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JanisH rated and reviewed the recipe Piña Colada Upside-Down Cake
Piña Colada Upside-Down Cake
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"I use extra light olive oil (make sure the label says "extra light") for cooking and baking. There is no "olive oil" taste or green color, which you get from extra virgin olive oil. It is very similar to canola or any other vegetable oil."
Posted on 3/2/2012
JanisH rated and reviewed the recipe Sauerbraten Meatballs
Sauerbraten Meatballs
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"I made this dish for supper tonight and both my husband and I really enjoyed it. I made it with two substitutions - currants for the raisins (don't like them), and white wine vinegar for the red wine vinegar (didn't have any in my pantry). I do have one suggested change. I felt the sauce was too thick, preparing it with only 3/4 cup of beef broth. I added at least another 1/4 cup of broth and I still felt it was too thick. The next time I make it, I'll pay better attention to the exact amount I use to make it less thick. Mine also came out a little more sweet than sour, but my husband liked it that way. The amount was exactly right for the two of us, so as you said there would be no leftovers, which is just fine with me."
Posted on 2/11/2012
JanisH rated and reviewed the recipe Maple-Pecan Chicken
Maple-Pecan Chicken
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"I wasn't fond of this recipe. The chicken was cooked perfectly; nice and moist. It also seemed to "plump up," which never happened before. However, I thought the coating was too sweet (which I guess was to be expected, since it contained maple syrup). Maybe I should have tried adding some mustard, as others suggested. Also, the chicken didn't brown after cooking 20 minutes. I didn't want to cook it any longer for fear of drying it out. I won't be making this again, unless I figure out how to make it less sweet. "
Posted on 1/18/2011
JanisH rated and reviewed the recipe Slow-Cooker Beefy Vegetable-Barley Soup
Slow-Cooker Beefy Vegetable-Barley Soup
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"This was a very thick and hearty soup, but my husband I thought the taste of thyme was way too strong. I would probably cut the thyme back to 1/4 tsp. or omit it altogether. Other than that, we thought this was very good. A great meal to have waiting for you on a cold winter night. I did make one addition: one medium russet potato cut into bite-sized chunks (increased the broth to 4 cups). The potato pieces remained intact and with all the mixed vegetables, this was more like a stew than a soup."
Posted on 10/31/2009
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Posted 3/2/2012 5:24:12 PM REPORT ABUSE
Piña Colada Upside-Down Cake
Piña Colada Upside-Down Cake
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I use extra light olive oil (make sure the label says "extra light") for cooking and baking. There is no "olive oil" taste or green color, which you get from extra virgin olive oil. It is very similar to canola or any other vegetable oil.
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Posted 2/11/2012 5:44:46 PM REPORT ABUSE
Sauerbraten Meatballs
Sauerbraten Meatballs
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I made this dish for supper tonight and both my husband and I really enjoyed it. I made it with two substitutions - currants for the raisins (don't like them), and white wine vinegar for the red wine vinegar (didn't have any in my pantry). I do have one suggested change. I felt the sauce was too thick, preparing it with only 3/4 cup of beef broth. I added at least another 1/4 cup of broth and I still felt it was too thick. The next time I make it, I'll pay better attention to the exact amount I use to make it less thick. Mine also came out a little more sweet than sour, but my husband liked it that way. The amount was exactly right for the two of us, so as you said there would be no leftovers, which is just fine with me.
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Posted 1/18/2011 7:45:18 AM REPORT ABUSE
Maple-Pecan Chicken
Maple-Pecan Chicken
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I wasn't fond of this recipe. The chicken was cooked perfectly; nice and moist. It also seemed to "plump up," which never happened before. However, I thought the coating was too sweet (which I guess was to be expected, since it contained maple syrup). Maybe I should have tried adding some mustard, as others suggested. Also, the chicken didn't brown after cooking 20 minutes. I didn't want to cook it any longer for fear of drying it out. I won't be making this again, unless I figure out how to make it less sweet.
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Posted 10/31/2009 8:05:20 AM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker Beefy Vegetable-Barley Soup
Slow-Cooker Beefy Vegetable-Barley Soup
Rating:
This was a very thick and hearty soup, but my husband I thought the taste of thyme was way too strong. I would probably cut the thyme back to 1/4 tsp. or omit it altogether. Other than that, we thought this was very good. A great meal to have waiting for you on a cold winter night. I did make one addition: one medium russet potato cut into bite-sized chunks (increased the broth to 4 cups). The potato pieces remained intact and with all the mixed vegetables, this was more like a stew than a soup.
This reply was: Helpful  Inspiring
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