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Oatmeal Cake I

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2008
This definitely gets five stars without a doubt. I used 1 3/4 cups boiling water and substituted milk for cream because I didn't have any cream. My whole family loved it (although my husband thought it was too sweet) and they all want me to make it at least once a week from now on. Also, I just turned up the oven temp to 450 after the topping was spooned on and left it in there for several minutes. after the coconut mixture/frosting started browning it was perfect. I didn't mess with the broiler. Thanks for the recipe!
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All-Around Good Smoothie

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2010
I made this without the flax seed and protein powder and it was still awesome and yummy. I will try it with flax seed next time.
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Ronaldo's Beef Carnitas

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2010
The way I did this was put a 1 lb beef chuck boneless arm steak in the crock pot (only feeding 2 people) and rub it down on each side with about 1 T chili powder, 1 t oregano, 1 T cumin, 6 cloves minced garlic, 1 t salt and 1 t onion powder. I let cook on low for 4.5 hours turning once every hour. Then I shredded the beef and put about 1/4 cup beef broth in. Cooked on low for another 2 hours (the beef soaked up all the broth). It was soooo good. But next time I will make a bigger hunk of meat wrapped up in foil for the first increment of cooking in the slow cooker (so as not to burn) and calculate the increase in spices according to how many lbs of meat there is. I served with homemade pico de gallo and guacamole w/ shredded monterrey jack cheese. uh....YUM! sidenote: I didn't use the green chiles.
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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2010
YUMMM!!! I just tossed the ingredients together in a bowl instead of a bag and roasted at 400. 450 would have burned it too much.
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Delicious Chicken Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2010
Changes to fit my liking: I halved the recipe and just cooked the 2 chicken breasts in a pan, then chopped. I still used 1 cup cooked brown rice, 3/4 cup chicken broth, 1/2 tsp celery seed, 3/4 tsp onion powder, 3/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and I used 3/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs with 1/4 stick of melted butter for the topping. I also threw in half a small bag of frozen mixed veggies.
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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2010
First off I halved this recipe because halving it still took up an 8x11 baking pan. Except I used a whole 4 oz can sliced black olives. Instead of the diced tomatoes I used 1 large fresh tomato chopped up because that's what I had on hand. I used an 8 oz bottle Ortega hot taco sauce and one can drained pinto beans, not refried. This recipe can be less time consuming if you brown the ground beef, add in 1 package taco seasoning and 1/2 cup water, then add the garlic, onion, olives, tomatoes, green chilis, taco sauce and beans altogether and let simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes. I sprayed the bottom of the baking dish with cooking spray and put a layer of meat mixture, a layer of colby jack cheese, and a "2-ply" layer of whole wheat tortillas. (4 tortillas total) then did another layer of meat and cheese and topped it off with plain monterrey jack cheese, popped in the oven for 10-15 mins and it came out wonderful. Top it with diced tomatoes and sour cream and shredded lettuce if you like. This got really great reviews from my family.
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Mocha Truffle Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2010
AHHHHH I love this cookie! I used butter, and 4 (yes 4) tsp instant coffee granules. The dough definitely needed to be refrigerated a little because it was really sticky. After dropping dough on cookie sheets, press down a bit with bottom of a cup or fingers because they don't spread out while baking.
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Pizza Dough I

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2010
this was so easy and good and the only thing I did differently was use olive oil instead of vegetable oil. I prepared the dough and let sit covered in the bowl until I was done preheating the oven and prepping the pizza ingredients. it rose very well around the edges because I used to work at a pizza place and know how to toss the dough and indent the outer rim of the dough. YUM and sooooo easy!
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Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2010
This was so delicious and tasted like a dessert. I used slightly more peanut butter and slightly less honey and next time I will try the nutella as one other user suggested. THAT would be awesome tasting.
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American Lasagna

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2010
I like the recipe as written, but to customize it to make it more tasty and easier, this is what I did: 1 lb ground beef, 5 cloves garlic, no basil, oregano or brown sugar, 1 1/2-2 (eyeball it) jars chunky pasta sauce instead of the diced tomatoes and paste, no eggs, 24 oz container cottage cheese, no salt to go with the cottage cheese, and I just used one 8 oz package Italian blend shredded cheese instead of using parmesan and mozzarella. I followed the layering order except instead of the ricotta mix I just spread the cottage cheese w/parsley on the noodles, then followed by the Italian blend cheese. It's much easier this way and still really good. I sprayed the bottom of the baking dish with nonstick spray and baked uncovered 20 min and uncovered 25 more min.
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Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2010
I didn't have a bag of coleslaw so I just shredded a small head of cabbage and about 8 baby carrots. I didn't have miracle whip so I just used regular mayo, and I didn't have poppy seeds so I subbed celery seed. I would cut down the sugar to a little more than 1/4 cup next time because it was a little too sweet. Other than that this was excellent!
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Bean Soup With Kale

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2010
wow this was good. I chopped the kale really small and just substituted some garlic powder, basil and oregano for the italian herb seasoning. After sauteeing the garlic, onions and kale, I just put everything into the pot and after it was done simmering (I let it simmer about 45 minutes) I pureed it all. I skipped the parsley (didn't need it) and sopped my bowl of soup with crusty bread. YUM!
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Vegan Pancakes

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2010
Perfect and fluffy, although I think this would feed one and a half people as it makes only 3 good sized pancakes. Also, heat should be at medium, not medium high. I ate mine with sliced bananas, sprinkle of cinnamon, melted butter and powdered sugar. Although they would be delicious with any variation - chocolate chips, whole wheat, fresh fruit on top!
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2010
These are perfect and delicious!! A note though - the dough was much too dry so I used a tiny less than 1/2 cup each of oil and milk. And note to myself for next time: to make crumb topping, use cold butter and cut into sugar/cinnamon.
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2010
My cookies didn't come out having that perfect cracked look, but that's okay. They tasted awesome! I used all butter and since I didn't have cream of tartar I took another poster's suggestion and used 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice. And for the cinnamon sugar mixture to roll the cookie dough in, I would double the proportions.
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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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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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Red Bean Salad with Feta and Peppers

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2010
I really enjoyed this hearty salad. I do recommend doubling the garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. I finely minced about 2 tablespoons of regular vidalia onion because I didn't have green onions, but this turned out very yummy.
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2010
I had to use more vegetable oil - more like 1 tablespoon and a half. Also used kernels from one ear of fresh corn. Two cans of beans would have been too much - 1 was just right. next time I will toss in some diced tomatoes at the end. YUM
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Crumb-Coated Chicken Thighs

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2010
This is my new homemade shakenbake recipe - no more store bought! However I did make a few changes. 1/4 cup bread crumbs just wasn't enough, esp w/ all the spices. So I used 1 cup bread crumbs and kept all the spices the same, except added 1 tsp garlic powder. I removed the skin, coated them in flour, dipped them in milk, then shook them in a bag w/the crumb seasoning. 35 minutes in the oven is perfect and they were sooo good.
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