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Boiled Water

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2013
SERIOUSLY?!? I would NEVER make something that contained so few calories and fat. You need fat to live, people! And this is not an authentic recipe! You need to fill the pot BEFORE you put it on the heat! I wanted to give this no stars, but I had to give it at least one to submit a review. :-)
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Diana's Guinness® Chocolate Cake with Guinness Chocolate Icing

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2013
Pretty good. I had hoped for a bit more stout flavor, but it's a pretty good end result. I used buttermilk in place of creme fraiche (didn't have any), and I subbed Whey Low for the sugar. A couple of reviewers mentioned the cake was dense, so I added a teaspoon of baking powder to the batter. That did the trick. The cake was light and fluffy. I cut the recipe in half, and it made 12 cupcakes. The icing is just a little too sweet for me. I added a tablespoon of espresso powder, and that helped. The family loved them, so it's a success.
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All-Natural No-Bake Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2013
My mom and I made the original no-bake cookies many times while I was growing up. I always loved them, but I haven't made them in a long, long time. When I came across this recipe, I decided to give it a try and see if they were as good as what I remember the originals to be. We loved this recipe. It's not too sweet. I used a little less than a cup of honey which was perfect for our tastes. I also added a couple tablespoons ground flaxseed meal, and I doubled the vanilla. I used natural crunchy peanut butter. The texture is softer than the original, but they set just fine. The texture is great...creamy and a little chewy from the oats. This one's a keeper for us. I think it would work great with agave or brown rice syrup, too.
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Rutabaga Oven Fries

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2013
I love rutabage fries. I coat mine with smoked paprika and sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. I don't like rosemary, so I don't use that, but garlic powder is tasty, too. I don't use fresh garlic, because I think these need to cook at a higher temp and for longer than 30 minutes, and the garlic would burn. I would suggest at least 425 for really nicely browned pieces. Mine never get super crispy, but I don't care...I love them!
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Mauigirl's Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2013
I had some fresh pineapple to use and ran across this by accident when searching for something else. I had some grilled chicken and decided to try this (leaving out the cilantro since I don't like it). It was great! When grilling season rolls around to stay, I will make this often.
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Hot Vanilla

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2013
I've been making something similar to this for about 20 years, but I always used vanilla syrup (like you use in coffee) and a sprinkle of nutmeg. I decided to give this a try, but the cinnamon is just too much for me. And I absolutely love vanilla, but cutting back to 1 teaspoon would be enough for me in this. Vanilla sugar would probably work well, but I didn't care for the cinnamon.
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Homemade Biscuit Mix

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2013
I don't use this for biscuits, but as a substitute for the baking mix in a box, it's fantastic. My family requested my cheeseburger balls before the super bowl, and I was out of baking mix. On to AR to find a substitute I went, and I'm so glad I found this recipe. I made a much smaller batch, but it worked perfectly. I will never need to buy baking mix again! Oh, and I added a bit of white whole wheat flour for some of the AP flour. No one could even tell!
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Real Strawberry Frosting

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2013
I strained the seeds and, as the cook's note mentions, let it reduce a bit longer. Fantastic flavor. This would be great in a cream cheese frosting, too, and I'll definitely try that sometime. I don't care for artificial strawberry flavor, and now I never have to worry about that again. I can't wait to make this with other fruits, too. What a great idea! Thank you, Candice!!
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New Year's Black-Eye Pea Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2013
I love the idea of adding black-eyed peas to cheese dip, but without some kind of liquid this will set up very quickly into a massive piece of gluey cheese with peas imbedded in it. I added a can of Rotel tomatoes, and I also added some sauteed greens (kale in this case since that's what I had on hand). It was a great end result. I was a bit too late for New Year's, but there would have been my peas and greens in one swoop! : )
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Welsh Cakes

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2013
We love the Welsh cakes they serve and sell at our local Highland games, and I've been wanting to try them at home for some time. I finally broke down and gave this a go. They are very close to those. I do prefer the currants when I can find them, and I added a generous dose of nutmeg and a splash of vanilla. I also used a combination of butter and organic shortening. I'm pretty happy with the results.
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Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2013
Comfort food is usually not highly spiced or flavored, and as I didnt' grow up eating this, it did seem a bit bland to me. But I still liked the dish and think it has good potential for me. I used sweet onion, brown basmati rice, and puy lentils as those are my favorites, and I did add a pinch of cayenne for a little heat. I would make again but would add more spices for a little more flavor for my tastes. Still it's simple and good.
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Roasted Yam and Kale Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2013
Sweet potatoes and kale...2 of my favorite veggies! I like Lacinato kale in this, and I prefer sherry vinegar to red wine vinegar, but either way, this is delicious!
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Mississippi Tea Cakes

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2013
My mom gave me this same recipe many years ago. She's been making them for a couple of decades. They are really good and can be flavored any way you like. We usually chill the batter in the fridge for a few minutes to keep them from spreading too much. We like them a little chewy. Just a good basic tea cake recipe, and it's perfect!
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Fasoliyyeh Bi Z-Zayt (Syrian Green Beans with Olive Oil)

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2013
Ok, I admit I had to change this. I love green beans but hate cilantro. But I thought the recipe sounded great for the beans and gave it a shot adding parsley and just a bit of basil. It was really good. I added the garlic a little earlier because I wanted it to cook a bit longer, and I think onions would be really nice in here, too. It's a keeper. I can't wait to try with my fresh green beans and herbs next summer!
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Tangy Potato, Green Bean and Bacon Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2013
I think I could eat this EVERY SINGLE DAY! I love, love, love this dish. I love it hot, I love it room temperature, I love it cold. Did I mention I love it? : ) I like to add fresh red bell peppers or halved cherry tomatoes sometimes, too, and they're good additions. So very good! Thanks, Don!
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Fresh Ginger Carrot Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2013
I cut this way down in serving size since I'm the only one in the house that eats it, but it's fantastic. I used greek yogurt, unsweetened shredded coconut, and added a splash of vanilla. I'm still learning to love carrots, but this is one way I definitely love them! My mom really liked it, too.
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Peaches 'n Mint Juice

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2013
Using really ripe and flavorful peaches is essential for this in my opinion. It's a great juice, and I can't wait to make in the summer with fresh mint from my garden and fresh peaches from the farmer's market. It's definitely a keeper. Oh, and it's great with a slice of fresh ginger in it, too! Thank you for this one! I love it.
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Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Toasted Almonds

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2013
I like the touch of the almonds, but this was pretty bland for our tastes. My only change was to use fresh sauteed mushrooms instead of canned...oh and I served with homemade biscuits instead of pastry shells. I think this really needs onions and perhaps a touch of garlic with plenty of black pepper, too. I would also prefer a more veggies...corn and broccoli would be a good start for me. It's a good base recipe, and I would make again with changes to suit our preferences. I also would omit the chicken base, i think...not really crazy about that flavor. Thanks for the idea!
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Nutella Hot Chocolate

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2012
Made this for my husband's teenage son (without the Frangelico) and just added a shot to mine. I also used whole mik instead of half and half. It tastes just like liquid Nutella...imagine that! : ) I also added a splash of vanilla. I would make again, but I think I'll have to add some dark chocolate or cocoa to mine as it 's just a bit too sweet for me. Teenager loved it, so it's a keeper. It's certainly easy! Thanks for the recipe.
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Homemade Irish Cream

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2012
This turned out surprisingly well, but holy cow, is it ever strong if you make according to the recipe! I started with 1 1/2 cups Jameson whiskey, and that was WAAYYYY too strong for me. I doubled the recipe keeping the 1 1/2 cups whiskey, and it's perfect. I also used some half n half in place of some of the cream as suggested by other reviewers, and I used a mocha syrup (homemade) and omitted the coffee granules. I also used only a tiny drop of almond for the whole 2x recipe, and I kept the mocha syrup at 2 TBS, also. I now have 3 jars in the fridge...one for me, and 2 for gifts. Judging from the taste now, this is definitely a keeper. It's very good.
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