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Orange Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2003
Simple and delicious. I tried it with leftover sliced BBQ chicken breasts on mixed greens with apricots, strawberries and red onion. Yum! A definite keeper.
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Red Bean Salad with Feta and Peppers

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2003
Just like Kimar, I doubled the recipe and used 1 can of garbanzos and 1 of kidney beans. I made it 2 days before I served it, and put in half the cabbage the first day and the other half on the second. This added new textures to the salad, since the 1st batch wilted somewhat. I also quadrupled (or more) the amount of oil and lemon juice. I made it without feta, and found that I needed to add some salt. My 10 guest 'guinea pigs' all had positive comments about how unusual, tasty, and visually appealing they found the salad. It's a keeper!
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Fresh Peach Pie I

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2003
This was easy to make, delicious and very refreshing. My husband (who doesn't like fresh peaches) gave it 4 stars. I bought a ready-to-eat graham crust, which worked very well, as did adding a pinch of cinnamon to the cooked mixture. I probably should have made it earlier in the day - after 5 hours in the fridge, the filling still wasn't properly set. However, my mashed peaches were very ripe and therefore watery, which could be partially to blame. Next time I'll leave out the water and see what happens. Even though it ran all over their plates, my guests liked this pie so much that they asked for the recipe.
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Make Ahead Lunch Wraps

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2005
I knew this recipe was a success when my teen boys told me they'd finished the batch I made the previous week and asked me to make more! What a great school (and home) lunch!!! With previous reviews in mind, I used only one can of each kind of bean and one cup of rice. I also added chipotle powder, cumin, ground coriander, garlic powder, salt and freshly ground pepper. I still had leftovers after I filled 20 tortillas!! My family loves microwaving the tortillas for 1 minute, and then dipping them in salsa. I've also shared the recipe (and my suggestions) with other moms, who tell me their children of all ages also can't get enough of these.
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Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2004
Tasty and easy - the quality and flavour of the tomatoes used will have a profound impact on the taste of the soup (I would never make this in winter). I used heirloom tomatoes from my garden. I also used one whole medium onion (instead of a slice), a 1/2 rib of celery, and a healthy pinch of ground cloves (since I didn't have whole ones). I agree with a previous reviewer - there's no way the prep time can be 5 minutes, unless you're opening cans of tomatoes. Plan on 15-20 minutes of prep time with fresh ingredients.
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Lentil Soup III

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2008
I make this all the time and my kids love it. The main change I've made is to slice up a lemon and add it to the pot from the start. I find that it perks up the soup a bit. If I have fresh thyme on hand, I add about a teaspoon.
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Lemon Horseradish New Potatoes

Reviewed: May 23, 2004
Very tasty - the horseradish was not overpowering at all and the flavours blended really well. If anything, I would cut back on the butter a bit. I added fresh chives from my garden just before serving. Thumbs up all around the table!
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Baba Ghanoush

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2003
This was very good. However, I wish I had continued reading the reviews about the 'bitterness' subject before making it. Mine wasn't too, too bitter, but there was that funny tang I would have liked to avoid. A little extra sea salt (the only kind I use) in the mix helped. I recommend adding the lemon juice a little at a time; I found 1/4 cup to be too much for the medium-sized eggplant I used. Fortunately I realized it before dumping the whole thing in. Ditto for the tehina. (That could be why others found it too runny or mushy.)For added flavor, I roasted the eggplant over lump charcoal, with garlic slices in the slits. Gave it a nice smokiness. So, it's definitely a keeper, but with some minor modifications. Finally, the measurements seem to be geared to a large eggplant or two medium ones - it would have been nice to know that before making it.
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Passover Brownie Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2005
Simple to make and very yummy - it's not easy to find good recipes for Passover! Glad I tried this one - it's on the menu again later this week.
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Passover Apple Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2004
My family and I thought this was very tasty, especially considering the boxed alternatives for Passover. I added 1/2 cup of walnuts to the apple mixture - added a nice texture. Next time I will probably double the recipe to be able to cover the apples entirely. I find the batter very hard to work with, but once it's baked, it tastes yummy!
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Apple-Cinnamon Farfel Kugel

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2005
Pretty good - it disappeared in a flash. I made mine ahead of time and it deflated somewhat while it cooled, but I don't think anything was lost in flavour. I'm going to try adding another apple next time to make its taste stand out a little more.
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Lemonade Pie III

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2004
This has to be one of the easiest recipes I've ever made. A little too sweet for my and my husband's tastes, but my kids loved it. I put fresh blueberries on top - mmm mmm good.
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Asian Beef Skewers

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2004
I was too lazy to slice the meat and skewer it ahead of cooking, so I marinated the whole piece of flank steak for a few hours and then cooked it on our Big Green Egg (charcoal bbq). VERY tasty. I served it with wasabi mashed potatoes. The next day, it was delicious cold. I also heated up leftovers, sliced, in a saucepan with a new batch of marinade, to make bbq sandwiches. My husband and sons (15, 13 & 3) all said, 'it's a keeper.'
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Fresh Dilled Beets

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2008
The cloves & allspice were overpowering. I will try it again with 1/2 the recommended amount.
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Butternut Squash with Onions and Pecans

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2003
This seemed like a great idea - the different textures and flavours really appealed to me. Unfortunately, the idea didn't translate into great taste. In all fairness, it could be because the squash I used turned out to be rather tasteless and not sweet at all. I'm giving it 3 stars in case the squash itself was to blame. If I make it again with a sweeter squash, I'll review the recipe again, too.
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Apple Bran Cheddar Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2006
The so-called batter looked and felt more like a streusel topping. I did add a little extra milk because it was so dry, but to me, baking is chemistry and if I have to toy with a recipe as much as some of the previous reviewers did....it just can't be good! I expect that a baking recipe is correct as written. Anything more than adding chocolate chips or nuts invalidates the recipe. My son, who was so anxious to make this with me, and I were terribly disappointed by this recipe, because it sounded so good in theory.
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Beer Lime Grilled Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2003
This had no discernible smell or taste other than the fresh cilantro I used. I marinated it for 1 hour and then added ginger and garlic in the hopes of giving it some added 'zing', but it just didn't work. And I don't consider salt and pepper 'spices'. My guests (we were 6) were unanimously underwhelmed. I won't be making it again.
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