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Karyn's Cream of Crab Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2011
This is my new favorite recipe for crab soup! Some bisques are too rich or thick and some soups are too thin and not full-flavored. This recipe is this the perfect blend! The only changes I made to the recipe were to add a little more sherry and I used light cream in place of heavy whipping cream because that's what I had on hand. Even with the slight changes, it was great! This was a deliciously-seasoned soup and my family really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!
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Tomato, Basil, and Feta Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2010
This is a delicious and refreshing salad. I prepared everything the day before serving and refrigerated. Just before serving, I added the feta cheese. The only changes I made were to add extra feta (about 1/3 cup), use beefsteak tomatoes (seeded) in place of roma, and purple onion in place of the scallions. (I also didn't fully peel my cucumbers, but left some strips of green on them for the added color.) I made these substitutions in order to use what I had on hand. The fresh basil definitely adds the finishing touch to this salad. I would recommend using white balsamic vinegar, if available, to keep the colors of the veggies bright. This is a GREAT recipe and we'll be using it often!
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Garlic Alfredo Tilapia

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2010
This is a simple yet delicious way to serve Tilapia! I had my dinner ready in about 15 minutes...which is amazing for me! I season my fillets with either Penzey's Northwoods Seasoning or Penzey's Jerk seasoning and while it's baking, I make up a quick home-made Alfredo Sauce with 1/4 cup of butter, some fresh garlic, 1/2 cup of half & half, 3/4 cup good Parmesan (grated) and a little Italian seasoning. (Just saute the garlic in the butter over med/high heat, then add the other ingredients, stirring until blended.) This recipe is definitely a keeper - thanks for a new way to serve up Tilapia!
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Grilled Chicken Salad with Seasonal Fruit

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2010
This made a delicious and satisfying summer meal. After reading some other reviews, I decided to marinate my chicken in a mixture of white wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, orange juice, seasoning blend (I used Penzey's Mural of Flavor) and a little honey. The chicken was juicy and tender with a great flavor. I also used raspberry wine vinegar, a little less sugar, and no onion in the dressing. It was such a nice complement to the strawberries, pecans, & chicken! I grilled a few pieces of garlic toast alongside the chicken the last minute or two of grilling and ended up with a wonderful, warm-weather meal! Thanks for the recipe - it's sure to become a "go-to" meal especially in the summer months!
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Southern Gumbo

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2010
This is the first time I've ever tried making gumbo (at my husband's request - it's his favorite) so I wanted to find a recipe that was both true to tradition and easy enough to dulplicate. This is it! The family loved this gumbo! The only changes I made were to add a large can of diced tomatoes (undrained) in place of the stewed tomatoes; and I used herb-seasoned chicken sausage in place of pork sausage. For the salt-to-taste, I used Penzey's Special Seasoned Sea Salt - and that added a great flavor as well! Thank you so much for this recipe msjena! (You've made my husband's day! :-)
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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2010
This is a great recipe for making scones and can be changed up to suit your tastes. I cut the recipe in half (using 1 small egg rather than a large egg) and made 12 smaller scones out of the dough. I also substituted 1/2 cup butterscotch chips and 1/2 cup chocolate chips for the raisins and brushed the unbaked scones with beaten egg white and sprinkled with sanding sugar for a more dessert-like scone. These are nice and moist but bake up golden brown as well. I took the advice of some other reviewers and was careful not to overmix/overknead the dough. This has definitely become my "go-to" recipe for scones!
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Curried Mango Chicken

Reviewed: May 15, 2010
I used a little extra mango chutney (about 3/4 c.) but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Served this over rice pilaf and everyone loved it! Easy recipe and excellent flavors!
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2010
Delicious potato soup! This is a great way to use up leftover ham. We made the soup with red potatoes (skins left on) and added some fresh, steamed broccoli and about 1 1/2 cups shredded Colby cheese. I like the way this recipe can be changed up in many different ways. Family loved it!
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Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2010
Great recipe - LOVED the Mango Salsa and I'm planning on making some more to serve the next time I grill pork tenderloin. We made fish tacos out of this recipe by placing shredded purple cabbage on a flour tortilla and then topping with the fish and salsa. The only change I made was to use an anaheim pepper instead of a jalapeno (didn't have jalapeno on hand) and because my mango was a little under-ripe, I microwaved my salsa for 1 minute on 80% power just to bring out the juice a little. Dinner was delicious!
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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2010
Delicious cake and very moist - tastes more like 'from scratch' than from a mix. I used fat-free sour cream to cut back on some of the calories and followed another reviewer's suggestion of using sugar-free pudding mix - it turned out great! This is one of the few cake recipes I've tried that comes right out of the pan without tearing or breaking apart. I'd like to try this method with some different flavors of cake mix and pudding...spice & butterscotch -or- strawberry. Thanks for the recipe!
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Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2010
This recipe was so unbelievably easy I didn't think it could possibly turn out...I was wrong! My family thought the chicken was so tender and flavorful that this recipe now trumps my barbecued pulled pork! I followed the recipe exactly as written (using either Sweet Baby Rays, Jack Daniels, or Sticky Fingers sauce) but also threw in some chopped sweet onions. After I shredded the chicken, I ladled some of the juices over it; then took a ladleful of the cooking juices and mixed it with some more of the bottled barbecue sauce to make a thicker sauce for serving. We used the chicken in flour tortilla wraps with lettuce and some shredded cheddar. Delicious - thanks for the recipe!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2010
Delicious and very easy! I made it the first time exactly as it was written and it was great - next time I didn't have the beer so I substituted 1/2 cup dry white wine and 1/2 cup chicken stock. Also added and extra can of diced tomatoes, doubled the corn, and made it thicker with a can of cream of chicken soup - it was great with the changes as well! Love that you can change this soup up to suit your particular taste - and I love that you just put the chicken breast fillets in the crockpot whole...a real time-saver. (I've even put them in still somewhat frozen and they turn out beautifully!) Thanks for another terrific soup to add to my collection!!
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