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Calamari

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2008
I always use the following ingredients to season the batter so that blandness is never a problem...2 cloves crushed garlic, 1 cup flour seasoned with 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1 tsp. baking powder and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Add enough water to this mixture to make a slightly thick batter. Mix thoroughly. Dip the calamari rings into this batter then coat with plain (unseasoned) breadcrumbs. Then deep fry (in small batches) for 1-2 minutes at about 375*F. Serve with marinara sauce.
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Strufoli III

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2008
This is basically the same recipe thats been in our family for generations...except we add 2 tbls. shortening, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 2 tsp. baking powder and 2 tsp. whiskey when making the dough. Instead of forming the dough into balls we roll out the dough and cut it into thin strips. You can fry this or even bake it. Both ways are just as good! We coat it with honey and sprinkle with non pareils. We always make these for Christmas!
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Easy Chili II

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2008
Instead of chili beans I used kidney beans. I had to add the following ingredients to give the chili more flavor. Salt, cumin, cilantro, chili powder, bay leaf, garlic and some dry red wine. This helped to make it a delicious mild type of chili. I served it over polenta with shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
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Wine Cookies (Original Italian)

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2008
This is a very good Italian cookie. I thought it wouldn't be sweet enough because there isn't much sugar in the recipe, but it did have a nice sweetness to it. I used a Chianti wine (very dry) and I rolled the cookies in turbinado (raw) sugar instead of granulated sugar. My cookies were slightly purple before cooking. Then they turned a nice golden brown while they were baking. The taste reminds me of a really good sweet bread. This is a very unique cookie and I'm glad I tried it!
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Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2008
This was very good! I made some changes to make it lower in fat. I used 1/2 corn oil and 1/2 applesauce instead of butter. I didn't have any molasses so I used lite pancake syrup. I also used dark brown sugar instead of white. I doubled the spices as suggested by another member and I agree that it needed it. I also agree to bake it for 45 minutes instead of 1 hour. It was perfectly moist enough. It sliced up beautifully. I topped it with my own recipe for a spiced drizzle.
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Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2008
This was very good! I didn't want to make a large amount of this recipe so I used 1 cup of chocolate chips, 1 cup of crushed chow mein noodles and 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts instead of peanuts. I omitted the butterscotch chips. I used a heaping coffee spoon as a measure and dropped it onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. I sprinkled it with grated coconut. This made 15 pieces of candy.
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Candy Crunch

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2008
White chocolate and pretzels are always good, especially when you add in cranraisins! Sorry Eagle Brand...I didn't use your sweetened condensed milk, because I didn't have any. The candy was great even without it!
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Buffalo Chicken Wings III

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2008
These were the best Buffalo wings I ever made! My entire family loved them! I took the advice of "Ladybug" and coated the wings in a mixture of 1/2 cup of flour and 1/2 tsp. garlic powder. This worked great in keeping the wing sauce nicely coated on the wings. I also took the advice of a reviewer named Jen and used half the butter and added honey (3Tbls.) to the sauce mix. I only used 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper and I'm glad I did because it was just spicy enough without being to over-powering. I didn't have any problems with too much grease in the pan after baking the wings. I baked them on parchment paper for easier clean up. The baking temperature and times were perfect. I served the wings with "Ranch Dipping Sauce" a recipe from this site. I'll be making my wings like this from now on!
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Ranch Dipping Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2008
This was very salty, so I added more mayo and plain yogurt. It was a perfect dip for the "Buffalo Wings III" recipe, that I made from this site!
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Aunt Anne's Sesame Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2008
These cookies were perfect!!! I made them exactly as written except I used half the butter. I agree with Marcelle2...this recipe only made 40 cookies. Also, you don't have to dip the dough in milk to get the sesame seeds to stick. I did it with and without. The only difference is that the dough gets more heavily coated when dipped in the milk first, but its so much more of a mess! The photo shown is without dipping them in milk. You can see they have plenty of sesame seeds on them. This is a great recipe that I will pass down to my daughters!
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Beef Bourguignon III

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2008
This was very good. I made it as written except I marinated it overnight and I omitted the bacon. I served this over homemade polenta, which went perfectly with this recipe! The recipe didn't say when to add the salt and pepper, so I added it when I sauteed the beef and when I browned the mushrooms with the small onions.
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Unbelievable Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2008
These are the lightest and fluffiest rolls I ever had!!! I made it as written except I only used half the sugar. They were perfect! I had to keep adding flour to keep the dough from being too sticky during rolling. I made half the recipe which used 1 packet of yeast. I can't wait to make these for guests!
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Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2008
I've been making my pork roasts like this for many years except I use parsley instead of rosemary and corn oil instead of olive oil. I also marinate the pork loin in all the ingredients for a least 3 hours or overnight. This is one of my families favorite ways to eat pork!
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2008
This is a good recipe with a few adjustments. I used only 3 tsp. baking powder instead of 3 1/2 and I omitted the salt. I'm glad I did because the pancakes would of been too salty! I think I'll also double the sugar next time because it needed a little more sweetness. I also added 1 tsp. of pure vanilla extract. I double sifted the dry ingredients as suggested by another member. These pancakes cooked up nice and high! This recipe does not yield 8 servings...it made 11 pancakes...1/4 cup batter for each. I think most people would eat 3 per serving, so your lucky if you get 4 servings! Next time I'll double the amount because this is not enough for a family of 4. I'll definitely use this recipe from now on!
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Ground Beef Mexican Style

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2008
This was extremely good! I did make a lot of changes to suit my taste. I added 1 very large clove of garlic (minced), to the ground beef, when I browned it. I used 90% lean meat. I also added 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 Tbls. chili powder and 1/2 tsp. ground cumin. I also added 1 small can of mild chopped green chilies. I didn't drain the meat after browning and I omitted the water. I served it over egg noodles with sour cream and shredded muenster cheese. If you love beef stroganoff and if you love chili...you'll love this dish, because it tastes like chili stroganoff!
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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2008
This was pretty good. I omitted the vegetable protein and subbed cheddar for the mozzarella. I also added 2 large cloves of garlic minced when sauteing the onions. I also added 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese to the rice mixture.
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Stir-Fry Snap Beans

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2008
This was just okay for me. I was hoping it would be more like the kind I get from my chinese take-out. I even added carrots, fresh garlic and waterchestnuts. I used 100% pure sesame oil and fresh green beans. I agree with the reviewer named sdtolley... double the liquids.
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Matrimonial Bliss

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2008
I made this recipe because a member named Skuba wanted to know what Matrimonial Bliss looks like! Well now we know!!! LOL! One thing I now know is how delicious it is also! I made half the recipe and put it in 4 muffin cups. I made it as written except I used strawberry jam and walnuts instead of rhubarb and coconut. I highly recommend this wonderful dessert. I think I'll surprise Mr. Lillian with it on Valentines Day! ♥ ♥
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Easy Mashed Potato and Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2008
This was very good! It should be called a Mexican knish. I used 2 leeks, 1 red pepper, 1 green pepper and 3 large cloves of garlic, because my kids don't like the ones named in the recipe. You could use any veggies that you like. I'm glad I read the reviews, because blandness would of been a problem if I didn't add cayenne pepper, chili powder and cumin, along with the salt and pepper stated in the recipe. I sprinkled these seasonings on the veggies before roasting them. I used homemade mashed potatoes. Also, this recipe calls for 8 oz. shredded cheddar, but that is only enough cheese for 8 enchiladas. I would use 12 to 16 oz. of shredded cheddar. There is a lot of prep and mess when making this recipe but it is surely worth it!
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Cucumber Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2008
This was extremely good! I used an English cucumber. I didn't have grapes, so I used cranraisins. Instead of a tart apple I used a Macintosh. This was a very fresh and tasty salad. I loved the contrast of the tart sour cream and sweetness of the cranraisins and apples. I also loved the freshness of the cucumbers and the parsley. All these different flavors just dance on your tongue! This is a very impressive salad!
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