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Easy Flat Iron Steak in Wine Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2009
I was really craving steak and I found this recipe. If you find cooking steak at home a little daunting like I do, this recipe is so easy and practically fool proof. The flat iron cut is tender and much less expensive than the ribeye and New York cuts. I bought a 16 oz steak that ranged in thickness from 0.50" to just under 1.0" which I cut it into 4 pcs. I followed the rub recipe exactly and didn't change the quantities for my larger cut & there was still plenty of rub. I only swapped out fresh garlic for the powder. I cooked the steak 2 min on each side. This left the thinnest piece medium-rare in the middle and the thickest piece with a cool center. When I returned the steaks to the wine sauce, I cooked them for 2:30 on each side. I used an oil splatter shield too. While this was happening, I steamed a bag of frozen green beans in the microwave so that everything was done at the same time. I give the flavour of the steak 4 stars, the 5th star is for being quick 'n' easy. It smells wonderful while cooking and I'd serve it to guests.
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Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2009
This soup is delicious. I followed another reviewer's tips and used fish sauce and lime juice. I puréed it in the blender after it had cooled a bit and did it in batches. The soup has a beautiful colour and flavour when it's done. Definitely use fresh ginger.
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Peanut Butter Noodles

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2009
I'm giving this recipe 4 stars as is but I made some additions to suit my taste. I added chicken (marinated in my own recipe), thinly sliced cucumber, and carrot sliced into ribbons with a veg peeler. I also used rice noodles instead of udon noodles. You can find them at most grocery stores, they're the same type of noodles you see in Pad Thai. Yummy!
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Blueberry Pancakes (Cooking for 2)

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2009
I'm eating these right now. I followed the recipe except I used Kroger brand baking mix, not Betty Crocker. My baking mix doesn't have any sugar in it so the only sweetness comes from the blueberries. I guess this is OK if you're topping them with powdered sugar and/or syrup. Overall taste is bland and unexciting. It also makes a LOT. It could probably feed 3-4 adults.
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Smokin' Scovilles Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2009
This chili is delicious. I didn't have hot chocolate powder so I used some Hershey Kisses as another reviewer suggested. Definitely taste as you add them so you don't add too many. Tastes great with Baked Tostitos for a low fat meal that's high in protein.
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Terrific Turkey Meat Loaf

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2009
I'm upgrading this recipe from 3 to 4 stars. It tastes much better the next day. I omit the green peppers and used bread crumbs. With 10 min left to cook I topped it with Heinz Chili Sauce. I think it's some trial and error to get the seasonings right if you're willing to experiment.
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2009
The spice rub is very good but I don't have time to cook a chicken for 5 hours. I had a 5+ lb chicken and cooked it at 300F and later increased to 325F. I used a meat thermometer to check for done-ness. It was very flavorful and the drippings, combined with the rub seasonings, made a terrific gravy. Nothing sticky about it.
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Juicy Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2009
I just had this for dinner and it is sooo good. I used I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light. I stuffed the cavity with crushed garlic cloves, celery, onion, and parsley. I made gravy from the drippings and served it with green beans, corn, and home made stuffing. I had a 4.2 lb roaster and it cooked quickly at 350F. I have a gas oven, that may make a difference in cooking time. Keep your meat thermometer on hand! I'll definitely use this again, enjoy!!
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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2009
I just finished baking a batch of these and they're amazing! I used cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and I think it worked great. I rolled the dough balls in granulated sugar before placing on the sheet, it gives them a subtle sparkly look when done. I also used Hershey Kisses and pushed them into the cookies right after removing them from the oven. This worked great for me. The chocolate melts a bit and tastes awesome. The edges of the cookie cracked but this didn't bother me. These cookies are so easy to make, I'll definitely make them again.
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Jackie's Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2008
I have this soup simmering on the stove right now. I halved the recipe but followed it exactly, except I used fresh spinach. One warning, use low sodium chicken broth. The sausage I used is already plenty salty. I read reviews saying the orzo will absorb a lot of liquid but the soup still seems thin. I added a can of drained and rinsed black beans. Overall, not impressed. Maybe it'll taste better tomorrow.
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Fried Rice Restaurant Style

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2008
This is a good recipe but I have a some recommendations to make it better: Absolutely use day-old rice otherwise it will be a gooey mess. Oyster sauce adds some authentic flavor, just add to taste. I sautéed the carrot with minced garlic and added chopped shrimp and pork. Just before serving I mixed in the chopped green onion. Yummy :)
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Mom's Turkey Sausage Patties

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2008
I just made this recipe and it's terrific. I didn't cook up all the mixture, I'm sure it'll taste even better tomorrow morning for breakfast. I used Foster Farms ground turkey and they come in packages of 1.25 lbs. The seasonings seemed just right for this quantity of meat, although I'll probably cut back the salt a little next time. I used Kosher salt. For an experiment, I separated some of the meat mixture and added half a grated apple. It's really good! It also adds much-needed moisture to the sausage if you're using 99% fat-free turkey.
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Marie's Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2008
I just got done having this for dinner. I used a 2.75 lb chuck roast and set the cooker for 8 hours on low. By 6 hours it was definitely done, the meat was tender and falling apart. I followed the tips to add the vegs half way through. I floured and browned the meat first and even then the gravy was more au jus than gravy. The recipe is quite good but needs a kick or two to give the flavor more depth, ie garlic, red wine, etc. I'll experiment with that next time!
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Chicken and Dumplings III

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
This recipe was good but not great. I added carrots and mushrooms for color and flavor. One warning is do not use skim milk with this recipe as I did, it will curdle! This has to do with the 0% fat content of the milk. If that's all you have, add it at the very end and/or do not let it boil. Just heat through. I also found the dumplings too dense for my preference.
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Apple Squares

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2008
These bars taste even better the next day. I followed the recipe exactly except I omit the nuts due to a friend's allergy to them. The consensus is in--they're delicious!
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: May 29, 2008
This was my first attempt at carrot cake and it was a huge hit with friends and co-workers. I followed the less oil/applesauce tip and used only 1/4 cup butter and 2.5 cups icing sugar for the frosting. I omit the nuts but added some golden raisins.
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: May 27, 2008
Apple pie is a lot of work, which is why I rarely make it. This pie was worth it! I used a deep dish ceramic pie dish and used 6 regular sized Granny Smith apples. It was piled high. I saved a lot of time by getting the Pilsbury Dough Boy to help me make the crust and I made my first lattice top. I found that crust to have a salty edge to it that I didn't like. It's still really yummy though and I even had a small slice with tea for breakfast.
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Pat's Potato Salad

Reviewed: May 27, 2008
This potato salad is fantastic! I made it for a dinner with guests and it was a huge hit. I didn't even use fresh parsley--I used dried--and I know fresh would be even better. I used a garlic mustard b/c that's all I had. Definitely it make the day before you plan to serve it.
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New England Clam Chowder I

Reviewed: May 21, 2008
I agree with other reviewers, as a chowder, this recipe is too thin. I followed a tip to make a roux in a separate saucepan with butter and flour. I also whisked in some of the broth from the soup then whisked the mixture back into the soup. It'll thicken more upon standing so don't make it too thick unless that's what you want. I used half and half but to make it lower fat, I'll try it next time with 2% or lower fat milk. The chowder was still missing something so I added some Old Bay Seasoning, a few drops of hot sauce, and a few shakes of Worcestershire Sauce. I think that did the trick!
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Fruity Curry Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2008
This chicken salad is really yummy, flavourful, and I love the crunch of the apple and celery. I didn't use any grapes--didn't have 'em and they're not missed b/c the apple and raisins add plenty of sweetness. I used roasted sliced almonds and next time I'll wait 'til serving to add them as they got a bit soft over night. Also, curry powders can vary as far as their spice make-up. I added a couple dashes of cinnamon to my salad to play up the curry and the apple.
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