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B and L's Strawberry Smoothie

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2010
Fantastic! I followed the advice of other reviewers and used vanilla yogurt, one tablespoon of sugar, and one teaspoon of vanilla. I am thinking of trying it with no sugar next time, as this smoothie is still pretty sweet. What a delicious breakfast!
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Easy Punch

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2010
Easy and soooo delicious! I followed the advice of others and prepared everything but the ginger ale the night before and froze it. I took it out of the freezer and transferred it to the punch bowl three hours ahead of time, and added the ginger ale at the end. It made a great slushy punch everyone loved. The next time I tried it, I was looking for something more adult and added some coconut rum with the ginger ale. YOWZA! It was almost a little too good! ;)
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Cilantro Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2010
Very good salad. I mixed the dressing a few hours beforehand so that the flavors had time to mingle. (I probably added a little extra lime.) I prepared the chicken by rubbing it with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder, and then sauteed it in a bit of the dressing. This salad had a very nice flavor, and the excess dressing tastes delicious sopped up with some fresh baked bread.
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Razzy Blue Smoothie

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2010
Very good, very filling! I omitted the banana because I'm not a fan of the flavor in smoothies (and reduced the yogurt and buttermilk just slightly because of this), and added a little honey as sweetener instead. (I also used vanilla yogurt instead of raspberry because it is what I had. I'd like to try it with the raspberry, but I thought the vanilla worked well.) I love the nutty flavor imparted by the almonds, oats, and flax; it goes so well with the blueberries! I would never have thought to add buttermilk to a smoothie, but it gives it a wonderful zing! Thank you for sharing the recipe.
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Poppy Seed Bundt Cake I

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2010
Solid bundt cake. I make this every year at Christmas, adding a teaspoon of cardamom to make a delicious cardamom-poppy seed cake.
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Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2010
This is now one of my favorite meals to make! I made some additions based on the other reviews: I use 4 onions, and add 1 tsp of both garam masala and cumin as well as a chicken bullion cube to the lentils. The caramelized onions really are what make this recipe, and it takes way longer than 10 minutes properly caramelize onions. I usually start cooking the onions before everything else and 50 to 60 minutes later when the lentils and rice are done, usually so are the onions. The one time I made this and they onions weren't totally caramelized came out completely bland, so this is definitely the more important part. Also, don't leave out the yogurt. I think a nice, thick greek-style yogurt works best. The tang of the yogurt is a perfect compliment to the sweetness of the onions.
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Basil and Pesto Hummus

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2010
Yum! This is a fantastic hummus-type dip that whips up in about 5 minutes. Over time I have made some adjustments to suit my particular tastes: I add 2 cloves garlic, 3 tablespoons olive oil (this makes it very rich, and gives it a great texture), 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, and 2 teaspoons soy sauce. I also add a few squirts of lemon juice. The most important advice I can about this recipe is to make sure you use a *packed* 1/2 cup of basil. Measure the basil until it fills the 1/2 cup totally packed down. This gives it the perfect basil-y flavor!
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Peppermint Bark

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2010
Fantastic! I made this twice and it was a huge hit both times. I made a few changes: I replaced the canola oil with butter, and I doubled the amount of peppermint extract in the white chocolate (as someone else suggested). I used very high quality dark chocolate instead of semi-sweet, which my peppermint bark connoisseur friends said made it especially good. I also melted the white chocolate in the microwave, as sometimes white chocolate can be problematic on the stove top. I didn't have any problem at all with my layers separating, perhaps because I made sure to add the peppermint candy between them. I also think replacing the oil with butter might have helped. Thank you Andrea!
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Homesteader Cornbread

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2009
This was fantastic! I followed the recipe exactly and beat the batter for 5 minutes as suggested. Really wonderful when topped with butter and honey!
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Rosemary Pasta in Roasted Garlic Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2009
Definitely tasty and easy to make! I prepared as written with two additions: 1.)I added about 1.5 lbs chicken breast. I diced it and rubbed it with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I added the chicken with the stock and rosemary. 2.) I added about a tablespoon of lemon juice as the sauce was reducing, which really rounded out the flavor! The dish was very rich and enjoyable, but I would agree that it doesn't translate well to leftovers, so make it when it can all be eaten in one sitting.
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