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Tofu Cheesecake

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2013
First, if you are not vegan or vegetarian, let me warn you, this will NOT taste like a traditional cheesecake you are used to. However, that being said, if you go into this, looking for an alternative cheesecake-like dessert, realizing that anything with tofu in it will NOT taste like cream cheese, then you should be fine. I personally am not a vegan or vegetarian, however I do like to eat like one periodically to give my body a rest from animal products. So when I took a class on vegan cooking at our local whole foods market, we were introduced to this recipe. I like it! It's got a consistency like cheesecake as long as you use a good quality tofu. There are several different types of 'firm' tofus out there and getting a good quality, usually paying a bit more, at a whole foods or vegan grocer, you will have better results. I tried this recipe once, with a tofu brand I was not familiar with from my local regular grocery store and I think they must have frozen the tofu prior to being on the shelf, which some grocers do, not knowing that it changes the consistency and the usability drastically. To the other reviewer that couldn't get her tofu to blend properly, I would bet that her tofu was frozen at one time. If you are wanting to surprise your vegan and/or vegetarian friends with a treat, I would recommend this. They will enjoy it since they are accustomed to the flavors of tofu and would be very appreciative. I made this for my step-daughter and she was in heaven!
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Piadina Romagnola (Italian Flat Bread)

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2011
Very good flatbread that is in the permanent rotation in our household. I sub butter for the margarine, since margarine is so salty and just not good for you... also a stick of margarine hasn't graced my kitchen in 20 years.. LOL! I sometimes add a bit of minced garlic to the milk mixture as well a few dried herbs.
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Norwegian Pancakes - Pannekaken

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2011
Very similar to my BesteMor's recipe. This is more of a north-west Norske recipe (which is where my BesteMor is from), whereas in Oslo they tend to do things a bit different. Every Norwegian home has a different pancake recipe, but they are all good! :-)
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Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2011
I have been very fortunate to have lived with a Vietnamese family for a year and then my sister married a Vietnamese gentleman. Vietnamese food is awesome and Spring Rolls are my favorite! Every Vietnamese shop has a different take and their own 'secret' ingredient when I visit cities. This recipe is very authentic, but as every Italian has their own 'perfect' sauce, every Vietnamese mother has her own 'perfect' recipe for Spring Rolls. It's time consuming but worth every minute!
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2011
This is a good foundation for stew however needs a LOT of boosting and personalization. I can't imagine anyone eating it 'as is' in the recipe. First, you need some herbs and nix the jalepeno. Jalepeno in stew? Interesting but really? Also, never cook raw beef in a slow cooker without browning first...even if for 5 moinutes on each side. The browning process activates amino acids in the beef to enhance the flavor... that is Slow Cooking 101. You don't need to do this with pork or chicken, but with beef it really is a must or you'll get very bland meat. So 3 stars for the recipe 'as is' with the understanding that this is the foundation of a potentially great stew... much more needs to be added to make it 5.
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Oatmeal Sourdough Rolls

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2011
Fantastic! I have alternated between butter or Crisco on these instead of margarine (bleck) and have had success both times. My boys like helping with these as well. Great and easy!
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Stuffed Eggplant with Shrimp and Basil

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2011
Truckerdoo... you rock my world! I adore eggplant.. any way, shape or form! And this recipe is awesome! I reduced the bread crumbs as well. I added some crabmeat with the shrimp and some mushrooms I had left in the fridge as well as half a pepper that was lying in there too begging to be used up. I love this recipe and it has become my mainstay for weekends when my kids are at their dads. Thanks for a great eggplant recipe.
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Chicken In Sour Cream

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2011
Fantastic!!! I omitted the salt, halved the onion soup mix and subbed some dried onions and everything was awesome! Great over rice or mashed potatoes. Thanks for a great addition to our menu!
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California Chicken Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2011
I have come to the realization that pretty much of all of "Taste of Home"'s recipes are lackluster. They are great base recipes but really need a lot of kicking up in the spice department. Even a curry recipe I saw in "ToH" only called for 1 teaspoon of curry powder... REALLY? So while "ToH" is a great resource for desserts, the dinner and side dish recipes really need spices added to them, such as basil and thyme to this one. Even a dash of cumin wouldn't hurt.
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Potluck Chicken Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2011
I wonder what is the deal with so many chicken casseroles on this site that don't have any seasonings? Here is another that I made but realized that after about 3/4 of the way in, it was a bit bland. I added some basil and thyme with some ground pepper and it was much improved.
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California Chicken Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2011
Very bland as it is. Definitely needs added spices such as basil, thyme, cilantro...just about anything in your spice cabinet would improve it tremendously. Even curry! But it is a good 'base' recipe, just needs a lot of tweaking.
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Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2011
I love these muffins! But my kids didn't, so these are a great thing to take to the office, or some other 'grown up' function. Also, do not use margarine... BLECK!! Butter or even oil is better. I used margarine once when at my mom's house, because she didn't have anything else around, and it was awful! I mean, it was edible, but a lot of things are edible that you don't want to write home about.
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2011
We adore these! I made it as the recipe stated the first time (but wi/out nuts) and they were a hit.. I then made them with milk instead of yogurt and they just weren't the same. Yogurt or sour cream is really a must for these. I use plain non-fat Greek yogurt, which is TONS more healthy than the light Yoplait stuff, and have hit a home run every time. Once added a few blueberries I had hanging around in the fridge and that was a nice change.
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Spicy Vegan Potato Curry

Reviewed: May 10, 2011
YUM!!! My 13 yr old came home from a visit to England with a penchant for curry. He found this recipe and wanted me to try it. It was a HIT! I increased the potatoes and decreased the chickpeas, since he is a potato lover, and left everything else the same. This will be a regular in our dinner rotation.
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Feta and Bacon Stuffed Chicken with Onion Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: May 10, 2011
This was a hit with my girlfriends. And no, this is not an 'everyday' meal but one of those 'special' occasion meals that one fixes once in a while. Hence, splurging a bit on calories is not the end of the world. Totally agree that the bacon grease is a must for flavor purposes, in my opinion. I'm not a bacon-lover but I didn't mind it in this recipe. This can easily be served with a spring salad and some asparagus and nix the mashed potatoes, if calories are a concern, and you'll still be satisfied.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Stew

Reviewed: May 10, 2011
This is a great recipe for a busy family and my kids loved it. But 6 boullion cubes?!? That is the equivalent of 1/4 cup salt!!! I used 2 and it was sufficient because the condensed soup is very high in sodium as it is. Used a bit of homemade chicken stock I had on hand as well to add a bit of moisture. I've added green beans on occasion and any other leftover veggies I might have and it has been a winner. Just reduce the bouillon cubes and you'll be pleased.
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Basic British Scones

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2011
Truly a great scone recipe, but PLEASE... replace the margarine with butter. I think this really must be an error on the submitters part, because it is virtually impossible to make a true scone out of margarine. My UK cousins would just say "EW" at the thought. However, if you replace with butter and don't over-knead the dough, you should be fine. Any crumbs that are left in the bowl, just pat on the scone. Also, not sure where cutting them out with a bisquit cutter came from, but I generally do it the British/Scottish way and make a large 6" circle and score it in 'pie' pieces. That is the only way I have ever seen them when I've been in the British Isles. Granted, there are the 'factory' scones that are in shapes, but ... just sayin'...
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Bratwurst Potato Skillet

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2011
This is really good but not really that authentically German. Having lived in Germany, soy sauce is not something you can find readily. Believe me, I've looked! I had to go to an "American" store near a U.S. military base to get it. Also, orange juice is not usually used with meats since it is not readily available as well. It is drank at the dinner table as a 'treat'. To put it in a cooked dish would shock the blazes out of a traditional German cook. That being said, I changed up the OJ with brown mustard (very typical in Germany) and used Worcestshire sauce in place of the soy sauce (another very typical thing in Germany).
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Chocolate Cake II

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2011
I haven't purchased a box of cake mix in YEARS!!! This is the recipe I have made for my kids' birthdays every year and they LOVE IT!! I've sometimes used regular cocoa, dark cocoa, and a mix of both... It always comes out great! I find this recipe just as easy as a box mix and I almost always have every ingredient on hand at any given day. So anything can be celebrated with cake! Today is the last Wednesday of the month..let's have cake!
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One Hundred Thousand Calorie Bars

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2011
I used to make these before my youngest son developed a nut allergy. They ARE heavenly! However I would switch up my nuts with almonds and/or pecans if walnuts were not available.
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