Kate SW

Summer Chicken Burgers
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Kate SW's rating

This was really good-plus easy and quick. I used thin-cut chicken breasts, which cooked fast and fit on the hamburger bun. I served coleslaw as a side.

Vegetarian Mexican Inspired Stuffed Peppers
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Kate SW's rating

These were really good. I chopped the pepper caps and sauteed them with the onion-because why not??-and I did not add that last half teaspoon of salt to the stuffing. I bought four pretty huge peppers but still ended up with a little bit of extra stuffing.

Pizza Dough Pretzels
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Kate SW's rating

These were easy and turned out really well. Next time I'll let the dough warm up a little more before I try to shape it. But overall a quick, simple recipe that yielded yummy results.

Chef John's Beef and Barley Stew
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Kate SW's rating

This was delicious--everyone loved it. Next time I make it I will probably trim some of the fat off the meat before cooking (sauce needed a lot of skimming), and I might add more liquid (barley absorbed quite a bit of the sauce).

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Chef John's Granola
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Kate SW's rating

This granola is delicious and super-easy to make. And it's pretty economical, too, if you buy from the bulk foods section of the supermarket (I think the coconut cost me 22 cents).

Strawberry Soda Syrup
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Kate SW's rating

Delicious! I made a half-recipe with a pound of cheap, not all that ripe strawberries from Aldi and it turned out great. We made strawberry soda and strawberry lemonade. Very refreshing.

Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos
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Kate SW's rating

These are excellent. I used black beans and much less cheese than the recipe calls for. Also, I sauteed the spices with the onions and only added enough water to make the bean mixture spreadable. Yummy.

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Tiramisu Chocolate Mousse
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Kate SW's rating

This was very good and pretty easy. I didn't pipe it into glasses because a. mine was a little too liquid for that before chilling and b. I did not want to leave any chocolatey deliciouness behind in the pastry bag. Ha!

Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Glaze
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Kate SW's rating

This is so good! I cut back on the lemon juice in the glaze the second time I made this; my husband and I liked it, but my teen found it a little too tart. The cake is delicious, though--great gingerbread flavor.