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Italian Stewed Tomatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2011
Made this recipe from about 40 roma tomatoes that a friend gave me. Instead of cooking this with celery and onion, I roasted the tomatoes at 300 for about 1 hour, just drizzled some olive oil, garlic and one medium sized green pepper. I put the entire mixture into my crock pot on low for about 4 hours; I added about 2 tbls of tomato paste. The sauce thickened nicely and my husband asked me if I would make some meat sauce out of it. I browned an onion and about 1 cup of sliced portabello mushrooms in olive oil; I also browned 1 lb. of ground buffalo meat and seasoned with a small amount of salt and ground black pepper and 2 tbls of Agave. My husband has some health issues and I can't use salt and sugar, so I substitute all the time. I've used buffalo many times before and it has a sweeter flavor than beef and is also much healthier. It has a better texture than ground turkey. I moved the tomato mixture from the crock pot to the big stew pot on the top of the stove and warmed them up for about 20 minutes. Served it over penne and made steamed broccoli as a side dish. We loved our dinner and I have two more frozen. It was a good recipe and I appreciate it.
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Teriyaki Flank Steak

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2013
Made a flank steak for dinner on Friday night and had half of it left over. Made this marinade for the rest of the steak using Amino's, instead of soy for health issues; used all the other ingredients and sautéed the steak on a non-stick pan. Hubby loved it and so did I. Next time I'll try this with chicken or pork. Great recipe.
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Turkish Red Lentil Soup with Mint

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2013
Made this recipe for a friend that needed it to be Kosher, so I used vegetarian broth; at the same time I made it with chicken broth. Didn't have bulgar, but used brown rice and red lentils and everything else except cayenne. Had fresh mint so used that. Pureed the soup and it is wonderful. So happy to be able to provide my friend with a hearty bowl of soup. Thanks for posting this. Would enjoy making it again with the bulgar.
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Spicy Orange Zest Beef

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2013
Tried this tonight because I had all the ingredients in the house. Very easy and having the video is great. I had frozen some orange zest and defrosted it, along with sliced frozen orange slices. Added some broccoli that I had cooked the other night. The flavor was excellent and I was glad not to use oil and sugar. Thanks.
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Authentic Pad Thai

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2013
My husband and I have had this from a mix, but this time I had almost all the ingredients and so I tried it. Because I can't use sugar, I used Splenda as a substitute. Also, I didn't have rice noodles, so I used spaghetti and cooked it 10 minutes before adding it to the wok. We absolutely LOVED it! I watched the video first and then made the dish. I will attempt more Thai food in the future, because my husband was just thrilled. Thank you.
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Nana's Beef Stroganoff

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2013
I picked up a small sirloin steak but it wasn't enough for the two of us. I let it tenderize a couple of days before making this and used all of the ingredients. I even used my own homemade beef stock. Becaue the meat was tender to begin with, this only took about 2 hours on a very low flame. My husband and I inhaled it and there was only a small portion left. Only two things I changed were 1 tblsp of tubed tomato paste and 1 tblsp of ketchup and about 2 tsps of dijon mustard before simmering it. Didn't need the wine, because the stock had wine in it. This was fab and we'll keep this recipe to make it again. Thanks for posting.
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Passover Choco-Nut Mandel Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2012
I know that mandel bread is traditional on Passover, but I made this this morning for our Rosh Hoshanah celebration tomorrow. My first time making it, but I've always loved it. Followed the recipe exactly except for sugar. Used splenda instead due to dietary restrictions; also used flour and corn starch because it's not Passover. These are great. I did slice them and put them back in the oven with the oven off for 10 minutes, because I know they usually are baked twice. Great recipe. Will go into my rotation, provided the rest of the family loves them as much as hubby and I. Happy New Year!
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Delicious Ranch Dressing

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2012
Made this basically the same as usual, but having never used buttermilk in a salad dressing before, I wanted to try this. It was great. I added a combo of fresh basil, tarragon, parsley and dill and added a dash of horseradish and some tubed cilantro. I added this to shrimp, crabmeat, pasta, cucumber and tomatoes. Delish!
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Cheesy Chicken Meatballs

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2012
Made these with the 1 egg as suggested, because I only had 1 lb of ground chicken. Used plain low fat cream cheese and added some garlic powder. Made my own bread crumbs and added about 1/3 cup. This was yummy! Served with fresh summer corn and cole slaw. Hubby doesn't like the idea of ground chicken, but he finished what I gave him. It will make a great lunch on a salad or in a whole wheat pita. No sauce necessary. Thanks, Rachel.
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Master Pizza Dough

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2012
This is the ONLY recipe I've used for pizza. It's fantastic. I only use whole wheat flour and I make it in my food processor. From start to finish it's 10 minutes and then think of all the toppings you can put on from your pantry. Enjoy!
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Cream of Cauliflower Soup II

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2011
Made this recipe the way it was written and used my immersion blender. Instead of using milk, I used fat free evaporated milk (1 can) and 1 tbls Marsala Wine, because that's what I had on hand. Don't love parsley, so I used 1 tblsp. of dry tarragon. It was perfect. Thanks for this recipe.
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Honey Apricot Pork Chops

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2011
I made this tonight with just 2 boneless pork chops. Hubby and I loved the flavor. Made some changes, because I didn't have fresh apricots. Used a handful of dried apricots cut into pieces and a tbls of sugar free apricot preserves and 1 tbls of agave (hubby is diabetic). Should have used less olive oil, but the flavors were great. This will also go great with chicken (bnls thighs or breasts). Served with tomato, corn, onion salad from this site; great compliment. Terrific dinner. Hubby had offered to go out, but said that this could be served in a great restaurant. I'm smiling.
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Greek Chicken Burgers with Feta

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2011
Have had his recipe for a while in my box, but today I decided on ground chicken burgers. Changed this a little bit. Added egg, Panko crumbs, lemon jce and had some roasted red peppers w/garlic so added instead of sun-dried tomatoes. Very moist & delish. Added dried oregano and basil and dried cumin, coriander, ginger, tarragon, curry powder & garlic powder. Skipped salt & pepper. Had some fat free feta and put that into the ground chicken. Heated my favorite non-stick pan w/light olive oil and made the burgers in about 15 minutes. Great flavor and exremely moist & flavorful. Could use sun-dried tomatoes next time but this was great. Served with a simple salad and homemade honey mustard dressing. WOW!
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Teriyaki and Pineapple Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2011
I made this recipe tonight and adusted it down to 4 servings. To cut down the sodium I used a No Sodium Marinade by Lawry with a ginger flavor, because teriyaki has too much salt in it. I used all of the other ingredients in the correct proportion and it was fantastic! I also had some fresh pineapple leftover and cut it into bite size pieces. I made fresh sesame green beans to serve with it. Didn't need a starch and there was great flavor. Thanks for posting this recipe.
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Turkey Bean Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2011
Made a few slight adjustments regarding beans and loved, loved, loved this chili. Would have browned the turkey first and removed from pan and then do the onions and peppers. That way the onions and peppers would have their own delicious flavors. Great recipe. Thanks.
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Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken

Reviewed: May 17, 2011
Love to do chicken this way, but here's a little hint. I spray a baking sheet with Pam and add parchment paper to the whole sheet; spray Pam on the parchment as well. Take away the backbone of the chicken and spread it out on the parchment. No sticking; no smoke, just great flavors. Wash and DRY the chicken and then sprinkle some light olive oil all over it. Season as you like. Preheat oven to 425 and bake for 15 minutes; lower heat, without opening the oven, to 350 and bake for 45 minutes. Perfect chicken in one hour. I seasoned it with some Indian spices that we like and it's fantastic. Enjoy!
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Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2011
Made this recipe last night at my husband's urging. Usually he doesn't care for cheese and chicken, except parmigiana. He asked me to make this. I only had shredded mozzarella cheese and exchanged 1 tblspn of extra virgin olive oil, rather than butter. Never added salt because of health issues. I made it using 6 breasts which were already pretty flat. Used panko whole wheat crumbs. I served it with leftover rice pilaf to which I added about 1 cup of frozen peas, which I steamed for the 30 minutes that the chicken baked. I didn't believe that the chicken would be ready in just 30 minutes, but I found that it was true. Great dish, great leftovers and very easy.
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Stephanie's Freezer Spaghetti Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2011
Someone gave me about 40 beefsteak tomatoes and I blanched them, removed the peel, and squeezed them to break them up. I followed the recipe except I didn't use a green pepper and I used fresh basil. I substituted Splenda for the white sugar and sauteed the onions and garlic on top of the stove. When the onion were translucent, I transferred them into my crock pot. I have a huge crock pot and it was filled to the top. I cooked it on high for 2 hours and on low for about 4 hours. I let it sit overnight until it was completely cooled down and loaded them into quart and gallon bags to freeze. I will add tomato paste when they're defrosted and I hope to have enough sauce for most of the winter. I tasted it all along and it was great. I even made a quart of tomato juice before even putting the tomatoes into the crock pot. Thanks for this great recipe, Stephanie.
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Authentic German Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2014
Best potato salad I have ever made. Husband and daughter loved it. So easy. Used only 2 pcs of bacon and added them while everything was in the frying pan, so the bacon didn't have the crunch; but hubby has congestive heart failure so the bacon needs to be less than most recipes. He asked me to make it again and told me what he might also want to have it with. Thanks for posting this.
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Fairuzah's Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2011
Made this chili with 2 lbs of ground turkey; added 2 green peppers and a can of jalapenos; used light and dark kidney beans, as well as black beans. Added lots of chili powder and green tabasco to make it even spicier; omitted mushrooms. Guests loved it and after making in a large pot, placed in crockpot for 4 hrs on high. Best chili in a long time. Served with homemade spanish rice and great cornbreads.
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