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Dark Rye Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2014
This bread was amazing! I chose to make it by hand and had to add about another 1/8 cup of water to get the dough to work. All I had was bead molasses so I cut the sugar down to 1.5 tbsps. We LOVE caraway so I did 4 tsps. I formed a round rustic loaf and cut slashes in the top. My husband and I ate half the round for dinner with a cabbage/lentil/ham based soup and it was delicious. It took about an hour to rise. I sat the pan on a cooling rack atop my toaster oven while baking something else. I baked it at 375 for 50 minutes. If making by hand proofing your yeast with the sugar, molasses and WARM water is a must!
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Hot and Sour Chinese Eggplant

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2014
First off I made this recipe (as written) so many times last summer as a way to make use of our massive eggplant harvest. It is delicious and simple just the way it is. However, my husband and I live 40 minutes from town and sometimes I was out of one thing or another so I've made many substitutions that work just as well as the original. In place of the red wine vinegar I've had to use rice and white. Both tasted just as good as using the red. Apple cider vinegar didn't cut it though. It might be a food sin but in a pinch I've used bottled hot sauce for the fresh green chile pepper. I've left out the salt completely and mixed in just a drop of sesame oil for additional flavor. You can also halve the sugar. I've also added just a splash of water to thin the sauce itself and make it go farther. And heck over the winter with eggplant out of season, I've made the sauce and tossed it with cooked black soybeans to serve alongside fried rice (or even over spaghetti). The original recipe is AMAZING in addition to being adaptable and forgiving of tweaking. Sometimes I just make it as written. The point is don't be afraid to play with it.
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Quick and Easy Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2013
Delicious! Just like my Mom makes. I threw in some leftover cooked hulled barley.
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Peanut Butter Pie XIX

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2012
Totally decadent! This is usually requested in place of birthday cakes now. I usually use a graham cracker crust or Oreo crust. I also always add chopped roasted peanuts and peanut butter cups on top. Sometimes with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. The great thing about this pie is you can really make it your own. And to the reviewer who suggested bananas calling it Elvis pie is a riot!
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Creamy Pimento Cheese

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2010
This is sooooooo good! Pure comfort food. I accidentally added onion powder instead of garlic power but it turned out fine. The tip about using the liquid from the pimentos was a good one, but in addition to some of the pimento liquid I added a dash of liquid smoke for that smoked cheddar flavor along with some chipotle chile pepper powder for zing. I'll use this again and again! I'm Looking very forward to trying it on whole grain crackers.
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MMMMM... Brownies

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2010
I always have trouble with brownies, but not these! This was a great recipe. I love the flakey top that this recipe makes. I added another tbsp of butter to the chocolate mixture simply because it seemed to need it. I took my 1 1/2 cup chips from a 12oz pack, and next time I'll just throw the whole bag in for extra chocolate taste. Also I will reduce the salt next time.
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Lentil and Green Collard Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2009
Excellent! A perfect light lunch. I only used 3 cups of chicken broth plus one of water resulting in 4 cups of liquid all together. This made enough soup for two people to have 3 bowls between the two of them with probably two smaller bowls left, which went into the freezer. It freezes wonderfully! Because I used prefab chicken broth I left out the salt. Next time though I will change some things to suit personal taste. While the recipe is wonderful as is we didn't care for the tastes of cinnamon and lemon. I will leave both of those out next time. Also I believe another reviewer pointed out that cooking lentils so long will turn them to mush. This happened to me and personally I enjoyed the creaminess that the mushy lentils added to the soup, but I am eager to try cooking the lentils for less time to taste the difference. Also, my collards were already cooked, with a hint of sugar and vinegar, and leftover from another dish which made prep much easier and didn't result in dirtying two pans. Cooking the onions and garlic together in oil first also helps the flavor. I think leftover wild rice would be an interesting addition to this soup, and I intend to try the idea in the future. All in all, this is a wonderful, excellent dish, that is easy to play with, and a great use for collards.
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Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2009
Wonderful and refreshing! I juiced 8 lemons because that was what I had and I boiled the sugar with 2 cups of water to make a syrup. Big thumbs up on this one! The tip about microwaving the lemons for 10-15 seconds was a gem!
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Crispy Chicken Strips

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2009
This was AMAZING! I cut 4 chicken breast into strips, used 1 egg beat with 1/2 cup of milk for my wash, and plain whole wheat bread crumbs seasoned with Season-All. Honey Mustard Sauce, also from this site, made a great dipping sauce for these crunchy delectable strips!
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Cheesy Rosemary Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2009
I admit I was not expecting much out of this recipe. We all know simple is often better, but there is such a thing as *too* simple. Don't let that fool you, though! This was WONDERFUL! It went perfectly with our grilled steaks and was divine topped with steamed broccoli. Several at the table even squirted ranch dressing on it! It is so great as written but I do plan to play with it a bit, adding things to make it a main dish. I think it would work with beef tips or chicken chunks mixed in along with broccoli or perhaps a frozen veggie medley.
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Light Oat Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2009
Amazing!! I don't like my bread machine, so I did this by hand. I subbed olive oil for the margarine, did a mix of 1&1/2 cup wheat 1&1/2 cup AP white flour(plus a tiny bit more for kneading), and used honey instead of brown sugar. Though I didn't use them, Jules' instructions are right on the money. Her method is the one I've used for years to make my everyday white bread. All in all an excellent recipe with very helpful reviews. If I could I'd give it 10 stars!
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Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2009
I needed a quick BBQ sauce (out of ingredients to make my normal) and found this. I only had one problem. I halved the recipe from its original 24 to 12, and added ketchup and seasonings accordingly but goofed and left my liquid amounts as the original stated! No matter, still came out great. I was also out of a few things and had to sub onion powder for the onion, left out the butter naturally, and used about 1/8 a cup of steak sauce in place of the Worcestershire sauce. Excellent stuff and I can't wait to try it as written. The only thing I might add next time is a bit of liquid smoke.
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Mock Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2009
Amazing! And quite frankly, its a little creepy that chickpeas can be made to taste like tuna, but boy am I glad they can be! I skipped the mustard, added mayo to tasted an subbed about two dill pickle slices, chopped, for the sweet relish. Awesome recipe!
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Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2009
I was on the hunt for a meatball recipe and came across this. Excellent! I doubled the recipe and ended up with about 28 good sized meatballs. Didn't add a thing to it.I didn't have any lean ground beef left so I used regular. I did brown the meatballs on all sides in olive oil and instead of cooking them in a sauce I just placed them on my broiler pan and baked them at 350 for a bit. They came out crispy yet moist. Plus the grates in the brolier pan allowed icky fat to drain away! Great recipe!
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Nanny's Spaghetti Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2009
This stuff is SO good! I didn't have crushed tomatoes so I used two 14.5 oz cans of diced, flavored with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. And since I cooked this all day in the slow cooker they broke down and I was able to smash them with a potato masher. Thus I ended up with a slighty chunky but not too chunky lovely thick sauce. I also added basil, used white vinegar in place of the red (that was all I had) and some onion powder. I can't wait to experiment with this! Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!
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Banana Banana Strawberry Smoothie

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2008
This was my first attempt ever at making a smoothie, and this was the PERFECT recipe! The only problem was I didn't have any banana extract so I just used two bananas. I also followed the suggestion of another reviewer and added ice, but at 1 1/2 cups. I also left out the sugar as it was plenty sweet enough. Even the non-banana people in my house RAVED about this recipe! Thanks so much!
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No Bake Cookies III

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2008
I'm not sure why these got such great reviews. At least the clean-up was easy. All I had was to do was wash one pan and roll the wax-paper up, cookies and all and toss.
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Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2008
All I was after was a creamy chicken gravy recipe and this fit the bill perfectly! Delicious!
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Juicy Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2008
Well this certainly was simple! And it surely was wonderful! So it must have been Simply Wonderful!;) Great taste, great presentation, great everything! The only changes I made were minor. I rubbed a ton of REAL butter on the exterior (as well as under the skin)of the bird then also sprinkled garlic powder with the onion powder. I also stuffed a few carrots in the cavity with the celery. Next time I'll try adding fresh onion and fresh garlic in the cavity as well. Maybe even a lemon! The leftover carcass (not that there was much meat left) is also headed right for the crockpot to make Slow Cooker Chicken Broth also found on this site. Thanks for this great contribution! :)
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Butterscotch Oatmeal

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2008
Five stars doesn't even begin to properly rate this delicious recipe! Until recently I had never tried oatmeal. It just didn't look appealing to me. With rising food prices we needed a breakfast for one day a week that wasn't overly expensive, and oatmeal fit the bill perfectly. I've tried fixing it several ways (apples, raisins, peanut butter) and it never appealed to our tastes. I was about to give up when I found this recipe. This stuff is GREAT! It didn't end up looking like the picture but that didn't change the taste any! None of the oats came out mushy and the butterscotch taste was VERY evident. I wouldn't change anything. Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Thank you for this great contribution. :)
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