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Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2009
I usually cut my pork loin into pork chops, so I found this recipe, which looked too simple to taste as heavenly as it did! Anyway to use with pork chops, I just smooshed some of the "paste" (btw I have a rosemary plant so always use fresh and always use more than the recipe calls for :)between each pork chop, set them each one on top of the other in a ziploc bag, let them sit in the fridge for the entire day til dinner time.. When it came time to cook them I fired up the BBQ and set them on the grill, rosemary leaves and all. Everyone, including myself, thought these were hands-down THE BEST PORK CHOPS ever. I tried using this recipe on a roasted pork loin and it was nowhere near as tasty as the grilled chops were. Thus, I'd sincerely advise, if you have a pork loin, cut it into chops instead of wasting it in the oven :)
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Tuna Casserole II

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2009
This was really good for a tuna casserole! I took some reviewers' suggestions though and would recommend making these changes: add at least a cup of mushrooms, maybe only use two carrots (way too many in the end product!), 1/2 cup onion, replace one cream of mushroom soup with cream of chicken, add a couple dollops of sour cream and a bit of milk when stirring the soup & tuna together.. finally, don't use an 8x8, use something longer so the casserole is thinner and there's more room for the toppings! Yummy!
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Spanish Rice II

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2009
When I've had authentic Spanish rice in the past, it has been bland and rather tasteless, but this was not either of those! The flavors were subtle but definitely there and yummy! I did add garlic, chicken broth instead of water, and about a teaspoon of cumin as one person suggested. Turned out great! My 5 yr old daughter ate a heaping serving of it too (we had this with shredded beef tacos:)
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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies IV

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2009
These tasted delicious! I regrettably only used half the nuts and I missed them when all was said and done, so will be using the full amount next time.. I also only used half the white chocolate, but I think that worked just fine - So next time will use all the nuts, half the chocolate :) I guess it all depends on your tastes :)
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Pork Chops with Delicious Gravy

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2009
The chops were tender and moist, and the sauce/gravy was a perfect complement to the pork. I don't think it made enough gravy if you wanted to serve w/mashed potatoes, though, so would double or even triple it. If all you want is to gravy the meat, this makes more than enough. :) I think the best part of this recipe is the gravy, and will be using it only for that in the future as I prefer grilling or frying my chops :)
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Herb Garden Pasta

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2009
Not exceptional, but it was good. I added more herbs, but I always do :) Would probably make again.
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Mom's Mexican Cornbread

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2009
I thought this was pretty bland, I even put more cheese and jalapenos, and I added cumin. Still bland, and definitely not worth making again. Also was VERY corn-y.
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Shrimp and Mushroom Linguini with Creamy Cheese Herb Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2009
WOW! This, I have to warn you, is VERY good and VERY rich! My mom, who always orders this kind of stuff at restaurants, swears this was the best she'd ever had, and I would have to agree. I am not that big on creamy sauces, but this one was more than edible. I would only add more basil, maybe sub some of the parsley with extra basil, but that's mostly because I love the taste of it. Anyway, I doubled the recipe and it went quickly- you won't go wrong making this for dinner. Be warned though the flavor is very thick and rich, which might help those prone to eating seconds and thirds think twice :)
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Soft Sugar Cookies III

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2009
I am going to have to go with everyone else on this- these cookies taste like and have the same texture of CAKE, not cookies. These are miniature cakes.. Not exactly what I was hoping for when looking for a soft sugar cookie recipe (I was thinking I would get something similar to what they sell in grocery stores)-- I would recommend baking these for kids' birthday parties or something, because my kids did enjoy them, but I personally found I didn't want to eat very many of these 'CAKE-ies'.
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Herb-Crusted Chuck Roast

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2009
First off, my herbs didn't crust :) I had a medium-rare 3.3 lb roast by the end of two hours, and at first thought maybe I should've cooked it a bit longer, but this made the roast a bit tenderer than it otherwise would have been.. Also, I didn't feel like crushing dried rosemary so I just cut some off my plant and stuck it on top (which I don't think did much for flavor, but boy did it smell wonderful!)... I didn't make the sauce, instead I made some really great gravy beef bouillon based, and I think it made the meat. I do recall that the herbs were slightly spicy on the meat, which was fine for me, and my family thought the flavor was "really good". All in all, I would make this again with few changes.
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Berdean's Cube Steak

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2009
Excellent! The picture doesn't look too appetizing, but I tried it anyway, and am I glad I did! These turned out tender, not chewy, and the gravy made from the drippings was some of the best I've ever had.. Seriously! :)
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Creole Tuna

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2009
Awesome! I used fresh tomatoes- about 2 cups- and had to put a little bit of water in after the milk (it was way too thick!) I put a bit too much cayenne pepper in for my kids but I thought it was great and will definitely make it again! PS I didn't notice any tuna taste at all..
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Crab Cakes II

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2009
These were better than I expected a crab cake to be - I took someone's advice and added Sherry and lemon juice - they turned out great but a little salty (probably my fault for adding salt and old bay lol) - definitely would make again
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Clam Chowder Canadian Military Style

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2009
I added bay leaf, bacon, and some extra seasonings and it was great - the bacon didn't add much to it so wouldn't use bacon next time, unless it was as a topping, which would have been super yummy :) This was very thick and creamy, would make it again.
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Poppy Seed Bread II

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2009
Good and scrumptious - everyone in the house enjoyed it. I've made it twice so far, once with the glaze and once without. I preferred without, as the glaze made the bread a little soggy and made it fall apart easier.
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Tangy Pineapple Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2009
Very good, I used crushed pineapple instead of sliced - tasted a lot like sweet and sour chicken. Also followed the advice of a few people and used a bit of soy sauce, which worked perfectly in the dish. I'll be making this one again!
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Poppy Seed Cookies I

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2009
Tasted great! I didn't put any frosting/icing on them, and they were totally yummy! I agree they were crumbly, but I don't mind my cookies light, fluffy, and falling apart in your mouth... I do wonder though, if you used the entire egg (instead of just the yolks), would that make them more firm? I'll have to try that next time.
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Autumn Vegetables Au Gratin

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2009
Good flavor, just not enough of it in my opinion, and my mom commented that it could use more bread crumb topping.
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Grilled Citrus Tuna

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2009
Tuna was a bit dry, and the flavors from the marinade didn't seem to penetrate the meat - I even poured some of the marinade on the tuna while BBQing it, and only barely got a hint of the citrus flavor. I think next time I would set it in the marinade overnight or something. The flavor was good, though.
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Best Beef Stroganoff

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2009
I added some browning liquid and used 14 oz. of beef broth instead of "consumme" since I wasn't sure what that was... I just realized today that I totally left out the sour cream, and it was still very yummy!
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