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Roasted Vegetable Orzo

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2009
Really good. I did modify the cooking method though. I sauted 2 cups of dry orzo in a little butter then added 2 1/2 cups water and 1/2 cup white wine. I totally forgot to add the chicken bouillon. I brought it to a boil then reduced it to a simmer and cooked for about 8 - 10 minutes until the orzo was done. This way, all the liquid was absorbed and I didn't need to drain it. I was hoping to get more of the wine flavor this way. Then I stirred in more like 1/2 cup of parmesan and then added the roasted veggies.
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Creamy Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2010
This is very similar to David Lebovitz's recipe from the cookbook Perfect Scoop. Except that he calls for 1 tsp. vanilla. I made this recently and could not stop eating it! It is SO good! If you like true frozen yogurt. It does get very hard in the freezer after awhile which doesn't bother me but just let it sit out for a little to soften up if you prefer it that way. You can also add pureed fruit to the mixture before freezing to make flavored yogurt. I plan to try using low-fat yogurt next time. ***UPDATE: made this with 2% yogurt and half sugar half sun crystals (Stevia and cane sugar) and was disappointed. It froze really quickly in my ice cream maker then got rock hard in the freezer. Won't be making the lighter version again anytime soon.
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Deliciously Sweet Salad with Maple, Nuts, Seeds, Blueberries, and Goat Cheese

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2009
This recipe is fantastic. The only changes I made, and they didn't really alter the recipe, were that I used raspberries instead of blueberries b/c I don't really care for blueberries, and I didn't use goat cheese but I did use the feta. Oh, and I used pecans instead of walnuts. I did follow the dressing recipe exactly. I really do think the grapeseed oil makes a difference, if you can find it. It's not as strong of a flavor as olive oil. And use real maple syrup if you can too. I'm sure it would still be good with substitutions but definitely best if you follow the recipe.
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Chicken and Red Bell Pepper Salad Sandwiches

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2009
This is really good. I doubled the recipe and roasted the pepper in the oven (sliced in half, layed skin side up on a cookie sheet and broiled about 15 minutes then put in a bowl and covered with a towel for about 15 min to steam then peeled off the skin). I really like the consistency of the pureed chicken. It's a nice change of pace from a lunchmeat sandwich.
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Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlic Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2010
This was awesome. I followed the recipe except that I used regular lasagna noodles and cooked them.
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Pork Scaloppini with Mustard Creme

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2010
Very good! This came together so quickly and tasted very gourmet. I used savignon blanc instead of vermouth and dijon mustard instead of yellow. I also just used a T of honey instead of honey mustard. And, I used more like 1 pound of pork. I served over egg noodles. It doesn't make a ton of sauce but I wasn't expecting it to be 'saucy', just a nice drizzle of sauce over each serving.
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Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad with Chicken, Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
I never give a bad review but I just did not care for this. I should have gone with my instinct which told me the buttermilk dressing would not be good. I ended up probably about doubling the pesto and only using about half the buttermilk dressing. I think this would have been better with no buttermilk dressing and just pesto. It was edible but that's b/c of my alterations.
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Veal Scaloppini with Lemon Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2010
Very good. I used pork tenderloin instead of veal. Sliced and tenderized. I also used panko breadcrumbs instead of italian. I cut back on the lemon juice a little since a lot of people said the lemon was too strong but I could have used the whole amount. I only used about 1/2 the cream b/c as I was adding it, it just seemed like it was going to be too much. But, I think if you followed the recipe exactly, it would still be great. These were just my changes based on what I had and personal preference. The sauce was a little thinner then I expected so I might add more cornstarch next time.
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Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2009
I've made this a few times and never had a problem. Until now. I made FOUR batches the other day and they all separated right before it turned dark amber. I finally thought maybe it was because I started with frozen butter which I'm not sure I've done previous times. I didn't think it would matter since you melt it anyway but I looked online and found some others saying it was a problem to use frozen butter. So, I went to the store and got fresh butter and this time it worked! I was too afraid to even try thawing my frozen butter b/c I read some people saying even previously frozen butter will cause problems. SO...do not start with frozen butter!!! Lesson learned!
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Simply the Easiest Beef Brisket

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2008
This is great. I followed the recipe exactly and used yeunling lager beer. This will go into our rotation. It does make lots of extra sauce but I think it's important that the meat is sitting in a 'bath' of sauce and the sauce is great over mashed potatoes and to dip your meat into as you eat it. YUM.
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Roasted Carrot Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2010
I didn't love this like I'd hoped I would. I used feta instead of blue cheese because I don't like blue cheese but otherwise followed the recipe. I like roasted carrots but I just didn't like the texture of the carrots with the rest of the salad. And, I didn't care for the cider vinegar with this. I felt like it needed a different kind of vinegar but I'm not sure what.
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Mexi-Italian Salsa

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2008
Really good! Followed recipe exactly.
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Eat Michigan Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2010
Hands down the best salad I've ever had. I just used plain pecans, not candied, and I used an organic baby lettuce blend. Otherwise, followed the recipe to a T.
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Avocado-Corn Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2010
We really enjoyed this. I used half mayo half sour cream, just personal preference. All mayo would have been good too. I did not use the lime juice just b/c I used a good salsa, the kind that needs refrigerated, so it had a lot of great fresh flavors already and didn't need the extra lime juice. I mis-read the ingredients and used fritos not tortilla chips but I think I would do that again b/c they were gooood with it!
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YouWillEatMoreSalad Balsamic Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2010
We loved this. I did use the toasted sesame oil which definitely gives it a bit of an asian flair. So, I used it on a salad of mixed baby greens, with chicken, carrots, cilantro, and peanuts. Delicious! I may cut out the sesame oil in the future when I don't want the asian flair in my salad. Also, it's pretty sweet, we like our dressing sweet though but others may want to cut back on the sugar.
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2010
These were very fluffy! I like this recipe better then the one I usually use. Will make this one from now on.
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Fish Fillets Italiano

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2010
Very good! I use kalamata olives and I add a tablespoon of italian seasoning. I don't add the parsley b/c I haven't had it on hand either time I've made this recipe.
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David's Yellow Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2009
This is the best yellow cake recipe I've tried so far. I made sure to really beat the sugar and butter well...for a few minutes. I made cupcakes and while they tasted great, they weren't very attractive. They had little holes all over the tops. I don't know if they were air bubbles or what. But, it didn't much matter since I frosted them. I added some cinnamon to half of the batter and frosted with my own buttercream recipe and sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top to make a snickerdoodle version. They were so good!
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Roasted Potatoes with Greens

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2009
Very good. I topped them with feta instead of parmesan.
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Best Ever Brisket

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2009
This is really good and so easy to throw together. I used the seasoned salt but ommitted the regular salt just b/c some people said it was too salty and I figured we could add salt to taste to the cooked meat. I also subbed paprika for half of the chili powder b/c I was worried it would be too strong of a chili powder taste for my kids. My hubby made sandwiches with it and added bbq sauce and loved it. I had mine as is and it was delicious. Thanks!
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