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Spinach Tomato Tortellini

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2009
This was good but needed more flavor. Used mushroom ravioli, fresh basil, frozen spinach (from a bag, not a box- its more fresh-like), and a can of evaporated milk in place of the milk & cream. It was a very quick, easy dinner with ingredients that are always on hand in our house. I'll probably make it again, but play around with adding more flavor.
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Brilliant Sauteed Broccoli

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2009
I love this! I was getting bored with steamed broccoli and looking for something new- and this is perfect! Lots of flavor, the blanching is not needed. It's delicious and colorful without.
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Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2009
This was good, but not the best I've ever had. I did only use half the cayenne & eliminated the tahini. I knew from experience that I wouldn't miss the tahini.
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Sylvia's Ribs

Reviewed: May 23, 2009
Yummy! I've never made ribs before, but saw them on sale and gave it a try. The work wasn't all that bad. Besides adding a touch of liquid smoke, followed the recipe exactly and got great results! Will make again when they go on sale.
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Playgroup Granola Bars

Reviewed: May 11, 2009
I've never been a granola bar fan, but these may just change my mind. I used the optional raisins, and eliminated the wheat germ as I didn't have any. Also used whole wheat flour. They turned out very chewy, which we loved. Next time I will sub whole wheat flour for the wheat germ (or get to the store to buy some) to see how it turns out. The husband has requested trying dried blueberries, which I'll do tonight. Quick, easy, and way better than the $2.50 for an 8 count variety. Definitely a keeper.
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Unbaked Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: May 11, 2009
Just made these, still licking the spoon. Not set yet, but they taste fantastic! Used vanilla soy milk for the milk, substituted 1 cup brown sugar for the 2 cups of white sugar as suggested by other reviewers. After milk mixture was finished boiling I added the other ingredients to the pot to keep from dirtying another bowl. A true one pan wonder!
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Asparagus Parmesan

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2009
Really great springtime recipe... with a couple of changes. I added the appropriate amount of butter but held back a little on the olive oil. My asparagus had plenty enough oil, I can't imagine how swimming in oil would have improved the dish. 3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese is way too much. I put between 1/4-1/3 cup and was happy with the results. Also added minced garlic as advised by other reviewers. With the variations it was very tasty and will be my "asparagus" recipe.
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Beaker's Vegetable Barley Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2009
A really great vegetable barley soup recipe. I enjoyed the kick from the different seasonings. I cooked the veggies plus a little minced garlic in olive oil before adding the broth and only used 1/2 cup of barley. I wanted a soup-like consistency and I got it. Great tasting vegetarian source of protein. Will make again.
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Soft Garlic Breadsticks

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2009
These were really good and would be very close to Olive Garden breadsticks with a couple of adjustments. I made these by hand but tried to follow the recipe as closely as possible. Next time I will do the following differently: 1. reduce the amount of basil and/or use dried 2. Make less breadsticks, making them thicker 3. Try letting the dough rise for about 30 minutes before making them into breadsticks. I did indulge and use 2 Tbsp of butter to finish them off, but probably would have been fine with 1 Tbsp.
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Black Bean Spinach Pizza

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2009
Spicy! It could have been the homemade chili powder I concoted or the liberal dose of hot pepper sauce, but this pizza was anything but bland. What really suprised me is that my husband actually really liked this dish a lot (he usually just tolerates my meatless meal attempts). I added fresh baby bella mushrooms as advised by other reviewers, but I couldn't really tell they were there. Also used fresh spinach as opposed to frozen. Although I have not tried the frozen, I can't imagine that it would turn out as well as the fresh did. I used homemade pizza dough as the base. I prebaked it right before adding the black bean mixture. I think the heat from the crust really helped with spreading the beans. Overall a great, healthy recipe which I will make again (using a lighter hand with the hot pepper sauce)!
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Quick and Easy Pancit

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2009
I have never had pancit or any other Filopino food before, so my comments should be directed to others that are being adventurous, not people familar with the dish. I followed the recipe exactly using rice sticks (which was the closest I could find to the right noodle). I think that mushrooms would have been a nice addition. It was really easy to make and had good flavor (I used reduced sodium soy sauce), but not as filling as I would have liked. It reminded me of lo mein with rice noodles. I ended up using half of a small head of cabbage and that seemed to be plenty. I thought that it was too much until adding the noodles, then it seemed like an appropriate amount. This is a good dish to try, but it won't be making it onto my family's list of favorites.
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Fry Bread Tacos II

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2009
These were really delicious and filling! I had never eaten fry bread tacos before making this recipe, but had heard many great things about them. First of all, be sure to make the beans as the recipe suggests, it really adds to the flavor. I am one that always rinses the beans before using them to remove the salt, but in this case I advise refraining yourself. The fry bread was thicker and less crispy than I expected, but that was probably my fault. I got the bread pretty thin, but we do not have a thermometer, so the oil temperature was more than likely off. I predict this to be an oft requested dinner in our home! Thanks for the recipe!
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Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2009
Followed the recipe exactly, using a stand mixer. The icing turned out rather fluffy and smooth. Great for icing cakes, but probably not the best for piping/decorating. Of course, with a little adjustment I think it would work fine. The consistency I came up with was kind of like out of a tub, of course it tasted much better!
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Baked French Fries I

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2009
Great baked fries! I've been making something similar for years, but enjoyed the spice combination of this recipe. I cut the fries slightly thicker than McDonald's. Mixed in a gallon-size zipper bag, didn't measure anything. Went with other reviewers advice and baked at 400F for 45 minutes turning halfway through. The fries turned out perfect!
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2009
I've never really had veggie burgers before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I thought they were good, but not fantastic. I doubled the recipe and took the beans for a ride in the salad spinner to dry off. I used 50% more bread crumbs as advised by a different reviewer. I think that is a good suggestion because they did stay together well. It is cold outside, so I used the oven rather than the grill. My family didn't eat these as well as I expected even though they LOVE black beans, so I will be the solo veggie burger leftover consumer. I do think there was too much cumin. If I make these again (probably not) I will reduce the cumin in half. These would be really good with some chipotle mayo or something similar.
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Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2009
This is a great recipe! I used cooked chicken that I already had, so it was really easy. I halved the recipe and only had about 1/2 cup of chicken. That was enough for my taste buds, but my husband would have preferred the whole amount. Update: Had to change this to 5 stars after eating leftovers! This was much better after hanging out in the fridge for a day and a half. I did serve the sour cream on the side rather than in the soup pot, so that could make a difference with the leftovers.
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Buttermilk Syrup

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2009
This is a delicious syrup although I think the name should be changed to Caramel Buttermilk Syrup. Despite its scrumptiousness, it wasn't exactly what I was expecting. Being the sugar junkie that I am, this was a good thing. My husband doesn't have the sweet tooth that I do and deemed it "alright". The 3 year old liked it mixed with maple syrup. I will be making this again.
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Grocery Store Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2009
I've been wanting to try this recipe for a long time. I thought that it was perfect. My husband (a true butter(only)cream enthusist)wasn't as impressed. It was very sugary- but isn't that the purpose of frosting? I did need to thin it a little. I will go back to a butter-only frosting to get a better rating with my butter-loving husband, but I thought this was a great recipe.
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Rich Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2009
This was good, but I was surpised that it wasn't smoother. Even with the powdered sugar it seemed a little grainy to me. Of course that didn't stop me from eating way too much! Taking the advice of other reviewers I thinned it using milk, a tablespoon at a time and ended up making it too thin for piping, but perfect for spreading. I always find a way to mess up the cake decorating process. I halved the recipe and it was plenty to fill and frost a 9-inch double layer cake, complete with piped decor and a lot of bowl-licking!
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Sloppy Joes II

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2009
I've made this several times following the recipe exactly and we love them! I highly recommend draining & rinsing the hamburger meat after browning, even if there isn't an abundance of fat. These are the perfect sloppy joes.
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