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Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2015
Delish! I have been making baked falafel for years. Last night I tried Sean's recipe - the difference being the addition of breadcrumbs and frying. What a complete difference - they cooked in about 90 seconds, and were so light and crispy. Absolutely delightful. They absorbed little of the hot oil. I won't make them this way all the time, but I sure will some of the times.
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2014
TOTALLY AWESOME! I am appreciative of the suggestions of others! I used a rotisserie chicken, shredded the meat, used blue cheese, and layered the chicken/frank's on the mixture of cream and blue cheese and put shredded cheddar on top. It was TERRIFIC!!!! Not healthy but a nice splurge. Thanks Nunpunch! Interesting moniker, btw.
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Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2014
made the recipe exactly as written except for 1 lb. ground turkey (94% lean btw) I threw in the whole egg. pan-fried in non-stick over medium heat with a little olive oil and chicken broth. Really moist and terrific. Hard to please hubby just ate one and pronounced it 'good'. psyched to have a good basic turkey burger recipe! We ate them with frank's, so I do think they need some accompaniment. This would work well for meatballs too I think. Thank you Trudi!!
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Spiced Quinoa

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2014
Best quinoa recipe I've tried so far! Love the spices. I used red quinoa, and toasted sliced almonds as that was what I had on hand. I didn't have any raisins! Cinderella, this is great! Thank you for sharing!
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Tzatziki I

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2014
Love this stuff! I used 2 cups of nonfat Greek yogurt - that will address half of the 'too runny' issue as greek yogurt is 'pre-drained'. For the cucumbers, I shredded them in the food processor, dumped the shreds into a colander, squeezed out the moisture, and then rolled the shreds in paper towel. That will address the other half of the moisture issue. I added more garlic (personal preference), used less olive oil and omitted the white vinegar. I whirled it in the food processor, then added the cucumber shreds, about 1 tsp of salt, and pulsed briefly to mix. Chilled and served with pork souvlaki recipe from this site. ALL gone! Awesome!
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Italian Eggplant ala Aunt Phelma

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2013
I suppose I can say that because it isn't technically my recipe but my Aunt Phil's!!
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Baked Ham with Maple Glaze

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2013
Not sure what I did differently- my guests seemed to like it, I thought it was just 'OK'.
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Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2013
Yum! Super easy and super delish! HOT!!! I marinated the pork (1.5 lbs) in fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice and garlic for about 6 hours, and then in the rub for about 3. Used splenda brown sugar. Cooked it in a 325 oven for about 40 mins. picky husband who doesn't usually like pork loin was all over it. I wouldn't back off on the chipotle but would think about very thin slices on the bias and then use in mexican dishes. As I made it (not the original recipe, I know...) it was super hot. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Dirty Martini

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2012
YUMMY! I get the idea of coating the martini glass with vermouth - fantastic! could never get the proportion right. I now understand why bar supply stores sell those spritz bottles for the vermouth - you have to get it JUST right. And - btw - 6 ozs. vodka? LOVE IT.
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
Excellent! Doubled the recipe, used white tarragon vinegar (had to choose between red wine, rice, or balsamic), and substituted about 1/3 cup of milk for half -n-half (bought a quart for a recipe that called for 3 cups... trying to use it up). Let the batter rest for 30 minutes following the advice of another reviewer, and began to browse the negative reviews. Got worried! However, mine came out excellent - light, fluffy, no vinegar taste. Really not sure why folks could have experienced flat or runny batter or cakes - expired baking powder perhaps? My friend had a bad experience with flat choco chip cookies and after much debate at the mirror in the ladies locker room at my gym, the best we could conclude is check the expiry on the powder & soda.
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Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2011
This was really delicious and my 4th of July guests commented favorably, including annoying picky husband. One thing that might be helpful to others - the day I made it I put in too much vinegar - I doubled the recipe and instead of the last 1/2 cup, probably put in 3/4 cup. I tasted the sauce as it was cooking and kicked myself for being careless with the stuff as the vinegar was so pronounced. Simmered 45 minutes, cooled and refrigerated. Mixed it up the next day with pulled pork - and the sharp vinegar character had faded. In fact, so much so that the intense flavors on Day 1 were quite muted on Day 2. Both good - just different. Hugs to Big Al!
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Vegetable Dill Dip

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2011
This was good - simple and easy to make. Next time -= I will jazz it up with a clove of grated garlic.
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Texas-Style Baked Beans

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2010
Really good! I doubled the recipe and followed the advice of other reviewers - I did 1/2 ground beef and 1/2 jimmy dean original breakfast sausage (couldn't find the recommended brand); sauteed the onions; used Frank's instead of tabasco; baked in a single dish in a 350 oven for 2 hours the day. Served the next day - nuked in the crockpot insert and served in the crockpot. I am not a great baked beans fan, but these drew rave reviews from my hungry 4th of july crowd. Thanks Scrubbie1 for the richly-flavored beans
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Stir-Fry Pork with Ginger

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2010
I am giving this 5 stars because it is such a great base for a delicious dish. I like to make dishes as the recipe indicates the first time around and then tweak if I want. The next time I make this one, and I will make again, I will punch up the flavor quotient significantly - with garlic, and then 1 other strong flavor such as black bean sauce, or chili sauce, etc. Thanks Jenny for the great recipe!
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Halibut with Rice Wine

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2010
Yum! Made it last night for 2, but tripled the sauce recipe ( so like sauce for 18 I guess:>). Baked it in the oven, turning once, at 400 for about 15 minutes. Served with Jasmine rice and asparagus with shitake mushrooms. Here's the kicker - I couldn't find 'mirin' - so I substituted reisling (1.5 cups). It was great! The sauce is salty (sauce for 18 eaten by 2 people, go figure) so next time I might try low soldium soy. Thanks! Husband really liked it!
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Warm Crab Parmesan Dip

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2010
This was good, but I think it would have been better with less mayo, cream cheese, and sour cream. I used crab legs and claws, 1 scant cup parm/asiago blend and was left wondering what it would taste like without adding any mayo. Might try that next time, but this wasn't cheap.
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Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2010
Holy toledo! This was great! Made a few modifications based on what I had on hand - used mayo, olive oil, tarragon vinegar, and sesame seeds, and doubled the onion. Not to 'improve' but because it was all I had. I think it illustrates that this is a hardy recipe and the key ingredient is the sugar. I did not find it too sweet - perfect!
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Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin With Apricot Ginger Glaze

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2010
Terrific! I tested this last night. Only marinated it for 1 hour, and forgot to add the cilantro (husband doesn't like it anyway). Seared it on the stovetop and finished it on the grill. Served it with sweet restaurant slaw from this site. Awesome!
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BBQ Pork for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2010
OMG. How incredibly easy and how incredibly good. Made the recipe exactly as written - used Chubbs sauce. Terrific!
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Szechwan Shrimp

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2010
This was good - I used raw shrimp and sauteed it as suggested by another reviewer, and then aded the sauce - which I tripled. My husband really liked it - but I thought the ketchup taste was a bit too apparent - could have been the tripling:>). Will definitely make again - with less ketchup. Easy and low calorie too.
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