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Penne with Spring Vegetables

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2006
I liked the idea of this recipe, but made some changes to suit my tastes. I prefer my veggies stir-fried instead of boiled, so I cooked them in olive oil in a pan along with some chicken and some Mrs Dash. I also used whole wheat rotini instead of penne. All around a very healthy dish.
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Sweet Potato Pie I

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2011
I usually bake my sweet potatoes. I had previously baked several and then frozen the mash in 2c portions, so I used one of those. I also substituted soy milk and dairy-free margarine, but it turned out deliciously! No one would know it's dairy free!
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Lentil and Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2010
This was really great. I did it as written, but did not include the pasta. Might make it in the crockpot next time. It was a great winter soup. My whole family loved it. Thanks! UPDATE: Cooked this in the crockpot. Browned the sausage, then put everything in the crockpot, but only 6 cups of water. I had cut up the veggies the night before to make it easier in the morning. Cooked on low for 8 hours. It was delicious!
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Easy Chocolate Sherbet

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2010
This was okay as is for my adult tastes. However, since I made it for my dairy-allergic son, the amaretto just didn't work. I will try it again but with vanilla extract next time.
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Ali's Amazing Bruschetta

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2010
This is a really good recipe. I added a clove of minced garlic and used 1 t dried oregano instead of fresh. I also didn't have any Italian bread, so I used sourdough. I didn't bake it with the cheese either. I just toasted the bread in the toaster and heaped on the bruschetta mixture. Overall, a great, healthy snack.
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Cranberry Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2011
These were just okay for me. The flavors were good and the cranberry mixture smelled and tasted wonderful, but they were crumbly even after leaving them in the pan for a couple of hours. My cake mixture was very moist and gooey. There was no way I was going to be able to "press" them into the pan. Might be because I used instant oats, but not sure. Not sure the flavor was good enough to warrant another try.
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Ohio Sausage and Kale Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2012
This is so delicious and easy! I used only 1 lb. of sausage and a few more potatoes since the ones I had were small. A great way to use up my CSA produce!
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All-Day Apple Butter

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2011
This took longer than all day. Next time I will make it "all night" apple butter, starting it in the evening, then turning it down and going to bed. It should be ready to can when I get up! A friend of mine tried it this way and worked very well.
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Backyard BBQ Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
This was really good and REALLY easy. I love recipes that can be made with ingredients I usually have on hand. Our chicken took more like 20 minutes on the grill. Next time I will served over rice to absorb some of the sauce.
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Warm Fiesta Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2006
This was great! The only comment I would make is that, if you know you aren't going to eat all of it at once, then keep the greens separate from the chicken and the bean mixture until you are ready to eat it. Then you only have to heat up the chicken and beans. It will keep the lettuce from getting too soggy.
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Pear and Gorgonzola Cheese Pizza

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2011
This recipe has an excellent tastiness to easiness ratio. It is extremely easy and is really good. I served it as an appetizer at a party. Everyone was asking for the recipe.
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Vanilla Cherry Ice Cream

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2010
Loved the taste, but the cherry pieces were too big. I only halved the cherries, but next time, I will chop them more finely.
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Creamy Pear Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2011
This was good and pretty simple. I used a mixture of bosc and d'anjou pears. I did think the lemon extract dominated a bit, so I may try something different next time.
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Sweet-Potato Muffins

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2011
These were delicious. I used some leftover cooked sweet potatoes, about 2 cups and added them to the WET ingredients, mixing on low speed. I then added the wet to the dry and mixed again. I did add 1/2 c milk (soy milk) to thin the batter a little. I did not add walnuts or raisins, as we're not big fans here. I then filled the muffin cups about 2/3 full, getting 24 muffins out of it. I baked them for 20 minutes. My whole family thought they were wonderful.
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Jo-Ann's Power Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2014
More like 4 1/2 stars. I made a double batch in a 9x12 pan, used regular white flour (since that was what I had), added extra applesauce and omitted the oil, and used sliced almonds instead of sunflower seeds and walnuts. I cut them into bars and then wrapped individually in foil. I keep them in the fridge for long term storage, but they keep fine in my bag for a day. May try the chocolate protein powder suggested by another reviewer next time. My kids and workout partner liked them too.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2013
I followed another reviewers suggestion and added 1/2 t of cream of tartar. I also left out the nuts and used mint and dark chocolate morsels instead. Yum!
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Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2013
Easy and tasty. I would use more seasoning next time. Also, this created a LOT of liquid. While my slow cooker will kick over to warm after it's done, it might be better to get the chicken out sooner rather than later or get some of the liquid out so that it can brown up a bit more.
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Key West Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2012
Quick, easy and delicious! My three favorite things when it comes to dinner!. Oh, and inexpensive too.
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Salsa Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2012
This was delicious and SOOO easy. I used Pace picante sauce, medium heat, leaving the cheese off until it was plated to accommodate my dairy-allergic son.
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Lemon Blueberry Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2012
I liked this, though I should say I did not do the glaze. I didn't want it to be too sweet. Next time I may try it without the walnuts and with half white and half brown sugar..
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