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Honey Dijon Brussels Sprouts
Go, brussels sprouts! This is a fantastic recipe. You know, the kind that when the bowl is empty you still find yourself dreaming about? And, yes, I did eat the entire bowl myself! I made the recipe as written except I sauteed the little buggers instead of boiling them. But it would be just as good no matter how they are initially cooked (I think I'll just steam them next time, just because that will require less baby sitting). But the end result and mix of flavors is fantastic. The flavor of the sprouts isn't covered up, just enhanced. Can't wait to make this again!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2013
Janet's Rich Banana Bread
Waka, waka ... is this bread fantastic!! This is definitely going to be my go-to recipe for banana bread from now on. I did tweak it according to one reviewer's suggestions: used softened instead of melted butter; used 1-3/4 cups flour; added 1 tsp lemon juice; added 1 tsp baking powder; mashed bananas instead of sliced. I know this sounds like a lot of tweaking, but it's just basic stuff. I'm quite sure the recipe would be exceptional as-is (except I would definitely mash the bananas, not slice the buggers). Ooh, one note. When I baked it for the 1 hour, when I checked on it the bread seemed to be overbaked; it was quite brown and almost smelled burnt. However, once it cooled and it came time to eat it, I discovered that this is the perfect time to bake it, since it gave it a very nice crust. I know sometimes the top of banana bread can be almost mushy, but this one turned out perfect at the 1 hour baking time.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2013
Raspberry Chocolate Supremes
I wanted so badly to love this recipe, but it falls short in a number of ways. Although the overall taste combination is on point (ooh...raspberry, white chocolate and milk chocolate), it is simply way too sweet, and I am a bona fide lover of all things sweet. It really needs a salty element to transform it. Also, the crust on this is too brittle and crumbly and it sticks terribly to the baking pan. I even thought I baked it for too short a time, but it ended up being hard. It is almost impossible to get these bars out of the pan, and I used a well-seasoned baking stone (Pampered Chef) 9x9 pan.I don't know if it sticks because it apparently needs to remain in the refrigerator. Who knows. But I certainly would not make this again. I'm just not rating it below a "3" because I do love the flavor combination.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2013

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