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Exquisite Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2012
This was a pretty good sauce but I don't think that it was that great. But then again, we all have different tastes. Did anyone else find it too fishy (too much anchovy paste) and too runny (too much water)? If I make this again, I will add less water.
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Pistachio Cream Cheese Fingers

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2010
I found cookies like these on a Christmas cookie tray and LOVED them. I didn't know the person who made them so I couldn't ask for the recipe. I'm so happy to see the recipe on Allrecipes! They taste exactly like those cookies I once had. Sooo good! Very unique. They are cake-like cookies so they may feel a bit soft when taking them out of the oven. When I have my own family, these will be on my Christmas cookie tray!
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Pasta with Scallops, Zucchini, and Tomatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2010
I made this dish, looking for ways to get rid of some bay scallops. I always know it's a REALLY good recipe when my intention is to make it just to get rid of ingredients, then I end up buying more of those "unwanted" ingredients just to make the recipe again!! I made some small changes but they wouldn't really affect the recipe much. Changes: doubled the garlic (added in in the middle of cooking when I realized I could barely smell/taste the garlic), simmered everything in a splash of wine wine, and added about 1 Tbsp of half and half near the end (another ingredient I needed to get rid of). I also mixed the parmesan right in with the sauce. SO GOOD and healthy!!!!!!
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True Wisconsin Bloody Mary

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2010
As some reviewers have said, this is not really a bloody mary - it's what we call a caesar in Canada. Essentially a bloody mary with clamato juice instead of tomato juice. I guess Wisconsin bloody marys are actually caesars...
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Curried Brown Rice Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2010
Great recipe! Having said that, I made this recipe pretty much as written but left out the onion and raisins. It was VERY good and healthy! I loved how the apples broke up the taste of the curry powder. This was a great way to get rid of rice I've had in my pantry for over a year. I might have to actually go out and buy more rice now that I've tried this recipe!
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Sticky Date Pudding

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2010
This was absolutely amazing!! I made it just to get rid of some dates that I had and was VERY pleasantly surprised. I don't think I would only make half of the sauce, as one reviewer suggested. All of the sauce will be used up. I invited my critical neighbour over to try it and his face lit up with joy when he took the first bite! I'm pretty sure eating this put him in a better mood. I used half and half instead of heavy cream and light margarine instead of butter in the sauce. The taste was great but I'm sure the thicker sauce that would have resulted from using the heavy cream would have been amazing. I will definitely be making this again!
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Tortilla Soup III

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2010
Great! I've made this soup many times now and really like it compared to other recipes, even though I usually prefer chicken to beef. I live alone but made a full recipe to have for lunches this week and to freeze for future meals. This time, I made it with beef broth, doubled the meat, and only put it 1 can of corn. I also used shredded cheddar instead of American and used broken-up blue corn tortilla chips and chopped avocado as the garnishes. These garnishes really make the dish complete! Sour cream would be great too. This is a great meal as it has a good amount of spice. There isn't much of a difference when using beef stock compared to chicken stock. The first one is just more "beefy," obviously! The cream corn is a nice touch. Finally, if I were going to recommend any alterations to the recipe, I'd say to DEFINITELY double the meat. I added in just over a pound and I think anything less would have been too little. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy, everyone!
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Zucchini Alfredo

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2010
Great concept but I found this recipe lacking a lot of flavour despite adding in onion and salt (which I barely ever add to food). I feel like this is half of a recipe - the zucchini is a good base but other ingredients need to be added to give it some flavour. Ended up being a big lump of cheese/zucchini that I plopped on top of the egg noodles. Not bad at all, just lacking in flavour. Thanks for sharing though! :)
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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2010
Very very moist even though I replaced 1 cup of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour. I could barely taste the blueberries so I'd suggest putting in less cinnamon so it doesn't overpower the blueberry flavour. I took out about 1/2 cup of sugar and if I make this again, I'll probably take out another 1/2 cup of sugar. Makes 2 full-sized loaves.
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Tangy Chicken Fajitas

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2010
I love these fajitas not only for their awesome flavour, but also for their ease and convenience. I make this quite often (something I don't usually do with recipes as I love trying new things) but it's just so convenient to prep the ingredients, let them marinate overnight, and cook the next day. I will eat them for dinner for about 3 days in a row (I'm very busy and don't have time to cook every day) and still don't get tired of them! I pretty much double the peppers and onions and add fresh mushrooms. I usually add refried beans and sliced avocado to the fajitas. I once started eating these in a room full of people and they asked "where did you get those?" thinking they were leftover from a restaurant because they smelled so good! I think it's a good idea to cook the veggies for a few minutes before adding the chicken since veggies take longer to cook and I tend to overcook the chicken when I add everything to the pan together, waiting for the peppers to cook. Anyway, these are amazing and very importantly, HEALTHY!!! I love the vinegary-ness of it (vinegar is a great way to add flavour without adding salt or sugar), despite another viewer's comments. Please enjoy!! :) Thanks for sharing!
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Sausage and Rice Stuffed Peppers

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2009
I love this recipe!! I just had my fourth pepper in a week! I didn't boil the green peppers (that would overcook the peppers and cook a lot of the nutrients out) and I also only simmered the filling for about 5 minutes. I cut the tops off the peppers and chopped up the tops and added them to the filling which made it more hearty. I used Heinz tomato soup (I can't find it in the US but it's available in Canada) because it is SO much better than Campbell's! I also used brown rice. I didn't add in salt or anything since the soup made it salty enough. I put the filling into the raw peppers and baked them at about 375 or 400 for about 40 minutes (about 50 if I stuffed the peppers a few days ahead of time since the stuffing would need the extra time to heat up after being in the fridge). I loved the chili powder and garlic powder and the sausage gave the filling a nice twist instead of using the usual ground beef. The cheese inside the filling was also a nice hidden touch. I used mozzarella and topped the peppers off with just a little. Anyway, this recipe is so good and I'm a tougher rater (3 stars = good). Thanks for the recipe and I hope others will enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
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Spinach Salad Supreme

Reviewed: May 25, 2008
I just finished eating this salad (the empty bowl is sitting here right in front of me) and thought it was excellent!! It takes a lot for me to give something five stars but I think that this salad is so simple yet so good and healthy (something that is very important to me). It is made with ingredients I usually have on hand so that's a plus as well. I did everything as called for except used bacon bits instead, used one whole egg for serving (I was eating this salad as a meal on its own), and about double the green pepper asked for as I cut up too much and did not want to waste the rest. Next time, the only change I might make is to use olive oil instead for the health benefits - the dressing definitely makes this recipe. I have put this recipe in my recipe box and will go back to it many times over!! I can't wait to make it for guests. Thank you for sharing! :)
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Lasagna Spirals

Reviewed: May 17, 2008
I had a few lasagna noodles left in my cupboard but not enough to make a whole recipe for lasagna so I thought this recipe was a great idea!! I didn't have any ricotta on hand so I used cream cheese instead. I didn't bother to measure any of the ingredients since I was just making this recipe for myself. I also added in some grated carrot, added mozzarella on top and a bit of sauce to the filling, and removed the nutmeg since I thought I had changed the recipe enough. Anyway, I thought this recipe was a great idea and it tasted great too!! I gave it 4 stars just because something has to be utterly amazing for me to give it 5. Anyway, I would definitely recommend trying out this recipe with a nice salad on the side. Excellent!
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Glazed Apple Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2007
These cookies are really good. Next time I'd cut down on the brown sugar though because they seemed a bit too sweet for me. Also, since the batter is thin compared to some other types of cookie batter, make sure that when you drop tablespoonfuls of batter onto the cookie sheets that the drops have some height to them so that when they cook and flatten out (and they flatten out lots), they aren't too too flat - because the cookies end up cake-like, having them too thin and flat caused them to break apart when I made them. Besides that, these are great! I used pecans instead of walnuts and next time, I think I'll add more nuts and apple but less raisins. I'm tough at rating so that's why I only gave them a 3 - but I think that's more of a personal preference thing. I'd definitely make these for someone into the spicy tastes of autumn. A great alternative to PB and chocolate chip cookies!
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