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Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2002
This recipe was phenomenol. It was my first attempt with lamb, and I was nervous, but I made it for a dinner party and everyone loved it. I did take OSKRWILDE1's advice and blend all the marinade ingredients before marinating. It worked splendidly. Also, a few people said to watch the time so as not to overcook. I was unsuccessful in this endeavor since my guests arrived before dinner was to be served and I was distracted. As a result, the top of the leg of lamb was a bit charred, but this was only the fat. (This could maybe have been avoided if I'd cooked it on a lower rack. I used the middle rack setting in my oven.) I just flipped it upside down to serve. The cooking time did not result in dryness at all. I will DEFINITELY serve this again.
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Gary's Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2002
I just love recipes that I can throw together using ingredients I already have available; that much better when the food tastes so good that everyone wants the recipe. This is one of those recipes. I eliminated the crabmeat since I had none on hand and J_TATUM and LOTHRID both said this did not hamper the success of the recipe. I used one and a half sticks of butter during step five, and a half stick during the preparation of the boxed stuffing, bringing the total butter usage to 1 cup. This was in response to the postings which said too watery or too much butter. It worked fabulously. Served these at a dinner party with much success.
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Savory Onion Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2003
Delicious. The texture was a bit different from other breads - almost cakelike (probably due to the egg). It was quite moist. Followed directions, except that I topped with mozzarella instead of cheddar because I only had one bag of cheddar defrosted. I also used 1/4c yellow onion and 1/4c red. Would definitely make again.
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Easy Cheesy Chicken I

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2004
Very easy. I used frozen chicken breasts, and didn't even bother to defrost them first. Cooked on high for 6 hours; meat was very tender but a bit waterlogged - next time I will cook on high for 4 hours. I added 1TBSP of thyme, some crushed red pepper, and no salt (was just right without). In the last hour I added sliced mushrooms. I might try adding a few slices of raw lemon next time. This is a good base recipe, and I'll definitely use it again with further variations.
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Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2004
Really, for the ease involved in making this, and the sensational taste, this meal has earned all five stars. I cooked on high for 4 hours; this was a bit too long, and although the flavor was great, the texture was a bit too "canned meat". I will make again and either cook on low for 4 hours or on high for only 2.5 - 3 hours.
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Yellow Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2004
Easy to throw together; all ingredients were on hand. I used red onion because it's all I had, and it added a nice flavor. Hubby loved this, which was great because he groaned earlier in the day when I mentioned we'd be having squash for dinner. We've been having grilled squash a lot this season, and I guess he was tired of it. Anyway, he loved this!
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Green Tea Sparkler

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2004
This was terrific. I mixed the tea, water, and honey ahead of time, so all I had to do was add ginger-ale and serve. Everyone wanted to know how I made it, and I was a bit embarrased to say it was from a concentrate. I'm going to try it with normally made greentea and see what I think.
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Really Easy Bread Stuffing

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2004
This was good, but a bit dry. I cooked at 350 in a casserole dish, covered for an hour. I followed the suggestion to add sauted onions and celery and use the butter for moisture. Next time I will add 1/3 c water as well.
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Caramelized Red Bell Peppers and Onions

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2004
This was surprisingly delicious. I was nervous about the raisins, but they absolutely made this dish - took it from ordinary to WOW. Will definitely make again.
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Butternut Squash Bisque

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2004
Served this at a dinner party as the starter. Everyone raved so much I was nervous the rest of the meal wouldn't live up to it's standard. I put a scoop of nutmeg into a tea diffuser and set this in a small bowl so people could sprinkle nutmeg over their bowl. That went well.
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Fudgy Chocolate Fondue

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2004
This is terrific if you're careful with it, but if you neglect to stir it constantly, it is thin and bitter with all the ingredients clumping at the bottom of your fondue pot, and burning there. Still if you're attentive to it, it's quit yummy.
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Roasted Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2004
I am AMAZED. I tried this recipe because I felt stuck in a vegetable rut. I wanted a veggie we don't eat often. I was wary because hubby doesn't like beets and I don't care for greens. But I tried it and it is SENSATIONAL. Hubby loved it, I loved it. The greens were the surprise hit. And felt great getting two veggies out of one. I added butter and a bit more oil because it didn't seem like enough. This was a mistake as my greens turned out a bit too oily/buttery. Perfect as is. THANKS!
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Coconut Pumpkin Nut Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2005
I made this with 2c fresh pumpkin puree. It is just fabulous! I made some with walnuts and some without, and I preferred without, but I'm not a big fan of nuts to begin with.
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Pam's Spicy Black Bean Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2006
I enjoyed this as a fast meal, and a healthy one, but it didn't especially impress me. I'll make it again, as an in-a-pinch meal.
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Sweet and Nutty Pork Chops

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2006
Quick, easy, and yummy.
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Japanese Chicken Katsu

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2006
This was very good. I think the panko is what really makes this meal something special. The sauce is quite good, and the flavor surprised me because we regularly mix combinations of the sauce ingredients, but this was a new flavor. We served this with the suggested sides, and also with Edamame. Fast, simple, good.
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Light Cream of Asparagus Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2006
This soup is fabulous and couldn't be any easier. Healthy to boot! Eating this, hubby said "Cooknik is a good thing in our lives." My 2 year old is a picky eater, but I managed to get this into her by making it the sauce on her pizza. I modified the mozzarella bread. First I mixed 3 cloves of diced garlic with softened butter, then spread that onto the bread. Covered with the mozzarella cheese and very thin sliced tomatoes and a sprinkle of black pepper.
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Guilt-free Creamy Cajun Seafood Pasta

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2006
I liked this meal for the variety it added to our normal menu, but I found the sauce bland. The texture was perfect, but the thing I tasted most was the flour. I think next time, I'll halve the flour, double the parmesan, double the thyme and try to work in some additional flavor. Not sure what: may experiment with garlic, or sundried tomatoes, or paprika.
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Spinach Cantaloupe Salad with Mint

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2006
This was a huge hit at our Fourth of July party. First of all, it is beautiful with the colors and the layered look so it makes an impression before anyone even tastes it. Then the apple/mint jelly takes 'em by surprise and the raving continues. I couldn't find apple mint jelly, so I bought both apple and mint and used 2TBSP of apple and 1TBSP of mint. I mixed the chopped mint in with the dressing too, and applied the dressing just before serving. I also struggled with the avocado at first, not able to get pretty slices. Finally, I sliced it in half long ways, and removed the pit. Then I turned each half open side down, and sliced it like you would a pepperoni. Then the skin peeled off each slice surprisingly easily.
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Garlicky Summer Squash and Fresh Corn

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2006
This was yummy. I followed the directions with just a few changes. I too subbed fresh basil/oregano at the end for parsley just for a little kick. And added fresh diced tomatoes. I added the butter and the tomatoes at the end, and then put it in a covered dish and let the butter melt on the way to the party, and the tomatoes just warmed, which was perfect. Good flavors here, and colorful to boot.
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