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Easy Blender Salsa

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2008
Try this recipe, you won't believe how easy or how good! I make it for my co-workers and they are always impressed. The differences in mine are the following: I use green onion instead of yellow, I add two cloves of garlic, I use lime instead of lemon juice, I add half a red or green bell pepper, I use a large can of whole peeled tomatoes including the juice. I put all dry ingredients in the blender first and the tomatoes on top. Do not over blend unless you like it like juice instead of chunky. Enjoy!
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Spectacular Marsala Glazed Carrots with Hazelnuts

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2007
Yum! Cooked carrots never tasted so good. I doubled the recipe but used less butter than called for. I cooked the sauce for a good 20 minutes to try and thicken but it didn't seem to...? Didn't matter though, 100% delicious flavor. My mother didn't even want to try but I insisted... she asked for the recipe and said she doesn't like carrots but really liked these and knows she should eat them! I will keep this recipe for sure. Thanks!
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Wild Rice Stuffing for Turkey

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2007
This was hands down the best stuffing I have ever had. I love wild rice so maybe that is why. My only suggestion would be to cook the wild rice until it busts through the black skin. I cooked 25 minutes but it was a bit too chewy, but at the same time, sooo very tasty. I think the seasoned crutons is very mucgh a secret to incredible stuffing. I will use this recipe every time!
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Trudy's Super Deluxe Crab Dip

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2008
This is the closest recipe I found on this site to match one I got from my friends mom. The DIFFERENCE IS I used canned crab and chopped shrimp! Also chopped green onion. The gelitin gives it a great texture and the only problem is it is so full of fat but you can't help eating lots of it! YUM!
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Light 'n' Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2007
I used fat free sour cream and low fat cream cheese cause that is what i FOUND at the store... My bf added fresh smashed garlic cloves (2) instead of garlic powder and it made all the difference. Very yummy potatoes.
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Corn, Sweet Onion, and Tomato Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2009
This recipe was perfect for a summer bbq and everyone loved it. Very easy and tasty. I didn't have rice vinegar so i used apple cider vinegar and added some sugar to taste. I used purple onions and it was excellent.
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Kosher Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Roast

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2007
This recipe is every bit as good (and shocking) as everyone else has said. I cooked a 14 pound roast and used about 1 1/2 pounds of the koser course salt. I used the salt dry on top of the roast and wetted it for the sides which was a great move. It stuck to the sides well and the water/salt combo made a better crust than the dry salt alone. The meat was absolutely fabulous and everybody raved, even my critical sister said it was better than any restaurant. As far as the quality, I found the least exensive place to buy at $2.98 per pound and it really didn't matter, it was superb!
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Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2014
My go to recipe for perfect toffee. Be sure to cook it on med high temp until you get that rich toffee color you want! I find that I get the crackle stage but the color is too light so I just cook it longer and it gets that deep brown, so much better!
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Tiramisu II

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2009
Perfect recipe first time I made it! Helpful hints in hindsight: layer lady fingers tightly for a good cakelike layer - drizzle or brush coffee/liquor mix, I dunked and it was too strong IMO - I used espresso and coffee liquor and the flavor was great - when stirring the yoke mix over heat it will rise, make sure pot is large enough to accomodate and mine never boiled for a minute but I did cook and stir for a long while until the mix raised to more than double and was creamy throughout - if whipping cream with whisk mixer it doesn't take long at all, be careful to not over whip! I WILL MAKE THIS GREAT RECIPE AGAIN!
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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2008
I make a similar version of this using lean ground turkey. I use water chestnuts for crunch, green onion, mushrooms (sometimes) and for the sauce I use Iron Chef Sesame Garlic sauce I find in the Asian section at Winco. I use no extra oil and it is not missed. After cooking the ground meat I drain excess oil. DELICIOUS!
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Sweet Potato Casserole I

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2007
This recipe is the bomb! I truly have never had a better sweet potato dish. I LOVE the orange flavor from the orange peel. We grated them finely and it was super yummy. I used walnuts instead of pecans because that is what I had handy. I would also point out for new cooks, the recipe does not say to peel the potatos after cooked, make sure you take the peels off before mashing! Try this recipe!
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Grammy Burnham's Molasses Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2012
Oh so good. I changed it up slightly: 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white butter instead of shortening (melted then room temp) 1 cup rasins, 1/2 cup chopped dates cooked 10 minutes exactly PERFECTION! And like another said, seal in air tight bag and they are even better the next day.
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Beaker's Vegetable Barley Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2012
OUTSTANDING! Here is what I did differently: I added 4 quarts veggie broth, chili paste instead of curry, fresh garlic instead of powder, small kidney beans instead of garbanzo, added mushrooms, a can of green beans and 1/3 package frozen chopped spinach. Finally I added fresh chopped Italian parsley instead of dried. Truly one of the best soups I have ever made, thank you for the recipe!
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Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2008
I've been making these for years and love them. Some tips I've learned: not all rice paper wraps are created equal, try different brands; shrimp can be cut/split down the center to make go further; mint is so delicious, I use whole leaves; dry ingredients inside help make the rolling easier; must dip them in something (all sauces mentioned here sound great!) otherwise they taste bland; can't beat how healthy they are!! YUM!
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Eggplant Rollatini

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2014
OMG - so very good. I'm sure it is excellent made the way the recipe calls but I changed to accomodate my veggie husband. Instead of frying I baked and sprinkled with EVOO. Instead of pancetta I rolled two veggie meatballs in the middle. They stayed together perfectly and the texture was perfect. I also used 2% ricotta. We bothed loved it. HOMERUN RECIPE and better than Eggplant Parm! Thank you!
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Thai Peanut Dressing

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2011
I just made this pretty much to the T except I guesstimated rather than measure things out exactly... the only thing I changed was like others I did not add the corn starch... I did a rolling bubbling until it was the consistency I like which was only a few minutes. Very good flavor, going to be great on the vietnamese spring rolls I am making. Thanks for this recipe, just what I needed.
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Coconut Macaroons III

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2009
Outstanding recipe even after forgetting to add the vanilla, but otherwise followed exactly! Try dipping in dark chocolate on the bottom and then into sliced toasted almonds! Looks and tastes great! So very good fresh after baking and still tasted good the next day but not as good as out of the oven. Thanks for the recipe!
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Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2008
It doesn't get much better than these. My kids loved them, my boyfriend who is not a huge mushroom fan loved them and so did I! I used light cream cheese. I didn't have quite enough parmesean so I added some shredded mozerella to make up for it. I also used all my cayenne on the red beans so I used chinese "rooster sauce" instead. I was surprised that it said to chop the mushroom stems but did it. I used my hand held food chopper and it worked great to mince them up finely and boy did they look and smell great when cooked with the oil and garlic! That alone would be great on pizza! Excellent recipe, will make these many times again.
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2008
These were incredibly good. My boyfriend is a vegetarian and we have had store bought black bean burgers, but these were by far better. I used purple onion and cheese seasoned bread crumbs because that is what I had. I just added the crumbs until it was a good molding consistency. I also added brown rice which gave them a great chewy texture. These were fine placing directly on the grill and the cooked texture was was fabulous. My boyfriend was so very impressed and can't wait to make them again. I also loved that I made them large enough to go on the big wheat buns.
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Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2008
Yum, yum these were all that! I pretty much followed the recipe except I didn't measure water or spice. I added chicken bouilon as many other suggested and I didn't have chicken broth. Great recipe you can do a lot with!.
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