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Simple Roasted Chickpea Snack

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2009
Chickpeas - who knew?!? They're great! I was expecting to have my socks knocked off with spiciness - not so. They're prefectly flavored. I baked mine at 400* for about 40 minutes and they're crisp all the way through. I just wish I had another can of chickpeas on hand!!
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Oven-Crisped Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2010
Got good reviews from my guests - but everyone asked to pass the salt. Texture is good but it lacks flavor. I used five potatoes, unpeeled, sliced very thinly. Increased the onion, used 4 Tbspn olive oil, added 1/2 tsp seasoning salt and 1/2 garlic powder... still needed more. I don't understand why the directions say 'ungreased' dish - I spread mine out on a foil covered cookie sheet and lost almost the full bottom layer of potatoes that became glued to the foil. I'll spritz it with Pam next time... after I season the hell out of it :).
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Balsamic Pea Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2009
I was worried that my guests wouldn't go for a pea salad - by the time I finished in the kitchen, there was one spoonful of this left for me to taste... 'nuff said!! I cut back on the mayo (used about a heaping tablespoon) and would cut back even more. I would also try adding more balsamic just because I love that kick. Substituted the feta with chunks of cheddar. The almonds are so perfect in this! I love peas so this salad is like a double whammy of deliciousness for me.
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Hummus Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2011
Really nice! It would be great for a salad/appetizer style party. I used about 1.75 lbs ground turkey and added a few garlic cloves to the onions. The allspice is great but definitely needs more - and that's after I added extra from the start! Pine nuts toast very nicely on the stove with no oil (they release their own natural oil). I made my own hummus and only used about 1.5 cups. Layered: hummus, pita, meat, pita, hummus, meat, pine nuts, parsley, paprika, lemon juice. Refrigerate leftovers and heat them up the next day - tastes just as good if not better!
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Roasted Parsnips with Mint and Sage

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2010
While I liked this dish (I love parsnip) I was shocked at the compliments it received during dinner. The sage overpowers the mint, I feel. I also didn't measure the honey - just added a squirt or so, definitely not a full tablespoon. Four parsnip is a very small portion for four people - I used six parsnip and three carrots for six. I'd definitely make this sometime again.
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Jean's Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2009
I found this very bland and I thought it was because I didn't add the ginger (mine went bad) but now I see others had the same complaint. I also found it to be more stew-like: I put in two stalks chopped carrot, celery and parsnip. It's a great starting point though so I'll try it again with the ginger and other seasonings. ~UPDATE~ My BF "fixed" the leftovers by adding water and chicken flavored consomme soup mix - MUCH more flavorful!!
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Kidney Bean Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2010
This was fantastic! I used a 15.5 oz can kidney beans to three cans of tuna; yield was three large pita sandwiches. Threw in red pepper because I had it; omitted olives and cilantro because I didn't have those. BF made his a tuna melt but I left the cheese out. Now, the DRESSING: is great! I was so tempted to throw a little mayo in for creaminess - this dressing is so much better than mayo. It may just become my standard tuna dressing.
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Hamentashen with Brownie Filling

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2010
I think people were more impressed with the idea than the execution. I wasn't crazy about the dough with the brownie texture. Also, if I made these again, I would use a different dough recipe. The brownie expands during baking and the dough had a lot of trouble staying closed - even with pinching overload. A great idea to spice up regular old Hamentashen!
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Tomato-Mint Quinoa Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2010
I feel like there is too much going on in this salad. The only thing I did differently was use celery instead of cucumber; oh, and I cut the radish into smaller pieces. Btw, this recipe says this is four servings - maybe if you're feeding giants!! I have too much leftover after a dinner of ten!
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Vanilla Brownies

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2011
A few edits from reviewers for a FABULOUS blondie: 3/4 cup of each sugar, white chocolate chips, 1 1/2 Tbspn vanilla (and I used Earth Balance in lieu of butter). I think my pan was 8x11 and baked for at least 30 minutes; I started checking at 15 minutes. The batter was very thick - like cookie dough instead of brownie batter - and I was a little concerned. But they're crispy on top and gooey in the middle and I'm in love!!
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Spinach and Pasta Shells

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2009
A solid four star - good hearty dinner. I added a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes, added mushrooms, sauteed an onion along with the garlic and used chili powder instead of pepper flakes. I warned my boyfriend about the spice factor - he laughed in my face and jacked up his plate with red pepper flakes.
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Mom's Authentic Kosher Cholent Recipe

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2009
One of the best cholents I've made. I added seasoning salt - it needed that little kick of flavor. I also used beer with the water. Cooked over night in a crock pot and was a hit for Shabbos lunch.
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Kickin' Meatballs

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2009
These were really good! I tend to go for more of a kebab style seasoning, so next time I'll add more cumin, more parsley and minced onion. I also put them in the oven but after the first batch, I saw all the fat oozing out... My boyfriend insisted on revving up the Foreman Grill and finished them off there. Delicious!
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Kale and Quinoa with Creole Seasoning

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2012
Two super-foods in one delicious dish!! What I did: made a full cup of quinoa but used only one bunch of kale. I doubled the seasoning (made Creole seasoning from AR) and the salt - that was a mistake! In fact, cut some of the salt - with the chicken broth, you don't need it! I felt that it was lacking some crunch... so I threw in toasted almond slivers and pine nuts - PERFECT! I can't wait to make this again!
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Masala Chai Brownies

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2011
Holy cow these are amazing! Definitely needed less than 2 Tbsp for dusting. Used a heaping 1/3 cup coconut (mmmm) which I ran through my small mixer thing. The chai: used two teabags steeped in 1/4 cup warm coconut milk and 1/4 cup hot water; strained the bags and then - aw, what the heck - opened them up and added the tea contents! I only had an 8x11 so they baked longer than 20 minutes (and remained "shiny"). Five of us for dinner - there are few remaining! Can't wait to make them again!
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Indian Curried Barley Pilaf

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2010
With a few changes, I loved it!! Sauteed everything in olive oil; doubled the curry - could even take more. I'm not crazy about raisins and BF doesn't like almonds so I took the suggestion of another reviewer and added lentils - perfect with the spices! I also meant to add toasted pine nuts for a bit of a crunch but I forgot... next time!!
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Curry Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2010
Loved it!! Even my anti-mayo BF loved it! Like others, subbed craisins; left out the bacon too. I'd like to try cashews - either in addition to sunflower seeds or as a replacement. I want more crunch. I couldn't taste the curry so I might also kick that up a bit. Can't wait to make it again!!
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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2011
As big salad eaters, this is a really nice change of pace. The apple and pear kind of worried me, but they work! Used toasted almond slivers and left out the cheese. The first time I used mandarin oranges and did not care for the juiciness. Added thinly sliced red onion. Cut sugar in half. Dressing tastes very oily but works well in the salad. Will definitely be added to our salad rotation!
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Amazing Corn Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2010
I don't know about this after taste or cornbread - all I know is amongst peanut butter balls, coffee bonbons and jelly filled doughnuts at my holiday party, this cake got the best reviews! Cut the oil to 2/3 cup and used up the last of some dried cherries I had in place of raisins. No nuts please! A fantastic spice cake and the perfect partner for a cup of tea.
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Garlic, Spinach, and Chickpea Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2010
Outstanding! Added more cumin and coriander for a fuller flavor; used 5 cups chicken consomme, lite coconut milk, the leftovers of simple roasted chickpeas and frozen spinach (didn't fully defrost or cook - just plopped the frozen chunk into the hot liquid). Would add more spinach next time. And there will definitely be a next time!!
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