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Striped Pesto Dip

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2010
Delicious! I thought the amount looked small for my group of 10, but it's strong so with each bite you just need a bit. It was a huge hit (and no need to wait for the holidays to make it)!
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Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie I

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2009
This is DELICIOUS. I used half chocolate and half vanilla ice cream, and put some chocolate shavings on top. My husband isn´t a huge dessert person and he loved this! And it´s so easy!
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Banana Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2011
For me this bread was a bit dry and bland (and I was careful not to over-handle the dough). I used 4 big bananas and added 1 tsp cinnamon and some nutmeg. Next time I might add some brown sugar or chocolate chips, and use more bananas (the good bites are the ones that have little sweet chunks of banana); applesauce might also help. It also might need to be covered at least half of the time it's in the oven - the top of mine started to burn at 35 minutes (I live at high altitude. Ugh). I'll definitely try it again with these modifications.
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Ice Cream Scones

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2011
I couldn't believe this would work, so I tried a half recipe. No self-rising flour, so used 1.5 tsp baking powder + 1 tsp salt per cup of flour. Also, rather than cutting it in circles (more dishes and time), I lightly rolled out one big circle, and cut it in 8 like a pizza for triangle-shaped scones. It doesn't have the buttery-flakiness that I like (obviously b/c there's no butter...) but considering how ridiculously easy this is, these are great! Oh, I did add pecans and raisins - they might be boring without some sort of "extra."
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Baked Potato Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2010
Delicious! I boiled the potatoes in the chicken broth and don't think that detracted from the flavor. I also added some of the bacon and the cheese right into the soup. I love spicy and salty but found that the soup had plenty of flavor without adding salt or hot sauce. I didn't need any more flour than the recipe calls for - I put half the soup through the blender and that made it really thick, but still left chunks of potatoes from the other half. I'll definitely make this again!
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Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2010
Delicious! I made some modifications based on what I had: No mushrooms, no tomatoes, sub broccoli. No Monterrey Jack. 3 cups 2% milk, 1 cup cream. Added a splash of white wine. Added ground black pepper. Served broccoli and chicken on top of pasta, rather than cooking it into the sauce.
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Lemon Bars I

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2010
Delicious! I was looking for a dessert that I already had all the ingredients for. The only change I made was limes for lemons, and it was DELICIOUS. I used a *bit* less sugar in the filling, it's plenty sweet. Thanks for sharing! Oh, and this id definitely for an 8x8 dish, don't let the photo fool you!
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Orzo Shrimp Stew

Reviewed: May 5, 2011
This is a great base recipe to do whatever you want. You could probably try bacon & spinach, chicken & veggies, etc. and they would all be good! I didn't have the problem of there not being enough water, so I recommend following the amounts and only adding water if necessary. I also added garlic... I agree with other advice to wait to add the veggies, according to how mushy (or not) you like them.
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Pasta Hot! Hot! Hot!

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2010
This has become a staple when I'm short on time and ingredients! It's DELICIOUS just how it is, and I've also made some varieties: Toss in a chopped tomato just after the garlic; add a chicken breast or shrimp; or if you really need meat and don't feel like cooking any, slice up a piece of deli ham and put some slivers on top of each serving. I've made it with all different kinds of pasta, tri-color rotini is my favorite so far because it looks nice and really picks up the sauce. Yum yum my husband and I love this!!
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Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2010
I loved this, it was the first time I've made pesto. I used all Brazil nuts because I live in South America, and pine nuts cost a fortune while Brazil nuts are cheap. It still came out great, I took another person's advice and left out the chili powder, but next time I might try mixing some in. I'm freezing half of it!
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Oatmeal Pancakes II

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2013
Easy, tasty pancakes. I used whole wheat flour and added some chopped almonds. Also, I can't get buttermilk where I live, so I used half plain yogurt and half milk for the "liquid" content and it was still very good.
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Curry Pumpkin Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2011
This was great, but I think I was heavy-handed on the curry powder (usually I like extra, this time I don't think it was a good idea). I live in a foreign country so I have to buy a gourd similar to pumpkin called ahuyama and boil it, then when it's soft I scoop it out of the rind and put it in the blender. I added 4 garlic cloves and half an onion in the blender and had that as my replacement for the canned pumpkin. Next time I might add in a few splashes of white wine. Yum!
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Red Lentil Curry

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2010
DELICIOUS. I live in Medellin and there aren't any Indian restaurants here... I finally managed to bring some curry paste with me from the US and found the rest of the ingredients here. I can't get red lentils, just regular brown ones, and it was still great. A can of tomato puree here costs a fortune, so I chopped up fresh tomatoes and added some tomato paste. I ended up adding some more curry powder at the end because I like it!
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Connie's Zucchini "Crab" Cakes

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2010
This was great! My husband (total carnivore) loved them too! My adjustments: DOUBLE the Old Bay; HALF the butter; Add some garlic powder (I made plain bread crumbs, didn't have any); and DRAIN the zucchini (I rang it out in my hands!). Next time I'll try broiling them. If you're not sure how big to make them, I would lean towards smaller/thinner. The thick ones could get soggy in the middle. Definitely try these!
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Red Enchilada Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2010
I kind of agree that it takes like Italian sauce... I made quite a few modifications (mainly jalapeños and tomato paste) to make it taste more Mexican and to make it thicker. This was okay but I think I'll try something else next time.
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Playgroup Granola Bars

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2010
These are great! 20 mins cook time works in my oven. Definitely try some of the "flavors" like cranberries, chocolate chips, or peanut butter, as others mention!!
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Brooklyn Girl's Penne Arrabiata

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2010
This was fantastic! So simple, and with ingredients that I almost always have on hand. I live in a foreign country where cans of diced tomatoes are outrageously over-priced, so I chopped up 6 big fresh tomatoes (left the skin and seeds), and used that instead, and it was delicious. I added about a half an onion to the sauce just because. And the breaded chicken was some of the best I've ever made! Thank you!
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Nutty Apple Crisp

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2009
I love this! I made the following changes: -just a tiny bit of water -extra bit of flour -extra bit of oats -little less sugar -subbed cinnamon for nutmeg (didn't have nutmeg) -no nuts (didn't have any) -peeled and cubed apples (I like the cubes because they keep their crunch a bit better than thin slices). This is one of my favorite desserts ever!!!
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