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Chicken and Apple Curry

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2006
I liked this recipe..I had three large chicken breasts (which I seared prior to placing in baking pan), to the exact amt. of sauce from the recipe...I added raisins and about 1/2 cup extra apple and one potato cubed , served this over a small bed of rice with a side of pineapple...(the latter was the perfect compliment)...DEFINITELY needed an extra tablespoon of curry, (which I will add next time). Great comfort food.
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Cranberry Sauce Extraordinaire

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2006
A big WOW! My entire family loved this recipe. I used dried mango and apricots for the dried fruit...Loved the consistency...this sauce was the star of what can be a rather mundane turkey dinner....will probably bring it to mom's again this Thanksgiving...
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Beef Stew VI

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2006
This came out great...I did customize it...used a pound of beef and more fresh carrots plus I threw in a can of green beans and a can of corn a few minutes before serving. I always coat my beef in a mixture of flour, a pinch of salt, and 2 teaspoons black pepper. Also, I used a product called: Better than Boullion, more convenient than the hard cubes...I, like some of the others, like a thick stew so I added 2T. more cornstarch. Rosemary is one of my favorite spices, but next time I will decrease it. I added a bay leaf as one reviewer suggested, great flavor addition...One suggestion: cut carrots very thin, same with celery and potatoes..or else pre cook as another person recommended...First time I made this and cut the carrots in 1 inch chunks as directed, they were hard after 2 hours of cooking. I used six cups of broth as I add lots of veggies. Served with cheesey biscuits once and with a pesto french bread several times...very hearty.
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Chicken Enchiladas I

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2006
First of all, Don't use the water...no need. I did follow the recommendations of the others and substituted (southwestern style) salsa for the can of tomato sauce, used enchilada sauce instead of taco sauce, and used green chilis (4 oz) instead of green pepper, boiled and shredded the chicken, and used reduced fat cheddar,....Other than that, kept all spice amounts the same..I made sure to tuck in the ends of the enchiladas while rolling them...so I had no mushy mess....Absolutely delicious...nice little kick..Started meal off with homemade guacamole and nachos....Will definitely make again....
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2006
I used 2 cups of sugar instead of 3, used whole wheat flour,(actually used 1/2 cup more than recipe called for to compensate for decreased sugar), and used 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 cup applesauce, (sweetened w/ splenda) instead of the whole cup of oil. Added 2 cups of plumped, (soaked in boiling water then drained), raisins. It made one large and two small loaves. Very moist, very tasty. May add pecans in with the raisins next time. I MADE THIS RECIPE A SECOND TIME; THIS TIME I DECREASED THE RECIPE TO 18 SERVINGS, FOLLOWED IT WITH MY HEALTHY SUBSTITUTIONS, BUT KEPT THE FULL CAN OF PUMPKIN...I ENDED UP WITH ONE LARGE LOAF WITH MORE PUMPKIN FLAVOR.
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Cranberry Hootycreeks

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2006
A delicious cookie. I followed the recipe except I used approximately two tablespoons less of the flour...It calls for 5/8 cup, and then 1/2 cup, be prepared: the batter was still VERY stiff and took some muscle to manage; but the outcome was excellent. The cookies were well formed and tasted perfectly. Will make again.
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Zucchini Bread III

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2006
I used ALL whole wheat flour; oats instead of wheat germ; extra raisins (plumped); used 1/2 cup applesauce (sweetened with splenda) and 1/2 cup of oil instead of the whole cup of oil; then decreased the brown sugar by 1/4 cup. Very moist. Everyone loved it.
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Sweet and Sour Chicken II

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2006
Nice flavor, easy to make, a big hit served over rice. I too used red bell pepper instead of the green. I also added sliced carrots.
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Gramma Brown's Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2006
Pretty good recipe. I made it all in one pot...cooked the bacon, removed it to drain....took almost all of the grease out of the pan before adding onion and celery. I added 1 1/2 teaspoons ground red pepper, did not include the carrots, and doubled the flour/water amount. Added the bacon to the chowder while it was simmering just ten minutes before serving . My husband loved it...the red pepper was subtle but needed.
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Mango Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2006
I made this as a bread..otherwise, I followed the recipe to a T, as I've never baked with mango and wasn't sure...it was actually very tasty..the banana and mango..yum....next time, more nuts, and a little less sugar, ....My husband and I really enjoyed it...this bread is so tasty and moist, next time I will use whole wheat flour, and applesauce for the oil...
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2006
This came out soooo good!!! We like potatoes in our pot pies so, I boiled 3 small diced potatoes in with the chicken (in approximately 3 cups of water), saved the broth, and used it as the gravy base. I used less butter to cook the onions in, the recipe called for 1/3 cup, but it was fine with approx. 2 tablespoons. I used 2 1/2 cups of cooked and drained frozen veggies. Didn't have poultry seasoning or chicken bouillion, so used about 2 teaspoons of sage, and about 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder, rosemary, black pepper, and celery salt. Didn't use any other salt. I did add a mix of 1 T. cornstarch/1 T. cold water...to thicken it. Cooked it for 30 minutes...My husband raved about it. Will absolutely make again. thank you. I made this a second time, followed recipe but poached chix separately and added 1 tspn of thyme..oh, added potatoes too, wow, so good!
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Cherry Cheese Pie I

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2006
Excellent, easy, and a big hit. So much better than the other cherry cheesecake pie and cherry cheese pie recipes that are all over this site..and often are the same recipe...Stick with this one! I used cherries on some, blueberries on the some, and lemon pie filling on the rest..Also used the mini graham cracker crusts..so I had several individual servings....it made for a colorful, unique presentation. A Thanksgiving Hit!!
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Cherry Cheese Pie II

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2006
I'm giving it a 4 star because it is easy and after 36 hours, it did have a nice, firm, creamy, consistency... a bit too much lemon flavoring for me, the batter was still very loose and puddding-like, even after 18 hours of refrigeration...good thing I had made this 2 days before it was eaten. This is the exact same recipe as a few others on this site..(cherry cheese pie, for one), and I had read a review for one of them that suggested decreasing the lemon and increasing the cream cheese. If I ever make this recipe again, that's what I'll do..4 oz more cream cheese, and use only 1/4 cup of lemon juice.
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Amazing Pecan Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2006
I served this for the day after Thanksgiving breakfast....everyone, including the kids, loved it...many had seconds. The cake was moist and delicious and the topping was perfect!! Thank you for sharing.
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Tiramisu Layer Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2006
I served this for dessert on Christmas Eve. It was a huge hit! My cake layers were a bit too crumbly...I think I should've baked them for 15-17 minutes...I baked for 20 and they were slightly overcooked. No one noticed but me. My Italian relatives loved this. I will absolutely make this again.
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Sour Cream Apple Pie Deluxe

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2006
Came out perfectly!! No texture problems..tasted great..everyone loved it! A beautiful and delicious pie. Great recipe, thanks!
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Ham Bone Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2006
I skipped the green peppers and tomatoes..used black eyed peas and lots of vegetables...even some I had leftover from a prior night's stir fry.. Added thyme.... Very hearty.
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After-Thanksgiving Turkey Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2006
A good recipe. Not exactly sure how much stock I began with...I had a huge stock pot full to begin with, but ended up with a huge dutch oven full of soup with leftover stock to freeze... I did add one large clove of crushed GARLIC and two BAY LEAVES to the stock. I cut the butter WAY down to about 3 tablespoons, dissolved 2 bouillion cubes in a cup of water and added it with the flour, to the onion/carrot/celery mixture; used 1/2 of a very large onion; used only 1 cup of fat free half and half; I did add a bag of frozen vegetables, a small container of leftover STUFFING, (broken up), and used pastina instead of rice; did not include salt in my soup. Came out exceptionally well. My husband loved getting the tidbits of stuffing in his soup...and raved about the broth.
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2007
Delicious...I did add about 1/2 cup sunflower seeds for nutrition and texture...and altered the crumb topping....used only 2 tablespoons butter and 3-4 tablespoons each of flour and sugar...I ended up with six very large muffins...crumb topping was a nice touch..Next time I will use more blueberries as others suggested...thanks
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Moist Date Nut Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2007
Really good!! So close to the one my grandmother used to make...I did use whole wheat flour. This was a big hit.
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