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Pumpkin Peanut Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2012
Based on other reviews & my own taste preferences, I made the following changes. This soup is delicious & healthy! Olive oil instead of butter. Onion/carrot/celery blend and upped the garlic to 4 cloves. For spices/herbs, I used 1/2 tsp. Bell's Seasoning, 1/2 tsp. mild curry powder, 1 Tbs. dried parsley, dash of crushed red pepper flakes, salt & pepper to taste. Four cups low sodium chicken stock. A can of light coconut milk in place of dairy and 1/2 c. de-fatted peanut flour mixed with 1/4 c. water in place of regular peanut butter - keeps the flavor & protein, but cuts some fat & calories. Served with brown rice. Garnished with chopped green onions & a few roasted peanuts. YUM!
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Sturdy Whipped Cream Frosting

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2011
This frosting is awesome! I used it on chocolate stout cupcakes, piping it on using a ziplock bag I'd cut a corner from. The flavor is great, not too tangy from the cream cheese, and the texture is perfect. It held up well to simple piping and would be very easy to spread as well. I especially love that this recipe doesn't start out calling for a huge amount of sugar! I used powdered because the granulated I have on hand at the moment is a bit coarse and I was worried about it giving the frosting a grainy texture. I did add more than the 1/2 c called for, probably more like a full cup, but it still isn't overly sweet. I will definitely be using this frosting again!
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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
The name of this recipe is SPOT.ON. These are absolutely DELICIOUS!! I did make a few changes and doubled the recipe because I'd bought 2 lbs. of ground beef/pork/veal. Since I only had one slice of bread on hand, I tore it up and figured it to be about 1/4 c. when crumbled. I then supplemented with 3/4 c. oats and added both to the food processor so I wouldn't have big oat flakes in the meatballs. After emptying the bread crumbs/oats, I added 2 cloves of garlic and the roughly chopped onion to the food processor to get a nice mince. I sweat that in 2 Tbs. olive oil over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes. Removed from heat and let cool a few minutes, then mixed in the bread/oats. From there, I followed the recipe directions for mixing and baking, turning the meatballs half-way through baking. I hadn't eaten lunch yet when they came out of the oven and was tempted to stuff myself silly with meatballs! YUM! Finally a meatball recipe that reminds me of my Italian grandmother's. Thanks LTH!
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Absolutely the BEST Rich and Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing Ever!

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2011
This is great exactly as written, but I found that I really like the little kick that Worcestshire sauce & dry mustard (see "Bill's Blue Cheese Dressing") bring to the dressing. I add those seasonings to this recipe & it truly is the BEST! I use fat-free plain Greek yogurt in place of sour cream & canola oil mayo. Still rich & creamy, but a little less fattening. YUM!
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Bill's Blue Cheese Dressing

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2011
I found that I like the little kick that Worcestshire & dry mustard bring, but the proportions of sour cream & mayo (especially) were too much, even as a dip. I did some more looking on this site & combined some of the seasoning from this recipe with "Absolutely the BEST Rich and Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing Ever!" - - - http://allrecipes.com/recipe/absolutely-the-best-rich-and-creamy-blue-cheese-dressing-ever/detail.aspx
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Slow Cooker Maple Country Style Ribs

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2011
Awesome blend of flavors! Following other reviewer's advice, I increased the amount of maple syrup and soy sauce to 1/3 c. each. I've made it with this blend of spices and instead with Chinese Five Spice - both were equally tasty. Usually use a lean pork roast instead of ribs, then shred it and mix in with the sauce - YUM.
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Ranch Dressing II

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2011
Great basic ranch dressing. After my first batch, which was darn good, I followed the advice of other reviewers & made a few tweaks based on my own tastes, including using light canola oil mayo and fat-free plain Greek yogurt in place of sour cream: 1) Cut the mayo down to 1/2 c. 2) Added 1 c. buttermilk (actually 1 c. skim milk w/1 Tbs. white vinegar) 3) Increased garlic powder to 1/2 tsp. 4) Cut dill to 1/8 tsp. I always try to make it the night before, or at the very latest early in the morning, because it's even better as it sits and all the flavors meld. DELICIOUS, fresher, and healthier without all the fat, fillers, and starches of store bought dressing.
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