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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2010
Delicious! The whole family loved these. I took some of the tips from the reviews and added more bread crumbs than called for. I actually put the beans in the food processor - much easier! Then I processed the onion and garlic, and drained it before adding to the beans. I also made the patties (8 for a double recipe) thinner, and froze them prior to cooking. This made them hold together as the mixture was quite soft. I pan fried them frozen, about 10 minutes on each side. I served them with all the condiments I would normally use on hamburgers, and they were very tasty. Thank you!!
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Striped Delight

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2009
Cannot give less than 5 stars. Everyone loved this at Christmas Day dinner. I've made it before and learned that if you wrap a hot washcloth on the bottom of the pan, the slices come out easier (I found this to be a better tip than freezing it for an hour). This dessert is very rich so I'd suggest starting with a small piece and going back for more, rather than serving huge slices at first. I used only 25 Oreo cookies and 3 tablespoons of melted butter - worked fine.
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Raspberry Ribbons

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2009
Very simple and lovely cookie. Looks like the picture! I took many of the tips offered by others (do not make long logs, do not make the indent too deep, do not move them too soon, etc.). I sliced them on the diagonal, and they turned out very pretty and had nice flavour. I used seedless raspberry jam. I know my family will come home and devour them tonight!!
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English Trifle to Die For

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2009
Can't give it less than 5 stars, but I did have a few issues. First of all, the custard was too thin as written; if you can whisk in a tablespoon or two of cornstarch, I'm sure that would help it thicken. I had to chill the custard for HOURS before it was even near thick enough to layer on. When I poured it on, it drizzled all the way to the bottom and covered up all the pretty layers I'd made. *insert boo boo lip here* but I did garnish it with a few leftover fresh raspberries and some chopped up Skor chocolate bars, delicious. My husband and most dinner guests loved it! May make again, but need to tweak that custard. Daughter suggested homemade PUDDING instead of custard; will search out some recipes. Thanks!!
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Crackle Top Molasses Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2009
Mine did not crackle, sadly. I don't know why, but the past few times I have made soft molasses cookies, they haven't crackled. Hmm. Anyway, these cookies tasted fine, but I do have another recipe which uses brown sugar, and the family likes better. But thanks!
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Easy, Eggless Strawberry Ice Cream

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2009
Very good - can't give it less than 5 stars. I didn't use all the liquid called for as I knew it would overflow in my machine, so I used 2 cups heavy (whipping) cream, and 1 cup whole (homo) milk. It was just fine, and a pretty colour too. I pureed the strawberries in the food processor, with the sugar. Next time, I may just mash them as they turned out a bit liquid-y this way. But it all came together and tasted delicious - very "fresh".
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Crustless Bacon and Cheese Quiche

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2009
This was extremely tasty; I'm so glad because we don't need all the fat, calories, and carbs from the crust in a regular quiche, but the flavour was still there. I made it as written and added some leftover cooked broccoli, and a touch of light cream to the egg mixture. I ate it for dinner with a side of fruit. Very good!
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Morning Glory Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2009
These were delicious! I made them pretty much as written except to substitute 1/2 whole wheat flour, and I didn't have any coconut. They were moist and light and smelled fabulous as they baked. Couldn't wait to dig in! Made a satisfying lunch with a piece of cheese and some fruit. Thank you!
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Strawberry Jam

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2009
Easy recipe. I used enough strawberries to make 4 cups, mashed, and then we pureed them because my son didn't want chunks. We used only 2 cups of sugar and it was plenty sweet. We boiled for about 12 minutes, and the jam set up perfectly. We have one container in the fridge for now, and will freeze the rest. Delicious!
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2009
Very easy to make and came together quickly. Be sure to use very ripe avacadoes - they should be just soft to the touch, or you will not be able to mash them. I used the juice of two limes for this, and opted for red onion instead of white. The family didn't like it, but they don't like guacamole in general, so I can't fault the recipe. I know you will enjoy it - just play with the seasonings and make it your own. When avocadoes are on sale, it is a very economical recipe.
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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2009
I started making my own pure vanilla using this method. It's wonderful! I use only vodka (tried rum once, didn't care for the result). You can just cut the vanilla beans into thirds and slip them into the vodka; shake several times weekly and notice the color changing. As stated, the minimum time is weeks, but leave it as long as you can... months would be preferable. My guideline is once I can't smell the alcohol, it's pretty much ready. Homemade vanilla can take on a bit of a cloudy appearance, so don't be alarmed. You can strain a little of it at a time into a smaller bottle using a coffee filter, and let the rest hang out and get even stronger and better.
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Waffles II

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2008
I made this recipe for my new Belgian waffle maker. They turned out just fine. I will have to play around with it some more - my first effort drew rave reviews from the family, but I think I will add a bit of sugar next time. Just so you know, the batter was extremely thick, but it baked up well. Thanks for posting.
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Peppermint Biscotti

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2008
Very nice biscotti. I baked mine on parchment paper and although some of the candies melted, it certainly wasn't a big deal. If the bottoms burn a little, just dip them in melted chocolate and no one will ever know. I decorated with the melted chocolate and crushed candy canes, just like the picture. I am going to put them in cellophane gift bags, tie with a pretty ribbon, and give them to my guests on Christmas Day.
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Scrumptious Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Gravy

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2008
Can't give it less than 5 stars, as hubby and son declared it "delicious" and want it every night! I like the fact that it is not made with condensed soup - this way, I can control the salt. I used just over 2 cups of milk, and the gravy was very thick (will use slightly more, next time). This was a hearty and filling meal.
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2008
This was a shiny and professional looking icing. I liked the fact that it didn't contain meringue powder because I normally don't use it. I substituted a homemade sugar syrup and it worked just great.
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Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2008
This was delicious! I doubled the amount of sauce, and used light cream and that worked just fine. I also used fresh rosemary, since we have it growing in our garden. Served it with buttered noodles and cooked broccoli. Very nice dish. UPDATE: I have now made this with heavy (whipping) cream and the result is much better!! The sauce doesn't break or curdle when you use the heavy cream as it does with the light cream. The taste is more intense and my hubby couldn't stop raving about the sauce!! I won't make this often because it is fattening, but when I do I will always use the heavy cream from now on. YUM!
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Fettuccini with Mushroom, Ham and Rose Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2008
Delicious. Husband said "It looks like a restaurant meal." Yea! My only substitution was for the heavy (whipping) cream: I used 1 cup of light cream (10%) and 1/2 cup of homo milk. It tasted fine but I'm sure with the heavy cream it would have been pushed to decadent! Also, remember the red pepper flakes are *optional* - I don't think you can complain about the heat if you add the entire amount; 1 tsp. is a lot, so use sparingly if you want to add it. Thanks for the recipe!
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Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2008
Delicious. I used just almonds (they were majorly on sale) for my trial run before Christmas this year. I used parchment paper and they did not stick too much; after taking them out of the oven, I transferred them to a clean parchment paper-lined tray to finish cooling. I didn't have all the spices called for, so I added a little ground black pepper and even a pinch of chili powder. Son loved them and declared them "easy to eat". He wants more sweetness next time, more like a candied nut. I will try another batch with more cinammon and sugar. Thanks! . . UPDATE: The next morning, the leftover nuts were sticky and gooey. I don't know if I did something wrong, but they had lost their dry crunchiness. Family didn't want them. Just wanted everyone to know, as this can be an expensive recipe; I don't think I'll make them for Christmas gifts.
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Alyson's Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2008
I can't give it less than 5 stars. Hubby declared it "delectable". Easy to prepare - left the bacon out until just before serving, but next time will use less mayonnaise as 1 cup is far too much. I used about 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds.
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Best Ever Blueberry Cobbler

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2008
Very good. Added a little milk to the batter, and sprinkled some sugar on top before baking, for a crunchier crust. Just know that this is not a thick crust, though. Delicious with vanilla ice cream.
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