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Potato, Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2015
I made this recipe tonight to use up some broccoli and potatoes that were on their way out. I didn't have an onion or butter so I used an onion soup packet. Like other reviewers I added the broccoli to the potatoes after about 10 of the 15 minutes of cooking time. I used an immersion blender to break up enough chunks to get the soup to the creaminess I wanted but still leaving some chunks behind. I only had about a cup of cheese, so that's all I used, and I had a little sour cream that was about to expire (~1/4 cup), so I threw that in too when I added the cheese. Great, flexible recipe. The mister added Tabasco to his bowl. I tried it too and it's a delicious way to give it a little kick!
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Ruby Drive Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2012
I've been using this recipe as the starting point for (vegetarian) homemade sloppy joe's for years now. Making this recipe vegetarian is easy, cuts out most of the fat, and no one has ever been able to tell it's vegetarian until I tell them. Also, not having to brown the ground beef cuts out a step; I make this recipe in about 20 minutes including prep. Changes I make: sauté 1/2 of a chopped onion (any kind will do) using non-stick spray, add 1 chopped bell pepper (any color will do), replace 1 pound ground beef with 1 package of meatless meat, skip the Worcestershire sauce (to keep it vegetarian), and use whatever type of vinegar I feel like using that day (usually cider or white balsamic). Everything else stays roughly the same. Roughly because I don't actually measure anything when making this. I eyeball the amounts listed, mix it all up, taste it, add more of whatever needs to be added. It's great on onion buns, Kaiser rolls, or whole wheat buns as well.
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Peach Praline Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2009
This recipe makes really yummy muffins. I used frozen peaches and made ~30 mini muffins, and it turned out great. Be sure to not overfill the cups, otherwise the topping won't stay on properly. Very nice.
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Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup with Cardamom

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2008
Making just a few changes to accommodate the vegetarian in my house and to tweak to our taste, this soup was easy to make and had a very nice balance of flavors. Changes: I used low sodium vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, increased cinnamon from 1/4 tsp to 1/2 tsp, added ~ 1/2 tsp each salt & fresh ground pepper, and added ~ 2 tsp sugar. Easy and tasty, but makes WAY more than 4 servings. It also does make a thicker soup, but the thickness fit the richness of the spices. The warm flavor was great for a chilly night and was soothing for the cold I had when I made it. Great recipe!
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Cheese Ball I

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2008
So easy and so good! I added some white cheddar and onion powder as others suggested and added double the dried chives and garlic powder. I also used reduced fat cream cheese and replaced the mayo with nonfat plain yogurt to try cut calories.
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Monster Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2008
I LOVE these cookies! I'm a big fan of crispy, crunchy cookies, and these fit perfectly! I love the hint of coconut flavor and the crispiness rice cereal adds. I have to admit, however, I didn't follow the recipe exactly. First of all, I cut the recipe in half. Then, I only had 1/2 cup butter on hand, so I used 1/2 cup butter + 1/2 cup shortening. I also cut both the white and brown sugars to 3/4 cup each. After attempting to cream the butter and sugar, there was still way too much sugar relative to the amount of butter, so I added 1/4 cup cream cheese (was out of butter and shortening). Last change was increasing chocolate chips to almost 2 cups. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!!
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Coconut Curry Tofu

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2008
This recipe is awesome!!! Tastes great, very colorful, and easy to make! If you're slow with a knife, like I am, it definitely takes longer than 25 minutes to prep, but it's worth it! As with any recipe, adjust ingredients to your taste buds. I like basil a lot, so I used about 1/2 cup coarsely chopped basil. Also, remember that all curry is not created equal. You may have to adjust spices based on the potency and flavor of your curry. That being said, I added a little more brown sugar than called for after tasting the sauce before adding any other ingredients. I also used baby bok choy and a Hunan Red Chili Sauce instead of a paste because that's what I had on hand. The one complaint I have about this dish is that the coconut flavor is a little weak. I will probably add a little fresh grated coconut next time.
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Pirate's Delight

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2008
This recipe is amazing!!! It's so quick and easy and so tasty and really easy to substitute ingredients for what you have lying around. Great for a last minute, too-tired-to-cook-but-really-want-a-home-cooked-meal kind of day. I'd have given it a 5 but I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I didn't have saltine crackers, so I used Japanese bread crumbs, and I added about 1/2 tbs of Italian dressing mix. I will certainly be using this recipe again and again! Thanks!
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Chocolate Cookie Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2008
Great starting point, but not chocolaty enough. I ended up adding ~1 more tbs cocoa powder and melted down some dark chocolate with milk and added that to get a better chocolate flavor. Great for cakes, spreads nicely.
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Easy Hummus

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2008
I love hummus. This is the first time I've ever made it before, and it didn't turn out nearly as well as I expected given the rating this recipe received. I thought it lacked flavor and texture as written. I ended up adding extra virgin olive oil, some pepper, and since I was in a rush and didn't have tahini on hand, Chipotle Tabasco for an easy way to add some kick and flavor. Reading other reviews, I think leaving out the tahini found in most other recipes was a mistake.
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White Velvet Cutouts

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2008
These cookies are so great! Followed the recipe exactly, and they turned out absolutely delicious! Made them to bring to a holiday party. Perfect amount of sweetness for me and the other adults around. I made most of them without frosting, but the few I frosted were devoured by the kids. Definitely will make again and again!
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Bok Choy, Carrots and Green Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
This was an excellent quick & easy recipe! I didn't follow it exactly, but I almost never do. Firstly, I didn't measure anything. I approximated amounts and substituted ingredients based on what I had on hand. This recipe works GREAT for that! I used 1 large carrot, 3 bunches of baby bok choy, left out the green beans (didn't have any), and used 2 cloves of garlc and 1/4 onion in place of the shallots. I also used tamari instead of soy sauce. Otherwise, followed the order of cooking and used times as a guideline. If you've ever stir fried before, just follow your instincts. Had it over jasmine rice with chicken adobo (used a family recipe), and my fiance and I loved it! I will definitely use this recipe again! I think next time I might throw in a few other veggies, peanuts, and some tofu to make this a tasty vegetarian main dish. Great starting point!
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Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2008
These are hands down the best cookies I've ever made! I LOVE cookies, especially chocolate chip, and these are seriously the best I've had. My fiance likes soft cookies; I like crispy ones. This recipe can satisfy us both. I take his out after 13 minutes, mine after 16 (my oven runs a touch cool), and we both have perfect cookies. The only changes I made were to half the recipe and to use 1 tbs of vanilla. Thanks for the amazing recipe! UPDATE: I recently made these for my sister and she won't stop hounding me to make more! These are delicious!
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2007
This recipe was good, but it wasn't 5-star spectacular. The chicken flavor of the bouillon overpowered the potatoes and ham, and it was not very thick as written. Maybe my expectations were just too high because it got such a good rating. I think that if you scale back the bouillon to 1 tbs, add more onions, celery, potatoes and ham, and figure out a way to get the sauce thicker, it'd taste a lot more like a really good potato and ham soup.
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The Easiest Blackened Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2007
I really, really enjoyed this recipe, as does my fiance. It super quick, easy and tasty! I've made it twice now; once as is and once sauteing onions and garlic first. I prefer it with the onions and garlic. Note: Do Not be surprised if it tastes a lot like Worcestershire sauce. Worcestershire sauce is a strong flavor and is the dominant ingredient in this dish.
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Chinese Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2007
This recipe was very good, but I feel like it was missing something. I added a few small minced shallots, minced some of the garlic and increased the amounts of the soy sauce and sherry a bit. Overall, very good and I will certainly be making again.
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Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2007
I tried this recipe for a barbeque at my house, and everyone loved it! I marinated it for about 8 hours, but I definitely thought it could stand to be marinated overnight. As another reviewer suggested, I marinated the chicken and pinapples separately. I also added green and red bell peppers to the kabobs. Makes for colorful, delicious looking kabobs. Will certainly make it again.
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Herbed Twice-Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2007
These were soooo good! I added a bit more than 1 dash of cayenne and used paprika, garlic pepper and fresh ground black pepper rather than just paprika and garlic powder to top. Very creamy but not too cream cheesey. Will certainly be making again and again!
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Plum Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2007
This was the first upside down cake I'd ever made, and it turned out great! I made it for a barbeque, and everyone seemed to really like it. It was very moist and sweet but not too much. Following the lead of another reviewer, I added 2 extra tbs flour and a small handful of chopped plums and a handful of chopped pecans. Wonderful!
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Turkey Brine

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2007
I made my first turkey ever using this brine recipe, and it turned out fantastic! I didn't have a bucket, so I used a turkey bag and it worked great. The turkey was completely submerged in all of the briny goodness. I roasted the turkey according to the directions given in Cooks' Illustrated The New Best Recipe cookbook. My fiance thought it was one of the best turkeys he'd ever eaten! I will certainly be using this recipe again!
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