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Healthy Garden Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2013
This is a great recipe and very refreshing. Great use of edamame. Below are my changes. Instead of red wine vinegar, I used seasoned rice vinegar. I added extra cilantro and just mixed it in. Because I used seasoned rice vinegar, I reduced the salt from 3/4 to 1/2 tsp. Instead of frozen corn, I used two cans of whole corn kernels (the crisp and crunchy kind that is labelled that way). Instead of green onions, I used red onions chopped. For the garlic, I used two large garlic cloves
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Lemon Curd

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2011
Love this recipe! It was easier than I thought. Make sure that you beat the eggs and sugar well as it is cooking on the double boiler. It seems like once you add the lemon juice, that is when it starts to thicken. That seemed to happen witin 5 minutes. I put it in a container and in the fridge to cool. The lemon curd had a nice spreadable consistency.
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Lentil Soup with Lemon

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
This was the first recipe that I used for cooking lentils for the first time and it was great!!! I highly recommend this recipe. The only changes I made was only due to lack of ingredients at home and I didn't want to go out and buy more ingredients. I substituted the 1 tablespoon of tomato paste with 4 tablespoons of crushed tomatoes, replaced the chicken broth with boullion cubes with water therefore reducing the salt to less than 1/4 tsp. I used 1 1/2 cups of green lentils. I used a pressure cooker and cooked it on high to the second ring and let it naturally release until it reached the first ring and then quick released the pressure. If you have a pressure cooker, I would definitely recommend using it since it will cut the cooking time down tremendously.
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Play Dough Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
The extra trick not mentioned on the recipe is to use food coloring gel (gives you more vibrant color) and the other one is after you roll it into a long snake, make sure you twist it so that the colors twist. After that, wrap it into a circle. This gives it a more rounded/twisted color. :) With this recipe, I actually made it for my son(no dairy/eggs) friendly. I replaced the cream cheese with toffutti immitation cream cheese and the egg with ener-G egg replacement. They turned out great.
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Microwave Caramel Popcorn

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
This is an excellent recipe. Before transfering my air popped popcorn to my plastic bag for mixing, I coated the plastic bag with Pam so that it would not stick. I also replaced the margarine with soy butter because my son has dairy allergies.
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Spinach Lasagna III

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2008
I made this recipe as is which I do not typically do. I like to read through all of the reviews and then alter the recipe based on the reviews. This recipe turned out great and my vegetarian sister-in-law just love it. For the next time, I think I will alter a few things. I think that I will add more spinach and more pasta sauce since it seemed alittle on the dryer side. I did not use all 20 lasagna noodles but only used 3 noodles per layer and made 3 layers.
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Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2008
This was a good recipe and my family really liked it. I added mini-portabello mushrooms and green onions to spruce it up some. I also added cornstarch mixed with a little water for shine and for thickening the sauce. I think that the cornstarch is one of the key ingredients missing which makes it sticky. I also added Kitchen port (browning sauce) to make the glaze darker.
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Scotcharoos

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2007
This is a good recipe. I didn't follow it exactly but these are the things I changed: I didn't use butterscotch, I used a 12 oz package of chocolate chips and I only used 1 cup of peanut butter. I used a smaller, square pan (8x8”) instead of a 9x13” pan. I have a square, silicone pan that works really well because I can remove the whole thing easily; makes it easier to cut that way since they are twice as thick as the original recipe! Plus the slices look cleaner. On top, I used a whole package of chocolate chips, and heated it in the oven for about 5-6 minutes @ 300°.
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Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2006
If this recipe is meant to be equivalent to Vietnamese Pho, then it is far from it. It is missing many key ingredients that make Pho really Pho. To really make this a quick short cut Pho recipe, then just buy the Pho paste at the Asian markets and add it in to give it the Pho flavor.
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Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2006
This is similar to a recipe I always make but here are the differences. I do not use Thai Basil, I also add sliced boiled pork (about two slices per roll). For the Hoisin sauce, this is what I do. I take about 1 or 2 garlic cloves (chopped) and saute it in a little bit of oil until it is slightly brown. I then add the hoisin sauce in and saute that very quickly and then add a little bit of water to dilute the consistency a little bit so that it is not too thick and not too runny. This makes a better dipping sauce then just Hoisin sauce alone which has a pretty thick/strong taste.
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Fatoosh

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2006
This is an excellent recipe. I made a few minor changes. For the cucumber, I peeled and gutted it. I used 3 Roma tomatoes. I used fresh Italian flatleaf parsely. I also added in 1/2 of an orange bell pepper chopped. Instead of fresh mint, I used 1 tsp dried mint. I toasted the pita bread in a pan with a little bit of oil.
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Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2006
This is an excellent recipe. I've made it for a while and it is actually called spoon bread and the recipe is from Jiffy. You can go to jiffy.com and get a free recipe book that comes with this recipe. Definely a crowd pleaser.
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Honey Glazed Ham

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2006
This is an excellent recipe. I used brown sugar instead of Karo syrup and it is wonderful. I had an 8 lb ham yet I had a lot of glaze left over. I liked the cloves also. I used my small roaster instead of the oven which helped save room for other items as spoon bread, green bean casserole, roasted potatoes.
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Pho

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2005
The ginger should also be charboiled in the oven along with the onion to sweeten the flavor. In addition, it is missing some of the basic ingriendients in Pho such as peppercorns, cloves, etc.
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Vietnamese Beef Pho

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2005
This is missing the many spices (Star Anise, Cloves, etc.) that makes Pho...Pho. The Lemongrass also throws it off. I've never seen lemongrass introduced in Vietnamese Pho. It might be in some other types of Asian noodle type soup but never in Vietnamese Pho.
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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2005
This recipe was an excellent starter but I modified it to my taste. I was afraid that this recipe was too spicy and reduced some of the spiciness. It still has a kick to it. I made this for a Chili Cookoff and it won 2nd place(pretty good for getting there late). Here are my changes: 1) 3 (15 ounce) cans chili beans in mild sauce, NOT drained. 2) 1 (15 oz) can chili beans in medium sauce, 3) I omitted the celery and tabasco sauce, 4)1 jalapeno instead of chile peppers, 5) 3 tablespoons of bacon bits, 6) 1 cup of beer 7) Instead of using 2 (28oz) cans of diced tomatoes with juice, I used 3 (14 1/2 oz) can of diced tomatoes and 1 (14 1/2 oz) can of diced tomatoes with basil/oregano/garlic. 8) I cooked this in a slow cooker for 8 hours the day before, let it sit overnight and heated it up and served it the next day with cheese on top. I also froze the left overs and it taste even better!!
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