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Swedish Chocolate Balls (or Coconut Balls)

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2012
These were great! I did end up with dough that wasn't holding together (I might have spaced out and added too many oats first, so don't assume it's the recipe's fault) and added an additional 1/4th cup of margarine to offset it. I also ran into the issue with the coconut not sticking, but after adding a very little amount of hot water (tablespoons of H2O?) to the dough it stuck much better. I think our house was a little cold and the cookies starting solidifying too quickly, so the hot water re-melted the chocolate and margarine. I added even more hot water and extra instant coffee to the last half, and ended up with a much stronger mocha flavor (but a bit of a 'blob' shape from all the H2O making the dough too wet). Next time, I might intentionally add extra instant coffee right off the bat - I loved the 'mocha' flavor! but as written, the coffee isn't really tasted, it just adds a subtly richer flavor to the chocolate, which is nice for kids (I used decaf instant coffee). I will definitely try with rum around the holidays, when we have some adult guests to share them with.
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Radish Top Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2011
An excellent, easy soup that I will definitely be cooking whenever I have radish greens on hand! I'm lactose intolerant, so I sauteed onions in safflower oil and used a little plain soy milk at the end. I also skipped blending because I don't particularly like blended soups, and found out after starting that I didn't have chicken broth . . . so I added a little thyme, then realized that my drumsticks in the oven produced a lot of juice while cooking and added that in - which included the juices of a pineapple sage and garlic marinade. This is absolutely going to become my go-to recipe for using radish greens.
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Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2009
I'm not vegan or even vegetarian, but I now add oatmeal to all of my smoothies. I grind it in the blender first as I prefer a finer texture, then add the juices or milks (otherwise the oatmeal doesn't mix nicely w/ the fruits), then the fruits. If you have a strong sweet tooth, try making this with sherbet!
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Indian Tomato Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2005
I was a little disappointed by my fiance's reaction to this meal. He liked the flavor, but felt that something beyond sauce + chicken was needed . . . recommended potatoes or peas. I would have to agree. The only change I made was using 1 t cinnamon (no sticks around) Will try again with the potatoes and peas, and this recipe is definately a keeper! I suspect that the changes will make this a 5-star recipe for me.
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The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2005
These cookies came out absolutely amazing! Were easy and quick, a good classical chocolate chip cookie. I read a previous person's suggestion to replace the baking soda with baking powder to avoid flatness, and decided to use 1 t baking soda and only 1/2 t baking powder, to make the cookies rise just a little. Came out perfect! When I didn't burn the sheet ;-)
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Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2005
About a year and a half ago I had to give up creamy cheesecakes, ice creams, and other dairy delights due to lactose intolerance. I am always on the lookout for soy-based replacements. This hit the spot. I followed a previous suggestion and added some cinnamon - however, did add too much (oops!), so be careful not to do the same! The texture was excellent, and I didn't have the patience to wait for the pudding to cool before digging in. I will try almond milk next time, since it is richer than either rice or soy. However, since I am used to soy milk, I didn't notice the soy flavor - I just think that almond milk might work even better!
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Lima and Navy Bean and Ham Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2005
Great spice combination, very flexible. I wanted to use up some left-over ham, and didn't have time to run to the store to get more ingrediants to really follow the recipe, so I really butchered it. Essentially, I used a reasonable amount of the dried versions of the spices with three cans of beans (pinto, black-eyed peas, and kidney) instead of dried navy & lima beans, used sparkling apple cider instead of beer, used extra ham instead of Italian sausage, and left out the Worchestshire sauce, chives, and celery because I didn't have any on hand. I also threw in a green pepper for some color. The spices came out perfect even without measuring, and the cayenne added a great kick - my spice-loving fiance was thrilled! Next time I'll try hard apple cider, and more of it (don't usually have beer on hand). Sticking with the canned beans, too - much faster, the whole meal cooked in about an hour including prep.
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