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Spicy Habanero Dipping Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2013
WOWZA this is good! I was a little skeptical of putting one whole habanero in, but it's not too spicy at all. We drizzled this over some asparagus and it was delicious! Tonight I put it in our beef stirfry. YUM! This would be fantastic in pork or chicken lettuce wraps. Oh, the possibilities! For the wimps out there, just strain the sauce to remove the pepper (the horror!) before serving and it won't be as spicy. For us though, it's perfect. Definitely need to double this the next time I make it. Oh, and the only change I made was to use one sweetener packet instead of real sugar. Thanks so much for the great recipe Chris!
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Grain-Free Chicken Tenders

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2013
What immediately caught my eye about this recipe was that it was low-carb diet friendly. I totally LOVE that almond flour is used instead of traditional breading or flour. I used a little less parmesan than called for, only because I ran out, but I thought the flavor was perfect, as were the other seasonings. I did find that they don't brown up much in the oven. They stay pretty pale-looking. I made up a second batch and stuck them under the broiler for about 15 mins, and flipped them halfway through, and those browned up nicely. I think next time I will cut back a bit on the butter, and use half egg/half butter mixture to cut back on calories. I will also set them on a grilling rack so they aren't sitting in the butter while they cook. That will help them crisp up nicely. Overall, a great recipe that I will make again and again!
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Sun-Dried Tomato Asparagus

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2013
Nice, colorful side dish. I sautéed the garlic and tomatoes in a jalapeno flavored olive oil for a bit of extra kick. The flavors were ok, but I felt it was missing something. I think next time I might take another reviewer's suggestion and add a bit of freshly-grated parmesan cheese.
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Cuban-Style Black Beans

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2013
We thought these were really good. They were a bit bland when done cooking, but once I added some salt, they were perfect. I liked that they were simmered in beer, which gave the beans a nice flavor. I cut back on the beer, as suggested by another reviewer, but I ended up adding in the full amount. I let them simmer over low heat, uncovered, and they thickened up nicely. When ready to serve, I drizzled them with a bit of jalapeno olive oil, for an extra kick. These beans would be really good with cumin, chili powder, or chipotle powder added, or even cooked with some diced jalapeño. I will be making these again, with some variations here and there.
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Garlic Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2013
We thought this was ok. I think I might have preferred keeping the broccoli raw and having the extra crunch. The broccoli on its own was lacking flavor. Salt helped a bit. I also had to add extra vinegar and oil because there didn't seem to be enough to really coat everything. The pine nuts added a nice texture and I liked the sweetness from the raisins. Both these ingredients make the dish, however they tend to sink down to the bottom of the bowl and it's hard to get some in every bite. This recipe is off to a good start, however I'd recommend adding more seasonings.
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Mark's Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2013
Absolutely delicious!!! Hubby was so curious as to how I made them, because they tasted SO good, "like they are from a restaurant", he said. I followed the recipe exactly as written. This is simple to make, and comes together really quickly so you can have dinner or an appetizer in no time. I can see myself making this over and over again. The sauce is perfect. Thanks for the fabulous recipe, Mark!
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Spanish Garlic Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2013
Excellent soup! Easy too! I took another reviewer's suggestions and upped the garlic. I ended up using 2 heads. I thought the flavor was perfect. I have never had Spanish Garlic soup before, so I can't comment on how this compares to traditional soup, but this was delicious! Hubby was raving about it the whole time he was eating it. I was surprised, since he's a total carnivore and there's no meat in this soup! He asked me to make it again, and I will! I sliced the red pepper into thin strips using my mandolin. I garnished our soup with some thinly sliced jalapeño (I know, likely not a traditional ingredient), but it gave it a nice bite. This makes the perfect soup when you're feeling a little under the weather. YUM!
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Slow Cooker Carnitas

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2013
Excellent! And I agree with the others, the house smells WONDERFUL as this is cooking. For those who commented on the lack of flavor, here is what I did. I rubbed the spice mixture on the night before and let sit in the fridge overnight. This is essential in letting the flavors soak into the meat. My roast was 3.5 pounds and it was perfectly done after 8.5 hours when I checked it. It came out super moist. I pulled the meat, then put it in a foil pan with some of the liquid. I tossed it around a few times then put it under the broiler for 5 minutes. Some nice crispy edges, and moist, savory meat. YUM! The only ingredient change I made was to add the juice of half an orange. Everything was perfect and I wouldn't change a thing. The cinnamon flavor is there, but not overpowering at all. It gives the recipe a unique flavor that make people ask what it is. I did find a light sprinkle of salt over the pulled meat brought out even more flavor. This rivals my favorite carnitas that I usually get in my burrito bowl at that famous fast-food restaurant. I will be making this again and again.
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Lemon-Garlic Rainbow Chard

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2013
This was my first time making chard, and what a success, thanks to this recipe! Even my hubby, the hater of all things green, went back for seconds and kept saying how good it was. I only had red chard, but I imagine the rainbow char is even prettier and colorful. I put in a few extra pinches of red pepper flakes and it was the perfect amount of spice. We loved the added brightness from the lemon. A keeper!
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Energy Balls

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2013
FABULOUS, DELICIOUS, SCRUMPTIOUS...you get the idea! Super easy to make, just throw everything into a bowl and mix and roll. The only sight variation I made was to use vanilla nut extract instead of just vanilla, and what a great taste! Highly recommended. I let them sit overnight and the flavor was even better. I think next time I will use unsweetened coconut to lower the sugar. Nice and chewy and packed with flavor. I will definitely make these again and again. These freeze well too!
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Cheesy Asparagus Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2013
This was ok. I didn't find the chicken to have enough flavor. I was surprised the ranch packet didn't add more flavor. I think it might be helpful to rub the seasoning on the chicken in advance to really let the flavors combine. I also think cooking chicken breasts for 45 minutes is way too long. I initially cooked the chicken for 20 minutes, so it was still underdone. I then added the cheese soup, asparagus and Swiss and put it back in the oven for another 15 minutes. Total cook time of 35 minutes. It was cooked perfectly at that point and juicy. I also had to turn up the temperature on the oven in the last 5 minutes to get the asparagus cooked and the cheese bubbling. I did like that the chicken and asparagus were cooked together, so when you're pressed for time, that is helpful.
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Greek Tomato Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2013
This was pretty good. The bulk of the flavor comes from the Greek dressing, so make sure you pick a good one! I don't normally buy bottled dressings, so I wasn't sure which to get. I bought one of the famous brands, ahem, rhymes with raft. I wouldn't recommend using theirs. The dressing isn't affecting my rating though since it's one I chose. However, I did find using a full bottle to be a LOT of dressing, so use your judgement on that one. I appreciate the time saved by using a bottled dressing, but next time I will just make my own. I also had to increase the fresh basil and oregano because we could barely taste it.
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Green Stuff (Cucumber Guacamole)

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2013
Oh my goodness, this is delicious! I guess I'm one of the few who actuallly made the recipe as written. Highly recommended! I was tempted to make some changes such as adding garlic and hot sauce. While I'm sure these would be tasty additions, the recipe is perfect as is. The cucumber gives it such a refreshing flavor. The flavors are all very well balanced. I wouldn't change a thing.
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Creamy Cucumber Dressing

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2013
I honestly don't get why so many ppl are complaining about it being too runny and watery, as though it's such a disastrous thing. Yes, it's thin, but the recipe submitter never claimed it would be thick. Just because it's white, it doesn't mean it's supposed to be thick like a ranch dressing! I let mine sit overnight in the fridge and it thickened up a bit, but that really didn't bother me at all either way. The flavors really blend and are much stronger the next day. It's very garlicky the longer it sits, so next time I'll use half a clove of garlic. I'll also cut back a bit on the white pepper since it's quite strong. Or I might just use cracked black pepper. Otherwise, it's a keeper! I love that there's no oil in it, so it's super healthy. I used fat free greek yogurt too. A nice change from the typical vinegar and oil-based dressing.
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Breakfast-to-Go Smoothie

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2013
A super quick way to get your breakfast in! This is so nutritious and keeps you full. A well-balanced smoothie, with lots of protein from the Greek yogurt. This is definitely not a sweet smoothie. It's very tart from the yogurt, but it's SO good! It's not a thick smoothie either. I think next time I might add more frozen blueberries to make it a bit thicker, but either way, it's a keeper! I will also try this with rapsberries and strawberries too. YUM. Thanks for the great recipe! I will be making this often.
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Lemon Asparagus Pasta

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2013
YUM YUM and more YUM! Simple and delicious! The cooking times are spot on. I liked that the asparagus were still a bit crisp. The lemon really makes the recipe, so don't skimp! I made the recipe as written. I used whole wheat pasta and served it warm. I tossed everything back into the pot, so no need to dirty a bowl. Next time I will grate my own parmesan cheese or buy the bagged, shredded variety. I only had the parmesan that comes in a shaker and it tends to turn slightly clumpy and pasty. I'll definitely make this again!
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Busy Day Lunch Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2013
This was a good salad, but not one I'd go out of my way to make again. I made the recipe exactly as written. I'd highly recommend adding capers or olives, as suggested in the recipe notes, as it is missing the extra depth of flavor without. The shredded cheese does get mushy if you keep it overnight. In fact, I'd probably just omit the cheese since it doesn't add much to the overall flavor.
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Cucumber Salad With Thai Sweet Chili Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2013
Simple, yet tasty! This comes together very quickly...the hardest part is waiting for the cucumber to marinate an hour! I love marinated cukes and this is a nice change from the usual. Next time I think I will use one clove of fresh garlic instead of granulated. The only change I made was to double the green onions. Delicious!
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Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2013
I'd give this 10 stars if I could! Throughout the whole dinner, hubby and I couldn't stop saying how much we loved this! The Herbes de Provence and pistachios totally make the dish! What an amazing combo of flavors. Few ingredients, but packed with flavor. It tastes like it's from a fancy restaurant. The cooking time is spot on. I pulled it out right at 25 mins and it was a perfect medium-rare to medium. Thank you Chef John! You really created a masterpiece which made for a perfect New Year's Day dinner! I can't wait to make this for guests.
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Blueberry Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2013
YUM! The only change I made was to use less sugar - I used 1/2 cup instead of 3/4 cup. I found this to be the right amount of sweetness and the full amount would likely be too sweet for me. At first I thought it would be too orangey, but once it sat for about an hour, all the flavors blended really well. I loved the addition of almond extract - don't leave it out! I served this over pancakes on New Year's Day and it was a huge hit!
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