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Creamy Banana Lettuce Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2011
What a fresh surprise! The banana/mayo dressing is just the right amount of sweet. Even my meat loving husband liked it. I substituted vegenaise for the mayo and erythitol for regular sugar. Tasted fantastic. I also used honey roasted peanuts instead of plain nuts I will definteley make again
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Eggless Egg Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2010
I wasn't sure how I was going to rate this but decided to go with 3 stars because it is a good base but needs so much more. I cubed the tofu and tossed it with soy sauce, cooking sherry, red wine vinegar, balsamic glaze and salt/pepper. I didn't measure any of these. I then brought water to a boil and added the marinated tofu and cooked for 15 minutes. While it was cooking I coarsely chopped celery, onion and water chestnut. Once the tofu was cooked, I drained it and added it to the vegetables. I used mayo (because I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out) and added more salt to taste. This turned out delicious. I am allergic to eggs but love egg salad. This is the perfect substitue. A couple of changes I may make next time: I love spicy so I may add either horseradish or jalepeno. I will substitue half the mayo with greek yogurt. And I will let the tofu marinate longer. I would also cut the tofu a bit smaller so that it resembles chopped egg more. So the recipe as is will bore you. But it is a great starting point and can please any taste with some tweaking.
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Hot Italian Giardiniera

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2010
This recipe is phenomenal. I am from Chicago and like my Giardiniera HOT! This recipe tastes so fresh that I eat it with a spoon. I put it on top of everything. Awesome!!! I did not use cawliflower because I didn't have any. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. Not quite hot enough for me so next time I will add all the hot pepper seeds. Thanks for the recipe
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Jesse's Ginger Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2010
I love this dressing. I was looking for something to make my raw ginger with. I stumbled upon this recipe. I didn't measure anything accurately (not enough time!) and I replaced the white sugar with 2 packets of Truvia. This is excellent. I used it on my salad with raw spinach, onion, beet, chicken, avocado and tomato. I will definitely make this again.
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Bread and Celery Stuffing

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2007
This recipe was so easy and fooled my grandmother who always makes homemade stuffing with pork. She thought there was meat in the stuffing. I put my in the oven in a casserole dish. I didn't really measure everything (including the butter) and it still turned out wonderful. I think the poulty seasoning really makes the difference. On a note: I used wonderbread white bread and cut it up while it was still soft. I placed it in a pyrex dish and covered it with saran wrap and left it on the counter. Some cubes were harder and some softer but it worked out perfectly. I ended up using more chicken stock than called for but I added a little at a time. Super tasty!!!
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Perfect Turkey

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2007
Wow!! Amazing is the best word for this turkey. This was our first time ever having Christmas with the whole family and our first time ever making a whole turkey. We made a few slight adjustments for taste. First, our turkey was 24lbs. We soaked ours in salt water for 2 days only because it wasn't defrosting. Second, we took a steak knife and made stabs in the white meat (like you would a potato) before adding any butter or spices. I guessed on the amount of butter. Third, we didn't have the fresh herbs so we only used a little salt, some pepper and dried parsley. We added the veggies and to the bottom of the pan we added cooking wine (white wine) and chicken broth. We ended up cooking the turkey breast side down for about 3 1/2 hours, flipped it and cooked it for another 2-2 1/2 hours. My mom and grandmother (both Italian) said it was the best turkey they have EVER had. My mother-in-law raved about it. 24lbs and 15 people later, there was a small amount of turkey left. I highly recommend this recipe. It won't disappoint!!!
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Simple Southwestern Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2007
I tweaked this recipe a bit to my taste. I did not follow the exact measurements. I used 3 breasts, a handful of chopped cilantro and about 3 celery stalks. I didn't have taco seasoning so I added salt, chili powder, cayenne pepper and paprika to taste to the mayo. I also added a dash of tapatio (hot sauce) and a squeeze of lime. It turned out excellent and is hard to stop eating. All the hot spices and tapatio can be adjusted to taste. I highly recommend the squeeze of lime juice. It adds a nice fresh flavor
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Conchi's Sangria

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2007
Holy Cow is this sangria excellent and easy!!!! I only had peaches, oranges and 1 apple. I halved the recipe and used splenda instead to make it lighter. Awesome! I believe I used the same amount of splenda. It was so good that my friends made me make more on the spot. They even ran out to get more soda.
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Old-Fashioned Potato Pancakes

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2007
These turned out really well. I think they lacked salt and maybe some flavoring but that is easily adjustable to taste. These are very easy to make and don't require a lot of time. My grandmother went crazy for them. I will make these again but add more salt and some extra spices.
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Bacon Quiche Tarts

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2007
WOW!!! These turned out fabulous! They don't look so great coming out of the oven but the taste is unbelievable! I didn't have bacon so I only used veggies. I switched the cheese to a monterey/mozzarella blend. I made them for a brunch so I cooked them to the shortest cooking time. I then brought them over to my parents and finished cooking in a conventional oven. Everyone loved them! They are great for brunch or breakfast. I will definetely make these again. In fact, others asked for the recipe...
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Carrot Spread Surprise

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2006
I would give this 6 stars if I could! Awesome flavor. I did not expect this dip to come out with such great flavor but it did not disappoint! I ate a bunch before I even served it. Even great on a spoon by itself!!! THANK YOU for this recipe!!! I will be making this dip as often as possible.
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Gingerbread Cookies I

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2006
I thought this recipe was perfect. However, I added twice the spices to mine since some people felt it was bland. They came out perfect for me. Not too bland and not too overpowering. The cookie held up well for decorating and they smelled great when baking.
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Blueberry Buckle

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2006
WOW, this is wonderful. And so much easier than muffins. Just the right amount of sweetness and blueberry. I will definetely make this again. A great alternative to crumble and just as easy.
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2006
Despite the overly buttery crumble topping that spilled over onto the muffin tin, these muffins are delicious. The muffins are very easy to make and probably don't need the crumble topping even though it is very tasty. If you make the crumble topping, use half the butter so that it doesn't spread. If I made them again, I would use coarse sugar on top instead. But otherwise delicious
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Blueberry Cream Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2006
This recipe was DELICIOUS bite after bite. The directions were easy to follow and the muffins cooked up into a beautiful muffin top without the spillage onto the muffin tray. The muffins are not too sweet and yet very moist. I will be making these again!
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