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Cucumber And Yogurt Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2008
I used fresh mint from my garden. A very tasty change from the usual cucumber salad with vinegar dressing. I enjoyed it as a topper for crackers, too.
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Mama's Best Broiled Tomato Sandwich

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2009
The brief marinade of the tomatoes really adds to the flavor and juiciness, but toasting the bread prior to broiling keeps it from absorbing too much juice. I used Roma tomatoes from the grocery store (actually quite good for winter tomatoes) and thick potato bread. I will definitely make this again with garden-ripe tomatoes.
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Chicken Cashew Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2009
Use chunks of pineapple in this salad instead of celery and it tastes just like sweet and sour chicken cashew salad. Really good.
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T's Sweet Potato Fries

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2009
Was looking for a recipe with savory seasoning as opposed to sweet so I was quite glad to find this. These tasty fries were a good side dish for my burger. I rarely use the microwave for cooking, so pre-boiled the cut fries for 4 minutes and baked for 30 minutes.
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Orange Romaine Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2009
The red wine vinegar, green onions, and oranges work perfectly together. I did modify the proportions of the dressing a bit, using about equal amounts of vinegar & oil, and slightly more honey. After I sectioned the orange, I squeezed the remaining juice and added it to the dressing.
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Veggie Delight on Garlic Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2009
What a great idea... I used zucchini, mushrooms, green onion, tomato, and ripe olives with a splash of balsamic vinegar added as they simmered together. Just like a delicious veggie pizza.
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Braised Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2009
I would suggest switching the chicken broth and the water - braising in the broth and mixing the cornstarch with the water. Other than that, I thought this was a perfect mix of seasonings and a fast and delicious way to prepare pork. I also tripled the amount so I'd have lots of tasty gravy.
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Lori's Famous Crab Cakes

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2009
I loved everything about these crab cakes - taste, texture, and that they are easy to make. I did not add the onion powder or dry mustard -just a bit more Old Bay instead - and they were perfect. Thanks for a keeper recipe.
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Carrot-Topped Swiss Cube Steak

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2009
This is the first cube steak recipe I've made that I've been satisfied with and have wanted to make again. The meat was flavorful and cut-with-a-fork tender. I really liked the veggies, and made double because I think the leftovers will be good as a stand alone side dish. (I did use grated yellow squash instead of celery, and I think next time I might try sauteed mushrooms, too.) The only suggestion/change I would make is to saute the carrots with the onions instead of just adding them to the sauce. Served with garlicky mashed potatoes this was a very mmmm comfort food meal.
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Old-Fashioned Vanilla Pudding

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2009
I've tried making vanilla pudding before without adding egg, but you just can't beat this recipe. I did scale this up to 3 servings (1 1/2 cups 2% milk) and added one whole egg instead of just the yolk. The texture was perfect. This will be my vanilla pudding recipe from now on when I want a sweet, creamy, treat.
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Mexican Pizza I

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2009
This recipe deserves a 5 for being so quick and versatile. Plus it's tasty. My variation used some leftover ingredients that I had in the refrigerator plus some fresh ones. I didn't do the extra step of baking this in the oven - just fried the flour tortilla until crisp and topped with refried beans, lettuce, cheese, black olives and picante cream (sour cream mixed with medium picante sauce.)
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Tartar Sauce I

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2009
I love tartar sauce on fried fish, but always hesitated to buy store-bought because most of it went to waste. This recipe is so great because it tastes good and is easy to scale to just 1 serving if that's all you need! I lightly dusted a tilapia fillet with cornmeal and fried it in olive oil. Served it on white bread with a couple slices of ripe tomato and the tartar sauce.
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Quesadillas I

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2009
This was a perfect quesadilla. My first with avocado but certainly not my last. Delicious with fresh pico de gallo. (The recipe for pico that I used was from the recipe on this site, Black Beans with Pico de Gallo.
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Mushroom Soup Without Cream

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2009
This really is a delicious soup - I enjoyed it with a chicken salad sandwich. I opted to add some finely chopped yellow squash instead of leeks and used a combination of garlic, curry, and white wine for the seasoning. Also added about a tsp of flour to the sauteed veggies just to thicken it up a bit as I did not want to puree and lose the texture.
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Authentic Thousand Island Dressing

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2009
I skipped the black olives but this was still REALLY REALLY good. I only used about half of the mayo but a bit more egg. (Scaled this to 5 servings and ended up with a recipe that used 7/8 egg. I finely chopped 1 jumbo hard boiled egg.)
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Lemon Turkey Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2009
I had bacon wrapped turkey tenderloins so diced the bacon fine and fried it along with the turkey - the only other thing I changed was to use fresh broccoli instead of peas. Don't forget the fresh lemon juice! I really enjoyed this taste change from the "usual" stir fry sauce.
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Salsa Beef Skillet

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2009
I used tenderized beef stew meat and it was amazingly tender in about an hour and a half of slowly simmering covered on the stove. If you like to have plenty of tasty sauce to spoon over the rice, I'd suggest doubling the sauce. The lime juice addition at the end of cooking time is a must! This is one of my favorite ways to prepare beef.
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Avocado Salsa

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2009
Didn't have time to marinate the veggies so just mixed up the dressing and poured it over cubed avocado, chopped tomato, and sliced green onion. A delicious quick salad -
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Ken's Texas Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2009
I initially made this exactly as per the recipe except that I drained the ground beef completely and added a small can of undrained green chiles along with the pinto beans. This was a very tasty meal served over crushed tortilla chips and with a lettuce salad. When I reheated the leftovers I added a small can of V8 juice (5.5 oz) along with more flour and chili powder and simmered until thick. Served over Brazilian White Rice (recipe from this site) it was a second tasty meal with fried cinnamon apples.
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Peanut Butter Bars I

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2009
5-star PLUS. I scaled the recipe way back to make a sweet treat just for me! I divided the pnut butter mixture up between 4 paper baking liners and froze for several hours before adding the chocolate layer. Then back into the freezer...just peel off the paper and you're good to go...no sticking or cutting problems.
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