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Cathy's Banana Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2005
This was an excellent recipe, I've made it twice. As a rule, I bake with butter instead of margarine... not sure if that makes a difference. The second time I made this I added dried blueberries and it came out perfect. This is a great recipe as is, but adding dried cranberries, blueberries, apricots, etc. works great, too. Love this recipe!
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Curry-Coconut Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2008
The way I made it was only worth four stars, but I made some poor alterations. I didn't have coriander or cilantro and I love both... so I shouldn't have made it without them. Secondly, I didn't see the need for the teaspoon of sugar, but in hindsight, I should have. On a good note, I did what a prior review AGLIKA recommended and put the first few ingredients in a food processor before sauteeing. This thickened the sauce nicely and I didn't have to add the cornstarch/H20. I also up'd the red pepper flakes which gave it more heat. I cannot wait to make this recipe again THE RIGHT WAY. On a Side Note: I always loved curry-coconut shrimp in restaurant eventhough nutrition-wise, it's right up there with alredo sauce. So, I could never bring myself to make this at home considering how terribly fattening it is. However, this recipe is LowFat, LowCal, and LowCarb... amazing!
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Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2007
AMAZING! Every pork tenderloin I've ever eaten was sliced thin and still dry. Pork is usually pretty bland unless you drown in it something. Wow! I could eat this everynight! I followed the recipe pretty closely... I upped the garlic a bit and omitted the soy since I thought the salt from the onion soup mix was enough. I'm glad I did because eventhough I did add a little more salt, the soy would have cut the aroma of the wine. Use the richest red wine you have, it was just delicious. Took about 2 cups of the juice stovetop and made a thicker gravy with some added cornstarch & black better. Then served with garlic mashed potatos. Was planning to slice it but the meat just falls apart. This was just PERFECT! Can't wait to make it again!
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Frosted Banana Bars

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2007
My only complaint is that I can't give this recipe 6 stars! These are wun-der-ful! It's so great making a 'bar' recipe the comes out of the pan perfectly and makes a great presentation. I served them chilled because my sister has a similar recipe and for some reason it really brings out the banana flavor. I only used two really dark bananas but you could really taste the flavor; I added some cinnamon, too. For such a simple recipe it really does make a ton - an entire jelly roll pan... WOW! I made a softer frosting of one block cream cheese, 2 cups of powdered sugar, tsp vanilla and some milk to thin it out ever so slightly. Stop searching for recipes... turn off your computer & go make these. They are really delicious.
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Mouse's Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2008
This was perfect mac & cheese. I was concerned there was too much sauce, too, but after baking the sauce really does thicken. PLUS, the leftovers are not dry at all. Nice job, mouse!
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Pumpkin Dump Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2007
Was going through my recipe box and found I never rated this one. GREAT RECIPE! I used a white cake mix because I didn't have spice and it was just lovely. It was very sweet (not too sweet) and looked great. I've made it about a half dozen times. Love this recipe.
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Schweine Ohren (Pig's Ears)

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2006
Somebody pinch me! These are so #@$%&! good and easy to make.
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Great Pumpkin Dessert

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2005
I made this yesterday for a family get together & it was fantastic. I followed the advice of the other viewers and melted an entire cup of butter, not sure if that made any difference or not. I was a little concerned when I was making it that the filling was so thin... but it baked up beautifully. The bottom of this cake is like pumpkin pie filling with a cobbler like top to it. It was really good. I served it with whipped cream (ok, cool whip, I don't whip my own cream...) and it was perfect. It was a bit rich the way pumpkin pie is, so ice cream would have been too much for me. What an excellent recipe. Definitely a keeper. Thanks Nancy!
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Apricot Maple Glazed Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2006
The combination of maple and apricot with the pork is absolutely fabulous. I am not a fan of "the other white meat" but my husband is so I'm always trying to find recipes so I can enjoy it. I plan on trying this sauce with chicken, too, I'm sure it will be great. In all honesty, I skipped the chicken broth & sherry... The combination of the shallots, maple syrup (make sure you get goo maple, not the kind your kids put on their pancakes) and apricot nectar/preserves is wonderful! Thanks for the great recipe!
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Chocolate Eclair Dessert

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2006
My husband was looking for a dessert recipe he could make for my birthday and I found this one. It was easy for him to make and it tasted better than I thought it would. Very simple ingredients, but WOW! it's really really good. After having SECONDS on this dessert, I made him take it to work the next day so I didn't devour in for breakfast the next morning. As for the frosting, he just frosted the top layer of graham crackers before placing them on the cake and then smoothed them out. We ate the dessert about 3 hours after making it and it was great! Can I give it 6 stars???
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Jimmy Carter Dessert

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2006
OMG! This is fabulous. I used an entire cup of chunky peanut butter to make sure you could taste it with the chocolate. I wouldn't advise using any less. This was put out for a potluck & gone in under an hour. Fans of chocolate/peanut butter will love this.
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Cream Cheese Pound Cake III

Reviewed: May 20, 2007
Wow... really good. Was in the mood to make my first pound cake although (and this is odd), I don't really like pound cake. Well, I do now. This is exceptional. I did add the juice from a lemon & the rind and it's just perfect. Poured a thick glaze of lemon juice & powdered sugar over the top. It's in the frig now for the girls at work tomorrow. I will have to find a good excuse as to why there is a big slice missing.
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Honey Mustard Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2007
Not a big fan of curry... but wow! This was just great. Followed the recipe to a T... except I used boneless chicken breasts and it was just wonderful. Made a finishing sauce of the 2 parts jam, 1 part honey & 1 part mustard. Really really good. Will try it on the grill next time!
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Lemon Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2008
OMG!!! This was so very good! I had a lemon bread pudding at a B&B but couldn't squeeze the recipe out of the chef. I can't believe I found this! This is so good! My entire family devoured it. I did use dried cranberries instead of raisin. So Good!
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Extra Gingery Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2006
You have to make this gingerbread! I made it last week, into cupcakes, and it is fantastic. I adore the gingerbread at Starbucks and this really is better. I'm back to the site because I'm making this again for Christmas Eve. I'm going to use the round springform pan as suggested. Like another reviewer, I used OJ instead of apple & it came out just fine. Candied/Crystalized ginger was a challenge to find, so I may leave it out this time if I can't find it. I made a cinnamon cream cheese frosting to go with this... (2 blocks of cream cheese, tsp cinnamon & cup of powered sugar, tsp of vanilla) although a nice big scoop of whipped cream would do the trick, too. Anyway! Great recipe! Just Delicious!
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Spicy Orange Teriyaki Marinade

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2006
This is an unbelievably good marinade. If for no other reason than it turned me onto chinese chile sauce with garlic. Sometimes I will do a quick marinade with just the chile sauce & soy. But try this one if you have the ingredients... and don't skimp on the cilantro. I've used this marinade on pork and chicken. Both were great.
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Chocolate Eclair Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2006
For such simple ingredients, this is a great dessert. My husband wanted to make dessert for my birthday and I found this recipe. It was simple for him to put together & it tasted great. He took the left overs to work because I was sure I would devour the entire thing the next day. I'm looking up the recipe again today because I want to make it for work tomorrow. Simply delicious!!!
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Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2006
This is such a great basic recipe for baked brie. There are some other recipes on this site, but this is the most basic. I've added preserves, dried fruits, and different toasted nuts... all work great. I love brie but the rind always bugged... so I remove it. I know there are some cheese connaisseurs out there who think different. P.S. If your pastry comes out soggy or greasy, you need to up your oven temp to 400 because it means your pastry is melting and not "puffing".
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Grilled Asian Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2006
This is a great marinade. I made it exactly as written & it was wonderful. I chickened out cooking the left over marinade to use it as a glaze because it had all that raw chicken in it... but it was still great. We marinated overnight. Very good.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2006
These are fantastic. I am new to FRESH brussel sprouts, having always eaten the frozen ones. Wow, these are great. I've made this recipe twice & the bigger ones taste the best, the smaller ones can get a little bitter. You will no longer find frozen sprouts in my freezer.
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