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Key West Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2007
Pretty good, but nothing really special or different. I used 1/2 TBS sesame oil instead of the TBS of veg. oil. I doubled the marinade and reserved some for basting while the chicken was grilling. Both of these changes probably gave it more flavor than it would normally have. I think a much longer marinating time would bring this from pretty good to very good.
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Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Reviewed: May 21, 2007
Wonderful! Even with all the great reviews I had a hard time imagining these flavors together. However when I needed to fix asparagus for the 3rd time in a week (I had bought too much on sale) I tried it. It is nothing like I would have expected. After reading the suggestions to change the proportions of balsamic versa soy sauce, I decided to use equal amounts of each. Next time I will try reversing the amounts called for in the recipe as I would like a little more of that sweet and tart balsamic vinegar taste. I did use an extremely smooth, 10 year old balsamic. I can't wait to try this on other vegetables. My husband suggested Brussel sprouts. I think I would steam a bit and then lightly sauté in the butter. Julienned zucchini sautéed in the butter would probably be good too. Thanks for a great recipe and so many possibilities.
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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: May 15, 2007
I need to say first of all that I marinated and grilled the shrimp in the shell. I think they retain their flavor and juiciness better this way. However, that may be why this dish didn't overwhelm me. I prefer to brine my shrimp in a salt, brown sugar and Old Bay Seasoning mixture, but I wanted to try something different.
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Thousand Island Dressing II

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2007
We don't really eat 1000 Island dressing on a regular basis, but I made a 1/3 of the recipe for 3 large Reuben sandwiches. It was definitely better after sitting for an hour as it tasted too much like mayo before. I added a splash of rice vinegar, a bit of garlic and onion powder, but those were the only changes.
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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2007
I don't give out 5 star ratings as often as I used to but we really enjoyed this salad and it is a definite keeper. I made a few small changes: chopped green leaf lettuce instead of romaine, roasted pecans instead of cashews, at least twice as much apple and pear and about 2 TBS less sugar. I wanted to have everything ready about an hour before it was time to toss everything together so I tossed the sliced apples and pears with some of the dressing. Besides staying nice and white they absorbed some of the wonderful dressing flavor. We enjoyed the Swiss cheese, but I want to try this with blue cheese next time. I think the sweetness of the dressing and the saltiness of the blue cheese would be perfect. 12/2004 Update 9/2007: I finally made this using blue cheese and I love it! My husband and I both liked it much better than the swiss cheese and this is the only way I will make it from now on.
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Saltine Toffee Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2007
This is a long time favorite of mine.it. Like a recent reviewer suggested, this Christmas decided to make a change and I used Ghirardelli’s Bittersweet Morsels. This might be too much for some, but we love really dark chocolate so to us this was perfect with the super sweet toffee. Oh and many times I've made this with light brown sugar when I didn't have dark - sometimes adding a teaspoon of molasses and other times not. It is good both ways.
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Banana Sour Cream Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2006
The very best even with my lower fat changes! My changes not only cut the fat in half, but also cut the calories in each serving by 100. NOTE: I halved the recipe. My changes for half the recipe: 2 TBS butter & 1/4 cup of applesauce instead of all butter. In the batter I used 1 c Splenda and 1/2 c sugar. I used 1 c whole wheat flour and 1 1/4 c all purpose flour. I used 2 eggs and light sour cream. My 2 loaves baked in an hour. No one would guess they are lower fat and calorie. They were perfect in taste and texture. Next time I'm going to try all Splenda and applesauce and will give an update on the results.
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Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2006
I made some changes to make these a little healthier. I used half whole wheat flour, half Splenda and applesauce instead of oil. I also added 2/3 cup of toasted walnuts. I didn't use the streusel topping. They were moist and very good. I questioned the TBS of pumpkin pie spice, but it was the perfect amount. This is a keeper.
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Japanese Zucchini and Onions

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2006
My DH and I really enjoyed this quick, new way of eating zucchini. I sautéed in a small amount of light olive oil with a bit of sesame oil. I also added some summer squash since I had it on hand. Thanks for a great recipe.
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Chrissy's Sweet 'n' Sour Tomato Salad

Reviewed: May 31, 2006
I used balsamic vinegar and added diced red pepper, cubed sharp cheddar & minced fresh oregano and served on a bed of lettuce. DH loved it because of the balsamic vinegar and I thought it was pretty good, but a little "sharp". Next time I will add a bit less vinegar and also add some cucumber and more onion.
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Baked Beans III

Reviewed: May 30, 2006
First of all let me say I made some pretty big changes so it may not be fair for me to rate this recipe, but it was the basis of what I did. I didn't have bacon so I used about 1/3 c. Hormel bacon bits (the kind in the bag), 1/3 c. brown sugar, 1 tsp. canola oil and stirred on the stove until the sugar melted. I then added 1/4 c. chopped onion, 1 tbs. yellow mustard and 1 16 oz. can of Bush's Baked Beans. I let this simmer for about 30 minutes and it was a huge improvement over the beans straight out of the can.
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Fresh Tomato Shrimp Pasta

Reviewed: May 10, 2006
My rating is based on the changes I made, mainly to reduce the fat which to me was too high for a non-creamy shrimp and pasta dish. I only used a tsp. of olive oil to start the sauté and then added some chicken broth for the additional moisture needed. I added a few large, diced mushrooms to the sauté mix. I used about 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and 2 TBS. of freshly grated Pecorino Romano which was great in the dish.
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Blue Cheese Burgers

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2006
Yummy! These are wonderful! I didn't make any changes except for adding a bit extra blue cheese. I froze half and when we ate them a couple of weeks later they were even better so I recommend making in advance if possible. You don't need to freeze them, but a day in the frig should improve the already wonderful taste. Update: The 2nd time I had to cook them on my George Foreman grill. A whole lot of juices and melted cheese gathered in the drip tray. Hating to see all that flavor go to waste, I added it to some mushrooms sautéing. This mixture was great on top of the burgers.
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Amby Rae's Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2006
I fixed this tonight and we really enjoyed the cool and bright flavor. I used fresh dill because I didn't have mint. I used about half the sour cream called for and added lots of sweet onion.
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Chili I

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2006
I made this yesterday and DH and I both enjoyed it. I served it on top of a few Fritos with chopped onion, grated cheddar and sour cream for toppings. This isn't our typical Texas style chili, but since I wanted something different it was perfect. The changes/adjustments I made due to reading the reviews and using what I had on hand: 1 can of chili beans and 2 cans of great northern beans instead of the kidney beans, less than 1/4 c. of brown sugar (I would use even less next time) and no beer. I will definitely make this again and I plan on having the beer...to add to it and to drink with it! I think this would be great used as a hot dip by adding lots of cheddar cheese. It would be much better than the canned chili I usually use (canned chili for the dip - never as a bowl to eat!). Thanks Bob!!
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Trout Amandine

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2006
After reading the reviews I was wondering how such a simple recipe could rate so many 5 star reviews. I guess sometimes simplicity is best because this is truly wonderful. I cooked 2 large fillets (and used less than half the butter) and very lightly floured them. DH isn't a big fish eater unless he orders it in a restaurant where it comes covered with a rich sauce, but he told me 3 times during dinner how much he liked this. Thanks for the wonderful Trout Amandine recipe.
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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2006
I was looking for a recipe for the frozen cauliflower I had on hand, but I tried this even though it called for fresh. I used about 1.5 TBS olive oil and 4 large cloves of garlic. I added the whole bag of cauliflower frozen which congealed the oil, but I was still able to get it all covered. It was ready in less than 20 minutes and was very good and very easy. I'll try it with fresh next time to see if it is worth the difference in time and money. Update: Yes, the fresh is worth the extra time and money! Love it.
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Aaron's Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2005
Update 12/07: I just made these again and they were the best yet. I made according to the recipe except I used a DH German Chocolate mix and added about 1/2 cup of pecans. These were absolutely wonderful. Super fudgy and no one would guess how quick and easy these were to make. I used a cookie scoop and got 2 sheets of cookies. These took about 12 minutes to bake. Previous review of 12/05: These were very quick and easy. I used a Duncan Hines spice cake mix and French vanilla pudding. In addition to the chocolate chips, I added some pecans and a handful of white chocolate chips. I was skeptical about the recipe not calling for any eggs, but they were perfect in texture...they didn't spread too much and the next day are still crisp on the edges and chewy in the middle. Because of the extra ingredients I added, I had to press everything together so it would stay in a ball when placed on the cookie sheet, but it was worth it because the pecans are great with the spice flavor. I used a cookie scoop and baked them about 10 minutes.
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Absolutely the BEST Rich and Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing Ever!

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2005
I don't know about this being the BEST, but it is pretty darn good and very quick and easy to make. It is a bit thinner than other blue cheese dressings I've made, but that made it perfect for a wedge salad where I prefer a thinner dressing. Update: I've made this several times since my first review and it hasn't been thin since that first time. I'm not sure what I did differently that time, but I did want to clear that up. Also, this definitely needs to chill for several hours and overnight is even better.
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Caesar Salad Supreme

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2005
Oh wow...is this ever good! I made the dressing as instructed except I used Hellmans's low-fat mayo and about a TBS of olive oil to thin it a bit. I won't change a thing when I make it again. DH raved about it and he basically uses nothing but Italian dressing on all salads. I didn't make the croutons because I have a good fat-free brand and that helped offset the fat in the dressing. A local restaurant serves a Caesar salad topped with grilled chicken and served on a layer of ziti which has been lightly tossed with dressing. This is the perfect dressing to duplicate it at home. Follow-up note: Today I made the Chicken Caesar Pasta salad and it was a good as the restaurant's. Thanks for a winning recipe.
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