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Summery Corn Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2013
Man, this was good. There was no way I was gonna insult beautiful, fresh ears of California corn in season (by grilling or cooking it). I cut fresh corn right off the ear, and used smoked paprika (in lieu of chili powder). Fresh-squeezed lime is a must. What a treat. Served it with BBQ burgers and Skewered Grilled Potatoes (another Allrecipes.com fav). The red wine vinegar dressing is fabulous. Such good food.
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Asian Beef Skewers

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2013
Yeah, baby... that's what I'm talkin 'bout. So good! The marinade is delicious. I used plum sauce (the store was out of hoisin sauce, what the heck?), and rib eye steak (we only eat red meat every now and then - I didn't want to blow it with a cheap cut). I skewed the meat with some red onion and mushrooms, and "BAM", huge smiles all around.
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Pecan Sour Cream Pound Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2013
This is a delicious, dense cake. (I used cake flour, and it was still very dense.) The citrus icing was good, but the cake-to-icing ratio lacked icing. This cake screams for berries, cream, or a whole lot more icing. I used walnuts in lieu of pecans (since that's what I had on hand). This dense cake would hold up well on the grill, or in a triffle. It's a good clean / basic pound cake recipe.
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Balsamic Baked Tilapia

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2013
Seriously delicious. I used halved cherry tomatoes (in lieu of the red bell pepper). I highly recommend this substitution. The tomatoes roast in the oven and are a fabulous / sweet compliment to the blue cheese. I also used a light champagne vinegrette to dress the greens. Sooo good.
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Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Cornbread Dressing

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2013
I feel guilty, because I changed this recipe so much. I used leftover holiday stuffing from my freezer, and mixed turkey gravy in with the cream of chicken soup. It was delicious :)
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Best Beef Enchiladas

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2012
Oh gosh, these were fabulous. I used a whole packet of taco seasoning (misread the recipe), green chilie enchilada sauce (I've been craving it), and omitted the chili powder. Melting the sour cream and cheddar with the beef on the stove makes a creamy, lovely filling. And laying the black beans and olives on top (instead of incorporating them into the filling), is genius. The beans retain a nice little "snap" that hits your tounge at just the right time. I topped my enchiladas with jack cheese. I can't say enough good things about this dish - it's beyond delicious.
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Shoyu Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2012
My husband said this was "the best chicken I ever made". Whoa. What? Beep, beep, back up. I've been grilling chicken for this man for over 30 years! This is huge! Epic! Incredible! It is an excellent, excellent dish. I made the marinade as directed, and let the chicken marinade for 24 hours before grilling it to perfection (I used thighs and legs). Served it with white rice and cooked carrots. Thanks for the recipe (what a find :)
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Chicken and Broccoli Braid

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2012
Fresh broccoli, leftover chicken (from the freezer), and a few other ingredients made a quick, comforting meal. The dill was a nice addition. Except for ommitting the almonds (personal choice), I made the dish as directed. Yum.
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Cuban Ropa Vieja

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2012
My husband liked this dish... a lot. A whole lot. I used leftover beef from my freezer (roast, leftover from another Allrecipes favorite of mine, "Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast", which I make often). I used a whole head (17 cloves) of garlic, and about a 1/4 cup fresh cilantro. ( I literally laughed out loud when the recipe called for 1 teaspoon cilantro. I don't think so :) Unfortunately, the bell pepper didn't make it to my basket at the market, so I made the dish without it (which bummed me out). I chose to serve this dish with steamed white rice, and a bean medley cooked in beef broth with earthy spices. The beans and rice are a MUST with this dish. I do not think this recipe rates 5 stars without the beans and rice on the side. But, together, the dish is fantastic.
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Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2012
Somebody call the police (this frosting is SO good), it's criminal! Takes just about any cake from good to great. I've made it several times now, but I used it on banana cake today. O. M. G. I added 2 mashed bananas to the frosting, and they took me away in handcuffs. Yum. Yum. Yum.
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Carrot Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2012
Glory, glory hallelujah, this cake is delicious. I followed the receipe exactly (except for the frosting), and I do believe it's the best carrot cake I've ever had. I frosted the cake with "Whip Cream Cream Cheese Frosting" from Allrecipes, which was perfect. Outstanding. Heavenly.
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Peach Cake II

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2012
Oh mercy, this was good. I left the skins on the peaches, rough chopped them into large chunks, and increased the measurement to 3 cups fresh. I substituted walnuts for the pecans (since that's what I had on hand - a lovely pairing). I made the glaze as others recommended (sugar, butter, and evaporated milk) but halved the stated amounts because I didn't want the glaze to overwhelm the cake. The cake cooked fully in 40 minutes. As soon as I took it out of the oven, I poked numerous holes in the top with a toothpick (then filled the holes with glaze in addition to covering the entire top with glaze). Sweet, spicy, comforting, tasty. Give it a try while peaches are in season, it's delicious
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Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2012
Awesome. Definitely worth the effort. I added fresh carrots, and used turkey bacon. Yum. Yum. Yum. Worthy of company, worthy of family, worthy of eating alone on the couch while watching trash TV. Thanks for the recipe!
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Honey-Ginger Grilled Salmon

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2012
Marvelous. The marinade is sweet but enhances the taste of the fish without covering it up. A last minute scheduling change caused me to marinade the salmon for 48 hours (instead of the 15 to 30 minutes the recipe calls for), and the flavors were still perfectly balanced. Delicious and nutritious.
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Gourmet Chicken Pizza

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2012
Surprisingly delicious! I thought the ranch dressing might be too rich, but it actually makes an excellent pizza sauce. I used leftover bbq chicken from my freezer, jack cheese (I chose not to use cheddar), and added fresh spinach. (I plan to add fresh garlic to the ranch dressing next time.) A little green salad on the side and an ice cold beer, and you've got an instant Friday night pizza party.
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Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2012
A tender, tasty, complex little cookie that's sure to give your taste buds a workout. I used high quality dried cranberries, and half whole wheat/half white flour. I added walnuts, and used about half the vanilla chips called for (I didn't want them to be to sweet). As far as desserts go, this is probably more healthful than most. I won't hesitate to make these little gems again.
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Tomato Zucchini Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2012
My taste buds are still thanking me for making this dish last night. (In fact, I ate leftovers for breakfast!) Yum. Yum. Yum. I doubled the garlic, doubled the zucchini, and used a little more cheese than called for (I used jack cheese). And, I used a mandolin to slice the roma tomatoes and the zucchini, so it went together pretty quickly. A good amount of liquid accumulated on the bottom of the casserole dish during baking, but I lifted the core casserole out of the liquid and placed it on a serving dish. It was gorgeous. It was delicious. It was appreciated. Thanks for the receipe!
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Key Lime Pie VII

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2012
A pie this easy, shouldn't taste this good - it's wrong on so many levels. It's subLIME (get it ? :)
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My Favorite Mexican Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2012
This simple recipe is delicious. I didn't think tomato sauce and a few back up ingredients could pull it off, but they did. My only deviation was the addition of a 2 tbls. diced jalapenos. I chose to turn this recipe into a "casserole". I made the dish the day before, placed it in a casserole dish, added the jack cheese on top, placed it in the fridge, and baked it the next day. This is the perfect/go to mexican rice dish.
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Aw-some Coleslaw

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2012
Excellent. I added celery seed (because I think all cole slaw requires it) and tripled the carrots. The dressing is perfect. I used white balsamic vinegar.
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