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Cranberry Apple Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2008
I really really liked these muffins! I used diced apples (not shredded) straight from a North Carolina orchard, 1/3 cup less sugar than called for and dried cranberries instead of fresh. I also didn't have any coriander so I left that out. These are so great and pretty healthy too! Don't bake them as long as the recipe says or they will be very dry!! I cooked for twenty minutes at 375. I might bake at 350 next time instead of 375 to see how well they turn out since that's the more standard temp for baking. Give these a try!!
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Golden State Mushroom Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2009
I liked this recipe a lot more than another mushroom soup recipe on this site. I think a lot of the difference in flavor came from using one package of plain mushrooms and one of portabello mushrooms. This change and a splash of worcesterchire added complexity to the flavor. I made this lower in fat (crazy huh?) by using light sour cream, 1% milk and fat free half and half. The only real fat and calories came from the butter! I used extra flour so I could add more liquid (milk and chicken broth) to make it more than four servings and this worked perfectly without detracting at all from the texture or taste! This wasn't runny for me as some reviewers have said, maybe because half and half is thicker than milk. I wouldn't specifically buy half and half for this but I had it in the fridge so I figured why not use it! I like this recipe because it uses basic ingredients, but tastes like gourmet. Thank you for posting! PS: I added chicken (protein to make it a meal) and white wine as some reviewers suggested and I do not recommend these changes. Stick with the recipe to enjoy the texture and flavor of fresh mushrooms in all their glory!
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Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken

Reviewed: May 27, 2009
I'm so impressed with this simple recipe!! It tastes like a mix between Italian and Greek seasoning! I measured everything out exactly using 6 T. of bottled lemon juice in place of the fresh squeezed lemons and only added extra garlic powder and onion powder. I mixed all this together and poured over five chicken breast in a gallon size ziploc that I had pounded flat. After marinating for only three hours, this chicken had Sooo much flavor when my DH grilled it! I will definitely make this again, it's hard to keep chicken breast moist and flavorful and this recipe does a great job of that and is low calorie too!
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Boston Creme Pie Martini

Reviewed: May 7, 2009
This is very good, but I did add a little of the cherry juice and a splash of milk because it's a little too strong for me! I also thought I had vanilla vodka but what I had was Van Gogh chocolate vodka so I'm sure the original way would taste a little differently, but both equally yummy!
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Bob's Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: May 7, 2009
We liked this recipe a lot and it made the house smell wonderful! I changed it a little bit, but nothing major although I did forget to add the mozarella! We didn't miss it so I may not use it next time either :-) First, I finely chopped the mushroom stems and sauteed them with the onion and garlic in a little butter before I added the other filling ingredients. I used the full amount of butter in the filling, but No butter drizzled over the top. I just thought that another cup of butter was very extreme! Instead, I used butter flavored crisco spray for the top of the mushrooms before cooking and they turned out wonderful!! Oh yeah, because I added the minced mushroom stems to the filling, I was able to cut the other filling ingredients in half and still had more than enough even when I packed it in the caps as much as possible! Saved that other can of minced clams for something else :o)
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Crustless Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2009
I really like this recipe because of the fact that it can be made with frozen spinach (cheaper and easier) however this time I actually had fresh spinach to use and also green onions from our garden! I didn't change much, just added about 1/2 cup of milk to stretch the servings a little farther and also used half the cheese because my reason for making a crustless quiche was to save calories :o) Very good and the cooking time was right on!
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Sugar Snap Peas with Mint

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2009
I LOVE fresh sugar snap peas! I like them best as simple as possible to highlight the natural flavors. I took someone else's advice to use thyme instead of mint (big mistake!) it's a much stronger herb than sugar snaps need! It was my own fault so I'm rating this according to what I think it would be if I had followed the recipe! Fresh and Delicious!! I followed everything else as I should and I highly recommend using the freshly ground sea salt in this recipe!
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Roasted New Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2009
I love this simple recipe! Baked at 425 for about 25 minutes and it was perfect. I both quartered and halved the potatoes depending on the size of each one. I also used seasoned salt rather than regular salt and I highly, highly recommend that you try this too! This recipe is very kid friendly.
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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2009
Wow, just as almost everyone else has said, this is amazingly delicious. Hubby and I felt like it was a treat not a vegetable that we had to force ourselves to eat! I made half a recipe for just the two of us so I cooked it at 425 for 20 minutes then added the parmesan (no parsley) and broiled for five minutes. Make sure to grease the baking sheet or maybe try cooking on tin foil to make cleanup easier. The broiled parmesan is NOT easy to get off an ungreased pan and cooking spray was not a good substitute as I found out the hard way! LOL We will eat this many times in the future! Thanks so much for this easy and yummy recipe. Update: I actually made this again the very next day! I used tin foil on a baking sheet and sprayed the tin foil with cooking spray before spreading the vegetables on it, worked like a charm for same taste with easier cleanup!!
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Bikini Martini

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2009
Yummmy...one of my favorite drinks ever. I do use a little more pineapple so I don't fall on the floor after only a few of these! LOL Sometimes, I leave out the grenadine and use vanilla vodka instead of plain. You don't even miss the grenadine this way!
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Southern Style Banana Split Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2009
My hubby will be mad I found this recipe! He thought it was "his" little secret! :o) He makes this in a jelly roll pan so it's thinner (which I like) and doesn't use the peanuts on top. This is the perfect summer recipe for a barbeque or to munch on while sitting by the pool. It tastes deceptively light but it is most definitely not a low calorie dessert. YUMMY!!!
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Five-Cup Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2009
Loooove this fruit salad! My aunt introduced me to it three years ago and my hubby hasn't gotten enough of it yet! Don't change a thing, it's perfect.
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Awesome Broccoli-Cheese Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2009
I loved this recipe for Easter! My sister complimented me on it by saying that she doesn't ever eat broccoli casserole but ate mine because it was made with fresh broccoli...It Wasn't!! I think adding the broccoli while still frozen (two 16 oz. bags of Bird's Eye broccoli cuts) helped it not get mushy in the oven like some other recipes do! I did use half mayo and half sour cream and added garlic, onion powder and lemon juice as someone else recommended. I also topped it with crushed ritz and melted butter. It was done in exactly 45 minutes just like the recipe states! I am looking forward to eating the leftovers for dinner tonight! :o)
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Reuben Sandwich II

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2009
My hubby LOVES these sandwiches! I whole heartedly agree with using two slices of cheese, if you're splurging on a sandwich like this might as well enjoy it to the fullest! We only eat thousand island dressing on these sandwiches so I didn't see the point of buying a whole bottle. I made half a recipe that is posted on this site and it was Perfect since I was able to use dill relish instead of sweet!! Thanks to whoever recommended heating up the sauerkraut in the microwave first, I had never thought of that and it really helped :o)
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Cheesy Acorn Squash

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2009
We loved this change from traditional sweet acorn squash (although we love that too!) As per reviews, I cut the filling in half and I'm glad I did because it was exactly enough! The only thing I changed was cooking in the microwave for only ten minutes since ours is very powerful, used red onion because that's all I had and adding minced garlic to the filling while it was cooking. This is a simple and delicious recipe that we will definitely make again! FYI: I cleaned the seeds from the squash, sprinkled them with olive oil, garlic salt, creole seasoning and chili powder and roasted them in the oven! Tasted a lot like roasted pumpkin seeds!
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Poke Cake I

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2009
I like this recipe a lot! It's very simple and quick and yummy all at the same time :o) I used the cake mix that comes with the pudding already in it according to the package directions so I made the lemon pudding mix with milk to spread over the cake once I had poked holes in it and covered it with the liquid lemon jello. After this set, I spread on the cool whip and stored in the refrigerator until Easter dinner the next day. Yummy, everyone loved it!
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Flip-Flops Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2009
This turned out pretty cute. I made my own buttercream icing so I should have let it harden a little more before I inserted the fruit by the foot and non-edible scrapbooking flowers! :o) That was my own mistake of course. I placed the flip flops cake on a baking sheet and surrounded it with crushed graham crackers to resemble sand.
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Banana Streusel Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2009
I made a half batch as I only had one banana and it was perfect. So glad to see a recipe that can easily be halved since it's only us in the house to eat them! These muffins are great and smell wonderful while they cook! I changed nothing except doubling the cinnamon and I Loved the simple & fresh flavor of banana that came through without a lot of other spices to cover it up. As other's have said, the topping is more of a "crunch" than a streusel but I liked that about it. I will alternate between this recipe and my other favorite depending on which topping I am in the mood for that day! Thanks so much for the easy and delicious recipe, it will be used in my house for many years to come :o) PS: A half recipe actually made eight muffins for me, maybe my muffin pan is smaller than the norm!
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Zucchini Egg Bake

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2009
Ten STARS!! I'm in love with this recipe! It's so nice to know that I can use other vegetables besides just spinach in egg dishes. Don't get me wrong, I love spinach but variety is the spice of life :-) I did not peel the zucchini as I wanted the nutritional value of the peel and I sauteed it with the onion and garlic in 2T. of butter until most of the liquid was gone before mixing it with the eggs and 1/2 cup of milk. I had to use 4 tsp. dried parsley with 1 T. fresh basil and no marjoram since I had none, but I thought the flavor was perfect! Since I was making this for a low calorie mid week breakfast, I used a little less parm and 1/4 cup mozarella. I also added cubed ham left over from Easter, Yum! I can't say enough about how much I adore this recipe. It was outstanding out of the oven and still great the next morning reheated. I will be making this frequently, thanks a lot!!
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Black Magic Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2009
This truly is the perfect chocolate cake! I'll be making this for many birthdays and events in the future :o) I followed the recipe exactly, even using sour milk (2 T. of vinegar to 1 cup of milk) for the buttermilk and it turned out perfectly. Thanks so much!
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