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Chocolate Cavity Maker Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2005
I'm not typically a fan of liqueur flavors in my desserts, so I didn't want to over-do it. I used 1/4c. Godiva liqueur, 1/4c. Kahlua. I was worried unnecessarily - because it didn't taste like liqueur at all. Next time I'll add more. To reduce the fat a little bit, I used fat-free sour cream and substituted 1/4 c. applesauce for one egg. Even so, my boyfriend (who had no idea) complimented the rich texture being "like velvet." Unfortunately, my neighbor who is a chef said she could detect the flavor was from cake/pudding mix, and said I should try doing the same recipe with real cocoa, flour, etc. Maybe one day I will try the real thing in future (especially if I follow the suggestion of using various more expensive liqueur flavors), but for such little work, the flavor tasted pretty great to me!
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Indonesian Spiced Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2005
This was a nice side dish, but nothing too fancy or mind-blowing. My boyfriend said it was good and asked if it was a curry dish. The turmeric gave it the look and flavor of a mild curry dish. There were no rave reviews for the effort. I used it as an accompaniment to Indonesian Satay (on this site). I think it would have been much better with an Indian dish (like Tandoori Chicken as another reviewer mentioned). The Indonesian Satay really should have had a white jasmine rice side dish.
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The Best Thai Peanut Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2005
I liked it, but found that the peanut butter was too dominant. My boyfriend loved the Indonesian Satay (from this site), but hardly dipped into the peanut sauce at all. I halved the recipe, and it was still far, FAR TOO MUCH. Next time I think I will halve the recipe (which then asks for 3/4 c. peanut butter), and then reduce the peanut butter to 1/2 cup and increase the lime juice for an extra sparkly, light flavor.
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Indonesian Satay

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2005
Made the marinaded chicken skewers for dinner tonight and my boyfriend and I LOVED it. The chicken was perfect: moist, flavorful, just right. IMPORTANT: One reviewer noted that it's important to SOAK SKEWERS prior to grilling/broiling. I soaked mine for ten minutes before threading the chicken, but when I put the chicken under the broiler the ends still charred and made an unpleasant smell. It turns out you're supposed to soak wood skewers for FOR 2 HOURS! I'll definitely be doing that next time.
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Quick and Easy Thai Style Coleslaw

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2005
Made this exactly according to the recipe, and I just didn't think it was that good. I love thai food and I made it as an accompaniment to a thai dinner. After taste testing it, I decided not to inflict it on my boyfriend. The fish sauce makes it taste vaguely funky, and the flavors don't sparkle and pop the way I think they should in a Thai salad.
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2005
I just discovered allrecipes and was so excited to find a lasagna everyone was raving about. I spent all day making it - letting the sauce simmer for hours - and thought it would be a real show stopper when my boyfriend got home. Alas, it was too salty (don't know how that could be...?) and just, overall, not fantastic. My BF ate leftovers for 2 days, but wasn't thrilled by the dish. I'd say definitely omit ALL salt until the end. P.S. DAY 3 ammendment to the above: today, after I added a fresh heap of mozz and parm to leftovers my BF said, "I change my vote. I gave it 3 stars before? Today it goes from a 3 to a 5. Today is the best day yet! SO, if you have a chance to let it sit, it definitely does get better. And the extra cheese seemed to balance out my over-salting. Whew!
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