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Banana Cake II

Reviewed: May 11, 2006
This was the best banana cake I have ever had. It is so moist, light and fluffy. I did add 1/2 TBS of cinnamon and instead of using sour milk I used 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1/4 cup milk. This was so good plain I didn't even bother frosting it. Thanks for the recipe.
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Simple White Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2012
I made this when I had to make some cupcakes. I followed the recipe exact, except I thought the batter was too thick. So I added about 1/4 cup more milk. This made about 12-14 cupcakes, so I would suggest doubling the recipe if you need 24 cupcakes or a larger cake. They baked up wonderfully, it was a dense, moist yummy cake. I hand mixed this in a bowl because I did not want to over mix the batter, which can produce a tougher cake. It tasted like a sugar cookie in cake form, delicious.
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Wedding Cake Icing

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2007
Great frosting! The almond extract really sets this frosting apart from the others that I have tried. It worked great for piping and making roses. I will always use this recipe from now on, love it!
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Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2012
We love this recipe, I have made it several times. The only thing that I do different is use sweet pickles chopped up instead of using sweet relish. I really like the flavor that the celery salt gives this dish, I would not leave this spice out.
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Coq Au Vin, My Way

Reviewed: May 9, 2006
This recipe was so delicious. I have never made chicken thighs this good. It takes some time to cook but it is well worth the wait. I served it along side mashed potatoes and asparagus as suggested. I think it would also go great with some pasta. Thanks for the recipe!
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Salmon, Rice, and Fried Tomatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2007
This was very good. It really does need salt though, luckily I read the reviews before I made it and salted the dish as I cooked. I also made a butter sauce too for the rice, it was really good.
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
This was delicious! I did read the reviews before I made this. I boiled the chicken and veggies in chicken broth and instead of using peas I used about a cup of cut up potatoes plus a garlic clove to give the broth more flavor. Before I drained them I reserved a little more than a cup. I kept the seasonings the same but added about 1/4 teaspoon more salt and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder. I also used 1 cup of milk instead of 2/3 cup due to some reviews that it needed more of the liquid mixture. I did mix the chicken/veggie mixture to the liquid before putting it in the pie crust. It was so good! Thanks for the recipe.
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Chicken-Stuffed Shells with Sherry Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2007
This was so good. I did some things different though. I boiled my chicken breast in lightly salted water with a bay leaf and a crushed garlic clove. Once it cooled completly I cut up the chicken in a fine dice. I also chopped up the mushrooms into smaller pieces. I added 2 cups of ricotta cheese and 1 tsp. of italian seasonings to the chicken/cheese mixture. Once it was combined well I put it in a pastry bag and used it to fill up the shells, much easier this way. It filled up 20 jumbo shells. I noticed that a lot of the shells broke, so I am glad that I cooked more than 8 oz. I would have like more sauce so maybe the addition of a cup of chicken broth would do the trick. Also, for the blandness, these stuffed shells taste great with a little spaghetti sauce drizzled on top.
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2010
How funny! I was just browsing the web site and came across this recipe. I work at a bakery as the cake decorator...which also includes the job of icing and decorating all the sugar cookies and cupcakes, etc. This is the exact recipe we use to frost our sugar cookies. The bakery itself has been open for over 20 years and people love the cookies there and most of them say it is because of the icing. The secret to it is the almond extract. It is runny at first but once you let it dry you can decorate and make your cookies look great.
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Quick Chicken Zingarella

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2007
Everyone ate this all up! I cooked the mushrooms (8oz.), onions, and half of the garlic together. I took note in the reviews that it needed something more flavor wise, so I added kosher salt and thyme to the mushrooms. I cooked the chicken separately and I didn't bother salting it because the sauce has plenty of sodium in it, but i did add italian seasonings and the rest of the garlic. Once the chicken browned I combined everything and used a 1/2 cup of red wine and it was perfect. I didn't have any roasted cherry peppers on hand but will try next time or brown sugar, it was great without it.
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Bacon Mushroom Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2007
This was great, my husband loved it. I did a few things different though. I used boneless, skinless chicken breast and 5 slices of bacon instead of 3. Once I took the chicken out of the oven, I cut up the bacon and cooked it in the skillet until it was crispy. I removed the bacon and cooked a tablespoon of flour in the bacon grease and then added the jucies from the chicken and wisked it into the flour. Then I added the cream, which was about a half a cup. I also cut up the chicken into smaller pieces. It was good with spaghetti, we loved the smokey, bacon flavor. I would have liked more sauce so next time I think I will add some chicken broth. Thanks!
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Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2006
I have had this salad before and it is very light and delicious. Instead of dried cranberries, I used sliced, fresh strawberies. Very good!
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No-Cream Pasta Primavera

Reviewed: May 22, 2006
This was just okay. I liked all the veggies in it but for some reason It didn't satisfy my tastebuds like I thought it would. I actually thought that it tasted better the next day after it had sat in the fridge overnight. I liked it as a chilled pasta dish better.
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Grilled Cilantro Salmon

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2006
This is so simple and delicous. I did a few things different though. I cooked the salmon in the oven on a pan lined with foil and at the end of cooking I taste-tested it and all it needed was a good pinch of kosher salt spinkled over the top. I served it with rice pilaf and cooked spinach. It was very good.
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Angela's Awesome Enchiladas

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
So I think this is a great recipe. I have made this a couple of times, the first time I followed the recipe to a T. I really liked it and so did my family, but...I felt it was a little bit too salty for my taste and I like salt. I'm not one of those finicky salt phobia types. Anyways it has been awhile since I have made this but I had all of the ingredients on hand. I would suggest and to save time make this when you have left over chicken. We had a left over roast chicken, so I was able to skip the boiling part and just shred right away. I also left out the green onions in step 2, mainly because we already heat up the chicken with a small diced onion already but I did put the green onion on top of the enchiladas before I put it in the oven. Also I did not use all of the taco seasoning and in stead of filling each individual enchilada with cheese I just added cheese to the filling mixture and let it melt. Its not major but some of these steps saved on some time and it turned out delicious.
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Beer Margaritas

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2010
These were awesome! I did use water and not sprite like other reviewers had suggested, it would have made the drinks way too sweet. There is plenty of sugar in the limeade. My husband does not care for margaritas at all, but loved these and we drank these up very quickly while bbq-ing! This is the recipe we will use from now on, and these would be perfect on a hot summer day.
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Fabulous Football Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2010
This was great, I made it on superbowl suday. Between 4 of us we devoured it. I didn't change anything I mad it as is, very good.
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Marshmallow Fondant

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2009
A bit messy to make, but so easy to roll out and very inexpensive. Its a keeper and taste great too.
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Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2009
Quite suprised that this was not as amazing as I thought it would be. I followed the recipe exactly, and it was too dry for me. If you like creamy, gooey mac and cheese than this is not the recipe for you. I don't think that I will make this again and if I do I will need to make modifications to get the taste that I like.
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Restaurant-Style Hashbrown Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2007
This was a great side dish and the only reason I am giving it a 4 is because it was a little too greasey. I will make this again, I think that I may just omit the butter and use reduced fat cream of chicken or cream of mushroom and maybe some fat-free sour cream to make it creamier. I originally made it with cream of mushroom and it was really good and I didn't add any salt at all because there is enough salt in the soup and cheese.
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