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Cocktail Meatballs III

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2010
I brought this to our family's Christmas Eve get-together and everyone raved. The amount of sauce worked perfectly for a large bag of Mama Lucia's frozen meatballs, which I warmed together in the crock pot. For my own taste, the sauce was a little thick/heavy... but no one else seemed to think so, so 5 stars it is! I did add the juice of 1 lemon, just to give it a little pep, which worked well.
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Burgundy Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2011
So, so good! I will be making this once a week. Definitely pick up a cheap jug of burgundy to use. The resulting sauce/gravy is delicious! I did marinate the tenderloins in some EVOO with a ton of minced garlic before cooking, but other than that stuck to the recipe as written. Super easy dinner -- pair with some kind of potatoes and a green vegetable. Phenomenal!!!
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Mushy Peas I

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
Delish! Yes, you have to like peas... but if you do, you're sure to enjoy this. I used a stick blender, rather than a food processor, which worked just fine, and half-and-half instead of heavy cream. Yum.
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Pork Medallions with Balsamic Vinegar and Capers

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2010
Excellent! This will definitely be making regular appearances on our dinner table. I used a really strong balsamic vinegar, and as it was cooking, I was afraid the sauce might overpower the dish... but it turned out fantastic! Paired great with sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes. Also, I used a gluten-free flour blend with no issue.
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Roasted Vegetables

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2010
Roasting veggies doesn't really require a recipe, once you have a sense of how to do it -- but the addition of the lemon flavor suggested here is just phenomenal! This is my favorite way to do veggies now, with plenty of fresh lemon juice, grated zest, and even the addition of lemon pepper. Using *fresh* herbs really adds to the character of the dish... and your kitchen will smell AMAZING as the mixture sits and then roasts. YUM!
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Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2009
I think this is my new favorite cookie! I am generally NOT a gingerbread fan, but that flavor paired with the butterscotch is just. so. good. WOW. Also, they turned out very chewy, which is a plus in my book. Can't wait to make more!
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White Chili I

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2010
I made this tonight and was quite impressed! It's definitely worth playing around with spices, since it would be a bit bland as written. Also, as others suggested, I did not completely drain the cannellini beans, which made the chili a bit thicker, as desired. Ground turkey instead of cubed chicken and a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes (will add more next time) were the other major changes. Definitely a keeper!
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Hoagie Dip

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
We love this! I loved it as a kid, when one of my aunts used to make it, and I was so happy to rediscover the recipe here and find that my family still loves it. You can easily adjust/doctor up this recipe to suit your own tastes... For me, being from So. Jersey, I like cutting the mayo with sour cream, adding plenty of oregano and Itianian spice, and a good amount of red wine vinegar -- it just wouldn't taste like a hoagie without the vinegar and oregano! I have served this with fresh sliced baguette (though I do love the idea of hollowing out a round loaf for a bread bowl -- will have to try that). I also once heated up frozen rolls when I had bought everything in advance and couldn't get out the day of for fresh bread -- Alexia's makes some great ones (can't remember if they were French or sourdough) -- not cheap, but in a pinch... Will be making this regularly, now that I have rediscovered the recipe!
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Simple Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
A simple, yummy pasta salad. I have made this for a bunch of different events and always have people asking for the recipe. I like to use halved cherry tomatoes, for their sweetness, as well as a really good shaved parmesan (and lots of it!). You can experiment with different Italian dressings to find a flavor that suits you; I usually just go with whatever is on sale (!), but I'm not picky, and I don't think you could go wrong. Presuming you make this ahead of time, I would suggest reserving some dressing to mix in just before serving -- or even adding extra, as I have -- as the pasta will soak up a lot of it. I also add more parmesan when I give it a final toss, for added texture. This recipe is kind o a no-brainer, as it's just so easy and good. It's a staple in my repertoire!
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Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Corn

Reviewed: May 21, 2011
I think this recipe originally appeared in Gourmet magazine, and for good reason. It's just delicious. So nice for summer, with fresh tomatoes and corn in abundance. Personally, i think the recipe as written makes too much of the "dressing" and leaves the vegetable and pasta mixture a bit oily. Next time, I might try adding some cooked cannellini beans to the mix, to get some protein in there. This one's a keeper.
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Grilled Gyro Burgers

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2007
Yum! We made this into more of a "Greek taco"-style dish, just browning the beef (added garlic and oregano), then having everyone load up their pita as desired with the cucumber sauce, feta cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce.My husband even enjoyed it leftover for lunch the next day! Easy to make, and very tasty. I'll probably experiment with seasoning the sauce next time; the ranch dressing mix was fine, but I think the end result could be better with a little tweaking.
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Peach Pork Picante

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2009
Easy and delicious. Everyone in my family likes this -- my sometimes-picky husband, my often-picky toddler, and myself. I serve it with black beans and brown rice. Still trying to find the best salsa to use (I did not think the smokiness of a chipotle-style mixed well with the peach flavor at all). For those who like it, a dollop of sour cream with each serving is divine.
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Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2009
We enjoyed this. My husband wanted to grill the chops rather than have me bake them, and the sauce was nice for a marinade and basting. 4 stars because, while it wasn't over-the-top fabulous, still very good. I'll use it again.
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Cranberry Waldorf

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2011
Only reason this rates 4 stars instead of 5: I think the added sweeteners (vanilla yogurt, white sugar) are overkill when you already have such wonderful naturally sweet fruits as the main ingredients. I used vanilla flavored Greek yogurt, but will switch to plain next time. To suit my own tastes, I added chicken, and a little more salt and pepper (maybe even some curry powder?) would go well with that protein. Definitely a keeper!
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Slow Cooker Tamale Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
Followed the recipe as written and we enjoyed it, but all agreed that there was WAY too much cornbread! And we like our bread, but the ratio of bread layer to meat layer was just totally out of proportion, IMHO. Also, while yummy, this is really nothing like a tamale... more like a kind of Mexicali shepard's pie, with the cornbread replacing the mashed potatoes.
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Cocktail Meatballs I

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2010
A word of advice: use some sweet Thai chili sauce, NOT Sriracha. The first time I made this (with the sweet chili -- plus garlic and some other additions) it was *phenomenal*. When I went to repeat it yesterday for a party, I decided to try the Sriracha... even just a couple of tablespoons made the sauce so spicy that it was inedible and I had to start over. Such a disappointment, when I know how good it can be with the right chili sauce!
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Turkey Goulash

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2011
Great comfort food. Virtually foolproof to prepare. You definitely need to add spices to suit your tastes. You also might want to add more tomato sauce, as there isn't a whole lot once the turkey tomato mixture simmers. This is an easy one to playground with. I might add some chopped spinach or a bit of zucchini next time... and there definitely will be a next time!
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White Chocolate Fudge Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2011
I made this for a birthday party, and it went over pretty well. The cake itself is on the lighter side, with the addition of the egg whites. The frosting is VERY sweet -- and there is a lot of it! -- so I might try leaving out the vanilla next time. Also, I think you could easily make this cake a day ahead; I baked it the same day as the party, but the white chocolate flavor came through stronger when we had some leftover the next day. I do plan on making this again, but with a few adjustments.
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15-Minute Dinner Nachos Supreme

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
This is a keeper! What I do to make it work: cut back on the rice (by at least half), add black or red beans and corn, and spice as desired. To serve this, I just put out the pot and let everyone do what they want: some scoop it up with tortilla chips, some load it into a soft flour tortilla for a faux burrito, I like to use it as filler for taco salad, just adding shredded lettuce, sour cream, and a few crunched up tortilla chips. Very versatile, and yummy. In NO WAY authentic Mexican, but an easy, (relatively) healthy, filling meal. And be prepared: this recipe makes a ton of food!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2008
Not giving 5 stars only because While it was very good, it wasn't over-the-top. Tossed everything in at once (as other reviewers had done) and everything came out fine. Served with egg noodles and peas -- yum!
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