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Guinness® Corned Beef

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2007
Wow! Very good! My first time making corned beef and it’s so easy and tuned out so wonderful! I made it with a 2.5lb flat cut corned beef brisket and used 1 can of Murphys instead of Guinness, cooked in a slow cooker for 6hrs. (Note: Murphys is similar to Guinness but not as bitter and strong as Guinness, it’s the Irish stout that I prefer. If you don’t like Guinnes try this recipe with Murphys!) I rinsed the beef under water (too bloody!), trimmed fat off and coated with 2tbsp of brown sugar then placed it in the slow cooker. Poured the stout into a bowl, then I added the spice pack came with the corned beef PLUS additional spice (peppercorns, allspice, cloves, thyme...etc) to the stout than poured the mixture into the slow cooker. At 2.5 hrs before eating, I put on "High" and added 6 halved red potatoes, 4 chopped carrots and 1 chopped onion. I added the 1 cabbages, cut into wedges, 1 hr before eating. This came out just perfect, the house smelled wonderful while it's cooking! The beef were so tender, all the vegetables were a bit over cooked so I'll put them in for shorter time next time or just cook them on low(?). I also made the "amazing Irish soda bread" from this site. Highly recommended!! Please give this a try!
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Cajun Seafood Pasta

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2007
This recipe is Very Good! I used 2cups of half-&-half and 2 cups of milk. I made with 1lb scallops and 0.5lb shrimps. I did not add much more of other spice (pepper) but with addition of ~1/2tsp of cajun spice.
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Texas Style Chicken Tequila

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2008
This is a good recipe but it would be blend if followed exactly. So, here are the changes I made: (1) Use cooking spray. Butter would be too heavy and the leftover is greasy. (2) Marinated whole chicken breasts with 3tbsp each of soy sauce, lime juice, and tequila for overnight. To make the paste (made a day ahead): (3) Doubled the amount of the ingredients for the paste (I actually shopped 2 jalapeno peppers myself!). (4) Also added ~2/3 cup finely chopped cilantro. Sauté the garlic, jalapeno and cilantro together then added the chicken stock, tequila and lime juice (doubled the volume of the liquids too) and simmer to a paste (took ~40min). (5) Drained marinate and brown the whole chicken breasts. Removed the chicken breasts from pan, let cool slightly then tear to strips about the width of 2-fingers. This gave a much better texture than cubed. (6) Because I didn’t think the flavor would be enough with just the paste so in a small saucepan, I reduced 1 cup of chicken stock with 1/2 cup of tequila, 3 tbsp of lime juice, 1tbsp of soy sauce to ~1/2 the volume. I think in the future, I would use more tequila, stock and lime for the paste and eliminate this step. (7) Sautéed the pepper slices for 1 minute and remove from pan (don’t over cook). (8) Sautéed the onion slices then mix in the chicken strips. Sprinkled a pinch of flour (to absorb grease). Mix well. (9) Mixed ~1tsp of arrowroot starch (or any thickener) with ~3/4~1cup of half-&-half, then added to the chicken/onion mi
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Apple Crisp II

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2007
Very good! Here's what I did, as only for my husband and I, I halved the 1st part of the recipe (5 cups of granny smith apples), with 1/4 cup of sugar (I would use even last sugar next time), and 2Tbs water. I also added 1/2tsp nutmegc 1/2 tsp allspice, and a few drops of vanilla extract and a bit of lemon zest and 1/3cup of raisins. I tossed the apple slices and raisins with the mixture and let soak for 20min. I did not half the crust but used 2/3cups of brown sugar instead of 1 cup (I'll use even less sugar next time), and I added 1/2cup of finely chopped walnuts. I cuted in the butter then added additional 2tbs melted butter. Mixed well, then put a layer of crust on top and on bottom. When layering the apple/raisins on the crust, I left the juice behined. Baked perfectly in an 8*8 baking dish. Will make again! Thanks for the recipe!
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Chinese Noodle Pancakes with Asparagus

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2009
Fun to make! The ingredients can be varied easily based on what I have at home!
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Baked Lemon Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2008
Good! I love the lemon and mushroom flavor! I cooked the chicken on the stove instead bake in the oven. Added extra lemon zest for a more intense lemon flavor.
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Chicken with Red Grapes And Mushrooms

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2009
First time cooking with grapes! I used half-&-half instead of heavy cream. I added oregano, basil and a dash of curry powder! I don't think the grapes added much flavor but this recipe was interesting to make!
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2007
This recipe is the same as the one inside the lid of the oatmeal container with the addition of ground cloves. I used all butter and also added 1/4tsp each of nutmeg and all spice.
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Denise's Peanut Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2008
This is a good recipe and I think the peanut flavor is just right - not over dominating the dish. Perfect with cilantro. I took the advice and added 1/2 cup peanut butter, cut down peanut to 1/2 cup. I combined the ingredients for the sauce and let it simmer in a sauce pan on low. Meanwhile, prepared (cut up) and cooked the chicken and vegetables, then added the sauce. The vegetalbes are not over cooked this way.
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Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2008
Good and comfortable! I used a 2+lb of chunk roast instead of sirloin. Placed onion and beef slices in the slow cooker. In a measuring cup, mixed the beef broth (1/4cup), 2tsp of arrowroot 1 can diced tomatoes (instead of stewed), 2 tbsp each of soy sauce and worcestershire sauce, thyme, oregano, black pepper, steak seasoning and orange zest. Poured this mixture in the slow cooker and cooked on low for ~8hrs. Stirred in the pepper slices 45min b/f serving. The peppers were perfect.
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Chicken Piccata II

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2008
Simple and good. The chicken pieces were breaded the night before cooking. Doubled the lemon juice. After work, I just placed the chicken pieces on a baking sheet and sprayed lightly with oil. Broiled in the oven for ~5min/side. While made the sauce. Doubled the sauce, added lemon zest and starch. When the sauce began to boil, added the chicken to coat.
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Garlic Prime Rib

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2008
So simple! So good!
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Pan Fried Halibut Steak with Light Green Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2007
I used tilapia and also did not add capers. Served it with mash potato and green beans. Great presentation but not very flavorful, I even added extra spices.
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BBQ Pork for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2007
I cooked the ribs for ~8hrs at low, and shreded and baked in a 13*9 pan at 315 deg F for ~40min. While making mashed potatos. And frozed the dripping to remove fat, then used the remaining dripping to make gravy! Fantastic while being so easy!
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2011
This one really doesn't need another positive review! It's the best lasagna recipe! Husband took one bite and said "just like grandma's"! It's not anymore time consuming to put together. Made the meat sauce mixture and while it simmers, preceed with cook noodles, mix ricotta cheese mixture and shredded cheeses. Once all those are done, the assembly begi (the sauce probably simmered for 30~45mins at most). Followed the recipe otherwise as written (which is rare for me). It is slightly on the salty side, I would omit the salt all together next time.
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Spanish Rice Bake

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2011
Good and easy. Made with brown rice (additional time and liquid). Would make it again but will top with less cheese in the end.
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Shepherd's Pie VI

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2010
Good but could use more seasoning. Made as written but I did add small amount of frozen corn and pea for color. Mush carrots took a while. Next time I would just thinly slice the carrots. The carrot added a good flavor and its a must! Will make it again :)
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Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2010
Too sweet. The amount of sugar will need to be reduced next time!
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Baklava

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2009
First time using phyllo sheets but not hard at all to handle! Love it!
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Chicken Florentine Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2009
Looks very pretty! The tast is not amazing.
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