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Sicilian Lentil Pasta Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2011
I followed the recipe as written but added about 1/2 pound Italian sweet turkey sausage (cooked) and also added a can of mild Rotel (omitting the water) when adding the tomato sauce and paste. Also added 1/2 of a red bell pepper (chopped) to the veggies (mushrooms, garlic and zucchini). Took it from 4 1/2 stars to 5!!! Loved it as has everyone I've served it to!!
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Fast and Delicious Black Bean Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2009
A delicious and oh-so-easy black bean soup. I did not use carrots nor ham, but followed the recipe exactly as is, adding the juice of about 1/2 lime (which, to me, was a critical ingredient!). Also what makes this soup SO good are the toppings: I had bowls of sour cream, shredded cheddar, cilantro and fresh salsa for adding as desired. Simply delicious when all are added!! This soup is even better the next day.
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Easiest Eggplant

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2009
This was really good as a side dish . .loved the idea of additing a bit of cayenne to the mayo for that extra kick! But the leftovers were even better!!! Placed the eggplant slice on a toasted english muffin half, topped it with a slice of tomato, mozzarella cheese and some fresh basil. Back in the oven to melt the cheese. Delish!!
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Dave's Low Country Boil

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2008
What a great recipe! I totally agree with the recommendation by a previous rater for the Old Bay/water mix (3/4 c. Old Bay to 6 quarts of water). It was perfect. Our group raved about the sausage (I think it was even preferred over the shrimp!), so we'd recommend adding a little more than the recipe calls for (we used Polska Kielbasa which was previously sauteed before adding to the pot). Bottom line: don't skimp on sausage!! Only change we'd do would be to cook the corn just a little longer. The time recommended in the recipe for fresh corn just didn't make it tender enough. Add maybe 2-4 minutes of corn cooking time. Also, adding the lemon and onion (as another reviewer recommended) was the right thing to do. Other than that it was simply wonderful!!! A highlight of our weeklong family vacation to the beach! Thanks for a great recipe!!! The Martin/Pressley clan!
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Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2008
Would never have tried this recipe had it not been for all the wonderful reviews. Everyone was right! It is a definite keeper as well as being easy and economical to make. I did not use the hot pepper as indicated, but instead used one can of diced tomato with chili peppers and a second can of Rotel. I also used Sweet Italian Style Chicken Sausage which was low in fat and tasted delicious! Thanks for a GREAT recipe!!!
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Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2007
A definite favorite!! The marinade is so easy to prepare and can be done ahead of time. Instead of making kabobs, we used a grilling basket and cooked shrimp on the grill til it turned pink. Served over linguini with the following sauce: Saute together 1 stick butter, juice of 1 lemon, 1 T minced garlic, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1 T (or more to taste) red pepper flakes and a spash of white wine. Simply delicious!!!!!
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