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Strawberry Dream Cake II

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2007
I thought this cake was OK, but very sweet and tasted artificial. I ususally don't bake with cake mixes, so that may be why I didn't care for it. The frosting didn't spread well for me even though I tried to drain the strawberries thoroughly. My kids, however, loved it. They thought that a pink cake with pink frosting was the best. Although the cake wasn't bad, I don't think I will make it again given all the other excellent ways to use strawberries in desserts.
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Broccoli and Tortellini Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2007
This is a very good salad that was well-received at a recent dinner I hosted. Like many reviewers I cut the sugar by half and used less onion. I also didn't have raisins on hand so I used craisins, but I think golden raisins would've been even better. I wish I'd made a little more dressing or saved some to add right before serving.
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Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2007
I've made these a couple of times and they are so good, just like the Vietnamese restaurant we used to go to in St. Paul (Hoa Bien). A few changes I make include omitting the mint, using regular basil from my garden, adding shredded carrot, and increasing the amount of shrimp. While I love the spring rolls, none of us cared for the sauces. I have to keep looking for the perfect peanut sauce.
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Chinese Chicken Rice Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2007
This was OK, but seemed to be missing something. I definitely think the dish improved after refrigeration, but I don't want to make it again. I tried adding cashews after eating a few bites and that helped a little.
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Fruit Pizza I

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2007
I thought this was excellent. I am glad I found a recipe for fruit pizza from scratch. I never use store bought dough. I topped mine with grapes, strawberries and kiwi. It looked very pretty, was easy to serve, and well liked by everyone.
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Win's Shrimp and Spaghetti

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2007
It doesn't get much easier than this! Very simple and very delicious. I only used 1/2 cup butter and that was plenty for my taste. I might use even less next time.
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Sweet Cottage Cheese and Bananas

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2007
I'm sorry, but my son and I couldn't even eat this. And cottage cheese and bananas are among his favorite foods! I couldn't understand why he wouldn't eat it until I tried it. I was surprised after all the good reviews.
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Nutty Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2007
I made these for New Year's Eve in regular size mushrooms (to be bite-sized) and they were easy to make and gone quickly. I used Italian style bread crumbs. I liked that this recipe didn't call for meat or seafood.
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Coconut Tilapia with Apricot Dipping Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2007
I made this for dinner last night and wish I could give it 10 STARS! It was excellent and we loved the sauce, even though I used peach preserves. I recommend unsweetened coconut since the dipping sauce is sweet enough. What little was left over reheated well today. Thank you for one of the best fish recipes I've ever tried!!
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Tiramisu Layer Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2007
I've made this twice and it's excellent. The second time I made it I had to use 8 inch pans and I thought it looked better. I also didn't add the cream to the filling and found the filling easier to use and the layers didn't slide. The only other change I made was to decrease the whipped cream frosting by half; I still felt there was plenty. Thanks for an awesome cake recipe!
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Cinnamon Sugar Crisps

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2006
Couldn't be easier or faster or better! Just be sure to watch them for the last minute or so, they might need to come out earlier than 5 minutes. My 2 year old loved these.
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Fresh Cranberry Punch

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2006
This was very good, but a little too sweet for my taste. I would call it more of a cider than a punch.
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Chocolate Decadence Yule Log

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2006
I can only rate and comment on the cake part because I used a whipped cream filling and a stovetop chocolate frosting recipe (from Allrecipes). The cake tastes great, but compared to other roll cake recipes I've made this was harder to work with. A little extra care and lots of frosting hides most defects.
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Salmon Chowder

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2006
My husband and I love this soup. Like many other reviewers, I highly recommend fresh salmon over canned and fresh garlic instead of powdered. I also decrease the cheddar cheese by about half and I plan to try reduced fat evaporated milk next time. My kids wouldn't eat this, but I don't think they even tried it.
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Chocolate Frosting II

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2006
I just used 2 batches of this recipe to frost my Yule Log. It looks nice and tastes very good. It's easy to adjust the amount of milk for the consistency you need. I changed just a few things: I used 1/2T vanilla, 1/3C cocoa, and 2 1/2 C conf. sugar. I didn't measure the milk, but needed more than in the recipe. This will be my chocolate frosting recipe from now on!
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Ultimo's No-Bake Blueberry Squares

Reviewed: May 25, 2006
My family loves this dessert. I have made it twice, once with frozen wild blueberries and once with fresh chopped strawberries. Both ways were very good. I only use 1/2 cup sugar in the topping and none in the crust and it's still very sweet.
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Chicken Newburg

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2006
I thought this was bland and boring. I haven't made anything "Newburg" before so maybe I just don't care for the flavors. If you make this, be sure to have all ingredients ready ahead of time...the cooking goes fast.
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Chocolate Mint Mousse Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2006
This is an excellent pie. My whole family loved it. My only tiny criticism is that it doesn't look very elegant.
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Cream of Fresh Asparagus Soup II

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2006
Asparagus is my all-time favorite vegetable and I loved it in this soup. It was so easy to make for a quick lunch. My husband liked it too. It turns out to be a pretty color green too.
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White Chocolate Gorp

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2006
My kids and I preferred the ingredients mixed without the white chocolate. It was too sweet and clumped with the chocolate.
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