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Blackberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2012
This is outstanding. I made it for the ladies of my book club who all like fresh fruit and their salads with dressing on the side. I'm more of the raw veggie salad with a pile of creamy dressing on top kind of person. Everyone loved this and I am its biggest fan. I used fresh from the garden cherry tomatoes, more green onion and toasted the walnuts. Didn't use edible flowers. I made a spicy balsamic dressing and sweetened it with about a tablespoon of honey then lightly drizzled it over everything. It definitely is a keeper.
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Potato and Shiitake Mushroom Gratin

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2013
This has become one of my favorite foods on the planet. Have yet to make this without someone asking for the recipe. I use veggie broth and omit the rosemary and usually have to keep it in the oven closer to 1.5 hours. Shiitakes are a must for that woodsy flavoring but I use a mix of baby bellas, cremini, and white button along with the shiitakes. I make a half recipe in a 9 x9 dish just for me and eat it for a few days. It almost seems to get better each day. Yum!
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Ethiopian Cabbage Dish

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2013
I thought this was a 3 star recipe as written but would give it 4 stars using other readers' suggestions. I tripled the spices and added crushed red pepper and freshly grated ginger and will confess to using a little chipotle infused olive oil. I reversed the order of cooking potatoes and cabbage and both were done well. It was even better the next day. Doubt I will be making this again since there are too many 5 star recipes out there.
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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad I

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2013
Had a dinner party and used this in an antipasto platter. I skipped the cilantro and used basil instead and used chipotle infused olive oil for a little spice. It was a huge hit. I had another dish with olives or would have used black olives in this to make it a 5 star. I definitly would make it again.
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Spinach Muenster Quiche

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2013
Now don't get me wrong. I love cheese more than chocolate but this is a lot of cheese. I cut back on the muenster by about 1/4th and used lower fat cream cheese. I added some onions and mushrooms. It was good. More like a creamed spinach side dish, not a quiche. As another reader suggested, it makes a better spinach dip than a meal.
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Balsamic Pea Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2013
I'm giving this 4 stars for the original recipe and 5 stars after making a few changes. I followed other reviewers suggestions and added about 1/2 cup of halved cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup red pepper, and the best suggestion, smoked almonds. I like a lot of mayo but 1/2 cup plus the balsamic was perfect. I will certainly use the mayo/balsamic combination for other things. I brought this to my book club and every bit of it was gone and I was asked to share the recipe. I made another batch of the salad today just for myself. Thanks for all the great ideas.
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Spicy Southwest Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2013
I'm not quite sure why I didn't love this since all the ingredients are some of my favorite things. Only things I did differently was to use Adobo seasoning in place of the S & P and I used Ritz garlic butter crackers. Maybe garden fresh squash doesn't lend itself to these flavors. Next time I will ditch the squash, add another can of beans and top it with corn or nacho chips.
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2013
Good but I wouldn't die for them. Followed the recipe except for using buttermilk and added a few strawberries and a little more blueberries. The batter was really thick and I made 6 jumbo muffins. There was plenty of topping to go around. I wasn't a fan of the topping and much prefer the old brown sugar, butter, oatmeal and nut topping so I would make these again using that topping.
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Pesto

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2013
I've been making a version of this for years and I've never toasted the nuts ( and I've used walnuts, almonds and pine nuts ). So I toasted pine nuts and I can't say I noticed any difference. I usually grab a handful of other herbs to go in it. Sometimes oregano, parsley, even sage and marjoram. Whatever is planted next to the basil. It needs just a pinch of kosher salt and a little black or red pepper to be perfect. For new cooks out there, this old Italian granny swears that the best way to use pesto is to boil pasta, drain it saving some of that creamy pasta water to mix with the pesto and combine the pasta, pesto/water, sun dried tomatoes and fresh from the garden sweet cherry tomatoes that have been roasted. This is Sunday dinner in heaven!
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Best Ever Blueberry Cobbler

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2013
This doesn't seem like a cobbler to me. It was pretty good. I used the juice of 1 lemon instead of orange juice and increased the topping by 1/2. It was too much topping so I would stick with the original recipe. A cobbler to me is a biscuit topping. This was more cake like, no doubt because of the egg. We've enjoyed it with homemade cinnamon ice cream but don't think I would make again
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Fresh From the Vine Tortellini

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2013
What a great recipe idea but I changed it so much I'm not sure which recipe I'm rating. I used the plastic bag trick suggested by another reviewer and added about a half of a sweet onion quartered. Then put it all on a roasting pan lined in parchment paper. They roasted for 20 minutes with a turn about halfway thru. I sautéed 3 garlic cloves in olive oil and added some fresh pesto spiced with red pepper. When the tomatoes were done, i just funneled the parchment paper and poured it all in the pan with the garlic. After boiling pasta, I added a good splash, maybe a half cup, of the pasta water to the mix. Easy, fast and a good way to use all the tomatoes. Next time I think I will roast a red pepper along with the tomatoes and onions and then throw it all in a food processer and make a smooth sauce.
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Greek Pizza with Spinach, Feta and Olives

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2013
Love it. It's my new favorite pizza. I pretty much followed the recipe although I didn't measure anything. Just added straight from the garden halved cherry tomatoes and a handful of vidalia onions. I'm still trying to perfect a crust but I'd eat this thing without a perfect crust. Thanks for posting.
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Marinated Mushrooms

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2013
Made these a couple of times for an antipasto platter and both times I thought people would lick the bowl. I doubled everything except the salt and used a basil and oregano infused olive oil the second time. Also used a white wine vinegar. I'd make it again.
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Pub-Style Vegetarian Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2013
I've tried a lot of veggie chili recipes and this was just ok. The pot I used wasn't large enough to hold the third can of beans so I added less water. It was better the next day but not good enough to make again.
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Creamy Italian White Bean Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2013
Made it pretty much as written except used veggie broth in place of the water and shredded fresh parm on top. An immersion blender works perfectly for mashing the bean mixture. The soup was pretty bland the first day and somewhat better the next day but not worth making again.
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Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2013
Not bad. Moist. Good streusel topping. Used stevia instead of white sugar. Maybe that's what made it just ok. Instead of raisins, I used dried cranberries and bumped up the pumpkin pie spice a little. I would try some of the other pumpkin muffin recipes before making this again.
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Creamy Limoncello

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2014
This was good and I definitely would make again. The lemons I used were really large so I used 6 instead of 8. It was still too bitter so I added about a cup of half and half because that's all I had. That did the trick. Next time I definitely would use smaller lemons and add whole milk or half and half for some of the milk.
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Whole Wheat Beer Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2014
Followed the recipe using Sam Adams Boston Lager and poured a little melted butter over the top as others suggested. I used splenda brown sugar and used a little less than the 1/3 cup the recipe called for. It still was good but a little sweet for a dinner bread. However, it was excellent toasted the next morning and 2 mornings later it is still good. Definitely would make again using a pumpkin or apple ale and the full amount of brown sugar substitute.
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Hasty Chocolate Pudding

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2014
Made this using 2% milk and a little less than 1/2 cup sugar substitute. It definitely was easy and the texture was great. It wasn't sweet enough so would use the full 1/2 cup of sugar next time and dark cocoa powder would be perfect. If fat and calories mean nothing to you, definitely add the butter.
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Pumpkin Roll Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2014
It was very bland.
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