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Honey and Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2010
Tried these for Thanksgiving. They were extremely easy to make. They made the whole house smell delicious. Everyone liked them except my husband who said they were good for sweet potatoes (enough said, not this recipes fault). I made them and traveled with them and then reheated. Probably better straight from the oven. I'd make them again as they were easy and good.
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Blue Cranberry Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2010
I have made this so many times. It is extremely easy to make and has become legendary with my friends. It is always requested for Fakesgiving (Thanksgiving feast on a separate day with only friends no family)!
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Homemade Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2010
This is an easy recipe to play off of with the veggies you have available. I added zucchini and corn. I also used some soy sauce and worcestershire sauce for flavor. Next time I would definitely add in bay leaf for some depth of flavor.
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Veggie Pot Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
We really liked this recipe, just what we were looking for on the first snowy day of the winter. I didn't have any vegetable broth, so I used some worcestershire sauce in addition to the soy sauce. Also added thyme and northwoods seasoning (Penzy's). Added peas too. I was surprised by how much I liked the cauliflower in it. It made a big batch of filling, so I just poured half in each of two casserole dishes. Then I topped each one with a frozen pie crust. Good easy winter dinner. Update: To take this into 5 star territory add a nice glug of red wine. Also, here's my crust recipe: Mix 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 tsp. salt in food processor. Add 6 Tbsp. cold butter. Process to fine crumbs. Pour into bowl and stir in 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. ice water. Shape into round and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
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Curried Wild Rice and Squash Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2010
Really enjoyed this unique soup. Added some fresh Ginger and apples in place of orange juice. Put diced onion right in with the squash since you puree it anyway.
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Basmati Rice

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2010
Certainly is easy. A little plain to eat on its own, but makes a great base for curry. Toast the cumin seeds first in oil, then add rice and water. Stirred in peas at the end which kept them nice and bright and spiced up the potato chickpea curry.
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Creamy Spiced Coleslaw

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2010
This has become my go to coleslaw recipe. Everyone loves it. Perfect on top of BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, but great anytime you want coleslaw. I've shared the recipe with many, everyone thinks it is perfect. Very quick and easy too. You don't need to change a thing.
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Nut Burgers (Vegetarian)

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2010
I spent a rainy Saturday making five different kinds of veggie burgers from the site. I wanted to load up the freezer because summer is a busy time for us and these would make for easy suppers. I have to say this has been our least favorite burger so far. It is just so dry. I added Moroccan seasoning and served them in pita with cucumber sauce. Even with the sauce they were just overwhelming dry. I think it's the nuts. None of the other recipes used nuts. I love nuts, but apparently not in my veggie burger. It seemed to get worse the more you ate it. Our stars lowered throughout the meal. I couldn't bring myself to finish one. It was better with feta and olives but that's only because they were making the lack of good flavor. I'll not be making these again.
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Carrot Burgers

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2010
I took a chance on these as my husband has recently become a vegetarian. The only other veggie burgers I've ever made fell apart, so I haven't tried since. I have to say these were very easy to work with. After the carrots were cooked simply threw everything into the food processor. We both liked them well enough topped with mayo, lettuce and tomato. My husband thought they were a little sweet, but he's a hot and salty kind of man. (His tastes I mean :) We'll definitely make again. Easy summer supper.
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French Crepes

Reviewed: May 23, 2010
I just recently had some wonderful crepes at an art festival. It made me realize that the recipe I had been using wasn't great, so I went looking for a better one. Boy did I find it. These crepes turned out exactly like the ones from the crepe stand. I think the butter in the batter makes a huge difference. I will say that when I poured my first one I was surprised at how thin the batter was -thinner than my old recipe. However, once it cooks it really is perfect if a little difficult to flip. Here are my recommendations. I use a plug in electric frying pan to make these (also do pancakes this way). That means my husband and I can sit at the table together and I'm not stuck standing over the stove. I found that two scoops from my small ladle filled the complete bottom of the electric fry pan. I thought that the batter may have been too deep, but it was perfect. Cook and watch for the edges to crisp and pull away from the pan. Flip and cook for 15-30 seconds on the other side. Flip back and fill. Then fold in half diagonally and in half again for a triangular shaped crepe. Delicious even if it is unusually large. For filling my favorite is butter with cinnamon and sugar. That really shows off the flavor of the crepe. Also good with nutella and banana (hubby's favorite), jam or butter, sugar and fresh squeezed lemon to cleanse the palette. I mixed up the batter in the blender and it worked great. My husband and I ate them all up! Yum This is a keeper.
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Extreme Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2010
Wow! I was sceptical after tasting a tiny piece of the cake after it came out of the oven. It didn't taste that amazing. Well, it's all in the frosting. That is A LOT of cocoa for frosting and I used Penzey's cocoa. Wowza! It's awesome. The cake was extremely easy to make. It baked up perfectly, though I headed others advice and didn't use all the batter. I made 3 cupcakes in addition to two 9" round pans. I was worried about slicing and layering the cakes as they were very tender, but they held up and I was able to do it. The frosting was enough to evenly cover all the layers and the top and sides and still have enough for the three extra cupcakes. It was a HUGE hit at book club. I followed the recipe exactly, but I left 1 cup of the powdered sugar out of the frosting because I don't like too sweet frosting. I also think next time I'd mix the cocoa in with the boiling water because that makes the cocoa bloom and brings out more chocolate flavor. Every other cake recipe I have with boiling water involved has those instructions. I also lined my pans with parchment paper to avoid any sticking. Worked great.
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Cream of Fresh Asparagus Soup II

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2010
Good easy to follow recipe. Did exactly as stated. Nice taste of spring.
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Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwich Filling

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2010
This is a great basic recipe. My husband and I both see endless possibilities with it. I would like to add some other fresh herbs from the garden in the summer like lemon thyme or lemon verbena. My husband thought it would be great with sprouts or lettuce and tomato. Perhaps a chickpea L T. Good vegetarian option that's quick and easy to make. It will become a staple in our house. Would be great with the whole wheat pita recipe on this site.
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Egg Noodles

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2010
I wish I had found this recipe years ago. I love making turkey noodle soup out of leftover turkey after Thanksgiving. I had an extra turkey in the freezer and decided to make it over Easter week. We were away at a lake cabin and I figured it would give us lots of leftovers. I was tired of buying expensive egg noodles at the store and thought to look on allrecipes to see if I could make my own. Boy am I glad I did. This dough is so easy to work with. I've made homemade pasta before, but always with a pasta maker which is a bit of a hassle. This was the easiest recipe. The dough was so nice, I was able to roll it out with a wine bottle since we have no rolling pin at the lake. Then I simply cut up the noodles with kitchen shears. Worked great. The only compliant I had was that the noodles were a little tough, however, by the time we got to the second bowl they had softened up. I just didn't realize how long I needed to cook them. Most homemade pasta I've made doesn't take long to cook. These take longer, but hold up nicely to reheating. If you've been wanting to learn how to make your own noodles for homemade soup, this is the recipe to use! Thanks so much for sharing.
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Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2010
This is awesome! Any negative reviews clearly never made it before. This is the best easiest dough to work with. I mixed it up in the kitchenaid. It rose easily and quickly. I baked it and it was perfect. Only change was one cup white in place of the wheat flour. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2010
This is the first recipe in a long time that totally failed on me. I was cautious adding bread crumbs because the recipe seemed to be warning you not to add too many. I made exactly as the recipe stated. I made 4 patties which used about half the amount of the batter (for lack of a better term). Well when I put them in 1 inch of oil I watched them literally boil apart before my eyes. All that was left in the pan was an oily sloppy mess. I was really ticked off. It's my first time trying to make falafel (I've eaten them many times) and I was expecting much better results. They were truly inedible. Back to the drawing board. I went back and added in more breadcrumbs. Then I made very thin little patties and very lightly coated my pan with olive oil. This time they fried up without falling apart. They tasted pretty good, though not as good as the ball kind from a restaurant. My opinion may have been tainted by the fact that I only had half of the batter remaining to work with. All-in-all I'll keep looking for a different recipe. My warning, DO NOT try to fry these in 1 inch of oil!
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Taco Soup I

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2010
Wow, I haven't made anything this easy in a LONG time. This is a great weeknight meal. I used a fresh serrano chile to spice it up. I used a whole package of taco seasoning and a whole pound of ground beef. I used black beans in place of kidney. I added hominy. I didn't have any avocado. We topped with sliced green onions, cilantro, cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips. It was awesome. Served corn bread on the side. It's definitely going in the rotation.
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Spiced Pears and Pomegranate

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2010
I made this salad twice, once for book club and once for new year's eve. It was a raving success both times. It is very easy to make. It is a nice change of pace. The limited ingredients are great. It's refreshing. We liked it better with toasted pecans instead of almonds. The almonds didn't seem to do anything for the salad, but the pecans you could really taste and seemed to enhance it. Remember to toast them first. My husband actually made this dish both times as I was busy making other things, so it's easy enough for someone to make who doesn't cook a lot. One warning - if you bring this to a party it may cause a stir if people have never had pomegranate before. Most everyone at my parent's new years party had never had it, so my husband ended up demonstrating how to clean a pomegranate and what part to eat. It was pretty funny as he is fairly shy. If you're looking for a refreshing and easy fruit salad recipe you just found it!
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Mom's Buttermilk Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2010
I made these over the holidays while staying with my parents. My mom accidently bought buttermilk instead of regular milk and wanted to get rid of it. Boy is this the recipe to do it with. I am a hard core breakfast eater/maker on the weekends, so I have made my fair share of pancakes over the years. They all pale in comparison now. If you like a light BUTTERY pancake then look no further. They were so delicious most of us ate them plain. The texture is unbelievably light (if you like your pancakes huge and heavy like a manhole cover this is not the recipe for you). Now that says something. They were also good with syrup or jam. I was very careful not to over mix and let them sit like others recommended. It does make a small batch - enough to feed my husband and myself and give my mom one. These are definitely my new go to pancake recipe. However, I think have the real buttermilk is probably essential. Yum. Time to go to the store!
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Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2009
The syrup is delicious and simple to make. The waffles are okay. Would make syrup again and again.
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