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Chicken Wild Rice Soup I

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2014
I have now made this twice. The first time I made it exactly like the recipe stated. The second time I made some minor adjustments based on reviews and our family tastes and, of course, we liked it better. I doubled the curry and used one more cup of broth and cut the cream to one cup. I also added more salt, added a little thyme and left out the almonds. We love it and I will make it again and again. I gave this five stars because I believe it is such a great recipe - and everyone should feel comfortable making a few minor adjustments based on your own tastes. I also want to add that I think any kind of rice can work. We used a wild rice blend and it was wonderful. Heats up beautifully for leftovers too - just add a little more broth because it thickens up, of course. Highly recommended!
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Kielbasa and Cabbage

Reviewed: May 21, 2011
After making this more than 10 times, I think I can review it well!! I have made many variations of this recipe (after reviewing what other people said), but the original recipe is still 5 stars. My family also likes it when I add a potato - this just adds a certain texture to it. And to make it healthier, I've used turkey kielbasa, which is also good. The only thing I do differently on a consistent basis is to double the meat. I recently made this for my father who's German grandmother used to make something very similar. Its now his favorite dinner. Great recipe!! Thank you for sharing it!
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Beef Stew with Ale

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2011
This stew is FABULOUS! However, the last reviewer is right...the portions are WAY off. I can feed four adults well and have one small serving left over for lunch the next day. I couldn't find celeriac, so used just celery instead and added parsnips - just because my family loves them. I have made this three times now and have used various kinds of beer (whatever I have on had - ALWAYS at least one can or bottle of something dark). It has been great every time. Thanks for sharing!!
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Zippy Egg Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2010
I have tried about 50 different egg casserole dishes and this is FAR and ABOVE the BEST! I only made one small adjustment - I sprinkled the onions on top of the sausage instead of adding them into the liquids (otherwise they just sink to the bottom). I took it out of the fridge 30 minutes before popping it in the oven. Bake time was exactly 1 hour and 10 minutes. Came out perfect. My family cannot get enough of this and I get asked for the recipe EVERY time I make it. This one is a keeper!!
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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2010
This is one of the best bruschettas I've ever eaten. And I made it!! I followed the recipe for the tomato mixture exactly as is, except, because of a bountiful tomato crop, I used regular tomatoes instead of romas. It was still fabulous. If you do this, just make sure you get rid of some of the juicier parts of the tomatoes - romas are very meaty - so I used very meaty tomatoes and used less (since they are bigger). I served it on bread rubbed with garlic and olive oil and broiled for just a minute to make them toasty. No need for cheese. But next time I may add a little fresh parm on the top. But its definitely not needed. Great how it is!!
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Cabbage Soup II

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2010
I used this recipe to create one of my family's favorite soups EVER! I made the changes based on my family's needs and it turned out great. We have a diabetic in the family, so I left out the barley (to decrease carbs) and added 1/2 of a chopped rutabega (for some potatoe-like texture). I would HIGHLY recommend this! I used 6-7 cups of chicken broth, not cans, just to cut back on opening so many cans! And, most importantly, I added A LOT of cracked black pepper, as one reviewer noted. The pepper completely makes this soup. Its wonderful!
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Meat-Lover's Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2010
This is wonderful! I am upset at the one reviewer who discounted it because of the miniscule amount of sugar. I, too, am a foodie...and adding a little sugar to tomato dishes, as most foodies would know, is a great way to cut back on the acidity and blend the flavors. I did add more veggies to my sauce, but otherwise I wouldn't change anything!
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