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Pizza Dough II

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2009
I made pizza dough for the first time last night using this recipe and it turned out great! The family loved it. I followed the recipe exactly, but did prebake the crust for 10 minutes before putting the sauce on it. I used a regular cookie sheet, which I greased and then sprinkled cornmeal over. I was a little alarmed at first when I took it out of the oven and the entire thing had swelled up like a balloon. lol. But I was easily able to deflate it and put the sauce and toppings on. I used my Kitchen Aid mixer and dough hook to do the kneading and it made it so easy! I may never order pizza in again.
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Bread Bowls

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2008
I made this recipe for the first time to night and it turned out beautifully. I followed the recipe exactly, with the exception of making 6 larger bowls and brushing the tops with an egg wash before baking. I also used a trick suggested by another member and had the dough rise in the oven with a pan of hot water below. The dough rose well and baked to a beautiful golden brown! My husband and teenage daughter loved the bread (I served it with the After Christmas Turkey Soup - more of a stew - in it). I would rate the recipe higher, but the bread is a bit bland on it's own. Next time I will add some seasonings. I've increased the rating to 5 stars now. The day after, the bread is wonderfully soft with a hint of sweetness. I think it tastes even better the next day.
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Pesto Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2008
I made these for my husband and I tonight and he loved them. He said they were "perfect" and he is a really picky eater. I made only a small moderation to the recipe. After rolling up the chicken with the filling like a jelly roll, I put them into a casserole dish and brushed the tops with olive oil and put a couple tablespoons in the bottom of the dish to prevent sticking. Then I sprinkled them with Italian seasoning and coated tops with panko bread crumbs. I baked these in my convction oven at 350 for 45 minutes, then put them under the broiler for about 4 minutes until the tops were golden. I sprinkled a little real grated parmesan reggiano on top as well. This recipe goes really well with the Gourmet Mushroom Risotto recipe on this website.
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Baked Pork Chops II

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2008
I made these porkchops for my husband and teenage daughter tonight and it went over pretty well. It was easy to make and quick. I used very thick pork chops, like 1.5" and they turned out beautifully. My husband said that they were juicy and fell apart like pulled pork - he said this would be a good recipe to convert to a pulled pork sandwich. I did use roasted garlic pasta sauce because I didn't have regular tomato sauce. I will pick some up and try making it again and see if they up the rating.
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2008
These cookies were fantstic! I followed the recipe exactly and they are moist and chocolatey. 9 minutes in the oven is perfect. The cookies will be very soft when they come out, but they set up nicely. I brought them to work for a party and they were inhaled - the first things to be finished even though I brought a lot of them!
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Quick and Easy Brownies

Reviewed: May 31, 2008
I made these for my husband, 14 year old and her boyfriend and they loved them. I made them exactly as the recipe called for using my Kitchen Aid mixer, except I omitted the nuts abd at the end I melted 3 tablespoons of deulce de leche (used President's Choice brand) for 3 seconds in the microwave. I made a grid with lines of the melted caramel across the top of the mix (poured into the pan) and then swirled them around with a knife. I greased the pan well with Crisco and then baked them for 30 minutes and they came out perfectly. 20 minutes is not long enough. The brownies came out beautifully moist and soft - the caramel I used worked really well. They're quite light, like a cake almost and aren't as rich, chewy or chocolatey as a store-bough brownie. They are really nice, however, and I will make them again.
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Herbed Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: May 25, 2008
This rice pilaf was really nice and surprising easy to make. I made a variation of it and my husband really liked it, and he's not much for rice. I didn't have worchestershire sauce, but I did add soya sauce. First I very finely diced sweet onion, celery, red pepper and mushrooms. I sauteeds the first three with some butter and the rice, then added everything else as instructed. I did my in a covered sautee pan on the stove for 20 minutes and it worked out great. I only used half the butter called for and I found that I could probably halve that again. I used low-sodium chicken broth and added a bit more salt to taste at the end, as well as some pepper. I think this pilaf is a great way to use of left over veggies and maybe even chicken that you have a hand. Just throw everything together!
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Mall Pretzels

Reviewed: May 19, 2008
I've been trying for the last several hours to make these and I'm now tired and frustrated. I have made bread before and I followed the recipe exactly and read the other reviews. The dough is not easy to work with at all. It is soft and 'elasticy' but it wants to break up (lines run through it) and I cannot roll it to the thickness of a pencil - maybe 2 or 3 pencils thick. lol I ended up having to squeeze the dough into a long enough line and then roll it into smoother shape. I had no problem dipping the dough into the baking soda/water mixture, probably because the dough is so darn tough. I am just hoping that these come out as something that are edible and can be served with dinner, otherwise I will be sorely disappointed. I would not recommend this recipe to novice bakers. I would recommend that if you have a Kitchen Aid mixer that you use that to knead the dough. I really should have. --- Okay, they came out of the oven nice and brown and didn't stick to the sheet. I gave them a good dunk in the mixture and dabbed them ever so lightly on paper towel. Maybe that is the trick. Once you dunk them in melted butter and salt them, they're tasty and definitely chewy, although still soft. I have to say though that there is something missing from the receipe that I can't quite put my finger on. These are very much like bread - they are missing that bit of sourness.
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Easy Yet Romantic Filet Mignon

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2008
This recipe turned out fantastic and was so easy to make. I made it for my husband and teenage daughter and they both loved it. I put a little bit of minced garlic with it (1/8th tsp) and used sea salt from a grinder. The meat comes out a perfect medium at 6 minutes per side. I took a tablespoon of blue cheese per steak and put it on top to melt for the last 1 1/2 minutes. I will definitely be making this again!
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Maple Apple Crisp

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2008
This crisp is so delicious and easy to make, it's almost ridiculous. I followed the recipe and had no problems with sogginess. I used all Granny Smith apples and just poured the syrup on top of them once they were arranged in the dish - there is no need to toss them. My husband and teenager really liked the subtle flavour of the maple syrup and appreciated the "twist" on regular apple crisp.
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Apple Crumble Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2008
This was so easy to make and so delicious! I used a frozen pie shell, which I quickly baked a little per the box's instructions, and it turned out fantastic. I've gotten many requests to make this again. I used a mix of Granny Smith and MacIntosh apples and it was lovely.
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Easy Broccoli Quiche

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2008
I made this for my husband and we both loved it, even though I'm not big on quiche normally. The brocoli is great in it! I think this recipe would be very easy to adapt. I used a premade, frozen shell which was the same size as called for, however, it was too small for all the filling, so I had a LOT left over. I suggest making your shell in a truly deep pie dish if you can.
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Caramel Apple Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2008
This recipe is fantastic and easy to make. My husband and teenager loved it! The apples work equally well on top of chicken. Plan to make twice as many apples as you think you'll need or you'll get complaints that you didn't make enough.
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Parmesan Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2008
This is a fantastic and very simple recipe to make. I used oregano because I didn't have basil and it was great. I sliced the chicken breasts in half horizontally and then pounded them flat between two pieces of plastic wrap. I don't have a mallet, so I put my sankou knife over the chicken (flat side up) and pounded that with my fist. Worked great. The husband and kid were impressed and have requested I make this several times already.
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Salsa Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2008
I made this dish exactly as instructed, only I used Tex Mex seasoning, which is just a little different then Taco seasoning. Everyone loved it, including my very picky husband and teenage daughter. The timing was right on the recipe and the chicken came out nice and moist. I served it on top of plain rice, which worked well because as you cut into the chicen, the salsa and cheese mix with the rice. The kid didn't even complain that I used spicy salsa! I was actually asked to make this again!
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Birthday Bones

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2006
This recipe is great. Even my picky beagle loved them. I was able to get natural peanut butter from the local grocery store by a major manufacturer and at a reasonable cost. The cookies smell amazing! I added 1 tbsp of honey to mine just to sweeten them up a bit.
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