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Gob Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2007
I have to say, I have never had a whoopie pie or a "gob," but this cake tastes exactly like those little hostess chocolate cupcakes with the cream filling I remember eating as a kid. My husband, who is allergic to eggs and can't have most cakes, absolutely loved it. For me it was very easy to make with ingredients I always have on hand. It tasted great with caramel frosting. Next time I might try to inject some cream into it and frost it with chocolate frosting... maybe I'll even try cupcakes. There was no question in my husband's mind that this recipe gets 5 stars.
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Vegan Brownies

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2007
I was trying to find a recipe that both my husband and I could enjoy. He is allergic to eggs. I have made brownies in the past using cake mix and pudding or with mixes from specialty mixes like cherrybrook kitchen. By comparison, these were edible. I can't really think of them as brownies. They were sweet, but despite the cocoa powder they just did not seem chocolate-y enough. They were also a little greasy, but this recipe just did not do anything for me. They cooked beautifully and looked like brownies. The taste was just off. Disappointing if you've ever had anything close to the real thing.
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Vegetable Quiche Cups to Go

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2007
This was very tasty and easy to make. I only had fresh baby spinach, so i wilted it and added it to the egg mixture. I didn't have any bell peppers so I skipped it. I also added a couple slices of bacon that I crumbled and a little extra hot sauce. I didn't have any muffin cups, so I just used baking spray and the eggs popped right out of the pan. These are a terrific way to start the day. Thanks!
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Apple Chicken Quesadillas

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2007
This was pretty good. Different than my regular quesadillas with the addition of the apple. I also added some crumbled bacon to the mix and it was really tasty. I was a little skeptical about the apples with the corn and salsa and sour cream, but it worked well. When I make it again, I will definitely chop the apples to make the mixture more uniform so that the ingredients get more evenly distributed in the quesadilla. As for baking vs. frying, I didn't notice much of a difference flavorwise because I use cooking spray in the skillet anyway. I did notice that this takes me a lot longer to cook because of the baking time (twice as long as usual was still under 15 minutes, but when you're hungry it seems like forever). Next time I think I will just make it on the stove. Cilantro would probably be a nice addition.
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Spinach, Egg, and Pancetta with Linguine

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2007
This recipe was very disappointing. I loved the idea of this combination of ingredients, but it came out very bland. The red pepper flakes overpower the subtle flavors of the other ingredients. I also felt that it was missing something (flavor?). Another reviewer suggested sun dried tomatoes which probably would be good, but it seems like the other ingredients would not be necessary if you added any other strong flavor. I will not make this again.
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Smokin' Scovilles Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2007
This is fantastic chili! My husband and I were trying to recreate (and make healthier) our favorite chili fries from a restaurant where we used to live. I made a couple changes based on what I had (or didn't have) on hand. I only had one pound of ground turkey so I added two cans of kidney beans. I omitted the liquid smoke and the habanero pepper(didn't have any). I used one green and one red bell pepper. I like corn in my chili so I used a whole can of corn. I don't have beer in the house so I used some red wine. I only used 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes and didn't use hot sauce because my husband doesn't like spicy food. It still came out pretty spicy. I liked the little bit of sweetness from the hot cocoa mix, but wanted a bit more so I added a couple tablespoons of honey. It was great served over potato wedges with cheese, sour cream, crumbled bacon, diced tomatoes, chopped green onions and pickled jalapeno slices on top. I will make this again and again. Be sure to have lots of water handy!
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Grandma's Gingersnap Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2007
This is the best ginger cookie I have ever had! I made a couple batches at Christmas. When the recipe is followed exactly, sifting and all, the cookies come out beatiful with a crackled top. But I got lazy and only sifted the second batch once. The tops didn't crackle, but the cookie was still delicious. I will be making these every year.
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Crispy Potato Wedges

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2007
I love these oven fries. I only made a couple of small changes. I cut the potatoes into 8 wedges instead of 12 to make the oven fries a little more substantial. Instead of salt, I used Lawry's seasoned salt. Delicious served plain, with ketchup, or topped with turkey chili and jalapeno slices. For easy clean up, I covered my baking sheets with aluminum foil and sprayed the foil with cooking spray so they wouldn't stick.
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Irish Bannock

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2007
I made this as a last minute addition to our St. Patrick's Day meal. I pretty much followed the recipe. I didn't have any buttermilk on hand so I substituted skim milk with a tbsp of vinegar mixed in. I soaked the currants in some warm water before mixing them in. Also, I carelessly dumped the whole cup of milk in rather than adding it until the dough was soft. It made for a wet, sticky dough that I was unable to knead, but I shaped it and place it in an oiled cake pan. The result was a lovely, cakey loaf that my husband raved over. We served it with butter at dinner and then we had it for breakfast this morning with butter and jam. Delicious and easy (not to mention forgiving). This recipe is a definite keeper.
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Custard Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2007
This recipe was perfect for what I wanted. I was looking for a simple, tasty bread pudding like the one my mom used to make. This was easy, I had all the ingredients on hand, and it only took about 5 minutes of prep work. The recipe was not overly custardy, but I don't like my bread pudding too custardy anyway. The taste was good old-fashioned. I used skim milk and brown sugar and I baked it in a 9x9 baking dish (I think the 11" dish called for in the recipe would make the bread pudding a little too thin). I didn't make the sauce, just served it with a dollop of whipped cream. It was not out-of-this world fabulous, but it was comfy and delicious like something straight out of mom's kitchen.
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Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2006
This was a really good and easy recipe. As written the flavor is very subtle. As many other reviewers have hinted at: chili is not meant to be subtle. I did add more than a dash of salt (more like a couple teaspoons), doubled the chili powder, and added some cumin to boost the spice level. I also stirred in some leftover corn I had on hand and some fresh baby spinach. It would be good with another can of tomatoes and some kidney beans as well (unfortunately I didn't have any on hand). I rated this at 4 stars because it's a good base recipe: easy to make, very versatile (add or subtract ingredients according to taste), healthy, and creative. In a million years I would not have thought to put pumpkin in chili!
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French Apple Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2006
Very satisfying. It was very easy to make and the taste is very good. I made a couple substitutions which may have changed the flavor a bit, but still pretty good. I used middle-eastern egg bread (slightly sweet), egg whites (all I had), and sprayed the pan with baking spray instead of buttering it. For my taste, it could have been a little sweeter and a little more flavorful. Next time I may add some brown sugar and some spice mix (apple pie spice maybe) to the mix. YUM!
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Chocolate Eclair Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2006
This was very easy to make and absolutely addictive. It was a big hit and presented attractively. I had a little bit of the pudding mixture leftover and so I paired it with chocolate graham crackers for a mini version of the larger cake. It was also very tasty.
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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2006
This recipe was pretty good. I cut the amount of oil in half and it was plenty. Overall the recipe was easy and the potatoes tasty. I liked them better the next day. Like another reviewer, I noticed almost the same exact recipe on the box of soup mix.
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Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Vegetables

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2006
The filling for these peppers is terrific. I used basil and garlic flavored diced tomatoes and omitted the tomato paste (didn't have any). I also added some chopped fresh basil to the mixture. For the Italian seasoning I used dry Italian dressing mix. It was really tasty. A little Parmesan cheese on top and it makes a delicious and filling meal.
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Peanut Butter Quesadillas

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2006
I've got to give this 5 stars because it was quick, easy, and really delicious. A nice change from regular peanut butter and jelly. The only changes I made was to use a whole wheat tortilla, soy-nut butter (husband has a peanut allergy) and I used strawberry jelly because that was what I had. I also made one and added semi-sweet chocolate chips... absolutely sinful, but very, very delicious.
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Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2006
I actually make a very similar salad that always comes out delicious. In addition to what is here, I add red bell peppers and some fresh basil and spinach (because I had some on hand) and some dried oregano. I omitted the garlic because I take it for lunch and didn't want garlic breath. Also terrific with reduced fat feta. For dressing I used lemon juice, white vinegar, and a couple tablespoons of olive oil.
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Easy Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2006
This was very easy to make and delicious. I took other users advice and cut the cream cheese into the cake mix and then dotted it with butter. The only problem I had was that I didn't have enough peaches on hand. I used 2 15 oz. cans of peaches (with the syrup) in a 9"x13" baking dish. It probably could have used 2 more cans. I also sprinkled some nutmeg on the peaches along with the cinnamon. Really delicious!
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Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

Reviewed: May 31, 2006
After all the great reviews I think I expected more from this dish. The sauce itself was tasty and made the kitchen smell good, but the sauce imparted little flavor to the chicken. The most prominent flavor once cooked was the black pepper. Overall it was a so-so recipe -- good, but nothing too memorable.
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