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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2009
Absolutely wonderful! I added carrots and more veggies overall, turned out great! My grandmother even asked for the recipe, how cool is that...
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Cheesy Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2009
I added the can of italian style tomatoes (with the basil and all that already in it), cumin, a cup of salsa... It turned out wonderfully, tastes like Mexican rice. I took the suggestion of others and added sour cream to my bowl - extra creamy and yummy!
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Shrimp with Basil on Linguini

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2009
Only problem was it is a little bit dry, but the flavor is so great it makes up for it.
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Garlic Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2009
In my opinion, didn't taste much different than just boiling the sprouts in water - though I did use powdered garlic, so maybe that's why?
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Almond-Crusted Tilapia

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2009
Very yummy - instead of lemon pepper I just squirted some lemon juice in the eggs, and I squirted some more juice in the pan before I put the cover on for the last 5 minutes. Some lemon wedges would definitely be great for this dish - the almonds gave the fish a great crunchy flavor
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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