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Groovy 'Who Brought That' Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2013
A nice change of pace from the Italian and Greek pasta salad dressings. I used a variety of garden vegetables with shell pasta, as that's what I had. I hope to have a reason to try the Tied Dyed effect sometime!
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Grandma's Hot Fudge Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2013
An easy, good hot fudge sauce recipe with ingredients that are almost always in the pantry and fridge. Great over ice cream. I halved the recipe using the same cooking time with great results.
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Megan's Granola

Reviewed: May 29, 2013
A very good granola recipe; I made a half-recipe. I omitted the maple syrup, as I didn't have any, and added an equal amount of water with a tablespoon of maple extract. I omitted the salt for personal preference, and added applesauce to replace the oil in order to cut calories. The mixture seemed dry, so I doubled the applesauce and added two T water, which allowed me to moisten all the oat/bran/germ mixture evenly. Next time I'll use two 9x13 cookie sheets (with rims) instead of just one. The mixture baked evenly, but was still fairly moist at the end of twenty minutes. It is a very humid day, which may have contributed, but I wanted a drier mix so I turned the oven off and continued to bake the mixture for another 20 minutes-stirring every 10 minutes-in the cooling oven until I got the results I wanted. I mixed a pineapple/banana/coconut trail mix in half of the mixture to eat as a snack, and left half plain to use over yogurt and cottage cheese, etc. I'm sure I'll be making this again, although I'll stick to a half-batch to make it easily manageable. Thanks for the recipe, Megan and annie9!
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Red, White, and Blueberry Fruit Salad

Reviewed: May 29, 2013
A simple and great recipe. I tossed everything together, using just enough sugar to coat the fruit lightly, before leaving our house for a barbeque and it was ready by the time the food was served. We've made this often with just strawberries and bananas, but the blueberries add a nice touch to the dish.
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Crunchy Lettuce

Reviewed: May 4, 2013
This is an easy, flexible salad. I used two small heads of "Artisan" salad (a varied 4-pack) for the lettuce and used turkey bacon (I'm sure the real thing would be even better). For the dressing, I used 1/4 olive oil, 1/4 c brown sugar, 3 T rice vinegar, and the S&P. This is a great salad if you are serving people who don't care for tomatoes or cucumbers. Two of those eating this don't eat dressing and reported that the salad is excellent without the dressing. I plan to add some sliced strawberries and some blueberries to what's left for a different taste tomorrow.
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Sloppy Sams

Reviewed: May 1, 2013
This is a good meatless recipe. I tweaked it quite a bit, so if you don't like tweaking, stop here! I added diced celery and grated carrot with the onion (to use leftovers). I used leftover tomato sauce instead of the tomato paste, and a can of petite diced tomatoes instead of the fresh tomato. I did add a tablespoon of sugar, as I cooked the canned tomatoes down (slow boil for about 15 mion) rather than adding ketchup. The mixture tasted a little sweet, but after adding slightly more than 1 1/2 c lentils (mine were already cooked) to the mixture, it was perfect. I served it on buttered slices of whole-grain bread. The half-recipe made enough for four servings, easily.. Calling it Sloppy Sams is perfect. I'm looking forward to leftovers, as this is probably one of those mixtures that is better once the flavors meld. And I'll really try to make it exactly like the recipe sometime to see if it's even better the recipe's way.
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Grilled Bacon-Stuffed Strawberries

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2013
I'm not being totally fair to this recipe, as I baked these in the oven. The bacon was delicious. My strawberries were very ripe, I think too ripe for this recipe-they were extremely sweet after baking, too sweet for the bacon. If I were to make it again I would use medium-ripe strawberries and cook the bacon to a flexible state, then stuff each strawberry with a partially cooked piece of bacon to avoid overcooking the strawberries. Then I would proceed with grilling or baking the strawberries. This was a fun project on a rainy afternoon while I baked bacon for the freezer. I used a small paring knife to make a hole completely through the strawberries, but a straw would work great if one was available.
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Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2013
I was glad to find this recipe again. I used rice vinegar instead of balsamic in the dressing and used feta cheese instead of Gorgonzolla. It was very good, considering I am not overly fond of fresh spinach, and is very filling. Next time I will use a mixture of greens.
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Easy Chicken Taquitos

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2013
These are good. I used a poached chicken breast, and added a few lentils and a generous tablespoon of sour cream to the mixture. I nuked the tortillas two at a time for 15 seconds, covered with wet paper toweling above and below the torillas. I sprayed the taquitos with Pam once rolled. The first few cracked, but once I got the hang of rolling them it went well. The tortillas were a little dry; next time I'll brush with oil as several other reviewers suggested. These could easily be made with lentils for a vegetarian snack.
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Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2013
These are very good. I did add one cup of white chocolate chips, as other reviewers have done. The chips made this a very sweet cookie-good, but one or two is plenty. In a one-tablespoon size with the additiom of the white chips, this recipe made 51 cookies (would have made one or two more had I not kept sampling the dough). I baked them the full 12 minutes for a slightly crunchy outer crust that dissolves into sweetness. Good with coffee. I'll try them a mix of butter & Crisco, the cranberries and walnuts next time. If you enjoy really sweet cookies, add the white chips.
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Delicious Broccoli Cranberry Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2013
Having bagged, shredded broccoli in the fridge, I tried this as a quick lunch. It is easy to make with bagged broccoli, colorful, crunchy, tart and sweet. We ate half for lunch. For the remaining half of this salad, I'll add a little more shredded carrot for color, and an apple for even more crunch as other reviewers have suggested. A tart apple will offset some of the sweetness of the dressing. I'll use less dressing on the remaining half of the salad for less sweetness and try a little less sugar when I make this again, or possibly use a different dressing.
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Tofu Lasagna

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2013
This is pretty good; I doubled the cheese and more than doubled the spaghetti sauce, based on other reviews. I used the pre-cooked Barilla lasagna noodles because I wanted the half-sized noodles to fit smaller casserole dishes. Next time I'll try this with the Hunts Chunky Vegetable spaghetti sauce and add a few more vegetables. Or just use my regular lasagna recipe and use the tofu in that recipe. Love the idea, but it was okay, but not great, for us.
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Quick Black Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2013
Pretty good. I thought it needed something more, and tried subbing Rotel for stewed tomatoes and added a cup of frozen corn. With those additions, it was good as both a cold salad and wrapped in a tortilla with a little grated cheese added for quick meal.
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Strawberry Roses

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2013
A slightly sweet, creamy treat. Next time I'll sift the confectioner's sugar to avoid lumps. I didn't have coarse sugar and didn't think of rolling the strawberries in granulated sugar; it probably would have helped the tartness of a few of the strawberries. I halved the recipe and it was plenty for the two of us.
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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2013
Very good. I used one cup of chicken broth and one can of evaporated milk because several reviews mentioned too much liquid that had to be cooked down. I added 1/2 tsp ground mustard instead of the 1 1/2 T mustard. I also added a pound of frozen broccoli (cooked with the pasta for the last five minutes) and a cooked, cubed chicken breast. I had planned on putting this in a casserole to bake, but the sauce was thick enough that it didn't need to be cooked down and the mixture was hot enough to serve. I added 1/2 cup of water to leftovers to thin the sauce, thinking the passta will absorb additional fluid. Next time I'll try 1 tsp dry mustard and plan on 2 cups of chicken broth with one can of evaporated milk. Leftovers are in the freezer for DH to take to work; I warned him it might separate but he's looking forward to leftovers for work.
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Remarkable Rib-Eyes

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2013
We've enjoyed using low-sodium soy sauce with a hint of garlic as a marinade for years. We often skip the garlic and just use the low-sodium soy sauce for a marinade.
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Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2013
A nice change of taste for broccoli. I served this on the side, but both guests and family enjoyed the sauce. I used a 16-oz bag of frozen broccoli, microwaved as instructed on the bag. I substituted one teaspoon of minced garlic for the two cloves of garlic and cooked the sauce on low heat.
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Spicy Black Bean Cakes

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2013
I made a half-recipe of this. I enjoyed the taste. Mine were a bit crunchy-for some reason I used a large grate, not a fine grate, when grating the sweet potato. The mixture was a bit dry even with a full medium-sized egg in the half mixture, so I added a dash of Worceshire (sp?) sauce and a couple teaspoons of water. I did use Panko for the bread crumbs, so that may have contributed to the dryness. I cooked one on the stovetop to try right away and enjoyed it with the sauce. I loved the sauce BEFORE I added fresh lime juie. After...eh. I felt I lost the taste of the sour cream and jalapeno when I added lime juice. I made another for supper, served with rice and corrots. I will definitely make these again, grating the sweet potato finer abd omitting the lime in the sauce.
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Asian Orange Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2013
I halved the brown sugar and still found this very sweet. I served it with stir-fried vegetables over white rice. The chicken itself was very good. I doubled the sauce, anticipating needing more, but didn't need more sauce. When I use the remaining sauce I'll use fresh stir-fried vegetables, rather than frozen, and add water chestnuts and thin slices of orange, halved, for more orange taste. Overall, this dish is just too sweet for us. We enjoyed trying it, though. Thanks for the recipe.
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Bran Flax Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2013
Good recipe. I didn't have flax seed, so I used 1 1/2 cups oat bran. No raisins, so I added dried cherries. No mixed nuts, only pecans. All good substitutions. I've added these items to my shopping list and am anxious to try the recipe as written. This is obviously a very forgiving recipe, dense but moist, great with milk or coffee. Should make a great breakfast or snack, and it will be easy to alter ingredients for a new taste once in a while.
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