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Alicia's Aloo Gobi

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2010
This is a good curry dish. I have always liked coconut-based curries, and this is a good way to get more veggies into my meals. Not the all time best curry, but tasty and healthy.
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2010
This is my first time making a quinoa dish, and I'm enjoying it! I used chicken broth, but I had to add extra because it seemed the quinoa was a bit on the dry side. I gave it some extra kick with a few dashes of red pepper flakes. The cilantro gives it extra flavor, so don't skip it. What a nourishing meal!
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Almost Eggless Egg Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2010
I added some Hungarian paprika and increased the amount of mayo since a lot of folks said this was too dry. I like mine a bit on the sour/sweet side, so I added extra relish too. The texture is soooo much like egg salad, and although it doesn't taste exactly like egg salad, it tastes pretty good. Definitely eat this with toasted bread and sandwich fixings like lettuce, tomato, etc to get more of a sandwich feel. Eating this by itself, you have a greater sense of how it does NOT taste like egg salad.
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Best Bread Machine Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2010
As with most homemade bread, this tastes soooo much better when freshly baked. The next day it was just alright - nothing so spectacular. Just good ole plain white bread. Any leftover bread would be great as french toast or as a dessert in butterscotch bread pudding.
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Winter Squash Rolls

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2010
Great way to up the health factor in bread. I used spaghetti squash, and although the rolls came out very moist, they didn't have much flavor. This would GREATLY benefit from the addition of herbs or maybe extra sugar for a slightly sweet roll. I think this would be much better with butternut squash since that's slightly sweeter like sweet potato.
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Slow-Cooked Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2010
So easy to make. I used turkey sausage instead of ham, and I only had a little bit of milk left so I made up the difference with soy milk without any distortion of taste. I had no problems with the milk separating...make sure you have your crockpot set on low.
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2010
I've tried this recipe a couple of times now, and it's just ok. It's slightly chewy but not soft-n-chewy like Subway cookies. The taste isn't as buttery as other cookies I've tried. It's just ok.
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Cinnamon Coffee Cake II

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2010
When I tasted it the day it was baked, it was awful...tasted like overspiced cake mix. The flavor improves dramatically after 2 days. I also skipped the brown sugar because I was worried about it tasting too sweet. I turned this into a stacked cake with whipped cream as the filling which toned down the cloying aftertaste. Tastes like spice cake.
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Mexican Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2010
I like the creaminess of this dish. I had to use refried beans since I ran out of black beans, and I added taco seasoning to flavor the meat. Oh yeah, I also added corn since any Mexican dish would not be complete without it. Very, very good.
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Butternut Squash Supreme

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
I've never had butternut squash before, so this was a pleasant epicurean adventure. I made some changes because of ingredients I wanted to use. I crumbled leftover cornbread into the squash mixture like Boston Market, and to counter the blandness that has been mentioned, I used a sleeve of garlic flavored crackers. Butternut squash has a somewhat sweet taste to it like a sweet potato, and this contrasts well with the saltiness of the cheese and crackers. Definitely a keeper.
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Pasta with Peas and Sausage

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2009
I had 3 servings!!! I had to use elbow pasta since that's all I had, and I added extra Parmesan cheese in addition to red pepper flakes for a kick. This was sooo easy to make. All my sauce got sucked up by the pasta, so do not expect this to be a saucy dish. Mine was NOT dry though. The Italian sausage adds a lot of flavor too. Great way to use up those frozen peas sitting in the fridge.
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Orange Chiffon Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2009
Mmmm...so light and fluffy (I beat the heck out of the pre-flour mixture). Like everyone else, I used orange juice to replace the water. I also decreased the sugar to 1 cup without any seeming difference. The orange flavor was overwhelming, so I would reduce the amount of all zest by half. I baked this in two 6x3 in pans and had to bake for 70 minutes @ 300F. The batter rises well, so I had to cut off the domes to level it, but that just meant I was able to "taste test." :)
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Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2009
This was a great soup. I think the peanut butter overpowered the dish, so I'd either omit it or reduce it by half next time. I also replaced the cumin with madras curry powder because that's what I had. The soup was very smooth once I blended it. Soothing enough for any winter's day.
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Chocolate Chip Bread I

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2009
I ended up with chocolate bread like everyone else. I used frozen chips, but that didn't help. This has a great taste, but I think this recipe would best be made on the dough setting so I can mix in the chocolate chips separately.
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Baked Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2009
I used a combo of white and orange sweet potatoes. This is a recipe that lends a lot of flexibility in that you don't really need to measure anything. Just season to taste.
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Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2009
I wish I had added more lemon juice and slightly less sugar to my blueberry mixture. Blueberries were in season here, so they were sweeter than usual (yummy!). I would've liked more of a contrast between the ice cream's sweetness and the blueberry tartness. I also made the graham crust in the recipe, but this can be simplified by buying a pre-made crust and breaking it into pieces. I also added some cinnamon to the blueberries and graham crackers. Very tasty!
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Oven Baked Jambalaya

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2009
This was very tasty but be warned that this makes A LOT! I didn't have ham and eliminated the broth since I was cooking the rice separately. There was plenty of juice from the veggies to make this like a very thick stew. Also, I cooked everything in my cast iron dutch oven then took it straight to the oven for baking (reduces cleanup).
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Tex-Mex Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2009
This was good, but it tasted a lot like salsa. If I had made it thicker (more flour, less broth/milk), and added chicken and black beans, this would be great as a creamy enchilada stuffing.
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Southwest Stew

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2009
I didn't use any taco seasoning as others suggested because the chicken sausage I used (the only protein I had) was plenty salty. I also used chicken broth instead of water. This is a recipe that lends itself to using any type of meat and adding more veggies if you like.
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Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2009
Ummm...if you follow the recipe exactly it's not very spectacular. Tastes just like regular cake mix except a little more moist (stick to your mouth moist). I'm not surprised that the rave reviews are mostly from people who used pre-spiced canned pumpkin. I'm a die-hard fan of cinnamon and chocolate like what you get from Mexican chocolate cake. Adding spices to this recipe does jazz it up, otherwise it's just plain.
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