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Souvlaki

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2006
We have a dinner club and I made this for the entree when we had "Greek" night. Everyone loved it and it was so easy! I put the meat and veggies on separate skewers since the veggies cook much faster--I learned this trick the hard way!
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2006
This was a nice recipe to get the fall-pumpkin flavor without resorting to the usual recipes. I made both a loaf of the bread and a pan of cupcakes with the batter, and then frosted them with a home made cream cheese frosting from this site. It turned out well and everyone liked it. I used half oil, half applesauce to try and cut down on the fat, but I think I wouldn't do that again if serving it to guests. It wasn't dry, but it could have been moister, if you know what I mean.
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Stuffed Green Peppers I

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2006
This is a very good recipe that is easy--I will add it to my list of 'regulars'. However, there is still something missing and I can't figure out what! It's just a tad on the bland side for my taste (hence 4 stars and not 5). The second time I made the recipe I added garlic, extra onion and double the worces. sauce, but it was still lacking something. Even so, this is a good meal and I will keep making it and tinkering with it until I get it to my liking.
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Peppy's Pita Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2006
I don't have a bread machine and this still turned out well. So much better than the store bought-- when cut in half the pocket is big and easy to stuff. I used 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white flour as some suggested and it was great--it never tasted 'wheaty' but was at least a little healthier. Note: be sure to let the dough rise and proof for the correct amount of time or your bread won't puff up.
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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2006
I am normally not a chili fan, but I really liked this chilli a lot. I have this thing about beans, especially chili made with kidney beans (which is why I tried this recipe--only uses chili beans). I used real bacon because I hate bacon bits, but this recipe is a keeper as is--no tweaking necessary. I will add this meal to my regular rotation. Thanks!
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Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2006
I'm really bummed--I was all set to love this recipe (I love garlic and cheese, so I thought: how can I go wrong?) Well, something did. This time, I did not tinker with the recipe like I normally do, and it just didn't turn out well. It was soggy (and I even put it under the broiler for the last 5-10 minutes of cooking) and greasy. Maybe something went wrong when I had the computer scale down the recipe from 8 to 4 servings...I dunno, but I won't be making this one again.
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Blackberry Cobbler II

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2006
This cobbler was a good, solid dessert and was a good way to use up a bunch of berries my mother in law picked for us. However, I can't 'rave' about it because it didn't seem like anything special to me; just plain old 'good'.
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Buffalo Style Chicken Pizza

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2006
Good recipe, but I made changes (I'd give my version 5 stars): 1)I pre-cooked the raw crust for 6-10 minutes or so 2)I didn't use a bottle of dressing. I just spread some dressing around on the crust until it looked covered, but not globbed on (maybe 1/2 cup?) and I used ranch because I like it better. 3) I put half mozz. cheese and half cheddar cheese on top of the pizza (to me, this pizza just called for some cheddar) along with chopped red onion.
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Caroline's Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2006
This frosting sets very well for later 'smoothing' of the cake if you plan on decorating. However, (and I can't believe I'm saying this) I have to agree with others and say this frosting was a little too sweet. Next time I make it I will only put in 3/4 of the sugar and then as more as needed after tasting. It's REALLY sweet (and that's from somone who never says that when it comes to chocolate).
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Black Magic Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2006
This cake had a wonderful flavor, and was very moist. Even though I love frosting, I have to agree with others; this cake didn't need it. Next time I make it I may only put a dusting of powdered sugar on top. If you are going to remove this cake from it's pan and decorate it, be careful; it's so moist that it cracks and breaks easily.
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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2006
I've been making pizza crust for years and this is the only one that has ever come close to tasting like the pizza I love from my home state of NJ. I think the secret was in the method of preparation, since the ingredients are pretty much the same for all pizza crusts. I love thick crust, but I really should have split this batch into two pizzas since I have a small pizza pan--the crust got HUGE and looked like it was going to take over. Anyway, thank you for this recipe--it's awesome and so much better than the pizza offered by the pizza chains in my area.
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Roquefort Pear Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2006
Now THIS is my idea of a gourmet salad. It was easy to put together and tasted great. I added grilled chicken so I could serve it as dinner, but I probably won't do that again. This salad is so rich tasting that eating a big plate of it for dinner was a little too much. I will make it again to be served as a first course or side salad. I served it on a platter and the presentation was very impressive even though I chopped everything into bite size pieces (unlike the picture above). Oh, and next time I may leave out the avacado, only because the other flavors were so strong that the avacado kind of got lost anyway.
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Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2006
These were fantastic! I was nervous making them for our guests because they regularly make falafal, but they said their boxed mix didn't even compare to this recipe. I made a double batch and froze half the dough--we'll see in a few weeks how it holds up. I will definately put this in my rotation of dinners. I didn't change a thing on the recipe, but next time I may try baking as others have suggested to cut down on the calories. 7/31 UPDATE: I used the rest of the falafel dough about a month after I froze it and it tasted as good as the first time. From now on I will always make a double batch and freeze half the dough to be used later.
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Zucchini Patties

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2006
We ate these constantly last summer! I can't wait for the zucchini to come up so we can eat them again this year. I made just one change, and that was to use Italian bread crumbs instead of flour. Also, after dropping the dough into the oil, I flattened it with my spatula to make it a patty which was much easier to cook. I really love these zucchini latkes.
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Chicken Saltimbocca

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2006
I'm really rating my version of this recipe, because I think it would have been bland had I not made the following modifications: 1) I pounded out the chicken breasts 2) rubbed pressed garlic onto the breasts, then placed a layer of fresh, whole basil leaves and then the prosciutto on top and rolled up the chicken securing it with toothpicks. Also, after frying/browning the breasts I noticed my largest breast still wasn't done, so after I poured in the wine I covered it to steam a few minutes to help it finish cooking. I then removed the lid so the wine could evaporate. Anyway, the flavor was really amazing--very bold and fresh, and the garlic taste wasn't overwhelming at all (but then again, I'm a garlic lover). If you're like me and not keen on bland food, definately spice this recipe up a bit by seasoning the chicken before you cook it; especially since provolone is a very mild cheese, and once it's melted you can hardly taste it. I will for sure make this again.
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Molten Chocolate Cakes With Sugar-Coated Raspberries

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2006
My guests loved this simple, very rich 'adult' dessert; it was easy to make. I used glass baking cups instead of paper cups--I took them straight out of the oven, put on the raspberries and served them as is still in the cup. This way, I didn't have to stress about them falling apart while removing them.
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Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2006
This was a nice, colorful salad that tasted good. I'm a bit of a salad snob, so I'm only rating this as 'good' but I'm sure others would find it a refreshing change from your usual iceberg-type salad.
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Chicken In Basil Cream

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2006
This is a rich meal, but very good; too bad it is so loaded with fat, or I'd make it more often. First time I made it I substituted pimentos with a jar of roasted red peppers which turned out well. The second time I didn't add either and I think I liked it even better.
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Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2006
This has become a dinner staple for us. Very easy to make and quick, and I didn't need to make any modifications.
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Broccoli and Tortellini Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2006
I was expecting to have leftovers when I made this since there was so much other food, but nope--GONE. This turned out very well and I'll make it again. I blanched the broccoli, doubled the dressing and used golden rasins. I almost added more bacon but I'm glad I didn't--it was perfect the way it was.
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