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Warm Bok Choy, Beet and Feta Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2010
Delicious!! I had to add some garlic salt but other than that this was absolutely fabulous. I am currently contemplating going for the leftovers in the fridge...
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Apple Hermits

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2008
YUM. We went apple picking yesterday and I've been in a baking frenzy... so glad to have found this recipe! I made a bunch of modifications so that the cookies would be super-appley. They came out ridiculously good. Here's what I did: 1) Put in about FOUR cups of chopped up apple. I know, craziness. 2) added about 2 cups of rolled oats (to soak up the extra juice from the apples) 3) omitted raisins. I am anti-raisin. 4) doubled the baking soda 5) doubled all the spices and added a touch of ginger 6) used greased cookie sheets instead of parchment These changes made for some AWESOME cookies. Then I got more adventurous and for the last tray's worth, I added a handful of coconut. WOW!!! That provided a really neat flavor to meld with the apples and walnuts and all the spices. My husband has ordered me to get them out of the house immediately, or he will eat them all.
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Yellow Dhal - Sweet Potato Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2008
YUM! I have a big bowl of this right now and am really enjoying it. A few changes I made: 1) I used 2 sweet potatoes and microwaved them to save time and dishes. 2) I sauteed a ton of garlic in with the veggies - about 4 cloves worth! 3) I added a ton more pepper 4) I used a big bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped it up, and threw it in with the veggies 5) I omitted the tamarind (didn't have it!) 6) I only used 2 jalapenos 7) At the end I threw everything in the blender all together, so my soup is really creamy. This is so delicious, nutritious, and simple. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Squash and Apple Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2008
I roasted the squash and apples first and used a ton more spices per everyone's suggestions. This is a total crowd pleaser!
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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2008
Just absurdly good. Put some apple butter on them and you'll nearly pass out from the deliciousness overload.
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Butternut Squash Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2007
I added a ton of pumpkin pie spices and used light sour cream instead of cream cheese, cutting the amount in half. It gave a nice zip to the soup. It was DELICIOUS!!!
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2007
These are super-fluffy and a fantastic base pancake. I used whole wheat flour, added 1/4 cup more milk, and used butter instead of shortening. To spice things up, I also added a bunch of nutmeg and cinnamon, and sliced up an apple in the batter. With a little maple syrup on top, these were a decadent treat!
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2007
I put in double the vanilla and used half low fat cream cheese and half regular. The consistency was a little difficult, likely because of my modifications, and I ended up having to add more powdered sugar which made it very sweet. Despite the little setbacks, it was RIDICULOUSLY delicious and I had a very hard time not eating it all before I iced the cake! I'll stick to the recipe next time.
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Asian Salmon

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2007
YUM!!! I served this for a little get-together last night and it was a HUGE hit. The flavor is mouth-watering but not overpowering and the marinade keeps the fish so moist. I did double the marinade recipe and wish I had tripled it - You really would need to triple it to have enough to really flavor-ize the rice. I also added ginger, per others' suggestion, and increased the amouont of garlic. Instead of long grain rice I used baby basmati rice which was sooooo delicate and tender and tasted awesome. Lastly, I ended up having more people over than I expected and didn't have enough salmon. So I put a bunch of glaze over tilapia filets and served the two fishes side by side. They were both AWESOME.
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Green Bean Casserole I

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2007
A little bland for my tastes, but my friends love it when I serve it at our occasional comfort food dinner parties. I doubled the onions and added 1/2 can cream of celery and one cream of mushroom and it was a little more tasty.
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Hot Spiced Cider

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2007
I made this but added a LOT of rum. Let's say it was the "life" of my holiday party! I left it in the crock pot and it smelled divine. So tasty....
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Light Oat Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2007
I have stopped buying bread and only make this bread for our household! It is DELICIOUS. I make it with whole wheat flour sometimes and it still comes out great. I also have added a little wheat germ which works nicely too. Because I don't have a bread machine, I take it through 2 kneading/rising cycles and then bake it at 350 for about 1/2 hour. It is SO tasty! Be aware, though, that it doesnt' have preservatives so you shouldn't allow it to hang out in your kitchen for more than 5-7 days. Mine has gotten moldy in the past.
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Best Carrot Cake Ever

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2007
WOW. This is AWESOME. I took the advice of several other reviewers and made the following changes: cut white sugar down by 1/4 cup, cut oil down by 1/4 cup, doubled the vanilla, and added TONS of cinnamon and about a tsp of nutmeg and cloves. I also used 1/2 whole wheat flour and half AP flour and added about 1/2 tsp more baking soda. I made 3 8" pans expecting to make a triple layer cake, but they cooked up so big that I think I'll make a double layer and then freeze the third cake. I am making this for a dinner party and was nervous about bringing an awful cake, so I also took one ramekin and made myself a little cupcake to taste before I officially committed to bringing the whole cake. MAN. It is TASTY! Mine came out very spicy becuase of all the extra cinnamon and other spices, and I plan to use Cream Cheese Frosting #2, which I expect to be smooth enough to compliment the spiciness a bit.
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Garlic Prime Rib

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2007
This was my very first roast and since the piece of meat cost me $75 I was PARANOID about ruining it. I threw in some rosemary and WAY more garlic than suggested (I love garlic) and the smell of it cooking was absolutly divine! I served it with horseradish sauce and popovers and the meal was an absolute hit. I was nervous during the first stage of cooking, as I was sure my roast was going to catch fire or burn to a crisp, but it came out beautifully.
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Four Cheese Macaroni

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2007
Man, oh man!!! This was a HUGE hit at a comfort food dinner party I had recently. I followed the suggestions from several other commenters and cut back on the liquids and it came out perfect. I did find that the cheese on top made it almost too cheesy (if there is such a thing). Some of my guests preferred the second version I made, in which I didn't add the cheese topping but rather put on a thick dusting of breadcrumbs. I will definitely be making this again!
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