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Vintage Lemonade

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2011
i love this recipe! i've made this a couple of times already, and i totally agree with the mods - scrape off the piths, less sugar (~1 cup total) and more water (~1cup more). i also like to throw in some thinly sliced ginger peels (fresh) into the sugar to add a different taste! this recipe takes more time, but it is worth it! :)
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Lemon Chewy Crisps

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2011
this recipe was good. i added a few white chocolate chips to it. the cookies didn't taste really lemony when they first came out of the oven, but after a day or so, the lemon flavor came out more. i followed the other reviews, and added lemon zest and juice from lemons. The only real problem was that the dough was REALLY sticky, even after i had refrigerated it for a few hours. So it was really hard to get it off and on to the cookie sheet. But overall it was a very good cookie, and good to add to the typical cookie rotation of chocolate chip and PB! thanks for the recipe!
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Hummus III

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
this recipe is a great starter recipe for anyone to try hummus and customize. i usually add more garlic (about 2-3 cloves per can of beans i use) and have changed it up by using different beans - black beans (my favorite so far!), kidney beans (nice shade of pink when blended!) - and by adding other ingredients. i've tried adding one chipotle to the mix sometimes, or using sun dried tomatoes another time. Whatever you want, you can do with this base recipe. It's awesome! thanks for the recipe!
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Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2010
this was an awesome recipe, and a great way to use up some of the rosemary i have all over my house :) the dough was very sticky, so i did refrigerate it before i baked it. that firmed it up nicely. i'd totally recommend refrigerating it into a log of some kind, be it round or rectangular, so that when it firms up, its easier to slice and you have consistent shapes. but definitely yummy in my tummy! UPDATE: i was really short on time today, so i didnt have time to refrig it, and was making a double batch. what i did instead: put it in my cookie press, didn't put the 'press' part in, double clicked and sliced. that got me perfect circles! and the rest? put it in the entire press, clicked it all out, and formed perfect logs i then froze. next time will be easy to slice and bake! hope that helps!
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Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2010
yummy in my tummy! thanks!
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Biscotti

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2010
omg...this was hands down the best biscotti recipe i've tried. years past when i made them...they would come out rock hard, not so good...but this one...wow. using olive oil over other recipes that used butter made such a difference! firm, but not so hard...tastes good by itself or dunked in coffee. for me, i can't have biscotti plain, so i added slivered almonds (toasted), and chunks of white chocolate. soooo good! and easy too! i took the advice of others, and cut the dough as soon as i took it out of the oven; cooling it makes it more difficult to cut. and when i was initially shaping the logs (i got two), i placed alot of olive oil on my hands so it wouldn't stick to me. i don't have anise extract (never even knew that existed!), so i substituted 1/2 T almond extract and 1/2T vanilla. Yummy in my tummy! sharing is optional with this one! :D thanks for this awesome recipe!
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Iced Coffee Syrup

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2009
Excellent recipe! i've always preferred iced coffee to hot coffee, and having this recipe is the best! Easy to grab coffee in the morning with this...don't have to wait around for the kettle to boil, coffee to dissolve...etc, etc. Adding mocha is a nice touch too! and i used more than just 1/4 cup..maybe like 1T more..just for more flavor, esp since i has adding chocolate syrup, so didn't come out too sweet. But yeah, thanks for the recipe! i've shown it to my coworkers, who all tried it and loved it too!
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Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2009
Excellent marinade! simple, fast and my family thought it was great. i let it sit in marinade in the fridge for 5 hours, and quadrupled the recipe for 7 chops. only thing was that my chops were done in much, much less time (about 15 min/side), so they came out a bit tougher than i would have liked. but still tasy nonetheless!
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Hearty Split Pea Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2008
i'd give this recipe 4.5 stars. The results were really good, but only after i did the modifications suggested by other reviewers (substituting 2 c water with 2 c chicken broth, adding celery, 4 slices of bacon and more carrots). I also seared the diced ham to try to seal in the flavor, and add a more smokey-ness to the soup, but the ham still came out tasteless, since all the flavor came out into the soup. I fried the bacon first, and used that fat to fry the ham and vegetables before adding it into the slow cooker. Searing the ham really helped the flavor though, and overall, i liked the results. Next time, i think i'll go with the ham bone instead of diced ham, or just add the diced ham more towards the end of slow cooking.
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Balsamic Bruschetta

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2008
excellent recipe! followed the other reviews and added diced red onion (well...in my case, two shallots :)). the results were so good! such an easy recipe to make,and so healthy too! i'll be making this one often! thanks!
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Cake Balls

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2008
awesome recipe...i've been making these since last year! the best thing about them is the versatility of mixing and matching that can be done (choc cake/choc frosting/choc chips, red velvet cake/cream cheese frosting/white choc chips, yellow cake/vanilla frosting/choc chips...it's endless!) thank you so much for this awesome way to serve cake!
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Banana Cake X

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2008
This is an excellent recipe! I just took it today for a potluck, along with flan and a pound cake, and everyone at the potluck liked this recipe the best! It's so moist, and not that sweet, which is a good thing, so the flavor isn't overpowering. I followed other suggestions, such as using 3 bananas, and no lemon on the bananas. I also used a bit more milk (almost 1 cup!) than the recipe said, since i accidently overpoured in my 1c measuring cup, but that may have made the difference. Excellent!
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Earthquake Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2008
i absolutely LOVE this recipe for its ease and its versatility. I've even used butter instead of shortening, and it came out great! i've done it with strawberry cake mix for strawberry cookies. for the chocolate ones, i've even placed some halved andes mints on the top, let it melt, and spread it around for chocolate mint cookies. it's the best! thanks for the recipe!
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Peach Cobbler I

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2007
awesome recipe - ingredients all on hand, simple to make, pop it in the oven, and done! (i did think it was too sweet, despite switching over to brown sugar, and reducing it to 1c. i'll just use less next time :)) my family and friends loved the recipe! What's really nice about the recipe is that you can use it for almost ANY fruit...i've tried pears, apples, peaches...even used it to save some exotic pear-guave-like fruit i bought that didn't taste that great on its own.
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Italian Rice Balls

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2007
awesome recipe! i did what other ppl suggested, and added mozarella cheese and garlic powder to the rice. also, instead of using bread crumbs, i found that just smashing some ritz crackers and adding italian seasoning did the trick just fine!
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Easy Veggie Samosas

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2007
awesome recipe! with a couple of mods though...:P i added a potato and a can of peas to the dish...and also, blended about a third of it to make the flavors even out. i also added about a 1/4 c of chopped cilantro for some herby-ness, and also made a sweet and sour tamarind sauce to go with it all. instant hit!
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