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Chops with Sauerkraut

Reviewed: May 21, 2007
Very easy - but bland. I should have just broiled or grilled the chops and made Cola Sauerkraut which is on this site.
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Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken

Reviewed: May 15, 2007
Excellent - no need to make any changes here!!!
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Clark's Quiche

Reviewed: May 13, 2007
I chose this dish because of all the high ratings - although almost everyone had to make changes. I too HAD to make changes and was glad I had the advice of others to follow. I cut the cheese in half and it was more than enough - I cut the eggs back to 6 and the amount of half and half to a cup. I was using deep dish pie crusts. If I hadn't done all that cutting back it would have been a mess and I would have been throwing out a lot of the ingredients. I didn't use salt and I'm glad I didn't. The smoked ham had enough of a salt taste. All in all - with all the changes that had to be made I think I will explore other quiches to try before I would make this again.
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Instant Pistachio Salad

Reviewed: May 13, 2007
I agree with other reviewers about the amount of liquid. I had drained the canned pineapple but at the end added the juice back in - it would have been too dry without it. I also added a small can of fruit cocktail as others suggested.
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Feta and Bacon Pasta Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2007
This was ok - I tasted the flour and I always seem to taste it when I mix the flour and milk together and just add it to the butter - I prefer making a roux and then add the cheese, etc. The combination of the feta and bacon we nice.
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Jamaican Me Crazy Chili

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2007
We loved it - especially the taste of the cumin and the balsamic vinegar. I did cut back on the beans by one can and used a combination of chili powder and habenaro chili powder - so needless to say my chili was not mild. We did taste the sweetness of the chili but it was appreciated because of the heat from the chili powders and hot paprika. Thanks submitter.
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Cream of Spinach Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2007
I normally make Creamy Spinach Soup on this site but decided to change off. Even though the ingredients in both are ALMOST identical we much prefer Creamy Spinach Soup - it had more flavor - maybe because it uses real onions and uses half and half instead of milk. I did use 2 cups of milk in this one and 1 cup of heavy cream but it just wasn't quite as good as Creamy Spinach Soup. Only 8 people have reviewed that soup but 8 out of 8 gave it a 5. So if you are health conscious use this one - for a richer version use the other!!! Thanks submitter.
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Low Carb Cauliflower Leek Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2007
I had lots of leeks in the house that I had to get rid of before they went bad. This low carb recipe is a winner. Many commenters said it was too watery so I took advice of others and used only 7 cups of broth (I used chicken). It turned out thick. You might want to even try it with only 6 cups of broth and add more broth at the end to get the consistency that you want. Definitely use that cream!!! Thanks submitter.
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Spinach Salad With Berries and Curry Dressing

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2007
A great salad combination but the dressing was a bit too tangy for our liking as others have commented. Next time I will try using raspberry vinegar or a cidar vinegar. The curry was a nice addition. I will make this again.
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Strawberry Spinach Salad I

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2007
This was easy and delicious. Made it two nights in a row! Edit: Forget my saying I made it two nights in a row - we became addicted to this one - like another reviewer said - it is like a desert! Everyone I've served this to loves it. I actually make this when I want a snack at night when I am watch TV!!! And I don't feel guilty snacking out since it is healthy!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you submitter.
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Garlic-Lime Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2007
Easy to make but it just didn't have the pizzaz that I was looking for.
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Fresh Asparagus Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2007
I usually make Cream of Aspargus Soup I but decided to give this a try. I made it early in the day and I did not care for it at ALL but as it sat in the refrigerator it did get a little better - but still very bland. We love asparagus and you could hardly taste it. I will stick with my Cream of Asparagus. This is a great soup for Vegans though. Thanks submitter.
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Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2007
I make a VERY similar recipe that everyone asks for when I serve it. I roll the asparagus in the oil and MINCED GARLIC and then roast as directed. Near the end of roasting sprinkle on the balsamic vinegar and grated parmasean cheese and put under broiler for a few minutes. It is outrageous and pretty!
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Mulligatawny Soup I

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2007
If you are looking for authentic Mulligatawny soup this is not it and the submitter said it was only Indian inspired. All in all it was good - did add garam masala and more curry. Authentic Mulligatawny soup is very time consuming to make so this is a quick fix! Thanks submitter.
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Jean's Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2007
I have to give it 5 stars. I've been on a soup kick all winter and have been making enough to give to a bachelor friend of ours. His comment on this one was that it was the best chicken noodle soup that he has had in a long time. Only change I made was to add more chicken.
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Tomato Soup I

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2007
Terrific - one of the best cream of tomato that I've tasted. I don't see how it serves 11 - I was lucky to be able to serve 4. Thanks submitter.
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Roasted Asparagus With Thyme

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2007
Easy - great flavor!
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Cuban Beef Stew

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2007
One of the best beef stews I've ever had and very easy to prepare. I did double the amount of beef and added some cornstarch and water to thicken the gravy - which was just a preference of mine. The sherry really does add to the flavoring. Thanks submitter.
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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2007
It was quick and easy! Follow recipe as it is written and you can't go wrong. Thanks submitter.
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Golden Potato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2007
This turned out okay but it needed some adjusting - there is no way 1 cup of water is going to cover the vegetables and potatoes - just added it freehand and surprisingly I didn't have to change the amounts of anything else. I used hamburger meat but wouldn't do that again since it was very bland. Ham would have been so much better - I still think that Delicious Ham and Potato Soup on this site can't be beat!!!
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