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Tuna, Noodles, Pickles and Cheese

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2015
I've been iced in all week, so this was the perfect back-of-the-cupboard-food recipe! I used thin egg noodles since that's what I had and they worked fine. It reminded me of Chicken a la King but with tuna. The only thing I changed was that I couldn't wait until it chilled through to eat it, but it was good warm too, and I have leftovers for tomorrow!
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Chocolate Mice

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2014
These mice were a hit! Everyone wanted to take a picture. I used white chocolate with vanilla cookie crumbs for the white mice, and rolled them in coconut. The brown mice were regular chocolate with chocolate cookie crumbs. I used caramel for the tails (which was a lot easier than I expected). I put the eyes on first, then rolled the mice in crumbs/coconut, then added ears. I put the tails in just before I left for the party (I used a toothpick to make holes to insert the tails), but I didn't have any problems with the caramel getting sticky so I probably could have added the tails earlier. This was a lot of work so I may never make them again, but it was fun once and the result was tasty as well as cute.
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Sunny Pepper Parmesan Rice with Spinach

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2014
I added a can of black beans and served this with Parmesan on the sider. Unfortunately, it was still disappointingly bland.
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Pumpkin Bread IV

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2014
I replaced the oil with 1/4 c melted butter and 1 c unsweetened applesauce. I also added 2 c of walnut pieces. Excellent!
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Lemony Cranberry Hazelnut Scones with Lemon Glaze

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2014
These are delicious! I just ate more of them than I care to admit with tea. :) I didn't have hazelnuts so used almonds instead, and added 1/2 tsp almond extract to the batter. Other than that I didn't change anything. They were done much, much earlier than 30 minutes, though--after 15 minutes they were almost overdone.
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Lemon Turkey Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2014
A great way to use up leftover turkey when everyone's sick of heavy, rich food. I added a little more turkey and carrot than called for because I love both, a little less onion and spinach. I also left out the garlic because I forgot to get fresh. The result was still delicious, and I'm about to have the last of it for lunch. The lemon is perfect with it, giving it a lightness and a zing not usually associated with turkey! I used homemade turkey stock.
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Coconut Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2014
The coconut flavor wasn't as strong as I'd hoped (I love coconut!). I didn't have fresh coconut and used unsweetened instead, so that was probably the reason why. Next time I'll try it with real coconut.
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Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2014
I made this in a deep dish crust and it made a good pie. I prebaked the crust about ten minutes so it wouldn't be mushy on bottom and that worked well. The pie itself was good but not the best I've ever made. I might try it again with a few tweaks to the recipe.
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Pork Ribs Piquant

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2014
I was skeptical, but this turned out excellent! I halved the recipe since I only had 3/4 lb ribs, but forgot to halve the water. The ribs were almost covered with sauce. After I turned them I removed the foil to let some of the moisture cook off. They turned out amazingly tender and delicious! I left out the onion since I didn't have one and didn't want to run to the store, and used red wine vinegar since that's all I had on hand too. Oh, and I used brown mustard since I didn't have dry mustard.
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Chicken Pecan Quiche

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2014
This turned out quite good, if a little on the bland side. I made my own crust and prebaked it in a hot oven about ten minutes, then lined it with slices of Swiss cheese before filling. This kept the bottom crust from getting soggy. I used shredded cheddar in the recipe itself. I was worried the filling would be more than would fit in my pie plate and skimped on the milk (I think I reduced it by about 1/4 c), but as it happened I had plenty of room. I also added a little bit of leftover broccoli, chopped up fine, mostly to add some color. I peppered the top but didn't salt it, but definitely add salt. It's too bland otherwise.
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Hard Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2014
I made this with rum to go with bread pudding. I used confectioner's sugar. It's good but definitely needs more rum (or whatever spirit you use) than called for.
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Easy Beer Bread Mix

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2014
I made this first with a beer I didn't care for much, which was a mistake. The taste came through in the bread. I made it again tonight with a beer I like and the flavor was much better. However, it is not an exciting bread if you make it like I did (without the italian seasoning and onion powder). I did up the brown sugar to 1/3 cup. I was hoping to imitate a Budweiser beer bread mix someone gave me for Christmas last year, but this is nowhere near as good.
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Halloween Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2014
I wanted to try this one because making the little faces sounded so fun. I used half white sugar and half brown sugar to make the cookies slightly less sweet, added a half tsp of baking powder and a full tsp of allspice. I'm not sure any of the changes were really necessary. To form the cookies into rolls, place a piece of waxed paper on the counter and spoon the dough onto the paper in a rough line. Then roll up the paper over the dough and pat it gently into shape. If you try to do this with your bare hands it will never work. I stuck the dough in the freezer and made my cookies very big (one log instead of several small ones). Once the dough was firm I unrolled it from the wax paper and sliced it with a sharp knife. Worked just fine! Then I had a blast making the little faces. Since my cookies were so big I expected them to take longer to bake, but the first batch was starting to burn on the edges within ten minutes. For the second batch I turned the oven down to 350 and baked them about 11 minutes. They looked slightly underdone when I took them out, but firmed up as they cooled. They did spread more than I expected (might have been due to the baking powder I added). They have a light peanut-butter flavor and I think they're very good. Next time I may use cinnamon instead of allspice. This would be a good party activity for kids--make the dough ahead of time, stick it in the fridge, then slice and let the kids decorate.
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Raspberry Almond Coffeecake

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2014
I doubled the recipe as suggested by many others, and used almond extract instead of vanilla. I also didn't have very many raspberries so I used half raspberries and half strawberries. Next time I'll use all raspberries because the strawberries didn't add enough flavor. I didn't make the glaze but I may try it next time. Even without, though, it's a delicious not-too-sweet small cake. I did not need to add any milk.
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Cherry Pie III

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2014
This review is just for the pastr. I've never had pastry fail so catastrophically.
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Ham and Cheese Omelet Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2014
I halved the recipe and used only 1/4 c cream instead of 1/2 c milk. I also added a small tomato, most of the seeds removed to minimize the liquid released, and used sharp cheddar (since that's what I had on hand). It turned out very well! I baked it in a Pyrex pie dish. After 20 minutes I took it out, added another handful of cheese on top and some shredded fresh basil, and baked it another 10 minutes. The tomatoes and basil add a lot of flavor and color to the dish. I'll definitely be making this again.
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Georgia Peach Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2014
Amazing pie! I didn't have a deep-dish pie plate so I used a regular one and heaped the peach slices and whipped cream on top. It worked just fine. I only had three (large) peaches but plenty of whipped cream, so I put one layer of peach slices on the pie crust and cut up the rest and folded them into the whipped cream. I put the whipped cream on top right away to keep the peaches from discoloring, and popped the whole thing in the fridge overnight. It was a hit at lunch! Oh, and I reduced the amount of sugar in the crust to 3/4 cup and it tasted just right. Next time I may add just a touch of cinnamon to the peaches.
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Vanilla Crepes

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2014
These are yummy! As others have mentioned, they turned out a bit oily even though I reduced the butter to 4 Tbsp (and upped the milk a bit). I think you don't really need to grease your pan at all. Next time I won't. I used powdered sugar in place of regular white sugar and used a whole egg in addition to two egg yolks (I had two yolks reserved from another recipe). I also added 1/4 tsp nutmeg. For filling I made the cream cheese-butter-powdered sugar-vanilla recipe suggested by several folks here (thanks!) and also cut up a ripe peach and simmered it lightly with cinnamon until the pieces were warm through and a bit syrupy. Yum!
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Easy Spicy Mexican-American Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2014
This turned out really good! I used two leg quarters and removed the skin and as much fat as possible. I did not grease the pyrex dish and it didn't need it. The only thing I changed with the recipe was leaving out the paprika because I was out. It was still really good. Because quarters are bigger than thighs alone I cooked it under foil for 30 minutes, then removed the foil and baked another 20 minutes. Then I turned off the oven but didn't take it out for maybe another five minutes while I was getting the veggies ready. I had a hard time leaving the second piece and not eating it right up, but I want to make tacos from the leftover meat!
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Cream Cheese Tart Shells

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2014
I halved this recipe to use in two ramekins. Super easy to make and a good result. I baked them without the filling for about 25 minutes, then added the filling and baked another ten minutes. The bottoms were still a bit squidgy so I probably should have baked them 30 minutes before adding the filling.
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