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New York Rye Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2009
This is a FANTASTIC recipe for Homemade Rye!!! As with other reviewer's, I used 2 cups dark rye flour and 1 2/3rds cup all-purpose flour and as I didn't have any honey, I used 1 1/2 tbsp plain sugar, also increased the vegetable oil to a 1/4 cup and increased the caraway seeds to 1 tbsp (gotta have lots of seeds!!!) This is fantastic and I couldn't wait to dive in when it was cool enough! it complemented the Butternut Squash Soup I had for dinner! YUM-YUM! Thanks for the great recipe!
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Butternut Squash Bisque

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2009
Oh WOW is this GOOD!!!! I omitted the cream based on other reviewers and also skipped the butter/onion saute...don't need it! I just blended the carrots/squash with my stick blender until smooth, added salt, fresh cracked pepper and nutmeg (about a teaspoon...could use more, will season leftovers to taste). Thanks Phonelady55 for the AWESOME recipe!
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The Best Lemon Bars

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2009
Very lemony flavour, followed others suggestions of increasing lemon juice to 2/3rd cup and also increased flour, mine did not "setup" totally in the centre though after cooling, a little runny still but the outer 2/3rd's of the dish is ok. Crust does make a lot, not enough for a 9x13 but plenty for an 8x11 or even a 9x9 square pan.
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Lemon Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2009
Like other reviewers suggested, I added more lemon juice (2/3rds of a cup) and increased the flour by 2 tbsp. Very lemony flavour and a very dense, moist bread, I did have to bake mine longer though. I skipped the glaze too. One small detail that is missing in the directions...it does not say WHEN to add the lemon juice, I added it after I creamed the shortening/sugar and eggs and BEFORE the adding the milk, otherwise that much lemon juice would have curdled the milk instantly. Good recipe and thanks for providing it!
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Irresistible Double Chocolate Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2009
These are deceivingly delicious! and like another reviewer (Larkspur - your dead on about the specks being annoying), the little bits were not visually appealing but the taste made up for it. I made them into mini muffins and took the to the office, no one was the wiser and they devoured them! :) Thanks for the recipe, definitely will make again!
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Cranberry-Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2009
Really soft, fluffy cookies! although lacking in the spice department. Wanted to try them EXACTLY as written - next time I will add more cinnamon and probably some allspice/cloves or just throw a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice in, that would be good. I made a dozen cookies, then got a brainwave to make bars out of them. They are so soft and fluffy, almost cake-like that they turned out really good! I baked them for about 45 minutes though until toothpick inserted came out clean. Overall - a great cookie recipe for Thanksgiving!
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Marshmallow Fondant

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2009
Awesome recipe! From the words of so many converts...using this recipe is soooo much better than store bought! It tastes good, and very easy to work with (albiet very messy mixing the powdered sugar in!) I used Crisco in place of the butter as so many others mentioned, also greased the counter and rolling pin with crisco - did not use the powdered sugar or cornstarch, made loads of fondant too! Thanks for the great recipe! It's definitley a keeper!
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Mushroom Omelet

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2009
Wow, this was very good! I was a little skeptical about using the caraway seeds but what a surprising taste it lends! I am a mushroom nut and will eat them in just about anything! I cooked mine more like a frittata, I cooked ito n the stove top till the bottom was set, then plopped it into the oven under the broiler until the top set...eliminates that whole step of lifting and letting uncooked egg run underneath. This made enough for me for two breakfasts! one today and one tomorrow! :) Thanks for the recipe!
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Black Bean and Couscous Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2009
OMG! This was FABULOUS! Followed the recipe to a "T".....absolutely the best thing since sliced bread! :) I did use Whole Wheat Couscous in place of white (better for you). Will definitely be making this on a regular basis!
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Health Nut Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2009
This recipe is a great base to start from, to make them even healthier, I omitted the oil and replaced with a 1/2 cup applesauce, you don't need the banana if you use applesauce. I also used all whole wheat flour and no white flour, omitted salt and used cracked wheat in place of wheat germ (as I didn't have any). I used wild blueberries that were fresh picked and also threw in about 1/3 cup fresh wild raspberries too (toss the berries in with the dry mixture before adding wet ingredients to eliminate "staining" of the batter). With the above modifications, these turned into an awesome tasting muffin that you can feel good about eating! Next time I will sub ground flax for the wheat germ....yum! Happy Baking!
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2009
This is an extremely versatile recipe! easily adapted to anyone's tastes! I made it as written with the exception of adding some green pepper as I needed to use the last of it up. VERY healthy and full of protein/fibre! Thanks for the recipe! A definite addition to the rotation!
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Key Lime Pie IX

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2009
This is an extremely flavourful pie! I used the full amount of lime juice called for and it set up beatifully in about an hour in the fridge. I didn't like the yellow-ish colour of the pie due to the eggs so I added a couple teeny drops of green food colouring to get the desired mint green shade (see my photo), I also used an OREO Cookie Crumb crust and although you would think an odd combination - it tasted fantastic! Citrus and Chocolate do go well together! Definitely a keeper of a recipe! I also only used 2 egg whites for the merengue as I don't like a ton of the stuff on my pies, I left a border of about an inch all the way around so you could see the pretty green colour contrasting with the Oreo Cookie crust. Thanks for the recipe! :) Very east to do and very pretty to look at!
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Peanut Butter Frosting

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2009
Oh this was FAB! I put it on Devil's Food Chocolate Cupcakes...DIVINE! Don't change a thing!
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Southwestern Lentil Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2009
WOW! This is one fantastic salad! I used red and green peppers and added more corn for lots of colour. The dressing is amazing! I am definitely going to be keeping this in the rotation! Thanks for a great recipe!
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Black Bean and Rice Enchiladas

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2009
I made these over the weekend for my Vegetarian daughter and ended up eating them myself! These were AWESOME! It made enough filling for 12 enchiladas, not the 8 that the recipe stated, but amazingly good! I highly recommend this recipe and will be making it again!
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Black Bean and Rice Enchiladas

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2009
I made these over the weekend for my Vegetarian daughter and ended up eating them myself! These were AWESOME! It made enough filling for 12 enchiladas, not the 8 that the recipe stated, but amazingly good! I highly recommend this recipe and will be making it again!
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Banoffee Pavlova

Reviewed: May 21, 2009
As with other reviewers, this was my first try at making a Pavlova! What a great recipe to pick! I made 6 indidividual servings for a dinner party and the only one to not eat the whole thing was my hubby (he hates merengue!) but he greedily ate the rest of it! ;) The merengues were a bit of a pain to mold (more than likely the operator here...) but they setup nicely, I did them 2 days before and with stric instructions from the creator, they kept well until I filled the day of my party...thanks Trishie for the awesome recipe! and sorry I have no pics.. ;(
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Nut Muffins

Reviewed: May 15, 2009
OMG!!!! These are Fantastic!!! To lighten them up, I replaced the oil with unsweetened applesauce (increased to 3 heaping tbsp)....I couldn't believe how FUDGY and CHOCOLATEY they were! Excellent recipe! Thanks
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Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Reviewed: May 13, 2009
Ok...this was just plain AWESOME!!!! I made one addition...MUSHROOMS!!!!!!!!!!!! This dish was just screaming for them! Otherwise, did not alter anything...yum...yum..yum...YUM!!!!!! Kudos to Madball! Thanks!
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Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

Reviewed: May 5, 2009
Very good recipe, although I too left out the oregano as it just doesn't belong in a Mexican dish! I had grilled chicken left over from the night before so just heated it through with the other seasonings, lime juice and red wine vinegar...was really tasty (doubled the amount of lime) and I will definitely be making this again! Thanks for the inspiration!
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