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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2011
I was looking for a pizza crust recipe that would come out more chewy. This was way too thick and bready for me. DH liked it, but I was not thrilled with it. I'll keep looking for another pizza crust recipe.
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Spicy Southwestern Slaw

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2011
This was pretty good. I cut down the oil to 1/4 cup and increased the vinegar because we like salads tangy. I also used Splenda instead of sugar and added a mango as suggested by another reviewer. I thought this was okay, but DH just loved it! Thanks so much for the post!
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Peanut Butter Noodles

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2011
I had recently been to the International Marketplace here in town so I actually had udon noodles. I used Better Than Peanut butter to cut down the fat and added some edamame. The noodles were wonderful and saved the meal. I tried a recipe for Asian cabbage rolls from a cookbook that was just awful and if it hadn't been for the peanut noodles, we would have had cereal for dinner. Thank you Amy, this was great!
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Chili Rellenos Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2011
My husband and I are trying to eat more meat-free meals and this was so delicious that we didn't even miss the meat! I used canned diced green chiles instead of the whole ones because that's what I had in the cupboard and ended up using two 7 oz cans and one 4 oz on. I also used reduced fat cheese and a homemade sauce instead of the canned tomato sauce. We just loved this and fought over who would get the leftovers the next day. Thank you so much for the recipe CLARISSA2.
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Neck Bones and Lima Beans

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2011
I had some pork neck bones and some lima beans that I wanted cook up so I came on AR just looking at bean recipes. Imagine my surprise at finding an actual recipe for neck bones and lima beans! I wanted to make the dish a little tomato-y and bbq-y tasting so I added tomato sauce and barbeque sauce, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I had never cooked neck bones before, I just bought them on a whim because they were cheap, and this was a wonderful way to cook them. Thank you so much CRB, you really made my day!
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Sauceless Garden Lasagna

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2011
Based on all the reviews that claimed that this dish was too watery, I used thawed, frozen spinach which I squeezed dry instead of the fresh spinach. I had purchased the Roma tomatoes to make this last week, but life got in the way as it tends to do, and I didn't get around to making this as soon as I'd have liked. Therefore, half of the tomatoes had passed the point of no-return, so I had to use a couple of cans of diced tomatoes in their place. Otherwise, I followed the recipe except to use more mozzarella and some asparagus that needed to be used up and this came out wonderfully. It fit perfectly into a 9 by 9 inch pan and the lasagna held together very well. My husband was amazed that a meatless, sauceless lasagna could taste so good. Thanks so much for the recipe, your mom, I'll definitely be making this again.
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Microwave Asparagus Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2011
It is nice to know that I can cook asparagus in the microwave. I didn't serve this over greens, just served the marinated asparagus as a side dish. Next time I'll cut the dressing/marinade in half because there was way more than I needed for just the asparagus. Still, this was quite good and we enjoyed it.
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Sugar Snap Peas

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2011
I roasted these in the toaster oven to avoid heating up the kitchen too much. I added some minced garlic and tossed it in with the rest of the ingredients. Next time I'll leave out the thyme because I didn't really think it went well with the peas. I took these to work and ate them cold as a snack. Very, very good. Thanks so much, CJCOLLINS.
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Colorful Grilled Veggies

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2011
I had to place the sealed vegetable packet in the oven at 375 for 45 minutes since it is too hot to stand outside and grill. I omitted the celery and used some green beans I had lanquishing in the refrigerator that really needed to be used. This was really, really good and we enjoyed it very much. Thanks for the recipe!
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Frozen Yogurt Squares

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2011
I rummaged around in my cupboard, looking for jello, and managed to find two black cherry and one raspberry flavored packets and decided "what the heck" and used them together. They were all sugar-free, which is all I have. I also found a quart-sized container of low-fat yogurt marked down to $1.50 because it was close to its pull-date. After I mixed everything together, I tasted it and thought I'd like to increase the cherry flavor a little, so I dumped in a packet of unsweetened cherry Kool-Ade and a bobble of vanilla extract. When these were half-frozen, I threw in some blueberries and raspberries. I also sprayed the baking dish with some pan spray to make sure these came out of the dish easily. And they did. These were wonderful! A nice refreshing lo-cal treat that helps me get my dairy for the day. Thank you so much for the post, Pepita, I just love these things. I can't wait to try some other flavors!
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Stuffed Mushrooms Casino

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2011
I had to cut back on the butter in this recipe quite a bit to fit my weight loss plan. I cooked the chopped mushroom stems in only 1 tablespoon of butter, and instead of drizzling the stuffed mushrooms with butter, I sprayed them with butter-flavored cooking spray. I also used panko instead of seasoned bread crumbs and toasted them before adding them to the mix. These were quite good, however the clam flavor was very mild. I think I'd like these clammier. Maybe it was the brand of clams I purchased. If I ever get skinny, I'd like to make these again with more butter. Thanks for the post, DEBNJAMES, these were good.
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Caron's Kickin' Quinoa Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2011
This was pretty good. I've been trying to incorporate more whole grains (although quinoa is a seed, it still counts) into my diet and this really helped. Although my wasabi powder is brand new, I couldn't really taste it so I had to add more. I also added a chopped dill pickle and some Worcestershire sauce. I took this to work to eat at my midnight break instead of going to the employee dining room and being tempted by all the (free) desserts. I really enjoyed it. Thanks, Caron!
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Restaurant Style Beef and Broccoli

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2011
Because of all the rave reviews I thought this was really going to be something special, but I was disappointed. I used sirloin instead of round and added mushrooms and onions, but I don't think that was the problem. This was relatively mild in flavor and not in the style of any Chinese restaurant I've ever eaten at. It really needed something to bump up the flavor. We ate it, but I won't be making it again. At least not as written. Thanks for letting me try.
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Indian-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2011
Since several other reviewers stated that these took longer than 30 minutes to crisp up, I was surprised when I checked them after 25 minutes and some of them had incinerated on my baking sheet. And I checked and I had roasted them at the correct temperature. I removed the ones that were still edible, but I have to say the garam masala flavor was overwhelming. DH ate one and said "They're all yours". I ate a few, but no more. They did smell good while cooking, but I don't think I'll make them again. Sorry
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Charley's Slow Cooker Mexican Style Meat

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2011
I halved this recipe to use up a couple of beef shanks I bought on sale without knowing how I was going to cook them. This worked out quite well. I didn't use the whole bottle of hot sauce, although I would have liked to. DH has developed a slight allergy to hot foods, so I had to cut back. I did add some cumin and a can of Rotel. The meat came out extremely tender and after shredding it, I put it back in the sauce. Served it with soft corn tortillas and it was wonderful. Thanks, Charley.
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Hearty Whole Grain Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2011
Some of these ingredients are quite expensive if one is making these for the first time. I bought the non-fat dry milk powder and the applesauce, but I had to wing it on a couple items. I had wheat germ but no bran so I just doubled the germ. I didn't have any cream of wheat (don't care for it) so I used grits instead. I also didn't have any bran cereal so I used Fiber One. I added some blueberries and raspberries to the mix as well, and used all white whole wheat flour. These little darlings came out wonderfully! And I didn't even add the sugar the author says was left out of the recipe in error (I didn't see the post until too late). They really didn't need it. I ate four of them as soon as they were cool enough. I think I'll just go on leaving the sugar out. Thanks so much for the post, babooleena, these were terrific!
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Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2011
I've always thought that slower cooker dishes lack flavor. I put in flavorful ingredients, but the slow cooking process seems to homongenize everything and the liquid thins out the flavor. That did not happen with this recipe. The gravy was thick and rich and highly seasoned. I was very hesitant to use all those mixes, but I had them in the pantry (some for quite awhile) and I needed to use them up or throw them away. My husband had two helpings and proclaimed it "Good stuff!" Thank you so much for the post, keylimeone, this was great!
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Jicama Appetizer

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2011
My jicama was on the small side, so I only used one tablepoon of chili powder. Also, before I juiced the limes, I zested them and threw the zest in as well. I thought this tasted a little flat, so I added a sprinkling of garlic powder, some kosher salt and a good grinding of pepper. I probably ended up using more than 2 tablespoons of lime juice, I just squeezed two limes over the jicama. I was quite pleased with the end result and I'm taking these to work to snack on. Thanks so much for the post, BECCAS911!
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Famous Chicken Adobo

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2011
To lighten this up a bit to fit my weight loss program, I used skinned chicken leg quarters and did not brown them first in any oil. I only used 1/3 cup of soy sauce instead of 2/3, and increased the bay leaves to 4. This smelled wonderful while it was cooking, and the sauce cooked down to a thick glaze. I served the chicken with braised baby bok choy and a cucumber mango salad. Dinner was absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for the post!
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Apple Peanut Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2011
I stumbled upon this recipe whilst looking for a different take on a strawberry spinach salad. So this review is based on the dressing only, but let me say it was so fantastic I had to comment. The dressing really bumped up my plain old strawberry spinach and inspired me to add raisins, avocado, figs and chopped peanuts to the mix. I can't wait to make this as written with the apples. As soon as I can get to the store for apples, you can bet I'm making this again properly. I checked and I have another big jar of chutney in the pantry. Thank you so very much for the post, Ali Lowell, this dressing was superb!
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