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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2012
Make a huge batch of this stuff and keep it handy! It is liberating to be able to control the sodium level in foods, so I make this recipe without the salt (haven't missed it yet). To make the seasoning mix finer, I grind the red pepper flakes, which helps release the flavor. We use about 1/4 cup per pound of ground beef and it tastes even better than the premixed packs at the store. If you really want to control your ingredients, make your own chili powder since most commercial blends use salt at a primary ingredient, I recommend the recipe at food.com.
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Cream of Mushroom Soup I

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2013
Thanks, Karena, for a great soup recipe. I liked it enough to rate 5 stars but ended up making tweaks. To avoid being admonished, I made the recipe as close as possible to as written as I could except I made the roux in a separate pan and added it just before the 21% fat cream (half and half is not very common in Germany). The result was nice, and WAY better than any canned stuff you get off the shelf. This recipe was easy, not too time consuming and was genuine, not processed. BTW: Cooking the onions and mushrooms in the broth makes it easier to multitask in the kitchen, helpful when cooking a full meal or preparing for guests. Sauteing may be a good option but requires more oversight. However good the baseline soup was, I had to tweak from there to put my personality into it. I doubled the salt, pepper, sherry, and thyme, then added a pinch of cayenne and one tsp of garlic powder, but that wasn't quite enough for my palate. I then added one tsp of Maggi seasoning (European soy sauce, available at most large supermarkets) and that took the soup over the top. If I would have thought about the Maggi sooner, I would not have added the second tsp of salt, though, as it made it a bit salty.
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Jeff's Hot Dog Chili - Steve's remix

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2013
I made this two months back for a baseball-themed pot luck for chili dogs and nachos and I think folks licked the bowl when it was gone. Literally nothing was left in the Crock Pot. I scaled the recipe to 5 lbs of meat and could have used two more! I did add a bit of cumin, some celery seed, and used about 1/2 ketchup with 1/2 tomato sauce just to avoid some of the sweetness, but otherwise as written. Just for a trial, I made another batch this week and added beans for eating out of a bowl. That was pretty tasty, as well. Especially the next day. Thanks, Jeff, for a great recipe we will use many times over.
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Crispy Orange Beef

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2013
This recipe ROCKS! My wife was very skeptical about beef and orange in the same dish but this meal made her a believer. We loved the crispiness of the fried cornstarch on the lean sirloin beef...a heavier breading would be not as crisp. The sauce is amazing and is delightfully sweet and sticky without being over done. Definitely reminds me of orange beef I had 20+ years ago that I just cannot seem to replicate. Until now!
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Guacamole

Reviewed: May 19, 2013
This recipe makes the finest guacamole ever! When I served this at a recent potluck, it was gone before the event even started, people just couldn't stop eating it. I did cut back on the salt (personal preference) but the rest of the recipe is spot-on perfect. The kicker of the recipe is the cilantro, I may add a Tbsp more the next time I make it. A definite keeper recipe! Added: I have been making this recipe for two years now and have found that a tsp of cumin and 1/2-1 tsp of smoked coriander seed takes this over the top! And yes, the added cilantro is amazing. Simple a great recipe and very adaptable. This is the recipe I will use for many years to come!
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NY Style Rye Crackers

Reviewed: May 12, 2013
I just made with 10 total ingredients (I added cracked pepper) what the big-brand bakeries make with twice as many. It is great to know what is in my food, without ingredients I do not understand. This recipe is versatile and can be used as the basis for tons of other types of crackers. Definite imagination-starter of a recipe!
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Breaded Toasted Ravioli

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2013
Just tried these with freshly made ravioli (just use gyoza wrappers, it's easy!). I think I should have cut my baking time (18 mins) or boiled my raviolis before coating them as they were really crispy on the outer edges, like potato chips. As others have mentioned, I used Italian style bread crumbs but no other herbs were added just for simplicity. But I did use fresh grated Parmesan (a must). Nice way to get fried flavor without the fat!
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Taco Seasoning (without the chili powder)

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2013
This recipe makes a seasoning that tastes better than the prepackaged stuff. The best part is that you can control each spice and herb in the recipe depending on the flavors you and your family enjoy. And the only chili powders I can find are blends, so this recipe eliminates redundancy found in other taco seasoning recipes.
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Quick Yeast Rolls

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2013
I made these rolls tonight and found them to be great as-is but also a great starting point for some creativity. I followed the recipe exactly except I didn't have the time to allow to rise (only about 30 minutes total) and baked them in a cake pan after cutting into the 8 portions. They took about 16 minutes to bake them this way but they were still light and soft despite the short rise time. Very easy and a definite keeper recipe!
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Steak Tips with Mushroom Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2013
This sauce is fantastic! We used it tonight with some plain-ol' grilled sirloins. I really was apprehensive about using so much wine but the reduction with beef broth was not what I expected--very tasty, indeed. I cut the recipe to 2 servings which was a bad idea since I was really wanting more to use on my baked potato and veggies. My picky-eater wife loved it, she said that it reminded her of the sauce at a local steak restaurant...makes me look good and scores points for future cooking endeavors. We will definitely be making this again!
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Buttery Soft Pretzels

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2012
We live in Germany and have come to love pretzels that are still made by boiling in lye solution instead of baking soda...but there is only so many you can eat. These are so easy to make but I can't seem to make them fast enough, they disappear before i know it! The recipe is very close to German pretzels and can be topped any way you like. My daughter and wife prefer them brushed with melted butter then sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar while my son and I like them naked or with a touch of salt. We also have made sandwich rolls out of them, a nice change of pace over regular bread.
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Kalamata Caviar

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2012
I really like this stuff, it is unique and very robust with flavor. I can understand others' comments about the saltiness but you must expect that when using Kalamata olives. While primarily a dip, I can see it being used as a sandwich spread--kind of like Schlotsky's deli, used in bread recipes (perhaps a Tbsp or two in "Jo's rosemary bread"?), or mixed with pesto for a unique pasta sauce.
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2012
Amazingly good! I made this for my son who fell in love with the frozen versions behind my wife's and my back. "How hard can it be to make our own", I asked. With this recipe it was not hard at all, just about 45 mins of prep time. We did modify to suit our taste: boiled the veggies and chicken in chicken stock, added 2 tsp of minced garlic with the onion, added two small cubed potatoes, and to ensure the proper liquid/solid ratio, upped the milk to almost a full cup and used 2 cups of reserved broth. We put them into 8" disposable cake pans...worked perfect and no clean up! My son and I ate one whole pie in record time, burning our tongues in the process. Small price to pay for such goodness. We will definitely have the 2nd pie (frozen for our protection) next weekend.
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Best Burger Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2014
This recipe is very close to In-n-Out's legendary animal style sauce, just omit the hot sauce and black pepper then add 1 or 2 tsps of sweet relish. I have also used dill relish for a little tangy zip. Definitely make it in advance, the flavors need to meld a day or more for the best experience. I have found that the sauce will keep in a fridge for a few weeks, depending on the lifespan of each individual ingredient. Any fresh ingredients (like fresh garlic or onion) will reduce the shelf life.
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Dry Buttermilk Ranch Mix

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2012
I like the idea of controlling the ingredients of what I eat and this recipe liberates me from the "what's that ingredient" surprise on commercially-made foods. When I made my first batch, I had to sub out the celery flakes with 1/2 tsp of celery seed and used fresh chives, but otherwise stuck to Scotdog's recipe. I used 1/2 cup each of 2% milk, nonfat Greek yogurt, and light mayo to 2 Tbsp of dry mix which turned out too thick. For the second batch, I upped the milk by 1/4 cup or so (eyeballed) and it turned out creamy with just the right mix of herbs and spices.
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Naan

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2012
I've use this naan recipe many times and the bread always disappears quickly. Even our Indian friend gave it compliments. I may have to start doing double batches just to keep up with demand. This bread is great with meats such as kafta and kabobs or dips like hummus and tzatziki.
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Best Steak Marinade in Existence

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2012
I have used this recipe a couple of times now and the family absolutely loves it. Don't be afraid to use it on chicken or pork, it is just as delicious. It is now in my top 5 list for marinades that I will use for years to come. Thanks for sharing, Kookie!
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Fried Rice Restaurant Style

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2012
A keeper recipe! Fried rice is so easy and versatile, you can add or delete ingredients as needed to suit your taste. I added a bit of oyster sauce one time and hoisin the other, both really richen the flavor and provide variety. It is very important, though, to use day or two old rice when making fried rice.
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Extra Easy Hummus

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2012
This is a great basic recipe that can be modified to your heart's content. I added an oven roasted red peppers and two roasted jalapenos for some kick. Best hummus I have ever made. A definite keeper.
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Jo's Rosemary Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2012
What an amazing bread, it will definitely become a staple in our home! I made mine old school-style without the breadmaker, turned out just fine. I followed the advice of some reviewers and only used 2 tsp of rosemary, next time I will probably go full strength as it was not as overpowering as I would have thought. I sprayed the bread with EVOO and sprinkled a bit of kosher salt on top before baking, but the bread ended up being a touch too salty (lesson learned).
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