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Asiago Dip with Crostini

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2005
This was good and everyone liked it...but boy was it expensive to make! I did make a few changes...used 1/2 cup chopped artichokes instead of 1/4 cup mushrooms, and added two cloves of garlic and lots of ground black pepper. I served this with Melba toast, which worked out great and is a lot faster than making your own crostini! I'd make this again, for a special occasion.
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Lemon Pasta Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2004
I really loved the flavor of this sauce but I did have a hard time getting it to thicken, or reduce. I guess I'll just have to be a bit more patient next time! I did change the recipe by using chicken broth instead of beef broth. Also, I did not use lime zest (just lemon), and I did add in about half a cup of grated romano cheese to the sauce about 3 minutes before I took it off the stove. I served this sauce over tri-color rotini tossed with fresh steamed broccoli. It had a great lemon flavor.
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Toasted Garlic Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2004
Delicious! Loved the butter/olive oil combo and the fresh garlic. Next time, I might add just a touch of garlic powder to give it a little extra garlic flavor. I topped my bread with Italian blend cheese (mozzarella, provolone, etc) and it was great. Watch carefully when you broil so you don't burn it. Will definitely make this again.
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Tomato Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2003
I do a slight variation on this recipe, which I learned from my 1/4 Lebanese roommate! First, "gut" the tomatoes before they are chopped so they don't have all those seeds and runny juices! Second, use red onion, and only 1/4 to 1/2 an onion depending on size. Third, in addition to the fresh-squeezed lemon, add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. And finally, I season with a dash of dried basil, kosher salt, pepper, and a generous sprinkle of dried (or fresh would be fine) parsley! Chill before serving. This dish is great with chicken and rice, or as a light lunch salad!
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Homemade Tomato Sauce II

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2003
Easy to make and a nice basic tomato sauce. The flavor was really nice, although I used dried basil and did add about 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese. Also, used extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oil...better flavor. The only thing I would change next time is to add a little less water because I prefer a slightly thicker sauce. All in all, really good!
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Manicotti

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2003
This got two thumbs up from the roommates!! I thought it was delicious and easy to make. I ended up using jumbo shell pasta instead of manicotti tubes, but the end result is the same. The shells are probably a little easier to stuff anyway. There were comments that the filling was somewhat bland so I seasoned mine quite a bit....I used a good amount of salt, pepper, as well as some garlic powder and dried oregano. Topped with homemade tomato sauce..yum!! Will absolutely make this again.
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Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2003
These were excellent and very easy to make! Just make sure you REALLY grease the foil well....mine did stick to the foil a little. Will definitely make this recipe again and would love to try different flavors of jam!!
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Broccoli With Lemon Almond Butter

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2003
I made this for my roommates and they loved it. The only thing is, I don't think you need to go to all the trouble of making a "lemon butter sauce". The second time I made this, I just steamed the broccoli in the microwave w/some butter already in the bowl, and then added lemon juice on top. Same effect. It is a great flavor combination though!
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Luscious Spinach Artichoke Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2003
I will be honest, I haven't made this *exact* recipe but I make one that's very close so I thought I'd share my suggestions. I use equal parts mayo (light is fine) and sour cream, no cream cheese. Also, a little fresh lemon juice and some extra garlic help give it some flavor. And finally...I think for any restaurant-quality spinach artichoke dip, monterrey jack cheese is a MUST! I use about 1 cup - half mixed into the dip and the other half baked on top (cover with foil while baking to prevent rubbery cheese). Oh, and I always serve with blue corn tortilla chips and a side of salsa and sour cream. All in all, this is a great and easy recipe to have on hand!
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Cheese Fondue

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2003
I made this for Valentine's Day....my first time making fondue. I thought it was pretty good...not sure if I am a fan of Gruyere cheese though. My boyfriend liked it a lot. I used cornstarch in place of the flour. I did need to add a few tablespoons of water to make it less glue-like. Also, used juice of one lemon, which adds a little flavor. We dipped sourdough bread, raw baby carrots (my favorite), boiled red potatoes (boyfriend's favorite) and steamed broccoli.
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Creamy Italian Dressing I

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2003
Yum! I thought this was a great salad dressing -- much better than any bottled creamy italian! I added just a little squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Also used low-fay mayo (you cannot taste a difference). Will definitely be making this again!
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Egg-Free Low-Fat Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2003
These were OK for a low-fat cookie. I doubled the cinnamon and added 1/2 tsp vanilla, and used golden raisins. I thought they lacked sweetness, and the texture was a little funky (the insides were soft and chewy but the outer edges were rubbery). In any case, my mom liked them! Also, I did not use the nuts, as they contain fat.
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Ninety Minute Cinnamon Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2002
WOW! This was so easy and delicious! I took another user's advice and dabbed the top of each roll with 1/2 a spoonful of the cinnamon/butter/brown sugar mixture before baking...and I didn't think they needed any icing! They were sweet and gooey!
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Cheese Enchiladas with Green Chiles

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2002
Awesome! I made a slight variation... stuffed with the monterrey cheese sticks as instructed, but I also added a mixture of diced green chiles (I thought whole was too much), sauteed onions, and a little sour cream....when it all melts together, its delicious! I really liked the combo of enchilada sauce and salsa for the sauce... gives it a nice kick. Will definitely be making these again!
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Garlic Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2002
These were good! I made them as a side dish with "Cheese Stuffed Chicken Rolls". This was very easy to prepare and tasted really good.... I left them sitting out after dinner and my roommate devoured the leftovers!
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2002
I LOVE these cookies!! I have made this recipe several times with outstanding results each time! Try making them with golden raisins...yummy!!
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Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2002
WOW! These are easy to make and sooo good! I made a slight variation on the filling since my boyfriend won't eat sundried tomatoes. I used white cheddar cheese and steamed broccoli... turned out great! I will definitely make this again.
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Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2002
Very good cookies. I added peanut butter chips. My only suggestion would be to bake at 375 for 10 minutes (instead of 12-15 as suggested in the recipe) to ensure a chewy cookie -- after being in the oven for 10 minutes, my cookies had a slightly crunchy edge with a chewy center. All in all, very good!!
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Cheater's Enchiladas

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2002
This was fabulous! I changed it up a little bit by substituting the olives for canned, diced green chiles and sauteed onion. Also used red enchilada sauce. Easy to make and extremely tasty! I will definitely make this recipe again!!
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