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Sesame Noodle Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2013
Excellent recipe - I used whole wheat spaghetti noodles. I did not have hot chili oil, so I left it out, and let my husband, who like hot spice add red pepper flakes to his. There is too much sauce, although some is absorbed, I used the remainder as a marinade for steak, which I pan-fried to medium rare. I sliced it against the grain and served it over the noodle salad. The possibilities are endless with this as a base. Definitely a 'keeper.'
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Tortellini Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2013
Nice combination - I used tortellini with sweet sausage and cheese, so I left out the pepperoni - also I don't care for olives so left them out. Wish I had thought to add peas to add some color without the other ingredients. Next time I'll also grab some fresh herbs from the garden. This recipe is a definite keeper!
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Strawberry Cobbler I

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2013
The strawberry base was perfect, not too sweet - I found the cobbler portion to be too thick and plain tasting - I may try it again adding more cream or butter.
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Awesome Ham Pasta Salad

Reviewed: May 29, 2013
This is a new favorite I used a 12 ounce box of whole wheat rotini, and a little extra mayo/sour cream. I only had two beef bouillon cubes, so I let them soak in the vinegar and then mushed them up into a liquid before adding to mayo mixture. I only chilled it for about an hour before serving, and it was still awesome, can't wait to have the little bit of leftover tomorrow. Looking forward to playing around with additions such as peas. Thank you for this new favorite!
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Mom's Fabulous Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2013
Loved it! An easier version of my chicken pot pie recipe - I followed the recipe exactly, next time I may spice it up a little more with more herbs from the garden and additional spices along with extra salt and pepper. It's easy to vary the veggies as well. This is one that will go in our regular dinner rotation!
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Red Velvet Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2013
Excellent and easy red velvet recipe - I had to go with what I had on hand, so I had to use sifted all purpose flour instead of cake flour (you can also use some cornstarch in all purpose as substitute, but I didn't have any of that either). Used only 1 oz food coloring. As a sub for buttermilk I used 1 cup regular milk mixed w/ 1 tablespoon white vinegar (usually you would use 1 T vinegar w/ enough milk to make a cup, but with cutting out some food coloring I did it this way). I also used nearly 3 tablespoons cocoa. Since I was baking in dark, non-stick pans I reduced oven temp to 340 and they were perfect in 27 minutes. For frosting I stuck with a cream cheese - 8 oz reduced fat cream cheese, 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1-3/4 cups confect. sugar - it was perfect - not too sweet! Even with all my subs this is a real hit!
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Delicious Cranberry Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2012
I had never made cranberry sauce before - but the recipe looked so easy I tried it - WOW - who knew it was so easy - love this recipe - I added a little bit of finely grated orange peel, like others suggested (also called orange zest - never knew zest was only the peel - none of the white part at all, which is bitter). My family LOVED it, and I will never go back to canned. It is a tart recipe - perfect for us - but if you prefer sweeter sauce, consider upping the sugar by a tablespoon or two. Thanks so much for this new holiday tradition!
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Plum Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2012
Love this recipe - if you can find black plums, they really look lovely. I plan on entering this into our county fair, so this was my test run and it went well - if you're baking for others - do take the time to cut up all plums first so you can arrange the slices by size - i did three rows on the exterior with a single layer of blueberrys in the center so as not to sink the middle when you turn it over. I did 1-1/2 times the brown sugar and butter, and that was plenty - do microwave it and then mix together or you may scrape up your cake pan if using non stick. The 1-1/2 times was almost too much, as some of the fruit slid a bit after I turned it over. I cooked it for only 35 minutes and it was perfect - but I was using a dark non-stick 9" pan. I forgot to grease the sides, but it still slid out just fine. I also added a 1/2 t. cinnamon and a 1/4 t. nutmeg to the dry ingredients - I love nutmeg w/ blueberry - I may double these 2 additions next time. Thank you for this wonderful recipe - can't wait to make it again!
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Easy Homemade Pie Crust

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2012
I can't believe I messed up this recipe this bad and it still turned out OK! I only put 1/2 C butter in by mistake - I kept adding ice water thinking the recipe was wrong - nope - I was wrong! It still turned out pretty good - not as light/flaky as it would had I not been blind as a bat - but still usable. Used it with the peach berry pie from this site. I'll use the recipe again - and wear my glasses and I bet it will be fabulous!
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Healthier Southern Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2012
Mine cooked in 20 minutes - so watch it carefully - love this recipe - not too sweet like many cobblers, I used 1/4 t of nutmeg, I was out of lemon juice - I used a bit of orange juice instead - loved it. I also cut back on the butter a bit using 5 tablespoons and it was still good - may try to go even lower next time to see if I can get away with it. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, it's a definite keeper.
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Chicken and Apple Curry

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2012
This has become my go-to chicken curry recipe - love it - you can add several things, such as peas, green peppers, etc - I do cut back on the onion, using only one small rather than two.
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Moroccan Quinoa Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2011
As written, the recipe is good/ok - with some changes it can be a five star - add 1/4 c. toasted pine nuts (toast by cooking at 350 for about 8 minutes) and add a oil/vinegar mix before cooling/chilling - I use 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar and 6 tablespoons olive oil - mix and add - it's wonderful - very much like a cous-cous salad found here - but with healthier quinoa - I used regular quinoa, as the red is difficult to find. Thanks so much for the recipe!
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Spiced Quinoa

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2011
Love this recipe - I doubled the spices, as I normally do - used it as a main dish. Definitely a keeper - I might try using a olive oil/white wine vinegar mix for a little more moisture next time - very hearty and filling with a good opportunity to add extras, like shredded carrots or peas.
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2011
Loved this recipe - I used chicken broth instead of vegetable broth and it was perfect - wouldn't mind adding a little crunch to it next time - toasted pine nuts are always a good bet for that - don't leave off the fresh coriander - it really makes a difference IMO - thanks so much for this recipe, definitely a keeper.
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Mom's Portuguese Beef Stew

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2011
Browned beef then threw it all in the slow cooker on high for about 3-1/2 hours (6-8 hrs on low). Love this recipe - I doubled the spices, left out the green pepper (don't care for it much) and used a can of diced tomatoes - instead of the water, next time I plan to use beef broth instead to make it even richer. Excellent dish, easy to make - will also add peas next time. Thanks so much for this new dish in our dinner rotation!
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Curried Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2011
Love this recipe - I spiced it up a bit using extra curry and garam masala - didn't feel like getting out the blender so just used my portable hand mixer to mix. Definitely a keeper.
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Indian Curried Barley Pilaf

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
Excellent Vegetarian dish! If you don't have allspice substitute equal parts nutmeg, cinnamon and ground clove. I doubled the spices and used 1-1/4 teapoons of curry. Great dish for additions - I added peas and will try w/ carrots also next time. I only used 2T of butter to reduce fat and it was perfect. Toasted pine nuts would probably be a nice substitution for the almonds - but they can be pricey. If you add veggies - up the chicken broth by a 1/2 C - I used a 32 oz container of chicken stock and it was perfect. Definitely a keeper and will be making again (and again!).
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Spinach and Orzo Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2011
Loved it! Didn't have orzo so I used a box of bowtie pasta and it was excellent. Make sure to toast the pine nuts - 8 minutes at 350 degrees is what I did - it brings out the true flavor. I added fresh basil and oregano from the garden. Next time I think I'll add some peas as well. Definitely a keeper!
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Emma's Belgian Waffles

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2011
This recipe is wonderful - thanks so much!
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Creamy Hot Cocoa

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
I don't think I can ever go back to instant after this - satisfying enough to be a dessert on a snowy evening. It is a little sweet - so try a 1/2 cup of sugar and add more to taste if necessary. I didn't use the 1/2 and 1/2 and dunked plenty of marshmallows in it - makes 3 decent servings or 2 big servings in coffee mugs. The four servings would be in little coffee cups and perhaps not quite enough on their own. I also used 1% Lactaid, and it was still wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!
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