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Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2008
EXCELLENT flavor! Fast supper technique: Put up broth to boil, (I used chicken rather than vegetable) peel the sweet potatoes, chunk them up into the broth, chunk up the onion and add to the broth. Substitution for curry paste and fresh ginger: 1 t chili powder, 1 t cumin, 1 t ginger, and 1 T curry powder. Once the potatoes were cooked, puree in the blender with the lemon juice and then pour back into pan and add the coconut milk, chopped cilantro & sesame oil. I skipped the salt. VERY tasty and quick! Garnished with a seasoned sour cream/yogurt blend and we can hardly wait to have leftovers tomorrow night!
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Sweet and Savory Kale

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2008
Great recipe. I cut the sugar as others suggested, and knew there was NO hope for hubby to like it if I added the cranberries and nuts, so left them out. Turned out GREAT anyway!
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Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2007
Oh, for ten stars! Wonderful, wonderful recipe - never had teriyaki sauce this good! We followed the recipe exactly. We found the mirin and the rice vinegar in the natural foods section of our grocery store. DO use all the garlic and DO use fresh ginger! Thank you, Celeste! (I HAD to use that beautiful name! My daughter is Genevieve!)
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Maple Ginger Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2009
Wonderful cake. Moist and flavorful. I followed exactly except used a Bundt pan and baked for 45 minutes. Frosted with a maple-cream cheese frosting that I made very soft and sort of draped over the cake. Then I grated some hazelnuts and chocolate dust over the top - beautiful presentation! Thanks for the great recipe! OH. I used butter instead of shortening, too.
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Spicy Red Bell Pepper Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2007
This was GREAT! I doubled the spices, since we like things hot, and used brown rice. Served with some toasted rye croutons and a tiny wedge of chili-lime gouda for garnish. Raves from my guests!
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Curry Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2004
Excellent recipe, but next time I will either halve the pork or double the sauce - there was little or no sauce to ladle onto the rice, which we prefer. I will also increase the curry powder and add about 1/2 t salt, as there is none besides the beef boullion, and it was needed. The general flavor and ease of the oven prep are great. Thank you, Beckil.
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Reviewed: May 1, 2006
Excellent recipe. Couple recommendations. Put your fish in the pan, measure in enough water to cover, and then adjust the amount of sugar and salt proportionately. And watch the broiler carefully to avoid overdone fish. Excellent recipe. Thank you! We sprinkled two of our filets with cajun seasoning and they were the BEST!
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Three Cheese Garlic Scalloped Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2004
Very eagerly tried this recipe and followed it to a 't', even using the suggested cheeses. It was very tasty, as reviewed. However, my family and a guest agreed that the flavor did not merit the cost and fat of the ingredients. I will adapt this next time by using everything except will use 1 3/4 c milk mixed with 2 T flour instead of the cream.
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Lemon Cream Cupcakes

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2010
Excellent crumb to these light, tender cupcakes. The frosting is nice and lemony. I got 30 cupcakes in my paperlined tins, and doubled the frosting recipe. Ratios were just right. If you like a very lemony cake, increase your zest and add lemon extract. The lemon flavor of the cake itself is quite delicate, appropriately enhanced by the more assertive frosting. Eager to try this as a cake next time, and will fill with a lemon filling. Will post soon.
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Cherry Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2009
This cake recipe was exactly what I was looking for. I used Door County, WI, sour cherries, from frozen. It turned out perfect - with a moist, somewhat dense texture that shouts 'NOT CAKE MIX!' I made a cream cheese cherry frosting using the reserved juice, rather than the cherry sauce. Delish! Going in my permanent file.
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Great Pumpkin Dessert

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2007
This dessert is a non-entity - too mushy for cake, not pumpkin pie. I thought it might be good, given the reviews. I think it is very ... unlovely. Sorry.
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Creamy Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2012
Delicious, creamy rice pudding. Exactly what I was looking for. I added the sugar near the end of the cooking time and adjusted to taste - I ended up adding about an extra tablespoon. The rice and raisins remain nicely suspended. I stirred a chopped banana into a couple of the portions. THANK YOU for the wonderful recipe!
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Sour Cream Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2010
Excellent, tender cookie with good keeping qualities. I made as suggested, except I rolled them in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Oh. I guess I added an extra 1/4 c raisins, too. Wonderful, old-fashioned recipe.
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Treasure Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2009
Lovely cookie! I chose it because I needed cookies for Sunday at church, and had no eggs on hand. I used the smallest Pampered Chef scoop, and the recipe made 7 dozen cookies. A great combination of crisp and rich. I will make this again. Only substitution I made was walnuts instead of pecans.
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Rempel Family Meatloaf

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2004
I am SHOCKED! I am a 49 year old veteran meat loaf HATER! It is a meal that makes me shrink as few others do. BUT I have a husband that likes meatloaf, so every 5 years or so I cringe and stir up a batch, figuring I can just lose weight that day. WELL! This meatloaf is SO good! The only change I made was to add 4 slices of crisply cooked and crumbled bacon before baking, and topped with a thin layer of shredded cheddar. AWESOME recipe! My family will now enjoy meat loaf as often as once per month! Thank you, Connie!
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German Apple Pancake

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2010
This is super, super boring. All my family said I need not EVER make it again. Sorry.
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Ham and Bean Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
Great recipe! I had red beans on hand and used them. Robust flavor - wonderful served with fresh sourdough bread.
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Beef and Pepper Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2004
I had a puff pastry made up, so used that. Used 3 fresh red peppers and sauteed them a couple minutes at the end of the browning of the beef. For as simple as this recipe is, it was very tasty. Thank you!
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Irresistible Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2004
Great recipe! After reading all the reviews (whew!) I decided to try a couple changes. I plopped 1/4 c scoops of this nice, thick batter onto baking stones and so the bread bacame little round 'soda buns'. I also used the butter/buttermilk mixture from 'Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread' and brushed the tops of my 'soda buns' twice when they were near the end of their 20 minute baking time! They were delicious and will be the base for our 'Make your own Irish Sandwiches' at a college ministry group tomorrow night!
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Coconut Curry Cabbage

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2012
My husband and I loved this recipe BUT I must admit we love INTENSE food. I used 4 cloves of garlic and 1/4 c habanero salsa. I also added 1 c julienned celery and deglazed the pan near the end with 1/4 c dry white wine. We served it with haddock in a lemon-cream sauce. GREAT easy, healthy supper. Thank you, Sonia!
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