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Chewy Granola Bars

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2012
Excellent. Chewy and moist, just as promised. I had to add 1/4c corn syrup to mine because the dry ingredients just wouldn't stick with only the butter and honey and a little splash of canola oil for the same reason. Other than that, I used the recipe exactly as is.
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Spinach, Egg, and Pancetta with Linguine

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2011
I'm sorry but this recipe was bland and greasy. Did nothing for us.
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Mid-Eastern Chicken Thighs

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2011
Since this recipe was so well reviewed, I made it verbatim to start. It was good but a little bland, so I doctored it some in the last few minutes of cooking. I found it benefited from 1) adding a hefty dose of salt 2) adding 2-3 tbsp white sugar and 3) using 1 tbsp of cornstarch mixed with some hot broth in the last few minutes to thicken it. With these changes, it was fabulous. Also, I followed the suggestion of the chef and used double the seasoning (2 tbsp garam masala and 1 tsp curry powder). All in all, very few changes were made to make our family happy. A darn fine, cheap and easy recipe.
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Spicy Pumpkin Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2011
It's amazing that you can't tell there's a giant can of pumpkin in this chili. What a great way to hide extra veggies in your diet. I made it exactly as listed but will change a few things the next time, based on feedback. I'd recommend doubling the meat. We could barely find any in this substantially sized pot. I will also cut back to only one pepper (red). Otherwise, really, really tasty.
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Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2011
These are an absolutely perfect basic oatmeal cookie recipe. Dress them up however you prefer your oatmeal treats to be. I added 1c white chocolate chips and 1/2c dried cranberries. Otherwise I kept the recipe exactly as is. Do chill the dough before baking and form into balls for thick, chewy cookies. Don't flaten them. Bakes in 8 minutes.
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
It's as good as they say it is people. A flawless recipe. I used large flake oats instead of quick cooking because that's all I had, otherwise I made these as is. Fantastic. Do be sure to chill the dough before scooping it using a small melon baller. Flatten the dough before baking. And don't overcook, they burn quickly. Nine minutes was perfect in my oven. THANK YOU Joanne!
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Apricot Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2010
These muffins are DELICIOUS. I made the first batch just as is and they were perfect. I made a second batch with the following modifications, for those of us looking to add some fibre and iron to our lives: Reduced white flour to 1c and added 1c whole wheat flour, 1/4c wheat germ, 1/4c bran and 1/2c walnuts. Still DELICIOUS, with just a slightly nuttier flavour. And so good for you. Thanks for posting!!!
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Apple Cake I

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2010
I am absolutely sure this recipe would be delicious as written. Since I'm pregnany however, I made a few small modifications to 'healthify' it a tad and it was still wonderful. I cut the sugar back by a half cup, using a blend of 1c white and 1/2c brown. I used 1c whole wheat flour with 1c white flour. Fibre is my friend these days. And I reduced the oil to 2/3c, adding in 1/2c plain yogurt. This makes a moist, yummy, perfect cake. The dough seems thick and not cake like but the apples ad moisture to the batter as they bake. Oh and one last thing, my 9x13 pan had mysteriously walked away when I made this, so I used a springform pan. Had to up the baking time to 50 minutes. Cheers all.
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Felix K.'s 'Don't even try to say these aren't the best you've ever eaten, because they are' Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2010
Alrighty, here's the deal... These are GOOD. I made the recipe exactly as stated. Changed nothing. I even measured out just under 1/4c of cookie dough, per cookie, per the instructions. I did not flatten the dough. In 17 minutes at 300 degrees, I was gifted with thick, soft, cookies. They're a little heavier then the usual choco chip treat. And by that I mean more dense, a la brownie, and less greasy, then my usual recipe. This comes from the extra flour/sugar and less butter I suppose. It's a little different, so die hard buttery, crispy cookie lovers might be disappointed but I think they're incredible. Soft, thick, doughy and perfect. Thanks so much for sharing Felix K. These will definitely stay in my go to cookie rotation.
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Mulligatawny Soup I

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2010
Well, everyone's right here folks. This soup is delicious, original and amazing. I made it exactly as stated and it's fantastic. Next time, I might switch the chicken breast for a few chicken thighs, since I find breast meat a little tough when boiled. But even with that, the flavors are just fantastic! YUMMY!
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Soft Gingersnaps

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
Guys, it's all true. These are PERFECTION. If you like gingersnap cookies, you've found your recipe. I changed nothing, just cut the recipe in half to make a smaller batch for the beau and I. I made larger balls (1 1/2") and cooked them only 9 minutes. Chewy and soft on the inside. Crunchy on the outside. Sublime!!! Thanks for posting....
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Golden Yam Brownies

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2010
MMMMM.... I'm not sure I would call these brownies per se but they are delicious. I kept the recipe exactly as is for my first go at it. I added only 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Thank you STARFLOWER, it's delicious and completely original. I baked mine in a cast iron style muffin pan but only because my new boyfriends house is painfully unprepared for baking. Nothing 9x13 in sight. The crust is buttery and crunchy. I baked them for 21 minutes. I'd best describe it as a dense, sweet cornbread'esque treat - both sugary and a little savory. It's an amazing flavor combination and could be either a desert or a fusion style side to a turkey or pork dinner. Enjoy all...
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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2009
SOFT CHEWY peanut butter cookies. Amazing. I'm always reluctant to bake PB cookies because so often they're dry and hard. This recipe is brilliant. I made very few changes, just up'd the peanut butter to 1.5c per others recommendations. I'm a sucker for extra decadent, so I threw in a bag of PB chips and a cup chopped roasted peanuts. Not necessary but gave it an extra dose of peanutty goodness. Really though, you can't go wrong with this one!
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Caramel Pecan Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2009
MMMMmmmm... This is YUMMY. To be fair, I have a ridiculous sweet tooth, so the sugary goodness doesn't overpower my taste buds. It is very sweet though. I've been nibbling on a slice slowy. Like most other reviewers, I reduced the sugar to a half cup and increased the pecans a smidge. Overall, a very decadent desert for the less cavity prone of us. Thanks Corwynn!
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Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Chocolate-Port Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2009
We tried this last night with great success. I reduced the beef cooking time a minute per side, to only three minutes, which gave a perfect medium rare. The sauce was incredible! My boyfriend is still raving about the unique flavours. Highly recommended.
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Peachy Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2009
I was looking for a creative way to use up a loaf of stale French bread and stumbled into this recipe. What a great find! We LOVED it. I made no changes other then to add an extra egg to the mix per another reviewers advice. I also added a few tbsp of heavy cream to the caramel sauce. Just a personal preference. It was FANTASTIC. Felt nice and homey, plus I got to use locally grown peaches in season these days. Thanks for sharing...
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