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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remoulade Sauce a la New Orleans

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2015
Yippee Cahyeah!!!! Holy cow, you cookincowgirls you. I was looking for something other than the usual cocktail sauce for shrimp and I found it! Did not have a few items on hand - used grey poupon, didn't have chili sauce or green olives, so I doubled up on the celery and included some finely chopped tender celery leaves. Chilled it - which is critical to let the flavors blend - and it is really good. Thanks so much for the great recipe. This will become a staple at my house. UPDATE APRIL 2015 - made this recipe substituting fat free greek yogurt for the mayo. Delish!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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