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Lentil Soup with Lemon

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2014
I didn't have tomato paste, and I skipped the blender step. This soup was heavenly. It was very simple to prepare and was ready to eat in 45 minutes. I made it two servings by cutting the lentils to 1/2 cup, still in 4 cups of liquid. One serving came out to 179 calories, with 11.6 g protein and 12.6 g fiber. I am extremely impressed with this one! Thank you for posting it!
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'Momma Made Em' Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2013
You can't "simmer" veggies in roux for 45 minutes without adding liquid. I made some common sense corrections to this recipe, and used fresh everything except for frozen okra, and we liked it that way. My spices (I never use pre-mixed): 1/2 tsp each thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper; 1 tsp oregano; 1 Tbsp. chopped garlic; 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce. I made the roux from butter, and it was done to my liking in 20 minutes (a little darker than chocolate milk). Thanks for posting this recipe, it was a very good base to start with!
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Spicy Chicken Rice Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2012
Simple and delicious just as written! And I had all the ingredients on hand. Thanks for posting!
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Honey Glazed Ham

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2011
Juicy and tender, great flavor. I used a 6 lb. Bluegrass jubilee ham. Five hours on low in the crock pot, basting every 30-60 minutes, was perfect. Microwave the glaze - no need to mess with a double boiler.
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Creamy Twice-Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2011
Easy & delicious! I added cheddar and bacon bits to the top since I had them on hand.
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Ten Minute Szechuan Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2011
Good base recipe. Too salty and bland as written, but much better with added 1/4 t. ginger, decreased soy sauce to 3 T. low sodium, and increase water to 1 c. to make a sauce. I also added broccoli, which worked very well. Served 2 very hungry people with 2 c. (dry) jasmine rice. Easy to prepare in the 20 minutes the rice is simmering.
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Spinach and Tortellini Salad

Reviewed: May 7, 2011
Easy, attractive and healthy! I used fresh baby spinach, like many others, chopped and not cooked. I doubled the recipe and used tri-colored tortellini. Taking it to a picnic tonight - it will probably be even better after a couple of hours in the fridge. Thanks for posting this one, it's a keeper!
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2011
This recipe is ok as is, but 5 stars with changes. I sub walnuts for the pecans, sub brown sugar for white, add 1/2 t. nutmeg, sprinkle the walnuts on (not in) the icing, halve the sugar in the icing, and sub applesauce for 1/2 c. of the oil. I like carrot cakes that are spicy and simple, so I avoid the recipes that have raisins, pineapple and other oddball additions. Oh, I also increase the cinnamon by 1 t., but I do that in virtually all my baking. A bundt pan is done in 45-50 minutes depending on your oven.
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Lentil Chili

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2011
This is easy, affordable and very healthy. I'm adding it to my regular rotation of meals. I did need to double the liquid even though I soaked the lentils for an hour before cooking. I also added kidney beans, as another reviewer suggested, which made it seem more like chili.
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Frozen Mocha Marbled Loaf

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2011
This never fully set. It remained sticky and difficult to handle. I followed the recipe exactly, not sure what the problem was. Tasted ok, I guess, but I won't be making it again.
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Baked Oatmeal II

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2011
Can i give this 6 stars? Excellent breakfast! My teen son has never been enthusiastic about oatmeal, but this recipe won him over. We've tried it as written, with no fruit, with blueberries, strawberries, and apples & walniuts. Usually I substitute applesauce for the butter to eliminate the fat and reduce cost. The blueberry version (fresh & frozen both work great) has emerged as our favorite.
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Extra-Easy Spinach Lasagna

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2010
This really is the easiest lasagna recipe ever. I added a package of silken tofu to the ricotta to increase the protein since we are eating vegetarian. I also used 9 noodles and increased the bake time by about 10 minutes. My cheese wasn't browning, so I put the broiler on low for the last few minutes. We really liked it, and my son didn't know the tofu was in it until I told him.
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Unsloppy Joes

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2010
This was good, but way more like a veggie chili than a sloppy joe. I loved how inexpensive it was. I already had the spices, onion and celery, bought everything else and some nice big wheat rolls for around $8.00. It also went well in a wheat pita for smaller portions. Also it was just as good as a leftover.
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Baked Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Style

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2010
Yum! Two thumbs up from me and my teen. I cheated with jarred spaghetti sauce, so this was very easy to make. I bought the smallest squash I could find, and it still took 50 minutes to bake. Looked beautiful in the shell, great dish for company. Next time I think I will use a baking dish just so I have room to add more veggies. A keeper for sure!
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The Best Vegetarian Chili in the World

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2010
I cut this down a bit and we will still get 2 meals out of it (for 2 people). Used 1 pkg burger crumbles, 2 cans tomatoes, and only 1 each of jalapenos and can of green chiles. Also cut down the chili powder to 2 tbsp, and it was still nearly too hot for me (but just right for teen who likes hot foods). I also added diced zucchini, which worked very well with the other flavors. My total cost including a loaf of French bread was $18.50 since I already had the spices. Excellent food, good value for 2 meals. Thanks for posting this! .
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Robin's Quinoa with Mushrooms and Spinach

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2010
Holy cow-free dinner. This recipe exceeded my expectations. Very very yummy. I left out the wine, followed the rest of the recipe pretty faithfully. There was plenty of liquid without the wine, too. I don't like quinoa too squishy, so I keep liquids about 2 c. to each c. quinoa. I saved a little to try it cold later. If it's yummy cold too, this will be my new favorite quinoa recipe. Thanks for posting!
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Ham and Cheese Puffs

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2010
I left out the onion, and these were a big hit at an appetizer-only party. I thought they were much better fresh out of the oven than later when they cooled down. They did strike me as "kid food," but everyone seemed to like them.
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Balsamic Bruschetta

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2010
I used oregano instead of basil because of food sensitivities, and this was still excellent. Everyone who tried it liked it. Also, easy to make and looked elegant on the table. Thanks for posting!
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Cranberry Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2010
I thought this was pretty, tasty and interesting, but on a table with many appetizers it was barely touched. Maybe it was just too unusual for the crowd that was present.
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Artichoke Nibbles

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2009
This was a hit at Christmas last year so I'm making it again. This recipe also got passed around at Superbowl parties. I scaled it down to an 8" square pan for a small gathering, and it was well received.
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