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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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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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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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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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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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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2012
I have made this twice now and both times it was a big hit. I did not use black olives or the chiles in tomatoes. I also used a Mexican blend of shredded cheese instead of Colby, 16 oz total, and black beans instead of refried. I cooked the beef, drained any fat, added the onions, (1 time I omitted the garlic-didn't have any), cooked for 10 minutes. Then I added the chiles, 1 packet of taco mix, and 20 oz of Southwestern style salsa. I simmered for 15 minutes. I then put it together following a tip by another reviewer: crush the black beans and spread on tortilla. I layered starting with beef mixture, then cheese, then tortilla with beans (beans face down), and repeated. I ended the pie with a tortilla which I smothered with enchilada sauce and then the remaining shredded cheese. I used all mild ingredients. I served it with a side of sour cream. good stuff!!!!
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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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Kathy's Delicious Italian Pasta Salad

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
Very good! I used tri colored rotini, 18 oz. I followed another person's suggestion and added a whole jar of marinated artichoke hearts..good tip. I chopped them and used the marinade with 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and 1/4 cup light tasting olive oil as suggested. I used 2 cloves of garlic and abt 3 tbls chopped onions. I omitted black olives and roasted peppers. I used 1/2 chopped gr. pepper and 1/2 chop. orange pepper, with 1/2 cup chop. banana pepper. Nice coloring for summer. Instead of all mozzarella, I used half provolone, half mozzarella. In addition to the salami, I added 1/4 cup finely chopped pepperoni. My husband gobbled this up and wanted more right away! The flavors were excellent. Again, I amended to our taste and am so glad for the artichoke and dressing tip.
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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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Italian Cookies II

Reviewed: May 10, 2009
These cookies resemble an Italian cookie my mom makes..but these are better. I've made them twice now. They are easy to make, moist, and are a big hit. I separated the frosting into small batches and colored each batch a spring time color. I frosted them very lightly so as not to overpower this lightly flavored cookie. People liked them frosted and unfrosted, by the way. I always use parchment paper lightly sprayed with Pam when baking cookies. No pan clean-up! My Italian mom asked for the recipe..It's definitely a keeper.
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Vegetarian Phad Thai

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2007
My husband and I are big thai food fans. This was my first attempt at making pad thai. It was good. I've since found that the recipes that call for fish sauce, ginger, and garlic, and no peanut butter, are much more authentic in taste. I also like to add tofu stir fried in egg...thank you anyway.
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Butter Chickpea Curry

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2012
I didn't have garam masala and it wasn't in the local grocer; so I looked up a substitute; of course I only had 5 of 7 ingredients of the substitute, but I added them in with this recipe, plus a jar of tikki masala and a cup of raisins. Along the way I added more milk; the raisins absorbed some liquid. Anyway, my husband and I both loved. Really good on white rice with a side of na'an...it was a heavy carb. night. good stuff though
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Baked Ziti II

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2010
I followed the recipe except for the following: I sauteed half a large onion with abt. 3/4 lb. lean ground beef, (which I drained), and added them, along with 1/2 tsp each of oregano, parsley, basil, and black pepper to the ricotta mixture. I always use fresh mozzarella and shredded parmesan. My husband and I both really enjoyed this dish.
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Homemade Tomato Sauce I

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2010
I used fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden and red cooking wine in my version. I did let it thicken as I was making sloppy joes for my husband. Very tasty. Very simple.
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No Bake Cheesecake II

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2009
Very good; easy, tasty, and the kids love it when I make this recipe in the mini keebler graham pie crusts. I came across this recipe and realized it's the same one we use in my family. Usually I make an assortment of blueberry, cherry, and pineapple. We enjoy this pie every Thanksgiving.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2009
I've made this recipe twice. I always modify recipes to make them a little healthier so both times I used a 50/50 blend of Splenda and sugar instead of 100% sugar. I also cut the butter in the batter to 3 Tablespoons and added 2 1/3 Tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce. The last time I made it I added a teaspoon of vanilla to the batter and 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts to the streusel. Both times I made this it was moist and very delicious.
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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2007
very fast and easy. I had a ready made crust that was a bit bigger than the 9" the recipe called for (a new product;it said it had two extra servings and is by Keebler)...so I used a whole cup of pumpkin. I took the pie out of the oven when it was done, and it immediately started to crack. I put it right back in to cool, left it for 2 hours, and the cracks healed. Should have listened to other reviewer. Very delicious.
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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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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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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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