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Bo Nuong Xa

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2001
What this recipe lacks is an essential ingredient. The beef is traditionally served with rice vermicelli which can be easily prepared in the following way: 1-soak the vermicelli for about one hour in cold water. Hot water ruins it. 2-have a pot of boiling hot water ready and a hand strainer full of the limp noodles. Dip in for about 30 seconds to 45 seconds and take out. While dipping use chopsticks to mix the noodles around in the striner. 3-continue with remaining noodles until all are cooked. lemongrass tip--put lemongrass stalks in food processor (add a small bit of water if dry)and freeze in small usable portions for future, saves time in the future for other dishes like the beef and or use on chicken.
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Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2008
I am vietnamese and had this numberous times. I simplify and yet keep it authentic with a few twists to this version. As another reviewer noted, must add boiled pork cut thin. for greens I used a prebagged/prewashed mixed green salad bag from the grocery store. cilantro is a must, as well as a cucumber and celery spear. celery may be about a 5th or so of a standard piece of celery.As well as a strand or two of green onion running the length of the roll. As far as the hoisin, we always added lime and fresh chili to the hoisin and then topped with toasted crushed peanuts. WE NEVER served it with fish sauce. Might be a my family thing, but even when I order these from the local restaurants they only serve it with Hoisin the way I mentioned. Great basic recipe. Great light lunch/dinner not just an appetizer.
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Arny Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2001
Me and my best friend made them for Valentines Day and loved them. I used unsalted butter and added the normal amount of salt and they tasted great for those who don't like much salt. Highly recommended.
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Philadelphia's Snowmen Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2002
these are easy and great. only thing keeping it from being 5 stars is the fact that it should be chilled overnight and then it is still very sticky. needs plenty of flour to roll into 1/4 inch dough for cutting . I'm addicted to the cookies though. I brought some to a halloween party as a treat for the kids in snack bags and the candy was overlooked, not only by the kids but the parents were looking for where the host hid the rest of the cookies.
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Slovak Stuffed Cabbage

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2003
THE BEST AND ONLY RECIPE YOU WILL NEED FOR A COLD DAY FIX!!!I have been making this now for over 5 years. And every time I make it their father wants to eat half the batch himself,with roots in the pa dutch. I am vietnamese and it reminds me of a stew/soup we make. only changes to the recipe, to retain bacon crispiness is to add the sugar/ soup and water first before putting the bacon on top. Another is using the entire pack of bacon, cover lightly if it begins to burn. I use two 13x9 diposable foil pans from the dollar store, triple wrap in foil for freshness and in a month reheat for a full day's worth of working in about an hour in the oven from frozen state on low. warning put leftovers away quickly or else it will be picked at until there's only a half serving that you'll feel guilty for wrapping so you'll stuff yourself some more instead of the cabbage.
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Irish Potato Candy

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2008
I used an enormous bowl to catch overflow, made recipe with an extra teaspoon of butter.After mixing, put into 2 sandwich bags,put in fridge for over an hour, and then used 3/4 teaspoon to portion and roll them into another sandwich bag filled with cinnamon to shake/coat them. quick and easy that way,the kids had a ball making them, without a huge mess.
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Vietnamese Beef Pho

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2001
This recipe traditionally calls for the addition of ginger ,anise, and a whole nutmeg. no lemongrass.
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Basic Crepes

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2009
very quick and easy, for a fraction of the premixed buy and add egg and water kits. I added a dash of vanilla extract to the mix for non-savory crepes and topped with marmelade, and a tiny drop of sour cream. Also great with any jarred preserves, i.e. cherry/blueberry grocery store brand. Makes a gourmet meal without alot of fuss, mix, pour,top and devour.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2011
I have never found a choc chip cookie recipe that I can make. Even break an bakes I don't like/slightly burn. However these came out FABULOUS!!! I made a half batch filled to brimming with craisins and another batch plain choc chip. Neither batch had nuts in it as one of my sons is allergic and they still came out perfect. As suggested by others, I used 1.5 brown and .5 white sugar ratio not sure what would of happened if I used the set amount. THANKYOU for sharing!!!!!
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
first time making muffins from scratch versus the box. It was so quick and easy. I had most of the ingredients on hand, I didn't have yogurt so I subbed with sour cream. Light and not too sweet. I mixed the bananas into the wet mixture, then folded the wet mix and half the chips with my rubber spatula into my dry mix until just moistened. (you can freeze mashed/peeled overipe bananas in one cup portions and thaw to use for muffins at a later time) after putting into muffin pan, I sprinkled each with remaining chips. I used regular chips and the ones on top stayed on top during baking, keeping them pretty. I will DEFINITELY make these again. My boys, 4,7,39, and one inutero baby all enjoyed them.
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Slow Cooker Lancaster County Pork and Sauerkraut

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2003
must serve with apple butter and rye bread.the longer you cook it the more tender it gets.
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