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Key Lime Pie IV

Reviewed: May 25, 2006
Excellent--easy and delicious. I increase the filling amount by 1/4 (changed the number of servings to 10 from 8) so the filling mounds nicely in a 9" crust. The leftover sweetened condensed milk is worth the presentation.
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Banana Cake VI

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2011
Very good. I accidentally put in 2t baking soda, but it turned out fine. I made it in two 8" layers (probably would have worked better in two 9" ones) and frosted with peanut butter frosting from this site. The lightness of the cake was perfect with the rich frosting.
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Texas Pork Ribs

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2010
I use this rub from this recipe on baby back ribs and they are always a hit. Slow baking is the key and you don't need to use the grill at all. For party appetizers, I have also cut the ribs apart, rubbed the mix on, chilled and then broiled them. Napkins are still necessary, but the individual ribs are easy to eat while you're holding a drink in your other hand. Gotta keep the men happy at cocktail parties! =) Oh, and this makes a lot of the spice rub. 2/3-3/4 of a batch is plenty enough for the specified amount of meat.
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Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2010
Excellent. I served it for Easter and the orange color and flavor were nice and springy. SECOND TIME AROUND: Still wanting more orange flavor, I halved each of the spices and substituted Grand Marnier for the vanilla--very good; less "spice cakey" and more orange. THIRD TIME: left out all the spices called for and used 1 1/2 t cardamom and again, the Grand Marnier instead of vanilla. So good!
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Creme Anglaise I

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2010
Easy and excellent. You don't have to cook this over low heat; I cooked it over medium-high and was careful to whisk all of the pot's surface and it was fine.
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Smoked Salmon Pasta with Scotch

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2009
Absolutely excellent. I substituted chicken stock for the fish stock and left out the Scotch and it was still amazing. You can almost have this on the table in the time it takes to boil water and cook the pasta.
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Slow Cooker Ham

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2009
Just to add one more voice to the cacophony...this is delicious and ridiculously easy. It does need less than half the cooking time called for, though.
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Watermelon and Strawberry Lemonade

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2008
Excellent. Blending and then straining watermelon is much easier than seeding it by hand. I used frozen strawberries. This is delicious.
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Blue Cheese Burgers

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2007
Truly excellent.
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Greek Veggie Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2007
Very good. The feta cheese somehow rounds out the flavors. I tried using ranch dressing and it was still good.
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Panna Cotta

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2007
Excellent...and easy!
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Peanut Butter Frosting

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2011
I had some trouble with this, but I am 99% sure that was due to having to use crunchy natural-style peanut butter. It was excellent anyway (if horrible to spread) on the Banana Cake IV on this site.
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Ginger Salmon

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2007
I used this sauce (made with ground ginger) on salmon steaks and it was delicious. (Steaks have to be turned once while cooking, so I brushed it on both sides.) It wasn't absorbed into the steak as much as I'm supposing it would into a fillet, but in the course of the meal the guinea pig requested it again three times. ;-)
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Lover's Beef Burgundy Filet

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2007
I used top sirloin steaks instead of the filet mignon, and marinated them for seven or eight hours. Really good.
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Strawberries Flambeed in Vodka with Hot Ice Cream

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2007
Absolutely loved this. The ice cream is pretty spicy by itself, but the flavor and sweetness of the strawberries balances it. (Think of salsa...some is hot but not flavorful, some has both spice and flavor.) I served this over slices of pound cake. Oh, and the recipe easily makes enough for four people...it's way too much for two.
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Calabacitas Con Queso - Zucchini with Cheese

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2007
Excellent...I've been looking for something to serve alongside Mexican food in addition to Spanish rice. It was a big hit, and a great accompaniment to enchiladas. This recipe makes a LOT...a single recipe was more than enough for twelve people as a side. Next time I think I will also try using grated cheese instead of cubed...it got kind of glumpy, even though I used about a third less than was called for.
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Best Formula Three-Cheese Fondue

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2007
I had the same separation problem others have mentioned, but I have to say, after adding quite a bit more wine (I used chardonnay) it smoothed out. I wonder if part of the problem was the cheap cheddar I used. Next time I'll fork over for better quality. The Gruyere and Emmentaler were really good. I cut the recipe down to "6" servings and it was just right for a first course for my husband and me.
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Tortilla Soup II

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2007
I did not start out to make this particular recipe, but found I didn't have the ingredients needed for my other one. This was really, really good. Tortilla soup is one of those things that is hard to get right, especially if you're from San Antonio; it needs to be spicy, yet flavorful and above all, authentic. I can't believe Ro-Tel and canned chilis can be this perfect...I may never try that other recipe with fresh tomatoes and jalapenos. I served it over tortilla chips instead of frying the tortillas.
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Coconut Ice Cream

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2007
My husband and I tasted coconut ice cream while on our honeymoon in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This recipe is as close as I can imagine one being to what we had...just creamier. =) I have to reduce the amounts of cream and coconut a little to keep the mix from overflowing my ice cream maker.
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Wine Fondue

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2007
Truly excellent, especially with shrimp. I used ground spices since that was what I had on hand, and didn't take the time to let it sit. I appreciate carla29's suggestion to save the leftovers.
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