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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 206.9
  • Total Fat: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 483.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.2 g
  • Protein: 8.8 g

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Southwestern Beans & Rice


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Southwestern Beans & Rice RECIPE

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Brought To Your Kitchen From SparkPeople Member: LBBROCK195

"This is one of my favorites because it is easy, fast and simple and versatile. If you like brown rice, I recommend using it in this and all recipes. It takes a bit longer to cook but is worth the wait, for both nutrition and taste. There is an instant brown rice on the market now, too."
Brought To Your Kitchen From SparkPeople Member: LBBROCK195

"This is one of my favorites because it is easy, fast and simple and versatile. If you like brown rice, I recommend using it in this and all recipes. It takes a bit longer to cook but is worth the wait, for both nutrition and taste. There is an instant brown rice on the market now, too."


Ingredients

    2 CUPS COOKED BROWN RICE1- 15 OUNCE CAN BLACK BEANS, DRAINED (PINTO OR KIDNEY ARE GOOD HERE, TOO)1- 16 OUNCE JAR SALSA OF YOUR CHOICE1- 15 OUNCE CAN WHOLE KERNEL CORN, DRAINED

Directions

HEAT THE FIRST 4 INGREDIENTS IN A SKILLET.

EITHER EAT WITH CHIPS, OR EAT IT IN A TORTILLA (FLOUR OR CORN)



Makes about 6-8 servings





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  • Incredible!
    28 of 28 people found this review helpful
    I made this with a few variations. I used dry cooked black beans instead of canned which cut down on the sodium. I browned onion, garlic, peppers with cumin, chili powder and added frozen corn to the pan, I used much less salsa, just several TBS in mixing with the rice, beans and onion mixture. - 6/28/09

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  • Good
    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    I rinsed the black beans and used frozen corn.
    Just wanted to mention that I fix a large amount of brown rice in my crock pot.It keeps well in a covered containter in the fridge,saves energy.The thing to remember when preparing brown rice is it takes a little extra liquid than white rice. - 2/5/09

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  • 16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    FYI: You can cook a large quanity of rice, brown or white (your choice) It will freeze beautifully in ziplock bags. Thaws quickly. May this SPARK of information help each one. - 1/25/10

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  • 13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    If you use frozen or fresh Corn the calories are reduced considerably. Corn and Beans together also provide complete proteins.
    Excellent!
    :) - 2/5/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Made this before and found it simple, tasty and will make it frequently. Have used chopped left over Crock Pot Salsa chicken in this and served over shredded
    romaine. Tasty, light and yet filling. Can also add grated
    jalapeno cheese, tomatoes, crushed baked tortilla chips and a touch of s. cream. - 6/15/08

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    this was so yummy. i have eaten it the last two days. i have put it in a tortilla and added cheese.
    also - put a handful of tortilla chips on plate, added this mixture on top, then sprinkled with low fat mexican cheese blend. microwaved for one minute till cheese melted. ate with sour cream. - 2/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    We always called this hurricane food. Since its hard to cook during and after a hurricane, it's good cold, mixed from the cans. Instead of rice, you can eat it as a dip with baked chips or wrapped in tortillas or pita bread. - 6/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I added cilantro and diced peppers. We all loved it. - 6/15/08

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, but what exactly IS the serving size. Says 6-8 servings. If I'm tracking my nutrition, I need to know the SIZE of a serving. - 6/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This, or some variation, has been among my "staple" recipes for years! Can't go wrong when using brown rice and beans! - 4/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yum, I added some shredded carrots to it and it made a very satisfying lunch. Next time I hope to also add some shredded zuchinni and grilled chicked. Yum-O - 2/5/09

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make this but I add some chicken then put it on lettucce for an awesome salad. If you add a little sour cream to it gives it a rich flavor without adding a lot of calories. Oh I use canned seasoned petite diced tomatoes also. - 1/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Substitute a can of rotel tomatoes for 1/2 the salsa and add a package of burrito mix. This makes a great burrito filling. - 6/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A big favorite at our house. Too easy! Add variety by trying out different salsas or dress it up with chopped fruit like pineapple or peaches. - 2/22/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. My husband rated it a "make again." Plus it's super easy to make. - 2/20/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like a good basis for making burritoes. I would add some cheese and chicken and a bit of sour cream. - 2/5/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good to get in the extra fiber, nice party food - 6/15/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    MMMM-put the rice on earlier in the day--here in high altitude Denver brown rice takes about 30-40 minutes.
    I use brown rice entirely. so much tastier than processed. Black beans are good in so many things. - 6/15/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make some version of this every week.... so many things can be added, fresh jalapeno, red pepper, chicken, ground beef or turkey. I use canned diced tomatoes most of the time instead of salsa and season it myself. - 6/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so delicious and versatile. I used it as a tortilla filler and for another meal during the week I put it over tortilla chips and topped it with shredded cheese. I also added one can of Rotel tomatoes and chili powder for some more heat. This will be a regular in my house. Wonderful!! - 1/14/08

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  • It was alright. I felt like it needed some ground beef or something. It would have been better if I had some chips to eat with it. - 7/16/13

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  • Based on my estimate, a serving size of this recipe would be eight servings of one cup each. Love the suggestions for make ahead rice. I freeze my black, kidney and red beans already, thanks for the recipe and good ideas. - 2/18/13

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  • Does anyone know what a serving size is by chance? (Spark people should really just take that selction out, it helps no one).... :) - 8/16/12

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  • This sounds great. I will give it a try, but use dry red beans or black beans. - 6/20/12

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  • Wow, I made up my own recipe with what I had on hand and this was exact except I also added a can of green beans, just for the extra veggie content and the colour! :0) Happy Cinco de Mayo! This recipe is great no matter how large or small your celbration!!! VIVE!!! - 5/5/12

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  • sounds like adding cilantro would be good.

    Can also grill onions, peppers & carrots with Fajita spice to serve with beans in tortillas. - 9/19/11
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  • Can also grill onions, peppers & carrots with Fajita spice to serve with beans in tortillas. - 9/19/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds perfect! Can't wait to try it! - 8/15/11

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  • Filling, good, and healthy without a lot of calories. What more can you ask for? - 6/28/11

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  • why is it necessary to scroll down through the comments to get your Sparkpoints? Seems easier to put them at the top. Recipe sounds awesome. - 3/6/11

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  • I'll have to try this, looks easy and simple! - 2/8/11

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  • Wow. After all these comments, I'm making this tonite! - 2/1/11

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  • Made this for supper tonight. Served with whole wheat tortillas and sour cream. It was nice and filling. My husband complained because I didn't add any meat. - 12/7/10

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  • I do this lots and lots -- adding in chopped spinach, onions, & peppers adds to the tastiness - 5/3/10

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  • Really like this. - 4/25/10

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  • My family and I enjoyed this. It was so quick and easy. It's a keeper for me! - 3/9/10

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  • I will try this one out tonight. My son loves beans and i hope he will love the mix i'm about to put together. Thanks to all of your sugestions I wil change the slasa for fresh vegies and the corn for frozen one. - 3/8/10

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  • Very quick. Added red pepper for color. 1 cup = 1 serving. Topped with Mexican Blend cheese and sour cream. Served with my Cheddar and Sausage biscuit, perfect lunch. Yum. - 2/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Danny boy likes it. Lip Smakkin down home slap yur nee good! i GIVE THIS ONE 5 HOGS UP!
    - 2/19/10

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  • Sound good, can't wait to try it! - 2/19/10

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  • I tend to like food that has a tonne of flavour (I'm a hot sauce junkie!) so I sauteed a whole yellow (chopped) onion, 4 cloves of garlic and at the end about a 1/4 cup of cilantro. I then added it to the cooked mixture and at the end added some Franks hot sauce. It turned out great!! - 2/14/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds Delicious - 12/31/09

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  • MY FAVORITE!! I only used one cup of rice and only had white rice on hand. But this came together SO FAST that I was able to whip it up after an extremely long day AND STILL HAVE TIME TO RELAX. So filling, healthy, and keeps protein in my vegetarian diet. THANK YOU!!! - 12/9/09

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  • This recipe is quick to prepare (the brown rice takes the longest) and tasty. - 11/23/09

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  • My son loved it! We ate it on tortilla shells with a little shredded low fat cheese. - 11/12/09

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  • Great and easy! - 6/28/09

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  • 2 alternates for something different occasionally: use Tiger Sauce (really yum!), use BBQ sauce. I love the salsa, though, too!!! Adding cilantro (my favorite) really took it to a #5!!! Thanks. - 6/28/09

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  • I LOVED this one. My husband and son likes HB meat added to theirs but I add extra tomatoes and bell peppers to mine with some chicken and freeze mine to eat on whenever Im craving it! Thanks a ton! - 5/16/09

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  • This is very tasty, easy to make, and the leftovers are good. I used petite white frozen corn and a pineapple salsa I had on hand. I'm looking forward to making it again with a spicier salsa. - 4/11/09

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  • I had this tonight it was very good. Used pace salsa med hot, and it was yummy. Served it in a warm pita. - 4/3/09

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  • sounds really fantastic. can't wait to try it. Thanks - 3/5/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I served it with chicken to make it more filling. Very yummy! - 3/1/09

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  • Made this for dinner tonight. Messed up by using a can of Rotel instead of the Salsa and it was too bland. Added salsa to just my helping and it was much better. Must make sure all added ingredients are really well drained or it will be too wet. - 2/18/09

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  • This was excellent. Added cilantro and used frozen corn. My wife and I both really liked this. I've used it as a side dish and have used it to fill corn tortillas. - 2/16/09

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  • sounds good. - 2/13/09

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tried this tonight. I used brown rice in it. It was quick and tasted good. - 2/10/09

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  • This sounds like a great recipe. It is healthy and easy to make. I will use homeade salsa and dried black beans instead of canned an then corn that I canned myself so that I know how much less sodium there will be in it,as I use little to no salt when I can or preserve. - 2/7/09

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  • This is a standard at my house. No can food or instant though. Yes, now that I'm a stay at home girl I have the time. - 2/6/09

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  • I used pinto beans.This is vey good.Easy too.A salad and a piece of bread and you've gor a great supper. - 2/6/09

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  • This sounds great I am sure to try this soon.
    Anything in a tortilla sounds good to me. I grew up eating tortilas on a daily basis. - 2/5/09

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  • one of my favorites! I tell everyone about it! - 2/5/09

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  • Wow, only 4 points for WW. Fast and so easy to do quick. - 2/5/09

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  • I can't wait to make this ... sounds easy and DEElicious! - 2/5/09

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  • mmmmmmmmmmmmmm good - 2/5/09

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  • Everything about this receipe is good. Flavor, easy and inexpensive to make. - 2/5/09

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  • Wow! another awesome sounding recipe to try that is simple to make. I love the idea of making up a large batch of brown rice and keeping it in the refrigerator and just reheating as needed. I got a new rice cooker that has a brown rice setting on it. YEA! - 2/5/09

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  • deffinately will try!!!!!!! - 2/5/09

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  • I will try this, This would make a wonderful lunch - 2/5/09

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  • Quik & Easy - 2/5/09

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  • I just lOVE this, i use this type of method with rice for a lot of vegetables and beans. It fills you up and the calories are low. - 2/5/09

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  • Good, easy-to-make vegetarian dish. I liked the cilantro suggestion from one of the other comments. Can't wait to try it today at dinner. - 2/5/09

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  • easy and good! What a concept. - 2/5/09

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  • Yummo, its all I can say - 2/1/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 12/25/08

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  • So easy to make. The longest wait is for cooking your brown rice. Very filling and great as an entree or side. - 9/23/08

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  • Super easy to make, very tasty (I ate in a tortilla wrap) and quite filling. Will make again for sure! - 7/10/08

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  • For my tastes this was a little too plain. It was easy to make and I can see where it would be liked by many and it is a very easy and economical dish. - 7/6/08

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  • haven't made it yet, but sounds quick and delicious - 6/28/08

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  • This is a great recipe. Tastes great, quick to make & it gave me a lot of energy even after a long day! - 6/21/08

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  • It sopunds great as a side dish or even as a main dish. - 6/20/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy! - 6/19/08

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  • Very filling. It is so quick to make, that it's perfect for those hectic days. - 6/18/08

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  • I make this all the time but I use taco sauce and chili powder instead of jarred salsa. So yummy and full of fiber so it fills you up! - 6/18/08

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  • This sounds like the perfect recipe to make. Thanks for sharing. - 6/18/08

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  • Very good! - 6/17/08

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  • Yummy & filling - 6/16/08

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  • Simply Irrestible! So many great, healthy substitutions; fresh green beans, garbanzo beans, carrots, etc. Great! - 6/16/08

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  • SOUNDS GOOD WILL TRY THIS - 6/16/08

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  • This is my favorite quick meal! I top with low fat cheddar cheese yum! - 6/16/08

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  • this may have to be my easy, go-to lunch for the week! - 6/16/08

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  • Loved it. - 6/16/08

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  • Haven't made it yet, BUT sounds wonderful and easy - would be god for unexpected company! - 6/15/08

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  • very easy to make - 6/15/08

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  • This sounds good and I think everyone here would like it. - 6/15/08

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  • Use baked chips to reduce fat content - 6/15/08

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  • I made this last night. It was yummy, but for some reason wasn't very filling to me. I ate 3 small corn tortillas with about 1.5 servings of this, to fill up. Maybe it's all the junk I've eaten recently, increasing my appetite. I measured it, about 3/4 cup per serving. I might add chicken next time. - 6/15/08

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  • will try sounds good and fast - 6/15/08

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  • sounds fast, easy and tasty. will definately make - 6/15/08

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  • Sounds great! And I appreciate all the comments made by others who have really good ideas. Thanks for sharing. - 6/15/08

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  • I haven't made it yet, but I plan to - 6/15/08

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