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Simple Scones

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2011
This was a bit dry, but close to what I was looking for. I omitted everything except the sugar sprinkled on top (used decorative sugar for texture). That fact alone gets it a 5. Swapped out some of the plain white flour for wheat as well. Served with homemade jams/jellies and faux clotted cream and tea.
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Microwave Lemon Curd

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2011
I found this on a food blog and decided it was worth a try. I've had issues with curd before but this one is almost foolproof. The biggest issue is not overcooking it. I average 2-3minutes of cook time in my microwave. After it bubbles I use 30second intervals to make sure its not too cooked. It also makes a wonderful lime curd. I tried a pink grapefruit curd but it wasn't quite tart enough. Made with local real butter and fresh eggs from chickens its hard to not eat the entire jar.
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Dulce de Leche

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2009
I first made dulce de leche in high school as a Spanish 3 project. We were told to use 2cups sugar and one cup milk as the ratio and plan on spending the evening stirring the pot and reading our English book for the week. I've mad it ever since as it is indeed addictive. It does take 2-3 hours from start to finish but is worth it. I bought various brands while in Spain on vacation and they did differ slightly. I'm going to have to try this with the baking soda and see if its any different. It makes a wonderful gift for anyone with a sweet tooth. Also wonderful added to hot apple cider.
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Mocha Nut Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2009
Nice subtle variation on regular chocolate fudge. Easy to make, no candy thermometer and no marshmallow fluff to stick to every surface in your kitchen. I used more coffee than called for. Two packets of Nescafe Tasters Choice, one vanilla and one hazelnut. Smelled divine while cooking, and formed logs decently. I didn't add nuts, since I didn't have any hazelnuts on hand to match the coffee. Set up well and is really yummy. Will pair well in my candy tins with the candy cane fudge from this site.
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Candy Cane Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2009
If I could give this more stars I would. Absolutely amazing, to die for flavor. I used white chocolate chips, have to wonder what vanilla would taste like instead. Used double the peppermint extract as I like peppermint ALOT. Crushed a full box of 24 candy canes, but had issues making them equal sized pieces. Food processor is broken. As a result had big chunks and powdery stuff when I was done. I spread the biggest chunks on the bottom of the 8x8pan after lining it with Reynolds Release foil (no need for butter-yuck). Followed the recipe and folded the rest of the candy in, dust and all, omitting the food coloring. Poured over candy in dish. Removed and turned over to cut into pieces. Way simpler than pressing candy into hot fudge. Came out vaguely pink in color, but looks pretty with candy chunks on top. Tastes great. Might drizzle with semi-sweet chocolate next round. I didn't find it to sweet, although the mint lingers nicely. Great alternative to the heavy chocolate fudges normally served and visually appealing.
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Extra Easy Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2009
Not bad for cheating and not having to cook from scratch. Can be a bit frosting tasting to some palates. I added walnuts and dried cranberries to one batch using white chips and white frosting. Simple enough for kids and easy to adapt for different flavors. Great in a pinch.
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Best Ever Cheese Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2009
I first found this recipe published in the Farmer's Almanac. It seemed like the best thing in the world. Fudge for taste and cheese. The one I have calls for less of everything and can be made in a large pyrex mixing bowl in the microwave. I make it every year and it never fails to impress people. I have added nuts, candy cane pieces, dried fruit and sprinkles to make it fancy. As mentioned it can need more sugar, but once you get used to the recipe you won't be able to mess it up. Pretty foolproof and you shouldn't be able to taste the cheese.
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Pecan Pie Tarts

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2009
I was looking for something to add to a potluck at work and decided personal pecan pies would be fun. I cut the recipe in half and had enough to fill 6 regular sized muffins. I did fill them more than half full but it didn't bubble out. Tops are perfectly browned and the crust is amazing. I did add a dash of salt to the crust and filling, just a pinch for flavor really. I will be making more of these as they are a wonderful way to control portions and skip the hassle of cutting and serving a real pie. Pipe the top with whipped cream or cool whip, sprinkle with a touch of cinnamon sugar add a whole pecan half (candied is nice) and its perfect.
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Hard Candy

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2009
OMG, this is exactly how my grandfather made it every holiday season. He used to make red, green, white and yellow. Each got stored in a coffee can right next to the fruit leather and other dried fruits. My favorite was always wintergreen and anise.
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Spiced Pumpkin Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2009
I have been buying pumpkin fudge at the fryeburg fair for the past decade, but this is the first time I have tried to make it myself (since the people there won't give me the recipe). Its not as dark in color or as pumpkiny or moist but its not bad. It was pretty easy to cook to the right temperature with a candy thermometer. Spread in the pan easy. I think it sugared a bit on me, but its still edible enough. Gonna have to remake a batch for work though, tinker with the pumpkin levels and maybe dark brown sugar.
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Baklava

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2009
I went to college with Greeks, live down the street from an amazing Greek pizza parlor and this is the good stuff. The only changes I've made are different nuts or some citrus zest r a hint of nutmeg. It could go for a lower temp or less time, just keep an eye on it. I normally make sure the nuts are nice and small, a spice grinder will help there. I did make a different version for a wedding shower once. Added lime zest to the sauce and used crystallized ginger in the filling with almonds. Very different but good.
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Easiest Focaccia Recipe

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2009
I hate yeasted bread recipes since I have no bread machine and no stand mixer. This was perfect and came out alot thicker than I anticipated. Even being in Maine with the house being a tad chilly this rose nicely (with some help from the warm mist humidifier) and came out beautifully. I added Italian herbs to the dough and sprinkled the top with the same, sea salt and some freshly shredded Parmesean/Asiago/Romano cheese. Perfection.
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Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2007
This was fantastic. I added a stick of butter coated in poultry seasoning into the cavity with some quartered onions and celery sticks. Then I slathered the second on the turkey. Used low sodium turkey stock and it turned out perfectly. This is the best turkey I've made in the decade or so I've been cooking for my parents. I also made sure some of the stock went in the cavity not just the pan. The gravy was the best ever as well.
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Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2007
This was simple yet flavorful. My husband was upset I only made two servings instead of my usual three and couldn't take it for lunch the next day. Next time he's asked for a nice crusty bread/garlic bread to match it. He even liked the buttered egg noodles I served with it with some extra bruschetta mixture to make a "sauce" for them.
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Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2007
Simply amazing. The recommendation for sauce thats two parts hoisin to one part chunky peanut butter was superb. My husband loved it, even without the shrimp(we don't eat shrimp). He assumed it had pork but never missed it with the sauce to eat along with the rolls.
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Thai Basil Rolls with Hoisin-Peanut Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2007
Thai Basil (the variety of basil) is used in this Vietnamese dish. I thought the dipping sauce was wonderful, but we like peanut butter so maybe thats it. I skipped the roasted peanuts and just used chunky peanut butter instead, Jiff is made with real roasted peanuts right? We used only the pork as we don't eat shrimp but added carrot slivers and onion to compensate a bit.
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Almond Orange Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2007
I forgot the mustard which made it "too sweet with an unanticipated aftershock of spice" for my husband. I think it was a nice subtle sweet/spicy flavor. Mine thickened up nicely in about 5-7 minutes. I'm thinking about using it as a barbeque recipe without the cream, perhaps over a salad.
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Valentine Meatballs

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2007
These were amazing. Normally my meatballs turn out okay, but these finally got a thumbs up from my husband. I added a jar of baby food beef for moisture, just like the Ground Round does. Simply perfect.
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Chicken Taquitos

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2007
Kind of hard to make. My best friend happened to be over and took over so the second half looked superb. We baked ours and ate with sour cream and salsa.
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Honey Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2007
Every time I make this I adore it. With grey Poupon mustard there is just the right mix of sweet and zingy. I usually make extra sauce to cover rice and veggies too.
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