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Quinoa with Veggies

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2011
Very good! My first time to fix quinoa and I loved it. I realized a little too late that I didn't have any oregano but used some basil instead and it was still delicious! Very easy to make too.
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Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2010
These were awesome. I added a few things to the basic recipe myself. I used natural crunchy peanut butter. I added 1 teas vanilla, 1/3 cup of oats, 1/3 cup of cocoa and then I used 1/3 cup of agave nectar to replace 1/3 cup of the splenda. I also added some cut up sugar free candies (Russel Stover's with chocolate, pecans and caramel). Adding the cocoa I believe helped the crumbling issue as did letting them cool first. Mine turned out with a nice texture and they tasted great! My husband is also diabetic and he loved them. They were also a hit with our non-diabetic friends who normally use sugar.
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Tabbouleh II

Reviewed: May 31, 2007
This is really good! I forgot the onion. I didn't mean to but it was great without it. I have only one complaint... There wasn't enough to go around. I ate almost all of it myself before my husband got a chance to taste it. I really like the mint in it. But I think I'm going to have to grow some myself because fresh mint costs too much at the store. Next time, I'll double the recipe and remember the onion.
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Baked Tortilla Chips

Reviewed: May 30, 2007
I'm only giving this three stars because it was just too spicy for our tastes. However, the concept is wonderful. I made a second batch and left out the spices and lime. We all loved them plain. But we also prefer our store bought chips plain, too. So, my suggestion is if you don't care for seasoned chips, just leave out the seasonings and lime and you won't be disappointed.
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Basic Flaky Pie Crust

Reviewed: May 30, 2007
This is a very good basic flaky pie crust recipe. I see no reason to use anything else. In fact, I bought some ready made crusts from the store and after I got them out of the package, I decided to throw them out unused and make my own instead. It's so easy, I don't know why I even wasted my money on the store bought. There is no comparison on taste or quality either.
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Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Reviewed: May 30, 2007
I've made this recipe twice now. I did not use soy flour because I didn't have any. I substituted white flour and only used one cup and two cups of whole wheat. I also used frutose for sweetener because it's easier on my husband's diabetes and still feeds the yeast. I cooked them on top of the stove in a hot cast iron skillet as suggested by another reader. That was much easier than in the oven. I think they turned out great. They don't puff up enough to make "pocket" pitas but they make great wraps or just butter them and eat.
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No Sugar Apple Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2007
I really liked this recipe. I used bottled apple juice and boiled it down until double because I didn't have any frozen. I also used a whole wheat pie crust. I thought it tasted great. So did my husband. But unfortunately, he is diabetic and it was too rich for him.
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Apple Pecan Cornbread Dressing

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2006
I think I will stick to making cornbread dressing the way my mom taught me. This was a nice experiment but it was just too sweet for our family's taste. We all missed our traditional family dressing. I wish I could share the recipe, but we don't actually use one. We just mix and season "to taste." I served this dressing to over 20 people (half children) and they all prefer a less sweeter dressing except for my one year old grandson. He loved it and even ate more for lunch the next day. Considering all the good reviews this recipe has received, I am just assuming that if you like sweeter dressing, this might be a hit at your home. It just wasn't at mine. So, I can't honestly give it a high rating.
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Carrot Pecan Crunch Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2006
What a delightful pie! Everyone at our Thanksgiving Dinner party loved this pie. It tastes simular to pumpkin pie and if you don't tell anyone, they probably will think that it is pumpkin. However, I personally liked it much better than pumpkin pie and it is prettier because the color is richer. My 7 year old granddaughter thought it was "supper cool" that it was made from carrots and the pecans from our own back yard. I liked it even better the next day when it was cold from the refrigerator. But that may have only been because I was so full from our Thanksgiving meal to enjoy it fully on the first day.
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Day Before Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2006
I really enjoyed this recipe and it was a big hit at our Thanksgiving Dinner with over 20 people. I loved the fact that I didn't have to peel or mash potatoes on the day of our big meal. A word of caution though... Make sure you PLAN when and how much you need your oven. It can be tricky with only one oven in the house! I made one change to the recipe. I added half and half in place of some of the sour cream and some of the cheese. We just don't care for sour cream. You could use milk if you don't want as much fat. But for Thanksgiving... we indulged!
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Turkey Brine

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2006
I really enjoyed this recipe! I also found the perfect bucket to fit both the turkey and the refrigerator. I used an oval shapped bucket that I bought cat litter in. Of course I cleaned it thouroughly but it sure looked funny putting that bucket in my refrigerator! I used 1/2 apple juice as suggested by others. I also turned the oven up to 500 for the first 30 minutes. But that was a little too long at that heat because the skin turned black on top. I tented it with foil and cooked it for the remaining time at 350. My 19 lb turkey took about 3 1/2 hours. It was the best turkey I have ever made. I will most definately do it this way again.
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Never Enough Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2006
This was a nice change from the usual green bean cassarole. I used frozen greenbeans like others have suggested and I really liked them better than the canned ones. I also used some fresh mushrooms instead of canned ones. My only dissappointment is that it was a little too cheezy for my tastes. I think I would prefer about half the amount of cheeze next time.
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