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Warm Mushroom Spread

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2009
this is a mushroom stroganoff-obviously a good recipe. try this twist.make a light roux of butter and flour.set aside. finely dice mushrooms and saute in butter w/ some chopped parsley & a small clove of garlic grated in at end, deglaze pan with a tsp or 2 of sherry to which you add a cup of heavy cream in place of sour cream. cook over low heat stirring constantly, adding a tsp or so of roux at a time until the mixture is fairly thick. let cool. this is the basis for stuffing into mushroom caps that have been pre sauteed, cooled and then topped with freshly shredded parmesan cheese. bake in medium hot oven until cheese is melted, about 10-15 min. if you like escargots this recipe is incredible with a snail or 2 stuffed into each of the holes in an escargot dish, then fill with mushroom mixture and top whole dish with lots of the fresh grated parm. bake 20 min in hot oven-serve with hot crusty French bread.this is to die for!
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Red Skinned Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2011
Hey, this is my basic potato salad recipe!...with a few additional items:you gotta chop up a sweet green pepper, and mix a tsp. of dijon mustard and 1 or more grated garlic cloves to the mayo before gently mixing in with the veggies. I also cut the bacon and egg amounts in half, but that's really dependent on your taste. One last suggestion, use Vidalia onions. Not to be vain but this is by far THE BEST potato salad I have ever eaten. The tweeks are my own but my 1st Mother in law gets the credit for the basic recipe.
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Jim's Old Fashioned Oyster Dressing

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2011
It sounds delicious, tho i haven't made it yet. Off the top of my head i would probably use Pepperidge Farm white bread for the sweet taste and the heavier texture than most soft breads or a French bread that is a few days old. Otherwise, i can almost taste how good it will be!
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Creamy Escargot Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2012
i have not made this yet so my rating is based on how i think it will taste - but it sounds delicious. just off the top of my head tho' i would definitely add a clove or 2 of garlic-grated or minced and sauteed in butter-and very important...throw in a bay leaf while cooking and remove before serving-these 2 items will really add to the flavor of the snails.i plan to make this tonite for dinner.-Carina
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Lobster de Jonghe

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2012
surely you meant butter and not margarine in your directions.NEVER substitute anything but butter in lobster recipes(and in my book, any recipes) unless you are on a strict diet from your M.D.
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Irish-Style Lamb Stew

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2010
The only thing missing is the garlic-at least 2-3 cloves (or more, depending on size of cloves).Garlic is essential to any lamb dish. Otherwise this is a perfect lamb stew.
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Phyllo Turnovers with Shrimp and Ricotta Filling

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2009
many people said there was something missing-needed more flavor, more kick, etc. NOBODY suggested trying the addition of garlic in with the vegetables, and possibly bacon-then you'd have the typical ingredient basis for a Cajun dish(onions, green peppers, celery, garlic and bacon)- oh and possibly a bay leaf just sitting in the pan while you're sauteeing the veggies(and then removed). i haven't tried it yet but will soon and will get back to you with the results. if anyone does try it with my suggestions let us all know how it worked out. thanks for the recipe
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Dutch Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2011
I didn't make this particular recipe but am giving it only 3 stars because i grew up on it (in Holland it's called hutspot-pronounced 'hoots-pot'-literal meaning is hodge-podge) and it's just not my thing anymore. this recipe looks to be much better than the one my parents served tho, with the fried onions and sour cream. the basic recipe is simply mashed potatoes and carrots with butter and a little nutmeg.
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