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Puppy Chow I

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2012
I used a 14 oz. box of Corn Chex, but next time, I would decrease the amount of cereal to 12 oz. to ensure more coating for the individual pieces. I also always add vanilla extract to enhance the flavor. Overall, this is a great, easy dessert snack with a simple recipe. It's nice to have on hand during the holidays.
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Tartar Sauce I

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2012
I am so happy to have found this recipe! I've been making my own tartar sauce for years, and while it was good, it wasn't what I found in excellent seafood restaurants. However, this tartar sauce is exactly what I've been looking for! It is the addition of the onion that really puts it over the top for me. I grate mine finely. I do not use the full amount of lemon juice, but I do use a squirt, and I always add a little Old Bay for extra oomph.
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Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

Reviewed: May 24, 2012
Excellent flavor! However, you will need more than 14.5 oz of chicken broth. I'm sure I used at least 1/2 cup more than that. Definitely keep an eye on it while cooking and add more broth as needed. Also, if you don't like salty food, be sure to get the low sodium chicken broth.
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Scallops with White Wine Sauce II

Reviewed: May 24, 2012
Very good recipe. I think it is much easier to cook the scallops in the sauce, plus it flavors the scallops very well and saves dishes.
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Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2012
This did not thicken hardly at all for me. I cook a lot and the directions are straightforward, so I don't know what the deal is. I heated my butter until it was bubbling and poured it in a thin stream while blending as directed, but it was very thin when finished. I enjoyed the flavor, but might cut back just a touch on the lemon juice next time. Oh, and I'll use the old-fashioned double boiler method to get the thickness.
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Beef Tips and Noodles

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2012
Well, I must say this is an okay starter recipe, but definitely not a 5-star as is. I had to add more soup to have enough sauce. I used fresh mushrooms rather than canned and thought that was a dramatic improvement. I also added some garlic powder for seasoning. The beef was still quite tough after an hour of baking. The whole thing had a bit of a Hamburger Helper feel to me. I appreciate the easiness of the recipe, but I was looking for something more.
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Todd's Famous Blueberry Pancakes

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2012
These are great! I accidentally put 1 1/2 tbsp. instead of tsp. of sugar and doubled the blueberries. I didn't add the butter to the batter, but they turned out great anyway. A very forgiving recipe. I recommend doubling the blueberries and using fresh instead of frozen. These were a great Valentine's Day treat for my boyfriend. He loved them :)
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Salmon Cakes III

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2011
This is a good recipe. I always drain the salmon though. You also can use a handful of finely crushed saltine crackers instead of bread in a pinch. Like several other reviewers, I fry these in olive oil as I prefer the flavor. Lastly, I splash them with cider vinegar. Yum!
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2011
This is a fine pancake mix, but nothing exceptional. The flavor is a little lacking, and I found the batter a little too thick for me. Adding a teaspoon of vanilla and a couple of tablespoons of milk helps.
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Chicken Lasagna Alfredo

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2011
Definitely do yourself a favor and make a quick homemade alfredo sauce instead of using the jarred stuff. There are a couple of great recipes on here for homemade alfredo. They only take a few extra minutes, but the results are well worth it. I, like several others, used a rotisserie chicken with great results. Nice recipe. It was well received by all who tried it :)
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Mexican Style Cornbread

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2011
This cornbread is very tasty. My friends all loved it. However, I had to bake it around 50 minutes and it was still pretty mushy in the center, so allow a little extra time or make it in a larger dish than an 8" square. Also, I'm not a big fan of the cheese on top. Next time, I'll just mix it all together. Also, maybe a little less onion might be better.
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Sausage Baked Ziti

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2010
Great recipe! The only change I would make is to saute the onion and garlic in with the sausage as it is being cooked.
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Double Chocolate Mocha Trifle

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2010
Very good recipe, but not exceptional. It was well-received at a pot luck. I substituted 1/4 c. Kahlua for the instant coffee and added caramel ice cream topping between the layers.
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Never Fail Applesauce Spice Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
This cake has great flavor and texture. Very moist and delicious. However, a cream cheese frosting would, in my opinion, be too overwhelming. Instead, I used a simple caramel glaze (1/2 c. butter, 1/2 c. light brown sugar, 1 tbsp. milk or cream; bring to boil over medium heat then glaze cake). Everyone loved this cake with the caramel glaze. In the future, since I omitted the pecan cream cheese frosting, I would add more walnuts to the cake itself.
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Apple Harvest Pound Cake with Caramel Glaze

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
The glaze is phenomenal and easy!
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Steff's Shepherd Pie

Reviewed: May 23, 2010
Very good basic recipe, but definitely needs some changes to up it to 5 star. I used a can of mixed vegetables rather than just beans, added 2 cloves of minced garlic, some seasoning salt, and cheese on top of the potatoes. I think a half can of diced tomatoes would be a nice addition as well. Oh, and best of all, I made this in an oven safe skillet, so it was a one-dish meal!!!
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Chocolate Trifle

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2010
I'm sure this would have been good as is, but with changes was GREAT! I took the advice of previous reviewers and used 1 pint of heavy cream, whipped with 5-6 tbsp of sugar and 1 tsp. of vanilla. I also drizzled caramel ice cream topping over the brownie layers and topped the whipped topping layers with toffee bits. Make sure it sits overnight. It is very sweet and rich, so some may prefer it after a light meal only. My GF said it was 10 stars :)
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Garlic Chicken Pizza

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2010
Surprisingly good recipe! I used refrigerated pizza dough, and because all bottled cream sauces taste thick and artificial to me, I used 1/2 c. of the sauce, 1/4 c. of skim milk, and added 2 cloves of minced garlic and fresh cracked black pepper. I believe this made the pizza far better for me. I also put the chicken under the cheese to prevent it from drying out. Even with these changes, it was missing something for me. I think next time, I will put some spices on the chicken before I cook it.
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No Bake Cookies III

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2009
These are good, and there are a thousand different ways to make them. I prefer 4 level tbsp. cocoa powder and 1 c. of peanut butter. Definitely don't start counting your minute until it's at a full rolling boil. An old recipe book I have says not to stir during the minute of boiling, so I never do.
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Blue Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2009
I was kind of bored with this cheeseball. It is different than other cheeseballs, but the blue cheese was the overwhelming flavor. I prefer something with more depth. Tabasco helped, but overall, it was still pretty blah. Maybe I'm just tired of cheeseball in general.
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