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Delightful Indian Coconut Vegetarian Curry in the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2011
Needs some tweaking, but it's a great dish. I served over rice. It's quite spicy for my tastes but my boyfriend (who handles spicy food well) didn't have a problem. Here are the changes I made: 1. Used light coconut milk instead of coconut cream to make healthier 2. Used a whole 10 oz bag of carrots, didn't measure 3. Substituted 1 can chickpeas for 1 potato 4. Added some cauliflower (should prob be added with the carrots). 5. Added 1/2 an onion at the beginning Additional changes I want to make next time: 1. Add an extra can of chickpeas for protein 2. Add a handful of peanuts or cashews at the beginning With these adjustments - an awesome recipe! Delish!! Hint - spices will be cheaper at an Indian grocery store or in the international section of the reg grocery instead of with the normal spices.
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Mexican Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
To make it vegetarian, we made a few changes. Instead of chicken we added: - 1 can of vegetarian refried beans - 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes w/green chilies with the liquid (it says to add water anyway, might as well add some flavor!) And then instead of normal canned corn we used the Mexican style corn (it just has peppers added). It was delicious!! My boyfriend and I will be making this again!
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Baked Ziti

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2012
As recipe is written here, it would get 2 stars, but with some changes, it has the potential for 3-4 stars. We were looking for a vegetarian ziti, so we gave this a try & added extra mozzerella (2c total), stirred parmesan into the sauce, and added dried basil & garlic. Next time I think we'll saute some onion, green pepper, & garlic together & stir into the sauce. Also, I think we'd use a different brand sauce since this was a little sweet for our tastes.
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Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
My boyfriend wishes he could give this more than 5 stars. I made it for his birthday cake and it was quite the crowd pleaser. Perfect for ppl who don't like really sweet frostings. FYI - we learned that it doesn't hold up in heat - at all.
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Tiramisu II

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2011
This is the first and last tiramisu recipe I will ever use. I just made it for the 2nd time, with the recommendation of increasing the coffee/rum mix. The first time I just kind of poured that mix on a bowl of lady fingers and had some soaked and some without any. This time I tried to pour more evenly, with 3 times the mixture. Also, as someone else noted, you need the soft/squishy lady fingers, which I was able to find at a local Italian grocery. Also, as others noted, it really does taste better if you refrigerate for at least 24 hours before eating. My boyfriend likes desserts that aren't very sweet, and this has gotten the stamp of approval from him!
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Noodle Kugel

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2011
I've never made a noodle kugel before but this turned out very tasty! I made a 1/2 recipe and reduced the sugar as others suggested (3/4 c instead of 1 c for a 1/2 recipe). I think it would be fine with the full amount of sugar and will probably follow the recipe exactly next time.
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Cauliflower-Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2012
Very tasty! I took other recommendations and used chicken broth instead of water. I also added a little extra veggies and used whole milk to make it more creamy. I went with sharp cheddar instead of mild which was a good move. Delish! Next time I may add extra onion or try garlic to add pizzazz.
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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2011
Delicious!! I used pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon to avoid buying more spices and that worked fine. Also added a tablespoon or 2 of sugar to the top layer and a little extra pumpkin. The next morning I added the leftover pumpkin and some spice to pancake batter - got rave reviews on dessert and breakfast!
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Broccoli Cheese Chicken and Stuffing

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2011
I think it's a good start but needs some tweaking to get to 5 stars. Too much chicken for the amount of other stuff you have. I guess if you were serving this as a main dish with other sides it would work but I was hoping for a one dish meal so it's too much chicken. Next time I think I'll use 1/2 the amount of chicken, double the soup/milk mix, and double the broccoli. I think it also needs pepper. I liked that it used raw chicken to save that step, unlike many other similar recipes. I will make again, but just add these changes to get the ratios to make a 1 dish meal.
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Strawberry Banana Crepes

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2011
This was a hit! I made this for my boyfriend and he was very impressed. I made the filling and batter, and cut the berries the night before to save time in the morning. It took a while to get the pan at just the right temperature, but I think I'll get better form with practice. The cinnamon was a nice touch!
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Potato and Cauliflower Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
I tried this to use a head of cauliflower that I bought at the farmer's market, but I think there are better uses for my cauliflower. It was just OK. It needed something else, more flavor. I guess you could modify it somehow, but I'm not impressed enough to give it another shot.
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Maple Salmon

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2014
Amazing! I'm pretty new to even eating fish & I've never made it at home before today. Took couple of recommendations. 1. cut out garlic salt and did extra fresh garlic (there's plenty of salt in soy sauce) 2. Marinated then baked in foil to lock in flavors 3. Opened foil the last 5 min & broiled to get crispy. Will totally make again!
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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2013
Amazing! So cheap, so easy. Brought it to a party with sliced apples and got rave reviews.
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Classic Spanish Sangria

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2012
Very easy! The only thing I changed was to add one pear, as the writer suggested. So much flavor for so little work and my friends raved! I used Cruzan rum and Rex Goliath Free Range Red wine.
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Apple Maple Crumble Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2012
Great flavor! I made a couple of changes that people recommended, and this bumped it up to a 5/5. I used honey crisp apples and lightly coated them in cinnamon as I put them in the pan, and cut maple syrup down to 1/2 cup. Then in the topping mix I added cinnamon and a pumpkin pie spice mix (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, etc). Took about 15-20 min longer to cook than recipe said. There was definitely some water in the dish from the apples, so next time I might try tossing the apples in cinnamon and flour as others suggested to thicken this up. Thank you!!
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Honey Cashew Green Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2012
We thought these were just OK. They were very buttery but the honey and cashew flavor was not as strong as we had hoped. Not bad but not mind blowing.
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2015
Made for the first time tonight and they were fantastic!! I started by pressing the cookies on the sheet as the recipe called, then one sheet I forgot to do that and I liked those better. Will prob take 1-2 min longer to cook those though. Will definitely make again!!
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Kris' Lentil Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2014
Just made for the first time & it's amazing! Was looking for a hearty, protein-heavy soup to keep me full longer. Made a couple changes based on reviews - added 3/4 tsp thyme, doubled celery, & increased carrots (used 1 lb baby carrots). Made a big pot, plan to freeze for later this winter. Wouldn't change a thing next time.
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Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2014
Tried this for the first time, was good but not great. I cut recipe in 1/2 to have 1 loaf. Also made couple other changes ppl suggested - substituted water for more pumpkin, substituted part brown sugar (1 c granulated, 1/2 c brown), and added 1/2 c chopped walnuts. Only baked for 70 min but actually a little overdone. Not sure what to change to make it perfect.
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Janet's Rich Banana Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2014
I just made this for the first time & it is delicious!! Added about 3/4 tsp cinnamon, dash of nutmeg, and dash of pumpkin pie spice. Otherwise followed recipe exactly as written. Will definitely be making again. Would make great gifts, in fact I'm taking some to my boyfriend's parents tonight.
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