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Best Steak Marinade in Existence

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2012
I didn't care for the seasonings. I will try this again with horseradish, mustard and onion instead of the garlic, basil, and parsley. Of course, it will hardly be like the original.
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Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2012
I used different types of mushrooms for interest. I served this with a dollop of Greek yogurt in the center. It was delicious and well worth the effort.
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Winter Energy Cookies by funnyshoes1

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2012
I added a dollop of yogurt for moistness because I cut the butter to 1/2 cup as suggested and added 1/2 cup of applesace. Although i love nuts, the prices for them are so high right now, so I used 1/2 cup nuts and 1/2 of sunflower seeds. I gave the oats a quick toast as well. I used dark chocolate chips as a healthier choice. Makes a great on-the-run breakfast instead of expensive breakfast bars!
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Winter Energy Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2012
I added a dollop of yogurt for moistness because I cut the butter to 1/2 cup as suggested and added 1/2 cup of applesace. Although i love nuts, the prices for them are so high right now, so I used 1/2 cup nuts and 1/2 of sunflower seeds. I gave the oats a quick toast as well. I used dark chocolate chips as a healthier choice. Makes a great on-the-run breakfast instead of expensive breakfast bars!
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Beer Bread I

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2012
I used shredded cheese in the batter as suggested and added a nice taste. I mixed some rolled oats with garlic powder. Brushed the top with butter and then added the garlicky oats over it.
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Beer Batter Waffles

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2012
Deliciously flavorable! Agreed that these aren't so crunchy, but I'll work on that. Only change I made was to add a teaspoon of cinnamon. I used Straub Beer, a small brewery in St. Mary's, PA, which uses natural ingredients and no preservatives. It is a lightish beer. I didn't have any syrup on hand, so I decided to work with what I had on hand that one collects to be creative with--now was the time. I heated some peach-rhubarb jam in the microwave and threw some pomegranate seeds on top. Fab!
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Applesauce Oatie Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2011
Nice, tasty and healthy recipe which I cut down on some more in sugar and fat. I cut out the white sugar completely. I used 1 cup of chocolate chips but only 3/4 of walnuts and raisins. The chocolate and applesauce added to the sweetness without needing the white sugar. I used a bit more than 1/3 cup of butter but added two kitchen tablespoon scoops of drained plain yogurt for moistness. (Just put some in a sieve over a bowl and let it drain for 15 minutes.) I reduced my temp to 370 in light of some comments here and baked for 12 minutes. Let rest for 1 minute on the tray to let them set up.
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Nutty Brown Rice Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2010
Added pomegranate-infused craisins to this for a slightly sweet element. I added more nuts, walnut and pine, because I love them! I agree that this needed a lot more dressing. Added some other seasonings like seasoned pepper, shallot salt, etc because I felt it needed a bit more kick--but season to taste! People at a gathering loved this and is a nice change from potato salad.
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Ricotta Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2010
Almond-Ginger-Orange version. Thanks to the tips re the ricotta sinking, I decided to take advantage of that. I prepared my pan with butter spray and then laid down almond slices much like you would pineapple for a P-upside down cake. I knew this would end up on the top after flipping and be held in place by the ricotta. You could probably use slivers or even whole almonds. As another reviewer, I used 1/2 of David's Yellow Cake from this site for the base. I then used the egg whites for the ricotta to use them up and make this lighter. I add the grated peel of one orange to the ricotta and some ginger. Perhaps 1/4 tsp? I think next time I will add some almond flavoring and 1/2 tsp ginger to this. I used lite ricotta and added 2 Tbs. of flour too make sure I had good body for this layer. It flipped beautifully and the almonds stayed pretty well in place, so you could do a design. Even sprinkling with powdered sugar didn't hide them. This is a nice snacking cake and my version is easy to pick up with the fingers.
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Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2009
Dietary ingredient changes: I used part soy milk instead of cow. I soured 1/2 cup digestible milk with 1 Tbsp of vinegar as I can't get buttermilk in Italy. I added the soured milk and mixed with the flour somewhat. Then I added the cup of soy milk as I had read you can sour it, but some complained that it made for a (too) strong taste the next day. Mine did not suffer from this. I used half white-half whole wheat, but I liked the white flour version only better that I made before. I only used 2.5 cups raisins, and it was chock full. I'm going to try a raisin-date mix and maybe some nuts too. Everything is better with nuts. This was excellent.
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Pesto, Goat Cheese, and Sun-dried Tomatoes Quiche

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2009
Added pine nuts the first time, and it was very very good. But the next time, I eliminated the pesto as I felt 4 flavors were too much. I like the goat cheese, sun-dried tomato and pine nuts combo. Agreed about no need to measure these additions as written by another reviewer. Do what you like which is frustrating advice for a beginner. Follow the recipe and then decide which flavor you wish to push forward more or less or a balance. Trust yourself and you'll learn.
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Bananas Foster II

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2009
Used Coke Light instead of rum! I didn't have rum or rum extract or any other suitable alcohol, so my eyes lit upon the Coke. It sizzled up nicely and added a nice undertone. (I'm not a big fan of alcohol on desserts anyway.) I only had macademias, but they were a nice touch, and I must say I'm unconcerned if nuts are not original to the recipe or not. I love nuts, and sometimes change is good. I served over chocolate chip ice cream. Yum!
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2009
For the crust, I used the amounts suggested: 1.5 crumbs, .25 c sugar, .25 c butter, melted, 1 tsp cinnamon and dash of nutmeg. However, I don't have graham crackers where I live, so I found a nice cookie to sub but also used IKEA gingersnaps for 1/3 of the amount. Added a really nice quiet zing. I used the bain marie (hot water bath) method as well as greased the sides of the pan and had a perfect cheesecake in form. It was soft and creamy inside with a firm top without a crack in sight. It was a thing of beauty although we didn't hesitate to cut to enjoy.
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Nutty Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2009
Excellent! I added 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped, and sauteed with the mushrooms and onions. I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 olive oil. I cooked the onions for a few minutes first and then added the mushrooms and garlic. Add more oil to final mixture if it seems too dry. These were a big hit at a party with all, vegetarians, Americans and Italians. Different from the usual sausage or seafood, so it gives some variety to a party's presentation.
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2008
Subbed oil for the butter due to roommate's sensitivity and added 1 T of margarine. It worked well and made a tasty cookie. I then tried the butter, and it is excellent. I subbed .5 to .75 cups of the flour with a ground oatmeal in both which gave an earthy taste. I live in Italy and can't get the standard American chocolate chip, so I chopped up chocolate bars, milk and dark, and used their mini chocolate chips. I also added 1 cup nuts. They are delicious! Also made smaller cookies, and it takes about 12 minutes for a batch. I got 48 using walnut-sized pieces.
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Orange Date Nut Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2008
I served this at a party, and everyone adored it! I did up the sugar to 1 cup as suggested. I also used oil in place of butter due to a roommate's sensitivity. I like hearty type breads, so I made some changes. I used some brown sugar instead of all white. I used dried apricots with the dates. I used walnuts, almonds and sunflower seeds for a flavorful mix. Finally, I subbed some finely ground oats for part of the flour. I think wheat flour would be good too. The second time I made it for a party, people ran to the table to get in on the action!
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