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Homestyle Kalua Pork with Cabbage in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2012
Having been to a couple of luaus now, this effectively recreates the taste as well as you can without burying a pig in your back yard. We used a low sodium soy sauce, which was fine as their is more than enough salt in the recipe. We cooked a 4 lb butt in the slow cooker for about 8 hours, steaming with the cabbage for the last 30 minutes. The result was great. I served it with Guam styled fried rice, so it was a real gut buster feast. While buns or rolls are somewhat traditional, as a low glutein household we don't feel they are required. in fact, the first time I served this with hot dog buns the bread was ignored entirely, as everyone was perfectly full with pork, cabbage, rice and vegetables. while not anyone's idea of a health nut dinner, this is certainly a good option if you want a breadless meal.
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Guam Fried Rice

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2012
OK, for us this was a side dish to kalua pork. I used brown rice instead of white and frozen peas instead of pea pods, worked out just fine. Our autistic 8 YO gobbled up a plate and a half of it. Why not, it has all his favorite flavors- rice and bacon! This is also a good way to sneak in vegetables if you are liberal with the carrots and peas. I guess the principle is that if you smother anything in bacon fat my kids will eat it up with a smile!
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Soft Mahi Mahi Tacos with Ginger-Lime Dressing

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2012
The ginger lime dressing is delicious, and could go with just about any fish taco, not just mahi mahi. I replaced the salsa recipe with my own, because I prefer tomatoes to avacadoes. Also, shredded cheese on the tacos is a good compliment. I would recommend adding shredded lettuce, beans, or rice to the taco in order to give it body. Even with liberal servings, just the fish and the topping doesn't do it for us.
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Chef John's Salmon

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2012
As a novice cook, this dish seemed like it would be a challenge, but it was pretty easy to put together. Our salmon steak was quite a bit thicker than the 8 oz, so we more than doubled the cooking time before the fish was flaking. As far as taste, both our picky 4 YO and our autistic 8 YO loved it, eating more than an adult serving each. We combined it with a spinach salad with vinegar and olive oil dressing, along with some left over potato salad. I accompanied my dinner with some merlot that our neighbor had to get rid of before it went bad. Over all, a "perfecto" dinner, as my daughter put it.
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My Own Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2012
I ended up making this as I was pissed at myself for forgetting to get dressing at the store. I may never buy commercial dressing again, if it is always this easy, good, and healthy.
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Sensational Sirloin Kabobs

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2012
I scored major points with my wife by making this dish on the 4th of July! I wish that I had read the suggestions by Janet and Bubooki to marinade the veggies as well, but I think that you can hardly improve on fresh Hawaiian pineapple in Oahu in any case. My notoriously picky 4 year old said, "Dad, this dinner is perfecto!" Also, once the preparation is done, setting up the skewers is a fun family activity. The color and smell combination are very appetizing, and I would recommend this as a quick and easy accompaniment for football games. Not poker, though. It isn't clean finger food, and you don't want to mess up the cards.
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Cream Cheese Cookies IV

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2012
Instead of a birthday cake, my wife agreed that she could have cream cheese cookies today. This gamble paid off in spades! I added chocolate/peanut butter chips, and everyone just loved them! Unfortunately we grazed so much wandering around post and visiting friends that we couldn't devour these cookies ate the correct rate, but I am sure that we will more than make up for it tomorrow. In fact, I think that the kids can be assured there will be NONE left when they get back from school tomorrow.
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Red Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2012
This is an absolute baseline recipe: you can go anywhere from here, but if you do it just the way Ms. martin writes it you will have a somewhat bland product. We took some suggestions and added garlic to the potato boiling process, and additional bacon. Then, my wife accidentally spilled a HUGE amount of garlic powder into the mixing bowl while trying to add :just the right amount". Then we added mustard powder. the result was just about right. You can do without the excess garlic, but the mustard really helps this dish "pop".
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