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Italian Style Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2012
I made this one night when I had some ground beef and spaghetti sauce to use but didn't want to make pasta. I made a number of changes (added fresh chopped green pepper and mushrooms, omitted the pepperoni and bouillon as well as the canned mushrooms, and spiced it to taste) but the basic recipe is a very good one and my family really enjoyed it. In fact, they have asked for it again! Also, I found it really did not need the water, but perhaps we enjoy our chili thicker than others.
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Herbed Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2012
This is my go-to, never-fail recipe for dumplings to go in stew. Excellent!
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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2012
Very good recipe - my family enjoyed this dish for a change from our usual. I think we will adjust the sauce next time for our personal tastes but the sauce is good as is - very flavourful and excellent with the meatballs. Thanks!
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Butter Tarts

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2011
This is the recipe I've been searching for! The perfect recipe for those like me who do not want butter tarts made with corn or golden syrup. Absolutely delicious and a Christmas must-have! Thanks.
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No Bake Chocolate Cookies II

Reviewed: May 9, 2011
I took the advice of other reviewers who only boiled for two minutes and greatly disliked the results - the cookies came out very gooey and sticky. I made another batch and boiled for 4-5 minutes as per the recipe, and they came out just as I wanted them. So I guess some people like theirs a different consistency - if you like them gooey, boil for less time; if you like them more like a macaroon cookie, drier and crumblier, then boil for longer. I also reduced the amount of sugar to 1 and a half cups, and reduced the oats to 2 and a half while increasing the coconut to a full cup (I like them more like a macaroon). Next time I may tweak the oats and coconut even further. But in any case, they were delicious, and I'm glad to have a go-to recipe for these at last.
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Bow Tie Pasta with Sausage and Sweet Peppers

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2007
This dish was only a moderate success for me. I added some Hungarian paprika to round out the flavour, but I found the beef broth gave the pasta a strange texture, and it took until I was about halfway through my serving before I could get past it. The leftovers did not reheat well. On the whole, I think I won't make it again, but it gave me a good solution for dinner one night when I had sausages to use up.
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Best Ever Split Pea

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2007
This was outstanding, although I did change the recipe to suit my tastes and what was available in my pantry. I used only yellow split peas, and included some diced potato instead of celery as I'm accustomed to potato in split pea soup. I also did not use any of the seasoning blend, but instead just added some salt and relied on the vegetables and garlic to flavour the soup. I also did not puree the soup, as I didn't think it necessary. I ended up with a thick, flavourful soup that was a big hit with everyone. I will definitely be making this again. Easy to prepare, nutritious, and extremely tasty. This will be great for those cold winter nights! Thanks.
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Chocolate-Zucchini Cupcakes

Reviewed: May 31, 2007
I used the same revisions that others mentioned (applesauce, cinnamon, etc) and these cupcakes were a big hit, even with my husband who normally loathes even the hint of zucchini. Very moist and flavourful. Baked perfectly for me at 20 minutes.
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Easy Oatmeal Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2007
Excellent recipe! I agree with other reviewers that this is a more authentic muffin recipe instead of the "cake for breakfast" kind that is more common. These muffins are delicious on their own or provide a great base for adding other flavours and ingredients.
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General Tsao's Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2007
My husband and I have been searching for a great General Tsao recipe, and this comes the closest to what we are used to. We did cut back on the cornstarch but not much as we are accustomed to quite a thick sauce with that dish. The taste was very good but next time we will cut back on the ginger. All in all, a success - we will make this again with some slight changes. Thanks for the recipe!
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Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2007
These cookies are delicious! I make them all the time and have even made batches to give as gifts. They always turn out perfectly and stay soft thanks to the pudding. I often make it with chocolate pudding instead of vanilla, which is a great variation.
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Quick Cassoulet

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2007
Very tasty, and easy to make. I did simmer it for much longer than called for in order to soften the carrots, so next time I will budget more cooking time. I could not get cannellini beans and substituted navy beans, which were fine. A nice hearty recipe for a winter evening!
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Kung Pao Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2007
Outstanding recipe! My husband and I have been craving good kung pao since we left the west coast, and this was a great find. A bit labour intensive but totally worth it.
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies III

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2007
Excellent cookies, very easy to make, and everybody loved them! They baked perfectly for me at 350 for 12 minutes, but are very forgiving - I got busy with my daughter and wasn't able to take the last batch out until nearly 16 minutes, but they were just fine, only a bit crunchier than the others. I especially like that these are egg free - my daughter was able to help me make them without me worrying about the raw dough, plus of course they are great for those with allergies. For Berbage, who had the trouble with the cookies spreading thin and not baking properly: it sounds as if your butter/margarine was too soft. Also I wanted to add that I never put in the extra quarter cup of white sugar. The 3/4 c of brown sugar is plenty of sweetness here, especially if you're adding raisins or chocolate chips.
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