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Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: May 1, 2007
Hopefully I'm covering most of the debates about the frosting in this single review. Use 1 3/4 cups of POWDERED SUGAR instead of regular sugar for frosting! It firms it up enough to be a better frosting. If your cake is sweet, you might consider using less powdered sugar (cutting back on the sugar in the frosting makes for an excellent mix with a sweet cake). If you do decide to use less sugar, add 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch to firm. Be sure to beat heavy whipping cream in an entirely separate bowl, and then beat together with cream cheese mixture. Definitely, freeze beaters and bowl before whipping the cream and deep chill frosting afterwards. Overall, this is the best cream cheese frosting/filling I've ever had!
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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2008
ATTENTION: fudge making is an art, and it takes time and LOTS of practice. This is hands down the best fudge on Earth. Other people's ratings are lower only because of the work involved, NOT because of the taste. This is almost the exact recipe that has been in my family forever and there is nothing that compares to it. If you are willing to take the time to learn this art... you will be forever glad you did. The chocolate chip recipes are truly awful compared to this! Some Hints: butter sides of sauce pan, and don't stir or knock the pan when it's cooling, your fudge will almost never crystallize and come out much creamier. Heat this recipe slowly on medium heat, it will burn if you heat it too fast. Also, this recipe doesn't make much, but don't try to make two batches at a time unless you've made this several times. Make your second batch seperately, you can use the practice.
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Seasoned Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2008
Really great recipe and used many times. My recommendation is (combining many other recommendations): make sure you get the amount of turkey right. Many times people complain it’s too salty, but if you’re sure to get the right amount of turkey (which is 1 ½ lbs.) , it should be about right. Use about 1 and 3/4 lbs. of turkey (or hamburger!) instead of the recommended 1and ½ lbs., if you tend to be weary of salt. Cooking at a nice medium low heat does help if you are using leaner meat, otherwise the outside can get overdone. Definitely consider freezing the remaining patties in the freezer! They are GREAT to remove in the morning and throw on the grill for a quick meal later on.
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Grandma's Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2007
Excellent! Four stars because there is so much cheese. We love cheese as much as much as the next person; however, this is way to much. If you are a moderate cheesse person and concerned with fat, use 1 cup, the taste will still be there. If you are a cheese lover, use 1 1/2 cups, that should be more than enough.
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Baked Parmesan Perch

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2008
Excellent as written, but OUTSTANDING with the following: add 1 Tbsp of lemon pepper and 2 Tbps of grated parmesan (total of 3 Tbps). I kept the heat at 500, but covered it (lightly, not wrapped around the pan) with tin foil for the last 3-5 minutes, as it was showing signs of blackening. We will keep this one!
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Betsy's Mandarin Orange Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2006
Excellent taste! Recommendations: add a teaspoon or two of the orange juice from the can into the almonds when you put them in the pan. Cook on low heat and stir often for 5-8 minutes, cool quickly when they brown; they come out wonderful! I make extra to snack on later because they are THAT good! Another thing I do is soak the chopped onions first, as it reduces the OVER-ONIONED flavor and throw the entire dressing (along with the pre-soaked and drained onions) into the blender. The dressing comes out perfect!
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Zucchini Coconut Loaf

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2006
Perfect! This is easily the BEST bread I've made (I've made a lot of sweet breads)! I recommend using 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour and 1/2 c wheat germ to up the fiber. No noticable changes in taste. Since this recipe can run slightly dry, if you find yourself considering cutting down on the oil - don't. I added 1/2 cup of applesause along with the oil and it is just perfect. With or without the changes this bread is excellent!
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2-Step Creamy Chicken and Pasta

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2010
I rated this as is, but with minor modifications, it's great! Add a large handful of crackers (Ritz works best- maybe about 10-12). If you don't use a blend (but use your own pasta and a bagged veggie), add about 1 TBS. onion (powder or dried) and salt and pepper to taste. You can use chicken, turkey or tuna.
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Fruited Curry Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2010
Very good as is, but excellent with poppy seeds and lemon juice!
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Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2008
Not good! This is NOT real fudge! Try Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge on this site. It is far more deserving of your time and energy than this!
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Elizabeth's Extreme Chocolate Lover's Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
This cake is a big project, that's for sure; however, it's worth it. I gave it 4 stars only because I felt the cake part was a bit too dry. When I make this next time, I will add 1/4 c of oil to the cake part. I used parchment paper to make the cake come out of the pan more easily and it worked like a charm.
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Pina Colada Cake III

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2010
Very good and very easy. If you have it and don't want to use alcohol, use a whole can (14oz) of coconut cream and leave out all the other liquids in the cake mix. No oil needed (plenty of fats in the coconut milk) and no rum or water. GREAT cake this way and the original way too.
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Spicy Indian Chicken and Mango Curry

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2011
Good, but the recipe as it stands isn't great. I added twice the curry past and 1/2 the mango, some tumeric and sea salt. I do recommend adding the rest of the mango in a bowl and letting people add it to their meal. IT'S AWESOME!
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Erica's Delicious Slow Cooker Beef Roast

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2011
Perfect, but even more so with the worcestershire sauce!!!!! Seriously incredible. Cooked 9 hours and it seems the longer the better.
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Duo-Chocolate Fudge

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2008
No good. Try "real" fudge. Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge on this site is worth the work.
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Chocolate-Candy Cane Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2007
Very good! Like the last user, I just made the basic cake and didn't add peppermint candy or chocolate chips. Because the mix seemed very thick, I added 1/3 cup of 2% milk. Excellent cake! Better than the mix by itself, which is good to begin with.
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Delicious Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2007
Excellent! Just perfect taste all around. Let me say, this recipe is wonderful whether you take all the extra advice about spices or not. I've made it more times than I can count and we all love it both ways.
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Thai Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2007
Very Good. I recommend sprucing it up some, because it is somewhat bland without. I tried to incorporate several other reviews: Use 1 whole brown onion in addition to the green onion (sautéed in sesame oil), add about a tsp of salt, 2 Tbsp of curry (instead of just one), 3 thick slices of ginger root if you have any (let cook with rice), and 1 clove of garlic. I cooked the rice in coconut milk as well as added more coconut milk to the hot stovetop mixture. A hint: reduce water by 8oz (1 cup) and cook the rice in the coconut milk and remaining water.
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Italian Sausage Chili

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2011
Very Good as written. Great with more meat and less water.
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Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2011
DO NOT USE ANYTHING BUT FRESH INGREDIENTS!!! Five stars!! Take it from me - a lifelong guac maker - one way to make this recipe a 3-4 star recipe, use garlic and onion powder. :(
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