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Easy Texas Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2011
This is seriously hot chili, and that's a good thing. Since the recipe doesn't specify color, I used a red bell pepper. I can't stand the texture of cooked tomatoes, so used paste and water. I like the heat, used all the jalepeno, browned with the red pepper for extra dimension. I can't wait to see how it tastes tomorrow. Thanks for a most excellent recipe. It's a keeper!
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Microwave Popcorn

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2011
I like the idea and know lots of people swear by this recipe, but it has never quite worked for me. I've tried it almost 10 times, and I'm sure I must be doing something wrong. I've done it with and without oil, with and without butter, but found that my best still leave half the kernels unpopped and the line between good and burned is quite fine for me. It's an interesting take, and I thank you for posting it. I have better results with Movie Star Popcorn.
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Movie Star Popcorn

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2011
I made this tonight for an "Oldest Recipe in your Recipe Box" challenge. I used exact ingredients called for, including cheap bagged popcorn, not a premium brand, that I've had for about 3 months, and tonight it came out better than when I used my old stovetop recipe when it was fresh. I let the oil come to almost smoking before adding the other ingredients and had no problems with burning butter as some others did. The finished corn had a slightly darker golden color than if the butter is added after popping, but the taste was perfect. I did follow one reviewer's advice and vented the steam 3 times while popping. I think this helped keep the corn tender. I used a 5-qt. stockpot as 1/2 cup seemed like a lot of corn for a 3 qt. pan. I think the larger bottom surface was a good thing, too. I only had 24 (I counted them) un-popped kernels. That measured out to 1 teaspoon, better than any other method I've ever tried. This recipe gave me much better results than the microwave popcorn recipe I tried. Hubs and I both really liked it, and this is going right into my "Easy Favorites" folder to be my standard popcorn recipe from now on. Thanks for sharing this easy, delicious recipe.
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Lemon Pepper Cod

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
I've made this twice in the last week. First time was as written, got rave reviews. The second time I used butter instead of oil, got even more raves. This dish is what I call 'stupid simple', and results in perfectly cooked, beautifully seasoned fish. DH wants it in my regular rotation. Great recipe!
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Napa Cabbage Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2011
Omitted almonds (had none), but otherwise as directed. Everyone liked it. My serving had no ramen, only sesame, as I can't eat gluten. Even so, I give my plate 5 stars, too. Very simple, easy, and without the ramen, very quick, too. I didn't miss it. I served with grilled Asian chicken and fried rice. Delicious, very light. Perfect meal.
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Mushroom Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2011
Normally, I don't give 5 stars to recipes that I tweak. However, this was so well-received it warrants an exception. I added about a 1/4 cup of cream and doubled the cornstarch (no arrowroot) to thicken it up a bit. Served over chopped steak and smashed 'taters. This was SO good that my mother's husband, who is on hospice care and has zero appetite, cleaned his plate. The man is also a VERY critical foodie. He now says that I'm an excellent cook. Thank you, Jimmi. You made my dinner!
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Marinated Flank Steak

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2011
Made as is, but oops, forgot the oil, so the garlic didn't really come through. Let it sit overnight in fridge. DH grilled it to med-rare and let it rest for 10 minutes, as we always do with flank steak to seal in the juices. Very tender and juicy. I'm docking 1 star because the predominant flavor was the soy sauce. I'll cut that in half next time. Leftover bits were gobbled from the cutting board during clean-up. That's a sure sign of a winning steak at my house! Thanks for the recipe.
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Marinated Flank Steak

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2011
Made as is, but oops, forgot the oil, so the garlic didn't really come through. Let it sit overnight in fridge. DH grilled it to med-rare and let it rest for 10 minutes, as we always do with flank steak to seal in the juices. Very tender and juicy. I'm docking 1 star because the predominant flavor was the soy sauce. I'll cut that in half next time. Leftover bits were gobbled from the cutting board during clean-up. That's a sure sign of a winning steak at my house! Thanks for the recipe.
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Fast & Easy Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2011
Not horrendous, as some reviewers said. Decent, but far too sweet. I will definitely make again, subbing 1 tsp. sugar instead of the honey. 2 tablespoons is just way too much. This is a good base to tweak, and couldn't be simpler to make.
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Exquisite Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2011
*UPDATE* I made this again tonight omitting the honey and using just 1 teaspoon sugar, doubling the red pepper to 1/4 teaspoon. Pizza Nirvana! In fact, it's so good I couldn't stop sampling it right out of the bowl. This sauce would be fabulous over meatballs, ravioli or any old pasta. I'm going to try it next week with some ground beef as a meat sauce. I may never go back to the long-cooking, made with all fresh vegetables and spices again. This is really good! *ORIGINAL REVIEW*Not horrendous, as some reviewers said. Decent, but far too sweet. I will definitely make again, subbing 1 tsp. sugar instead of the honey. 2 tablespoons is just way too much. This is a good base to tweak, and couldn't be simpler to make.
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Lemon Sauce for Salmon Patties

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2011
Followed the recipe exactly for use with Oregon Salmon Patties from AR. The sauce was bland and flavorless. Even after tripling the lemon juice and adding dill, it still completely masked the flavors in the fish patties, making the entire dish taste like nothing. The salmon patties were excellent with just a little lemon juice. I will not be making this again.
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Make Up Your Mind Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2011
I wasn't sure how to rate these potatoes. LOVE the method, but felt the seasonings just produced a mess, with no individual spices able to shine through. They just didn't sing. We had to stick them under the broiler for a few minutes to hurry them up, which turned out to be a good thing. Crispy outside, soft and tender inside, perfect texture. With fewer seasonings, this method will for sure replace my usual roasted potatoes, which sometimes come out too dry. Thanks for a great new way to roast potatoes!
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Bada Bing Bada Banged Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2011
I wasn't sure how to rate these potatoes. LOVE the method, but felt the seasonings just produced a mess, with no individual spices able to shine through. They just didn't sing. We had to stick them under the broiler for a few minutes to hurry them up, which turned out to be a good thing. Crispy outside, soft and tender inside, perfect texture. With fewer seasonings, this method will for sure replace my usual roasted potatoes, which sometimes come out too dry. Thanks for a great new way to roast potatoes!
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Dorthy's Salmon Patties

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2011
These were wonderful, just like my mother used to make. After mixing, I only needed to add about 1/4 cup of liquid to make them come out perfect. Also threw in a bit of black pepper and hot sauce, just because. I didn't bread the patties, just fried them right up. They were crispy outside, moist inside. Drizzled a little lemon juice over the finished product and dug right in. Thanks, JONNYLEN, for bringing back a favorite childhood comfort food.
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Oregon Salmon Patties

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2011
These were wonderful, just like my mother used to make. After mixing, I only needed to add about 1/4 cup of liquid to make them come out perfect. Also threw in a bit of black pepper and hot sauce, just because. I didn't bread the patties, just fried them right up. They were crispy outside, moist inside. Drizzled a little lemon juice over the finished product and dug right in. Thanks, JONNYLEN, for bringing back a favorite childhood comfort food.
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Island-Style Fried Rice

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2011
Very good. Used leftover rice, SPAM lite, no sausage, fresh pineapple and sadly, had no GF Oyster sauce, so subbed GF soy sauce, sriracha and a little honey. Added some peas for a veg. Was a little dry, but I blame the pineapple, no juice. Plus, as the entire SPAM-eating world knows, SPAM has to be cooked crispy. Will for sure make again, after I cook up some GF Oyster sauce. Will be super with that and canned pineapple with juice, plus mixed veg and double the onion! Thanks, Chen, for an easy complete meal. It's a winner, and so easy to tweak to taste.
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Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2011
I've tried many deviled egg recipes, but my family always says my own are better, so here they are. If you like your deviled eggs mild like egg salad, look elsewhere. These eggs bite back!
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Bacon Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2011
This was not a hit. Tasted like eggs with Ranch dressing and bacon. Much too bland. My DH asked "Where's the 'Devil'"? Deviled eggs should have some 'bite'. 2 stars for ease and it might please someone who thinks deviled eggs are too sharp tasting.
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Golden Sweet Cornbread

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2011
**Update** I've been making this for over a year now and have found new ways to use it. For corn muffins, don't use paper liners. Instead, use cooking spray and be generous. Then pour the batter right in. Your muffins will have a nice crisp browned crust. Yum! I also jazz the muffins by adding leftover pulled pork or (in mini-muffins) bits of hot dogs. The pulled pork muffins are amazing, thanks Chef John! Keep mustard on hand for dipping mini corn dog muffins, Kids gobble them up. Both are major winners! ** Original review - Made this tonight, subbing a combo of GF baking mix and GF bread flour for the AP flour. Everything else per recipe. Whole family loved it. DH loves Marie Callendar cornbread and said this is one I need to make again. BTW - I'm the only one who eats gluten free, the rest of the pack, DH, DS, DDIL and grands are all wheat-eaters. Even the 2 yr-old loved it. A definite winner. Thank you!
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Gluten Free Banana Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2011
When fresh out of the oven, DH complained the loaf was too light, although moist, but just not what banana bread should be. Next day, it was perfect. Seriously banana bread perfect. I've no idea why, but there it is. Next time I'll try just the 2 cups GF flour as originally called-for.
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