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Lemon Gold Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2008
This cake is great. It's soft, has a delicate texture, and is really delicious. I used all purpose flour minus 5T, didn't sift anything, and baked the cake in a bundt pan. A light vanilla glaze would be the perfect frosting for this cake, although, it's great plain too.
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Yazdi Cakes

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2008
These are great! I would have given them a 4.5 if possible. They are very rich and would probably be better in smaller portions. Making them in Madeleine pans would be fabulous. Or you could just reduce the butter. Here's what I did: I HALVED the recipe, didn't heat the eggs and sugar in a double boiler (too lazy), used 1/2t cardamon, didn't add pistachios (didn't have any), and added 2T more sugar. I think the recipe probably doesn't need more sugar, but in the future I would reduce the butter and make the cakes in Madeleine tins.
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Black Beans

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2007
I would give this a 4.5 if I could. It was very good but I didn't add the last 3 ingredients: wine, vinegar, and oil.
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Spanish Rice Original

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2006
I used 4 slices of bacon, one pepper, one onion, and none of the optional ingredients. This is a great recipe. Very tasty.
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A Number One Egg Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
This is so delicious! I love it! One note I want to make is that if you try to make this into one loaf, it will probably be gi-normous. I have made this twice and have always halved the recipe (the loaf is still huge!), and a half-recipe will only need 20 minutes in the oven. ( One trick I learned from Alton Brown on an episode of "Good Eats!" is to let the dough rise in a (not turned on)oven with a pan of hot water beneath it. Also, if you've ever had trouble getting the yeast to rise - like myself - make sure you stir the yeast in the sugar-water until it completely dissolves, then let it sit for a couple minutes 'til it gets really foamy.
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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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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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Kielbasa with Pasta

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2007
This recipe is good. I forgot to add the cheese but I don't know if that would have made a big difference. Although I gave it a 3, I would still make it if I'm pressed for time on weekdays and have some sausage in the fridge.
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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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Basic Chicken Stock

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2008
This is fantastic. I combined this recipe with a soup recipe I had (b/c I was too lazy to make stock and THEN soup) and made the following changes: no cloves, salted to taste (with kosher salt), didn't clarify, doubled the recipe, used 5 carrots, 5 big potatoes, 4 bay leaves, a chicken carcass (I removed the legs and breasts for another recipe), 2 wings, 2 breasts, and two parsnips (1 big, 1 small). I added the potatoes (cut in .75-1 inch chunks) after simmering the soup for 1 hour. They were done after 20-30 minutes of simmering. Then I flaked any meat off the bones, returned the meat to the soup, and discarded the bones. This makes a fabulous soup. I'll definitely repeat it and probably try adding egg noodles next time.
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Australian BBQ Meatballs

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2007
I love this recipe. I really like the tangy bite of the sauce and the meatballs go well with rice (maybe better than pasta).
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Jamaican Me Crazy Chili

Reviewed: May 31, 2008
Tried a vegetarian version, substituted the meat for more beans.
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Vermont Apple Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2008
I love the sweet/tanginess of the apples and the flavor of the almonds. This was delicious. I didn't slice the apples thin, I just used an apple cutter (to make wedges) and cut the pieces in half. I also halved the recipe to use in a regular-size pie tin (But not all the apples fit, seems like 3 apples would have been perfect for that tin). I also used Pie Crust IV from this site (w/ butter, not shortening). I'll definitely make this again.
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Fried Onion Rings

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2008
I loved these rings. I used carbonated water, added 1t salt, and 1/2t pepper to the batter. I also found it easier to let the onions sit in the batter until I was ready to put them in the oil (this helped the batter stay on better). They taste like funyons (just missing the garlic flavor). Yummy.
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Mexican Cookie Rings

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2008
These are great! They're very soft and delicious. They are good for entertaining, especially if you serve them soon after they've cooled.
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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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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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Chili III

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2007
Very simple (flavor-wise) but still very good.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup IV

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2006
good but it could use more flavor
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