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Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2008
Good bye Campbell's! I raided my herb garden and, in addition to the 14 basil leaves, decided to put in a few sprigs of summer savory, some cinnamon basil, and some fresh oregano. WOW. This soup was vibrant, creamy and altogether AMAZING. Served up with an Italian salad and some crusty bread it made a delectable summer dinner....I just have to run an extra mile in the morning....
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Beer Brats

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2008
Made these for a bbq I threw recently and people loved them. Used generic brand sausages and cream ale. Even my dad, who is extremely picky about his grilled sausages said they were "excellent." The solitary leftover bratwurst was yummy chopped up in cheesy cheddar scrambled eggs.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Marble Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2008
The only downside to this cake is that it gets a few bowls messy. I Made this for my friend's birthday and it was a hit. The birthday girl even said it "made her birthday." and everyone at the party gobbled it up. Iced it with chocolate buttercream frosting and sprinkled chopped up Reese's cups on tops.
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Gypsy Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2008
Can I give this 15 stars? Beautiful, hearty, rich, flavorful, healthy soup. I added two chopped carrots, doubled the garlic (of course) and found I had no tumeric so substituted dried mustard and some curry powder. Will definitely make this next winter.
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Crustless Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2008
Would give it ten stars if I could. I used about 2 cups of sharp cheddar and 1/2 cup parmesan and added about a teaspoon of garlic powder (of course) to the eggs. YUMMY! So delicious and made with things that I always have on hand.
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Butterscotch Apple Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2008
Yes, grating up an apple is a pain in the rear but oh so worth it. I've made these twice and the second time I added in some minced up dried apple and it gave another layer of texture to the cookies that went over quite well.
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Dark Chocolate Cake II

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2007
this stuff is fantastic! I made this into cupcakes to bring to a party and got about 1/2 of them in the liners before I realized that I had forgotten to add the sugar (OOPS!). I scraped the batter out of the liners back into the bowl, added the sugar, put the batter BACK into the liners and put them in the oven, convinced that they weren't going to turn out. They were still FABULOUS!
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Pecan Crescent Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2008
Absolutely WONDERFUL recipe. My dad and my brother-in-law simply can't get enough of these. I make them every time I'm home visiting from college and every time they are gone in at least two days.
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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2008
Not that this needs another good rating, but this was incredibly yummy. The only changes I made were to add a can of cheddar cheese soup for a bit of extra cheesy flavor. My dinner guests devoured it up and then begged for the leftovers.
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Lemon Ice-Box Cake I

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2008
The perfect end to a summer get-together. I thought that the cream cheese and sugar might be lumpy but it worked perfectly. Easy to prepare, light, absolutely delicious desert. 10 people absolutely devoured the entire 9x13 dish, most going back for seconds.
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Raspberry Cake

Reviewed: May 11, 2008
Really good, awesomely moist, perfectly berryful cake. Made it as a bundt cake and drizzled it with a lemony glaze. My friends who ate the cake started joking that they wanted me to bake their wedding cakes.
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Taco Soup VI

Reviewed: May 11, 2008
I used 2 lb ground beef, halved the spices and added a chopped onion to the meat while it was browning. Delish with a dollop of sour cream and shredded cheese on top. Everyone asked me for the recipe.
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Split Pea Soup with Rosemary

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2008
Not half bad. My family prefers ham, so I defrosted some remainders from a holiday ham and added some Liquid Smoke to the soup (about 1/8 teaspoon). Very good flavor and texture. My family really enjoyed it, but I am still convinced I can find a better one.
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Mexican Bean Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2008
not half bad...I made it for a potluck and decided to decrease the salt, hot sauce, and chili powder (I love spicy foods but I wanted it to be more "crowd friendly). Next time I will use full recommended amounts. And there will be a next time. I devoured the leftovers :)
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2008
delicious but a tad salty. I would cut the salt in half and double the rest of the spices next time I make it. I had never marinated a bird like that before. It's absolutely brilliant. I am going to attempt to rub and onion-stuff my next holiday turkey.
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Curried Spinach Soup

Reviewed: May 17, 2008
Not half bad for such a low cal recipe. I boiled some chopped celery with the potatoes and added a bit of yellow onion to the green onions and added a clove of garlic (all stuff I had that needed to be eaten before it went bad). For those not watching their weight as closely, a grilled cheese sandwitch is awesome along side this.
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Nut Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2008
Had about an hour to whip together something tasty to bring to a meeting. Made these and left the nuts out because I didn't have them. I was expecting them to be so-so but they got rave reviews. Someone even said "I think that is the best muffin I've ever eaten."
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Spinach Dip with Water Chestnuts

Reviewed: May 11, 2008
This stuff ROCKS! I served it with crackers at a baby shower and some of the guests said it was the best spinach dip they'd ever had. I gave it four stars because I felt that 1/2 cup was entirely too much mayo. I instead added 1/2 package of cream cheese, which I think helped give it a flavor boost.
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Korean BBQ Chicken Marinade

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2008
Very tastey. I left out the lemon juice, as I was afraid that it would start to "cook" the chicken during its 24 hour marinade time. I might should have left it in, as I kept thinking that it was missing something. My dinner guests raved, though. Made for moist, flavorful chicken.
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Maria's Rice

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2008
Really good and flavorful. Absolutely use low-sodium beef broth. I did not and mine was a delicious, but just a bit too salty.
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