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Caesar Salad Supreme

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2008
I made this last week, and it really hit the spot. I put all the dressing ingredients in the food processor (leaving out the lemon since I didn't have one). And I love to make croutons this way! They're sooo bad for you, but sooo good! I used a country french bread from the bakery where I work. Today, I thinned the leftover dressing with some milk and drizzled over sliced fresh tomatoes. Holy mama! It was awesome, better than it was last week, probably from sitting for awhile. Thanks for the recipe!
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GA Peach Pound Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2008
This was really good with my changes. I halved the recipe so I could use a loaf pan, but used the whole amount of fruit, substituting about a third of the peaches with pitted bing cherries. The cake is very, very fruity and dense. I baked it for about an hour at 325. Then I topped a warm slice with vanilla ice cream and a balsamic cherry sauce that I made to use up my cherries. Awesome!
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Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2008
My mom always made these for us, and I've converted several naysayers over the years myself. Just be careful and let it cool a bit before eating, because the hot peanut butter and jelly tends to become like burning hot lava. But really yummy burning hot lava, at least.
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Marinated Cucumbers

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2008
I normally use Adrienne's Cucumber Salad recipe on this site for fresh cucumbers, but I have gotten tons of them this year, and I wanted to try something different. I really like the herbs and spices in this one. The only changes I made were to leave out the marjoram, as I didn't have any, and to add green pepper, green onion and fresh corn. You could probably use this marinade for any veggies you want. It's not overly sweet.
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Blueberry Crumb Bars

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2008
I really, really wish I would have used butter. They would be so much better. As is, the texture is great, but butter would have provided more flavor. I also think the filling could stand to be a bit sweeter. Four stars with butter. Three with shortening.
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Mango Salsa Salmon

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2008
I love salmon and mango together, but this was just okay. My tomato didn't have much flavor, so that may have something to do with it. I prefer my own recipe of salmon with mango puree: salmon fillet breaded in a mix of ground toasted almonds and sesame seeds, then pan fried in olive/sesame oils; topped with a puree of mango, sauteed garlic and red pepper, rice wine vinegar, and a bit of sugar. It's great, if you wish to try it. This one's just a little boring.
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Chocolate Zucchini Bread I

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2008
This is quite tasty. I added a few more chocolate chips than called for, but that was the only change I made. Oh yeah, and I forgot the cinnamon. Really great when it's warm from the oven! You can't even tell that it has zucchini in it - don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing....
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Pesto Scrambled Eggs

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2008
Yum yum! I used farm fresh eggs, homemade chunky pesto and shredded parm instead of cheddar. I used more pesto than called for. I can see that if you use a pesto that is thin (i.e. contains more oil), this could turn out a little greasy. What I had made was pretty chunky to begin with, so it didn't add an unpalatable amount of oil. Had it with whole wheat baguette, and I think it would be fabulous with some sliced fresh tomatoes as well.
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B.L.A.T. Wraps

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2008
I'm giving this a 5, but only with the use of herbed mayo instead of ranch. I think the ranch could overwhelm this sandwich, so I made my own herb mayo with: fresh chives, basil and parsley; a bit of lemon juice; a pinch of sugar; salt and pepper to taste. Wow is it good! Seriously, try the mayo. If you only have one fresh herb to add, use basil, as the taste of the fresh basil with the tomatoes and bacon is heaven and part of what is really making the sandwich for me! Now if I only had a cold beer to go with.....
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Sophie's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2008
This is not the best zucchini bread I've ever had, but it's pretty good. I added carrots in place of some of the zucchini and used half brown sugar. My main problem is that I would like to give a loaf to a friend, and I can't get them out of the pans. Perhaps I waited too long to try (it's been about 20 minutes). I guess he'll be getting the pan as well!
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Basic Chicken Barbecue

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2008
I left out the poultry seasoning and used this on boneless pork chops that I had cut in half. Took them to a cookout and everyone loved them, going back for one (or two!) more. Thanks! It made the meat very tender and flavorful. I marinated for about six hours.
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A Twist on Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2008
This was just okay as written. It seemed a little bland and quite vinegar-y. I added more chicken broth, a bit of mustard, a little more sugar, feta cheese, and carrots, and I roasted the red pepper. I also shredded the parmesan instead of grating it. With these additions, it's pretty darn tasty.
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Feta Eggs

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2008
Yum! Thanks for the great idea! I didn't have a tomato, but I did add some fresh dill. Delicious! Normally I'm not a big fan of eggs, but I will definitely make this again.
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Green Avocado Salsa

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2008
I'm giving this a 4 because my boyfriend really liked it. I didn't like it so well, however. I wish I had used more avocado, because, as is, I could barely taste it. I added a little cumin to improve the flavor. The ingredients don't need to be minced, since they're going into the food processor, anyway. Save yourself some time and just roughly chop them.
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Beth's Peach-Nectarine Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2008
Yum. I used 1 nectarine and 1 peach and didn't bother to peel them. They are extremely moist - maybe I underbaked them a little. But the flavor is great! A little heavy on the baking powder, maybe. I might cut back on that a little next time.
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Lemon Cloud Pie I

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2008
Yup, this is really yummy. A little sweet. I'm eating it after about two hours in the fridge and it's a little soft. But it's also possible that I didn't whip my egg whites enough. I added sliced nectarines to the bottom of the crust before pouring the filling over top. Yum!
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Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2008
The marinade was really good, and the chicken breasts smelled awesome while cooking. Mine only took 30 minutes, and, even then they were just a tiny bit over cooked. But my oven runs hot. I think the leftover chicken will be good on a salad or made into a vinaigrette chicken salad. I used fresh garlic instead of dried and dried basil instead of oregano.
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Romaine Rice Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2008
This was better than I thought it would be. I used mixed greens and kept everything separate so it would keep for leftovers. Very simple, healthy and satisfying. I also used half the rice, as others suggested.
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Curried Cream of Any Veggie Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2008
I just made this, and wow is it ugly! It tastes alright, though. A little bland, a little thin. I'm thinking it would be better with 2% milk, a little more garlic and plenty of salt and pepper. Some red peppers would probably help, too. I just used cauliflower and asparagus, and the asparagus definitely tastes better. The cauliflower is just bland, bland, bland. I noticed that someone suggested to not let the milk mixture boil. Actually, the milk mix must boil in order for the flour to reach its full thickening effect. Just make sure you don't let it boil over!
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Lentil Soup II

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2008
This is one of those recipes that, after I had eaten my share of it, I was still sneaking bites as I was putting it away. Then again, I've hardly eaten all day. Really tasty, hearty and filling. I made quite a few modifications: added 2 large cloves of garlic, minced; used the whole can of tomato sauce; added sliced crimini mushrooms and chopped carrots, since I needed to use them up; also added about a half pint of chopped grape tomatoes, since they were getting old; included cumin with the italian seasoning, salt and pepper; let simmer for about 1 hr 15 min. The result is very tasty and possibly has more flavor than the original recipe. I added the cumin based on another recipe for lentil soup on this site. I think that it was a great addition.
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