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Jalapeno Poppers I

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2012
I'm a big fan of jalapeno poppers but had never made them myself before. This was super easy to make. Given the reviews stating the the breading was somewhat messy and complicated and because we don't like breading much, I decided to skip that step. They were sooo good! We didn't miss the breading at all. I couldn't stop thinking about them all week, so I just put another batch in the oven. I have no doubt they will be a big hit at our next get together. Thanks!
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Asian Coconut Rice

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2012
This makes the perfect coconut rice in terms of flavour. I make it in my rice cooker. When cooked in the rice cooker, there is too much liquid in the recipe, so I only add 3/4 cup of water, keeping everything else the same. Just like the coconut rice from our favourite Thai restaurant.
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Coffeebar Chai

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2012
Very tasty! I love chai tea latte, and, although this was not foamy, it was very good. I like my chai spicy so I doubled the spices and the spice level was perfect. Next time I may go a little easy on the honey because it was a touch too sweet for me.
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Frozen Raspberry Cheesecakes

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2011
Wow, this was unbelievably delicious - and sooo easy. I served this for a small dinner party of "foodies" and everyone raved about it. I was really skeptical that it was going to be good as I was making it, and I was actually preparing to apologize if it was a disaster. I guess I thought it was too simple to be good. But, boy was I wrong! It was so pretty, refreshing, and to die for yummy. It was great not to have to do any prep while the guests were here. I used chocolate cookie crumbs and grated a bit of dark chocolate over top as a garnish. I didn't have spring forms but used little disposable meat pie forms which worked great because the cheesecakes easily popped out to be served on plates. This will definitely be made again.
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Curried Quinoa

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2011
Absolutely delicious! I used some dried ancho chilies I had that I ground up. It was quite spicy, but we love hot food, and it was full of amazing flavour. I served it with the Asian Salmon from this site.
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Asian Salmon

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2011
I've made this a couple of times now, and it is very tasty and super easy! I add ginger and make 1.5 times the sauce of the recipe. I made the rice the first time, and it was nothing special. The second time I served the salmon over Curried Quinoa from this site and it was wonderful. Definitely a keeper!
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Veronica's Hot Spinach, Artichoke and Chile Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2011
I'm a big fan of spinach and artichoke dip, and I've tried my fair share, but this is hands down the best one I've ever had! I made it for a small dinner party, and they gulped it down and asked for the recipe to make for their next dinner party. I made it the day before (without baking it) and left in in the fridge, so all I had to do was put it in the oven. I didn't realize that the jar of artichokes I bought only contained 6oz. To ensure balance I also halved the spinach. Based on the other reviews, I used 1 1/2 times the jalapenos called for to add some extra kick. I used fresh shredded Parmesan cheese and sprinkled some on top before baking it as well. Considering how good this was, I plan to make it exactly like that again next time.
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Curried Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2010
OMG this soup is to die for! Smooth, delicious, and very pretty. Based on other reviews, I doubled the onions, garlic, and ginger. I used apples as I didn't have any pears, and I left out the half and half because I didn't think the soup needed it after it was blended. When it was blended, I seasoned with salt and pepper and served with a dollop of sour cream and chopped cilantro. Thanks for an easy recipe that I will be making again and again. Update: I made this soup again this evening, this time with pears. Inspired by a recipe I saw on TV, I added a cup of cooked shrimp during the last couple of minutes of the cooking time, before blending. It added a lovely, subtly sweet dimension to the already beautiful flavour of this soup.
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Bread Pudding II

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2010
Just finished eating a piece of this bread pudding - yum! It was perfectly delicious. I used some leftover 12 grain crusted bread. I followed the suggestions of several reviewers and used more bread than called for and let the pudding sit and soak for 30 minutes before putting it in the oven. I also used 2/3 cup of brown sugar instead of 3/4 cup white. I added some thinly sliced ripe pear to the pudding, which added nice flavour and texture. Overall, a very easy recipe that I imagine I will make again. Considering the success of the pear-addition, I will probably try it with other fruit as well as I enjoy this added twist.
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Spicy Salmon with Caramelized Onions

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2010
We were very impressed with the flavour of this salmon. The crust provided the perfect balance of sweet, savoury, spicy goodness. After I had applied the paste to the salmon fillets and put them in the fridge, something came up that meant we would have to eat the salmon the next day. Fortunately, the salmon turned out just fine even though it marinaded for 24 hours. When I cooked the salmon, I completely forgot about the caramelized onions, so we didn't have those. However, I plan to make those next time I make this because there will definitely be a next time for this one. I served the salmon on a bed of couscous salad.
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Peanut Butter Noodles

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2010
I made this for a potluck lunch, and it was very well received. I thought it was delicious, and it was very easy to make. I had chopped everything in advance, and quickly cooked it just before we were to eat. Based on other reviews, I doubled the sauce. I didn't have any chili paste, so I used 1 tsp chili garlic sauce for double the sauce. I couldn't find any Udon noodles at our local store, so I made it with rice noodles. I also added julienned red pepper and shrimp to the sauce. I served it with cilantro and bean sprouts in addition to the green onions and peanuts. The left overs were also delicious. I will most definitely make this again and again.
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Hunter Style Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2010
This made me think of an Italian style Coq au Vin (perhaps because I used red wine). I served it with pasta and it was to die for! I did make a few substitutions based on what I had on hand: chicken legs with the skin removed, a large can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh, red wine instead of white, rosemary instead of basil. In addition, I added pepper and thickened the sauce a bit at the end. I froze the left overs, and they were just as delicious later.
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Spanish-Style Quinoa

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2010
This was very tasty. I didn't have any tomato sauce, so I used tomato paste. I had run out of chili powder too, so I substituted it with paprika and 1/4 tsp cayenne. For more flavour, I doubled the spices and seasoned with salt and pepper. Will definitely make again.
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2010
Great spice mix. I always have this on hand and use it for many things.
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2010
I would have never made this if it weren't for the reviews here - I just had to see what all the fuss was about. It was definitely worth it. I used raspberries, peach, kiwi, blueberries, apple, and blackberry preserve, and it turned out wonderful! What a perfect summer snack - Thanks!
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Spicy Vegan Potato Curry

Reviewed: May 20, 2010
This needed a little tweaking, but then it was really quite good. I used sweet potatoes, but kept everything else pretty close to the recipe at first. When I tasted it, it was nearly inedible because it was so hot (I'm used to very spicy food, so this was a surprise). I added a large can of crushed tomatoes, and that helped. It tasted very authentic. I will be making this again, but next time I will half the spices.
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Greek Pasta Salad with Shrimp, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Peppers, and Feta

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2010
I have brought this to numerous pot-lucks, and it's always a winner. I typically make it without the shrimp. It's a little labour intensive, but it's well worth the effort - very tasty.
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Apple Tossed Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2010
What a delicious and easy salad. I served with for a friend with feta stuffed chicken breasts and it made for a great light side. I did add dijon to the dressing. Thanks!
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Shrimp Couscous Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2010
This was my first attempt at making couscous, and it turned out delicious! I have since made it many times with various minor alterations. It's a very versatile recipe that goes with almost anything. I use it as a side without the shrimp.
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Oven Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2010
Great basic recipe with ingredients that I always have on hand (I have never used marjoram). I have made this many times, and this has become my go-to recipe for roasted potatoes. It tastes great and turns out every time. Thanks!
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