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Ranch Burgers

Reviewed: May 26, 2007
This recipe was very good, though after reading through several comments I did make some adjustments before trying it out, such as: 1 1/2 lbs ground beef, 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs, 1/2 small/medium onion. Thankfully it came out very delicious and moist with those changes. Thank you for such a yummy recipe and thank you to those who left such helpful comments :).
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Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2007
This is a very good recipe and I will be making it again. Since I didn't have Splenda on hand, I used Galeriel's measurements for white and brown sugar and they turned out great. I didn't put in the chocolate chips. My husband thought they could use a bit more peanut flavor, so I am thinking about adding some chopped roasted peanuts next time (perhaps substitute it for the chocolate chips, though 1 cup may be enough). I'd also like to try the original version for my parents. Thank you for the yummy recipe and helpful comments :).
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2007
Absolutely delicious! To lessen the cost I purchased some frozen chicken tenderloins and baked them partially in the oven before chopping them up. Also purchased some organic curry powder from our local Co-op and used a Walla walla onion. Even though I messed up a little by adding the garlic first and rushing to add the curry powder before the garlic burned and then rushed in the onions, the recipe still turned out real yummy. Definitely a keeper :). Thanks for such a great recipe :).
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Iced Mochas

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2008
Thank you so much for this recipe and all the helpful tips from fellow reviewers! Based on some of the reviews, I used 6 coffee cubes, 4 ice cubes, 1 cup vanilla Soy Dream, 1/4 cup Hershey's Chocolate Syrup and 1/4 cup Smucker's Caramel Sundae Syrup. Serious yumminess!! Woohoo! And pennies saved! Thank you again! :) I shall see how it tastes next time with 3 tbsp chocolate syrup and 3 tbsp caramel syrup.
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Home Style Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2008
This is an excellent recipe. The only deviation I took was I added about 1/8 tsp of cayenne. Turned out really well. My husband and girls loved it. The reason I gave it 4 stars is that even though I enjoyed the cream cheese and flavor, it made it a little too rich for me.
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Honey Corn Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2008
Finally, a cornbread recipe I like that doesn't taste weird or bland! The only changes I made were I increased the salt to about 1/3-1/2 tsp, used 1/3 cup golden brown sugar, and used the 2% milk and canned corn I had on hand. It turned out delicious and has an almost cake-like texture and held together pretty well. Scrumm-diddly!
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Black Bean Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2008
This is a pretty good bean soup recipe. I did make a few changes. I increased the garlic to about a tablespoon of crushed and upped the cumin to two teaspoons (as an increase was recommended by another reviewer). The only canned beans I had on hand were Kidney and Pinto, so I put in the Pinto and pureed the Kidney beans with the stewed tomatoes. I also decided to add a small can of green beans I had on hand, thinking it would be a nice touch. It turn out tasty, though we did add a bit of salt to our soup bowls. I very much recommend the increased amounts of cumin and garlic, as it would have been a little on the bland side without it.
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Greek Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2009
I thought this was a very good salad, with some changes to the dressing. Personally I omitted the olives, not an olive fan. I used rotini pasta (14.5oz box) instead of the penne and used a small Walla Walla onion. The changes I made to the dressing was to add 1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar, 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, a little over 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp crushed garlic, 1 1/2 tsp sweet basil and some generous shakes of parsley. I would highly recommend letting it marinate overnight before eating it to allow the flavors to blend better (I made it last night and it tasted way better this afternoon). I also added a little crumbled goat cheese to my bowl and a few more shakes of rice vinegar after serving myself. Might need to up the vinegar a little more next time. With all those changes it was excellent.
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Basic Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2009
I made this recipe with canned white meat chicken and substituted dried cranberries for the celery and it was awesome! Since I only had a 5 oz can of chicken, scaled the recipe down to 1/4 of original..
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Moroccan Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: May 15, 2009
Made this recipe as is and it was delicious! Both my children and my husband liked it. Good way to sneak in the veggies with little ones :).
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Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

Reviewed: May 20, 2009
Pretty good recipe and simple, though I would suggest backing off on the sugar, maybe to 1/3 cup or maybe even 1/4 cup, and lessen the raisins to 2/3 of a cup. Also added several good shakes of cinnamon instead of a pinch and a couple shakes of nutmeg, which added a nice flavor overall. Thank you for a nice recipe for a busy mom :).
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Honey-Poached Quince Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2009
Absolutely delicious! I hadn't even heard of quince until a few days ago. I doubled the recipe and actually had enough sauce for 2 deep dish pies. I used Pillsbury pie crust and rubbed melted butter onto the top of the pie and generously sprinkled white sugar on it as well. The bake time was less for me, was ready about halfway through the 45 minute time. I highly recommend this recipe! Sweet/tart yumminess!
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Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2010
This is a pretty good recipe. Could use more veggies, perhaps some asparagus and artichoke hearts. I laid down a bed of Jasmine rice and chopped up the chicken breasts and spread it over the rice before pouring the mushroom sauce over the whole thing. I didn't use the butter, probably tastes a bit better with it. Overall a good recipe :). Thanks! I also didn't use the flour and coat the chicken breasts before putting them in the pan, as suggested by two fellow reviewers, and it turned out just fine.
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Rainbow Veggie Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2010
Pretty good recipe. I substituted the yellow squash with carrots, as I couldn't find any at the store. Used 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tbsp dried parsley and the rest of the spices as written. The veggies still turned out a bit crunchy, even after sauteing and cooking for 1 hour. Next time I may cook the veggies in oil for 10 minutes before adding the other ingredients. Also forgot the garlic, but still turned out fine. Thanks!
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Christmas Morning Popovers

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2010
These are delicious, especially if you add 1 tsp- 1/2 tbsp of dill or parsley to the mix. I made a couple changes to make this dairy free: used rice milk and olive oil instead of butter. With those changes, I would suggest upping the salt to 1/2 tsp to help with the flavor. Overall a successful conversion :). Thanks for the recipe!
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Egg Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2010
This was very good. My husband and kids ate it right up! The only changes I made were upping the 1/3 hash brown potatoes to 2/3 cup (I found 1/3 cup wasn't enough for a good layer) and I used pork sausage as it was half the price of the chicken. I think I will lessen the cook time down to 40 minutes next time, as 50 minutes in my oven overcooked it a bit. Thank you for a great recipe! :)
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Sunflower Tossed Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2010
I liked the idea of this salad and dressing, but the dressing was a little too tart for me. I ended up adding 2 tbsps honey to the mix to help take the edge off the tartness. Also, I would not recommend substituting dried thyme for the fresh. I think next time if I have only dried herbs to work with, I will use parsley.
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Carrot, Tomato, and Spinach Quinoa Pilaf

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2010
Overall I think this is a decent recipe, just think I would enjoy it better with some changes. I added a couple cloves of garlic, crushed, into the oil before adding the onion. I think next time I will do as some fellow reviews have suggested and use canned fire roasted tomatoes & chicken stock. Probably cut back the pepper and thyme by a teaspoon each, maybe even replace the thyme with basil (or use fresh thyme). Also, I think I'll add the carrots when I put in the onions, so they will be a lot softer. Thank you for the recipe! :)
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Naan

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2010
This is an absolutely delicious recipe! A little labor intensive when you have bad wrists, but worth it. The only change I made was to use olive oil instead of butter. Thanks for a great recipe! :)
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Spinach and Hazelnut Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2010
I liked the idea of this recipe, my taste buds just didn't agree with the avocado being a part of this salad. Next time I think I may omit it, at least personally since my husband liked it. The dressing fell a little flat for me and I think needed something more (maybe a little Dijon mustard?). Thank you as I like the salad mix itself and it was a hit with my husband :).
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