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Reviewed citrus chicken

Jan 1, 2015 on

A home run!

Reviewed spaghetti and meatballs

Jan 1, 2015 on

I tried this recipe because I wanted something a little different than the typical red sauce for a change. I knew from reading the reviews to cut down the amount of chicken stock, and that was a good move. It was absolutely delicious! It's a new go-to for occasions when I have the time and inclination for something comforting and satisfying.

Reviewed chocolate cheese fudge

Jan 1, 2015 on

I have to wonder if this recipe would get so many good reviews if it were presented by anyone but "Saint Paula." Because my family tried it once, and it was so bad -- the taste wasn't too horrible, but the sticky, sludgey, plastic texture was literally gag-inducing -- I mean SO bad, it reached a level of comedy! We still joke about threatening...

Reviewed beatty's chocolate cake

Jan 1, 2015 on

This has been my family's go-to chocolate cake recipe since the episode aired the first time. As long as I measure precisely, use good ingredients and the right sized pans, and make sure the oven temp is accurate (a good oven thermometer is a must for a baker!), it turns out PERFECT every time... moist, chocolatey, and delicious. I used my own dark...

Reviewed steel-cut oats with bananas and strawberries

Aug 8, 2014 on

I sometimes switch out the fruit (try peaches!), but otherwise follow this recipe exactly. And it turns out perfect every time. The oats have a wonderful, tender but chewy texture. It's substantial, without being gluey and gloppy like rolled oats can get sometimes. And the fruit adds great flavor, as well as extra nutrition. It's wonderful to...

Reviewed Blueberry Coffee Cake With Vanilla Glaze

May 6, 2013 in on

Add the finely-grated zest of one lemon to brighten up the flavor, and this cake is perfection!"

Reviewed Chicken and Corn Chowder With Sweet Potatoes

Nov 30, 2011 in on

It's no wonder this soup was a prize winner. It is creamy without being heavy or gloppy, very flavorful in spite of the simple combination of ingredients, comforting, and absolutely delicious!"

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