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Asian Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2012
Great flavor but too many noodles. The very simple dressing was a great, balanced flavor, but there were way too many Ramen noodles and almonds; it overpowered the cabbage especially when eaten later after sitting in the fridge for a bit. 1 package of Ramen noodles and 1/2 cup of almonds is enough. I'd use the dressing on other salads; it was great tasting and refreshing. The only thing I changed was I added sliced cherry tomatoes to the salad. Make sure to wait to add the sesame seeds to the pan. Since they're small they fall to the bottom of the pan and can burn before the noodles get browned.
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Cappuccino Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2012
Great base recipe. I just use a little less butter, a little more coffee, and skipped the topping (didn't crumble well for me) and used butter cream frosting instead. Either way, very good and flavorful treat.
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Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2013
Very delicious! A hit at work! I followed the recipe completely except for the ginger. I replaced the ground and crystallized ginger with about 2 tsp of chopped ginger (in the jar). Next time, I'll use a full tbsp of chopped ginger. I made maple cream cheese frosting - very rich but that way you need very little. The cupcake batter will be thicker than most recipes, but don't worry, they'll turn out just fine!
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Alyson's Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2012
This salad was definitely good, very flavorful and makes raw broccoli taste great. But, given the reviews I expected a little more. I made very minor changes, mostly with quantities and not ingredients, which is why I think my review is still warranted. I used a 2lb bag of broccoli florets (trimmed the stems even more). I doubled the dressing since I had a lot of broccoli (2 cups mayo, 3 tbsp white wine vinegar, 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 3 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp Splenda-equal to 10 packets), then a 4 oz bag of precooked turkey bacon, roasted slivered almonds (about 20 min in 300 degree oven), and NO raisins but I added salt. I also didn't add the bacon and almonds until it was time to eat. Again, very good recipe, but for someone who loves sugar I found it too sweet. There was enough sweetness in the dressing so I'll probably use one less tbsp of sugar next time (so 3 tbsp instead of 4 for the quantity I made.) It's not needed to let the broccoli sit in the dressing for the flavors to meld, but it helps soften the broccoli. The salt I added balanced the sweetness a little, and it just needed salt. Regardless of my critique, I still recommend this recipe and I will make it again.
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Baked French Toast

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2012
Overall - very appealing to the eye but too sweet. I'm a sugar lover and the brown sugar topping was way too sweet for me. The only changes I made were: I used Oroweat Italian bread and sliced it into squares, I did not soak the bread overnight (about 20 min til liquid was absorbed), I added crushed corn flakes on top before baking, and I baked for about 45 min. Otherwise I followed the recipe. My suggestions: depending on your preference for the bread consistency (soggy or less) bake for 40-50 mins. Double the cinnamon. For the sugar topping, use half the amount of butter and sugar and no corn syrup and just drizzle mixture over top of bread before baking OR skip the sugar topping completely and let each person sweeten it themselves with syrup or other. Unless you're feeding a family of 6, cut the recipe by a quarter (which should still be enough for 3 people). Spray Pam or butter the bottom of the baking dish AND mix bread and milk/egg mixture in a separate bowl before placing in baking dish. Be careful, it will rise a bit, don't burn yourself! I'll try to add a photo later.
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BBQ Pork Salad with Summer Fruits and Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2012
Note: I used this recipe just for the dressing, which was great!
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Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2012
I never ate this myself; my husband did and he really liked it. He just prefered it w/out the carrots since he's a big meat and potatoes guy; thought the carrots were too sweet. It was super easy to make since it's a slow cooker recipe and this was the FIRST Irish meal I had ever made. Thanks for sharing!
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Cheeseburger Quiche

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2012
Good recipe but it did need a little more flavor. My husband said he wanted more tomatoes next time (I put a few on top), and he usually only cares about enough meat, which there was. Next time I'll add sliced tomatoes throughout. Definitely try this recipe and add things that you like. Try some of the other reviewers recipes that sound good to you. Either way, I'll be making this recipe again! Thanks!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2012
Great recipe!! I varied the recipe slightly but this recipe is solid and changes can be made w/out sacrificing taste. I sauteed the onions first just to carmelize them for flavor; I had no chili beans so I skipped those, used frozen corn, skipped the beer since I hate beer and have none, made the great taco seasoning that Patti attached to this recipe, and I used canned (Kirkland-Costco) chicken since that's all I had. It was delicious! My husband and coworkers raved about it (all guys)! Try this recipe, you won't regret it!
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Black Bean and Corn Salad II

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2012
Great tasting dish. Next time I'll probably leave out the red peppers. Tomatoes fit better with the dressing.
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2012
Very good. I used this recipe for cupcakes. I'm new to cheesecake so I'm working on perfecting the proper cooking times. Regardless, even if it's overcooked, this cheesecake is pretty dang good.
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Ruth's Grandma's Pie Crust

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2012
The crust tasted great (I used it for pot pie), but I wasn't able to roll it w/out it sticking or ripping. I may have done something wrong. I'm sure I'll make it again and give it another try.
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Pecan Cream Cheese Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2012
It was good but I wouldn't give it 5 stars. I probably won't make this exact recipe again but a variation of it might happen.
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Oatmeal Carmelitas

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2011
Absolutely delicious! The cook time was a little longer for me, about ten more minutes for it to brown. Regardless, they were so good and chewy. I don't usually like nuts in desserts but you don't even notice them in this recipe (I used chopped pecans). The perfect balance of ingredients. I will make this again and again.
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Chicken Suiza Cornbread Bake

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2011
I used kidney beans instead of mushrooms; heavy cream and cream of chicken soup instead of cream corn; and used almost a full lb of ground chicken. It was a great combination of bread and savory food! I'll definitely make it again.
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Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2011
Too much batter and filling. It might be good to make an additional 2 or 3 cupcakes in another pan. Very good tasting, best with a creamy icing.
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Amish Custard Cottage Cheese Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2011
good, not too sweet tasting
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Cornmeal Cheese Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2011
I left out the thyme and added a little dill. I also used equal amounts of cornmeal and flour. They were good but there's a little something missing, just not sure what. Perhaps more cornmeal or more cheese.
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Easy No-Bake Milk Chocolate SMore Bars

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2013
Just not good. Too many marshmallows. They overpowered the whole thing. I'm sure a variation of this could be tasty. But as written, I won't use this again.
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Orange Citrus Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2012
very tasty and fresh
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