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Black Beans with Bacon

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2012
I needed a quick recipe for black beans minus any mexican spice. This was the ticket! A savory dish, I find this recipe to be a set of 'great bones' upon which to improvise and experiment. While cooking, I almost added a dash of blackberry roasted pepper vinegar, but changed my mind, to stay true to the script as written the first time. I see I could have added it and brought out a depth; but left alone, the dish is very well done. I used all garden fresh ingredients, including a shredded zucchini. Since I cook beans, then freeze them, it was a quick dish as well. Thank you! :)
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Raspberry Vinegar Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2011
This recipe is heavenly! :D I made a few minor changes, based on comments in the review section, but only to add to the 'bones' of this great script! To augment, I added garlic to the red onion sauted prior to adding the chicken breast. I upped the quantity of all liquids to 1 cup, with the exception of I had no cream on hand. Therefore, I made a rue with 1.5 Tablespoons flour, 1 Tb butter, salt and pepper, and thickened the 1 cup of milk in it, prior to adding it to the reduced broth/vinegar. I also added a pinch of rosemary. My raspberry vinegar came from Chapparal Gardens in Atascadaro, CA. http://www.cgvinegar.com/ Absolutely DEElishious! Thank you for sharing it! :D
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Chicken Stock

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2011
Ok, I confess. I'm a chicken broth snob. Disenchanted with homemade stock after homemade stock, I've now a small slice of ownership in Swanson's . . . Well, with my back up against the wall the other day, I decided to prepare some shredded chicken, which led to me determining to make a stock for the freezer as well. I began with an Alton Brown recipe, but wasn't satisfied, so I kept looking, and found this one. The catch? The ginger. Now fully intrigued, my pot ended up looking like the recipe here, plus parsley, garlic, and peppercorns. On my own merit, I added in two whole cloves and a teaspoon of salt. The result? 7 cups of a full bodied-aroma broth/stock with a surprising bit of hearty to the flavor! Not quite Swanson's, but I think I"m going to play and tweak this one some more. I rated four stars, because I did add the additional items via Alton, and I do believe they complimented the mix. Thank you, Margaret, for the marvellously clever idea of ginger! I am convinced this is/was one key ingredient I've been missing all these years! :D
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Alison's Gluten-Free Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2011
Alison, thank you! This recipe has just created a HUGE loaf of GF sandwich slices for my husband - perfect!! He states it is essentially the same flavor of store bought, but much moister, and overall better texture quality than the miniature loaves they've been selling us for $6 a pop. Here are the minor changes I made, due to my pantry: Used 3 cups Bob's Red Mill GF Flour for all the various to begin, adding about 1/2 cup in the mixing process to proper consistency (heavy cake batter type). 2 whole eggs 1/4 cup coconut oil used whole milk instead of skim I put this in the bread machine on the dough cycle, let it rise once there. Moved it to a loaf pan after coating it in olive oil and dusting the pan with corn meal. The second rise behaved beautifully, the baking superb. Sliced it with an electric knife as though it were a regular homemade loaf of bread! :D Thank you! A keeper, I'll be using many times over! :D
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Sourdough Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2011
Well ~ I "frankenstein'd" this recipe, because I was short on time . . . so here's how it went down: I had starter already made. I mixed 1 1/2 cups of the starter with 1 1/2 cups whole milk (as detailed by another reviewer here, replacing the dry whole mild powder and additional water), warmed, in the base of my bread machine. I then added the 2 TB butter, 2 TB sugar, 1 3/4 teaspoons salt, and 4 cups of flour. Via the dough setting on the machine, I mixed the concoction. I actually forgot about it for about 10 minutes, so it did go into the kneading cycle, but I stopped it. Dropping the dough onto a cookie sheet, I let it rise in a "preheated to 200 for one minute then turned off" oven for 30 minutes or so. I removed it, punched it down, placed it on an oiled and cornmeal'd baking sheet in two round loaves, and baked it at 365 for 20 minutes. I was STUNNED that it turned out at all . . . but it was more than okay ~ it was GREAT! WOW! Thank you for letting me use your base recipe Evelyn, for letting me Frankenstein it, and enjoying every morsel. There's no doubt the credit is due you: Five Stars. :D
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Fluffy White Frosting

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2010
I've had an old, standby recipe that fit any occasion with flair, for a light, fluffy frosting . . . until I lost it. :tears: I'm still crying, but this time, they are happy :tears: because I FOUND IT here! Thank you, Vickie! This is it, the perfect frosting! :) A note: let the egg whites come to room temperature before whisking them. You'll be much happier with the peak. :)
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2010
Of all the home-mixed seasonings I've put together, this one far excels them all for mirroring the flavor of prepackaged, without the added preservatives and sodium. I, too, added about 2/3 cup of water after adding the mix to the ground beef. Thanks, Bill, for a well-executed mix! :D
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Weeknight Pork Chops

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2010
The title of this recipe is so fitting! I needed something tasty, quick ~ and this fit the bill. Like others, I chose to use the sauce as a reduction while the chops finished cooking. The result was a tasty, light flavored glaze that was a perfect companion to fresh suateed spinach and corn on the cob. The only change for me was cider vinegar to white, because of what was in the pantry. We will use this again, and perhaps play with the seasonings a bit more. Thank you, Cheryl, for an easy supper tonight!
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Lemon Loaf

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2010
No need to look any further for your Lemon Loaf!! It's right here! :D Fantastically easy recipe, tasty, tasty, tasty! I also changed the shortening to butter, and added about 2 Tablespoons lemon juice to the batter, in addition to the lemon zest. I was compelled to take a second piece, the first was sooooo good! I've tried others, this is THE one, hands down! :D
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World's Greatest Vegetable Broth

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2010
This recipe came up on my igoogle daily rotation of recipes from this site. It caught my attention immediately, even though we are not vegetarian. It simply sounded like a hearty broth with which to cook rice, or use in a future soup/stew, etc. Well. I am VERY impressed with the hearty flavor this broth produces! It is aromatic as it simmers all day, and easy, easy to produce. I've 10 cups of broth, 8 in the freezer, and 2 for tomorrow's meal; three cups of vegetables to munch on, and three cups in the freezer for future use in a stew. Here is why I only gave it a four star: the broth is missing salt. While I understand the reason WHY no salt (allows the broth to be used in a recipe without adding additional), I would still have to add it, were I to use this as a warm drink on a chilly night (it's that good!) One last note: I added 1/2 a head of cabbage to the mix, as I had it on hand. A great addition. SUPER RECIPE, Tom!! Thank you! :D
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Chop Suey

Reviewed: May 11, 2010
When I first glanced at this recipe, I thought it was too simple to be flavorful, but upon reading the reviews, I decided to give it a go. I, too, changed the water to chicken broth, added minced garlic and a smidgen of ginger; also, about a tablespoon each of white wine, oyster sauce, soy, and sesame oil. The veggies I used were all fresh: thinly sliced carrot, cabbage, celery, bean sprouts, and water chestnuts. The result? Perfectly splendid flavor! I was very pleased with this foundation to build upon. Thank you! :)
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Carroty Rice

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2009
This rice is quick and easy in a rice cooker, and the carrots give eye appeal, as well as color. I added diced onion, and used a can of chicken broth instead of bullion cubes (I tripled the recipe). I rated it a three only because it had no burst of new or interesting flavor. For ease and visual acuity, it rates a 5.
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Banana Oat Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2009
I couldn't have been happier for a first bake on a new recipe! I did substitute applesauce for the oil, and I added 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and a dash more vanilla. They baked up beautifully, tender, moist, and delicious, full of flavor. THANK YOU! :D
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Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2009
Another fantastic review for this marinade from our family! I will double the recipe from here on out ~ we like thick chops, and there are several of us at the dinner table! :D
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2008
O.mi.gosh!!! These cookies were THE BOMB!! I made them as stand alone cookies, not making the filling and creating sandwiches. I tweaked only slightly: I halved the amount of butter (making it 1/4 c) and added 1/4 c of shortening, then used three teaspoons of vanilla, and a tablespoon of sourcream. Knocked my socks off!! Not to mention my family's ~ who had never had a homemade peanut butter and oatmeal cookie in their life. (I just don't make 'em . . .but it was what I had on hand!) :) These WILL be made again at our house!! :)
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Honey-Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2008
A super quick and easy recipie that I modified slightly, only to enhance flavor: I added 2 Tablespoons sour cream; 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup; a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg; and halved the shortening to 1/4 cup, adding 1/4 cup of butter. Just as other reviews have stated, delicious, chewy, perfect texture, fantastic taste! A must try for your crew! :)
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