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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2009
I made this early last week and have been thinking about this dish everyday since. I cut in half, soaked the quinoa for 20 minutes or so. I used about 1/2 the cumin and toasted it with the quinoa as it sauteed. I love cumin, but not everyone does. A smaller dose is just enough to add a delicious flavor, and no one has any idea that the flavor is cumin. Added the corn and beans at the same time - cooked the whole dish about 10 less then suggested. Also subbed parsley for the cilantro - love cilantro but was using what I had on hand.
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Margaritas

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2007
I rated this years ago. It was the top rated review but it mysteriously dissappeared so I'll try again. Ever since I found this recipe my search for the perfect Margarita has ended! In my former life I spend many, many years bartending in a popular restaurant know for it's signature drinks. Despite that experience I struggled to duplicate a decent margarita at home. I didn't have the secret spice mix, none of the (expensive) mixes out there even came close, and messing with all of those limes and sugar was, well, a mess! Search no more folks, this is sooo easy and makes the perfect Margarita to boot. Ialways add a splash of O.J. to the blender. To make it "golden" sub Gran Marnier or Cointrau (sp?) or a combo of both for the Triple Sec. In the summer I often replace half of the ice with frozen chunks of watermelon and it is devine! If you prefer your margarita on the rocks, cut the recipe with 1/2 h20, put in a shaker with ice, shake shake shake and pour into your ice filled glass.
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Creamy Dill Cucumber Toasties

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2007
Disappeared at a shower. Really yummy. After making using the original recipe, I now use fresh dill instead of dried and use salt, white pepper, and a little bit of onion and garlic powder instead of the italian dressing mix.
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Fourth of July Bean Casserole

Reviewed: May 25, 2007
This is always a crowd pleaser and a great dish to take along. I skip the white sugar and instead of ground beef/bacon I use a pound of spicey sausage.
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Fruit Cobbler

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2006
LOVED IT!!!!! This will repace my old cobbler recipe. So easy too. I used probably 6 cups of peaches and a touch of blueberries. Some of the peaches were a tad hard so I sprinkled the tiniest bit of cinnamon sugar onto the fruit - maybe 1/2 teaspoon. Perfecto!! I'll be making this again, and again, and again. Thanks!
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Barbecued Shredded Beef

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2006
Made for a crowd and it was a big hit! I used this recipe doubling the meat to about 6 pounds. When meat was cooked I separated it from the juice, chilled the broth to separate the fat, shredded the beef and added about 3/4 of the juice back into the meat (the meat soaks up the juice!) and some of my home made BBQ sauce.
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Best of the Best Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2006
I agree, these ARE the best!! My modifications; no buttermilk on hand so subbed regular 1% milk with a sqeeze of lemon juice in it, did not crush berries, added 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest, and sprinkled raw turbinado sugar on the top instead of white sugar. I'm don't have a huge sweet tooth yet I kept coming back to these taking a small piece of a muffin - before I knew it the muffin had disappeared b4 my eyes!!
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Mashed Potato Salad

Reviewed: May 31, 2006
Great summer fare! I find that about 3 lbs. total weight of the potatoes is about right for this recipe. I use 1/2 the mustard called for, add 1 hardboiled egg(that I put through my ricer), sub red pepper for the green, and sub dill pickles, chopped fine with a touch of the pickle juice. I also use reduced fat sour cream and mayo with excellent results.
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Pepperoncini Beef

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2006
"Awesome" commented my hubby and daughter repeatedly. Perfect for the busy household - super easy and great to have in the fridge for days when there is a lot of coming and going. I browned the meat first, put in crock and sprinkled with granulated garlic and onion and some black pepper then the jar of peppercini's (mild). We shredded it for sandiwiches. Baguette, mushrooms, jack cheese and some BBQ and broiled open-faced. Leftovers freeze well and would be a good filling in Burritos, enchiladas, quesidillas, etc.
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Homemade Shake and Bake Mixture

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2006
My hubby loves shake and bake and said "tastes just like shake n bake, only better". Great kid food too. Tender, moist, no trans fats here folks. I cut the recipe in half and used approx 1/2 of that on a cut up whole chicken. I sprinkled the chicken with H20 b4 shaking, and sprayed the cooking sheet with oil. At 400 degrees whole pieces of chicken take about 40 minutes in my oven, boneless pieces about 20 minutes.
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Thousand Island Dressing II

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2006
I cut this recipe in half. Easy enough! I felt like something was missing so added some horseradish and it was much more to my liking. Didn't taste hot . . . just better. No more buying thousand island dressing once or twice a year (for making reubens sp?) only to throw most of the bottle away a few months later.
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2006
Very good. Followed advice and upped the flour to 1 1/2 cups, and the baking soda to 1 teaspoon. Kept the salt at 1 teaspoon cuz I use unsalted butter. Also used 1/2 butter, 1/2 butter flavored crisco - We are not big on nuts in cookies so we subbed extra chips - the swirled with white chocolate kind - the other cup semi sweet. Did not park in the fridge at all and had no problems with spreading issues. About 12 minutes later perfect! Crispy on the outside, chewy inside.
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Fish Tacos

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2006
Tell your friends, tell your neighbors . . . have them over for dinner, this stuff is YUMMO!!! I think this may very well be my favorite recipe that I have gotten from this site. I did salt the fish after frying. My modifications to the sauce: I used nonfat yogurt, light mayo, pickled jalepeno, subbed mexican oregano, added some ancho powder . . . we couldn't get enough! The sauce is an important component - the ingredients may sound a bit odd to some but it works to a T. Can't wait to have it again!
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Blackened Fish

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2006
Great blk seasoning mix! We were the lucky recipients of some Halibut our friends brought back from a fishing expedition in Alaska. We used this mix and were rubbing our tummies!
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Brown Sugar Smokies

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2006
I have made these a few times now. These are going to be the first to disappear at your appetizer table. People LOVE these!! I always use toothpicks for skewers and cut the bacon into thirds. A big pan will take 45- min. to an hour to cook. They will crisp up even further after removing from the oven. Enjoy!!!
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Big Al's Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2005
We really enjoyed this. Found this while looking for a easy recipe using what I had on hand for a last minute BBQ with my young nieces. They loved it! Used strips of chicken breast, didn't use egg substitute, only used 1 teaspoon salt - I think the 1 Tablespoon salt might be a typo. Only marinated a few hours cuz that's all I had time for.
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Valerie's Fruit Dip

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2005
Great party food! This is my favorite fruit dip - so much better then the marshmallow fluff type. Someone ALWAYS wants the recipe. I use ff pudding/light cool whip/light cream cheese and 1% milk. Great with fruit skewers of strawberries, canteloupe, pineapple. Also great with apples.
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Grilled Asparagus with Orange Wasabi Dressing

Reviewed: May 27, 2005
Mmmm Mmmmm good!!! Didn't have cabbage so I served on a bed of shredded raddicchio. The contrasting colors was beautiful and the flavor amazing. Easy too! Great recipe idea for company. Cooks quickly so can be thrown on the grill when the meat is removed.
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Corn Fritters

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2004
These were great! I came across this recipe looking for a way to use up my fresh corn for a light supper. I think the 1/4 tespoon sugar may be a typo. I used 1/4 cup sugar and subbed fresh corn cut from two ears. Pan fried in a little oil and topped with a little butter and honey. Paired this with sliced tomatoes with fresh mozz and basil. Perfect!
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Enchiladas

Reviewed: May 24, 2004
My family REALLY enjoyed this. Great weeknight type of meal. When I cook Mexican I usually lean toward more authentic - but you don't always have the time for that! I have to admit that I was very skeptical of the cream of chicken soup - but with the mozz., the sauce reminded me of the white cheese sauce you sometimes get at Mexican restaurants. I used the low fat cream soup, 1 pound on meat, added ancho, black pepper, white onion, corn and diced red pepper to the meat mix. I also drizzled some red enchilada sauce on top of the dish, along with diced green onion and cilantro. Definate do again. Tasty and easy to boot!!
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