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Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Red Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2013
A great soup for chilly winter evenings! The only changes I made were to use olive oil instead of butter, & I used an immersion mixer to puree the soup (rather than trying to dump hot soup in batches between a standard blender & the soup pot). The immersion blender really is a life-saver in recipes like this! I served this soup as a side; the rest of the meal included roasted carrots, parsnips, & brussels sprouts, brown basmati rice which I cooked in veggie broth, & boneless chicken thighs baked in a dijon-&-maple sauce. I'll be serving this yummy soup as a side in the future, & also for lunches with a hunk of hearty bread. So healthy, & the seasonings enhance the warming effect.
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Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2012
Perfect, basic recipe. To lessen chances of it turning out runny, I steamed the chopped rhubarb before adding it & the berries to the flour-sugar mixture. To steam rhubarb: put a metal steamer basket in a medium-sized pot, & an inch of water in the bottom of the pot. When the water boils, toss in the rhubarb, cover, turn heat down to low, let steam for 6 minutes. Then just toss the 'barb in with the berries, & continue following recipe as written. This easy step can really help prevent runny filling; it turned out perfectly & was nicely set!
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Healing Cabbage Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2012
Very glad I had so much leftover to freeze! I used 1/2 a head of a cabbage that weighed 4 lbs. I reduced the olive oil to about 1.5 Tbsp, & when the onions were soft, I added in 2 stalks of finely-sliced celery & cooked that with the onion, then added in 4 cloves of minced garlic & cooked a couple minutes longer. Used chicken-flavored "Better than Bouillon", which comes in a jar. Added 3 thinly-sliced carrots along with the chopped cabbage. I used the liquid from the tomatoes, also, & ended up cooking an extra 30 minutes (at least). The flavor really comes together as it cooks, & is even better the next day.
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Turkey Breast

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2010
Easy, delicious, & relatively healthy.. total winner! Followed the recipe with no substitutions. Only change was I had crock pot on high for the 1st hour, then turned to low for the rest of the time. Very tender with a nice, not overpowering flavor (just right). Served with mashed potatoes & roasted carrots. Everyone (including 2 teens) was happy. Will make this many more times, thanks for the recipe!
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Moussaka

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2010
I've eaten Moussaka in a variety of places (including Greece), but this was my 1st time making my own. Also my 1st time cooking w eggplant. This came out surprisingly delicious! Instead of frying the eggplant, I dabbed olive oil on it w my fingers, then cooked 1/2 the eggplant under the broiler & the baked the other 1/2 (both turned out fine). My eggplant in the finished product was still slightly bitter; next time I will let it sit longer w more salt to prevent this. I accidentally left out the egg.. it came out ok, but I can see how the texture would be better w the egg & will make a point to remember next time. The only changes I made were to add a thin layer of cooked potatoes on the bottom, & upped the garlic to 3 cloves. The proportions were perfect, including the sauce. Like another reviewer said, you want a lot of sauce; that's how this dish is supposed to be! I used a glass baking dish that was the perfect size (even for all that sauce). The bottom dimensions are 9.25"x13.25", but it flares slightly to 10"x14", & its 2.5" deep. It says 3L & 3Qt. on the bottom of the pan (it's an Anchor Hocking from a set of 3 I got at Target, with this being the middle-sized pan). Hope that's helpful to some!
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: May 16, 2010
Wonderful!!! So easy, so healthy, so delicious. When done cooking, I dumped the beans into my stand mixer & used the whisk attachment to mash them. Trying to think of a way this could've been simpler, but I just can't. I will be making this VERY often; thank you so much for this recipe!
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Miller's Marinara

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
A great basic marinara recipe! I adjusted the salt to 2 tsp., as many other cooks did (pretty sure "2 Tbsp" is a typing error). Instead of garlic powder, I used frozen garlic cubes that I get from Trader Joe's (1 cube = 1 clove). Used 4 cubes, as we love our garlic. Accidentally left slow cooker on high for the first few hours, but after a good stirring & another hour & 1/2 on low, it was lovely & thick, with a rich tomato flavor.. so perhaps that was a happy accident, as we were able to eat a bit sooner. I'd actually cook it that way next time, too. An excellent topping for thick-gauge spaghetti, & wonderful partner for Meatball Nirvana meatballs (which are a *must-try*!).
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Hot Bacon Dressing

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2010
Quite good! We had guests for dinner, & everyone really liked this dressing. The bf & I agree that it is a bit too sweet, which allowed less of the bacon flavor to come through (really high quality bacon, too!). Will definitely make again, reducing sugar to 1 cup & reducing water to balance this adjustment.
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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2010
YUM! The very best meatballs I've ever made, by a long shot. So much flavor! My partner & I eat a fair amount of ethnic food, so we're used to lots of flavor, & a lot of meatball/meatloaf recipes end up rather bland. Not this one.. it was SO delicious, we both loved it! Only made 1 change, since I realized at the last second I only had 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs on hand. So I crushed a few saltine crackers to add to the mix, & it worked fine. I foresee myself making this regularly, & in double batches for freezing some (instant comfort food on a busy night? ok!!). Thank you so much for this recipe... Nirvana indeed!
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