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Healing Cabbage Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2014
Excellent! One of the best vegetable soups I've tasted! I also cut up some baby carrots and a stalk of celery, adding some red pepper flakes as others suggested. I used a whole head of cabbage (a fairly large head) and used canned drained diced tomatoes (since I didn't have stewed Italian style), adding some Italian seasonings for flavor. I also cut back the oil to 1 T. (which was enough), cut back the salt to 1/2 t. (also enough, with the saltiness of the bouillon), and used bouillon cubes and water as written. Delicious, especially served with parmesan cheese! Since we used a large head of cabbage, it made more than 8 servings, which we were very happy about!
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Barbequed Potato and Garlic Scape Packets

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2014
This was the best use, to date, of the garlic scapes we grew in our garden! I made it exactly as written, except for using russet potatoes instead of red potatoes. My husband cooked them for about 30 minutes and the potatoes and scapes were tender and totally delicious! We will definitely make it again with our remaining scapes.
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Juicy Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2014
I used low sodium soy sauce and thought the recipe was still way too salty! It was moist and juicy, but the super saltiness (combined with the pepper) was just too much! Disappointed!
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Grilled Tri-Tip with Oregon Herb Rub

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2012
Made it tonight with a roast that weighed 1.65 lb., and adjusted the rub accordingly (for 7 servings). We cut the salt (as recommended) by 50% and used kosher salt, and substituted 2 cloves of fresh minced garlic for the garlic salt and garlic powder. My husband seared it on a gas grill for about ten minutes on each side, then turned off one of the burners and turned the other down (to about 390 degrees) and cooked it indirectly for 30 minutes, letting it rest (covered) on the counter, for about ten minutes. It was medium rare, just perfect, juicy, tender and delicious! If it had any more saltiness to it, it would have been too salty. By reducing the salt by half and substituting garlic for garlic salt, it was just right!!!
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Cedar Planked Salmon

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2012
Tried it tonight with halibut, since I was looking for a recipe that was grilled on a cedar plank. Followed it exactly and it was delicious. I was afraid the flavor might be too strong (too gingery, too much sesame oil flavor, etc.), but it was just perfect--lightly flavored, so that you could still taste the flavor from the grill and cedar plank. I can't wait to try it again with salmon!
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Flavorful Flounder

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2012
Very good and nice and easy! I used fresh lemon juice and did sprinkle on a few panko crumbs just at the end as other reviewers suggested. I would definitely make it again!
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Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2012
Delicious and very easy! I made it as listed, except used dry ginger since I didn't have any fresh and just added about a tablespoon of Thai Chilli Paste and a shake of red pepper flakes at the end. I liked that it was simple to make! I used a variety of garden vegetables: snow peas, broccoli, carrot, green pepper, zucchini, bok choy and onion, then added some leftover pork loin cut into strips.
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Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2011
Maybe even 4 1/2 stars! I followed the recipe, reducing the vanilla to 1/2 t. and keeping the almond at 1/2 t. I added food coloring to portions to make some red and some green (keeping some natural) to make Christmas cookies (trees, wreaths, flowers, etc.). I also set the oven to 375 instead of 400 degrees (which is what my other spritz recipes say). In 7 minutes, they were cooked perfectly. I might try what some other reviewers suggested and put in a couple more teaspoons of butter. Also, I used one stick salted butter and the other unsalted.
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Grilled Salmon Fillets with a Lemon, Tarragon, and Garlic Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2011
This was really delicious! Made it with Alaskan salmon steaks that my husband brought back from an Alaskan fishing trip. For two steaks I used half the amount of sauce that was recalculated for two steaks (a fourth of the original recipe) and there was plenty of sauce for the two of us. I omitted the lemon zest (since I used bottled lemon juice rather than a fresh lemon) and it didn't seem to be missing anything. I also used about 1/3 less fresh tarragon and it seemed to be just the right amount. I will definitely make it again!
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Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2011
Really easy to make and probably the best peach cobbler I've ever made (at least my husband says so!). I used fresh picked peaches and agree with the reviewer that you can increase the amount of peaches and it works just as well, without changing the amount of other ingredients (especially when they're ripe and you don't want to waste them). I also reduced the sugars in the peaches a little bit since my peaches were so ripe and sweet and it was just perfect.
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Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2011
Made this tonight and it was just like the reviewers said--gourmet and restaurant quality. I followed the recipe exactly, except used 1 1/4inch thick chops. When they were done cooking, and while I made the balsamic reduction, I placed them in the oven at 175 degrees to keep them warm (and probably continue cooking a bit, since they were thicker than called for). When the balsamic reduction was finished, they were cooked to perfection (medium rare). I used excellent aged balsamic vinegar that I had brought back from a trip to Modena, Italy and saved for just such an occasion. It was a worthy recipe for my special balsamic vinegar! The only complaint from my husband was that I should have used a bigger lamb chop!
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Easy Tilapia with Wine and Tomatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2010
Excellent recipe! I followed it almost exactly as written, except made it with two fillets, using one large clove of garlic for each fillet and 1 large tomato split between the two fillets. It was cooked to perfection in 15 minutes and tasted wonderfully fresh (garlic, basil and tomato were all fresh from our garden!). It was quick and easy and I would definitely make it again!
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