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Smoked Salmon Mousse

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2008
OMG. How could I not have known about something so easy and so friggin delicious?? Made it this morning, no lemon or dill, added garlic folllowing other reviewers' advice. Probably tossed in an extra TBSP of heavy cream. AWESOME. Best advice - double this! Wish I Had!
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Scalloped Potatoes and Onions

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2008
I'm sure it is me, not the recipe. SCALLOPED POTATOES ARE DEAD TO ME. I screw it up horribly everytime. This time, of course, it is Christmas morning and I have 22 coming for dinner. I did screw it up last Christmas too, but realized it at serving time. So, this year is actually better given it is 8 am. Despite all the excellent reviews and a doubtless wonderful recipe, here's what happened to me - I tripled the recipe and used a single large lasagna pan. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. I decided to cook it in advance and warm up for the dinner - but when I looked at it the potatoes were all grey and completely unappetizing!! Also, the 'sauce' stuff didn't make it between the potato layers. Best advice - if you are going to double or triple, do it in separate pans. Cripes. Maybe I'll use the cheese I got for appey's and make mac and cheese????
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Emily's Famous Hash Browns

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2008
SERIOUSLY EXCELLENT! Shredded the potatoes, raw and unpeeled in the food processor, and spread them in some layers of paper towel. Microwaved them on high for about 2.5 minutes. Added garlic with the onion. Cooked in a smallish non-stick skillet in a thick layer, using much less fat than the recipe indictaes. Inverted plate over skillet to flip it, but ending up turning it several times in the pan to intersperse the crispy brown cooked edges. Cooked it about 25 minutes all together to make sure no potatoes were 'crunchy'. This seemed just right. LOVED IT. Next time, will saute the onion first and include green onion as well as white, use a pinch of hot pepper flakes, and if feeling decadent, a few pats of butter to kick up the flavor quotient. Emily, the simplest things are often the best - and this was great - thanks! UPDATE - sorry, microwave the potatoes in wax paper - it will stick to the paper towels.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2008
This was really good. I followed the advice of another reviewer and used some salsa - one of those expensive fresh ones - about 3/4 cup. The salsa had fresh parsley and cilantro. I used tomato sauce instead of whole tomatoes, and added 1 can of black beans on the advice of another reviewer. Leftovers are delicious.
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Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Turkey

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2008
This was a very easy way to make delicious and moist turkey, which wasn't too heavily flavored - making it easy to use leftovers in other recipes.
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Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2008
Use a shallow baking dish! I followed the recipe to the letter (...with the exception of additional garlic). While good, I did not get the moist results other reviewers have mentioned. This may have been my fault - I used a VERY shallow cookie sheet - not a shallow baking dish. This may have been the issue. I will make it again! Thanks for the recipe.
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Split Pea and Ham Soup I

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2008
This was delicious - we're split pea soup fans. I used leek as well as onion, added fresh parsley, and substituted bacon for the ham bone. I cooked the bacon first, and then sauteed the vegetables in 2 TBPs leftover bacon fat. I added the bacon when I added the liquid. Great basic recipe!
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Crustless Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2008
I've made this twice so far - and will continue to - it is delicious and better on days 2 and 3. I've substituted onion for leek, added garlic, and some crushed red pepper flakes - terrific! I've also substituted leftover cheeses of various types, mixed together; finally, I;ve also substituted frozed broccoli rabe leaves for spinach - awesome. This would also be good with swiss chard. Thanks for such a great, versatile, recipe!
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Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip II

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2007
Really easy & exceptionally delicious! Thanks Tiffany for a great recipe. Definitely will become a staple at my house.
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Ginger Dipping Sauce

Reviewed: May 6, 2007
Incredibly delicious. leftovers make for a great low-calorie salad dressing. I served it with shrimp, but it didn't have a substantial enough texture for it. will make again (today) but will use low-sodium soy sauce - with regular it was really salty.
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Apricot Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2006
Hmmm, not to my liking! I followed the recipe to the letter, with the exception of using regular lentils, not red ones.
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White Peach Sangria

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2006
This is an AWESOME drink, but as another reviewer mentioned, it packs a PUNCH! I've made about 10 batches and my favorite version is without the lemonade concentrate and the grapes. FOLLOW UP YEARS LATER - I can no longer find peach vodka, so I substituted Peach Schnapps. This is much sweeter than peach vodka and the sugar (splenda)is NOT needed. Much better without!
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Black Bean Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2006
This was so easy and so very delicious! I substituted chicken broth for the vegetable broth, and canned whole tomatoes for the stewed tomatoes - both because they're what I had on hand. I omitted the carrot because I don't care for them cooked. Really great and I'll make again!
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