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Pufferdoodles (Puffy Snickerdoodles)

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
These really are tasty - if you're looking for a traditional snickerdoodle recipe, please don't make these. They are meant to be tall and fluffy, not flat and chewy.
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Heavenly Cake

Reviewed: May 11, 2011
This is a good recipe, but the directions are very vague. The batter is incredibly thick. It cannot be poured, but must be spooned and then spread in the pan. For me, the baking time was a little long. I tested the cake at 45 minutes. As the directions do not say how to test doneness, I tried the toothpick test which showed the cake was not done. After 5 more minutes, the toothpick test still showed the cake wasn't done. I touched the cake top at that point, and it sprang back nicely, so I removed it from the oven and let it cool. This was a total of 50 minutes baking time and the cake is just a tiny bit dry. I wish I'd done the touch test at 45 minutes because I think it was probably done at that point. I wanted to top the cake with something, but ended up not having time to make a frosting or ganache. I topped slices with whipped cream (from the can) and chocolate curls. This is a rather expensive cake to make, as the chocolate is over $1/oz and the recipe calls for 8 oz. If I make this again, I might just use 4 oz of chocolate and use chocolate pudding instead of vanilla.
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Pita Chicken

Reviewed: May 2, 2011
Tasty! The one problem I had was that my pitas fell apart when I stuffed them and I really had trouble getting everything in there. I used homemade salsa. I mixed all the dry seasonings together and sprinkled this on the chicken before cooking rather than after to really flavor the chicken. I think this would work even better rolled in a tortilla. Thanks for a tasty recipe!
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Orzo Ham Salad

Reviewed: May 2, 2011
This is good, but I found the red onion a little overpowering after a night in the fridge. I could see leaving the tomatoes out and serving this in tomato "cups" for a change. I'd probably add extra ham the next time. This is a nice way to use up that leftover ham.
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Cinnamon Coffee Cake III

Reviewed: May 1, 2011
This is one of the best and simplest coffee cake recipes I've ever made. It's easy to put together and bakes up very nicely. I used butter flavored shortening since I had it on hand and followed the directions exactly. The batter is very thick and needs to be spooned into the pan rather than poured. The addition of the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture on top of the final addition of batter makes for a slightly crunchy exterior and moist, tender interior. I checked the cake after 40 minutes and it was still very under-done. After 10 more minutes the toothpick came out clean. The cake turned out beautifully after a 10 minute rest and it smelled heavenly. It's delicious, and I'll definitely be making this one again!
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Homemade Strawberry Nectar

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2011
This is a good way to use up strawberries. I had to add Splenda to this, however, as it really wasn't sweet at all. I also ended up pouring mine back into the blender and blending it with some crushed ice to chill it. I suppose if you started with chilled ingredients, the finished product might be cold. Keep this in mind, as this type of beverage tastes better cold (at least in my opinion.)
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Ham and Mushroom Baked Eggs

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2011
Tasty, but not so quick. Plan ahead if you want to make this. It does require chilling prior to baking. The texture of the finished eggs was a little softer than I like, but the taste was good. Green or red pepper would work well in this dish.
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Strawberry-Citrus Shortcake

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2011
This is tasty, but it is a pound cake. Be prepared for that before making it. It does state "pound cake" in the description. Therefore it is a very dense, heavy cake. Mine was a little on the dry side, though it wasn't over-baked. The strawberries do taste great with the poundcake. I'd planned on making the yogurt cream, but found that my yogurt had expired. I made homemade whipped cream instead and it worked very well.
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Silver Dollars

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2011
These were okay. They'd be very appropriate on a camping trip cook-out. I do think they need a little extra seasoning though. They're pretty bland as-is. They could use some garlic. A couple slices of jalapeno would spice them up nicely, too.
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S.C.A. Trail Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2011
Since the submitter encourages the addition and substitution of ingredients, I elected to use eggs and milk in this recipe. I halved the recipe. I dropped one egg into my measuring cup and added enough warm milk to make 1 1/2 cups of liquid. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly. It's not exactly a complaint, but this made one HUGE loaf of bread. My kids loved this bread and I will make it again. I will probably make smaller loaves in 8X4 bread pans the next time. Thanks for a tasty and versatile recipe!
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Pineapple Macadamia Nut Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2011
If I could I'd give this one 3 1/2 stars. Therefore it gets the benefit of the doubt with 4 stars. I did feel this needed more flavor. I could barely taste the pineapple and the macadamia nuts really didn't add much to the flavor. Coconut might be a good addition to this recipe, along with some extra pineapple. I made pineapple cream cheese to serve wit this which helped a good bit.
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Broccoli Squares

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2011
I was looking for a recipe to use up some crescent roll dough and I had everything on hand to make this one. It didn't disappoint! Basically this is a veggie pizza, but with a thinner, crispier crust. I took this to work and it vanished quickly. This could easily be adapted to include other vegetables. Thanks for a very tasty recipe.
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Clarke Cheesecake Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2011
This was very good and simple to make. I had to make my own sweetened condesed milk since I was out of it, but it still worked well. I served this with cherry pie filling on top and it was delicious.
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Chicken Stuffed Shells

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2011
These tasted good, but seemed to be missing something - cheese, maybe? Still, they were very rich and filling. They weren't all that pretty to look at. I served them with sauteed green beans.
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Chocolate Ribbon Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2011
I wanted a chocolate dessert to round out the Easter Sunday menu and I had all the ingredients on hand to make this pie. It was incredibly quick and easy to throw together and was delicious. I'd definitely make this one again. Thanks for a great no-bake recipe!
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Wiener Dog Challah

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2011
This recipe is missing a key ingredient present in every other Challah recipe I've ever made or seen- eggs. By its very definition, Challah is a "traditional Jewish egg bread". The recipe is also lacking enough salt. I would suggest adding 1/2 teaspoon more. Definitely add the last three cups of flour 1/2 cup at a time. I should have stopped at 5 cups of flour, but ended up adding a little extra warm water when my dough became too stiff at 5 1/2 cups. After kneading, this dough was a dream to work with. If I make this again, I would replace some of the water with eggs and add more salt. (The addition of eggs might make extra salt unnecessary.) Also, the directions for forming the loaves are very vague. It would help to know about how long the formed loaves should be before baking. I made one loaf in the "weiner dog style" and divided the other into 3 ropes and braided for a more traditional looking Challah.
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Tortellini Carbonara

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2011
This isn't really carbonara. I'm not basing my star rating on that fact, but please be aware that carbonara contains beaten egg tossed with hot pasta to lightly cook the egg. This isn't that dish. My rating is based on the following facts: 1. There is way too much sauce for this recipe. 2. The recipe desperately needs more flavor. I added extra cheese and grated garlic. 3. As soon as the sauce started to bubble, it started to break. The resulting texture was not great. My husband picked out and ate just the tortellini. The 1/2 inch chunks of ham seemed strange to us as well. I liked the idea of a tortellini carbonara, but this isn't really what I had in mind.
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Chicken Salad Fit for a Dragon

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2011
This is tasty, not as spicy as I expected it to be. The pepper adds a nice kick, but isnt overpowering. Pine nuts are about $10 for a very small container in my area. I used sliced almonds since I had them on hand. Thanks for a nice recipe!
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Quick Chick

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2011
This was good and simple enough. I used fresh mushrooms and a little bit of chicken broth to replace the mushroom liquid. The finished dish isn’t the prettiest to look at. It would benefit from some added color. If I make this again, I would probably add some red and green peppers.
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Creamy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2011
These were okay, but not as amazing as I expected them to be. The recipe doesn’t state whether to slice the brussels sprouts thick or thin. I guess mine were too thick, because they took forever to soften. The finished product was a little on the bitter side. My husband didn’t care for this side dish.
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