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Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: May 14, 2014
Fantastic cookies with less fat and empty calories. Used 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup peanut butter, whole wheat flour, and 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips. Replacing shortening with peanut butter adds protein and yummy flavor, which is way better than just adding fat. I also like the eggless aspect of the recipe because we always seem to be out of them. Don't hesitate to try this recipe!
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Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2014
Not bad, but not very exciting. Followed the recipe exactly and can't understand all the fuss.
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Chinese Chicken Salad III

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2014
I need to stop listening to reviews and just try the recipe as written first. I added a little mandarin orange juice to the dressing and now it tastes diluted. It basically ruined the salad which makes me upset because I only have a limited amount of time to cook and I want my efforts to amount to something edible. Reviews can be helpful, but unfortunately I've been led astray by a few bad ones in recent weeks. Try the recipe as written! It was wonderful before I decided to take some bad advice. Perhaps a little less hoisin sauce, but that's because I'm watching my sodium intake. Very good recipe. Make your own adjustments instead of listening to other people!
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Sweet Chili Lime Chicken with Cilantro Couscous

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2014
It was ok except for the salt content. If I ever make it again, I would put only 4 or 5 T of soy sauce and omit vegetable stock for couscous.
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Low Fat Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2014
I even used a bit less than recommended and all I can taste is salt. Perhaps a quarter teaspoon would be ok next time. I'm truly disappointed because we are watching salt content and even using less than the recipe calls for produced terrible results. The rest of the recipe is good, but something like an excessive amount of salt takes it down a few stars for me since I have a batch of dressing that I can't even eat without endangering my health.
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Creamy Horseradish Garlic Spread

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2013
Excellent dip. I was out of sour cream so I used low-fat yogurt and it was great. I can't imagine how delicious it would be with sour cream though. I added a little more horseradish because I enjoy the extra kick.
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Apple Oatmeal Crisp

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2013
Fantastic! I tried my best to stick to the recipe, except that I used about 7 apples and 2 cups of fresh raspberries. I also squeezed some lemon juice over the fruit and added a lot of extra cinnamon, some nutmeg, and allspice. I also added cinnamon to the crisp part along with some salt. The flavors were out of this world.
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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2013
This was very good, but it seems like a lot more chia seeds than I expected. I've made overnight oatmeal with a Tablespoon of chia seeds, but that's an entirely different thing than this. The texture is smooth like pudding with a chia type of crunch. It's a bit different than I thought it would be, but it's very delicious. I used high grade cocoa powder which gave it a very deep, rich flavor, along with coconut sugar. It's also very filling, which is nice for a hearty snack. Try it and see what you think!
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Peanut Noodles

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2013
This is really good, but VERY peanut buttery! I followed the recipe, except that I made an entire 13 ounce (or so) package of whole wheat spaghetti and I used less soy sauce and more vinegar, red pepper flakes, and sugar to taste. I also added toasted sesame seeds, sliced snow peas, carrots, and cilantro. The sauce was a bit thick, so I also added more water until I got the consistency I liked. It's a great recipe that can be changed according to your preferences.
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Bird Seed Energy Bars

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2013
Heavy, dense bricks! I made half the recipe and used a smaller pan (9x11), which I thought was appropriate. Well, with even half the recipe I should have used a cookie sheet because they were much too thick. I cut them into 20 very small bricks instead of 12 because I can't imagine trying to eat a larger piece of something so dense. I wrapped them in plastic and put them in a bag in the freezer. Since they are nutritious, they will get eaten for breakfast or snacks. I will give this one more try and next time I will spread them out paper thin and see if they turn out better.
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Red Cabbage Salad II

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2013
This was excellent! It sounds really simple, but the flavor will really surprise you. I made it as written, except I added a little garlic powder to the dressing. I also added a few thinly sliced carrots, dried cranberries, and some feta cheese because it was in danger of spoiling soon. Even without these additions, the salad would be perfect. However, it's also easily adaptable to whatever you have on hand.
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Simple Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2013
This was fantastic. I made it according to the recipe, except for a few minor changes based on what I had in stock. I used fresh instead of canned tomatoes and also added 3 Tablespoons of tomato paste for extra flavor. I also added about 1/4 cup of salsa verde because I needed to use it up. I did not have any chili powder, so I used taco seasoning instead. I used two cans of beans-one mashed and one kept whole, but drained and rinsed. I wanted to add more veggies, so I chopped some carrot, celery and bell pepper. In spite of the modifications, this recipe is a five star as written. However, it is also very easily adaptable to whatever ingredients you have. My husband and I each ate a huge bowl topped with cheese, lowfat sour cream, and cilantro. You won't be disappointed.
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Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2013
The cake was delicious, but instead of following the directions and using a towel, I listened to one of the top reviewers of the recipe. My mistake! I know better than to do that instead of trying the recipe as written first. I followed the advice of allowing the cake to cool while still in the pan, flipping it onto another sheet of parchment paper, spreading on frosting, and then rolling the cake. It sounded too easy to be true, and unfortunately the cake cracked in several places because it should have been rolled in a towel while warm instead. Next time I will follow the instructions and I'm sure it will turn out better.
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Pineapple Salsa

Reviewed: May 31, 2013
This recipe is a good start, but not great as is. First of all, the orange juice makes the whole thing taste like dessert because it's much too sweet. The pineapple is plenty sweet as is. Lime is a must and I added the juice of two. I might even add lime zest next time to increase that citrus-y element that makes salsa good. It also needed garlic because flavors this fresh need some warmer elements for balance. I added garlic powder to taste, which made this a four star recipe along with the lime. I did not add corn or beans because I don't like those ingredients in salsa. This is a good base recipe that becomes great with some tweaking.
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Morgan's Waldorf Salad

Reviewed: May 7, 2013
I made this using light sour cream and olive oil mayo and it was very good. I didn't have any pears, but I did use some pink lady apples for tartness, along with a gala apple for sweetness. I really like the idea of breaking up the mayo with sour cream. I also added some shredded coconut because I always add that to Waldorf salad. Thanks for sharing.
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Wheat Germ Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2013
These are so filling! I can eat pancakes made from white flour and still feel hungry after three of them, but I could hardly get two of these down! They are so light and delicate, but very nutritious and satisfying. What a great combination. After reading many reviews, I decided to just put 2T oil and 2T applesauce in place of the full amount of oil. Due to this, it was a little thick, so I added more buttermilk until it was a consistency I like. I topped them with sliced strawberries, a dollop of plain yogurt (a must for pancakes in my opinion) and some maple syrup. The plain yogurt might seem weird, but mixed with some syrup and fruit it's not only delicious, it also adds some extra nutrition to your meal. I will most definitely make these pancakes again soon!
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Asian Orange Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2013
What a wonderful recipe! I'm so proud to make this for my husband, who absolutely loved it. I've been cooking for some time, and my repertoire is quite diverse, but this recipe is vastly different from everything else I make. I tried my best to follow the recipe, except that I didn't have any lemon so I just added more orange juice. More specifically, I used the juice and zest of one medium orange. I also used coconut palm sugar instead of brown sugar because we don't use any other sweeteners in our home. I used 3/4 cup instead of one cup and I think it was still a little too sweet for my taste. However, my husband thought it was perfect. Next time I'll try a heaping 1/2 cup instead. Instead of flour, I used all cornstarch for the breading along with some salt, pepper and garlic powder. I sauteed some carrots, green onions, mushrooms, red and green bell peppers, and asparagus on the side. Instead of adding the cooked chicken to the sauce,I added the veggies, chicken and sauce on top of cooked rice. I did this per the suggestions of other reviewers and it was wonderful this way. Thank you so much for this beautiful recipe. I will serve it the next time I have dinner guests! And even sooner for my sweet husband!
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Can't Tell They're Low-fat Brownies

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2013
Adding to my previous review, I forgot to mention that I baked this in a mini muffin pan and ended up with 21 servings. This makes it easier to keep with the 24 servings idea, although I usually eat between two and four per day since they are so tiny. I actually separated the recipe into four mini muffins per ziplock bag and threw them in the freezer. I take out one bag per day so that I don't over eat them because they are pretty wonderful. Also, baking them in the mini muffin pan creates more chewy edges than baking them in a bigger pan, which is always a good thing.
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Chocolate Zucchini Cake II

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2013
I'm giving this 4 stars because I think it's a good recipe, but it wasn't the best cake in the world. However, to be fair, I used one large zucchini and one light green Mexican squash that resembles zucchini. In cooking, these are interchangeable in my book, but this might not be the case for baking. I was able to taste zucchini/squash throughout the cake and it was kind of weird. The rest of the cake was delicious, but the unmistakeable taste of vegetables wasn't the best thing. I will try this one more time using zucchini only because the reviews are mostly positive. For now, I'm attributing the strange taste to using the other squash, therefore I'm giving this 4 stars.
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Black Pepper Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2012
Do NOT hesitate to make these! They are sooooo good! They are wonderfully spicy and the pepper adds something really wonderful. My husband was skeptical and a little worried when I told him that I was making black pepper cookies, but he actually loved them. I made them exactly as written, except for the citron since I couldn't find any. These are so flavorful, I can't imagine they even need it, but I'm sure it would be great if I do happen to find some. These cookies are loaded with raisins, almost too many (just my opinion). I might only use 2 cups for my next batch, but this is just my own preference. These are fantastic cookies-I highly recommend them.
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