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Dirty Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2014
This is a quick, easy, well-balanced meal with good flavor. Squeezing lime juice on top definitely adds that little extra to the dish. If you use the rice:water ratio and timing in this recipe, your rice may not turn out right, so be sure to follow the directions for the specific type of rice you will be using. For example, mine is 1 cup rice to 2 cups water for 40 minutes.
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My Country Style Steak

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2011
I don't usually enjoy the consistency/toughness of cube steaks, but decided to try this recipe because of the many high ratings. This is the first time I have ever made cube steaks at home and I am very glad I tried it. These were surprisingly tender and very tasty! I followed the recipe with two small changes: 1) substituted minced garlic for the garlic salt and 2) omitted the salt (to taste). I will definitely be making this again. Thank you for the first cube steak recipe I actually enjoy!
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Vegetarian Gravy

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2013
I have been looking for a good vegan gravy recipe, and I'm thrilled to have found this! I made a few changes based on my preferences and what I had on hand. First, I did not want chunky gravy, so I substituted 1 tsp onion powder and 1/4 tsp garlic powder for the fresh onion and garlic. Instead of using prepared vegetable broth, I diluted 2 rounded tsp of "Better Than Bouillon" vegetable base in 2 cups water. I discovered I was out of sage, so substituted savory. I also used half the amount of salt called for. The gravy quickly became too thick during cooking (I started with less oil than called for because I was not going to saute onion and garlic), so I added an additional cup of the water and veg base mixture and that worked out just fine. The gravy was rather salty when I tasted it by itself, but it was fine once we put it on our food. Next time I will further reduce the salt. With the ease of preparation, use of items I typically have on hand, and the authentic gravy taste, this vegan gravy was a very pleasant surprise! I am a BIG fan of gravy, so I will definitely be making this many times in the future. Thank you for posting a real winner of a recipe!
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Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2011
Took this to a party and everyone raved about it - even one person who doesn't usually like salads. I followed the recipe exactly, but added mandarin oranges and feta cheese. Fabulous!
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2008
True to its name, this Delicious soup was a big hit. Besides being tasty comfort food, this soup is also quick and easy to make. It is a classic recipe that I will use many times in the future. Two suggestions: omit the salt and use half the pepper.
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Classic Macaroni Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2008
The first time I made it with Miracle Whip, which made it far too zesty. I added some cheddar cheese and Ranch dressing to tone it down. Did not have green pepper, but added frozen peas (rinsed in a colander to thaw). After 6 hours in the fridge, the flavor had mellowed and everybody loved it. The second time I followed the recipe, including using regular mayonnaise. I liked the Ranch dressing and cheddar cheese, so I added them again. Also diced some ham and tossed that in. Made it a couple more times and followed the recipe exactly. Making it again today, but with a bit less mustard and sugar, as that is what I prefer. This is a great recipe that can be easily tweaked according to your tastes and what you have on hand. For best flavor and consistency, be sure to 1) let the sauce-veggie mix "mellow" in the fridge for at least a couple of hours and 2) not mix the sauce into the pasta until an hour or so before serving.
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Crispy Orange Beef

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2008
Delicious! I cooked the top sirloin in grapeseed oil (using only 1/4 of the oil specified) and doubled the sauce, both of which I will do again. This recipe is a bit more labor-intensive than I usually prefer, but it was well worth the extra prep time.
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Oven-Fried Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2009
Easy and good flavor. My suggestions: Leave the skins on and cut into lengthwise potato fingers. Eliminate the oil and just spray a cookie sheet with PAM before placing potato fingers (skin side down) on the cookie sheet.
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Best Bread Machine Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2011
This is excellent bread machine honey wheat! To better proof the yeast, I add 1 tsp sugar to the water and yeast. To make this completely vegan, I substitute the same amount of blue agave syrup for the honey. Yum!
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Italian Dressing Mix

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2014
Handy to have on hand and tastes great, without all of the chemicals typically found in retail dressings.
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Easy Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2007
This recipe provided very yummy results! I used an electric mixer to cut butter and sugar together; rolled dough into balls that I flattened with a glass bottom dipped in color sugar; baked the cookies for 7 minutes and cooled them on the cookie sheet for 1 minute before moving to a wire rack. My family likes cookies to be crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, and these were perfect. Still chewy inside after a couple of days. I'm going to make this recipe again, but this time I'll try rolling the balls in cinnamon-sugar and not flattening them.
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Easy Amaranth Pancakes

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2012
My boyfriend raved about these, and I thought they were very good, too. I did not have arrowroot powder, so I substituted an equal amount of potato starch. I didn't have any trouble with the pancakes sticking to the pan as other reviewers did, so my substitution may have been the key. The pancakes were a bit thin, yet still fluffy (not dry) and the flavor was great. Will try adding just a bit extra potato starch next time to see if that makes them a little thicker.
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Oven Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: May 11, 2014
This was easy and tasty. The only thing I would change is to reduce or eliminate the red pepper. It was a bit too spicy for me.
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Vegan Split Pea Soup I

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2012
Everyone loved this soup. I made it exactly according to the directions with one exception: I added 2-3 T vegetable base (Better Than Bouillon brand) during the last 30 minutes of cooking to pump up the flavor. Served with homemade croutons.
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2012
These are delicious! I've made these several times and even meat-eating friends enjoy them. Don't over-mash the beans or the burgers will be mushy. They're better with a bit of "meaty" texture. I made mine vegan by replacing the two eggs with a mixture of 4 T potato starch + 4 T water. I usually reduce or eliminate salt in recipes, but I found these to be better with the addition of 1/2 tsp salt. Pleased with the results when using Thai chili sauce and plain bread crumbs.
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Vegan Mexican Stew

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2012
Quick, easy and very tasty! I used the one-pot method suggested by another reviewer. The only other things I did differently were 1) omitted the seasoned salt (I didn't have any) and 2) used a can of plain diced tomatoes and a can of green chilies because I did not have the tomatoes with chilies already in them. Everyone loved it and had seconds. This is a keeper!
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Doreen's Ham Slices on the Grill

Reviewed: May 15, 2010
Delicious way to do ham on the grill. I have made this before without the lemon juice and a bit less horseradish and the sauce stuck to the ham more like a glaze. Yum!
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Traditional Style Vegan Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2012
This was soooo delicious! My only substitutes were rice milk instead of soy milk (was good, but want to try hemp milk next time) and rice "cheddar" instead of soy "cheddar". Potato mixture was a bit too liquid and "beef" crumbles were too crumbly. Will make adjustments for these next time. Thank you for this amazing vegan recipe!
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Punch

Reviewed: May 3, 2011
Doubled the ginger ale as others suggested. Pretty good punch, but the lack of sherbet makes this a bit less festive than what I was looking for.
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Wonderful Banana Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2011
I was looking for a quick and easy banana bread recipe, so I followed what another reviewer did and baked in mini bread-loaf pans. It was pretty good, but most people were expecting bread because it looked like bread. I believe it would be much better as a cake with chocolate frosting, as pictured.
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