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Homemade Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2009
This is a great back to basics recipe, which is why I'm giving it a 5-star. It was just what I was looking for. There are so many ways you can expand upon it and still end up with a good tasting, healthy recipe. I changed things up, according to what was in my refrigerator/garden. Added fresh zucchini, tomatoes, garlic, and cilantro. Didn't have green beans or Great Northern beans. Shredded a couple of chicken breasts and tossed them in, just because I'm feeding youngsters who need the protein. Served with grated cheese, rolls, and sour cream. Very satisfying meal. May try ground turkey next time. Thank You!
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Tanya's Boneless Short Ribs

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2010
Delicious! The sauce smells soooo good while it's cooking. Ribs came out very tender. I didn't have tomato juice, so I used a "Spicy Hot V8" and omitted the hot sauce. Would make this again.
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Mushroom Chicken Piccata

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2010
This was "good." Used 4 big fat chicken breasts and pounded them down thin. Not all the breasts would fit in the pan, so I browned them in two batches and set aside. As a reviewer suggested, I de-glazed the pan with white wine and cooked the mushrooms and onion separately. Poured in the sauce (made extra since serving over dry angel hair pasta and it need some extra), and brought to a boil. Tossed the chicken in and sauteed on low for about 20 minutes. Since the breasts were thin, they were very nearly done already. I thought it turned out okay, but the husband raved. The two kids, under 6, ate a few bites. All and all, I would make this again, but maybe add capers. I think that's what was missing for me. Thanks for this recipe!
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Buttery Herb Wine Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2011
This is a really yummy sauce. I made it as is, except for doubling the sauce (because I'm an extra sauce person), adding some minced fresh garlic (because I really like garlic, and who doesn't?) and using whole milk instead of heavy cream (because that's what I had). I'm sure the cream would have given the sauce a much more decadent thickness and flavor. I ended up boiling the sauce, against recipe advice, because it didn't thicken up enough, which I'm sure was my fault in using whole milk instead of cream. It worked out great though, by constantly stiring with a wire whisk. And, I didn't end up with scrambled eggs! I served with shrimp and pasta and was very happy with the result. This is a keeper!
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Grilled Corn on the Cob

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2010
This was very good. I used a Morton brand seasoning blend, Nature's Seasons, instead of salt & pepper. I have never grilled corn before, and now I will never make it any other way! I plan to check out some other grilled corn recipes, but I would do this one again. Thank you!
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Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2010
Holy salt! This did not work for my family at all :-( I followed the recipe exaclty, but the broccoli came out waaaaaayy too salty and dried out. It stunk up my house, and for no good reason (and I love broccoli). Sorry, but I won't be making this again.
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Shrimp Francesca

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2010
After reading the current (June, 2010) "Most Helpful" review by Jeaux Bee, including comments by Francesca herself, I followed the recipe exactly, but added cherry tomatoes as a suggested option and served over angel hair pasta. Many of the less favorable reviews found the dish to be "bland." I would describe it as "light" and think that was the intention with this dish. For my taste, I do agree that it needs a little something. I will definately make this again, and keep the cherry tomatoes, but will try sauteing the garlic (and call me crazy, but I would use even more) in 1/4 cup white wine or dry sherry and use half the amount of butter. I would also add salt and pepper to taste. And it really made a beautiful presentation! Thank you Francesca!
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2010
Fantastic! Adjusted to suit the family (less heat for the kids & more cumin for me & the hubby). Quadrupled the batch to store for future meals. Will never buy pre-packaged seasoning again! Thanks for the recipe :-)
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Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2010
So simple and so delicious. The fact that it's also healthy makes this recipe a favorite in our house. The most important thing is to get good tilapia. I've tried a few frozen brands and find the one Costco carries to be the best tasting.
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Mom's Country Gravy

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2011
What a great comfort food recipe! This is very satisfying as is, but I added some chicken bouillon as one reviewer suggested, and substituted half the milk for water to reconstitute the bouillon. I like my gravy a little more flavorful, so I also added some bacon drippings to the veggie oil. I made sure, after adding the flour, that I browned the mixture well, to avoid that raw flour taste. I served over some left over mashed potatoes which I formed into patties, coated with seasoned flour, egg, and panko bread crumbs, then fried in vegetable oil. Holy Fat! So yummy, but for heart health, best not to consume too regularly!
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Chicken Curry Party Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2010
This was great! Loved the flavors! Used left over white meat chicken made with a recipe from this site: Honey Baked Chicken II. Didn't add sour cream, mushrooms or yellow bell pepper, as I didn't have any on hand. Did add canned baby corn, because I had some left over and it sounded good. The result was delicious! I deferred from the original recipe, but I'm still giving it 5 stars because it was an interesting and fresh change from boring old macaroni and I think there could be many slight variations to it (next time I may add walnuts and/or raisins) and the creamy curry sauce would still bring it all together. Everyone loved it! Thank you!
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Shrimp Scampi V

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2010
Classic and delicious! Replaced 1/4 cup of the butter with olive oil. Double sauce maybe?
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Rich Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2010
Topped a strawberry cake with this frosting and it was very creamy and yummy. The kids loved it, and though delicious, it's a little too rich for me. Were it up to my kids they would give it a 10-star! We settled on 4. Thanks for this recipe. It's a keeper!
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2010
These are delicious! My 5 and 4 year old devour them. I followed the recipe exactly, the 1st time I made them. Using other reviewer's suggestions, I now add 1 tsp vanilla, replace 1/4 c of the white sugar with brown, and use canola oil instead of butter for the batter. Either way this is a keeper!
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Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2010
Delicious! So mush easier and better than using the tradional method. Very creamy. Reduced the amount of lemon by about half and would use unsalted butter next time, for my taste. No more double boilers!
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Real Italian Calzones

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2008
Not a favorite with my family or a friend we invited over to taste test the recipe. It looked good on the plate, but it didn't do much for the palate. The crust was too thin and crispy. The filling was unexciting and flimsy. It just didn't have good texture or flavor for our preference in a calzone. We go for something more hearty and flavorful.
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Mock Lemon Chiffon Cake

Reviewed: May 28, 2007
Very tasty! I made this for a friend's birthday, who doesn't like anything too sweet. She loved it. The only things I did different was to use less milk with the lemon pudding (to make the filling more firm) and I added some lemon zest to the sides, after frosting. That gave it a little extra zing and made it look really pretty.
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Caesar Salad Supreme

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2013
I made this exactly as the recipe calls for,except for the anchovies. It's delicious! Next time I will cut down on the amount of garlic and lemon, as it was a little too extreme for my kids. Great recipe, thank you!
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Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2013
Tried this with two heads of fresh broccoli, since I had no asperagus on hand. Doubled the amount of butter, but kept the other measurements the same. I was concerned the broccoli would soak up too much of the soy and balsamic and be overpowering. My kitchen smelled funny while baking, but the end result was delicious! Would definately make this again! Next time I might add a little bit of fresh garlic.
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Rich and Creamy Beef Stroganoff

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2012
This was delicious! I used left over tri-tip, sliced thin. I let my sauce thicken too much, so added some cream. Left out the addition of any salt, but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. Served over egg noodles. Yum! I would deffinately make this again.
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