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Lentil Rice and Veggie Bake

Reviewed: May 7, 2009
We are low-carbing so I cut out the rice and it was great. I found that an easier method was to steam whichever veggies we were using (this recipe lends itself to whichever combo of veggies you have on hand), combine with tomato sauce and transfer to a baking dish. The most recent time I made this dish I topped it with some leftover cheese sauce which made it a little like a veggie lasagne, but without the pasta and it was really yummy.
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Cape Breton Blueberry Grunt

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2009
Wow! This is good. I had no idea what a grunt is, but it seemed like a fun idea to tell my husband that he was having "grunt" for dessert after I found this when looking for something to do with some blueberries I had bought. This was very quick and easy to make and tasted so good. Only thing I did different was to reduce the amount of sugar to about 2/3 cup after I tasted my blueberries to see how sweet they were. Definitely going to make this again.
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Cream Puffs

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2009
This is ingenious, I have always made these with plain whipped cream fillings and although I enjoyed them, I always thought they needed just a little something more - turns out is was pudding! I have now tried this with different flavours of pudding with great results every time. I've never had a problem with the puffs going soggy or not drying our properly and this recipe is spot on with the method. I have also made the puffs in big batches and frozen them. To use, just put in a medium oven for 5 to 10 minutes - until warm and slightly crisped. When I made these for my husband's 30th birthday party I made a huge tower of them with chocolate pudding filling and dark and white chocolate drizzled all over. Another one I forgot to take a photo of!
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White Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2009
I think this is probably my husband's favourite cookie. The flavour is great - very chocolatey, but it is a chewy cookie as opposed to a more crunchie cookie and it sometimes seems they are a bit greasy - they also stick together if stacked in the cookie tin. But for this flavour, we will keep making them and suffer eating 2 at a time when they get stuck together.
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Cowboy Cookie Mix in a Jar

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2009
This baked up very well, but the order of the ingredients is wrong if you don't want flour getting into the choc chips. The order I used was flour(pre-combined with the bp, baking soda and salt), oats, brown sugar, white sugar, pecans and choc chips. As I was giving this to friends who don't bake at all I experimented with using canola oil instead of melted butter (people who don't bake tend to only have spreads which ruin baked goods) and it works perfectly. None of the recipients had ever seen a cookie mix jar before and seemed to really enjoy the novelty.
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Coffee Flavored Liqueur III

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2009
This really packs a punch with both flavour and alcohol content. I made this for christmas presents and it went down very well. While I wouldn't change a thing I do think that if you use a cheap quality vodka then you should use less cos it just burns, but with a good quality vodka, you can use the recipe amount and end up with a very rich and smooth finished product.
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Chicken Potpie

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2009
I really enjoyed this. The best thing about a pie like this is that it is a meal in itself and I didn't need to make anything extra to go with it. I used leftover turkey meat from christmas to make this instead of chicken and otherwise followed the recipe. For the second pie, however, I just froze the filling in a foil container instead of making up another pie as I have limited freezer space. I was a bit bewildered by the reviewer who complained about the sage though, I read the recipe over and over trying to find the sage!
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Chicken Broth in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2008
This is a brilliant idea as it saves the effort of skimming and having to make sure the stock doesn't boil. But the recipe seems to forget a few things - salt, peppercorns, bay leaf, parsley and thyme to name a few. I tripled this recipe as I have the big Kenwood slow cooker and used leftover chicken bones which I keep in the freezer until I have enough to make a batch of stock. Once cooked, I drain and then strain the stock before dividing it into foil containers and freezing for later use.
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Warm Apple Pocket

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2008
This was pretty good. I used puff pastry cos that is what I had, so I ended up with a rectangular "pie". This was very easy to make and the 40 mins to cook meant the apple cooked perfectly without needing any pre-cooking. I though putting liquid vanilla extract with the dry ingredients would be messy, so I used vanilla sugar, which I also sprinkled on top before baking. I used a milk wash instead of egg cos I can't stand the waste when using an egg wash. Looked very pretty and tasted good, went well with custard.
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Mom's Salmon Mousse

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2008
I was pleasantly surprised by this, I tried it just for some variety and to get some essential oils and whatnot into our diet without breaking the bank. It really does have a mousse-like texture and could probably be served hot or cold and could easily be "prettied up" for a dinner party. The only thing I changed was to add half an onion finely chopped. I had it with a leaf salad and my husband had it with noodles and we were both happy. Served it with a light mustard cream sauce.
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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2008
Wow, I have been in a bit of an unofficial chili making contest with a friend for a while and I think I won last night! As we only had 5 for dinner I halved the recipe and used only beef as that is what I had. Some of us are not so fond of very hot food, but enjoy a little zing so I made it with ordinary red kidney beans and left out the tabasco and limited the other chili elements, let it simmer for a while, divided it into 2 pots and added the called for chili to one pot and put both pots in the oven to simmer away at 100C all afternoon. Both sides enjoyed their dinner!
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Beth's Orange Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2008
I would like to give this recipe 4.5 stars, but I can't so 4 it is. I halved the recipe and only made the cookie part. Then I threw in a cup of dark chocolate chips as I was actually looking for an orange and chocolate chip cookie recipe. I didn't have orange juice concentrate so I used double the zest and ordinary orange juice - I will probably triple the zest next time to get a bigger kick of orange. From the half batch I got exactly 4 dozen cookies - not knowing how much they would spread I was careful to use just a teaspoon of dough for each cookie. But they didn't spread very much and actually rose. They are quite pretty, but also rather cakey, which is where they lose the half star.
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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2008
This is so unbelievably easy and so much cheaper than the store bought extract. Really didn't think it could be this easy. I don't get to bake as much as I would like, so I halved this recipe using 5 pods and a small bottle of vodka. Even better, the pods were on sale! My husband did not believe that this would work so kept checking the bottle every week to see how it was doing. And a friend wanted to drink it. Absolutely amazing.
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Mexican Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas

Reviewed: May 27, 2008
The first time I made these I only let them rest for just on an hour and they weren't very nice - rather rubbery, but I persevered and let them rest for 3 hours this last time and they came out perfect, aside from the fact that I can't roll out a perfect circle! I used margarine instead of shortening and everything else exactly the same. Hubby was very impressed. And this is way cheaper than buying - these cost about a quarter of the price to make.
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Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Reviewed: May 26, 2008
Loved this! It's sort of oriental in flavour, which went down well in this house. Only change I made was to use brown sugar instead of white. I served this with mashed potato and steamed bokchoi and it was really good. Used the left over bokchoi, roast and some of the gravy with more veg and chow mein noodles to make a stir fry. There were compliments on both meals!
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South Texas Carne Guisada

Reviewed: May 26, 2008
While I have no idea what guisada is supposed to taste like, I thought this was really good. I used stewing beef instead of sirloin, a can of chopped tomatoes instead of fresh, green peppers instead of red and ordinary oregano instead of Mexican oregano. I also added half a teaspoon of chili flakes to give it just a little bit of heat. I browned everything off and put it in the slow cooker for 5 hours and it was great in tortillas. Will definitely make again and again.
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American Girl's Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2008
I have made a bunch of peach cobblers before and I have always been unconvinced, but this was really good, even though I tried really hard to mess this up. I was having 6 for dinner so wanted to halve the recipe, no biggie until I forgot this when measuring ingredients for the batter and found I only had 3 cans of peaches and somehow persevered in putting this into the smaller dish I had planned to use.... managed to slide it into a bigger dish and pop it in the oven and it was fab! It was quite difficult to wait until after dinner as it smelled fantastic as it cooked and looked great as it sat on the counter. I did use only 1 cup of sugar - that was the only intentional change and it was great.
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Oven Brown Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2008
I made this last night to go with venison casserole and it was really good. I used real garlic, only chicken stock (all I had) and normal salt. I also use a mix of brown and wild rice which we really enjoy. I cooked this covered for about 40 minutes, stirred it and then cooked uncovered for about 30 minutes. It had a soft nutty flavour which I will want to use again.
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Light Oat Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2008
I have made this a few times now and it really is a great recipe. Generally the only change I made was to use canola oil instead of marg / butter. The most recent time I made this I upped the oats to 1 cup and dropped the flour by half a cup and it was just as good, still very light with a sweet oaty flavour. We think it makes the most amazing tuna salad sandwiches!
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Sandy's Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2008
This cake is great! I made it for my husband and I for dessert for valentines day (and a few days after) and it has kept wonderfully in the fridge. It is a very dense rich cake, so a little goes a long way. I didn't do a thing different to the cake except using lined and greased cake pans. The frosting I made 2 minor amendments to: Only used dark chocolate and added about 1/3 cup dark cocoa after the 5 cups of icing sugar were in - I tasted it and it was very sweet, but still too "wet". The cocoa pulled back the sweetness big time and made the frosting super-chocolatey. Also had to put the frosting in the fridge for half an hour to firm up before using it (but I did made this cake on a very hot day - about 35C). Served this on my big cake stand with rose petals scattered on and around it and it looked amazing!
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