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Extreme Banana Nut Bread 'EBNB'

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2007
Halved the recipe and used a muffin tin because banana bread loaves never work for me. I liked this. I might try to add more banana next time, or strained banana baby food to get more banana flavor.
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Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

Reviewed: May 30, 2007
I think I created a lot more work for myself just because I don't have a food mill. I blanched (peeled) and seeded the tomatoes before starting. I followed others' recommendations and sauteed garlic with onions before adding the tomatoes and homemade chicken broth (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chicken-Broth-in-a-Slow-Cooker/Detail.aspx). After using my submersible blender, I tasted it. It seemed like it needed something, so I took more reviewers' suggestions and added oregano, thyme and garlic powder. A lot of work and not as spectacular as I had hoped, but still good. I probably won't make this again. Thanks anyways =)
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Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: May 23, 2007
This recipe didn't turn out well. I wasn't able to eat it.
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Chicken Broth in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2007
I used a 4 pound chicken that had already been cooked in the oven for hours, and picked over for dinner. There was still a lot of meat left on the bones. I put it all in the crock pot, but shyed away from the basil as I'm not a fan and there were many comments on the weird flavor it gave. I ended up wishing I'd replaced it with something else, but I'm not sure what. I added approximately 10 cups of water. I strained the broth through a mesh strainer lined with paper towels (AFTER the picture, darn!) and ended up with 3 1/2 pints of broth. The crock pot method was excellent and so easy, I will use this method again.
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Pumpkin Bars I

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2007
This was a great recipe. I just wish I would have realized it was to be in two cake pans before starting. I threw caution to the wind and put it all in my one 9 x 13 pan. I ended up having to add some time to it, but it came out nicely. Also, at the advice of others, I added spices - 1 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp allspice and 1/2 tsp ginger. This is a very moist cake. Yes they're called Pumpkin Bars, but they're moist and springy like cake. Great recipe with the extra spices.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2007
Sinful! Very easy, very rich. Thanks for the great recipe.
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Middle Eastern Turkey Dogs

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2007
This had a great taste, but I didn't form it into tubes as directed. I ended up making this a loose meat sandwich, using pitas and a california style israeli salad from this site. The seasonings were great. I would recommend getting in there and using your hands to mix the seasonings in with the meat, I made the mistake of not doing that, and ran into spots of heavily seasoned meat.
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California Style Israeli Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2007
This wasn't what I expected, but worked out well for the meal I made. This resembled more of a salsa - but we had pita and seasoned ground turkey meat, so we just added this in and it was pretty good. I would not recommend using dried parsley, it made it look terrible. I would use fresh parsley.
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Sweet Potato Oranges

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2007
I made this as a side dish for a vegetarian dinner party. I thought it went over well. It was too sweet for some of my guests, others really liked it. I thought it was great, and a great presentation. Very unique!
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Fried Plantains

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2007
I followed others' suggestions and used butter and also thinly sliced the plantain into rounds. I expected them to be a bit crispier, but they tasted good. I sprinkled powdered sugar and cinnamon on some, salt on others. I liked them equally. I might try this again.
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Baked Chicken Amandine

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2007
I used fresh broccoli, sour cream (instead of mayo), and cream of mushroom soup because those were what I had in the house. In my opinion, this was far too cheesy and liquid. I thought that it lacked substance. I won't make this again, sorry.
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Green Beans for a Special Occasion

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2007
This was not bad. I was hoping for more flavor. I used slivered almonds because that's what I had on hand. I'll probably keep searching for another recipe using green beans and almonds.
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Spaghetti Squash I

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2006
This was great. I added mushrooms and zucchini, sauteed in olive oil. I also added parsley. This is surprisingly filling!
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Creme Brulee II

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2006
This was a terrific, and surprisingly easy recipe for a first-timer. I skipped the towel in the bottom of the pan, and the water turned my cake pan an unfortunate tin color. That aside, the custard turned out fabulous, and instead of melting sugar on top of the brulees, I opted to make a caramel sauce stolen from another recipe on this site, which I drizzled over the top. Fantastic!
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Homemade Refrigerator Pickles

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2006
Ok, I made these and they were easy and look totally fantastic....but the garlic slices I put in there turned BLUE after 3 days in the fridge. What happened? TheStaff@Allrecipes Note: The acidity of the vinegar turned the garlic blue. Garlic contains anthocyanins that turn blue or purple in an acid solution (the pickle juice). It is ok to eat the pickles.
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Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake (Kladdkaka)

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2006
I wouldn't have called this 'sticky', more like runny and uncooked. I don't know what went wrong, or what to do right, but I won't try it again. It was very sweet, too sweet in my opinion. The kids liked it (solid sugar, why wouldn't they??)
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Avocado, Tomato and Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2006
This was my first try at salsa, and I like the way it turned out. I made a few changes, of course. I skipped the cilantro and red onion. Instead of jalepeno peppers, I added a whole green bell pepper. In addition to the Dole jarred mango that I used, I also diced up a peach and added it. I reduced the garlic to one clove and it was still very strong. And I also reduced the olive oil to 2 Tablespoons, and could probably have reduced even farther. I may take some of this and blend it a little bit, for those who don't like a chunky salsa. This is a great way to use up homegrown tomatoes.
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Rhubarb Crunch

Reviewed: May 23, 2006
This disappeared pretty quickly at work this morning. I took other reviewers' suggestions and used 6 cups of rhubarb and 2 cups of sugar. I'm glad I did that, otherwise the topping would have been too much for half the amount of rhubarb.
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Flax and Sunflower Seed Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2005
I don't typically buy or like whole wheat breads, but the flax and sunflower intrigued me, as I like both. This turned out really well. In previous reviews, I've said that I don't like the way bread machine bread turns out, so I baked this in my oven. I set my bread machine on the dough cycle, followed the recipe and then put the dough in a greased stoneware loaf pan and let rise for about an hour. Then I baked at 350 for 10 minutes, rotated the pan 180 degrees, and baked for another 10 minutes. It came out perfectly. I wouldn't recommend doing what I did on the first loaf - I sprinkled flax seed on the top, because I thought it would be pretty. Unfortunately, they just don't stick. I'll just throw a handful into the mix next time. And, if you're unfamiliar with flax, you should know that it really should be ground up well. Your body cannot digest whole flax seed and you will not get the benefit of the flax unless you chew it up completely. It's much easier, and beneficial to grind it in a coffee grinder. Thanks for a hearty, dense winter bread recipe Erna!
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Yummy Quiche

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2005
I really wanted a good, basic quiche recipe that I could run with - and did I ever! I used the pie crust, eggs and half & half - other than that, I substituted 2 cups of shredded swiss cheese, fresh broccoli florets, and a good quality diced ham, layered on the bottom. It turned out fantastic, and I was able to adapt it to my guests tastes!
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