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Garbanzo Bean Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free!)

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2008
My mother-in-law is gluten and lactose intolerant, so I thought I'd give this a shot on her last visit. Yum! Very cakelike, good nutty texture and taste from the beans. I think I would change it by adding a bit of vanilla, and using bittersweet chocolate, but otherwise it's great. I'm going to keep making it for myself even though she's gone home. :-) Make sure the flour you use to dust the pan is gluten-free, or even better, use cocoa instead.
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Southern Coleslaw

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2007
This was a great, light alternative to my usual creamy coleslaw. After making it according to recipe directions, it was lacking something, so I added extra tomatoes, chopped green onion and about a tablespoon of garlic olive oil. I served it with chicken satay and peanut sauce, and the flavors were terrific together.
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Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2006
Very yummy, basic frosting. I used half the sugar called for, and coconut rum in place of vanilla. I spread it on carrot cake and it was perfect.
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Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2006
Nice creamy, chocolatey frosting. I used milk chocolate chips and only a cup of powdered sugar, and frosted a devil's food cake. I think I'll use dark chocolate next time for more flavor.
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Chocolate Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2006
Nice and moist, but not nearly chocolatey enough, even though I added chocolate chips to the batter. My family liked it, though; maybe just more cocoa powder next time.
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Chicken, Avocado and Mango Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2005
I usually like combinations of flavors like thi, but this just didn't work for me. Best to eat immediately after making; it doesn't keep well at all, even a day.
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Gorgonzola-Pepper Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2007
This was wonderful for guests. It seemed like a little too much pasta for the amount of veggies, so I might cut that back a bit next time. Lacking champagne vinegar I used balsamic, which was tasty too. It was great the next day for leftovers.
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Linguine with Asparagus, Bacon, and Arugula

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2007
From the perspective of not being an asparagus lover, I have to say..this was great! I doubled the garlic, and sauteed the asparagus a couple of minutes more than called for. Skipped the olive oil entirely and used the bacon drippings for cooking the veggies. Very light, tasty. I served it with citrus-marinated chicken, but probably will skip that in the future and just go for the pasta. Thanks for the yummy combination of flavors!
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Easiest Mushroom Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2006
Very easy and good. I used sliced white onion instead of green, and chicken broth instead of beef, based on what I had last minute. It went very well with baked chicken and pasta. Thank you for a good simple recipe.
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The South Mission Mango

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2004
Smooth and sweet...yummy! A little more rum than the recipe calls for is great, but not necessary.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2010
I've never had good luck with chocolate chip cookies; they either turn out too puffy, too flat, too cakey, too (fill in the blank here). This recipe is exceptional. It's exactly the way I want a chocolate chip cookie to be; a little crispy on the outside, molten and chewy on the inside. Especially when made with high-quality bittersweet chocolate chips instead of semisweet...wow. I'm in love.
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Marinated Mushrooms II

Reviewed: May 13, 2008
These are seriously addictive and habit-forming...beware! I halved baby bella mushrooms and used white balsamic vinegar since that's what I had in the cabinet. There was plenty of juice left over that was perfect sopped up with bread. I made these for an antipasto platter, and will be making them again for snacks, gifts, lunch...well, you get the idea. :-) I never really liked the prepared mushrooms from the deli, but this recipe has converted me.
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Lemon Posset

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2008
Heavenly silky texture. I reduced sugar to a cup and added a little extra lemon juice. Next time I'll add lemon zest for more tang. My family oohed and aahed for this.
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Wine Jelly

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2008
The best way of using up unwanted, cheap wine that I've found! Delicious, and I made this for Christmas gifts, one batch with Merlot and one with Chardonnay. Very easy, even for an extremely novice jellymaker like me. :-)
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Cilantro Chicken Salad

Reviewed: May 21, 2008
I was looking for a light chicken salad without mayo, and this satisfied. It was delicious tossed with spinach and shredded carrots. I only shredded two chicken breasts into the lime mixture; next time I'd double the dressing if using all four chicken breasts. Added a splash of rice vinegar to the lime juice. To improve even more, I'd add a dash of sesame oil to give it a bit more Asian flavor, and perhaps a bit of minced green onion. Nonetheless excellent, and a wonderful base for ideas.
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Costa Rican Coffee Panna Cotta with Bittersweet Chocolate-Rum Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2007
This was my first attempt at panna cotta. It was a beautiful presentation, with a great combination of ingredients. It had a bit of a bitter aftertaste though. Maybe I'll leave the coffee out next time. :-) BTW, the chocolate sauce is fabulous for making hot cocoa!
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Extra Gingery Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2006
Dark, rich and fabulous! The bits of candied ginger are wonderful flavor bursts. I might use even more next time. The only change I made, by necessity, was to use orange juice instead of apple. Served with a cream cheese frosting dotted with more candied ginger. I'll be making this again frequently, especially as holidays approach.
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Delicious Moist Poppy Seed Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2005
A little too lemony for me, but friends loved it. Nice and moist.
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Chicken and Pasta in a Mango Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2004
Wonderful combination of flavors! Next time, I'll try doubling the ginger.
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Coconut-Raisin Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2011
Just finished my first bowl of this. I'm not a rice pudding fan in general, so was apprehensive...but this was delicious. I usually find it far too sweet, so in preparation halved the amount of sugar (and used dark brown). I upped the coconut and used cinnamon and cloves instead of nutmeg. It's quite runny even after making sure the temperature was at 160 as directed, and sitting for 15 minutes before serving, so I'm hoping it firms up further as it cools. Overall...simple to make with ingredients on hand and delicious.
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