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Indian Naan II

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2005
These turned out quite well. The addition of yogurt to the mix gave the naans a tangy taste that other recipes don't have. I found that it was important to preheat the grill for at least 10 minutes before attempting to cook the breads, and not to use a silverstone-coated baking sheet (the intense heat may damage it). By the way, kalonji is known better in the West as nigella, but may also be found at German delis either as 'black caraway' or 'schwarzkummel', or in Jewish delis as 'charnushka'.
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Sweet Mustard Chicken Bake

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2007
I made this with thighs. It turned out well, but I cut the butter waaaay down - one tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of olive oil was more than enough. I also added some cayenne and a little bit of powdered ancho chili for flavour.
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Baking Powder Biscuits II

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2006
These turned out quite nice - not flaky/greasy like southern US biscuits, but light and soft like Canadian biscuits. I ended up with 24 small biscuits.
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Cinnamon Cookies II

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2005
A very good cookie recipe. I replaced the white sugar with turbinado sugar and eliminated the molasses, and the result is even better than the original recipe. Much more cinnamony without that molasses taste.
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Apple-Cran-Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: May 19, 2005
I increased the amount of cardamom to 1/2 tsp, replaced the cinnamon with 1/2 tsp allspice and 1/2 tsp nutmeg, added 1/2 cup extra flour, and let the mixture sit overnight in the fridge. (I added the extra flour because my homemade applesauce was a bit thin.) The cookies turned out very tasty and were a big hit. The cardamom really does make a difference; if you can't get it at your local supermarket, it can be ordered from online spice stores. It's really worth it. I'll probably make these again if I have kids coming over, but next time I'll chop the dried cherries and cranberries before adding them to make a more even mixture. I'll also bake the cookies at a slightly lower temperature for a longer period of time, since even with the extra flour they're still a bit soft.
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Jim's Pork Chorizo

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2007
Excellent once I realized the recipe called for American-style chili powder and not just ground chiles, and *Spanish* paprika instead of the normal Hungarian paprika. (We don't all live in the US, so specific instructions as to what kind of "chili powder" and "paprika" would have been nice - they do differ immensely from country to country).
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Paprika Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2005
I had to triple the paprika and use four cloves of real garlic (not powder!) to make it taste seasoned.
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Kristy's Lasagna

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2005
As other members have pointed out, five tablespoons is far, far too much Italian seasoning *unless* you use the cheapy-cheapy bulk seasoning that's been sitting around for two years at Wally World. Besides that, the recipe is quite bland. I would suggest adding some dried hot pepper flakes, fresh grated Romano cheese, perhaps replacing the ground beef with either sausage or with ground pork, and adding some vegetables such as mushrooms or red peppers. As is, it's a very bland, over-herbed, under-spiced, dull recipe.
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Cherry Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2005
These turned out well. However, I used real honest vanilla extract.
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Leg of Lamb

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2007
Excellent if a bit bland, but don't waste good lamb by roasting it to well-done: 155F or medium-rare will give you the best flavour.
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Catherine's Sirloin Tip Roast

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2007
The problem with sirloin tip is that it's wildly unpredictable. One sirloin tip can be tender while the next can be as tough as shoe leather. This recipe would work well with a tender roast, but not with a tough one. I found it was also rather bland.
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Ash-e-jow (Iranian/Persian Barley Soup)

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2008
This was delicious! I don't know why I'm surprised - Persian food is always great - but wow! I would absolutely make this again! And it's perfect for a summer dinner.
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Finnish Pulla

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2007
Excellent! Great for French toast.
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D's Famous Salsa

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2009
I like this recipe, but I'd suggest using actual cheap fresh jalapeños rather than the massively, ridiculously mega-overpriced canned version. They're $3.29 for a tiny can here while fresh jalapenos are 49 cents a pound.
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Black and Bleu Chicken Alfredo

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2007
I didn't like this. Not only was this very rich, it was also very expensive per portion. The high calorie count wasn't justifiable given the small amount of real food in the dish - most of the calories are from the sauces.
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Chicken and Rice Casserole I

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2007
Note: this will not work unless you use that horrible, expensive, disgusting instant rice product. Also if it does work it's just another oversalted, pre-processed "glop from a can" dish. What a horrendous waste of expensive chicken breasts this was!
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Curried Stew with Lamb

Reviewed: May 29, 2005
The yogurt curdles during the cooking process, the spices are too assertive, and the finished recipe is a liquid clumpy mess. Definitely not recommended.
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Zucchini Cake I

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2010
I did not care for this recipe.
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Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2009
This is brilliant. I couldn't find leeks at a reasonable price ($5.29/lb is not reasonable) so I substituted garlic and celery, but even then it was delicious! Highly recommended.
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2009
Three stars because it's far too sweet for me - I felt like scraping my mouth out after trying it. It is a good recipe IF you cut the sugar in half or less - 1/4 cup worked for me.
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