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Zucchini Beef Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2010
Excellent soup. Substituted a 7"-long zucchinis instead of three small ones. Plenty. Great to use up extra veggies in the fridge or at the end of the growing season. Very filling but light due to the amount of veggies. Love the taste. Seasoning is mild, but allows the taste of veggies to come through. Great with corn bread.
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Tomato, Basil, and Feta Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2012
Perfect as is. We don't change a thing unless we don't have an ingredient. Just the usual substitutions: cherry tomatoes, any kind of basil (in jar or dried). The cucumbers don't stay fresh very long, so I usually add them about 30 minutes before serving. One of our favorites.
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Best Apple Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2011
Best to cut the apples into smaller pieces so when you take a bite, the apple won't overwhelm the taste...about the same size size as a bean. (like in the photo though I peeled them!) Perfect. Such a good, unusual taste. Must be the Dijon mustard. I like salads w/ little dressing, but this needs a bit more than in the recipe.
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Greek Tomato Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2011
Excellent. Made several times w/ cherry and grape tomatoes purchased at a farmers' market. Cut them in half. They were thin-skinned beauties: easy to bite into. Don't know how long it's good in the fridge because it goes so fast. I also don't do onion rings. They are difficult to eat. Cut thicker rings, then cut those into 1/8ths or smaller. Other reviewers have great ideas: serve on lettuce, and you could almost add anything and it would taste just as good.
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Roasted Herb Chicken and Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2011
Excellent. Added frozen tart cherries and smaller new potatoes half way through (larger potatoes already in the roaster). No soy sauce, no olive oil. Two organic chickens stuffed into a covered roaster. Coated chickens and potatoes with herb mixture. Didn't stir while cooking. Perfect. I'm wheat and corn intollerant. Looked at two soy sauces, but each had one or both. So skipped the soy sauce. Herbs really made a statement. Didn't feel a chicken needed more oil.
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Carrots with Dried Cherries

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2011
Great recipe, but decrease the butter AND use a strong-tasting honey. Got lots of positive comments and requests for the recipe. Start with: Good-tasting carrots. (usually large organic...baby carrots ok, too, just more casual.); Alfalfa or buckwheat honey (you'll never go back to clover or wildflower honey); Michigan cherries, craisins and cranberries are all good. Prefer no sugar or other chemicals added. (Carrots are sweet enough; just want the cherry taste.) This recipe is for about a pound of carrots. I cut the large carrots into 2" slices then sliced them into quarters. If the carrot is really big, into six slices. They end up like mouth-size carrot sticks. Two pounds can be prepared in 10 minutes. The less butter the better. (we hardly ever use it) The recipe "as is" feels like I'm eating butter. So at least half it. The stronger-tasting honey is more for flavor than sweetener. We LOVE this!
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Manda's Seven Layer Taco Dip

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2012
We use this as a main dish! Omit the cream cheese and sour cream, and add the seasoning to the refried beans. We prepare a bed of lettuce on individual plates and top it with the remaining mixture. So, if we don't eat it all, the lettuce doesn't wilt. Had to search for the pickled jalapeno pepper slices, but well worth it. So unique and fresh tasting. Love it!
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Quick & Delicious Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2013
WHOA! As is, it's a zero-star recipe. It gets five stars IF (1) the two cans of tomatoes/green chilies are substituted with two cans diced tomatoes and one can diced green chilies, (2) LOW-SODIUM taco seasoning is used (3) it’s boiled vs "slow cooked." It’s also good with or without chicken! For the boiled version: saute the onions; add everything else including already-cooked chicken. Preferred frozen corn, a little healthier (reduces the sodium), when I could eat it. Now, I just add another type of bean. The type of beer doesn't make a difference. But, it DOES need the beer (learned the hard way). Boil to evaporate the alcohol. It's so light and refreshing! About the cans of tomatoes and green chilies: Too much chilies taste, and it majorly dragged down the flavor. Same with slow cooking for SEVEN hours. Yuck. You cook away all the flavor, and the beans were mush. We threw it out. We look forward to this about once a month—year round!
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Rhode Island Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2009
A great low-fat clam chowder. BEWARE: WAY TOO MUCH dill, onion, pepper & salt. We substitue more-easily-obtained ingredients: Canned minced clams for fresh, cut-up baking potatoes for fingerlings. Reduced onion to one vs two, two teaspoons dill vs three tablespoons called for in the recipe, two teaspoons black pepper vs two tablespoons, less then 1/2 teas salt vs 1 teas. I didn't think I even liked dill, but gave it a try. Now I try to find recipes WITH dill. Love it. This chowder disappears quickly, so make a double dose. With excellent flavors and easy prep, it's a regular in our house. (I try to use organic celery because celery is usually at the top of the "Dirty Dozen.")
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Brandy Slush I

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2009
Incredible! This was our exclusive "holiday" drink for years, but now make a couple of double batches in the summer. Nice to have on hand. Make it in an ice bucket several days in advance of first use. Easy to take to parties. Usually use caffeine-free tea and Sierra Mist, but the cranberry lemon-lime drink is good, too. Have made it with Stevia instead of sugar, and it was good. Couldn't tell the difference. It's all good.
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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad I

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2009
Love this! It has a LOT of punch even with our dial-down substitutions: much less onion, half the garlic and feta, or double everything else. (It's that good!) We also bring the canned beans to a boil as my daughter spent time in Spain and grew to like the softer beans served there. Boiling the beans makes removing the husk easier, if you're going for presentation, too. Have made several times. Ideas from other raters that worked well were adding olives, using roma tomatoes instead of sundried, and I always add more beans. (I usually boil two cans because I snack on them when I remove the husks, and some are smooshed or break in half.) Can't go wrong with a feta/onion/garlic/cilantro combo!
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Quick Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2010
I always double this recipe. Changes to the double recipe: salt-free chicken stock, three cloves garlic, a few celery leaves (no celery salt), pepper, and more carrots than called for (usually use all in the fridge ... mini carrots and reg chopped carrots). After all is cooked, add left overs from a store-broiled chicken. Salt to taste. (chicken is usually salted, but sometimes needs a bit.) Love the fresh cilantro on top. Make this every time there is left-over chicken.
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Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2009
Best ever. We like them with just a wee bit of crunch. 10 - 12 minutes vs the 20 in the recipe. A melon baller is great to deseed the peppers. And, degrease them by placing the cooked sausage in paper towels. People are disappointed when I don't bring these to gatherings!
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BUSH'S® White Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2010
Perfection as is. Has been a favorite of ours for years as the recipe has been printed on Bush's can of Great Northern Beans. Have made it for other families in time of need (illness or "new baby") and all have asked for the recipe. Low cost especially for a large family. To stretch it, have added one more can of beans.
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Nutty Wild Rice Salad with Kiwifruit and Red Grapes

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2010
I served the sauce on the side. Everyone tried it, but chose to not add it to their entire portion. Fun way to serve rice and kiwi, though. Used a "wild blend of gourmet brown rice," so it was kind of sticky. Guessing that's not the case with regular wild rice, but we like brown rice. This has opened my eyes to serving rice with fruit! Pecans were great as a topping. Will not make the sauce again. Will also try the dried canberries another reviewer suggested.
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Mexican Rice I

Reviewed: May 7, 2012
Tripled the cumin and chili pepper, almost a whole can of roasted diced tomatoes (semi drained) and the sauteed onion were all added for the last two minutes of the rice. Used a rice maker. Easy and excellent. Don't even like lots of spice, but "as is" is bland. Will add black beans next time to make this a main entree for a vegetarian meal.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2009
WHOA! As is, it's a zero-star recipe. It gets five stars IF (1) the two cans of tomatoes/green chilies are substituted with two cans diced tomatoes and one can diced green chilies, (2) LOW-SODIUM taco seasoning is used (3) it’s boiled vs "slow cooked." It’s also good with or without chicken! For the boiled version: saute the onions; add everything else including already-cooked chicken. Preferred frozen corn, a little healthier (reduces the sodium), when I could eat it. Now, I just add another type of bean. The type of beer doesn't make a difference. But, it DOES need the beer (learned the hard way). Boil to evaporate the alcohol. It's so light and refreshing! About the cans of tomatoes and green chilies: Too much chilies taste, and it majorly dragged down the flavor. Same with slow cooking for SEVEN hours. Yuck. You cook away all the flavor, and the beans were mush. We threw it out. We look forward to this about once a month—year round!
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