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Ham and Split Pea Soup Recipe - A Great Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2014
Wow! I thought this recipe was too simple - and there was no way it could be a great soup with so few ingredients and seasonings. Boy was I wrong! I've already made it 3 times in the past 6 weeks - it is THAT good. I've been on the hunt for a great split pea soup and my search is done!! The only VERY MINOR tweaks that I made, were to add a carton of reduced sodium chicken broth instead of the quart of water (in addition to the 2.5 cups chicken broth), and a few carrots I had diced to add some color and texture. A word of warning, if you buy the pre-packaged diced ham (which is what I used), make sure you rinse it thoroughly before adding it, or it could make your soup too salty. I can't wait to have this again!!
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2014
LOVE THIS RECIPE! A few MINOR tweaks - instead of water/chicken broth, use a whole carton of chicken broth (4 cups), why not add the extra flavor? I also thrown in a can each of rinsed pinto beans and black beans to make it more hearty. This is one of our very favorites!
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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2012
I turned this into a slow cooker chili & am so glad I did! Here's what I did: Cook the ground beef and Italian sausage in a frying pan. While it's cooking, dice the onions and a few cloves of garlic. Once the meat is almost done, drain the fat, then toss in the onions & garlic and cook until browned, several minutes. Throw that in the crockpot with the rest of the ingredients & voila! It was ready (& delicious!) after only 2 hours on low, but I am sure will be even better when it simmers longer so I've left it on low for a few more hours. I also halved this recipe and it turned out great. I used a little more beer (and still a full onion) and the flavor was just right - a good amount of heat but not "make me cry" hot! Thanks for sharing, this is wonderful!
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Lemony Risotto with Asparagus

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2011
This was excellent! I added 1 T. of lemon juice (from the lemon I grated) which was a nice contrast to the creaminess of the risotto. Cut the asparagus spears on the diagonal for a fancier touch! I used 4 c. of chicken broth (instead of 3 - I just used a whole carton, which is 4 cups), and 1 less cup of water. By accident, the first time I made it I forgot to add the last 2 T. of butter at the end, and it was just as good -- and cut the fat/calories in half! I now cook it this way every time. DELICIOUS and one of our new favorites. Yes it requires constant stirring, but you'll only be stirring for about 20 minutes... it's not that bad for such a great end result! Restaurant quality for sure.
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Breakfast Hash

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2011
I followed the recipe exactly and found it to be a little bland. I ended up adding more salt & seasonings to try and add some more flavor and was still a little disappointed. It was ok, but not amazing.
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Easy Pesto

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2011
This is an excellent pesto recipe!! You will save a lot of $$ by using almonds vs. pine nuts. Don't bother cooking these in the oven, dry saute them on the stove top on a low heat- be careful, they burn easily! And my most important recommendation: Add a Tbsp. or 2 (I did 3!) of finely grated Parmesan cheese - it adds a delicious creaminess that you don't get otherwise.
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Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Red Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2011
One of the BEST recipes I've ever found! Easy, and completely unique, soup. I followed the recipe to a T, except used 3/4 c. brown lentils (instead of a 1/2 c. red lentils), and sour cream instead of plain yogurt as we already had it on hand. Amazing flavors - yum!!!
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Kona Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2011
Mmmmm mmmm good! This is beyond easy and so tasty. A couple of modifications I made- I used about two lbs. of chicken breasts out of preference. I added 2 minced garlic cloves and 1 tsp. sesame oil... we add garlic to everything! I only had to cook for 4 hours on LOW. It was fall-apart perfect! In the end, I whisked 1 cup of flour with water in a separate bowl, added it to the slow cooker juice (chicken was on a separate plate), and poured that mixture into a sauce pan. After boiling for 1 minute, it was thick and perfect! Thanks for sharing!!
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Mexican Rice II

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2011
I've been looking for a great Mexican rice recipe for a long time. Didn't change a thing - this was excellent! I served it with marinated lime-cilantro flank steak. Mmm! UPDATE: I made this again but used 2 T. of oil instead of 3 for a healthier option and it was still just as good!
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Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2011
Delicious!!! We loved it. I omitted the pineapple, and used 1 tsp. dried ginger to save a little money. It comes out very sweet, I think the pineapple would've been to much. To die for with blue corn chips! Add a few more red pepper flakes if you like it spicier.
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French Spring Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2010
Delicious soup! I was worried there wouldn't be enough flavor, but it was to die for - the way it's prepared really brought out the flavors of the fresh veggies. I substituted vegetable broth for the water, and added 2 cloves of minced garlic but otherwise I left the recipe alone. I will make this again and again!
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2010
Delicious! I was short on time and cooked on high for 4 hours which was perfect. I used all chicken broth instead of the water, and I cooked the noodles on the stovetop and added at the end. I also added 1 Tbsp. of both garlic powder and basil leaves about halfway thru cooking, and a 1/2 cup of fresh, chopped parsley at the end. We will definitely make again - my hubby loved it as much as I did!! It smelled heavenly cooking all afternoon.
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2010
This is the best (and easiest!) meal I've made in the slow cooker. I followed the directions exactly, except I completely forgot to drain the rootbeer and it was still delicious. The extra bit of liquid kept the meat nice and moist after reheating a few times (as it lasted several days!)! We will definitely make this again.
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Peach-Basil Sangria

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2010
Delicious & perfect for summer!! The basil cuts the sugary sweetness of the peach nectar. Next time I will try adding vodka or champagne for a little extra kick. If you don't serve over ice, make sure it's nice and chilled!
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Dutch Babies II

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2010
We love Dutch Babies! The trick is to use a cast iron pan, make sure to pre-heat the oven (and then some) with the pan in it, and don't open the oven when it's cooking or it'll fall flat - just turn on the oven light and watch that way. We also add 1 tsp. vanilla to the mix. Yum!!
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Waffles II

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2010
The best waffle recipe I've ever had!! We've had these twice, and followed the recipe exactly the first time. Today, we made the following changes and they were even better!: 1 less tsp. baking powder (taste was too strong with the full amount), and ADDED 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 tsp. sugar to the mixture at the end (before the egg whites are brought in). We cook them in our rotating waffle maker (Bella Cucina, got it at Macy's) because it makes THE lightest, crispiest waffles. Delicious!
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Snickerdoodles II

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2009
This is the perfect Snickerdoodle recipe - don't look any further. Everytime I've made them, friends and coworkers have asked if they are store bought!
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Uncle Josh's Famous Chicken and Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2009
We loved this recipe! Easy and delicious. We used 3 chicken breasts instead of 6 which was plenty - I don't think there would have been enough rice for 6 chicken breasts! We will definitely make it again!!!
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Almond Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2009
EXCELLENT! I toasted Top Ramen (2 packages broken up) at 350 degrees for 12 mins, and used that instead of the toasted almonds since it was cheaper. I also added a small can of mandarin oranges, drained. Restaurant quality!!
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Beef Stew VI

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2008
This was by far the best beef stew! I've tried several others on here, and this was the BEST. And VERY EASY! I changed a few things that made a big difference: First, I coated the meat with onion powder, garlic powder, coarse black pepper & minced garlic (4-5 cloves) before cooking. Then, instead of boullion cubes, I used 3 cups of beef broth, and one cup of red wine. I also added several splashes of worcester sauce, which made a wonderful (slight) change in taste. I doubled the cornstarch/water combo, to make it thicker. Beware of putting the veggies in too early, as I did, and the meat wasn't quite done when the veggies were done. EXCELLENT RECIPE that we can't wait to make again!
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