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Easy Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2005
These cookies were perfect! I added an extra 1/2 tsp. of vanilla, and after baking I brushed the cookies with milk and spinkled them with colored sugar. Everyone loved them!! Also, I didn't realize it but I used 2 cookie sheets instead of 1...the bottoms came out perfect - never too dark.
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Rosemary Chicken Couscous Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
This was a delicious recipe! Great combination of flavors - I was tempted to leave out the olives but I'm glad I added them - the kalamata's added a delicious, subtle taste. To make it a little lighter, I used much less oil and whole wheat couscous. You can also used reduced fat feta to cut out some more fat. I also sauteed the chicken in a balsamic marinade to give it extra flavor. The second time I made this I used fig flavored white balsamic which was delish! Update - made again replacing sundried tomatoes and olives with dried cranberries and chickpeas. Also used a honey flavored rotisserie chicken. It worked great for a sweeter option (can also use goat cheese instead of feta)
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Strawberry-Mango Mesclun Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
What a great summer recipe! I served it with Rosemary Chicken Couscous Salad from this site. I used Splenda and less olive oil to make it lighter, and I left out the onion although a sweet one might have been nice (didn't miss it though). This salad would be great with grilled chicken, and I think it might work with some fresh mint...and a nice mojito!
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Best Marinara Sauce Yet

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2008
This was delicious. I had tomatoes from the garden so I made the following changes: - cut an x on the bottom of the tomatoes - boiled and seeded them (although the seeds should disintegrate if you leave them in) - used less oil to make it healthier - added 1 tsp red pepper flakes - added mushrooms and a yellow pepper that were about to go bad. This ended up being delicious! - added 1/2 tb brown sugar (the Splenda blend just because that's what I had) to balance the acidity - added some garlic powder and dried basil at the end just for more flavor. I served with turkey meatballs and whole wheat pasta.
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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2008
This recipe was delicious! I used fresh tomatoes from the garden, as well as homemade sourdough bread. I bought fresh mozzarella from an Italian deli and put some slivers on top. I baked the bread before I put on the mixture, but I did not top with oil as some suggested - it was delicious and skipped unnecessary fat. Next time I will even use a bit less oil.
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Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2008
I used Splenda to make it healthier, and added more crushed red pepper for flavor. I marinated chicken and cooked with broccoli, water chestnuts, garlic, and a touch of ginger (and more red pepper of course). My boyfriend cleaned his plate and then the pan I cooked in!
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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2008
The cake was delicious, although I highly recommend the following: - serve cold...just out of the fridge. The chips taste delicious that way. - add 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips. Some people said 2 cups which I found to be too much - add half semi sweet chips and half milk chocolate - otherwise I found it a bit bitter.
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Terrific Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2008
This recipe was very good. It has an excellent flavor. I made the following changes: - cooked onion first and added garlic. Browned the meat with the onion & garlic to enhance flavor - added about 1tb brown sugar....this was so key! - added CORN - so delicious!! - served with fat free sour cream mixed with scallions, yellow rice, and more corn kernels. And of course Coronas!
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2008
These were SO good! I followed the recipe but added 1 1/2 tsp vanilla and also let the batter sit for an hour before cooking. The pancakes came out so fluffy!
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Savory Biscuit Bites

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2008
These did not come out as tasty as I hoped. Maybe because I used America's Choice biscuit dough? I'll definitely try again, because it's a nice app, but I'll try the brand name ingredients next time.
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Baked Slow Cooker Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2008
This came out so moist and delicious! I removed the skin before cooking. I don't think the aluminum foil balls are necessary - mine kept sliding off anyway...and I'm thinking maybe that's why it was so moist. I will definitely make again - SO EASY!!! I paired this with roasted pumpkin, sweet potatoes, eggplant, and whole garlic cloves (baked with olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary.
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Slow-Cooker Moroccan Turkey Stew

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2008
This was delicious - I added spices such as cumin, turmeric, curry, cinnamon, and paprika. Also, the apricots should be quartered. The cilantro sauce was not necessary.
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Rosemary Roasted Veggies

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2008
delish delish delish can also use eggplant, brussel sprouts, carrots, ...
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Real Hummus

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2008
Made the recipe as is, except removed the skins from the chickpeas beforehand. At first I thought it was too lemony, but the next day the flavors set in to make it much better. Next time I will use dried chickpeas that I soak overnight with 1 tb baking powder, drain and rinse, then simmer for 2-3 hrs. I like the taste and consistency much better that way. I might also add a bit of plain yogurt to make the consistency more creamy.
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