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Bread Machine Bagels

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2014
These bagels were chewy and flavorful, and using the bread machine instead of kneading by hand produced a more tender dough with WAY less cleanup! I think when I tried making bagels by hand, I kept adding flour to prevent sticking. But the teflon coating in the bread machine helps the dough stick to itself and not the bowl or blade. Plus, it's a great climate-controlled box for rising. One tip: put the dough rings in the water upside-down, so that when you flip them, they are attractive-side up, and you can bake them that way. It's way easier to flip the dough rings before boiling than after, when they're scalding-hot.
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Stovetop Granola

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2013
This was the easiest granola I've ever made. It's so much easier to achieve a toasty flavor without crossing that razor-thin threshold into burnt when you're using a skillet instead of the oven. For added nutrition, I stirred 1/2 cup of flax meal in with the oats, and it's not even perceptible! I will definitely make this over and over again!!!
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Creamy Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2013
A delicious, easy way to use up leftover rice. This was a great wintertime, gluten-free dessert. Just make sure you temper the eggs-- gradually stir in spoonfuls of the hot rice mixture into the eggs until it's heated through. Then add that to the pot. This will keep the eggs from scrambling.
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The Best Meatballs

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2012
Frying is time consuming, but it's great to know I could also bake them at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes if I find myself without the time to fry, roll, fry, roll, fry, roll, drain... The cheese and seasoned bread crumbs taste great. I couldn't find ground veal or pork at my supermarket, so I used a pound of Italian sausage in its place... tasted great!
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Pumpkin-Oat Scones

Reviewed: May 18, 2012
When I tasted a bit of the dough, it tasted awfully bland! But with the sweet icing, I think it's perfect! Instead of zigzag drizzling the icing over each scone, I just dunked each one upside-down into the bowl of runny icing and let it drip down the sides. The spiciness is really great, and I love that this contains oats... so it's healthy, right? :)
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Best Spanish Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2012
Simple ingredients that I always have in the pantry. Love it! This makes a dang tasty burrito-filler. I also love eating bowls of this rice with plain black beans.
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Streusel Topped Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2012
I used frozen berries, and with the flour coating and the reminders to FOLD, not stir... the muffins were tender and NOT purple! Thanks for the great recipe!
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Greek Style Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2011
These were very interesting... the 1.5 cups water turned it all into a liquidy broth, and the bouillon didn't dissolve, since the liquids were room temperature. So I had to microwave the liquid. And the potato chunks cooked in a mere 20 minutes! It was a good flavor, though... maybe we'll try again with little or no water.
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French Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2011
Making my own french bread was easier than I thought! It turned out beautifully and tasted great with a smear of butter or nutella. The texture was very dense, though, and because the dough has no oil, it went stale very quickly.
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Churros

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2011
How can something deep fried, crispy, chewy, and covered in cinnamon and sugar be bad?!?! They were delicious! But we did run into a few problems: 1) We used the biggest star tip we could find, and it made skinny, wimpy, twig-like churros. 2) We couldn't get the dough to lie straight, so we wound up with a bunch of J-shaped churros. Thank goodness they tasted much better than they looked.
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Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2011
Healthy and simple.
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Lamb Shawarma

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2011
Smelled exactly like I remember shawarma smelling when I lived in the Middle East! And I was very happy to find that there are no obscure ingredients in this recipe. It was fun making this at home, but it's hard to slice the meat thinly, and lamb is SO expensive... I think we'll stick to the professionals when we want shawarma.
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Buttermilk Oatmeal Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2011
I love that these are low-fat, tender from the buttermilk, and rich in fiber! I read the other reviews and prepped for expected blandness by adding cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and chocolate chips. They were great! I made 2 batches of these for a potluck, and they were gobbled up!
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Brown Family's Favorite Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2011
The filling is light instead of dense and flan-like. We love it and have made this our go-to pumpkin pie recipe!
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Baked Macaroni and Cheese III

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
Wow-- it was so easy! Condensed milk comes in 12 ounce cans, and I didn't want to have a partial can sitting in the fridge, so I used the whole thing. Turned out great! We also added seasoned bread crumbs to the top, and it added a nice texture! Forgot the butter-- no one missed it. A 2.5-quart (80-ounce) chafing dish was the perfect size.
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Beer Brats

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2010
Perfect! We pricked the brats a bunch of times with a fork to allow the beer and seasoning to really soak in. And instead of hovering over a hot stove, we let them simmer in the crockpot for a few hours. PERFECT with sauerkraut, the beer-y onions grilled, dijon mustard, and a hit of hot sauce. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
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Hummus III

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2010
I can't believe how easy, healthy, tasty, and inexpensive this is! If you use dried garbanzo beans, soaked in water for a day, then simmered in a slow cooker over night... that cute the cost down to pennies a serving!
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Oregano-Lemon Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
Very simple and easy! Great alongside a Greek salad, since the lemon is so zingy. It'd be awesome to figure out how to make this without having to baste the chicken, though. Maybe by turning this into a slow cooker recipe, somehow.
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Mango Lassi II

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2010
So incredibly smooth, delicious, and easy! I love that all the ingredients are common, too. We used lowfat yogurt, but I bet nonfat would have been just as creamy, and it would have added some nice extra tartness. We'll make this again and again!!
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Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Reviewed: May 29, 2010
This was really easy! You HAVE to have your crockpot at least 2/3 full, otherwise it will burn and dry out. So I tripled the recipe, and it served 6 people comfortably. People really liked this! It was REALLY creamy, and I used old-fashioned oats. Next time I'll try steel cut to add some texture. This is a great breakfast to prepare if people are getting up at all different times in the morning!
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