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Caramel Apple Pork Chops

Reviewed: May 12, 2010
This recipe is amazing! I've never really liked pork chops in their typical fried and overcooked form-- but this recipe was delicious, nutritious, and super easy! To save time on clean up I coated the pan with aluminum foil before putting in the pork chops and afterwards I just crumpled up the mess. Also, I used Fuji apples since I didn't have Granny Smiths and kept the skin on for the color. The whole thing turned out melt in your mouth good! Thank you so much! I'm going to make this again and again!
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Smooth Sweet Tea

Reviewed: May 12, 2010
This recipe is perfect! As other reviewers have mentioned the pinch of baking soda really takes the bitterness out of the black tea and I find that the 3/4 cup of sugar is just the right sweetness for me. I'm a huge tea drinker so I've also adapted the recipe for a number of other iced teas. I have a nice Ginger Peach Black Tea that I've been making for years with fresh ginger, peach slices, and fresh mint and this recipe makes it even better! Also, I've found that it works nicely with herbal teas like mint and lemon balm, although for lighter teas I think it's better to cut the sugar down to half a cup to not overwhelm the delicate flavors.
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Pudding-Topped Fruit Salad

Reviewed: May 12, 2010
I was going to make this for a potluck but after realizing that it takes time for the pudding to set up I had to postpone my potluck plans. But it all worked out in the end because now I have this delicious dish all for myself! This recipe is fantastic! I used canned peaches instead of fresh since they aren't in season here and added fresh blackberries and it turned out delicious. I've been eating it twice a day since my failed potluck adventure and I have no complaints! Yum.
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Bread Machine Focaccia

Reviewed: May 12, 2010
This recipe was delicious and super easy with the help of the breadmaker! I added fresh herbs to the dough from my garden (basil, rosemary, and a couple leaves of oregano) and found that it gave the bread a delicious flavor. Also, I spread the dough out onto a 9x13 pan and found it provided a great shape for easy sandwich making later. Yum!
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Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: May 12, 2010
This recipe was super easy and delicious! I used a garlic infused olive oil (from Oil and Vinegar) and my boyfriend loved it! Thank you!
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Peppy's Pita Bread

Reviewed: May 12, 2010
Wow! This recipe is fantastic! After reading several sad online blogs about pitas that wouldn't puff I must admit I was nervous about trying this recipe, but in the end they turned out great! I rolled the dough very thin (based on blog recommendations) and then let it rise for 15 minutes in a warm place before putting them in the oven. Next, I placed the pitas directly onto a well-seasoned pan I'd been heating in the oven. I put the pitas back in, tossed a handful of ice cubes onto the oven floor (this keeps the dough soft but not soggy), cooked them for 2-4 minutes and then flipped for another 3 minutes of cooking. They puffed perfectly and turned a beautiful golden brown. When I pulled them out I put them into a sealed brown paper bag until they cooled and kept making new batches. Since I made mine smaller than the recommended size I ended up with about 15-20 six inch pita pockets. I couldn't be happier!
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Hummus III

Reviewed: May 12, 2010
I'm not sure if this will replace my store bought hummus addiction, but it turned out pretty good overall. I agree with the suggestions to include some of the liquid from the chickpeas, but even then I found the recipe to be a little thick. I only used 2 tablespoons of tahini and added about 1/4 cup of milk at the end to thin it out-- that helped, but I think it could have used a bit more liquid even with the milk added. Also, since I'm a garlic lover I added an extra clove of garlic and about an 1/8 tsp. red pepper and ended up regretting it. The hummus ended up a little too bitey for me but it was pretty good in the end when I served it with Peppy's Pita Bread recipe. I'm definitely going to try this one again with less garlic and more liquid.
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French Baguettes

Reviewed: May 12, 2010
I've made this recipe three times already and it's a huge hit! I find that it helps to put a dish with water in it on the bottom shelf and then pull it out for the last 5-10 minutes of the baking process. It helps keep the bread from burning and lets you get a great crispy, crunchy crust at the end. I also find that I like the look and texture of the bread better without the egg yolk wash, and have started brushing olive oil over the bread during the last 5-10 minutes to get that nice golden color without all the mess and hassle of the egg. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Suzy's Mashed Red Potatoes

Reviewed: May 12, 2010
I've actually been making a version of this recipe for ages and it's a big hit! As some of the other reviewers mentioned I add salt and a little bit of olive oil to the water while the potatoes are cooking and then add garlic to the potatoes. If I'm feeling decadent I also add some shredded cheese (Mexican cheese usually, although others would work too) and use half and half instead of milk. I call it smashed potatoes-- but regardless of what you call it, this recipe is a keeper!
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Morning Glory Muffins I

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2010
Delicious! I just made these following some of the suggestions of other users and they are great! I used 1 c. whole wheat flour and 1 c. bread flour, added 1/2 c. nuts, 1/2 c. apple sauce, and 1/2 c. homemade apple butter. To make the homemade apple butter I put 1 c. of applesauce on the stove with 1/8 c. brown sugar, 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. pumpkin pie spice and 1/8 tsp. nutmeg. Cook the mixture on a low heat until it darkens, thickens, and reduces by about half. I also added in 1/2 c. of oatmeal to make it more heart healthy and added 1/2 tsp. more baking powder to compensate. Yum! Finally I can have muffins without guilt!
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Coconut Lime Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2010
I really didn't care for this recipe. I thought that the lime flavor was overwhelming and I had to add about 2 tablespoons of sugar to make it even edible. I added in cilantro and some thai cinnamon basil which made it look better, but the taste just was not up to par. I really wanted to like this more than I did... Next time I think I will stick with the basic coconut rice recipe and leave out the lime.
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Honey Roasted Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2010
Yum! These were a big hit with both myself and my boyfriend. I didn't have any mustard so I used Italian seasonings instead and I had to cook them at 400F for about 50 minutes to get them melt in your mouth soft, but they were delicious!
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Janet's Rich Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2010
Delicious! I added 4 mashed rotten bananas (I keep them frozen in my freezer for months after they turn black). To cut down on the calories I used 1/2 splenda and 1/2 sugar, used light sour cream, cut down the butter by 2 tablespoons and added 2 tablespoons of apple butter and 1 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice. Overall, I got an incredibly tasty and moist banana bread recipe which I intend to use for ages! Yum.
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Peach Ice Cream

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2010
Incredible! After two failed ice cream attempts I've finally found the perfect recipe. This was easy to make, tasted great, and even stayed delicious and soft after freezing. I will definitely be using this as a base for my future ice cream endeavors! Yum.
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