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Eggless Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2003
Wow. Wow. I made this for my boyfriend, who's practically vegan, as my first excursion into egg and sour cream replacers. Other than a necessary substitution of raspberries for blueberries, I followed the recipe to a T. Fluffy, scrumptious, and definitely the best cake I've eaten in a long time. My boyfriend horded all of it--I couldn't even give a piece to my neighbors! NOT what you'd expect at all from the lackluster title. Chris, post more of those eggless recipes!!!!
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Billy's Favorite Smoky Collard Greens

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2003
I should've known better--I don't like sweet dinner dishes, but I tried this anyway. I was desparate for a recipe for vegan collard greens. Anyway, let this review be a warning for those of you with pickier sweet tooths (teeth?).
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Israeli Moroccan Couscous

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2004
It's easy, it's beautiful, but my goodness is it bland! I've eaten couscous in Paris, too, and this ain't it. I made the recipe precisely as written, too. I think the cook who used curried couscous had her thinking cap on. Anyway, I hate to be the one to blow the 5-star record, but I know I won't make this one again.
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Aloo Gobi ki Subzi (Potatoes and Cauliflower)

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2004
This smelled wonderful when it was cooking! Next time I'll double everything except the cauliflower and potato--using the whole amounts really overwhelmed the spices and made it far blander than I'd like. And leftovers would be fantastic.
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Fresh Coconut Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2004
Well worth the work! I did this with a hand mixer and an EZ Break coconut, and it worked out beautifully. My food processor doesn't have a meat grater, so just grate the whole coconut and be done with it. The frosting is delightful and not nearly as difficult as several other reviewers made it sound, though it only made enough to top each layer. Still, the cake looked elegant and tasted divine!
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Gluten-Free Yellow Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2005
Thank you, Amy, and thank you, fellow reviewers. I used this recipe for my neighbor's kid, and it totally passed the five-year-old test. I added 1/2 c cocoa to the dry ingredients, upped the sugar to 1 1/2 c, and used Vanilla Rice Dream. And I used canola spray to grease the pans. The batter was pudding-like, the final product moist and even spongy. I used a pastry brush to whisk off the rice flour grains from the cooked layers, since the cake is VERY delicate. Oh, and xanthan gum costs a mint!
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German Chocolate Cake III

Reviewed: May 7, 2006
Based on the lot of good recommendations by fellow reviewer, I: 1) also dusted the cake tins with cocoa (and I was able to fit all the batter quite easily into 2" deep 9" tins, but these are special-order stuff, not supermarket stuff) 2) increased chocolate from 4 to 6 oz. 3)German is a man, and Baker's chocolate isn't very good, so I did 50/50 milk and semi-sweet (elrey's, bulk) 4)made 1.5 recipes of the filling to cover outside, too 5) toasted the coconuts and pecans (do not use pre-sweetened coconut; I didn't, and the filling is SWEET ENOUGH) 6) exercised extraordinary patience in stirring the filling for about 50 minutes. It deepened in color and reduced, but didn't get as thick as I imagined it would. The nuts and coconut thickened it more, though I had to work to get it to stick to the sides. Everyone adored it, especially the b-day boy who requested it, but I have to say that while the cake is wonderfully tender, it is too bland and the filling is too sweet for my palate.
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: May 7, 2006
Use Vietnamese cinnamon if you can find it--sooooooooo good!! I left some of these at my old place of work, and one of the new workers tracked me down to get this recipe. Oh, and there's nothin like snickerdoodles to make your whole house smell yum!
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Apple Avocado Salad with Tangerine Dressing

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2006
Lovely, lovely salad--gorgeous colors, and a fantastic mix of textures. Even the boyfriend liked it, though he raised an eyebrow over the sneaking in of fruit with vegetables. I used Clementines and Greek feta, but otherwise followed the recipe to a T. Definitely something I will make again!
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Icelandic Christmas Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2006
This quick bread is simply amazing and very forgiving. I've made it at least 10 times, once with only half the butter, and every time this unassuming cake gets all kinds of praise heaped on it. And it's a fantastic alternative to banana and zucchini breads, and even easier.
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Spicy Southwestern Slaw

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2006
Easy to make, but way too spicy-hot without enough spicy-flavor. And I love spicy food and did add the whole teaspoon of cayenne. My boyfriend liked it more than I did, but after eating the slaw (he does veggies first), he couldn't taste the other food for a while.
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Game Hens Southwestern-Style

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2006
I adored the hen, and my boyfriend loved the salsa (which I would have given a 4). I used half a red onion and didn't miss the other half; I didn't have lemon juice so doubled the lime. Next time, I'll bake the hens breast-side down. Oh, and I "doubled" the spices by using two hens, per another user's suggestion, and she was right!
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Orange, Walnut, Gorgonzola and Mixed Greens Salad with Fresh Citrus Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2006
Certainly an easy salad, but even cutting back the sugar to 1 1/3 tsp sugar made it too sweet. I recommend the tangerine dressing in this site's Apple Avocado Salad with Tangerine Dressing (for which I squeezed clementines). I followed another reviewer's suggestion to sub apples and goat cheese for the orange and gorgonzola, dropping the onion, and perhaps that was why the dressing seemed so sweet--though I did cut back the sugar. Hmmmm.
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Garlic Mashed Potatoes Secret Recipe

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2006
I used salad bar roasted garlic, and next time I'll know to mash it separately before whipping the potatoes. Otherwise, easy and yummy.
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Colorful Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2007
I followed the advice of other reviewers and added a can of green chiles and a chopped up russet potato to the first step (I did not want to buy potato flakes). I used a veggie "chicken" stock in place of the water. Everyone loved this recipe, though all agreed that it was the cheddar (get the sharpest you can find) that sent it over the top.
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Couscous with Dried Cherries

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2007
Easy and subtle. I don't like bland food, so perhaps it's the fact that I paired it with a garlicky catfish almondine that makes it so yummy to me. I used raisins, and they plumped up nicely. Will definitely make this again!
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Shrimp Burritos

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2007
Really lovely! I changed it to shrimp tacos, used a pound of fresh Gulf shrimp, and subbed lowfat sour cream for the mayo and yogurt, and reduced fat monterrey jack for the cheddar. I also used local "southwest" tortillas which are a little spicy. Definitely a do-over! Thanks for the recipe!
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Sausage and Lentils

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2007
Used a whole onion, 14 oz. of jalapeño pork-venison sausage, and ham base. Delicious with these changes. (I didn't think the sausage was pre-cooked, so I extended the cook time to 15 minutes.
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Steak with Mushroom Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2007
The sauce is delicious (I used red wine and wild mushrooms), but the steak could use mre flavor--next time, I'll mix pepper in the flour.
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Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2007
Made some modifications according to other cooks' comments, but will not make this again since I found it rather boring. There are too many things to do with tilapia that are more flavorful, though this is very, very easy indeed!
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