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Simple Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2013
Used sugar instead of honey and divided into 2 loafs instead of 3 - worked out great, especially to make bigger bread that's great to make sandwiches with. I put butter on top of the loaves after pulling it out of the oven and it has kept the crust soft like sandwich bread normally would be. Yum~
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2011
These were excellent. They were moist, looked just like the picture and had a great banana to chocolate ratio. I have made chocolate banana bread before, but I really liked the muffins to just have a tiny treat when I feel like it.
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Devil's Steak Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2011
This sauce was ok, but too sweet. I don't normally like sweet sauces on my steak, but because it got such good reviews I thought I'd try it and unfortunately, I just didn't like how sweet it was. It was a fine sauce for a steak, but just not to my liking.
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Red Lentil Curry

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2010
YUM. You can vary the amount of spices to your taste and there's lots of room for adjustments while still remaining very tasty.
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Zucchini Blossom a la Feta

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2010
I thought this recipe was a little boring and bland; If I'm going to eat a great ingredient like zucchini blossoms, I want a little pizazz from the recipe! I added tomatoes and basil to the top and that helped. If I were to make this again, I would add herbs to the bread crumbs and some veggies to the blossoms to give it more taste.
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Black Bean and Couscous Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2010
This was a good healthy salad, but the recipe as written needs more flavor. I doubled the cumin, lime juice, and added some balsamic vinegar. It was better, but still could've used a little more oomph. I also threw in some goat cheese.
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Vegetarian Korma

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2010
This was a great and tasty meal, served with couscous. I only had 1/2 cup of heavy cream, so supplemented with some plain yogurt. Tasty!
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French Baguettes

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2010
I made this without a bread machine and with fantastic results. I would mark it 5 stars based on how it turned out, but I did need to add oil to the dough in order to make it pliable and workable before it's first rising. I probably added about two and a half tablespoons of oil while kneading the dough. I proofed the yeast by combining the sugar, yeast, and warm water together and letting it sit for ten minutes. I then added it to the flour and salt and mixed. I added 2 1/2 tablespoons oil while kneading. Let it rise for 1/2 hour, punched it down and followed the rest of directions as written. It turned out perfect!
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Basic Pasta

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2010
This recipe was a great basic pasta recipe. I think I would reduce the amount of salt next time and I added about a tablespoon of oil, maybe a little more, in order to make it pliable. Without the oil it would've been too flaky to roll out. I personally would also try adding some herbs or spices to flavor the pasta, but I know that's not what this recipe is about, so I didn't rate on that factor - just a personal taste thing.
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Jalapeno Popper Spread

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2009
Wow, this was excellent! I love jalapeno poppers and this reminded me exactly of it. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Easy Batter Fruit Cobbler

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2009
I can't believe I haven't rated this before now! I made this at least a dozen times over this summer when our blackberries were in season. It was such a simple recipe and really excellent every time I made it. I substituted yogurt for milk once (forgot I didn't have milk on hand) and have done other substitutions without issue. It's a super easy recipe that's very adjustable...and much different from your normal cobbler. We loved it!
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Spinach Basil Pesto

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2009
This was excellent! I thought the addition of spinach would lessen the flavor, but it wasn't an issue at all. I added a little extra garlic and actually think it probably would've been fine with just the 4 cloves as the recipe calls for. I ended up making a double batch because I like the first batch so well!
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BAKER'S Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2009
These were good cookies, but a little crunchy for my taste. I'd also put more chocolate in next time, but I was a little confused on that piece since it said 6 squares (6 oz.), but in my chocolate bars it said that 6 oz were equal to 12 squares. I went with the lesser amount, which was probably my mistake right off the bat! What was I thinking?!
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Tequila Shrimp

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2009
This recipe was pretty good for a simple quick shrimp dish. The tequila I used was horribly cheap stuff, but it seemed to work fine and I let it reduce so there wasn't much left in the pan. I scooped as much garlic and cilantro onto the shrimp as I could while piling it onto my tortillas. Pretty tasty!
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Jalapeno Bread I

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2009
I love jalapeno cheese bread -it's the best! And this recipe is a great version of it. Since I don't have a bread maching, I made some adjustments to make it by hand. I used a yeast starter (combining the sugar, warm water, and yeast in a bowl and let it sit for ten minutes) and then combined the flour and salt in a bowl and slowly added the starter to it, mixing as I went. I added a little flour in order to make the dough a nice soft consistency as I kneaded. I let it rise in an oiled bowl for about 45 minutes and then punched it down, added fresh and pickled jalapenos plus 3 different types of cheese, all cubed. I put it in an oiled bread pan, and let it slightly rise again for about 20 minutes. I then baked it in the over and it turned out beautifully browned and fluffy white in the middle. Gorgeous and yummy! We ate 2/3 of the loaf as soon as it came out of the oven!
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Country Fried Steak and Milk Gravy

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2009
For a 15 minute chicken fried steak, this was awesome. I prefer a little more flavor in my gravy and a thicker fried coating in general, but I would take a lot more time to prepare something like that. I added a few seasonings to the gravy and to the breading to make it more flavorful and still have it done quickly and I thought that was great. The breading was nice and crispy and the gravy was good. Definitely a good one!
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Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup

Reviewed: May 14, 2009
I was surprised at how great this soup was - it tastes just like a vegetable soup should. I was afraid of lack of flavor after reading other reviews, but that wasn't a problem at all. I didn't use the dry onion soup mix since I didn't have any on hand, and I mostly used chicken broth (instead of beef) and I didn't use the green beans either. I did add a diced jalapeno for spiciness, and you can really tell in the final soup. I think the soup is great as is, but I also tried it with some Tobasco as another reviewer had suggested, and that's great too. I used purple cabbage since it was what I had, and it turned the whole broth a cool funky purple color.
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Asian Beef with Snow Peas

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2009
This recipe was good, but I think next time I'd add less soy sauce and more variety of veggies. It was a little too salty. I was also surprised this said it made four servings - maybe I went a little too heavy on the meat and peas (I eyeballed the measurements) but it seemed like 6 servings to me. I did have it with rice though, so maybe that's why it went so much further.
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Asian Fire Meat

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2009
This was very good and an easy recipe. I used the veggies that I had on hand and mostly just used the meat marinade from this recipe. I marinated the meat for a couple of hours, which was perfect. I then cooked the meat, took it out of the skillet and then added the marinade which cooked for about five minutes before I added the veggies. Once the veggies were close to being finished, I added the cooked meat back in, heated it all up together, and threw it over rice. Quite tasty and made great leftovers the next day.
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Armadillo Eggs

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2009
These were really tasty! I agree that next time I might just cut up the peppers and make more of a log out of this just for easier making. My jalapenos were large and I had no idea how this was supposed to look, so I was only able to make 9 "eggs". That's a pretty far cry from the 24 that the recipe said it would make. I loved the spice in these - it was perfect for us. I did add some cream cheese to the stuffing of the peppers, which was yummy. I also had to add one egg to the "breading" in order to make it sticky and hold together around the peppers. I would grab a handful of the sausage/breading mixture and then flatten it in my hand (like a hamburger patty, but VERY thin) and then put the jalapeno in the middle and roll the patty around the pepper. It would then take a little smooshing to make it perfectly fit around, but I think this method seemed to work well. All together a very good recipe. I have included a few before and after pics so others can see what it looked like for me.
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