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Pineapple Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2012
This was just OK. I made it at first exactly as stated, then tasted it. The sauce was pretty bland. I added more brown sugar, ginger and the remaining pineapple juice I had (probably about 1/3 cup) and it got better. The pork chops did come out tough, as others have stated. Served it with rice and a frozen veggie mix and it was pretty good, except the tough meat. If I ever make this again, I'll be sure to sautee and season the chops so they're tender and flavorful. Serving with peppers and onions would add to the flavor as well.
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Classic Goulash

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2012
I lost my old recipe for American Chop Suey and this one came pretty close. I added a chopped red pepper, but otherwise kept the recipe the same. I think next time I'll use beef broth instead of water to enhance the flavor a bit. The seasoning was good and the consistency was perfect. Served it topped with shredded cheddar and with garlic bread. Very good recipe and one that can withstand additions (shredded carrot, chopped zucchini, chopped mushrooms, etc.). This will become a regular in our house!
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2009
For a homemade sauce, this is quick, easy and tasty! And the only things I did different was to use fresh garlic instead of powdered and added a dash of nutmeg. The only reason why I didn't give this five stars was the whole stick of butter! It makes it taste good but, holy moly! The coronary! :o)
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2009
This stew only gets a four because I used many of the tweaks that other reviewers suggested. But it still made my husband say "Wow!" (not an easy thing to do). I browned the beef first (because that's just the way I make stew) and deglazed the pan with the broth. I added the packet of stew seasoning, more broth and more garlic per our tastes. In the end it might've been a bit too much broth because it had to be thickened with corn starch. Still tasted good though. Served it with a loaf of crusty sourdough and it was the perfect meal!
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My Best Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2008
I did add bacon to this recipe, but even without it, this was good stuff!! The vinegar really adds that extra kick to make a flavorful soup. This tasted like the chowder I used to get in San Francisco. I served it in sourdough bread bowls and my husband inhaled his first serving and went for seconds! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
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Shrimp and Artichoke Linguine

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2008
A very good base sauce that can take lots of variations. I added more garlic like the other reviewers did and used marinated artichoke hearts because that's what I had on hand. Then I got a little crazy and threw in some mushrooms and tomatoes too. Came out great!
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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2007
So good! I would give it five stars, but I changed the recipe a bit. Chopped chicken makes it a bit healthier and the hubby doesn't like water chestnuts, so I left those out. Otherwise, tasty and a lot like the wraps you can get in a restaurant.
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Greek Orzo Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2006
This one didn't have enough flavor with just the artichoke marinade and lemon alone. I omit the feta to keep it healthy and use white onions to keep the husband happy. But I had to add a vinaigrette dressing to make it more moist and zesty. Everyone liked it with the dressing, though.
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2006
These are definitely a favorite! The dough freezes well, too. If it's hard to work with, pop it back in the fridge to chill for a bit. I even packaged these up as party favors for my nephew's baptism. Everyone loved them! Thanks!
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Italian Wedding Soup I

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2006
My husband actually said this was good before I even asked! As other reviewers recommended, I added beef stock, sauteed the carrots with onion beforehand, and browned the meatballs first (I cheated and used frozen meatballs). I also cut the orzo to 3/4 cup partly because that's all I had and partly because I added more stock to the soup after throwing in a couple of potatoes in the beginning. The potatoes may not be traditional for the soup, but they were lurking in my fridge. Thank you so much for sharing! This was the taste I've been looking for for a long time. Now I know that green stuff in the soup I loved so much is escarole!
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Parsley Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2006
Pretty tasty healthy alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. I added a couple more cloves of garlic and more seasonings to the potato water and it came out very flavorful.
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Kay's Spaghetti and Lasagna Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2005
I have actually been using this recipe for three years and it is the best! I always make a double batch and freeze half. A good recipe to play with, too. For a more healthy variety, try ground turkey or turkey sausage.
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Dutch Apple Pie with Oatmeal Streusel

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2005
OK, I can only really rate the oatmeal streusel part of this recipe. I seriously cheat and use a frozen crust, canned apples (dressed up with more cinnamon, nutmeg and butter) and the topping. It makes a really tasty pie and somehow nobody ever knows that it's not fully homemade! Even my family (two are professional bakers) was fooled! I did make this pie fully according to the recipe once and the filling came out way too runny. Extra flour would have done the trick.
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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2005
I'm never making regular mashed potatoes again! My family loved these at Thanksgiving dinner. I added another bulb of roasted garlic because we are true garlic-lovers. It was also a hit at the Christmas potluck (regular amount of garlic for that one). Be sure to keep an eye on the garlic because it doesn't look nice in the potatoes if it gets too browned.
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Robbi's M&M Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2005
Everyone at work loved these and my honey couldn't stop eating them! Good idea for the half-melted M&M's I had on hand. I switched the shortening for butter for a better taste, but it came out a little salty, so maybe unsalted butter next time.
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