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HERDEZ® Creamy Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2013
I couldn't. Find the tomatillo cooking sauce so I used Herdez jarred Salsa Verde and used about 8 oz. this is a perfect balance between creamy and spicy. I used it as a condiment with shrimp. Well done, Valerie. We all enjoyed this.
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HERDEZ® Roasted Pasilla Chicken Stew

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2013
This was a huge hit in my house. The only thing I did differently was omit the Cannellini beans because I forgot to prepare them ahead of time. I already knew I liked the Pasilla sauce but the rest of the ingredients just worked perfectly with it, producing a spicy stew with a level of heat even the children liked. This will make repeated appearances on my dinner table. Thanks, Jennifer !
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Traci's Adobo Seasoning

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2013
I have shied away from recipes calling for adobo seasoning because the commercially prepared have far more salt than we can tolerate a d often have MSG in the mix. I just reduced the salt in this blend by half and it is perfect for us. Thank you, Traci, this will become a staple in my kitchen.
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Grandma Rita's Soft Butter Rolls

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2013
These are really good. I did everything in my stand mixer. I had to use quite a bit more flour, but I am at sea level and it is very, very humid here today. They still turned out so light and fluffy. I made 4 large hamburger buns, 6 medium hamburger buns and 6 dinner rolls. I put the 4 burger buns back in the oven to crisp them up a bit because I will be serving them with a rather wet sauce. The others I kept soft. I do believe this recipe will be my go to for hamburger buns from now on. Thank you, Lela, for sharing your grandmother's excellent recipe.
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Easy, Dynamite Cauliflower Curry

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2013
This is so simple and so tasty. I microwaved the cauliflower for three minutes, stirred the cheese into the hot cauliflower and then stirred in the mayo mixed with the mustard and curry powder. The blend of flavors is spot on. Thank you, Helen!
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Flavorful German Pork Chops and Sauerkraut

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2013
We enjoyed this. I did elect to omit the bread crumbs for half my chops because of gluten intolerance of one of my guests, but that didn't seem to affect how well this turned out. My only other change was to add a minced clove of garlic to the sauerkraut onion mixture. Thanks, Mrs Blizzard!
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Mama Bear's Porridge

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2013
I used 1% milk instead of the powdered milk because that is what I had, but that was my only change. I often add cinnamon, raisins, and or eggs to oatmeal but I never thought of add vanilla extract. What a good idea!
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Onion Quiche

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2013
I used Vidalia onion added about 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg and about 1/4 tsp chili powder. Instead of mixing the cheese with the eggs I sprinkled it over. It looked beautiful when it came out of the oven but was hard to cut after it cooled. We enjoyed this and I will use it as a base for a spinach quiche next time. I agree it doesn't fill a standard pie dish, but if you use a frozen shell it will be fine.
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French Short Pastry

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2013
The proportions are spot on. I have tried other short crusts and found them greasy. As I always do, I replaced the water with vodka from the freezer and only needed 4 tbs. I wish I had read the review advising doubling the salt with sweet butter. I was using this crust for a quiche that bakes at 375 so I did blind bake it for about 15 minutes at 425 to avoid a soggy bottom. This turned out beautifully.
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Eggplants a la Dawlish

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2013
This was different from our usual eggplant and tomato combinations. I'm not sure I'd make it again, but it was nice to try something different.
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Garlic Vegetable Saute

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2013
Delicious! My only change was not using yellow peppers as I had none. I love the small kick from the jalapeño. So easy but tasty. Thanks, Anna!
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Lamb Chops in Duck Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2013
This smelled wonderful as it cooked and didn't disappoint when served. I made my own adobo seasoning mix and reduced the amount of salt, but kept all the other ingredients as listed. I was using loin chops about 1.5 inches thick so I felt the cooking time was too long. I took mine out after 30 minutes added the duck sauce and continued for about 10 more minutes for a total of 40 minutes. We will absolutely have these again.
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Avocado Peanut Butter Brownies (Vegan)

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2013
Since the first review I wrote has mysteriously disappeared, I will try again. As written this recipe is just this side of indelible. If the avocado is to replace butter then why add oil? As I originally stated, I melted my peanutbutter chocolate mixture slowly, in a double boiler and reduced the sugar to 1 cup. This will eliminate the graininess. 3/4 cup of sugar is probably enough. All in all, I am surprised this recipe is included in the My Plate collection.
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Orange Shallot Marsala Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2013
Pork and orange flavors are lovely together. I used orange juice because I had no tangerines and I replaced the orange zest with Simple and Crisp orange slices. This went together so quickly and looks lovely and tastes even better. This would impress even the fussiest guest. Thank you, Cheereeo!
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Bourbon Street Rib-Eye Steak

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2013
I marinated my steaks for about 10 hours. I will cut the brown sugar back to 1 tbs in the future because it was a bit too sweet for me, but the flavor of the bourbon came through subtly and overall we liked it. We used an electric grill so flare up wasn't a problem but I expect it might be over a flame.
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Potato and Spinach Croquettes

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2013
I began with leftover garlic mashed potatoes and pan fried, but followed the rest of the recipe. We really enjoyed these with a sweet chili dipping sauce.
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Curry Chicken Salad with Grapes

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2013
We all enjoyed this. In an effort to save calories, I omitted the butter, just toasted the almonds and curry powder in a dry pan until fragrant. I used garlic powder because I just do not care to bite into garlic in a salad and then I found someone had eaten the grapes I was hoarding to make this so I added a handful of raisins (dried grapes, right?). I also added some green onions that needed to be used. I chilled this for an hour as stated, but next time, when I actually have grapes, I will make the salad either in the morning or night before. This only gets better. Thanks for a great chicken salad.
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Scotch Shortbread

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2013
Very nice shortbread. Rich and buttery. I do question the instruction to mix the ingredients by hand. The probability, in my opinion, is that would lead to overworking it and making it tough.
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Chocolate-y Iced Mocha

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2013
This is a keeper! I am not a fan of sweet coffee drinks so I modified it slightly. I used my own cocoa mix which is from the can of cocoa, but with half the sugar they suggest and my own syrup from a recipe here on AR. I reduce the sugar in that also. The almond milk gives it a richness I love. Just what I need - more caffeine! Thanks Linda, I may make this by the gallon, LOL.
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Kiwinanaberry Cream Smoothie

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2013
I have made this several times now and with my changes, of course I think it is worth 5 stars. Without them maybe 2 stars. As written it almost seemed acidic to me so I exchanged the tangelo for mango and eliminated the berries and sugar. Either almond milk or 1% are my preference and fat free Greek yogurt.
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