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Buckeye Balls II

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2005
I made these yesterday for the first time and they turned out fantastic. However, I made a few changes based on the previous reviews: I used an entire 18 oz jar of peanut butter because it was barely more than 1 1/2 cups. I also only used 3 cups of powdered sugar (but I didn't sift it - oops). And I also used an entire bag of chocolate chips (12 oz.) even though I had a bit of chocolate left over. 4 tbsp of shortening of course. 6 oz definitely wouldn't have been enough. I think they turned out perfect.
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Simple Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2005
I absolutely adore this bread! I've never made bread in the oven before so I was incredibly pleased at how easy this recipe is. Not only that, the bread is light and delicious. I followed the directions exactly in regards to ingredients. The only thing I didn't follow is I didn't wait until it was "cooled completely" before eating some!
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Grilled Chicken with Herbs

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2006
I made this last night and it was delicious! I did 1/4 tsp ground thyme because I couldn't find any fresh in the stores. I also doubled the garlic. I used four fat chicken breasts, so had to bump the cooking time up to almost 40 minutes total. I think it should be called Grilled Chicken with Herbed Balsamic Vinegar though.
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Chicken, Fennel and Mushroom Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2006
I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. This was absolutely delicious. I haven't had a meal this good in a while. I had to make a couple of adjustments from this recipe due to not being able to find the exact ingredients. It's still extremely close! Because bulb fennel doesn't seem to be in season, I used about 3 celery stalks & 2 tsps of crushed fennel seed. They also didn't have crimini mushrooms so I used baby portabella mushrooms instead. I also used 1/2 cup cream sherry instead of 1/4 and a bit more red bell pepper than the recipe calls for. Oh and no butter. Just olive oil. :) I can't wait for lunch tomorrow. (leftovers)
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Potato Latkes I

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2006
I made these not too long ago and they turned out great. I added some minced garlic and used a little less salt that suggested. Served with applesauce. Definite 5 stars.
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Spinach-Stuffed Salmon Fillets

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2006
This was ok/good enough. I think I prefer having salmon with seasoning only - the "old fashioned way". But it still wasn't too bad. I don't think I'll make it again. The salmon took a lot longer to cook than stated in this recipe.
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Lamb and Winter Vegetable Stew

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2006
I really liked this stew. I used more butternut squash than suggested, but I think that only added to the recipe. I actually cooked this in a crock-pot for 6 hours. Just before serving, I added the sour cream mixture. The lamb was extremely tender. Don't bother "peeling" the butternut squash with a peeler - it doesn't work well. I just used a paring knife and cut it up into segments.
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Feta Eggs

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2006
I made this for breakfast this morning and I think it is very deserving of 5 stars. I used egg beaters (30 calories per "egg" versus 70) but then added a bit more feta (the basil & sun dried tomato variety). Delicious! I think it would be good with some red bell peppers & mushrooms too.
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Rosemary Roasted Turkey

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2006
I made TWO turkeys last year for Thanksgiving and just remembered I haven't rated/reviewed this delicious recipe. Both turkeys were a big hit. I doubled the mixture and spread it on the 10-12 lb turkeys. It's one of the most tender and delicious turkeys I have ever had. I also cooked mine in a turkey bag with celery underneath and stuffing inside. Thank you!
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Garlic Prime Rib

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2006
Edit: I'm so disappointed in myself for forgetting to mention something very important. This takes an hour+ longer than specified in this recipe. I have a 6.5 lb rib roast that took an hour extra than the 75 mins at 325. I actually cooked it at 350 after I realized it was only about 90 degrees after 60 mins. I didn't look at other reviews this year and now dinner is much later than anticipated. Everything else is finished and getting cold. :( Original: I am a huge fan of garlic so this recipe was right up my alley. I used a 5 lb roast but used the same amount of marinade. Everyone loved it. If you're worried about the price of prime rib, this recipe is still worth it. However, around here, prime rib is always on sale around Christmas time.
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Pan-Fried Asparagus

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2006
The only reason this gets 4 stars is because my boyfriend says this was just "ok". I absolutely loved it. (He doesn't care for asparagus.) A tip you can use with asparagus: don't just cut off the end. "Bend" the asparagus until it breaks naturally. Asparagus will break where it is most tender. That way you don't have to mess with the hard and chewy ends. You can also peel the asparagus but I think that's too much work.
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Potato Leek Soup III

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2006
I made this yesterday and liked the results. I made a few minor changes to the original recipe however. I did 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup evaporated milk & 1 cup half & half instead of the heavy cream, red potatoes with the skins on and added a bit of minced garlic (per another reviewer). I still think that's sticking fairly close to the original recipe, but with less fat & calories.
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Fresh Herbed Halibut

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2006
I made this last night with some fresh halibut, and it turned out great. I did NOT use the full cup of olive oil, as that seemed quite excessive. I maybe used about 1/4 cup which still was probably too much. I am thinking that is what makes this recipe 911 calories per serving. I cut up a 1.3 lb halibut fillet into 6 pieces and baked them in the oven at 375 degrees (F) for about 18 minutes.
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Hummus III

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2006
This is a great starting point for Hummus. Following other's suggestions, I made a few changes/additions. I used 4 tablespoons of tahini, doubled the garlic (I'm a fan), left out the salt and added some cayenne pepper, basil/tomato feta and a bit of the juice from the garbanzo beans to make it creamier. I also mixed in the parsley & olive oil. Delicious!
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Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2006
Wish I could give 4.5 stars. I really liked this, but didn't care for the caraway seeds. I only did 1 tsp but it was extremely overpowering. The taste of the bread without it was perfect. A little dry on the outside, but still tasty. Used only 2 cups of raisins. Will definitely make again!
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Sherry Sour Cream Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2006
This is a great base to a fantastic combination of flavors. I added a few things: shallots, garlic & mushrooms. I also used 1.5 cups of sourcream and 1/2 cup sherry (Oloroso - Cream Sherry) so I could put this on a bed of rice with more sauce. I only kept this in the oven for 40 minutes (35 minutes and then 5 more with some parmesean/romano cheese melting on the top).
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Corned Beef and Cabbage II

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2006
Very good recipe! I made a few minor changes. Instead of the peppercorns I just added the packet of seasonings that came with the brisket (it had peppercorns in it). Thankfully I didn't have to skim the fat off the top because I left it for a few minutes with a lid on the pan and the fat boiled out. :) I wouldn't have skimmed anyway due to the fact I didn't want to take the spices out too (they float). Also, instead of garlic powder I added a whole bunch of minced garlic. Very, very good.
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Chicken Marsala

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2006
I made this recipe tonight, and it turned out great. I ended up using at least twice as many mushrooms (cremini) and a little more sherry/marsala. I also forgot to pound the chicken breasts. But it still turned out fantastic and extremely tender. My boyfriend said we have to make this again! I agree.
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Russell's Fish Stew

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2006
I'm not quite sure what was different between mine and the other reviewers on here, but no one liked this at all. Even before adding the fish, the smell was not appetizing. Too bad, I was really looking forward to this.
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San Francisco Sourdough Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2006
This was absolutely amazing! The only change I was forced into was evaporated milk versus regular milk. I also left off the onion (I love onion, but wanted to try this without). 5++ stars. Will definitely make again.
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