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Garbanzo Bean Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free!)

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
I was amazed and my in laws were as well! No one would have guessed it was made from beans. I did add 3 tbsp of butter and some vanilla extract (I never bake without it!). I also stirrred in the rest of the bag of chocolate chips just before I put the batter in the pan (a bag of chocolate chips has 2 cups and I had nothing else to use the chips in planned). The cake was extremely chocolatey and like others described between a brownie and cake in texture. My husband thought it reminded him to the texture of texas sheet cake. I was worried because even after processing the beans and eggs for about 10 minutes total, the batter still seemed grainy, but you couldn't tell in the finished cake. Thanks for a great gluten free dessert I can serve my father in law! Oh, and I served it with cherry topping and whipped cream, but it was just as good plain.
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Midwest Loose Meats

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2011
We really liked these. I added onion and garlic to the beef as I cooked it and left out the salt (I think the chicken broth was salty enough). I also didnt put on bread and put it in the oven. Instead I served with artisan bread fresh out of the oven and we each put our own mustard and pickles on. When my husband got seconds, he forgot the mustard and pickles. He thought it just wasn't the same without them so he got up to get them. Thanks for a great recipe.
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Aileen's Punch

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2011
I made this for a baby shower using mango instead of apricot juice. People seemed to like it, I did not have any left.
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Mushroom Rice

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2011
This was very good. I used yellow onion instead of green and then sauted the onion, mushroom and garlic. I added the chicken broth then put the mixture into my rice cooker with the rice. This worked great as my rice cooker has a steamer basket that I can steam veggies over the rice in. I made some chicken seasoned with greek seasoning to serve on the side, but it just got mixed into the rice. Thanks for a great recipe
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Fruit Dip II

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2011
Great recipe, this always served at bridal and baby showers in my area. It is so good, I could just eat it with a spoon!
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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2012
I made these with ground turkey and didn't use tofu (didn't have it on hand). I also served with a sauce suggested in the reviews of another recipe (1 tsp sesame oil, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar, 1 tbsp chile paste). In my opinion the sauce put this recipe over the top! I will definitely be making these on a regular basis. So easy and tasty. Thanks!
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Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2011
This was awesome! I doubled the recipe and added some seasonings like others recommended. I made one pizza with red sauce, mozz and mushrooms and another with garlic and olive oil, parm and mozz cheeses, basil, and tomato. They were both outstanding! We will definitely be making pizza at home instead of ordering out. Thanks!
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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2011
These were great! I followed the recipe exactly except I split the dough into 3 then added chocolate chips to 1/3, cinnamon and nutmeg to 1/3 and dried cherries to the last 1/3. I then cut each 1/3 of dough into 8 scones, which I think was a good size. My husband loved all of the variations. I think next time I will freeze the butter and grate it in to try to get more of a flaky scone to see which way we like better.
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Apricot Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2011
I made these with fresh apricot instead of dried so maybe that was the problem, but I didn't think these had much flavor. No one in my family really liked them at all. Maybe some spices would help but I don't think I will try it again, sorry.
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2011
This was great! I used 1/8 tsp of cayenne instead of red pepper flakes because that is what I had on hand. Everyone loved it!
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Slow Cooker Green Beans, Ham and Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2011
This was really good. My husband hates all cooked veggies but after he ate this he told me it was a hit and then admitted he was only going to eat it (covered in hot sauce) to humor me. But he liked it so much he has requested it be made again! I did add bay leaves and rosemary and used a ham steak rather than ham hocks. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2012
These were great! We used to go to a little Vietnamese place and always ordered these. When we moved I was convinced I had to try to make these at home. I could not find Thai basil so I had to leave that out. These were still really good, so if you can't find Thai basil, don't worry! The sauces were spot on! My husband loves the fish sauce and I love the peanut sauce, so this was perfect. Thank you so much for a fantastic recipe, I will be making these again and again!
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Pancakes I

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2011
Great pancake recipe! Very fluffy. I did use half whole wheat flour and half all purpose. This was my first attempt at using whole wheat flour and it came out great! I will be using this recipe from now on for pancakes. Thanks!
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Slider-Style Mini Burgers

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2011
Loved these! I did use less mayo (a little less that 1/4 cup) and still found them amazing. Super easy to make and taste close enough to Krystal burgers (that I cannot get where I live now!) for me. Thanks for a great recipe! UPDATE: This also works great with ground turkey!
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Sweet Potato Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2011
Even with my very limited experience with yeast dough, these came out very well! Very light and fluffy. I did use fresh sweet potatoes and I added about 1/4 cup more to the dough. They still did not really taste like sweet potato at all. The dough was very easy to work with, I did add a bit more flour. I will definitely be making these again!
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Tasty Lentil Tacos

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2011
My family loved these! My husband thought I was crazy at first, so I made them while he was out of town. When I told him they were awesome he was still skeptical so when he came home I told him we were having leftover lentil tacos for dinner. When he took his first bite he laughed and said he was shocked but they were really good! I followed the recipe for the most part except I used garlic and onion powder instead of fresh and did not add the salsa to the lentils. I served these on flour tortillas with spanish rice, reduced fat sour cream, tomatos, salsa and cheddar cheese. Thanks for a great healthy budget friendly recipe! I will be making these a lot!
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2011
These were really good! I baked for 17 minutes and they were perfect, just starting to brown on the edges. I took them to a baby shower and there were none left over!
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Lemon Fruit Dip

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2011
I made this for a baby shower today using regular (not sugar free) pudding mix. It was great, everyone loved it and ate more of this than the traditional cream cheese/marshmallow dip!
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Strawberry Fruit Dip

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2011
Fantastic! I served this at a baby shower today and everyone loved it! Thanks
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Grilled Chicken Thighs Tandoori

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2011
This was good, but I didn't love it. I followed the recipe exactly. My husband also liked it but suggested maybe decreasing the amount of cloves.
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