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Todd's Famous Blueberry Pancakes

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2014
Had to make some substitutions: 1 Tbsp baking powder = 2 tsp cream of tartar + 1 tsp baking soda; 1 egg = 1 Tbsp ground flax seed + 3 Tbsp water; 1 c. milk = 1/2 c. oat "milk" beverage + 1/2 c. coconut milk beverage; 1/2 Tbsp. butter = 1/2 Tbsp. canola oil. I also increased the amount of sugar and frozen blueberries. At first I thought the batter was too stiff, but as the blueberries thawed in the batter, it thinned to the perfect consistency. Not sure if I waited the full hour, but the texture was absolutely perfect! Put this one in the recipe box for next time!
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Fava Bean Breakfast Spread

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2005
This is the classic Middle Eastern way to enjoy fava beans. I wouldn't call it a "dip" per se by American standards. I always serve the beans in a bowl with pita bread or lavash (paper thin flat bread) on the side to dip in the liquid. If you don't find fava beans in the supermarket, try a Middle Eastern grocery store. They are also known as "foul mudammas" or "foul" (pronounced like 'fool'.) Yes, the smell during cooking may seem unusual to you at first, but the taste is all its own - and delicious. Thanks, Beverly, for sharing the recipe with everyone!
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Fragrant Chicken Curry

Reviewed: May 20, 2012
Delicious curry! Wasn't sure about the tomatoes and coconut milk together, but they were wonderful! Halved the onion and chicken. Added six carrots (cut into rounds), a head of cauliflower (roughly chopped), a diced sweet potato, and a sliced green pepper. (Green pepper for the last 10 minutes only!) Used regular coconut milk instead of light. Added salt, black pepper, and dark brown sugar to taste. Would've been even better with the cilantro and mango chutney if I'd had it! Regarding the thin broth... this is always how Thai restaurants serve their curries. When served over rice in a bowl, it gets absorbed. Try this one... you'll love it!
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We Be Jammin' Jamaican Banana Bread

Reviewed: May 14, 2006
What an incredible recipe! I made this for my mom this Mother's Day. She asked for banana bread, and I told her about this new recipe. She had most of the ingredients on hand, so I gave it a try! I had to substitute walnuts for the pecans, and I had to double the brown sugar and butter for the topping to make enough to cover both of the loaves. She was so impressed, as we all were! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2006
Incredibly good! Make it for your guests -- they'll love it! You can leave the butter out completely and still get delicious, moist fish without the extra calories and saturated fat. This is a must-have again and again!
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Cabbage Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2009
Now that I've had these, I hope I never have to make sloppy joes without the cabbage again! Preshredded cabbage/coleslaw mix still keeps these Sloppy Joes in the convenient go-to recipe category that everyone loves!
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Aunt Eileen's Stuffed Eggplant

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2006
Thanks, Aunt Eileen! What an incredible vegetarian recipe! Hollow the eggplant halves to leave a very thin layer (1/4 inch) of flesh, so that when it bakes, the remaining flesh is cooked tender and pulls easily away from the skin... I deglazed the pan with some of the vinegar from the capers jar to get the great caramelization from the bottom and added it to the bowl of stuffing... I also substituted Pecorino Romano cheese for the Gruyere (because that's what I had)... I really was surprised at how well it turned out... I will definitely invite guests the next time I make this!
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Acorn Squash Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2009
We loved this recipe! The tip to precook the squash in the microwave first was very helpful, however I will change the method a little next time. The vegetables weren't totally cooked prior to adding the milk and blending the mixture, resulting in a grainy texture. Realizing this, I returned it to the pot and continued to cook the soup until the texture became much smoother, however the heat curdled the milk. This was only a minor cosmetic issue and did not affect the texture or taste. Next time I will puree the vegetable mixture, return it to the pan to ensure that it's fully cooked and smooth, and then finish with the evaporated milk. Thanks, Dorrene! This one will be on my Thanksgiving table!
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Cheesy Catfish

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2001
I also added garlic and cayenne to the dredging mixture, and had to bake the fish for 25-30 minutes. Everyone raved, and it was welcomed as a new catfish recipe for the family!
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St. Patrick's Chocolate & Mint Cheesecake Bars

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2012
As a cheesecake novice, I learned a few things by making this recipe. #1. Mine also puffed during baking & fell in the refrigerator. I read that this is due to overbeating of the eggs causing a "souffle effect." It didn't affect the texture of the finished product, other than the 4 edges remained raised. Next time I will add the eggs as the last ingredient of the batter so as not to overbeat them. #2. There is an art to cutting cheesecake so that the filling doesn't cling to the knife. Use a very thin, sharp blade (steak knife) and dip it into the hot water often to prevent dragging the filling and making messy edges. #3. My grocery store did not have candy flavoring, so I bought peppermint extract. I used 1 tsp. in the batter. They also did not have mint chocolate chips or even mint chocolate candies (Andes)! So I bought dark chocolate chips & white chocolate chips. I colored the white chips with a drop of green coloring in a plastic bag. They somewhat absorbed the color. Pale green mint chips would've been prettier, but this worked fine. Also because of the lack of mint in the topping, I think the batter could've used more than 1 tsp. of peppermint extract to stand up to the strong cheesecake flavor, maybe 1 1/2 tsp. #4. I cut the squares & arranged them on a plate, & then drizzled melted dark chips from the corner of a bag onto each square individually. This prevented smearing the chocolate onto the pale green filling during cutting. LOVE IT! THANKS!!!
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Lentil and Green Collard Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2009
Excellent soup! The only thing I changed was to steam the greens rather than sauteing them in more oil. Definitely try this one... and don't omit the cumin, cinnamon, garlic, or lemon!!!
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Anita's Cozy Apple Fig Compote

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2011
Had to substitute water and sugar for the apple cider, but it is still delicious!
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Good For You Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2009
Dianne, thank you!!! My husband and I really enjoyed this dish. I scaled it back to 4 servings and still filled a large casserole dish. I made a few changes, and it was excellent: cornstarch instead of flour/butter roux, cayenne powder instead of red pepper flakes, Italian-seasoned bread crumbs instead of plain, fat-free evaporated milk and fat-free sour cream, and sprayed the top of the casserole with non-stick cooking spray instead of dotting with butter. After it baked for 30 minutes, I switched to broil on Low for a couple minutes to brown the topping and make it crispy. I will be making this again for Christmas eve, but with 8 servings this time for the family. THANK YOU AGAIN!
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Swiss Chard with Garbanzo Beans and Fresh Tomatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2009
Served this over spinach ravioli. Excellent and filling vegetarian meal!
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Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2009
More cakelike than brownie consistency despite the fact that there are NO eggs in it. If skipping the frosting like I did, consider adding an extra 1/2 c. of white or brown sugar or chocolate chips, or substitute applesauce for the oil.... unless you like your brownies lightly sweetened.
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Shrimp and Octopus Soup (Caldo de Camaron y Pulpo)

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2009
I had to make a few substitutions to use what I had on hand. I subbed clams for the octopus, hot salsa for the pasilla chiles, and chicken broth for the water. Also included the corn which was delicious. Added garlic, thyme, bay leaf, black pepper, and mustard. Will make again. Thanks! :)
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Chunky Monkey Pancakes

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2010
These tasted much lighter than the name sounds - the chunky texture really came from the nuts since the bananas softened and the chocolate chips melted during cooking. I substituted vegetable/canola oil for the butter and hazelnuts for the pecans. We ate these with maple syrup. I enjoyed the flavor combination, but my husband was not a fan of "something - either the banana or the maple." This yielded 5 large pancakes for me. If you plan to have 9, make sure to keep them about the size of your palm.
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Smothered Mexican Lasagna

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2006
Really great recipe, Brenda! I skipped the water entirely... there was plenty of liquid from the tomatoes and chiles. I also seasoned the ricotta with salt and garlic powder. I added a layer of guacamole after the meat, and made the last layer flour tortillas topped with shredded cheese and cayenne. It really looked pretty when it came out of the oven, and everyone said it tasted great. Thanks again!
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Mushroom Sauce Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2001
My boyfriend is anti-mushroom and onion, so I substituted cream of potato soup and dried minced onions instead and ran the soup mixture through the blender to eliminate the potato chunks. Even though I sliced the potatoes as thinly and evenly as I could, some cooked thoroughly while others weren't quite done. He said it would've been a five if the sauce was more flavorful. I suggest extra seasonings and longer cooking to this great recipe. Thanks for sharing it!
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Stracciatella II

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2001
I couldn't blend the vegetables into the broth, because I didn't have any. I also used shell pasta instead of the rice. This soup was well-seasoned and delicious. Thanks, Doreen.
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