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Irish Cream Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2010
Used the soaking method and part whiskey in the glaze.
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Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2010
Cut butter and cream in half. Use fat free half and half. Chop tomatoes and de-seed, but don't bother peeling. Could probably leave tomatoes in quarters.
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2010
Don't forget to cut back on the salt! First time I made it, I added can of Rotel and did not use jalapeno. Could go for about 2.5-3 teaspoons of salt.
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Wild Rice Harvest Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2010
Only used one can of low-fat creamo' chicken soup. Boiled chicken and used the stock in recipe. Used unsalted cashews, which turned out just fine. Used about a 1/3 pack of fresh mushrooms, could have been more. Sauteed chicken, celery, mushrooms in 1/2 butter, 1/2 olive oil. Cooked the rice halfway before cooking and poured it in with its own liquid. I think I only cooked about an hour. Would be faster if I made rice and chicken prior. Also, went really well with fresh, sliced tomato.
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Spinach and Leek White Bean Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2010
1)HALF-ed the beans, couscous, and leeks. 2)ADDED a tomato-- next time use more-- and a splash of apple cider vinegar. 3)REPLACED cumin with rosemary and thyme. 4)Waited til heat was off to add spinach. 5)Would have been good with squash or mushrooms.
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Cashew Turkey Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2010
Ok, not the best thing ever, but pretty easy and good for left-overs.
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Moroccan Tagine

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2010
Doesn't need chicken, just double the beans.
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Tuna Lime Tostadas

Reviewed: May 7, 2010
These were pretty good for a fast, no-cook meal. Were even better microwaved with a little cheese melted on top.
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Ranch Dressing II

Reviewed: May 23, 2010
Substituted plain yogurt for sour cream and used finely minced onion in place of dried chives and onion powder. Really good!
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Rosemary Chicken Couscous Salad

Reviewed: May 24, 2010
Very good. Used fresh tomatoes instead of sun dried. Also, used less than half of the dressing. Seems like the dressing could use a lower ration of olive oil sense the flavor is pretty prominent even when using just a little of the dressing.
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Juicy Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: May 25, 2010
A pretty good chicken. I used less butter, added onion and garlic along with the celery, and also added thyme. There is a LOT of fat in the bottom of the pan--kind of gross. I used a 6-pound chicken and it served 7-8 people.
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Fresh Ginger Carrot Salad

Reviewed: May 27, 2010
I used sweetened yogurt and fresh pineapple. The ginger in this salad is pretty intense. Right after I made it, it tasted good and spicy. However, after refrigerating it for several hours, it had a bitter taste and no longer had the nice spiciness. It seems like it might be better to add the ginger right before eating it to avoid the bitterness.
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Mom's Coleslaw

Reviewed: May 28, 2010
Used a mix of yogurt and mayo for this. Also, we only used about half of a cabbage, which made a TON, the whole thing would have been ridiculous. I added a little salt and grated onion and probably used less sugar than the recipe called for. (Not exactly sure b/c I didn't measure anything) Also, next time it would be better if I mixed dressing before adding to veggies.
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2010
Really good and simple. I used 2 chicken breast halves and added three small red potatoes and one carrot, and cut everything in very small pieces. We didn't have tomato sauce or canned tomatoes, so we cut up a fresh tomato and used a little over half a can of tomato juice. Made this way, it was a little too sweet and could have used less sugar.
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Layered Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2010
Pretty good and easy. Jesse really liked it. We added mushrooms, black beans and a little broccoli (could hardly notice them!). I thought it was a little too wet--should drain the veggies well and not overdo the sauce. Also, next time use Hatch sauce. Should season the veggies with at least a little garlic, salt and pepper. I didn't like the corn b/c it was a little too sweet, but could have gone for more spinach and mushrooms.
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Vegetarian Korma

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2010
I used can of tomato juice and about 3/4 of a pureed tomato in place of the sauce. Used about 1.5 teaspoons salt. Replaced cream with whole can of lite coconut milk--boiled to reduce liquid. (This makes fat/serving about 9 grams if it's 5 servings.) Needs to preboil potatoes so they will cook faster.
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Oatmeal Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2010
Everyone loved these! We cut back just a little on the oats and chocolate chips and added about half a cup of almonds and dried cranberries. (This was for a half batch of cookies.) Jesse says there could have been more almonds.
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Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
Quite good! Boiled the potatoes and put everything together in advance. Used milk in place of cream. I used very big potatoes and cut back on the sugar; next time I may use more sugar. Will definitely make this again.
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Pierogies and Cabbage

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
Used ham in place of the bacon, which was great.
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Terrific Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
Very good! We added garbanzo and black beans (3 cans total) and only half a pound of turkey. Didn't have tomato paste and we think that may have made it watery. Tried to remedy it w/ adding instant mashed potato flakes. Worked, but left stringing stuff in the chili, which was kind of gross.
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