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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2014
Three out of four of us LOVED this! I'm not a fan of cheese though...so...
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Irish Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2014
I used beef and left out the spices and seasonings I think were meant to go with lamb. I also just topped with mashed potatoes. Delish.
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2014
WHA!!! I am 40+ years old and it took me this long to find out how to make delicious guacamole! Don't be me. Make this. Share it with the people you love the most. Eat quickly and then make them share their portion with you. Lick the bowl. Repeat. You won't be disappointed.
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Apple Crisp II

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
So. Darn. Delicious!!! I used haralson apples and made this with my favorite little 5 year old and two hours later and a scoop of vanilla ice cream we were all in heaven!!! great recipe and very easy!!! I did use a lot of apples, I just didn't think the amount made a big difference.
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Mushroom and Swiss Burger

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
Don't hate me cuz really though I changed it just a bit it was just a recipe misunderstanding. I cooked up the burger and then added everything to it so it was this luscious scoopable goodness. I put it on whole wheat toast with some provolone cheese and wow, is this stuff good!!! Oh and I skipped the MSG-don't have any and it doesn't seem like a good idea.
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Buttermilk Syrup

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
My daughter and I patronize a restaurant that has the best french toast with a superb caramel sauce and whaddayaknow-turns out that caramel sauce is BUTTERMILK SYRUP!!! WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! Luckiest day ever when I found this recipe...I see years of buttermilk syrup in my future....mmmm
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Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
5 STARS? Yes it's that good!!! takes a lot of time but seriously, I had the best turkey gravy in the middle of October without all the other work. I poured this golden gravy over some wild rice burgers with sauteed mushrooms and hey, best. day. ever.
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Oven Pot Roast

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
I cooked it for only 2.5 hour and it was perfect! The hardest thing about cooking a delicious pot roast is the timing and so I'm glad I got that down. Otherwise the seasoning was spot-on for some excellent gravy!!! I did substitute beef broth for the vermouth and I skipped the butter and just did a once around with the olive oil bottle. YUMMMMMMY!!!
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Classic Waffles

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2013
Very good without any changes. However I just had to sub out half of the AP flour for WW. It's great. Love them and easy to halve for 2 full size Belgian waffles.
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Quick Chicken Piccata

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2013
Too acidic as written. Would have been just fine with just a squeeze of juice from half a lemon. I saved it by adding a cup of chicken broth and another T of butter. . I'll try something else with my chicken next time.
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Cranberry Scones

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2013
Very good. And relatively easy. Forget the kneading part. It's too sticky. I used almond milk and it was wonderful! Will make these again.
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Chef John's Gazpacho

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2013
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR PEOPLE! This soup is phenomenal. Who knew that a simple, cold, tomato summer soup could taste like this? I'd all but given up but this recipe showed up in my inbox and I thought "what the heck, we'll try one more gazpacho recipe." SO THANKFUL I DID!!! and I'm sorry to say I did change one thing. I did not see the 4 tomatoes called for first thing. so I got home and had all the rest of the ingredients but not those. So-what to do??? I followed the rest of the directions and then added 2 cups of low-sodium V8. This soup is amazing. I'm letting it chill now as I write but it already tastes so good I know this is going to be a once-a-weeker for the rest of the summer! and I am doing great things for my body!!! also I didn't strain the blenderized cherry tomatoes. and I used 1/4 of a yellow onion and blenderized that with the cherry tomatoes. I'm coming in with a spoon, boys, and y'all better get out of the way!!!!
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Refreshing Peach Sangria

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2013
Wow! I'm glad I've tried several sangria recipes so I can give a comparative review. I love this stuff! I've made heavy, boozy delicious sangrias appropriate for summertime weekend PAR-TAYS!!!! and I've made light, boozy delicious peachy sangrias appropriate for a girls night in of party-planning and now I have this 3rd option in my back pocket ;) This stuff is perfect for a lunch date with the girls when you still have to be able to drive home and get dinner on the table for your crew. It's light, refreshing and won't get anyone smashed! Exactly like what you get from the restaurant chains on their 2-fer-1s! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! (UPDATE: I asked a friend to bring the OJ and she brought blueberry juice instead-guess what! still delish, different but sooooo good and SO SO SO PRETTY!!! just can't go wrong)
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Sweet Spicy Wings

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2013
It is the easiest buffalo sauce I've tried. Hubby declared my other buffalo sauce recipe is better and he prefers his buffalo sauce unsweetened. I did not think this was sweet and spicy at all. It was buffalo sauce-with honey. Weird but I shoulda figured that out before making it. Oh well, he ate it. After all it was mostly fried wings with some sauce on it and how can that ever be bad enough to not eat???
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Homefried Potatoes with Garlic and Bacon

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2013
oh wow! I rough chopped 5 medium-sized russet potatoes. I boiled them for 15 minutes exactly and then threw them into the pan I'd already cooked off the bacon in. They were mushy!!! Operator error :)I cooked the potatoes for another 15 minutes throwing in the onions for the last ten. These were delicious! The flavor is OUTSTANDING!!! Next time (and there will be a next time and it might even be tomorrow night!!!) I will boil for only 10 minutes and keep the frying time to 15 minutes. I only fried up 5 slices of bacon and I ended up adding a generous pour of canola oil and it was just the right amount of oil. I didn't get any crispiness but hey! THE TASTE!!! Last thing, I generously salted the water when I boiled the potatoes. I will always do that from now on. when I tested the potatoes for doneness I ended up just eating that one little hunk and it was great! LOVE LOVE LOVE these potatoes and my meat-and-potatoes-brother-in-law CHOWED LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMORROW!
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French Onion Soup IV

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2013
JACKPOT! SIMPLY DELICIOUS!!! I am swooning over the broth right now and impatiently waiting for the next 45 minutes to pass so that I can PIG OUT!!! I know it's going to be sooooo awesome!!! the flavors are perfect and they will just deepen and get richer and when I put on croutons and some provolone cheese...HEAVENLY!!! I could not for the life of me get some beef consomme in stock at the 3 grocery stores I went to so I finally made the decision to put my brain to good use and figure out an alternative...just use more beef broth or...AU JUS GRAVY MIX!!! Yes! I bought 2 of the store brand of Au Jus Gravy Mix that makes 2 cups of Au Jus each. Just added it according to package directions with the other ingredients (minus the water)and lots of pepper! Also I had to add 2 more onions. One just didn't seem right. I TELL YOU THIS STUFF IS GONNA ROCK MY FREEZING COLD MN SOCKS OFF AND I CAN'T WAIT!!!!! Thank you hubby for your oh-so-humble recipe!!!
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Jersey Fresh Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2013
WOOOHOOO!!! Score! I am going the vegetarian route and this soup just looked so good I had to try it. I did modify a bit hoping it would turn out and it sure did!!!! I chopped up two large carrots and 1 good-sized onion. I boiled all that in 2 cups of chicken broth for half an hour and then blended it totally in my Vitamix. I then poured it back into my soup pot and added 2 cans (15 oz each) of tomato sauce-a Sams club oops that I've been trying to use for the last 6 months!!! I added 1.5 c of homemade almond milk (not sweet like the store-bought kind) and added the seasonings, leaving out the salt, sugar, butter and flour. WOW!!! I am going to make this again, doubling the batch for freezing (leaving out the almond milk) because it is awesome and will make such a beautiful quick meal when I need it!!!!
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Pub-Style Vegetarian Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2013
woohoo!!! homerun! my family has just started the vegetarian journey and when I heard "you know what would be really good? chili!" I came here, selected this recipe and wow, it is fabulous!!! followed along pretty well-added TVP rehydrated in beef broth and used beef broth instead of water (only 1 cup instead of 2), skipped the wine and rinsed my beans. I also used one can of tomato sauce (15 oz) instead of the whole tomatoes. IT SMELLS AWESOME AND TASTES EVEN BETTER!!! so thankful for good food that's really, really good for our bodies! it's been almost a month and I DON'T MISS MEAT AT ALL!!!
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Tofu Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2013
so...some will think it's not fair that I gave it 4 stars when I'm not technically rating the original recipe BUT if not for this recipe I would have never had what I had just a short half hour ago! AMAZING!!! I always read through the reviews, for what they're worth. Initially I was very turned off by the sweet chili sauce. It's so goopy! Not my fave. But then someone said leave it out and add some sugar. BRILLIANT!!! So I began by pressing the tofu. then I shredded half a head of cabbage and grated up one carrot and threw in a big handful of peanuts. Looked good already. I made up the marinade omitting the chili sauce and added sugar. Not so good but really what did I expect right? So I added a T of rice wine vinegar. Hmmm...then I added another, a squeeze of lemon and a total of 1 T sugar. OH WOW! I poured that over the cabbage, totally forgetting its original intent to marinate my tofu! so I just threw the chopped up tofu in, mixed it all together and yummed my way through half the bowl. I literally had to stop myself from eating the whole bowl!!! OH WOW!!! hence the 4 stars-because on my own I never would have come up with this...and believe me I will probably eat the other half tonight for dinner and I know I will have this at least once a week from now on! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!
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Tofu Vindaloo

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2013
Oh wow, thank you sidnam!!! I was so excited when I saw this recipe and the positive reviews! My daughter and I love Indian food and though I've tried many times to make something delicious at home (with an Indian flavor) I have been seriously unable!!! YOUR RECIPE IS TOTAL SUCCESS!!! I did sautee my mushrooms with the veggies in the beginning and I only used one good sized onion. I also used 6 cloves of garlic as we love, love, love garlic and it's so good for you! And I had to use lite coconut milk cuz...well, healthy eating dictates it!!! Otherwise I followed the recipe to a T!!! I will say that I did end up buying an American-looking curry powder. I believe that success and failure will depend largely on that one ingredient. Some have mentioned that it's bland. I agree if you mean non-spicy-hot! But for me and my simple tastebuds it was just perfect. I figured my hubby who likes spicy food can just add a squirt of sriracha and call it a day! But otherwise this is seriously flavorful goodness! My daughter is at college right now but I can't wait for her to come home so I can show off my new skills...all thanks to sidnam!!!
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