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Toscana Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2012
Fantastic soup, we loved it. Followed the recipe pretty closely, though I added carrots and celery, a bit of savory and a tiny pinch of thyme. Instead of heavy cream I used a can of evaporated milk. Altogether a great soup, can't wait to serve it again.
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2008
This was by far the best tilapia I've ever cooked myself. I did add some breadcrumbs, as others suggested, and light miracle whip gave it a nice tang. Parm-Reg added a bit of flavor, as did garlic powder, a tiny bit of cayenne, and some sweet paprika. The timing was perfect. Lovely flavor! This will become a regular in our rotation, definitely.
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Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2006
I’m giving this 5 stars, because the entire family just loved it, despite the fact that following the cooking instructions in the recipe made for an extremely burnt bottom to the casserole. Good thing we’d made extra! We just ate the top and middle. We doubled the recipe, and used half hot sausage and half regular, used half an half rather than the milk as others suggested, and Texas toast. I think this is going to become a tradition, it was so nice to have breakfast ready when we were all hungry, without any fuss!
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Jalapeno Poppers I

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2006
These were great! The whole family loved them. There was so much filling left over that we ended up doubling the amount of peppers though. I added a bit of chili pepper, paprika, and garlic salt to the cheese mix, just to spice it up a bit, and that worked really well. Before dipping the peppers in egg I dipped them in flour with a bit of those same spices, plus salt and pepper. Crush the cornflakes finely, and beware, they get gummy after ten or so peppers, and you'll need a fresh bowl... but we tried both bread crumbs and cornflakes, and all agreed the cornflakes were *much* tastier. The crunch is great! Finally, we warmed and thinned a little raspberry spread to dip them in, and it was the *perfect* touch... sweet and spicy, these babies were well worth the work.
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Alfredo Blue

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2006
I thought this was a fantastic recipe. Its the first fettucini I've ever made, and it turned out great. I did make a few changes as I went along, though, including sizing it down to 2 servings. I left the garlic in, since I love garlic, and instead of Italian seasoning I used about a half dozen fresh basil leaves, chopped. I used half and half instead of cream, and it worked fine, might even have been better. And last! After I tossed the sauce and pasta together, I cut up a ripe tomato and a couple green onions and stirred them in. Really a wonderful dish, and one I'd serve to company.
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Sophie's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2006
What a wonderful recipe! The zucchini bread turned out moist and flavorful, and we all loved it. I did substitute the 1 cup vegetable oil with 1/3 oil and 3/4 c applesauce, in an attempt to lower the fat content a bit. I also used 1 c white sugar and 1 c brown sugar, and increased the baking soda to 1/2 tsp. I drained the zucchini on paper towels for 5 minutes before adding it to the egg-sugar mixture, and since the loaf is -very- moist, I'm glad I did. Definitely a keeper! Thank you!
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Honey Duck

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2005
We always fix a duck to go along with the turkey on Thanksgiving Day, and this was by far the best duck we've ever had. I put a wedge of onion in the cavity with the orange, and that was nice. But the cooking time/temperature seemed very off to me. We ended up uncovering it after about 45 minutes, and cooking it at 350. It was done in 3 hours total, but I don't think it would have been if we hadn't turned the temperature up. The back was a lovely, crispy brown, its too bad the breast wasn't that way... but it was wonderfully moist, so I'm not sure I'd roast it breast-up. Really just a great recipe.
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Blue Cranberry Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2005
This was wonderful! Instant family tradition, I don't think we'll have a Thanksgiving again without this. I can't beleive how -easy- it was. Just don't forget to pick over the cranberries. Also, I used a cup of orange juice instead of water, and really liked the flavor it added. It was a little bit tart for my taste, though others loved it as-is; next year I'll probably add a bit more sugar. But it was wonderful, thank you Connie!
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Herbed Turkey Breast

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2005
I was so excited about this, I'm sorry to say it didn't turn out well. I used fresh lemon juice and omitted the zest, according to other reviews. It didn't seem that the herbs or lemon penetrated the meat, and it was a bit dry and tough. Maybe that was my fault, I'm not sure. It looked beautiful, was just a shame it didn't turn out well.
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Sweet Potato Casserole VI

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2005
This was a -big- hit at Thanksgiving. We usually have candied sweet potatoes, and this was every bit as sweet. Everyone who tried it loved it... although we thought that the topping should have been half flour and half brown sugar, and will probably make that change next year. But we'll definitely be making it next year too!
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Cream of Pumpkin Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2005
The whole family loved this soup. We used whole milk instead of cream (and we loved the consistency, though it may not have been thick enough for others), added 1/4 c brown sugar, another 1/2 t cinnamon, and about 1/4 t cayenne. The cayenne really brought out the flavor of the pumpkin and the sweetness. The only other change was that I always use homemade chicken stock instead of storebought chicken broth. Very, very good soup!
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Baked Salmon II

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2004
This was excellent! I cut out the salt entirely, and used fresh basil and oregano along with the parsley. Marinated it skin side up for about an hour, and then finished it (in the foil packet) on the grill instead of in the oven. Very tasty, and one we will definitely have again.
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Peanut Butter Vegetable Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2004
I really wanted to like this, but it just wasn't very good. I may try peanut butter in a bean soup sometime, but I won't try it in a chicken soup again. It was edible, but not a keeper.
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German Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2004
Very good! Omitted the ham and used about twice the chicken broth called for, but those were the only changes. I've never cooked with caraway seed before, and never would have paired it with nutmeg. But we both loved the taste and will be fixing this one again.
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Sweet and Tart Strawberry Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2004
I liked this, mostly because it was so unusual. But I'm not sure it was any better than strawberries simply sprinkled with sugar.
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Hearty Potato, Bacon and Onion Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2004
This was an instant hit with the entire family. We all loved it. Even better with a handful of grated cheese sprinkled over each serving.
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Sauerkraut Soup II

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2004
A nice, hearty winter soup. I think it was one of our favorites, and we've made it several times since, and every time its a big hit. I did add a package of Lipton herb soup mix, and that complimented thee caraway and other flavors beautifully.
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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2003
Best taco soup I've ever made! I made it a day early and took it to an office lunch (oh, was much better the second day), and it got raves. I did make a few small changes to the recipe, but nothing substantive...I browned the ground beef with chopped onion and garlic. I used a can of diced tomatoes that had jalapeno peppers mixed in, instead of a separate can of chili peppers. Omitted the water and added a second can of tomato sauce, and substituted black beans for kidney beans. The final addition...was a tablespoon or so of brown sugar, instead of the corn water. As I said, it got raves, and this is definitely a keeper. Thanks Janeen!
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Chocolate Caramel Nut Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2003
This cake got raves at work! I used caramel topping instead of caramels and butter (and should have used two jars, not one), and topped with bits of snickers candy (I used 3 bars). I omitted the nuts altogether. Very sweet, and very well received, thanks!
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Garlic Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2003
Fantastic soup! I added a bit of chopped green pepper to the cabbage and carrot saute, and sprinkled the vegetables lightly with soy sauce as they cooked. I used diced tomatoes flavored with garlic and basil, a sprinkle or two of garlic salt, added a bay leaf, and a bit of white pepper. Finally, I used shells instead of macaroni, because thats what I had. Wonderful flavor, served with thick slices of buttered french bread, mmmmm.
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