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Easy Spicy Chicken and Rice

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2008
This was an easy meal and deserves at least 4 stars just for that! The taste was also pretty good. I used one can of diced tomatoes and one 4 ounce can of diced chilis. To that I added some garlic and onion powders along with some cumin. This was not a spicy dish and I feel like it needed a little extra kick for our family's taste. I ended up adding water - about a soup can full. To disagree with other reviewers, the rice actually was done in an hour.
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Graham Crackers

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2008
These are a good cracker. I made them for my 11 month old daughter because they don't have honey in them. The whole family likes them though. If you use the amount of milk (1/4 cup) then you will get a crispier cracker but the dough is much harder to work with. If you add extra milk, the cracker will get a little bit more cake like but will still taste great. They don't taste exactly like store bought though but still have a great taste.
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Kalamata Olive and Garlic Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2008
Found this recipe while looking for a roasted garlic bread recipe. It was really good! The method described really sped up the proofing process. I used my Kitchen Aid mixer instead of a food processor. Here's the ingredient changes I used: only 2 cloves of garlic as what I had was getting a little dry and thus more pungent and a Tbl of dried rosemary, crushed.
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Quick and Easy Shrimp Fajitas

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2007
Good basic recipe. I added 1 tsp. cumin and 1/4 tsp ground coriander (this spice goes really well with spicy seafood in my mind). Also, I threw in the zest of one lime and then the lime's juice to make it a little zestier. Loved it with guacamole.
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Cranberry Streusel Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2007
This is a great looking pie. The food processor worked great for chopping the cranberries up. I also increased the sugar to one cup and used pecans in place of walnuts. It has a taste that I would say is a mix between a rhubarb and a cherry pie. Try it for a sweet tart taste.
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Basic Flaky Pie Crust

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2007
Wonderful pie crust. I used butter at fridge temp and ended up using about 4 Tbls of ice water. I think the amount of water you use will depend a lot on the weather that day. I lightly worked it, wrapped it in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for an hour. Took it out started to roll it and it was a little too crumbly. So I worked it a little more (lightly) and it finally came together very nicely. Rolled it out on a lightly floured surface turning after each roll to get a nice circle shape. Baked crust was immensely flaky and had a good taste.
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Ranch Dressing II

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2007
Pretty good. If you want a dip for cut veggies - use the sour cream. If you want a dressing to drizzle over salad - use buttermilk.
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Tomato-Cream Sauce for Pasta

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2007
This was great. It is tomato season so I just used oven roasted roma-style tomatos from the garden. I omitted the sugar - not a big fan of sweet sauces and pureed it with an immersion blender. Turned out great.
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Roasted Corn Salsa

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2007
This was pretty tasty. I used 6 smallish roma tomatos. Unfortunately I didn't have any cilantro but I made up the flavor by adding extra lime juice. Served it with a spice rubbed tilapia.
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Creamy Banana Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2007
Great banana bread recipe. Made just as stated only I omitted the nuts cause I didn't have any on hand. I also decided to add a strudel topping which added a sweet crunch to the top (mixture of sugar, cinnamon, butter and flour).
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No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2007
This was okay. It never did set up perfectly, even over night. I think this was do to the evaporated milk. I got it to form peaks by chilling it AND the bowl I whipped it in but it deflated very quickly. I suggest using whipped topping instead as other people have suggested. Also, I would then decrease the amount of sugar in the recipe to counterbalance the sweetness of the whipped topping.
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Sweet and Sour Pork Chops

Reviewed: May 25, 2007
These were pretty good! I followed the recipe (I used sweet chili sauce - like what you would use for Chinese sweet and sour chicken) and spicy mustard. I ended up adding a couple teaspoons of sugar to balance out the mustard I chose. Instead of using the broiler, I grilled the chops outside and chose chops that were an inch thick. Good flavor. My husband thought they were marinated. Turned out very juicy.
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Smothered Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2007
I really enjoyed this recipe - thought it was great but my husband was not as sold on it. He thought it needed some bbq sauce to dip it in - will probably do this next time. I also bumped up the lemon pepper to 1 tsp to give some more zest and thought that worked nicely.
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Sunday Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2007
Great recipe, easy to make. The dough is very, very sticky. I used lots of flour to roll them out. These have a slightly sweeter taste to them.
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2007
This was awesome - I got great compliments on it at a Super Bowl Party. A few people requested the recipe. I didn't add the cheese - just seemed over the top. I also baked it at 250 for a couple of hours before the party instead of using a crockpot.
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Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2007
Great basic cream cheese frosting. Very easy and quick to make in stand mixer.
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Pumpkin Bars I

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2007
Great recipe. I cut in half and it filled a 9 x 13 just right. Wonderful with cream cheese frosting. Didn't add raisins but think they would be wonderful in this recipe.
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Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2006
These were really great - happy to give them a 5 star rating. To make the dough, I used my food processor. This really made the job easy. I've now got a new biscuit recipe to use which I feel is healthier than my standard white biscuit recipe.
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Easy White Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2006
Great recipe. My dh can't eat tomatos due to acid reflux but loves chili. This worked great for us. I added extra cumin and used much less cayenne than called for. I also served with lime wedges and that added a great flavor brightener to the dish. Overall, a great recipe!
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Zucchini Bread III

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2006
This was a really good zucchini bread. The only thing I thought should happen would be to cut the cinnamon in half. I think the full amount is too strong and leaves a slight aftertaste.
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