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Cheesy Beef Spirals

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2008
I agree with the reviewer who said it doesn't look like enough noodles. It does work out in the end, however, it is on the meatier side, so next time I think I'm going to put 1/4 cup more noodles in. I used high fibre pasta and it was quite filling. I omitted the American cheese (in Canada, that is the equivalent to cheese slices, and I didn't think it was worth the extra calories) - didn't miss it at all. The sour cream does give it a tang. Thanks for the recipe!
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Hot Cross Buns I

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2008
I have to rate this a 5 because I've never made buns before and even though I screwed up a little they still managed to turn out! First of all, I used just water as my milk powder was rancid, and I had already started adding ingredients to my bread machine. Then, I forgot to add the raisins while it was kneading, so I tried adding them in at the end but that didn't work so well, most of them just fell off! When they were done baking, they were really nice and golden. The trick of putting the icing for the crosses into a sandwich bag worked like a charm. I discovered at the end that I forgot the cinnamon as well! They still tasted good. I didn't find them to be heavy at all, however, my buns turned out pretty big, next time I will make 15 buns instead of 12. I was worried with my mistakes that it would be a flop but it was fine. I think next time I will use just water again without adding the milk powder - I have used other bread recipes on here that didn't require milk/milk powder and they had the best results in my machine. Thanks for the recipe! Update: I made these a second time. I put the raisins in at the beep (instead of the last 5 minutes) and it totally pulvarized my raisins and made the bread look brown. Definitely follow what the recipe says! I also made 15 instead of 12 and although they looked nicer, this batch was definitely more dry. I will keep just using water though.
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Grilled Pizza Wraps

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2008
Awesome recipe! I'm on Weight Watchers and was making regular pizza for my family, and I wanted more bang for my buck (one little 5 oz slice wasn't going to fill me up). Here's how I lightened up the recipe: I weighed out light mozza cheese with a kitchen scale (30 g) and used 2 oz of meat (half pepperoni and half ham - I had it thinly sliced). I also sauteed mushrooms and onions (I used canned as they are smaller than fresh. I split these ingredients between 2 tortillas (I used the Weight Watchers ones) so I had to use more pizza sauce (a little over 1 tbsp on each). I followed the cooking instructions except for I used Becel cooking spray. I splurged and dipped in 1 tbsp light ranch which only added one point. My total (not incl ranch) was 11 points and I got to eat 2 tortillas - I almost couldn't finish both. The meat really bumps up the points so I would imagine a person could experiment and put more veggies in - as long as they are cut small/thinly sliced - I didn't really have a problem with ingredients falling out. I also made one for my 20 month old (easier for him to eat it this way than traditional pizza) and he loved it as well. Thanks for allowing me to enjoy pizza along with my family and not feel deprived - definitely a 5 star in my book!
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Puff Balls

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2008
Definitely a diet wrecker :) I had some biscuit dough in the fridge that I wanted to use up and this recipe was perfect. I didn't bother cutting into circles, I just cut each biscuit into fourths (like you would for monkey bread) and fried them that way. They fried very quickly for me, in one minute, and I didn't have to turn them as my deep fryer wire basket had a lid to keep them immersed in the oil. It is important not to let them get too brown, or you can taste it and they get hard. I even tried rolling the dough pieces into balls first and they do come out looking more like Timbits but they aren't as soft so I wouldn't bother trying that step (the wedges come out looking almost circular anyway). I thought I'd save time and shake the dough balls in a ziploc bag but that deposits way too much sugar, better to roll them in sugar like the recipe says! I will definitely use this recipe again when I want to give my family a treat, thanks for the recipe!
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Cinnamon Toast

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2008
Really good but even better with brown sugar.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2008
The best recipe I've tried on this site yet. I had absolutely no problems with this recipe at all. I had to bake them for 12 minutes to get the edges to turn brown but that's possibly because I was using my Pampered Chef stoneware. I wouldn't judge any cookie without letting it cool completely first, and that's what I did here as well (I also let them cool a couple of minutes on the cookie sheets). This will be my go-to recipe for Chocolate Chip cookies from now on, thanks so much for the recipe. Update: I went to make these...used 1 tsp of vanilla and ran out...so used 1 tsp of maple extract to make up for it and they were just as good. Also, tried both my pampered chef and a regular, dark coated Wilton cookie sheet. The Pampered chef cookies needed a full 12 minutes to bake and spread out more...the regular cookie sheet ones were done in 10 minutes and did not spread out as much. Hope this helps.
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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2008
I enjoyed this soup. Definitely not as good as 100% from scratch soup but an acceptable substitute when you don't have time. I followed the directions to the letter except for I added my chicken breast raw, did not have the problem of the foam on top. The basil and oregano give it a different flavor, not like traditional chicken soup that I'm used to, I almost left it out but I wanted to give the original recipe a chance, and I'm glad I did as the broth was tasty. Next time I'm going to add some peas to up the veggies. Here's a tip: the 900 mL Campbells (or Knorr)chicken broth in a carton is equivalent to 3 cans of soup. Thanks for the recipe.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Dinner

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2008
We enjoyed the veggies, they tasted great in the sauce, but somehow the chicken didn't taste that great, we found it to be bland. I would almost be tempted to cook this just with the veggies. Not sure if I will try again, but thanks for the recipe.
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Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake Glaze

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2008
Mmm, definitely 5 stars! I used the microwave (medium setting) and it took 2 minutes, stirring after each minute, and it worked fine, but it was almost bubbling so be careful if you use the microwave as well. I made this to go over Lisa's Chocolate Chocolate Chip cake from this site. I also used white chocolate (as I was trying to make a fancy cake for Valentine's Day). Only problem is that I was impatient and didn't wait for it to cool so a good portion of it ran off the cake. Good thing I used Martha Stewart's trick of putting wax paper pieces under the cake sides to keep it looking clean. I ended up serving the leftover glaze along with the cake. I will definitely make this again.
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Chicken Parmigiana

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2008
Very authentic recipe, tastes just like what I've had at restaurants. The only thing I did differently was to use Italian seasoned bread crumbs. The cooking time was not long enough either but only because I had gigantic chicken breasts. I would say this is more of an adult recipe than a kid friendly one, mine kind of turned up their noses at the cheese. I will make this again though, thanks for sharing!
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Karen's Baked Banana Stuffed French Toast

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2008
This is a nice change from the regular french toast. I think serving it with strawberries and whipped cream makes it extra special - since strawberries go so well with bananas anyway. Definitely a company-worthy dish. Thanks for the recipe!
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Beth's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2008
I had higher hopes for this recipe. I think the problem I have is that they are too artificial tasting, which I am guessing is from the shortening. The dough is pretty thick and I had trouble at first figuring out how long to cook, they do have a tendency to brown on the top (even with my Pampered Chef stoneware), once I got the time right (11 min for me) it was fine. They are not good right out of the oven, I had actually given this a worse rating but changed it as they taste better the next day. If I decide to try these again, I will definitely be using all butter. Thanks for the recipe.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2008
These are very good. I'd actually rate them 4 stars for taste, but for the ease of preparation, I bumped it up to 5. I followed everything exactly except for using oil instead of butter (too lazy to melt the butter!, and added 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the batter, only because we love cinnamon. I agree with some of the other reviewers who said there isn't a pronounced banana taste (and I used really ripe bananas), although they were still good. I really like how you can eat one warm from the oven, and how they don't stick to the muffin papers. I used Pampered Chef stoneware and they needed the full 20 minutes to cook. I will definitely make these again, and will use the butter to see if it makes a difference. I will also try this topping on other muffins too. Thanks for the recipe!
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2008
I'm not sure what all the fuss is about, as we all thought it tasted exactly like bottled teriyaki sauce. It seems like alot of people are using chicken breasts instead of the thighs, so of course you would have to reduce the cooking time and/or temp. I couldn't fathom cooking chicken breasts at 425 so I reduced to 375. I doubled the sauce as recommended, but it was kind of a waste as I personally wouldn't pour bottled teriyaki sauce over rice so this was the same. I am glad I followed the advice of other reviewers and used lite soy sauce, this recipe calls for alot (1/2 cup!) so it definitely would be salty with regular. For those of you who mentioned the black on the bottom of the pan, it is because of the high heat. There were also people mentioning that the sauce is on the thinner side, well, it is, but if you cook at a high temp for that long it thickens because it is almost starting to burn, I would recommend instead if you want a thicker sauce to add a little more cornstarch, then you can cook at a reduced temp. Our chicken was not dry but I did watch my time, just cooked until they were done (used meat thermometer). It isn't the best smelling sauce either, because it contains cider vinegar (which on it's own smells like stinky feet!) I guess if you really like bottled teriyaki sauce, then you'll really like this recipe, for us, it was not worth the effort. Sorry to lower the rating, but I won't be making this again.
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Maple Icing

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
This should be called "Maple Cream Cheese Icing" as the cream cheese taste is stronger than the maple, which as written is not very noticeable. It is still good though, a nice light icing. Next time I will follow the advice of other reviewers and add more maple flavoring. Thanks for the recipe!
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Southwest Dipping Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2008
I hate to lower the rating on this recipe, but it was a waste of ingredients for me. My husband loves horseradish and did not care for this sauce, he agreed with the other reviewer that just straight horseradish is better. If you are trying this out perhaps halving the recipe may be better, so if you don't care for it you won't have to throw the whole thing away like I just did. Sorry, but thanks for the recipe anyway.
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Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich with Garlic Mayo

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2008
This is so easy and good, even my picky teenagers and 18 month old son ate this up. I agree with the other reviewers, the garlic mayo really makes this recipe. The only thing I didn't put in were the peppers because we don't care for them. Definitely a restaurant quality meal, except for using round steak in this is not great, as it is a tougher cut of meat. Next time I am going to add mushrooms and use sirloin steak. I was going to serve this with a side dish like homemade fries but everyone was filled up on the sandwich itself, so I wouldn't serve it with more than a side salad. I also think this would be excellent with leftover roast beef. Thanks so much for the recipe!
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Wonderful Banana Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
Definitely worth the 5 stars! I always have leftover bananas (my kids won't eat them if they have even one spot!) and don't have time for a long complicated recipe. This really fits the bill, and I was pleasantly surprised how good it came out. It smells wonderful while cooking. I pre-heated the oven and baked for 40 minutes which was perfect. I did add 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 cup choc chips. I agree with another reviewer, I don't think it needs the chocolate chips, so I won't be doing that again. It is sweet enough to not need a frosting but is really good with also. I am so glad I found this recipe and highly recommend it. We couldn't wait for it to cool in the fridge, we ate it warm from the oven :) Update: I made this with a Butter Pecan cake mix and it was just as good, if not better. Tip: if you're short on bananas, you can throw in one of those little applesauce cups (I've done this when I've only had 2 bananas, makes the batter thinner but the cake still turns out great in the end, very moist).
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Sweet and Sour Spareribs

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2007
I'm rating this a 4 but only for the sauce. The method is not good -my spareribs turned out tough. If you were using this method for baby back ribs (which are more tender), then I think it would be alright (I believe in the picture those are baby backs, not spareribs). I was hesitant to not cover these but I wanted to follow the recipe exactly, and I was right. As for the sauce, it tastes very similar to the sauce in Chinese food restaurants (the red sauce on their sweet and sours). It is pleasant tasting, but I think for me personally, I'll reduce the vinegar to 1/2 cup next time, it was just a little to vinegary for me. I usually follow the recipe out of Company's coming for s&s sauce and this is very different from that one due to the cider vinegar. All in all, very easy and tasty, just use a different method of cooking.
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Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2007
This really went over well for Sunday dinner. I followed the recipe to a T except for I didn't have any sherry (and we don't like it anyway) so I subbed in Maggi seasoning. I also cooked the onions after I cooked the patties. Next time I will follow the others advice and double the gravy as it is delicious. Thank you for a great old-fashioned, homestyle recipe, we definitely will be using this one often. PS. Hubby said patties would be good on their own as homemade hamburgers as well.
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