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Buffalo Cauliflower

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2015
I love the idea, but the final outcome wasn't really what I was after. I didn't care for the batter on the cauliflower as it turned out, and I didn't like the honey in the sauce. I know it's a very small amount, but the roasted cauliflower added enough sweetness for me. As another reviewer suggested, I think it would be better if the sauce was cooked into the dish longer. I decided to make again with some changes and loved it. I coated the cauliflower in the butter-hot sauce mixture (minus the honey) with a little olive oil thrown in, too. I used homemade hot sauce on my second try-made with Hot Portugal peppers. I had some Parmesan peppercorn sourdough bread that had gone stale, and I whizzed some in the processor to make bread crumbs. I then tossed the bread crumbs (with a bit of grated parm thrown in for good measure) with the cauliflower and then baked. I got a nice crunch from the breadcrumbs and combined with the lovely, caramelized cauliflower, it was out of this world good. Nice and spicy, too. I cut the cauliflower into pretty small pieces, too.
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Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2015
I also have been making this for many, many years. It's a good way to perk up store tomatoes in the winter, and it's excellent for any home-grown tomato! However, I roast mine at 400 instead of 450...works better for me. That does mean a little longer cooking time, but that's just more time for them to caramelize and become even more lucious. This is great with an onion thrown in with them, too. We use these on pizza, sandwiches, pasta, eggs, grits...you get the idea. If you roast at a lower temp, the olive oil works great, and trust me, that oil is soooo good! Don't skip it, it really adds to the dish.
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Korean Hot Wings

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2015
I grilled my wings instead of frying but otherwise followed the recipe except for the lemon pepper which we tried and didn't like on them. They are pretty good. I made these and another batch with my regular Korean marinade and glaze which contains some of the same ingredients with gochujang paste. The ones with the gochujang were hands down our favorites. But this is a good recipe that I'll keep for the times when I run out of gochujang and need a Korean wing fix. :) Thanks for the recipe!
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Dash's Donair

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2015
I'm sorry for the low rating. There's nothing wrong with the recipe itself, it all worked out as I assume it should have, but we just didn't care for this at all. I was intrigued by the recipe having never heard of it, and we love gyros, so I wanted to try this. I followed to the letter, but there's too much oregano for our tastes, and the sauce...well, it's definitely not to our tastes. Far too sweet and very strange when you aren't accustomed to it, I guess. If you love these, you'll love this recipe, I'm sure, but we couldn't eat them and ended up eating egg salad on our pitas.
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Mango Cherry Smoothie

Reviewed: May 28, 2015
Nice, simple, fruity drink. Very refreshing on a warm day. I had some very ripe mango, and since I used frozen cherries (I always have those on hand), I omitted the ice. I also added a dash of vanilla and after tasting, I added a squeeze of fresh lime. I used less water...maybe half a cup or so. Perfection, but since I like to play around with my food, I'll probably also add a slice of fresh ginger the next time...and there'll be a next time. :) This is perfect for frozen mangoes and cherries, too, and I keep my freezer stocked with those. A new summer fave!
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Almond Flour Brownies

Reviewed: May 10, 2015
These are good; rich and fudgy. I couldn't put my hands on my almond flour so I used toasted hazelnut flour but otherwise followed the recipe except I reduced the baking temp based on Buckwheat Queen's review. Since mine turned out really well, I would recommend sticking to her method. Using the hazelnut flour, they are reminiscent of Nutella which the son loves. I will make them again and play with different nut flours, too. It's a great base. I also think they would be good with a handful of chocolate chips sprinkled on top before baking.
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Braised Corned Beef Brisket

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2015
I had 2 sandwiches from this and then it was gone...eaten by the teenager. And so you know how successful this was: I eat a corned beef sandwich maybe once every 2 or 3 years. Until this. I don't have roasting pan so I just used my cast iron Dutch oven and a cooling rack. I used Newcastle for the liquid and a bit more than called for. My brisket was grass fed and cured in-store and had less liquid, so this worked well. I also used Dale's seasoning instead of kitchen browning sauce...just what I had on hand. Very tender and much more flavorful than traditional corned beef. I have already purchased another to cook tomorrow. Thanks, Maui girl, for the great recipe!
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Blueberry Quinoa with Lemon Glaze

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2015
A unique and delicious breakfast! I decided to make this last minute and used white grape juice to cook the quinoa...great flavor with the berries. The glaze has a wonderful flavor, and I made a little extra to pour over the quinoa. Like lutzflcat, I also used the zest from the lemon...a Meyer lemon in this case. I used vanilla almond milk and raw honey instead of maple syrup...just what I had on hand. A sprinkle of chopped almonds and I had a protein-packed and very good breakfast! This is definitely a keeper for me, and it has many options for different flavor combinations that I look forward o trying. Mine never really solidified to the point of slicing, but I found I prefer this heated with a little extra almond milk poured over it, anyway, so it didn't matter.
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Chicken Riggies

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2015
Husband said it was ok, I thought it was good, and the teenager loved it, so 4 star it is. Because this was something that popped up on an ingredient search when I had items to use, I did change it based on what I had on hand. I already had a fire-roasted tomato/roasted red pepper puree on hand and had pickled, hot cherry peppers. I chopped another couple of roasted red peppers and very finely minced the cherry peppers. I added a cup of white wine, doubled the cream and also added a cup of freshly grated parmesan directly to the sauce when I added the cream. It was actually much better after it sat for a while and the pasta absorbed more of the sauce. I would make again with my revisions.
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Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2015
This wasn't a home run for us. we love étouffée but I found myself without peppers and decided to give this recipe a try. We really missed those peppers in the final dish, and it had way too much butter for us. No one wanted seconds which never happens around here, so this one won't go in the keeper file. I don't usually make a recipe without tweaking it, and I should have done the same here. Thanks for the recipe to try though!
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Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2014
We are splitting this one down the middle. The teenager really liked it, but my husband and I barely managed to get a bowl of it down. It's far too sweet for us, even though I reduced the sugar by half, and the hoisin flavor was a little too prominent. It was certainly very easy, but I don't think we'll make again. Thanks for the recipe to try, though! It's one the teenager can add to his repertoire, and that's always good!
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Apple Pie Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2014
I decided to make these last minute and had to substitute but these are very good. I used half brown sugar and half coconut sugar. And I had no AP flour on hand and used 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat and 3/4 cup oat flour. I also shredded the apples and left them unpeeled. The coarser pieces were especially tasty so dicing would be better, I'm sure. I also added a teaspoon of King Arthur Apple pie spice to the batter, and I think it's needed for my tastes. Very moist, and they are getting better as they sit. I will make again.
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Homemade Melt-In-Your-Mouth Dark Chocolate (Paleo)

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2014
We love this, although the last time we made them, I used raw cacao butter instead of coconut oil as I had only liquid coconut oil and didn't know if it would set properly. And oh my! This batch was KILLER! Full chocolate flavor, and it rivals my all-time fave, Scharffen-Berger. I always add vanilla, and I use only 2 TBS honey since we like bittersweet chocolate. Be sure to use cocoa you really like in this!
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Mamacita's Mexican Rice

Reviewed: May 20, 2014
We really liked this recipe. I have had problems finding a recipe for the dish as we like it, and this one just about nailed it. I had to substitute for what I had on hand since I decided to make this last minute, but it turned out great. I didn't have a tomato on hand (don't buy those out of season) so I used some pureed tomatoes and cut back on the broth just a bit to compensate for the additional liquid. And I didn't have saffron on hand so I used a bit of adobo seasoning and some turmeric for color. I used a very large clove of garlic, and I ommitted the cumin. It takes very little of that for us, and the adobo seasoning had plenty for our tastes. And lastly, I used basmati rice, again what I had on hand. I will definitely make this again; I don't need to look any further for recipes! Thanks, Armi, to you and your MIL for the recipe!
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Green Pea Patties

Reviewed: May 7, 2014
3 1/2 stars is probably closer to the true rating. I made these as the recipe stated except with GF flour since we avoid wheat. My husband said they reminded him of mushy peas, which he loves, but we both think they would be better with sauteed onions and garlic added to the mixture. And I think I could cut back on the flour next time a bit. Still, it's a great idea, and I'll make again with some additions to suit our tastes. Don't skip the freshly grated parmesan...in fact I would add even more next time.
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Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2014
I love Kheer, and I loved this recipe. I added a bit of vanilla and used only pistachios (was out of almonds) but otherwise made as written. It is delicious.
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Quinoa with Peas and Parmesan

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2014
This is very enjoyable. I decided to make this last-minute, so I had to substitute, some from necessity and some for preference. I had cherry tomatoes that needed to be used so I roasted those instead of using the canned, diced tomatoes...had about 4 cups before roasting, and I did roast them until they were browned a bit. And I had no vegetable broth so I subbed with chicken broth. I despise celery, so I omitted that and added some shredded carrots. I sauteed my onions until they were browned a bit and then dumped everything in into my rice cooker. I also had no evaporated milk but did have a half cup of heavy cream to use up, so in it went! :) Based on other reviews, I added quite a bit more cheese, and I would definitely recommend doing that. And I also liked the amount of tomatoes I added. This is a great base recipe that you can tailor to your preferences with veggies. I will definitely add more next time, and I will definitely make it again!
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Paleo Tropical Ice Cream

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2013
I really liked this. I love ice cream but don't really care for too-sweet things, so this was perfect for me. Nice texture, too. Don't expect a really sweet dish if you aren't accustomed to eating Paleo, but I love the flavors, and it's sweet enough for me as is. I also aded a dash of vanilla. Using really ripe bananas will make it sweeter if that's your preference. I like the ones that are just beginning to get a few spots on them but are still firm. Thanks for the recipe!
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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2013
I really liked the idea of this, but it needed some changes for me. The dressing was very sweet so I had to cut way back on the sugar (I made a tiny portion first to sample), and I used a raw cane sugar...about2 tbs or so. And I left the peel on the fruit. I used mixed power greens instead of romaine as I had no romaine on hand. I also used toasted pecans instead of cashews...again just what I had on hand. My lemon was a Meyer lemon, and I think that added a great flavor. I would definitely make again with my revisions. It's a good mix of flavors and textures.
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Amazing Muffin Cups

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2013
It's a good base for us, but it just needed...something. I followed the recipe except I used refrigerated hash browns and freshly shredded cheddar cheese due to pantry limitations. I had no trouble with these coming out of the muffin cups, but my potatoes did not come out crispy, and they just don't have enough flavor for our tastes. I'll try them again, but this time I'll crumbled tater tots or hash brown cakes, and I'll cook the pepper (adding more pepper) with some onion before adding to the eggs and omit the green onions. These would also be a great place to add all sorts of veggies, and I'll definitely do that next time, too. Once I tweak these to our tastes, they will be a great prepare ahead breakfast that I can just keep in the fridge.
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