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No-Noodle Zucchini Lasagna

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2013
This recipe is good but could use some doctoring to be more flavorful. I followed it fairly closely but substituted ground turkey for beef and took measures to avoid the watery mess several reviewers mentioned. I lightly cooked the mushrooms and drained the liquid and the same for the fresh spinach I used. This all adds to the prep time which is already time consuming and I felt the result wasn't worth all the effort. I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could.
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Chef John's Chicken and Biscuits

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2013
I confess, I took a huge shortcut and used a Costco rotisserie chicken for this recipe. Hey, it saved me time! I didn't use celery (forgot to buy some) or the herbes de Provence because I didn't want to buy it just for this recipe and I don't like fennel. I followed the advice of previous cooks and halved the spices and it was still spicy. Just right for me as I like spicy food, but even at halved quantities it may be too spicy for some palates. I used Pillsbury Grands biscuits which were surprisingly salty. I checked the nutrition label afterwards and saw that one serving contains 24% of your DV of sodium! One tip, if you choose to go with a rotisserie chicken, keep in mind that it is already salted or brined and adjust the amount of salt you add to the stew mixture. Overall a good recipe and once you know the basics you can adjust the seasoning to your liking.
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2013
I meant lime juice, not lemon.
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Bobbie's Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2013
I just made these cookies and I followed the recipe exactly. I cut the recipe in half because I was skeptical about the wet to dry ratio of ingredients (it's not a problem) and it seemed like a lot. I reserved some of the dough to be without nuts and raisins and replaced them with more choc chips and broken pretzel bits. I highly recommend the pretzel if you like sweet and salty foods. Both turned out really good! I hand formed 18 dough balls about the size of a ping pong ball. The cookies have a nice, chewy texture. This recipe is a versatile oatmeal cookie base to add other ingredients. Next time I'll stick to the choc chip and pretzels but that's my preference. I didn't want to review the recipe unless I actually tried it as written.
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Vegan Carrot Curry Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2013
This soup is good! I made this recipe exactly as written using Pacific brand low sodium veg broth. I think variances in taste can depend on the kind of broth and curry powder you use. I found I had to add some salt at the end. I chopped my carrots on the chunky side--rookie mistake--so next time I'll chop them smaller to reduce the cook time.
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Homemade Horseradish

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2013
I just made this to go with PJ's Sweet Potato Mash. In an effort to know my ingredients, ready-made horseradish at the store had so many extras in it, I couldn't buy them. This is an easy, quick recipe! I used my little Cuisinart to grate the horseradish. It only has two modes, grate and chop, so the root never got to a fine consistency. I may try the blender next time. The reason you're told to "keep your face away from the container" is that the fumes will slightly burn and make your eyes water. Think of wasabi! Great recipe.
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Strawberry Lemonade Ice Pops

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2012
This is so simple and perfect for hot days. I puréed 1.5 pints of fresh strawberries instead of frozen because they're in season and it worked great.
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Spinach Basil Pesto

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2012
I just got a food processor and this is the first thing I made. It's delicious! I cut the recipe in half but followed the recipe exactly. Nowadays I'm much more conscious of ready-made store bought food, with ingredients I can't pronounce. This way I know exactly what I'm eating and it's so easy to make.
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Shoyu Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2011
This is delicious! I halved the recipe and made it in a Crock Pot, low heat for 8 hours. When it was done I shredded it so it looked more like pulled chicken. I also took some extra marinade in a saucepan and whisked in some sriracha sauce, bringing it to a boil. Served it over the chicken.
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Thai Green Curry Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2010
Far too salty as written!! I should have known better and tasted it before I added the 2nd TB of soy sauce. I had to do some doctoring to make it edible.
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Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin With Apricot Ginger Glaze

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2010
This is delicious! I used garlic cloves instead of garlic powder. One warning, if you use a brined tenderloin, omit the salt in the rub as it will already be quite salty. I served it with roasted yams and pan fried asparagus. It also made for amazing sandwiches the next day, sliced thin on a baguette WITH the yams and some of the reserved glaze.
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Stuffed Peppers My Way

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
Easy recipe that looks good too. I didn't use the Italian seasoning and used red and yellow peps. The feta is very salty so add salt to taste. I found 1 tsp of salt to be just right. Next time I will add some corn to give the rice mixture more texture.
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Caramel Apple Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
I followed the recipe exactly as written. Since the pork is seared first, it didn't absorb any flavors from the sauce. If I were to start over, I'd try baking it as other reviewers did however with so many pork recipes to choose from, I won't be trying this one again.
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Delicious Grilled Hamburgers

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2009
I don't like this recipe. The burgers were tender and juicy but the flavor is too strong. I used this recipe because I had liquid smoke on hand. I have a brick fire pit that uses charcoal. The cooking process alone imparts a wonderful flavor to the burgers, no need for the liquid smoke.
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Avocado, Tomato and Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2009
Fresh and colourful! This was a hit at my bbq last weekend. Since it's been so hot here, it was a light, refreshing salsa. Just be prepared to do a lot of chopping.
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Best Lemonade Ever

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2009
Great, simple recipe. I made it for a bbq I hosted last week and it was a hit!! I only wish that I made twice as much. I suggest using 1.5 cups of sugar--you can always add more to taste.
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2009
This meatloaf is outstanding! I put the glaze on the top and added a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. I also used dried breadcrumbs instead of crackers but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. The texture of the meatloaf is towards the smooth side. I prefer a more "meaty" textured meatloaf so next time I'll adjust the milk/breadcrumbs ratio. I served it with oven-roasted new potatoes. Thanks tangastar!
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Peppercorn-Seasoned Steaks with Mustard-Wine Sauce

Reviewed: May 11, 2009
This recipe is fantastic!! It was so easy to make too. I used top loin New York steak (it was on sale for a great price!) and regular onions instead of shallots because that's what I had. I heated olive oil at med-high heat and made sure the pan was H-O-T before adding the meat. This way you sear the outside and it makes a "crust" to seal in juices. I'm new to cooking steak so I still need to work on proper cooking time. I added mushrooms along with the onions. I'm looking forward to making this again!
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Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

Reviewed: May 9, 2009
This recipe is good as written but I used much less oil. I also added mushrooms per the submitter's suggestion. The flavor is subtle and light. It definitely needed the parmesan cheese to boost the flavor. I suggest cooking the penne firmer than al dente and then adding it back to the pan with the asparagus to heat through and allow the pasta to absorb any remaining chicken broth. When pasta is at desired done-ness, you're ready to eat! Make sure you use a pan that's big enough to hold the pasta. I cut the recipe in half so it was manageable.
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LuvAnn's Guacamole

Reviewed: May 6, 2009
This is an OK starter recipe but it's missing a lot of flavor. I added salt to taste but it's still bland.
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