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Fluffy French Toast

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2010
First, this recipe needs to be doubled in order to make more than 8+ slices of thick French toast. Also, it is a bit bland for my taste-I prefer a sweeter custard. So, here are my changes: 2-1/2 c 2% milk, 5 eggs & 3 egg whites, 1/3 c fine granulated sugar, 1/2 c complete pancake mix, 2 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp. cinnamon (+ more to sprinkle on as needed) and 1 tsp. nutmeg. I whisked everything together then put in the refrigerator over night. I used a very crusty, thick Greek white bread: dipped each side in custard for 30 seconds, let sit on a wire rack for 2 minutes then cooked on a griddle until light brown. Finally, I finished them off by baking in a 375 degree preheated oven for 5-6 minutes. So, overall this was an easy basic recipe to start with and modify to taste.
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Apple Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2011
I was looking for something different to take to an apple-themed potluck. I have to say that I was pleasantly suprised; this was pretty good. I made my own apple filling because nothing tastes better than homemade! I could, however, see using the plain sliced apples in a can and sweetening them myself, just to save time. This bakes up really nice; however, I think one more cheese layer would make it 5 star. Oh, and I used lowfat ricotta cheese, reduced fat cheddar for half of the cheese, and light sour cream. There wasn't anything left at the potluck to take home. Thanks for the interesting recipe!
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2010
What a fantastic idea! I took this to a work potluck and it was huge success. The best part was the chips-I cut the tortillas into triangles, sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, shook to coat in a gallon-sized storage bag of cinnamon and sugar, and then baked. Wonderful! For the salsa, I used frozen blackberries, diced kiwi, diced apples, diced strawberries, and diced frozen peaches-at the last minute I added diced bananas. This doesn't stay fresh and pretty too long so I made it very early in the morning and it was perfect at lunchtime.
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Blue Cheese and Pear Tartlets

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2012
These were very good. I used gorgonzola and canned pears in no syrup because they are softer. I added a walnut piece to the top and drizzled with honey when they came out of the oven. This appetizer was a big hit. Just make sure your blue cheese is crumbled and not in big lumps-for those unsure if they like blue cheese, big chunks are a turn-off.
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Thick-Style Lebanese Garlic Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2011
I'd say that this is about as good as any restaurant garlic sauce. As a matter of fact, I've just recently started making my own again after our local favorite restaurant closed down (they made the best garlic sauce and bread!) I like that I can control the ingredients: so I used mostly olive oil and then added canola oil-probably 1/2 cup. I used the immersion blender to chop the garlic and then added the rest of the ingredients. I like the idea of using pasteurized egg whites to thicken, if necessary-but I didn't need to. You just need to add enough oil and add it slowly. I wonder if lighlty roasting the garlic first would get rid of that strong garlic "bite"? Then, I think my kids would love it even more.
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2011
This carrot cake received rave reviews from my family! We normally buy carrot cake from a local restaurant for my husband's birthday (their cake has been praised in many area newspapers), but this year I wanted to make it for him. I did do some things different: half brown sugar and half white sugar, added golden raisins, used almost 4 cups coarsely-grated carrots, reduced the oil to 3/4 c, and used applesauce for the other 1/2c, used 2 large eggs and 2 large egg whites. For the frosting, I used 4 cups powdered sugar and increased the cream cheese to 11 oz. This was enough to frost the two round cakes. Very Good!!
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Chicken Fried Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2011
3 stars for being easy-i made as directed but used a food processor to make the crackers into crumbs. I think with some additional seasoning this could be a 5-star recipe.
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Cheesy Italian Tortellini

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2011
This was excellent. I think this was true restaurant quality. I did add extra garlic, onions and mushrooms, and i used ground turkey-the sauce was wonderful cooked on low for about 7 hrs. I would have given it 5 stars if I could have only dirtied one pan.
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Indian Tandoori Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2011
This was very, very good. I had to adjust down the cayenne pepper for my kids, but the garam marsala gives the yogurt great flavor. I broiled the chicken instead of grilling (after marinating for roughly 18 hours). I served this with basmati rice and curried cauliflower. Also, I did use a little food coloring paste (orange left over from decorating Halloween sugar cookies) but you could also probably get similar results from using paprika/tumeric.
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Grilled Lemon Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2010
Nice flavor...just do not marinade too long or the chicken will be tough
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2014
Excellent as is but I prefer less oil. So then I made it again and used 1/4 c oil, 1/4 c applesauce and 1/2 c plain nonfat greek yogurt. I reduced the sugar to just under 2 c and substituted 1c whole wheat pastry flour for 1c of the all purpose flour. My family preferred the lightened version.
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Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2013
I used all lower fat ingredients, and used garlic powder and seasoned salt instead of the onion salt (which I did not have). This was very, very good.
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Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Reviewed: May 20, 2012
I made this according to the recipe and it was just ok. My husband and I had something similar but absolutely amazing on our honeymoon at a bed and breakfast on Victoria Island. We all agreed that without the bluberry "compote" this version would be a waste of time-very bland. Next time, I will make the following changes: mix powdered sugar into the cream cheese and either spread or dollup over the bread; double the blueberries in the mix; double the syrup and add a little lemon juice to it.
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German Chocolate Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2012
The cheesecake didn't add anything to this but calories. I will say that the frosting was very good, especially after a day or so.
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Red Skinned Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2011
First, I must say that I do not really like potato salad; I do not like eating food with mayonnaise that other people have made. That being said, I made this because my husband wanted potato salad with our beef and chicken kabobs today and he was going to buy it from the grocery store. Since I had 3 lbs. of red skin potatoes sitting around, I thought I would have a go at it and see how good I could make it. I can't really rate this recipe in its pure form because I didn't add the bacon (per husband's request) and I used light miracle whip 1-1/4 cup), light sour cream (1/2 cup) and Mucky Duck mustard (1/4 cup). I also added garlic powder, salt and pepper, and topped it off with Hungarian paprika. So as I made it, I would say that it was pretty good-definitely much better than anything commercial. I think I would have liked it better the first day if I had used either more sour cream or regular mayonnaise. The Miracle Whip made it a little too tangy. On day 2, however, it was great and I would give it 4.5 stars (not 5 because I'm still notthe biggest potato salad fan).
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Chicken Noodle Casserole I

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
What a quick and wonderful recipe that the entire family loved. I added minced garlic, chopped carrots and celery, and thyme. I used reduced-fat cream of celery soup, reduced-fat sour cream, and 1/2 c 2% milk. I sprinkled the top with a Shake-N-Bake type mixture since my children do not like cracker crumbs. Excellent!!
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Country Apple Dumplings

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2010
This is what I used: fuji apples (hold up well when baking and are spicey-sweet so compliments the sugar in the recipe), reduced fat crescent rolls, 1/2c brown sugar, 1/3c granulated sugar, 5 Tbsp. butter, 8 Tbsp. Smart Balance, and diet Mt. Dew. I sprinkled the apple wedges with a little kosher salt and with cinnamon and freshly-ground nutmeg; then I rolled them up. They looked just like the picture. Served them warm with optional ice cream. I would have given them 5 stars because they are very tasty and easy to make, but I'm not sure how much I like the soggy bottom.
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Easy Chicken Taquitos

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2013
As is, this is bland but it has great potential. I agree with adding chiles, sour cream and spices: cumin, chili powder, garlic, salt, and onion powder (or diced onions). My kids don't like them crispy so I didn't bake them longer than 20 minutes. Don't overfill them and make sure to roll them tightly!
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Disappearing Marshmallow Brownies

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2012
I couldn't get this to set up-but it tasted good.
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Grandmas Bogie's Parmesan Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2011
I melted Smart Balance in an oven-proof skillet, added chicken tenderloins to coat,removed the tenderloins and added them to a gallon storage bag containing the coating, put them back in the skillet and popped them in the oven for 14 minutes. This was very good and I only used one pan!! All three of my young children asked for seconds-really that says enough.
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