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Cashew Crusted Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2008
i used an apricot-ginger preserve for this dish; i doubled the whole recipe and let the chicken sit in the sauce for a hour or so before cooking it all together. i made this for a large dinner party at my parents house, and it was a raging success. thanks for the great recipe!
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Bake Sale Lemon Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2008
like others, i was tempted to rate this with less stars simply because the recipe as-is is not what we're all making. but with suggestions, these are wonderful. PLEASE follow the suggestions of both gourmetmommy AND beebeebaker. the crust is very good, but there should be more of it. the taste of the filling, after following advice, is wonderful. i used all the juice from one lemon and the rest of my bottled lemon juice, which left me just shy of a cup, so i also added the zest of the lemon. it was really perfect. i think i whipped the filling too long, though (i was on the phone :) )so it looked very foamy when finished. but who cares! they were great. even my ultra-picky husband loved them. once upon a time, we both worked at starbucks and loved to have a cup of coffee with a lemon bar. nice to know i don't have to pay so much to have the same treat at home.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2008
i wanted a recipe that would be the other side of the coin to the "award winning" cookies from this site, which i make often; something thinner and crispier with less vanilla taste. these were perfect -- and my 5 year old did all the mixing, i just put out the ingrediants. i can't imagine anyone thinking they were tasteless or cakelike. we followed the recipe exactly, except we used mini-chips, which really work better with a thinner cookie. my husband is a very picky eater, especially when it comes to sweets. he loved these more than any other chocolate chip cookies recipe.
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Peanut Butter Bars IV

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
almost perfect but not quite. next time, i will add either another 1/4 cup of brown sugar or some honey. since i made these for my husband, i left out the chocolate (he's not a fan), but i'm sure they would be a nice touch. we've been looking for a great peanut butter bar recipe; with some adjustments, this may be it.
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Fudge Brownies I

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
followed advice and added less eggs, which is a must. i can never find the pans i need, so this all went in an 8x8 pan and i cooked them a little longer. i think they are too buttery, but other than that, the flavor is pretty good. i did make on-hand adjustments: i added, in addition to the called-for 4 squares, a square of 70% cocoa chocolate (ghiradelli, i know i'm spelling that wrong) and another 1/4 cup of their chocolate chips. high quality chocolate will make the difference every time. my husband, who is really the pickiest man on the planet, swears these are his favorite brownies.
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Corn Dog Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2007
i just wasn't impressed with these. we ate them, but my five-year-old picked his apart. they didn't taste like corn dogs, that's for sure. with some modifications, these could be a lot better, but as is, they are just boring. i will probably not make them again.
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2007
my husband hates sweets, but for some reason he has been on a cinnamon bun kick. so i told him about this recipe and he insisted i make it. another satisfied review -- these are delicious. i have no idea why you should turn them over after baking as someone suggested; it's not necesssary. next time i might put some finely chopped walnuts or pecans in with the cinnamon/sugar mix. the icing was the only thing my husband rated "not quite perfect" but it didn't stop us from eating them up!
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2007
this is one of those recipes you have to read through the ratings and then adjust according to your own taste. i would add the butter/sugar mixture before putting the lattice on top (or however you want to work the top crust). it just made a big mess and didn't really serve as a glaze at all. the granny smiths are tart, there's no getting around that. i would personally use gala or red delicious for something sweeter, but i think you would be sacrificing the firmness of the fruit. for some odd and unexplainable reason, i have never made apple pie -- all the cooking i have done, and this is my first apple pie. i'd call it a success, but not a great one. i'd make it again, with different apples and i'll add the butter/sugar mix to the apple directly.
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Pumpkin Ravioli with Hazelnut Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2007
being a vegetarian, i always look for special seasonal fare to make for myself when everyone else is eating meat at the holidays. my meat-eating brother liked this more than i did, i think, actually. the sauce is a total wash, and when i reheat leftovers tomorrow i will have to really tweak it to get the most out of what i have. the carrot was too overpowering in relation to the pumpkin. the 3 cloves of garlic should go in the filling instead of the sauce (i also stuffed shells). i might make this again, but i have a feeling i might just move on to something else for next year. with some adjustments, the filling can have more potential, but forget the sauce altogether and find another -- cream sauce IS a must for this dish!
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Squash Casserole I

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2007
when cooking the squash, we added a little sour salt for a bit of bite; and then we thought we had bread crumb but they were full of weavels! so we subbed matzo meal, which always seems to be on hand, added a little bit of brown sugar, and some chopped pecans. the result was wonderful. but i would definitely use bread crumbs! :)
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Cindy's Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2007
i have to give this 5 stars because mt little boy deemed it "the best pumpkin pie ever." i only had 1 pint ice cream handy (used lactose-free) so it was very soft fillng; i should have thrown in another egg. but it was so good the first one disappeared the night before thanksgiving. thanks cindy!
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Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2007
i put whole pecans on top of the topping, but other than that, i followed the recipe exactly. it was perfect. this will be a year after year repeat.
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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2007
i followed it just as written, and it was wonderful. i used pumpkin spice soy milk to make the icing, and it was a nice touch. even my ultra picky husband loved them. a keeper for sure.
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Curry Pumpkin Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2007
i made this as the recipe reads, and then made changes. therefore the 4 stars, because the changes as suggested make all the difference. i did use coconut milk, added garlic (which should definitly be sauteed in the butter) and a bit of onion powder, ginger, and cloves. we made some fresh bread and had a hearty meal for 4! very tasty, and a wonderful way to get into the season.
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Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2007
do not add the cream or butter! this soup simply does not need it. i cautiously added about a 1/4 cup of cream and 2 tbs of butter, and i agree whole-heartedly with previous reviews. the cream and butter completely supresses the basil and tomatoes. i also added a large clove of garlic, 1/2 tsp of both lemon juice and balsalmic vinegar -- and for protien, i added some shrimp sauteed in a bit of butter, garlic, salt, and balsalmic. i only added the shrimp for those who wanted it, after the soup was done, since not everyone is a fan of shrimp at my house :). i did seed the tomatoes, which doesn't take too long, and i used 5 tomatoes off-the-vine. after throwing everything in the food processor, the soup was very smooth -- but after adding the butter and cream i added a can of chopped tomatoes to both add chunks and reclaim the tomato flavor. i would make this again, but without butter or cream. we did really enjoy this! served with homemade french baguettes.
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2007
the only reason here i can see as to why these might have tasted differently is because i used margarine (but good stuff) instead of butter (and it was all i had). these tasted funny. not much like pancakes, and it's rare when i disagree so strongly with a highly rated recipe. i normally make buttermilk pancakes, but i was, again, using what was on hand. the splash of vanilla may have been what threw them off, so i don't recommend that. my husband said they were "all right" and ate them, but my 5 year old, who will eat pancakes for any meal, wouldn't touch them. i'll not make this again. 3 stars for the butter substitute, otherwise it would have been less.
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Chocolate Frosting I

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2007
i had to mess with the amounts of everything here since i had just over a quarter cup of cocoa and not a lot to frost anyway. so i tried to adjust the best i could, and it still came out great. very smooth and sweet and chocolatey. we used margarine and soy milk, too.
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Cheese Blintzes

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2007
these are yummy, but reminded me very little of blinzes, which involves crepes. my son was in charge of pounding the bread flat, and i have to say he did a good job. but even then, bread just isn't super flat! i didn't think this was a very messy job at all; in fact, it was quick and easy. i used 8 oz lactose-free cream cheese, with a splash of vanilla. avoided additional sugar, since we have blintes for breaking the yom kippur fast at dinner. we brushed a few tablespoons of butter on them before baking and did not cut them in half (and did have to bake them a little longer than suggested). i thought they were tasty, and fun to eat, and my son loved them. we might make them again for fun, but i think next yom kippur i will go ahead and make traditional blintzes.
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Lemon Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2007
my family raved. this was an easy recipe and it was gone in the first day.
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Easy Apple Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2007
i used lactose-free sour cream. the batter was so thick, i had to add a little water just to get it into the pan! and the amount of sliced apples seemed way, way, too much, so i sliced up only a few apples and added all of the nut mixture to this layer in the middle of the cake. nevertheless, it was a huge hit at rosh hashunah. i will probably make it next year, too.
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