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Garbanzo Bean Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free!)

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2012
I used two 15 oz cans beans, so added half again all other ingredients. I didn't want to use chocolate chips, so I followed online instructions and substituted 13 tbs cocoa powder, added 1/3 c extra sugar, and 2 tbsp coconut oil, for the recipe, since I increased other amounts. It made two small cakes. I used coconut palm sugar, instead of white, as I try to stay away from cane sugar. Then, it turned out I didn't have enough cocoa powder, (only had about 1/4 c), so I added chocolate chips, anyway, without melting them first, about 1/4 c, and blended the whole thing in my ninja (like a food processor). It turned out wonderfully! Great recipe. This is the second time I've made it. The first time, I followed the recipe. Both times, I've really enjoyed this cake! The texture is very good, as is the flavor.
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Favorite Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2012
I liked them, but I found them dry. I don't know if that's because of the sugar I used. I can't do processed sugar, so I used half unrefined cane sugar and half coconut palm sugar. I had a very hard time stirring the dough, like some liquid was missing from the recipe. I formed them into balls, and pressed them on the pan. I then pushed some pecans into them. They're good, but too dry, baked at only 10 min. They'd be good crumbled into ice cream, or made into ice cream sandwiches!
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Blackened Chicken Breasts with Creole Mustard Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2010
I saw this on TV, and looked up the recipe online to see if I could find it to send to a friend, without having to type the whole thing out. So glad to have found it on my favorite recipe site! :) I made this for dinner tonight, and used a Creole Spice that I found at the Dollar Tree of all places. It turned out really good. My daughter loved it, but didn't like the sauce, which I expected. I am wishing I had made more, because I think it would make really good leftover chicken sandwiches, using the dipping sauce instead of plain mayo. In fact, I think I'll do that anyway, and just use lunch meat tomorrow. Anyway, rambling aside, I really liked this recipe, and highly recommend it.
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Homesteader Cornbread

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2010
I made this gluten free, using 2 1/2 c corn meal, 1/2 c gluten free baking flour, 1/2 c corn flour, and 1/4 tsp xanthan gum. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. Very good cornbread! Thank you. It was just as yummy with honey butter as it was with chili and cheddar cheese! :)
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Best Ever Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2010
Great versatile recipe to use as a base! I added: 1/2 tsp almond extract, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 3/4 tsp cinnamon, 3 apricot and coconut logs, sliced, about 1/4 c. coconut, and about 1/2 c. sliced almonds. I topped some with cinnamon sugar and some with coconut. I substituted 1/2 the oil with applesauce, and only used about 2/3 of the sugar called for in the recipe. They turned out FANTASTIC!! I love this recipe, thank you!
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Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2010
This was pretty good. I used regular paprika and deli mustard (or spicy? Can't remember) because that's what I had on hand. Next time, I'll try it as stated. I did like it quite a bit, though. I'm always looking for new dressings, as store-bought dressings are never as good and I get tired of the same old stuff, so I appreciate the recipe! Thanks!
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BAKER'S Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2009
These were okay. I used half white flour and half wheat, chocolate chips because that's what I had on hand, and half margarine and half applesauce for the oils. I'm sure if I'd stuck to the actual recipe, they'd have been better. As it was, they were only okay. I think maybe without the peanut butter I may have liked them better. I prefer oatmeal cookies or peanut butter cookies, not sure I like them combined.
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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2009
This was really yummy! Definitely a keeper.
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Red Snapper Livornese

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2009
This was okay, not perfect. I served it over pasta. There's hardly any leftovers, so I guess that means it was liked around here. :) I halved the capers, because I don't like them but did happen to have some on hand. I also used a 30 oz can of diced tomatoes, undrained, following other reviewers' suggestions. I'm glad I did, it left ample sauce for the pasta.
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Six Week Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2009
Nice recipe. I used part high fiber cereal and part granola, and replaced shortening with applesauce. I also adjusted the recipe to make 18 muffins. Good base to work from.
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Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2009
This was so good! Even the leftovers didn't make it to the next day. I highly recommend this recipe!
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Chicken Tetrazzini IV

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2009
This was fantastic. I was short on Parmesan cheese, so I topped it with a little bit of a "pizza mix" I had on hand. Definitely will make this again!
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Creamy Italian Dressing II

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2009
Good, but I agree it needed more flavor. I think next time I make it I'll add some Parmesan cheese. I did add a little extra Italian seasoning, and a touch of salt and pepper. UPDATE: I actually make this dressing a lot, now, and always add my own twist to it. I prefer homemade dressings to bottled, and love knowing exactly what I'm eating, and limiting the salt and sugar. Thanks for a great base recipe!
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Cheryl's Spinach Cheesy Pasta Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2009
This is a fantastic base to work from. I changed it a bit, but really appreciate the starting point. Because I got rave reviews, (even from my kid!) and my husband requested I write down what I did, I'll share my alterations here: I cut down the oil added to the pasta to 1 Tbsp. I had a ton of beets, so I used beet greens instead of spinach. I sautéed the greens with garlic, onion, and chopped bell pepper, in olive oil. Then, I added a chopped zucchini and a can of mushrooms, drained. Then, I grated a small beet into it all. Turned it red, but the sauce masked that. Plus, the beet couldn't be tasted at all! (I dig invisible nutrition, esp with kids!) Then, I cooked the pasta, and put some spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a baking dish, layered pasta mixture, then greens mixture, then breadcrumbs (which I didn't have so I made some with toast), sauce, cheese, then repeated, topping with cheese. Baked it about 30-40 minutes, until the cheese was good and browned. It was delicious! Just as we started eating it, my hubby and I put red pepper flakes on for a little spice. I'd love it if someone tried it the same way, and told me how they liked it! My kid said, halfway through eating, "I'm getting seconds, this is so good!"
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Ten Clove Garlic Marinade

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2009
Quite tasty, thank you! :)
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Easy Morning Glory Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2009
Fantastic! I altered the recipe as follows: I used 1 c. carrot and 1 c. grated Golden Beet. 1/4 c. oil + 3/4 c. applesauce. Sliced almonds instead of walnuts, because that's what I had on hand. I cut the sugar down to 1 c. and used sweetened coconut (that's all I had). Lastly, I used 1/2 raisins and 1/2 dried cranberries. The reason I used beet in it, is because I have an excessive amount of beets at the moment, and my daughter thought the golden beet tasted like carrots and apples mixed together. I am so surprised, but these came out fabulous! They taste almost exactly like some muffins I got at a local bakery that changed hands and doesn't make them anymore! I'm so pleased, I just had to share. I looked for a beet "bread" recipe and couldn't find one, but now that I know it works to replace carrot with beet, I'll be doing that. They're so good for you! :) (Can you tell I'm happy? Or a nerd? LOL )
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Baked Spaghetti I

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2009
Love it! I followed the recipe with only minor alterations: I only had a 14.5 oz can of tomatoes (I guess that's the only size I can get around here) and so I added one chopped tomato. I also added a touch of Italian seasoning on top of the oregano. In the future, I may add extra cheese (mmm...cheese!) and possibly corn or some mixed veggies from a can, but I really enjoyed this recipe as is. It's a keeper!
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Cider Vinegar Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2009
I cut the vinegar down to 2/3 cup, and added water from a jar of peppers. I also drizzled honey over the top prior to baking. It turned out pretty good. I'd make this one again, but I'll add more honey and cut the vinegar down to 1/2 cup next time, and maybe add the peppers themselves to it, too.
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Lola's Horchata

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
This tastes exactly like the Horchata at my fave Mexican restaurant in town! I was so pleased with this version! I followed another posters hint about using canned milk, and it made a thicker drink, which I enjoyed more than the second time when I used regular milk. Also, I cut the sugar down a bit. Not much. Thanks so much for posting this one! :)
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Lighter Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2008
I usually make a recipe according to it's directions first, then make changes the next time. However, this time I followed some of the suggestions other raters talked about, and they turned out great! I enjoyed this recipe, and love it's versatility. I added the applesauce, and omitted one egg. I added thecinnamon, oatmeal, wheat flour, vanilla, and applesauce. I forgot to add nuts, so I sprinkled them on top, along with brown sugar and oatmeal. I used brown sugar in the recipe, only 1/2 cup. I think next time I'll boost that back up to 3/4 cup. I like my muffins a bit sweeter. Great recipe!
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