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Chicken Massaman Curry

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2014
I adapted this to be vegetarian by taking out the fish sauce and adding in some carrots with the potatoes. The sauce is very good! I did leave some of the peanut butter out as others have recommended, and it still turned out somewhat thick. This is so easy to fix with some water that I barely think it is worth mentioning it. We had it with basmati rice and it was awesome.
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Cherry Cobbler I

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2010
Holy cow this stuff is good. I doubled it because I knew it would disappear immediately. Subbed a bit of whole wheat flour in, reduced the sugar and water by a quarter cup each for the slurry, and it was absolute heaven. Will make again for sure!
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Lime Pineapple Jam

Reviewed: May 10, 2010
sooooo good! easy to make as well... it cooked for longer than it took to prep. mine made three half-pint jars of lovely sweet, tart, unusual, potent preserves. you can just cook it down to whatever consistency you like.
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Quick Szechwan Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2010
very easy, very tasty! adjustable to taste or health considerations too. i made with a tablespoon less olive oil and used red wine vinegar.
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Minestrone Soup I

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2010
very yummy! i did make a few modifications in order to healthy it up and adapt for vegetarians. used maybe a couple tablespoons of olive oil instead of all that margarine and it worked great. omitted the potatoes and instead threw in about the same amount of mixed frozen veg. used vegetable broth instead of chicken, and whole wheat shell pasta instead of macaroni. turned out awesome!
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Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2010
I had foolishly bought a number of peaches over a busy weekend intending to make jam, but never got around to it. By Monday those peaches were giving me the stinkeye every time I passed the kitchen. This recipe was a great way to use them up. The crust is delicious, the fruit jells very nicely, and there is just nothing that's not delightful here. Left out the pecans, used nutmeg and cinnamon instead of mace, snuck some whole wheat into the topping. So so good!
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Ranch Dressing II

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2009
delightful! much tastier than bottled, costs less, and is super easy to make. i add a half cup of milk so it's the right consistency for our squeezy bottle, and up the seasonings a bit to compensate. NOM NOM NOM! we go through a batch a week.
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Health Nut Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: May 3, 2009
these are great! i've been on the lookout for a tasty go-to muffin recipe and i think i've found it. got the ingredients mixed up and ready for the muffin cups in about ten minutes flat. muffins baked up gorgeously, nice and high. very moist, tender, and otherwise delicious. i added nearly a cup more blueberries and subbed applesauce for the banana, but that was it. great recipe!
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Alienated Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2009
Pros: easy to make, tasty, good texture. Cons: a bit too sweet. Next time I'll sub in some whole wheat flour and ground flax, and see if I can't reduce the sugar as well.
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Fried Green Tomatoes III

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2008
very easy and tasty! my husband and i made these for the first time ever tonight, and they turned out great; crispy and tender. we salted and peppered them as they were draining on a thick layer of paper towels. yields a heckuva lot of FGT, so make sure you've got a crowd.
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Mama D's Italian Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2008
absolutely fantastic! i had no experience whatsoever making italian bread, and my very first attempt turned out wonderfully. easy to make, delicious to eat. lovely crust, soft interior. we had italian veggie and mozzarella sandwiches for dinner with it, and it held up very well to all the fixings. i was really stoked to have such success with this, and will definitely make it many more times.
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Quick and Easy Vegetable Curry

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2008
Super yummy! Had an awesome savory kick to it and was indeed easy to make. We all got a good curry high from eating it. I used fresh veggies, including parsnips and potatoes, so it took me a bit longer than 30 mins to cook, but the extra time was very worth it. My family and I much enjoyed this recipe and I will definitely make it again.
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Katrina's Best-Ever Chocolate Brownies

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2008
Very tasty! I swapped half the butter for applesauce and half the all-purpose flour for whole wheat, and they still turned out thick, rich, and moist. Thanks for sharing!
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Pumpkin Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2008
Good, satisfying, easy soup! It can be "skinnied up" by substituting skim milk for the cream if you like. It's very tasty and savoury either way.
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Gingerbread Cookies I

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2008
After some tweaking, this recipe yielded excellent cookies. The first time I followed it to the letter and ended up with a sticky, bland mess. Definitely not enough flour, and we like our gingerbread spicy around here. So the second time I added a LOT more flour (like over a whole cup) to get the dough nice and firm so that it could handle shaped cookie cutters, and then I chilled it in a covered bowl in the fridge overnight. I also nearly doubled the amount of spices. These changes made all the difference, and the end result was a chewy, spicy, savory cookie that stood up to decorating very well and stored nicely too.
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Sweet Potato Casserole II

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2008
Oh what a delicious dish! We adore sweet potatoes around here and eat them at least once a week in various forms. I made this recipe for Thanksgiving the first time, and it was just awesome. The only changes I made were to add some powdered ginger, and to use a potato masher to mix everything up, because we like a few lumps. So yummy, and good for you!
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2008
I love the addition of cloves to this classic oatmeal cookie recipe. It gives them just a little more kick and did indeed make my kitchen smell heavenly on this cold winter day! I like to try and "healthy up" treat recipes, so I made some small changes. First I substituted a cup of wheat flour for the white to get some more whole grain in there. Since wheat flour doesn't rise as well as white, I also added a half teaspoon more baking soda. Instead of the shortening I used unsweetened applesauce, which made the dough just a little too wet, so I added another eighth cup or so of wheat flour. As per others' suggestions I soaked the raisins in some boiling water for a few minutes, and that made a big difference. Instead of getting all bitter and shrivelly, the raisins stayed plump and juicy. I also recommend flattening the cookie dough a bit when you drop it onto the baking sheet. I love that these cookies don't spread very much. The finished product: moist, chewy, just barely crisp on the edges, and very very good. These are sure to be gobbled up by my family when they all get home this afternoon!
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Vegan Split Pea Soup II

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2008
Absolutely yummy! Hearty enough to be gobbled up by my two meat-loving menfolk and healthy enough for weight-conscious me. I doubled the recipe, added a couple diced redskinned potatoes, and dumped considerably more curry in it because we like things savory. Really, really good. Make sure to soak those yellow split peas either overnight, or boil them a couple minutes in six cups of water and let them sit for a couple hours. They take a really long time to soften up otherwise, and it's difficult to keep the rest of the soup from scorching.
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Naan

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2008
This recipe was simple to follow, and yielded good results after reading some of the other reviewer's tips. You definitely need less than the four and a half cups of flour called for; more like three to three and a half. I substituted one cup of whole wheat for one cup of the white flour to add some fiber. I recommend either proofing the yeast with a little white sugar in the hot water or at least letting it sit until it gets really good and foamy. Otherwise the first rise takes forever. DO NOT put the dough in a 200 degree oven with the door open as one reviewer recommended! Not only is this dangerous but it's far too hot and will start to bake the dough. I learned this the hard way. You can put the dough in a covered bowl on top of the oven, or set it in the oven with a bowl of hot water under it. Make sure you flatten the dough balls out really thinly, as they will bubble and rise quite well. I cooked mine in a medium-heat dry skillet and they did just fine. You don't really need as much butter as the recipe calls for if you're using a skillet. Very savory, chewy, and delicious. I will definitely make these over and over again! Next time I'll try substituting yoghurt for the milk.
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Simple Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2008
I taught myself to make bread with this recipe. It's very easy to follow and yields great results every single time. I've made it dozens of times now. Sometimes I embellish it with sunflower seeds, dried herbs, cinnamon and raisins, etc, but it's really quite wonderful just as is. Lately I've been spraying the tops of the loaves with some "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" instead of real melted butter, and that works well too.
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