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Zucchini Tomato Soup II

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2009
A taste of summer in the middle of winter... I followed the recipe exactly EXCEPT I added yellow squash in addition to the zucchini and slightly more of the seasonings and spices. Thinned it at the very end with a little milk as suggested. I only pureed it slightly to retain some chunks of texture and color. I enjoyed this and WILL be making it again.
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Avocado Salsa

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2009
Didn't have time to marinate the veggies so just mixed up the dressing and poured it over cubed avocado, chopped tomato, and sliced green onion. A delicious quick salad -
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Apricot Bars I

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2009
These were very good. I did add a pinch of salt to the flour mixture and I used non-stick spray to prepare the baking pan. Think I'd prefer to toast the nuts and just put them on the cut bars instead of sprinkling them on the top and THEN cutting.
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Ken's Texas Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2009
I initially made this exactly as per the recipe except that I drained the ground beef completely and added a small can of undrained green chiles along with the pinto beans. This was a very tasty meal served over crushed tortilla chips and with a lettuce salad. When I reheated the leftovers I added a small can of V8 juice (5.5 oz) along with more flour and chili powder and simmered until thick. Served over Brazilian White Rice (recipe from this site) it was a second tasty meal with fried cinnamon apples.
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Inside-Out Manicotti

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2009
I've made this several times now and always enjoy it. So much easier than stuffing manicotti shells. This time I used a jar of Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Italian sauce- and sprinkled about 1/2 cup of mozzarella on top before popping in the oven. I always use cottage cheese instead of ricotta, but drain it well in a colander.
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Easiest Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2009
Red wine vinegar, a pinch of sugar, lots of garlic and freshly ground pepper makes this dressing a real winner.
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Peanut Butter Bars I

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2009
5-star PLUS. I scaled the recipe way back to make a sweet treat just for me! I divided the pnut butter mixture up between 4 paper baking liners and froze for several hours before adding the chocolate layer. Then back into the freezer...just peel off the paper and you're good to go...no sticking or cutting problems.
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Grandma's Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2009
This is the best Sloppy Joe recipe I've made that has such a short list of ingredients. I was a little unsure of the cloves, so added just half of what was listed. I liked the subtle flavor.
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Quick and Easy Home Fries

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2009
I used cubed baked potato (with the skin on) and added onion. This has to be one of my favorite side dishes...or even one of my favorite meals.
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Lemony Quinoa

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2009
This was the first time I prepared quinoa, and I won't be looking for other recipes... I did make some changes to the recipe that I will use the next time: I sauteed the vegetables (used a shredded zucchini in addition to the onion), added curry in addition to cumin (actually by accident - I grabbed the wrong "c" spice and it was added before I realized it) and used slivered almonds (that I browned in butter) in place of the pine nuts.
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Sweet Potato (Kumara) Wedges

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2009
Didn't want the oven temp that high as I was reheating some BBQ Pork so I parboiled the sweet potato for about 15 minutes, sliced it, sprinkled with the mustard, paprika, pepper and salt, drizzled with olive oil and baked for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. The slices weren't crispy without the flour, but even so it was a tasty side dish.
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Paul's Southern California BBQ Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2009
My favorite BBQ sauces are vinegar-based. I've made a sauce in the past that uses a large amount of melted butter - this is so much easier & healthier that this will be my choice from now on. I read the other reviews and thought about cutting back on the amount of vinegar. Glad I didn't...
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Curried Tuna Melt

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2009
It seems the only way I really like tuna is in a mayo-based sandwich. So I thought this warm, melty sandwich with the variety of flavors was quite good. I love the sweet and the savory in each bite. Like many other reviewers, I didn't find the curry flavor to be strong enough and I did use shredded mozzarella both in the filling and on top of the sandwich.
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Carrot Soup 'a la Louise'

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2009
I prepared this by using baby carrots that I had halved lengthwise. I sauteed them with the onion and seasonings along with a pinch of brown sugar to add some caramelization before I added the chicken broth. Also a few drops of hot pepper sauce to kick the flavor up a bit. Then I pureed with my immersion blender and swirled in some sour cream before serving.
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Pollo Fajitas

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2009
Soy sauce may be a fairly unusual addition to a fajita marinade, but the end result was one of the best fajita marinades I've made. I did add 1 tblsp of lime juice to the marinade, instead of finishing the cooked chicken with it as the recipe suggests. I also added the 1 tblsp of vegetable oil to the marinade and just dumped the marinated chicken right into the skillet from the ziploc bag.
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Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2009
This was great drizzled on my salad of chopped iceberg lettuce, mandarin orange segments, dried cranberries and garlic croutons. I left out the extra sugar - was sweet enough for me with just honey. Use a good dijon mustard for extra flavor punch!
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Nora's Special Chocolate Chip Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2009
I also found the batter to be a bit dry, but instead of adding any extra milk or oil to add moisture, I added several spoons of vanilla yogurt. And watch the bake time! Mine baked for 18 minutes before I checked them, and they were already a little overdone. The crunchy sugar topping is a great idea...
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Quick Egg Roll Dipping Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2009
I do prefer sweet and sour sauce with my egg rolls, but I thought that this was a tasty alternative that made for a nice change of pace. Wouldn't this also make a good marinade for grilled chicken and pork or tofu???
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Blackened Tilapia with Secret Hobo Spices

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2009
This 'secret hobo' blend of spices is extremely tasty. It is delicious with Tilapia but I wouldn't hesitate to also use this with other types of fish.
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Easy Pizza Sauce I

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2009
I will never have to buy pizza sauce in a jar again! For the water/tomato paste proportion, I used equal amounts (6 oz). Also added about 1/2 tsp white sugar.
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