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Caramel-Apple Crisp

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2011
So easy it should be criminal! Like another reviewer, I made my own caramel sauce, which was also super easy (see below). I bumped the cinnamon to 1t, added a touch of allspice and nutmeg, and 1t vanilla to the apple & caramel mixture. I didn't have quick cooking oats so I just used old-fashioned rolled oats, and they gave a nice texture to the topping. This will be my go-to apple crisp recipe. Thanks so much for sharing! For the caramel sauce: Melt 1/2C butter (1 stick) over medium heat, whisk in 1C brown sugar, then whisk in 1/4C milk. When smooth, bring to boil then remove from heat. Yeah, that's all there is to it! :)
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Figs with Goat Cheese, Pecans and Bacon

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2011
This was heavenly! It convinced my husband that figs aren't so bad after all. I took a reviewer's advice and precooked the bacon in the microwave so that it would broil faster and the cheese wouldn't bubble out. I didn't cook it all the way, just 2 minutes, but next time I'll cook it longer. The bacon didn't want to brown up nicely under the broiler, and I lost some cheese. But still, it was delicious and I'll be making it again whenever I want to impress guests.
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Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2010
WOW! This is the second time I've made this salsa verde and it deserves another review. Both times I followed Nina's suggestion of blending the ingredients before cooking, and it's genius. You don't need water when you blend it first because the tomatillos are so juicy on their own. I used a jalapeno instead of the serrano, and it was a HOT one! I used 1t of dried oregano, and 1t of dried cilantro since I only could get 1T fresh from my poor plant. Also, I only used 1t of salt and it was just perfect. Thanks for the awesome recipe -- it makes me a little less homesick for good Tex-Mex!
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Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2010
These pancakes are so fluffy and delicious that I don't even include the chocolate chips 99% of the time! This recipe is my go-to for pancakes whenever I want "plain" -- yet incredible -- pancakes. EDIT: I just tried a new variation on this recipe, and it was phenomenal! A friend brought over a jar of pumpkin butter so I subbed it for the 1/4C oil. I also added 1t vanilla, plus a little cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. They were phenomenal!
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Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2010
Excellent! I bought a 2lb zuke at the farmer's market and wasn't sure what to do with it until a friend suggested stuffing it. I found this recipe and voila! I'm vegetarian so instead of sausage I used about 1 1/2 C TVP reconstituted w/ 1C veggie broth (with 2T Bragg's). I then sauteed with the onions and two cloves of garlic and mixed in about 2T of my husband's homemade pasta sauce, just to give it some more flavor. It ended up meshing very well with the other flavors. Instead of the cheese listed I used what I had on hand -- 1 C cheddar, 1 C mozzarella, and 1/2 C fresh grated parmesan. It was so cheesy and delicious! The only thing I would do differently next time would be to broil it for only a couple of minutes. One of the zukes ended up blackened on top, but it was still edible and still tasty.
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Tasty Breaded Seitan

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2010
I made seitan today for the first time and wanted to make something with it that was not stir-fry (since I didn't want to wait on rice). This was fantastic! I was running low on soy sauce so I used Bragg's instead, and I only had about 1T of nutritional yeast so I just used all-purpose flour to make up the remainder of the 1/3C. I sliced the seitan into strips about 3/4" thick. The breading stayed on without any problems -- you have to get the oil hot enough is what I've found. My seitan was a little spongy so I was worried they would stay spongy, but nope, they fried up nice and crispy! I will definitely be making these again.
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Sweet Potato Casserole II

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2009
This recipe is great! I couldn't find vegetarian marshmallows so I followed "MomSavedByGrace"'s suggestion and made a streusel topping, and it was fabulous! The brown sugar made it just sweet enough and the addition of pecans gave it a bit of crunch.
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Addictive Sesame Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2009
I'm a vegetarian so I only made the sauce from the second part of the recipe, and it was the best sesame sauce I've ever made -- better than my favorite restaurant's! I made a couple of changes: veggie broth for chicken; bumped the vinegar to 3/8 cup; brown sugar instead of white; red pepper flakes instead of chili paste; 3 cloves of garlic. Instead of boiling the sauce as the recipe suggests, I stir-fried the garlic in the sesame oil then added my fake meat and veggies, then added everything else. I stirred in cornstarch until I was happy with the consistency so I probably used less than called for in the recipe. But the sauce was nice and thick, and a wonderful combination of sweet and tangy. This is one is definitely a keeper!
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