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Carrot Cake with PHILLY Cream Cheese Icing

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2009
Philadelphia will love this... I only used the icing as a quick save to some crestfallen muffins. I scaled it down to do the few muffins I had, and it was a worthy save.Everyone thought that's how I MEANT for them to look and taste. Yea!
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Donut Muffins

Reviewed: May 23, 2010
In mini muffin pans, there will be a yield of between 17 and 24 muffins. I over-filled the cups and still got 17. They are yummy, and terribly easily popped in your mouth, as Paula has warned. So, heeding the warning, I used apple sauce for the muffin margarine, but used butter for the dip and dip topping. These were fast, easy, and are pretty as the pictures. I imagine the butter/margarine in the muffin would be the tastier option (as written). Thanks for posting.
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Runza Burritos International

Reviewed: May 18, 2010
Love this. I added a couple of chopped shitake mushrooms and julienne'd carrot coins to the veggie portion, and used smaller tortillas...rendering a serving as two smaller stuffed spinach tortillas. I served with Yogurt Spinach Dip from this site. Excellent combination of flavors.
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Yogurt Spinach Dip

Reviewed: May 15, 2010
I think this is quick, easy and refreshing. I reduced the mayo by half and upped the yogurt by half. Also, I used salt substitute allowing the salt from chips to be the salty. Mine seemed as though it could handle more spinach, so I added more than the one cup. But with fresh spinach how does one measure 1 cup? Anyway, this is a refreshing take on spinach dip; I think it does lend itself to topping hot meat sandwiches or stuffed pitas. For winter I might go with a hot cheesy recipe. This, though, chilled is refreshing, and since yogurt and mayo are used and low fat versions are available, it can be made with an eye on fat. So, not the richest tasting, but simple, quick, tasty.
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Marci’s Noyo Harbor Pan Roast

Reviewed: May 13, 2010
This came together without a hitch. I opted for the low end of the cayenne, but might should have nudged forward just a tad above. I used taro (cod) and kani (crab). We enjoyed this with a crusty bread on the side, as suggested. Thank you for posting the recipe and for even posting a blog walking me through the (nearly) uncharted waters of cooking with fish(!)
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
I wasn't going to make these, but they just looked too fun to pass up. So, with just the two of us here, I reduced the recipe to "2" servings and made four mini cups in a tassie pan (mini muffin pan). Used semi sweet chips, because that's what we have, and reduced salt to a sprinkling of sea salt over the pb/sugar mixture in what appeared to be appropriate amount. DH liked, and we'll do again some time when we have the sweeter chocolate chips, but really the semi-sweet worked for me.
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Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

Reviewed: May 1, 2010
We liked this. I used it for the bread machine, and did a slight pre-cook of the shaped crust before loading it with our favorite sauce and toppings and putting in for final bake. That hot oven browned the cheese, and made this thick crust done through and through. 5/15/10 Made again. This time by hand...used 1/2 cup wheat germ for 1/2 cup of the flour. DH actually requested that I make this one again, and he seemed satisfied with the tweak. Still gets thumbs up all the way.
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Sensational Strawberry Kiwi Zing Smoothie

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
The zing is there, as promised. ;o) Made as directed, with an improvised vanilla yogurt. My smoothie looks thinner than yours, so I think my yogurt may not be as thick ?? Anyway, goes through a straw more easily this way, right? I was the only taker, as DH did not care for the zing; so, I have poured up leftover smoothie into ice cube tray, having drunk a whopping 1.5 servings all by myself. Refreshing.
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Omelet in a Mug

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2010
I used one egg, and sausage crumbles instead of ham. This worked great. I can see this being a quick and easy way to make a homestyle McMuffin. Perch the egg atop a toasted English muffin, wrap in a napkin and you're out the door!
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Quick and Easy Shrimp Fajitas

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2010
This was, as stated, quick and easy. It was also beautiful. You can add still more color and yet another later of flavor, by using spinach tortillas...oh and for adding tang...lemon or lime juice instead of water. ;o)
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Jamie's Minestrone

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2010
You don't even need another rave review, but you get it again. This was very good. I don't often get excited when I'm making something, but just putting this together was a treat to the eye. I took the liberty of using young green beans instead of canned, steaming them for five minutes before chopping to add when the canned would have gone in. Also, we already had some cooked spaghetti in the refrigerator, so I chopped the strands for the pasta portion, which may not have been as pretty, but was faithful to the flavor concept, surely. For any who are doing Weight Watcher's. This comes in at 4 points per generous serving.
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Spicy Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2009
Had we not been eating grilled "pumpkin" (kabocha here in Japan) rind and all for years, I might have been wary of this recipe. BUT you CAN eat the rind, folks! Simon's spice blend was just so tasty. I used a smallish kabocha, eight inch diameter, and one can of sweet potatoes, drained. I had about two and a half cups of chicken stock in the freezer which had half a large carrot cooked in, so used that and added cans of broth until I got the thickness desired (using a hand held blender and puree'ing directly in the cookpot). The flavor was really good. I serve with toasted wedges of pita bread, which seems a good match, as the soup is quite thick, even having "thinned" it, so wedges can be dipped to good advantage. Even with the smallish kabocha and using only 1 tin of potatoes, I had lots and lots of soup, and now besides the quart in my freezer, there's another meal's worth in the fridge. Good return on time invested. Thanks, Simon.
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Pineapple Sirloin Skewers

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2009
Used Worcestershire sauce instead of soy sauce, and added a splash of balsamic vinegar and fresh ginger to the marinade. Skewered the beef the next day along with red pepper, red onion, mushrooms (and yes, pineapple). This one got a sixth star from DH, but there seems to be no where to place it. Oh, well, slide on the tip of that last skewer!
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Hot Date with a Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2009
This one is company special. I could not manage to pound my chicken to 1/4 inch (and I was beginning to think the neighbors might be wondering WHAT was going on over here), so I slit the pieces and stuffed the slit meat, pinning with toothpicks and proceeding as instructions indicated. Had to substitute craisins for the apricots this time, but this worked well with the apple flavor. (Oooh, wonder what dried mangoes might be like!) Also, we are not the brave souls we once were, so reduced the cayenne by half with no ill effect. Truly beautiful, fairly simple (if you work around the 1/4 inch thing), and very, very tasty. Thank you for posting, Jack.
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Curried Tofu Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2009
The "kick" seemed just about right to me. The heat is nicely offset by the mildness of the tofu, itself. The heat and sweet was also nice. I served this in small sauce dishes as a side with Holiday Chicken Salad from this site. DH, not fond of tofu, was not impressed, understandably; it's a texture thing.
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Sassy Sausage and Black Bean Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2009
This was very good. I added a bit of green pepper at the outset. I had to use pork sausage instead of beef, but it was good. The salsa I used was Dee's Famous Salsa from this site. Like others, I felt it would play well over a starch, so we had it over a heavy duty corkscrew type macaroni. DH topped his with cheddar. I think we'll have take two tomorrow night by adding 1/2 cup corn and serving with a savory corn muffin.
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Thirty Minute Yellow Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2009
This went together in no time; I was very pleased with the resulting cake, and a bit surprised at how (too, too) easy it is to prepare that many calories' worth of temptation for just the two of us. Could spell trouble!
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Egg Noodles

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2009
Well...this must be easy enough. I've made it twice already. Once was a sort of impromptu "What shall we do for dinner?" moment, and quick calculations suggested this in chicken broth with some veggies and a bit of crumbled sausage. >>> I am still working on my technique; my noodle results are not as tender as I would like, yet, but I do think it has to do with my novice standing. I'll keep on.
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Date Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2009
These are good but due to food allergies and pantry deficiencies I had to change things up just a bit. I used crushed flaked rice cereal in place of the nuts...it worked. My cloves were whole, so I had to crush them ... that worked, too. I did bake 12 minutes after chilling batter flattened in freezer for 15 min. I just couldn't wait the full hour & a half chill time.
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Zucchini Yogurt Multigrain Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2009
Well I overdid the zucchini by guesstimating rather than measuring, and I substituted fresh pineapple for the apple sauce, because apple sauce is not a standard item in this region. When the weight of all that wonderfully moist goodness prevented the muffins from rising to the occasion, I filled the dimpled domes with cream cheese frosting, so the end result was a muffin containing: zucchini, carrot, pineapple, lemon zest and just a tad of lemon juice along with wheat germ, oatmeal, and rasins. Can't feel too bad about dimples with all that packed in!! (My bad...not the recipe's fault). Very delicious.
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