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Coconut-Raisin Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2011
This was amazingly good. I was hoping that it wouldn't be the creamy kind you get in the deli and it wasn't. I misread the directions and put the coconut on top before ever putting it in the oven. I don't think that hurt anything at all. In fact, I didn't measure the coconut--more is better! It reminded my of coconut custard pie filling without all of the calories or effort. I also left out the butter completely and just sprayed the pan. It still had a buttery flavor. I cut the sugar down to about 2/3 of a cup and it was still plenty sweet. I don't like teeth-screaming sweet! I also left out the raisins--I never was a big fan, except in chicken curry or tossed salads--go figure! I also left out the nutmeg but exchanged it for cinnamon. I added a teaspoon of salt to the rice prior to cooking it and didn't add more to the dish. I did need to bake it longer--about 20-30 minutes more. It's an amazing flavor combination and I will be forever grateful. My dad used to make rice pudding regularly and I've been trying to find a recipe that came close for decades now! This not only came close; it surpassed my wildest expectations! I will forever be in your debt! I will never cook rice again without being sure to cook and extra 2 and 1/2 cups!
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Sugar Coated Pecans

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2010
So easy; so good! These took a little longer to "dry" in the oven. I roasted them for at least 1/2 hour longer than stated. I used my largest cookie sheet, but, being I dod a double batch--to use the entire Costco bag of pecans, they were touching each other. Perhaps I should have used two large sheets. It wasn't a big deal, and the end result was well worth the wait. I'm bringing them to a New Year's Eve party, and my bet is that not one will remain!
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Quinoa-Cranberry Salad with Pecans

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2010
This is so easy and has so few ingredients, yet the flavor has depth. I like simple things, and this is that. It has a very warm and buttery flavor. I got home late one evening and decided to try this. I had just this for dinner. Very satisfying. It's good warm or cold--I had the remainder with the next night's dinner.
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Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2010
I wasn't expecting much, but these were great. They are not quite as chocolately as regular brownies, but that could easily be remedied by adding chips or something. I replaced the oil with applesauce to keep the calories down, and also used 1/2 cup less sugar, because I was afraid it would make my teeth scream otherwise. I wanted the cocoa flavor and it has it. Because a grated zucchini came out to 4 cups, I doubled the recipe and froze one and a half pans. Maybe it's because of the zucchini, but I find these very filling; a nice added bonus. I also found that it didn't need the frosting. They are sweet and moist enough without it. My gosh, this could be considered health food! Thank you so much for the great idea! I might even have to buy zucchini in the winter time to make these. Then again, if the freezer experiment comes out, I might have to buy another freezer to store my summer's bounty!
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Oatmeal Cookie

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2008
The recipe I make doesn't call for cinnamon schnapps, but coffee liqueur. It's really good but very thick! Everything is in equal parts so I measure it out into a quart container and keep it in the fridge. Served over ice on a cold, snowy night, there is nothing much better. A good drink for winter time. I don't think that I would want it when it's hot out. I'll have to try it with the cinnamon schnapps! That would add a little fire to it. Try it with the coffee liqueur--Excellent.
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Fruity Banger

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2008
It's okay. It is like a screwdriver with a little bit of an apricot flavor. There are other tropical drinks I prefer.
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Winston Punch

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2008
This drink has a very light taste. When I first tasted it, I really liked it; halfway through one was all I wanted, though. I won't make it again, but then again, I've never liked whiskey.
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Sex with an Alligator

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2008
Although I love all of the ingredients and was really looking forward to trying it, I found that this drink had a very odd taste. I ended up throwing it out, and I followed the recipe exactly.
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Bok Bok Popovers

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2008
This is wonderful and the recipe is so flexible. How wrong can you go when cream cheese is involved? After reading other's comments, I realized that I could really play with what I had on hand. After taking the chicken out to cook, I realized that I only had one breast, but I had a package of pre sliced mushrooms that I wanted to use, so I sauteed them with the onion, a little dried basil and garlic powder. I mixed in the cream cheese after so that it would melt, and then after boiling and cubing up the chicken I stirred that in. I put each of the 2 triangles = square into one of each of the four corner muffin tin spots. Baking time was 12 minutes, just like the crescent roll directions stated. I could have added sherry to the saute; next time I'll consider using some seafood-very adabtable and filling. A keeper! Thanks.
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Baked Zucchini Squares

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2007
This is so simple and quick and it uses 3 zucchini at a clip! Come August or September, that matters to me when I'm looking for zucchini recipes! The first time I made it, I found that it was very liquidy and required a lot more cooking time (25+minutes). I did use a very large shredder which sliced it thin and made each shredded piece about a1/2 inch wide. Having more surface area may have caused more liquid to escape from it. The second time, I added salt to it and put it in a colander to drain. That made all the difference. The cooking time on the recipe worked perfectly. This is a very mild flavored dish that is almost quiche like in nature and flavor. It was wonderful to have for lunches and when I gave my colleagues each a taste, they both wanted the recipe. Other than using the shredder, I didn't change a thing; that just always seems unfair when people rate a recipe, but change the ingredients!
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Curried Brown Rice Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2007
I make a chicken curry dish that I just love and a lot of the ingredients are the same. I find it unfair when people give less than five stars, but have changed the ingredients; they're making a different recipe! With that said, I, too, changed some ingredients. Too lazy to chop an apple, I keep single serving applesauce containers on hand; that is what I replaced the apple with. I wasn't sure whether or not I should saute the onion, so I did, after I toasted the almond pieces. Rather than using mayo, I used just the plain no fat yoghurt (1/2 cup). Even with all of these changes, the sweet of the raisins and applesauce offsets the curry in a marvelous melding of flavors. Well worth cooking extra rice for dinner the night before! This would make a great packed lunch and I'm always looking for ideas. Yum.
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Connie's Zucchini "Crab" Cakes

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2005
This is one of my favorite recipes. I was really happy when I found out that you could freeze zucchini so that I could make this in the wintertime,too. To avoid a soupy consistency, I don't add salt until the patties are in the frying pan as salt will make the zucchini "sweat" otherwise. The recipe does not call for salt, but I find that a little really helps bring out all of the flavor.
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