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Black Bean and Salsa Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2012
Very good, incredibly simple to throw together for a quick dinner. I made a few changes: I sauteed a small white onion with a tablespoon of minced garlic in the pot with a smidge of olive oil before adding the bean mixture. I doubled the recipe and used 2 cans of beans for blending and left 2 cans whole... I like chunks! I used Tostitos salsa and didn't think it was overpowering, but definitely better the next day. Will make again and add some lightly seasoned ground turkey. Try it!
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White Chili with Ground Turkey

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2012
Husband approved - and he doesn't even like beans! I added some broth to the beans while pureeing to cut down on the paste factor. Also omitted the cinnamon because it made me nervous, and a hefty teaspoon of red pepper flakes without any cayenne on hand; salt & black pepper to taste. Went a little overboard on the garlic because we love and it doesn't overpower at all. I'll probably make this once a week, it's so tasty AND filling... but relatively guilt-free! Thanks for a keeper.
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Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2011
One of my new favorites! An awesome salad to keep on hand for a light dinner, great for a summer potluck too! I followed the recipe exactly but threw in the whole package of cherry toms & a little extra garlic; used about 3/4 can of black olives. I peeled the cucumbers, used a mandolin to slice them at 1/4", then halved the rounds. I used a metal measuring spoon to remove the center translucent fleschy area (where the seeds are) from each of the halved slices, hoping to keep excess liquid to a minimum and increase the salad's fridge life. It was a bit tedious, but worth the effort. The salad was as good on day 4 as day 1! A keeper... thanks Kim!
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Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2007
What a wonderful recipe! On my first try, I didn't do so hot on following the cheesecake rules (don't overmix, waterbath, etc.) and had giant cracks criscrossing the cake, and the outsides were a bit too done. My second attempt was fantastic - I used room temperature cream cheese (creams better with the sugar, no lumps - less mixing!), pierced the egg yolks before adding to the cake mixture to avoid over-mixing, and baked directly in a waterbath. Just be sure to use 2-3 layers of foil around your springform pan to avoid cheesecake soup. One more tip: add the vanilla with the last egg - I found that when added with the flour it sucked up the vanilla and made little brown lumps. You'll get TONS of compliments! I served with strawberry sauce (berries, sugar, bit of corn starch, then blended) and/or crushed Heath bar. My mouth is watering just writing about it!
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