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Healthier Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2013
I altered the recipe after reading other reviews and it came out even healthier and still very yummy. I did half all purpose and half wheat flour. Instead of butter I used equal parts homemade apple sauce allrecipes.com/recipe/sarahs-applesauce/ (I omitted the sugar in the apple sauce recipe) I used 1/8 cup plain Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of 3/4 cup brown sugar. I only had 3 bananas which turned out to be 1 1/4 cup after mashing. I meant to add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla but forgot until just now and I threw in two palmfuls of craisins. I baked it for 55 minutes in a loaf pan and wish I had taken it out at 50 when I thought it was done. It was a touch over done but I will be making this again when I buy more bananas than we care to eat.
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Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2012
I have roasted butternut squash for vegetable soup recently but I had purchased one from the local farmer's market and needed a side dish with some (soy sauce/lemon juice/garlic/brown sugar) marinaded chicken breasts I planned on grilling. I removed the skin of the squash and then cubed it. Then I tossed it with the fresh ground pepper, drizzle of olive oil (probably closer to 1 tblspn), coarse sea salt and minced garlic. I prepped it around 11am and stuck it in the fridge. Come dinner time I pulled it out, placed it on a baking sheet lined with foil and baked for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. It was delicious. I told my 3 year old son how a local "FARMER" had grown it just for him to eat and he gobbled it up. Eat great Fall veggies until you are so tired of them and then do it all again next fall. They are nutritious and delicious and cost effective when in season. I paid $2.00 for a large squash that will roll over to another meal. ENJOY!!! This one is going in the cookbook under "Side dishes" : )
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Decadent Peanut Butter Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2010
This is a rich pie but it will go further b/c you don't need as much. Also, this is a desert you can throw together really quickly if you need a last minute dish. NO BAKE! Pretty presentation without skill.
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Healthier Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2013
Incredible. I made three changes to the ingredients- I did not have light mayonnaise and had to use regular. I also substituted the 2 tablespoons (1/8 cup) butter for 1 1/2 tablespoons of Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil. AND I didn't have tilapia but I had Swai fillets which are also a mild fish and low calorie AND cheaper. I MIXED the parmesan spread EARLY in the day and stuck it in the fridge until I was putting the fish in the oven. My Swai fillets were just as thin as tilapia BUT I did increase the broil time. I left my (electric)oven ajar and I used the HI broil option. For TIME on BROIL I broiled top side for 5 minutes, flipped and cooked bottom side for 4 more minutes before adding the parmesan sauce to the top and broiling 2 1/2 more minutes until bubbly and BROWNing! Incredible is a great word for this. Someone else said "restaurant quality" and if you do this right it really is. I baked a sweet potato and steamed some broccoli - My first bite from my plate was the fish but it was so good I knew I had to save it for last so I ate the potato and broccoli first. It won't be long before this goes into the oven again! A cookbook I am putting together for a wedding present will also definitely include this one! (with my alterations of course ;) )
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Chicken Cordon Bleu I

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2012
I can rarely take a recipe and make it exactly like it reads. I pounded out my chicken breasts, salt and peppered what would be the inside of the roll. Then I added one slice of swiss cheese to each, breaking it in half for each slice so it wouldn't hang off the chicken. Then I folded a slice of ham and placed it on the swiss, again so it was not hanging off. Then I rolled the chicken up secured it with a toothpick and dipped it into an eggwash and then sprinkled a mixture of crumbled crushed Wheat Thin crackers, dried Thyme and olive oil. The Thyme really made this dish. My husband loved it.
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Amazing Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2013
I used honey instead of sugar and all bread flour for this recipe. I brushed the edges of the crust with grapeseed oil and sparsely sprinkled coarse sea salt on it. I would also recommend pre-cooking the crust for a few minutes before putting sauce and toppings. Mine got done in the time but it wasn't a pretty golden color. It was still crispy even though it did not brown. I am anxious to try it with my whole wheat flour.
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Yummy Pork Noodle Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2013
LISTEN HERE! I gave this five stars but I feel like I changed a lot. I used the 3 cups egg noodles as suggested in another review. I did not have celery but used carrots (finely chopped), onion, and fresh garlic, minced. I had four pork chops, bone in, seasoned with salt, pepper, and onion powder and cooked them on low in a skillet. When they were done, I removed them from the pan and added the butter, carrots, onions and garlic - scraping up the flavorful bits of pork on the bottom of the pan. After sauteing those I added the half can of corn, a small can of mushrooms, and a half cup of thawed frozen peas to the same skillet. I used the cream of asparagus per another review even though I had cream of chicken and I am glad I did. THIS MADE THE RECIPE FOR US! Sour cream was added as recipe suggests but I halved the cheese and used sharp cheddar. I didn't add any extra salt. I like salt a lot but the creamed soup and other ingredients added plenty of salty flavor. I also did not bake this in the oven, just heated everything in the skillet and served with garlic toast.
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Salmon with Lemon and Dill

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2012
I used fresh minced dill I had growing on the porch and mixed all of the ingredients more like a marinade.....letting the salmon sit in a freezer bag of it in the fridge for a few hours (flipping occasionally) before placing it on a foil covered charcoal grill. The grill was high heat, direct for 13 minutes. I did not disturb the fish at all as it cooked. It had a beautiful brown crunchy crust on the bottom and was delicious. My husband loved it too.
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Best Bread Machine Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2013
I don't have anything to compare this to because it was my first bread machine experience and first sandwich bread to ever make....It was DELICIOUS! I used all of the exact ingredients except for the oil I substituted grape seed oil. I followed my breadman bread machine manual and added the salt and wet ingredients and then the dry minus the yeast. I put the yeast in last, not touching the water and used the medium crust, 1.5 lbs loaf and basic loaf settings. The machine did all the work and my husband wanted to eat the whole loaf. My four year old son ate a half PB&J with it no problem. I will be passing this recipe along.
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Southern Hollandaise Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2013
I don't believe I had ever had H sauce previously but ran across it discussed on a website and decided I wanted to try it. I just got done making it and it was wonderful. I made it exact to the recipe - pinch of Cayenne included and I loved it. It will be served with Brussels Sprouts shortly. THANKS!
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Tom's Blackened Seasoning

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2013
A bit spicy therefore my toddler doesn't want it but my husband and I dig it! I made the recipe exactly as written and reused a short McCormick spice canister and keep it with my spices!
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Pretty Chicken Marinade

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2013
I followed this recipe exactly except I used 2 tsp McCormick Grill Mates Mesquite flavor instead of the liquid smoke which I did not have. Usually I will read the reviews to see what I should substitute or if I should have just left it out but I didn't have time to research tonight and decided to just wing it with the mesquite. I had 3 boneless skinless breasts and thought this was a bit too much marinade. I HATE to throw the stuff away anyway but have to b/c of the chicken so when there is an abundance of ingredients going in the trash it makes me sad. I wish I had more time to let the chicken marinate but even though I had only 45 minutes it soaked up PLENTY of flavor. I put it in my convection oven for 30 minutes at 350 and it was super moist and flavorful. Great color, like the featured review mentioned. This is a KEEPER. THANKS!
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Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2013
I made this recipe exactly except that I halved it. I don't know if you really would need ALL of that marinade if you were marinading it for hours since I flip the bag periodically and let the chicken get coated well. The base of this marinade (soy sauce and lemon juice) tenderizes chicken unlike any other one I have found. I sometimes marinade with garlic vs the ginger and it works just as well. It was my first time using the ginger and it was awesome. I used the George Foreman and they all came out perfectly cooked. Light in calories but Heavy on flavor!
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