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Kofta Kebabs

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2014
I made this as is and my four year-old daughter declared, "This is my favourite meal ever!" I served it with Lebanese garlic sauce, tzatziki, tahini, and homemade flatbread. So good! Thanks for a great recipe!
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Orange Peel Beef

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2012
I really enjoyed this recipe. I doubled the sauce, b/c I had a bit more meat than the recipe called for. Plus, I decided to add some veggies (a head of broccoli, a red bell pepper, and a small red onion). I didn't have any frozen juice concentrate, so I juiced two lemons and three mandarin oranges, mixed them with 2 tbsp. sugar, and cooked it down till it reduced by half. I also didn't have any rice vinegar, so I used white. The meat was tender and the sauce was tangy. I only wish the meat was crisper on the outside, but the cornstarch it was marinated in started making the meat a bit liquidy, even before I added the orange sauce. It was great overall, and I look forward to leftovers tomorrow! :)
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Amazing Pork Chops in Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2012
I loved this recipe. I more than doubled the sauce and used it a couple days later over chicken. Yum! I used 1% milk instead of heavy cream, and added a bit of flour to thicken. Delicious!
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Creamy Potato Leek Soup II

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2012
Simple and delicious recipe. I tweeked it a little bit to suit my taste. I added a bit of steamed cauliflower I had kicking around in the fridge, which made it even healthier (it's always nice to "hide" some extra veggies in a potato soup to make it a bit less carb rich). I also omitted the heavy cream and used a bit of whole powdered milk, which added creaminess w/o making it any runnier (we live in Africa, where cooking with powdered milk is common). Finally, I put 3/4 of the soup in the blender to make it smooth and more appealing to my 3 year old - she might have resisted a soup full of chunks of leeks, no matter how flavorful they were. Oh, and I used bacon bits instead of cooking my own bacon. Thanks for a simple and quick recipe!
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Maria's Broccoli Rabe

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2012
Easy and yummy and not bitter at all. Thanks! I'm curious, though, if the boiling causes these healthy veggies to lose a lot of their nutritious value (especially since the cooking water was so green!). Oh well! :)
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Hot Italian Giardiniera

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2012
I loved this recipe! I live overseas and have bothered packing a jar of the store bought stuff, but I'll never have to again! I used a lot more cauliflower, celery, and carrots, and mixed poblano peppers with jalapeños. I used less oil, and it turned out fantastic. It was a hit at our family party.
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Milly's Oatmeal Brownies

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2012
My double batch just came out of the oven and it's fantastic! I did one batch with a scant cup of unsweetened coconut flakes, craisins, and chopped dry apricots. For the second batch, I substituted 1/2 cup of peanut butter for 1/2 cup of butter and threw in a big dark cholotate bar chopped into chunks. Both are delicious! I highly recommend this recipe! Thanks, Milly!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2011
I've made this a few times and love it! It's amazing. I followed others' advice and used more graham cracker crumbs (1 3/4 cup), and actually replaced a bit with plain breadcrumbs, just to cut back a bit on the sweetness. I used natural peanut butter, b/c that's what I had, and it didn't make any difference (except that I needed to add salt to offset the sweetness of all that powdered sugar!). I ran out of chocolate, so I wasn't able to follow the advice to double the amount, but I definitely will next time! Best no-bake treat ever!
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Mom's Baking Powder Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2011
This recipe was quick and easy. I followed someone's suggestion to drop it by the spoonful on the cookie sheet instead of rolling it. It was a really wet dough, so I would've had trouble rolling it anyway w/o working the dough too much. I used margarine instead of shortening, and brushed melted margarine on top before baking. They were a hit, and next time I'll vary it up a bit with spices, cheeses, or maybe bacon bits. This makes a great template to play around with. Thanks!
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Whole Wheat Pasta

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2011
Great recipe. Added a bit of water per others' recommendation. Turned out great both in fettuccini and lasagna. Thx!
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Corny Corn Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2011
I loved this recipe! I followed others' advice and reduced the oil to 1/2 cup. I used whole wheat flour instead of white, and increased it to one cup. I used one can of corn instead of two. And, I fried the onion up in the 1/2 cup of oil before mixing both with the rest of the ingredients. It gave it great flavor. I baked it over chili in muffin tins, and it was amazing! Thanks for a great recipe!
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Pressure Cooker Beef Stew

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2011
I enjoyed this recipe and followed others' advice. I dredged the meat in flour with spices, then browned it, removed it, and fried an onion, plus a bell pepper and some garlic. I threw in a carrot, the meat, water, a bit of Worcestershire, and bouillon, then cooked under pressure for 10 minutes. The carrots were already done at that point, so next time I'll throw them in with the potatoes. After the ten minutes, I added 4 potatoes, 1 big sweet potato, a large zucchini, and a bit more water and cooked under pressure for another ten minutes. Finally, I removed some of the liquid and mixed it with some corn starch to thicken. I served it with homemade whole wheat bread, and it was a hit. Thanks for a simple, adaptable recipe!
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Peanut Butter Bars I

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
a.ma.zing. I got rave reviews. People thought I was so talented. But this recipe is so easy that a monkey could make these treats, which I've seen referred to as Buckeyes. I followed the instructions pretty much verbatim, except that I melted the butter and peanut butter together so that they'd be easier to mix with the other ingredients. Melt in your mouth goodness!
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Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce With Feta and Wine

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2011
I liked this recipe as a base for my own additions. I used fresh cilantro instead of oregano, and red wine instead of white. I steamed some zucchini on the side and served this delicious stew over couscous with a bit of smoked sausage (as a garnish more than a meat) and a Mexican crumbled cheese I had on hand. Oh, and per others' recommendations, I squeezed fresh lemon juice on as I served it. Yum! I'm so glad I doubled the recipe and have dinner in the freezer for a busy day!
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Easy OREO Truffles

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
I made these and everyone loved them. I also made a batch with peanut butter in place of cream cheese and they were even more delicious! Be warned, though: The minute you stick the peanut butter and oreo balls in the melted chocolate, they start melting, so they make delicious truffles, but they're not exactly round. They're sort of flat, but even yummier than the originals, IMO.
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Mongolian Beef and Spring Onions

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2010
My family loved this recipe, but it may have helped that the quality of the meat we got was excellent. I didn't fry the meat in as much oil as called for, so it didn't turn out crispy, but it was still great. I added broccoli, bell peppers, and an orange at the end. It was great! My family suggested that it needed a bit more tang. Next time, I'll add a little rice wine vinegar. Oh, I also cut down on the sugar, per others' recommendation. Overall, we enjoyed this dish very much. Thanks!
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Green Bean Casserole II

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2010
I liked this recipe, although I found it to be a bit too creamy. I think I'll add more green beans next time so it tastes like a legitimate vegetable side dish and not another fattening side dish! :) (Even though I used low-fat cream of mushroom soup!).
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Charline's Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2010
I liked this recipe a lot, but it was way too sweet. I think I won't include the marshmallows next time, or I'll pile them on top of the crusty topping. I hardly put any sugar in the sweet potatoes, but threw in a can of crushed pineapple for some flavor and sweetness. I used crushed whole grain cereal instead of cornflakes, and a lot less butter (with a bit of pineapple juice added for moisture). They turned out great!
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Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2010
I loved this recipe! I used bacon instead of sausage, and saved the drippings in place of butter. I doubled the recipe and used whole wheat bread and added green onions and water chestnuts. I used more chicken broth, per others' recommendations. It was perfect!
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Amazing Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
I followed the instructions for baking, but there was no mention of letting the dough rise once you shape it onto pizza pans. As a result, mine didn't rise much in the oven and was pretty heavy/dense. I was pretty bummed, since I'd doubled the recipe. I've made pizza tons of times successfully, but I hadn't done so in a couple years. It may have been my fault, which is why I still gave the recipe a three (after all, others thought it was fine, but they may have just been being nice). But the instructions were so specific about the length of the first two rise times that I thought it would've told me if I needed to let it sit out before baking (after adding the toppings).
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