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Chicken with Quinoa and Veggies

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2014
Wonderful recipe! Simple ingredients and easy to prepare, but great complexity of flavor! The small changes I made were to use lemon instead of lime because that's what I had and it seemed to fit better, take out zucchini because we don't like it, use about a tsp. of dried basil instead of fresh, and not add oil a second time (just 2 Tbsp. total).
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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2014
These were good! My husband and I liked them, but our friends LOVED them! I love how the texture is really chewy yet firm despite having no flour. Definitely add 1/2 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. vanilla, as suggested by other reviewers, and use a regular, greased cookie sheet to make sure these come off easily.
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Pasta with Italian Sausage and Pumpkin Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2013
This was so easy and good! I made a few changes that I think made it better and healthier too: I replaced half and half and sour cream with 1 cup plain yogurt. I added about 6 oz frozen chopped spinach to sausage mixture. And I used spinach feta chicken sausage instead of Italian.
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Quinoa Pudding

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2013
This was super easy and very good. I combined advice from other reviewers and cooked the quinoa in 1 c. water, 1 c. apple juice. Then instead of adding more apple juice, I added 1 c. almond milk. If you want a more soupy consistency, add 2 c. liquid, but by adding one cup it made the consistency more like a hearty oatmeal than a pudding. I also added 3/4 c. dried cranberries instead of 1 c. raisins and only 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice. I served with sliced almonds on top, and it made a wholesome, not overly sweet breakfast!
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Spinach Salad with Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2012
This was excellent! Definitely double the dressing as others have suggested, and I would also recommend doubling the bacon and possibly the potatoes if serving as a main dish. To give more flavor to the potatoes, I sauteed them in the bacon grease along with the onions and some minced garlic. I used no mushrooms because I don't like them, half rice vinegar and half red wine vinegar, and regular sugar. Add more pepper and some salt to increase the flavor.
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Andrew's Herb Risotto

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2012
It was very good but definitely use fresh herbs like the recipe states rather than dried as I did. The dried herbs just don't add as much flavor as I imagine the fresh herbs would add. You'll probably also need more chicken stock, about 4-4.5 cups rather than the 3.5 stated in the recipe.
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Egg Salad Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2012
So easy and delicious. Definitely use fresh diced or minced onion instead of dried, and you can cut back the mayonnaise to 2/3 cup. Otherwise excellent as stated.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: May 30, 2012
This was pretty good but not great. It gets a 5 for easiness but a 3 for flavor. I added quite a bit of seasoning (Mrs. Dash original blend) and half a bag of frozen green beans, but kept the rest the same. It only needs 1 can of biscuit dough; 2 would be way too much.
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Oatmeal Cake III

Reviewed: May 13, 2012
Very easy, delicious cake that can be dessert or a sweet breakfast. I halved it and baked in an 8x8 pan, and I used chopped almonds instead of walnuts in the topping since we don't like walnuts.
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Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: May 6, 2012
This recipe was very easy and the pork came out tender and moist. I kept all the measurements the same but added 4 cubed potatoes and 1 sliced onion to the sauce before baking and it came out perfectly in 1 hour.
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Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2012
It was very tasty and could work well with a variety of veggies. I used peas instead of snap peas and 2 cups sliced cabbage. As directed, the recipe makes a little more sauce than we liked, so next time I'll either make less sauce or serve it over rice.
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Apple Cake IV

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2012
This was an easy, delicious, moist, and somewhat healthy "cake," though I did make some adjustments per other reviewers and my own tastes. I cut the recipe in half and used an 8x8 pan. I used 2 apples, white whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose, 1.5 tsp cinnamon, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, and no nuts. If you eat this for breakfast, as we did, you can cut the sugar even more to 1/2 cup and I'm sure it will still taste great.
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Zippy Chicken Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2011
My husband and I both loved this chowder! Total comfort food and very easy to make. My husband doesn't like red pepper so I used 1/2 a carrot instead. I also tripled the potatoes because I needed to use some up, but I cut them into about 1/2 inch cubes and the taste and consistency was fine. I also replaced the half and half with sour cream because that's what I had on hand. If you're using regular chicken broth, you don't need extra salt. Tastes great when topped with crushed tortilla chips!
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Spinach Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2011
Very simple and delicious spinach side dish. I brought these to a potluck and everyone loved them. They are solid enough to cut into pieces, which is nice for serving. The only change I would make is to the name, since Spinach Brownies is a bit of a turn-off (perhaps Spinach Quiche Bars?). The only change I made was to use non-dairy milk (original almond) because that's all we drink, and they came out great. If you use frozen spinach (which I did), you can just thaw it and squeeze out the moisture before adding it to the mixture; you don't need to cook it first.
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Bread Pudding II

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2011
This was so easy and delicious, but I made several changes based on other reviewers' suggestions. I used 10 slices of a loaf of regular wheat bread with the crusts cut off. I also used only 1/2 cup of sugar and 3 eggs. I left out raisins and used original almond milk instead of regular because that's all we drink, and it came out great. Everyone loved it. It would probably look a lot more impressive if you used day-old french bread instead.
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Triple Berry Crisp

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2011
This was tasty. I took another reviewer's suggestion and cut out the white sugar and used half the amount of butter called for. The topping didn't get quite as crumbly as I would've liked, so it may have benefited from a bit more butter, but definitely doesn't need the full amount. I also used 3 cups of frozen mixed berries that I let thaw for about 2 hours, so I scaled the recipe to 2/3 which was perfect. I served it to my husband and friends and everyone enjoyed it but no one raved about it.
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Butter Chickpea Curry

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
This was delicious, easy, and very quick to prepare! I found that the cook time was only 20 minutes rather than the 40 minutes listed. The only changes I made (which made the recipe GFCF) were to double the garlic, cut the garam masala in half to 1 tsp. (it was fairly spicy with 2 tsp.), use a can of diced tomatoes with the juice instead of condensed tomato soup, and use almond milk instead of cream. I served it over brown rice, and everyone loved it!
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Pesto Pasta with Green Beans and Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2011
Very easy and delicious. Adding the yogurt to the pesto gives the pasta a slight tangy flavor that we really enjoyed. I used 3 cloves minced garlic and cut out the Parmesan but increased the pesto to 1/2 cup. I also doubled the green beans and used frozen instead of fresh, and it turned out great.
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Crepes

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2011
Simple but perfect for both sweet and savory crepes. I didn't use a blender, just whisked the ingredients by hand.
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Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2011
My husband (a big meat-eater) and I both loved these! I took other reviewers' suggestions and they came out perfectly. I cut the brown sugar to 1/2 Tbs. and added chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin to taste. I don't like spicy food, so I didn't add any red pepper flakes, but my husband does, so we added jalapenos to his quesadilla. I used whole wheat tortillas and served with sour cream and salsa.
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