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Zesty Apple Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2014
YES, Sunshine...my mother did the same! It was a little different, hers had bananas & cherries, cut in half & she called it Waldorf salad as well! She's in heaven now, but OH those memories so lovely... I made a point of ordering a Waldorf fruit salad @ The Waldorf Hotel in NYC, I was that curious to see how close mama was? It was different, but yummy too, I'm not sure what they used to bring it all together? Now I try to do a healthier spin & all fresh ingredients...apples; pineapple;oranges;plain Greek yogurt; (flavored by me w/vanilla & truvia)a touch of mini-marshmallows;fresh or frozen cherries;I put in fridge long enough for flavors to play nice. Then add nuts & coconut before serving.It's just as tasty, but I think a bit healthy then old school recipes. Thanks for the memory...
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Rush Hour Refried Beans

Reviewed: May 21, 2014
i'M REALLY QUITE THRILLED HOW CLOSE THIS COMES TO BEING HEALTHY! ALERT ALERT ALERT...DON'T USE CANNED BEANS AT ALL! DRIED ARE CHEAPER & HAVE ZERO SODIUM! BUT IF YOU DO DUMP ALL OF THE LIQUID & RINSE THOSE BEANS...USE ANY LIQUID YOU WANT, USE AN OIL OTHER THAN BACON/LARD (SERIOUSLY WE'RE WELL INTO THE 21ST CENTURY)THAT WAS POSTED, I'M LOVIN COCONUT THESE DAYS! PLEASE USE YOUR IMAGINATION/BRAIN...I'M NOT A BULLY I REALLY JUST CARE...BLESSINGS AHEALTHYCOOK4U
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German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

Reviewed: May 19, 2014
Finally a cake recipe that's truly homemade...how many times I've looked up a recipe & it's got open a box of cake mix,WHAT?...and a can of this, 3 more cans, only(?)8,600 mgs of sodium, um OK! Cheers for that! As we slip into a coma,I love to cook & I know that a great many people like/need to cut corners because of time but at what cost? We have to draw the line somewhere, PLEASE WAKE UP...Thank you so much for this great fun recipe, SUNSET1
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Asparagus, Chicken, and Pecan Pasta

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2014
I didn't have the red pepper on hand, but always serve my pasta dishes on a bed of fresh organic baby spinach...and I add capers! Of course if I have guests that I don't know what they prefer, I ask, duh! That's the message I wish to impart to these reviewers...if you don't like the ingredients move along...don't leave negative comments! It's a waste of time...the nice people to go to the time & trouble to post these, are a gift to us! I do think it's cool that people grade 5 stars & offer a different spin on this site.Thanks, Julie for a great recipe!
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Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2014
They're amazing! You just need to lower the pan in the oven then they'll be perfect! I made them tonight for 2 so cut the recipe back, I cut them in slices then brushed the potatoes w/a mixture of balsamic vinegar/evoo/oregano/basil/garlic...(I don't ever add salt to my prep, there's just so much everywhere, if one needs it add at the table rarely happens tho)...used foil (nothing sticks on foil, so less oil) in pan. After brushing, put them in the oven, roasting for about 15 min then turned basted, sprinkled w/parm 10 min added some thin sliced Mex green onions on top for last 5 min., they got perfect golden brown...BOOM! Just use your brain, OK? It's not that hard, if you can read you can cook...watch your food if it's getting too dark lower oven, cover, or turn oven off! Peoples' ovens do vary, don't blame the lovely person who goes through the time & trouble to post a recipe & photograph it! It's a great idea to experiment on potatoes as if they are under cooked they won't kill you! LOL, but a lot of protein will...cheers
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Albondigas

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2013
I only had ground sirloin, & my meatballs pre-made the night before,(baked on foil, draining on paper towels, thus removing a lot of fat), I like them small, so when you take a bite there's a little bit of soup ingredients in your spoon. The one thing added to mine is more potatoes ,scrubbed w/the skin on(nutrition in the skins}& I use only organic canned or boxed broth & tomatoes. I have been eating healthy for a great deal of my life, but now for about 12 yrs.
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Italian Potato Salad

Reviewed: May 23, 2009
I make a version of this recipe as a hot potato dish...I thin slice, usually red skin, Yukon, or whatever you have on hand...put them in a micro safe bowl, twist of sea salt, chopped onion(we prefer sweet/or red), garlic...I like to use fresh basil, and/or oregano(if you don't have fresh at least rub the dry in your hands, it will make the flavor burst!)I think these herbs are more Italian, I lived there, "the early years"...the big finish, and EVOO!I cover the bowl with one of those vented made for covering thingies, I can't tell you for how long 'cause I don't know the wattage/quantity...common sense, let them "rest", take the top off, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese! They will not lack flavor, I'm making the cold/room temp. for a picnic in the mountains. tomorrow TMI...The potatoes are healthy...I make them for 2-4 in the micro. I boiled them for a crowd stove top...hint skins have most of the vitamins/potatoes off the charts with potassium...YUM
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Easy Tilapia with Wine and Tomatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2009
This recipe reminds me of years ago. In Acapulco where they had huge fire pits, and prepared whole red snapper,(I know "they" re-named it, what's that all about?)by stuffing the opening of the fish with the most simple ingredients: thin slices of lemon; tomato; onion...then they just wrapped it tight in foil and threw it in the fire...OMG it was divine! Not haute cuisine, or gourmet by any means...just fresh, clean healthy. Years later I prepared my take on it with a whole salmon, on the barbeque at a party there were no leftovers...with salmon being a fattier fish, you really don't need an addition of butter, maybe olive oil if you wish to add the flavor, but not necessary. In case you can't tell I'm all about healthy, but not at the cost of flavor...I just try to tweak recipes to make them more on healthy side,but really it's pointless to prepare "healthier meals" if no one will eat them. It's not just about calories but also chemicals, I really try to pay attention to all the garbage the FDA allows "them" slip to us, scary stuff...read those labels. Sorry to have gone on a rant!This recipe is really Yummy, Thanks for sharing!
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Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2009
Thanks for an super recipe! A great marriage of sweet and savory...the few changes I made were: fresh herbs, I use a stock pot put the neck and giblets. Then I add fresh: rosemary; sage; thyme, and as I'm preparing the onions; celery; garlic, etc. for the stuffing I just throw the stuff others would put in the garbage in my stock pot...(I also add carrots, pretty much everything but the kitchen sink...)when the stuffing is ready to be moistened I pull the broth both from my stock pot and the turkey...if you sample the broth you won't believe how yummy it is...nothing compares to homemade! Keep adding water as it cooks down. After dinner(we dine about 2-3pm, so there's plenty of time, debone the turkey, and add the carcass(keep adding water)...I then simmer all the flavors until the bones are dry...strain everything off except the broth...enjoy it fresh, or freeze it in serving size batches. The next time your sick,( so a small cup of this stuff before going to bed will help knock you out), or you need broth you'll NEVER want to reach for "the off shelf" again!!! Oh, the only thing I omit is the liver, I like it, no one else does...and I mix homemade cornbread with white bread...my mom was southern cook and it my tribute to her...always to bring a touch of her to my table!You don't want to forget the most important ingredient...LOVE!
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Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2008
I would give this 5 stars however I found it bland...I always add sherry, I find it amusing when others reviewing say when they have kids they don't add alcohol, THE ALCOHOL IS COOKED OFF! All that's left is the flavor, your kids nor you will get drunk, I promise. Also I like to fine grind fresh nutmeg before serving, just a bit seems to really bring in a lot of flavor,(it's fine to use the pre-powered if that's all you have). Seriously I don't get all that parsley, Italian has way more flavor, but not a whole lot from the "regular"...maybe color...for me it's always about taste, presentation...not ineatable garnish!Do add cut up grilled chicken breast; shrimp; seafood; grilled veggies; have fun with recipes and tweak them to suit your taste, and your family. Taste as you go along, try a smaller amount just for you before you make it for company. The main ingredient you need is LOVE!
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Creamy Broccoli Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2008
Really good...I pureed about 1/2 of the mixture, depends how chunky you like it, and added, a dash or so to taste of nutmeg, and sherry...I always use fat free milk, when I can, to keep my food on the healthier side...my guests love it!
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