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Pumpkin Flax Quickbread

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2012
For best results, make a day ahead of time ! I concur with reviewers who say that the flavours develop over a 24 hour period. They do. I reduced the sugar becasue I knew I would make a glaze for the bread and I added a hint of vanilla to the batter. The vanilla is not neceassary, I simply like vanilla. The flax seed will give the bread a different crumb texture. Some have defined it as "gooey". It is not "gooey", it is simply characteristic of flax. Yes, the bread is mosit. I recommend keeping a watchful eye on the baking process starting with the lowest cook time and increading it in increments of 5 mins, if needed. Your bake time will differ from oven to oven, obviously, and will also differ depending on the flour you use and the type of pan. I used a super shiny aluminum pan (Williams Sonoma) and lined it with parchment paper. The bread was done in about 50 minutes. I do not recommend dark pans for baking anything. With heavier batters, they tend to cook uneven. This is a good easy recipe. As an experienced cook, I recommend it.
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Cranberry Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2012
As an experienced cook, I was a little concerned with the simplicity of this recipe, however it turned out GREAT ! I reduced the sugar to a little under half, used fresh squeezed juice, and let it simmer under a watchful eye! Like other reviewers, I used a potato masher to mash the cranberries. Everyone loved it, even those who typically do not like whole cranberry sauce. You can push it through a seive using the back of a large spoon if you want a more jelly like sauce. This is more time consuming and reduces the recipe to half what you cooked. Using this recipe, there is no need to buy canned sauce.
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies II

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2010
We do not eat eggs in our family so I substituted 1 TBSP of plain / greek style yoghurt per egg and the recipe came out perfect. The cookies are mosit, like we like them. Good flavour. It has taken me a few months to bring myself to write this review. I wated to ensure that the substitution was a workable one. I highly recommend this recipe especially if you are a fan of chocolate ! Good Luck !!
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Rosemary Roasted Turkey

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2009
Being a vegetarian - but a darn good cook, I knew I needed a flavourful recipe for the turkey lovers. This turned out perfect. For convenience sake, I roasted it in a oven bag and without changing anything, it turned out very moist. Follow the roasting instructions on the bags if using them. The turkey lovers liked this a lot and it was perfect for me as I can not, more like will not, taste the finished bird to know otherwise !
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Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2009
Being a vegetarian, I substituted the vegetarian burger crumbles for the turkey sausage and miso broth for the turkey stock. Otherwise, I followed it to the "T". This recipe was nothing short of excellent even with the substitutions. Everyone loved it.
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Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2009
This is a perfect recipe for novice cooks, or in my case, Dad giving Mom the night off. We could not find a ripe mango and instead used diced canned peaches - drained and rinsed. The end result was perfect. You can actually taste the "layers of flavours." Being that the tomatoes were watery, "Dad" used a potato masher and mashed apx one quarter of the stew then mixed it with the rest of the pot to get that more stew like consistency. We also found that the longer the stew sat, the more the flavours incorporated. You may want to consider making this ahead and letting it set for awhile before serving. It is very filling and a meal in itself. Being that the flavours are very complex, we recommend eating with a crusty / Artisan bread and forego any type of sides. We will DEFINITELY be making this again.
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2008
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !! This is an excellent recipe. The muffins are light, not dense - which is usually the case with anything banana, excellent crumb texture and very moist. As a lacto - vegetarian I substitute 1 egg with 1 heaping table spoon of sour cream. I used vanilla yoghurt instead of plain and decreased the sugar to 1/2 cup. In spite of the changes, the end product was excellent and I did not need to any any liquid. ALWAYS REMEMBER to use FRESH baking powder and soda. Their chemical reaction when combined with the wet ingridients is what makes the muffins rise. ALso, if using paper liners, let the muffins cool before removing the papers. HOt muffines are a treat, but with the papers, then tend to pull off a large portion of the muffin. I highly recommend this recipe. This recipe makes 16 generous sized muffins which is also nice as 12 are not quite enough.
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Banana Muffins II

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2007
These muffins are more cake like in texture and not "heavy" as banana muffins & breads usually are. I substituted a heaping TBSP of sour cream in place of the egg, I do not eat eggs and they turned out every bit as good. Once the ingredients (sp?) are combined, quickly place them in the muffin tins/cups, and get them in the over. This is one of our more favourite recipes. Easy to make and once made are quickly consumed. Thank You for sharing this.
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Golden Potato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2007
I was in a hurry and short on potatoes so I modified the original recipe "big time", but it was every bit as good. For the onion I substituted a bit of green cabbage. The likeness to onion is striking especially when fried. Instead of "real potatoes" I used instant potatoes. Depending on the brand, you will have to work it as there is no exact measurement. Use a little to start with becasue the soup will easily thicken. Eliminate the flour. In place of a chicken cube I used a large tablespoon of sour cream. Like I said, my one too many changes came out every bit as good as the original recipe. Please excuse any spelling errors.
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Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2005
I have never rated a recipie less than 5 *****, but this one really didn't work for me. Like another cook before me, the meatballs were mushy and although they had a nice texture on the outside, the insides were severely underbaked. Added baking time only made them hard. The glaze was great and I will probabally use that for something a little different later on. I tried them so as to "escape" soy products for awhile. I neither recommend this recipie nor will I make them again ... sorry. :-(
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Tofu Parmigiana

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2005
This is a great tofu recipie. I dredged the tofu slices in milk and then breaded them. I also used feta cheese in the final baking process instead of parmesean for a little added "zing". They were mildy (nicely) crispy in the end, but did NOT reheat well the next day. Even my step daughter who strains to eat healthy vegetarian food took to these. Good Luck to those who try it out. We certainly recommend this recipie.
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Mom's Brown Gravy

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2005
EXCELLENT !! This is an answer to my needs. I substituted 2 tablespoons of (Hacho) miso for the Marmite. I added some more water as I found the gravy a little too thick. I may have cooked it too long initially. Thank you for such a great recipie ! (I am going to reduce the butter to 3 TBSP here after.)
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2005
EXCELLENT ! Instead of the egg, I used 1 TBSP of sour cream and added a little extra milk to make the batter moist. I also prepared half the topping which when making 12 cupcake sized muffins, was plenty. The results were wonderful. I also tried mixing whole wheat flour along with white flour ... I found the whole wheat flour gave the muffins a slightly gritty texture. In the future, I will the all purpose flour. It may have been the brand of flour too which was Bob's Red Mill. Never the less, these were the best blueberry muffins by far. I am glad to have found this recipie.
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Eggplant -- Easy, Good and Tasty

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2005
This was easy and my family loved it, even the kids. I soaked the eggplant slices in salt water prior to breading. I used milk instead of egg, and dried Italian herbs instead of the salad dressing. BAKE LONGER for BEST RESULTS. I would reccommend serving this with something a little more saucy. I made pasta and Alfredo sauce and put the eggplant on top. It is very dry and needs another dish to compliment it. Definitely, worth a try.
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Microwave Bread and Butter Pickles

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2005
I love pickles, but never made them before. This recipe was easy and allows for variation ... I used cloves and added whole peppercorns. I also halved the sugar which still had them plenty sweet!! I used the English cucumbers and either these cukes are not for pickling, or else I microwaved them too long. They were not as crispy as I would like, but I will definitely used this recipie again with "normal" cucumbers.
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Banana Bread V

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2005
GOOD OLD FASHIONED BANANA BREAD ! I substituted 1 TBSP of sour cream for the egg. In addition to greasing and flouring the pan, I also lined the bottom with parchment paper so that the bread would bake evenly. My pans may be poor quality, who knows, but in using the paper, I had excellend results. Nice texture, great taste. I started by baking it for 40 minutes and then added 5 minute intervals until it was light brown and cracked.
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Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2005
I am a vegetarian and DO NOT eat eggs. In place of eggs, I substitute 1 heaping tablespoon of plain yoghurt for each egg. Even with the subsitituion, these turned out great. Like others, I did not use the coffee. The recipie and is easy, and when properly stored, the muffins will keep for a long time. I took the chance and made these the night prior to my family's airline flight the next day - to take on board. They were great and east to travel with. Thank you for sharing a great recipie.
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Best of the Best Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2005
EXCELLENT. I DO NOT EAT EGGS and so I substituted one heaping tablespoon of plain yoghurt for each egg. Despite the substitution, the muffins turned out wonderful, although you may want to consider increasing the baking powder slightly if not using eggs. I used whole blueberrys and did not crush them. I was concerned about purple muffins. In addition, I forgot to sprinkle the sugar on top prior to baking, but it didn't matter. The muffins would have been somewhat sweeter is all. Thank you to Lynn for posting such a wonderful recipie.
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Banana Muffins I

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2005
Good stuff ... I do not eat eggs, so I substitute 1 tablespoon of plain yoghurt for each egg. Even with the change, the muffins turned out brilliantly. They are not overly sweet, which I prefer and they are wonderfully moist. I found the baking time too short 25 minutes seemes to work ... then again, it may be my oven. Definitely, give these a try. They are easy to make and keep well in a covered container.
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Lower Fat Banana Bread I

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2005
Yum! I like this recipe. I do not eat eggs and substituted 1 tablespoon of plain yoghurt for each egg. Once I added the water, the yoghurt separated, but even with the changes, the banana bread turned out really well. Traditionally, I was using a l-o-t more butter and sugar. This isn't as sweet as some banana breads, but more to my liking for that reason. Be sure and use sweet bananas though ... it really makes a difference. I like the overall appearance and texture. I also threw in some chocolate chips. Give this a try !!
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