime Tuna Steak

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2006
This was the first time I made tuna steaks and it was delicious! The only things I changed were to use fresh cilantro (4 tsp.) and cut the marinating time in half, as others suggested - as not to start cooking the fish in the lime juice. Then grilled for about 4 min./side for a rare steak. The only thing I'll change next time is cut the Old Bay in half as it was overwhelming.
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