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Venison Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2008
This soup was excellent, with a few important additions. First, add 2-3 cloves minced garlic when browning the meat. Then, when all the veggies and spices are added, add the following also: 1/2 cup red wine, 1/2 tsp. each basil and oregano, and 1 Tab. Worchestershire sauce. Omit the sugar. I don't normally care for vension, but since my husband hunts, I have to prepare it. I LOVED this soup! Thanks!
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Slow Cooker Marmalade Curry Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2008
It's hard to find good slow cooker chicken recipes without a lot of added fat (creamy soups, sour cream, cream cheese, etc.) This recipe is low fat AND very yummy! I dredged the chicken in flour as others suggested, and used only 1/4 tsp. of the cayenne pepper because I was afraid my kids would think it was too spicy. It turned out very well. My husband had seconds and my 6 yr. old said I should make it again!
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Slow Cooker Cream of Potato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2008
Wow! This was so simple and very good. I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 only because it was way too salty and I had to add some regular milk (in addition to the evaporated milk) because it was so thick. I will definitely make this again with less salt and more milk. Thanks!
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Premier White Brownies

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
To achieve a more brownie-like consistency, I used 8oz. of white chocolate instead of 6oz. I removed them from the oven at exactly 25 minutes. Love to almond flavor! Family gobbled them up. Also, to simplify the prep, I melted the chocolate and the butter together. Worked perfectly.
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Chocolate Chess Pie II

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2011
This is a classic Southern, old fashioned dessert. The key, in my opinion, is to mix it long enough (at least 5 minutes). I just let my Kitchen Aid do the mixing while I prep the crust. I also bake a little longer, 50-55 minutes. And, finally, after it's completely cooled, I put it in the fridge to chill. My boys love this pie, and my husband thinks I could sell it. Yum!
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Chicken Meatball Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2006
I made this soup for supper tonight, with a few changes, and it was very good. I did not have parsnips, but I did have a zucchini, so I quartered and sliced it and substituted it for the parsnip. Also, did not have egg noodles, so I added some rice (a little less than one cup) right to the soup. My kids loved the meatballs! I will use a little less pepper next time in the meat mixture. And I'll try it with the noodles and parsnips, too! Seems pretty versatile. Thanks!
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Lemon Bars II

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2007
This was not what I expected. Tasted more like shortbread than lemon bars. Not completely bad (anything with 3 sticks of butter can't be completely bad!), just not very lemony. The filling seemed to be absorbed into the dough.
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White Beans and Peppers

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
I was looking for a quick recipe for dinner tonight to replace our old standby of black beans and rice.....I was out of black beans, but had great northern. This was so easy and good! I used a yellow bell pepper and added about 1 clove of minced garlic. Served with jasmine rice, salad, and fresh pineapple. Yummy!
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Magpie's Easy Falafel Cakes

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2011
I like the fact that this recipe uses no flour or bread crumbs, so it's gluten-free. It was not the best falafel I ever had. My husband and I liked it ok, but my kids did not. I may try tweeking it a little before searching for another recipe. Egg would definitely help hold it together, I think.
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Grandpop's Special Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2006
I made this for my husband's birthday 3 days ago and the cake is still moist and delicious. Try it with a homemade cream cheese icing....YUM!********** Update (12-2-10): Four years later, this has become my "go to" chocolate cake recipe. My kids ALWAYS request it (with homemade cocoa icing) for every birthday. I've made it over and over, and only once did it "fall", and that was when I switched brands of flour. Needless to say, I ditched that flour and went back to my old brand. Perfect chocolate cake!
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Light Pesto

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2011
I thought this was an excellent alternative to oily pesto. The only thing I changed was to use parmesan instead of romano (since that's what I had on hand), and added about 1/4 cup water to thin it out a little. I sprinkled mine with crushed red pepper flakes. Yummy!
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Hopi Corn Stew

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2011
Delicious! I halved the recipe and used ground venison. Other than adding some minced garlic while browning the meat and onions, I prepared the stew as directed. I love hominy, and I can't imagine this stew being as good without it.
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Awesome Ham Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2005
Wow! I just made this, and I don't think I'll be able to let it sit overnight! It's delicious! I used leftover Easter ham, small shell pasta, and 1/2 red onion. Also, I used 2 Tablespoons sweet pickle relish and 2 Tablespoons dill relish (since sweet pickles are not our favorite.) This is a winner, and can be easily adapted....may add shredded carrots, etc. next time.
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Absolutely Ultimate Marinade

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2004
Great marinade that's a little different! I always use light soy sauce with less salt. We use this for chicken breasts and venison chops. The leftover grilled chicken is great the next day, sliced thin on a salad.
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Avocado, Tomato and Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2011
Awesome! I did not add any olive oil, and we loved it. Definitely a keeper!
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Applesauce Oatie Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2010
Yum-eee! These are more cake-like than most cookies, but that doesn't matter to us. I leave out the white sugar completely, since it's plenty sweet with the brown sugar, applesauce, raisins, and chocolate. I also used half whole wheat and half white flour (3/4 cups of each). These are tasty treats that my kids love!
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Creamy Corn Chowder

Reviewed: May 18, 2011
This hit the spot on a cold, rainy evening! I had to modify the recipe a bit, because I didn't have enough green pepper. I used about 1/4 cup green pepper and added a very small jar of diced red pimento. I only used 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes......can't imagine how hot it would be with a full tablespoon. Next time, I think I will skip the boiling the potatoes in water and just throw everything in with the veggie broth from the start to cook together. Very simple recipe. Low that it was low-fat and had the protein of the tofu.
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Savory Roasted Root Vegetables

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2011
Excellent! Couldn't believe that even my picky 6 year old said, "Mom, you can make this again!" He liked everything but the greens. I made recipe as stated, except for adding a little more potato and omitting the chickpeas. Thank you for a great way to roast root vegetables!
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Lamb and Winter Vegetable Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2011
Very good made with venison instead of lamb.
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Granola

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2010
I LOVE this granola recipe! It's easy to adjust according to what you have or what you like. I love that it uses no oil, keeping the fat content lower than traditional granola. I usually substitute organic prunes for the dates and use whole raw almonds, coarsely chopped. I add the almonds to the granola mix and bake it all together. I've made this granola many times, and every once in a while, it doesn't get dry/crunchy enough. When that happens (maybe due to humidity in the house, or water content of fruit mixture), I just re-bake it for a while the next day (or turn off the oven and leave it in there to cool, which dries it out a bit more.) Thank you for such a versatile, healthful recipe! Update: I have substituted prunes, raisins, dried cranberries, or a combination for the dates with good results. Any dried fruit would do, I think. Also, for added sweetness, I sometimes use apple juice instead of the water.
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