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Black Beans, Corn, and Yellow Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2014
This is a good basic recipe. I usually follow the recipe to the letter when I make it for the first time. After reading the reviews, and considering my own instincts, I felt it needed something more. I made the rice according to package directions (I can't imagine anything other than crunchy rice otherwise!), sautéed a stalk of celery (next time will use two), added two sliced green onions (will add two more next time), added two cloves of minced garlic, double the amount of cumin and lime juice. I also added about of half cup of chopped cilantro (next time will add a full cup). The corn I had on hand included diced poblano peppers and red bell pepper. Next time (how many times have I said "next time"? What does that tell you?) I'll add fresh poblano and red bell pepper. I see this as a great side dish with chicken, as a stuffing for peppers or, as my husband recommended, a filling for omelets. The only reason the recipe didn't get five stars is because I had to tinker with it. For me, a five star rating means the dish is perfection as presented. I think the rice would have been a little too bland for me as written...however the possibilities are endless! Habanero pepper? Serrano pepper? thinly sliced pork? Ground beef mixed in? Vegetarian tacos? Next time....
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Hearty Meatball Soup I

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2007
The jury is still out on whether or not I'd make this again. I tweaked the meatballs by adding more garlic, red pepper flakes, seasoned salt and chopped cilantro. They didn't seem "solid" enough, so I also addred bread crumbs. I used low-salt cream of mushroom, but the consistency was weird. There didn't seem to be nearly enough liquid, so I added a 14 oz can of beef broth. Next time I'll use fewer carrots because the sweetness almost overwhelmed the broth. My husband ate two bowls, but I think he was just hungry. Again, it wasn't horrible, just OK. It's a good base on which a really GOOD soup can be made.
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Classic Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2007
I'm still eating one as I write this! These really came out well! They were easy to make and not "grainy" like other muffins I've had before. I went half white / half wheat on the flour; used applesauce instead of oil; added about half a cup of crushed pineapple (left over from another recipe). Ok, I cheated and put a little pat of butter on them while they were hot...OMG! Oh! Added walnuts! This was very good, very easy...will make another batch this weekend!
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Chicken Tortilla Soup V

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2007
I've been looking for a good chicken tortilla soup for a while and this one is it. The only change I made was to add more garlic; I grated two large cloves. Next time, I'll probably sautee the onion with the chicken. It's a good basic recipe that you can tinker with to suit your tastes.
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2007
After reading other reviews I made the following changes: Added a teaspoon of vanilla extract, two tablespoons of water, used crisco baking sticks (butter) instead of shortening and I baked them at 375 degrees for ten minutes. They came out great and I'll probably make another batch tomorrow. Even four hours later, they're soft with a perfect amount of crunch on the bottom. I love them!
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