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Cheese Bourekas

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2009
A terrific side dish! I actually didn't end up using all the cheese called for. The seasonings are great and they bake beautifully. As the directions specify: serve immediately! No advance baking on these I'm afraid...
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Sugar Snap Peas with Mint

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2010
AWESOME! I doubled the recipe and used frozen snap peas - to thaw, I just left them out for about 30 minutes. I pressed the garlic and used about four green onions (all I had left) and the seasoning was perfect! The mint flavor with the peas is really phenomenal and all through dinner I heard my guests talking of snap peas... ~UPDATE~ I'd been using frozen snap peas to save time - but fresh are better!
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Baked Crumbled Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2010
I followed the seasoning as indicated but didn't use milk or butter. I simply dipped chicken quarters in egg and did the shake and bake technique. The chicken came out very moist and flavorful!
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Baked Mushrooms

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2010
Received rave reviews from my dinner guests! I doubled the mushrooms and seasonings and garlic, but stuck to one green pepper and I think two green onions. Subbed white cooking wine for water (it did have a lot of "sauce") and olive oil instead of butter. I stirred a few times during baking as per other reviews and I sprinkled some whole wheat breadcrumbs on top near the end of baking. They're delicious as a topping or as a solo dish!
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Honey Ginger Carrots

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2010
I'm not a huge fan of cooked carrots, but I loved these! I doubled the carrots (sliced thinly!) and steamed them in the microwave. I heated olive oil and honey (2 Tbspn only) in a skillet, added the carrots and then added almost a heaping teaspoon of freshly ground ginger as well as about 1/4 teaspoon ground and only 1 Tbspn lemon juice. Sauteed, served warm - loved the texture of the carrots (not too crunchy, not too soft) and the very present but not too strong flavor of ginger.
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Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2010
I took a real gamble by adding more vanilla extract and salt AFTER everything had been mixed. I also used Earth Balance buttery spread in lieu of butter because I needed non-dairy. First: they did spread out during baking which gave me square cookies as I had to cut them. They also baked longer than nine minutes and were still practically falling apart they were so soft! Even after cooling on the pan and on a wire rack! I put them in the fridge overnight and now they're so good - like eating chilled cookie dough! If they're good now, I can only imagine how good they'll be when done right...
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Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2010
In the words of my BF: "DIVINE!" (declared with a mouthful of cookie). He professes they're good enough to package and sell. Used Earth Balance in lieu of butter. One half was raisin chocolate chip and the other half was semi-sweet and white chocolate chip with shredded coconut. They're wonderfully crispy and for this they beat 'Beth's Spicy Oatmeat Raisin Cookies' from this site. (Disclaimer: the butter to margarine edit was also done to Beth's recipe for fairness in judging.)
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
Super hearty and guilt free! I mashed the beans with a potato masher, took the advice of others and strained the pepper+onion+garlic mixture. I added a little corn because I had some in the fridge and I used red instead of green pepper - also what I had on hand. Sprinkled a little extra bread crumbs and baked 10 minutes on one side, 8 minutes on the other. Veggilicious!
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Good for You Greek Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
You really can't go wrong with tomatoes, cucumber, olives, onion, feta and avocado (I had to add the avo - I love them so)! I used the Absolutely Fabulous Greek Dressing from this site and it was a perfect side salad!
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Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
This is the kind of dressing that is good on any kind of salad. Perfect blend of flavors. I don't have red wine vinegar so I used rice vinegar. And I went easy on the oregano as I just don't care for it. The dressing soaked up the feta of my greek salad and the whole thing was just absolutely fabulously delicious.
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Julian's Festive Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2010
This is going to sound dorky but this tuna salad tastes... festive. It has a lot of textures and flavors that really liven up a tuna sandwich. I swapped orange pepper for green and green chile peppers for jalapeno peppers - just because that's what I had. The cumin is great!! Eyeballed the mayo - as always - and stuffed it in a toasted whole wheat pita for a scrumptious, healthy dinner!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2010
Again, how can you go wrong with chocolate and PB? I used about half crunchy PB to half creamy. I also added 1 tspn vanilla as per one reviewer. Next time I'll try to the crushed graham cracker suggestion because I love the grittiness of Reese's. I used mini muffin papers (spreading was not easy or clean); they froze quickly. It helps to keep the PB mixture in the fridge - it's just easier to work with when a little hard. They're deliciously evil! ~UPDATE~ I made these again with 1/4 cup crushed graham - I'd use even more next time. Also, I wanted them bite sized so I just froze the PB mix, rolled them into balls, froze again and then dipped. But that just makes them easier to eat... curses!
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Spinach Brownies

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2010
Let's just say I had 10 men to feed - and these vanished. The only change I made was to add some cheddar because I only had 4 oz of mozzarella. I also used frozen spinach and just zapped it in the microwave. Really really super delicious!
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Ali's Greek Tortellini Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2010
Super duper delicious! As per reviews: doubled the dressing but used 1/4 cup red wine vinegar and 1/4 cup balsamic; used Italian seasoning because I don't like oregano; left out eggs because I felt it's superfluous with the tortellini; added grape tomatoes and cucumber to get the Greek salad feel and let the tortellini soak in the dressing for a few hours before serving. It was a side dish that stole the spotlight!
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Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2010
I wasn't in a fish mood, so I didn't taste this, but my guests wouldn't shut up about it! I was generous with the pepper flakes and I always cut down the brown sugar, using about 1 Tablespoon for 14 fillets. Baked at 400* in the convection. Perfect!!
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Baklava

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2010
I was nervous to work with the phyllo dough, but it was easier than I expected. I used walnuts and actually substituted the butter with Earth Balance buttery spread to keep it non-dairy and cut back on fat. My BF couldn't keep his hands off! I would suggest doing a larger layer of phyllo on the bottom to make it more stable. I would also suggest doing less layers with more sheets in between. Definitely chill the sauce and don't cut all the way to the bottom before baking. Also, I found a serrated knife helped for a clean cut.
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Puttanesca I

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2010
Just realized I never reviewed this... Made it for a quick dinner and my BF and I fought for seconds. I didn't use anchovies and I didn't have capers; I also used black olives instead of Greek. Served it over WW pasta. Fantastico!
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Sushi-Inspired Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2010
Great idea and such a nice change of tuna pace! I used pickled ginger from a jar and used wasabi powder to make a paste, then mixed it with the mayo (as little as possible). I ended up adding wasabi mayo for an extra kick and splashed it with rice vinegar. Turned it into a burrito with nori and then had my BF take a picture of all the seaweed stuck in my teeth... Good stuff.
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Easy Curried Cauliflower

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2010
Curry and kidney beans??? This screams LENTILS!! I used frozen (thawed) whole cauliflower; more than 1/2 an onion; 3 or 4 cloves of garlic; 1 tsp ground cumin; 1/4 tsp cayenne; 1 tsp coriander seed; one can lentils. Couldn't find garam masala... It was sooo good my BF is requesting it again for this week.
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Pineapple Crisp

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
This isn't knock-your-socks-off-good but I'm giving it five stars because it is really delicious and just so easy. My guests made lots of yummy sounds :). I did 1/2 cup dark and 1/2 cup light brown sugar; just 1/4 cup Earth Balance margarine; one can crushed pineapple and one can tidbits; and I went crazy with the cinnamon! Make sure you drain the pineapple really well!!
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