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Alyson's Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: May 2, 2010
Okay this became such a hit last summer, I brought it to almost every bbq we went to! I follow the recipe almost to a "t" but like others, prefer halved red grapes to the raisins. Tastes much more fresh and summery. I try to make it early in the morning or the night before and just put the sunflower seeds and bacon in a baggie to bring with me and add right before serving. This definitely lets the flavors meld and broccoli keep its crunch but still soften a bit, and the added texture of the sunflower seeds and bacon is great. Wonderful recipe that I will be making for years to come!
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Irish Beef Stew

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2010
This was a great stew, very easy to prepare which what I was looking for on St.Patty's day morning. It was a big hit with the guys, meat was super tender. I thought it was lacking in flavor, it needed spicing up. Salt, pepper, herbs are definite simple but necessary additions to make this even better. I also added celery. Not greasy at all, not sure if other reviewers are using too much oil and/or are pouring the meat with the oil into the crockpot? I will make again but with more spices.
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Jamaican Burgers

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2008
Edit: I am editing my review and giving it 5 stars because I did not read the instructions properly the first time I made these. You do not need egg - mashing the mixture holds it together great. Such a wonderful recipe, thank you! Great recipe! I would've given it 5 stars, but it was really lacking a main ingredient as others have stated: egg. We used 2 and the burgers held together great, even on our grill. Otherwise it would've fallen completely apart. Topped with lettuce, tomato and slices of avocado, awesome!
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Basic Microwave Risotto

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2008
I have to say, I was pretty surprised at how well this risotto came out! I love risotto and usually do the long routine of stirring and adding liquid...what a nice switch for a night where I didn't have the energy! I followed another review and added a dash of fat free half & half at the end, yummy. I also added sliced baby portabella mushrooms with the onions/garlic. The timing for the microwave was perfect.
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Chicken Marsala

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2008
The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I doctored it a little bit. I'm sure the recipe is good as is, but everyone has their own personal taste :) I began with cooking 2 pieces of chopped center-cut bacon, then removed the bacon and added just about 1 T olive oil to the pan. I followed the rest of the recipe, only adding fresh garlic, chopped vidalia onion with the mushrooms (a must! it was soooo good), and then to just thicken the sauce a bit at the end I put a splash of fat free half & half. Then served with the bacon mixed in. (I would make this recipe without bacon too, but it added a nice flavor if you happen to have it on hand) Yummy!
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Easy Sour Cream Cheesecake

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2007
I made this for easter, it went over very well! I made my own crust with graham cracker crumbs (I didn't have a shortbread crust on hand, I'm sure that would be even better) and used low fat cream cheese (that neufetchetel sp stuff) and low fat sour cream, and it was still great! I decorated the top with strawberries and blueberries and my dessert was first to fly off the table (even before the double chocolate oreo cookie pie!) Nice and light after a big meal.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu II

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2007
YUM. I thought this was a great recipe! I have been trying to watch carbs so this was a great treat for a dish. I pretty much followed the recipe to a t but used pam and a bit of olive oil to brown the chicken instead of butter and just added a couple of tablespoons of a light butter spread towards the end for less fat. I also substituted fat-free half & half instead of the heavy whipping cream to make it a less fattening dish and it turned out beautifully. Ironically for my brother's birthday his wife picked up chicken cordon bleu from a high-end restaurant and my boyfriend thought mine was far better! I had to agree. Thanks for a great recipe, will definitely make again.
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Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2007
These cookies remind me of when I was little. When my mother ever used egg yolks in a recipe she'd save the egg whites and we'd make these. We called them Forgotten Cookies though, and did not put cocoa in them (both ways are good!). I followed this recipe but changed the baking to how I remembered us making Forgotten Cookies: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and when you put the cookies in, turn the oven off and "forget" about them for at least 4 to 6 hours, or overnight. Yes, you have to wait longer, but they cook perfectly! I snuck one out of the oven after 3 hours and they were still yummy. :)
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Asian Coleslaw

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2007
I had a asian slaw similar to this at a bbq one summer, and had to duplicate it! I am not normally a fan of coleslaw, so this is my new favorite bbq side to mix things up a bit! I always get huge compliments, and like others, I used the packaged broccoli slaw, cole slaw mix and shredded carrots for ease. Definitely mix everything right before serving, and I love adding some chopped peanuts and fried asian noodles on top. Thanks for the recipe!
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Red Scalloped Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2007
This was my first time trying a recipe that hadn't been rated or reviewed yet, and I lucked out! This was very simple, what's great about using the small red potatoes is no slicing! Quartering the potatoes is much easier. The dill and marjoram and green onions add a lot, so be sure to add them! Flavor was great and mixed it all in the casserole dish I cooked it in, so clean up was a breeze as well. The only thing I did differently was I added about a quarter cup of fresh shredded 3 cheese italian cheese (Asiago, Romano & Parmesan) since I was using it in the dish I was using this with. This was a nice switch to potatoes on a weeknight, will definitely make this again. Thanks!
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Lori's Famous Crab Cakes

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2006
These were great! My boyfriend has been wanting to make homemade crab cakes for a while now, so we decided to do so for a recent potluck holiday party here in New England. We followed the recipe as directed, and only changed a few things, mostly from what we liked in other crab cakes. We used real crab from the seafood section of our grocery store (16 oz.) instead of the 3 cans. We decided to use crushed Ritz crackers in the mix instead of bread crumbs (though we still coated them with breadcrumbs). Also, we omitted the bell peppers and decided to chop up onion and celery and saute them in a little butter instead (we had wonderful crab cakes on the coast once like that so we had to add it in!). Lastly, since it was finger food at a potluck, we formed cakes about the width of half-dollars which turned out great. We ended up baking them (at 375) since they were difficult to turn over, and that worked out fine. Rave reviews at the party!!!
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Irish Cream Truffle Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2006
Wow! This was a big hit at a holiday party we attended this weekend. I followed directions but altered a couple of things. For the bottom layer, I substituted 2 cups of Girardelli milk chocolate chips for the semi-sweet, and then added 1 cup Girardelli (when the main focus of a dessert is chocolate, I prefer to use a higher quality) semi-sweet and then the white chocolate as directed. For the top, I used only (girardelli) dark chocolate chips to give the layers a distinct color difference. Lastly, I used Kahlua in the top layer rather than the Irish cream, just do to the fact I think they are good flavors together in drinks. :) You could definitely taste the Irish cream, but if you couldn't, why choose this specific recipe for fudge? Oh, and I used the 9x13 pan, but I did increase the top dark chocolate layer a bit so the fudge was still thick as I agree it should be. The end result was a wonderful creamy fudge that people raved about. It's going to the next holiday party this coming weekend! Thanks for the recipe!
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2006
**NOTE** I've posted this review before, but had to add this in, since I've made this dip many times since then. (by request!) I never add cheese, there is no need for it. Also, the key to "no greasy look" is to ONLY COOK IT ON LOW HEAT. I never have a problem! Hope that helps. *** This was great! I would've given 5 stars if I hadn't changed so much like others. I boiled 3 chicken breasts and shredded the meat instead of the canned chicken (personal preference), I used Blue Cheese dressing instead of ranch, and only put in about a handful of shredded mexican cheese. I didn't think it needed it for taste, but tried it to see if the Franks would not separate so much with the cheese. It didn't help much, so the appearance wasn't my favorite (I too believe that the "greasy" look people talk about is the Franks Red Hot separating from the other ingredients) but the taste was GREAT! I served this at a family party last weekend, a house full of half Buffalo Bills fans and the other NE Patriots...and everyone LOVED this recipe! The Buffalo natives were all asking for me to give them the recipe. Will definitely make again. Thanks!
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Red Skinned Potato Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2004
I wanted a red skinned potato salad recipe that would be easy...this definitely was. I did alter it a bit though, I did not put in any eggs (personal preference) and instead of 2 C mayo, I (like others) used 1 C mayo, 1 C sour cream (light). I picked up about a 1/2 C of bacon crumbles at the salad bar of my grocery store (one less step!), and seasoned up the whole mix with about 3T dill weed, a bit of celery salt and onion. I was told that people who didn't normally eat potato salad loved this!
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Chocolate Cakes with Liquid Centers

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2004
YUM! My fiance does not love dessert, but when he had a very similar cake at a restaurant and flipped out over it, I knew I needed to find a recipe to duplicate it at home. I agree, use a good quality bittersweet chocolate, it makes a big difference. I used Ghiradelli, and also added 1 Tablespoon of Ghiradelli cocoa into the mix at the end. I refrigerated the mix in the ramekins overnight and it worked out great. Topped with vanilla ice cream, incredible.
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Poppy Seed Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2003
I was a bit disappointed by this recipe. I thought it was really lacking in flavor, and I even added some dried onion to the mix. I added fresh broccoli as well, and don't think that was the best idea, it seemed to give it a weird aftertaste. I thought it had too much of a sour cream taste, maybe cutting back on that would help. Not sure, with some doctoring it could be better but I think I'll stick with other recipes.
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Asian Beef with Snow Peas

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2003
I thought this was a great recipe. I used the thin sliced steak prepackaged in the meat section, less cutting! I also am a huge fan of water chestnuts so I added those, as well as onion. I didn't have any rice wine, but I added 1 Tbsp of Cider Vinegar and it came out great. I did let the meat marinate in the sauce for about an hour before cooking. This was incredible over rice noodles. I tried this sauce with chicken recently and thought it was ok, but much better with the steak. A nice switch from a store bought sauce.
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Mexican Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2003
This was a great starter recipe, but like others, I felt it needed some doctoring. I followed advice and cooked up onions and garlic with the chicken, added more salsa and a can of green chilis, left the liquid in the beans and corn, and a cup of minute rice was mixed in right before I put it in the oven. I didn't have any chips, so I tore up a couple of tortillas, placed them over the casserole and added cheese to the top a few minutes before taking it out of the oven. They worked out great and came out nice and crispy. I also made the whole thing in a medium skillet (with metal handles) and put it right into the oven, making it a one-dish meal. Less cleaning is best in my book :) A great change from tacos, and was great at work for lunch the next day.
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Margarita Party Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2003
I made this pie for an outdoor gathering recently, it was a hit. I would cut back on the tequila a bit, I could definitely taste it. Next time I will layer sliced strawberries in the middle to give the pie a little more substance. Very fun and different!
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Glazed Apple Cream Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2003
I always make apple pies, and this was a great twist to it! I've already had people asking me for the recipe. Like others, I added more appes, but other than that, followed the recipe exactly.
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