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Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2007
To die for mashed potatoes!!!! We refuse to eat any other kind of mashed potatoes again!!! These are the very best! I used evaporated milk for a creamier consistency and didn't mash my potatoes all the way since I like the texture that way! Added other flaked herbs such as oregano, thyme, parsley, etc. and everyone fought over the last of this! I've made it 4 times already within 2 weeks!
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Fluffy Two Step Cheesecake II

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2006
By far the best no bake cheesecake around!!! I added some lemon zest into the mixture to really punch up the flavor, and I found that this cheesecake tastes 100% better if you eat/serve it about one day after you make it!!! Therefore, it's a really good idea to make it the night before you plan to serve it because then the flavors will have time to mingle around with each other--I guarantee you'll taste the difference from doing so!
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Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2010
I tasted this right after mixing all the chicken salad ingredients together and thought it was rather dry but pretty tasty. However, after letting the mixture sit overnight and then tasting it again, I can now see why people love this stuff! It's very flavorful so the bread and lettuce is definitely needed, IMO, to balance the flavor out. Needless to say, I'll be making these again but DEFINITELY make it a day ahead of when I'm going to need it.
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Chocolate Eclair Dessert

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2006
This is sooo good!!! I just made it yesterday and I'm still treating myself to a good portion today! I definitely cannot stop eating this!!! I agree with other reviewers that the reason why this eclair is so good is because it isn't too sweet and rich--and that's what makes it soooo perfect!!! The yummy pudding tastes like delicious custard instead and the chocolate topping compliments it perfectly! Microwaving the chocolate frosting and pouring it on top makes it sooo easy to frost! However, I disagree with some viewers that this is not a very presentable dessert because it is! It all depends on your creativity and skills. I was able to crack the graham crackers to fit in between the small cracks on the side of the 9x13 pan and frost my dessert perfectly. I also poured white chocolate in horizontal lines then used a knife to draw vertical lines over the white and regular chocolate frosting to create a very fancy effect! Therefore, this dessert is perfect for dressing up or down depending on your level of expertise!
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Special Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2008
I finally found the perfect buttercream frosting of choice!!! Not too sweet, just perfect! (I did use only 6 cups of sugar for less sweetness) Would give 100 stars if possible! So tasty and everyone raved!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!
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Healing Cabbage Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2008
This is sooo delicious and hearty!! It really hit the spot this cold winter night! I doubled the recipe and used red cabbage because that was what I had and I followed the recipe, for the most part, but I didn't follow it strictly because this recipe is great for personalizing. I used everything the recipe called for and added canned beans for fiber and protein and I just threw in what ever spices I felt like the soup needed from my spice cabinet (i.e. garlic and herb powder, cayenne, etc.). I really liked how a little cayenne upped the flavor of this soup. Everyone in the family loved it (even though they usually don't like the "healthy" dishes I make), but I especially loved this dish (being that I'm a health freak). Also, I threw in the tomatoes as is without draining them---I like the extra tomatoe flavor and nutrients!
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Hot Buttered Rum Batter

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2007
I used a lot of the batter in my drinks because we like it sweet and creamy! Topped with whipped cream and ground cinnamon and nutmeg---this made it taste just like or even better than those seasonal drinks from Carribou Coffee or Starbucks! This is the best (with or without the rum in it)!!!!!!!
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Fluffy French Toast

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2007
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I didn't like the taste of these, but after adding more cinnamon and sugar to the mixture, my friend praised me upon taking a big mouthful of this french toast. I guess it all just depends on your taste.
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Autumn Cheesecake

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2010
Five stars but definitely incorporate the tips others have shared (i.e. double the cheesecake part and microwave the sliced apples in sugar before putting them on top of the cheesecake mixture). I also did quickly throw together a crumb topping as suggested by a fellow reviewer simply because I love that stuff. I also incorporate basic cheesecake-making tips such as have ingredients at room temp, bake in water bath (or with a pan full of boiling hot water beneath the cheesecake). My cheesecake turned out picture perfect!!! But I don't have a picture to post because we all devoured it before one could be taken! Served with a caramel topping drizzled all over, it looked as good as it tasted!
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Easy Decadent Truffles

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2007
Great recipe! I made it according to instructions and found it too sweet, but when I tweaked it a bit the second time around, it came out perfect and chocolatey! I reduced the sugar to 2 cups like others suggested and added about 3 tablespoons of pure cocoa powder while mixing. Don't worry if the mixture isn't completely smooth at this point because once you let it sit out to harden a bit (refridgeration hardens it too much, unless you're trying to speed up the process), use a melon baller to scoop the amount of chocolate you want to form into a ball. Mash this chocolate quickly to make it very smooth then form into a ball immediately. Roll the truffle in chopped nuts, coconut flakes, etc. (you might have to press in the nuts or whatever you use to make it adhere better to the truffle) while the outside of the truffle is still somewhat melty/wet or nothing will stick onto it once it hardens/dries again. Doing this might make the truffle less round so reshape it quickly after rolling in nuts, etc. if you want a nice round truffle. Set on cookies sheets lined with parchment paper to harden. The best flavor combinations that I found were spiced rum rolled in crushed Heath bars and malibu coconut rum rolled in coconut flakes! These are to die for flavors! I did try a very expensive orange liquor in the truffles and rolled with crushed roasted walnuts, but that just doesn't taste good to me.
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Thick Cut-Outs

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2011
I made a batch to bake Christmas cut out cookies for my coworkers and they all loved it! I love these too! These are just what I've always been looking for in a cut out sugar cookie - easy to work with, doesn't spread a ton while baking, thick, sturdy yet still soft inside! In my oven it took exactly 10 minutes to bake perfectly so I'd suggest watching your cookies closely for doneness. And I used 1 T of vanilla extract and 1 t of almond extract instead of the 1.5 t vanilla extract because I want extra flavor. I added the extra 1/4 C of sugar as suggested but I won't do that going forward since I iced my cookies and found it to be a little too sweet (and I like sweet). I didn't use the icing recipe from this recipe (I used a different one that calls for confectioners' sugar, milk/water, corn syrup, and flavoring extract) and this was perfection! I will be using this as my "go to" sugar cookie cut out recipe from now on!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!***Update*** This is the only sugar cookie cut-out recipe with the minor alterations I listed above that I'll ever use or need. Hands down best cut-out sugar cookies for any occasion EVER!
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Tiramisu Layer Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2011
Not that this recipes needs any more RAVE reviews, this cake was sooo good I ate most of it by myself =D Yes, I did and with absolutely no shame! If you love tiramisu, you'll love this and the ease of putting this cake together is just another plus! If you don't like tiramisu, this just might convert you! Tips: Try to make it a day ahead of serving this cake; it seems to taste better after resting in the fridge for a day. If you don't have coffee flavored liqueur (or you thought you did like I did), just mix a teaspoon or so of instant coffee granules with some rum and you'll be good to go! So easy and so impressive!
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Fresh Pear Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2007
I used apples because I needed to get rid of some and the cake was delicious! It's like a spice cake with fruit chuncks in it---yummy! I drizzled some microwaved store-bought cream cheese frosting onto the cake and it was very nice looking. The cream cheese frosting complimented the cake very well. Thanks for an easy and scrumptuous recipe!
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2007
Oh my goodness---I don't think there is a word that could do the justice of describing just how delicious this dish is! I never thought I'd live to taste something so healthy and tasty at once. It is simply the best! I made the recipe as is. The two cans of beans called for are perfect. I LOVE this dish!!!! And it's too good to just be a side dish so I like it as my main dish. It's too easy to make yet delicious and therefore, I will make it often and also bring it to the next potluck I attend. I intend to also make it a regular item around the house now since it's so good in every way possible for you!!! A million thanks to the person who submitted this recipe!!! This is my second time making quinoa (my first didn't turn out too well because it was tasteless) and this recipe has got me hooked on this power grain probably for life now! Thank you!
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Luscious Slush Punch

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2007
Made for New Year's Eve party---it was such a big hit! Used mini umbrellas and fruit slices to decorate serving cups and everyone went nuts over it!
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Quick and Easy Lasagna

Reviewed: May 2, 2013
Quick and easy like the title says and delicious! I used lean ground turkey instead of beef and had no problems whatsoever with this recipe. Dinner party guests raved, there were no leftovers at all (which sad to say but I was hoping for some!). This recipe is a keeper!!
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Strawberry Dream Cake II

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2010
It's true! This strawberry cake is a dream come true! Flavorful, tender, dreamy, creamy - I could go on and on about how delectable this cake and the perfectly matched frosting is! I have always been impartial to strawberry cake but not anymore! I LOVE this cake and can't stop thinking about it! In fact, I plan to make it again very soon while strawberries are still in season. I swear I could eat the whole thing by myself if I didn't bother to stop myself - it's THAT good!!!
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Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas

Reviewed: May 7, 2010
These are pretty good. The pico de gallo really helps make the dish. I finished the quesadillas in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes like another reviewer suggested and it was perfect. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because it was good but it didn't blow me away. I will make these again for sure.
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Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2010
All I can say is, "WOW." This is so simple yet so tasty. I don't like a strong lemon taste in my fish so I just used less lemon juice and since I'm watching my fat/calorie intake I only put a pat of butter in. Also, I pan fried/braised the fillets in a little olive oil in a pan (the oven was occupied with a cake I was baking) then added the butter right at the end so it wouldn't burn. The fish didn't crisp at all and instead became a tender melt-in-your-mouth texture. The husband practically swallowed his fillet whole!
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Make Ahead Lunch Wraps

Reviewed: May 30, 2008
Made as is it's pretty good but when I add in the juice of 2 limes, a packet of low sodium taco seasoning to the cooked rice, lots of cilantro, and double the tomatoes and chiles it is sooo good!!!
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