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Seven Layer Tortilla Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
This took a bit of work but it was easy and fun. The result was delicious!
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Jo's Rosemary Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
I didn't have Italian seasoning but used a mix of dried basil and oregano instead (in addition to the dried rosemary). This is an excellent bread to go with lasagna, pasta, or served just on its own!
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Chocolate Lover's Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
This makes a very rich cheesecake. I halved the sugar and melted the chocolate chips before adding them to the cheesecake batter. The cheesecake was decorated with sliced, fanned strawberries, chocolate chips and confectioner's sugar for my friends' birthdays.
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Carrot Chile and Cilantro Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
We make this regularly and it's great every time. I like to serve it with freshly made bread for a healthy meal.
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
I had to leave out the red onions, pepper, cilantro and garlic to adjust to a friend's preferences but this was amazing that way too. I think it would be even better next time when I follow the recipe entirely.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
Yummy! I substituted half of the vegetable oil with applesauce and halved the recipe to fit my 9x5 loaf pan. I will make this again. It's a nice quick bread alternative to banana bread.
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Spinach and Orzo Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
Very delicious! I love the contrast in texture and flavour from the combination of ingredients.
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Mushroom and Leek Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
This is a really great soup! I used white wine instead of dry sherry and vegetable bouillon cubes instead of condensed beef broth. My mom loved it and said it reminded her of onion soup.
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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
This is an interesting dish that is fairly filling. I didn't use cooking sherry but the rice mixture still tasted pretty good.
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
I used butter instead of shortening and added ground nutmeg to the dough. Some cookie doughs improve after putting them in the fridge but I found that these cookies are best with fresh cookie dough. Very delicious! I will definitely make them again.
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Pasta Shells with Portobello Mushrooms and Asparagus in Boursin Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
This recipe is pretty good. I used vegetable broth and did not add the salt until the end because I did not know how savoury the broth and Boursin cheese would already be. The sauce may seem too watery at first but it will thicken after you remove it from the heat.
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Vegetable Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
There is a lot of prep work involved, but this is nice "comfort food" to have on a cold winter day. I would make this again.
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Spinach Chickpea Curry

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
I followed the recipe as is except that I added a diced tomato. Make sure you buy extra firm tofu (the kind for stir frying), otherwise it will fall apart when you are cooking the curry. This curry is delicious! Definitely a keeper.
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Coconut Tofu Keema

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
I used a combination of curry paste and curry powder instead of cumin and red pepper paste. This recipe also uses way too much tomato sauce. I stopped after about 3 cups of tomato sauce and found the curry to be really good as it was.
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies III

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
These make really yummy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and they took no time to prep at all. I would recommend using a non-stick pan or slightly spraying the pan before dropping the cookies on it, because the cookies were so soft and crumbly (just the way I like them!) that it was hard to get them off the pan in one piece.
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Naan

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
This naan is easy to make and very delicious (I served it with the coconut tofu keema recipe from this site). I used plain yogurt instead of milk, as my Indian friend suggested. I proofed the yeast by following the instructions on the packet rather than what's written in this recipe. A good idea is to let the dough rise in an oven that has a bowl of hot water in it. This provides a warm, draft-free place for the dough to rise properly. The naan is delicious. I've already had requests to make it again!
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Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
I skipped the green beans and onions, but added Chinese mushrooms, red bell pepper and tofu to this dish. I made the stir fry by first sauteing the ginger and garlic, then adding all of the vegetables, followed by the tofu. Next, I added the soy sauce and then the cornstarch in water to make the stir fry sauce. Tossing the vegetables in an oil-cornstarch mix may have caused the "gummy texture" problems reported by other viewers. This is a good basic stir fry recipe. If you find it bland, you can increase the amount of ginger and garlic, as well as add a bit of chili paste or crushed red pepper flakes to give it a bit more kick.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2007
These muffins are very easy to make and taste classy too. I added 1/2 tsp each of ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg to the dry ingredients, and added chopped walnuts to the topping for an extra crunch. I also substituted 1/3 vegetable oil for the butter as suggested by other reviewers. This made the house smell terrific. I would definitely make this again, thanks!
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Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Reviewed: May 4, 2007
This is a light and refreshing meal. I didn't use vermicelli (substituted it with mixed rice), and made mine vegetarian by leaving out the shrimp. I stuffed the spring rolls with thin tomato slices, yellow bell pepper, carrots, mint leaves and lettuce. The rice wrappers are tricky to work with, but really - just give them a quick dip in borderline hot water and then start adding your ingredients in. The rice wrapper will get softer as you go along. Make sure you have a sharp knife when cutting the spring rolls because otherwise they will fall apart or get squashed. Oh, and one last thing, I mixed 2 parts hoisin sauce to 1 part smooth peanut butter and zapped it in the microwave to heat up instead of on the stove. It's less of a mess this way. I like this recipe and will make it again. Thanks!
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Insanely Easy Vegetarian Chili

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2007
I like how it is so easy to make and you can use whatever vegetables are available. I let chopped fresh tomatoes simmer long enough to provide liquid for the chili. This way, I didn't end up with a "soup" as some reviewers have observed, rather than a chunky, thick chili.
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