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Crispy Chipotle Lime Tilapia with Cool Avocado Sauce

Reviewed: May 11, 2012
I can't speak as to the tilapia just yet, but the avocado sauce is BRILLIANT! I served it, omitting the milk, as a mayo alternative on Blackened Salmon Po' Boys and it was absolutely delicious. It's a great option for those of us who love avocado, but hate guacamole. So if you're iffy about trying this recipe because of the avocado sauce, just make it! You'll be happy you did.
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Easy Garlic Broiled Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2011
Just did this recipe and boy was it delicious. I used bone-in thighs and legs and used the bake-then-broil method - 40 minutes at 400, flipping halfway through, then broil 5 minutes per side. Superb. Delicious with fried rice!
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Szichuan Tofu and Red Bellpepper

Reviewed: May 17, 2012
Try it - you won't regret it! Only change I made was to sub in sriracha chile sauce and a pinch of red pepper flakes for the chile garlic sauce. Tossed in some shelled edamame with the red peppers. Can't say enough good things about this recipe! Thanks moaa!
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Pizza Dough I

Reviewed: May 30, 2011
Everyone I've made this for has thoroughly enjoyed it. For what it is - a fast, easy dough - it it does its job well. I do add an extra step - I knead the dough then let it rest 10-15 minutes to relax the gluten. After that, I make the crust without letting it rise as per the recipe and it turns out great. Definitely par-bake the crust if you aren't using a pizza stone.
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Orange Meringue Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2011
This was one of the best pies I've ever had. Next time, I'll probably add a bit of orange extract to boost the orange flavor, but it still knocks your socks off without it. We used fresh squeezed tangerine juice in place of the orange. This pie is going into regular holiday rotation at my house.
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Salsa Chicken Burrito Filling

Reviewed: May 10, 2012
I will add my voice to the choir of praises for this recipe. It is quick, easy, healthy, and delicious - and definitely a keeper. Not a fan of chunky salsas, so I gave it a spin in the blender (along with the garlic) before adding. I also used three chicken breasts and bumped up the ingredient amounts accordingly. Followed the recipe exactly, omitting the hot sauce, and couldn't be happier. Disappeared before I could take a picture!
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Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2011
This recipe makes magnificent cupcakes. Just as moist as boxed mixes with better flavor. Made exactly 24 cupcakes; baked at 350 for 25 minutes. Only changes I made were to use dark cocoa instead of regular because that's what I had, and I added a pinch of cloves to accent the cinnamon. Frosted cinnamon flavored buttercream striped with chocolate. BEST CAKE EVER!!!!
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Black Bean Salsa

Reviewed: May 10, 2012
Tasty, delicious, and healthy! Used regular canned corn because that's what I had and omitted the onions due to personal preference. This dish pairs well as a side with the Salsa Chicken Burrito Filling recipe also on this site. Next time, I'll try adding a bit of lime juice and chile powder.
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Mom's Chocolate Pound Cake

Reviewed: May 6, 2011
This cake is moist and delicious! I added coconut and pecans to the batter then frosted it with a German Chocolate cake frosting also on this site and it was wonderful, however this cake really needs no frosting. A dusting of powdered sugar for looks will do.
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Krista's Sticky Honey Garlic Wings

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2011
What a fantastic recipe! Reduced the sauce a bit before adding the cornstarch, and used it on chicken tenderloins. Absolutely delicious. This is definitely a keeper - and so easy! Want to try it on noodles with a few sesame seeds thrown in...
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Spaghetti Pizza

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2011
The proportions for the spaghetti 'crust' are right on. A couple suggestions: leave as little 'crust' around the edges as possible - the spaghetti dries out a bit too much to be edible if it isn't covered with sauce; and GENEROUSLY spray your pan. I used homemade sauce and fresh mushrooms. Delicious!
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Breakfast Banana Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
This recipe makes GREAT muffins. They aren't very sweet, so if you're looking to satisfy a sweet tooth, you want to add some extra sugar. But, as is they make for a FANTASTIC breakfast muffin. The only thing I did different was to add a bit of coconut extract to accent the shredded coconut, and I also added a bit of freshly grated nutmeg. Oh, and I toasted the almonds before adding to the batter. D-E-Licious! Definitely a keeper.
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Honey Garlic BBQ Sauce II

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2012
Really delicious in chicken barbeque sandwiches. Made 1/4 of this recipe with only a few substitutions out of necessity: all brown sugar in place of the molasses, BBQ spice in place of the Cajun seasoning, and omitted the butter.
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Jeff's Hot Dog Chili

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2012
Awesome quick hot dog chili. Great in a pinch. Browned and drained the beef first. Used whole can of tomato sauce w/green chili, 1 Tbsp tomato paste, and 2/3 C water, and boiled down to thick sauce consistency. Also added garlic powder and a pinch of oregano. Tastes better than canned!
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German Apple Pancake

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2009
I really enjoyed this. Substituted canned pineapple chunks for the apples for a change. Delish!
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Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
These muffins were great. I didn't find them too sweet, as other reviewers had, and I followed the recipe exactly. The only problem I had with this recipe was the oil. I think 1/2 C is too much, so next time, I will sub applesauce for at least half. Definitely a keeper!
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Boston Cream Pie II

Reviewed: May 24, 2009
I can't speak for the icing or the filling, but this cake recipe is wonderful and moist. However, I prefer to bake it in two layers rather than split it, so if you are like me, just enter 18 servings for the amount and hit calculate, and this should give you enough batter for two 9 inch pans (use 2 eggs instead of 1 1/2 though). Some advice on pastry cream: mixing the sugar and cornstarch in the beginning is essential to smoothe cream, but there is also another problem. Even after you remove the pan from heat, the custard continues to cook, and thus, if you do not continue to stir afterwards, you may still get lumps. To combat this, chill a metal or ceramic mixing bowl in your freezer before beginning the cooking process. Once thickened, remove the custard to the bowl, mixing all the while, and stir until the custard is no longer hot. (If you have a stand mixer, you can use the accompanying mixing bowl and mix on low speed until cool). For the topping, I used a dark chocolate ganache (1c scalding hot evaporated milk or cream, 8oz 70% dark chocolate, 1/4c sugar: pour the hot milk over the chocolate and sugar; stir to combine; chill until spreadable consistency.) Hope this helps!
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Barb-a-fu

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2012
This is really good, but next time I think I will season the tofu and put it in the fridge for a little while before breading. I used much less BBQ sauce than was called for (around 1 Tbsp per slice) to cut cals and sodium. Also subbed panko for cornmeal and turned out well.
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Braised Balsamic Chicken

Reviewed: May 14, 2012
Very quick and easy - and healthy to boot! Only had cheap balsamic on hand, so I halved it and added a pinch of sugar, but I think it would've been best with the whole amount. Subbed garlic for the onion and tomato sauce for the diced tomatoes due to personal preference. Flavor was good - I was afraid the spices would be overpowering, but this was not the case - and chicken was juicy. I highly recommend pulverising the rosemary with either a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle for better texture. Served this with whole wheat penne and roasted asparagus, Delicious!
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Ke's Cajun (Dirty) Rice

Reviewed: May 11, 2012
Served this alongside Blackened Salmon Po' Boys found on another site. I omitted the turkey and took the advice of other reviewers and doubled the cajun seasoning, but I thought it was just a bit too much. 1 1/2 tsp would probably be just about right for my tastes. But then again, I'm not Cajun ;p Also, be sure to use a good brand of Cajun seasoning. Generic won't cut it here. Anyway, my family LOVED it, and it disappeared almost as soon as it was on the table.
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