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Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2008
This was REALLY GOOD. I had to give 4 stars because it's a GOOD THING that pie crusts come in 2 packs, LOL! This made so much filling that I had to grab the spare shell from the freezer, and scoop half the filling from the other, overflowing, shell. In order to get the 2 shells nice and full, I added in an extra egg each. The only other thing I changed was adding a little bell pepper and fresh seeded tomato to make up for no mushrooms (I hate mushrooms). I cooked the peppers with the onion and garlic, and added the tomatoes right before the egg (so they wouldn't disintegrate). Everyone loved it, which is saying something coming from my veggi-phobic family. And yes. I definitely used deep dish crusts ...
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Cheater Pancake Syrup

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2008
I've been seeking out DIY recipes to replace products we normally purchase at an inflated price with artificial ingredients, so in that regard, this recipe foots the bill. However, it was WAY sweet! I mean, it's syrup, so, duh, but WAY WAY WAY sweet, lol. It was good, but next time I will attempt with 1c white sugar and 1.5c water just to see what happens. At the very least, I can boil longer to achieve greater thickness and evap some water. I added homemade pure vanilla extract, 1/2 stick cinnamon (while cooking), and a couple tbs real maple syrup for flavor (didn't have any extract).
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2008
This is the FIRST time that my husband said the homemade version was BETTER than the pre-packaged version. I whole heartedly agree. I did add extra garlic because we like it, and reduced the cayenne cause my kids are weenies. That's the beauty of this stuff, totally customizable to one's tastes! When I used it, it took about 2 tb for a little less than 1lb of meat. I added a slurry of 1 tsp cornstarch and about 1/4c water to the pot to get that sauce effect. This also worked nicely on my Morningstar Farms "grilled chicken" stuff (I don't eat meat), just be careful because the soy or whatever is used to make the fake chicken really pulls in the moisture.
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Jalapeno Popper Spread

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2008
This was rockin'! I subbed yogurt for mayo because I can't stomach the stuff. I also couldn't find canned/jarred chilies at the store (they used to have them, wth?!), so I just left them out. Since I like spicy things, I upped the jalepenos, but I added too many, LOL, it burned, but I kept eating ... I added 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp each black pepper and garlic powder, used romano both in the mixture and on top. Was in a big hurry, so I microwaved for a couple minutes then finished in the oven. I will DEFINITELY make this again.
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Mom's Country Gravy

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2008
I gave this 4 stars because what I made was good, but it was not this recipe. I made a country skillet dinner (home fries, ground beef, scrambled eggs, gravy), and wondered if white gravy truly was just a cream sauce/white roux. This recipe confirmed that it pretty much is. Lengthy technical rant to follow: My problem with this recipe is that it should be a 1:1 ratio of fat to flour, which may explain why people get a runny sauce. So if you want ~1c use 2tb fat/flour, ~2c use 1/4c each, ~4c, 1/2c each. I prefer butter over oil. Also, this type of sauce needs to come to a full boil in order to reach it's full thickening potential (it can always be thinned later with more milk), so that could be another reason people could be getting a runny sauce.
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Creamy Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2008
Easy, fast, delicious. I just wish I had raisins on hand! Add fresh ground nutmeg and cinnamon!
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Authentic Chinese Egg Rolls (from a Chinese person)

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2008
The only thing I omitted was the mushrooms (and msg, but that's just unnecessary), and the only thing I replaced was shrimp for pork. Everything else was followed to the letter. The filling smelled terrible while cooking. Once the egg rolls were done we tried them, and they tasted just like the filling smelled. I ate a couple drowned in different sauces and they were tolerable, but the rest of the family went out and got subs. Sorry. The weird thing is that there is not a single ingredient that I dislike in this recipe.
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In-a-Pinch Ketchup

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2008
Below is my original review, but I want to add that with a bit of experimentation (my goal was not to use this in a pinch, but to eliminate the need for store bought) I have decided that it is much better with these adjustments: pinch allspice (I used ~1/8tsp in a double batch), only 1 tb brown sugar, and 2tsp molasses. Tastes much more like ketchup, and less like a sweet tomato based dipping sauce. _______________________________________ FANTASTIC alternative to store bought ketchups! The add in/customization possibilities are endless as well. I think store bought ketchup is nasty, but I WILL use this. I did find this recipe a bit too sweet, but that's no skin off my back. I'll just use it to make BBQ sauce, and make another batch with only 3 tb of brown sugar.
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Baked Ziti I

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2008
This ziti is BOMB!!! I made it for the first time for my Winter Solstice dinner, and everyone raved (everyone ALSO took all my leftovers). The only thing I do different is mix the sour cream, sauce and pasta instead of layering, omit meat because I'm a vegetarian, and use all mozz caz I'm cheap and lazy, don't wanna buy the prov. LOL! I thought to review it because I'm making it again tonight (with whole wheat pasta).
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My Kid's Favorite Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2008
It was good, but I probably won't make it again--takes too long! Husband and kids weren't all that impressed either.
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Buzzsaw's BBQ Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2008
Whoa! In a word: SOUR! I added 2 extra tb molasses, and a tb or 2 of brown sugar to make it palatable, as well as a couple dashes liquid smoke just for fun. I'll make it again with less vinegar. It is certainly quick and easy. Original recipe gets 3 stars, but my additions bumped it up to 4.
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Mini Sour Cream Biscuits

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2008
These biscuits are *just ok*. I gave them an extra star because they are easy and FAST. I LITERALLY looked a recipe up last minute for dinner, as in, dinner was just about done and I thought "Hmm, we need biscuits ..." ya know? I bet they would be really nice with some herbs and cheese in them though.
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Creamy Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2008
It tasted good and all, but wasn't at all moist like the preview proclaims. Not very dense like banana bread should be either. I guess I'm going to have to just call my mom for her recipe, LOL!
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2008
This is a very good basic/starter recipe for making your own black bean burgers. The only thing I did a little diff is add some salt, make patties smaller (got 7 out of the batch), threw beans in processor instead of hand mashing, added extra bread crumbs so they would form up better, and I pan cooked them with a little olive oil. They came out very nice. Next time I make a black bean burger I intend to add some basmati rice, and maybe use some oats like a prev. reviewer recommends.
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Chickpea Curry

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2007
This was really good for a quick lunch, but it seemed to *need* something. I even added cumin seed and extra garlic to give it more depth of flavor. It was pretty thick too. I may add some water to the leftovers, and simmer it covered for an hour to see what happens. Also, the recipe calls for WAY too much cayenne IMO, I used about half the recommended amt, and it was a tad too spicy when eaten with rice. I'm not a weenie when it comes to spicy food either!
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Fried Rice I

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2007
I had forgotten to take meat out of the freezer for dinner today, but had bacon in the fridge. I found this recipe via ingredient search using bacon and rice. Since I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian, and the rest of my family isn't, I try to make recipes that I can make without the meat, and just add it in after my portion is removed. This one worked perfectly in that respect! What I did different: Used ~5tb EVOO in place of the bacon drippings, used a pack of peas and pearl onions I had in the freezer, omitted the green onions as I didn't have them on hand, and lastly, waited until I had mine out to stir in the cooked bacon. It came out pretty good. My husband loved it, and wants it again soon. It worked out nicely for my vegetarian needs, and tasted better than so-so, but not amazing. Because of the 2 main factors (husband, and veg accomodating) I give it a 5 star rating. Thanks for getting me out of my dinner bind tonight!!!
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Pumpkin Gingerbread

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2006
I can't give it a five cause it really isn't anything special, however I make this recipe a lot in the fall, it's a no fail type of recipe. I have experimented and find that using 1/2 to 3/4 whole wheat flour is really good. Doing the whole thing whole wheat was too gritty. I make the bread in muffin tins for convenience. I have also substituted 1/2 the oil for apple sauce successfully and plan to try to substitute it completely next time I make it. I also double the spices, otherwise it's kind of bland.
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2006
This was my first attempt at quinoa and it was a hit. Two of my 3 kids loved it, the 3rd is only 2, so her opinion doesn't count, LOL. My husband liked it, mother in law loved it and as far as I know, my father in law liked it as well. What I did different: added carrots, omitted cayenne for kids, increased cooking time and vegetable broth out of neccessity. I ended up having to cook it an additional 10 minutes, which is no biggie. I also omitted the cilantro mainly cause I forget but the people in my family aren't crazy about it anyway.
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2005
These were pretty good. I liked that they didn't spread a lot, which is what the other recipes I have tried do. If you want something fantastic, use butterscotch chips and pecans instead of raisins! I love oatmeal scotchies. I also substituted half of the white sugar with splenda.
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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2005
I really like these! I rolled them and did the criss-cross with a sugared fork, baked for 8 minutes exactly. I made about 1 inch balls, so I got about 30 cookies. They are very flat and chewy which works for me, I like them that way. Also added some vanilla like another person suggested.
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