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Oyster Stew

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2014
I made this with canned oysters and a few tweaks to the recipe. I used 4 T. butter and it was delicious, though next time I'll cut back a little more on the butter (trying to lose a few pounds lol). I diced about 1/4 c. onion and cooked it in the butter til tender. Stirred in 1 T Old Bay and cooked some more. Drained the oysters and added them to the pan with the onion. I chopped the oysters up finely with a spoon as they heated in the pan. Then stirred in 1 t. parsley (this helps disguise the green stuff in the canned oysters, lol). I stirred in whole milk - didn't really measure, but about 3 c. Heated almost to boiling, then turned down, added salt and pepper to taste, and a dash of hot sauce. Stir well and spoon into bowl. Honestly, this tasted just as good or better than the oyster stew I got from a local restaurant known for their fresh seafood. It looked beautiful too.
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Boiled Fruit Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2011
I hate fruit cake, but I wanted to make one for my Grandma, who loves it, so I chose this recipe since it has connections to my Irish ancestry :) I used dried fruit instead of the candied kind - dried blueberries, cranberries & cherries, along with a box of golden raisins. Also a tablespoon or two of Bourbon :) The other alteration was half water, half milk. This recipe was so good I was eating it warm, fresh from the oven. Will make this again.
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Mexican Fire Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2011
This got good reviews from my boys. I liked it too. The only thing I did differently was use a pkg. of cream cheese because I was out of sour cream.
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Chocolate Chip Bars

Reviewed: May 4, 2011
I just had some of these, and they are heavenly, but I made some changes. Instead of shortening, I used 2 sticks of butter. I used 1/2 cup of white sugar + 3/4 c. brown sugar. No milk, but I used 1/4 c. Miracle Whip. Baked 20 minutes and removed. After a couple more min. I cut them into squares and removed to cooling rack. They were chewy and delicious - just what I was craving without the time of baking batches of individual cookies.
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Salmon Tango

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2010
Just had this tonight, and it was really good. The kids loved it too and would like to have it again. The sweetness made it special. I took a cue from someone else and cooked it on foil on the grill.
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Greek Salad I

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2010
This was really good and healthy, and I intend to make it all summer long. I halved the recipe and made a few small changes. Threw in 1/2 t. garlic, a chopped leaf of fresh basil, 1 t. sugar, 1 t. dijon mustard, 1/2 jar artichoke hearts, and 1 T. balsamic.
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Ranch Dressing II

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2010
Wow, if I knew making Ranch dressing was this fast, easy and good, I'd have stopped buying those bottles of chemicals (titanium dioxide anyone?) ages ago! All I did was mix the mayo, buttermilk, parsley, minced garlic, salt and pepper and I was ready for carrot dippin.
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Chicken, Avocado and Provolone Wraps

Reviewed: May 27, 2010
Just had these tonight. Easy and cool for a hot day. The kids loved them. Will definitely make again. Thanks.
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Creme Fraiche Chicken

Reviewed: May 24, 2010
Mmm. I'm having this right now with a glass of Chardonnay. I used 4 chicken breasts and cut them up in bite-size pieces ahead of time. Sauteed in oil/butter mix. I also used double the amount of pasta (bow-tie in this instance) and mixed the pasta with the sauce right at the end rather than spooning it over the pasta. I used a little more wine to deglaze after sauteeing onions, garlic, mushrooms. My sauce was the perfect consistency since my homemade creme fraiche was a bit runny. (I used 1 c. cream and about 1 c. sour cream). Used 1 t. salt and 1/2 t. black pepper. I think this is like one of those creamy, pasta-chicken dishes you get at restaurants. This is a keeper. Thanks.
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Crustless Bacon and Cheese Quiche

Reviewed: May 7, 2010
I halved the recipe to see if we'd like it and also because I didn't have a full dozen eggs. I only had five eggs, but everything came out great. I chopped 2 green onions and 1/2 tomato. Fried 6 slices bacon, drained and chopped it. 1/2 c. fresh sliced mushrooms fried in 1 T. bacon grease along with 1/2 small grated zucchini 2 min. then added the onion and tomato another 2 min. I also took 3 hash brown patties and cooked them a few min. in the microwave since they were frozen, then crumbled them in the bottom of the greased dish. I poured on the 5 eggs and 3 T. sour cream that I whisked, then topped with the bacon/veg. mix and 1/2 c. ea. of cheddar and mozzerella. I forgot to add the rest of the tomato and onion later as garnish, but it was fine. I baked it 30 min. Everyone loved it for dinner, and I'll be making it again. I can see making a full recipe of this and keeping it in the fridge for people to serve themselves for breakfast (reheated in microwave) since it has everything (hash browns, eggs, bacon, veggies).
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Easy Batter Fruit Cobbler

Reviewed: May 7, 2010
Mmm. I'm eating some right now still warm from the oven. I used a 9x13 pan and used just 2 T. butter, 1-1/2 c. flour, 1/2 c. sugar, 1 t. baking powder, 1/2 t. salt, 1-1/2 c. milk, 4 c. fruit. (I had black raspberries thawed and they were a little sweet on their own). I added a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon to the batter and mixed the melted butter around in the batter before I topped with the fruit. It was done in exactly 60 min. The crust has a great texture of being a little crunchy/chewy and then softer inside. This was a great way to use up all the raspberries I had thawed, and will be my "go to" recipe for using up fruit.
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Ratatouille

Reviewed: May 4, 2010
I made a few adjustments based on what others said, but this was the most amazing dish! My oldest son couldn't believe there wasn't meat in it, and my youngest son finished all of his too. I'm looking forward to the leftovers. Some of the changes I made-peeled, cubed & salted eggplant, then rinsed and sprinkled on a pinch of sugar (this step could probably be omitted, but I was afraid the eggplant would be bitter without it). Cooked the onion along with the garlic in half olive oil, half butter. Used about 1/4 t. thyme, rosemary, oregano, and about 1/2 t. basil and paprika. I used 1/2 c. mozzarella along with the Parmesan in each layer; just used 1/2 green pepper but that's because I don't like a lot of it. 1/2 red onion. Used a can of diced tomato, one cup sliced mushrooms, one small zucchini and one small yellow squash. Whatever I didn't mention, I followed the original recipe. I drizzled about 1/4 c. red wine over it all. Covered and baked one hour. Uncovered and let cool and refrigerated it, covered. Later, I took it out for an hour before reheating. Reheated 350 degrees for about 20 min. That was to further blend the flavors. Am looking forward to making it again when we have all these vegetables fresh from our garden.
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Jalapeno Cornbread

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2008
This was a wonderful cornbread! The corn gave it sweetness and of course, there was some heat from the hot pepper. I melted butter on top of it when I took it out of the oven, and sprinkled on a little cheese as well. Will make again soon.
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