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Triple Berry Crisp

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2008
This was a super tasty and pretty dessert! I tweeked things a little for what we had in the fridge and b/c of other reviews. I only used 1 cup of butter, threw in a few more spices, cardamom was a complimentary flavor, and I subbed 2 tsp honey for white sugar in the fruit, which was a pint of blueberries, a cup of raspberries, a quart of strawberries, a quart of blackberries, and 2 fuji apples(so probably twice the fruit of the recipe). The apples gave it a great texture, and the two sticks of butter were just right. The whole family loved it and I'm sure it will grace our table many more times in the future. It did make a lot so we might half the recipe next time, but it was a perfect amount for a potluck or bbq. Thanks so much for this yummy recipe!!
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Scalloped Cabbage Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2008
HOORAY!! This recipe made my husband eat cabbage AND get a second helping! My toddler loved it and even the finicky teenager who "does not like cabbage, mom" ate her helping, too. (although no seconds for her) The only thing I did differently was added 2 celery stalks and sauteed the veggies instead of boiling them. I also used a cheddar/jack cheese b/c that was in the fridge. I didn't measure the topping either but probably used more than the recipe called for. The result was an amazingly delicious bubbly casserole that reminded me more of mac n' cheese than cabbage, which made my family happy AND still got cabbage into everyones belly,which made me very happy!! : )
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Peanut Butter Frosting

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2008
I love the way that this frosting tasted, like another reviewer stated, it tasted very much like the inside of a peanut butter cup to me(not the texture though). I used half the sugar and room temperature butter and peanut butter, and beat and beat and beat it. I was able to get the frosting nice and fluffy, and it worked well for my purpose which was between layers of a 3 layer cake, but I wouldn't have been able to frost the whole cake with it(hence the 4 stars). It may have even been too fluffy for the outside? I'm not sure if I did everything right as this was my first frosting excursion... but the taste MADE my cake!!
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Spicy Bok Choy in Garlic Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2008
The first time I made this I used the recipe to a T... it was so very yummy that the next time I added a bunch of fresh from the farmer's market produce...and it was also delicious and even more beautiful!! Thanks for the recipe!
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2008
I know that everyone and thier mother has reviewed this recipe, but I can't help it. It was just so very good. I subbed 1/2 cup ground flax seeds for 1/2 cup of the flour to boost nutritional content (and somehow make it ok that I ate EIGHT cookies throughout the day that I baked these!!) & dropped the white sugar for a squeeze of honey. Although I made a few changes it was nothing too drastic that altered the "flavor" so I feel like I can say that this is the very best recipe for oatmeal cookies EVER!(you might get tired of reading it, but...) Thank you so much for this recipe, Beth!
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Savory Pork Roast

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2008
Made this tonight, with red potatoes and ginger honey carrots(from the site). So lucious and moist! I LOVED it, as did the kids... the husband not so much, but that is b/c he actually likes dry pork!! So in this case his opinion isn't important. This was juicy, tasty, and had a great flavor.
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Honey Ginger Carrots

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2008
This was pretty tasty. I used fresh ginger and also added a splash of orange juice b/c they were lacking the zing I was hoping for, after that they tasted like what I was looking for. Thanks! : )
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Pakistani Spicy Chickpeas

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2008
This was so easy and super yummy. My toddler and even the baby(almost a year) both devoured it. I used tomatoes fresh from our garden(super sweet) and served it with broiled slices of fresh baby eggplant and zucchini(from the garden) and all of it together made a fabulous lunch, which tasted even better the next day!****EDIT/UPDATE**** Yesterday, I tried this for the first time with canned tomatoes instead of fresh(the season is over) and thought that an update was neccesary. I used a 15 oz can of petite diced tomatoes which worked out well, but b/c of the difference in flavor I ended up doubling all the spices, and also added about 1/2 tbsp of ground cumin as well to get the same flavor I was used to with the fresh tomatoes. Also just to add, like others have stated, I saute the onions adding them to the seeds, and then add the tomatoes. This is still one of my favortie go-to lunches! : )
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Cucumber Tomato Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2008
I subbed a little honey for the sugar... it is a great quick basic recipe for tomato harvest time!
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Pumpkin Curry with Lentils and Apples

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
This was a departure from my usual lentils, for me. I liked it a lot! My kids loved it too! I subbed spinach with kale, and a butternut squash for the pumpkin because that's what I had on hand. It will definitely get made again on our house. It is a great recipe to fiddle with for your own needs(like what's in the fridge), but also good the way it's written. The only major change I made was to add the cooked lentils in with the kale and apple, because I like my lentils to have a good texture still, but a very good recipe. Thank you!
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Red Enchilada Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
I thought that this was very good. I simmered it for a good amount of time and I did double the chili powder, as others suggested. I also should have doubled the recipe for my 9 x 13 pan full of enchiladas(12), but that is probably b/c I used it for seasoning the filling as well. I was able to dilute it enough for this time, butnext time will double so I can have extra. We will be making this again!! : )
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Rosie's Bok Choy Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2008
I'm glad that I didn't rate this right away... b/c I liked it MUCH better the next day! I added the dressing right before serving(like suggested) and found that the raw bok choy was a little too bitter for me, so that I actually liked it better when the dressing had a chance to soften the flavor a bit more. The texture was still nice and crunchy(my favorite part of bok choy) the next day. I also added a few green and red peppers, which also held up well to the dressing. I also thought that the ramen noodles were yummy and indulgent but would have no problem halfing them next time or leaving them out completely and still thoroughly enjoying the salad. So if you try this, see if you might not like it better after letting the flavors mingle awhile longer, just keep the ramen noodles and almonds out until right before serving! Thanks for the tasty recipe! : )
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Alicia's Aloo Gobi

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2008
I loved this!My family and I enjoyed this a lot! It didn't have the heat I was expecting though, which surprised me with the ingredient list. But for my first time making this particular dish I was very pleased! Thanks for the great recipe! : ) ***update*** made this again and it had much more heat..maybe used old cayenne last time, not sure... but thought I'd mention it... so yummy one of my favs from this site! : )
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Tofu Keema

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2008
Sadly, I think this is my lowest rated recipe so far! I wanted to like this so much, but even with adding to it after it was done there just wasn't much flavor to this at all. I tried it the way it was written and then added veggie broth and then added a myriad of spices, but it just wasn't the recipe we were hoping for. I'll keep looking!
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Unsloppy Joes

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2008
I wanted to like this more than I did, but gave it 4 stars b/c my MEAT eating husband thought it was good and that is always a big plus in my book! It did get better the next day when flavors had a chance to mingle a little more... but I also added after the recipe was done(b/c I wasn't really happy with it) so I'm not sure if it was the additions or the actual recipe. Again, the hubby liked it a lot, so I will be making it again. Thanks!
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Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2008
mmmmm.. soo good! These are super filling and stick with you for awhile, but so very tasty! The first day I made them I put a little pumpkin pie spice in some sugar and sprinkled them with it... and the next day when I used the rest I put some fresh whipped cream over the top and we had them for dessert!! : ) I added some ground flax seeds in place of 1/2 cup ww flour but otherwise followed the recipe. Thanks it was exactly what I wanted them to be! : )
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Beef Burgundy I

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2009
YUMMY! This was way better than I was thinking it would be, because of some of the reviews. I used a chuck roast because that's what I had. I think that people who thought it was tough might not have cooked it long enough... not too long. I ended up cooking mine for longer than stated, but that is because my hubby likes his meat very tender. I think it was a little over two hours. the flavor was awesome. I sauteed mushrooms on the side for the ones who like them and the flavor was still great. I used a wine that was pretty tasty to drink, & I think that makes a difference. I did add two cloves of garlic(pressed) at the end with the onions. I resisted the urge to add the onions in the beginning, and am glad that I did. I didn't measure my flour(or salt and pepper I added to season it) or oil... floured the meat before browning, and did a few different batches of meat to get each one totally browned. The sauce turned out a nice consistancy to cover egg noodles and stick to the meat. It was truly fantastic. Thank you for this recipe! My kids and hubby gobbled it up! : )
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Citrus Swordfish With Citrus Salsa

Reviewed: May 13, 2009
I thought this was great and my kids loved the salsa! I didn't add the sugar though, I didn't feel like it needed it with the fruit being so sweet. I wasn't able to grill, but baked it on a rack (over a pan to catch drips) in the oven. It came out perfect and was delicious!
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