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Blue Cheese Beef Tenderloin

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2003
Like a lot of other reviewers, I didn't make the tenderloin, but I made the sauce. It was delicious! I made a London broil using another five-star allrecipes marinade, then sliced the meat thin and arranged it on a bed of mashed potatoes. Then some of the blue cheese sauce! Delicious. I will make this again for company. One thing I would do differently is NOT serve any other light colored sauce-like condiments at the same meal, such as salad dressing. Perhaps it is the appearance of the sauce or something, but it just seemed wrong to have just eaten something else that looked the same but tasted so different. Call me nuts, but that is my suggestion.
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Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2002
These were really good and moist. They are what they are - turkey burgers with onion flavor. But husband really enjoyed and they were very moist! We ate them plain with some cheese and ketchup, as well as in flour tortillas. A good recipe for the first-time turley griller, like us!
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Easy Broccoli Quiche

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2003
We were really pleased with this quiche. We were needing a quick dinner for company and had all the items on hand. We have been avoiding cow's milk so we subsituted "Silk" soy milk for the cow's milk. We made 1-1/2 times the egg and milk mixture and made two pies using the 9" deep dish frozen pie crusts. We still had some mixture left over, but not much. We weren't real careful when measuring the broccoli, as it is a matter of taste. Also, I had a couple of leftover spicy Italian sausage links that needed to be cooked, so I removed those from their casing, browned that in the pan and added that as the bottom layer on one of the two quiches. That worked well, as did the regular quiche. Like many other reviewers, we had to cook this more time, I would say about 50 minutes. Also, as with all quiche, this is better if you can let it sit for a while to firm up, or if you can serve it the next day. I think this will be our default quiche recipe going forward. Do not hesitate to use the soy milk if you are avoiding real milk!
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Barbecue Ribs

Reviewed: May 1, 2004
I am making these ribs tonight for the second time in a month. They were a hit the first time so this time I am making more. This is the only recipe for ribs I've tried, and my Texas husband and stepdaughter love them. The sauce makes those silly bottled sauces seem, well, silly. Just delicious. I made them exactly according to the recipe, no changes.
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Maple Glazed Ribs

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2005
I made these using 6 lbs country style pork ribs. I boiled them as per the recipe, and finished them in the oven, for 30 - 40 minutes at 350 turning once. They were very tender and fell apart. I made the sauce exactly as the recipe states, doubling it. I used grade B (very strong flavor) real maple syrup. Everyone enjoyed these, especially my nine year old. My husband thought they were a little too sweet, but enjoyed them anyway. We will have these again for sure.
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Daria's Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2005
This was delicious. I made it for my husband on our anniversary, as it is one of his all-time favorite dishes. I doubled the recipe. He ate this (by choice) for a whole week straight. After reading elsewhere to add some cream cheese to beef stroganoff, I tried it. It didn't melt well and I don't think it added much. Since that was the only change I made to the recipe, next time I will be following this exactly. Thank you Daria.
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Bill's Sausage Gravy

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2005
I don't eat sausage, but I made this for my husband and he really liked it a lot. This is a super easy dinner with Bisquick drop biscuits. I used a 16 oz package of spicy sausage, and upped the flour to 1/3 cup and the butter to 4 Tbsp. I kept the milk at 3 cups and it turned out fine. This was my first time making gravy so I was pleased that it was so easy to make without lumps, etc. 10 year old said that she liked it but also said it was a little spicy due to the sausage.
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Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2005
My husband likes Progresso Hearty Tomato soup, but hates the regular Campbell's so I decided to try to make something similar at home. This recipe was a great starting point, but I did add some dried Italian seasoning, a little minced garlic, a touch of crushed red pepper and some cumin during the simmering phase. Also, I fell asleep so the simmering phase lasted way more than 20 minutes, but there was no harm done. I ran the entire double batch of the soup through the blender, but then it looked a lot like the Campbells, so I added a large can of diced tomatoes for texture. Next time I will reserve some of the chunky tomatoes to add back to the blended soup. Our grocer bags up several pounds of the riper/bruised tomatoes and sells them for $.50 per bag to get rid of them quickly, and these were the ideal tomatoes for this soup. I used about 10 - 12 cups of chopped tomatoes (which cost me $1) and doubled the rest of the ingredients. I froze half. I have to say, my husband was thrilled by this soup. This soup, along with a green salad, made for a satisfying and healthy dinner.
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Caramelized French Toast

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2002
This was very easy and fast. I used boiling water to add to the brown sugar and it worked just fine. It always pays to read the recipe reviews before trying a new recipe - it pays off. My husband liked this a lot, we were out of syrup so this made his morning. I dusted a little powdered sugar for garnish and he ate it up.
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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2005
This was very good, and very easy. The ingredients are mostly things I have on hand at all times. My husband was suspicious of it at first but when I told him what was in it, he tried it and was pleasantly surprised. It is a good family casserole, not something I would feed to company. It would also be really good for a Mexican-themed potluck. This is easy to make in advance and reheat. Also, if you let it set for a little while, it slices neatly. The only change was that I didn't put in the olives. No one in my family is that crazy about them. We will be seeing this one at the dinner table again, with some mixed vegetables or salad.
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Tater Tot Bake

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2006
Very good family dish. I used my handy chopper to finely chop some carrots, and added them to the beef and onion mixture before cooking. Also, I followed the other reviewers advice and put the soup mix on before the tater tots. I added the cheese during the last ten minutes. Very good!
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Department Store Onion Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2006
Very, very good. This is a much heartier French onion soup than my previous recipe, which I seem to have misplaced. This and a salad actually filled my husband. I found the salt level to be pleasant, but my husband felt it was a little too salty. I used buillon cubes, so I'm sure that contributed to the saltiness. I added a few extra cubes to ensure the soup wasn't too weak, and in hindsight, I don't think that was necessary. I used Merlot instead of a white wine because that is what I had handy... also, I added a splash of balsamic vinegar towards the end of cooking. I toasted the french bread slices before broiling and mixed in a little romano and fresh mozarella with the swiss. All in all, very good. Our 11 year old asked for more soup instead of pizza. Don't be afraid to cook the onions for longer than stated. I made mine a nice golden brown - carmelized almost. I think that adds so much to the taste.
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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2007
The whole family loved this one. There was absolutely nothing left after dinner when I made these - and yes I served the recipe as a light entree with sides of broccoli and cottage cheese. With the first bite, even the 11 year old loved this recipe. And they look good too. Regrettably, I didn't have fresh basil on hand, so I used dried. Fresh would have been a great addition and I will do that next time. The fresh and sundried tomatoes are a nice pairing. With the sundried tomatoes, the flavor is much more substantial. I will definitely make this again, most likely tomorrow!
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Texas Caviar with Avocado

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2007
Although I make a lot of changes to this recipe, this is still the recipe I come back to as a starting point when I make my Texas Caviar. First of all, we use black beans instead of black eyed peas. I often use canned tomatoes, sometimes rotel. We add some cilantro, a little cumin, and some garlic powder. Throw in some corn! I make this about once a week and my family loves it. Sometimes that is our main dish on a busy weekend night, everyone nibbles at will. This is great with "Scoops" tortilla chips.
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Parmesan Herb Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2007
This is a wonderful bread recipe. I normally am not brave enough to try unrated recipes, but this one looked so good that I went for it, and I am so glad I did. I didn't have dill weed or tarragon on hand, so I simply omitted them. I added a fair amount of fresh coarsely ground pepper. I used grated cheese from a canister this time, but next time I will not hesitate to use more pricey freshly grated Parmesan or Romano. I have a bread machine, the type with two paddles that makes the horizontal loaf. While the machine was kneading the dough, I added perhaps an additional tablespoon of flour as I felt that the dough was too wet. Even after adding the additional flour, I thought the loaf may not be good, but it rose and baked like a champ. This is my first time using an egg in my bread recipes. Perhaps that is what made this loaf remain delightfully moist to the end. The loaf disappeared quickly, but still, other recipes have dried out quicker than this bread. I made another loaf to take to the grandparents over the weekend. I'll be making another loaf this week.
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Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2008
Wow. I made a test batch of ten of these tonight, and like the other reviewer, they are all gone. I sliced the blue cheese from a block, and used cheaper, thin bacon. I had thick cut bacon on hand but the thin stuff was perfect. Do bake on a rack and monitor their progress. Remove the toothpicks before presenting. The perfect combination of salty, tangy and sweet!
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Tomato Gorgonzola Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2008
This is a very good recipe. Whoever said that it is forgiving was right. I used what I had on hand: Bleu cheese instead of Gorgonzola, pureed tomato instead of the tomatoes and tomato juice, and I accidentally added twice as much plain 2% milk instead of the milk and cream. It was delicious regardless. I blended about half of the soup, then added it back to the pot for a nice, smooth soup. I would serve this to company. My husband thinks it would even be good tossed with some pasta. Very delicious!
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Campfire Foil Onion

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2006
These was very good and I plan to make them again and again. They were very decadent, and the flavor was just perfect (although they needed additional salt at the table in spite of what I thought was plenty before cooking). I made them at home in the oven, using a glass baking dish. I set the oven higher, to 450 degrees, and left the baking time the same. I also added a little olive oil before the butter. Often I've searched so hard for something different to serve as a vegetable, and I've always overlooked the simple onion! Thank you, Riverview5950, for sharing this recipe! :-)
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London Broil II

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2002
We don't have an outdoor grill, so I used a cast iron grill pan over medium high heat, 7 minutes one side, 5 minutes the other. It was quite rare, yet delicious. Next time we will do 8 minutes each side. Husbot enjoyed the marinade, and didn't add any condiments at all. He said it was "bold". I added some vidalia onion hot sauce to the marinade (about 2 Tbsp) after reading that someone had added Tabasco. I would recommend this, we were very pleased. We will make this for company. I am usually a flop at cooking roasts, other "solid meat" dishes, but there are a few on Allrecipes that have really come through, I am learning how. Thanks Jill and Allrecipes!
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Gramma's Date Squares

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2012
Made these tonight, and they are very sweet and delicious. I highly suggest reading Lorrie's review before making these. I doubled the recipe and used a larger pan. I pre-baked the bottom oatmeal crumb layer for about 20 minutes before adding the date mixture. I used half the brown sugar in the date mixture and it was plenty sweet. I used Hadley's Medjool dates in the recipe. Very large, sweet and super moist. Spray the knife with "Pam" or coat with oil before chopping dates, and no mess! When cooking the dates, I substituted brewed coffee for half the water. You can't taste the coffee, but I think it adds a deeper layer of richness. My husband hates dates but wants me to save a few of these for him. Making the changes above and allowing to cool completely in the pan makes the bars very easy to cut and serve. So glad to have discovered this recipe!
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