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Mango-Pineapple Chutney

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2010
I skipped the onions because of family allergies and substituted a can of crushed pineapple for the real deal. Still great! Loved it with chicken breasts. Would be a fab sandwich addition too.
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Spinach Pomegranate Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2009
Love this recipe! Most recently, I was unable to find pomegranates out-of-season, so I had to do a last-minute substitution of mandarin oranges. Was delicious and colorful too!
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Lemon Glazed Cake

Reviewed: May 6, 2009
If you're looking for tangy lemon flavor, choose this recipe! A tip: If using a bundt pan, poke holes in the crevices (as opposed to the crowns) and pour half the glaze. Then, add another cup of confectioners' sugar and a drop of food coloring and pour the rest. This gives a thicker, more colorful glaze. Since my young daughter requested this for her b-day, I topped with multi-colored sprinkles. You could add something a bit more sophisticated (lemon wedges?)if serving adults. A keeper!
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Lemon Thyme Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2007
Terrific recipe with some slight modifications! I increased lemon to 3-4 tbl, reduced thyme to 1 tsp, added 1 tsp onion powder and some fresh garlic. My DH devoured everything left in the pan! I served it with salmon and the lemon was a great accompaniment. Thanks so much!
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Warm Tropical Banana Ice Cream Topping

Reviewed: May 22, 2006
Here's what NOT to do: DON'T use ripe bananas (you want them as firm as possible). DON'T cook them too long or stir too much --- just warm them (they get soft). DON'T wait any time whatsoever to serve this (it gets mushy and breaks down). The recipe says to "serve immediately" and that is correct! Good luck!
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Kim's Chocolate Fudge Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2010
It was plenty chocolaty, but um well....it just wasn't that GOOD. Though I followed the recipe exactly, mine was dry. If you try it, up the oil or something. As for me, I'm looking for another recipe, sorry to say.
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Almond-Crusted Halibut Crystal Symphony

Reviewed: May 22, 2006
Successfully substituted tilapia --- ask for the thickest ones they have. Made the time consuming sauce ahead and reheated in a double boiler. Like others, I doubled the sauce. Served for a dinner party of 8 and they're still raving. Not an "everyday dish," but a starred entry for special occasions! Recommended!!
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Candy Cane Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2008
Few tips: REMOVE IMMEDIATELY means "immediately!" These have candy (canes) in them and will stick to your pan like crazy. Be generous with the non-stick spray. Crush candy canes pretty finely. Otherwise, they melt during baking, leaving a big hole in your cookie and causing them to break. Make cookies smaller than you might think you need to; they spread. Bonus: You get a LOT of cookies per batch. I needed to bake mine 11-12 minutes. Test your first batch. My DH pronounced them "GREAT!"
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Jim's Birthday Pasta Salad

Reviewed: May 2, 2009
Suggestion: Needs a little color, so add red/green/yellow peppers OR broccoli florets OR peas. I doubled the dressing. I'm keeping this recipe around because it looks like a more sophisticated salad (because of the artichoke hearts and chick peas), but it's actually quick-from-the-pantry and easy as can be!
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Carrie's Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2009
I'm a "recipe tweaker," but with the exception of swapping out bow tie pasta for fettuccine AND lightly sauteing the tomatoes along with rest of the dish there at the end, I've made this for two dinner parties and kept the recipe intact. It's marvelous --- flavorful, colorful, crowd-pleasing. And because it comes together fairly quickly, you don't have to spend your life in the kitchen and miss out on the party!
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Tzatziki Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2011
Drain, drain, drain! That's the key to a good dip. I've made this without the oil and it works just fine. Instead, use the oil to spread over quartered & split pitas that you dust lightly with garlic salt & bake at 350 for 5 mins on each side. Great for dipping. Yum!
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Three Cheese Breakfast Bake

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
This recipe was a little dry and maybe bland for my taste. I'd make it again, but I'd increase the milk/eggs --- and spice it up a bit, I think. One unique aspect was the sour cream topping, something you don't always find on a b'fast casserole.
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Unbelievable Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2009
A wonderful taste for summer and a very flavorful way to grill chicken. (Because of the sugar, be sure to oil your grates prior so it doesn't stick!) This was a hit with my family (teens too) and I plan to keep it in rotation for the outdoor grilling season.
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2009
Easy...with endless variations! Tip: Use the end of a long-handled, fireplace matchstick to dip the berries in chocolate! It's sturdier and keeps your hands out of the chocolate. It's better than a fondue skewer because berries don't slip.
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Friendship Soup Mix in a Jar

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2007
A nice, homemade gift when topped with a fabric square, tied with a ribbon and attached recipe. I gave this to friends for Christmas and it was a hit.
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2007
Don't change a thing! It's rare when I make a recipe and don't alter it a bit. I even cut lemons, anticipating that it'd need "something." Not so. An easy, mouthwatering recipe!
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Caper Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2010
Easy, but sophisticated enough to serve to guests. Cornstarch works wonders at thickening the sauce. I'd double it if I wanted to use it liberally or use it to accent a side dish.
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Fast and Friendly Meatballs

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2010
Like so many others, I "doctored" this up....but it's still a great basic meatball recipe. I like that it's so fast and can be oven baked while the pasta cooks and sauce warms (okay, so I didn't make that from scratch today!). Makes a quick meal that way.
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Lemony Garlic Shrimp with Pasta

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2009
I'm another one that skipped the brining (sorry), but still LOVES the recipe. (And it's QUICK!) The only other thing I did differently was to use some freshly squeezed lime on the pasta (because I had no more lemons). It gave it a bit more of a kick. My family loved this and I plan to make it again. (Thought the idea of adding a bit of fresh broccoli was worth trying too! Thanks!)
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Tzatziki II

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2011
Be sure to drain everything or you'll have a soupy dip. I used dill because we prefer the taste. This recipe is my husband's new favorite!
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