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Boiled Water

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2013
I couldn't find water so I substituted coconut milk. I didn't have a pot so I used a coffee cup. The stove wasn't working so I used a microwave.
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Get a Husband Brunswick Stew

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2013
A bit too sweet for our tastes but very good. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs as the only meat in the recipe and chopped the bell pepper before use.
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Shepherd's Pie VI

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2012
This is a good base to start from. I used Yukon Gold potatoes & had to add some milk to the mashed potatoes. Extra sharp cheddar worked well. I wanted a variety of vegetables so I sliced baby carrots and steamed them. Towards the end of the carrot cooking time, I added in frozen corn kernels followed by frozen peas. The vegetables were mixed into the meat mixture. The flavor was a bit bland for our tastes but the combination of flavors overall was still good.
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2012
2012-05-28 I had made this in a test run before our annual family gathering. Making it according to the instructions resulted in chicken that was moist but lacking in the flavor I wanted. The second time I made it, I made extra marinade that I put aside as a dipping sauce. & marinated the chicken for 24 hours before grilling. The results were much better.
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Simply the Easiest Beef Brisket - Modified

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2011
2011-12-14 An easy & flavorful tender brisket recipe. I used Sierra Nevada pale ale and added granulated garlic to the seasoning of the brisket but otherwise made the recipe as is. Thank you for an excellent recipe, PMARRIE.
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Simply the Easiest Beef Brisket

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2011
2011-12-14 An easy & flavorful tender brisket recipe. I used Sierra Nevada pale ale and added granulated garlic to the seasoning of the brisket but otherwise made the recipe as is. Thank you for an excellent recipe, PMARRIE.
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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2011
2011-06-19 I grilled 6 pounds of shrimp using this recipe for Father's Day & left out the salt and halved the cayenne per personal preference. It was light but delicious. I prefer a stronger flavor with marinades so I'll be doubling the seasonings when I make it again.
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Mango Lassi II

Reviewed: May 31, 2011
2011-05-31 We've been making this for several years. Very refreshing and easy to make.
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Italian Butter

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2011
2011-03-07: I had high hopes for this recipe after seeing the ratings, reviews & recommendations so I decided to make a double batch. I knew that the amount of pepper would be more than I'd prefer so I reduced both the crushed red pepper & ground black pepper by half. I omitted the salt as per personal preferences. I placed the ingredients in a bowl and used an immersion blender to break up the mixture since I don't own a coffee or spice grinder. Once the mixture was a smoother blend, I placed a small amount in a plate and drizzled it with olive oil and dipped some artisan Italian bread into it. The pepper amount was still overpowering to both myself and my daughter who likes a generous amount of pepper in her food. There was too much of a bite from the garlic for me. If I decide to try the recipe again, I'll sharply reduce both peppers and use roasted garlic instead.
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Supreme Strawberry Topping

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2011
2011-02-20 The recipe ingredients were doubled and cooked until thickened. After pureeing the cooked mixture & tasting it, I decided not to add in more sliced strawberries. The vanilla extract gave an unusual flavor & would not have been my first choice for flavoring the sauce.
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Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2011
Very simple yet delicious.
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Country Green Beans

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2011
This was very good & simple. I substituted haricot verts for the regular green beans. I used an extra clove of garlic & sauteed it in the margarine with the onion before adding the other ingredients.
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Country Green Beans

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2011
This was very good & simple. I substituted haricot verts for the regular green beans. I used an extra clove of garlic & sauteed it in the margarine with the onion before adding the other ingredients.
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Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2011
2011-01-24 I marinated the chicken breasts in Kraft Light House Italian dressing overnight for more flavor. Even though the chicken was coated and baked right after removing from the refrigerator, it cooked very quickly and was somewhat dry after only 30 minutes. The flavor was good - my daughter said they tasted like chicken nuggets.)
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Avocado-Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2011
2011-01-24 I used green onion instead of red & white balsamic instead of white wine vinegar plus omitted the salt. I wasn't keen on the texture of the avocado & thought it could use some cilantro. The overall flavor was good though.
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Spinach Brownies

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2010
2010-11-26 Very good but a little bland. Some garlic powder & parmesan cheese are definitely in order. We used 2 packages of defrosted, partially cooked spinach that had been squeezed to remove excess liquid. The amount of salt was reduced by half as a personal preference. "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" was substituted for the real butter without a problem. We'll definitely make this again with the changes mentioned.
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Sweet Green Bean Bundles

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2010
2010-11-25 I used haricot verts instead of regular green beans. The beans were blanched for about a minute and a half and the bacon was partially cooked beforehand. I used some of the bacon grease to coat the baking pan. The beans were bundled in groups of 10. The amount of sauce seemed excessive and was very thick. I ended up microwaving the sauce before spooning it over the bundles. I cooked them for 30 minutes covered in foil then uncovered them for the last 10 minutes. They were sweeter than I prefer and would cut back on the brown sugar if I made them again.
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Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2010
2010-11-25 I made this as written with the exception of extra chopped pecans to completely cover the cheese ball. The mixture was too soft to shape into a proper ball even after refrigerating overnight. The end result was much too sweet for us. If I were to make this again, I'd use bittersweet chocolate in some form to try to eliminate some of the sweetness & increase the chocolate flavor. The brown sugar wasn't even discernible so I'd leave that out, too. *Updated 2011-01-24 We prefer the cheese ball frozen & in a log shape to allow more pecan coating.
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Muffin Frittatas

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2010
2010-11-23 I made the first batch as written. They were too bland for our tastes. The second batch I made with a mixture of 1/2 good quality parmesan and 1/2 mozzarella plus about 1/8 tsp. garlic powder. The second batch was a lot more flavorful.
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Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2010
I used "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter"® instead of butter and low-sodium soy sauce in place of regular soy sauce. I added the garlic to the melted "Not Butter" and let it soften before adding the rest of the sauce ingredients. The vinegar was too pronounced for our tastes. I think the addition of a cornstarch wash to thicken the sauce so it would remain on the broccoli & let the cashew pieces adhere would be an improvement. A little freshly grated ginger would also be a nice addition.
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