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Grape Sherbet

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2008
Every Sunday, our daughter & her family have dinner with us. We have a grandson that is 10 years old & a granddaughter who is 8 years old. Today, I made this wonderful sherbet for dessert & they both loved it. My ice cream machine makes 1 to 1 1/2 qts. so I had to change the measurements. I used 1/4 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 c. heavy cream, 3/4 c. white sugar ( my husband said I could have used a little less), 1 c. grape juice (I used Welch's Concord Grapejuice), 3/4 of the juice of 1 lemon (my lemon yielded 3 tbls. so I used 2 1/4 tbls.) and enough milk to fill to fill line. Everyone really enjoyed it. Thank you for this very refreshing dessert.
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Crispy Chipotle Lime Tilapia with Cool Avocado Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2010
Because avocados are 3 for $1.00 here, I couldn't resist buying a few. Since I had tilapia in the freezer, I searched for recipes using tilapia & avocado. I had everything on hand for this one, so gave it a try. My family's really glad I did. It has a nice kick to it & is easy to make. Do remember to salt & pepper the avocado sauce.
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Chipotle Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2008
Our daughter & her family were here for our Labor Day dinner. We made "build your own burgers". First, we seasoned the ground beef with Crazy Jane's Mixed Up Salt.We cooked the patties on the bbq, adding a thin slice of cheddar cheese toward the end. The buns were toasted on the grill also.The burger bar consisted of lettuce, home grown tomatoes & red onions (sliced),cooked bacon, sauted mushrooms (seasoned with Crazy Jane's), sliced avocado, dijon mustard & mayo & this wonder chipotle sauce. It gave the burger a nice kick. Our daughter never eats everything on her plate. Her husband usually eats her leftovers. Tonight, she ate every bite. Wow, what a wonderful dinner!
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Braised Lamb Shanks

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2008
I made this for dinner tonight. Oh, my gosh! The lamb just fell off the bone. My husband said this is definitely company food. Even if someone didn't care for lamb, they would like this dish. I did use half of the vinegar & it was just the right amount. I served sauteed asparagus, red potato mashed potatoes & spinach salad with the shanks. The sauce from the meat was really good on the potatoes also. Next time, we decided, we will try this recipe with beef shanks.Edit 6/05: Made this recipe again.I realized that I left something out of my previous review. There was a lot of sauce left over so I put it on some pasta a couple of days later. It was absolutely delicious!
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Chicken Chipulos

Reviewed: May 22, 2008
Wow! This recipe is great! I only had about 1/4 of an onion, so I used it plus 3 shallots. I already had white corn tortillas in the fridge. My husband said that they gave the dish more of a Mexican flavor. He also said to be sure & put the recipe in my recipe box. I think that the next time (& there will be a lot of them), I will play with this dish like some others suggested. My only problem is that the 3 adults in our household ate all but a small portion. Oh well, guess I will have to make some more! My grandaughter had a great time helping me measure & assemble our dinner. I only wish she could have stayed to taste it.
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Chris' Bay Area Burger

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2008
My husband is half Italian, so I thought we should give this recipe a try. I'm so glad we did. They're so juicy & the basil is not overpowering. I used 1 tbls. fresh basil instead of the dried. I also added a slice of mozzarella at the end of the cooking time. One of the other reviewers suggested using foccacia instead of hamburger buns. I used individual ciabatta rolls, toasted on the grill. Now that was good! This delicious burger is definitely a keeper.
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Grilled Sea Bass

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2008
We grilled shark for this dish & it turned out really tasty. The recipe is great as is. We drizzled the butter on the fish when we turned it. As long as you don't pour it all over the grill, it does just fine. As far as the lemon pepper goes, we just used the same amount as the other spices. It gave the fish a wonderful little tang. We can't wait to try this with sea bass. Just couldn't find any this time.
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White Cheese Chicken Lasagna

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2008
I had leftover chicken so I decided to try this recipe. I followed it as written. I used Barilla rolled flat lasagne noodles & didn't boil them. Each layer of four fit perfectly in the 9 x 13 pan. At first it looked like there was way too much in the pan. I thought for sure that the ingredients were going to overflow. But, it baked down to being even with the top of the pan. The lasagne smelled so delicious as it baked. When I took it out of the oven, I commented that "It looked like it was from a restaurant". My grown children must have smelled it outside because they happened to drop by just as it finished baking (45 min.). They said that the finished product ""looked like something from the Olive Garden". After tasting it, they said that it "tasted like something from Olive Garden". Almost everyone had seconds. I'm just glad that there is enough left for my lunch today. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
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Baked Beef Stew

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2008
This stew is really good. In 37 years of marriage, I have never varied from my stew recipe. I'm glad I gave this one a try. I did dredge the meat in flour, garlic powder, paprika & a little salt & pepper. Then I added a little olive oil to the pan before browning the meat. Cornstarch in water was a good thickener. If you like some liquid in you stew, you may want to add more water or beef stock. Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing. My husband loved it, "Yummmm, now this is stew. It's exactly how I think stew should be! This is definitely a keeper. I think I'll have seconds". Thank you for this wonderful recipe!
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Calabrese Style Spaghetti

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2008
My husband said that I had to review this recipe & let people know how delicious it is. I did change it a little. First thing was that I used 1lb. of pasta. I had 2 turkey/herb sausages in the fridge that I wanted to use. I took the meat out of the casings & sauted it with 4 cloves minced garlic in a little olive oil. A friend gifted us some grape red & yellow tomatoes. I cut those in half & added them to the meat mixture while the pasta cooked. This released the flavor of the tomatoes. I did have to add some of the pasta water to the meat/tomato mixture, to deglaze the pan. I used tongs to add the pasta to the meat mixture. Next, I added 1/2 c. butter (cut in cubes), 1/2 c. olive oil & 1 1/3c. Parmesan cheese. It didn't seem like there was enough sausage but it was just enough to add a little flavor. It's true that it comes out a little gooey but that is good. It's all that wonderful cheese. I would order this an any restaurant! Mmmmm, so good!
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Jean's Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2008
We had turkey & vegetables leftover from the Slow Cooker Turkey Breast recipe on this site. I cut most of the remaining meat off of the bone, cut it into chunks & then simmered the bone in the chicken stock & water. After about 45 minutes, I took it out of the pot & removed the rest of the meat. Next, I cut the carrots, celery & onions into smaller pieces & added them to the stock pot. While they simmered a while, I browned the meat in the oil along with the ginger. I wish I had added a little more ginger because there was a lot of turkey. After the 5 minutes, I removed the ginger, added the meat to the pot along with the noodles. We like a lot of noodles so I added a little extra. Also, a little extra pepper was needed, for our taste. I wouldn't advise adding any salt. Anyway, after about 20 minutes, it was ready to eat. We had a very unusual rainy day in Northern California. This soup really hit the spot.
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Creamy Spinach Tortellini

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2008
This pasta is very rich. I used Neufatchel cream cheese, which is 1/3 less fat than regular. There was a bag of fresh spinach is the fridge so I sauteed that with the onion & 3 cloves of garlic, which was suggested by another reviewer. I think that next time, I will use 1/2 the cream cheese. Cherry tomatoes are very expensive, so I chopped vine ripened ones instead. I fixed this recipes as a side dish. Maybe with less cream cheese, it could be the main course.
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Banana Bread V

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2008
This was one of the best banana breads I have eaten. After reading some of the reviews, I made a few changes. I substituted 1/2 c. white sugar & 1/2 c. brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 1/4 c. mashed bananas for what the recipe called for. I also added 1 tsp. cinnamon & 1 tsp. vanilla. Everything else stayed the same. I didn't add walnuts because my grandchildren don't care for them. However, next time I will. That loaf will be for the adults. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!
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Sweet Potato Pie VII

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2008
I have never tasted sweet potato pie. I just happened upon this recipe & decided to try it. Boy, am I glad I did. There were some changes made by other reviewers but I thought it would be nice to see what the original recipe tasted like. It is so good that I couldn't wait to finish breakfast this morning. That pie was calling to me. So, what harm is it to have a little dessert after breakfast? Tonight, we're going to fix dinner for my 90 year old mom. She use to talk about sweet potato pie and how good it was. I can't wait for her to try this.
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Parmesan Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2009
I wasn't sure about this recipe but I have a lot of zucchini for my father-in-law's garden. I'm so glad I tried it. Of course, my husband was the guinea pig & he really liked it. In fact, he asked for a piece for breakfast this morning.I followed the recipe exactly & the only thing I would change is to maybe add a little more zucchini. The savoriness is a nice change from the same ole boring sweetness of regular zucchini bread. I think that I might try making toast with it this afternoon, for a little snack. Yum!
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Spinach, Egg, and Pancetta with Linguine

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2009
This was wonderful. I used pancetta from a little Italian market around the corner. Claudio sliced it in thin slices. I wasn't sure how that would work but it actually dispersed the meat throughout the pasta better than diced. As some of the other reviewers suggested, I added sliced garlic to the pancetta while it browned. I also added more spinach to the 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes. My husband agreed that 1/2 tsp. would be too much. Farfalle was our pasta of choice. All those little nooks & crannies held the sauce. A whole pound was perfect. I don't know how 1/4 pound per person would be enough. We didn't need any of the pasta water. The dish was perfect without it. I hate to say it but seconds were in order for both of us. This was a perfect summer night dinner. The pasta with a light salad & French bread was very satisfying. Of course, we can't forget our wonderful Sonoma County wine.
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