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Perfect Flat Iron Steak

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2007
I know that flat iron steaks are the new "in" steaks nowadays, so I was keen at trying them as I never had one. I came across this recipe and decided to take a ride to my local butcher's. I brought the steaks home and followed the recipe to a tee. The outcome was great! The steaks had a wonderful flavor from the marinade and were very juicy and tender. I cooked them medium rare (one medium) and they were perfect. I sautéed some button mushrooms in butter, olive oil and onion powder and served a small amount on top of the steak. I would make this recipe again and also use this cut of steak again.
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Colcannon

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2007
I saw this recipe featured on St. Patty's Day and saved it. I just now made it and am sorry that I didn't make it earlier. I used kale instead of broccoli only because I had kale in the fridge and also wanted the dish to turn out greener in color. Yum! The flavors of the leeks, potatoes and kale together along with the little bit of ground mace was delicious. Just be careful on how much mace you put into this dish because it can overwhelm the other flavors. The recipe says a pinch and it means a pinch. I always tend to go heavier on herbs and spices, but not on mace because it's strong. The overall appearance is exactly as photographed and is a crowd pleaser. I really enjoyed Colcannon.
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The Best Thai Peanut Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2008
This is a wonderful Thai peanut sauce! I followed the recipe exactly. When i tasted it, I thought it was marginal (a little bit of a letdown). But...after sitting in the fridge for and hour and then being used with Thai Chicken Satay (recipe on this site - read my review), it was awesome! The various flavors in the sauce must have needed time to blend and accompanied by the taste of the marinated chicken, it was definitely 'The Best Thai Peanut Sauce"!
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Best Ever Caramel Apple Crisp

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
I made this today for a dessert and followed the advice of past reviewers. I used a 9x13 baking dish, doubled the cinnamon, added nutmeg and allspice. I also doubled the lemon juice, omitted the water and added Mexican vanilla. I poured pre-made caramel sauce - about a 1/4 cup - over the apples and then put the crumble mixture on. It came out great...sweet but not overpowering. The top was crispy and the apple mixture was a perfect texture (not mushy at all). The taste was spot on. I served it warm with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum! I will add this to my list of seasonal apple recipes. Thank you, St. Matthew First Graders!
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Thai Chicken Satay

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2008
We were feeding 11 people with this recipe so used 4 pounds of chicken breasts and had enough marinade without doubling it. After making the marinade as stated in the recipe, I thought that it was a bit bland for our liking so I added some ingredients. To the marinade I added 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce, 2 cloves chopped garlic and 2 teaspoons lime juice. I stirred it up, put in the chicken breasts (cut into strips), and let the marinating chicken sit in the refrigerator, in a covered bowl, for six hours. In the meantime I soaked the skewers in water so they wouldn't burn on our gas grill. After marinating for 6 hours, I put the meat on the skewers (ending up with 40 skewers), and grilled them in our gas grill, on medium high heat, on a piece of heavy duty foil (lightly sprayed with cooking spray). They came out golden brown as well as tender and juicy. We served these with Thai curry rice, fresh string beans from the farmer's market and "The Best Thai Peanut Sauce" (also on this site - awesome 'as is'). The meal was a big hit...delicious! the reason I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the changes made to the recipe. I will definitely be making this recipe again.
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Irish Champ

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2008
I have made Irish Champ for my family countless times (being Irish). The dish is always well liked and always empty at the end of the meal. I remember my grandmother making this with a raw egg (as another reviewer mentioned). I don't use one only because I am sensitive to food poisoning. But I think that the dish tastes great without it. This recipe is simple to make and good tasting.
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Irish Chicken and Leek Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2008
I made this for my family and, surprisingly, they all enjoyed it. I made a few changes though...I sauteed the leeks and onions in 1/2 a stick of butter. In a separate pot, I added an egg with the chicken stock and heated until thickened. Then I added the leeks & onions to it. I cut up the ham slices and layered it along with the cubed chicken and the leek mixture. Instead of using pie crust, I used puff pastry and just laid it across the top of the casserole. I turned the heat up to 375 degrees F. Next time I think I'll try making this in a 9x13 and covering the entire top with puff pastry so that each serving has its own little piece of puff!
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Apple Pie Spice Mix

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2008
I had apples for a pie today but no apple pie spice. I followed the recipe and...WOW...the aroma...apples & Autumn in a jar! I love this spice and will share it in my holiday food gift baskets I make! Thank you.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice II

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2008
What can I say about this but super easy to make, great aroma and a wonderful way to make any dish really homemade. I'm going to make more spice blends around the holiday for gifts!
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Irish Stew

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2007
Loved this recipe. Added a peeled and chopped turnip and made a roux to thicken it up a bit. It came out great! This is definitely a keeper.
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Apple Honey Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2008
Delicious! Easy to make as well. Moist and flavorful. I followed the recipe, only adding some nutmeg because I love the spice with apples. I made a simple dessert sauce to go along with it: 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to boil for 3 minutes and serve warm.
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Sour Cream Coffee Cake III

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2008
I haven't made a coffee cake in over ten years. I decided to try this one and was very thankful I did. It was soooo easy to make; all the ingredients are average enough that without planning ahead to make this, I still had all the ingredients needed. The only thing I did differently was double the cinnamon topping. Delicious. Between four of us, half of the 9x13 is already gone! Thank you!
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Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2008
Truly easy to prepare and tastes wonderful!. I made this for my family quite a few times and have served it with Corned beef and each dish compliments each other. I too used a Kitchen Aid Stand mixer and the preparation was incredibly easy. I would definitely recommender this soda bread recipe to anyone. So simple to make and the taste is great!
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Chocolate Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2008
Yum Yum! There's just something about a good chocolate cupcake and a cold glass of milk! This is a good chocolate cupcake. I read through ALL the reviews and decided to try the recipe "as is". I was happy that i did because it came out perfectly...chocolatey tasting and moist. The only thing I did do that others had suggested was to fill them 2/3 of the way full instead of 3/4. Doing this resulted in the cupcake rising just over the edge of the cupcake papers...perfect! I used unsweetened cocoa powder from King Arthur Flour, so it was a good quality cocoa powder and the flavor of the cupcake was all chocolate! Thank you!
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Four Cheese Macaroni

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2007
Made this recipe on a rainy cool day (comfort food), and my family adored it. Warm, comforting, good tasting and super easy to make. I added cracker crumbs and Parmesan cheese on the top with a bit of melted butter and it came out great. This recipe will be saved and used many times again!
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Corned Beef and Cabbage II

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2008
I've made this at least six times so far and every single time, the dish turns out great! I have a large family & we like seconds, so I double the recipe but that's the only thing I do differently to this recipe. It is already a favorite in our house and I recommend it to anyone else who likes corned beef & cabbage.
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Indian Chapati Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2008
Super easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly and the outcome was great. I doubled the recipe ending up with 18 balls which made approximately 18 8-inch semi-round breads. I served them with Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken). Both recipes are delicious! I will be making this bread again!
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Icy Blender Lemonade

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2008
After making the changes that the reviewer Jeff (Oct. 18, 2007) had suggested, the outcome was refreshing and the drinks were very simple to make.
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Raspberry Cup Cakes

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2011
Taste and texture was wonderful...smooth, cool and creamy. Super easy and quick to prepare. Will definitely make again!
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Homemade Tomato Sauce I

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2007
This tomato sauce was generally a good recipe but I do have to agree with the other reviewers who said it was bland. I added more herbs as well as more wine and tomato paste. It was good but I will also try other tomato sauce recipes before making this one again.
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