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African Peanut Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2010
Yum! I'm giving this four stars for how it's written, and five stars with how I prepared it. I halved the recipe, but still used a full 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes. I also added about 2/3 of a big jar of Pace Picante - Hot and a handful of chopped cilantro. I added about 3/8 c of rice instead of just 1/4. And I probably added more peanut butter - I just globbed it in. The result was a thick & spicy soup. Yummm... Will definitely make this again! I might try adding some shredded chicken and coconut milk to make it different, but it was definitely great the way I made it this time!
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Fantastic Black Bean Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2010
Four stars because as written, it would be pretty good. As others have mentioned, this needs some extra spices to be delicious. I doubled the recipe and added a jalepeno. Instead of using all black beans, I used two cans of black beans, two cans of kidney beans (this is chili, after all), and two cans of pinto beans. I used two of the giant (28 oz?) cans of crushed tomatoes. I then added more vinegar, cayenne (2 tbsp), cumin (1 tbsp), and crushed red pepper (~1 tbsp). Other people have said that they used 1.5 lbs of turkey for the original recipe, which would have been too much for me. 2 lbs for a double recipe was perfect.
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Holiday Wild Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2009
Meh. This was a box of Uncle Ben's rice with some vegetables. Not very interesting. (but also not bad)
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Peppermint Bark

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2009
The store was out of peppermint extract, so I just crushed the candies in the blender and mixed them directly into the chocolates. Also, I missed the part about refrigerating the semi-sweet layer while preparing the white chocolate layer, so the final product ended up a bit... muddy. But still delicious!
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Pumpkin Pancakes

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2009
Pretty good, but needed to add a little bit more sugar than what was called for.
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Butternut Squash-Sweet Potato Ginger Bisque

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2009
If I had followed this recipe to the T, it would have been extremely bland. Here's what I did to make it yummier: curry powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, 3x the amount of yogurt, 2x amount of ginger. To make it easier to peel, I cut the squash in half and baked it at 400 with some water in the pan. I let that cook until I had my sweet potatoes prepped and in the pots. By the way, this recipe makes A LOT. I have at least two weeks' worth of lunch. It took me about an hour and 15 minutes to make it.
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Whole Wheat Bread III

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2009
For now I'm giving this three stars. The lack of manual instructions is frustrating, especially for those of us who don't want to use a bm. Thanks to the user who posted non-bm instructions! The flavor is ok, but a tad sweeter than what I wanted. My bread didn't rise at all, but I think that is probably my fault: I only had 2.25 tsp of yeast, and I didn't let the dough rise after kneading. I will be trying this again, though!
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Shortbread Supreme

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2008
easy and delicious!
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Lentil Soup III

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
Kind of boring and flavorless. Even with the alterations I made (carrots, a few bay leaves, more garlic, a jalapeno pepper, ground black pepper), it was decent at best. I had to add way more than the required amount of broth for it to become remotely soup-like. Giving it three stars because it may be something I return to. It does provide a good base upon which you can probably build a delicious dish. By the way, this recipe makes A LOT.
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Pumpkin Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2008
Yum. Added some nutmeg and chopped pecans, too!
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Spicy Pork Chops

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2008
I didn't add sage, but it was still delicious! Easy and healthy, too. :)
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Buffalo Chicken Wings III

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2008
A good recipe to go off of! I followed it exactly the first time (with extra spicy Frank's), and it was delicious! However, I would like it more spicy. It seems like it can be easily modified, so I think next time I'll try sautéing some garlic and peppers in the butter.
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Beans, Some Like It Hot!

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2008
I didn't think this was BAD per se, but nothing to write home about. The volume of spices in this recipe made the sauce seem kind of pasty/gritty. Maybe I'll try it again with half the ginger that's listed, but that won't fix the pasty problem.
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Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2008
These are delicious! The pico de gallo is better after a few days; my leftovers were gooood. :)
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Banana Pancakes I

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2008
These are really moist and yummy. I added cinnamon, vanilla extract, ginger, and nutmeg. We didn't have whipped cream or syrup, so we ate them with peanut butter. Yum! Next time I'd like to add some nuts (walnuts or pecans) and chocolate chips.
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Super Moist Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2008
This is delicious. :) I added 1 tsp of ginger and some chocolate chips and cranberries. I could have done without the cranberries, but the chocolate chips make it extra good! Thanks for the great recipe.
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