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Mediterranean Barley Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2013
This isn't a bad starter recipe, but it definitely needed some add in's after my initial tasting. I chose to add an additional tbsp of vinegar, but used red wine for this (I had already used the balsamic), I used a two ounce can of sliced black olives and 2 ounces of sliced green olives with pimento's and about 1 tbsp of the olive brine. I cooked the barley itself in beef broth for additional flavor. When I was mixing the salad, I used about 1/2 a cup of chopped green pepper and added 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of parmesan cheese (I wish I had feta, but used what was on hand). I had used oregano in the sun dried tomato puree and also threw in a handful of fresh spinach (extra veggies!). At the end I added salt to taste in addition to the cilantro, though I used dried.
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Devouring Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2013
This recipe was alright. 375 was definitely too high of a temperature to cook the cookies at. The first batch I did at that temp, and they nearly burned. I lowered the temp to 350 and baked for about 13-14 minutes a tray and they came out much better. I would also would recommend cutting back the butter a bit, and perhaps increasing the flour and reducing the oats a bit.
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Naan

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2012
I made this and while time consuming, it tastes delicious! I followed the recipe pretty closely, however I only had 2 cups of bread flour, so I substituted all purpose for the other 2.5 cups. I also took other's advice and added a tsp of baking soda to see if it would help with the bubbles. It may have, but it didn't bubble much at all. I did cook this in a non-stick skillet on my stove...perhaps next time I'll try the George Foreman grill. Definitely tasty with raita or tzatziki! (Oh and I used my bread machine to make the dough and let it rise the second time by the fireplace.
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Stuffed Shells III

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2012
I made this recipe with a few adjustments. I halved the recipe and am glad I did, because it still made an ENTIRE 9 by 13 tray of stuffed shells! I did NOT half the sauce amount or it would have been too dry. To my jarred sauce I added 1 lb of seasoned, browned ground beef, 1 small can of sliced black olives, a can of diced tomates, and a can of sliced mushrooms (all drained!). I also pepped up the sauce with garlic, salt, pepper, italian seasoning,a dash of cayenne, and about a tbsp of white sugar. (We like our food well seasoned.) I followed the directions for the filling. The only change I made was to use 4 cheese mexian blend instead of mozzerella because it was all I had on hand. I put a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of the baking dish, then I did the layer of stuffed shells and topped the shells with the remaining sauce. I sprinkled the top of it with parmesean cheese and chose not to mix any cheeses with the sauce so the delicate flavor of the ricotta filling and the yummy sauce stand out. I abked covered until the last 10 or 15 minutes. YUMMY! Next time I may add some spinach to the ricotta mixture to get more veggies and nutrition into the dish.
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Kyle's Favorite Beef Stew

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2012
I have this recipe in my crockpot at the minute and it smells AMAZING! All I have left to do is thicken it up. I made this slightly differently by combining a few steps to make things a tad easier. I tossed the onion in with the potatoes and carrots. I also added a can of drained diced tomatoes and added a pinch of nutmeg. I added basic seasonings to the flour mixture I shook the meat in, i.e: garlic, black pepper, etc. I did not have fresh muchrooms, so I used a can of drained mushrooms and sauteed them with the minced garlic and the wine. Near the end of cooking I added about 1 to 2 cups of frozen peas. I am going to serve this with homemade rosemary bread on the side. A perfect fall dinner!
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Spaghetti Squash Tacos

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2012
This turned out really yummy and is so unique! I didn't have fresh jalapeno, so I used a small can of diced green chiles. (Be sure to cook until it is no longer watery!) I served it with fresh spinach leaves, diced tomatoes, chopped black olives, diced avocado with lime juice, shredded cheese, and salsa and sour cream in crunchy taco shells. YUM!
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Tilapia Scampi

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2012
I made this recipe (altered slightly) for dinner last night. This was a decent place to start. I rubbed the tilapia with lemon pepper on both sides and placed into a greased baking dish. I took half a stick of butter and melted it and then added about 4 TBSP of lemon juice. I added about 1 teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of parsely (for color), and about 1/2 a TBSP of garlic powder. 8 TBSP or cloves of garlic would have been WAAAYYY too much! I poured this on top of the fish. I also only cooked the fish for between 15 to 20 minutes at 400 until it flaked and did not flip it. I did baste it with the butter sauce about halfway through cooking. You do NOT want to flip tilapia as it cooks because it is a delicate white fish and WILL wall apart easily. Cooking it for 40 minutes WILL dry it out! DO NOT DO THIS!!! With the changed I made this recipe was 5 stars, as written the best I could give it was a 3 (being generous!).
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Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2012
This recipe turned out great! The dh loved it! I followed the recipe pretty closely, but used peanut butter in place of tahini, did not drain the tomatoes, and used 1/4 sesame oil and 1/4 olive oil. I also thinned the hummus to the desired consistency/smoothness by adding water as it pulsed in the food processor. (Was a bit shocked the recipe didn't tell you to do this, so I can not give it 5 stars!) I didn't have fresh basil, so I used dried. Also added 1 tsp of cumin and an extra tsp of salt. Topped with dried basil for appearance. (Oh, be sure to wash the garbanzo beans off well in a drainer--helps reduce gas!)
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Chef John's Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2012
This recipe was AWESOME! I followed it exactly, except I didn't have pank, so used cornflake crumbs and 1/2tsp dry mustard instead of the bottled stuff---still DELISH! The spice ratio was perfect! I do think it would be even better with the panko crust, but I definitely recommend that you try this-easy and amazing! (The hubby, brother in law, and good friend all enjoyed it too!)
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Ham and Beans

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2012
Have this cooking in my crock pot now. I followed the other reviewer's advice. I also didn't have great northern beans and substituted black eyed peas. I reduced the brown sugar to 1/3 a cup, used two packets of ham boullion, a packet of "Emeril's Seasoning," a bit of italian seasoning, and kept everything else the same. I did saute the ham and onion in about 2 tbsp of butter prior to adding to the pre-soaked beans in my crock pot. (More flavor) It smells good so far. I keep tasting the liquid and adding a bit of salt as needed. (The beans really absord bit.) I also added 1/2 tsp of baking soda to aid as a "de-gasser."
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Fresh Tomato Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2012
This is a great basic starter recipe and highly customizable! I add bacon to the mayo/miracle whip mixture for extra flavor along with black pepper and Italian seasoning. I also often add other veggies with the tomatoes (like eggplant). Just be sure to seed and drain the tomatoes in advance, sautee the onions in advance of placing in the pie, and sautee and season any additional veggie you choose to use. Pepperoni also makes a great addition and the cheeses can be changed to your liking. As aforementioned, I always use light Miracle Whip instead of Mayo--it is purely a preference. I also add an egg to the cheese mixture to hold it together better. I double up the topping because that makes it GOOD and use half in the middle of the pie and the rest on the top sprinkled with Italian Seasoning. You really can't go wrong with this recipe and it is fun to experiment with! GO NUTS! =)
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Salisbury Steak

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
I followed all the changes advised by ALLY99, and only used 1 lb of 80/20 ground beef and 2 eggs (kepty the rest of the measurements the same aside from a tbsp of dried minced onion and a dash of worcestershire sauce). The recipe turned out great! I baked it following browning it over a bed of pasta and it was AWESOME!
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Spinach Bacon Quiche

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2012
One of the best quiche recipes ever. Very customizable!
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Chicken Lasagna II

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2012
I made this tonight and it came out great! I implemented a few changes suggested by other reviewers and I am SO glad I did. I made this lasagna with 4 layers instead of just 2--it required 12 cooked lasagna noodles. When I cooked the ground chicken, I also cooked with it half of a red pepper, half of a green pepper, and half of a red onion. I did season well with garlic, black pepper, oregano, bail, italian seasoning, a bit of cayenne, and just a few red pepper flakes, and a splash of worchestershire sauce. I also used regular evaporated milk in the sauce. I then followed the layer directions, just with additonal layers. Adding the two additonal layers DID require that I use 16 oz of cottage cheese as opposed to just 8 oz, but it turned out so much better with the extra layers--more like lasagna should be. The cooking time and temp remained the same. 350 degree for 1 hour. All in all a delicious meal! My hubby LOVED this!
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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2011
I followe dthis recipe exactly and it was wonderful! These were by far the most popular of all the cookies I baked for Christmas!
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Gingerbread Biscotti

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2011
This was the first time EVER making biscotti and it turned out perfectly thanks to the recipe and a few suggestions from other reviewers! I mixed the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients sperately then added the wet to the dry to form the dough. Once I had the dough sperated and each rolled out I brushed lightly with vegetable oil and sprinkled with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar in the raw onboth sides. I baked each according to directions, the let them cool--just to the touch-and sliced them with a pizza cutter! (The pizza cutter works great for this!). I then baked them for 7 minutes on each side to make them have the crunchy texture I love. They turned out do beautifully they looked professional! Next time I may go to the extra effort and dip then either dark or white chocolate. Should be delish!
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Salsa Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2011
This recipe is the trifecta! Easy, delicious, and tastes like something you'd get in a restaurant! I always serve this with homemade refried beans, sliced avocado, and a nice salad. YUMMY!
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Apple Streusel Squares

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2011
This sounds excellent and easy! The fat can easily be reduced by using a low fat butter spread (i.e. Smart Balance).
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Crabmeat and Corn Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2011
Great started recipe--with additions and more spices excellent! Made this in about 30 minutes! Much better the next day! With additional heat and the addition of two cans of cream corn, a can of cream of potato soup, diced green pepper and onion along with a bit of hot sauce, and more spices this taste much like the Kickin' Crab Chowder at Silver Diner!
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Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2011
This recipe was to die for! My husband gave it a 10 out of 10! (And he can be a harsh critic!) I had to make a few changes due to lack of certain ingredients. I substituted orange zest for mint, onion powder and dried minced onion for shallots, and unseasoned meat tenderizer for salt. I also used dried herbs and decreased the recipe to 2 servings. I will most definitely be making this recipe again. Please, if you haven't, you MUST TRY THIS! It really does taste like something you'd eat out at a high end restaurant! Hain Celestial--THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this recipe!!! A+++
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