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Empire Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2010
These cookies are a treasured, highly sought-after item here in Winnipeg; though we call them Imperial cookies for some reason. Tired of paying high prices to satisfy my cravings, I found this recipe--and it is stellar!! Tastes exactly like what I would find in a high-end coffee shop! I will be sure to make a double batch next time to freeze leftovers. Also, next time I will put more jam inside the cookies, as they slurped up the excess liquid like a sponge. These treats always taste better after sitting overnight, which softens the cookie, and gives it a better texture, at least to me. Thank you!!
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Alicia's Aloo Gobi

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2010
The spicing in this dish was lovely! I decreased the turmeric by half, and used fresh ginger. The heat is definitely not for the faint of heart! I had to decrease it for my family members(though I am slowly building up their tolerance to capsaicin, heh heh). Next time I will omit the coconut milk. I find that its delicate fresh flavour is lost in the assertive seasoning in this recipe. I will be making this again! Thank you for sharing, Alicia!
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Spicy Indian Dahl

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2010
I have been searching for the perfect dahl recipe for years--and tonight I found it! I made a few minor changes. I used only 2 onions. Scaled the tomatoes down to 2 (tho I regretted not using 4). I added about 1/2 tsp of turmeric, mainly for colour. I also toasted whole spices and then ground them up. I simmered the cooked lentils with the rest of the ingredients for about 10 minutes to meld the flavours. I bet it will be even better the next day! (If I don't polish it off sooner!) Thank you for sharing. Highly recommended.
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Arancini

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2009
Messy and time consuming but absolutely worth it! I must admit, I did not add the peas or the ham...added a touch of saffron instead. The wine is essential! I made a marinara sauce for dipping as well, which was very well received. Reheats nicely.
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Waikiki Meatballs

Reviewed: May 22, 2007
This was pretty tasty! I have never thought to use ginger in meatballs before, and it added a really nice flavour. Will use it every time I do s+s meatballs from now on. Tried baking them, and that also turned out nicely. The sauce itself left a bit to be desired; I think I will keep using my regular sauce recipe. This was quite a lovely recipe! Thanks for sharing!
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Broccoli Salad I

Reviewed: May 13, 2007
This is really good. I make this all the time now. The first time I followed the recipe exactly, and thought there was too much dressing and bacon. So instead I add 6 cups of broccoli and only abut 1/3 pkg bacon. Always use dried cranberries in place of raisins. Depending on the brand of red wine vinegar that I use, I have to watch the amount to add. Sometimes it is very strong. This salad is usually best eaten the first day it's made, as it tends to get soggy as time passes.
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Autumn Cheesecake

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2007
Very good! I have made this cake several times now, and the first time I did it according to the directions. After that, I have followed advice of others, and added an extra pkg cream cheese, extra egg, etc. Much more cheesecake this way!! Baked in a water bath. I also prefer to put half the filling in the pan, then add the apples, then top it off with the remainder of cream cheese mix. The apples don't dry out that way, and it leaves a beautiful white canvas on top just begging to be decorated. I must be careful to watch the baking time, as the cheesecake dries out faster without the apples on top to keep it moist.
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Lamb Tagine

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2007
Fantastic!! As soon as I mixed all the spices together, I knew this dish would be amazing. I used chicken, as I could not find lamb, and it worked out really well. I also added some cubed yams since I didn't have too much meat. I couldn't wait for this recipe to finish cooking!! The wonderful aromas filled my entire apartment building, and it tasted every bit as good as it smelled. I will be making this frequently. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!Highly recommended!!
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Navratan Korma

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2007
This dish was so delicious, I will be using this as a regular recipe! To save time(and just 'cause I was lazy)I used frozen mixed vegetables, and I cubed the potato into pea sized pieces(as per other reviews), cooking it in oil before adding the onion. Reduced the cayenne. No nuts in my cupboards, no problem!! Great even without. No paneer, either....just added extra veggies. Next time I will make sure to have cashews and paneer on hand, though. The raisins were a great touch. There were just enough in the dish to leave me wanting more. Also, I used part yogurt and part cream instead of milk and cream. I will be making this again and again! Thanks for such a fabulous recipe!!!
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Peppy's Pita Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2006
I have never made pita bread before, and was very impressed with how well it turned out. As I do not have a bread machine, I had to do it by hand by first proofing the yeast with the water and sugar for 10 minutes,then adding the rest together and kneading until smooth, letting it rise for about 1 1/2 hours, until it doubled, then continuing with the rest of the instructions. I did not need to add any more or less flour as with most other bread recipes. It was beautiful!! I also added about 1 tsp of dill weed and some cumin seeds during mixing. It puffed up perfectly in the oven, and I had no problems with it being too hard or crusty. I used the pitas to make falafels, and the finished product was amazing!! I would definately recommend this recipe.
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Spinach Cheese Manicotti

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2006
I *loved* this recipe. My entire family did! The only changes I made to this recipe was to use garlic cloves instead of powder. I also used fresh pasta. I cooked it before baking, so I did not need extra water with the sauce. The pasta was cut into 4" squares, cooked, then I lay the filling at the edge of sheets, and rolled up. placed in pan seam side down. I also layered it with homemade marinara sauce, and alfredo sauce. This is the best recipe I have so far found on this site, it was just amazing! Thank you!!!
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Butter Cream Frosting II

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2006
I have quite a sweet tooth, and this icing was too sweet even for me. If I was to make this again, I would probably follow the advice of other reviewers and cut back on the sugar. I also would use a butter and shortening combination. The taste of the margerine takes away from the recipe.
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One Bowl Chocolate Cake III

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2006
I was very surprised at how nicely this cake turned out. It was so easy, wonderfully moist, and delicious. It just proves that the most simple recipes are often the best.
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Mouse's Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2005
Cheesey, simple, delicious. I just used what cheese I had on hand; swiss, mozza, cheddar, edam. Lovely!
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Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2005
I did like this recipe, however, I found it to be a bit salty. Next time I would use butter instead of margerine, and omit the salt altogether. The spices were lovely. The dough rolled out beautifully, and I did not have to add any extra flour at all. I rolled the dough out onto floured wax paper, and that made them easier to transfer the the baking tray. When decorated, the touch of sweetness really completes the cookie.
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Chicken Breast Mediterranean

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2005
This was an excellent combination of vegetables with the feta cheese. I served it over couscous, and it was so good, it immediately became one of my favorites. I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. The only complaint I have is that the chicken was very tasteless. Perhaps next time, I will try cooking it with the veggies so it absorbs more flavour. Without the chicken, this is a perfect vegetarian dish!
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Jam Filled Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2005
This was a very nice, simple recipe that turned out great. As a personal preference, I cut glazed cherries in half and pressed those on the tops instead.
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Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2005
This was a wonderful, simple recipe that uses everyday ingredients, yet still tastes terrific. This is one of the few recipes I used that did not need adjustments, it was great as is! I did not have any peas, so I just threw in some leftover red pepper that needed to be used up. Much better than the canned soup based version.
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Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2005
This was a great recipe; my family could not stop eating! I only used 2 lbs of ribs, but the same amount of sauce, which turned out to be the perfect ratio of meat and sauce. I also added a bit of liquid smoke and some molasses. I will definately make these ribs again!
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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2005
This recipe was absolutely brilliant!! I decreased the water to 1 1/4 cups, as I prefer a thicker filling, and added a bit of yellow food colouring to give it more of a lemon colour. I also strained the cooked filling before adding it to the pie crust because some of the egg whites must have snuck past me and into the yolks, and there were a few white threads in the pot. This also ensured a smoother mixture, as it got rid of the zest. Very nice flavour, perfect balance of sweet and sour.
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