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Alice's Sour Cream Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2008
I did not care for this recipe. I didn't follow it exactly (did it on the stovetop instead of a microwave; added some dill and used nonfat yogurt instead of sour cream), but I don't think that would have changed the outcome much. Not impressed.
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French Onion Soup V

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2008
Like others, I sauteed the onions for around 45 minutes until they were carmelized, and it turned out good. I used 3 large sweet onions and am very glad I decided to omit the sugar -- given how the onions were carmelized the soup was already sweet; some sugar would have put it into dessert territory. Also added the garlic powder some suggested - gave it a little more flavor. Overall - YUM!
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Thai Pineapple Chicken Curry

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2009
I was really underwhelmed by this dish, it turned out spicy without much of any other flavor, and especially not the deep, savory flavor that should be in a curry. As other reviews suggested, I only used 1 can of light coconut milk and 1 T flour + 1 T water to thicken it. Used Taste of Thai panang curry paste. I even added 1T of soy sauce to the sauce while it was cooking b/c I didn't have any fish sauce. Added a whole onion, red pepper and some frozen broccoli, carrots & cauliflower. I even used fresh (not canned) pineapple, thinking that would help. The sauce consistency was OK, I guess, but the flavor was so blah we ended up sprinkling curry powder and extra soy sauce on top just to make it palatable. I might as well have just boiled some chicken and served it over rice, it was about that flavorful. The Curried Coconut Chicken recipe on this site is a thousand times better, and I think the techniques used in that recipe(sauteeing the curry spices to make them more flavorful, sauteeing (not boiling) the chicken, etc.) are what is missing from this one. Even though I didn't follow the recipe exactly, I can't imagine this getting much better even if I did. Not going to try this one again.
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2009
This recipe is fantastic!
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Blackberry Cobbler II

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2009
Like many other reviewers, I usually cut out some of the sugar, but how much I take out depends on the tartness of the berries used. I've used fresh blackberries all three times and it's come out great. This is a terrific recipe, it tastes great when warm and served with vanilla ice cream.
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Curry Pumpkin Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2009
This was really good, although I had to admit that I used the recipe more as a general guideline than following it perfectly, but it still turned out really well. Here's what I did: Sauteed onion in 1T butter until soft. Added garlic and sauteed for 1 min. Added a spice mixture of 1T curry powder, 1/2t ground coriander, 1/2t ginger, 1/2t nutmeg, 1/2t cinnamon, 1/2t turmeric, 1/2t red pepper flakes and sauteed for 1-2 min. until fragrant. Added 1T tomato paste and sauteed until lightly browned (basically, I made the base of a curry). Then added 1 can of diced tomatoes, 2 cans pumpkin and 4 cans chicken broth, about 1T soy sauce and brought to a simmer. I added 1C of lentils (measured dry) to make it more substantial and add some protein (saw another recipe that did this). Something was still missing. Added ~1T brown sugar and some salt, which improved the flavor immensely. I was hesitant about this because I was trying to make it healthy, but the added sugar was worth it in this case. After looking at some other recipes online, I cut up a McIntosh apple and added it in for more sweetness. It was really good, a little spicy/sweet/savory all at once. I think a little bit of coconut milk would have made it over-the-top fantastic, but I didn't have any and it would have made it significantly less healthy. Simmered for ~20 min until the lentils were cooked (I had boiled them separately for a few minutes while I was making the curry base). Turned out great!
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Chocolate and Almond Biscotti

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2010
I dunno about this one. I had to blanch the almonds, then toast them and then start making this. Then, it was a super dry "dough" (can I even call it that?) that was hard to get to stick together - I even added an extra 1T of canola oil and liberally wet it with my hands and it was still problematic. Then when I pulled it out after baking round #1, sure enough it pretty much crumbled everywhere and ultimatel ended up more like a pile of crumbs than biscotti. The taste is good - but really, isn't this just a dried out chocolate chip cookie? - which is why I gave 2 stars, but the texture needs help, and for the amount of time this took I could have walked 3 mi. to the grocery store and bought some decent biscotti. For me, the effort was not worth the result; homemade biscotti isn't any better than what you'd get at a local coffee shop. I won't be making this again.
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Honey Lime Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2010
We grilled some chicken thighs after brining, and then used the honey-lime mixture as a glaze (added about 1t of fresh ginger to the sauce, since I had it on hand, and also about 1t of olive oil) and these were fantastic. The honey caramelized on the grill and made a nice, sweet crust. Was excellent with grilled sweet potato fries on the side. I will definitely make this again, and bring it to the next BBQ.
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Hugh's Dry Rub

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2010
I'm a big fan of this rub - I've used it on broiled steaks 3 times and every time it's turned out wonderful - just spicy enough so that when you take a bite its perfectly seasoned. It's also a good "basic" rub from which you can branch out and experiment with different ingredients; I've added both brown sugar and dried, chopped chipotle chilis to the rub and both worked very well.
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Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2010
This was the first time I've had Irish Soda Bread, so I'm not sure how it was supposed to taste. This came out like a cross between bread and a biscuit. It's good, but not terribly healthy so I'm not sure I'd make it again for that reason; it'd probably be easier just to make biscuits. As previous posters suggested, cooking it at a lower heat for longer might be better; my bread was done on the outside, but inside was little doughy for my taste (but still good). I didn't have buttermilk, so I stirred 1T lemon juice into 1c milk and let it sit for 5 min before adding to the dough. Didn't seem to hurt it at all. Also used butter because I didn't have any margarine; not sure how much of a difference that made.
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Black Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2010
Even with all of the add-ons mentioned in the reviews (cumin, tumeric, bell pepper, canned tomatoes, chicken broth, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce) this was still pretty underwhelming and trending towards bland. If my version was bland, I'd imagine that the recipe as written has got to be even more so. I gave 2 stars because it was edible, but no more because I was pretty disappointed in how this turned out - I've had rice & beans that were 100x more flavorful than this. Not sure why this recipe got such high reviews when nearly everyone had to add something in to it.
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Sauteed Swiss Chard with Parmesan Cheese

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2011
This was the first time I'd ever eaten swiss chard. I'd received it in a CSA box and wasn't totally sure whether to treat it more like kale or spinach. Made the recipe exactly as written (except halved the butter/oil) and really enjoyed it. Would definitely make this again, it was a delicious way to get some healthy greens into the diet.
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Fried Broccoli

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2011
4 stars because this was good and healthy and I will definitely make it again. However, maybe because I was using fresh broccoli, I cooked this for a while - even longer than suggested - and while the end result was really good, I'm not sure I'd call it "crispy" or "fried". I think sauteed or stir-fried broccoli might be a more apt description for this recipe. Really, a minor quibble though, because it was GOOD!
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Marinade for Steak I

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2011
I shrunk this recipe considerably and also reduced the oil to 1T and it was still fantastic after a 6 hour marinade on grilled sirloin steak. This marinade is good because it subtly flavors and tenderizes without overpowering the taste of the meat itself. That is, the steak still tastes like steak when you're done - just a really good one. I'll be using this one again.
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Asian Coleslaw

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2012
Delicious. I used about 1/2 the oil called for to lighten it up and was still really good. The second time around, added a grated apple into the slaw and used some sesame oil in place of some of the vegetable oil, and that was great too (apples + peanut butter = yum!). I've also used the dressing as a more traditional salad dressing, for an asian chicken salad or similar. This one's a keeper, mostly for the dressing; the rest of the ingredients can be modified for whatever you have handy.
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