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Verna rated and reviewed the recipe Mediterranean Couscous Salad
Mediterranean Couscous Salad
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"This is absolutely delicious as is, but I sometimes add some diced deli rotisserie chicken, making this a main-dish light summer meal! I usually double or even triple this recipe because I like it even better the next day when the flavors have combined longer."
Posted on 7/30/2010
Verna rated and reviewed the recipe Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake
Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake
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"I agree that a recipe review should review the recipe, not the cost & calorie count. However, the cooks that are pricing this recipe at $15 or more don't know where to shop. I never pay more than $0.99 for Betty Crocker brownie mix; store brand cream cheese, condensed milk, eggs, and oil are all much less than name brands with rarely any decrease in quality or flavor. I could easily find these ingredients for $7-9 even without coupons. And the flavor is fabulous, well worth a spot on a special occasion table once or twice a year. And yes, cheesecake is delicious using lowfat cream cheese (Neufchatel) and egg substitute. I also use sugar substitute, one recommended for baking, with excellent results."
Posted on 7/30/2010
Verna rated and reviewed the recipe Grilled Ribs with Cherry Cola Barbecue Sauce
Grilled Ribs with Cherry Cola Barbecue Sauce
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"Finger licking good! I bet it would be great with blueberry preserves, gonna try that next time. Can't wait!"
Posted on 6/29/2010
Verna rated and reviewed the recipe Layered Summer Fruits with Creamy Lime Dressing
Layered Summer Fruits with Creamy Lime Dressing
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"The 5 spoons are for the lime dressing. Yummy!! We don't eat melon, though, so I substituted sliced peeled peaches for the cantaloupe, and sliced peeled kiwi for the honeydew. It was the best! Next time I think I'll use sliced bananas dipped in lemon juice instead of peaches, since peaches and mangoes are fairly similar in color and texture."
Posted on 6/29/2010
Verna rated and reviewed the recipe Cinnamon-Sugar Pinwheels
Cinnamon-Sugar Pinwheels
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"As written, delicious! I prefer to use 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips instead of currants, though. Other pinwheel combinations are: diced ham, cooked broccoli, & cheddar; Pizza sauce, pepperoni, & mozzarella; chopped macadamia nuts & white chocolate chips; apple, blueberry, or other canned fruit filling.... the list is endlessly delicious!!"
Posted on 6/12/2010

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Posted 7/30/2010 2:29:24 AM REPORT ABUSE
Mediterranean Couscous Salad
Mediterranean Couscous Salad
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This is absolutely delicious as is, but I sometimes add some diced deli rotisserie chicken, making this a main-dish light summer meal! I usually double or even triple this recipe because I like it even better the next day when the flavors have combined longer.
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Posted 7/30/2010 2:22:11 AM REPORT ABUSE
Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake
Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake
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I agree that a recipe review should review the recipe, not the cost & calorie count. However, the cooks that are pricing this recipe at $15 or more don't know where to shop. I never pay more than $0.99 for Betty Crocker brownie mix; store brand cream cheese, condensed milk, eggs, and oil are all much less than name brands with rarely any decrease in quality or flavor. I could easily find these ingredients for $7-9 even without coupons. And the flavor is fabulous, well worth a spot on a special occasion table once or twice a year. And yes, cheesecake is delicious using lowfat cream cheese (Neufchatel) and egg substitute. I also use sugar substitute, one recommended for baking, with excellent results.
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Posted 6/29/2010 2:46:43 PM REPORT ABUSE
Grilled Ribs with Cherry Cola Barbecue Sauce
Grilled Ribs with Cherry Cola Barbecue Sauce
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Finger licking good! I bet it would be great with blueberry preserves, gonna try that next time. Can't wait!
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Posted 6/29/2010 2:05:44 PM REPORT ABUSE
Layered Summer Fruits with Creamy Lime Dressing
Layered Summer Fruits with Creamy Lime Dressing
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The 5 spoons are for the lime dressing. Yummy!! We don't eat melon, though, so I substituted sliced peeled peaches for the cantaloupe, and sliced peeled kiwi for the honeydew. It was the best! Next time I think I'll use sliced bananas dipped in lemon juice instead of peaches, since peaches and mangoes are fairly similar in color and texture.
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Posted 6/12/2010 6:05:06 AM REPORT ABUSE
Cinnamon-Sugar Pinwheels
Cinnamon-Sugar Pinwheels
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As written, delicious! I prefer to use 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips instead of currants, though. Other pinwheel combinations are: diced ham, cooked broccoli, & cheddar; Pizza sauce, pepperoni, & mozzarella; chopped macadamia nuts & white chocolate chips; apple, blueberry, or other canned fruit filling.... the list is endlessly delicious!!
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Posted 5/13/2010 10:30:13 PM REPORT ABUSE
Tropical Chicken Salad
Tropical Chicken Salad
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This salad reminds me of the long summers at the beach. Cool, colorful, delicious, just what you want in a light summer meal! It's also great with a nice sesame ginger dressing for a change of pace.
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Posted 5/13/2010 10:15:32 PM REPORT ABUSE
Apple-Kiwi Smoothie
Apple-Kiwi Smoothie
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I loved the flavor of this fruit smoothie, and am delighted that it contains no bananas!! However, I didn't particularly care for the texture. Maybe I'll try it again but blend it longer, maybe that will help. I hope so, because it's soooooo delicious!
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Posted 5/13/2010 10:11:04 PM REPORT ABUSE
Cheesecake Shot-Glass Desserts
Cheesecake Shot-Glass Desserts
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These are the perfect size to finish off a large company meal. They are quick and easy to prepare, and visually stunning to present to guests or family. YUM!!
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Posted 4/11/2010 1:52:22 PM REPORT ABUSE
Taco Chicken with Corn Salsa
Taco Chicken with Corn Salsa
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I loved this recipe! I also used plain corn, as that was what was on hand. Next time I plan to add some sliced black olives and diced fresh tomato to the salsa. I think the salsa is definitely more flavorful if you mix it in advance so the flavors have a chance to mingle.
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Posted 4/6/2010 7:22:29 AM REPORT ABUSE
Meatballs and Creamy Rice Skillet Supper
Meatballs and Creamy Rice Skillet Supper
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I had to make this with 2 substitutions: I don't "do" carrots, and I don't "do" celery. So I substituted green beans and cream of mushroom soup. Delicious!!!! Fast, easy, a real winner.
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