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Cake Mix Cookies IV

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2012
I am so surprised by these! I normally don't care for cake mix cookies, so I was really making them for my daughter (who loved them). I made these with a mixture of oil and butter and added some vanilla extract. Then I rolled them in cinnamon sugar using some very high quality Vietnamese cinnamon from Penzy's (the best!) Made yummy snickerdoodles, a bit sweet though. I think the cinnamon sugar masked some of the cake mix flavor. The texture was soft, moist, and just slightly gooey. 9 minutes was perfect for my oven.
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Zucchini Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2012
Made a few changes and found it delicious. Did very little measuring, just chopped a large zucchini and onion, added lots of fresh tomato and plenty of asiago cheese. I also added Italian seasoning and garlic salt. Used greek yogurt in place of the oil, then added a small amount of oil. Wasn't sure I liked it until it cooled a bit, now I can't wait to try it on my vegetable loving friend. my daughter didn't care for it until I added pizza sauce to hers, but I loved it without. The Italian seasoning, garlic, tomatoes and extra cheese did make it taste a bit like a pizza, only more healthy. Thanks,
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Oatmeal Chocolate Coconut Chewy

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2012
These are great cookies. I made these because I wanted to use up some oatmeal and coconut, but may have found a reason to buy more! My friend and his son were crazy about them (and they can both be very picky). I used sweetened coconut because that is what I had (it was a very mild coconut flavor). Also used a mixture of semisweet, bittersweet, and milk chocolate chips to use up some old bags. Pecans instead of walnuts for the same reason. I love recipes that call for regular rolled oats because they are so full of healthy fiber. These were chewy and moist and addictive. The perfect texture. Can't wait to try them with regular coconut so they won't be as sweet. Thanks!!.......Just wanted to add that I took these to culinary school one day and the professors LOVED them. I used Ghiradelli bittersweet chips that time.
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Fig Spice Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2012
Yum! I cut the recipe in half,except for the spices, and added a little nutmeg. Put the figs in the processor and left out the nuts. Baked 20 min in an 8 inch glass baking dish. My daughter and I had some warm and it was great, but just as good for the next couple days. So moist:)
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2012
delicious. Added more lime, onion, and tomato. BF said best guac ever....over and over. We loved it!
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Gazpacho

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2012
My boyfriend made this for me. It was delicious. He added a bit more garlic and tarragon and let it sit for a few days which definately added a lot to the flavor. It was very flavorful and extremely filling, perfect if you want to watch calories. So fresh and healthy too.
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Lemon Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2012
This is yummy. I added the zest and juice of one whole lemon and threw in some extra zucchini, the extra moisture caused the need for a slightly longer baking time. I love the freshness that the lemon adds. Thanks.
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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2012
These are pretty good. The rolled oats are very chewy in them. They are pretty sweet and very filling.
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Double Chocolate Cherry Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2012
These were just ok to me. Probably won't make again.
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
Very good zucchini bread...even when subbing in some applesauce and whole wheat flour. I double the zucchini and do drain it...it is still extremely moist and never dries out a bit.
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Orange Chocolate Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2012
These were really yummy. I used greek yogurt and mini chocolate chips(weighed to 3oz)with a bit extra orange zest and juice. We loved them (my daughters and I). They were done in 15 miutes. wonderful flavor and texture and only about 170 calories. Thank you!
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Spinach Basil Pesto

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2012
We did like this, but found it too salty (which is unusual for us-we're salt lovers). We reversed the amount of basil and spinach because we had loads of basil, but after tasting it with the salt, we kept throwing in more lemon juice and basil and spinach. We didn't add any more cheese because that was also salty. May just be our taste preferences, but next time we will add a tiny bit of salt at a time. We also added a higher ratio of lemon juice to oil-partly because we like lemon and partly to reduce the fat. We also prefer a thicker pesto so did not add all of the liquid. In the end we loved it.
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Italian Cream Cheese and Ricotta Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2012
Well. I only made this because I had ricotta and sour cream that was going to go bad. I was prepared to give this one star after I mixed the filling. It seemed grainy and soupy. I went ahead and baked it anyway. WOW. Not a traditional cheesecake, but it promised that in the title didn't it? SO light and creamy. A little too sweet maybe? But great. THANKS!
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Simple Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2012
These are pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of deviled eggs, but I liked these and my daughter did too (she was the one I was making them for). Although I found them to be quite salty at first (and I love salt),they mellowed out in the fridge over time, but not really enough for me. If I make them again I may possibly increase the mustard a little bit, and decrease the salt.
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Cucumber Sandwiches III

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2012
These are nice sandwiches. I used pepperage farms very thinly sliced white bread and thought it was perfect for these. I trimmed the crust and cut them into triangles. I also added the dill to the cream cheese...the dill is super important. At first, I thought the cream cheese mixture was too strongly flavored, but with just a thin smear of it on the bread with the cukes it was perfect.
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The Best Lemon Bars

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2012
I have a recipe for lemon bars that people really love, but I tried this one for a change and shared them with my friends. No one liked them as much. The recipe I normally use has a thick, rich lemon CURD that is cooked on the stove before before being added to the parbaked crust and finished off in the oven, I think that is what makes the difference. While making the curd I add in the zest of the lemons in order to get the great oils from the peels and then strain them out before adding the cooked curd to the crust. But this recipe is much easier I must admit.
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Oatmeal Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2012
These are very nice, simple, chewy cookies with a crisp exterior. Had to make them with milk chocolate chips(so a bit too sweet- and this is already quite a sweet cookie) but can't wait to try them with ghirardelli bittersweet chips-my fave, which will hopefilly help balance the sweetness of the dough. I'm sure they will be even better! I made them with the old fashioned oats as stated and am glad I did. They not only taste good, but have healthy fiber in them as well as a great mouthfeel. The oat flavor was nice and delicate, and in this particular cookie I liked the lack of spices because that really helped the oats come through. May try with a bit less sugar next time. My family loved these.Thank you.
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Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2012
These muffins are pretty good considering that they are completely made with whole wheat flour (I used stone ground) and very easy to make with little fat (I used no sugar added applesauce). The top of these were a bit crunchy while the insides were still moist. Not sure if I will make them again, though, wasn't crazy about the aftertaste. If you are sensitive to sugar, you may want to decrease the sweetness a bit.
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Grilled Salmon I

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2012
This is absolute salmon perfection! I sometimes bake this in the oven at 425 degrees for 12 to 18 minutes depending on the thickness of my salmon. It is so moist and delicious. The other day I had some of this marinating (a beautiful, expensive fillet) and got into a car accident. I couldn't get to the salmon for a few days and thought it would be ruined, but it was fabulous. One of the best pieces of fish I've ever had. I love to add quite a bit of lemon pepper and garlic powder, the combination of the spiceness and the sweetness is tantalizing. YUM!
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Date-Filled Sandwich Cookies

Reviewed: May 12, 2012
These are some nice little cookies. They are not too sweet. The cookie is crisp yet tender. I didn't get enough filling out of the recipe for the whole batch, though. I just brushed the rest with a little water and sprinkled turbinado sugar on. I made the filling and then used my immersion blender to break up the chunks. Mine baked in only 7 minutes.
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