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Tuscan Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2010
Very good soup and easy to make. Had leftover links in the freezer so tried this. Very tasty! Added chopped garlic along with the onion and a large bag of spinach. Only wish it was a little thicker but that could easily be solved by adding a couple heaping tablespoons of instant mashed potato flakes, my secret weapon when thickening soups. Got better with flavor the next day, too. Bonus!
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Mexican Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2010
Yummy casserole with easy preperation!! I did add half an onion and a jalapeno when I was browing the hamburger. Also, added half a package of taco seasoning with 1 tablespoon of chili powder for seasoning. Also used Ranch black beans instead of pinto, 10 corn tortillas and only 2 cups of cheese. Awesome! Next time, I'm going to throw in a can of chopped green chilis for a little spice! I don't think you can mess up this recipe! Have fun with it!
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Herbed Rice and Spicy Black Bean Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2010
Really liked this recipe!! I used a pouch of ready made brown rice and zapped it in the microwave for about a minute to warm it up and take the dressing a bit better. Omitted the cilantro only because I didn't have any and celery because I'm not a big fan. Cut back the cayenne to 1/4 teaspoon. Added calamata olives instead of canned black olives and then added about a half a cup of halved cherry tomatoes. Wonderfull!! Perfect lunch salad!! Next time I'm going to reduce the olive oil to 2 tablespoons to reduce the fat conent a bit and add a minced jalepeno for a bit more heat but trust me, a pretty good recipe as is!
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Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2010
Fantastic dressing and BETTER than the dressing at our local Greek restaurants!! Scaled it back to 10 servings and it was perfect. I know other reviews added sugar but that's why I LOVE Greek salads, the tartness of the vinegar. I did do a 1/1 ratio on the vinegar/oil (1/2 cup of each) and it was perfect. Also, used an immersion blender to mix it together and it formed almost a "creamy" texture and didn't seperate after 24 hours. DEFINITELY going to make again!!
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Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2010
OMG!! This is an AMAZING sauce!! Made it to go with some grilled salmon and haven't stopped thinking about the other dishes I want to have with it! I did omit the celery salt and cumin, cut the salt a bit and the garlic powder in half. Also added a bit of grated lime zest and a seeded jalepeno pepper for a bit of heat. WOWZER!! Going to use the leftovers on soft tacos made with the slow cooker carnita recipe on this site. This one will be made again and again!!
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Slow Cooker Carnitas

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2010
Tried this last night and LOVED it!! I took the advice of previous reviews and increased the amount of the rub by about 50% with the exception of the cinnamon, which I kept at about 1/4 teaspoon and only used about a 1 1/2 cups broth. Next time I think I'll leave the cinnamon out as I wasn't thrilled with that flavor in my carnitas. When it came time for dinner, I chunked the roast into big pieces and then broiled it for about 5 minutes to get the edges crusty. AMAZING!! My family said it tasted better than the carnitas at our favorite Mexican restaurant and I agree! Served with tortillas, beans, cheese and avocados. YUMMERS!! Froze the leftovers for quesadillas!
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Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2010
While I didn't follow the exact recipe (aren't smoothies a formula??), I DID start to use the oatmeal trick in my smoothies. I actually take a quart jar, fill it with oats and then take my immersion blender and make it into flour and add that to the smoothie. A tablespoon of flax seed too and you have a GREAT healthy drink in the morning!
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Groovy Green Smoothie

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2010
Tasted like a spinach salad with fruit in it. Love the concept, not the drink.
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Cuban Ropa Vieja

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2010
Made this after work with my pressure cooker instead of the slow cooker. Used boneless beef ribs, no tomato sauce, 4 cloves of garlic and a jalepeno instead of the green pepper. Outstanding!! Served with black beans and rice. Totally worth making again!
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Black Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2010
Pretty darn good recipe!! Didn't have onicons (HOW did that happen??) so used dried shallots. Used chicken broth and added a little salt. Also threw in a 1/2 a chopped jalepeno and one can of drained black beans into the pot at the same time. My husband said it tasted better than our favorite Cuban restaurant. Definitely worth trying!
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Almond-Topped Fish

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2010
Awesome recipe!! I made it with flounder, only used about a fourth of onion (it's all I had on hand), seasoned it with adobo, paprika, garlic powder and dill and then used olive oil mayo. Absolutely fantastic flavor, beautiful browning and wonderful presentation. Do not hesitate to try this recipe!!
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Flounder Florentine

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2010
I made this tonight and with only a few changes, LOVED it! Used fresh spinach that I sauteed with a little garlic and olive oil. Squeezed all the liquid out. Made the sauce as in the recipe, only adding a couple of tablespoons more parmesan. Used one cup of sauce in the spinach and the other half cup to cover the fish (tilapia, by the way. Worked great!). Did use a bit of Old Bay on the fish, too. Baked at 400 for about 25 minutes to get a bit of browning. Seriously, made both my husband and I think it was a "restaurant" dish!! Will so definitely make this again!
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Carne Guisada II

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2010
Great recipe with very little needed to change! Doubled the meat and the spices , tossed the meat with a bit of flour before browning but since I put it in the crockpot, kept the liquid (broth and water) about the same. Cooked for 8 hours on low in the crock pot and it was falling apart. Fantastic flavor but if you want a bit more heat, you might want to add a few chipotle's or cayenne as even with 2 serranos and 2 jalepenos, was pretty mild. Still SO worth making again! Served with tortillas, avocados and cheese. WONDERFUL flavor without a grill!!
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Easy Seafood Fettucini

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2009
Made this the day before Thanksgiving and was pleasantly surprised. Very tasty! Cut the butter to about 2 tablespoons and didn't add any onion. Used skim milk and added an 8 ounce package of mushrooms that I sauted until cooked. Used 8 ounces of bay scallops and about 6 ounces of imitation crab. We were all very surprised at how "restaurant" it tasted! Warning though!! It makes a TON of pasta!! Could easily serve 6! Had lots of leftovers which is NOT a good thing the day before Thanksgiving :-)
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Zeppole

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2009
I've made these before with a different recipe and actually prefer these. Totally yummy!! Made exactly as written and wouldn't change anything. No, they are not super sweet but the confectioners sugar makes up for that. Great way to use up leftover ricotta. I actually only made half a recipe and it was perfect!
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Pumpkin Roll II

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2009
Awesome and simple recipe! Made one for work and people could not stop commenting on how great it was! Had enough pumpkin to make another that same night for my family and folks since there were NO leftovers from the first! Definitely worth making again and again!
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Health Nut Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2009
I have to say that I never like the people that change a recipe a LOT and then review it but that's what I did and I LOVED it!! Changes I made: -Used 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 white -Used 1/2 brown sugar instead of the 3/4 cup white -Didn't have oat bran or wheat germ so ground up quick cooking oats in the food processor to make a heaping 1/4 cup as a substituion for both -Didn't have buttermilk so made my own sour milk using 1 T vinegar and skim milk to total 1 cup -Didn't want the rest of my pint of blueberries to go to waste so used a heaping cup in the batter and then sprinkled the remaining ones on top. -Didn't have a banana so used a 4 ounce container of natural cinnamon applesauce. GEESH!! That's a ton of changes and they still came out AMAZING!! Loved the walnuts, love that they're not sugary sweet, love the nice chewy texture! And knowing that everything in there is a LOT better than most muffins is totally a bonus. Hubby said print this one and keep it safe!! Thank you for a great recipe!! Hmmm, wonder how they'd taste with raspberries...
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The Best Steak Marinade

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2009
First off, this is my first steak marinade, always opting for Montreal steack seasoning, but after using this one, may never make it "dry" again! Made the marinade exactly as written and found it to be fantastic! No one even used steak sauce. Cooked it over a wood fire and between the marinade and the smoke, felt like we were eating at the best steakhouse out there! Very yummy!!
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Balsamic-Glazed Salmon Fillets

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2009
Think of this as an Italian glaze for salmon and you won't be surprised by the taste. I was hoping for something a little sweeter and the first bite kind of shocked me with the tartness but after a couple of bites, really started to like it. I think if you added just a touch more honey, it would work perfectly. Will actually make it again when I'm looking for something a little different.
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Greek Style Potatoes

Reviewed: May 25, 2009
OMG!! These aren't LIKE the potatoes you get at a Greek restaurant. These are BETTER!! I only changed the seasonings a bit, using only oregano (2 teaspoons) and salt and pepper (no boullion). Mixed up everything in a bowl, put it in the oven for an hour covered, then uncovered them for the last 20-30 minutes. I have never tasted such a flavorful potato! Had to throw myself between by husband and the pan so he didn't eat them all! Definitely a winner!
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