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Baked Pork Chops I

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2002
This smells great after you take it out of the oven, and the preperation wasn't as long as I thought it would be. I did not bake them for as long as the recipie called b/c I ran out of time. They were done after 35 min and everything tatsted great, very tender and juicy. The sauce textrue was "just right", not too watery and not too chunky. One suggestion I have is to make double the sauce if you like to dip the meat because you'll wish you had more after you try it. I substituted the white wine with Vermouth, and next time I am thinking of adding more of the Vermouth or white wine and taking away some of the milk. This I think will strenghthen the taste of the sauce to be even better as the wine/Vermouth seems to play a big part in the taste of the whole meal. A note of caution: be careful not to burn the pork chops when frying, keep the heat at med/high and check often, I "saved" them just in time :). A+
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Strawberry Spinach Salad I

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2009
This salad is so tasty, specifically the dressing is out of this world delishhh. It is important to chill the dressing for a bit after mixing the ingredients together so that they blend with eachother well and mix well right before pouring it on the salad. My advice is not to skip the onion even if you don't like them because they play an important role in the taste of the dressing. You can hardly taste them in the dressing as the onion taste is not the dominant taste but they play an important role in marrying the sugar and vinegar together to create the specific taste this dressing has. For mine I halved the amount of sugar and it still came out super. I love the strawberries in the salad, but if you don't have them they can also be substituted for other fruits such as pineapple, oranges, or apples. A+ :)
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Green Bean and Mushroom Medley

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2008
This recipe catches you by surprise. I didn't think this would be anything more than just regular string beans, but it really was a lot more than that, it was superb! :) The mushrooms are really important in order to get the full taste of this so don't forget them. I used baby portobello. The carrots add to the taste and make the dish look very appetizing because of the color contrast. I steamed the carrots and beans instead of boiling. If you prefer to do it this way as well, then I would suggest to make sure either a) the carrots are a cut little ticker than the beans before steaming all at once, or b) cutting the carrots the same thickness as the beans, but start steaming the beans for 3 minutes first before adding the carrots as the two vegetables won't steam at the same rate. It's good to have the same texture for both rather than one softer than the other. Also, as per another review I added 1 tsp of rosemary and 1 tsp thyme to the mix and everything came out great. Even a little more of the sesame seeds doesn't hurt. I had no issues with the salt content. Will definitely make this again!
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Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2006
Very tasty. For the dressing instead of OJ concentrate I used a sprits of regular OJ and it tasted just fine. Combination of the goat cheese, beets, and nuts really pops your taste buds. Loved it.
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Phenomenal Chicken and Pasta in Creamy Pesto Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2008
Even though this was a lot of work I give it a 5 because it was awesome. You can taste the different flavors separately, and thogether they blend perfectly. I followed this recipe to a T and it came out super. I didn't have any issues with the sauce not thickening, but if you're worried about it, I suggest a) either not adding all of the cream at the end which I suspect wouldn't change the flavor that much, or b) before adding the cream mix into it 1 or 2 TBSP flour, mix it up and then pour it in and cook for a few minutes. Loved it!
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Steamed Mussels with Fennel, Tomatoes, Ouzo, and Cream

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2009
If you are a mussel fan you will love this dish, it's also a great dish to impress your guests. Looks and tastes complicated, but it really isn't :). I would suggest making sure that when you add the fennel it is very thinly sliced, and after dropping the fennel into the pan, test it with a fork and don't add the other ingredients until the fennel has become a bit soft. Muscles are delicate and the sauce should be too so as to complement them with a delicate sauce as well. The first time I made this the fennel was still as crispy and I had realized my mistake. The second time I let the fennel cook a bit and all around it came out spectacular. A+
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Chicken Thigh Fricassee with Mushrooms and Rosemary

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2006
I changed this recipe a bit so hopefully no one will accuse me that I made it a completely different recipe, but I felt that it may make it better. I dipped the thigs in flower then egg then breadcrumbs as many other recipes call for and then followed as specified. I cooked this in wine/ vermouth mixture. Tend to use vermouth more than traditional white wine b/c it has a crispier flavor. The breadcrumbs made it absorb the liquid quickly so unfortunately I kept having to add more wine and was required flip chicken over a lot so it would not stick. However, after doing so I thought it came out great and BF liked it as well so I was happy. The wine taste was really nice not over bearing. I used pitted olives and overall I didn't have any complaints, the flavors of the olives, mushrooms, wine, and tomatos really did make this worth while and would definitely try this combination of flavors again. A
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Baked Dijon Salmon

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2003
MWWAA for this one... It was great... the first time I made this I didn't have peacans so I used Almonds and that was very good, but I figured the second time I'd follow the directions completely so I made it with the Peacans and it was outstanding. I would say that this recipe is for people who like nuts and nice crunchyness to complement otherwise a delicate meal. This recipe also allows for room to play with the amount of spicyness by using more, less, or different strengths/types of mustard. I'm giving it an A.
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Lemon Mushroom Herb Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2002
This was great, extremely delicious. As per earlier reviews I dipped the chicken into egg before coating with the flour mixture. Reminds me somewhat of Chicken Francaise, but with much more flavor. Definitely a keeper recipie. A+
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Michael's Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2006
The chicken comes out super in this sauce. Make sure to drain the chicken after browning for a few minutes on each side as the remaining juices from the chicken are released during baking and the sauce doubles. I noticed that if I hadn't done that then the sauce would have been too watery. I followed the recipe exactly and mine came out perfect, not too sweet, not to vinegary, not too sour. If you have concerns around the sauce being too "vinegar-y", keep it at a low-med heat in the sauce pan in the meantime while you are browning the chicken. This will burn off and thin out some of the vinegar's tangy taste, but still leave an undretone of it which is required for this recipe. After I tasted this I realized it would be a great sauce for pulled pork, or really any meat in a slow cooker. For pulled pork I would probably double or triple the brown sugar though to complement it more than the chicken requires. As far as the taste of this sauce, it reminded me of the sauce used in Lloyds Barbeque Ribs that you buy ready made at the store. I love that particular sauce and I have finally found a recipe that I can use and save the money from buying Lloyd's ribs just for tasting that great sauce. This is a great addition to my recipe collection, will make it one of my regulars. Thanks!! A+
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Artichoke and Black Olive Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2004
Very tasty, fresh, and light. Different spin to a chicken recipe. I would not recommend this if you do not like olives, or an overall more sour type taste, but if you do then you should definitely try this recipe. I make chicken pretty often and this was one which stands out from the rest. The taste of this is not what you would generally encounter w/ most chicken recipes. Boneless chicken will not work with this; have to use bone in cuts. The skin gives it a lot of the flavor because the sauce seems to attach itself particularily to the skin, and falls into the crevices of where the bones are. When I was making this I thought 2 jars of artichokes were too much, however I still used the 2 and it was just enough (an extra jar on top of that wouldn't hurt either). As I've done many times in different recipes I substituted Vermouth for the wine because it is extra dry and as a result adds more flavor. I substituted the canned olives for premium natural organic olives from a glass jar. I find they have more taste and are generally healthier. A
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Bacon Wrapped Barbeque Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2007
I used large fresh shrimp. Wrapped each one in one peice of bacon as it called, but for some of the very large ones I used a strip and a half to cover the whole shrimp. In addition to the barbeque seasoning, I sprinkled each with cayenne pepper to give them a kick of spicyness and also dotted each side with a bit of BBQ sauce. Very quick and easy to make yet very flavorful. Glad I found this because it makes an awesome appetizer.
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Last Minute Chicken Dinner

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2002
Great tasting dish, creamy, and full of herb flavor. Only complaint is that it's hard to control the potatoes from getting burned, need to keep a close eye on them at all times. Also, requires a very large pan in order for everything to cook properly. Overall, it is definitely worth making this.
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Gravlox

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2008
I'm a salt freak, so the saltyness of this doesn't bother me so much, it was very good. If you don't like too much of the salty flavor I would suggest putting the salmon in cold water for an hour or so after curing which will dissolve some of the salt. I served each piece on a cucumber slice, with goat cheese, and a few mini capers on top each.
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Apple and Orange Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2003
Great recipe. It takes a while to cook, but you can tell as it's cooking that it's going to be good b/c of the inviting aroma. The chicken came out very tender and the sauce coats it well. The orange and soy sauce mixes well to create a variation of sweetness, sourness, and saltyness.
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Rainbow Trout with Yogurt Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2006
Was a bit nervous that this would be a bit bland when I tasted the sauce on its own, but the flavors with the fish go very well together. I used quite a lot of lemon pepper, not drenched but a little more than it called for - probably about 1/8 cup for 2 medium sized trout. I also added salt and pepper to the lemon pepper seasoning. Baked at 350 for about 12 minutes then did the broil for 5.
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Orzo with Mushrooms and Walnuts

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2004
Super. Not for everyone howerver, Bu wasn't enthused. This recipe has a scent of bitter flavor and may not be something that kids or picky adults would go for. If you like walnuts then I'm sure you'll appreciate this. I used the exact ingredients it called for and it came out great.
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Beer Battered Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2003
This is unfortunately a recipe which I'm rating on this site with which I was not impressed. I had high expectations for this and it turned out anything but what I expected. The "beer" part of it seemed inviting, however it was a LOT of MESSY work and after frying, the coating came out very dry and bland. The coating wouldn't cook through for the life of it so it took a really long time. It quickly became a leftover to the next day and at that point when I microwaved it, it just became soggy and gross so I had to throw it out... Not really worth the hassle with the mess, when I could have made another chicken recipe faster, better tasting and generally more worth my time :-(.... Don't think I'll be trying this again.
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Margarita Chicken I

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2002
I didn't have high expectations going into this recipe as per the other reviews, but to my suprise this was actually pretty good. Perhaps the fact that when you take the chicken out of the pan it doesn't look extremely appealing to the eye was what turned others off? Whatever the case.. I think I will make this again b/c it's quick and very easy and pretty tasty. I won't change the amount of the ingredients, because the extra makes for a good sauce for dipping. The only thing I may try different next time is to brown the chicken a little before putting in the margarita mix into the skillet, to make it more brown and to make it look nicer.
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Oyster Shooters

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2006
I use fresh oysters, they are a pain to shuck but the fresh juice is unbeatable. What better way for an oyster lover to enjoy an oyster. So good.
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