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Fruity Couscous Salad

Reviewed: May 28, 2008
I was really looking forward to eating this dish, but the cumin was very overpowering and didnt seem to suit the other flavours. I used whole wheat couscous, craisins & walnuts. For the leftovers, I made another pot of couscous and mixed it in to try and tone downt the cumin. Will make again as I love the overall idea of this recipe, just going to leave out the cumin, hence only 3 stars for the recipe as is.
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Better than Grandma's Brownies

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2008
This wasn't very good, surprising given all the positive reviews. I followed the recipe to the letter and it took twice as long to cook (40 minutes), it was dry as a bone and way too crusty around the edges. It's a good thing my husband and son will eat anything! The middle was the only decent part of the whole thing as it was fudgy and chocolatey. I will not use this recipe again.
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Spinach Lasagna III

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2008
This was pretty good, but I felt it was missing something, a little bland in the flavour department - next time I am going to use a zippier tomato sauce. The mushroom/spinach filling was definitely good and as others had stated - I increased the amount of both spinach and mushrooms (you can never have enough mushrooms!) I will be using the filling for mushroom caps for an appetizer at an upcoming Ladies Night - and I try the suggestion of stuffing salmon with it too! Thanks for the versatile recipe, definitely a keeper, just needs more zing though.
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Christmas Morning Frittata

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2007
Great base recipe to start from, add whatever veggies tickle your fancy. I added mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli and sun-dried tomoatoes along with the veggies listed in the recipe. I also used skim mozzarella cheese to keep it light. This is something you can whip up and throw in the oven. No muss, no fuss! With the leftovers, I cut into individual pieces and wrapped them separately to freeze them, then on busy mornings, just pop one in the microwave on high for 45 seconds and serve with a slice of whole grain toast for a very satisfying, healthy breakfast on the go!
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Oven Scrambled Eggs

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2007
Had these on Christmas morning for brunch, with all the other items I had to make, it was great to just throw it in the oven. I didn't use the butter, I just sprayed the casserole dish with Pam Spray. No complaints here! :)
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Cranberry Loaf

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2007
Very cool recipe with a few heart healthy changes. I used Splenda Brown Sugar Substitue in place of the regular brown sugar and omitted the oil altogether. I used 1 cup of whole cranberries in sauce (leftover from Christmas dinner) and cut the o.j. to half a cup. Also added 1/2 cup craisins and used 1/2 cup raisins. I didnt have any nuts other than pecans but decided against using them as with it taking an hour to bake - didn't want the delicate pecans to burn. I also had no oranges for the zest but the o.j. was enough to flavour it. It turned out to be a very nice, dense bread with lots of zing and I especially liked the use of the graham wafer crumbs - different! Thanks for the recipe, with the above changes, I imagine it cut the fat by at least 2/3rds! Every little bit helps in the battle of the waist-line!
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Romaine Rice Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2007
This (with a few minor changes) was an outstanding dish! I used baby spinach in place of the romaine and I also added some frozen peas to the rice about 10 minutes before the rice was done. I also omitted the vinegar as I do not like it. Thanks for the recipe! It is great for busy, working people who do not have a ton of time to devote to preparing a meal!
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Autumn Acorn Squash

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2007
I have never been a squash person, but this was pretty good! I didn't have any apples on hand, but used the "Craisins" mixed in with the celery & rice (I used a blend of wild, red and brown rice) and I also used leftover turkey from Thanksgiving (Canadian Thanksgiving-Oct.8th). The squash could have been cooked a little longer, but was still okay albiet a tad dry, next time I will put a skim coating of becel on it before placing the stuffing in. For the health conscience - this recipe fits the bill! Low Fat and high on taste! Thanks for the recipe!
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Cinnamon Rolls II

Reviewed: May 9, 2007
This was about the easiest recipe ever! Just throw the ingredients in the bread machine and let it do the work for you! I substituted brown sugar for the white sugar and used chopped pecans (did not have any walnuts) and they turned out FANTASTIC! My husband and son gobbled them in one day (only made a 1/2 batch). Thanks for the great recipe!
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