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Slow Cooker Carnitas

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2013
This was easy and quick to prep before work, leave on, and come home to a tasty meal. I made it and served with homemade black beans, and a Israeli couscous, orzo, and quinoa mix. Husband loves mixing it with barbecue or ketchup, but I like it as is.
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Puttanesca I

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2011
Did not follow recipe exactly, but used all ingredients (different proportions). Did not push chopped tomatoes through a sieve, but added them near the end, just to warm through. Really tasty and will make again! It made for a quick, delicious weekday meal!
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Sunday Morning Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2011
Fluffy, delicious pancakes. I too had trouble getting strong lemon flavour, next time I will use more zest and lemon juice. (and maybe a new microplane zester! ;p) I recommend doubling or tripling the recipe if you have more than two people. I will definitely make this again - simple, fast, and so yummy!
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Chicken Tikka Masala

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2009
Fantastic recipe, except, like some commenters said, reduce the pepper! Personally I would have reduced the cayenne pepper - my boyfriend loves spicy food and he thought it was incredibly spicey as is.
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Dukkah

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2009
Tasty dry dip. I first came across Dukkah at a farmers market - then on a work project (used to work for a food consultant). I added a touch more salt (was using kosher salt) and stored the batch in the fridge. Tastes best after being stored for a day when the flavours have been allowed to mingle a bit.
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Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2008
This was just ok. I had high expectations because of all the reviews, but it was nothing to write home about. The glaze needed some cornstarch or thickener, and maybe also some lemon juice and cilantro. The recipe would be good with a fruit salsa to liven it up a bit.
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Moroccan Salmon Cakes with Garlic Mayonnaise

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2007
I've had this twice already, and it is a tasty lunch when paired with a side of vegetables or salad. I did increase the garlic to my liking in both the mayo and the salmon cake, and also added some dijon to the mayonnaise. I found the mixture very crumbly, so I made smaller cakes (appy or tapa sized versions) and panfried them up. Tasty way to use up canned salmon and couscous!
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Mexican Mole Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2007
This was a good starting point for a mole sauce, but left a lot to be desired. I added some red chili pepper flakes, and more cumin and coriander. It did taste more flavorful once you added it to meat. Next time I will try adding some ancho chili, fresh serranos and more herbs and spices to increase the depth of flavor.
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Triple the Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2007
I adjusted the recipe by adding almost 1 tsp more of each the ground and fresh ginger. While I liked the crystallized ginger in the cookie (a nice surprise when you bite on a piece!), I think I used the wrong type or brand. I got really crystallized pieces - they were almost crunchy! I think I'll try using a different brand, or soak the chopped c. ginger in some liquid (like rum or water!) to soften them up next time. In all though, a nice, mellow gingery cookie that I'll make again. Thanks for sharing!
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Winter Vegetable Hash

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2007
Deliciously healthy comfort food! Of course, it helps that you like all the vegetables on their own! I substituted butternut squash for the acorn squash and added dried crushed sage leaves instead. Like others, I could definately finish a whole lot of this at a time. Based on other reviewers' suggestions, I cooked the potato and onion alone for 10 minutes, then added the squash, mushroom, and bell pepper and cooked for an additional 10 minutes. Finally, I added the remaining vegetable and cooked the final 5 minutes. So good! A keeper of a recipe and a great starting point for making your own vegetable hash recipe.
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Greek Orzo Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2007
So easy and good! I was going to make some for myself, and some for my boyfriend, but instead, had this for two days in a row. I did replace the dressing with a pre-made oregano and feta dressing, but it was just delicious. Be careful to cook the orzo until just al dente! Otherwise you end up with mushy salad. Will make again, since it is so easy to modify.
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Picadillo

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2007
I felt inspired (and envious! :p) of my co-worker's tales of vacationing in Cuba for 3 weeks and made this dish this weekend. It tasted amazing and "homey" with the sausage, spices and the crunch of the almonds. Tasted great over rotini pasta the first day, but even better over hearty whole wheat noodles the next day for lunch! I give it only four stars because, while it was good, it was not outstanding. Will make again for a comforting meal. Thanks for sharing!
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Chocolate Trifle

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2007
So easy, quick and delicious!!! I ran out of time around the holidays and made up a recipe of this sinfully rich dessert to take to a party. As a result of my procrastination, I modified it a little - I used whipped cream in place of the frozen whipped topping (I didn't have time to wait for it to defrost - something to keep in mind for next time). Since I didn't have time to bake brownies, I cut up one and a half bags of store bought "two bite brownies". I also added some skor baking bits between the whipped cream and brownie layers, and on top. I did replace the sweetened condensed milk with whole and skim milk after reading some of the suggestions on this site. It was still so good!! I got many compliments on this recipe.
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Homemade Dog Biscuits

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2006
This recipe makes a HUGE amount of doggie biscuits! I made some this Christmas for my co-workers, family and friends' dogs and saw one being devoured by my co-worker's new black Lab pup. The dough was really stiff - it actually bent one of my doggie bone cookie cutters and dried out as you worked it. I had to add more tomato juice and water after rolling out a portion of the dough, and returning to work to it. EDIT: Reviews are in! All of my co-workers' dogs loved the biscuits. One got "so crazy, she kept on getting paranoid that her treat was going to get taken from her!" Another co-worker's dog "kept on eyeing the bag on the counter and jumping up for them." Not bad for a "healthy" dog treat!
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Italian Butter

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2006
Tasty dip with loads of flavour. I gave it four stars because it is much too spicy! I would probably reduce the red pepper flakes to 1/4 tsp per recipe.
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Tourtiere Spices

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2006
I've never had tourtiere pie before, but I'm making bite-sized "tourtiere phyllo bundle" appetizers for a staff Christmas party this year. I used an entire recipe of this spice in approximately 1 lb of pork, and will be wrapping small amounts of it in phyllo, and baking until crisp. The filling, so far, is great - slightly floral, nicely spiced and balanced by the cloves, pepper, and cinnamon. I would make this again to accompany pork, or even lamb - delicious! Edit: everyone loved the pork bundles! I had cooked the pork a little lean, so the appetizers were served with a tamarind sauce. With or without the sauce, the hors d'oevres were great.
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Ciabatta

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2006
This was good but not great. The ciabatta that I am used to is more bubbly, light and moist. The loaf that I made using this recipe was drier but crisp and dense. I would increase the salt, oil, and water content to provide a tastier, more moist dough and bread.
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Pumpkin Spice Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2006
This was a delicious, simple and quick recipe to make. I had many compliments on it when I made it to take to work, and one taster (without knowing the reviews at this website) commented that it "tastes like pumpkin pie without the crust!" I laughed and told her about where I got the recipe and how it was described. One thing that I would change would be the level of the spices - I'd up the cinnamon and add some ground or crystalized ginger as well. A keeper of a recipe! I'll definately make this again.
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Lime Fish Tacos

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2006
I made these with Red Snapper and topped them off with Spicy Bean Salsa - also from this website. I like it fiery, so I seasoned the fish with cayenne pepper, and also had a jalapeno in the dip. Unique & tasty!! The lime balances things out by brightening the dish and adding a zippy kick. The only reason why I gave it 3 stars was because of personal preference - I don't think I am a fan of fish tacos. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
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Tzatziki VII

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2006
Delicious and refreshing! I made a couple changes so I wouldn't have to make another trip to the grocery store: I made 1/4 of the recipe using sour cream instead of yogurt, garlic granules instead of fresh garlic, and dried dill instead of fresh. It was creamy and tasty. I will NEVER buy pre-made tzatziki again!!!
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