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Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2006
Ths is about the 4th wheat loaf I've tried and it was the biggest hit by far! All my other loaves sat around after the first slice, but this one was gone in one night -- my entire family devoured it! I did add extra honey and a little extra salt, which did help the flavor, but made the dough extremely sticky and hard to work with for kneading and forming into a loaf pan for baking in the oven. (I worked more bread flour into it to fix this.) I served it warm with some whipped butter infused with roasted garlic spread on it and it was incredible! I am going to be making another loaf of it this afternoon!
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Best Marinara Sauce Yet

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2008
This is a great sauce! Not only is it delicious, it is super easy and fast to make. I made this for my daughter's birthday, then again to top eggplant parmesan, and both times got good reviews. So no matter what you use the sauce for, it works great! Like others, I added some brown sugar to neutralize the acidity of all the tomato products, which I think is important. And I upped the amount of garlic to 2 cloves the second time because the first time it seemed just a hair bland. I will say though, this is the first, and only, sauce recipe I have ever made twice -- no others quite compare. Very yummy and worth making over and over again!
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Teriyaki Tuna Steaks

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2008
This is awesome!! We all were raving about it, and even my 4 and 6 1/2 year olds LOVED it! I didn't have pineapple juice, and we added about 1 tsp of wasabi (which I think was a good move - it gave it some extra spunk). Also, instead of grilling, we pan-seared then baked it, and it was amazingly good. Not one complaint out of us!
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Beer Batter Fish Made Great

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2008
YUM! These are great! I used fresh tuna my sister-in-law caught, and it was awesome! Very flavorful, and I didn't find it over-seasoned or too salty at all. I did follow others' advice and dipped in flour before putting in the hot oil, and it definitely helped because my batter was super runny for some reason. I try and stay away from fried food for the most part, but these are awesome and we'll be having them again!
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Peach Cobbler Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2008
This is SO GOOD!! I've made this about half a dozen times now, and it has always turned out superb! Like someone else suggested, I added a little cinnamon (1 tsp...maybe a little more? I didn't measure), and double the almond extract. Also, I had no pecans (don't really care for them anyway), so I left them out. I absolutely loved the flavor and it was so soft, moist, and sweet. The kids and hubby LOVE this, and I even took it to my daughter's preschool for snack and most of the kids loved it (and all their moms wanted the recipe)! Definitely a keeper!
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Herbed Potato Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2008
Very yummy! I love that it can be made with very little, its pretty healthy, and quick! I added some carrot, a minced clove of garlic, and a dash of red pepper flakes, and like a few others, used chicken broth in place of the water. I think the rosemary and thyme could be scaled back just a tad, but maybe that is just a personal preference. I also think it tastes better with half milk and half cream/half-and-half. With just milk, it lacks the creaminess. But regardless, the outcome is a quick, easy, tasty soup - just what I was looking for! Also, one time I tossed in about 2 cups of leek to make a potato-leek soup, and it turned out AMAZING!! So not only is this delicious on its own, its also great as a base for potato-leek soup - very versatile and essentially foolproof! Thanks for this recipe, its been added to our rotation.
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Maple Cranberry Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2008
This got rave reviews at Thanksgiving dinner! I had never made cranberry sauce before, and was shocked to see how easy it was. I picked this recipe because it looked unique and sweet, and it was both. The maple didn't overpower the sauce, and I thought it was the perfect balance of tart and sweet. And the maple gave it a really unique undertone. I thought this was great, and plan to make it often for holiday meals. I suggest though, using a higher quality syrup. I have made it with 3 different kinds of syrup, and the better the syrup quality, the better the sauce has turned out. Cheap syrup doesn't do it justice.
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Hearty Morning Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2012
Yummy! These are really good! I wanted to make muffins that had chocolate chips, and came across this recipe, and I'm glad I did. I left out the apricots and seeds - I had none on hand - and used regular flour instead of wheat, upped the amount of chocolate chips (I don't think I needed to, though), and added some quick oats. Even though I modified, they turned out fantastic and were so easy. These are just so unique and tasty....I have a feeling I'll be making them often!
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2009
These are delicious! And I love that they're so easy too! I didn't have any eggs on hand, so I just upped the amount of milk to 1 3/4 cups, and it worked just as well. I think the frosting could be a bit thinner, but that's just personal preference. But it does yield enough for 2 batches, which is a time-saver the second time around. These are a great breakfast for company, or just our family. Very yummy and foolproof. No wonder its got such a consistently high rating!
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Bread Machine Rolls

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2009
So yummy, and so easy!! I have made these a number of times now, and they are always delicious!!
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Mediterranean Turkey Pita Fold

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2009
I only loosely followed this recipe, but we really enjoyed it. I opted for a "real" tzaziki sauce, and seasoned my turkey with a a Greek seasoning recipe I found here on allrecipes. I did use the suggested fillings listed here though (except I forgot the feta...darn it!), and absolutely love the concept --totally low-fat and flavorful! We will be having it again because it was very tasty.
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Summer Vegetarian Chili

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2009
This was awesome!! I was in the mood for something filling without the meat, and this was perfect! I love that it is full of veggies and not overly-heavy on the beans or spices - a nice change of pace from traditional chili! This one is getting added to the rotation, for sure!! Very yummy! :)
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French Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2009
Everything about this recipe is a winner! I made this for a potluck alongside bruschetta, and everyone was raving about it. When I first got there, someone even commented that it looked like it was a fresh bakery baguette. I made the dough in the bread machine, but otherwise followed the instructions to a T. I love that this recipe has the directions on how to shape the loaf; I have never been able to figure that out on my own. This recipe was so straight-forward, easy, pretty, and delicious!!! Definitely a winner!!
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Balsamic Bruschetta

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2009
So delicious!!! I took this to a potluck and came home with very little. I realized mid-way through making it that I had no balsamic vinegar, but this still tasted fabulous!! I did add a bit more basil, a lot more parmesan, and about double the olive oil (to compensate for not having the balsamic), and thought the flavor was amazing! And everyone at the party was raving about it, so it was definitely a winner! This is a great fast, easy , and flavorful appetizer....totally what I was looking for!
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Purple Plum Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2009
I loved this!!! Like others, I didn't use a bottom crust and made it more like a cobbler, but I think it was a bit soupy without the bottom crust, so next time I will probably use one. I also threw in some blueberries, and it was out of this world! I absolutely loved the flavor!! I don't like overly-sweet pies, and the tanginess of this one reminded me of the marionberry pies I grew up on. Mmm mm mmmmmm....soooo good!!!!
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Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2008
YUM! I was pleasantly surprised by this dressing. I made a simple salad of baby mixed greens, black olives, tomato, and cucumber and wanted a complimentary dressing, and this was fabulous! I scaled the vinegar back a little, per hubby's request, but other than that, stuck to the recipe, and it was perfect - very flavorful and light. I will be making it again, for sure!
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Connie's Zucchini "Crab" Cakes

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2009
These are fabulous!! For someone who just returned to vegetarianism, these are perfect; full of flavor, void of meat. Even my 1 year old loved them, and actually cried when we were out of them and she couldn't have more. I did sub olive oil for the butter and didn't bread in flour, though. The olive oil sub worked well, but not skipping the breading was a bit of a mistake. The first batch into the pan nearly fell apart. The next ones I packed really tightly and they held up, but barely. So to others who are going to make this, it pays to bread them.
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Shrimp Enchiladas Suizas

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2009
I am not sure whether my review should even really count, since I made a number of changes. I didn't have tomatillos, so my sauce turned out really, really runny...not like a cream sauce at all. However, I was able to salvage it by mixing it with sour cream - roughly equal parts sauce and sour cream. It was fabulous and spread really nicely on the enchiladas at the end! I also used whole wheat flour tortillas and subbed frozen prawns for the salad shrimp...they just sounded better, and were what I had on hand. And with the spinach and shrimp I added in some diced bell pepper and 2 fresh tomatoes. I don't think the pepper helped, but the tomatoes were nice in it. I think some black beans would be a really good addition too, so I may try that next time. I also added a dash of red pepper flakes and some salt and pepper to the filling - it was too blah without it. I also thought the cheese was a little too rich for this dish, so next time I am going to go really light on it, or choose a more mild cheese. All in all though, these were fabulous and my son and husband both requested I make them again. Yum!!
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Coconut Walnut Tart

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2009
This is FABULOUS!!!!! Seriously, I can't praise it enough!! I am a budding pastry chef and made this as a special when the head pastry chef was out of town. The one and only thing I changed was I subbed pecans for the walnuts (I think they have a nicer flavor), but otherwise made the tart to the letter, and it was PERFECT!!!! I used our restaurant's all-purpose shortbread recipe for the crust, and I brushed the crust with egg whites before baking, and it couldn't have been simpler or turned out any better! I got rave reviews from the guests, the sous chef, all the servers, and the boss/executive chef. This is on my stand-by dessert specials list!! Put it this way.... If I can proudly serve this as a special at a high-end restaurant, then you know its a winner!!
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Chicken Fajita Marinade

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2010
I modified this a little by adding some chopped scallion and a dash of red pepper flakes, and didn't stick to the amounts given (I just eyeball and go by the amounts we like), but I have to say, it turned out excellent!! Hubby said we should start doing fajitas once a week!
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