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Beat and Bake Orange Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2011
Overall, I was pleased with the recipe... though I was expecting it to be a bit lighter and fluffier... pretty sure I didn't overbeat it when I mixed it by hand and sifted all the ingredients. It was easy to throw together and did have a nice orange flavor. I made into cupcakes and was able to get 20 regular size from the batch.
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Dilly Rolls

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2011
LOVE this recipe! I tried it months ago and need to use up some cottage cheese that my bf left me with before heading out of town... these are on my radar. Worked perfectly and I can't wait to make another batch!
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Fig and Banana Loaf

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2011
While I can't giving it a super-glowing review, I was still impressed with the flavor and moistness of this recipe. I used whole milk and AP flour because it's all I had on hand. I also added toasted, chopped walnuts, which was a pleasant addition. I think next time I will up the bananas (I may have been slightly short??) and cinnamon... then I'll have a winner. They had perfectly puffed tops (I made muffins...). I'm willing to give this another go!
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Strawberry Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2011
18,300+ people have been waiting FAR too long to try this recipe!! (That's how many people have it saved to date...). This recipe is insanely easy and produces delicious results I look forward to sharing with my coworkers tomorrow. I'm surprised how little butter there is in the cake... it's so moist and flavorful. My only slight modification is using some streusel mixture I had leftover in the freezer, which was the same minus pecans. Excuse me while I go sneak another sliver...
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Scrumptious Penuche Frosting

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2011
Ridiculously sweet, and really not my thing... but I made this to top cupcakes for a client...and she said it was delicious and perfect, so there you go! The instructions are well-written, which is helpful. I will add a tip: if you're icing LOTS of cupcakes (I did 4 dozen), part way through icing it will start to crystalize... simply stir in a bit more cream/milk to get the right consistency again and you're good to go!
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Hot Fudge Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2011
I really wanted to like this... it's super easy and based off ingredients I always have on hand, but it really lacked a depth of flavor that I was hoping for. Perhaps I'll try one more time, using dark chocolate and maybe a shot of liquor... but as written, I was disappointed.
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2011
Mmm....yum. mmm... very moist and flavorful. this recipe has more cocoa powder than other recipes I've recently tried and you can definitely taste it. Most other recipes also call for two entire bottles of red food coloring, but this one proves to be a good, vibrant red color without the extra coloring. Saves me $3/bottle - definite perk! Mmm... did I mention these cupcakes are devilishly moist and delicious?!
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BLT Pasta Salad

Reviewed: May 24, 2011
Nice recipe base - I made it my own based on what I had on hand... using halved grape tomatoes, orzo, scallions... adding some light sour cream and a bit of mayo in with the dressing...and dill, and garlic powder (good quality...makes all the difference). I also just stirred the bacon in. And I happened to have a little chicken left over from a rotisserie chicken, so I tossed that in. Like any pasta salad, flavors do come together a bit more over time... but it also soaks up the dressing. Since it ended up just being me and my BF eating it, I just left it as is. Flavors were great :) mmm...bacon!
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Dark Chocolate Cake II

Reviewed: May 20, 2011
Great recipe--super easy! I used this recipe to make rocky road cupcakes. I put three mini-marshmallows on the top of each cupcake...I thought they might bake in and disappear (like they do with Disappearing marshmallow brownies recipe on this site) but to my happy surprise, they showed through. I topped with chocolate buttercream and a mix of mini marshamallows, chopped pecans, and mini chocolate chips. They were SO cute and quite tasty! I think I ended up with about 30 cupcakes, filling them 3/4 full. **I added instand espresso instead of brewed coffee, since I had that on hand.
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Phoenician's Key Lime Pie

Reviewed: May 17, 2011
Followed recipe exactly as written and LOVED the subtle flavor of the toasted almonds in the crust... the filling is amazing...tart, creamy goodness. Heavenly!
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Thai Spiced Barbecue Shrimp

Reviewed: May 17, 2011
3.5-stars, really. It wasn't BAD, by any means, I was just surprised that it lacked in flavor. I think it needed more of a kick maybe?? They were just boring...
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LaDonna's Spaghetti with Sauce

Reviewed: May 17, 2011
I used this recipe as more of a guide, since I was trying to use up some things I had on hand without running to the store, that said...I still remained quite true to the recipe and yielded delicious results! I didn't have tomato juice or sauce... I simply substituted canned fire roasted tomatoes and loved the chunky tomatoes. I had to add a little extra water since I was losing some of the liquid from the juice and sauce, but it worked just fine! I loved the carrots and mushrooms. I was tempted to slice the mushrooms but really enjoyed their rustic, hearty texture when quartered. I found with my substitutions I needed more salt and pepper than I'd generally add, which says a lot about how much sodium is in canned juice and sauce! I used fresh herbs from my new Spring herb plants! And served over cheese tortellini. Great recipe or guide, however you choose to use it and make it your own!
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Peanutty Pie

Reviewed: May 3, 2011
A delicious indulgence! I am a pastry chef and decided to make (a version of) this for a weekly special - it's gone over VERY well! Here's what I did to modify it a bit: graham cracker crust and added approx 1/2 c chopped peanuts. I also used heavy cream, and left it unsweetened since I felt it seemed sweet enough. It ended up being perfect without the extra sugar--not overly sweet at all! I topped it with the chocolate topping but added some chopped Reese's PB cups to make it prettier. Lastly, I used most of the filling in one pie, because I wanted a decent mound of filling since it was a restaurant dessert... at home, I'd think this is plenty for the two pies. **Definitely one I'll keep around!
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Chocolate Mint Cookies I

Reviewed: May 2, 2011
We have a winner. Although mine ended up being flat, they were still deliciously chocolatey and chewy... just they way I wanted them! Rather than using water, I used creme de menthe... yum! And to deviate even more from the recipe :) I used mint and chocolate chips in place of the semisweet and then just used a few chocolate chips on top...let them melt and swirled just like the recipe states. I wanted to review it still since I don't feel my modifications were off so much that they didnt warrant a review. I loved these and they are hit with my coworkers too!
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Chicken Marsala Florentine

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2011
This is excellent! I really like the combination of flavors. Such simple ingredients, easily prepared for a quick meal. I sauteed extra spinach to serve with it, since we had lots on hand and love it... I opted out of the flouring and didn't add all the butter... I'm sure it would've been even more rich and delicious had I prepared it that way, but it was still wonderful!
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One Bowl Brownies

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2011
Well, I can't stop eating these. That's a sign of a delicious brownie... though they are my biggest weakness! Perfectly chewy, fudgy... and super quick to throw together. I used cocoa powder and butter in place of the unsweetened chocolate, so I mixed the cocoa powder with the flour and added the extra butter to the butter required for the recipe. Worked well. Only comment is to make sure to smooth out the top and make sure it's really even. Some brownie batters are more runny and sort of even themselves out... this one you could see my spatula marks after they were baked. Nothing some delicious ganache can't disguise! :)
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Broccoli and Tortellini Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2011
I love this! I've had it before at summer BBQ's, but they never included the tortellini. I love what it adds to this dish! Looking forward to enjoying it as a light lunch tomorrow! --I happened to have some shaved fennel from pizza-making, and added it to this...nice addition :)
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Almond Orange Pithiviers

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2011
I made this in culinary school today (almost exact same as a Jaques Torres recipe) - since I had puff pastry I made from scratch, I needed to find a use for it! I used almond meal/flour, so I got to skip the food processing part. I also skipped the orange zest since it wasn't in the recipe I used. Otherwise, this was the same, so I thought I'd hop on allrecipes.com and review and post a photo! It's really a fun dessert that is delish - I served it with vanilla creme anglaise and a pear that I cooked down in a simple syrup. Sounds fancy but it's really quite simple. :)
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Yellow Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2011
LOVED it. It baked beautifully and I really enjoyed the light orange flavors... yum! Delicious and perfect with a vanilla buttercream.
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Braised Balsamic Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2011
Wonderful! We really enjoyed the flavors. I cooked the onions for a bit before I added the chicken, which I liked...more caramelized onions. I ended up using some leftover pasta sauce that we needed to use up, instead of the canned tomato. I don't feel like that drastically changed the recipe in a way that I would not be justified in reviewing the recipe... plus it's a nice tip for someone else who may be in the same position! Cooking for two can be annoying... lots of little leftovers of everything :)
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