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Cinnamon-Topped Rhubarb Muffins

Reviewed: May 13, 2010
My nine year old takes turns with his classmates bringing community snack to school each day. We try to provide something that reminds his friends that foods can be nutritional AND yummy. To this end, I did make a couple of previously mentioned changes. I used a combination of white flour, wheat flour, and flaxseed meal. I also used skim milk/vinegar instead of buttermilk, unsweetened applesauce instead of oil and an additional 3/4 cup of rhubarb. They turned out moist, tart, sweet and delicious! These have now beat out my kid's previous favorite, zucchini chocolate chip muffins. This recipe also provided the additional benefit of teaching his classmates about a seasonal, locally grown vegetable they may not have known about.
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Southwest Corn Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2008
I don't make pasta salad, because I don't like pasta salad, however, guess what I was instructed to bring to tomorrow's cookout? You guessed it! I did quite a lengthy search on this, one of my most favorite websites, for a recipe I might actually like. Found it!! I did add a little lime juice and some freshly chopped cilantro because it just seemed like the right thing to do. Great flavor...and it hasn't even set in the fridge yet. I'm sure it will be even yummy-er tomorrow. Another winner for my recipe box!
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Spicy Shrimp and Grits

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2008
YUM! My husband and I discovered a love for shrimp and grits on visits with our friend in Charleston. We've tried a few different variations, but like this one the best. Based on things we loved from other recipes, we have modified this one a bit. I use half chicken broth, half water, no salt, and I add mushrooms and FRESH chopped basil with the shrimp mixture. The basil really adds to the flavor of this dish...but then again, we really love fresh basil!
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Orange Cranberry Drops

Reviewed: May 1, 2008
The intense orange smell from these cookies make them irresistible to me! As some others mentioned, I used half white, half wheat flour. I also did not have orange extract, so I substituted with almond. I figured that I love oranges, cranberries and almonds in my salad, so why not in a cookie?! Oh, and I threw in a few chocolate chips just for fun.
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Asparagus Quiche

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2008
We enjoyed this with some Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread with my husband's 100 year old Grandfather after a day of snowmobiling and sliding. It hit the spot and got rave reviews from a man who has had many a meal! I made one quiche in a 9 inch deep dish pie crust. I didn't change the amount of asparagus or bacon as written for (2) 8 inches, but I used only 3 eggs and about a cup of half and half. I'm pretty generous with the salt and pepper and nutmeg as well.
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Tiramisu II

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2006
I don't normally bring a dish to a party until I've "test drove" it with my immediate family, but I decided to go ahead and trust the allrecipes community and brought this to our extended family Christmas party this past weekend. It was a hit. I'm picky about my tiramisu and was doubtful that I could produce one that I really liked. This is it. I took the advice of several others and doubled the coffee mixture, and had just enough. I didn't have any rum on hand, so I substituted with Frangelica. Yum! Also, as noted by other posts, don't judge by the way it tastes when you are making it. I thought it quite blah during preparation, but after 2 days in the fridge it was delicious. For presentation purposes, I made it in a trifle dish. I modified the layering a bit, but used the same amount of ingredients and it fit perfectly. I covered the bottom of the dish with lady fingers and then also stood them up along the outside of the circumference of the dish (on the first layer only). I then did a layer of filling, layer of cream, second layer of ladyfingers, layer of filling, layer of cream, third layer of ladyfingers, layer of filling, layer of cream. Thanks for adding another great dessert recipe to my collection!
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Apple Raisin French Toast Strata

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2006
I guess it is kind of redundant after all the other rave reviews, but, YUMMY!! I have tried a couple of other "night before" french toast recipes, and while they have been good, I've found them to be too sweet, syrupy, sugary, etc. This one was just right. I loved getting a chunk of cream cheese and apple in a bite. This will be a regular when we have overnight guests.
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Crispy Cucumbers and Tomatoes in Dill Dressing

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2005
Oh my gosh! This will be a permanant fixture in our fridge all summer long. I just removed the seeds from the cukes and tomatoes so it won't get mushy. Yum!
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