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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: May 4, 2010
I used a scant tbsp of chili powder, heaping 1/4 tsps of the garlic and onion powders, a heaping 1/4 tsp of paprika, a heaping tsp of cumin, 1/4 tsp of sea salt, a few grinds of fresh black pepper, 1/2 tsp of brown sugar, and 1/4 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder. This yielded a very flavorful, mild seasoning. I then cooked a chopped onion in my pan with a little olive oil until translucent before adding 1 lb of ground beef, which I browned and drained the fat from. Next I added about 1.5 tbsp of the taco seasoning to the beef, and stirred in 2/3 cup water mixed with 1 tbsp corn starch, which simmered down to make delicious, saucy tacos. Yummo!
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Scottish Shortbread IV

Reviewed: May 2, 2010
Very good, very easy. I skipped the kneading and the rolling and shaped the cookies into little torpedoes in my hand, smushed them a little on the baking tray, and pricked them with a fork. I baked for only 20 minutes. Next time I might do as other reviewers did and press the dough into a small pan, prick with a fork, then cut into rectangles before baking; that sounds even easier than what I did.
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Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2010
These were amazing! I made the recipe as is, except I substituted 4 tsp of dried oregano in place of the cayenne and doubled the cheddar. The dough was a bit crumbly and a little hard to work with ( - could maybe have used a bit more buttermilk -), but the biscuits turned out fabulous. The only thing I would do differently next time is maybe put a pat of butter on top of each biscuit before baking to make them a little less crispy on top.
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Kickin' Collard Greens

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2010
Excellent collards! Made as directed, but added a splash of apple cider vinegar, poured out half the bacon grease, and halved the pepper. Tasted even better the next day.
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Baked Fennel with Parmesan

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2010
This was a great vegetable dish! I used milk in place of half-and-half and yogurt in place of the creme fraiche, mixing the milk and yogurt into a slurry before adding them to the pan, and it tasted great! I also added some pepper. Minced garlic might be a good addition too. Good stuff; my husband thought it was artichoke hearts in cream sauce at first - very mild flavor. Next time I would cut the fennel into smaller pieces to make it easier to eat.
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Beef Bourguignon II

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2010
This was amazing! I replaced half the salt with some onion and garlic salt, halved the butter, doubled all the vegetables, added two potatoes and celery stalks, used 10 oz of fresh mushrooms, and skipped the canned onions. I also added 1/2 cup of vegetable broth in lieu of canned mushroom liquid. I used a quality bordeaux wine, and it came out just delicious - the beef was incredibly tender, there was plenty of gravy, and it smelled incredible. I think reviewers who complained that it was too dry must have forgotten to cook it covered, and those who said it was too "winey" likely used a poor quality or inappropriate type of wine. According to Julia Child's recipe, you should only use a Beaujolais, Cote du Rhone, Bordeaux-St. Emilion, Burgundy, or Chianti.
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Italian Breaded Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2010
This was fantastic! I made it as read, except I would reduce the egg/milk and bread crumb/cheese mixture next time; there was way too much of it that just went to waste. You could probably cut it in half. Other than that, delicious! I served with applesauce but maybe a side of pasta with tomato sauce would've been better, or you could just top the chops with a nice marinara.
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Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2010
This was really amazing, so simple, and so nutritious. I used chicken broth instead of water, used 2 large onions rather than 1, and used Basmati rice. I sprinkled the onions with 1/2 tsp of cinnamon while they were cooking, as reviewers suggested, and added 1/2 tsp each of cumin and garam masala to the lentil/rice mixture when adding the rice in. So good.
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Roast Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2009
Simple, delicious. I added some fresh thyme also.
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Apple Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2009
I used 3 cups of Granny Smith apples, 1.5 tsp of cinnamon instead of 1 tsp, and I used only 1 cup of brown sugar in place of the 2 cups of white, which was plenty sweet for me. I folded the apples and nuts in with the batter rather than layering them. I drizzled the cake with the caramel sauce recommended by another reviewer (1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 2 teaspoons milk, heated to a boil for 2 minutes). Delicious!
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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls I

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2009
Very good! I added chopped pecans, pressed the filling into the dough with my fingers before rolling to keep it from fallin gout, and used melted butter instead of corn syrup for the icing.
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Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2009
Very good, very healthy. Added a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce and a tsp of soy sauce for more flavor, as other reviewers suggested.
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Basic Beef Stock

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2009
Made it as read except I roasted the bones for an hour before preparing the stock and added extra potato instead of parsnip. There was a ton of fat that congealed on the top when I let it cool, which I skimmed off. So don't leave out that step.
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Summer Salad with Cumin-Crusted Salmon

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2009
I was really impressed with this recipe, both the taste and the quick preparation time. I used half the oil, skipped the feta and cilantro, and replaced pine nuts with sunflower seeds. Fantastic!
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Basic Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2009
I made this as is, but I whipped up a batch of homemade mayonnaise. It was perfect with some pickle relish or diced apple stirred in!
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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
I used fresh pumpkin from a medium sugar pumpkin, which came to about 4 cups of pumpkin. So I doubled the recipe to match, except for the condensed milk - one can of the fat-free variety was sweet enough. Two cans would've been overkill/diabetes-inducing. I also used homemade pie crust, which I pre-baked prior to use. Great! Also note that 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice is 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp nutmeg. So using pumpkin pie spice instead of the recommended spices is really no change; they're the same spices.
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Gingerbread Biscotti

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2008
Fantastic! I followed Firefly's advice for mixing the dough, and these came out perfect. After the initial baking, I toasted each side for 10 minutes to make them extra crispy.
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Roasted Beets with Feta

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2008
I had some beets I received through my CSA, so I was looking for a good recipe to use them up. This was very easy and very good.
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Baked Corn

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2008
Very good! I used half the butter, 1.5 times the sour cream, a splash or two of buttermilk, and fresh corn instead of canned. It was very yummy, but I think I would add more milk next time, as it was more bread-like, and I was hoping for more of a spoonbread.
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Whipped Cardamom Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2008
Very good - interesting flavor. I think I like the cardamom better than cinnamon. I skipped the scallions; I'll try that next time.
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