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Easy Peanut Butter Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2014
Truly simply. Hosting once a month parties and need quick and easy bar recipes. I added 1 cup roasted salted peanuts (that I toasted in the oven) and 1 cup dark chocolate chips. I think the 1 cup peanuts might have been a bit much. Next time I'd do 1/2 a cup or 3/4 cup, but 1 cup chocolate chips was right on the money. Moist and delicious!
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Easy Asian Pasta Salad

Reviewed: May 30, 2013
My vegetarian husband tried one bite and exclaimed, "F@%$ Yeah!" I used whole wheat pasta, snow peas, Asian garlic chile paste, and reduced the sugar to 2 1/2 tablespoons as this was our dinner. I added one whole seedless cucumber, about 2 cups of kale, about 1/2 cup cilantro, and 1 tablespoon of miso paste. I boiled the pasta and when there was 1 minute left to cook I added in the snow peas and the kale. We also mixed everything up and ate it right away as we were making it for a weeknight dinner. There was plenty of sauce even with the added vegetables. It made 10 cups and with all those additional veggies each cup was only worth 3 Weight Watchers points! It would be good with toasted peanuts if you're looking to add some protein. Next time I'll try making it with soba noodles. This will definitely go in our weekly rotation this summer. Loved, loved, loved it!!!!!
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Royal Coconut Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2012
Loooooved these cookies! When I read the review that said they were too buttery I knew they would be right up my alley. Added toasted pecans and dark chocolate chips to 1/2 the batch - perfect! Added hazelnuts, cinnamon and chocolate chips to the other 1/2. The cinnamon is delicious - though they are delicious without it too. Hazelnuts didn't taste as good a pecans. Too mild. These cookies stay chewy for days. The coconut flavor becomes more pronounced after a few days. I'll make a bold statement and say this may be my favorite cookie I have ever made!
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Marrakesh Vegetable Curry

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2012
Found this recipe by ingredient searching for something to do with eggplant. So glad I did. It was excellent. I did make a few changes. Forgot to get a sweet potato, so I used red potatoes. Doubled curry powder and cinnamon using 1 TBSP sweet curry powder and 1 TBSP spicy. Lessened salt to 1/2 tsp. Doubled almonds. Added 1/4 cup finely diced ginger. Next time would increase raisins to 1/3 or 1/2 a cup as they provide a pleasing sweet element. Next, to account for people saying some veggies were too hard while others were overcooked I started my Dutch oven with 3 TBSP oil and the spices. Next added carrot, onion and potatoes cooked 3-4 min. Added OJ, raisins, and chickpeas. Cooked 10 min. Then added all veggies except spinach. Cooked 10 min. while I made couscous. Stirred in spinach and cooked 5 min. Added 1/2 a lemon juiced at end to brighten as curry powder always has a base flavor to me that needs an acid to contrast with it. All veggies were perfect and it was delicious. This way the eggplant sucks up all the good juice and spices rather than just oil. Added extra 1/2 cup of OJ as it needed more. Must say spinach was from the farmers market and made a big difference in taste. Definitely will make again!
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Peach Cake II

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2012
Certainly simple, but a little sweet for my tastes. I think in future I'd rather stir peaches into a pound cake.
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Bill's Blue Cheese Dressing

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2012
Awesome! I added 2 TBSP minced onion, 1 TBSP minced garlic, 1 TBSP lemon juice and 1 TBSP white wine vinegar. Delicious served with Old Fashioned Onion Rings (recipe on this site). For the onion rings I replace the milk with beer. Your man will love you forever if you make those two recipes.
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Old Fashioned Onion Rings

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2012
Can't believe I haven't reviewed these before. They are amazing!!!! Just sub in 1 cup beer for the one cup milk and you have the best of both worlds, beer battered rings with crispy coating. Serve with Bill's Blue Cheese Dressing (recipe on this site). To blue cheese dressing I add 2 TBSP minced onion, 1 TBSP minced garlic, 1 TBSP lemon juice, and 1 TBSP white wine vinegar. Delicious! Worth buying a deep fryer just to make these.
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Tasty Lentil Tacos

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
Wow! This truly is a great recipe exactly as is. My husband and I even liked it on top of Mexican rice without the tortilla. Good with corn tortillas and flour tortillas. Topped with Mexican crumbling cheese, red onion,and tomato. I know I'll definitely put these in our regular meal rotation. Yum! Needs to cook more like 45 minutes though.
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Dutch Rhubarb Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
I don't know what more you could ask for. I cheated and used a store bought crust and it was still really good. I used frozen raspberries and it worked fine. It has a great consistency. Many pies turn out too runny. This was perfect even right out of the oven. I followed others advice and cut the nutmeg down to 1/8 of a tsp. Even with that little bit, you could still taste the nutmeg although it was very pleasant in my opinion, but you didn't need more than that. The only thing I would do differently next time is bake it in the bottom of the oven as the crust didn't get as done on the bottom and sides as I would have liked. The flavor of the filling and the crispy top made up for it though. It is a beautiful pie. The amount of sugar didn't seem like much for two sour fruits, but it tasted great. I'd definitely make it again.
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Vegetable and Tofu Stir-fry

Reviewed: May 13, 2012
This turned out really good. I used veggies I had available- broccoli, onions, green pepper etc. I left out the honey as I often find honey too sweet. Instead I added hoisen sauce and black bean garlic sauce to taste. Yum! That did the trick.
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Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2012
I used 3 cans black beans and four sweet potatoes. I ran out of sweet potatoes before the beans. Used 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder in place of regular. I added diced raw red pepper. I topped out of the oven with sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, green onion, cilantro. Tasty and makes a lot. Liked the smoky vs. sweet taste. Think they would be great with spicy mango salsa.
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The Best Vegetarian Chili in the World

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2011
Wowza! This is awesome chili. I used vegetarian soy chorizo from Trader Joes in place of the burger crumbles. One warning, I fried the japalenos in with the green pepper and ended up chocking everyone in the house. Better to add with the tomatoes. Used a can of hominy rather than regular corn. It makes a huge batch!
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Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Ice Pops

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2011
So easy and so delicious. Made with plain yogurt and strawberries. My husband loves these. I like that I know all the ingredients that went in them.
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Tofu Sandwich Spread

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2011
Yum. Can't believe I'm saying this, but I really liked it. Tofu is usually not my favorite. I liked the Asian flavors. I added cilantro and one tablespoon rice vinegar to brighten it. Also added cashews for crunch. Next time would put in red pepper too. I like the idea of curry powder that others have tried, but then I would not put in the soy sauce.
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Black Bean and Wild Rice Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2011
Awesome! I added an apple, some extra crasins and I used white wine vinegar because it was what I had. Served with pita bread for a fresh summer supper. Loved it!
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Greek Pasta Salad

Reviewed: May 11, 2011
Good base recipe, but it was too oily. I will try a one to one ratio next time. Used sun dried tomatoes because that is what I had on hand. Very flavorful.
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Coconut-Curry Lentil Stew Served over Quinoa

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2011
This was very easy to make. Needs longer cooking time and about 3 times as much water if using regular brown lentils. Because of the amounts of spices it tasted a little bitter and dry. I tried to solve that problem first by adding brown sugar which helped a little. Then lemon juice from half a lemon, better. Finally added most of a jar of tomato paste. That was the winning ingredient. Made it bright and yummy. After dinner we went for an hour long walk. Took a bite of the leftovers and they were way better. The flavors needed time to blend and the sauce thickened. Would be worth making ahead of time. Will definitely make again. Used one can of tomatoes next time may use two! Who knew I had already made this before. I guess I totally forgot. This time I liked it better. Here's what accounts for that: used the red lentils rather than brown, used really high quality curry powder. Topped with toasted unsweetened coconut, cilantro and toasted cashews. Still needed the tomato paste and would be better with lemon (I see I tried that last time). Funny I totally forgot this one.
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My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2011
My mom used to make caramel corn about once a year, so I assumed it was hard to make. This recipe is so easy and tasty. Made for an Oscar party and everyone loved it. Will use for Christmas gifts in the future!
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Pizza Dough II

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2011
I loved this dough! I mixed it up in the Kitchenaide. I let it rise for about 2 or 3 hours. It rose over the top of the bowl! There was enough for 3 full size pizzas. I parbaked on a pizza stone for 3 minutes, then added toppings and baked for 10 minutes in a 500 degree oven. Nice and crispy on the bottom, chewy at the edge crust. I love the color the wheat flour gives it. Yummy! It will become a tradition in our house. Topped with sauce, Parmesan cheese, spinach, garlic, mozzerella, dollops of ricotta and a little Aleepo pepper. Wowza. It was as good as a pizzeria pizza.
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Best Marinara Sauce Yet

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2010
This is such a great, easy recipe. I no longer buy jarred pasta sauce. The only thing I do differently is add a teaspoon of white sugar. I've made it many times now. I've used it for pasta, as a pizza sauce and as a dipping sauce for calzones. Thanks for the great recipe. Tonight I switched it up and decided to turn this into a tomato cream sauce. Made as directed, added 1/2 cup of cream. It seemed like it was missing something, so I added a good glug of balsamic vinegar to deepen the flavor. Still not quite right so I added some parmesan cheese. Yum. Then stirred in some frozen lima beans and frozen peas. Used it as a sauce for fettucini and served with steamed broccoli. Great healthy vegetarian meal! Thanks so much for the excellent recipe.
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