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Pumpkin Cake I

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2009
Great tasting, moist cake. The spices really come through. I would recommend cream cheese frosting as a fantastic compliment. The best part though is the presentation. Make 2 bundt cakes, flip one over on top of the other and frost to look like a full 3D pumpkin. It will feed a crowd and they will love it. I made one for an office Halloween party and it is now legendary - The Great Pumpkin cake! I am making it again this year.
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Vegetarian Haggis

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2012
Delicious! It's been a while since I had real haggis, but I think this is a fair approximation, and all with veggies! It's quite easy (especially compared to traditional recipes) - no tracking down strange bits of offal, which are hard/impossible to find in the States. I was confused about the "mixed spice" and didn't even think of the pie spices other people have named, so I just ended up using a basil/oregano/sage mix and it was fine. I also subbed pecans for hazelnuts, since I had them on hand. One tough spot was that the mixture was too dry already when starting in on the 20 minute simmer, so I added water along the way to keep it from burning to the bottom of the pan and drying out. It also didn't set up into a real firm loaf, but served as a sort of hash was just fine. What matters is that its delicious. Cheers!
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Spiced Parsnip Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2009
A lovely, thick, rich soup. I have never cooked with parsnips before and this was really good and easy. I don't agree that it has any heat at all, but I added about 2 pinches of cayenne pepper, which did the trick. And I do think "curried parsnip soup" would be a better name. (To me, "spiced" suggests pumpkin pie spices, but maybe that would be good too.) The soup is very thick and filling, I used 4 cups water and added a little skim milk at the end, just to make it a little less dense. But it really doesn't need improvement - it's delicious and perfect on this cold rainy night!
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4H Banana Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2011
Very good! I wish I had read the alternate suggestions first - the brown sugar and vanilla idea might have made it even better - but even adhering to the original recipe made a very good, moist, flavorful bread. I only had 2 bananas, so next time I might use a bit more, for more banana flavor. I also used hazelnuts instead of walnuts.
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Red Cabbage

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2010
Very nice! Perfect with bratwurst and mashed potatoes. The vinegar definitely comes through, but I don't find it to be a negative. (I used 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar). You can also taste the apples and cinnamon very strongly, and the cabbage taste is only a subtle note (I used green cabbage, but it works fine too.)
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Butternut Squash Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2010
Quite good, although I altered the recipe somewhat, so I'm not sure if it still counts as the same recipe... Like many other commenters, I roasted the squash rather than boiling it. I also used 8 oz. of some homemade herbed cream cheese I had. It had thyme in it, so I let that stand in for the marjoram. Basically, any combo of squash, broth, and cream put through the blender is going to be pretty tasty though. :-)
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Shoofly Pie II

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2010
Really good. A little gooey-er than I'm used to, but not runny and holds its shape fine when cut. The molasses flavor is just about perfect and the crumb topping is gorgeous. One star off, because I'd prefer it a little dryer, but otherwise, it's excellent.
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Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2013
Great! I was looking for a recipe like the Garlic Eggplant they make at the beloved Burma Superstar here in San Francisco. This comes really close and is delicious. Happily, it's super easy to make too!
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Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2009
Really excellent - perfect for a winter meal. The pumpkin isn't an obvious flavor in the dish, but definitely adds something. If you have the time, bake a pumpkin and make your own puree.
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Cranberry-Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2009
These cookies have an odd texture - very cake-like, but moist and delicious nonetheless. I love them. They have a great, unusual flavor and almost seem healthy? Well, maybe not healthy, but less like a cookie and more like a trail snack or something. Good stuff.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Heaven

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2009
The "from heaven" claim is going a bit far. These are okay and only if you do them just right. Definitely only let them bake for 10 minutes! Any more and they are chalky and really not good. Even when the baking time is right, they are pretty dry - better have a lot of milk on hand.
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R and R Pudding

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2010
This is an interesting dish. It's pretty sweet and could almost be a dessert. I thought it was a little too sweet for a side dish, but might consider doing it again with less sugar. I'm also intrigued by the comment about putting hot sauce on it. That might make it more savory and dinner-suitable. Otherwise, it was pretty easy to make and baked up perfectly. Smells real nice too.
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Mom's Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2011
Quite nice. I used hazelnuts instead of walnuts and sauteed fresh brussels sprouts instead of using frozen. The "sauce" was more nuts than liquid (I even added some extra butter), but it complimented the sprouts well - just a hint of sweetness and the nutty flavor and crunch was good.
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Spaghetti Squash with Pine Nuts, Sage, and Romano

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2009
This was good and has potential to be better without the sage. I used dry sage and it was just too strong. I would try the recipe again, but maybe with some other herb or just the cheese and nuts. Pretty decent otherwise.
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Pear Blueberry Crisps

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2010
Totally simple. A good thing to make when you want a baked dessert, but don't want to put too much effort into it. I actually used nectarines (approx. 2 cups) with the topping (which I doubled). You could pretty much use any fruit. I think the topping could have been a little sweeter, but it was generally good and hit the spot.
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Slow Cooker Marmalade Curry Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2010
I would think long slow cooking would make for tender chicken, but not so. I started with only semi-defrosted chicken and so I cooked on high for 4 hours. Maybe that was a food science faux pas, but the chicken is very dry and tough. The marmalade flavor doesn't really permeate the meat, but is pretty sweet (almost too sweet). The cayenne is also quite strong, but the curry doesn't come through much at all. I'd be interested to try the coconut milk idea, but I'm really not sure I'd risk wasting another bunch of chicken breasts and a jar of marmalade on this recipe.
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Graham Cracker Crust III

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2010
I guess this crust will turn out okay, but the egg yolk is really pointless. Way to thick to brush on anything, let alone crumbly cracker crumbs. Also, 1 yolk could never cover a 9 inch circle. I don't get it.
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