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Home On The Range Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2004
wow. this was really tasty. i did omit the celery salt and found that to be helpful, but another option may be using low sodium tuna. i thought about using this for a pot luck or even when having friends over, but will definitely make it with albacore. It was excellent!
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Chicken Katsu

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2007
Great! I served this with white rice and a side of stir-fried vegetables, but didn't use the recommended sauce as it was somewhat expensive. Nonetheless, pineapple teriyaki sauce made a great substitution. Thanks for the recipe! :P
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Rhubarb Custard Pie II

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2007
WOW. This is the best pie I've *ever* had!!! I followed the suggestions of others and mixed the rhubarb with the custard before adding it to the pie crust. This would make a great recipe for any get-together and I will definitely be making it again and again!
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Peanut Butter Noodles

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2007
Very good. I stir fried some turkey strips and then mixed them in with the sauce and noodles. I think what made this recipe work so well was using equal amounts of dark and light soy sauce. This is a definite keeper!
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Blue Cheese Burgers

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2007
This is the best burger I've ever had! Like others, I doubled the ingredients, added some garlic and served them on toasted whole wheat buns with red onion, lettuce, avocado & grilled portobello. We did not have the full 2 hours to let the mixture sit, but 1 hour was still sufficient. I can't wait to make these again!
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Mom's Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2008
*The* quintessential summer salad. I've been looking for this recipe for some time now, and was glad to find it here. I sweat the cucumbers first with some salt as I mix the dressing, making sure to add more vinegar than stated to balance out the sweetness. Also, onions are a must!
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Pumpkin Maple Pie Supreme

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2007
This pie turned out very well, but I agree with previous reviewers that the maple flavor was not as prominent as hoped. However, I still had a very difficult time not eating all of the batter before adding the eggs, and will definitely be looking for a way to add more maple next year!
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Sweet Corn Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2007
Ever have one of those days where you seem to be out of everything? Ahh, the joy of substitutions. I started making this last night, only to then discover that I had corn grits instead of corn meal, and only baking powder, no soda. Although much coarser, the corn grits were no problem at all, but my online search said that substituting for baking soda could not be done. I ended up trying anyway, putting in 1 1/2 tsp. of baking powder to make up for the difference, and the muffins were still amazing. Therefore, I give this recipe 5 stars for taste and 5 stars for flexibility!
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Restaurant-Style Coleslaw I

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2006
Phenomenal. This was my first and last try experimenting with coleslaw recipes. It was exactly what I was looking for and I'll never need to look for another again! A definite winner with everyone else who tried it, as well. :)
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Goat Cheese and Spinach Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2007
We loved these! I might try bleu cheese next time for a change.
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Rich Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
This is a great basic recipe for chocolate frosting. The taste is initially somewhat chalky, but this disappears as the frosting sets and develops a rich brown color. I cut the recipe down to serve 8, which was plenty for 20 cupcakes.
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Asian Beef with Snow Peas

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
I was so impressed with the quality of this dish, given that from the time I opened the refrigerator until we sat down to eat, only 30 minutes had passed! The flavor was decent, but I did add some sesame oil and a lot of red pepper flakes to take it up a notch. I'd also recommend using a dark, syrupy soy sauce (as opposed to "Lite" varieties) for a richer flavor. This recipe is too quick and easy to not use it again!
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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
This is a clever, yet simple, recipe that we absolutely love! Not being a fan of cashews or Swiss cheese, I've always omitted both in favor of pecans and sliced almonds, and bleu or feta cheese. Other things that take this salad from "good" to "WOW!" are the additions of fresh raspberries and dried apricots. I've also recently found a Blueberry Pomegranate bottled dressing (Maple Grove Farms brand(?)), with just the right kick of black pepper for this salad. Thanks so much for a great recipe!
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Strawberry Soup I

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
Absolutely excellent. Based off the past reviews, I used a combination of cinnamon, ginger, & nutmeg to taste. To maximize the flavor, garnish with fresh cream!
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Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach Blue Cheese and Bacon

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2007
I was pleasantly surprised to get such elegant results from a quick and easy recipe like this one. Like other reviewers, I wrapped the chicken breasts in a thick, pepper-crusted bacon and put them under a broiler for the final few minutes. This recipe is a definite keeper and is going into my regular rotation!
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Oaxacan Tacos

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2008
This recipe was absolutely fantastic -- it will definitely change the way you think about tacos. Other than a little salt and pepper, I left the meat alone and used our broiler for the cooking. The fried shells, as always, are an absolute must! I'm not sure if I compromised the authenticity of these tacos, but I added some fresh avocado, queso fresco, and creme fraiche. Magnifico!
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Asparagus Wrapped in Crisp Prosciutto

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2008
This is a quick and elegant appetizer. I would definitely recommend spreading a soft cheese over the prosciutto first, and sprinkling some freshly ground pepper over the pieces before baking.
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Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip II

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2007
We loved this! I made it as an appetizer, and halfway through finishing it I mentioned dinner. At that point my husband replied, "Dinner? Can't we just have this?" Needless to say, this recipe is a keeper. Try it with blue corn and sesame tortilla chips for a nice flavor balance.
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Plantation-Style Vanilla Lemonade

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2008
It's my pleasure to be the first to rate this recipe. With just a hint of vanilla aftertaste, it tastes something like if Orange Julius were to make lemonade? It has just enough sweetness to bring out the vanilla flavor, but not too much to overwhelm the tartness of the lemon. Also, I'm not sure if the recipe is intended to use the entire lemon rind and not just the zest(?), as lemon pith is quite bitter. I HIGHLY recommend using Meyer lemons if you can find them. They're sweeter and much more fragrant; plus, they have minimal pith, so you can put the rinds directly into the blender without zesting!
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Zucchini Bread IV

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2006
I cut this recipe in half to make just one loaf, using one egg and half an eggshell of water. BIG MISTAKE...Sure, the bread turned out very well, but the one loaf disappeared way too fast! :) Make the whole thing if you can, because this recipe is definitely worth it!
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