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Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2011
Update: 6/11 I used wine (as the recipe calls for) for the first time. HUGE difference. The flavor is much more rounded. Don't pass on the vino!! Family favorite! The only difference is I cook the tortellini seperately and once I serve it into bowls I pour the soup over the noodles. Then the noodles don"t sop up the broth or get mushy. I always cook a double batch and freeze some. Although my family fights over who gets the leftovers so sometimes it doesn't make it to the freezer. :).
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Marinated Flank Steak

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2011
Great base for your own marinade creation. We like to use flank steak for fajitas and so I needed to alter this recipe a bit. My alterations include 1/4 cup oil, 1/4 cup basalmic vinegar, 1/8 cup soy sauce, extra garlic. Otherwise the soy sauce is overwhelming and the marinade tastes asian. Whole family loves it with this changes and this is my go to marinade for flank steak on the grill.
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Chicken and Corn Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2011
Great recipe!
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2011
Awesome! Made this for a house full on NYE. It got rave reviews. This will be the way I make lasagna and even home made sauce from now on. As per other reviewers I made a couple of changes. The sauces is very meat heavy so unless you want a 1/2 pound of meat per serving you should consider revise the amounts, or doubling the tomatoes, etc. I also think the recipe as is a little heavy on the fennel. The sausage I used was very tasty and already had a fair amount of fennel so unless you love the flavor go lightly the first time. Thanks for the great recipe! Now all my neighbors think my recent trip to Italy turned me into a great cook! ;)
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Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2012
Wonderful Irish soda bread recipe. This is more like a cake than the super dense scone-like bread you might be used to. The caraway seeds while authentic are overwhelming to me and I will eliminate them next time. I also plumped the raisins before using. Put raisins in hot water for 5 minutes. Then strain and dry slightly before adding to the dry ingredients. I didn't have a skillet so I made it in a Calphalon 9" cake pan. It came out perfect. I made a second recipe and put it in 4 smaller baking dishes so I could give them to neighbors. They baked nicely but the crust did not come out as beautifully in a ceramic dish as it did in the Calphalon.
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Garlic Prime Rib

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2011
Yummy! Super easy. The thyme is an awesome addition I never would have thought of. JENNLOREN's tips help a great deal. Plan for extra cooking time. It seems mine always takes a little longer than expected. This is pretty fool proof and an awesome way to wow carnivores at your next dinner party!! Thanks Chef Mike!!!
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Sliced Watermelon Jell-O® Shots

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2013
A huge hit! They came out perfect. The video is essential on how to make them. You do need to turn the rind inside out to remove all of the pulp and skin. Once you get the hang of this it is relatively easy. Lime rinds are pretty tough. I used 13 limes and all but 1 came out perfect. A 3oz. box of jello filled 10 halved limes (so 40 wedges). I put cupcake liners in a muffin tin and placed a lime half in each well. You can lean them against the edge to keep them level. I made them the night before and let them set up all night. To cut the halves into wedges you need to turn the lime face down so you cut through the rind first and don't destroy the jello. I used Pucker (watermelon flavored vodka). For me they were a little strong. I made these for a club party and everyone loved them. I had people following me around to try to steal seconds and thirds. They are time consuming but were the hit of the party. Without liquor they would be a great party treat for kids. I am pretty sure people will be begging me to make them again and again!!!
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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2011
Perfection! Don't change a thing.
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Polvorones de Canele (Cinnamon Cookies)

Reviewed: May 23, 2012
These are awesome. My go to recipe whenever my daughter needs to bring something to Spanish class. I always double the recipe. I also use a small cookie scoop to make sure the size is consistent. Make 1/2 or even 1/4 of the amount of sugar called for to roll the cookies in. I also put the dough in the frig in between batches because the warm butter gets pretty soft.
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Chicken Soup III

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2009
Great clasic soup recipe! Followed ingredients except the celery seed (didn't have any). The cooking times were off as others noted. Chicken was cooked within two hours, broth took longer than two hours to cool to the point of removing the fat. I couldn't wait so I skimmed off some of the fat and left the rest. I added potatoes instead of noodles. My husband (the typical soup maker in our family had seconds). Thanks.
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Garbanzo Bean Salad II

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2009
I tried this because I had the ingredients on hand and it was so low fat. I found it very disappointing. The vinegar and onions were overpowering and the combination of beans and dill was very odd. There are better bean salad out there. Sorry.
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My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2008
I have to say this was a disaster for me! I was so excited when I read all the rave reviews. I used microwave popcorn and butter instead of margarine as others recommended, I baked at 225 for an hour. It just never got that hard crack candy coating that caramel corn needs, and the sugars actually crystalized in the oven. What did I do? That many glowing reviews can't be wrong. I gave it three stars, although no on in my house would touch it and I threw the entire batch away. I am still on the hunt for a caramel corn recipe. For me... this one just isn't it. Sorry.
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Carrot Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2014
Amazing! I made this twice. The first time was for a dinner party. I made the recipe as closely as I could given my ingredients on hand. I substituted 3/4 tsp ground ginger and honey roasted peanuts. I served it with Vindaloo Chicken. It was delicious and got rave reviews. The rice is on the dry side, perfect for the sauce of the indian dish I paired it with. The second time I made this I followed review suggestions to moisten it up a bit and toss in 1/2 tsp of Better than Bullion and a small amount of water when steaming the carrots. The result when combined in the final stage was a mushy rice mix than I didn't care for. The flavor profile was still great but the beauty of the recipe is getting a nice flavorful rice that flakes and not clumps. This recipe is awesome exactly the way it is. Hope that helps!
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Split Pea Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2013
2.5 Quarts of chicken stock to 1LB peas 2 cups carrots 2 cups chopped onions sautéed first skipped celery this time Thyme not marjoram.
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Special Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2011
Wow! We found the horseradish very overwhelming. My step father loved them and polished way too many off but no one else would touch them. If you love horseradish or you have nasal congestion this is the recipe for you.
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Janet's Rich Banana Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2011
Delish! Mashed the bananas and increased the amount used. Did not melt butter but softened to room temp. Use mixer to cream butter and sugar together. Also added bananas to the mixer to get them mashed and incorporated well. Everyone loved it!
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Basil Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2011
Super simple. I used less butter as other recommended. Extra sugar for personal taste. Next time I might add pesto. Hope it freezes well.
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2011
Hubby made this for Christmas. Huge hit. Delicious! It did crack but serving the pieces already cut fixed that problem. Served with blueberry compote. Yummy!
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Rich and Simple French Onion Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2009
This might be a jumping off point but I wouldn't call it a complete recipe. I found it was very bland and lacked depth. I thought the thyme was an odd addition to the overall flavor. I will keep looking for the right soup recipe for me. Hope you have better luck.
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Jelly Bean Nests

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2007
These are sweet little treats! They are very easy to make but unfortunately they look better than they taste. I will definitely make them again. Next time I will try adding peanut butter as someone suggested, or perhaps drizzling with chocolate, or coating in chocolate instead of marshmallows.
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