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Chipotle Honey Roasted Peanuts

Reviewed: May 23, 2009
I absolutely loved this recipe--it was surprisingly easy (I thought it would be more complicated with all the pans), and they had the perfect taste combination. Sweet and salty, smokey with a little kick at the end. I really recommend the chipotle seasoning--definitely an important part of the recipe.
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Ravioli Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2009
This reminds me of a soup my grandma used to make, and it turned out very well. I added more water (4 cups), and used an extra bouillon cube (3) rather than the soy sauce. It will definitely be made again and again.
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Cranberry Nut Bread I

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2008
I just made this recipe for the first time to give out as Christmas gifts. I followed the recipe exactly (added a few more nuts), and it turned out so beautifully. It looks pretty, and the texture is perfect. I'm also giving out Giada's Mascarpone Honey spread to go with it, for a little sweetness.
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Hot Cocoa Mix

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2008
Following other reviewer suggestions (sorry, never tried the actual recipe), I think that this is very good. I made half the recipe twice--it's easier so that it fits in the bowls. 5 c. (ground) dry milk, 1 c. Hershey's dark cocoa powder, 3 c. powdered sugar 1 c. coffeemate cinnamon, 2 Tbsp. cinnamon. It has a really nice, rich flavor. However, because it uses coffeemate, this doesn't really reduce the not-so-good-for-you ingredients that are found in store-bought hot chocolate. So, I don't really know if it's worth the trouble to make your own (I gave it out as Christmas gifts).
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Butternut Squash and Spicy Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2008
I really liked this soup and thought it was so perfect for fall. I felt it was a little bland, though, so I added some garlic powder and a few other spices, which seemed to help. I also doubled the rice, and thought it came out much thicker and nicer.
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Indian Chicken Curry II

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2008
This recipe has everything I want: it's simple, easy to adjust, and absolutely delicious. Both my husband and I thought it could have easily come from our favorite restaurant. I followed another reviewer's suggestions and toasted the spices before adding the olive oil and onion, and that really added to the flavor. I think next time I'll add veggies (potatoes and peas), or maybe just do vegetarian.***Update. This is officially my favorite curry recipe because I can substitute anything in. Spinach and garbanzo beans are great.
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The Best Clam Sauce

Reviewed: May 17, 2008
Although I'm sure this recipe is great as-is, it's so unhealthy I couldn't bring myself to make it in that way. I'm still giving it 5 stars, though, because the results after lightening it up were incredible! I used 2 Tbsp. butter and 1 Tbsp. oil, and then I just filled out the rest of the sauce with clam juice (either from the clams or you can buy a little bottle). This makes enough of a sauce for quite a few people, and although it still isn't good for you, it won't be awful for you either. Very nice recipe, I will make it again.
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Strawberry Lemon Muffins

Reviewed: May 17, 2008
These were really wonderful muffins with a delicious strawberry and lemon flavor. I did use strawberries in season, and I made sure I got quite a bit of lemon juice out of the lemon. I made them as is, but since I had some leftover strudel topping in the freezer (from the Best Ever Blueberry Muffins, this site), I added a bit on top. They were great. The tart of the lemon was balanced by the topping, so next time I might just add a little bit of sugar rather than strudel.
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Cuban Goulash

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2008
Although this is the first time I made this recipe, I used the reviewers' suggestions and used 3 cans of Rotel tomatoes with chilis, added cumin, and cut the pork into tiny pieces. I thought it was good, and my husband really liked it, but we both still thought it was missing something. I liked it paired with egg noodles, and I might make it again. But first, I'd like to figure out what it's missing.
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Banana Sour Cream Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2008
Like many other reviewers, I was convinced my mom's banana bread recipe was the best. But, I had to try this one because of the sour cream--and, this one wins hands down. The cinnamon-sugar crust is such a great idea, and the texture is perfect. For those wondering how to make this with normal loaf pans (mine are 8 x 4), the full recipe fits in 2 of these, but I put some cookie sheets underneath because I was afraid the dough would spill over. It got close, but never ran over. The loaves were very pretty.
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Key Lime Cookies I

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2008
I added 1 12 oz. bag (2 cups) of white chocolate chips, and they made all the difference. The tastes are perfect this way, if you use key lime juice (I use Nellie & Joe's Famous Key Lime Juice, bottled). As other reviewers mentioned, the dough is "wet", so I used teaspoons to round and drop them. I made them slightly larger and baked for 15-17 minutes. They never really "brown" on top, so check the edges to make sure they don't burn.
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Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2008
I have made this recipe often, and it's always so good and so easy. The best part is that you can use frozen chicken breasts (i.e., no prepping before the slow-cooker). I like to make this with spicy sweet potato fries from this site.
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Romaine Rice Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2008
The first night I made this, I thought it was awful. I think I just didn't like the hot rice with the vinaigrette. But, I didn't want to throw it out, and it was incredible served cold the next day! Of course by that time the lettuce was wilted, so next time I would leave the lettuce out and add more veggies--celery (which was great this time), tomatoes, cucumber. I couldn't get enough of it, but only when it was served chilled without the lettuce (or maybe add the lettuce right before serving).
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Buffalo Style Chicken Pizza

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2008
I really, really disliked this pizza. I would have thought the flavors would go well together. I made it exactly as the recipe stated. I will not make this again.
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Szechwan Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2008
This recipe was good, but I don't think it was close to restaurant-quality as some reviewers mentioned. It could have used more soy sauce and other Asian flavors. That said, it was easy and healthy. I added snap peas, cut down the oil, and tripled the sauce as other reviewers suggested. I'll make this again, but I will play around with the flavors.
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Cajun Roast Beef

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2008
This was fantastic. Like a previous reviewer, I used cider vinegar because I didn't have malt. I put in extra horseradish because we like spice, but it actually wasn't too spicy. Great taste, though. I cooked it for 8 hours on low, then sliced it and put it back in the original drippings. We used it in steak Po'Boy sandwiches (french bread, mayo, lettuce, tomato). Really, really great recipe.
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Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2008
I really disliked this recipe. The pork chops were dry and I found the gravy to lack flavor (despite my attempts to spice it up beforehand). Its consistency was much too soupy for it to be considered scalloped potatoes. I wouldn't make this again.
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White Wine Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2008
This is the best chicken soup I have ever had. I admit that I played with the ingredients quite a bit, changing up the vegetables to what I had, but the base of this soup is so excellent that it seems you can do what you like. I made it with sweet potatoes, zucchini, potatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and added some thin egg noodles. It was delicious. I added an extra 2 cups of water and cooked the egg noodles separately (other reviewers mentioned it wasn't soupy enough). Great recipe!
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Hot and Sour Cabbage Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2007
I just made this recipe and loved it. It's so tasty for how simple it is. I left the corn out (forgot to buy it) but it was still great. I also added thin egg noodles like another reviewer suggested, and turned it into a meal. I will make this over and over.
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2007
I thought this was missing something after it cooked, so I stirred in half a jar of salsa and that did the trick. I will also add only 1 can of black beans next time. I love quinoa, but this isn't my favorite way of preparing it. It will be a good, healthy stand-in for Mexican rice with the tweaks, though.
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