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Basic Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2001
I don't always have the lemon juice on hand, so I omit it. I also toast the almonds in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350 which gives them a lot more flavor. We love onions so I also add a small minced onion to the mix. Delish!
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Cucumbers in Sour Cream

Reviewed: May 20, 2010
I make a very similar Cucumber Salad but instead of soaking overnight I peel, slice super thin into a colander over a bowl and sprinkle generously with salt. Put a bowl or dish on top of the cucumbers to press out the liquid. Let stand for a good hour or more. Mix up your dressing in the meantime--I always add fresh dill 1/3 cup or so and Fresh parsley also about 1/3 cup or so. Sugar to taste. I like to let the dressing and drained cukes meld so usually make this in the morning for an evening meal. Delicious with Steaks and Baked potatoes!!---I usually do my potatoes by slicing them into thick disks and inserting onion between each disk. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and fresh cracked pepper, then drizzle with olive oil right into the foil packet. throw on the grill for 45 - 60 min---so deelish!
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Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
Must use Williams Original Chili Seasoning. Excellent! Also used Medium Pace Picante and doubled the whole thing. I REALLY liked this chili and I have been making chili for years---many with lots more ingredients and more work and I honestly like this one much better. I did add about a cup of diced poblanos for some nice color as well. So so good!
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Tex-Mex Turkey Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2011
This was wonderful. I used a smoked bone in turkey breast which added a whole dimension to the soup. I didn't have corn so I added diced green pepper. I also added 2 tsps of my homemade chili powder mix and 1 tsp cumin and 1 tsp oregano. My hubby loved it as he had a cold and he could still taste this delicious soup.
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2011
OK--so I doubled (maybe a bit less) the homemade curry mix (2 tsp grd tumeric, 1 tsp grnd cumin,1 tsp grd coriander, 1/2 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp grd ginger or several tblsp fresh ginger like 4 tblsp, 1/2 tsp, salt 1/4 tsp grd cloves, and 1/4 tsp grd nutmeg.
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The Real Mojito

Reviewed: May 28, 2012
Hubby and I had these years ago down in Key West where Hemingway was said to have consumed these in mass quantities. I like to put a bit of sugar in the glass (tall pint type) with the mint leaves as it helps to pull the oil out of the mint when muddling. I then add mint simple syrup to taste. (easy to make, just add mint to the syrup at the end of your cooking time and let steep for 15 minutes) Also you can use plain water or seltzer or sprite or whatever tickles your palate. These are dangerous and super yum!
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Kay's Spaghetti and Lasagna Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2010
Great basic recipe that you can tweak to your heart's content!. I used 4 14.6 oz cans of varying tomatoes... 1 Stewed Tom, 1 petitie diced garlic & olive oil, 1 diced italian style and 1 fire roasted diced. I am using spicy Turkey Italian sausage, removed from the casing. 1 tsp sugar as this was already a bit sweet, recipe amts of garlic, basil and oregano and 2 sm bay leaves, only 1.5 peppers (I actually buy these on sale, wash, dice and keep a huge bag in the freezer--red, yellow and green or poblano-so just grabbed 2 handfuls-ish). It sure smells like HEAVEN....still simmering but we keep sampling. Great proportions, just watch the sweetness and adjust to your taste!!
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Cabbage Beef Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2010
Made this again today (04/25/10) as we all just loved it. I now call it my Stuffed Cabbage soup as I have also thrown in some leftover rice--1/2 to 3/4 cup. And with the Paprika and other seasonings it really does taste a bit like stuffed cabbage. I always saute onions (usually add celery too) until a bit of browning occurs then add the beef. Once the beef is drier and brown I add the paprika and cumin and let them toast a bit before adding all the liquid. REALLY GOOD!!!! Just made this for dinner on a rather blustery spring day and it was very good. I made some changes like adding 3 carrots chopped, a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes, 1 14.5 oz can tomato sauce, 1/2 to 1 tsp basil, 1/2 to 1 tsp oregano, 1 tblsp sweet paprika, a few bay leaves, 1 tsp garlic powder (didn't have fresh) and a good sprinkling of cayenne pepper as we like a bit of zip. Also used Jamison's Beef soup Base and about 18 oz of beef stock. I then rinsed the tomato and Bean cans and added that water to the pot,--super thick and smokey delicousness. Hubby had two big bowls!
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Chicken and Stuffing

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2006
I have made this many times and we love it. I usually don't add pimentos as I never have them in the house. Also my hubby does not like mushrooms so I omit those but I add extra veggies like carrots or fresh red pepper. I also only use 1/2 to 1/3 of the butter called for for the stuffing and add chicken broth to make 1 cup.
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Garlic Croutons

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2005
I am updating my review on 02/23/2008. What I have been doing lately is using the Italian Butter recipe on this site when making these croutons and it is delicious. Use 1 T of Italian butter instead of herbs and garlic. Super! I have made these wonderful croutons several times now and they are always delicious! I use about 3/4 parts olive oil and 1/4 part Smart Balance Margarine. I use garlic powder and dried italian herbs---superb!
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BLT Dip

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2012
Oh boy....this was so delicious. While I never usually use full fat mayo or sour cream, I did use both full fat versions when I made this for our trip to Ravinia last night. I also used a lower sodium Oscar Mayer because that's what I had in the house. I finely diced the tomato after removing the seeds and let them drain in a paper towel. I added this when I added the bacon and the dip did get a bit thinner but was perfect for the wheat thins. Also had some chopped romaine that we put on each cracker-full! Really made it taste like mini BLTs!! I will definitely be making this again.
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Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2012
I was looking for a pot roast recipe I could adjust for my Mom's gluten intolerance and this was it! I used corn starch instead of flour and left out the mushrooms as my hubby doesn't like them. I will make those separately with bacon and onion. Added about 1/4 cup red wine and homemade chicken stock. It smells divine! I will also make mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and boston lettuce with sour cream herb dressing---super YUM for a sunday dinner.
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2011
Oh my gosh!! Super yummy, moist delicious-ness. Cut up 3 carrots, 3 celery stalks, a med onion and threw this in the crockpot. Added about 2 tblsp butter. Rubbed the 6.5 - 7 lb breast with low sodium Mrs. Grass onion soup mix. Meant to add more seasoning like Thyme, sage, or Poultry but completely forgot about this part. cooked breast side up for 1 hour on high, turned breast down for 1 hr on high and then about 6 hours on low. Made Mashed Potatoes, and roasted some more carrots, celery, onion and a fennel bulb cut up and tossed with EVOO, sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Served with the Crockpot juice ladled over the top. WOW!
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Jen's Heavenly Egg Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2011
This was very delicious! I loved the tang of the Lemon juice but left out the yellow mustard. I also used a bit of spanish onion as that was all I had but easy to adjust and still yummy.
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Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2009
This is now our Thanksgiving Stuffing every year. Dad and my Hubby love it as do I. I follow the recipe fairly faithfully as far as quantities but... 1. I don't usually add the turkey liver 2. I use Pepperidge Farm sage and onion or Herbed (non cube) style stuffing instead of fresh bread. 3. I have used both Turkey Brats and Jimmie Dean Sage sausage or a combo. Lately I have been making it exclusively with the Dean Sage sausage. 4. Use fresh herbs from the garden (double qty) as we are usually in Florida for Thanksgiving with the folks. 5. Never stuff the turkey but make this in a separate casserole--covered for most of the cooking time and remove the lid so we get a nice crust for the last 15-30 minutes depending on how many servings I have made. The fresh apple, Turkey Sausage, fresh parsley and dried cranberries really combine so beautifully flavor-wise. Delicious with Mom's turkey gravy!
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The Perfect Mai Tai

Reviewed: May 26, 2009
I made this over the weekend to RAVE reviews---followed the recipe (almost) exactly. I had thought about leaving the 151 out but after taste tests we all decided it needed the extra oompf! Really super yummy. I buy the Orgeat at my local liquor store and, my one change, used Dole Orange Pineapple juice as a Mai Tai does really need that pineapple flavor for me. juicing the 10 limes resulted in about 1 and1/4 cups lime juice--but I have an electric citrus juicer which makes this much easier---might try Nellies Key lime juice in a pinch.
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Fried Cabbage II

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2012
Delish! I only had about a small half cabbage leftover so sliced that thin, 1 sm onion diced, and used about 1/2 Easter Polish sausage from Paulina Meat Market chopped. Over Med ht 2 tblsp bacon fat sizzled and added onion until soft then added sausage to brown up a bit. Added cabbage. Made a slurry of water, salt and pepper and stirred that in. after covered simmering for 15-20 min, heaven! served this with brown rice and hubby loved it.
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Fruity Curry Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2010
Good basic recipe which I changed for our tastes and what I had on hand. Used 4 small chix brst halves, 2 celery stalks diced, 1/2 lg diced honeycrisp apple, 2 tblsp diced sweet onion, fresh grd pepper, 3 t of homemade curry powder (2 t tumeric, 1 t cumin, 1 t coriander, 1/4 t grd clove, 1/4 t nutmeg, 1/2 t cayenne, 1/2 t grd ginger,1/2 t salt) oven toasted slivered almonds, raisins, splash of lime juice and no grapes--added lite mayo until blended nicely--about 1/2 cup?--it's all melding in the frig right now but preliminary taste tests are YummO!
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Caribbean Rum Punch

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2010
This punch is so much better than the sum of its parts. I had my hubby try it without telling him what was in it and he loved it! He couldn't quite identify the ingredients and mentioned a "peach" flavor, which I didn't taste. I also scaled the recipe for 2 drinks instead of 20 as this was a trial run. YUMMY! 12/10/11 - reviewing this again as I just made a full batch. Used only 1 cup homemade simple syrup and that was PLENTY! added extra bitters and a full tsp of fresh grated nutmeg. also added the juice of one lemon and another cup of pineapple juice. Then it was a bit on the sour side so I added 1/2 cup of Orgeat syrup (almond sweet syrup), a pinch of ground clove and now it is sublime---not too sweet, not too tart, not too boozy (for this crowd). Next time I would add some banana flavor or OJ with Mango or something. Very good just not GREAT.
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Parmesan Sage Pork Chops

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2012
I made these chops for my husband's b'day dinner and they were a HIT! Loved the addition of the lemon zest. I only had powdered sage and thought it might overwhelm the dish but it did not and was delicious with the parmesan beadcrumb mix. He ate the other chop the next day after I had re-heated in the microwave and it was still Fabulously flavorful. Will definitely make these again.
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