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Blueberry Lemon Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2014
Eventhough I used baking soda instead of powder, I can still taste the recipe. I added 1t lemon juice to counteract my mistake. The batter wasn't cookie-thick before that so I added 3/4c wheat flour. They still spread a lot. I think this might be a misguided cake recipe. Anyway, for taste, fine. I subbed lime zest for lemon zest & you could tell it was there a bit. I think it could use an additional full cup of flour.
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We Be Jammin' Jamaican Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2014
Added one additional banana, decreased sugar to 3/4c. Half c of the 2c flour was whole wheat (reasoning: fiber, firmup loaf due to extra banana, didn't want to open a new bag of flour. True!) 1pt extract per 2pts real deal.I used extract,but no vanilla. It would lessen the intensity of the coconut - & I'm in love with vanilla. I added the 1/4c topping coconut to the batter. Topping: 2Tbutter, 2t lime juice, 1t rum extract, 1/4c brown sugar.' Waited5. Poked&poured. Waited5. Removed. Good, but I think without the coconut & lime, I'd like better. The lime is barely, if at all, detectable - & I used fresh. One 9x5 loaf@350, 45 min. A very good recipe - without considering how lowfat it is. Lowfat is a bonus! Try this one sometime, Lindsay! :) ... Okay, okay, this bread is delicious! I will make it again & just leave out the lime & coconut. So good. It's getting five stars.
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No-Mayonnaise Ranch Dressing

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2014
To us, this is a good & quick sub. I'm thinking of adding more of the same spices. It's almost too cream-y tasting. I sinned & added some mayo. What I tried & will add to: 3/4c each sour cream & mayo; 1/4c buttermilk; 1/2t parsley; outta chives; 1/4t each granulated garlic (1/2 = 4 cloves), dill, onion powder, salt; 1/8t pepper - & 2t apple cider vinegar. It's a little thin, but not runny. 'Glad I tried.
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Chinese Broccoli

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2014
I dunno. It was okay. I don't buy premade sauces, but somehow it seemed like it came from a jar. Yes, the hoisin did; but you understand, right?! :)
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Blueberry Salsa

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2014
Liked. As is, it's super mild. I added another T jalapenos & it still wasn't up to "medium" heat, but improved flavor - for adults. I added the half t sugar recommended. 'Think that'll help with flavor, & preserving it. Next time, I'll add some garlic & other traditional salsa spices, or maybe siracha. 'Nice to have a blueberry recipe that isn't a dessert!
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Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2014
Wow. I tried these because I have too many blueberries & "the boy" likes cornbread. I was a little nervous about it being "cornbread with blueberries" - not so interesting - but it isn't "cornbread with blueberries"! It's lighter (cupcake-ish) & yum! I doubled the recipe. I subbed half cup whole wheat flour, since I'm a sneaky mom, & fresh blueberries. Two cups is the perfect amount of blueberries, btw. I reduced the butter to 3/4c without any problems - may even try 2/3c next time. 'Think I'll try less sugar, too; but the full amount isn't insane. It's just me, not you. :D I was anxious over them being so full, but they didn't overflow or even stick to the pan. How cool is that?!? Thanks, Shelley! Oh, & done in exactly 20 minutes! Yay! ... Three days later: 'Still love 'em & they don't have sticky tops! Woo-hoo!
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Baby Portobella Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2014
Sorry, but this is a no-go. The directions can't be followed since, for starters, in a regular blender, those vegetables aren't going to budge ... I ended up with a stringy, non-alfredo-tasting mushroom paste. :/
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Whole Wheat Chocolate-Blueberry Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2014
Other than subbing milk for the water, I followed the directions. This is a very, very fast cake to put together. I only did the cake part. The blueberries, of course, aren't distinguishable in the cake; but add to the healthful aspect of whole wheat. A semi-dark, semi-sweet cake. Baked flat. I'd say it needs frosting to be good...Made frosting & it still notsogood. :/
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Molasses Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2014
Yes, reviewing with changes. The previous reviews made me do it! :D I decreased molasses to half cup. Mind didn't say blackstrap so I guess it wasn't. Also, not all that identifiable - except by brown color - that it had molasses in in. I increased baking soda to 1t in hopes of avoiding the mushy factor. It was fine, not too much. I didn't add the nurmeg, but I think cinnamon would compliment it more. Put in two 8x4s thinking it might be too large for a 9x5. It wouldn't have been. Mellow banana flavor (four large) & pretty good, but no wows. I'm thinking banana bread with molasses spread on it might be good.
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Baked Pork Spring Rolls

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2014
Soooo disappointed. I was wanting to L O V E these, but it didn't happen. I'm not reflecting the wrapper problem (Nasoya brand) in the review, only the filling. The finished product reminded me of bad frozen spring rolls - or buffet ones that have been sitting. That opinion is mostly from the wrapper side of things. They came out overly crispy at 425 (wrapper pkg said 400 btw) & somehow stale - eventhough crispy. Filling: Ho-hum with ginger. I followed the recipe except used a little less garlic since I had garlic chile sauce. Pkg said to cook filling first. I cooked the pork, just didn't cook longer after adding additional ingredients. One T filling isn't enough. :/ I don't know why I didn't like these more. I love the idea. I wanted to. :(
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Blueberry Popovers

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2014
I liked these, but will probably play with it or choose another recipe next time. I only added 1T sugar to the batter & that was enough. 'Didn't do the cinnamon & sugar, & confec after - just the confec sugar, about 1T. The recipe seemed off temperature-wise, according to experience & other recipes for popovers. I really like popovers. These didn't look like a hot air balloon, but they did "pop," but immediately deflated. I'm blaming the blueberries. No biggie. Anyone who hadn't had popovers before wouldn't know & they're still good. This made twelve regular size muffin-tin size. Huh? :D I divided the 3T butter among the 12 & they weren't totally stick-free, but close. :)
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Cinnamon Blueberry Muffins Recipe | Epicurious.com

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2014
7/2014 'Reduced sugar to 3/4c - sweet berries already. 12 pretty muffins. Soft & cinnamony. 'Think I'd like a little less cinnamon, but they are cinnamon muffins so try it "full strength" first. :D 'Was tempted to add another half cup berries, but that would've been too much. I have so many berries to use up! :) S liked enough to say something. E, 17 (when asked) gave a thumbs up, too. :o
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Blueberry Crisp

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2014
Good, not great. Liked it, didn't love it. I thought the lemon juice amount was a mistake, but I used the 1/4c listed. It was fine. I guess designed to cut sweetness - considering 6c berries & 1c sugar (which I decreased to 3/4c). Very quick to make. 9x13 was a little too big - shallow; a 9x11 would be better.
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Matt's Chicken Adobo

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2014
First time trying chicken adobo. I subbed apple cider vinegar, as suggested. I only had four thighs, but made the full recipe. Skimmed fat & peppercorns from the broth, added a little water & used that to make the rice. This wasn't vinegary or too salty. I'd say the rice was better than the chicken. It was pretty bland, but I've noticed other recipes call to marinate it so perhaps that's the key. 'Sure was easy. :)
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Cobbled Blueberries

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2014
Good as is. Great with French vanilla ice cream. The cornmeal makes it a little gritty. which isn't a bad thing, just unusual. I subbed red wine vinegar for the balsamic.
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Best of the Best Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2014
Baked these & "Awesome Blueberry Muffins". They're both good! To compare them easier I used the same fat ingredients - meaning 1/4c butter & 2T oil. Creamed only 1/2c butter, only 1c sugar & salt; added the eggs & oil. Combined the flour & baking powder, added alternately with buttermilk then added 2c blueberries. Sprinkled with a little sugar. Next time, no oil; but, other than that, I think this is fine. :) Oh, I didn't do the berry crushing thing, just added 'em. Very pretty muffins, btw.
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Dorito® Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2014
This recipe deserves more than the low rating it's gotten so far. It's as bland or spicy, as interesting or basic as you make it. This is the type recipe that is soooo flexible it's ridiculous! :D I sauteed some onion & garlic. Added about 3-4c leftover chicken, 1 cream of chicken soup, sour cream, 1 can undrained rotel, a cup of cheese, half cup black olives, some green onions ... the dorito part was actually about half doritos & the other half bottomofthebag cheezits, tortilla chips, potato chips. Oh, I added 1t spicy blackening seasoning. 'Fit in an 8x8 with more cheese then chips on top. Some black or pinto beans & corn would be a good addition. Jalapenos on top. 'Think you could skip the sour cream in it & just save that per serving. Tip: Watch the salt - meaning don't add any. Those chips add enough. This is quite filling, too. I'm tempted to say it's "good teenage boy food"! :) A few days later: K said I can make it again. :O That's as close to a compliment as I usually get - especially for an entree. Wow. :D
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Frosted Banana Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2014
I reduced sugar to 1c & made pour-on-while-warm chocolate icing. As far as the cake - okay, bars - go, it didn't wow me, but it was good & definitely easy to make.Love the idea of a jelly roll pan - more pieces, less cook time. 'Gotta remember that little tip! :D
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Hunan-Style Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2014
'Omitted the peppercorns & the hot bean sauce. This reminded me of good mall food. I do mean that as a compliment. It's good, but it tastes easy - which it is. I used 1/2t crushed red pepper & it was mild heat, maybe too much for those that are sensitive. 'Glad I tried.
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Whole Wheat Brownie Mix

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2014
'Third try is the charm! :D After listening to the suggestion of making one batch using the 16 serving change to adjust the ingredients, I made a "double" recipe using four eggs, 2t vanilla. I took the suggestion & reduced the sugar to 1 2/3c (again, double batch). These are more cakelike than I prefer so I'll try one less egg next time. 'Didn't taste wheat-y so that's good - to get the kids to eat. Mine were done in 30 minutes in a glass 9x13. Four days later: I thought these were going to be a hit, but there's still over half the pan left. Maybe it's the warm chocolate attraction?
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