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Garlicky Quinoa and Garbanzo Bean Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2013
The first time I made this I didn't have ground mustard and used dijon - big mistake. Gross. I wanted SO BADLY to like this dish. 2nd time I made it with the changes that other users said to, less olive oil ( glad I did or else it would have been swimming in it) and blanched broccoli (again glad I did as I liked my broccoli slightly cooked and dislike raw). It was a bit better but not much. I don't know if it is the tarragon or the mustard but the flavor was just not something I could handle. So sad because I've wasted 2 recipe's worth of food trying to make this dish. So disappointing.
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Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2013
This is one of the best quinoa recipes out there. Something about the mix of cilantro, fresh lime, cranberries - really all of it - makes it so yummy! I've made it for staff at my work and they ADORED it. Many asked for the recipe. This will be a staple in my lunch.
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2011
Too much nutmeg. Moist but not really moist. Makes a lot Next time: Use less nutmeg for sure! About 1/2 of what was asked.
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Original Recipe French Toast

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2011
I like this with tplain white bread - or a fancy white bread. What I like espcially is that when you alter the servings on all recipes, it turns out okay. Like I made the recipe for 1 and it was enough for 2 pieces of french toast. Easy and had all the ingredients already!
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Icy Banana Milkshake

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2010
yum. Used old bananas - extras from banana bread making and it made it so much more flavorful. Also, added less milk and more ice.
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Garbanzo Bean Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2009
Yum! I loved this. I used apples - no grapes and followed the recipe exactly. Looks like I have another salad to bring for potlucks!
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Sesame Chicken Strips with Sweet Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2009
Very good recipe! Not like the stuff I've had at the Chinese restaurant but exactly like the title. Changes I did - Increase the ritz crackers to 2 cups of crushed instead of the 1 1/4 as suggested. Also the mayo was a bit thick and I added 2 tbsp of water to it. You can cut the chicken into chunks too.
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Macaroni and Cheese V

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2009
Very good recipe! I doubled it. Used only 1/2 of an onion sprinkle of paprika DON'T OMIT THE MUSTARD! I also toasted 2 slices of bread and just crumbled it on the top and it was good. Yes it is a bit grainy but the taste is yummy and the grainyness is part of using real cheese. TIP: Use the attachment on your cuisinart to shred your cheese - SUPER FAST!
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Holiday Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2009
Very Good recipe of chicken salad. Omissions: Bell Peppers 1/4 cup pecans Added: Sprinkle of onion powder and garlic salt to the mayonaise.
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Chocolate Crinkles II

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2009
Brownie like cookies. I used a mini scoop and this recipe yielded 40 cookies that are about 2 inches wide. My biggest suggestion is to put the dough in the freezer for 45 minutes instead of the fridge for 4 hours. Delicious, moist brownieish, crinkled just like in the pictures. Fairly easy to make but just a bit time consuming.
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Rum Balls I

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2008
I've never had rumballs before but knew I loved rum. These were so easy to make - I was surprised. I did use real Bacardi rum to make it and the food processor which made it super easy. I rolled mine in powdered sugar when first making and yes it was a bit sticky but eventually everything dries out. I stored mine in the fridge for 4 -5 days before serving and just rerolled them in powdered sugar before serving. It has been 7 days now and they still taste fresh. **update** I made these for a cookie exchange and needed to double the recipe according to allrecipes button. Since my processor wasn't large enough, I ground the nuts and nilla wafers in 2 batches. Then stuck all that in a large bowl and then put the wet ingredients in and used a hand mixer to blend all together. Perfect for a cookie exchange because they are so easy to make and yield alot.
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Sausage-Stuffed Squash

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2008
Yummy! I love squash and my husband dislikes all vegetables and he actually loved this! It was fast and easy. I used low fat sour cream and it tasted just fine! Next time I will add some bell pepers. The only change I made was to add like 1 cup of celery rather than 1/2 cup.
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Spam Musubi

Reviewed: May 26, 2008
Deeee... LISH! Adding the oyster sauce made a huge difference because it thickens the marinade and makes the sauce stick when frying. I did tweak the recipe a tad. I used less oyster sauce - probably 1/8 of a cup and used lower salt soy sauce. Didn't soak the rice, just made it normally with the rice cooker. I added half the amount of rice vinegar but really you don't need to. My musubi maker was very helpful - get one at your local asian goods store.
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Caramel Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2007
Great for people who like caramel. A few tips: Double the oat/sugar/butter/flour/salt/bkg soda mixture. Then it will fit in a 9x13 Don't melt butter all the way, just soften. Use about 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips instead of chocolate. Microwave the cream and caramels - cuts time. Super Easy and Super Delicious.I cut it when it was half way cooled and it was fine but don't cut right away because it will fall apart.
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BAKER'S ONE BOWL Macaroons

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2007
So Easy! Delicious Too! I should've read the servings because the recipe posted only makes 12 cookies - like they lasted that long in my house! I ended up using 1 can of condensed milk, 1 bag of coconut(about 5 1/3 cups) and 2 tsp of vanilla. Baked on parchment paper and made 2 inch in length cookies. Had to also add an additional 3 minutes to baking time in all baking for about 15-16 minutes.
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Maple-Pecan Pork Chops

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2007
Very Easy and Delicious. The syrup/ pan left overs mixed together at the end was delicious and I just put the extras on my mashed potatoes. I did use olive oil instead of butter
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Cider Cheese Fondue

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2007
Easy and Delicious Recipe for Fondue. Affordable - cheddar and swiss are not as expensive as some of the other cheese fondue recipes that call for gouda etc. My Changes - which worked fine if not better: 1. Used flour instead of cornstarch 2. Added garlic powder 3. Had extra apple juice/cider on hand that I added whenever the cheese became clumpy. I probably added another 1 cup full throughout the dinner. However, definately warm it up in the microwave before adding or else it cools the cheese. If anything it enhanced the flavors of the cheese 4. Worked well in an electric fondue pot
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Colombian Ahuyama Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2007
I split the recipe in half and that might lead to why I wasn't so impressed. I personally prefer my soups thicker and this was very broth like so I had to add some flour and extra cream to thicken or just used less broth. I also had to double the amount of spices and added some of my ownlike ginger. Good flavor other than that. I like the idea of adding peanut butter to butternut squash.
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