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White Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2008
I've tried this recipe twice and with some changes it's great. BOTH times I HALVED the recipe b/c I didn't want to make a lot. 1st try: I used 1/2t each of baking powder and baking soda (as another rater suggested) - the cookies came out puffy (not flat) but they were still hard. I like chewy cookies so I looked at a soft cookie recipe to copy it. The following changes make a great soft cookie: (using a halved recipe) use 1/2t baking soda, reduce 1/2c white sugar to 1/4c plus 2T, reduce 1/2c + 2T cocoa to only 1/2c, and reduce 3/4c + 2T flour to 3/4c. Use the suggested amounts of the other ingredients, and the cookies will come out chocolatey and delicious! (P.S. these cookies are even good without the white chocolate chips)
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Barbeque Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2008
I used 8 thighs and tripled the sauce (without using any water) because I had to split the thighs between two baking pans (and I reserved some in case anyone wanted). I uncovered the pans for the last 20 minutes so the sauce could thicken a little. It tasted good but is better if you spoon some reserved sauce over them (the sauce in the pan had it's flavor watered down by the chicken juices).
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Chili Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2008
Everyone loved this recipe. It's delicious. I was looking for a way to get rid of my sweet red chili sauce and I'm glad I tried this. If I ever buy another bottle, I'll be sure to make this again.
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Tzatziki II

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2008
I took the advice of one of the raters and added salt to the cucumber to remove water. This was a good idea, but I did have to add more salt to the sauce. Since I'm not a fan of cucumbers, I used a 5-6in. cucumber and added about 2t of mint. This recipe is decent but I'm probably biased b/c I don't like cucumbers - I prefer another Tzatziki recipe from this site (which uses dried dill instead of mint and cucumber - it's great).
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Brown Sugar Pound Cake I

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2008
I'm really not impressed with this recipe. I had to give it a three b/c it is way too dense for my liking and it wasn't that flavorful (even though I added an extra half teaspoon of vanilla and two pinches of salt). It's not a bad recipe but in my opinion, the major problem was the density (no cake should be this heavy!).
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Diane's Colcannon

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2007
I made this for Thanksgiving with Perfect Turkey (from this site) and it was great. I didn't end up adding all of the cabbage mixture to the potatoes because I felt like my family wouldn't like it. I think I added about half of it. But everyone loved the potatoes. I'll definitely make this again.
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Perfect Turkey

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2007
This recipe really is perfect. The turkey was perfectly browned, juicy (not at all dry!), and tasty. Everyone loved it and decided it had to become the official turkey recipe for Thanksgiving. I would suggest tossing the vegetables in oil if you plan on letting them bake with the bird (they'll dry out otherwise).
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David's Yellow Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2007
This recipe is the best yellow cake I've ever made. It is very moist, delicious, and soft. It's a great way to get rid of frozen egg yolks. I split the recipe between a 9x9 and 8in. round pan (I frosted one and left the other bare). Beware! The cake is very soft and can easily break apart when being taken out of the pan. I found the round pan cake to be much easier to handle w/o breaking. This is a perfect recipe for entertaining as it will impress all your guests.
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Cindi's Egg Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2007
I don't know where Cindi lives that these egg rolls are better than the ones in Chinese restaurants. These are good but not THAT GOOD. I'm in New York where there are plenty of good Asian restaurants. The eggrolls are good but nothing impressive. I baked mine at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes (to cut down on the fat). The Baked Pork Spring Rolls on this site are fabulous if you really want something to compare to the restaurant rolls.
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Peking Duck

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2007
This is a great recipe. Everyone loved it. I don't have a steamer, so I put the duck in a double pan (water in the bottom pan and the duck on the holed top pan). I covered the duck with foil and put in the oven at 375 degrees for about an hour. Then I removed the foil and let the duck brown (both sides) at 425 degrees. The skin wasn't crispy (it was charring so I took it out of the oven) but the meat was delicious. I'll definitely make it again.
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Bourbon Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2007
I love this recipe and I've made it a few times. I recommend reserving 1 or 2T (unflamed bourbon)and flaming the rest of the bourbon. Flaming the bourbon decreases the alcohol taste (but it also diminishes the overall flavor, which is why you should reserve some unflamed). I've tried the recipe with dried and fresh ingredients and of course, I say fresh is always best. It doesn't taste as good as the kind you can get at the mall (but that stuff is probably the most unhealthy version you could have).
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Broiled Scallops

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2007
This was great. I didn't have garlic salt so I just salted the scallops (by eye) and added granulated garlic. Be careful not to overcook the scallops in the broiler, they'll become tough.
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Golden Cakes

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2007
This was good but a little dry, maybe more milk would help (don't want to make it too heavy by adding more butter). I used 3 thawed egg yolks and one "fresh" egg. (Note: frozen egg yolks are like jelly, they won't liquify any more, don't heat them!) The cake had a great flavor. I love almond extract so I may add more next time.
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Chicken Meatball Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2007
This was a good recipe. The flavor was very delicate, some may say bland. The meatballs, however, were definitely bland. I think using leftover roasted chicken would be better. I also increased the salt added to the broth to 1t. I would try this again but with roasted chicken and I may add more herbs and spices.
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Grilled Caribbean Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2007
I don't like this recipe. I used 2 chicken breasts and fresh squeezed orange juice. I found the recipe to be too tangy from the lime juice. Maybe o.j. from the carton would have been sweeter and thus sweet enough to combat the lime. Anyway, I don't think I'll make this again.
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Macaroni and Cheese III

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2007
This recipe is good but may need more flavor/seasonings. Instead of canned tomatoes, I used 1.5c of peeled, seeded, and diced fresh tomatoes. Also, I didn't have any celery seed but I doubt 1/8t would have had a big impact on flavor. Maybe adding more than one kind of Cheddar or other cheese would have been better. At least it's easy to make!
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Oven Fried Chicken III

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2007
I used about 4lbs. of chicken for this recipe, 2.5t of granulated garlic instead of the powder, and 1/2c of light mayonnaise (which was plenty). I salted the meat (by eye, no measurement) before coating it so I omitted the 1t salt from the coating mixture. I broiled the chicken but I don't recommend it because the coating got brown before all the chicken was fully cooked. Next time, I'll just bake it at 375 degrees. Anyway, the chicken was good but could probably use the addition of more/other seasonings for more flavor.
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Shepherd's Pie VI

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2007
I love this dish. On the advice of other raters, I added 1/4c worstershire sauce, 2 cloves minced garlic, and about 1c of frozen peas to the meat mixture. Plus, I didn't mash the carrots. I just sliced them and added them to the meat mixture. I also used sharp white cheddar cheese.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2007
I used a modified version of this for Pumpkin Cake III. I added 2t vanilla extract, 1t pumpkin spice mix, and another 1/2c of powdered sugar.This was a fabulous compliment to the cake although it made a whole LOT of frosting. Next time, I'll reduce it by half.
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Pumpkin Cake III

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2007
I rated this recipe based on the modifications other people suggested. I used 3/4c oil plus 1/2c unsweetened applesauce (instead of 1 1/4c oil), and 4t of pumpkin spice mix (instead of the 2t of cinnamon). I also frosted the cake with Cream Cheese Frosting II adding 1/2c powdered sugar, 2t vanilla extract, and 1t pumpkin spice mix. However, there was lots of frosting leftover so I probably only needed half the frosting recipe. I baked the cake in a bundt pan for over an hour (note: for the last 20 minutes of baking I tested the cake w/ a knife 3x and each time the very tip seemed to be wet so I let the cake bake some more - at the end of the last 20 minutes I gave up and took the cake out of the oven - it was perfectly cooked - I think the cake was just so rich that it just seemed wet). Besides for the baking confusion, this is a fabulous recipe. It may be too rich or oily for some (probably because there's FOUR eggs, lots of pumpkin, and oil). The frosting is a great compliment but not necessary.
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