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Authentic Kicked-Up Syrian Hummus

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2009
This was my first real attempt at hummus, using tahini, so I wanted a solid, "authentic" recipe. I saw "Syrian grandmother" and was sold! My garlic weighed 1/4oz (~5 small). I ate the rest of the roasted garlic, now my boyfriend is sitting on the other side of the couch. Oh well. It is quite thick; I used some of the liquid I saved from the garbanzo bean can instead of oil to thin it out. You could probably use a wee bit less than 1/2 cup tahini, but then again it tasted so nice I don't think I would.
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Black Bean Hummus

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2009
ZZZOMG! No more hum-drum-mus in this house. Great stuff. I used a blender, and didn't add the extra cumin or cayenne (just 1/2 tsp and 1/8 tsp).
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Acorn Squash

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2009
mmm. good stuff.
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Best Tuna Melt (New Jersey Diner Style)

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2009
I liked the tuna base, but it was better cold than warm. I didn't have rye or gyuvere so I just used wheat bread with american singles the first time, then sharp (stinky) cheddar the second time. I found that the stinkier cheese made a much better sandwich; it covered the fishier taste. This was easy to make in the good ol sandwich maker.
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Chocolate Dipped Mocha Rounds

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2009
Can't comment on the cookies, just the chocolate dip. It was perfect for shortbread cookies; I dipped it in the chocolate then rolled them in toasted pecans. A hint if you don't have chips: 1/2 cup morsels is about 3 oz of baking squares. 3oz and 1 Tbsp was enough for 1 dozen medium sized cookies. Also, I found it easier to just microwave the chocolate and shortening for a few minutes, stirring every so often. Thanks!
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Antojitos Minis

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2009
I made these a long time ago and forgot to review them. The idea is good; but it wasn't extremely memorable. The tortillas are hard to do right (read: crispy rather than soft).
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Healthy Banana Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2009
This was different. I think making them in cookies would have been a better idea than what I did - spread in the bottom of a loaf pan. They are very moist so you need to make them somewhat small to cook through. The flavor is good, the texture is not really cookie-like, but it's a different use for old bananas which we ALWYAS have lying around for some reason. Also, I used diced apple instead of dates because that's all I had.
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Halibut with Zesty Peach Salsa

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2009
Very good! I didn't have a grill so I had to bake mine. It took about 15 minutes or less on 350F. The fish was tender and delicately flavored. The salsa was a great compliment, and tasty on its own! Could be a star for fish tacos.
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Broccoli With Lemon Almond Butter

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2009
Quite good. The almonds (toasted) stole the show. It was a great pairing with baked chicken-in-sour-cream recipe from this site.
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Chicken In Sour Cream

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2009
5 stars with modifications! We didn't have dill, so we added 1 Tbsp fresh minced parsley. We also didn't have onion soup mix so we used 1 Tbsp chopped onion with ~1/2 cup chicken broth. It was amazing. With 5 thighs (instead of 8) we ran out of sauce - so adjust accordingly! One more thing...add a whole yellow onion, cut in wedges, around the chicken while it bakes. Just great. We licked the plate.
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Merenges

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2009
Stars completely for the taste and being forgiving. Mmmm. They're like lemon flavored bites of air. The first time I made these I didn't whip the egg whites long enough. For other newbs to meringue, it should kinda be shiny and ribbony, a little bit like marshmellow fluff. The second time they came out much better. It is a forgiving recipe all in all even if you mess up the whipping like I did.
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Cinnabun Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2009
Mmm great cookies! The flavor is delicate; not too sweet. They remind me of a cinnamon roll. The cookies are cakey and light. In terms of the method, I had to chill my rolled logs for about an hour to make it easier to work with; I think that helped. I also tried some without rolling (filling) and they were just fine. I didn't put extra filling below or above the cookie. Next time I might just make them sugar cookies unfilled and make a cinnamon flavored icing. After baking a few fell apart, so a tip: if you do roll them, I found that a fatter, more tightly rolled log made a prettier swirl that most importantly held up while cooling. I cooled them some on the sheet, too, and I think that helped.
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Watermelon Rind Preserves

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2009
Pretty tasty! Bumped it to 4 stars after I've had time to let the taste of them grow on me. Plus, I think these things are LOADED with fiber! Can't complain in that dept. The rinds are delicately flavored and slightly sweet. There's something earthy about the way they taste...I can't put my finger on it. I didn't use a scale for my preserves (I just eyeballed it) and came up with 3 pints of preserves. The hardest part is just cutting up the rind. There was a lot of left over syrup which is technically just "simple syrup" so you could re-use it for any recipe that calls for that (like ice cream). This was fun and different, thanks!
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Roasted Chickpeas

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2009
Decent. I roasted then seasoned; no oil. I think the roasting time is about 40 minutes although you just have to try them until they're done. I let mine sit on the range above the vent for the oven until they crisped up (like crackers).
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Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2009
quite good. I used red onion instead of green, and added mango for fun. I even tricked my brother - he thought it was tomato salsa.
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Georgia Peach Homemade Ice Cream

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2009
Mmmm this was great and easy, thanks! I made it a nice light peach color by adding 2 drops red and 6 drops yellow food coloring before freezing.
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Easy Key Lime Pie I

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2009
pretty tasty - the texture of mine was offset by the type of condensed milk I used (homemade) but this was really good. Thanks!
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Homemade Condensed Milk

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2009
Good stuff, thanks! This made a little under 3 1/2 cups. It's a good way to use up that nonfat dry milk I bought for one recipe.
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Mediterranean Chicken with Eggplant

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2009
Delicious - I like that it uses so few ingredients! My version had a few modifications. I marinated diced chicken thighs in a splash of lemon juice and balsamic vinegar. Salted the eggplant slices for 30 minutes then sauteed. Added 1 diced roma tomato with chicken/onion. I used half red wine for the water and whisked the tomato paste into that before adding to the pan. After pouring the simmered mixture over the eggplant I deglazed the pan with chicken broth and poured that on top. It is a good dish, next time I would dice the eggplant instead - the slices were too large for our liking. Served with egg noodles but rice might be easier to manage.
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Mediterranean Chicken with Eggplant

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2009
Delicious - I like that it uses so few ingredients! My version had a few modifications. I marinated diced chicken thighs in a splash of lemon juice and balsamic vinegar. Salted the eggplant slices for 30 minutes then sauteed. Added 1 diced roma tomato with chicken/onion. I used half red wine for the water and whisked the tomato paste into that before adding to the pan. After pouring the simmered mixture over the eggplant I deglazed the pan with chicken broth and poured that on top. It is a good dish, next time I would dice the eggplant instead - the slices were too large for our liking. Served with egg noodles but rice might be easier to manage.
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