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Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2011
I was pleasantly surprised with this simple yet tasty recipe. I did not change a thing (except I used whatever cheese I had in the fridge!) The brown sugar and hot pepper flakes combo really added a nice sweet and spicy kick to this meal.
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Black Bean and Salsa Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2011
I cannot believe how good this soup was! It was ready in less than 10 minutes and tasted as good as most restaurant soups. Next time I will keep some of the beans on one side before before blending and perhaps jazz it up with some lime and cilantro. Thank you for sharing!
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Apple Crumble Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2011
Very nice and easy apple pie recipe. I followed other reviewer suggestions and mixed 1/4 cup of brown with 1/4 cup of white sugar with couple of tbpns of flour and mixed with apples before putting in pie crust, and I added 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts & 1/2 tspn of nutmeg to the crumble. I cooked for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees and then lowered oven temp to 350 for the last 10 minutes to stop topping from getting too dark. Everyone raved about this pie, but next time I think I will add another cup of apples and use only Granny Smiths or add a squirt of lemon juice as I like my apple pie alittle tarter.
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Tomato-Mushroom Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2011
An OK soup. Not bad, but not overwhelmingly good. I followed the recipe except I didn't have red wine so used sherry and white wine instead, so perhaps that was what was missing, but it just did not stand out to me. My search continues for the perfect non creamy mushroom soup!
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Quinoa and Black Bean Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2011
My first time cooking with quinoa, and I enjoyed this chili very much. I cooked the quinoa in vegitable broth per other suggestions, substituted one of the can of black beans for cannellini beans since that was all I had on hand and used 2 tspns of powdered chipotle instead of canned. Chili was very satisfying and did not miss the meat, but the dish is probably not the most attractive meal I ever made if appearance is important to you(perhaps not a dish for a dinner party?) One note, although this does make a big batch I don't think it was as much as 10 servings.
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Lemon Lover's Pound Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2011
Very moist and tasty lemon cake. The recipe made a lot of batter, I think it could have made a couple of cakes. Perhaps I did not spray enough but the I had difficulty getting it out of the pan. I used a simple glace icing from confections sugar, lemon juice and lemon extract. Will definitely make th
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Pasta Fagioli

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2011
Excellent soup recipe. Followed recipe quite closely, except I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh and did not have tomato sauce so added half a small can of tomato paste and added more broth. I had fresh parsley, and added a little more pasta (I used wholewheat elbows instead of spinach pasta). Soup was delicious and everyone loved it. Definitely a keeper! The only shame was that there was no leftovers!
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Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2011
Very good soup. I followed recipe exactly, except I substituted vegetable broth instead of the chicken broth (my husband only eats kosher and can't mix meat and dairy). Soup was rich and delicious and even my 2 year old son ate it with relish.
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Best Broccoli Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2011
Very easy basic recipe that turned out very well. I do not usually make cream soups, but this was so simple and quite tasty. As per other reviews I did skip the pre-boil step and I added a couple of potatoes, diced, and I used skim milk to cut the fat. Even with skim milk the soup was quite rich and filling. Will definately make again.
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Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2011
Wow, these turned out wonderfully! I did not want to have too many cup cakes around so I halved the recipe to make just 12 cakes but kept everything else the same (except I did have to bake for 25 or more minutes). These cakes were so light and fluffy and so flavorful and really did not need any frosting. Will definately use the other half a can of pumkin and butterscotch pudding for another batch in couple of days! I might try making this as a bundt cake.
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Hot Spinach Dip

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
Very easy and good recipe. Per other reviews I mixed in 1/2 tspn garlic powder & 1/2 tspn onion powder and sprinkled crushed red pepper on top. Since it made such a big batch I put half of it in a zip lock bag to freeze...will see how that re-heats for next time. Will try again with feta cheese and green onions and baking in the oven.
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Magic Mango Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
Delicious recipe, but I did make some changes that may have changed the taste. I cut sugar down by 1/4, and sub'd 1/3 cup of oil for apple sauce. Instead of raisins and nuts (I had none) I used 1 cup combined of chopped dried mango/apricots soaked in rum, and added 1/2 tsp of cardamon and 1/2 tsp ginger. I messed up trying to follow other reviews and accidentally added 3 tsp baking powder/1 tsp baking soda, so cake rose very nicely, but perhaps was slightly salty (but only because I knew). Apricots were perfect addition since they added the zip that is in fresh mangoes, but seems to be lost when it is baked. Can't wait for next mango season to make this some more!
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Apple Honey Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
An excellent cake for Rosh Hashanah. I followed the recipe pretty closely with a couple of small changes: I sub'd 1/3 cup of the oil with apple sauce and increased the amount of apples to 4, and I upped the spices, adding 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp cardamon, 1/2 tsp of ginger & 1/8 tsp cloves. The cake turned out wonderfully! Very moist and quite delicious, and hubby even said it was the best honey cake he had ever had (I blush!)
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Grenadian Spice Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2011
Very tasty cake! I loved the different spice combination with the lime zest much better than the more traditional American spice cake (most have too much cinnamon! for me!) I baked in a loaf pan, but a tester came out clean after only 1 hour. I found the cake to have the texture of a dense pound cake. I might experiment using another white cake recipe with this spice mix.
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Caramel Frosting V

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2011
Not sure what I did wrong, but I got a very tasty thikck caramel glaze rather than my ideas of a frosting. I chilled the mixture completely overnight in the fridge and beat in in my standing mixer what felt like forever, but the frosting was more pourable rather than spreadible. I used it over a German apple cake from this site, it still tasted good and got gobbled up fast, but it definately was nothing like the picture. I still have 1/2 the mixture left over, so perhaps I will add confectioners sugar to see if can get the consistency I was looking for.
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German Apple Cake I

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2011
Excellent apple cake! Moist and tasty. I upped the spiciness by adding 1/2 tspn ground ginger, nutmeg & cardamon. I did change it slightly for health, reducing sugar to 1+1/2 cup, and swapping 1/2 cup of oil for natural apple sauce. Of course this was all negated when I poured caramel frosting over half of the cake! :-) Perfect cake with or without frosting, but it did lack the crispy crust other reviewers talked about - probably because of my reducing the sugar content. Might try agaiin as a base for other fruits/vegitables - perhaps zuchinni/carrot or pears and nuts.
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Connie's Zucchini "Crab" Cakes

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2011
Very tasty for a vegitarian dish. I followed other reviewers' suggestions and baked these on a greased baking sheet for 12 mins on each side and they turned out very well (sometimes you do have to make small compromise to taste for health!) My husband who only eats Kosher and has never tasted crab loved them and even my 2 year old gobbled them up and said "more?" I used Italian breadcrumbs because that was what I had on hand and served with mayo with fresh chopped parsely mixed in. Next time I might up the Old Bay Seasoning by 1/2 teaspoon.
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2011
Delicious recipe! I only had 1 cup of grated zuchinni left (after making Connie's zuchinni "crab" cakes from this site) so made 1/2 batch of the recipe with 2 eggs and reduced sugar to 1 cup. I also subsituted 1/2 the oil for natural apple sauce. Bread was moist and delicious. Could probably reduce sugar by atleast another 1/4 cup next time. Another nice touch is to sprinke cinnamon sugar on greased pan before pouring in batter and sprinkle on top for sweet and crispy crust.
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Mango Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2011
Definately popular with everyone but I was hoping for more of a mango taste, but perhaps that is just how cooked mango turns out? I ran out of baking liners but they cooked perfectly without in a non-stick muffin pan.
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Fresh Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2011
I was alittle disappointed in this cake...not enough strawberries, but perhaps I should have measured the strawberries after I crushed them not before? Perhaps I will try again with more (or other fruit) and maybe even try a chocolate cake mix. I was interested to see another similar recipe on this site with same ingredients but reversed directions (marshmallows on bottom of pan, cake mix in the middle and strawberries on top...and the cake reverses itself in the oven!) Might try that too!
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