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Spaghetti Sauce Mix

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2012
Fantastic base recipe - very easy to modify to your family's tastes. Like most reviewers, I used 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes instead of sweet pepper flakes (didn't have any), switched out the parsley flakes (eww) for about half the amount of dried basil and left out the sugar and salt (diet restrictions). Even with my changes, the base was spot on, especially the ratio of cornstarch to liquid. Key is to use an Italian seasoning blend you like and to watch your salt if you use a blend that is salty. I made a double batch (with half hamburger and half mushrooms). I recommend letting it sit for at least a few hours in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to meld. Better than any jarred sauce out there!
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Grilled Salmon I

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2012
We had this tonight and made for 3 servings (with two larger pieces of salmon). Like a reviewer suggested, cut the oil to 1 tablespoon and used EVOO. Marinated for 5 hours and wished I had gone longer. The flavor was great in the thinner portion of the fillets but missing in the thicker pieces. This has potential - we missed ginger and a bit of heat. Will try again with a few modifications.
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Mexican Spicy Bean Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2012
I really enjoyed this salad, especially the second day - if you like cold beans, you'll like this salad. We were split though on if it was a dip (which the kids prefered to eat with chips) or a salad but everyone loved it. I only had 1/3 cup red wine vinegar, used equal amounts of olive oil and one tablespoon sugar, but kept the spices the same. Next time I'll add a couple of dashes of hot sauce as well as a jalapeno pepper. This was way more than 8 servings for us - more like 14. Definitely a crowd pleaser!
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Fish Tacos

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2012
The sauce is out of this world tasty! We did not fry fish for this and instead grilled on lemon slices with a lemon salt and pepper. The sauce is very well balanced with a nice heat level. Perfect on grilled tortillas with a bit of cheese too. I used fat free yogurt and light sour cream and it was a thick and tasty sauce. Will definitely make again.
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California Potato Salad

Reviewed: May 28, 2012
We're split on this one. Definitely different and a change of pace from normal potato salads. If you like artichoke hearts, you'll like this. I used light mayo and doubled the sauce portion (not the garlic) because we like saucy potato salad. Needed a decent amount of salt and pepper (artichokes were from Trader Joe's and had no salt). Makes more than 4 servings as a side - more like 6 healthy servings.
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Cilantro Chicken Burgers with Avocado

Reviewed: May 24, 2012
We were split on this tonight - half of us really loved it and half it was ok. I followed the recipe except cut the garlic in half. Definitely recommend making ahead and letting rest in the refrigerator to allow flavors to blend and for burgers to set (so they handle easier). Have been requested again but only in smaller slider form.
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Insalata Caprese II

Reviewed: May 17, 2012
Fantastic and easy! I used only a fraction of the EVOO and added a very light drizzle of aged Balsamic as well. Choose quality tomatoes and cheese for an out of this world treat.
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Veggie Potato Salad for a Crowd

Reviewed: May 14, 2012
I made 6 servings of this today and we liked the combination of flavors once I could get my green bean hating family members to try it. The capers are a nice touch, especially if serving with grilled burgers with herbed feta cheese. It is a nice, healthy alternative to higher fat potato salads.
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Satiny Chocolate Glaze

Reviewed: May 4, 2012
One of the easiest glaze recipes I've made. Don't mess with the double boiler if you have a microwave because it isn't needed. 30 seconds in my microwave then about a minute stiring and it was ready to pour on the cake. It is not a super sweet chocolate glaze and goes perfectly with chocolate cake with chocolate chips added. I used light butter and a touch more corn syrup and it was just the right consistency and sweetness. Will definitely use again when I need a chocolate glaze.
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Double Chocolate Brownie Cake

Reviewed: May 4, 2012
Super chocolatey, rich and gooy. Used egg beaters (always do), light sour cream and light butter (what I had) and it was almost too rich. Baked beautifully in 54 minutes and topped with Satiny Chocolate Glaze. We all said it was too rich but kept eating away. Definitely a special occasion cake for a chocoholic.
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: May 3, 2012
I soaked the beans overnight and then cooked on high for about 4 hours. Although a bit bland as written ( like most traditional refried beans), fantastic base recipe and very economical. Make sure to drain thoroughly before mashing. I used an immersion blender and left a bit too much liquid in the beans so they are a bit runny but the perfect consistency for hot bean dip. Make sure to save your cooking liquid if you're making soup or chili in the near future because it is very tasty.
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Smoky Mountain Chipotle Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2012
I made double the sauce and increased the adobo sauce to about 2.5 teaspoons and used the largest peppers in the can. If you're looking for a super spicy sauce, this isn't for you. But if you want an incredible combination of flavors - you need to look no farther. I used half for chicken breasts and prepared per the recipe and the flavors melded together perfectly. Used the rest for grilling a pork tenderloin and it was equally delicious. A very tasty, easy sauce to throw together. Will blend more thoroughly next time to make injecting into thicker pieces of meat easier.
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Chicken Breasts with Lime Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2012
This has a lot of potential but for our tastes, the lime/dill combo didn't work nor did it produce enough sauce to be nicely drizzled over all 4 breasts. If I make again, I'll swap out the lime for lemon and use fresh dill. Could easily be made with cilantro and mexican beer (without dill) for a more Mexican twist.
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Thai Quivering Tenderloins

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2012
Definitely marinate for 24 hours. The flavor is very light (without the sauce) at 24 hours. For us, the sauce made the meal. Served wtih Thai style noodles with mushrooms and green onions. Next time we'll BBQ instead of baking and that should raise to a 5 star meal.
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Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2012
My family enjoyed this and have requested it again, although they prefer the white lasagna. I forgot to thaw the spinach, so I didn't use the vegetable broth and instead used an extra 1.5 cups of sause. We always add fresh basil to our lasagna and thought it worked very well with the rosemary. Next time I'll add sauteed mushrooms to the vegetable mixture along with additional sauce as it was a bit dry. A very forgiving recipe and very easy to customize to your family's taste.
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Salisbury Steak

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2012
Good, solid comfort food. Reminded me of my Grandma's recipe. She never used ketchup so I didn't either, however I did double the seasonings and used 2 cans of soup (and no added salt). Will make again, changing it to more meet our taste. For beginning cooks, a great recipe to start learning with. Very forgiving and directions very easy to follow.
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Grandma's Chicken Chardon

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2012
The mushrooms in this were out of this world tasty! For us, the combination of the butter (used I can't believe its not butter light) and lemon (just squeezed one lemon and didn't measure) really worked. The seasoning on the chicken was only about a 4 for us, but that could be because the chicken breasts I used were huge. Next time I'll season the chicken more. We are mushroom lovers and I used the whole pound of mushrooms with 4 breasts. Definitely easy to throw together and different - very nice change of pace for boring old chicken breasts.
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2012
Definitely tasty but not the ultimate chocolate chip cookie. The cookies did not cook evenly (I used a 1/4 cup ice cream scoop) - the edges got too done before the middle was cooked. Perhaps they would be better if they were only 2 tablespoons a piece. Glad we tried these but will probably not make again.
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Easy Honey Mustard Mozzarella Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2012
My partner loved this and I thought it was ok. I followed recommendations and put in equal amounts of honey and mustard, added a healthy pinch of corn startch to the mixture and then coated the breasts. Baked in a parchment lined pan (fantistic tip - thanks to who posted it!) and then topped with cheese about 5 minutes before pulling from the oven. Make sure to adjust cooking time based on the size of your chicken breasts. I thought this was very sweet and needed more of a mustard taste. The sauce was a nice consistence after baking for putting on the cut chicken. My problem with this (outside of being too sweet) is that the flavor was entirely in the sauce. This has already been requested again and next time I marinate the chicken for a minimum of 4 hrs before baking to see if that helps. If you like a sweeter honey mustard sauce, this one is definitely for you.
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Bread Machine Bagels

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2012
Wonderfully light and flavorful. I surprised myself with this one. Topped with the standard everything bagel toppings (onion, garlic, poppy seeds, caraway seeds, seasem seeds in equal portions) prior to baking. I let rest for about 45 minutes or so before boiling in a warm place. That was a mistake as the holes filled in and I had to remake the holes before boiling. Next time I'll just let rest on the cabinet since we keep the house cooler. Very easy to prepare!
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