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Basic British Scones

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2010
Wow, what a light, airy scone. Bakes up beautifully and have a wonderful texture. I took the advice of someone else here, and used 3T sugar instead of two and the hint of sweetness (along with a little sprinkled on the milk-washed top) was a perfect accompaniment to my cup of coffee. :) I made my scones triangle, and ended up getting 8 "normal size" (not like Starbuck's gigantic things) scones. I also added some withering fresh blueberries from my fridge, and they cooked beautifully in the dough. Just folded them in last minute. Because my oven runs a little hot, I cooked these at 400 degrees for 12 minutes and they turned out perfect. There is no need for any other scone recipe. I'm going to try mini choc chips/chopped pecans next!
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2009
Yes, like everyone else, I loved these as well. Perfect with a yummy cup of coffee! Like many other reviewers, I madea few substitutions: buttermilk for milk, 1/2 cup of wheat flour and 1 cup all purpose, and to cut down on the fat, I swapped out the vegetable oil with non-sweetened applesauce. Still makes a fabulously moist muffin, but with so much less fat. I also just used brown sugar and cinnamon on the top, removing the butter/flour too. I also made 6 "large" muffins instead of the smaller ones, and filled the tins 2/3rd full. They rise nicely as long as you don't overmix or add too much liquid--yes, the batter is supposed to be that thick. :)
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Mushroom Risotto

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2009
An excellent recipe. Took out the celery (i don't like my risotto to taste like stuffing), used 4 cups chicken stock and 1 cup water, and added 1/4 parmesan cheese instead of a full cup. I also used baby bella mushrooms because I enjoy a more "meaty" mushroom. It came out beautifully. Used most of the liquid--made sure to let most of the liquid evaporate before adding more. Stir occasionally to make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
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Easy Indian-Style Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2008
This recipe would rate a 5 if the amounts of spices were doubled. I, at the suggestion of other reviewers here, pretty much doubled the spices used. I also used ground cumin, because I was out of cumin seeds, and that was fine. I also used hot chili oil instead of chili paste and it mixed well. Because I like savory spicy food, I tripled the amount of brown sugar in the mix and it turned out fantastic. Because I was looking to get some vegetables in the mix, at the last few minutes of simmering, I added some baby spinach leaves. They were great in the mix and didn't detract from the dish. Even my overly picky brother who "doesn't do hot" loved this. Serve it with basmati rice and naan, and you're set.
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Citrus Swordfish With Citrus Salsa

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2000
This recipe was very easy, and the citrus salsa was wonderful. Next time, though, I'll add more red pepper and probably use fresh pinapple (it cuts up much nicer) rather than canned. I also liked the citrus marinade, but it didn't seem to soak in enough. I suggest doubling the marinade, scoring the fish, and letting it rest overnight. But overall, this was excellent. I will be cooking this again!
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