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Amy's Delicious Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2007
Super delicious! We used lowfat ground turkey. Instead of red pepper flakes, we added 2 TBS Louisiana Hot Sauce. Since the previous reviews alluded to bland flavor, we added garlic powder as well as 2 ground garlic cloves and 4 whole garlic cloves, onion powder and chopped fresh onion. Since it's winter, we broiled the burgers inside (about 7 minutes). The garlic became soft and sweet, and the spiciness of the hot sauce was a nice contrast. Enjoyed the burgers with ketchup. This recipe is delicious and easy!
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Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2008
Absolutely delicious! Since I was out of icing sugar, I ground up plain white sugar in my coffee grinder and the result was delicious confectioner's-type sugar with a coffee taste. The frosting was tangy and sweet and mocha-flavored. I'll definitely be making this again!
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Stir Fried Kale

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2008
I'd give this recipe 10 stars if I could. As per other reviewers, I steamed the kale in organic chicken broth before adding it to the onion-bread crumb mixture, and it was perfect! This is a fabulous way to eat good-for-you greens -- extremely delicious! I've tried it now with beet greens and with spinach and it's nothing short of delicious! I'd also highly recommend it mixed with spaghetti and tomato sauce. It's amazing! The tomato sauce lifts the onion-garlic-bread crumb mixture to new heights, and the spaghetti makes this side dish a main dish delight. YUM.
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2008
I added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, and they were absolutely delicious -- The BEST ever!!!
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Butternut Squash-Sweet Potato Ginger Bisque

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2008
Delicious!!! First, I sauteed a peeled, chopped Fuji apple and 1 stalk chopped green onion in 1 TB butter for 10 minutes. Then, I added a 1.4 lb butternut squash and 1/2 a chopped large sweet potato, an inch of chopped, peeled ginger, and 1 and 1/2 cloves chopped garlic and filled the pot up mostly with water to cover the vegetables (maybe about a 1/2 inch higher than the veggies), and about 1/4 cup of organic chicken stock. I let this simmer for 30 minutes, and then added 1/4 tsp of cinnamon (as per other reviewers' suggestions) and a pinch of nutmeg. Then, I pureed it in the blender. It was so creamy and delicious (and sweet from the Fuji apple) that I didn't need to add cream or yogurt. I seasoned it with salt and pepper. Absolutely divine!
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Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2008
Excellent! I used spicy mustard with molasses and it was absolutely delicious! The mustard did not overwhelm the flavor, and the salmon was moist and delightful! I served it with buttered rice with toasted almond slices and parsley. This is a quick dinner good enough for company!
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Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies II

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2008
Really, really fantastic cookies!!! These are the best I've ever made or tasted! I used only 2 cups of flour, as well as 1 tsp. of vanilla, 1/4 cup white sugar, and 1/4 tsp. salt. I highly recommend using Ghirardelli chocolate chips; they melt more thoroughly and evenly than Nestle chocolate chips. Melted, Ghirardelli chips ooze chocolate throughout the cookie. I used Ghirardelli Bittersweet chocolate chips, and I made two batches: one with just chocolate chips, and the other with chocolate chips and dried cranberries. The balance of bittersweet chocolate and dried (but sweetened) cranberry was amazing! I think these would also be amazing with dried cherries. YUM. Try with milk or with Good Earth tea (with spices that bring out the chocolate flavor). The cookies are crisp on the outside, buttery, and chewy throughout. The Ghirardelli chocolate chips create puddles of chocolate. They're the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever eaten! Thank goodness for my gym membership! Note: If your cookies spread too much as mine did, put the dough in the refrigerator for at least an hour before baking. :) Enjoy!
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Cranberry Sauce Extraordinaire

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2008
I made this for Thanksgiving. I added slightly less sugar (3/4 cup), 1/8 tsp nutmeg (because a little bit goes a long way!), an apple, a pear, 2 Satsumas, nd crystallized ginger, and it was fabulous! Even people who don't like cranberry sauce loved it! It's the best cranberry sauce I've ever tasted.
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Chocolate Pretzels

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2008
I used dark chocolate kisses and also peppermint kisses. Both were good: the perfect mix of sweet and salty. This is not your usual chocolate-covered pretzel because the pretzel is not covered in chocolate, (therefore, not as a chocolatey as I like), but it sure looks cute!
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Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2009
These are absolutely delicious (after cooling them completely -- I never like hot peanut butter, esp. as it tastes less sweet). I used nearly all organic ingredients, including natural (no sugar or salt) organic peanut butter. Thanks to other reviewers' suggestions, I added 1 tsp vanilla and 1/3 cup (organic) semi-sweet chocolate chips rather than frosting them. It's just a matter of preference. I've made these now 4 times, and they turn out moist and chewy, and everyone loves them! One thing I recommend is to take them out after 25 minutes (don't wait for the toothpick to come clean, though the top should look solid), and let them continue to bake in the pan as they cool. This creates soft, chewy, moist brownies. :)
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Maple Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2009
This was my first time making bread in my new bread machine, and this recipe was a fantastic way to begin. Following reviewer, vo0do0's suggestion, I used 1/2 cup quick oats, 3/4 cup apple cider and 1/2 c water instead of 1 1/4 cups water; and, following reviewer, BrittBliss's suggestion, I used 1 cup of Bread Flour (to increase height), and 1- 1/2 cups Whole Wheat flour. I also used 6 Tablespoons of high grade Maple Syrup, and added 1/4 cup of ground flax seeds. The bread has a slightly crunchy and definitely chewy crust and is wonderfully soft and fluffy inside! Perfect for sandwiches, or toasted or even alone! I ate it toasted with an egg on top. Excellent - eggcellent ;) -! The apple cider made it sweeter, and added flavor so it's a savory sweet bread -- but not too sweet. Though, I imagine it'd be great for French Toast. It's an awesome recipe. Thank you, Envision, and other reviewers! :) Update: I've made this bread 6 times now, and everyone who eats it, loves it! It's a staple now. :)
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Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2009
I used 1 1/4 all-purpose flour and 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (in an attempt to be healthy -- smile-- ). I also took others' suggestions, and used 1 TB peppermint extract. Because I used organic , less refined sugar, I added more (about 1/2 cup more). I also added 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup white sugar, instead of 1/2 and 1/2 as I know brown sugar increases chewiness. And, I added extra cocoa powder -- Black and Green organic, and the cookies came out decadently chocolatey! As per other reviewers' suggestions to avoid over-crisp cookies, I took them out at exactly 8 minutes, and the cookies came out and stayed very chewy and delicious. I actually like them better the second day. The perfect antidote to a mint-chocolate craving! Thanks, Courtney! :)
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Felix K.'s 'Don't even try to say these aren't the best you've ever eaten, because they are' Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2009
Great flavor, almost like sugar cookies (with lots of vanilla), but these way too dry for me and too crunchy when cool. I like chewy cookies, and these were not chewy in any way, though I took them out exactly as prescribed. My suggestion to people is that after you mix the flour, baking soda and powder and salt, only add in what your dough can take, and don't overknead the batter (as I did, trying to get the dough to absorb the flour), as this adds to the toughness of the cookies.
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Five-Veggie Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2009
Excellent! I squeezed fresh orange juice for this, and it was divine. As per another reviewer, I used only 1 TBS of cornstarch, and I marinated the tofu in the orange-soy mixture for about an hour. Then stir fried it with the sauce. Instead of olive oil, I used coconut oil (which, at high temperatures, is supposed to be better for your health because it's not carcinogenic). I only used tofu, bell peppers, and broccoli, (I like things simple) and I'd give this recipe 5 stars!
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2009
Absolutely delicious, though I changed it based on what others suggested: lowered the sugar to 1/2 cup, added 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, gently stirred the batter, and added a topping of 1/8 cup flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 TBS softened butter, and 1/4 cup brown sugar. This was the best banana bread I've ever eaten. Same for my partner. Moist and flavorful! Good enough for dessert!!!
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Quick and Easy Brownies

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2009
Eggs make brownies cake-y and since we like chewy brownies, we used 2 eggs instead of 4, and 1 cup of flour instead of 1 & 1/2. We added 2 tsp of freeze-dried coffee to increase the complexity of the flavor, and created a mocha sensation: they were sensational! Chewy, rich, and moist. I'd definitely make these again -- esp. given how simple they are! Much better than boxed! Our brownies turned out chewy, moist, and chocolate-y! P.S. We used a 7 x 11" pan, which worked really well.
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Mom's Ginger Snaps

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2009
The BEST ginger snaps I've ever eaten! We doubled the spices, as suggested by others, and used parchment paper to prevent them from sticking to the pan. The cookies were best in our oven after 10 minutes: that way, the outer shell (of sugar) is crisp and light, and the middle is chewy. Just delightful! The cookies will look and feel undone in the middle, but they will become harder - and, in this case, perfectly chewy - after you let them sit out for a few minutes. This is a 5-star recipe. For a delicious dessert, I suggest sandwiching them around (homemade) cinnamon ice cream. Yum! Thank you, Elaine, and other reviewers! :)
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Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2009
Like other reviewers, we used 1 cup peanut butter and 2 cups brown sugar. The fudge was wonderful in taste but not texture (hence, the 3-star rating). The texture was dry and somewhat flaky. We'll look for another recipe for peanut butter fudge, because creaminess (along with taste) is highly important to us.
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Roast Chicken with Rosemary

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2009
We also stuffed this with lemon wedges, onion wedges, garlic cloves, and rosemary, and slathered it with olive oil, crushed garlic, and rosemary, put chunks of potato, parsnip, and carrots beneath it, and poured chicken stock over it, baking it for 1 and 1/2 hours. The skin was crisp and flavorful, the chicken was moist and delicious, and the potatoes, etc, were done perfectly. An amazing meal!
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Best Brownies

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2009
Melt-in-your-mouth AMAZING! Thank you, Angie! These were incredible, and, so easy to make! We beat by hand (rather than with a beater) the chocolate mixture, which we felt would keep the texture chewy and crumbly (rather than tough). And, we didn't make the frosting. These brownies were the perfect mixture of sweet, rich, (but not too rich), and crumbly (while holding together). We made them in minutes, with minimal ingredients (but, used very good unsweetened chocolate: Ghirardelli's), and couldn't stop eating them! 10 Stars!
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