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Szechwan Shrimp

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2011
WOW! I don't get "wow'd" by most Asian recipes that call for such simple ingredients. This is the exception! I did make the following changes: tripled sauce, used jarred minced ginger, and added about 3 TB jarred sliced lemon grass, and used a mixture of canola oil and sesame oil. Like the author says - don't let the simple ingredients fool you! This is SO worth it and SO easy!
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Muesli

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2011
We just got back from spending time in Europe, where the muesli was cheap, delicious, and abundant. Muesli here in the US is WAY overpriced for some reason, so I decided to try to make my own. This is great, and tastes so similar to what I was missing with the following changes: I omitted the brown sugar and added 1/4 C ground flax seeds, 1/2 C whole wheat flakes, and 1/2 C toasted hazelnuts.
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Easy Whipped Cream

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2010
I reduced the sour cream slightly based on previous reviews - hubby's first words after first taste: "we're never buying it in a can again."
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Blue Ribbon White Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2010
I have made this recipe at least 10 times and it never disappoints! It has a nice chewy but not dense texture, it rises beautifully, has a good even crumb, and tastes delicious. My favorite thing about this recipe, however, is that it (unlike most homemade breads) stands up to a thin slice. The only change I make is using bread flour.
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Wisconsin Five-Cheese Bake

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2010
I too substituted 1 C sharp cheddar for the provolone and slightly increased ricotta & sour cream. I also used 1 package of rigatoni instead of elbow macaroni. Yumm!!
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Egg-Free Low-Fat Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: May 18, 2010
don't make these expecting crispy-outside-chewy-inside cookies. these dont taste like that because they dont have copious amounts of fat. i thought they were wonderful as healthy cookie substitute - omitted raisins & nuts and added 1/2 C chocolate chips. toddler & diet approved!
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Amish Bread

Reviewed: May 18, 2010
made this with my kitchenaid - combined sugar & warm water, then sprinkled yeast over and let that get bubbly for about 5 minutes. then mixed in rest of the ingredients until a dough formed. switched to dough hook and let the machine knead 5-7 minutes. baked at 350 about 27 minutes. very good and i like the low # of ingredients! i also dont have bread flour left so i use 1 TB vital wheat gluten for every cup of flour. have also used 1/2 whole wheat flour 1/2 AP flour, added ground flax seeds, etc. maybe not as authentic-tasting (i'm no expert!), but still delicious and more nutritious!
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Monkey Bread II

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2010
I've never had or made monkey bread before...but i thought this was just fantastic. I made it without the bread machine - I let the yeast sit in the 1 C of water..I used lukewarm water to help the yeast activate. Then i mixed in the rest of the ingredients. After all were mixed, I switched to the knead hook and let it knead about 3 minutes. I recommend only using 1/2 C margarine or butter. i ended up pouring about 1/2 of the butter off the top before putting in the chunks dough, and it was still quite decadent. I don't have a bundt pan so I used a 9" round cake pan, and the sauce overflowed a little when the dough started expanding in the oven, but the monkey bread came out fine and was entirely cooked through.
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Grilled Delmonico Steaks

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2010
The flavor is SOOO good, the only drawback is the salt. I saw reviews suggesting to skip it, but as a salt lover (I salt hot dogs and potato chips to give you an idea) I thought I would just do the recipe as-written. Way too salty. Other flavors are so good, I'm still giving it a four star and will try it sans salt next time we grill out.
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Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2010
I used 100% pure maple syrup instead of corn and omitted raisins. SO good, but don't hold together well since pure maple syrup is so watery. Much better than store bought granola bars, and much cheaper. They're now a "lunch box" staple. Thanks for sharing, Lavone!
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Fruited Curry Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2010
I used one whole roasted, seasoned chicken breast, and walnuts instead of pecans because I had them; I also omitted the onion. Served on whole wheat flat bread. I Increased pepper to 1/2 tsp and curry powder to 1 tsp. I'm glad I followed the author's suggestion and prepared it the night before I served it - the flavors had developed really nicely.
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Frozen Chocolate Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2009
i too used a chocolate crust. i only had time to freeze for four hours - it still was great. i topped with more whipped cream and chocolate syrup. my husband loves it.
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Light Wheat Rolls

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2009
Very good - the only changes I made were using bread flour in place of all-purpose and used 2 cups whole wheat flour+1/4 ground flax seeds. I doubt this affected the outcome or the flavor much, if at all. I followed another reviewer's suggestion and after the 2nd rise, punched the dough then divided in 1/2. I then rolled out and spread with melted butter, rolled up jelly roll style, and finally cut into 12 pieces.
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Best Cream of Potato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2009
Wow I just now realized I forgot the garlic! Oh well, I was planning to 5-star it anyways. Everything else I followed as written (oh had to use dry parsley so obviously used less), in spite of many impulses to make it healthier. I'm glad I went with the recipe as-written, it was a satisfying treat and helped warm up my husband who was cold all day at work! Served this with Light Wheat Rolls from this site.
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Baked French Toast

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2009
I scoured the reviews to hear from anyone that didn't soak overnight, and couldn't find any. So I just got brave and tried it anyways. I had some homemade whitebread, and I cut it about 1/2" thick. I soaked the bread on each side for about 10 minutes. I was only able to fit 6 slices in the 9x13 pan, so I halved the recipe. The result was pretty good...It was much more like bread pudding and much less like french toast, but after reading scores of reviews it was what I expected. Also, I substituted maple syrup for corn syrup since I didn't have corn syrup. I thought the sauce tasted wonderful this way.
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Split Pea Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2009
I've never made split pea soup before, and this was really awesome. I didn't have a ham bone, but I did have about 1.5 lb ham steak, I just threw it in there frozen and then cut it up about 1.5 hrs through simmering, and added right at the end. Also I didn't have any marjoram, and forwent the potato as I was out. Really really really really really satisfying!
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Angie's Perfect Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2009
Oh these were just perfect - and I even goofed. I let the first rise go WAY too long and a lot of the dough spilled over the bowl and had to be discarded. I'm not sure if it was because the day was humid or not, but the dough was also REALLY sticky. I just put globs of dough into a cooking sprayed muffin tin and baked as directed. So even if your dough doesn't look promising stick with it because these are sssooooooooo good. Actually the best yeast rolls I've ever had!
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The Best Meatballs

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2009
I never made meatballs but this recipe worked so well. I used 1/2 lb each lean ground beef and Italian flavored sausage. I also used Italian flavored breadcrumbs that come in a canister. This made quite a bit so I froze about 3/4 after frying them...hopefully they'll be as good when we eat them next!
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No-Cream Pasta Primavera

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2009
Nice starting point.
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Zucchini Bread IV

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2009
Whew! Made lots of changes...summer squash instead of zucchini, 1/2 whole wheat flour 1/2 AP flour, 3 TB ground flax seed, heaping 1/2 tsp each ginger, nutmeg, and cloves (I wanted more of a spice bread) and omitted nuts. Oh and a cream cheese glaze. Very good!!
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