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Gnocchi I

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2010
These taste best when fresh out of the pot! I used chia seed gel instead of egg and it worked beautifully.
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Pie Crust IV

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2010
I never had much luck with pastry before but this one is very easy, follow these directions exactly and you will have a perfect pie crust! I used the excess to make delightful apple turnovers.
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Bean Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2010
Very tasty! This is another one that needs to "marinate" for a few days. Stretched the half-jar of salsa I had with some red wine vinegar and used a bag of prepared "mixed beans," which were navy, pinto and I think kidney. Once I had it in the storage container I sprinkled some Frank's Red Hot on top. I'd like it hotter, but for most it probably already has plenty of kick!
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Simple Baked Apples

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2010
Made this with honey instead of sugar, added a little hot freshly brewed coffee to help dissolve the honey and spices- delicious! Had some right out of the oven, and that night, and for breakfast, definitely a satisfying replacement for apple cobbler/pie.
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Brownie Oat Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2010
Great low-cal/low-fat recipe! I followed the suggestion of using whole eggs and mixed the cocoa powder in with the wet ingredients to help dissolve it (always tastes better to me that way but it could be in my head.) As a health-conscious person with a positively insatiable sweet tooth, I will definitely make these again with a few modifications- could definitely use just a smidge more flour.
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Spiced Yogurt Pound Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2010
Followed the recipe verbatim except: Substituted half of the butter with yogurt as per the directions on another website: "When a recipe calls for butter, replace half the butter with half as much yogurt. For instance, instead of 1 cup butter, use 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup yogurt." So I used 1/2c butter and 1/4 c extra yogurt, it turned out wonderfully! Dense and moist. Used 2TB pumpkin seasoning because it was on hand, but it could've used 3 or even 4 if you like strong flavoring. Also used 2 or 3 TB lemon extract and squeezed 1/2 one fresh lemon in to the wet ingredients. I've heard that corn starch (2TB per egg, maybe 4TB dissolved in one egg) or banana (1 small or medium banana) can substitute for eggs, next time I made this I'd probably try that and cut some calories.
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Best Bean Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2010
Made this with what I had on hand- a one pound bag of red beans (prepared), some frozen wax pepper slices, red onion, celery, red wine vinegar, olive oil, honey instead of sugar, salt, pepper and garlic (as per another review.) It was DELICIOUS and kept for over a week. I think the secret is the sweet-sour-oil ratio, that with any combination of beans, veggies and spices would make a great salad!
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