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Mini Sweet Potato Samosas

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2008
These were the star of my 7 course meal! I left out the onion soup mix, added more Indian spices (turmeric, garam masala) and a little more butter, and the filling was amazing. I brushed the outside with sesame oil as well so they'd get really crispy. Can't thank you enough for this recipe! It was just so good. I served it with homemade plum sauce (recipe on here) and it was a serious crowd-pleaser.
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Vegetarian Nut Loaf

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2008
Fabulous recipe, and very forgiving in quantities. I used about a cup more breadcrumbs, and tons more spices (we love oregano & basil). I also love mushrooms so there were extras of those as well. I topped it with three pineapple slices, and glazed it with a sweet & sour sauce in the last 20 minutes of cooking (a simple ketchup, balsamic vinegar & sugar mix). I cooked it a bit longer because I found it to be a bit jiggly after the initial cooking time. The flavours were excellent, and it's delicious cold too (we put it in sandwiches the next day). Thanks so much for this recipe! It made our dinner party special for the vegetarians too (there were two of us who don't eat the ham that was the centerpiece for everyone else).
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Oatmeal Dried Fruit Cookies

Reviewed: May 14, 2011
This is the best oatmeal cookie I've ever eaten - no contest! I used a dried berry mix (cherries, blueberries & raspberries) for the fruit, and was generous with the spices. Otherwise, exact quantities. I did not find the batter dry at all - I used a Kenmore stand mixer and was careful to add everything in slowly and mixed extensively. The butter was softened too, which may be the key. These cookies, fresh out of the oven, are unbelievably good - just the right amount of salt, chewy but not gluey, melt in your mouth. The only real change was that mine had to bake for an extra 5 minutes or so (15 total), but keep a close eye - these would not be nice over-done!
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Parmesan Puffs

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2008
Fantastic! The secret to these is keeping the balls REALLY SMALL as the recipe says; do not go above one rounded tsp. and you won't get soggy middles. I added: garlic salt, about 1 tsp. dried basil, fresh black pepper, and about 1/2 cup grated cheddar. Watch them carefully so the bottoms don't burn; if they start over-cooking just turn it down to 350 for the last while. Thank you so much for these! They're beautiful & delicious.
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Banana Nut Bread III

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2008
5 stars with the following changes: 1 cup pecans instead of 1/2 cup about 2/3 cup frozen cranberries 2 tsp. maple extract The bread has an amazing texture and the smell is amazing. I followed the advice of other reviewers and just used one large loaf pan. After 45 minutes I turned down the temp. to 325 and about 10 minutes later it was perfect. Thank you so much!
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Blueberry Lemon Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2008
Absolutely fantastic: I used the rind of a whole lemon in the batter, and it was just spectacular. It could stand a few more blueberries but 1 cup certainly distributed through the whole loaf. I also doubled the glaze. This loaf is so fresh and light!
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Yummy Potato Skins

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2008
Thanks so much for the idea! I didn't use salad dressing, but instead olive oil with garlic salt & chardonnay smoked sea salt. These tasted a lot like Ms Vicky's kettle chips only less hard... great way to use up something I always hated throwing out!
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Lemon Cream Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2008
OH yummmm... these were exceptional! I'm a lemon-fiend so I added about 3x the lemon rind in the cupcakes, and 5x the juice in the icing. The consistency is amazing and the end result is just heaven. Thanks so much!
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Butternut Squash Bisque

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2008
Fabulous soup! I added curry powder to make it a curried squash soup, but the ratios of the original were perfect - it's velvety smooth with such a rich flavour!
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Rosemary Mashed Potatoes and Yams with Garlic and Parmesan

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2008
Great recipe: we changed it a little to 2 lbs of potatoes and 1 lb of sweet potato just out of personal preference. The roasted garlic and the hint of rosemary gave this dish a really sophisticated flavour without being too whacky for our Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks so much!
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Chocolate Rum Balls I

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2008
Delicious! I used pecans instead of walnuts because I prefer the taste. Like another reviewer said, you can really use whatever alcohol/nuts you like - I did half the mix with Kahlua, and half with Malibu and they were both amazing! My advice would be to start with the dry mixture, add the corn syrup & alcohol, and then add more until it's wet enough to hold together & you like the flavour. It's not a fussy recipe at all! I chilled mine to make it easier to form the balls - they were too wet at room temp. Decadent! Thanks so much - this was a great last-minute recipe for when I had no cream and couldn't use the oven due to the turkey & roast potatoes taking up all the space.
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Chocolate Chip Almond Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2009
The only change I made was to add twice the salt and twice the baking soda. These are fantastic! Really bursting with chocolate. I don't know what the other reviewers' problems were with soft batter - mine was actually quite dense and dry... formed balls perfectly.
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Lemon Curd

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2009
AMAZING! I used about 3 times the lemon rind because we're lemon fiends ;) I was very careful using the double-boiler and it never tried to curdle - just make sure you keep it at a low temperature to simmer the water.
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Pesto

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2009
The great thing about pesto is that you can adjust it to taste; I used about 1 cup of pine nuts, and some extra basil. I also added the juice of half a lemon. You really can't beat fresh basil, garlic & parmesan (oh, and ps: I used Kraft! shocking but it came out just fine if you don't want to splurge on real parmesan) :)
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Classic Macaroni Salad

Reviewed: May 31, 2009
Delicious! The dressing is just great - really light for a creamy one. I reduced the sugar in mine substancially, and I would advise anyone else to do the same. However, this is purely a matter of taste, so I wouldn't criticize.
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Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2009
Fantastic! Absolutely amazing flavour.
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Strawberry/Rhubarb Crumb Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2009
Excellent! We used a deep-dish pie shell, otherwise it would have been way too much filling. I also added a little extra flour and some cornstarch to avoid overly runny filling. Here's a great tip my mom gave me for cutting in the butter for the topping (works great with sodabread recipes too) - you grate the chilled butter with a cheesegrater, and then mix it in with your fingers. It is soooo much easier than trying to cut it in with a fork or knife.
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Country Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2009
The only changes I made to this were to add a splash of vanilla to the batter, and a little brown sugar to the cinnamon layer. Oh, and I always use heaping teaspoons when I measure out baking powder - I like my baked goods to really puff up. This was delicious - rave reviews from everyone at the table!
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Sweet Coated Pecans

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2009
I adapted this recipe to make a slightly different presentation: I double everything except the nuts and bake it on a tray (covered in greased foil for easy cleanup). This way you end up with an almost meringue-like square full of nuts. I also sub vanilla for water, add a dash of orange extract (for holiday flavour) and do half white half brown sugar. I realise this sounds like I changed the recipe completely, but really they're just small differences. The original mix has perfect proportions and cooks perfectly.
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Classic Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2010
Absolutely delicious - the texture was amazing; crisp on the outside and very fluffy on the inside. The substitutions I made were simply whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose, and organic cane sugar instead of brown. As for slight adjustments, I'm always generous with baking soda/powder (heaping tsp. of each) and in this case I added a little oat bran to the wheat bran. Overall this muffin was slightly sweet and smelled amazing. It went really well with just butter, but with a slice of cheddar it's heaven! My father looooved these with rhubarb compote.
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