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Savory Party Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2011
SO easy and SO delicious... it went over so well at a party. It's fun to pull apart the pieces of bread to munch on! Just something about it... I'd recommend cutting it as close to the base as possible otherwise you'll end up with a sizable chunk of uneaten bread at the bottom. :)
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My Kids Favorite Chocolate Chip Almond Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
My experiment of subbing all butter (vs. half shortening) worked... I have some wonderfully delicious flat cookies!! :) I didn't have shortening but I finally had some slivered almonds around, and I always love a fresh-from-the-oven cookie. I'll try again with shortening,because they are beautiful and tasty, even though they are flatter than a pancake! =)
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Grilled Pineapple

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
Yum... I'm a nut about the honey-butter combo - so this was easily a winner for me. I will have to try again when I can marinate overnight AND grill on an outdoor grill. (Unfortunately, no grilling on my condo balcony. Tears!) BUT I did use my stainless grill pan and it worked just fine and had the pretty grill marks. I skipped the hot pepper sauce...just didn't feel like adding it. :)
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Aunt Norma's Rhubarb Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
I brought these in to work today and thought I should probably try one out to make sure they're good; coworkers loved them! I loved the simplicity of the recipe (trying to use up some rhubarb my mgr gave me) and I agree the brown sugar makes these both delicious AND a gorgeous caramel color. I omitted the nuts, but almost wished I wouldn't' have... the flavor of the muffin stands out as really flavorful and perfectly moist, but I missed the rhubarb! I think I found a chunk or two of it in my muffin. :( That would be my only real negative comment I can say about this recipe. The batch size is misleading, as I also only yielded 19 muffins. I'll keep this one around and try adding another cup of rhubarb. Otherwise, a great recipe!
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Whipped Cream Icing I

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2011
The quantities worked very well for me. I didn't follow the instructions completely as written - I bloomined the gelatin in a small bowl, then stuck it in the microwave for about 8 seconds (it had set, so I just needed it to liquify). Then I beat it in to the whipped cream. Since this was a filling for a cake roll, I also incorporated about 1T passion fruit puree. Worked like a charm!
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Chicken Enchilada Dip

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2011
Everyone at the party was RAVING about this appetizer! I had a can of diced jalapenos so I used that in place of the fresh jalapeno and can of diced chiles. It made for a spicier dip, but it wasn't over the top spicy. I used the suggestion from Naples of adding a dollop of sour cream (I did three, as my pan was regtangular) and sprinkled with chopped green onion. Not only did it taste great, it looked pretty too! So quick and easy to throw together, I'll keep this one handy! Served with a bag of tortilla strip chips. Yum...
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Low Fat Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2011
Perfect recipe for us! I skipped the chives (didn't have them) and used dried dill, but otherwise stuck to the recipe. I go through phases where I'm reminded by how appalled I am by all the extra junk in bottled dressings and I'm pleased at how quickly this from-scratch dressing comes together!
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Spring Lime Tea Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2011
Light, cakey...refreshing! Not something I normally look for (I prefer a chewy, chocolatey cookie) but I wanted to use up a couple limes I had on hand. They are pretty and a perfect summery treat to share with coworkers. I had some toasted coconut leftover from a different recipe, so I added a sprinkling of it to some of the cookies. What a beauty! I love the extra texture and flavor... these won't last long!
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Chipotle Smashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2011
Mmm! I don't eat potatoes often (perhaps because growing up it was always "meat n potatoes", and still today Sunday dinners with the family include them) but decided to buy some cute baby reds from the farmers market. I like the skins, so I didn't peel them, or cube, just boiled. I skipped the garlic since I didn't think I'd like it in this raw and didn't feel like cooking it. Added a shredded cheese blend and milk...skipped the mayo and cilantro. Loved the flavor and textural components: smoky and just spicy enough, creamy with the right amount of chunky texture, cheesy and flavorful. Bacon would certainly be a great addition, maybe with some sliced scallion and it would be reminscent of a loaded baked potato. Yum!
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Muffin Frittatas

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2011
Yum! Even though I just ate eggs for dinner, I sampled part of one of these muffins that I made to take to work for breakfast... I'm already looking forward to tomorrow! I didn't have zucchini so I just used another bell pepper and used green onion since it added a nice color and mellow flavor. Scaled back the cheese so I don't turn into a fatty :) - for six of these, I added fresh dill, per Naples recommendation, and I'm glad I did! My bf can have the 6 without. :) They're cute AND so yummy!
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Prosciutto e Melone (Italian Ham and Melon)

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2011
Extremely easy way to do a refreshing and exquisite appetizer! Or snack... There's just something about the combo - simple and DeLish!
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Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2011
Good flavor, nice texture...the delightful crunch when you bite into it, then a nice chewiness that lasts til the end... yum. Just a tad on the flat side for my liking, otherwise good.
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Lemon Fried Rice

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2011
Magic! I love when I happen upon a dish that just fits the meal perfectly and I can throw it together with what I have on hand and in a whim, when I realize I should serve something besides just shrimp. :) I didn't have parsley but didn't miss it this time around. A perfect balance of flavors; I loved the fresh zing of the lemon and how nicely it complemented the other flavors. As mentioned, I served this with a spicy shrimp...again, balancing the zip of the shrimp sauce. My bf said this is one to keep around!!
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Golden Yam Brownies

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2011
Mmm... I could get myself in trouble with these. I'm not sure about the excitement of having veggies in this; I'd have to eat the entire pan to get close to a serving of veggies! I've had this recipe hanging around for awhile. I haven't made it because I usually just love to eat sweet potatoes for dinner...but I bought one and didn't have a specific recipe in mind. Anyow: yum! I would agree with several others that they are a tad greasy. I'd reduce the butter by about 1/3. I would probably cut out 1/4 of each of the sugars, but still use the glaze. The glaze is yummy! My bf suggested a brown sugar glaze next time. If only these were truly health food... :)
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Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2011
A delicious recipe to use as a base; came together very quickly. I tweaked slightly... I sauteed the garlic in a skillet, which is where I then wilted the spinach and mixed the sour cream and (Monterrey Jack) cheese. I chose to cook the bacon in a skillet, rather than in the oven. My bacon was frozen, so it would've taken a bit longer...especially since I prefer to par-cook the bacon before wrapping it around the chicken so it gets crispier when baking. I also topped with a couple slices of tomatoes, which I love roasted. The only recommendation I'd have is to season the chicken a bit more. I used a smokehouse seasoning but it needed a bit more. Loved how easy it was; served with corn on the cob for an easy dinner.
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Chiarello's Chicken and Pastina Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2011
A perfect soup for any time of year! I picked up some chard at the farmers market and wanted to find a healthy dish to make with it. I came across this recipe and loved it for a nice light summer dinner! I didn't measure; just chopped and cooked. Following the great tip from Naples, I added the diced chard stems with the mirepoix...no need to be wasteful! I didn't add the full 2# of chicken, because I didn't want to :) and I subbed a 15oz can of diced tomatoes for the crushed, as it's what I had on hand and wouldn't want to open a can for just a cup anyways. I used farfalle because I didn't want to buy pasta just for this. A lovely recipe that has great flavor! I served with fresh fruit and a garlic-herb bread. Happy, satisfied bellies! (Until my boyfriend jokingly asks "what's for dinner?" when he's hungry again in an hour or so.) :)
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2011
I REALLY wanted to like these! It's the middle of summer and I was craving pumpkin...what a let down. As I made these, I was surprised by how little fat was in these. Well, that comes with a lack of good flavor and tenderness. These fell very flat. More pumpkin and moisture. Also, the baking time is WAY off for the temp. I checked these at 17 minutes and, while they looked beautiful, the bottoms were a tad burnt. As an avid, experienced baker (and eater!) this recipe needs some serious tweaking. The only saving grace were the morsels of chocolate...
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Buster Bar Ice Cream Dessert

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2011
While I haven't eaten this as a whole, I tasted each of the components and it's going to be amazing! (I made it for a dessert menu special at work and couldn't cut into it quite yet.) The fudge sauce is KILLER!! Paired with a tasty oreo crust and delicious vanilla bean ice cream, how could this not be an awesome treat?! A great treat for a hot summer day! This fudge sauce is a keeper!
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Buster Bar Dessert

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2011
While I haven't eaten this as a whole, I tasted each of the components and it's going to be amazing! (I made it for a dessert menu special at work and couldn't cut into it quite yet.) The fudge sauce is KILLER!! Paired with a tasty oreo crust and delicious vanilla bean ice cream, how could this not be an awesome treat?! I used dry roasted nuts since I didn't have Spanish nuts on hand, and I think it will work, though I know Spanish peanuts is more traditional for this Dairy Queen dessert replica. A great treat for a hot summer day! This fudge sauce is a keeper!
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Alyson's Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2011
I love this combo! The bacon is a must... it really does make everything better! And I prefer using golden raisins. For the onion, I'd recommend dicing vs. chopping (smaller is better). Perfect side item for picnics!
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