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Super Easy Seared Ahi Tuna

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2006
This was delicious and as quick and easy as a recipe could be. I didn't have Italian seasoned bread crumbs, so I sprinkled a little Italian seasoning before using regular bread crumbs.
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Best Ever Banana Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2012
Yes, it is the best ever banana bread. I had a ton of overripe bananas so I decided to test this recipe against Banana Banana Bread on this site. This was hands down the winner. Lighter, easier to slice, prettier, sweeter and more balanced. Plus, I love that it uses oil and the other recipe was a bit overwhelmed by the butter. My only modification was to leave out the pecans to compare the two more fairly.
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Garlic Broccoli Spears

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
This is darn good. I made it exactly as as specified and mine had a subtle flavor. It didn't overpower the broccoli but rather made it tasty. It didn't seem too lemony or garlicky at all.
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2012
I had a ton of overripe bananas so I decided to test this recipe against Best Ever Banana Bread on this site. This was good and I wouldn't turn down a slice, but it was heavier than the other recipe and because the top opened up it was harder to slice without making crumbs. I also thought the butter taste interfered with the banana taste. My only modification was to leave the pecans out of the other recipe to compare the two more fairly.
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Hunan Kung Pao

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2010
This was very tasty, and you can customize the ingredients. I used all shrimp instead of chicken, and added celery and eggplant. I also didn't have peanuts so I used cashews. I don't know what "rice wine" is so I used rice wine vinegar. Delicious.
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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2007
This was yummy. I couldn't believe I was eating mushrooms. I didn't have canola oil so I used grapeseed oil. Also, I fell asleep so they marinated about three hours. It didn't hurt it at all. Since this was the first time I grilled mushrooms, it would have helped if the recipe specified grilling them face up, face down, or half the time on each side (which is what I did).
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Classic Restaurant Caesar Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2013
It's not that it was inedible, but the lemon was overpowering and it just didn't have that Caesar mojo. I preferred bottled dressing. So I'll keep looking for the great Caesar Salad dressing that gets made at your table in the best restaurants.
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Fatoosh

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2009
This is delicious and almost exactly like the great fatoosh I get at a local restaurant. I've made this recipe verbatim and it's excellent, but I personally like to add some feta cheese. I omit the pita because I make a big batch and save it, so there's no way to keep it from getting soggy.
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Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2006
This pumpkin bread is delicious, especially if you like spice cakes. The bread is moist and has a tasty crust. I was amazed at how easy it was. It smelled so good that I had to taste it right out of the oven. But that was a mistake because its flavor was much better once it cooled. Modifications: I halved the recipe and used one egg plus one egg white. Also, I ran out of white sugar so used about half brown sugar. I also substituted Better Balance for the butter. Finally, the recipe seemed to call for a lot of cloves so I substituted Allspice for about half the cloves.
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Buttermilk Pancakes II

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2013
The real deal. Thick, fluffy, delicious. I don't use syrup, so I added another tbsp of sugar. The stuff of my dreams.
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Roasted Vegetables

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2010
This is a good basic recipe as presented that you can adjust to your own liking. I personally wanted a little more taste so I took another reviewer's suggestion and added balsamic vinegar...about one to one with the olive oil. I used zucchini, peppers, onion, eggplant and mushrooms and had to roast them for 50 minutes. That cooked the veggies thoroughly without making them overdone.
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California Cole Slaw

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2010
After reading other reviews I left out the oil and it was delicious. Very fresh tasting and it went with a lot of different dishes.
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2009
If I could give these 500 stars I would. They were the best tasting cookies I've ever eaten. Just the right combination of spice and sweetness, and with a great soft texture. I substituted 1/2 C butter and 1/4 C applesauce for the margarine, but otherwise left the recipe alone. The dough was sticky but not impossible, and you need to flatten them on the cookie sheet. Also, they needed about 13 minutes in my oven.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2013
This is really delicious, but I found the cream cheese flavor overwhelming. I had to cut it in half.
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Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2013
Loved this. Really fresh tasting. It's great as is, but I added a bit more lime and liked it even better.
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Grilled Chicken Salad with Seasonal Fruit

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2012
Delicious! I substituted raspberries for strawberries, Splenda for sugar, spring mix for the bibb lettuce, and added some feta cheese. Came out great...everybody raved.
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Festive Tossed Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2010
I was a little leery of mixing the vegetables with the cranberries and feta, but it was delicious. I took away one star because I thought the packaged dressing was too sweet. I'm going to search for a good homemade Italian dressing to pair with it.
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Amish Slaw

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2006
This recipe is delicious if you like a light fresh-tasting non-mayonnaise cole slaw. I substituted Splenda for the sugar and cut it by about a third. I'll cut it by half next time because it still seemed a little sweet to me. Also, I only used about 2/3 of the dressing.
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Cream Cheese Pound Cake I

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2003
I baked this cake just as specified and it is the most delicious pound cake I've ever tasted. It's moist, too. I get lots of compliments on it whenever I serve it. It's fine by itself and it's also really good with berries and whipped cream. My only problem is that the top is crumbly and tends to flake off when I cut it, but that might be because my oven is very slow and I'm not sure I've got it at the right temperature. I made it once substituting Lighter Bake for half the butter and it was just as good.
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Buttercream-Coconut Cake Icing

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2013
This is an excellent frosting. It spread really well and the coconut flavor didn't overwhelm. I took away one star because I found it overly sweet, even on my spice cake which can usually withstand a sweet icing. I'll probably try it again, but maybe instead of half butter and half shortening, I'll divide them into thirds with cream cheese.
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