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Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2008
So I was going to give this 4 stars when I first came on to rate it, but decided to go put the leftovers in the fridge while my computer started up. I took one last spoon full before I packaged it up and WOW! The only flaw I'd felt before was that I wished the broth had a bit more flavor to it. Apparently letting it sit for a bit, though, is all it needed! The flavor was SO much better after it rested. My only suggestion to others is to add a jar of clam juice to the broth and be sure to wash the clams and mussles well. I only washed them twice and still had grit.
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Firehouse Clam Bake New England Style

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2008
I grew up in Maine, but now live in the Midwest. On a trip back to my home state I loaded up a cooler full of the seafood straight out of the fish markets and drove straight back only stopping to refill the ice. The next day I invited a big group of friends out to a lake ( close enough!) and followed these directions. Fantastic! The seaweed I dragged all the way from Maine was novel enough to make the whole excursion!
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Beef Tenderloin With Roasted Shallots

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2008
Delicious! With money being tight, I made it with a relatively cheap choice round...and even managed to overcook it a bit. I also made it with just a cheap red wine. The recipe was very forgiving! For those who were saying this meal is pricey, you can make a cheaper version that is still VERY tasty. For the next special occasion I plan to make this using they pricey ingredients, but would have no problems making this on a more frequent basis.
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BLT Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2008
Not great, but certainly not bad. I thought it was a bit bland, but was helped out by some black pepper. I don't agree it gets better after 3 hours, I thought it tasted better fresh than the day after. The biggest issue I had with it was that it just LOOKED unappealing. It definitely needed something green, peas or broccoli perhaps. The boyfriend liked it, so I'll probably make it again but with a few alterations.
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2008
Very tasty and SO easy to prepare! Defrosted some bulk frozen tilapia, prepped with what I had laying around and cooked it while commercials were playing during the Olympics. :) Cost me 95 cents per person and less than 10 minutes to make.
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General Tsao's Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2008
Had an Chinese themed dinner party here tonight while watching the Olympics. This was such a hit. I loved the base fried chicken, and used it as a base for sweet and sour chicken for the kids. The best part was I could VERY quickly cook up batches with different levels of spice. After the initial prep. I was able to make 4 batches that ranged from no chilis at all to "The perfect amount of pain mixed with a lot of flavor. Awesome." in under 10 minutes. Served it up with sweet and sour chicken, egg rolls, egg drop soup and shrimp lo mein all off this sight. The whole dinner took under 1 1/2 hours of cook time and I was completely satisfied.
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