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My Best Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2011
This was delicious! I came across some fresh clam meat at our fish market, so I was inspiried. First, I sauteed the celery and onion in a little olive oil. I somehow forgot the carrots, woops. I (sadly)changed some of the ingredients as we are on a lower cholesterol diet: used 3T butter, 1/3 cup flour, and a strange combination of skim milk, fat free half and half, and regular half and half. It was very thick and creamy and I honestly wonder if I could make this soup in the future without the regular half and half and maintain the thickness and creaminess. My family loved it. In fact, we debated how to make it a "fish chowder" next time.
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Ham and Cheese Quiche

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2011
I've made this quiche multiple and each time it always gets rave reviews. I serve it with a simple side salad with a homemade citrus/olive oil vingerette. I have made the following alterations so it lends itself to my families taste and diet: I use fat free half and half, 4 eggs, 2oz grated swiss, 1 deep dish pie crust, 1 small box frozen spinach, 1 cup fresh sauteed in olive oil mushrooms, 7oz cubed ham steak, and 1oz shredded cheddar. The salt and the flour remain the same. I also defrost the pie crust and pre-bake it for 5 mintues at 350. I find that if I use an entire box of frozen spinach I need the extra egg to hold all the veggies together, yet the extra egg is too much liquid for a normal pie crust, so a deep dish pie crust is necessary. It's still hearty, rich, comfort food and with these alterations you can calorically eat 1/4 of the quiche and not break the bank. Plus we always have leftovers and it reheats nicely. Delicious!
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Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2008
This soup was simply delicious. My husband and co-workers were begging me for more. I immediately split it up into 7 servings and after eating each serving, I wanted MORE, but the bowl was empty. Due to dietary reasons I substituted turkey sausuage and also drained 75% of the fat it created but otherwise I followed the recipe as written. I agree with many other reviews and next time I'll use more broth/stock.
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Dressed-Up Broccoli

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2006
This recipe is a keeper! I added 1 tablespoon of fresh grated lemon zest into the topping. I do wonder if the topping would be less dry if I used olive oil? Due to health reasons, we were forced to use light butter. Either way, this certainly is a tasty and quick way to "dress up" your basic broccoli.
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Feta Chicken

Reviewed: May 20, 2006
I have to say I agree with the other reviewers: this is a great base recipe. I combined 4oz lemon herb feta, with 6 sun dried tomatoes in oil, 6 calamata olives, and 3 cloves of garlic in the food processor. After stuffing the chicken with the cheese mixture, rolling it, and skewering it with toothpicks, I dipped it in egg beaters, flour (seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion flakes), and Italian Shake-n-Bake. I then baked it on 350 for about 35 minutes and served it with couscous, steamed broccoli, and french bread. I had some worry that the feta would seep out during the cooking process, but it didn't and the chicken was delicious. I will definitely make this again.
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Stuffed Shells I

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2006
I made this for Easter and it was quite a hit! I did feel obligated to substitute ricotta in honor of the holiday and I only used about 8oz of mozzarella (as it was a pre-shredded bag). After reading all the reviews I added fresh garlic, 1/2 package frozen spinach, fresh basil, fresh parsley and more sauce. I baked it for 30 minutes covered and 20 minutes uncovered. As recommended by others I boiled the shells 2.5 minutes less than directed, then plunged them into cold water and let them dry. I boiled 2 boxes of shells as incidentally, half of them came out of the box broken. Stuffing the shells takes awhile and is a bit messy, but I will certainly make these again!
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Shepherd's Pie VI

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2006
I have been looking for a Shepherd's Pie recipe that wasn't too complicated and this is a good one! However, the minute you substitute ground beef for ground lamb, this dish becomes a Cottage pie, and typically neither dish is prepared with cheese, so I omitted it. Either way, this recipe turns out a very tasty casserole -- however the potato meat ratio was a bit off. I'll take the credit for this, as I think my potatoes were on the larger size. I followed the other reviewers and mixed 1 package brown gravy with 1 cube bullion in 3/4 cup of water with the meat. The flavor was spot on, but I had to drain the meat prior to adding it to the casserole dish. Also, before adding the potato mixture, I covered the meat generously with frozen peas and carrots. Next time I will add 1/2 pound more meat (or only use 3 potatoes), cook it for 20 minutes at 400, and then broil the dish for 3 minutes to make the top nice and brown.
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Cajun Style Stuffed Peppers

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2006
This was well received by my husband who loves both rice dishes and anything spicy. The green peppers at my grocery were looking a little tried, so I had no choice but to substitute with red bell peppers. The only change I made took place during the cooking process: I added the shrimp to the rice mixture a few minutes prior to stuffing the peppers. Sometimes I find if you overcook shrimp it gets tough. I will definitely make these again!
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Jalapeno Poppers I

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2005
As my husband and I are huge fans of poppers, I've been on the hunt for a baked version. I think this is a good, basic popper recipe that needs to be kicked up a notch. I skipped the mayonnaise completely (sorry, but I'm not a mayo fan). The stuffing is a little bland, so I mixed in finely diced peppers/onions and taco seasoning. Prior to dipping the poppers into the egg/milk, I dredged them in flour (seasoned w/ Southwestern seasoning). I also substituted seasoned breadcrumbs. I've heard if you coat them 2-3 times, the cheese won't ooze out. I'll try that next time!
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Janet's Rich Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2005
By far the moistest (and tastiest) banana bread recipe I've ever had! By personal preference, I skipped the nuts (am I the only one that doesn't like nuts in my banana bread)? I listened to the other reviewers and added 1tsp cinnamon and 1/2tsp of nutmeg. Then, I mashed the bananas up with a fork and they ended up nice and lumpy. Apparently my loaf pan is packed away (woops!) so I made 6 monster muffins. Prior to baking, I dusted the tops with cinnamon sugar. Fantastic!!! I'll definately make them again, and again, and again.
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Bob's Awesome Lasagna

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2004
Bob's guidelines have really helped me fine tune my own lasagna ideas. I think this is a great base recipe that needs to be kicked up a notch. As suggested by other reviewers, I used (and needed) additional sauce and cheese. I spiced up the meat with onions and seasonings and then replaced the cottage cheese for ricotta (mixed with a small amount of pesto and parmesan). I found those homemade pasta sheets at our local grocery store too (thanks to whoever made that suggestion!). One thing I love about lasagna, is that it's a great dish to prepare in advance. I put it together the day before a party and pop it in the oven the day of. THANKS BOB!
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Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2004
An easy, yet fantastic comfort food. I threw some Italian seasoning into the cheese/breadcrumb mixture. Otherwise I prepared it exactly as instructed. I made it with some dijon roasted potatoes and sauteed string beans. The whole meal was a hit! And quite simple.
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The Best Meatballs

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2004
Very tasty meatballs! I didn't have all the ingredients so I had to use Italian seasoned bread crumbs and 85% lean beef chop meat. Nonetheless, the taste was fantastic! I made a 3lb batch and only used 1/4 a cup of olive oil and it was more than enough! Can't wait to serve them during a trip this weekend! Delish!
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Clams Casino

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2004
Be warned, use the larger clams (as directed). My seafood market only had fresh littleneck clams, so we used those. Tasty, but more bready than clammy. I did use the the noted amount of oil/butter, and they were a little dry. I bet if we could have found larger clams, the recipe would have been less dry, as there would have been more natural juices. I'll try it again when I can find the larger fellas! Either way, I recommend serving it with some hot sauce on the side!
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Green Beans for a Special Occasion

Reviewed: May 31, 2004
Normally I love pine nuts, and I found the 1/4 of a cup to be an overpowering flavor. This recipe was a disappointment.
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Lyonnaise Potatoes

Reviewed: May 31, 2004
I agree with the other reviewers: you need to boil them longer (till almost soft) and bake them longer (till almost crispy). Nonetheless, these potatoes were fantastic! How can something with so much butter and olive oil be bad? We absolutely loved them, but will make them rarely (sadly) as they were dripping in butter. Mmm.
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Oven Fried Chicken II

Reviewed: May 28, 2004
This is a tasty, down home type meal. In an attempt to perfect it, I've made it a few times over the past 2 months. My family agrees with the other reviewers that the coating is a bit bland, but that is easily fixed! In fact, the first time I followed the recipe to a "T" and my husband asked me if it was "Shake and Bake." The horror! I've made my way to using a mix of basic bread crumbs and corn flake crumbs spiked with 1 teaspoon (sometimes more) of each of the following: poultry seasoning, paprika, Cajun seasoning, thyme, sage, salt, and pepper. With my oven, it's best to cook it for 80 minutes (40 on each side) at 375 - that way the coating ends up crispy. We used a combination of chicken thighs, legs, and breasts. To cut down on the calories, I used an egg substitute and eliminated the oil completely. Instead I spray the pan liberally with PAM. Definately something I'll make again.
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Angel Hair Pasta with Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli

Reviewed: May 28, 2004
Halfway through I decided the other reviewers were right and I needed to double the sauce. Good thing I did as the double batch was just enough! Nonetheless, the sauce was extremely tasty. I wonder if this had something to do with the concentrated pesto paste I used? I did use skim milk (ironic since I mixed it with heavy cream). I also added 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes and my husband liked the "kick" it gave the recipe. I sautéed the broccoli, along with some fresh yellow zucchini slices, and chopped tomato in the shrimp pan. I coated the veggies with PAM and added a little more garlic. To note: the package of angel hair pasta I bought said "cook 3 minutes or until done." My pasta was done in 4 minutes. The 8-10 minute pasta cooking time on this recipe is definitely too long. All in all, this was a tasty recipe, but not something I'd make often because of the butter, milk, and heavy cream.
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Apple Cranberry Salad Toss

Reviewed: May 28, 2004
My husband was skeptical at "fruit in a salad" but he ate a huge portion. In the end, we both pronounced it fantastic! I used glazed walnuts (but reduced the amount to 1/2 a cup), green apples, and mixed spring greens with baby arugula. I added 1 teaspoon of gorgonzola cheese to each individual salad. I made the Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing (from this site) and it was a fantastic combination. Due to the comments from other reviewers, we left the dressing on the side, and were both able to take the leftovers for lunch the next day. Mmmm.
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Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Reviewed: May 28, 2004
This dressing was fantastic! And even better, it was easy to make. I also reduced the amount of sugar to 1/4 cup and we used a mix of olive oil and canola oil. My husband kept asking "you made this?"
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