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Who Hash

Reviewed: May 28, 2014
Ok, really quick and easy. Needs lots of freshly ground pepper and it's even better with ketchup. My son was surprisingly appreciative, he-who-loves-hot-hot-chili. Definitely comfort food. I'll probably try it with the over-easy eggs next time.
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It's Chili by George!!

Reviewed: May 3, 2014
Very good! Even with only an hour to cook. I'm sure it will be better tomorrow. I read a lot of reviews before and while cooking. We don't care for tomato juice so I substituted a 10 oz can of Rotel and two 12 oz bottles of hard cider. I scaled the chili powder back to 3 tbspns and upped the cumin to 2 tbspns. I added 2 tsp of chopped garlic while cooking the meat and doubled the pinto beans and added a can of black beans as well (we really like beany chili). At the end I threw in some organic dark chocolate, about the same amount as two Hershey kisses, just for the mellowness. I ate it with a tbspn of sour cream and a sprinkle of Mexican mixed shredded cheese and a green salad with ranch dressing. The spice is now just right for me, but my son added some of our homemade taco seasoning. Oh, and he just came back for another bowl. This recipe has made me rethink a recent decision - I had to replace my old crockpot and because it's only the two of us, I bought a 3 qt. I can see that I will need to get a larger pot. (very big grin!) FYI - a very gluten-free friendly recipe!
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Cheddar Bratwurst Stew

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2013
Excellent soup for a wintery evening. I'm one of those tiresome cooks who rarely try a recipe without making changes. Well, most of the time I don't have all the ingredients and all of the time, I have to avoid gluten. So I used cheddar-brats and I substituted Progresso Creamy Mushroom Soup (gluten-free) and skipped the extra water (Progresso is not condensed, but ready-to-eat). Since I had no real potatoes in the house, I made instant mashed potatoes and ladled the soup over it. If it's thick enough, my "I hate soup" fussy teen assumes it's a casserole. We both liked it, and noticed that the thick sauce and mashed potatoes held the heat very well, a plus for winter fare. Said fussy teen just asked for another helping!
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Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2013
Good soup for a cold day. I read the reviews before cooking. I sauteed the onions and garlic first, and substituted a homemade spice mix since I had no cajun on hand. I put the batch through the blender before the simmering stage. I tried it without the cream and I didn't care for it. I added half-and-half to my bowl (had no cream on hand) and liked it better. The flavors continued to tease me around the like/not-like axis so I added a small dollop of local honey. OH WOW! Try it in your own bowl, it might not be for everyone, but it made this recipe into a keeper for me!
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My Hoppin' John

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2013
I had everything ready then discovered my ham bone in the freezer had freezer-burn. The store was out of all pork except boneless loin, so I chopped up 4 pieces of bacon and fried with the celery and onions. We enjoyed this very much. The only white wine I had on hand was our local white apple cider wine and it was really extremely nice with the ham and black-eyed-peas. The recipe did need more liquid and since I had no more chicken stock, I poured in a little more of the apple cider wine. It was not overly salty like some ham dishes can be and worked in nicely with my gluten-free diet.
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Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2012
This is the 2nd time I made it, this time I followed the recipe exactly, except I ran out of milk and substituted half and half for the last cup of milk. I was careful to follow the proportions exactly. You really do have to use UNCOOKED rice to make this come out right and thick. I don't add the cinnamon but pass the cinnamon and nutmeg shakers so people can have a choice. Terrific either way. I used jasmine rice and demerara sugar and everyone liked it. I like it warm as well, quite a lot of it never gets to the refrigerator!
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Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2012
I'll admit it - I keep canned chicken in my pantry for emergencies. But this is the ONLY recipe I've ever found that makes canned chicken edible. More than that, with spicy tomatoes and peppers, and a little homemade taco seasoning, it's pretty good. (Drain the chicken, definitely!) Please note that as written, this recipe is naturally gluten-free (WooHooooo!) Next time, I plan to substitute refried beans for the black beans, for the flavor and the thickening effect. I served it with tortilla chips, sour cream and shredded Cheddar, with oranges and vanilla ice cream for dessert.
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Bacon Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2012
My 17yo son and I both loved this. I used 1 cup Real Bacon Pieces as a short cut and Mexican 4-cheese blend. I think any kind of cheese would work for this recipe. I really like it for a quick no-stress supper.
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Leftover Chicken a la King

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2011
Good concept but way too thin, even when I doubled the cornstarch. Next time I will go back to my old stand-by - making a roux first with 4 tablespoons butter, 4 tablespoons flour and 2 cups of mixed milk and chicken broth. By the way, when you make anything with leftover chicken, it's good to add sage and parsley - just seems to fit really well.
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Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2010
Delicious! Since the author suggested Gruyere as a substitute and I didn't have quite enough Parm/Romano cheese, I substituted 1/4 lb of Provolone, chopped up. I had to use my home-dried basil instead of fresh, but it didn't suffer much for that. I served it over tri-color pasta, with sauteed chicken strips and green beans. My teen-age son loved it too and thinks it will be good with mushrooms as well. Very very rich, I told him it will be a special occasion dish.
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Basic Chicken Salad

Reviewed: May 19, 2010
Just made this with left-over rotisserie chicken. I loved it! I didn't have slivered almonds so I roughly chopped some whole almonds. I didn't measure the pepper, just ground away with the grinder over the salad. I also added just a touch of sea salt. Even my teenage son liked it, and I really didn't expect him to, he's never liked any kind of chicken salad before. We had it on whole grain buns with lettuce leaves and some sliced tomato. Added root beer and we were very satisfied with a nice light summer supper. In retrospect, chips would have been perfect with this and vanilla pudding for dessert. Maybe next time!
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Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2010
We loved this, and my teenage son came back for seconds. Ok, so what else is new? But he really liked it a lot. What I did differently: I added a cup of mushrooms to the beef and onion in the first step. I used a tablespoon of red wine vinegar instead of ketchup, added a dash of sea salt. I used a cup of frozen mixed vegetables and I completely forgot to add the milk. I had no instant mashed potatoes on hand, so I cooked in the same pan until bubbly and served it over really thick slices of whole wheat toast. It was a hit and I look forward to the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch!
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Cashew Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2009
These were wonderful! I took them to a party and everyone loved them. I overheard "Take one of those cookies for a nibble while you're waiting in line!" And I watched *everyone* arrive back at the table with an already bitten cookie and a smile! One note: I overbaked one tray of these, rescued just before burning - they got brown and crisp and I loved them that way too, but without the frosting. Next note: if your cashews are already salted, you won't need to add any more salt.
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