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Strawberry Torte

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2009
I LOVE THIS RECIPE! I did make some changes as per previous reviews. I cooked down the frozen strawberries with the cornstarch for a few minutes until heated, then stirred in 1/4 cup of the total sugar measurement. I let that cool to room temp then pureed and strained the juice out, reserving the pulp. In the cream cheese mixture I added 1/2 tsp almond extract. I layered as follows: Lady Fingers (my packages were 3 oz each, I used 2 1/2 packages), cream cheese mixture, strawberry pulp, ladyfingers, cream cheese mix, strawberry sauce. Topped with leftover cream cheese mix piped onto the top. I did have strawberry sauce and cream cheese mixture leftover.
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Herb Butter

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2007
Yummy! Used dried parsley as that's what I had and cayenne pepper (just a dash) too as I didn't have red pepper flakes. Spread it on sliced bagette and toasted in the oven to go with our Italian dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing. UPDATE: My 12 yr old son will now only use this for his "butter". He LOVES it!
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Banana Upside-Down Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2007
Is very tasty!!! I subbed French vanilla cake mix, added a box of banana cream pudding, used 4 eggs, milk, oil. It's a killer cake but the pecan/brown sugar mixture does seem to leave alot in the pan behind. I really coated the pan too. My bananas were sliced like medallions and couldn't seem them under all the pecan/sugar mixture, but I did notice they had a green tint to them. Next time may decrease the brown sugar slightly and maybe a little more butter. I'll also make sure the brown sugar is slightly cooked to help dissolve the granules so will soak in a little more. Ate a piece fresh from the oven. Thanks for sharing and this is a keeper.
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2007
This was an absolute wonderful marinade. I will use this on chicken anytime.
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Apple Honey Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2007
I baked 2 smaller bundts at about 45 mins each. I too backed off on the honey to 1/2 cup, glad I did, it's rather sweet. It's not as moist as I would've anticipated with the honey. All that maybe because it was baked smaller, I will try another time in a large bundt and see. I am going to make some caramel sauce this evening and drizzled it over a warmed up slice of cake for dessert. On further thinking about this cake...I think a warm caramel glaze poured over it while the cake is still warm (therefore they cool together) would be what I do the next time I make it.
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Bread Machine Rolls

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2007
Oh my gosh these are to die for!!!!!! Unless I'm crunched for time I will never buy rolls again. Thank you for sharing! The only thing I changed was the pwdered milk...all I had was powdered buttermilk so used that instead.
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2007
This was a great mixture and covered my stuffed strawberries nicely. It's not too hard that all the coating falls off with the first bite. Thanks for sharing.
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Tiramisu Layer Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2007
This cake is wonderful. I used it as my cake recipe in a Wilton decorating class so I didn't frost it with what I wanted to. Ignoring the Wilton class icing...this cake is simply delicioso!!!!! I torted both layers, brushed the coffee mixture over all layers, then topped with the coffee mousse layer then sprinkled cocoa on top of the mousse. I put it together 2 days prior to being tasted tonight after class and it was moist and wonderful.
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Asian Orange Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2007
This was very good. I used Panko bread crumbs instead of flour. I also did not add the chicken back to the pan but kept it warm in the oven. I added at least a cup of chicken broth to the sauce into the pan and reduced it before adding in roughly 1 1/2 tbsp of cornstarch (mixed with liquid from pan) to the pan to thicken. Placed the chicken on top of rice then poured the sauce over the rice. There was plenty of sauce for the whole dish. This was soooooooo yummy.
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Apple Maple Crumble Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2007
This was one of those easy yet yummy desserts, I had everything on hand. Was great warm with vanilla ice cream. Next I make it though I will add apple pie like seasonings to it, just to give it a little more flavor.
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Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Reviewed: May 20, 2013
Delish! I love balsamic vinegar and strawberries!
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Mexican Rice III

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2007
Loved this recipe. I just eyeballed the jalapeno from out of the jar, next time might put just a little less in it but I loved the flavor. Made to go with Texas Enchilada sauce and Spinach Enchiladas from this site. All 3 recipes are keepers.
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Strawberry-Mango Mesclun Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2007
This was very good and I will definitely make it again. I too used bottled balsamic viniagrette, used a Vidalia onion, and toasted my slivered almonds. Can't wait to share with all the girls!\
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Avocado, Tomato and Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2007
This was absolutely delicious. All the girls at the party wanted the recipe and there was none left to bring home. I did use jarred jalapenos!!!
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Rum Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2007
Tried this today and it's a keeper. I grilled sliced fresh pineapple, then poured the sauce on top of the pineapple(I added a little bit of coconut extract, I also used skim milk), then topped with mango sorbet. yummmmmmm. I may try it with brown sugar then next time I make it. But as I made it, it's fairly fat/cholesterol free yet decadent.
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Cinnamon Coffee Cake II

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2006
This was a hit with the girls at Bible study this morning. I simply sprinkled powdered sugar over the top as I had made mine in a bundt pan.
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Upside-Down Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2006
This is great. I used a 9" springform and a 6" cake pan. Doing this helped to prevent the overflow problem but I still used a foil lined pan to catch anything seeping from the springform I cooked the 9" 70 mins at 325, 6" about 60 mins at the same temp. This is a keeper recipe. I may add additional complimentary spices next time I use peaches (I used frozen) for the cake. It's moist and I'll make this again. Thanks for sharing.
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OREO® and Fudge Ice Cream Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2007
Great and easy dessert. Change the flavors by changing to different flavor sandwiches. Next time I make it though I will have a large tub (or 2 8ozs tubs) because there just wasn't enough to completely "frost" it the way I like. I may also try the neapolitan sandwiches and maybe sliced strawberry layer. Yum!!
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Pecan Pie Cake I

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2005
This was a hit at a book study of ladies. Severely decadent. It's a keeper in my book. Next time though I think I'll make it in a 9x13 pan instead of the 10x15, to make it just a little thicker.
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Gingerbread Boys And Girls

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2007
This makes alot of dough. I enjoy it and will make it again. I will add a little more ginger the next time though...other spices as well.
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