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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
This is an excellent salad. Unfortunately, I foolishly bought the apple and pear at a store with low-quality produce, so they weren't good in the salad, but I think they would be good if their quality had been higher. I used slivered, toasted almonds instead of cashews and feta cheese instead of swiss. There was lots of extra dressing, but fortunately I had extras of the other ingredients, too, so I got to have more salad the next day.
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Amazingly Good Eggnog

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2008
My husband's comment was that this eggnog was just like store-bought! It's not exactly what I was hoping to hear, but he adores store-bought eggnog, so it was a compliment. He told me to give the recipe five stars, and he's quite stingy with his ratings. I thought this actually tasted better than store-bought eggnog. I don't drink, so I left out the rum, but that made it taste like it was missing something, so the second time I made it I added a tablespoon of rum extract. That made it perfect.
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Sweet and Sour Chicken III

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2008
This is a very good recipe, but I think a little tweaking makes it better. I doubled the sauce except for the soy sauce (using a 20-ounce can of pineapple tidbits) and added a little water because I don't like it too thick. I cooked it a bit longer than the recipe called for so the veggies would be less raw. I will leave out the carrots next time, and I want to try adding onion. I served it over rice.
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All-Around Good Smoothie

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2008
My husband and I thought this smoothie was extremely bland. I didn't include the flax or protein powder, so I suppose there's a possibility that those things add the flavor that this recipe is missing. If so, I apologize for the bad review! But I'm under the impression that those are mainly in the recipe for health reasons rather than flavor. I salvaged the recipe by adding more honey and a lot of concentrated orange juice.
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Oatmeal Carmelitas

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2008
These are very tasty cookies. I followed the recipe except that I omitted the nuts, cut the butter to 1/2 cup, and increased the second cooking time to about 24 minutes. My husband and I wanted to eat them soon after I took them out of the oven, but they were still extremely gooey, so we used plates and forks. I think that's the best way to eat them! Just call it pie instead of cookies. The second day, they had firmed up (although they still had a gooey layer in the middle), but we didn't think they were quite as good as when they were fresh from the oven. They're very crumbly even after they set, so the plate is still necessary unless you eat outdoors (but I didn't try refrigerating as some reviewers suggested).
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Groovy Green Smoothie

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2008
I followed the recipe except for using a whole apple and omitting the grapes, and it just wasn't good. It wasn't cold enough, and the consistency was like yogurt, which some people might like but didn't appeal to me as a drink. Neither my husband nor I liked the flavor. The one positive thing about it was that we couldn't taste the spinach. However, after tasting it I added apple juice, ice, and orange juice concentrate, and it was much better. I'll probably make it again with those changes... but the original recipe gets two stars at best.
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Apple Pie Smoothie

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2008
This is a good smoothie that really does taste quite a bit like apple pie. It's a good way to get my veggie-hating husband to have his vitamin A, and even my picky stepdaughter likes it. I like my smoothies with more of a milkshake consistency, though, and this is far too thin for me. I added as much ice as I could fit into the blender and it still didn't help much. Next time I'll freeze the banana and probably some of the other ingredients before I make this. Also, I think this recipe makes more than two servings. It's about 5 cups even without adding ice.
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Strawberry and Feta Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2008
Yum! I substituted raspberry vinaigrette for the raspberry vinegar and used only 1/2 cup of oil in the dressing. With a full cup of oil, there would be WAY too much dressing. I wasn't sure if I would like the almonds, because I'm one of those people who usually leaves nuts out of my recipes, but they definitely worked in this one. My mother-in-law thought this salad was so pretty that she took a picture of it!
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Cheesy Tuna Lasagna

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2008
I thought this was pretty good, and my husband really liked it. The fish flavor seemed quite strong to me, although that's not necessarily a bad thing. I left out the onion and butter and used onion powder instead. I also made the lasagna in a 9x13 pan so the noodles would fit better. It seems like it would be a pain to trim them down to fit in a smaller pan.
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Michelle's Peanut Butter Marbled Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2008
These are fine brownies, but I don't know if they're good enough to add to my recipe collection. I cooked them according to the directions, taking them out of the oven when a toothpick came out nearly clean, but they seemed overcooked after they cooled. They're also a bit too cakelike and not sweet enough for me. The peanut butter layer was thicker than the chocolate layer, so it didn't spread easily over the top. However, that wasn't much of an issue once they were swirled together. These brownies have only a very slight peanut butter taste, which I liked, but some people might like to add more peanut butter.
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Southern Potato Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2008
This is definitely going to be my go-to recipe for potato salad now; however, there are a few details that keep me from giving it five stars. For one thing, I took Retired Cook's advice and added a tablespoon each of cider vinegar and sugar, and I think that was a great addition. (I also used light mayonnaise to make the salad healthier, but I doubt that made it taste better.) My other quibble with this recipe is the instructions about the potatoes. It doesn't specify which kind of potatoes to use, so I used Russet because they're kind of the standard. I think it would have been better with Yukon Gold or red potatoes that would hold up better to chopping and stirring. I wanted to leave the skin on the potatoes, but it tended to flake off as I was chopping them. I think using a different kind of potato would help with that. Also, since potatoes vary hugely in size, a weight guide would have been helpful. I used 2.3 pounds of potatoes total, and it worked pretty well, although I might cut that to 2 pounds next time. I plan to chop the potatoes before cooking so they don't take as long to get tender (it took about 25 minutes this time). I'll also mix all the other ingredients together before I add the potatoes. This salad is great warm or cold, but I have a slight preference for warm. UPDATE: I have made this many times since my original review. I almost always use Russet potatoes, but I chop them before cooking.
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Potato Chips

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2008
My husband thought I should give this recipe five stars, and he's very stingy with ratings! So these must be very good. He ate them as quickly as I cooked them, so I hardly ate any. I think the taste is similar to store-bought potato chips, but these are healthier, cheaper, and customizable. I made the first batch with vegetable oil in a bag as the recipe instructed, but then I tried spraying generously with butter-flavored Pam and they were just as good, so I'm definitely giving up on the oil. I used a mandoline to slice the potatoes (very easy) and put the slices on parchment paper cut to fit the bottom of my microwave. I patted the slices dry with paper towels before spraying with Pam to make sure they cooked properly. The chips were too dry for the salt to stick after they were cooked, so I salted them before cooking. My husband also liked them with garlic pepper. We want to experiment with more flavorings. The first batch took about nine minutes to cook, but as the microwave heated up, the batches took less and less time. The drawbacks of this recipe are that it takes a lot of time to make just a few chips and that the microwave cooking is a bit spotty if you don't use a turntable.
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Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2008
These got rave reviews from my family! I used a George Foreman-type indoor grill with only one heat setting, and the chicken and veggies cooked perfectly together on a skewer. I added grape tomatoes and fresh pineapple to the skewers, but I didn't marinate them with the other ingredients. The pineapple was a hit but the tomatoes got pretty mushy, although some of us still liked them. I also doubled the marinade to be sure that I had enough, and it was plenty. I reserved some of it for brushing over the kabobs during grilling, but I couldn't find a brush, so I skipped that part. My only complaint is that threading all the ingredients on the skewers was a bit of a pain, but that's to be expected when making kabobs. I'll definitely use this marinade recipe again.
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Southwestern Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2008
This was a fine recipe, but not great. I don't plan to make it again. It's nutritious, which is nice, but the taste was just okay. My brother thought the spices were weird and my sister didn't like the beans.
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Quick Lemon Dijon Chicken

Reviewed: May 23, 2008
My husband loved this! But it was just okay for me. I liked the combination of flavors, but it seemed like it needed sugar or honey to cut the sour flavor. I think this could potentially be a 5 star recipe for me if I experimented with adding other ingredients to make it sweeter. However, my husband doesn't want me to mess with it. He made sandwiches with it and I ate it with rice. I'll probably make this again sometime, because it's healthy and easy.
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: May 21, 2008
Well... these burgers are healthy. But they taste like beans and cumin on a bun (and I reduced the cumin by a teaspoon). Maybe I should have expected that, but I didn't expect those flavors to be as strong as they were. I ate my burger but I don't want more. My husband wouldn't eat more after his first bite. I didn't have problems with crumbling; I added bread crumbs until the mixture held together well.
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Sweet Pasta Salad

Reviewed: May 20, 2008
I normally like sweet pasta salads, but this is just too sweet, even though I left out the sugar. I think a big part of the problem is that there's just too much sauce. It would probably be a lot better with the sauce halved or the pasta doubled. I decided to try to salvage it. I added dijon mustard and cheese and that cut the sweetness, but it still wasn't very good. (I didn't try adding pasta) After several days in the fridge, the sauce dried out enough to make the salad edible. But I won't be making this again.
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Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Reviewed: May 14, 2008
This is a good basic sloppy joe recipe. It's a bit too sweet for me, but adding balsamic vinegar cuts back on the sweetness. I also sometimes add pureed carrots to sneak some nutrients into this dish.
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Easy Stroganoff

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2008
This is one of my husband's favorite recipes! I changed almost everything in it, but I followed the basic outline. I substituted ground turkey for the beef, rotini for the egg noodles, and 2 cups fat free yogurt for the sour cream (yogurt gives the stroganoff a bit more tang). I significantly increased the garlic and worcestershire sauce and slightly increased the seasoned salt. I left out the mushrooms and reduced the milk. I think my changes make the recipe a bit healthier and more flavorful. Make sure you cook the meat with the seasonings instead of adding them after you brown it so that the meat takes on their flavor.
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Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2008
These brownies are very sweet and fudgy! As suggested by other reviewers, I used 1.5 cups white sugar and 1.5 cups brown sugar. It's good that way, although I guess I don't know what the difference is between using half brown sugar and using all white since I haven't tried all white. I removed the brownies from the oven a little before a toothpick would come out clean to make sure they didn't overcook.
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