Love2Cook

Pralines II
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Love2Cook's rating

The taste is very good, but wax paper is not what you should use. The hot candy will melt the wax. Unless you like paper stuck to the bottom of your pralines, you will be disappointed. I threw out my first batch because of this. For the second batch I switched to parchment paper and they turned out fine. They do start to set up quickly so work fast. Two tablespoons was the technique I used. One to scoop up the mixture and the other to catch the drippings as I moved to the paper. The second spoon also help get all the mixture off the first spoon. They are easy to make and can be made well in advance of gifting. Thanks for an easy and tasty recipe.

Great-Aunt Nina's Noodles and Chicken
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Love2Cook's rating

This is a great winter treat. I didn't change a thing, a rarity for me, and I won't in the future. I brought this to work with me for a ladies luncheon. I wish I had a camera rolling when people took that first spoonful-priceless.

Simple Scones
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Love2Cook's rating

These are the flakiest scones I have ever baked or eaten (and I am a pretty accomplished baker). I did not have sour cream on hand, but always have Greek yogurt so that was only substitution and it obviously had no adverse affect. I also made a cream glaze with a little extra yogurt and some milk and brushed the top of the scones with it before sprinkling with sugar. I used Demerara sugar (for sprinkling only) since it has a prettier, big granule look. My husband is used to eating good food and knows I am constantly trying new recipes, but he made a point of telling me I had to keep this one and write down everything I did so I could make them exactly the same again - he's so cute!

Waffles
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Love2Cook's rating

This was a great recipe! The only change I made was using melted butter in place of the vegetable oil and cooking spray. I only made the substitution because I was out of vegetable oil, but after tasting the results it's a keeper. Other reviews suggested adding more sugar. In my opinion the amount in the recipe is perfect. After all you're going to douse the waffle in syrup!

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Basic Crêpes
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Love2Cook's rating

These were PERFECT! I followed the recipe exactly, didn't sift the flour, or add any other ingredients, which is unusual for me. I spread them with Nutella, folded them in quarters and topped with Frangelica laced whipped cream and fresh strawberries. They were awesome.

Creamy Rice Pudding
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Love2Cook's rating

I was skeptical since I usually cook rice pudding in milk from the beginning. But this turned out to be a very good recipe. Next time I will make it with Arborio rice for an even creamier consistency.

Creamiest Rice Pudding
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Love2Cook's rating

Yum! I made some adjustments following other reviewers recommendations (increased cooking time to 80-minutes, tempered the egg mixture before adding to pudding). I also used whole mile to cook the rice, but used heavy cream in the egg mixture. Yum!

Pasta with Swiss Chard
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Love2Cook's rating

A good basic idea, but very bland. It needed a lot of help to make it palatable. I added more garlic and just a dash of cayenne.

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Watercress Soup
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Love2Cook's rating

Great way to enjoy watercress. The only alteration I made was to not whip the cream but rather just add an attractive swirl of cream to the center of the soup. Very tasty! Thanks for sharing!

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Secret Recipe
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Love2Cook's rating

Every time I made garlic mashed potatoes in the past I was disappointed. I read all the reviews about how to mellow the garlic flavor and decided I would probably end up with another disappointment, so I chose to follow the recipe to a "T". My only alteration was cutting the recipe to make only 10 servings. I was rewarded with rich and flavorful potatoes. The oregano was a perfect companion to the Romano Cheese. My dinner guests thought so too! This is a keeper. Thank you Austad, whoever you are!

Hot Water Pie Crust II
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Love2Cook's rating

I'm a pie crust snob so I was hesitant to make this crust, but I was in a hurry and didn't have time to make my usual "Art of French Cooking" pie crust. I was swayed by the glowing reviews. I am not at all disappointed. I followed the recipe to a "t", but did not roll the dough between waxed paper. I rolled it on a well floured counter. This crust is easy to make, easy to rollout, and the results are a light flakey crust. What more could you possibly ask for! I still prefer the buttery flavor of a butter crust, but one reviewer said she made it with butter and it worked fine. If it does I just may say goodbye to Julia! Thanks for a GREAT recipe!

Perfect Lemon Squares
Rating: Unrated
Love2Cook's rating

Delicious. Perfect blend of sweet and tart. Easy to make. Had no problems with the filling solidifying. Followed the recipe exactly, except I did not toast the coconut. I'll definitely make again, and again, and again. Thanks Sierra!

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