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Restaurant Style Beef and Broccoli

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2014
I don't normally care for broccoli beef, but I did love this version! After tasting the marinade as is, I felt it needed a bit more zing. So, I made two minor changes....I tripled the ginger and garlic (and minced both). There was no need to remove it from pan and leaving the minced ginger in gave it way more flavor. I also substituted canola oil for the vegetable oil to cut down on fat. With these minor additions, it was a five star recipe in my book, but gave it a 4 star as written. TIP: I did two batches, by the second batch I was in a major hurry. So, I steamed the broccoli in the microwave for 2 min first, then tossed it into the wok. It cut down on the cooking time and still worked well.
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Magic Cookie Bars II

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2014
Tips: Mix crumbs with butter separately. Consider doubling crumb mixture for thicker base. I also felt that 1 cup of coconut flakes was plenty. Bake until flakes are toasty.
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Stuffed Pattypan Squash

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2014
So tasty! I only made one small change. I added shredded mixed cheese to mixture. I will note that I used a 3 inch wide patty pan and I cooked it for only 5 min in the water, then 20 in the oven. My squash did not turn out mushy at all this way. As far as portions for 1 squash...I used 2 tbsp of onions, 1 slice bacon, 1 tbsp breadcrumbs, abt 1/4 c shredded cheese, about 1 tbsp parmesan and it looked like about 2tbs of the scooped out squash. Oh, I did put in a pinch of minced garlic, pinch of salt & pepper. This was perfect for 1 serving. It was delicious!
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Beer and Brown Sugar Steak Marinade

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2013
I felt the beer taste was too prominent, over powered rest of ingredients. When I reduced it in pan, it overcarmelized...and became quite sticky within a couple of minutes....be sure to not put flame on too high and you must drizzle over meat and serve Asap!!!
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Steak Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2013
The dressing is tasty. I ended up adding a bit more red wine vinegar and only used 1/4 c olive oil bc it tasted a bit too oily for me. I used petite sirloin steak and seasoned it with salt, pepper and garlic powder -just a pinch of each.
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Gramma's Date Squares

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2013
Yum! I would follow the advice of others that said to add extra butter so that the mixture is not as dry and loose. Other than that, it was a 5 star recipe!
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Breakfast Enchiladas

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2013
In order to prevent the tortillas from getting soggy, I "toasted" them on a pan. Then, ran them trhough the enchilada sauce. I used corn tortillas, as well. I did two at a time and sprayed a bit of pam before each. I also made this as more of a casserole, than rolled up tortillas by laying them flat like lasagna. I also added egg, like many other suggested. Gave this a 4 because I ended up making my own enchilada sauce and the diced chilis were not necessary b/c my sauce was packed with lots of flavor. The concenpt was great!!
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Classic Hash Browns

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2013
Super easy and tasty! I think the cayenne & paprika are optional. They tasted great with just salt & pepper. I didn't shred mine. Instead, I diced them up real small. They took longer though. (About 30-35 min.)
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Ceviche

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2013
As the poster suggested, I used halibut instead and it turned out delicious. I also omitted the bell pepper & celery. I added dash of tabasco sauce and chilli powder (ca).
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Sour Cream Pound Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2013
After reading alot of the reviews, I took the following suggestions: 1. I DOUBLED the recipe and used a bundt pan, plus... 2. I added 2 tsp vanilla extract 3. I added 2 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed 4. I added 2 pinches of salt 5. I Lowered temp to 350 and baked for exactly 60 min. for doubled batch (check it early though, depending on your oven can be done within 55 min. )
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Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2012
I made this salad/dressing as is and gave it 4 stars. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I felt the dressing called for too much sugar. So, I would recommend either half the sugar called for, or maybe a little over half, depending on your taste. I would also make the following slight adjustments: Use shallots instead of minced white onion, blend the dressing ingredients together in a blender (except for sesame and poppy seeds), then add the sesame and poppy seeds to the salad, itself. With those adjustments, I would definitely make this dressing again!
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Orange Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2012
Fantastic fat-free dressing! Tasty, refreshing! The only addition I made was to add a pinch of salt.
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Orange Jewel

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2012
Great tasting base! I made substitutions to make it healthier. I used 3 large fresh oranges, 1 cup lowfat milk, 1 1/2 cups nonfat plain yogurt and 2-3 T of agave nectar. The recipe doesn't specify the amount of vanilla extract. I used 1 tsp.
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Napa Cabbage Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
I'm primarily rating the crunchy topping and veggies bc I changed the marinade/dressing quite a bit (as I had different oils/vinegars on hand and I wanted to avoid the sugar for dietary reasons. So, I omitted the sugar, added chili powder, used sesame oil in lieu of veggie oil and rice vinegar and lime in lieu of cider vinegar.The crunchy topping is a great topping to any salad, cooked collared beans, spinach, sprouts, etc..
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Kongnamool (Korean Soybean Sprouts)

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
These soybean sprouts were delicious. The chili sauce/paste was a bit too smoky, but I didn't knock off any points to my rating bc I used regular chili poweder in lieu of Korean chili powder (as I didn't have the Korean type on hand). This might have made a difference on the smokiness. I balanced it out with the juice of 1 lime and a splash of rice vinegar. (I also followed previous posters' advice and lessend the amount of sesame oil. The paste/sauce was quite tasty when mixed in with the sprouts. The recipe as is was deserving of my 5star rating. However, I chose to add something crunchy: I sauteed raw top ramen noodles, slivered almonds and sesame seeds with butter on a skillet and then toasted them in the oven. I crumbled them up over the sprouts and it was just the right touch.
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Garlicky Summer Squash and Fresh Corn

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2012
This was delicious. The only thing I'd recommend adding is some garlic salt. It was a teensy bit bland. I added it at the end.
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Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2012
Great spring roll. Its very fresh, super healthy and 2-3 of these could be a full entree. Great option for the health conscious! Even though it has vermicelli, its such a small amount in each roll that its still low carb. I used bib lettuce and also added shredded carrots and diced jalapenos. I also omitted the mint.
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Easy OREO Truffles

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2012
Major hit with the kids (and adults)! The only problem is that its messy to prepare. There must be an easier way to roll the truffles. Other than, I would definitely make them again.
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