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Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2008
I made this tonight and it was ok - but it's super sweet. I used 1/3 cup sugar and it was still very sweet. It's not likely that we will make it again just considering how sweet it is.
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Lemon Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2008
I was looking for a recipe for lemon loaf that was like the one I used to make years ago - unfortunately this wasn't it. This loaf is ok...it has a very cake-like texture (not very loaf like). The recipe method does not detail the importance of letting the bread cool in the pan; I tried to remove mine too early, and the loaf broke. I also used a toothpick to poke some holes in the loaf so the glaze could go down into the loaf. The recipe method should also detail applying the glaze while the loaf is still in the pan, otherwise you lose a lot of the glaze.
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Bow Ties with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2008
Given the simplicity of the dish - this was ridiculously good!! We used mildly spicy Italian sausage, so we omitted the red pepper flakes. We also used seasoned diced tomatoes and increased the garlic to 4 cloves. The end result was so yummy - and totally guest worthy fare.
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Chicken Puffs

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2008
These were really good; we changed quite a few things though. We used 2 cans of crescent rolls instead of 3; we used 4 large cloves of garlic along with one small diced onion. We also diced the chicken instead of cubing it; and lastly, we used "garden vegetable" cream cheese instead of regular (this gave it a really nice flavour!) In the end, these bites weren't hard to make...but they were time consuming to roll up. In saying that, I won't hesitate to make them again because everyone really liked them!
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Heavenly Lime Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2008
We made this salad to go along with our traditional Thanksgiving dinner and it was just ok. We followed the recipe exactly, and while the flavour wasn't bad...the cheese was just weird in it; it didn't meld with the salad at all. If I were to make this again, I would not add the cheese and I would use pineapple tidbits...the chunks were too big.
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Classic Thanksgiving Dressing With Parsley, Sage and Thyme

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2008
Really good dressing. I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of adding about 2 Tbsp melted butter to the mixture at the very end. I stuffed all but about 1/2 cup into a 13 lb turkey and it worked really well. Unfortunately, because we brined the turkey, the dressing came out a little more salty than we would have liked, but it was still really good and I won't hesitate to make it again. I made this a second time to excellent results. This time, I didn't stuff it into the bird, but rather cooked in a casserole dish. The end result was still excellent, but a little dry. If baking on its own, I would try adding an additional 1/2 cup of broth. I made this a third time, adding another 1/2 cup of broth and baked with the lid on - only taking it off for the last 15 or 20 minutes - the end result was perfect!
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Bolognese Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2008
This was really good spaghetti sauce. I am unable to follow recipe directions without changing a few things, so this is what I did. I used 3 oz of pancetta in place of the bacon and I used 4 cloves of roughly chopped garlic. I sauteed the pancetta along with the olive oil until crispy and then I removed it from the pan. Then I added the onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Once soft, I added the mushrooms and about 5 minutes later, I added the meat. I cooked this until the meat was cooked through, then added the pancetta back to the pan. I added 400 ml of tomato sauce and a large can of San Marzano plum tomatoes along with the wine and broth. I cooked this for about an hour and a half and added about 1/3 cup of ketchup (you'd be surprised how many professional chef's rely on ketchup to make a classic bolognese taste 'complete'). The end result was really delicious spaghetti sauce that I won't hesitate to make again.
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Mama D's Italian Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2008
OMG!!! This is ridiculously good bread!!! I can't even tell you how good it is! I cut the recipe in half and used 1 packet of yeast and 1 tsp of sugar in the proofing mix. I made one large, round loaf which will be very, very good with our French Onion Soup for supper!
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Three-Cheese Spaghetti Bake

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2008
My hubby and I made this for dinner for our family the other night and we thought it was ok; although we did change some things. We cut the recipe in half as there was only 3 of us eating; we didn't use any romano, but used some ricotta instead. We added 4 cloves of garlic to the cheese mixture and lastly, we covered the top with homemade alfredo sauce and spaghetti sauce. We didn't find that the cook time was long enough...even after 40 minutes in the oven the pasta still wasn't overly hot in the middle. One thing the recipe doesn't mention is to undercook your pasta because you're baking it, otherwise you will end up with very mush pasta. So all in all - it was fine...but not outstanding.
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Mama's Italian Wedding Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2008
This is REALLY good soup!! This was my first attempt at Italian Wedding Soup and we loved it! I added 1 clove of garlic to the meatballs and just eyeballed the rest of the ingredients. Next time I would add more garlic (2 large cloves). I also added a lot more fresh spinach than called for, I used a 10oz package of roughly chopped baby spinach and thought it was the right amount; I also used about 1 cup of orzo. The recipe made 66 meatballs (I rolled out the meat mixture and cut with a knife) and found that the meatballs probably should have been smaller. All in all - a delicious soup that we will definitely make again.
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Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
Well I don't know if I did something wrong, but while the flavour of these was good, the texture was extremely crumbly. I didn't use any muffin liners, and the cupcakes were really hard to get out of the pan and I ended up breaking probably 50% of them. This recipe makes a lot - I made 12 regular sized cupcakes and 24 mini cupcakes. For the mini's, I just cut my PB cups in half and that seemed to work out just fine. All in all - good flavour, but not likely that I'll make them again considering how difficult they were to get out of the pan.
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Homesteader Cornbread

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2008
I made this recipe exactly according to the recipe (for once) and the end result was good. Had I reviewed the recipe last night after we ate it for supper, it would have received 5 stars, but I waited until today and I'm glad I did. While the bread was very good last night (still warm out of the oven), it was significantly dryer today (requiring a lot of butter to give it some moisture). The texture of the bread was almost cake-like, but I suspect that's because I soaked the cornmeal in the milk for 5 minutes, but then I also whipped all the ingredients in my Kitchenaid mixer for another 4 or 5 minutes. So I will likely make this again because the flavour was very good, but next time I won't mix it for quite as long.
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Millie Pasquinelli's Fried Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2008
I made this chicken for supper tonight and it was pretty good. I followed the directions exactly but scaled to 4 servings and used only chicken breasts cut in half. The only minor change I made was to use lard instead of vegetable oil. The end result was good, but could have been a bit more flavourful for us. The chicken was super moist though, so we'll likely make this again!
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Watermelon and Strawberry Lemonade

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2008
I made this 'lemonade' for a picnic playdate we're having tomorrow and while this juice is pretty good, there's nothing much 'lemonade' about it. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup (which was plenty) and increased the lemon juice to nearly 1 cup. This is a pretty expensive drink to make, so while it was pretty tasty, it's not likely I will make it again.
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Frog Cupcakes

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2008
I made these cupcakes today to take to a picnic playdate tomorrow and they are very, very cute...and although they are 'easy' to make, don't confuse easy with 'not time consuming'. The cupcakes took a long time to prepare (nearly 3 hours including time for the cupcakes to cool), but I think in the end, they will be well worth it - the kids will love them!
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Broccoli Chicken Divan

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2008
This recipe gets 5 stars from me (and I don't hand them out easily!) because not only is this dish really delicious, it's reasonably healthy and super quick to make. I cooked 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts with some seasoned salt and used that. I also added a dash of Worcestershire sauce to my sauce . The only change I will make next time is to add 1/2 cup milk (instead of 1/3) as I found the sauce a little too thick. All in all, a really good, satisfying meal.
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Tomato Bacon Squares

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2008
This was SOOOO good! I followed the recipe exactly with exception of using yellow pepper in place of the green. I used a cheese flatbread in place of the pizza crust and just sprinkled the dried basil over the mayonnaise. Speaking of mayo, I did double the amount I used and added 2 cloves of garlic and a touch of fresh lemon juice. The end result was so good, I will definitely make it again on a regular basis!
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Mid-Summer Italian Bread Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2008
Yum, this was really good! I followed the recipe exactly with a couple of minor exceptions. I cut the recipe in half, I added a squeeze of honey to my dressing to cut through the vinegary taste, I added S&P to the dressing and I omitted the thyme because I don't really like it. I did toast the bread cubes lightly and the end result was really delicious, satisfying salad!
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Crustless Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2008
I made this quiche for dinner tonight and we thought it was just ok. I followed the recipe exactly with exception of the cheese. I reduced the cheese to 2 cups and used swiss instead of muenster. We thought it needed more eggs for sure and I think if I were to make it again, I would further reduce the cheese as that's all we could taste.
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Citrus-Basil Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2008
I've made this dressing twice now. The first time I followed the recipe exactly except I cut the ingredients in half as I was only making dressing fro 2 people. I made it again tonight, again following the directions, but replacing the lemon zest and orange juice with red grapefruit. It was really delicious and I'm sure would be good with any combination of citrus you had on hand.
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