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Bo Nuong Xa

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2007
I added about 2 inches of grated ginger to the marinade, and we cooked these over an open fire while camping. To serve, we tossed the meat with rice vermicelli, fresh julienne carrots, red peppers, snap peas and green onions, mint, corriander and basil, and topped with crushed peanuts and Nuoc Cham sauce (crush together 1 clove garlic, 2.5 tsp sugar and a pinch of chili pepper powder; add 2 tbsp fish sauce, 1/8 fresh lime juiced, 2.5 tbsp water or to taste). This was absolutely spectacular!
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Sticky Monkey Brains

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2007
This recipe won me first prize in my family's annual cooking competition. The first time I made this I used Pillsbury's country biscuit dough (2 x 340g packages -about 40g more than the recipe called for - so I left one of the precut biscuits out) and I found it incredibly salty (4 stars). The second time, I went with the same amount of Pilsbury FLAKY ROLL dough and it was FANTASTIC. I used 6 aluminum foil mini cake pans with a single layer of dough balls in the bottom and they were perfect. I used the cooking time in this recipe, although the instructions on the package of dough said to only cook 11-13 mins - and they did not overcook. The stickiness is my favourite part so I use half again as much butter/brown sugar.
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Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2007
I had to increase the cooking time by about 20 mins. I did not ice (my husband is a diabetic) so to hide the zucchini shreds that were visible on the top, I sprinkled cocoa powder over the whole thing using an old salt shaker. This did the trick and no one guessed there was zucchini in them!
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Vegetarian Four Cheese Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2007
When I first tasted it, I thought it was bland, but after a few bites, I was totally convinced. Unfortunately for me, this recipe is so high-calorie I will have to reserve it for special occasions until I figure out how to lighten it up! I used all low-fat cheeses and divided into 12 servings (rather than 8) but it still came out as 10 Weight Watcher's points per serving. I'm going to start with the suggestion of using fresh basil in place of the pesto (which was 30 points on its own!) and increasing the veggie-to-cheese ratio.
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White Chocolate Pumpkin Dreams

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2006
Even though I used less chocolate chips than called for (because I mistakenly thought they were expensive), left out the nuts (due to an allergy) and skipped the icing (too much trouble for a cookie dough exchange), these were really fantastic. Next time I will do exactly as the recipe says, just to see if it's possible to improve on perfection. Seriously, wow!
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Pumpkin Rice with Apricots

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2006
I was worried it would be bland, but this was excellent. The 4 star rating is because I made some changes: I used half wild rice and half basmati, replaced all water for chicken broth, used half apricots and half currants, and added crushed pecans at the end, then salted to taste. Those changes merit a 5-star rating. Got lots of compliments. My advice is that you don't leave anything out- to get the intended flavour and texture at the end, you'd need all of those ingredients! Worth trying when you have the time.
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