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Black Bean Hummus

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2014
Really great change-up from hummus, which is a staple at my house. Made it for a girl gathering and was quite a hit. I did not change anything but did not measure too carefully so may have had more cumin, garlic and cayenne, but was too delicious with veggies and multigrain chips.
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Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2014
Really, really good. I pretty much stuck to recipe, though added two minced cloves of garlic and baked on yellow onion slices. I marinated about 3 hours - which turned out to be fine. The pork loin is so moist am
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Earl Grey Martini

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2014
Followed the recipe using gin and then tried it again with vodka for a head to head taste test. Both were surprisingly delist, with the gin giving a little more complexity to the overall taste (some tasters could not tell it was gin). Have made since for a party using bottled lemon for simplicity and served in a pitcher to be poured over ice. Big hit. I might be giving info
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2014
Made these cookies to rave reviews. For my family, this is the perfect consistency - not too flat, not cake like, but soft and chewy. Might be my oven, but took a bit longer to even slightly brown, but was afraid to leave over 13 minutes because of comments about getting too hard, they were pale but absolutely delicious. I used a stand mixer and usually that makes my cookiesMight try the suggested switch to reduce white and up the brown sugar next time - but honestly they are great with no changes. Thanks for sharing.
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Sopapilla Cheesecake Dessert

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2014
Excellent, always a hit at potluck suppers and seems like you worked hard, but so simple to put together. I've done it with no changes and adding 1 egg to filling. I like it with the egg that makes the filling a tad denser, but either is delicious. Thanks so much for this one - a family and friends favorite.
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Lemon Ginger Shrimp

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2014
Excellent flavor, will definitely do this one again - on the grill. Followed the recipe ingredients exactly though just put all in the food processor without grating or mincing first. Marinaded a pound of shrimp a bit more than an hour. Sautéed shrimp w some reserved marinade on stove top and served over Israeli couscous. The flavors mingled nicely without anything overpowering the whole. Very good, yet simple recipe and would make for a company dinner.
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Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2014
Really good marinade - I used a 3lb whole salmon filet with skin left in the marinade for 10 - 11 hours. It was super delicious and enhanced the salmon flavor without overpowering it. I followed the recipe with the exception of used fresh grated ginger and unfortunately ran out of propane (darn) doing grilled veggies side dish, so did a last minute sub in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes. Guests were wowed by the flavor - though presentation would have been better if it had the grill marks etc. I served with a dill sauce, but half the guests preferred it unadorned (fewer calories too). Will definitely do this again - on the grill.
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2014
Fantastic, definitely a keeper. I followed the sauce recipe pretty much to the letter (though substituted fresh garlic and ginger) but only used half the chicken, but that turned out well with just enough for the basting. It was so flavorful and tender. Served over rice to soak up juices. I would serve this to company, maybe adding some breast meat to the mix and doubling the sauce if making a full recipe. Too delicious. Thanks.
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Emergency Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2014
Very, very easy to fix and generally have ingredients on hand so can throw together quickly in an 'emergency' when unexpected family/friends drop by. Came out very tender, too. But, nothing special on the whole and the overall taste is very dependent on the barbeque sauce being used.
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Oatmeal Pancakes II

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2014
Great taste, easy breakfast fare. I no longer bother with the processor, preferring the more robust texture of the oats. Like others, I reduce the salt by as much as half. The serving size is off, at least for my family. I double the recipe and serve 3 or 4 people.
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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2014
Great recipe that everyone raved about, including the vegan. Followed directions with the exception that replaced the onion powder with 1/2 cup diced onion that I sautéed along with a couple cloves of garlic before mixing with red pepper etc. Following advice of another, grilled gill side down for 4 minutes, then filled and grilled @15 minutes. I won't bother with that extra step next time and will shorten total grill time to about 10 minutes (grilled chicken at same time, so fire may have been hotter). Definitely plan to make again, great as a side or the entrée.
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Rustic Blackberry Cobbler

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2014
Excellent result - I hadn't used Splenda for cooking before and was hesitant to use the full amount with the fruit - so cut it to a half cup (personal preference for tart berries) - otherwise followed the recipe ingredients exactly. I used the food processor rather than cutting in the butter and the batter topping turned out perfectly. Served warm without any adornments of ice cream etc. and we were practically licking the bowls. I would serve this to company - with vanilla ice cream to make it an over-the-top taste treat.
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Curried Zucchini Soup

Reviewed: May 6, 2014
Excellent - and very quick and easy. Personal taste, added an extra tbl of curry, but otherwise followed recipe. Really good stuff, though mine did not come out looking as green as the picture (perhaps the extra curry powder). Also after blending might try adding cooked potato, chicken and carrot to make this a one-pot meal. Meanwhile, plan to make again soon using vegetable stock for vegan friends. Thanks for the recipe.
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Apple Breakfast Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2014
I followed the recipe with a few small changes and it was delicious and super moist. Peeled and chopped, the apples measured 3 cups. I substituted 1 teaspoon of 5-spice powder for the cloves as did not have ground cloves, used half brown and half white sugar, and used half butter and half butter-flavored crisco. Baked as directed for exactly 1 hour. Thanks to those that warned the batter would be stiff, almost like cookie dough. Excellent results and rave reviews from the ladies at the brunch. We also liked that you could see lots of apple pieces in the bread. Thanks for the recipe and will be making again soon.
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Scottish Shortbread II

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2014
Excellent, simple but delicious recipe for traditional Scottish shortbread. Made just as described, and all came out perfectly. I use the kitchenaid for most of it, then mix in the final bit of flour by hand. Recently put in some green food coloring to serve on St. Patrick's Day - Celtic roots....
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Lime and Tequila Infused Strawberries

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2014
Made this as dessert for a girl gathering featuring Mexiican food. What a hit this was - recipe requests etc. I doubled the quantities and followed the 'dressing' directions exactly, but used a mix of fresh pineapple, strawberries and blueberries. Served with assortment of Mexican bakery cookies. Really pretty and the taste was fantastic - 8 people, no leftovers. Will definitely make it again - brightened up a winter's day.
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French Onion Soup Gratinee

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2013
Ooo-la-la - really authentic French onion soup! Better than most restaurant versions and fairly easy to make. I followed the recipe with couple of exceptions - didn't have fresh thyme and it took over an hour for the onions to get properly carmelized - perhaps I had the heat too low but it worked since did not need excessive watching and/or stirring. Well worth the effort for a really fantastic onion soup - will definitely make again. The presentation is impressive enough for company - but the taste is what delivers the goods.
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Best Apple Crisp Ever

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2013
With no oatmeal around, decided to try this version with some apples that needed to be used. It turned out really well, though the apples were a tad sweet and too juicy. I mixed the topping up with a fork and it was crumbly when put on top. Once baked, it was crunchy and delicious. I would definitely make it again, though prefer the oatmeal based crisps.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2012
Total winner - very easy, inexpensive, and super delicious. I've made this twice now and wouldn't change a thing - except that like so many others, found that using frozen chicken works just fine and shreds easily after 2-3 hours.
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