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Beer Braised Irish Stew and Colcannon

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2010
This was excellent! I didn't have any dark beer so I just used regular beer but added a bit of molasses. I also only had a pound of stewing beef so decided to try something completely different - I added about a pound of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into cubes. Used red cabbage instead of green because that's what I had in the fridge. Gave the potatoes a unique colour. Overall, the flavour of the whole meal was superb - especially the potato, cabbage, bacon combination. And like others, I did not cook the cabbage in the microwave - I sauteed it a bit in the bacon pan. Definitely a keeper! (My mouth is watering just thinking of this dinner - we had it last night and I could eat it again tonight but, alas, no leftovers!)
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Turkey Brine

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2005
After using this recipe for our recent Thanksgiving get-together of three families, I have been proclaimed the official turkey roaster. 12 out of 12 said it was the best turkey they ever tasted. (My son said it was the best turkey he had in the past 5 years. When I asked him whose turkey he had 5 years ago that was better he said that was merely as far back as his memory went!) The most difficult part of this recipe was finding a bucket large enough to accommodate the turkey. Then the bucket wouldn't fit into the fridge. I didn't feel comfortable leaving it out all night, so I found a large cooler, placed the bucket in there and surrounded it with freezer packs. It worked very well - it was still very cold the next morning. After checking out several "brine" recipes, I didn't read of anyone actually stuffing the turkey so I wasn't certain whether the stuffing would end up too salty. I stuffed it anyway, but rinsed the turkey with cold water first. It was excellent! Try this once and you'll never go back to your regular recipe!
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Pickled Hot Peppers

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2004
These turned out quite well, but just a bit too vinegary. Maybe increase spices a bit to compete with the vinegar? Note: I initially wrote this review quite soon after canning the peppers. Now, 9 months later, I can say that these peppers are EXCELLENT!
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Asian Salmon

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2004
This recipe was good, and the guests that I had over did ask for a copy of it, but I found the onion somewhat overpowering. Next time I would either really cut down on it or omit it entirely. I had marinated the salmon overnight, and perhaps that was a bit too long.
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Ladyfinger Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2004
I had planned to make another Allrecipe cheesecake recipe, but couldn't find one of the main ingredients anywhere, so I decided to try this one. When I first read the recipe, I thought "Oh man! That's going to be too cheesey!" But it was excellent! A little goes a long way. Since I had already bought graham cracker crumbs for the other recipe, I decided to make a base for this cake using a mixture of crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Good decision - it tasted great. I omitted the top layer of ladyfingers and just put the light cherry pie filling right on top of the cheese mixture. Excellent!
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Apple Crumb Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2003
This was really good! I ended up using a pre-made pie crust, and it only took a few minutes to get the ingredients together and everything into the oven! My family was thrilled when they had home-baked apple pie on a Wednesday night!
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Maple Roast Turkey

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2003
Well, what can I say? 4 out of 4 of us eating this turkey didn't really care for it. We would've much preferred a "traditional" turkey. I think I followed the recipe exactly. It was okay, but definitely not great. Perhaps it was the flavour of the lemon that completely changed the taste of the turkey. While preparing it, I loved the aromas of the maple syrup, cider, marjoram, thyme. But in the final analysis - it failed.
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Appetizer Mussels

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2003
I made this recipe without altering the directions at all and they were excellent! Make sure you have a BIG loaf of french bread on hand to sop up the juices!
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Scalloped Potatoes and Pork Chops

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2003
This was good. Very hearty! I have picky eaters at home and they all enjoyed it. I would put it under the category of "comfort food".
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Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2003
I have now made this recipe a few times and it is excellent! Try not to overcook it, as it can be a little dry. Also, due to the sugar content, it can turn a little dark when grilling it on the BBQ so don't leave it unattended.
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Campfire Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2003
These were pretty good! Because I made them in the middle of January, I didn't do them on a campfire or BBQ, but in the oven. Turned out really well! Like scalloped potatoes but with a little added zing! I'll make them again - maybe even over a campfire!
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Make Ahead French Toast

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2002
Everyone loved this recipe and it was SO EASY! The pecans took on a wonderful flavour after baking with the brown sugar and maple syrup. Using the advice given by another reviewer, I also used challah (egg bread) and cut it into cubes between 1 and 1 1/2 inches square. Excellent!
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Osso Buco

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2002
I doubled this recipe for 2 families totalling 7 people and we pretty much inhaled the whole thing! It was very good. Served it with Risotto and fresh bread to sop up the juices. Because I doubled the recipe I didn't have a stove-top pan large enough, so I cooked it in a roasting pan in the oven. Before putting the cover on the roasting pan I added a layer of foil to keep all the moisture in. I will be keeping this one in the ol' recipe box!
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Absolute Mexican Cornbread

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2002
This cornbread was good albeit a bit too sweet. I served it with "Beezie's Black Bean Soup" and it would've tasted better if it was more savoury rather than sweet. But all in all, it was very enjoyable.
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Brown Sugar Smokies

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2002
This recipe is great! Easy, fun for the kids to put together and very enjoyable to eat. I've passed it along to friends who are also enjoying it.
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Seven Layer Dip I

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2002
This recipe sounded so promising but just didn't deliver! The cold beef was not enjoyable. And I also found it VERY bland, even after adding extra chili powder, salt and pepper to the meat. Brought it to a get-together and brought most of it back home. We did put some in the microwave for a few seconds and that seemed to "wake up the flavour" a bit. But overall, not a winner. I'll be deleting this one from my recipe box.
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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2002
Well, I can't believe it! I couldn't find a 5 - 6 pound roast so I had to make do with a 4 pound one. There were only 6 of us eating and I was hoping there'd be lots left over for the next day. We finished it all that night! It was great! And super, super easy! Didn't change the recipe at all.
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