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Banana Oatmeal Crumb Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2005
The cake is great! I used a bigger baking pan so shortened the baking time. Also, I used 3 large bananas and will use 4-5 next time. Other than that, people told me it was the best cake they had ever eaten!
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Apricot-Coconut Squares

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2006
I got some very ambivalent reviews for this recipe... Some loved it, others hated it. Personally, I found the flavor of the coconut combined with the apricots and walnuts too sickeningly sweet and unpleasant. Also, the SUPER crunchy crust was in contrast with the soft, mushy filling wasn't pleasant. Will definitely not make this again.
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Mushroom Soup Without Cream

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2006
Made this soup with plenty of variation... Didn't have leeks so used red onions instead. Also didn't have carrots, so replaced them with colorabi. Didn't use thyme, either. Used portabella and forest mushrooms, not button. Came out GREAT! Served it with wild rice, as recommended. Was really wonderful, full of flavor like no other soup. Great for weight watchers who're looking fora light, cream-less mushroom soup.
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2006
GREAT! Left out the white sugar the second time I baked them (exactly one day after the first batch), because I thought they were a little too sweet. A winner.
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Chocolate Revel Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2006
These were quite nice. I thought they were pretty bland, though my mom and her friends thought they were awesome. I think the 9X13 pan is too small, and the bottom layer of the dough came out too thick for my liking.
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Great Nana's Secret Ingredient Date Nut Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2006
The cake was extremely temperamental. It seemed like there was too much liquid to be absorbed, so instead of using the whole 1 3/4 cups of coffee, only used one. It was still very liquidy. Instead of baking it for an hour, I soon realized the cakes were browning way too fast, and had to shorten the time to 40 minutes, at 150 C. The taste was similar to the tradiotional Jewish honey-cake. Since I don't like that cake, I didn't like this cake either. I presume date-lovers will love it, since I was very moist and sweet, but overall- I wouldn't make it again.
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Chocolate Cut Out Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2006
These were nice enough for 5 year-old birthday party. They're easy to roll and cut, the flavor is very agreeable. Nothing gourmet about it, though, so will stick to making cute chocolate ducks for kids.
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Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2006
Substituted cranberries for blueberries. Came out very butter-flavored, that's what i didn't like about it. The cake itself is fine, moist and nice. Apart from the cranberries, it has a very plain, almost childish flavor (of butter!). The pecan and cinnamon mixture blended too much with the cake batter, so it didn't stand out and give a "kick" to the cake. All in all, nothing to write home about.
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California Style Israeli Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2006
The taste was good, but as an Israeli girl I must say- NOT very authentic! We don't even have jicama in Israel! Let alone English cucumbers! The usual salad spices are black pepper, salt, lots of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and maybe chopped green onion or parsley. I recomment adding a couple of grated carrots.
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Summerly Squash

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2006
Terrific! I didn't use the bay leaf because I fogot to, and used lots of fresh basil instead of dried. Perfect! Nothing beats the old tomato-garlic-basil combo. Very nice, highly recommended.
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Vegan Split Pea Soup I

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2006
This is EXCELLENT! Tons of flavor. However, after 3 hours of cooking the split peas were still not tender enough. So will add more water and continue to cook it tomorrow morning. Otherwise, this is great! Thanks for sharing.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2006
VERY good! The batter was extremely liquidy, I thought I may have not put enough flour. But it baked just fine into a lovely, moist, flavorful loaf of pumpkin bread. All the spices really add flavor. It reminds me of our old house keeper's zuccini patties, because of the sweet spices and veggie combo. In short: delicious!
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Chewy Granola Bars

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2006
Tastes good and homey. I substituted vegetable oil for butter, used more honey instead of sugar, and subbed 1 cup each of raising and almonds/walnuts for chocolate chips. I also used half the amount of flour lister, and processed some 2-3 cups of branflakes and quaker squars in the blender, instead of some of the oatmeal. All in all, turned out more like dense oatmeal cookies, rather than granola bars. Still good though, even if it's too sweet and heavy for my idea of a bar. Good recipe, will make it again with some more alterations.
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Ali's Greek Tortellini Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2006
Great recipe. I followed it exactly, apart from the tortellini pasta. My supermarket didn't offer them, so I used raviolli instead. Incredible! Great summer salad.
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White Sangria

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2006
Oh so yummy and delicious. And intoxicating. Careful.
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Great Green Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2006
Was not impressed at all. Was pretty bland for me.
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Glazed Apple Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2006
They taste great, but I think I must have under-baked them, because they're way too soft. I also didn't glaze them because I have frosting of all kinds. They're very well spiced, warm and tasty.
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2006
Everyone said it was very good. This was my first lasagna after 4 years of not eating meat, so I don't really have something to compare it to, but I liked it a lot. However, since I live in Israel and Italian sausage isn't readily available, I used a French sausage, diced. Next time I'll chop it maybe...
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Gingerbread Boys

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2006
Thinking I knew better, I didn't space the cookies enough. SPACE THEM! Other than that, they're great. Israel's supermarkets do not offer corn syrup, so I used honey instead. Thought the orange peel really added something extra. V. good recipe.
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Apple Oatmeal Crisp

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2007
I only gave this recipe four stars and not five because I think the while sugar can be omitted. It was too sweet for both my mother's and my liking. But other than that, this is amazing! So unbelievably easy to make, and the end result is delicious. Great recipe.
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