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Butternut Squash Fries

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2008
Really yummy! Like other reviewers, I coated the slices in olive oil, sprinkled with salt, pepper, cinnamon, a tiny bit of nutmeg. I also put the cookie sheet into the oven while it was pre-heating to warm up the pan, this helps the fries to be crispy, instead of soggy.
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Early Morning Oven Roasted New Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2008
Really good! Loved them, they were gobbled up in one sitting. I added red onion, one clove of garlic to the butter. I also sauteed the potatoes for 5ish minutes before putting into the oven. I also used parsley instead of rosemary. One way to keep them crispy is to heat up the cookie sheet in the oven before putting the potatoes on it and in the oven. Ate them with ketchup.
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Spinach Roll-Ups

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2008
These were pretty good. I added grated carrots, used cream cheese and a dallop of sour cream, and only used 1/2 of the package of ranch. They were somewhat soggy, even after sitting in the fridge all day, but that might be because I used too much of the spread on each tortilla.
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Banana Muffins II

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2008
SO GOOD!! These were amazing. I used half of the butter and 1/3 cup of applesauce. I also added cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg, and half whole wheat flour. Warm out of the oven with a bit of butter... heaven.
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Carrot Souffle

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2008
I made this for a group of people, and they all loved it and raved about it. I personally didn't love it, but it was pretty good. I used 2 lbs of carrots, did not peel them, and steamed them instead of boiling them. I pureed them in the food processor, added a bit of Cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg. I halved the sugar and used brown sugar. It was still quite sweet with only 1/2 the sugar. I think this would be really good inside of a pie crust with cool whip on top.
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Gobble Up Granola Snacks

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2008
This is by far, the best granola I have ever had. The first time I made this, I made it into bars, but they came apart easily. So the next time (and many times since), I have made it into granola that I either put into a baggy and eat as is, or eat with milk. (this is SO good!) I make the following modifications: I use half (or sometimes all) almond butter in place of peanut butter because it's healthier. I also use 2 1/2 cups of oats, and not the quick ones! I increase the peanut (or almond) butter to 2/3 cup, 2/3 cup of honey (instead of corn syrup), and it's quite sweet this way, so if you don't like it too sweet, use less honey. I use 1/2 cup of brown sugar, increase the vanilla to 3/4 tsp, and add 1/3 cup of sliced almonds, 1/3 cup of raisins, 1/3 cup of dried cranberries, 1/4 cup of wheat germ. I mix it all up in a bowl, let it sit in the fridge for an hour- and wallah! This never lasts more than a week, and everyone who tries it can't get enough of it. EDIT: Add cinnamon and nutmeg to brown sugar\honey mixture, takes it over the top.
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Artichoke Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2008
I also used 1/2 sour cream & 1/2 mayo. I put marinated artichokes (you *need* the marinated ones), parm, mayo, sour cream in the blender and mixed it all up into a whip. Cut up chicken into pieces, put in pan. Added mixture, plus one bag of frozen spinach, some salt and pepper and topped with shredded mozz. cheese, then bread crumbs. AMAZING!! SO easy, fast. Will make often.
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Tater Tot Casserole III

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2008
i used ground turkey instead of hamburg. i sauteed & seasoned it w/ onions and fresh garlic, some adobo seasoning, a few other spices. used cream of chicken soup, 1/2 c. of milk. threw in some frozen green beans, frozen corn, fresh broccoli. added 1/4 cup of sour cream, 1/4 c. parm. cheese, a half bag of tater tots, and two fresh diced potatoes b/c it didn't seem like enough tater tots. topped with onion chips and a bit more parm. cheese. cooked for 35 minutes in oven. delicious! will make again.
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2008
These cookies are dangerous. I can't stop eating them. They are SO good, so much better than I've ever had from any bakery. I subbed 1/2 C. brown sugar for white sugar, and used 1/2 C. Criso to replace 1/2 C. butter. 10 minutes and truly amazing, the best cookie I've ever had.
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Spinach Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2008
I have to say, I wasn't thinking that this would be as good as it was. This was SO good. I used Munster cheese in place of the cheese product. I also sauteed a little bit of fresh garlic and onion with olive oil, mixed that up with the spinach and then added it to the rest of the cheese. I used a LOT of dough. Layers and layers, upon layers. Used NO butter. Lightly coated each layer of dough with egg. Put 5 layers on the bottom, a bunch of the mixture, 5 more layers, some mixture, a few more layers, some mixture, and 5 on top. YUM!! Will make again.
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White Bean Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2008
all i can say is: oh my god, is this good. sauteed a pound of chicken breast (chopped) with onions and garlic. didn't use the spicy peppers,(i don't like things too spicy), subbed medium salsa verde for the tomatillos, used a can of white beans and a can of red kidney beans. used a lot more chicken stock (28 oz.), thickened with 1/4 cup of parm. cheese and a little bit of pasted flour. used double the cumin. topped with shredded cheddar, a dallop of whole milk plain yogurt, and some avocado. you can't top this recipe. my partner and i were sitting at the table saying "oh my god, this is SO good", every other bite.
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Peanut Butter Vegetable Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2008
I seriously thought I'd like this, since I love Thai food, anything peanut butter. This was really strange, and I SO regret adding the P.B. I'm not a picky eater, either. I think this is a love/hate type of thing. You'll either love it, or you'll hate it.
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Chunky Potato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2008
SO SO good!! Here are the changes I made: Fried up 3 pieces of bacon with lots of onion and garlic and celery. (1C onion, 3 large garlic cloves, minced, and one large celery stalk). Added the chicken broth after the onions were transluscent and the bacon was cooked. I cut the bacon up into small pieces and put it back into the pan. Added 8 smallish potatoes, cubed, with the skin on (healthier that way). Two carrots. 1C. frozen peas, 1C frozen sweet corn. For the milk mixture, I used 1/2 c. of half and half, and the rest whole milk. I added 1C. sharp cheddar AND 5 slices of baby swiss cheese from the deli. For spices, I added salt and pepper and chicken spices, (rosemary, thyme, etc.) I added quite a bit of spice, and kept trying it till it tasted right. Ate it with bread bowls. SO good. Couldn't stop saying "mmmm!" when we were eating it.
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Alienated Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2008
these are pretty good. a few things: everyone who's saying that their muffins didn't rise, mixed the batter too much!! muffins will NOT rise if you over-mix it. mix the batter just barely enough to wet it, maybe 3 or 4 strokes. i also only used 1.C sugar (1/2 white, 1/2 brown), and butter instead of margarine. also, use liners!! let them cool before you eat them. they don't peel well from the liner if hot.
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The Best Vegetarian Chili in the World

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2008
Really good stuff. A few things to note: You need a really big pot - or two pots, because this makes a lot of chili. Secondly, it's somewhat time consuming to chop everything up, so do it ahead of time. Also... I don't like things too spicy. I didn't use any hot peppers or green chili peppers. i just used a few splashes of chili seasoning. I used 1 can of stewed tomatoes in place of 1 can of whole peeled tomatoes. I added 2 zucchini's and replaced a green pepper with a red pepper. Served with corn bread, sour cream, avocado, and grated cheddar. SO GOOD!
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
5 stars with the following modifications: I used a 3 qt. crock pot. I put 1 lb of sliced chicken breast tenderloins in the crock pot. I added a whole container of chicken broth (38 oz - you need this b/c the carrots and potatoes absorb it), 2 chopped carrots, 1 large chopped potato, 1/2 chopped red onion, 2 chopped celery stalks, 3 large chopped garlic cloves. I added 1 can of cream of chicken, 1 can of cream of celery (I'll try c.o. mushroom next time to switch it up, but loved the c.o. celery). Then added some spices (3 small bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, sage - do NOT add any salt if using broth!). I let it sit on high for 3 hours. Then added frozen corn, frozen peas, and frozen french cut green beans (about 1/2 to 3/4 C. each)and 1 C. of milk. Let sit on high for another hour. Mine was done in 4 hours on high. Instead of using ready made biscuits, I used Bisquick - it is SO good! If your crock pot is nearing full, do not add to the crock pot, it might over flow. So about 1/2 hour before soup/stew is done, either add the bisquick to the crock pot, or put a soup pan on the stove and pour a few cups of broth in it, bring to a boil. Then follow the directions on the bisquick box for drop dumplings (I think it's 2 C. of bisquick mix and 2/3 c. of milk). Drop dumplings onto already boiling broth or into crock pot. Cook uncovered for about 5 minutes. Then put the cover on and cook for another 10 minutes or so. If did this on stove, just put the cooked dumplings on top of a bowl
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Honey Wheat Bread I

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2008
WOW!! This is better than any bread I've ever had. Changes I made for my own liking: I used 1/2 C. of honey instead of 1/4. I used a little bit more yeast (3 tsp altogether) I added: 1/2 C. rolled oats, 1/4 C. wheat germ, and 1/4 C. of flax seed meal. This is so amazing, I'm afraid I'm going to eat the whole loaf. Some body stop me!
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Juiciest Hamburgers Ever

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2008
these were very juicy and really good. i added more minced garlic, 1/4 c. of finely copped red onion. i also used regular milk, and ground up oats instead of bread crumbs. pan fried. would also taste great with a packet of ranch dressing powder mix.
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Oatmeal Pancakes II

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2008
these were pretty good. i subbed whole wheat flour for the white. used honey in place of the white, and added a fair amount of frozen blueberries. topped with honey and butter. my toddler loved them. they tasted super, but looked really flat. next time i will add some ground up flax meal to make them healthier, and might try making them with banana to switch it up.
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Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2008
WOW! This was AMAZING. Even my 18 month old gobbled it up. I changed a few things: I used a few squirts of fresh lemon juice in place of the vinegar because I didn't have any. I also used olive oil in place of butter to make it healthier, and let the garlic saute in that for a minute or so. To thicken it, I added a Tbsp. of flour to the melted butter mixture and stirred it over low heat for 30 seconds or so. It was the best broccoli I've ever had. I can't wait to make it again tomorrow.
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