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Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2013
My mom made this when I was growing up, but I haven't made it myself in a long time. The secret to getting it fluffy is to add a splash of milk (sorry, but in my family we always just poured until the consistency was right - maybe start with 1/4 cup?) and about a teaspoon of vanilla. Then just beat it until fluffy. Hope this helps!
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Vegan Red Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2013
I make this recipe (with a few modifications) all the time! It's a favorite and is always met with rave reviews. Here's what I do differently: (1) Once the onion mixture is clear stir in the lentils and continue stirring for a minute or so. This will reduce the cooking time. (2) I use garam masala instead of the curry powder and nutmeg. I add this in with the lentils and stir for another minute before I add the liquid. (3) I use an entire 4 cup container of chicken broth. I add this to the ingredients I've already mentioned and allow the onion/lentil/spice mixture to simmer in it for about an hour while I cook the squash separately. (4) I roast the squash in the oven and scrape it into the soup, adding the tomato paste and coconut milk at the same time. (5) I add small pieces of fresh ginger directly to the soup shortly before serving. The bites of ginger add a wonderful surprise to the soup. It sounds weird, but TRUST ME. I have made this soup this way more than 30 times and often for company. Everyone LOVES it! Don't forget fresh cilantro to garnish!
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Banana Oatmeal Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2013
Smashing success! I took the advice of some of the other reviews and substitute 1/2 applesauce and 1/2 butter for the shortening. My fiance couldn't get enough! He actually finished the entire loaf in about 2 days. He apparently shared some with a co-worker who has already asked him when I'll be making it again.
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Savory Kale, Cannellini Bean, and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
This soup is great: savory, tasty, and warming without being too heavy. My self-proclaimed soup hating boyfriend polished off three bowls and took another for his lunch the next day. Thanks for sharing this great and healthy recipe!
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Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2009
Growing up my best friend's mother made the best chili. Whenever she made it he'd call me (and the 3rd in our trio) and we'd find an excuse to come over right before dinner. This is almost exactly her recipe. To make Mrs. Smith's chili follow this recipe, but use pinto beans in place of the light kidney beans. Also, use one whole red onion sauteed with some minced garlic, a 1&1/2 teaspoons of cumin, and black pepper to taste. YUM YUM YUM.
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Magic Cookie Bars I

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2009
I have been making this recipe with rave reviews for years. Here are my suggestions: (1) Mix the graham crackers with the butter to make a firmer crust. (2) Use pecans instead of walnuts (3) Add the condensed milk last to help everything hold together better. You shouldn't need the whole can, just most of it. Enjoy!
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Apple Banana Cupcakes

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2009
These were absolutely delicious! I took the advice of another reviewer and chopped the apples, instead of shredding them. The small chunks of apples were really great. I also used whole wheat flour and added about half a cup of raisins and 2&1/2 tablespoons of wheat germ. They came out moist and very hearty. We'll definitely be using this recipe a lot. Thanks Barbara!
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Italian Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2009
I made this on Saturday for a barbeque. I was looking for a potato salad that wouldn't leave me concerned about the mayo in the heat - this was perfect! I got several compliments on how nice and light it was. I did substitute sliced black olives for the stuffed ones and halved cherry tomotoes for the Romas - they just hold up better. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: May 28, 2009
Wow! I made these for my Memorial Day barbeque last weekend and they were a hug hit! Some of the guys actually stopped eating the meat and switched to these! I did find them a little soft to work with, but took another reviewer's suggestion and cooked them frozen. I cooked them on the grill on a piece of foil, which worked well and then baked one in the oven for lunch on Tuesday. Yum yum! One suggestion: make sure to use a non-stick spray if grilling or baking. Otherwise they stick and come apart when you try to flip them. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!
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Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff

Reviewed: May 18, 2007
This dish was a staple in our house when I was growing up. My mother usually made this version with stew beef though, instead of ground beef. When I first started making it myself, it never tasted quite the same, until one day she told me her secret. Use real butter (not oil or margarine) for all the sauteeing. It adds some calories, true, but the flavor will be drastically improved.
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Authentic Potato Pancakes

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2006
These were absolutely great! We added a sweet potato to add more color and a more interesting flavor. They weren't as oily as other recipes, which made them really nice. Thanks for a great recipe!!
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