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Potato Leek Soup III

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2005
Fantastic recipe. I made the following changes: Used 5 cups of skin-on Red Potatoes, added 3 cloves of mashed garlic to the leeks, about 2 tsp of Cayenne and 1 tsp of onion powder. Also I substituted half and half for the heavy cream. After simmering, I used a hand blender to smooth it out. Very warm, flavorful and satisfying. Next time I'll reduce the butter to 3/4 cup and not salt the soup until the end. Between the butter and broth, it's plenty salty already.
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Herb Rubbed Sirloin Tip Roast

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2005
The best rub I've ever made. Followed it to a tee but used 1/2 T of table salt instead of 1 T kosher. Used a 2 lb tri tip roast at 350 for 45 minutes (until 140 degree internal), turned off heat, let sit for 15 minutes, remove from oven, cover with foil, and sit another 10 minutes. Came out perfectly medium rare.
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Best Peanut Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2003
So fast and easy to make. A bit bland, but perks up in an instant: Skip the Hot Pepper sauce and add Hot Chili Oil (more authentic taste), a teaspoon of Seasame (or Peanut) oil, and add a bit more garlic. I've made this a few times, and prefer crunchy peanut butter over smooth for the base.
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Butternut Squash Bisque

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2005
Fantastic soup. I'm not so good with measuring things in cups, so this is what I used: 2 butternut squash, cooked then peeled and cubed. 1/2 white onion. 3 carrots. 1 can chicken, 1 can veggie broth. 2/3 cup of half and half instead of cream. Lots of nutmeg, salt and cracked pepper. My additions to the recipe: 1 teaspoon minced garlic. 2 small peeled and chopped green apples (a good tart variety) and a splash of orange juice while cooking, about 1/4 cup of all natural, unsweetened juice - these add a brightness to the flavor, otherwise it could be a bit heavy and flat tasting. I also added a good teaspoon or two of ground cayenne. Will make over and over!
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One Dish Chicken Bake

Reviewed: May 15, 2006
Good, but I made many changes to it to ensure it didn't come out bland. Coated the chicken with thyme, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Used a 9x12 glass baking dish, mixed together 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 can cream of chicken with added cayenne, then poured on top. Then added a layer of extra sharp shredded cheddar before topping the with stuffing mix, more garlic powder, and black pepper. Baked for 45 minutes (the breasts were very thick), came out perfect!
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White Peach Sangria

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2008
5 stars with my tweaks: I omitted the sugar, used Peach Schnapps, and sliced white nectarines as I wasn't a fan of the fuzzy peach skin in my drink. I let it sit for almost 24 hours before serving it over ice and frozen grapes cut with a 1:1 ratio of Ginger Ale. The drink was smooth and the fruit was deadly. Guests loved it!
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Spinach Artichoke Feta Ball

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2006
This was great. I made it for a party, so I doubled the cream cheese, feta, and garlic. Added an entire can of artichoke hearts (pulled apart by hand), and only one box of thawed spinach. Completely skipped the ranch per suggestions, and added some cracked black pepper. Mounded it in the center of a plate, covered with plastic and chilled it for about 2 hours before serving it alongside baked pita chips. Was completely gone by the end of the night! Will make again.
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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2007
FANTASTIC cookies. I went ahead and added the whole 15oz can of pumpkin (instead of just a cup), and added some cinnamon to the glaze and drizzled it over the cookies. They came out perfect. Will be a staple! EDITED: Made these again and froze about half of the already-iced cookies in saran wrap for about 2 weeks. They thaw out very quickly (fridge or countertop), and are just as good as freshly made.
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Easy Fried Eggplant

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2009
This was great! I removed the bitter juice beforehand by heavily salting the slices and letting them sweat for 30 mins, then rinsed and dried before dipping into the egg. For a fun variation, I added a tablespoon of curry powder to the breadcrumbs, and mixed plain yogurt with ground coriander to serve alongside as a dipping sauce.
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Best Ever Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2006
Wonderful recipe. I made Peanut Butter and Jelly muffins! I added 3/4 cup peanut butter chips to the batter, filled each cup halfway, then added a teaspoonful of blackberry jam, and topped with more batter. I baked in a greased muffin pan for 20 minutes at 400 and they came out perfect. 12 muffins.
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Holiday Peppermint Bark

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2006
A lot simpler than I thought. This was my first time melting chocolate and I used a nonstick omlette pan over med-low heat and a rubber spatula. Very easy. I didn't have wax paper so I used a layer of saran wrap over a cookie sheet. Worked fine. A layer of plain semi-sweet chocolate on bottom, then the layer of white chocolate mixed with the candy cane dust, then pressed the larger pieces on top. After setting, the layers did come apart when you took a bite, so next time I'll use the pieces of candy as "rebar" between the layers and see if that helps.
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Chocolate Cavity Maker Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2006
Fantastic cake, super moist and insanely chocolately - without being too sweet. I used Starbucks coffee liqueur, which has a stronger coffee flavor than others. I only topped it with a dusting of powdered sugar as anything else would have been too much. The only problem is that I cannot get it to come out in one piece - ever. First time the chocolate chips sank to the bottom and glued huge chunks of the cake to the pan. So I skipped them and prepped the pan with nonstick spray and a dusting of cocoa powder (to avoid the white-flour issue). Still stuck. Didn't detract from the taste, just isn't the prettiest once pieced back together. I'll keep trying.
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Spanish-Style Quinoa

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2010
This was great...I made stuffed peppers as suggested in the reviews. The only change was that I mixed in some shredded pepperjack cheese and half a can of corn right before stuffing.
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Asian Coleslaw

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2010
Wow. This was fantastic. The only change I made to the dressing was subbing olive oil instead of veggie, and using unsweetened natural PB. I let it sit for about an hour before pouring over a salad made with whatever I had on hand...red cabbage, orange bell pepper, sugar snap peas, green onions and cilantro, all sliced thin. I also toasted a handful of slivered almonds and tossed in right before serving. Amazing. One of the best recipes on this site.
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Dilled Sole with Almonds

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2010
The cornmeal wouldn't really stick to the fish so dipped each piece in an egg wash and recoated. Worked great! I also added another tablespoon or so of dill to the pan while making the almond topping. This is a great recipe on almost any standard firm whitefish. I used Nile Perch and it came out fabulous.
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White Chili with Ground Turkey

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2010
Fantastic soup! I followed other suggestions and doubled the spices (cumin, cinnamon, cayenne), added a can of corn (no sugar/no salt), and half of the cheese. Also, couldn't find ground turkey so used ground chicken instead. Loved it.
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Quick and Easy Sauteed Spinach

Reviewed: May 10, 2010
I followed other reviewers and replaced the garlic salt with a clove of fresh minced garlic, sauteed a bit before adding the spinach. Watch the salt, though...after it's all concentrated and wilted down, the few turns of ground salt I added was a bit too much. It was easy, tasty and fast...will definitely make again.
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Grilled Eggplant, Tomato and Goat Cheese

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2010
Great recipe, but I completely forgot the balsamic vinegar. Still works without it! I don't have an outdoor grill, so I used my George Foreman...first grilling the slices of eggplant and tomato separately, then assembled the stacks in a shallow baking dish, drizzled it all with olive oil and chopped basil, then popped into 400 degree oven for 5 minutes to let it all melt. Great side dish.
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Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2008
I almost tripled this recipe for a BBQ and didn't change much besides adding a bit more cumin and garlic to taste and used an immersion blender as there was too much to fit in a food processor. It was fantastic served with seasoned pita chips and sliced veggies, but guests quickly adopted the idea of pouring it over the chicken and beef skewers that were coming off the grill. I've already shared the recipe with many of the guests and it's an immediate staple for myself. 7/28: New use! I poured some of the cilantro sauce over cooked, cubed chicken breast, 1/2 cup black beans, 1/2 cup corn, 1/2 cup sliced jicama, 1/4 cup roasted red peppers and 1/4 cup chopped olives. Serve chilled with mini pita pockets for a GREAT "southwest" style chicken salad filling.
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2008
The BEST flavor and texture. Spicy, dark and not too sweet. Made the recipe as is, but I was in a rush and made them too big (over 3 inches across), and the cookies became extremely fragile and would fall apart in half when picked up. Didn't affect the flavor at all, but do make sure they stay on the medium/small side.
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