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Pressure Cooker Beef Stew

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2010
This is so easy and good and quick. The only things I added: 1 clove garlic, chopped, 2 bay leaves, and used beef base instead of bouillion. Also don't use 8 potatoes, cause you'll end up with potatoes in chunky gravy....3 is more like it, imo. Delicious and fast, yet tastes like a 3 hour stew.
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Easy Paella

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2009
I love this recipe! I slice the chourico instead of grinding it, and add a little chicken broth to the chicken after I've browned it to ensure it cooks through. Also instead of a pinch of saffron, I use a 1/2 tsp that I've crushed (that's what Ina recommends per 2 c rice) and having made this the first time with the pinch, I found the revised amount much more flavorful.
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Serbian Ground Beef, Veggie, and Potato Bake

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2009
This is very good, and even better the next day. The flavor is kind of reminiscent of French meat pie. I like to prepare a bag of shredded hash browns with some chopped onion, salt and pepper and layer that beneath and on top of the meat. It gives a nice fluffy potato taste without being like mashed potatoes, and I run it under the broiler last thing to crisp up the top. Good stuff!
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Italian Chicken and Chickpeas

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2009
Very good. The only changes I made was to use fresh rosemary, and chicken thighs. I served with couscous and spinach aglio e olio.
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Italian Torte

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2009
This is delicious, beautiful, and easy. I suggest using half the pesto though, because the full 8 oz. would be overpowering, I think. Follow the rest of the directions exactly and the end results are phenomenal and just a beautiful presentation. I used a 1 qt. faberware bowl and got a lovely dome with a small diameter, which sat very nicely within a ring of crackers. I did use a food processor to chop the sun dried tomatoes. A pie spatula with a serrated edge makes a great serving tool for this. One of my guests was so overwhelmed by this appetizer, she didn't want to eat any dinner! and everyone else loved it too. I wouldn' t halve it like others have suggested because you're going to want the leftovers.
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Tiramisu Layer Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2009
Terrific. Try substituting Irish Cream Liqueur for the coffee liqueur. Yum... Also dissolve the one tsp coffee powder (I use instant espresso) in 1 tsp hot water before mixing it into the batter.
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Gyoza

Reviewed: May 29, 2009
These are very good. I add a splash of oyster sauce and a tbsp. of hoisin to the filling. Filling them is easier without cooking the meat/veggies first, however I don't want to run the risk of encountering pockets of raw pork so I always cook the filling as the contributor instructs. I like soy sauce/Nakano roasted garlic rice wine vinegar for the dipping sauce.
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Slow Cooked Corned Beef for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2009
I love this recipe. Where I live, I have never seen a corned beef brisket with a spice packet. I can't fit two corned beef briskets in my crockpot so I make one at a time, as written, without the spice packet and with four cloves of garlic rather than a whole bulb. I just let the brisket cook the whole day on low, and the results are spectacular! I probably make this once a month. I make reubens out of it the first day, then make corned beef hash out of the leftovers. Can't say enough about how much we enjoy this! Thanks a bunch!
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Chicken Marsala Florentine

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2009
Really good. To save time, I butterflied the chicken breasts instead of pounding them. Instead of 3/4 c butter I used two tablespoons with two tablespoons olive oil to saute the mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, and spinach. I sauteed a couple of chopped garlic cloves in the butter/oil before I added the rest of the ingredients. I thought that 1 cup of marsala wine would have been overwhelming so I used 1/2 cup with 1/2 cup chicken broth. We really enjoyed this! I served over spaghetti aglia olio.
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Basil Pan-Seared Scallops over Pasta

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2009
Well, there was no way I was going to waste the scallop marinade. So, I thawed out a 10 oz box of frozen chopped spinach and squeezed it dry. After searing the scallops, I deglazed the pan with a half cup of dry white wine and let it reduce, then added 4 tbsp butter, the remaining basil and garlic, and sauteed the spinach. Then I added the scallop marinade, and let it cook at high heat to kill any bacteria and reduce...checked for seasonings, then added two ladlefuls of pasta water to make a sauce. Returned the scallops to the sauce to make sure they were cooked through, then mixed with hot pasta and topped with parmesan cheese. Excellent! With the use of the pasta water I did not use more than 1/4 c of olive oil and 4 tbsp butter. Very good.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2008
My husband loved this. I made exactly as written, but with the poster's recipe for taco seasoning as she stated in her review. Delicious, healthy, easy. I served with homemade taco chips. Thank you Patti!
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Caramel Shortbread Squares

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
These are very good. Definitely use the parchment paper, and cool between the addition of each layer. Make ganache from the chocolate chips by adding some heavy cream and the chocolate becomes more spreadable and won't separate from the caramel. Beyond that my only addition was some toasted chopped pecans to the top...I felt like it needed some crunch.
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Barbecued Beef

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2008
Really good! After the meat was done, I put the sauce in my gravy separator to get the fat out then reduced it on the stovetop. After I shredded the beef I returned it to the crockpot and mixed the sauce in. No need to cook for another hour and it didn't require any additional bbq sauce. Delicious! I served it over toast with cole slaw on the side.
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Wine Jelly

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2008
This is the coolest recipe! I used a really yucky generic red wine my husband got by mistake and it completely changes character and is totally delicious as a jelly. You definitely need the 6 oz. of pectin though. Doesn't need to be an appetizer jelly...really good on toast. The wine flavor comes in late and is not overpowering at all. Also, it is very beautiful in the jars. Will make great gifts!
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Roquefort Pear Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2008
This doesn't need any promotion, but it's really great and if you haven't tried it, do so! I never add the avocado, and use honey to taste instead of the white sugar in the dressing. I also often just buy a bag of Diamond pecan pie glazed pecans instead of glazing them myself. I have never served this salad without getting rave reviews and multiple recipe requests.
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Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Marsala Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2008
Very good! I added one clove of garlic, chopped, and some sliced baby bella mushrooms to the marsala sauce, otherwise made exactly as written. Excellent!
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Beef and Bean Chimichangas

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2008
Loved this! The only change I made was to brush the chimichangas with olive oil instead of butter. Yum.
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Chinese Chicken Salad III

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2008
I loved this! I added chopped red bell pepper, celery, sliced almonds and mandarin oranges to the salad. I baked bone-in chicken breasts, cooled and shredded them, and thinned the dressing a little with the pear juice the oranges were packed in. Excellent!
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Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2008
This is really, really good. The only thing I did differently was use a mix of white button and baby bella mushrooms.
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Crispy Herb Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2008
This is sooo good. Made as written, it would have been too salty for me. I increased the potato flakes to 1 cup and added 1/2 tsp. of italian seasoning. I'm looking forward to making it again and playing around with the seasonings!
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