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West African Peanut Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2014
This was good--it reminded me a lot of the "fancy ramen" I make when we're feeling poor, where I just take cheap 50 cent ramen packets, cook it, add some veggies and a scoop of peanut butter. So to make it fancier, I added African spices and seasoning. Probably wouldn't make again following this exact recipe, but definitely good, still as this was no doubt a lot healthier than the "fancy ramen."
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Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2014
I won't lie--followed the recipe exactly, and it just kinda tasted less like tomato soup and more like really watery tomato sauce. I thickened it up and used it the next day for a pasta sauce, but my normal pasta sauce tastes better so...probably won't make again.
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Exquisite Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2014
I had no anchovy paste, but used everything else. Absolutely superb!
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French Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2013
I've made this bread about fifty times, the first time as is and the second time following several reviews. It's the latter which always hits the mark, every time. Basically, first I proof my yeast --using the two cups of warm water, 5 tsps of yeast, and then throwing in about 2-3 tsps of sugar. Then I add the flour, salt plus an extra teaspoon, a tablespoon of melted butter, and I follow the rest of the directions exactly. Turns out great every time!
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2013
This is my favorite ever beef stew, and one I have made repeatedly. In fact, I've made it so often that friends will request it. I have got this down to a science: 1) I always just buy the cheapest meat at the cheapest store. This adds some more prep work, as I cover it with tenderizer and flour and then brown it, but I'm okay with that because it means I save money and the meat is still deliciously tender. 2) I like to add a few more spices (generally just some basil/oregano) 3) Also, this is the perfect place to use your left over veggies. My fave is to add zucchini or yellow squash when it's available and I got some left. I cut 'em into crescents. So good!
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Easy Paella

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2013
So, I made this worried my roommates would hate it (they're totally picky). I did leave out the crushed red pepper flakes because one roommate can barely even handle black pepper and I thought with the chorizo I might already be pushing it. Turns out this was a good choice, because I made it and he said it was PERFECT, and it tasted SO GOOD. Every bite was gone. Otherwise, I followed the instructions exactly.
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Indian Curried Barley Pilaf

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2013
I was looking for something my roommate could eat easily during Lent (he's Orthodox, so he has to go vegan, no olive oil, nothing like that during Lent) and I found this. Figured I might as well try it. I was wary, mostly because my roommate and his fiancee (who's my other roommate) both HATE most Indian foods, but I figured, hey, might as well try it. Add in the fact that the two of them are really picky and I was worried. I used fake-Butter instead of Butter, low sodium veggie broth instead of chicken brother, added carrots and peas, and doubled the various spices per someone else's review, and it was AMAZING. Everyone loved it. I think when I remake this during lent, I might even fry up some seitan or tofu to toss in it. :)
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Honey Mustard Dressing II

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2012
I love me some honey mustard dressing. I realized I was out, and had made myself a salad with some panko-baked chicken, so I took this recipe and made it. I do like my sauces a bit more sweet, so I added more honey after tasting the initial (which was a bit more mustardy than sweet--which I know my mom and roommates would like, but they weren't here!), but dear god, this was DELICIOUS. Perfect for what I was looking for. I'll definitely make it again!
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2012
WOW. This was DELICIOUS! I followed the top reviewer's (MomofSeattle I think)'s alterations because I had a LOT of zucchini and figured since I'd be adding more I might as well follow the rest of her suggestions. I replaced half the vegetable oil with some cinnamon applesauce I had in the fridge. I just rounded the sugar down to two cups and am SO glad I did, it's sweet enough (in fact, PERFECTLY sweet as it is). I also put in, I think, 3 1/3 cup zucchini rather than the two it called for. I grated 2 1/3 cups really small and then made the third cup some larger-grate zucchini to add some additional texture, and wow, that EXTRA turned out good. The bread is so light and fluffy yet MOIST. Oh, I did leave out the walnuts, not because of an alteration or because I dislike them, but because I thought I had some so I didn't buy them at the store. Turns out I was wrong. I really don't think these need them, though!
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Eclair Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2012
Fabulous as is! I was worried it'd be gross and smooshy, but it wasn't.
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Butterscotch Berry Tart

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2012
I used blueberries and blackberries in mine, and honestly, I completely skipped the making the tarts bit. I just used a pie crust I got from the store. Totally admit it. If you want to make this a lot easier, I suggest doing that. The raspberry jam + the butterscotch and berries mix, though? I'd recommend it. But it's ONE HUNDRED PERCENT GOOD. Perfectly sweet, and according to my app, surprisingly healthy.
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2012
I've made this before as written and loved it -- seriously, the recipe as is is fabulous. I've since started following the basic changes, aka throw in a bit of nutmeg, just soak the noodles in hot tap water, etc. I was going to make it for a small gathering of friends for a New Years Party. Problem was one of the friends refuses to eat red meat and as a rule can't stand sausage. So I traded out the sausage for some ground turkey and the ground beef for about 15oz of spinach (added it to the sauce later after frying the turkey though) and instead of crushed tomatoes used dice tomatoes: delicious. It worked out wonderfully, and everyone was still raving about it!
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