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Spicy Crispy Beef

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2006
Fantastic starter recipe! Porportions were right on! I changed it up by: adding flour and water to make a batter, using MORE fresh ginger, MORE garlic, adding sesame oil, and a FABULOUS FLAVOUR BLAST: real orange juice, grated orange zest and orange marmalade--EVERYBODY at the potluck RAVED and ate it all!!! My husband said Make sure you bring home any leftovers!! I didn't use the chili paste, the sliced onion, or the red bell pepper; and I added shredded carrot for colour! The recipe multiplied perfectly up to 6 lbs of beef!
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Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2007
love em love em love em...I bake them hot (400 degrees) with plain olive oil brushed on the wedges (not too much! 3 - 4 T max), 45 min. served with miracl whip and ground chipotle chili pepper shaker on the side...watch carefully for burning...they will be soft with a little browning...dip one side in mayo and the other in a teensy bit of ground chipotle chili for a delicious hot/cold sensation!!
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Hummus III

Reviewed: May 13, 2007
Fantastic! Exactly as IMANKAY says. The reason it tastes like a garbanzo bean dip, is because that's what it IS. Lovely colour and texture. Do keep the can's liquid--you will need some... I used 3 - 4 T. I had to be patient with the blender--I had to open it and stir often. At first taste, it was like, whoa!, garlic!, but then after a few bites I thought could use up to 4 fresh cloves. Toasted pita wedges and all kinds of veggies worked wonderfully here. Best I've tasted. Thank you! mjjk
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Mexican Bean Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2007
Not your typical lime/cilantro bean salad! I loved it! A couple of changes: used 6 Bean Blend and kidney beans, canned corn, sweet (white) onion, 1/2 cilantro (don't like it that much). Stayed fresh and very good a couple of days in the fridge. Husband loved it. I tried a straight-across switch of the red wine vinegar with balsamic vinegar (which I like) and it was WAY too overpowering. I added more of the other ingredients to even out the tastes. All in all, an awesome will-do-again recipe.
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Jennifer's Granola

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2007
very good! easy! i also put all-bran and applesauce and it worked super. will make again.
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Blueberry Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2007
the second time i made it, it was awesome! changes: white sugar 1/3c, brown sugar 1/3c, add 3 T tapioca, total cinnamon 1 t. to get the top crust (shell) (i bought frozen) onto the pie, invert it, tinfoil plate and all, onto a dinner plate. you can then slide the pastry off the dinner plate and onto your pie. will make again!
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Apricot Brandy, Peach Schnapps Pound Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2007
best cake i ever made! will definitely make again, especially for parties or special occasions. used Creme de Peache, orange zest and orange marmalade. Maybe I overbeat it, but there was SO much batter the cake almost over-ran the pan. You MUST serve this cake warm or re-warmed... SO scrumptious!! I was tempted to over-decorate with chopped nuts or powdered sugar, but when you see the serving and how understated it is, it only adds to the spectacular surprise taste and texture. Definitely reserve some syrup and glaze to serve on the side (warmed).
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Lemony Cheesecake Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2007
What a super springboard to an easy, tasty recipe! I had a pre-made 9" chocolate graham biscuit shell to use up, so I wanted less volume. I used 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened; one can (10 oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk; TWO eggs; --add one at a time and beat well; and 1/8 c orange juice. Also, I took 1 cup of frozen cranberries, 4 T of brown and white sugar (in total) and a little water. I set the cranberries to simmer until they burst and it was nice and bubbly. The cranberries were spread over the shell, then the cream cheese mixture. Baked about 30 - 40 minutes. Meanwhile, I took an orange coloured jam (I had peach) and mixed in a little water to make a 'glaze'. After the pie had cooled, I dusted it with cocoa powder (to match the chocolate shell), drizzled the glaze on top, and garnished the centre with orange rind strips and orange zest. Very successful at the Christmas party!
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Surprise Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2007
Superbe! I left out the relish, bread & cheese and ate it like a salad! I cut the Miracle Whip with sour cream and it was great. Will make again for sure. mjjk
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Hot Spiced Cider

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2007
Excellent! Very delicious and versatile recipe. Any little bit of left-over juice can go in here for added flavour. Gets better the longer it is simmered.
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Lion House Wassail

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2008
I love this so much, I serve it year-round! My changes: add 1/2 T balsamic vinegar, 1/4 c brown sugar (no white), 2 c water [or more], 1 L. cinnamon stick-broken up, minced ginger root, 3 T lime juice, 1 c peach juice, apple cider [Organic 946 ml is awesome] instead of apple juice, 3 T honey, a bunch of orange zest, more allspice, more cloves, 2 oranges juiced into the pot and add the empty halves, quartered-squeezed-scored lemons; it's different every time... at Christmas, mandarin oranges, halved, squeezed and deeply scored go in ,too. The floating fruit makes it more festive, and the daring can sip it unstrained to get luscious bits of pulp.
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Sweet Chili Thai Sauce

Reviewed: May 12, 2008
Awesome!! I had been so afraid to try something with chile peppers -- no more! I cut it to 6 servings (there's only 2 of us here) used about 2 t *dried* chile peppers (altho it could be way more), and put way more ginger and garlic (maybe that's why it wasn't too sweet for me) and, yes, more cornstarch, and a big squirt of corn syrup. mmmmm! Will definitely make again!
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California Salad Bowl

Reviewed: May 17, 2008
This was SO GOOD my husband wolfed all his down and ate half of mine (wasn't hungry enough to eat the whole thing, it was so huge)! Just a couple changes: a plain ol' whisk was fine to combine ingredients, 1/4 c only mayo, only a few drops tabasco, no oil, no garlic clove (just some garlic powder), no olives (altho I would have liked some black ones), no chips (I couldn't have eaten them if I wanted to!)... I carefully spooned on dressing over top of the assembled salad -- the dressing could very easily have been a very scumptious dip. I could see me making this again even as a dip with some salsa on the side. mmmm!!
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Caribbean-Spiced Roast Chicken

Reviewed: May 17, 2008
LOVED this chicken!! I wanted a nice-looking skinless chicken roasted in an oven bag and this was it! Lots of interesting flavours and nice and moist meat. No lime, no rum, no brown sugar -- I just sprinkled everything on and 2 t white sugar last. In a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes. Will make again!!
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Cream of Mushroom Soup I

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2008
Very tasty!! Mushrooms & onions were sauteed about 15 min; no processing; oregano instead of thyme (don't like it); + 1/2 c broth; + some milk (I found the recipe VERY rich, but I had simmered it down quite a bit) -- it's a keeper for me!
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Filipino Lumpia

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2008
OH, YEAH!! You bet 5 stars!! I changed some: used turkey,extra cloves garlic (no powder) 4 stalks celery,mmmushrooms, bag o bean sprouts... I used skillet and sauce pan (cooks twice as fast), (this would be AWESOME with rice I didn't have wraps so we just ate the WHOLE thing!! -- I made it for 8 serv, but my husband and I wolfed it all in one dinner!!)
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A Firefighter's Meatloaf

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
awesome recipe! for those with squeeemish hands, I always use those latex gloves you can get at groc or drug stores called Exam Gloves or similar. They are super for cutting onions, garlic, meat, and other food as well as near hot food (like near the hot oil in the frying pan), cleaning house, etc. Try em out!
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Chocolate Wafer Roll

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2008
awesome. something with this few ingredients shouldn't taste this good! It is messy, but a kid could do it and be proud of the results. And YES, you MUST chill it overnight for the cookies to absorb the moisture from the whipping cream. it will turn out almost cake-like and not like oreo's at all. If it's too sloppy, the whipping cream isn't the right consistency. I use less sugar as well... enjoy!
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Mahogany Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2008
very good. notes: use enough sauce to cover bottom of pan-otherwise, it burns (soy sauce). use tinfoil w pam. use 1 - 2 T chopped ginger,4-5 chopped garlic cloves, green onions minced fine(6 whole!). use more honey & add water (a little) to fill out bottom of pan, can be broiled, add wings *after* the sauce (the little chunks and bits burn easily), turn after 15 min, 30-35 min @ 425, make chicken breast for M, wings for me!...yaayyy!
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Curried Mango Chicken

Reviewed: May 10, 2011
Excellent! Also added fresh, grated ginger.
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