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Leek and Fennel Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2014
I loved this, I love traditional leek & potato but this gave it a lovely new dimension, very flavourful. Amazed how people can criticize something they didn't have all the ingredients for!
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Beef Sirloin Tip Roast

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2011
You know how to make this really awesome and more flavourful is to substitute half the first cup of water for red wine, use fresh sliced mushrooms instead of the can and sprinkle the roast with a little low sodium montreal steak spice before adding everything else. I cooked mine for just 2 hours - it was perfect - delicious sauce - I will always cook sirloin tip this way now - thanks for the inspiration.
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Dutch Apple Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
I picked this recipe to use up some apples and because I had all the other ingredients to hand. It was different, not really for me I am afraid I wouldn't make it again. I didn't like the oats in the case and found the filling made it quite soggy. It's not really what I would call a Dutch Apple pie, which almost always has raisins in. It was more like an upside down apple crisp.
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Mushroom Stuffing

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
This was quite nice, although I think it could have done with a bit more punch to it, perhaps a bit more onion than the recipe called for and some sage as we found it slightly bland. I also think it would have worked better with cubed bread rather than finer breadcrumbs.
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Extreme Veggie Scrambled Eggs

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2011
Well, I am an old quite experienced cook and I really loved this! I've made many an omellete, but other than adding cottage cheese I've never been very adventurous with scrambled eggs! Thank you for a wonderfully inspired idea. I loved the flavours, and had it for lunch :)
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Best Cream Of Broccoli Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2011
This recipe is simply excellent. Don't understand the bland comments as it tastes like freshly made soup is supposed to taste delicious and natural not canned or chemical. I use vegetable stock to keep the soup vegetarian friendly - I have also used half cauliflower and half brocolli and as other reviewers suggest - use a potato masher not an electric blender for superb results - thanks.
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World's Best Scones! From Scotland to the Savoy to the U.S.

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2011
I am English (now live in Canada) and have eaten a fair amount of scones in my time from varying establishments throughout the UK, the best IMO being from Cornwall, served at high tea. These don't really resemble a traditional British scone, but they were very nice indeed. My Canadian husband loved them - he called them tea biscuits. They were not what I'd describe as a biscuit as they were soft and fluffy - a biscuit is crunchy! I am not sure that the recipe called for enough butter and I would use a further 2 tablespoons and next time I would also use salted and not unsalted butter, however I will certainly be saving this recipe and using again - thanks for sharing.
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Cheese and Onion Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2010
This is a really nice simple and quick recipe for cheese & onion pie. Don't saute the onions in butter as other reviewers suggest, it will completely ruin the texture this dish is supposed to have and along with the cheese make it far too greasy. The onions are best boiled for a maximum of 3 minutes. I added a teaspoon of English mustard and omitted the salt - it isn't necessary with cheese, and used fresh ground black pepper. I have often made cheese and onion pie. I have also made it without egg, using one red and one yellow onion, after boiling them for 2 minutes I drain and return them to the pan and stir in 1 tablespoon of flour and about 1/4 cup 18% cream, over a low heat stirring until it slightly thickens, then remove from heat and stir in the cheese (6 oz) and one pre-cooked diced medium potato along with the essential teaspoon of English Mustard.
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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2010
I really like the overall recipe and I've used it many times although I have made some changes. It works better by replacing the milk with an egg and using fresh breadcrumbs, not seasoned, and the onion needs to be very finely chopped or minced too and for me personally no salt, especially as you are adding Parmesan. We find we prefer to make this into burgers, baked in the oven for 20 minutes or so, turning once halfway through.
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Hearty Hash Brown Dinner

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2010
I am giving this only 3 stars because my husband actually ate it. I went on a search for something that used frozen hash brown cos for some reason my husband had picked up a bag when we were shopping and they are something I don't ever really use. The frozen veg did not work in the slow cooker at all, it ended up very watery - processed cheese was very salty. I didn't use the canned french-fried onions thankfully. If I made something like this ever again, which is most unlikely, I would definitely use fresh potato and veg and per the previous reviewer's suggestion.
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Baked Spaghetti Squash with Beef and Veggies

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2010
I really loved this as I am new to using spaghetti squash - couldn't source it when I lived in the UK - what an amazing substitute - I more or less followed the recipe here, except I used fresh tomatoes which I skinned using boiling water and chopped, and I added 1/4 cup of red wine - also excellent idea from the person who suggested using ground turkey for a low fat option I may well try that next time.
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Pasta Primavera with Smoked Gouda

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2010
Substituted chicken broth for vegetable bouillion to make it suitable for vegetarian friendly. It was excellent - thanks!
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Peach Pie the Old Fashioned Two Crust Way

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2009
I am only giving this 4 stars because of the recipe called for the use package pastry - and I feel that a fruit pie should always be made with fresh home made pastry, especially as it is entitled "the Old Fashioned Two Crust Way". I made a simple all butter rough puff pastry which takes minutes to put together. Other than that I really did like this recipe - the filling was very good and not overly sickly sweet - I used ginger as I prefer it to the taste of cinnamon and nutmeg. I will definitely be making this again - as previously noted by another reviewer DON'T omit the lemon or lime juice as it is a key part in the cooking process and prevents the fruit becoming soggy and discoloured.
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Turkey Pot Pie I

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2009
I am very, very impressed with this recipe, the results were outstanding - my husband said it was almost better than the Christmas dinner itself!! I made my own recipe rough puff pastry for the pie crust - fresh pastry always works better than store bought. The only change I made was that I had some very thick leftover gravy from christmas dinner so I subsituted it for the bouillion cubes and water. As it was so thick I also omitted the milk and flour stage and put the turkey into the pot with the vegetables once they were cooked and just added 1/4 cup of light cream - delicious - thank you for sharing it.
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Slow-Cooked Meat Loaf

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2009
4 stars as I modified it slightly - add a couple of tablespoons of celery to the meatloaf mix, omit the carrots altogether, cut the potatoes in cubes and toss with butter before putting around the meatloaf and top the meatloaf with some green pepper rings.
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Cauliflower-Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2009
I've never low rated a recipe before but this was very bland and tasteless, I think it may work better by omitting the carrot and potato, using more cauliflower, a little more celery and definitely onion, a cup less milk, a cup of chicken stock and a teaspoon of mustard powder! I'm a big fan of Cauliflower Cheese soup but this was nothing like it - sorry.
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Mashed Potato Cakes

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2009
These came out really well - I've made potato cakes in years gone by, the way my Grandma used to, never oven baked - I love this idea, so much easier than pan frying - they do come out best with mash that is quite firm i.e. been in the fridge for a couple of days - I added a little cheese to my mash and they were far from bland. I will be looking for reasons to make mash potato more often now so I can make these again!
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Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Marsala Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2009
If there was a higher rating than 5 stars this would be the first recipe I would give it to. I have to say I am not really a fan of pork at all, but my husband loves it so I have long searched for something I might enjoy and I've finally come across it. This really was a delightful dish, the quantities for the sauce were perfect. I smothered my pork with the Dijon and let it stand for a couple of hours before browning. I think it is key to make the sauce in the skillet that you brown the pork in and definitely do not omit the mustard on the pork stage before browning. Freshly ground black pepper on the finished result was lovely. It never ceases to amaze me how reviewers on this site change recipes or methods and then criticise the results. My husband said this was the best pork he has ever had - and he's had a lot!! Thank you Kolagirl for sharing - this is a classic keeper!
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Bacon Wrapped Hamburgers

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2009
Its been years since I tried making home-made burgers - I am so glad I used this recipe. I stuck with the ingredients to the letter, however I was a little nervous about putting them onto the barbeque as the last time I made burgers I'd cooked them in the oven, so I tentatively put them on with a piece of foil under with small holes in it - they did start to break up at the edges slightly I took them off the bbq and transferred them onto a baking tray and put them into the oven at 400oF for about 20 minutes - the result was amazing - they held together perfectly and the taste was superb - next time I think I might try pan cooking them - this recipe is a keeper for me - thanks!
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Hunter Style Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2009
Time I rated this one as I have used it many times - it is excellent - sometimes I have used both red and white wine in this depending what I have left over - either turns out equally well and I add a little crushed garlic - we love it - thank you.
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