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Fresh Rhubarb Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2011
Awesome recipe, tastes like my mothers because I couldn't find her recipe. I omitted the butter though because I felt it uneccessary and I didn't even miss it. Otherwise, everything else was spot on!
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Spicy Vegan Potato Curry

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2011
This tasted great, although I did make a few changes. First off, this made so much that I would freeze at least half of it next time. I added an extra potato, used more oil, and lessened the cayenne to 1/2 tsp. I also would lessen the amount of garam masala to 3 tsp as well next time. I used the recipe for easy garam masala on this website. I used about half a tsp of dried ginger instead of fresh, and next time I will try using cauliflower instead of the can of tomatoes. I also used frozen peas instead of canned. Next time I will only boil the chopped potatoes in the water for 12 minutes because some of it ended up as mushed potatoes in the curry. But this really tasted like authentic Indian cuisine in my opinion! Good and healthy.
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Chicken and Red Bean Enchiladas

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2011
These were great, but I did make changes. I halved the recipe since it was only me and my husband. I used pinto beans instead of kidney beans. I used monterrey jack instead of pepper jack because I didn't have any of the latter. Diced the half onion instead of slicing some of it. I used one 15 oz jar enchilada sauce instead of chicken broth and tomato sauce, and omitted sour cream since I didn't have any. Next time I'd use a smaller baking dish since I halved the recipe.
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Yummy Lemon Salmon Burgers

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2011
I am so glad I tried this recipe! It's easy and delicious. However I only found 6 oz packets of salmon at the grocery store so I used one of those packets, halved the quantities for the rest of the ingredients, kept the proportions for the mayo the same, and they came out perfect! Didn't fall apart while cooking, but I had to set them in the oil and flip them gently. The way I made it I had exactly 4 patties.
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Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2011
I eliminated the jalapenos and cut cayenne down to 1/2 tsp. I only used 2 cups (not cans) of chicken broth and pureed one can of the white beans to make it thicker. I only used 2 cans white beans total (including the pureed one) and added one can of black beans. I only topped each individual bowl of soup with the cheese and didn't add it to the pot directly. Top with a dollop of sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro, and this was great.
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Chicken Fiesta Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2011
This was an excellent salad! However, for my preferences the quantities in this recipe were way off. I used 3 chicken breast halves, a little less than 15 oz can beans (maybe 3/4 the can) I didn't use corn since I didn't have it and don't like canned corn (but I didn't miss it at all) and I used almost 1 cup salsa. I threw the chopped onion in along with the beans and salsa and taco seasoning. Then I did everything else according to recipe, and topped it with shredded monterrey jack and a little ranch dressing.
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Louisiana Sweet Potato Pancakes

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2011
I overdosed on these they were so good. Except I already had sweet potato puree on hand so I didn't have to boil the potatoes. I cut the amount of nutmeg in half and added 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Also, I had to put the stove heat at 4 (medium low) at medium high they would have burnt to a crisp. Ate the pancakes with butter and powdered sugar on top - YUM!
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Sausage Crescent Rolls

Reviewed: May 3, 2011
I made a mistake and bought plain ground turkey instead of turkey sausage, so I added some garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and sage when browning the turkey. I also finely diced one medium onion and sauteed it along with the turkey. After adding the onion (which was an excellent addition) and the cream cheese, I found that the mixture was a bit too thick so I just poured in about 1/8 or 1/4 cup milk which made it perfect. It was easier for me to lay out half the crescent dough onto the cookie sheet, put the meat mixture in the middle of it in the shape of a log, and then place the other unrolled half of the dough on top of it and close all the seams. I didn't have poppy seeds but these turned out golden and delicious! My husband liked them too. Even though they were great with plain ground turkey, next time I will definitely try turkey sausage. I think it will be even better.
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Green Bell Peppers stuffed with Tomato Lentil Couscous

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2011
I halved the recipe and changed many things but ended up with great results. I used 3 green peppers, but used them all for putting the stuffing in and none for chopping up and putting in the stuffing. I used 2 - 3 tsp minced garlic, more like 12 oz spaghetti sauce, and 3/4 cup onion. There was no tomato lentil couscous mix I could find, so I just cooked 1/2 cup couscous in 1 cup water. This was the process: Brown ground beef. Don't drain grease and add onions and cook over medium heat till translucent. Add garlic, 1 tsp onion powder, spaghetti sauce, and a few shakes of parmesan cheese. Simmer on low a little bit and while it is simmering boil the peppers for 2 minutes. Cook couscous and add to beef mixture. Then add about 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese into the beef /couscous mixture and stuff peppers. Top with more mozz cheese and bake covered till soft, about 25 minutes. The last 10 minutes of cooking, remove cover to let cheese brown a little.
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Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squash

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2011
I really liked this. My husband didn't want to try it so I don't know his opinion...but I did change some things. I put the squash cut side down in 1/4 inch water in a baking dish for 35 minutes. I halved the recipe and still used the full 2 T olive oil. I added 1/4 cup finely chopped onion which I sauted with the celery, carrots and garlic. I upped the garlic to about 1 1/4 tsp minced. I sauted all the vegetables until they were fully cooked so as not to have them turn out crunchy like other reviewers commented. This was good but I think I'd eat the stuffing plain next time - squash was good but not needed!
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Coconut Pecan Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2011
I just used this recipe to make a plain coconut cake instead of w/pecans, and it turned out delicious. Instead of the water I used canned coconut milk, thinking there would be a stronger coconut flavor in the cake - but it didn't make a difference. Next time I'll just use water. I skipped the toasting the coconut part and only put 1 cup shredded coconut in cake batter. I also used one whole stick of butter in the frosting and upped the powdered sugar to at least 4 cups and the milk to 3 tsp. There would have been way too much a creamcheesy taste if I had only put 2 T butter in, so I'm glad I added more. I frosted the cake and then added 3 cups shredded coconut all over.
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
I didn't change anything except for omitting the white pepper (I never use that) and increasing the garlic powder to 1 tsp. I wrapped tightly in cling wrap and marinated overnight. WOW these were really good! Perfect for company. Oh yes - and basting with the juices halfway through cooking and at the end is a must.
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Fruity Curry Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2011
whoa, people were right when they said this tastes awesome after spending 24 hours in the fridge!! I used purple raisins because I didn't have any golden ones. Also left out the celery and nuts because I didn't have them. I used finely diced vidalia onion instead of green onions and this was freakin delicious! All the flavors of the fruit, chicken, curry and onion go so well together.
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Spicy Couscous with Dates

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2011
This was really really good but I had to make some substitutions because of ingredients I didn't have. I used scant 1/2 tsp anise powder instead of the pods, about a tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic, 1 whole red bell pepper chopped, just a pinch of black pepper, 3/4 cup sliced mushrooms (they really do give it a wonderful flavor), 1/3 cup chopped dates, and used chicken stock instead of vegetable. I also used about a tsp Sriracha hot sauce instead of the dried pepper because I couldn't find any and it gave it just the right amount of spice. I also had to add about 2 more T of oil after adding the mushrooms, etc because it would have been too dry. YUM *edit* by the way this makes around 4 servings, not 2!
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2011
Add 2 more cloves of garlic (2 tsp minced) and season the chicken with way more salt because it just wasn't salty enough for me and husband's preference. I used 4 boneless skinless breasts (dunno if it was 2 lbs or not) and I had to up the oil to more like 2 1/2 - 3 T. Also, I would heat the oil and curry powder over medium next time, not medium high, because the curry almost burned. I'd also just use a large chopped fresh tomato instead of the canned stewed tomatoes next time. I did have to add a bit of cornstarch to it at the last minute to thicken it up a bit to my preference. Good over white rice cooked with a bit of butter! *edit* this tastes even better the next day!
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Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2011
these are good but next time I will definitely use fresh corn off the cob because canned corn just has that canned taste that I don't like. then these would be perfect. I also used half a medium sized onion. didn't have red pepper flakes so left them out, and used pam cooking spray instead of butter when frying the quesadillas.
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Potato Latkes I

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2011
changes to my liking: 1 tsp salt, 2 T minced onion, 2 eggs, and I used vegetable oil because that's what I had on hand. YUM
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
this does NOT serve even four people! 2, maybe almost 3 people. so double the recipe! edit: I also tried this with 3/4 cup whole wheat flour and 1/4 cup white flour, minus the vinegar, upped the milk to 1 cup, added about 1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce, and didn't add butter to the batter. Way more nutritious and still yummy!
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Best Spanish Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
I don't usually like Spanish rice but for some reason this tasted really good. I chopped the onion really small and I like how the rice turned out.
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2010
these came out looking and tasting perfect. great as mini muffins too. all the kids ate the whole batch in one sitting! and I didn't have yogurt so I used 1/4 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup milk although I'm sure 1/2 cup milk would have been just fine too.
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