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Yakisoba Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2014
We were disappointed with this recipe. It was spicy hot, but not very flavorful otherwise--pretty bland. I used the dried chuka soba noodles other reviewers recommended--8 oz makes A LOT of noodles! I followed the recipe pretty closely except added some mushrooms and bean sprouts. Used my largest skillet, which is pretty big, but it wasn't large enough to hold all the noodles, chicken, and veggies. If I were to make again, which I probably won't, would definitely use less noodles and try the tonkatsu sauce others have suggested.
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Pasta with Creamy Smoked Salmon and Dill

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2014
This was not at all what I expected. With the word "creamy" in the recipe name, I thought the salmon & pasta would be in a creamy sauce. It was not. Mine was tasty, but VERY dry, even though I ended up doubling the cream cheese in an effort to have some sauce. Throwing the cooked pasta & reserved water back into the pot, adding all the remaining ingredients, and stirring until the cream cheese melts, as the recipe instructs, did not work well at all. I may make it again, but with changes (additional liquid, for sure) to make an actual sauce with smoked salmon, lemon & dill. Nevertheless, it was tasty.
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Famous Queso Dip

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2013
We've used this recipe for years as written--so easy and delicious. Sometimes I brown hamburger and add taco seasoning as if I were going to make tacos, and add that to the dip, which is also delicious.
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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2013
Oh my, this is good! I have made ham & scalloped potatoes with creamed soups in the past & my husband's response was "ho hum," but he LIKES this recipe. I just spooned some heated canned peas over the scalloped potatoes when serving because I wasn't sure about the peas in the recipe, but they added a nice flavor. Used a whole medium onion and doubled the garlic & onion powder as some reviewers have suggested. Also added a little cayenne pepper for a touch of spicyness & liked the result. Last of all, I put too much salt in, so I made another 1/2 recipe of the sauce without salt to fix that & really enjoyed having the extra sauce in the dish. Will make it that way every time. I sliced the potatoes 1/4" and it did take an extra 1/2 hour to cook, even at 400 degrees. Will slice the potatoes thinner next time. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Beef Caldillo Stew

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2012
A very tasty, spicy stew. Three pounds of meat seemed like a lot, so I cut it back to 2 pounds. The meat was nice & tender. I agree with other reviewers that it could use more sauce-there wasn't a lot. The instructions call for salsa casera, but that is not listed in the ingredients. Turns out that is just regular salsa. I put in a cup of medium salsa, and used 2 cans of Rotel tomatoes. Also, for the salsa verde I used Mexina Salsa Verde, a green tomato salsa on this site. I had a yam that need using so I threw it in with the potatoes, & it was good. Some green peppers might be good too, and possibly corn or hominy. It also might be good served with rice instead of tortillas. You could also start it earlier in the day & use a crock pot. Great base recipe. Will definitely make it again.
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Green Pozole

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2012
I've never had posole before, but I really liked it. For the salsa verde I used Mexina Salsa Verde, a green tomato salsa on this site. Couldn't find a dried pasilla chile so I used a dried New Mexico Hatch chile, which wasn't at all hot, so also added a jalapeno. I cut the meat 1/2" pieces, but did not brown it. The pork was fairly tough. Still, it was a very flavorful soup. I will definitely make it again.
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Green Tomato Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2012
I made this for the 1st time today and took it to a football party. Followed the recipe exactly, dicing the tomatoes by hand, and frosted the cake with cream cheese frosting. I got A LOT of compliments.
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Mexina Salsa Verde

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2012
My husband made this salsa to take to a football party today. In addition to the listed ingredients, he threw in a little fresh basil, used 1/2 lemon juice b/c we didn't have enough lime juice, and put in a little vinegar as some reviews suggested. The vinegar made it too strong/sour so he added 1/2 t. sugar. Then it was perfect! He got several compliments on it.
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Surprise Inside Independence Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2012
Loved this cake! The cake mixes now are only 16.25 ounces, so I bought an extra cake & added 2 ounces from it to be sure the cake turned out good for a birthday party. Also subbed in white chocolate instant pudding mix to keep the batter whiter. I used 25 drops of red food coloring for the red layer, and still had pink batter & 15 drops of blue gave a light blue. Will use even more next time. The frosting recipe does not say to sift the powdered sugar before measuring, but I did since most frosting recipes I've used say to do that. Perhaps because of that, I only needed 1/2 c. heavy cream to get the frosting to a spreadable consistency. Even so, I had enough frosting for the cake, with a little left over. My guests were impressed & the cake was delicious.
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