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Chocolate Pudding Cake III

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2009
I made this twice today to test out a few variations. With the first one, I replaced the hot water with coffee and added some cinnamon to the brown sugar mixture, and with the second one, I replaced two tbsp of the flour with cocoa and added chopped walnuts to the mix. Both were delicious! I gave this recipe four stars because as written, it's a tad bland and because it didn't quite satisfy an ardent sweet tooth/chocoholic/cake addict like me - but when you want something quick and simple, this is a great choice!
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Black Magic Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2009
This cake was unbelievable - it was moist and fluffy and stayed that way for days! The only change I made to the recipe was to add a few more tablespoons of cocoa to make it really chocolatey. I made the layers in two 8-inch pans and split them horizontally to make a four-layer cake filled with strawberry mousse, frosted with chocolate buttercream, and decorated with chocolate-dipped strawberries. Absolutely delicious!
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Whipped Cream Cake II

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2009
Though the flavour and texture of this cake were wonderful, it became much too dry the day after I had baked it even though I had wrapped the layers in saran wrap, put them into an airtight container, and brushed them with a simple syrup. In the future I will definitely lower the amount of flour and see if that helps. Thanks for the recipe, but unfortunately, I'll have to keep looking for my perfect white cake.
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Chocolate Velvet Ice Cream

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2009
One of the best chocolate ice creams I have ever had! It tastes very similar to Parlour brand ice cream, but without all the chemicals! I omitted the grated chocolate and added a few teaspoons more cocoa instead - it was heavenly without it and I thought I'd save a few calories, but I ended up pouring chocolate fudge all over it later anyway LOL. Delicious!!!
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Crunchy Ice Cream Dessert

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2008
I made a few changes to this recipe, with marvelous results! Instead of plain peanuts, I opted for honey roasted ones, and used butterscotch ripple ice cream instead of plain vanilla. The flavours complement each other perfectly! If you don't have butterscotch ripple ice cream, try putting butterscotch/caramel sundae topping on top of the vanilla ice cream layer. I think it would be much better than the chocolate syrup that others have suggested. Delicious!
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Summer Lasagna

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2008
Wonderful recipe! To lower the fat, I used low-fat mozzarella and 2% cottage cheese. In response to other reviews commenting on the dish being too watery, I took all possible precautions. I drained the tomato sauce, drained the cottage cheese, and "sweated" the zucchini. Here's how: Place cut slices in colander and sprinkle VERY generously with salt. Let sit for 30-45 minutes, while chopping veggies, grating cheese, and cooking tomato mixture. Rinse zucchini thoroughly and absorb any water with paper towel. After all this, I only had about 1/4 cup liquid in the entire dish. I simply tilted the dish and let it drain out. Everything stayed together wonderfully and tasted fantastic!
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Elegant Chicken Athena

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2008
I didn't make the sauce for this recipe, but I guess I should have. The pistachio-crusted chicken on its own, though very moist and juicy, was a little bland. For those of you who don't want to make the sauce, I'd suggest mixing the ground/diced pistachio with garlic powder, finely grated parmigiano reggiano, pepper, and salt to taste. I frequently use this on tilapia and it tastes great! I'll be sure to try again with the sauce - it sounds great (I just had no pomegranate)!
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Chocolate Mint Dessert Brownies

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2008
Although not the thick chunky brownies I had expected, these brownies tasted great - the next day. Don't bother rating this recipe until day 2 because you'll wish you'd rated them higher! Because I am a huge fan of mint, I added a 1/2 tsp of mint extract to the batter as well, and lowered the sugar because of the high sugar-content of the syrup. Still fantastic!
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Fluffy Lemon Pudding Cake

Reviewed: May 28, 2008
This was a wonderful dessert! Because I'm trying to cut back on sugar and lower my fat intake, I reduced the sugar to just over 1/2 a cup and replaced half the butter with applesauce. I also left it in the oven for an additional 7 minutes to make it more cake-like (which is the fatty dessert I was craving at the time!). Still came out fantastic!!
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Oma's Cottage Cheesecake

Reviewed: May 28, 2008
Great recipe! Because I like denser cheesecakes, I strained the cheese for about an hour and omitted the milk and lemon juice. Also, to try and imitate my favourite cappuccino cheesecake, I added 2 tsp. of coffee granules and 1 tsp. cinnamon to the mix. I then topped with light whipped topping and sprinkled with more cinnamon. Delicious!
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Blender Chocolate Mousse

Reviewed: May 26, 2008
Though this mousse tasted great as is, I altered it so I could use it as a filling for a mint-mocha layer cake. These are the measurements I used: 4 oz. mint chocolate chips, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1 egg, and 2 tsp. instant coffee dissolved in 3 Tbsp. hot milk. It thickened up perfectly and tasted great! For those of you who are new to the recipe, try reducing the sugar - the chocolate chips provide enough sweetness on their own. Thanks for the quick and easy recipe!
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Fresh Lime Curd

Reviewed: May 19, 2008
This curd was absolutely delicious! To make it as a filling for Key Lime Cake, I substituted 1.5 Tbsp of lime juice for lemon juice and to make sure it would hold up as a thick filling, I sprinkled in one tsp. of flour while heating. Wonderful Recipe!
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Dilly Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2006
I made this dish for my family and boyfriend last night and it got RAVE reviews. Coming from my dad especially, that's saying a lot. I did make a few changes though. I sauteed the chicken with 3 cloves of garlic and paprika first, until just brown and drained the fat. Then I mixed the ingredients for the sauce, increasing the dill to 5 tsp and tripling the onion soup mix, and poured the mixture right into the pan! Brought it to a boil, reduced heat and let simmer for 30 minutes. Why turn on the oven if you don't have to? The stove offers more control over doneness. So tender and flavourful. Thanks for the recipe!
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Lentil Rice and Veggie Bake

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2006
I LOVED this dish. I'm sure it would have been great as written, but I made a few changes and it came out really well: I diluted a can of garlic & basil pizza sauce to use in place of the tomato sauce, doubled the oregano, basil, and cumin, and added a few drops of hot sauce to the vegetable mixture. I also cooked the rice in vegetable broth instead of plain water and added 1/2 tsp. of onion powder to the broth for even more flavour. Thanks for the great recipe!
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