CHunter

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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CHunter's rating

Time saver suggestion: microwave the sweet potatoes. Wrap them in either wax paper or paper towel and microwave between 3-5 minutes for a large sweet potato. The skin separates easily and you can mash it with a fork. Like other reviewers, I reduced the ingredients and added cinnamon and....yum!

Darlene's Black Bean and Corn Salad
Rating: Unrated
CHunter's rating

Loved this recipe as a cold salad(including recommended changes like added cilantro and no celery). Tonight, though, all I had was frozen corn so I heated the olive oil, added the garlic and some red onion, tossed in the corn, cumin etc. and stirred in the beans. I served it warm (without cheese) with hot cheese quesadillas. It was a hit!

Mediterranean Lemon Chicken
Rating: Unrated
CHunter's rating

Easy and delicious! Would definitely add red potatoes or artichokes next time. Looks a little bland but the taste is fantastic and the chicken is very tender.

Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice
Rating: Unrated
CHunter's rating

My favorite! Quick tip: cranberrys freeze very well. Buy them in season and save them for later. To add a little zing, grate in some fresh ginger. About 1T per lb of cranberries. Dried ginger probably works too - just haven't tried it.

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Thai Chicken with Basil Stir Fry
Rating: Unrated
CHunter's rating

I adapted this for my vegetarian daughter by stir frying tofu in sesame oil and garlic until firm and browned. After sauteeing the vegetables, I added the tofu and liquid (reduced the fish sauce and used Thai chili garlic paste) added basil and simmered until it was reduced 1/3. Excellent!