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Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Basil

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2013
One can of tomatoes is enough, or 2, 15oz cans. Always add a small sprinkle of red pepper flakes when you saute the garlic. Turning the shrimp while cooking in garlic and red pepper flakes and olive oil, adding a little of the basil while doing so. Add remaining basil, I use a bit more than called for (love basil), add tomatoes and let flavors meld. 2 or 3 minutes, then add the chilled pasta and re add the shrimp, turn heat to low or off, if good and hot, and let the el' dente pasta soak up the sauce. It should not be too wet. Good Italian pasta sauce is nearly all taken in by the pasta. Serve with the parmesan cheese (Important to always grate your own fresh parmesan) it really does make a difference... a red wine of your choice for pairing. And it is a very very good dish.
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Easy Yet Romantic Filet Mignon

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2013
first off,,,,,, 5 to 7 minutes to each side in a 500* broiler is way too long.... Rare to Med rare, 4 min per side max, if they are a good 1 1/4 to 1 1/2" thick. Never ever more than 8 min total even on hot grill........ If a bbq grill is not available...then broiler will suffice, but please, an expensive cut of meat should never ever be cooked/broiled/bbq'd more than enough time to be RARE to Med Rare.....anything more than that, you may as well have roast beef..........needs garlic.......and i prefer granulated to powder...does not clump up. with a little whatsisheresauce added to olive oil pressed into slimly sliced or tenderizer pointed machine........... otherwise,,,very good.......
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Shrimp and Asparagus

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2012
Excellent. I love the pairing of shrimp and asparagus ABoston, you should go on line, on Face Book and search for Nick Stellino. You would love his recipes. Authentic Sicilian chef with the best Southern Mediterranean and Italian recipes you can imagine. I have all his books..but Cucine Amore is the starter. I love your enthusiasm in the kitchen.
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Tender Tomato Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2012
Actually the 1 tablespoon pepper and 3 tablespoons onion powder, (I use granulated onion) is correct, per another review stating too much......it is not too much. Adds flavor to all the ingredients. Lots of veggies, broth, tomatoes/juice and chicken to absorb it all and keep flavorful....you can always lessen the amount for personal taste......but TRY AS WRITTEN before knocking it.....thought it was great.....thanks, am keeping and using this recipe again......
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Nutty Coconut Fish

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2012
This is excellent as is. I live where White Fish is easily obtainable fresh. Like near White Fish Point near Brimley, Michigan in the beautiful Upper Penninsula. I only have one extra comment on a comment. PLEASE DO NOT COOK AT HIGHER HEAT as one suggested. Fish do not need to be cooked at such high heat....an even 350*to 375* is perfect. when fish is done, the coating turns brown, even in oil. You do not want to over cook the outer, before the inner is done, or that "fishy" taste will come through. be sure to skin it and remove the grey fat layer and blood line from it. that is where any bacteria and fishy taste comes from, especially if it has been frozen. take it from a 67 year old White Fish fisherman and connoisseur of fish chef......
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Grilled Cornish Game Hens

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
excellent, but double the marinade, and save 1/4 of it for basting. Made for Thanksgiving dinner.....all I can say is WOW.....so very good....don't skimp on the lemon.....I used even the pulp, and with rosemary sprigs, garlic and onion.....pulverized it all in my Vitamix and let sit overnight before applying to bird....wow....lets just say they ate it all....and loved it....requests are already in for Christmas dinner. mmmmmm
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Vegetable Quesadillas

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2011
very very good. but use my fish/veggie grate and do it on the grill......easy to turn as some had problems. take a second tray put over it and turn the whole thing, or put in a basket... Very good. really great on the grill...
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Red Rooster

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2011
great. but with a vitamix mixer. poured in container, added ice and crushed into a great margarita style drink.
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'King Of Rock' Frozen Pudding Pops

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2011
Alright John W. you got a frozen sweet tooth like me. Awesome. only thing I MIGHT add is a drop or two of low sugar or sugar free hersheys chocolate syrup. like a reeses pnut butter cup with banana chaser. lol. great great recipe John I'd give you 10 stars if it were possible. Kids love'm (the ol' man does too) hehe :-)) double smiles on this one..
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Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2011
I used frozen strawberries, fresh banana but for the chocolate, I used some 2% milk with syrup blended and froze in cube tray, and vanilla yogurt. awesome.. thanks. Me and my VITAMIX love it. almost makes ice cream if you add cubes of ice.
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Uncle Wynn's Bread Machine Rye

Reviewed: May 19, 2011
Without the caraway it would be 5 stars.
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Rhubarb Margarita

Reviewed: May 14, 2011
If you own a Vitamix you can forget the cooking to make a syrup, Emulsify the pulp and all. The flavor is there. Put all ingredients in the Vitamix wet container, start on variable 1, increase rapidly to 10 then switch to high for approx 40 to 45 seconds until ice and mixture is creamy and slushy. add a dash of lime/lemon mix, wet the rim of the glass with tequila on finger and dip in salt. very good.
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Juicy Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2010
This is an excellent recipe, thanks. second time I did it on the grill and OMG. thanks.
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Chicken Seasoning Blend

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2010
other than the boullion granules, it is an excellent rub to use on chicken to have put on and sealed in a sealer bag for a few hours or overnight before smoking. To eat that evening. Not cured, but mmmm mmmmm tasty. thank you. like this rub. and adding the rosemary is a real bonus, goes well with pork loin also. minus the granules. the granules are good for the backing or frying. mmmmm chili? mmmm have to try that one. sounds good.
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Mozzarella Mushroom Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2010
to slicenbake, who thought it tasteless. try brining the chicken breasts or marinating them first to awaken your taste buds. with garlic and other spices along with mushrooms and melted cheese. some ground pepper helps too, use white pepper. this appears to be a mild dinner that a glass of rose' or chardonney would compliment. very good. a break from traditional fried/baked or bbq chicken. refreshing dinner for two.
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Italian Style Sausage

Reviewed: May 22, 2010
Oh please people. splurge now and then, use the pork, you know, the other white meat? forget the turkey. this is sausage, to be savoured and tasted and enjoyed. use turkey for your burgers, but not for sausage for pizzas and meatballs. Have we forgotten that lean pork is as healthy as turkey? Loved this recipe, and I make a lot of sausage and smoke it too. Good job. Makes a great Sausage and Eggs breakfast to. I can really appreciate the after much experimentation. been there, done that. but that is what we good cooks do. lol. try and try til we get it right, and someone will change it, but that is ok, we are happy with what we got. Keep submitting Lee. Good recipe. I like it.
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Avocado Scrambled Eggs

Reviewed: May 8, 2010
Very very good. For a little zing top with a light salsa, wife uses catsup on anything with eggs, but salsa is a refreshing boost.
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Best Steak Marinade in Existence

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2010
Excellent marinade. Basically a salt & pepper & olive oil man at time of grilling, but on tougher cuts, properly scored or with use of tenderizer tool, and on a roast, it is absolutely delicious for taste and moisture retention when left to rest. Very good. I prefer a little chipolte seasoning to the pepper sauce, and the fresh garlic. a very good 5 star + marinade, thank you, I usually prefer my home made rubs, but this was very very good.
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Grilled Yellow Squash

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2009
This is great, I pre-make some garlic/basil infused olive oil in a mister sprayer and have on hand at all times. great for anything, veggies, meat, chicken, fish, anything on the grill. even a good baster for chicken in the oven. I grill a lot of veggies, so much so had to buy a larger grill. An excellent, very low fat way of grilling fresh veggies. I do it all year long, even in winter. Thanks again. This deserves the most stars + that are possible. Even picky eaters will eat their veggies. squash, zucchini, bell peppers even sliced onions and mushrooms on a kabob or in a grill stir fry pan.(the ones with the holes in it). I love that MCCOLLSA rating, My dog loves veggies on the grill, even green and yellow beans. a full bred Tenn mountain treeing feist. She eats as well as we do...lol. OMG just remembered. use this infused oil spritz and sprinkle a touch of curry and lemon on some shrimp and toss on the Barbie. Gawwwwd I love to cook..... sorry to ramble, but you have the most wonderful BASIC ready to build upon grilling mix there is. GOOD JOB..
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Alla Checca

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2009
This is excellent. And about the same sauce as I use to put on crisp home made toast for a bruschetta. For a little different tang, I sometimes add a 1/2 tsp fresh rubbed taragon leaves into it. Gives it a combo os tart/tangy/sweet flavor. My compliments to the Chef. I usually slightly heat my sauce first, but it is really fresh and good without cooking first. A great adaption to my personal favorite sauce and bruschetta mixture. a little sweet vidalia onion helps for those who like it. a full 5 stars plus.
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