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Broccoli Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2012
I haven't made this myself, but my brother has made it for us a few times now, and it's really tasty! And he says it's super easy, which is why I had to find it to add to my own recipe box. As far as I know, he follows the recipe as it is and doesn't change anything.
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Extra Easy Hummus

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2012
Loved it! Only 4 stars b/c I didn't follow the recipe exactly. But that's what the reviews are for, right? Per others' advice, I rinsed and peeled the garbanzo beans. (A little time-consuming, but easy and kinda fun - they squish right out of their skins!) Used 2 big cloves of garlic, only about 1 1/2 tsp of cumin, only a little sprinkling of salt, 1 T olive oil, 1 T lemon juice, a little paprika, and some sesame seeds that were on sale. I wanted a hummus recipe without tahini b/c my regular grocery doesn't have it and I'm too lazy to go to the fancy store. But they carry sesame seeds and sesame oil! Considered subbing sesame oil for the olive oil, but the seeds were cheaper and I'm not sure what else I would use sesame oil for. Added about half of the bean juice back in (gradually, of course!) and processed the heck out of it to make it super smooth and creamy (peeling the beans helps the texture, too.) Sprinkled a little more paprika on top to make it pretty and let it sit in the fridge overnight before taking it to work for potluck, where it was a HUGE hit. I just finished eating the scant leftovers and wish I had more, so I will definitely be making this again.
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Banana Bread V

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2011
Set out today to find a recipe to use up a couple of brown bananas. And this one didn't require me to go to the grocery store! Very yummy recipe - tastes a lot like Mom's. Only a few changes. Used unsalted butter instead of margarine. Didn't have baking powder but subbed with 1/4 tsp baking soda + 1/2 tsp cream of tartar. Added 1 tsp vanilla extract. Omitted the walnuts because I didn't have any. Could have used pecans but was honestly too lazy. Now I'm glad I didn't, bc my sister won't eat nuts and now she can have some when I take it to brunch tomorrow. Baked at 350 for 50 min, but it failed the toothpick test, so per others' reviews I turned OFF the oven and put it back in for another 15 min. An extra 10 min may have sufficed - bottom turned out a little tougher than I'd have liked. Next time might try 45 min + 15 min with oven off. Fiance says he would like a crispier crust with a moister center (picky, picky!) I thought it was delicious, and it's a great go-to recipe for the next time I find myself with 2 or 3 brown bananas.
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Chocolate Billionaires

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2011
These are delicious! Like a wonderful cross between turtles and 100 Grand (two of my favs!) The only change I made to the recipe itself was to use 2 cups milk chocolate chips and 1 cup semi-sweet, because that's what I had. As far as following directions - I've burned stuff on my electric stove before, so I melted everything in a makeshift double-boiler. (Honestly, where would I be in life without my Pyrex bowls?!) Caramels took a little longer to melt this way I think, but it was WORTH IT. (Besides, I had already spent 2 hours shelling my own pecans - I was already invested! At that point, what's an extra few minutes?) Word of advice - be generous when greasing the waxed paper, if that's what you're using! One sheet turned out fine, one sheet stuck to the caramels (it's just a little extra fiber, right?) Next time I might try the silicon baking sheets I always forget I have... Did NOT get 32 tasty treats - I used my mixing spoon instead of a teaspoon to drop the caramels and they ended up HUGE! But they're so yummy that no one cared! Next time I will try to make them smaller, though - they looked a little overwhelming this time. Took them to the Academy Awards party and my friends raved about them! Thanks for a keeper!
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Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2011
Lovely for Valentine's Day! Fiance and I really liked them. VERY similar to my favorite apple crisp recipe, but with more flour, so it turned out a little drier and crumblier than I would have liked. (I'm all about soft and chewy!) But I love raspberry, and jam is so much easier than slicing apples! I will make this again, but might reduce the flour to 1/2 cup. The only change I made this time was to add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon (I might add more next time) and I melted the butter (I don't have the patience to blend in solid butter, even if it's very soft.) Next time I will warm the jam, too - it was a new jar that hadn't been in the fridge, so I didn't think it would be that hard to spread, but it was still a little globby. Great recipe!
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Zesty Chicken Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
YUM! I made a few small changes - the ingredient quantities seemed closer to what I use for 2 lbs of meat, so I used 1 lb ground turkey and 1 lb ground beef (which is how I usually make meatloaf) and did NOT adjust the proportions. I was a little short on bread crumbs, and I added the cheese to the meat mixture. Will melt extra cheese on top next time, too. Delicious! Made it last night, and my fiance and I enjoyed leftovers for lunch today too. Shared the recipe with my mother, and will definitely make this again!
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