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Rhubarb Custard Pie II

Reviewed: May 22, 2012
Absolutely fantastic. I'd never tried rhubarb custard before, but after hearing about it I just had to make it. I ended up being a little short on the rhubarb--it was still delicious, but I think the extra tartness would have been perfect. I stressed about dicing the rhubarb finely, but the bigger chunks made for a nice texture. I only did a bottom crust, and my oven runs a bit hot, so the custard formed this amazing crispy sugary layer on top, like a creme brulee. I've seen some reviews say to mix the rhubarb in, but it seemed to do it on its own. I also followed other reviewers' advice and cut the sugar down to 1 1/2 cups. I think it could even be cut further, as it's pretty sweet right now. Definitely my new favorite use for rhubarb.
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Best Ever Blueberry Cobbler

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2011
I've seen some reviews complain about the cakey top, but that is the best part of this recipe! It's so sweet and moist and delicious, but my only complaint is that there wasn't enough of it to fully cover the fruit. The second time I made this, I doubled the cake topping and it was perfect. I also used just a few splashes of lemon juice instead of the orange juice. Since I was using frozen berries, they created enough of their own juice that the extra liquid wasn't needed. This is fantastic with a pack of mixed frozen berries.
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Cheese Drop Biscuits

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2011
Great simple recipe. The texture is just how biscuits should be--a bit dry and crispy outside, light and moist inside. I felt like it needed some changes, though. I added fresh green onion with the cheese and milk since I didn't have chives, and that was a nice addition. I followed other reviewers' advice and added some extra Parmesan with the aged cheddar, but still thought they weren't cheesy enough. Also tasted like way too much garlic salt. Next time, I'll cut down on the garlic salt and add raw garlic with the green onion.
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Curried Quinoa Salad with Mango

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2009
This is a delicious basic recipe. I love that the flavor is boiled right into the quinoa. The first time I made this, it was precisely to recipe, with rave reviews. Since then, I have made different variations, with bell peppers, red onion, tofu, or even served hot stuffed in acorn squash. Perhaps my only complaint is that unless your fruit/veggies are nice and juicy, it can taste a little dry. I add a bit of oil and balsamic vinegar or lime juice to make it more moist.
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Stovetop Granola

Reviewed: May 4, 2009
Very tasty stuff. I followed other review suggestions. My only complaint is that the granola all sticks together when cool, so the nuts and cranberries just sink to the bottom. Next time, I will definitely follow the suggestion of stirring the remaining ingredients in before spreading it out to cool.
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Rosemary Chicken Couscous Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2009
Very tasty stuff, quite full of flavor. It makes a lot more than I expected, so it definitely needs to be cut in half if you aren't preparing for a whole family or party. It's also a lot of prep for a salad, but it makes a great summer main dish. I followed suggestions for cutting down the oil, added garlic, yellow pepper, and purple onion. I also used a veggie stock instead of chicken so that vegetarians could pick the chicken out. The fresh rosemary is interesting--definitely needs to be chopped up a bit, since it has a tough texture that reminds me of pine needles.
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Grilled Apple and Swiss Cheese Sandwich

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2009
Swiss and granny smith just happened to be what I had leftover in the fridge and needed to get rid of, so this was perfect. I'm not normally a huge Swiss cheese fan, but this was a surprisingly yummy combo. I normally dip my grilled cheese in ketchup, but instead I used a creamy dill dip, and it was the perfect meal.
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Zucchini Coconut Loaf

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2009
I've been searching for the perfect quickbread recipe to keep me supplied with fresh baking throughout the week, and this is my favorite so far. The first time I made it, I halved the recipe to make one small loaf, but added one whole egg, which seemed to make it quite moist. I used melted butter in place of oil. I added some grated carrot along with the zucchini. I also used half the amount of brown sugar instead of white. I omitted the currants and nuts. Second time, I did not half the recipe, and also added some chopped sour apple in place of the currants. I tried using half a cup brown sugar and half a cup of honey. I think I'll leave out the apple next time, as it didn't add anything to the flavor. I might also use a quarter cup brown sugar and half a cup of honey, although the flavor of this batch is very sweet and rich. This batch is not as moist, although I did not find it dry, so I may add two eggs next time. At the suggestion of another review, I sprinkled oatmeal on top 15 min into baking, making it quite pretty.
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2008
I love pumpkin seeds, but I've always found it hard to get just the right crispness to them without overcooking. This is definitely the perfect basic recipe! I used seasoning salt instead of regular salt.
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Curry Pumpkin Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2008
Absolutely delicious! I am eating it right at this moment, and I may need to go back for a second bowl. I love pumpkin, but I don't like sweet soups. I also love curry, but I can't handle excessive spice. This recipe let me indulge both! I made some changes, and I also halved the recipe. I added a bit of nutmeg, ginger, and fresh garlic for extra flavor. At the suggestion of other reviewers I added yellow onion right after the flour and spices, and since I wanted something with more texture, I also chopped up a couple of baby carrots and a celery stalk. I also used brown sugar instead of white, and just added about a tablespoon to taste. I noticed the sugar really brought out the pumpkin flavor, so it's worth adding. The seeds really gave it a nice nutty flavor, although I find them a bit hard to chew when they're wet. Will definitely make this for family! Edit to add: I made this again and thought I would try coconut milk instead of cream, but I didn't realize we only had light coconut milk. It didn't turn out nearly as creamy and delicious as it should have. If you go for coconut milk, definitely don't use the light!
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