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Southern-Style Crowder Peas

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2014
I don't know why people would rate a recipe they didn't follow. Crowder peas are nothing like blackeyed peas. This recipe is perfect, the way it is. I was concerned about the amount of garlic powder, so I put half in and ended up putting the rest in. Glokey hit the nail on the head with this one.
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Mom's Purple-Hull Peas

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2014
Almost gave it four stars because I only put a teaspoon of sugar in them and they were plenty sweet enough. I didn't get to my greenhouse yesterday to pick my okra, so today they were 8 and 9 inches long. They grow so fast here that they were still tender and flavorful so I used them. This is my new favorite side dish. My 96 year old father who compares all my cooking to his mom's said, "Hey, these are really good." and came back for seconds. That's like winning the Pillsbury Cook-off.
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Italian Pizza Dough

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2014
I wasn't sure how to rate this. I didn't follow it very well. I started out with the intention of following it, but discovered I didn't have any eggs. Turns out, I'm glad I didn't. The egg makes the dough too cakeish. I wanted a lighter dough. I substituted about a quarter cup of hot tap water. The step I liked was stirring the oil and flour together. It seems to lighten the crust. I also didn't knead it but about two minutes. The more you knead it, the smaller and more uniform the holes in the crust made by the yeast are. I wanted more variation. It was easily elastic enough. It turned out just right as far as texture goes. Next time I'll add a bit more salt. I also don't understand people who want tons of flavor in the crust. Isn't that what you put the stuff on top for?
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Chef John's Italian Meatballs

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2014
Excellent, Chef John does it again. I didn't have ground pork but I had some Italian sausage, so I left out the Italian herbs. I figure they'd be pretty close. They were great. My Dad who never says anything unless you pry it out of him popped up and said "Hey, these aren't bad, not bad at all." That's as good as you get from him.
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How to Make Homemade Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2014
I used to go to a pizza joint in Dallas the made the best pizza ever. Their sauce made the pizza. When they closed because of the death of the owner, I asked one of the son's what made their sauce to good. He said two things that other don't use. Anchovies and caraway seeds. I made this recipe and at the last minute remembered the seeds. I added about a third teaspoon of freshly crushed Caraway seed. Man, dats some good sauce! Blender Woman, If you're that picky, cut back on the pepper, don't dog the recipe.
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Easy Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2014
Well, this is the closest as I've been able to find to my grandmother's recipe. I,,,,we only have fried green tomatoes when we have Catfish and hushpuppies. I salt the slices for a while and dab off the water. Then I put them in flour and let them set for a while. Before making the hushpuppies, I dredge the catfish in the cornmeal/salt and pepper, and let them set a while. I then dredge the tomatoes in the flour and let them set. I set the table and heat up the deep fryer, then I dip the tomatoes into the egg/milk (instead of water) and then into the cornmeal. I let them set. Each time you let the flour or cornmeal set, it "glues" itself to the food. I then mix up the flour egg/milk and cornmeal with some baking powder and minced onion, onion powder and make the hushpuppy dough. Well, I got off the subject, but I hope this helps someone.
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Hot German Potato Salad III

Reviewed: May 29, 2014
At 7, my family was transferred to Germany. (Army Brat) I learned to enjoy food there. My first taste of German Potato salad was there. As I remember, the lady used cider vinegar and that's what I always used. I saw this recipe and thought I'd try it. Of course, I had to cut it down, but it was excellent. I did make more sauce and cut down the sugar. I read through all the recipes and this was the only one that looked right. Thanks.
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Mongolian Beef I

Reviewed: May 23, 2014
I added a tiny bit of grated ginger to the marinade the second time I made it and liked it better.
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Chicken, Garlic, and Sundried Tomato Pasta

Reviewed: May 23, 2014
I only had sundried tomatoes in oil but it came out perfect. I'll definitely do this again.
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Beef and Vegetable Stew

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2014
I've made this twice and both times my picky father said it was the best stew he's ever had. That's something coming from a 96 year old that thinks no one can cook anything better than his mother. The only changes I made was to use a handful of little red potatoes instead of regular potatoes and fresh green beans instead of peas. I put the green beans in at the same time as the potatoes which I cut in half. The herbs and seasonings were just fine. Just watch how big a sprig of rosemary you use, and if the bay leaves are small, throw in an extra.
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Authentic New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2014
Love this stuff. I don't ever use shortening, but olive oil works just as well.
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Roux-Based Authentic Seafood Gumbo with Okra

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2014
I thought I'd try someone else's recipe for gumbo, but I'm gonna go back to mine. I knew I was making a mistake when I grabbed the worchestershire sauce. Yuk! I like it in some things, but not gumbo. Also, I use a pound of Andouie sausage, which I like to render some of the fat out of and use it in the roux. I add the meat of a couple chicken thighs, diced Cod instead of catfish. I like the way it holds together and absorbs the flavors. It's my "clean out the fridge" gumbo so I throw in some diced ham if I have it. The okra goes in early enough to break up and the shrimp dead last. For heaven's sake, if you burn the roux, start over. Any Cajun knows file gumbo is going to be thicker. It's supposed to be so, it sticks better to rice.
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Corn Fritters

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2014
These were great. If you want desert, do like others and put a bunch of sugar in them on them and around them, but if you want a delicious side dish for some good southern cooking, these are the bomb. For breakfast, add more flour and baking powder, sugar and vanilla. Make flat patties and fry them in a pan. Syrup 'em up and enjoy.
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Campbell's Kitchen Tuna Noodle Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2014
I've made this twice and the last time I used the fat free soup. BLAAH! Won't make that mistake again.
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Stephen's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2014
Excellent! I used only dark chocolate and chopped almonds, but the recipe worked out perfectly and tasted great. I'm sure you can make it a variety of ways. Since it's only my father and me, I'm going to shape and freeze part of the recipe and I'll let you know how it worked.
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Ghirardelli® Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2013
I'll never understand why someone who doesn't follow a recipe and changes the ingredients, trashes the recipe. To anyone considering making this, I will be rich, DUH! and it will take time to make, DUH! You do have to do it right. BUT, it's totally worth it. A rich raspberry sauce on the plate and a light dusting of powder sugar make a five star appearance your guest will be thrilled at.
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2013
I've been making this for years, but I never put butter in it.
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Sophie's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2013
Wowzers! I've never made zucchini bread before so I didn't know exactly how. This was the first recipe I tried and it was great. I read all the reviews and so I added 1/4 tsp of nutmeg. I cut the oil in half and used a heavy half a cup of crush PINAPPLE. I do this with my carrot cakes to. I also thought I'd like it a bit lighter so I used a teaspoon of baking powder instead of the quarter tsp. I only have one large loaf pan so I made muffins out of the rest of the batter like someone else did. They were fantastic. I may just make muffins. The crusty tops are the best parts.
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Curried Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2013
This was really good but I used Ethiopian curry powder. My face melted. The next day wasn't too pleasant either. Next time I'll use regular curry with just a touch of the hot stuff.
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Easy Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2013
Great, but I add frozen mixed vegetables to make it a one-pot meal. Some chopped red bell pepper is a nice addition to.
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