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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2012
The only reason I'm rating this a 4 is because the beef in this recipe tasted too strong. The flavors of the ginger and hoisin were so amazing, but the beef was too strong and heavy. I will DEFINITELY make this over and over, but next time I'll use ground pork or minced chicken.
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Amazing Pecan Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2011
This recipe produces an absolutely delicious coffee cake! I make it as directed for events, but I crave this so often I’ve also made some changes when I make it for my family. Rather than 1 cup of butter, I use 1/4 cup butter, 3/4 unsweetened applesauce, and slightly increase the amount of light sour cream (~1 1/4 cups). I leave everything else the same. That still produces an amazing, buttery coffee cake, and I don’t feel like I have to have my cholesterol checked afterward ;)
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Chicken Tortilla Soup I

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2011
This is an EXCELLENT, fast, healthy recipe that everyone raves about! I make this as directed, but I usually skip the hominy out of personal preference, and instead add extra beans. I keep the ingredients for this on hand at all times. After making this the first couple times and having tons of wilted cilantro afterward, I’ve started freezing my cilantro, and using just slightly more than the recipe calls for to compensate for (very minimal) flavor loss from freezing. This soup also freezes well, so I usually double the batch! One of my (and my family’s!) all time FAVORITE recipes!
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Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2010
I needed a great cookie recipe for my dad's birthday and I found one! Since I was making these for the first time on the day of the occasion, I read a lot of the reviews. I made the following changes: added 1/2 tsp allspice, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and increased the oats to 2 1/2 cups. I also added 1/2 c extra raisins and 1 cup of chopped pecans for my dad. I baked them for 12 minutes for some of the best cookies I've ever made! The fact that they're so much healthier was a HUGE bonus!
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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2010
I love this recipe! I've started adding extra veggies, like zucchini or fresh tomato, and it's even more amazing!
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Easy Vegetarian Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2010
This has become a favorite recipe of mine over the past couple of years, and comes out delicious if you follow the recipe as is (Don't leave out the nutmeg!). But I've made the following changes to make it even more amazing (and healthier): I double the onion, celery, and carrot, and I add one diced zucchini and a diced summer squash. I cook these in half the amount of butter along with the onion and celery. Sometimes I add potato or steamed broccoli when I'm adding the carrots and corn. Instead of using half-and-half, I use evaporated skim milk to cut out some fat. Everyone always raves about this chowder!!
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1-Dish Pepperoni Cheese Pizza Bake

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2008
This recipe was GREAT! I was trying to find something to make with ingredients I had in the house during a huge snowstorm- this was perfect. I was worried because I only had fairly bland, generic brand pizza sauce left over from something, so I spiced it up with pressed garlic and about 1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. For toppings I used canned mushrooms, sliced olives, chopped green pepper, and mozzerella. I was weary that the dough looked a little lumpy (I don't do too much with crusts or breads), but it came out of the oven looking beautiful. My boyfriend came in the kitchen and said WOW!- before and after the meal. Normally he comes in the kitchen, fire extinguisher in hand, thinking I've set something on fire. I will make this again and again!
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