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Garlic Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2010
This is a 5 star recipe AS WRITTEN as long as you use the SMALL red creamer potatoes and cut them in fourths as directed and put them in the 8" X 8" pan, not spread out on a cookie sheet as some recommend. This recipe gives soft, tasty potatoes, not crispy ones as some are trying to get by changing the cooking method. Cook as the directions state at 350 - to crank up the temp higher will render the garlic bitter. Do not use the microwave or boil to pre or post cook until you have tried this recipe as written. The first time I cooked these, I incorporated some of the reviewers suggestions and, although good, they are not the spectacular goodness you will get if you just follow the recipe as written (if you use the bigger red potatoes, cut them into tiny pieces). I usually add, subtract and modify recipes to suit my own taste and truly appreciate reading and incorporating the suggestions from reviewers but I think this is my favorite potato recipe - AS IS! (ok, I did cut up some chives after the roasting was completed)
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Trinidad Stewed Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2009
I served this for visiting Trinis and they loved it (as did I). I used chicken stock - no coconut milk as this is not correct for this recipe (as mentioned by other reviewers). I also used boneless chicken which works nicely.
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Easy Spicy Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2009
Potatoes come out great! Second time I used taco seasoning and it was good, too. Also cooks nicely at 400F - the onions come out better. I did not add the cheese at the end.
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Cajun Baked Catfish

Reviewed: May 10, 2008
This is way too easy to be so darn good! I so enjoy this recipe that it's taken me so long to "re-find" it just so I could rate and review. Tip - if you choose to try an allrecipes item, save it to your recipe box FIRST - you can then come back to it to delete or review or whatever. Anyway, I use this method for basa fish and it is our favorite for taste and texture. I always love to experiment but really, I doubt I will ever top this fish recipe.
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Ed Zieba's Famous Family Pork Chops

Reviewed: May 6, 2008
This is fabulous! Follow the directions and like magic - juicy, tender and tasty pork chops/onions. This is my favorite pork chop recipe. I like to use 3/4" or larger bone-in. The recipe calls for season salt which is fine but add your own garlic, seasonings or whatever your taste buds conjure - I don't think you can screw it up. If you do use the dried onion soup as a seasoning use only a tsp or two, maybe with a little poultry seasoning (it works well here). But do not skimp on the real onions - vidalia are my favorite for this recipe. And guess what? At the end of the 1-1/2 hours, if you are not ready, just turn the oven off and leave them there; they will be even better after they rest. And don't bother making gravy out of the liquid - just pour it on as is.
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Alaska Salmon Bake with Pecan Crunch Coating

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2008
I don't usually like to clutter fish dishes with too much "stuff" but I really like this one - it allows you to merely add an extra layer without disguising the salmon. And it looks good, too!
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Avocado-Shrimp Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2008
Yum-yum! Do as the recipe states and allow to chill so the ingredients get a chance to mingle but DO allow to stand at room temp for about 1/2hr before serving for maximum flavor.
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Sugar Snap Peas with Mint

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2008
Great texture and taste. Fresh ingredients are key - remember: the more you chop your mint, the more "minty" the flavor(otherwise, just rough chop using twice as much). Substituting cilantro for the mint also works well. Even though I love garlic and usually double up with other recipes, it really isn't necessary or desirable when preparing this dish.
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Broccoli with Roasted Red Peppers

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2008
I love broccoli and this is a real winner! Using ROASTED red peppers is key (I was lazy the first time and just chopped my fresh pepper without roasting - good, but not special). Using two plump garlic cloves worked best for me, but to each his own.
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Chicken with Lemon-Caper Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2008
This recipe/technique is good but really way too strong with lemon. Maybe I cooked it down too much, thus making the flavor too intense. I probably will not try this again because, quite frankly, I felt so guilty using this much butter for just two chicken breasts.
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Potato and Cauliflower Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2008
This was the best Potato and Cauliflower Cassorole ever! I did add a couple of tweaks - first, I was out of cauliflower so I substituted broccoli. And I only had potato flakes so instead I used some onion. And rather than use a casserole dish I cooked on top of the stove in a fry pan!!! Wait - just kidding, kinda making fun of a couple other reviews of this recipe! I made this exactly as is (except I honestly never actually measure ingredients) and it came out GREAT.
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Last Minute Mushrooms

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2008
This is a great basic recipe and if you are not used to cooking your mushrooms I suggest you start with this recipe and make no adjustments and see what you think. I often do like to add/subtract when following recipes on this site but it cracks me up when I see a simple recipe such as "Last Minute Mushrooms" and people are "reviewing" it stating they 'added broccoli' or 'stirred in cheese and/or mustard' or 'throw in some wine'! People - I love reading the reviews and use the comments to choose what to prepare but sometimes it does get a bit funny! Hey, nothing wrong with that?
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Herbed Mushrooms with White Wine

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2008
Excellent - no white wine so I used red wine and a splash of balsamic. As I've aged I've come to enjoy raw mushrooms "as is" but these are my partner's favorite high on my list, too!
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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake VII

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2008
I made this cake a couple of weeks ago so I don't remember what "tweaks" I may have made but I do remember it's a five star recipe for taste, presentation and ease. I did use a Duncan Heines pineapple cake mix and did use the can pineapple JUICE (not SYRUP) in place of some of the water. This was so light and moist - I just wonder, with all of us following the same recipe why we get comments about burnt or dried out cake?
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Perfect Crab Cakes With Green Onions

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2008
I am not a huge crab cake fan but this recipe was simple enough to get me to try my luck. These came out great but as usual I had to give the formula a little twist - I used half mayo and half dejon mustard and added a small sazon (cilantro) seasoning packet to the egg mixture.
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Garbage Fried Potatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2008
Just made these with potatoes with no added veggies (well, onion slices of course). And talk about garbage - I didn't peel the potatoes (I did scrub the first)! Guess what - they are better than ever. Take the other reviewers advice - don't bother with them too much and they brown up nicely.
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Honey Roasted Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2008
Great recipe - plan to cook longer unless you cut the potatoes into smaller chunks.
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Baked Bar-be-Que Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2008
I think this technique rates 5 stars - my chicken comes out moist, tender and tasty. The key is to follow the directions- keep the chicken covered with foil during the "dry cooking" stage. For taste do rub it with garlic, poultry seasoning, pepper and/or whatever else you have on hand and don't forget to shove some seasoning under the skin. Tonight I had no bbq sauce so I heated some honey, mustard, soy and a little ketchup and used this instead and it came out better than ever.
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Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2008
I love this recipe and my guess is that if you are checking out broccoli recipes you will love it too. It is great as is, but I do mix the sauce ingredients first and thicken slightly so it sticks to the florets. I prefer to steam the broccoli or boil for just a couple of minutes to insure it does not get soggy. WARNING - the first time I used this recipe I "sampled" so much that I ruined my appetite for dinner!
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Baby Carrots And Brussels Sprouts Glazed With Brown Sugar and Pepper

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2008
I just made this recipe and fear it will not make it till dinner time (I keep "testing" the sprouts!). I did a couple of minor enhancements to adjust the flavor to my taste - used only a teaspoon pepper but added a "scoop" of dejon mustard and a couple splashes of balsamic vinegar when making the glaze.
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