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Awesomely Easy Sesame Asparagus

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2006
Very quick and easy although I did tweek it a bit (of course). I brushed the asparagus with olive oil and then sprinkled it with a little salt, regular (untoasted) sesame seeds (didn't want to take the time to toast them, I know, busy, busy, busy), and a little lemon juice. Then I grilled them in a preheated grill over indirect heat. It took about 4 minutes. Served this with grilled salmon and grilled potato wedges - awesome!
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Green Bean and Bacon Saute

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2008
I made this with canned green beans, and it was still very good. I want to try it with fresh next time. I did make a few changes: I sauted 1 can of mushrooms in 1 tbsp of butter until browned, then I added a few sliced onions and 1 can of beans. I sauted on medium heat until slightly browned, then added the cooked crumbled bacon and 1/2 tsp of fresh garlic. I did not use any bacon grease to cook the beans. Thanks for a very good recipe for me to experiment with. :)
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2008
This is THE ABSOLUTE BEST way to prepare brussels sprouts! I used frozen baby sprouts that I steamed in the microwave for 2 minutes first, then sliced in half. I roasted them in a mixture of olive oil and butter in a cast iron skillet. No extra spices, just a little salt and pepper - I will never make them any other way.
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Goat Cheese Salmon

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2008
I combined this recipe and the one listed for Wrapped Salmon. I used squares of puff pastry dough to wrap the salmon fillets after stuffing them with the feta cheese. Used garlic and herb cheese and omitted the mayo topping. Made a quick sauce using: 1/2 c mayo and 1/2 c sour cream and added dill weed, salt and pepper to taste. Thank you for the idea to use feta cheese - its my favorite way to prepare salmon now! :)
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Mike's Drunken Mussels

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2011
I used olive oil, left out the peppers (both red and jalapeno) but only because I didn't have any on hand. I also left out the water because I used the frozen mussels you can buy in the 2 pound bag. Really good recipe, loved the flavor of the broth - I was afraid that the tequila would be too strong, but it was balanced by the lime juice - I may add more tequila next time! Thanks, Mike for an alternative to white wine broth.
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Super Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
Wonderful recipe to experiment with - I used leftover turkey from Christmas, and 1 15oz can each of chicken broth and water instead of the 4 cups of water. Also, I did not have all of the veggie ingredients, so I used what I had in the freezer: mixed veggies for soup that included okra, corn, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, and lima beans among other things. I used 1 can each of cream of chicken and cream of celery (to make up for the lack of actualy celery), and also added 1/2 cup of brown rice and some Old Bay Seasoning. I cooked and stirred until the rice was done, adding almost a second can of chicken broth to keep it soup-like. Had the leftovers the next day in homemade turkey pot pie (suggested by another reviewer) Thank you for this really good recipe for me to play with!
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Garden Tomato Salsa

Reviewed: May 25, 2011
Loved this salsa - I had a couple of tomatoes that I needed to use, so I scaled this down to 5 servings. Used green onions instead of white (was all I had), left out the green pepper and olive oil (didn't have) and added three small cloves of garlic (salsa must have garlic imho). I also just dumped it all in my Ultimate Chopper - three seconds, done :) I will absolutely use this recipe again - thanks for sharing
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Steamed Mussels II

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2008
I used this recipe as a base, but then also incorporated some ingredients from a second one (a restaurant copy-cat recipe). Here's what I did: I increased the butter to 4 Tbsp and added a clove of minced garlic with the shallots. I omitted the white wine (only because I didn't have any in the house) and used a mix of half water half lemon juice. I added 2 Tbsp of chopped fresh basil to the pot while steaming the mussels and omitted the parsley. The final touch was a teaspoon of Pernod added to the pot at the end. Served with plenty of bread to sop up the yummy, garlicky, lemony juice.
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Wrapped Salmon

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2008
I really liked this recipe and made it exactly as stated the first time. The second time, I used puff pastry dough and it came out great - without having to mess with phyllo dough (which I hate). I combined this recipe with the Goat Cheese Recipe from the site, stuffed the fillets with garlic and herb feta cheese before wrapping them. Wonderful recipe, and fun to experiment with using different seasonings and spices. Thanks!
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Sausage Gravy I

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2008
This was very good and very easy to make - I used only 2 cups of milk and 1/2 lb of sausage to scale it down a bit and it was enough gravy for me and my husband to have it for two breakfasts in a row. Also, I did not have bacon grease so I used 2 tbsp of butter and I did not add any salt (sausage was salty enough for our taste). We made it to go over JP's Big Daddy biscuits (from this site) and it made for a great breakfast. I will never buy the gravy mix from the store again. :)
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J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
I know this recipe doesn't need any more reviews, but I just HAD to say something! These biscuits were the best I've tried, and so easy. I did end up using an entire cup of milk, but that may be because I live in a dry climate. Also, I used unsalted butter instead of shortening. The dough was easy to handle, I did not roll it out, but patted it and used a juice glass dipped in flour to cut them. I also baked them in a cast iron skillet so they were touching each other. Thank you JP!
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Classic Spanish Sangria

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2008
I love this sangria recipe - very quick and easy and it tastes wonderful! I replace 1/2 cup of the rum with triple sec and lower the sugar to 1/4 of a cup. Also, I just mix it all up and let it sit in the fridge over night. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
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Orange-Cucumber Lettuce Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2008
I made this exactly as the recipe stated and found that it made way too much for two salads. Also, the ratio of oil to orange juice made it seem a little thin. That being said, the flavor was good, and I will definately make this again, maybe playing around with the ratios, and adding some spices. Thanks for a good base recipe and something new to try!
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Fish Tacos

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2010
I did not have the ingredients for the sauce, but I can definitely vouch for the batter. It was light and crispy - perfect for the tilapia fillets we used for our fish tacos. The only thing we did differently was to add 1 tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning to the batter and salted the fish when they came out of the oil. We had a lot of batter left over, will half the recipe next time, should be perfect for two people. Thanks for posting the recipe, its the best fish batter recipe I've come across so far.
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Ciabatta Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2008
I made this with 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 AP flour (its what I had in the kitchen). It didn't rise as much as I would've liked, but it was the flour, I'm sure. Still, it rose enough to not be dense, and it had a good flavor. I did brown quickly, and didn't need the full 25 min to bake. All in all, it was a good experience with bread, and a good outcome. I will keep this in my recipe box to use again. Thanks to the reviewer who suggested the spatula to get the dough to the baking sheet and thanks to the person who submitted this recipe.
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Cheesy Spinach Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2008
I used spiral pasta, fresh onion, and fresh spinach. I also added 1 tsp of garlic. I browned the onion and garlic in olive oil, added the spinach to wilt it and added this along with the pasta to the sour cream mixture. All else was the same and I baked it as directed. Thank you for the really good recipe - I'm sure the original is also good, I just can't help myself. :)
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Golden Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
I have been looking at this recipe (and others like it) for some time. My biggest fear was that the sauce would taste overwhelmingly like the cream soup that is used. I usually avoid recipes that call for too much cream soup because of this. That being said, this recipe is AWESOME. I sauted the onion and garlic with a can of chopped mushrooms in 1 tbsp of butter - putting the garlic in last and removing from the heat since garlic doesn't need much to soften it. I set it aside and browned the chops (seasoned with a little garlic powder and pepper) in the same pan - just a couple of minutes on each side to brown. I transferred the chops to a glass baking pan, topped with the sauted veggies, then topped that with ONE can of cream of mushroom soup. Covered and baked at the temperature stated. My chops took less time to cook, but my oven may be off. Absolutely delicious! Thank you for the recipe! I will definately be making these again!
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Mongolian Strawberry-Orange Juice Smoothie

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2007
Good base smoothie recipe, although I made quite a few changes: I doubled the recipe, using 2C orange juice, 1C each frozen strawberries and peaches (no sugar added), 1T honey instead of the sugar, omitted the ice cubes, and added 1 banana. Blended up easily, and was slightly tart. Think it would be good with yogurt or ice cream added, or with other fruits too (kiwi, blue berries, etc.) Wonderful recipe to experiment with! Thanks!
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Strawberry Pretzel Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2003
I would use more pretzels and crush them finer, it seemed like a lot of butter in the crust, and it broke apart somewhat when I spread the cream cheese mixture on top. Also, there's no need to chill the jello mixture, the frozen strawberries cooled it down quickly, and you want to put it on top while it is still pourable, of the top looks like strawberry jam instead of jello. I still tasted wonderful though, everyone at work loved it. I used a bag of mixed berries instead of strawberries and used raspberry jello since that's what I had in the house. GREAT!
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Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Summer Salsa

Reviewed: May 15, 2009
This recipe was easy to prepare, the presentation was nice, and it tasted wonderful. CHANGES: I followed another reviewer's advice and added a little bit of onion, garlic, and fresh cilantro to the salsa, but I think it would've been good without it too. I also used a combination of sesame oil and canola oil and sprinkled a little soy sauce on the fish before coating it with sesame seeds. NOTES: I had never cooked tuna steaks before, so I went with the 4 min per side that is stated in the recipe, but it was too long. I think 2 to 2.5 min per side would've been enough. To be fair, its entirely possible that I had the heat up too high. The next time I prepare this (oh yes, there will be a next time), It will be absolutely perfect. Thank you for sharing the recipe!
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