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Easy Baklava

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2005
I haven't had a Baklava this good in years. I used to pay a dollar for smaller pieces than the ones you get with this recipe and those weren't half as good. I won't be paying for them anymore, these are great and so EASY!! If you like Baklava , you'll LOVE this recipe. Buen provecho!!
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Pecan Crescent Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2009
I halved the recipe and added a bit of kosher salt. These are unbelievable! Loved the delicate nutty and buttery flavor.
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Macaron (French Macaroon)

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2012
I used gel food coloring to color the macarons and only needed a little bit. I added that at the very end of the folding (macaronage) process. I wanted two different colors, so I separated some of the batter in another bowl and carefully stirred in the colors. I do not own a scale so I had to follow the volume measurements rather than the weight measurements. It is not advisable to do so with macarons but I didn't have a choice. I made this recipe twice and the first time my macarons were lumpy/grainy. The second time I grounded up my almond meal (Bob's Mill) some more in my food processor to get a finer texture and that helped a lot. I also made sure that I folded in the almond flour and powdered sugar mixture very well into the whites mixture but was careful not to overmix. I made a strawberry buttercream to fill the pink ones and a lemon/lime buttercream for the green ones. I also used apricot preserves the first time I made them to fill the yellow ones but we didn't care for that. My next ones will have chocolate ganache and hopefully I will have my kitchen scale to ensure better measurements. Great recipe!
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Kolachky

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2009
I scaled the recipe down to 12 "cookies". I used the Solo brand Apricot filling and it didn't ooze and tasted wonderfully. I had some issues with the dough sticking to the counter but I dusted confectioner's sugar and that helped a lot. I used a round cookie cutter, spread filling in the middle and then folded in the sides. See my pictures. I think they came out pretty and they were really tasty!!
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Monkey Bread I

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2009
I scaled this down and used only one tube of biscuits (each cut in fourths) in an 8-in round pan. It was more than enough for 3 people. It was so delicious.
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Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2012
Perfect! SO very delicious! Didn't change a thing. I served it over white rice and with a side of cabbage salad/ Chinese Cabbage Salad I from this site (slaw, cashews, crushed ramen noodles, green onions and a dressing of oil, vinegar and sugar)
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Quinoa and Black Bean Bliss

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2012
REALLY good, healthy and filling. I did use chicken broth (low sodium/fat free) instead of water and red quinoa. Instead of fresh corn I used a can of sweet kernel corn. I made some fresh salsa with tomatoes, serrano peppers, red onion, cilantro and lime juice. We really enjoyed it.
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Easy Fruit Cobbler

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2009
Easy. Delicious. Very pretty too. Used 1/4c light brown sugar and 1/2c white sugar. Added 1t vanilla extract. Of course, make sure your fruit is ripe, sweet and delicious. That's the key.
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Chef John's Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Reviewed: May 5, 2012
Surprisingly, I've never had spaghetti alla carbonara before. So, I don't have anything to compare this to. I know where I can buy pancetta at but it was too far away and I was feeling lazy. So, I used thick bacon. I, like chef John in the video, used whole wheat spaghetti. I enjoyed this simple dish even though I messed up a little and my cream curdled a bit. I didn't lower my heat as low as I should have and I didn't constantly stir. So, do as Chef John said!!! :o)
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Strawberry Spinach Salad I

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2007
This salad is absolutely wonderful! I love it and so does everyone that has tried it at home. I usually reduce the amount of sugar in the dressing by half.
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Boston Cream Pie Minis

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2012
Super easy. Cute. And, considering they come from a box, they were very tasty. The only downfall is that they are obviously from a box mix and I'm not a big fan of that peculiar taste. Otherwise, great!
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Hot Cross Buns I

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2012
These were delicious and very easy to make. I used 3/4 cup of warm milk instead of the water and powdered milk. I didn't have currants or raisins so I just left those out. I used one envelope of active dry yeast which was slightly under 1 T. Still worked great.
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Funnel Cakes I

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2006
OMG! I only made half of the batch. I added about 1 teaspoon vanilla and about 1/4 cup sugar to the batter. I don't have a kitchen funnel so I used a ziploc bag with a corner cut off. These were awesome, really simple to make, quick to fry...delicious...what else? They are just great. I used two spatulas to flip them over. Whatever you use to flip them make sure you grab them in the middle because the corners will be crispier and break off easily.
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Best Carrot Cake Ever

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2012
Excellent! I scaled the recipe down to 4 servings, so I ended up making just 1/4 of the recipe. I had no problems whatsoever doing so. I followed the recipe except for using golden raisins instead of regular raisins and using pecans instead of walnuts. I made cupcakes and used a vanilla cinnamon buttercream frosting that I came up with at the moment. I wish I had written it down because it was fantastic. I know I used 1 stick of unsalted butter, about 1 1/2 c confectioner's sugar, about 1 teaspoon vanilla and quite a bit of cinnamon until it tasted the way I wanted it. They were just perfect!
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Fiber One® Chocolate-Peanut Butter Haystacks

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2012
Very easy and delicious. I decided to try them out with white chocolate instead and it worked really well. It really doesn't get any easier than this. I like that I can get a good source of fiber in the haystacks rather than the traditionally used chow mein noodles.
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Sugar Cookie Frosting

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2011
Very good!! I halved the recipe and have used strawberry extract rather than vanilla and it works great as well.
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Corn and Zucchini Melody

Reviewed: May 31, 2006
Very good!
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Super-Easy Rocky Road Fudge

Reviewed: May 25, 2006
This fudge tastes great! I will also make it in a smaller pan next time so it'll be thicker but other than that, it is perfect. Make sure the chocolate is really smooth and work fast so that you can spread it in the pan without problems. I lined my pan with parchment paper which works way better than foil in my opinion.
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Creamy Goat Cheese and Honey

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2011
I didn't measure anything, used honey chevre from Trader Joe's, rolled in pecans I had crushed in the food processor with the cinnamon, drizzled with honey and crushed some dried rosemary in the palm of my hand before sprinkling on top. Really cute and yummy stuff. Thanks!
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California Crescent Sandwiches

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2011
We all really enjoyed the combination of ingredients and the texture and flavor of the "bread". It also had a nice presentation. We didn't miss the cheese (that we always put in sandwiches) but I did add tomatoes because I had some I needed to use up. My husband asked me to make sandwiches with this "bread" again but for breakfast, like a bacon egg and cheese type of thing. This was a good variation from the norm.
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