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Amazing and Easy Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2013
I was a little scared by the "too mustardy" comment, but these were SOOO GOOD! --just like "honey barbeque" type wings you might get at a restaurant. Didn't taste mustardy at all. (I used a mix of spicy mustard and dijon mustard...not sure how it would taste with yellow mustard.) I added some onion powder and garlic powder, and cooked some sauce with the wings--the sauce gets super gooey--my daughter said it was the best chicken she's ever had. This was the first time I have ever made wings from scratch, and I will be making them again! Thanks for the recipe! I didn't even marinate and they were still amazing!
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Maple-Garlic Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2010
Very yummy! I must say, I was skeptical as was my husband, but after all the rave reviews, we had to give it a try--we will again! My husband was wishing there was more marinade to put on our potatoes, so maybe I'll double the marinade next time. I followed the recommendations to use olive oil and stone ground mustard. I also used homemade syrup (very easy! from this site.) So yummy! We will be making this again!
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Black Bean Hummus

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2008
Big time YUM! I've been looking for ways to use beans (high fiber, protein, and decent amount of iron) and this is a winner. I added extra lemon juice, used olive oil instead of "bean juice" and omitted the cayenne since my 1-yr-old would be eating it. A big hit--it's already half gone and I made it 10 min. ago. I'm going to double the recipe next time. Fresh lemon juice is a must.
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Oaty Cereal Bars

Reviewed: May 5, 2008
Very yummy. I used half honey half light corn syrup and let the sugar mixture boil for 1 min. (to try to keep the honey taste from being too overpowering). Set up very nicely as bars after it cooled. The peanuts really add a lot. Kinda tastes like a PayDay bar. Thanks!
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Ten Minute Enchilada Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2008
This was VERY yummy. Now, I don't know what authentic enchilada sauce tastes like, but next time I'm going to try cutting back on the chili powder a little, (it was very spicy,) as well as the water and the oil. It was very yummy, but I think cutting back on the oil would make it a little healthier, and cutting back on the water a little thicker (I just used regular flour. Self-rising flour might have had a different effect.) Thanks for this delicious, easy recipe!
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Chewy Coconut Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2008
I did not make this recipe as stated, but with the tweaks, it's irresistable! Here were my changes: 1. I took the amount of flour as half flour half quick oats. (I like bars with oatmeal in them.) 2. I added about 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and about 1/4 tsp ground cloves, in an attempt to combat others criticisms of this being bland. 3. I followed other reviewers prompts to double the amounts of coconut, salt and vanilla. The result was YUMMY! I meant to only taste it as I was full from dinner, and I ate 2 bars. Gooey, tasty bars. It's true that even with double the coconut that coconut is not a very dominant flavor, so if you're looking for something super-coconutty, these are not your bars. But I think the coconut and the walnuts work very well together to make a delicious treat. Yummy! Thanks!
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California Italian Wedding Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2007
This is delicious. I used acini de pepe instead of orzo as others recommended and it was good. fresh parm is a must, as someone suggested. And as other reviewers say, the noodles do double in size and soak up all of the broth, so I will put in fewer noodles next time. It's not hard to make more broth, but why do it twice, right? Great recipe! My husband doesn't usually get as excited about soup as I do, and he liked this a lot.
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Butternut Squash Soup II

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2007
This is good soup. I made a few changes, because I used to work at a restaurant that served soup like this and wanted it to taste like that. I added about 1 1/2 Tablespoons of sugar, some garlic powder (maybe 1/4 t?), and about a Tablespoon of Tarragon (that's a spice). That made it! Also, I think I will add less broth next time (I didn't have chicken stock so I used broth instead, and would have liked it to be a little thicker.) Finally, I used an acorn squash--oops--but it still tasted great! Makes a lot of soup--can't wait to eat the leftovers!
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Meatball Sandwich

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2007
This is great. My husband and I love this sandwich--delicious! Next time I make it, though, I'd be sure to use lean ground beef. I think I used 80 or 85% lean, and the meatballs were really greasy. The grease doesn't really cook out. Also, definitely make more meatballs--I made 20 out of this recipe and can't imagine having bigger ones. And, I think I'd like the meatballs just a little crisp on the outside, so I cooked mine a little longer when warming up the leftovers, and I'll do that the next time--cook them longer or at a higher temp. My husband thought they were fine as is. Yummy! Thanks!
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Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2007
Very good--I added a little cayenne pepper to give it a little zip, and a little vinegar as well. I used a yam instead of a sweet potato, and definitely use sweet potatoes because yams get too soft and make the whole thing kinda mushy. I love the blend of textures and tastes, though. I might use more lime and garlic next time.
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Spring Strawberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2007
This is just like the salads you buy in restaurants! Very yummy! I left out poppy seeds as I did not have them, and added a little onion powder to the dressing--I noticed other recipes had onion and so I threw it in--turned out great. We will definitely have this again and again!
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Sesame Beef

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2007
Very good--I added cornstarch to the sauce, which makes it just like chinese food you get from the store, but don't use too much or it gets sticky/chunky. (Maybe about a tablespoon). I also doubled the soy sauce and oil to make sure there was enough sauce for the veggies I added, and next time I make this I will not add more oil--it was too oily. I might even try less oil than the recipe calls for. But this is a very simple recipe for a delicous meal! My husband says, "YUM!"
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Crispy Almond Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2007
I am a lactose intolerant (I used vanilla soy milk in place of milk) slacker (did not refridgerate the dough but followed other recommendations to just flatten the cookies, and I did not put egg white on top because my baby was screaming, and I threw slivered almonds on top in place of mixing in ground almonds due to what I had on hand) who does not have cream of tartar (I left it out). My very-altered cookies turned out okay--My husband says "I think they're great!" But I think they taste like slightly almondy sugar cookies, which is maybe how they're supposed to taste.
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Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2007
I am very excited about this recipe. This tastes very similar to the Chicago deep dish pizza I fell in love with in Chicago. I don't have a standing mixer and mixed it all with a wooden spoon and then kneading, later and it turned out fine. I just mixed it with a wooden spoon until it looked very throughly mixed (10 minutes would have required more muscles than I have--I mixed it significantly less) and then kneaded it for about 5 minutes. I added the tablespoon of salt, as recommended by others and am SO glad I did--it doesn't taste salty at all--just normal. Also, I HEAVILY greased my casserole dish with margerine--I think that gives the crust the buttery taste I grew to love from Giordanos and Pizzeria Uno. The crust is really really thick--I think I will try spreading it into larger pans next time, or dividing the dough into 3, instead of into 2 pizza crusts. Also, something I may try is using melted butter or margarine in place of the oil. I remember the crusts from my favorite restaurants having a more buttery taste. But this recipe, with the added 1T salt, does turn out a yummy crust. I also squashed a bunch of whole tomatoes by hand--make sure you drain them really well, otherwise it will be soupy. Great recipe! Thanks for satisfying a pregnant woman's cravings!
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Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2007
I followed the recommended proportions: 2 c wheat flour, 1 c reg. flour, considerably more honey. I also do not have a bread maker. I don't know too much about bread, but I just let the kneaded dough rise for an hour, then baked it at 375 for 30-35min. It was delicious! I noticed other non-bread-maker wheat bread had an extra period of rising after the initial hour--this still tastes good, though.
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Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2007
This is a great recipe. I followed MAGNIFICAT's advice and boiled the raisins, used applesauce and less oil, (all I had was cinnamon applesauce and that turned out fine,) less sugar, and added spices. These were perfect with the applesauce in place of oil--I can't imagine how greasy they'd be if I'd used the full amount of oil. Also, I just put in a few extra spices--I think I will use more next time--they just had a hint of spicy-ness with what I had added. (I'm glad I added some spices.) Also, I added chopped pecans--YUM! I didn't mix the pineapple juice with the cream cheese, and I wish I had--or done something with the cream cheese--I was just trying to save some time. If you don't mix in the pineapple juice--you get pretty much what you'd expect--a lump of cream cheese in the middle of the muffin, (which is still good, but would be better thinned and sweetened by the pineapple juice.) Also, I'm not a huge chunk-pineapple fan, but the muffins come out not tasting like pineapple, and the pineapple makes them sweet/moister, and gives it a nice texture. Great muffins! My husband and I love them.
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Nora's Special Chocolate Chip Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2007
I actually don't know how this recipe is as stated. I tried all of the alterations people suggested--more sugar, extra egg, less oil, more chocolate, and the dough was so thick--it reminded me of cookie dough. I was like "what I did wrong. whatever" and baked it anyway. They turned out like big thick cookies--not fluffy, like muffins. I don't know what I did wrong, but I would have liked them to be "lighter" like muffins rather than dense and heavy like cookies.
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Cabbage Rolls II

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2006
Do not make this meal if you are pregnant and/or strong smells bother you. The end product tasted fine, but the smell of cabbage and all of the other things cooking all day made me so sick, I had to put my crockpot in my basement and try to air out the main floor. My husband thought it was funny, but when he went down in the basement, he understood why! By the time it was done, I could only eat 2 bites. It does taste a lot better than it smells, I just couldn't do it. I think it would have been pretty good if I were not pregnant and very sensitive.
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Easy Cajun Jambalaya

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2006
I thought this was delicious. I made it for a group this summer, and people raved about it. I am not a Jambalaya fanatic, so I don't now how it compares to others. It's not as good the next day, so don't make too many leftovers.
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Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2006
This was my first time making blueberry muffins from scratch, and it turned out pretty well! I used half wheat flour, half regular, and I think the streusel topping adds a lot, when using wheat flour.
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