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Moussaka

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2005
This was a really nice find. I followed all of the suggestions to make it more healthy: eliminating or cutting out fat), I grilled the eggplant, cut out the wine (didn't have any on hand), beat three egg whites and folded into the bechamel and substituted marjoram for parsley as I didn't have any dried. This recipe is time intensive and the bechamel sauce cannot be interrupted - be prepared for that. The only thing that I didn't like was that it didn't plate up nicely. However, the taste was sublime and so next time I make it (and it's entirely appropriate for company), I will make it in ramekins. A very good, authentic flavor and after revisions, a healthy recipe. (With all changes, brought total calories down to around 360/serving, assuming 8 servings.) Very filling w/a green salad.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Parisienne

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2005
I thought this was very good, but my husband didn't care for it at all. (Therefore we'll give it a 3 - I'd give it a 5, he'd give it a 1.) It sort of reminded me of Betty Crocker's recipe for Turkey Tettrazini. We used sherry instead of wine and halved the sour cream, but otherwise followed the recipe. I'd make it again although only when he's out of town! :-)
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2005
I really liked this recipe. It's not fancy or complex, but simple chicken and noodles. Great for a lunch on a chilly day. I used 1 T. of cornstarch mixed with 1/4 c. of the broth to thicken it up and then added the noodles about an hour later. I didn't remove anything before adding the noodles, either. It turned out like a thick, flavorful chicken noodle stew. I will add more veggies next time just to get those daily servings in. Also, I only used 2 chicken breasts (it's what we had in the house) and there was still a lot of chicken. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Kathy.
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Classic Cabbage Rolls

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2005
This was a very good recipe, although I did make a few changes. I omitted the brown sugar after reading other reviews and they were still too sweet. Maybe the cabbage? I didn't add the V8 and still ended up draining liquid from the baking dish twice during the baking. I will season them more next time, also. Overall, they got rave reviews from my husband and my toddler who skipped the cabbage but loved the meat filling. My Grandma has made galumpky (Polish cabbage rolls) since time began and I've never been able to replicate them. These are so different that there's no comparison - yet they're equally good. Thank you for the recipe.
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Chicken Tikka Masala

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2005
This was a good base of a recipe, but I found the spices to be a bit off - I've cooked lots of Indian food and have never used paprika or black pepper before. We added a lot more ground red pepper and a good amount of garam masala, too. Again, not a bad base recipe if you are going to add to it, but not a strong Indian recipe by itself.
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Zucchini Bread IV

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2005
This is a really, really strong recipe. The zucchini adds flavor, but not too much. We love it! The only thing we don't like is the amount of sugar, oil and flour - we're working on a healthier version, but will probably never find one as light and tasty as this.
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French Baguettes

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2005
We liked this bread for what it is - nice loaves of bread. But it doesn't compare with French baguettes. This was much softer and the crust wasn't as crunchy. I feel that this dough is really tight - when I make it next time I may add a bit more water. A nice bread.
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2005
We give this recipe five stars based on the chicken - it was really tender and juicy. Additionally, the juices in the pan were very concentrated and flavorful. Once we removed the fat, these made a delicious sauce for our potatoes. The spice mixture didn't do much for us, but that might be because we didn't eat the skin so we couldn't taste it. The method of cooking was great though and we'll definitely do it again.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2005
These were really good muffins - the batter is surprisingly wet for how light they bake up. They were a bit too sweet for us, hence four stars instead of five. Next time I will cut back on the sugar in the topping and the muffin. My topping this time was very wet (butter was too soft), so I crushed up five vanilla wafer-type cookies and added those in. The consistency was perfect and the muffins had a bit of extra crunch. I think next time I'll add in oatmeal and nuts and probably double the topping as a lot of it bakes into the muffin itself. The banana flavor in the muffins is unbelievable - very strong and very good! This also made 12 muffins for us instead of 10. Thanks Lisa. Edited to add: old fashioned oatmeal and chopped nuts are excellent in the topping and the sugar can be cut to 1/2 c. per batch and they are still very sweet.
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Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

Reviewed: May 11, 2005
We enjoyed this recipe for its' taste as well as its' simplicity. We almost always have all of these ingredients on hand and it's a quick enough fix. I will double the lime juice next time as we really like lime. Also, I made the chicken in a huge pan. Once it was done, pushed all the chicken to one side and placed the four tortillas we needed in the pan. They warmed while I finished chopping up the toppins and I didn't have to futz with them one at a time. Thank you for this recipe!
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Chocolate Chip Muffins

Reviewed: May 15, 2005
These were great muffins for a toddler. My daughter loves them. They are simple, light and the chocolate chips really stand out. I did make some modifications: 1/2 c. sugar, 1/2 c. Splenda, 1 c. milk, 1/2 c. oil. For the topping, I crushed three graham crackers, spooned in one heaping wooden spoon of brown sugar and about 1 T. melted butter. I mixed it by hand until crumbly and all moist then put on top. Very good.
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Spicy Indian Chicken Curry Yummy

Reviewed: May 17, 2005
I didn't like this at all, but my husband said it was ok (I'll go with his star rating as he's from India and knows more about the food than I). I keep going back to the recipe to see what I missed - there was nothing to simmer. The chicken thighs gave off a little liquid, but not enough to get a good simmer going. I added more of the spices and then even tried to doctor it up a bit with garam masala and some other spices, but no dice. I cook Indian food all the time and this one just doesn't do it for us - which is a shame as these are all pretty standard ingredients in our house.
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Naan

Reviewed: May 17, 2005
These are really great. I don't think they're exact replicas of the naan I've had at restaurants, but that's about the tandoor and not the recipe, necessarily. We enjoyed these tonight with gobi masala curry and we'll eat them tomorrow with lamb souvlaki. Easy to make and very good. Thanks very much, Mic!
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Eclairs II

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2005
These were excellent and very easy to make. I wanted very small eclairs, so I put the dough into a gallon-size plastic storage bag, cut off a corner and piped them out. In the end I had more than 20. I did the same with the chocolate and was able to drizzle the frosting over in a very pretty way. Thanks for sharing.
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2005
These muffins are excellent. We liked that they weren't overly moist like a lot of muffins can be. My only change next time will be a bit less sugar in the topping - it was too sweet for us, but that's a subjective thing and not at all a problem with the recipe itself. Thanks!
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Carol's Butter Pecan Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2005
This cake was great - easy to make, not too sweet and the exact right balance of moisture. I can't comment on the icing because I made it for a class and had to use the Wilton icing, but I'll definitely make the cake again and again.
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Mocha Dream Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2005
This did not work for me and I'm not sure what went wrong. The *only* thing I changed was to do it as cupcakes but that should only affect baking time and not the cake itself. Anyway, the "coffee" layer was ok and set up well, but the "mocha" layer never set, instead it stayed very moist and never took any form at all. It must need more flour than just the addition of the cocoa powder. The "mocha" batter sunk to the bottom which is the opposite of the picture and probably indicative of too thin of a batter. I didn't even bother with the frosting as it was clear that these weren't going to work. A dissapointment. The idea is intriguing, so I'll try again, but with a proven recipe.
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Cinnamon Bread Delight

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2005
This was nice, but it didn't wow anyone. I made it as muffins instead of bread as we had company leaving early and the muffins obviously cook in less than an hour. The taste was nice, the flavor was strong without being overbearing, but they were plain. For what they were, I give them five stars as there was nothing wrong with them. But, I think I'd try them again with something mixed in (pecans or dried apple bits) and maybe with a streusel topping.
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2005
These were fantastic. I used old-fashioned oats and they are very chewy with lots of texture - just what we love. The only thing I will use differently next time is to use mini chocolate chips as the chocolate flavor is nice, but I'd like to focus more on the oatmeal and less on the chips. Thanks Amy!!! Edited to add: I've made these many, many times and I like that you can vary your ingredients a bit - they are very good (but very moist) with only whole wheat flour. I now leave the chocolate out entirely and use toasted hazelnuts!!! Mmm
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Upside Down Pumpkin Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2005
Everyone who has tried this said it was fantastic - except for me. I was hoping for more of a cake and less pie texture as I'm not a big fan of pie. But, the topping was out of this world and I will use it again as a top for stewed apples and/or other fruit. I'll say four stars instead of five because I was expecting more cake and less pie, but a big hit with everyone else who tried it. Edit: I redid this with a can of apple pie filling, a can of (drained) diced pears and some craisins! Delicious!!!
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