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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2010
kids never knew about the zucchini! subbed applesauce for half the oil. next time will sub a bit of the sugar with sugar substitute
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Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2010
excellent idea to dust in bread crumb+micro chopped nuts. did not make the sauce (took shortcut and used already made pineapple-mango sauce).
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Green Beans with Almonds

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2008
used fresh green beans and a lot less butter. great basic recipe that makes eating greens much more pleasant than eating them straight. i.e. the lemon and toasted almonds make all the difference!
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Italian Bread Bowls

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2007
i've reviewed many, many recipes from this website with much success, but no so much with this recipe. i was tempted to stop adding flour at 5 cups, but stayed true to the recipe instead. i ended up with biscuit-style bread that lacks flavor. had no trouble with rising or anything else. i timed everything so no variation can account for the not-so-great result. oh, well. on to a different recipe. good luck!
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Banana Meatloaf

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2007
Traditional, it is not. But it absolutely fits the bill for an unusually good meal for those with a sense of adventure. I took the hint from other reviewers who said the style of food is Caribe and went with it. Rather than regular bread, I used cinnamon raisin bread in the meatloaf. As a side dish, I served mashed sweet potatoes with pinch of cinammon and brown sugar and an array of fruits like pomegranate, mango, and asian pear. There was no need to add egg, milk, or butter to any part of the meal. Fun, different, highly recommended.
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Sweet Potato Oranges

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2007
excellent. novel presentation idea. thanks.
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Baba Ghanoush

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2007
This recipe is basically perfect (with a few minor tweaks)---the closest I have come to the baba ganoush at the chain restaurant in NC called Baba Ganoush. I followed suggestions of others (why re-event the wheel?), such as: lemon juice to taste, 2 or 3 eggplants rather than one, charring eggplants on stovetop method, saving the charred juice to add later, and allowing peeled eggplant pulp to rest in collander in order to get out most liquid. btw, there is NO substitute for tahini that will do any baba ganoush justice.
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Mexican Baked Fish

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2007
couldn't be easier!
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Almond Cranberry Squash Bake

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2007
i didn't know to remove seeds before using squash :(
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Aussie Chicken

Reviewed: May 18, 2004
was terrific tasting. A different reviewer substituted pre-made honey mustard instead of making it fresh...while this is a great idea when time is an issue, the made-from-scratch version is worth the extra effort! while making it, i felt 2 cups of cheese would be heart stopping (literally), but it seemed to be a good amount after all.
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Baked Pineapple Casserole

Reviewed: May 18, 2004
great recipe! quiche-like texture owing to the egg. sweet---yum! very very easy. kids liked it too :)
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Pecan Salmon Roll

Reviewed: May 18, 2004
it was okay. great alternative to the traditional cheeseballs at christmastime, but would not make otherwise
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Spinach Roll-Ups

Reviewed: May 18, 2004
very messy, nothing outstanding at all
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Best Fried Green Tomatoes

Reviewed: May 23, 2003
very good, but I guess I'm in search of something more reminiscent of my mother's fried green tomatoes in Pennsylvania...maybe it's a local style. Worse yet, I can't describe what I'm looking for very well. Anyway, this recipe was quite good. I began slicing thin, as another reviewer mentioned, and compared it to thicker slices...thicker cuts were better. Preserved more of the tartness and texture of the green tomato. Yummmmm. The cornmeal/bread mix is a good idea; the breading lightens the density of the cornmeal nicely. Also, I added salt after cooking as well. If I don't ever find exactly what I am looking for, this recipe will be the stand-in. Thanks for sharing.
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Chicken In Sour Cream

Reviewed: May 20, 2003
SALTY SALTY SALTY..forgot to heed the advice of other reviewers. The onion mix, high sodium of canned mushroom soup, and salt seasoning is too much. Next time, I'll skip the salt, halve the onion mix, and use low sodium mushroom soup if it exists. My neighbor made a similar dish for me once, and I was trying to find it on my own. Her chicken was extremely tender and not salty...looks like I just need to get the recipe from her directly. Sorry...has potential, just too darn salty.
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Coq au Vin

Reviewed: May 20, 2003
Great tasting dish...quite suitable when served with mashed potatoes and crusty bread as other reviewers suggest. Otherwise, I wouldn't quite know what to serve it with. It is too basic to stand alone with other gourmet side dishes, yet too gourmet tasting to serve with simple salad and say, corn on the cob. Very nice recipe (smells great cooking, too)
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Chutney Chicken

Reviewed: May 20, 2003
Made several chicken recipes from this site today. This one was the best. I used my own homemade mango-apple chutney. Although saltiness from the onion mix was definitely a problem with the other chicken recipe I tried, this one balances quite well with the sweetness of the chutney. Couldn't be easier! A real winner when you can get top quality taste with absolute minimum effort.
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Apple Dumplings I

Reviewed: May 18, 2003
BEWARE! The original recipe is not what earned the stars of other reviewers...Read the reviews. Most cooks have had to alter the recipe dramatically. My review: The use of sugar, butter, and cinnamon does not overcome the fact that biscuit dough does not suffice for apple treats. Even after following the unanimous recommendations, the overall end product is simply not great. On the other hand, the filling (using the recommendations of Orange juice, no water, more cinnamon, brown sugar for 1/2 the sugar) is quite outstanding, and I will probably use it with some type of apple dessert in the future. Not a good recipe, but I do appreciate the other reviewer's help in finding such a great syrup/filling. Last note: these were good enough to be liked by those who ate them at a function, but not enough for anyone to rave about them.
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Strawberry Soup I

Reviewed: May 16, 2003
Had extremely ripe strawberries I needed to use quickly, so I hesitantly tried this recipe. Spontanaity meant I didn't have all the ingredients exactly---I used cherry yogart instead of plain yogurt, and nutmeg instead of cardamom. Also, after reading other reviews, I cut back on the water just a bit. It turned out great! Soup/drink, whichever....I liked it in a cup, my children liked it in a bowl. Nice, refreshing treat.
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Biscotti Toscani

Reviewed: May 15, 2003
SAVE BIG BUCKS!!!! I used to purchase my coffee-dunking biscotti by the truckload and at gourmet food prices, it was a guilty pleasure...but NO MORE!! This biscotti was more dense and subtle in sweetness, and stronger in vanilla taste (yum)than most that I've bought. The best feature is that it certainly proclaims "FRESHLY BAKED". I will, however, begin to add different things to this fairly basic recipe (such as hazelnut, cocoa, etc) to be able to offer choices to our overnight guests for their breakfast coffee. The only step I improved upon as I did more and more is the spreading chocolate on the finished biscotti. I scooped a spoonful, poured it along the bottom side of the biscotti, then scraped it with backside of butterknife to make even, thin layer. Be sure to let the chocolate set (fridge for 20 min worked well for me). Mangia!
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