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Chili-Lime Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2003
Didn't have a grill, so I combined this marinade and the recipe for Lemon Garlic Chicken submitted by Tyson Foods to create a delicious, subtle, spicy lime rice dish. Instead of adding lemon juice, I simply poured the leftover marinade in with the chicken broth in step 2 of the Tyson recipe. You can either add all the garlic (use amounts from both recipes) or just the garlic in the marinade, either way it's delicious. And with cauliflower mixed right in, it gets an A+ from me!!
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Bacon and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2003
YUM. Increased cayenne to 1/2 tsp (I like it spicy) and used green onions instead. I also used 3 cups cubed potatoes and 1 cup shredded potato (shredding all of it was far too tiring) and that made the broth thicker and creamier. The second time I made it, I increased the broth to 6 cups, doubled the cheese, and added 4 cloves minced garlic to the initial sautee. For a group of picky eaters, this is a great vegetarian soup (if made with herb bouillion) that you can sprinkle bacon bits onto for the carnivores.
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Cauliflower and Broccoli Bake

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2003
I thought this was fine. I used 3/4 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup milk, which took care of the thinness issue, and upped the cayenne (3/4 tsp). Overall I thought the combination was nice and spicy. However, I'm not usually a big fan of vegetables smothered in cheese (I just happened to have the ingredients this time), so I doubt I'll be making this or a similar dish again.
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Lemon Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2003
This was a great recipe for me, because I had all the ingredients on hand (except the veggies, which I omitted) and I didn't have to defrost the chicken (which takes too long in the fridge, and in the microwave ends up half-cooked). I used drumsticks, but I think it would've been even easier to make with breasts. I served this to an apartment full of guys and they all said the meat tasted great. I myself found the rice delicious, because the lemon and chicken broth were incorporated so well. This recipe was not dry at all, and overall took me about 40-50 minutes to put together. I would make it again.
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Chocolate Bar Fondue

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2003
Great fondue recipe! Try skewering a combo of raspberries and sponge cake together before dipping. Bananas, marshmallows, or strawberries were great too. But, even after a party, I had at least 1 1/2 cups of chocolate left over. So, here's my idea for WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER CHOCOLATE: reheat in the microwave, until melted; stir in walnuts. I used about 1 cup, but you can adjust it to your preference. Spray a rectangular glass pan (mine is a 6x9") with Pam, or line with wax paper, then pour the mix in. Layer tiny marshmallows, cut-up leftover marshmallows, or mashmallow fluff over the top. Cool, then refridgerate until relatively solid (overnight). Cut into squares, wrap individually with clear plastic wrap and VOILA! Homemade Rocky Road Fudge. It will be soft at room temp, so you might want to keep the fudge in the fridge or freezer. Makes a nice treat.
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Creamy Veggie Fondue

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2003
GREAT recipe! Be careful of the order you mix things: the recipe says to mix, "milk, white wine, etc" but if you actually put milk and white wine in the pot one after another, the milk will curdle. I simmered the white wine first, then mixed in the solid cheeses, then the cream cheese, and finally, once it was all melted together, the milk. It seemed to work pretty well that way, of course, make sure you have all your ingredients ready because everything melts pretty quickly. Also, even after adding the milk I thought it was pretty thick, so I used extra spinach for the liquid. That was fine-- it tasted delicious. My guests loved it and the spiciness was in no way overbearing.
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Tres Leches Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2003
Although this cake takes a relatively long time to prepare, it tastes great. However, I put my cake in for exactly 45 minutes and the bottom burnt quite badly. Fortunately, that was easy to slice off because of how moist the cake is. Still, I would suggest 30-40 minutes as a better guideline. I also found I had way too much milk mix left over, but what can you do except make more cake next time... I added Godiva chocolate liqueur to the syrup and it tasted delicious with the cherries. Next time I might try Amaretto or Bailey's. Yum!
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Mocha Walnut Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2002
Delicious recipe! You can also top it with a variety of nuts! I've made it with walnuts, pecans, slivered almonds--it's great every time. My friends LOVED it. It's not a difficult recipe, but just be careful to melt everything together on LOW heat or your chocolate might burn, and stir constantly or it might separate (but it seems to be impossible to ruin)! Have all your ingredients nearby and measured before you begin. Also, 1/4 cup *strong* coffee will work if you don't have instant. My boyfriend said this was the best pie he'd ever tasted, and his roommates raved too.
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Cough Syrup

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2002
This recipe lives up to its name (and I don't mean "Xmas in February"). It tastes EXACTLY like cough syrup, with none of the medical benefits. Even diluted over ice, it was far too potent for me, despite dumping in the WHOLE little jar of cherry juice (which I had to do to sweeten it up). I didn't try this with Irish Creme, but I'm sure it would be better. I'm sorry I wasted over 1/8 of my bottle of Creme de Menthe on this. To its credit, though, it does cool and soothe the throat (nothing chocolate-chip mint ice cream wouldn't do), and it does have strong alcohol in it, if that's what you like. The only reason I felt compelled to finish this drink though, was that I didn't want to waste that much expensive liqueur by throwing it out.
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Easiest Ever Fruit Cobbler

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2002
My 73-yr-old boss gave me almost this exact same recipe (except w/ flour and baking powder, not self-rising flour, and no salt either) when I complained that I couldn't make cobbler. It comes out delicious every time, works just as well with fresh fruit as with canned, and I even tried it with a jar of cherry preserves, and it was great! If you make this, people will think you know how to cook even if you don't. I also like to sprinkle granulated sugar over the top about 10 minutes before it comes out of the oven. Watch out for spilled fruit syrup on the oven bottom though-- either scale down your recipe to fit your pie pan, or protect your oven with tinfoil.
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Brown Sugar Pie I

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2002
This is definitely delicious; I'm sure I will be making it again. It's fantastic topped with vanilla ice cream--or accompanied by a tall glass of water: it's SO RICH, it almost chokes you. It's easy to prepare and impressive to guests, but it does take a while to firm once it's out of the oven... after cooling for 20-30 minutes on the stove it was still far too liquid, so I put it in the refrigerator, and it took another half hour even then. So, go ahead and make this, but bake ahead of time and let it set a good long while.
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Passover Chocolate Mousse Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2002
This filling tasted great, but unfortunately, WITHOUT AN ELECTRIC MIXER, THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE. I think perhaps the person who submitted this meant egg whites, not eggs, to beat until fluffy, because I beat these manually for upwards of 20 minutes and they were still runny. Then, because the eggs were runny, the chocolate mix was runny, and folding the whipped cream in didn't help. This filling was so liquid that I put it in the freezer to solidy, and it tipped and spilled chocolate syrupy stuff all over my frozen foods. I think it would be a great recipe given the right appliances, BUT DON'T TRY TO MAKE THIS IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN ELECTRIC MIXER! I eventually had to just divide it up and serve under ice cream... in bowls. And for the trouble I went through trying to beat the filling and melt the chocolate, I think simple chocolate pudding would have worked equally well or better.
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Creme de Menthe Grasshopper Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2002
This would be easy to prepare (and I'm sure, would have been delicious), if I had an electric mixer. WORD TO THE WISE: don't try to whip cream by hand. It is torture. For me, this recipe didn't work because, without the whipped cream to fold in (my friends and I whipped it manually for 25 minutes and still ended up with liquid) I had to substitute cool whip... and it tasted weird and kind of strong. Also, the filling never froze, it oozed. I had to finally just put this in a bowl and top it with ice cream, which was fine... but not a pie.
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Jumpin' Java Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2002
The ingredients are all so easy to find, nothing fancy. I thought these cookies were very easy to make and good to eat as well! I love cinnamon, brown sugar and coffee, and the combination (though perhaps not characterized by one strong flavor) tastes great. Also, because my oven broke the night I tried to make these, I discovered that this recipe makes EXCELLENT pancake batter. For those complaining about the cookie dough being too liquid, I suggest chilling it in the fridge for an afternoon or overnight--it is much easier to shape that way.
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Belgian Beef Stew

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2002
I recently used this recipe for a beer-themed party. Though it takes 2 hours to cook, it definitely has a great flavor. It tastes great with beer bread. I substituted ground beef chuck and it looked a little less classy than it could've, but everyone enjoyed it. My only problem was the large amounts of fatty bacon in the stew, and also that it was much soupier than I'd thought it would be. I think if I make it again, I might use a bit less bacon and a little more flour. I definitely loved the lemon taste mixed with the beer--and I don't even like beer!
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