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Blueberry Crumb Bars

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2015
Glad I read the reviews first because I used butter for the shortening and it made a great crust. Used half white sugar and half brown sugar in the crust and bumped up the cinnamon. Also used 4 teaspoons of cornstarch but it was too much so I should have stuck with 3. A little more sugar in the blueberries would have helped too. It sliced into bars well and kept well for a couple of days in the refrigerator. Guests seemed to like them so I definitely will make again.
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Hawaiian Frosted Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2014
Loved this cake It is fast and easy to make and presents beautifully. It's not possible to find an 18.25 ounce box of cake mix so I used a 16.25 ounce box and cut the oil to 1/4 cup. I added dark rum instead of the extract. I thought it was perfect but a couple of the people said they couldn't taste the pineapple. Next time I may add crushed pineapple to the icing. This time I used a 13 x 9 pan but it would make a beautiful layer cake. And maybe I would put the crushed pineapple between the layers.
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Pumpkin Cobbler

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2014
Followed recipe exactly except for using vanilla instead of orange extract. It was ok served a couple of hours after baking but much better the next day. Tasted more like pumpkin pie with a streusel top. It was easy to put together but not sure I'd make again.
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Original Irish Cream

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2014
Oh my! I'm sitting here sipping this sinful thing trying hard not to chug it. I'm giving it 5 stars even tho I had to change it. I used half heavy cream and the rest was half and half. Only had 1-1/4 cups of Irish whiskey and used amarreto instead of almond extract. Also used a dark chocolate syrup and a decaf instant coffee. I added the instant coffee to the vanilla, amaretto and chocolate syrup and microwaved it for about 15 seconds to dissolve the coffee. Cooled it a bit then added to the blender with everything else. I might up the whiskey the next time. I know I will never buy the original again. I'm having another glass now.
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Portobello Pot Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2014
The filling was very good with some minor tweaks but like some of the others reported, it came out runny. I added veggie Worcester sauce and a sprinkle of red pepper. I also added a couple of cloves of minced garlic and since I didn't have any sage I used a similar amount of herbes de provence. I used homemade veggie broth and a tablespoon more of rice flour. The gravy was a good consistency in the pan and I hoped it would thicken up more when baking but it didn't. So it looked very nice until cutting it when it fell apart. But it would make a very good stew by adding some peas or other veggies.
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Delightful Indian Coconut Vegetarian Curry in the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2014
Good enough to make again. I used 3 unpeeled russet potatoes and one large sweet potato. Added about a tbsp of cumin to the spice mix. Added 1/2 each of green and red pepper, 3 cloves of chopped garlic, onion soup mix, chopped Vidalia onion and 2 cans of coconut milk. After a couple of hours in the crockpot I added about a cup of cauliflower, the carrots and about a cup of homemade veggie broth. After another hour I added the peas and about a cup of salted cashews. All in all it took about 5 hours in the crockpot. Actually I think you could add all ingredients at the start and let it go. Because of the added ingredients, I would add a bit more curry but keep the rest of the spices the same.
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Sweet Potato Minestrone

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2014
Good starter recipe. Just throwing a few more things in makes it excellent. Used olive oil to sauté the onions, celery, garlic and some fennel. Added about a tbsp of basil, and some oregano, parsley, thyme and marjoram. Also added about a tbsp of crushed red pepper. Once the tomatoes and broth boil I added the sweet potatoes and carrots. After that bubbled for a while I added some cannelllini beans, frozen peas and Lima beans and finally a handful of ditalini pasta. Really good. Better the next day and freezes well.
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Cottage Cheese Roast

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2014
I've made this dozens of times and can't believe I've never reviewed it. This is one of my favorite things to make when I want comfort food. I usually make smashed potatoes and mushroom gravy to go along with it. I've made it several different ways including using low fat cottage cheese. But when I want a special treat I use the 4%. Usually use Italian style panko breads crumbs instead of corn flakes only because I never have corn flakes in the house. Sometime I use 3 eggs, sometimes 4. Haven't really noticed much difference. Sometimes I add ketchup or tomato sauce. It doesn't taste like meat loaf but being a vegetarian I don't want it to. Makes a great cold sandwich the next day.
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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2014
i followed reviewers suggestions and used 1 cup of white sugar and a half cup of brown sugar and used a bit more pumpkin. I also bumped up the spices. Made the glaze as directed. They were good and people liked them but they were way too soft and cake like, not like a cookie. Glad I followed the reviewers suggestions and didn't store in an air tight container. I took 2 dozen to a meeting and every liked them enough to eat them all. Another dozen are in the freezer and I may use cream cheese icing on those. Probably won't make again.
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Apple Raisin French Toast Strata

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2014
I used 6 eggs instead of 8 and baked it for an hour. I added a lot of cinnamon, freshly grated nutmeg and cloves and it still was pretty bland.Didn't like it at all.
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Zucchini Patties

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2014
I liked the concept of these and will try again making changes. I added about 3/4 cup of Italian seasoned panko breadcrumbs, 3 cloves of garlic, and cayenne pepper and they still were bland. I squeezed the water out of the grated zucchini, mixed everything up, made patties and put them on a paper towel covered plate and put in fridge for about an hour. Sprayed them with olive oil cooking spray and baked on a parchment lined cookie sheet for about 25 minutes. Don't worry if they are soft and falling apart. They will take form when baking or frying. But they were very bland. Next time I will try different cheeses like feta or a smoked Gouda. Probably could do meatballs with these too.
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Marrakesh Vegetable Curry

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2014
This was good and I would make again. I cut up all the veggies and threw them in a large pot that had about 3-4 tbsp of olive oil. Then I minced 4 cloves of garlic and added the seasonings, doubling up on the curry and added more cayenne. I used garam masala in place of cinnamon. Also added about a half cup more orange juice. Maybe would use veggie broth next time. Also would use more raisins and almonds. Thanks for the recipe.
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Baked Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Style

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2014
I love spaghetti squash but knew this would be pretty bland as written, at least for me. For the squash, I line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and roast as directed. It makes clean up easy. Once cooled, scrape the squash with a large spoon, a soup or serving spoon will do. It's easier and faster than a fork. I added 2 cans of diced tomatoes with spicy red pepper and fresh basil and oregano. Layered it an 11 x 7 dish instead of the shells. Next time I would add a bit of crushed red pepper and smoked mozzarella would be wonderful.
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Black Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2014
This was good and easy. I love things I can make a day or several days ahead. Book club ladies liked it. Like most I used half the oil and half the feta. Also added a large avocado that I sprinkled with lime juice. Next time I would add all of the feta, more garlic and another jalapeño.
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Coconut Tofu Keema

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2014
I did change the recipe a lot so the review is a little clouded. I used a 15 ounce can of tomato sauce and about a cup of halved sweet cherry tomatoes from the garden. Also used 14 ounce can of coconut cream but coconut milk would work as well. I sautéed the garlic, onions, tomatoes, a bit of green pepper and the spices in olive oil. I bumped up all of the spices and used red pepper flakes instead of paste. Then simmered it about an hour because the peas were still frozen when I added them. Served it all over jasmine rice. It was still lacking something but good enough to make again.
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Jewel's Watermelon Margaritas

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2014
Drinking one right now so I thought I would review before I pour another. Freezing watermelon in cubes is the perfect idea. Bought a watermelon today and froze cubes in 2 cup containers. Added fresh orange juice instead of peel and a little triple sec. I make my simple syrup with stevia and leave in the refrigerator so I don't feel too guilty about adding as much as needed for a sweeter drink. May throw some fresh mint in next time and with all the melon I froze today there definitely will be a next time.
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Vegetarian Korma

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2014
This is definitely a keeper. As suggested by others, I par boiled the potatoes and carrots and then added them to the onions and sautéed them a bit before adding everything else. Increased the curry by another tablespoon and used coconut milk instead of heavy cream which was the best suggestion. If making it for myself instead of company I would add a little cauliflower and a sprinkle of red pepper. Thanks for all the good suggestions.
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Strawberry Basil Margarita

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2014
Excellent! Didn't think I'd like the basil but found myself using more the second time I made it. Used lime instead of lemon and simple syrup instead of sugar. Really addicting.
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Zesty Quinoa Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2014
Very good basic salad. Excellent with some additions. First time I made it I followed the recipe pretty closely except I didn't add cilantro because I'm not fond of it. Second time I made it, I added a couple of cloves of garlic, minced jalapeño pepper, more onion, about a cup of fresh corn, and chopped an avocado, gave it a good coating of lime juice and added it to the rest. Now that's a salad!
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Blueberry Coffee Cake III

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2014
Well, yum. Very easy and very forgiving recipe. I have an abundance of blueberries and am always baking or cooking something with them so I ran out of all purpose flour and had to use about half whole wheat flour, Splenda instead of white sugar, 3/4 cup of buttermilk, and half regular brown sugar and half Splenda brown sugar. Added lots more cinnamon, too. The batter was so thick I was concerned but the cake was very moist, juicy and held the topping well. I used some of the flour to coat the blueberries and baked in a foil wrapped spring form pan. Glad I wrapped the pan in foil because the berries oozed out a bit. Next time I would try lemon juice and zest in the cake.
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