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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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Vegetarian Korma

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2013
Admittedly, I did make some changes suggested by other reviewers, but this was awesome! I increased the curry to 2 tbsp, added a sprinkle of garam masala and about 1/2 tsp cumin. I substituted light coconut milk for the heavy cream and added about 3/4 c cauliflower with the peas (but next time will add a few min earlier). I found that I needed to add some water while the potatoes were cooking to keep them from sticking and drying out. Next time I will add a little more garlic & cashews. Fantastic!!
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Tomato-Cream Sauce for Pasta

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2013
I think as written, it would be decent. With some alterations it is fantastic! I tripled the garlic, used light cream instead of heavy cream & doubled the amount, added frozen peas towards the end of the garlic/onion cooking, and used an immersion blender at the end to make it a little smoother.
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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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Mexican Bean Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2012
I just made this recipe and it is delicious!! And several people said it will taste better a day later as flavors meld, so I am super excited. The only change I made was to use a small carton on grape tomatoes instead of a red pepper. Warning: It makes a ton!
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Candied Carrots

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2012
Very tasty! We used baby carrots and steamed them to keep more of the nutrients then made the sauce. My boyfriend ate more of these carrots than the baked ziti I made with them! This recipe is a keeper for us.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2013
This was a delicious, easy to make, and cheap snack. Brought to a party and got rave reviews. Two suggestions - like others mentioned, if you cook on too high of heat it will start to clump, but if you take off the heat and use a whisk it thins out well. Also, this was too much popcorn for the amount of topping. I'd guess that 2/3 c popcorn would be better. Thanks for the recipe!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2012
Delicious! Couple of changes I made: used 3 large breasts instead of 4, added ~1/3 c white wine at the beginning, and next time I'll add some frozen peas when I add the sauce. The chicken was starting to stick at the 5 hr mark, will shorten cook time next time. Also, the sauce was a little thick - I think I'll thin with milk when I re-heat. Served over egg noodles with steamed carrots. Delish!
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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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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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Butternut Squash Bisque

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2012
Fantastic! Brought this to a potluck and got rave reviews! I roasted the squash like others. Also, I added one clove of garlic and 1/2 Granny Smith apple as others suggested, and the optional heavy cream. I found that 2.5 - 3 pounds of squash will be enough for 4 cups.
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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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Vegan Bean Taco Filling

Reviewed: May 20, 2014
This was delish!! Like others, I only mashed 1 can beans. Added 1 can corn, and slightly toned down the spices. Served with tortillas, diced tomatoes, salsa, and cheese. Next time I'll do guac but was out today. Looking forward to leftovers....
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