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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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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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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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Mango Pineapple Salad with Mint

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2006
This is a nice variation on summer fruits. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any fresh flaked coconut, and was sure I had dried coconut flakes at home, but didn't so, we did this without coconut. While still yummy, I've had mango with fresh coconut before and it's divine, so I know this would have been better with the coconut. I did IMVINTAGE's dressing, and liked it - it made everything a little stickier and more salad like.
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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Ricotta Cheese

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2008
WOW! What a standout recipe. I made this for dinner Friday night, and it was so good that I changed my dinner party menu for the next might just so I could include this dish. I followed the recipe exactly, except that I sauteed the sage with the shallots. Even my husband who doesn't like sweet potatoes ate them (though admittedly, he's not raving the way I am, but he liked them well enough). Really terrific.
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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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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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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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Italian Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2008
Excellent soup. DH forgot to add the carrots, but it was fine without. Next time I may pre-cook some tortellini or orzo and add it to the pot for a variation, but it was quite good as it was.
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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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Fig and Olive Tapenade

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2009
For the time and effort that went into this, I wanted it to knock my socks off. It was okay, just not sensational. It made a nice looking presentation. We served it around labneh with triscuits. I liked it, but it didn't hold a candle to our usual roasted olives, grapes, and goat cheese appetizer, which comes together in minutes. Also, as a side note, when selecting your figs, I'd opt for the green variety to make a more visually appealing dish.
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Kae's Turkey Pot Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2011
My hubby's comment was, "WOW! If chicken pot pie always tasted like this I wouldn't dread it being on the menu! I'd look forward to it!" Guess this is my new go-to pot-pie recipe. I did everything the same except I used chicken instead of turkey and I added a generous handful of frozen pearl onions. YUM! I want to make it again this week!
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Chicken Marsala Florentine

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2011
FANTASTIC. Going in my file of recipes that I always fall back on! I was skeptical because of the few naysayers among the reviewers, but I'm so glad I made this. I reminds me in flavor of Chicken Madiera from Cheesecake Factory. My alterations: used margarine instead of butter and only used 1/2 a stick. Added five gloves of minced garlic and 1.5c chicken broth to the sauce. Increased marsala to 2c. Used one entire jar of sundried tomatoes, drained and chopped. Added 3c fresh spinach when I was ready to serve and covered for 1-2 minutes to wilt. Served with cream cheese mashed potatoes and had enough sauce to use as a gravy for them. YUM! Those who say this mean is brown are definitely cooking everything too long. This was bright green and red colorful on my plate. And scrumptious besides!
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Texas Caviar with Avocado

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2007
So easy that when I was done making it I was disappointed, sure it couldn't live up to the rave reviews. Never happier to be so wrong! This was delicious! I'm not a fan of jalepeno or avocado, but even I couldn't stop eating it! I served it Bruchetta-style, and that worked well. Next time I'll do tortilla chips.
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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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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2011
Perfect for whoopee cakes as well.
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Layered Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2009
This was SUPER easy, and really yummy. I made it with leftover turkey meat, and even my 4yo who deplores casseroles gobbled it right up.
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Charlotte's Tortellini Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2007
I've been making this recipe for so long and I love it. My only complaint is that the tortellini do absorb too much of the broth. It never occured to me to cook them separately and add them to the bowls. Great tip!
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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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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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