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Vegetable Chowder

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2014
Really loved it! Served the cheese on the side for those who wanted it, as some family members don't care for cheese cooked in this manner. Cooked mushrooms on the side, and added them at the end of cooking. Varied the veggies a little in accordance with what I had on hand, but I think that any veggies would be good. I added a little dried thyme, but think that spices could be as desired.
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Curried Chicken and Rice Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2013
We enjoyed this very much in the run-up to Christmas. I wanted to make gravy and bought a rotisserie chicken, I chopped the meat from the bones & made broth from the bones. Then I chopped the chicken & made this salad. It was delicious - just the amount of spice my husband will accept. Next time I will double the ingredients except the rice to have a richer salad. I served it lukewarm and chilled - both good. Forgot the pine nuts - oops!
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Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2013
I made this recipe a week ago - we all loved it. I was out of butter, so used olive oil instead. Also, I had Plevrotus mushrooms (otherwise known as oyster mushrooms I believe) which I chopped in the food processor. Next time I would chop them a little finer, as larger pieces did not cook through - they actually reminded me of oysters, which was not the texture I was expecting in the soup. I cooked this early in the day, and left to rest for a couple of hours which allowed the flavors to blend. I served sauteed sausages on the side - added the leftovers to the soup leftovers. We enjoyed it for 3 days.
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Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2013
We enjoyed this dinner - the gravy/sauce was especially tasty, with a little Worcestershire sauce added. We liked it best the first time I served it - it took longer than I expected for us to finish the leftovers. Served with Smashed Potatoes from this site.
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Smashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2013
We enjoyed these very much! The flavor was excellent. The only thing I would do differently is to follow one reviewer who suggested to slice open the potato and squeeze (sort of like for a baked potato), then squash gently, and then drizzle the olive oil mixture over them. Without this step, I found that too much of the oil dribbled out onto the grease-proof paper. Other wise great!
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Down Home Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2013
I made this recipe today because I had bacon and broccoli that I wanted to use plus most of a sausage. My only changes were minor, as suggested by some previous reviews: cooked the potatoes & onions in the bacon grease (practically none, so had to add a little olive oil) until nearly done, then included the broccoli, added chicken broth as needed to soften the potatoes & broccoli, and cooked a little longer than called for until the liquid was nearly absorbed. I had no celery and therefore omitted it. Both husband and grown daughter loved it! My daughter said I can make it any time for her, which is rare for her.The sausage was a flavorful one from the island of Crete (we don't seem to have Kielbasa here), which may have contributed to the excellent taste. Yum and thanks to the poster. Next time I may try shredded cabbage as suggested by several reviewers - looking forward to it!
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Easy Bake Fish

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2013
I have made this recipe twice, once with white fish fillet & once with chub salmon. We preferred the white fish - it was the first time I knowingly ate chub salmon, and it's possible that that's what I didn't like so much the second time. I eyeballed the honey and mustard - probably used a heaping tablespoon of each.
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Crispy Oven-Fried Fish Fillets

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2013
This was delicious. I used my own seasoned bread crumbs, and needed far less than the 2 cups stated in the recipe. The amounts of milk and flour were right on, though. My husband had two fillets, and was very pleased with them. My fillets were a bit thick, so I baked them for 5 minutes - they were crispy but juicy. The recipe is both easy and tasty - my kind of recipe!
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Flounder Mediterranean

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2013
Had this for dinner last night - we loved it, and so did our guests! The sauce was really delicious. Although I seem to have made several modifications, I think they were not major changes, and left the dish essentially as posted. I used sole, as we don't have flounder here, and reduced the olives (pimento-stuffed green) and capers a little, as I was afraid the guests might not enjoy them. When the sauce seemed to be getting a little too thick, I added a little more white wine. In accordance with some reviewers, I baked the fish for about 10 min. before spooning the sauce on top, and then baked 5 min. more to give the fish time to absorb the flavor of the sauce. Next time I will try cooking the fish in the sauce, in accordance with the directions, as with separate cooking, the fish liquid was not incorporated into the sauce. The dish was very convenient for me, as I was able to make the sauce earlier in the day, and just reheat before adding to the fish. Yum, yum! - can't wait for the few leftovers for lunch today.
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Eggplant Parmigiana Caponata

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2013
My husband & I really loved this recipe. I used veggies freshly picked from the garden, which I'm sure added to its excellence. I made some fairly minor changes - used fresh tomatoes (it's summer, after all), green peppers as that's what we had. I added about 1/4 c. or more raisins soaked in water and 1/4 c sliced olives, which I pulsed in the food processor together with the anchovies. I did not add salt, as I thought the cheeses would be salty enough. Although the recipe was quite time consuming, it was worth it! My husband was ecstatic and said we can have it as often as I like! Note to some previous reviewers - it is a pity to eliminate the capers and anchovies - after chopping them finely, they vanish into the dish and just add a wonderful flavor.
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Andouille and Chicken Creole Pasta

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2013
We had this yesterday - really enjoyed it! We husband is not fond of spicy, so I used 1 T. cajun seasoning (homemade). I had leftover chicken breast, so chopped it and added it before the broth & milk. Used penne pasta in accordance with some reviews. The consistency of the sauce was perfect for us.
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Caramelized Red Bell Peppers and Onions

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2013
I doubled the peppers, added a twig of fresh rosemary, and added a few splashes of good balsamic just a few minutes before turning off the heat. Watch carefully towards the end of cooking, to prevent the veggies from sticking to the pan. The caramelized flavor is wonderful - served with pasta for those who didn't want meat sauce.
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Spanish Rice Original

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2013
I made this yesterday to go with cheese enchiladas I prepared for my birthday luncheon. I doubled the recipe as suggested, and made only minor changes. As I didn't want it to be too tomato-ey, I changed the ratio of broth and tomato sauce to 3:1, in accordance with some previous reviews. I also omitted the fresh tomatoes. I used 2 green & 2 red bell peppers, plus one hot light green pepper (instead of the chili powder). I included the corn but not the olives (the enchiladas had some and I didn't want to overdo it). The result was excellent. I made it fairly early in the morning, and reheated it for 3 min. in the microwave just before serving. Oh, and as I had forgotten to add the bacon, I sprinkled it on the top, which gave a nice appearance. Although this recipe was a bit more work than some of the Spanish rice recipes on AR, I think the extra work was well worth it, and will certainly make it again!
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Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2013
We have made this recipe twice for good luck on New Year's Day. Because my husband is not fond of spicy, I omitted the jalapeno, but otherwise followed the recipe, except for using bacon instead of ham. The first time I soaked the beans, which worked out fine. This time, I took the advice of many reviewers and did not soak the beans. It was lucky that I had decided to prepare the recipe the night before, as it took over 12 hours to cook on low (raised to medium half-way through). Next time, I will play it safe and soak the beans! Family loved it, and I will certainly make it again.
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Vegetable Salsa Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2012
I had a lorge bag of frozen mixed veggies I wanted to use and did a search to find suitable recipes. This recipe exactly served my purpose - it was easy and tasty as well. As my bag was big, I did not use the fresh carrots or celery - no matter, the soup tasted fresh. I sauteed onion and garlic first, added a handful of noodles to make the soup a little more substantial, and added seasoned salt & a little Italian seasoning. All the family enjoyed it. I would have liked it a little spicier, but used a mild chunky salsa to suit my husband's preference. I'm sure we will have this again with sandwiches or salad this winter for a nice light lunch.
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Turkey-Rice Supper

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2011
I made this tonight, after searching for a dish with rice, turkey & mushrooms. I changed the method a little, cooking the rice (Thai) separately in the broth. I used fresh mushrooms (about 1 pound or 500 grams), and started them cooking first. Then I added the turkey, one chopped roasted red pepper, and finally the broccoli. After stirring it for a bit, I covered the pan and let the broccoli steam. To my taste, it needs seasoning. I added Jamie Oliver's spicy Szechuan blend, which added a little zip, but even plain salt and pepper would be a help. I will make this again, as I liked the combination, but may spice it up during cooking next time.
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Cindy's Turkey Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2011
Having thawed my leftover Christmas turkey, I was in search of recipes in which to use it. I chose this one, as it seemed to be more flavorful than some turkey salad recipes I looked at. I made some changes, in accordance with some reviews, namely in using half low-fat yogurt/half mayonnaise and reducing the salt & pepper. Because I live in Greece, some ingredients are not available, so I used chopped pickles instead of pickle relish, and a canned jalapeno instead of the fresh one (how I wish I could get fresh jalapenos!) Because part of my turkey was taken from the boiled carcass and I feared that it would be tasteless, I added a bit of horseradish sauce. The result was wonderful.
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Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2010
My husband, who does not like raw broccoli, suddenly requested that I serve it, as he had read about its health benefits. I chose this recipe as it had a limited amount of sugar - in the end I added only a couple of pinches, even though doubling the amount of dressing. I also followed some reviewers' suggestions of adding raisins, and added pinenuts as well. The result was wonderful - we all had additional helpings. The recipe is quick & easy to make, although I left it to blend the flavors for 24 hours, which I think was beneficial. We will certainly make this often when fresh broccoli is in season.
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Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2010
I have to join the ranks of those who really like this dish. It was easy, but not that quick (maybe the prep time calculated did not include the time to prep the veggies). My husband is not a fan of pepper, so I reduced the amount of black pepper. I shredded half of a Chinese cabbage, and the amount seemed too much for the ground beef, so I doubled the meat, and the proportion seemed perfect. Next time (and there will be a next time) I will put the red pepper strips in a little earlier. My daughter didn't try the food yet, but I expect a high rating from her as well... Thanks for a tasty recipe for a vegetable that I have rarely cooked before.
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Sesame Parmesan Zucchini

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2010
I have had this recipe saved for some time, but only today got around to making it. All I can say is wow! Fpr once I made practically no changes except that I sauteed it on the stovetop, not wanting to heat up the oven on a hot summer day. I toasted the sesame seeds in the oil until very lightly browned and then added the rest of the ingredients except the cheese. I also used Jamie Oliver's Szechuan Pepper Herb Mix which I love rather than rather elderly cayenne powder. The secret is in cooking the zucchini until just tender and then adding the Parmesan. Served with braised pork chops. There was barely enough for two of us, so my husband was left with a scant spoonful (his fault for not coming to eat when it was ready). This will definitely be a favorite all summer long, with the mounds of zucchini our garden produces :) T
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