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Shrimply Delicious Shrimp Salad

Reviewed: May 12, 2009
This recipe has too much mayo. The dressing shouldn't be the most important ingredient. It should just bind the rest of the ingredients together. I've made this recipe for over 40 years, and use less than a 1/4 of a cup of mayo. Don't be tempted to use canned shrimp. That will produce and different taste than fresh shrimp. Also good with fresh crab, tuna, salmon pieces (either cured or leftovers from a salmon dinner). I prefer green onions in mine. Less of that onion bite.
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Spinach Dip I

Reviewed: May 10, 2009
The original recipe for this calls for minced water chestnuts. They really make a great addition, adding some crunch. Always a hit at parties.
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Calico Bean Casserole

Reviewed: May 10, 2009
This particular version of Calico beans is way too sweet. Cut down on the sugar most definitely. The origianl recipe calls for about 1/4 cup of sugar. I've been making this for about 30 years. I can no longer have the sugar, catsup, or beans (diabetes), and this is one recipe I really miss. It's always a hit at picnics. Do drain the beans. The original recipe calls for undrained beans. This comes together quickly, so it's not a pain to make.
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Oven Fried Potatoes I

Reviewed: May 9, 2009
Way too much grease. To really save, cook the potatoes in the oven with just a little sprinkle of olive oil, cook the bacon separately, then dice it and put on the potatoes after they are done. No added butter is necessary.
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Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Salad

Reviewed: May 9, 2009
A good recipe. Wonderful with a roast or even a hamburger.
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Italian Veggie Rolls

Reviewed: May 9, 2009
These were ok. The broccoli didn't go over. Hard to roll with pieces of broccoli in them. Spinach would be a better choice. Not really enough sauce to cover sufficiently. I would just layer next time.
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Laura's Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: May 8, 2009
Way too much fat here, but that is easily changed by cutting back. If you use chicken broth, it produces potatoes that aren't roasted, which is fine, but it really isn't the same recipe. Tasty, even though the lemon is a bit meager.
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Best Hamburger Ever

Reviewed: May 7, 2009
Too much salt and didn't care for the chemical taste of the onion soup mix. Just using onions and eliminating the garlic would be a big help. There is salt in that soy sauce and worchestshire sauce, too. Just way too much salt.
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Rustica

Reviewed: May 6, 2009
This recipe is best left alone. Do, however, use a good parmesan cheese. Do not commit the horrible sin of using the green box kind. Let the cheese come to room temperature then take a fork and gently take off small bits from the cheese, gently adding them to the pasta. Delicious.
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Lettuce with Hot Bacon Dressing

Reviewed: May 2, 2009
This is an old fashioned wilted leaf salad. It does taste good, however. It's not a keeper, so add the dressing just before serving. Remember, the purpose of the hot dressing is to wilt the lettuce. Lettuce wedges won't do here. Eat it all or you'll have to throw it out after your meal. It won't keep.
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Fire Roasted Tomato and Feta Pasta with Shrimp

Reviewed: May 2, 2009
Tastes good. Don't add extra salt due to the shrimp, tomatoes, and feta. Feta is a very salty cheese. For those who can't find the fire roasted tomatoes, Safeway carries Hunt's brand, but I prefer Muir Glen Brand. They are organic, and have a wonderful roasted tomato flavor, deeper than the Hunt's brand. Also, they don't have that canned tomato taste as much as the Hunt's brand does. They can be found in your grocers organic foods section or at a health food stores. They are pricey, but well worth it. It's the only canned tomato I use.
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Vegetarian Refried Beans

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2009
Good. I can't have garlic, so subbed shallots instead. Beans that haven't soaked will be tough. Soak overnight and throw out that water. Replace with fresh water and continue with the recipe. Or bring beans to a boil. Let sit for an hour or two, then toss that water. Use fresh water and proceed with recipe. Or just use canned beans. Changing the water will take the toot out of the beans. Also, be sure not to add the salt until the beans are almost cooked through. If you add it early, the beans will be tough. If using canned beans, you won't need to add salt as there is plenty in the beans already.
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Enchiladas

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2009
As others mentioned, this needs some spices. By the way, when rating a recipe make sure you are rating the right one. One reviewer subbed cheddar cheese for mushroom soup. No soup is in this recipe.
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Baby Greens with a Warm Gorgonzola Dressing

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2009
This is basically what was called years ago wilted lettuce salad. This recipe calls for way too much dressing. It puddles, and is far too sweet. Cut down on the vinegar and the sugar and salt, then it will work better. Salad dressings should just be a hint on the salad. There should just be enough to kiss the lettuce leaves or other ingredients. I would make this again, but reall cut back on the vinegar and sugar.
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Asian Roll Lettuce Wrap

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2009
Very tasty. I like versatile recipes, and this one can easily be made for stuffed peppers, but just not forming the meat into balls. Don't be detered by the work involved in making these. They go quickly, and isn't a problem. Maybe for working moms or dads who are cooks, reserve them for the weekend. Delicious!
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Grilled Turkey Legs

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2009
Not the best recipe around. Too sweet. A little tough for turkey legs.
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Chocolate Applesauce Cake II

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2009
Good but if you like chocolate you might want to add more. One on this site complained about the oats. There are no oats in the recipe.
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Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2009
The dressing is way too sweet and there is too much of it for the rest of the ingredients. Cut down on the sugar (and you can use a sugar substitute), and cut down on the mayo, and the recipe is 4 stars easily.
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Easy Slow Cooker Carne Guisada

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2009
As written, using the chuck roast (fatty) and putting the potatoes in with the roast to slow cook (they get mushy) this only rates a 3. It tastes ok, but who needs all that fat and mushy potatoes? Buy a good sirloin steak or london broil or even an excellent quality stew meat (that's what I use...no fat). Add potatoes the last hour of cooking and turn up to high. No mush. No fat. This benefits from adding a sliced jalapeno pepper to it, always. Canned beans (black, pinto, red, etc.) can be added the last hour, also. Corn makes a nice addition, too.
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Lemon String Beans

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2009
Tasty. I use shallots instead of garlic due to allergy. Simple to make. They can be served cold and are quite good that way.
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