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Homemade Wonton Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2012
Amazing!! I made a few changes: for the wontons- I only used half the amount of pork and green onions, added savoy cabbage (a few handfuls as I did not have bok coy), and omitted the mushrooms, snow peas and shrimp (I served it with coconut shrimp...); for the broth, I boiled the chicken broth with a few splashes of soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper, garlic, and shrimp tail shells. The wontons are easy to make - they are time consuming but that's to be expected; I folded a few to save time and that method worked fine too. One additional change I made was to remove the wontons after cooking them and to stream in two beaten eggs- I love egg drop soup and with they are generally not combined, it turned out great! If you want to use all the pork mixture, I'd recommend making more broth - I used 12 cups of broth to 1/4 of the pork mixture. Overall, this is a keeper and so much better than most of the take-out places near me!
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Pina Colada III

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2012
Super easy and far better than a mix! Based on the reviews, I used cream of coconut (a 16 oz. can), rather than coconut milk and a whole can (16 oz.) of pineapple slices with the juice; I also omitted the sugar - which was a very good thing as it was extremely sweet. Overall great recipe! It's very desertish... so I'd suggest adding more ice to compensate. I served it with coconut shrimp and it was very nice.
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White Sauce for Pasta

Reviewed: May 28, 2011
I loved this sauce!! I needed something quick and basic -I also wanted something a bit healthier than traditional white sauces- this was perfect! My changes: I used 1% milk, omitted the butter granules (don't use them), and added a lot of chopped fresh herbs and powered garlic. It took a bit longer than I expected to thicken but it was worth the wait. My family loved it and it's a great base recipe that's easy to add seasonings to. I plan on using it in baked dishes and it's also a good dipping sauce for bread. Thanks for the great recipe!!
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Peppered Meatballs

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2011
These are wonderful meatballs! I've been making this recipe for years (thanks to having the Taste of Home book it's in) and my family loves them. The negative reviews really surprised me. I typically cut back on the pepper (personal preference) and omitted the cheese (didn't have any at the time) but other than that I follow the recipe. They always come out great and are eaten very quickly. To make them faster, I form them with a medium cookie scope (yields just over 2 dozen that way) and warm the sauce on the stove or in the microwave. I haven't served them over noodles yet but will try that soon. IMO, the sauce tastes great! I love the combination of cream of mushroom and sour cream. Overall, this recipe is a great alternative to the traditional BBQ/sweet-and-sour sauces most meatball recipes use. That's also a plus because most of my family hates sweet sauces with meat. This has become my go to recipe for meatballs. Quick, easy, and a great change from the status quo.
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2010
It's... edible. I used fresh garlic, rather than garlic powder and added a little dried minced onion; other than those changes, I followed the recipe exactly. To begin, it tastes nothing like a traditional alfredo sauce. I love cream cheese so I wasn't concerned about some of the reviews that said that flavor was strong -they were right. The cream cheese lends richness but it overpowers the other ingredients and creates an odd taste. I served the sauce with leftover chopped pork and whole wheat pasta. It wasn't bad, hence the two stars, but I wasn't rushing back for seconds. It's a decent basic white cream sauce that's easy to put together but be prepared to make adjustments. It needs something to make the flavors blend. As it is now, it tastes as if something is missing. If I make it again, I'll play with the seasonings. It's a good starting point for a creamy sauce but in no way is it comparable to alfredo.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu I

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
First time making this and it was wonderful! I was even told it was better than the gourmet butcher shop's version! Very easy to make. Some of the cheese came out but that's to be expected. I didn't have time but when I make it again, I'm going to put them in the fridge for a 1/2 hr before breading them (America's Test Kitchen said that'll make the chicken hold together without toothpicks). However, even with breading right away, they were great! The sauce was also wonderful!! I did cream of mushroom soup with sour cream and a little water. Nice additional flavor. However, the chicken was moist enough without so it's not necessary. Great recipe!! It's elegant and easy, what could be better?
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Omelet in a Mug

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2010
This sounded so odd, I had to try it! I love, love, love this recipe!! I'm a grad student who hates to wash dishes so I needed a quick, healthy breakfast that's fast to make and is easy to clean-up after - this is it! I added some roasted vegetables to mine and it was fantastic. One very important thing to remember - spray the mug! Nightmare if you don't... Also, do one at a time. I've tried making two at the same time and unless you're using the exact same coffee mugs, it doesn't work very well. I also added half & half like others suggested; the eggs stay nice and moist. Overall, my only complaint is that I didn't find this recipe sooner!
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Diane's Colcannon

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2010
Just made these for an Irish party and they were wonderful!! I loved the idea of dressing up standard mashed potatoes. I made these as a side dish for the "Beef and Irish Stout Stew" and the flavors worked nicely together. I wouldn't suggest topping these with stew, they are more of a stand alone type side dish. The flavors are fantastic together and my guests really got excited when they saw the bacon (especially the guys ;)). I'll be making these again soon with chicken, pork, etc.
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Beef and Irish Stout Stew

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2010
I made this over the weekend for an Irish themed party and it was a hit! (Already sent the recipe to a guest.) However, I'm giving it 4 stars because like many of the other reviewers, it didn't have as much flavor as I expected. I only made a few modifications: for a doubled batch, I added one bay leaf, 1 cup of beef broth (for the slow cooker), and 6 oz. of tomato paste; I also used extra stout Guinness. Also, since it was 92 degrees out when I made it, after deglazing the pan, I put it in the slower cooker for 8 1/2 hours on low - great tip from the other reviews, thanks! Other than those changes, I followed the recipe. It was very good and the gravy was thick enough that we ate it alone -without potatoes. Overall, really good recipe! The beer flavor is extremely intense the first night but mellows by day two (when I served it). This is a very nice alternative to traditional beef stew. The beer flavor can be a bit much for some people, but it's "...Irish Stout Stew," that flavor should be expected! In the end, this is a great recipe as is but it's also super easy to modify to your individual tastes. I'm definitely making this again!!
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Yummy Artichoke Dip

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2010
This is the best artichoke dip I've ever had! Before I tried this, I disliked marinated artichokes but I had some in the pantry and wanted an artichoke dip so I gave this a try; it completely changed my view on the marinade. This dip is extremely quick to put together -great for parties- and I always have the ingredients around. I made this first for a holiday and everyone loved it. Really, really good!
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Grilled Sausage with Potatoes and Green Beans

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2010
Amazing! I made it for my family tonight and everyone loved it! I changed a few things: 3 baking potatoes replaced the red ones, two cans of green beans rather than fresh ones, and 2 yellow onions rather than just the one. I agree with others, it's a little light on the meat... however, I'd suggest cutting the sausage lengthwise, then into pieces, rather than the suggested slice size (or just add more meat :)). Overall, supper fast and easy. Everything cooked perfectly on the grill (20ish minutes at between 450-475 degrees). I will definitely be making this again soon. I loved the amount of flavor, given how few ingredients were in it. Glad it can be made in an oven but the grill worked perfectly. Great summer recipe!! (Added bonus - Little or NO CLEANUP!)
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Jalapeno Popper Spread

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2009
Wonderful! Made this dip for Thanksgiving and my family loved it. It's goes together very quickly and tastes great! Odd mix of ingredients but the flavor is amazing (not to hot). Will be making this again.
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Stuffed French Toast I

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2009
Really nice twist on a classic. Made this for a family breakfast and everyone loved the Irish cream flavor and the the texture of the cream cheese. Only thing I left out was the orange marmalade. Great, easy recipe! Thanks!
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Hummus III

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2009
Amazing hummus! I never understood why people liked hummus before I tried this recipe. I made this version for some friends and now I make it all the time. The flavor is great (perfect amount of tahini) and it's so simple. One thing I changed was that I use some of the bean liquid to thin it out a bit and slightly reduced the lemon juice -personal preference. Other than that, great recipe! Thanks!
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Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2009
Wonderful recipe! These were so easy to make and taste great! Few changes: I used a 1/2 lb block of pepper jack cut into 12 pieces (all I had), plain flour, and due to the flavored cheese, I didn't season the breadcrumbs (just the sauce). I also double dipped them as other people here suggested. Overall, great recipe, really cheesy and hardly any mess! I'll never waste money on restaurant cheese sticks again.
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