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Easy Spicy Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2008
Made this recipe as it says and also with added spices and it's always great. I love the potatoes chopped up so they're really bite-size. Cuts down on the cooking time a bit too.
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White Peach Sangria

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2008
Nice sangria. I used this as a base and modified as I went. I didn't have the lemonade concentrate so I used lemon vodka instead as I had it on hand. I also only used green grapes and peaches. Lastly, I made the mistake of adding the sugar after the fruit. Oh was that baby hard to mix. However, the resulting drink was tasty. The fruit had a nice kick afterward too :)
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Orange Glorious I

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2008
This was really tasty but I definitely upped the sugar. Mind you, I have an awful sweet tooth.
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Ginger and Spice Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2008
Made the recipe as-is except for two things. One, I had no ground cloves so I used all spice. Two, I found the batter sweet enough without rolling the cookies in sugar so I left that step out. The taste was great. My only complaint is that after they had cooled for 10 or 15 minutes, the outsides were mighty hard. I've thrown them in the refrigerator in a sealed box. I'll see how they are later tonight. Update: the cookies out of the fridge are actually better than they were at room temperature. The outsides are certainly stiffer than the middle but not 'hard' and I'm pleased with the results.
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Garlic Mashed Potatoes Secret Recipe

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2008
Really good potatoes. Mine were a little different from this recipe by accident as well as design. I downed this to four servings and it was still a ton. For prep, I boiled the potatoes with some salt and pepper, a tsp of onion powder and a smashed clove of garlic. When hubby was taking the potatoes out, however, he couldn't find the garlic so that just got mashed up along with everything else. As he was mashing I added the margarine, oregano and cheese as well as another couple dashes of onion powder and a quick dash of garlic powder. Very garlicky but very tasty potatoes resulted though I would probably add more oregano next time as I thought that was a nice touch.
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Chewy Coconut Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
Great cookies. Recipe didn't specify what kind of flaked coconut, and sweetened is what I had on hand so that's what I used. I may try a little less sugar next time. I did add extra vanilla as well. My cookies are a always a little larger than they're supposed to be but I still got 21 out of the recipe though they definitely needed an extra 3 or so minutes in the oven. I also mixed all ingredients in one bowl after creaming the wet ingredients to save on dishes :) No issues with rising. Still great texture and moistness and I used low fat Becel instead of butter.
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Pot Stickers Traditional

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
The key to these things is sealing the wrappers. I used inspiration from this recipe and the Gyoza recipe also found on this site. Used cabbage, ground chicken, shittake mushrooms, green onions, water chestnuts, grated carrot for filling. Hit the mixture with a lot of ginger and garlic powder as well as a tsp or so of sesame oil. Fried batches in canola oil and sesame oil and I couldn't *really* tell the difference. Steaming with chicken broth is brilliant, though. Love Leanne's sauce for these. EDIT: Second time through, used actual minced garlic (3 cloves) and ginger (about an inch minced). Used same veggies for filling, also doused with soya sauce and sesame oil (there abouts of a heaping teaspoon). Instead of ground meat, used shredded tofu. Never used the sugar. Still a hit. The only reason I rate it a bit low is because I augmented the filling a great deal. Still adoring Leanne's sauce.
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Cardamom Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
On my second go round with these cookies, my opinion of them has risen considerably. Still didn't use the zest, still didn't dust cookies (I think they're sweet enough as-is). Did however use butter instead of my usual low fat margarine this time. Used too much butter, in fact, closer to a half cup than, so almost 2 tbsp over. The result was a cookie that wanted to be more like shortbread, which I certainly had no problems with. Doubled the cardamom this time and did a couple shakeashakes extra of cinnamon and I think these are pretty much the perfect tea cookie. A very 'adult' cookie as someone else said. Lastly, extra butter helped the stickiness in my dough SUBSTANTIALLY and I chilled in the fridge for an hour while watching TV :) Normally I reserve 3 stars for recipes that were fine but not something I'd make again--this time it's just due to the number of changes I've made.
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Forgotten Cookies I

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BEATER--DO NOT GO PAST THIS RECIPE! I made these cookies ENTIRELY by hand with a whisk. It's a bit of work but they're worth it! The trick is to ensure the whites are room temperature, the bowl is clean (and preferably metal, copper is best), and a drop of vinegar or cream of tartar will help the whites' reaction immensely. Good luck! I made these with finely crushed candy cane as per Homermc's direction. Probably only added about a quarter cup.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies III

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
I tried something weird with this recipe and attempted to make chocolate pumpkin cookies (no chips). I added 2/3 cup cocoa powder to the batter; no addition liquid needed. They were interesting cookies but not a wow-cookie I was hoping for. I'll be leaving the recipe alone for now except I did add extra vanilla and spice (used pumpkin pie spice instead of just cinnamon). The consistency and the ease of the actual cookie were great.
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Anise Biscotti

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
These were really good but as others suggested, I upped the anise content and I would do even more the next time. I made only a single loaf and upped the extract to just over a tsp and 2 Tbs anise seed. I think next time I'll add another half tablespoon of seed and a few more splashes of extract. Also used 5% cream for the liquid per Sweetooth instead of brandy and it worked great. I am brand new to biscotti as of this recipe and if you are too MAKE SURE YOUR LOAVES ARE FLAT. Mine was too tall, had to bake it too long (so the ends dried up)and when I went to cut, the middle still wasn't completely baked through so the tops of my cookies crumbled. This is why I do test batches :)
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2008
Revised review after doing the batch in full--great cookie! I tried halving the batter and for some reason the first batch came out dry. When I did the whole thing at once (and sent the cookies to hubby's office lol) they were fantastic. Adjusted add-ins to 1.5 c chocolate chips (kept walnuts the same) so I could add in .5 c dried cranberries. Really good contrast to the sweetness of the cookie.
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Butternut and Apple Harvest Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2008
There was nothing 'wrong' with this recipe--it just didn't suit me. Used the apple cider instead of white wine as someone else suggested, more than a quarter cup, actually. The nutmeg flavor was nonexistent and I doubled that and added a generous handful of brown sugar after tasting. A little too mellow for me; nothing wrong with it, just won't make it again. Certainly gets lots of points for being healthy, though.
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Roast Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2008
A good base, as others have said. Added garlic, salt, onion powder and pepper. Roasted, turning occasionally, until crispy.
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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2008
Amazing with the addition of herbs into the dough. Also doubled the amounts. I should have made smaller dobs of dough onto the pan, though. It was my first time using bisquick this way and the biscuits got way bigger than I anticipated.
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Asparagus Roll-Ups

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2008
I found by the time everything was finished baking these were fairly blah in terms of flavor. The asparagus was overcooked in my opinion and the cream cheese mixture really over powered it.
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Asian Beef Skewers

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2008
Deelish; I've used this marinade on regular packages of stirfry beef and it's still good. I would cut back an eensy bit on the soy, though.
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Sesame Seed Green Beans

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2008
Good idea, but the additions to the beans are all overkill in proportion. I used half of the sesame seeds and my beans were swimming in them. Same with the soy sauce and the amount of oil was totally unnecessary.
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Best Bruschetta Ever

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2008
Really good. I think it might be missing a little something, maybe a little onion, and I added more garlic than the recipe called for, but a great bruschetta nonetheless.
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Best Ever Banana Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2008
This is actually identical to bread I used to make from a Fitness Magazine which I lost years ago. In the magazine, they'd made healthy substitutions which I mimicked. To make a super healthy loaf, I used whole wheat flour, only 1 c sugar, applesauce instead of oil, skim milk and lemon juice instead of buttermilk (that last since I never have it). It still tastes awesome (some mini chips in there would be good for a treat) and is perfectly moist and plenty sweet. Leaving it wrapped up in saran gives the outside that slightly tacky gooeyness to the top crust. Yum!
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