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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: May 20, 2013
this was flavorful, thick but light! It didn't crack. I turned off oven at 1 hr and left it in the oven at least 5 hours after that fact. Removed it covered it and placed in fridge! Rave reviews at the office today!
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Lemon Cream Cupcakes

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2008
This is a very good recipe. I was testing it for layering purposes, needed a mild lemon cake for a friend. It's true that there is very little lemon flavor to this cake. I halved the recipe since it was a test. BUT I did add significant lemon zest, lemon extract and fresh lemon juice. This cake is also very light, not dense like so many, so it's a nice change with warmer weather coming. Will keep these in my stash of secret weapons! Thanks for sharing. EDITED: My cake was light and not "heavy" at all...Was everyone else's cake/cupcake dense or light in texture?
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Hot Bacon Asparagus Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2008
I loved this salad. It wasn't too greasy (just gotta eyeball the drippings and get rid of alot of it), loved the tang/sweet taste to it. Think next time I'll make more "dressing" and use a little more mustard. This is a fav of mine, thanks for sharing. I also added some quartered campari tomatoes at the end and tossed them with everything else.
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BBQ Chicken Pizza II

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2008
I used this recipe as a base. I used Pillsbury refrigerated dough, precooked it but not browned. I used my favorite local (Germantown Commissary) BBQ sauce, used the same company's bbq rub on the chicken breast that I baked in the oven. Quick saute'd the green pepper and red onion in small amount of EVOO just till they started to get tender. On crust...little bit of heated sauce, then cheese (mozzarella and cheddar), chicken, veggies, then drizzled with the remaining 1/3 cup of heated bbq sauce. Returned to oven until cheese melted and crust nice and browned. De-lish!
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Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2008
This was fabulous even with the small changes I made. I eliminated the almond all together and used vanilla extract and put lemon zest into the crust. Yes the crust IS thick, I only removed 1 cup per recipe not following reviews but it is definitely THICK. Thanks for sharing this is a keeper.
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Balsamic-Glazed Salmon Fillets

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
This was good, but I truly would give it a 4 1/2. Next time I make it I will leave off the oregano, as I couldn't taste it at all and I put alot on my fillet. Also, think I'll let the fish marinade in the glaze then cook.
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Sandy's Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2008
I can see why this cake won! It is my new favorite chocolate cake. The marriage of the brown sugar and chocolate are almost sinful! I didn't make the frosting for this cake but I will try it on another cake. I madean 11x15 cake and it was almost to the top of the pan. I was so excited to see so much batter! Thank you for sharing this gem.
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Bikini Martini

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2008
oooooo. Ok I didn't have any coco rum but had banana rum so subbed that and add a slightly little bit more pineapple juice for my taste!!! This is yummmmy. Can't wait to try it with the coco rum. Make these by the pitcher full.
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Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2008
I'll rate this a 5, I did change the seasonings as we're having lasagna tomorrow night. I used creole seasoning instead. It was pretty good, not nearly as much spice as I'd like because my guys don't like super spicy stuff.
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Oriental Cold Noodle Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2008
Ok only small modifications based on what was in the pantry...too yukky to go outside. I used linguine for the noodles, Emeril's Asian Essence (a wee bit- as I didn't have cilantro), no lime zest as I didn't have a fresh lime, cashews as I didn't have peanuts. Added sliced green onions. I poured all of the sauce/veggie ingredients over the hot linguine.....oooo as a warm pasta dish it's awesome, can't wait to try cold and with all the exact ingredients. It reminds me of the asian noodle salad they have at The Fresh Market! Thanks for sharing.
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Roasted Roma Tomatoes and Garlic

Reviewed: May 6, 2012
I was very liberal with the olive oil. AFter roasting, I cooled them then pureed them in the food processor. Added some more fresh italian herbs from the garden and tossed it over pasta!
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Cinnamon-Apple Angel Food Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2008
I just made the cake and it was wonderful. I used some leftover egg whites from 3 eggs and then made up the difference with "Just Whites" powdered eggwhites. Turned out perfect. Baked them in two smaller fluted pans. Karen
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Peach Praline Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2008
These are really good. I added cinnamon and nutmeg and now they should be renamed Peach Cobbler Muffins! Next time I will dice my frozen peaches a little more or even slightly mash them. Other than that...this is a definite keeper. Thanks for sharing.
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Neat Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2008
This was very good! I used onion powder instead of onion because of laziness!!! Thanks for sharing, this is definitely a keeper. ps....I didn't have any celery so mine was great without it too. UPDATE: The next time I made it I did have celery and used it, I also chopped up green peppper as I like it. You just can't go wrong with this recipe!
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French Baguettes

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2008
I'm giving this a 5 because the taste was WONDERFUL BUT, not sure what happened. I pulled the risen bread out to do the egg wash on it and to put it in the oven and it fell!!!!! It was only as high as biscotti. Will try again simply because of the taste but not sure why it fell moving from the warm rising place.
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Easy Ham and Cheese Appetizer Sandwiches

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2007
I didn't have swiss so I used white cheddar. This was so yummy and a very filling late night snack.
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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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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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Spring Lime Tea Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2008
First of all I made mine lemon as I didn't have any lime zest, but I cannot wait to make these little cookies with key lime juice and zest. They are light and fluffy. I simply dusted them with powdered sugar withing 5 mins of coming out of the oven. I would like a little more lemon flavor to them so I will add more zest next time I make these. Thanks for sharing. I love these cookies.
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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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