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Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
My husband and I both really like this recipe and have made it a few times. We now make it with a simple flour/salt/pepper/seafood seasoning mix as breading, then fry it. (I know it's not as healthy but the breading is our favorite part of fish tacos!) I had a hard time finding the adobo sauce until I realized it was in a little can of chipotle peppers in the Mexican Foods section of the supermarket. I drain the adobo sauce off, then freeze the chipotle peppers in a freezer bag for later use in different recipes. Make sure to strain the seeds out of the adobo sauce unless you like it REALLY hot! As another reviewer suggested, an easy healthy modification is to replace the light sour cream with plain Greek yogurt. I always have some on hand anyway and tried it upon reading the review. Delicious - great idea!
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Sangria! Sangria!

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
This is a favorite for summer BBQs and people always ask me to bring it. I don't have a specific wine I use - though I prefer a dry red and use less sugar, testing to taste. I use the citrus fruit as recommended by the recipe, but it would probably be great with green apples instead, as suggested by another reviewer. Because I like to keep it "dry" rather than sweet, I add carbonation with lemon-lime flavored seltzer water instead of 7up. This one is definitely a keeper!
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Sun-dried Tomatoes I

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
I had an abundance of cherry tomatoes and this recipe worked great. I used a melon baller to scrape out the seeds after cutting them in half. It took about 5 hours in the oven for the smaller pieces. This was a great option to save some tomatoes before they went bad!
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Bread Machine Pizza Dough

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
I used this recipe to make dough for a pizza roll. I didn't change any ingredients, but when complete I spread some sauce, cheese and meat down the middle of the dough and rolled it up like a giant burrito. I brushed it with egg white before baking. The beer batter aspect of this recipe was delicious and everyone loved it!
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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
I just made this today and it turned out really moist & delicious. I wanted to add the crumble topping some reviewers mention, but didn't have the brown sugar on hand. I'm a huge fan of the crumbles, but after making it plain, I don't think it needed it after all. I used frozen blueberries and they worked perfectly. I didn't thaw them or anything, but just stirred them in frozen. I didn't have mini loaf pans either, so I used 2 separate pans. One 9 x 11 glass pan, and a 4 x 9 glass loaf pan. This configuration required a cooking time of 1 hr 10 minutes. My husband doesn't like blueberries, but I love them. I'll eat the little loaf and take the big pan to work tomorrow. I can't wait to be everyone's favorite! ;)
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Mom's Goulash in the Microwave

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2009
This was delicious! The only change I made is that I could only find a 15 oz tomato sauce and that was fine because I had 1.1 lbs of ground beef. Turned out perfect in the microwave and I didn't change the seasonings at all.
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Spaghetti Squash I

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2008
I thought this was absolutely delicious. My husband and his friend weren't too crazy about it, but moreso because they didn't like the ingredients to begin with. I love tomato sauce, olives, and spaghetti squash. I made exactly as directed and wouldn't change a thing. I'll make it agian for myself, and this time I won't share.
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2008
This was excellent. I took it as an appetizer to a bridal shower and everyone loved it. Out of the 6 girls in attendance, 3 told me that they've made it already. The main drawback was cutting up the fruit into such small pieces was very time consuming. Making the cinnamon tortillas wasn't too bad though. I used Parkay Spray Butter and they turned out just right. Having warm, fresh chips was a real treat. I'd definitely make these again for a special occasion.
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Big Kev's Texas Style Long Island Iced Tea

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2008
This was delicous but SUPER potent. We ended up adding more Coke to dilute it and still got VERY tipsy.
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Fruit Pizza

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2008
As one reviewer suggested, I used strawberries, mandarin oranges, blueberries, kiwifruit and bananas. I soaked the bananas in a solution of Fruit Fresh and water beforehand to prevent browning. I was tempted to buy sugarcookie dough pre-made, but the reviews convinced me otherwise --- and I'm glad! Everyone at the potluck raved how good it was, and said the crust was teh best part. It was worth the extra work, in my opinion. Delicious!
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Genuine Egg Noodles

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2007
My noodles turned out well overall. The main complaint I have with this recipe is that no ballpark amount of water is indicated, and I initially added too much (even though I've made similar egg noodles before). I had to add a lot more flour to counteract my mistake, and it may have impacted the flavor. To dry these noodles faster I spread them on cookie sheets and put them in an oven set to 175 for about 35 minutes. It worked very well. I suggest making a big batch (maybe double or triple) and freezing them to keep on hand so that you can have homemade taste without all the prep work each time!
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Super Bowl Bread Bowls

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2007
I really liked this recipe. The only reason I gave four stars is that mine flattened out more like disks than bowls. I allowed them plenty of time to rise, though the temp may have been too warm while rising so I will adjust that next time around. I didn't make the chowder either, as I was anxious to make chicken and wild rice soup that night. Next time around I will try both the bowls and the chowder. Definitely worth repeating and perfecting ... I think it has five star potential.
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Wild Rice Soup III

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2007
I mixed up dough in my bread machine and served this delicious recipe in homemade breadbowls. It was the perfect meal for a cold night. I doubled the recipe and my husband ate it for nearly every meal for three days. He then complained I had not made more. The only downside was that it required quite a bit of salt to bring out the flavor. Even so, definitely a keeper!
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Carrot Cake I

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2007
I used regular raisins soaked in rum, and added a few walnuts too. Really moist and tasty. I didn't make the frosting this time because I didn't have the cream cheese on hand. Next time I'll try the frosting too. This recipe beats the dried out stuff we get at the grocer's bakery any day.
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Knefla Soup I

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2007
Excellent recipe! I used 4 carrots and 3 stalks of celery instead, plus added about 4 cups more water throughout boiling when liquid content got too low. I reduced the margarine to about 1/4 cup, and had to add a lot more salt than called for in order to bring out the taste. This recipe is even more delicious during reheating. This is the best knefla recipe I've found and I'll make it again and again.
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Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2007
Really delicious. As another reviewer suggested, I used olive oil in place of sesame oil because I didn't have any on hand. Still turned out delicious. The sweet and tangy flavor is a great accent to the pork. I will definitely make this again!
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Acorn Squash with Apple

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2007
Turned out great - I used twice as much butter instead (2 T.) Was my husband's first time trying squash and he went back for seconds. He chose to add more brown sugar as he was eating it, but I liked mine just as it was. A tasty change from the ordinary!
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Golden Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2007
Mine just spread out really far. I didn't use nuts and used mini-chips instead of regular sized. Maybe it's my own fault. Also used margarine instead of butter. If I try it again, I will stick to the recipe 100% and see if I have any luck.
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S'mores Crumb Bars

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2007
Delicious and really easy. I also crushed up graham crackers in order to add some texture. To have enough crackers I crushed 4 packs (about 1.3 boxes worth). I increased the margarine slightly to 7/8 cup at the other reviewer's suggestion and it worked great. I used semi-sweet mini chips and they seemed fill in the little gaps between marshmallows really well. I took them to a 'campfire' themed potluck at work and I proceeded to get email requests for the recipe for 3 days afterward. Yum!
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Maple Salmon

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2007
This is the easiest and tastiest way I've found to make salmon. I used to be afraid to even try fish because I'm very picky about it but turned out great. Marinated 15 mins and used low sugar syrup to cut calories and it still tasted great. Beginner level recipe but I served it to my friends and they raved about it like I was a pro. Don't ruin my reputation by telling them how easy it was!
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