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Apricot Barley Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2014
Awful and bland. I hated this and felt it was a waste of ingredients. I followed the recipe exactly.
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Roasted Root Vegetables With Apple Juice

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2012
This is a wonderful recipe—the flavors are lovely, the vegetables and stock can be varied without detracting from the flavor, and the left-overs are even more delicious the next day—yet it remains only a special occasion dish for my family because it's very time-consuming to make. As other reviewers have noted, it takes longer for the liquid to reduce than the recipe states, and much MUCH longer for it to roast in the over, however that's not entirely a bad thing; I now roast this recipe covered for one hour, then remove it and toss the vegetables, and roast for another hour uncovered, tossing it once more afte thirty minutes to ensure that none of the vegetables dries out. My husband is a very picky eater and I love parsnips, so it's nice to have a parsnip dish we can both enjoy, and this dish has been a hit at Thanksgiving for the last two years, so I highly recommend it. However, as I stated above, the prep and cooking time is much longer than the recipe states, so make this dish the night ahead and just warm it up in the over before serving.
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Vegan Baked Beans

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
I found this recipe to be just awful. I followed the directions exactly, but the resulting beans were inedible. I will not be making this again.
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Sweet Potato Pie VII

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2011
This is one of the best sweet potato pie recipes I've tried. I usually make a spicy pie, but I just added minimal spices to this pie and it was wonderful: just a slight hint of nutmeg and allspice to enhance the delicious sweet potato flavor, which really shines in this pie! I think I'll make my traditional spicy sweet potato pie and this one for Christmas, to figure out which I really like best, but this pie has already become one of my favorites. I substituted evaporated milk for buttermilk, because I don't keep buttermilk on hand, and I replaced the white sugar with 1/8 Cup of molasses, because I prefer to avoid white sugar whenever possible.
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Okra, Chicken and Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2011
This recipe just doesn't work.
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Chocolate Butter-Creme Frosting

Reviewed: May 22, 2010
This is a rich, delicious, chocolate icing, which is also easy to make. Next time I'll double the recipe so I can cover my cake more generously. I used this recipe with the Four Egg Yellow Cake from this 'site for my husband's birthday cake and he loved it.
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Four Egg Yellow Cake

Reviewed: May 22, 2010
This cake turns out moist, delicious, and not-too-dense. A bit more eggy tasting than other yellow cake recipes I've used, but very good. I used the Chocolate Butter-Creme Frosting from this website with this recipe for my husband's birthday cake; he loved it.
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Dill Sauce

Reviewed: May 22, 2010
This is a tasty, tangy dip. I enjoyed it with the salmon patties I made, but it would be good with a tray of crudites, too. I had to substitute Creole mustard, so I my dip had a bit more zip, but I still enjoyed it. I think that fresh dill is very important for this recipe, because I've made it with dried and the flavor just falls flat; it's easy to keep a patch of dill growing in your garden, on your patio, or even as a houseplant in a sunny window so you can have fresh dill whenever you want it!
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Johnson Family Cinnamon Rolls

Reviewed: May 16, 2010
I love these cinnamon rolls! They aren't the huge, gross, overly-sweet, and overly-sticky cinnamon buns available at the store or a certain cinnamon roll shop found in malls and air ports. These cinnamon rolls are just sweet enough, small enough that one roll is a reasonable portion for one person, and the rolls are delicious iced lightly with a cream cheese frosting. These cinnamon rolls didn't last a day when I made them for my friends and family and I'll definitely make them again. The only change I made was to add extra cinnamon to the cinnamon-sugar mixture and I iced them with a vanilla cream cheese frosting.
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Zesty Tilapia with Mushrooms

Reviewed: May 16, 2010
This recipe was easy, but not thrilling. Tilapia is a rather bland fish and I feel that this recipe didn't add enough flavor, but I would make it again if I was in a pinch and needed a quick fish dish, because it's quick and uses ingredients I usually have on hand.
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Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squash

Reviewed: May 3, 2010
Easy, sweet, and delicious. I think I'll make this as a side dish this Thanksgiving!
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Golden Rice Cakes with Sweet Potato-Ginger Sauce

Reviewed: May 3, 2010
The sweet potato ginger sauce is very good, but making the rice cakes is just too complicated for the bland end product that results.
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Crispy Herb Baked Chicken

Reviewed: May 3, 2010
Easy and delicious! I altered the recipe slightly by adding a half cup of Italian style bread crumbs and instead of butter or magarine I coated the chicken in olive oil before dipping in the breading mixture. This recipe was so easy that I was able to make it on a very busy night and unlike other oven baked chicken recipes I've tried, this one is not messy. My family and I loved this, including my picky toddler, so I will add this to my regular rotation. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Thai Pineapple Chicken Curry

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2010
This recipe is easy, tasty, and pretty close to my favorite Thai restaurant's mussaman curry, although a little too spicy for my husband's taste. The only change real change I made to the recipe was to reduce the sugar by half and next time I may leave it out entirely, because the pineapple sweetens the dish quite a bit. Next time I make it I'll cut back a bit on the curry paste and pineapple, but add some sweet potato chunks and pecan halves. This was a great week night dinner thanks to the ease of preparation; to make it a little healthier I served it over brown rice. I also recommend using a fresh pineapple cut in to nice-sized chunks, because the fresh pineapple flavor really improves the quality of the dish.
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Spinach Lasagna III

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
This is a fantastic basic lasagna recipe that can be modified to suit any taste; the next time I make it I'm going to try a seafood filling and a white sauce. The first time I made it I didn't have Romano on hand, so I just substituted Parmesan; I doubled the garlic, added a half teaspoon of nutmeg, and used a mixture of Monterey Jack and mozzarella. I also doubled the amount of spinach and used half boiled spinach and half fresh in my spinach-ricotta mixture; I omitted mushrooms since my room mate is allergic. As another reviewer suggested I removed the foil fifteen minutes before removing the lasagna from the oven to allow the top layer to brown, which really adds a lot to the taste and texture of the dish.
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Rib Eye Steaks with a Soy and Ginger Marinade

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2010
I followed this recipe exactly and just didn't care for it at all.
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Lebanese-Style Tabouli

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2010
I didn't enjoy this recipe as written; there was just too much lemon juice, oil, and tomato included and the cinnamon flavor was all wrong. I substituted half of a large cucumber for two of the tomatoes, substituted green onions for a milder onion flavor, only used the juice of one lemon and only 1 Tablespoon of olive oil; I also used ground allspice instead of cinnamon and I added one clove of garlic and in the future may use two or three. This recipe is much too watery as written, even if the bulgur is drained after cooking, which it should be. With my modifications I would give this a rating of four; it's still not the best tabouli I've ever had, but it's good and I'll make it again.
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Black Bean and Couscous Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2010
Not quite enough flavor, but it was a tasty, light dinner that was easy to prepare, so I will make it again. Next time I'll double the amounts of cumin and corn, and I may also add some red pepper flakes.
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Apple Glazed Pork

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2010
This dish was barely edible for me, although my husband described it as "fine."
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Mandarin Chicken Skillet

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2010
I wasn't impressed with this recipe. It was easy and quick to prepare, but not as good as other mandarin chicken or beef I've made. I feel that the addition of canned mandarin orange slices detracted from the dish a great deal.
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