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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2008
This is the best good basic banana bread that I have ever made - I've come back to it and made it several times. I even buy extra bananas at the grocery store so they can go brown and I have an excuse to make this again! I use 1/2 ww flour and 1/2 white flour so I can feel better about eating it :) It does equally well as one whole loaf or divided up into smaller loaves(just adjust the baking time). I added mini chocolate chips the last time and YUM!! (even my mother-in-law wanted to take some home with her!)
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Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2009
I loved, loved, loved this recipe, using prosciutto wrapped inside the chicken (instead of the outside). However, next time I will use very thin prosciutto slices and lessen the amount because my husband felt the whole recipe was too salty.
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Shrimp Scampi Bake

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2008
If I could give this more than 5 stars I would because of excellent flavor and ease of preparation. Hubby and I loved it! Only changes I made were less butter (per other reviewers suggestions), used honey mustard because it was all I had available, put in a "glug" of white wine, and added a dash of cayenne pepper (gives it just a touch of heat).
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Curried Squash Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2008
Totally delish! The only thing I substituted was EVOO for vegetable oil - very yummy!
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Whole Wheat Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2008
These were very good - I followed the recipe to a "T", except for using all wheat flour instead of wheat/white mixture. I didn't use it all the first morning I made it, so I saved the rest in the refrigerator and used it the next day - just as good!
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Truck-Stop Buttermilk Pancakes

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2008
LOWER FAT VERSION: Substituted low-fat yogurt for buttermilk, used less butter, and used WW flour for 1/3 of total flour mixture. Very, very good. I cut the recipe in half and still thought there was enough for a truck-stock!
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Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2011
Excellent flavor - will make again and again.
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Delicious Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2008
Absolutely fabulous! I used only 1 cup of white sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar; also, substituted applesauce for 1/2 of the oil. Still very sweet and did not affect the moistness of the bread at all. Will make this again and again - plain, with walnuts, and with raisins.
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Hello Dolly Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2008
I would definitely recommend, as others have, making the graham cracker crust and pressing it into the bottom first. Otherwise, easy, gooey, sweet, and yummy!!
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Green Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2008
I loved this salad (my husband would have only given it a 3 or 4, but he likes VERY strong flavors!) I used dried cranberries instead of fresh since that was what I had on hand and put extra on top before serving it; also, used gorgonzola instead of blue cheese (what I had). Very tasty and not too strong.
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Curried Honey Mustard Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2009
I really enjoyed this unique, slightly spicy flavor, hot out of the oven. My husband, however, was not wowed by it until he had leftovers for lunch the next day. Good stuff - I will make it again.
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Fruit Dip II

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2008
Yummy.
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Chocolate Scotcheroos

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2008
My mom has been making this recipe (sort of) for years, but cuts down on the sugar, PB, and choc topping to decrease calories. When I make it, I follow this recipe to a tee (and say forget the calories!), because it is so yummy sweet and delicious. I don't know anyone that doesn't love these!
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Greek Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2008
This is yummy. My changes: omitted the olives (husband hates them), increased the cucumbers (too many from the garden!), doubled the feta, added about 3 Tbsp of mayo, a dash or 2 of dill, and used Gazebo Room greek salad dressing instead of italian. Tastes great in whole wheat pitas!
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Baklava

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2009
This is a wonderful, easy, impressive recipe for Baklava. I made it with my 15 year-old niece and she was impressed with her gourmet skills! Definitely a keeper.
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Dutch Letter Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2009
Dutch Letter Cookies??? My husband request these as he spent time out in Pella, Iowa freqently before we were married and discovered them in the Jaarsma Bakery on the square. I, however, had never heard of them so I found this recipe. He LOVED this recipe and said it was almost identical to the cookies he found in Pella. I found them easy to make; however, the only suggestion I would make is to make sure the almond paste/sugar/egg mixture is mixed very well and all the lumps are gone. Otherwise, you have trouble piping the mixture out onto the dough - very annoying.
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Barbie's Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2008
Yum, yum, yum! This is the best! I wouldn't alter a thing - thanks for the great recipe!
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Mississippi Mud Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2008
Yum, yum, yum!!! Sooo sweet and chocolatey...the only thing I noticed is that it took less milk than called for in the recipe for the icing.
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Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
My husband loves this dish - easy to make with common food items. I make it at least twice a month!
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Quinoa Side Dish

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
Difficult to find tasty quinoa recipes, but this is a good one! I didn't have vegetable broth, so substituted chicken broth instead and omitted the onions (husband hates them). I have made this countless times and passed the recipe on, too - always turns out delicious!
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