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Carrot, Tomato, and Spinach Quinoa Pilaf

Reviewed: May 2, 2011
Very good with a few changes. Instead of fresh tomato, I used a can of chopped Italian style tomatoes. I also added the carrots (i used two instead of one) with the quinoa so they'd cook more. Didn't have thyme so I didn't use any. Altogether a delicious and healthy dIsh! Thanks!
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Apple Crisp II

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2011
This was delicious! Thanks for a great recipe. The only things I changed were as follows: First, I tossed the apples in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. I used only 3/4 cup of white sugar because I like a bit of the apple's natural tartness. I add 1/3 cup of coconut to the topping. I didn't melt the butter, I cut it into the crumble mixture so it would be more crunchy. And, I used 1/4 cup water as opposed to 1/2. Altogether, absolutely amazing!
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Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2010
This was delicious - I added way more nuts, though, because they're so good! I didn't bother with the plating, either. I just threw it all together in a big bowl. I did find there was way too much dressing as well - I think you could half it and there'd be more than enough.
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Strawberry Dream Cake I

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2009
This cake was absolutely amazing -- I generally avoid cake mix recipes because I find they taste too much like chemicals, but that certainly doesn't apply to this one. I used the Duncan Hines super moist white cake mix, used only three egg whites, 2 tbsp of oil and used low-fat Philly strawberry cream cheese. I took it out of the oven at 25 minutes and it was cooked perfectly. After cooling it, I frosted it with another white chocolate frosting from this site, but to up the strawberry flavour a bit, I put a thick layer of strawberry jam between the two layers of cake and topped it with a layer of the frosting before putting the top cake layer on. I then refrigerated it for a night before serving it, and the end result was a super moist, dense, but still cake-like cake. It was absolutely amazing, fresh tasting, strawberry-tastic and delicious! It won rave reviews from everyone at dinner. In fact, my mother in law, who never has more than one small slice of cake, asked for seconds. Thanks for an incredible recipe, Beth! This one will go into my permanent file!
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Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: May 20, 2009
WOW. Oh man, these are amazing. I followed the recipe and used a bunch of the tips from previous reviewers -- I cut the oil in half and did half applesauce. I only used 1/2 tsp. of salt. I did NOT squeeze out the zucchini -- of course your brownies will be dry and crumbly if you squeeze out the only moisture that's supposed to go into them!! I also swapped out the walnuts for 1/2 cup of chopped dark chocolate - yum. As for the frosting, I read that other people were finding it quite thin, so I added the milk only until I got the consistency I wanted. I had a couple tbsp left over, so I would definitely recommend adding milk gradually, not all at once. Anyways, with those changes, and thanks to a truly fantastic recipe, I now have a half eaten pan of absolutely fantastic (and somewhat healthy) brownies!! Thanks Marian!
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Monkey Bread I

Reviewed: May 10, 2009
Oh my goodness - so good. This was a huge hit at our Mother's Day brunch. It was gone after about 5 minutes! So easy, and a must-add to any family brunch. It's like a cinnamon bun on crack.
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Brunch Strata

Reviewed: May 10, 2009
Absolutely awesome - I made this for brunch for 12 people and there was barely any leftover! There are a couple non-pork eaters in the group, and a person with an allergy to garlic, so instead of ham, I used shredded chicken, and instead of garlic, I added some italian seasoning, salt and pepper to the sauteeing vegetables. The whole thing turned out amazingly well and it got rave reviews from everyone. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Curried Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2009
This was awesome. It was a last minute meal, so I didn't have all the right stuff on hand, but I improvised and it turned out really well. I used chicken broth instead of water and omitted the boullion. I only had tomato paste, so I used that and added a chopped tomato as well. I also added about 1/3 cup of frozen peas, and half a chopped, sauteed onion. I used white rice since I ran out of brown, and my chicken was already cooked (it was leftovers and was looking pretty dry) so I just shredded it and added it to the mix. I baked it about 35 minutes and voila! It was really delicious and easy. thanks!
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2009
Ok, I know - 3,000 other people love these muffins, but I just didn't! I found them to be way too sugary - the topping, in my opinion, was gritty and uninspired (what do you need to add more sugar to this already very sugary recipe for?) In addition, I found the finished product to be light and cake-like, with not too much of a banana flavour. When I'm having a banana muffin or banana bread, I'm looking for that nice, dense, comforting banana loaf texture and weight. This was too cakey for my liking. Additionally, these are so unhealthy... maybe frosted they'd be good for a cupcake or dessert treat, but for breakfast?! You'd be on a sugar high for half an hour, then crash and burn by mid-morning! Sorry, I wish I liked these better, but for people looking for a more substantial, banana-y recipe, I'd reccommend looking elsewhere!
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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2009
Delicious and easy - what could be better? Didn't change a thing!
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Best Cream Of Broccoli Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2009
Wish I could review it 4.5 stars, but alas -- I made this with only a few alterations, which I would DEFINITELY suggest for added depth and flavour. First, I added two chopped garlic cloves to the onions and celery. Then when I added the broccoli, I also added 3 small, chopped and peeled potatoes to add a bit of depth and thickness. I also chopped up some old cheddar cheese -- about 3 or 4 tbsp worth -- and added it to the soup. Lastly, when I pureed it, I took out a few scoops of hte broccoli and put it back in after pureeing the rest. A very hearty, delicious and healthy soup! Thanks for the recipe!
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2009
Holy hot dogs these are good! Crispy edges, chewy middles... mmm.. My husband and I love the spiciness of them (I accidentally put in a full tbsp. of cinnamon, but they still taste awesome to me) and because we love ginger, I added about 1/4 cup of chopped crystallized ginger. Other than that, I left the recipe as is. Oh man, these are really, really good. Thanks for an awesome recipe!
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Jo-Ann's Power Bars

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2009
I love this recipe! It's so versatile and so much better than boxed granola bars... I like to skip the cinnamon and put in a tsp. of vanilla, 1/2 cup peanuts, 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup coconut or raisins. Also good is 1/4 tsp. almond extract, 1/2 cup toasted almonds and 1/2 cup dried, chopped cherries. And I like to put in mixed dried fruit, cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. vanilla and walnuts, too. They're awesome - you can have a different bar every time!
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Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2009
Fan-flippin'-tastic! I doubled the spices, added 1/4 cup of chopped crystalized ginger, made it in a bundt pan and glazed it with a vanilla glaze and oh man, was it ever awesome. It's 25 below 0 here, and this cake is perfect on a winter day - nice and spicy, warm, dense and moist. My mother-in-law said it was just like her nana used to make! Quite the compliment! Thanks for a great recipe!
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Flourless Chocolate Cake I

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2009
This cake is amazing - so rich and dense and chocolatey. I made it in a springform pan and was glad I did because I don't know how I'd have gotten it out otherwise. Served it with vanilla whipped cream and raspberry coulis - awesome. Thanks for the recipe!
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One Bowl Chocolate Cake III

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2008
This cake was SO good - I used cake flour, but other than that, made the recipe as it was written. I made two layers, made a simple chocolate frosting to put on top/in between the layers, and the cake was a hit. Served it at a friend's birthday and everyone loved it! It was moist, chocolatey and really, really good.
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Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2008
So good - flaky and warm. The perfect comfort food. I skipped the cayenne pepper because I didn't have any and they were still awesome.
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Butter Snow Flakes

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2008
These were light and delicious - I took out the cinnamon and orange zest and put in a little blue food colouring and these made beautiful little snow flakes with my cookie press. The dough worked really well in the press and the cookies didn't spread so I could make a ton at a time. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Pfeffernuesse

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2008
Out of a dozen rich, chocolatey, Christmasy baking items I made this year, these were my husband's favourite -- they're soft on the inside and the outside has a nice crunch... the spice is nice and unexpected. All around awesome Christmas cookie!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
Made this recipe as stated, except we used chicken stock in the place of beer as many reviewers suggested, and it was a hit! It was thick,more like a chili than a soup, and turned out nice and spicy, tomato-y and healthy, as well, which is a nice bonus... A great recipe - thanks!
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