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New England Clam Chowder I

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2002
Reading the reviews before making this recipe I made the following changes: I used bottled clam juice instead of the water (1 ½ cups); 2 cups half-and-half and one-cup heavy cream instead of 3 cups half-and-half, and 3 - 10oz. cans of clams. The other adjustment I made was to use 1-cup ham instead of bacon as I find that bacon gets to soggy in soups, the ham is a perfect substitute and give the soup a bit more bite.
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Grilled Onions

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2005
I made the following changes to this recipe; its not that I didn’t like this recipe as it was published, but I wanted more of a beef flavor in the onions so it taste more like French onion soup. Therefore, I made the following changes. I use Beef base instead of the bullion (about tablespoon for a medium size onion) this gives it more of an intense beef flavor like French onion soup, also mixed in some mozzarella cheese along with the soup base before placing it in the center, then topped it with the butter. It is imperative that the onions be wrapped tight with at least two layers of foil to insure the juice remains within the package when cooking.
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Awesome Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2002
Great Soup on a cold winters day! The only changes I made was I added some chicken breast (which I precooked), instead of the lemon grass I added some lemon juice at the end, I also add some fresh ginger which realy kicks it up.
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2007
I took this dish to a tropical theme birthday party and it was a hit. I made the chips the day before. I first cut the tortillas in a triangle, laid them side by side on a parchment lined cookie sheet. I then sprayed them with spray butter and sprinkled them with the cinnamon and sugar . When baking, make sure the chips are crisp before removing from oven, in my opinion it is better for them to be over-crisp then under crisp. The other thing I did is use fresh pineapple, hollowing out the center and using the shell as a dish.
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Ham Salad Spread

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2008
I followed the recipe as publish but then I spread it on bread, added American Cheese and placed it in the oven (wrapped in foil) on 350 for about 20 minutes. Just until warm and there is a slight crust on the bread.
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Quick Crescent Taco Pie

Reviewed: May 25, 2005
My family really enjoyed this recipe. I used an 8X8 Pyrex dish instead of a pie plate; 1 ½ LB ground beef and two packs of taco seasoning. After making the recipe a couple of times, I found this amount fits best in that size dish. I also recommend reducing the amount of water used with the taco seasoning; it may be to “soupy” for this dish (the seasoning packet I use calls for ¾ cup water for each pound of ground beef, I use ½ cup per pound). If you are planning to have leftovers, I recommend that you not add the Tortilla chips the whole dish, as they tend to get soggy at re-warming.
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Turkey in a Smoker

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2001
WORTH THE TIME! Plan on a day relaxing in your favorite lawn chair getting up once every hour only to throw on some more woodchips and getting another beer. Although this recipe takes 10+ hours its a sinch and worth every moment. The only alteration I made is soaking the turkey in salt water a couple of hours before smoking (1 1/2 to 2 cups Kosher salt desolved in enough water to cover the turkey).
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Jalapeno Popper Spread

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2011
I used 4oz Chilies, and 4 oz. Jalapeno warmed in microwave to soft stage. Then I spread the mixture on Tortilla wraps and rolled, place them in the freezer until firm and sliced. Awesome - easy appetizer!
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Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2002
I have added this recipe to my soup recipe collection and will be sharing it with my company this holiday season. The only changes I made were using ½ the amount of dill and I used sliced baby Portabella mushrooms as I prefer their taste to button mushrooms. The next time I make the recipe I may use thyme instead of the dill.
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Creamy Vidalia Onion Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2005
My family enjoyed this recipe and will make it again, I would however double the amount of onions that I used; I will probably use 1 or 2 white onion as the soup may get to sweet using all Vidalia’s. The onions that I used the first time would be what I consider medium size (about the size of a hardball). I like the idea in T.PROCTOR’S review of adding cognac – will try that next time also. Thanks Holly!
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Butternut Squash Soup II

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2008
Great soup after spicing it up for the wife and her Weight Watchers® diet. Microwave squash as previously suggested in reviews. Added 1/8 tsp each All Spice, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cinnamon , about a ¼ cup of Craisens® and zest from ½ an orange. Right at the end off cooking and before serving I added 3 TBSP fat free sour cream and 3TBSP I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter®.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2006
This recipe was good and I will make it again with a couple of changes. The next time I would omit the chicken as I don't think it added a whole lot to the flavor. I will also increase the amount of enchilada sauce, decreasing the amount of water and add some cheddar cheese right to the soup pot.
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Sausage Gravy I

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2003
Awsome! The only thing I change to suit my taste buds was to double the amount of black pepper (fresh ground).
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Strawberry Spinach Salad I

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2001
Although im not a chef I would offer these tips to those that have had a problem with desolving the sugar in the dressing. First use a good quality honey and second try desolving the sugar in the vinagar before adding the oil.
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2011
This is awesome but I would consider it more of a coffee cake then a bread.
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Broccoli and Tortellini Salad

Reviewed: May 24, 2005
Delightful! I made this recipe twice in one week! The first time I made it I followed the recipe to the "T". The second time I used 1/2 Tortellini and 1/2 Garden Rotini mixing the dressing in about 1 hour before serving I preferred the second time I made it but would not hesitate to give the original recipe to a friend. This recipe will make a great "Pot-Luck'er".
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Buffalo Chicken Wings I

Reviewed: May 17, 2005
I use “Crystal” hot sauce for this recipe using the same amount as the recipe calls for. Additionally, instead of white vinegar I use apple cider vinegar. For cooking, I grill them. First, I salt and pepper the wings then put them over direct heat getting some good color on the wings. I then put them in a foil pan, pour the hot sauce over the top, and finish cooking them this way. Also, serve Ranch and Marie Blue Cheese dressing on the side. They are easy to keep warm in a crock put if you are serving them at a party – your guest will love them!
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Cold-Busting Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2012
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome – only thing I changed was no kohlrabi and chicken broth instead of water.
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Chicken Enchiladas I

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2002
After I started making the recipe I found out that I had no chili powder so I substituted taco seasoning. I believe the ending results were the same as it would have been with chili powder as the taste was very pleasing! The only thing I would change next time is to increase the amount of chicken to give the sauce a little more body.
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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
The first time I made this I followed the suggestions and used ½ white sugar and ½ brown sugar, they were tremendous. Had to make them again but this time I used M&M’S, just as great - if not better! Cooking time is much longer for me then the recipe states.
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