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Italian Dressing Mix

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2014
I can't believe they published this! DUMP: A)the canola oil and use extra virgin olive oil, B)the white vinegar and use WINE vinegar or lemon or lime juices, C)sugar. You won't believe how much better your dreary little salads will taste. Exciting, bright and appetizing. And like many of the other reviewers mentioned waaay to much salt. Like the typed, use Kosher or sea but never use regular iodized junk table salt. In fact throw away your "table salt" and use something that tastes good. Hey, just saying.
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Mushroom Slow Cooker Roast Beef

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2013
This is abysmal. What a waste. Barbaric. A ruined rib roast and a ruined pot roast (use chuck next time). I gave it one star because I couldn't give it 0.
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Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2013
I'm going to make these tomorrow so I'm giving it a provisional 4 based on the feel of the recipe. Off hand like the one member reviewing, I'd cut back the honey by half BUT... this needs fresh Californian Raisins and California nuts! Then it'll be over the moon baby! When I was a kid in a rural grade school in Central CA we had gifted cooks. They'd get cans and cans and cans of yams/sweet potatoes and we wouldn't eat them. So, since they all had Southern roots they baked with them. Mmmm... better than pumpkin by far.
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Dark Chocolate Chipotle Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2013
I'm going to bake these this weekend when the Kids are Home. I'll add raisins (pasas) and pumpkin seeds (pepinos). This reads like a keeper!
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Armenian Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2013
Same basic recipe that has been in MY Armenian family for 3 generations (in The USA) and my little ones are starting the 4th generation now. The old timers would sometimes top it off with plain yogurt or diced tomatoes as do I. I also use sea salt and fresh, finely cracked white pepper and maybe a bit less butter. I strongly recommend using converted/parboiled rice as it doesn't clump though basmati and jasmine are pretty darn good too as is large milled cracked wheat (bulgur). BTW: I too prefer orzo. You can pre-brown this (the trick always is to get it only GOLDEN brown)in a slow/moderate oven layed out thin on a backing pan stirring several times. Put it in a jar, then mix ALL other ingredients in a rice cooker and sit back and have a drink. FIVE STARS!
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Roast Chicken with Rosemary

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2012
Wanted to give 4.5 Stars. Good recipe. Same basic recipe that my family has used since the old country: Mom learned from Grandma, I learned from Mom, I taught my then Wife (my Kids like mine better as I constantly check it to make sure it's not over cooked as most people irrationally do poultry). Several points; also use fresh lemon, garlic and maybe celery (celery inside only of course) on and in the cavity (stuff the used lemon peel inside with onion). Also maybe shorten the cooking time a bit. You can also try roasting at say 425*F+ for a much shorter time, say 50 minutes. Jaqcues Pepin and Julia child would good-naturedly argure over fast vs moderate oven. Also try herbs d' Provence. IT'S ALL GOOD! Serve with my family rice pilaf recipe here and life is good on the cheap!
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Barley Bake

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2012
Pretty good as is though I added herbs d provence, 3 cloves lightly sauteed garlic and subbed EVOO for butter and chicken broth for veggie broth. Good with any meat/game, Even fish though I'd replace broth with fish/clam/shellfish stock/base.Next time will add a serrano chile or at least red pepper flakes.
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Simple Savory Pork Roast

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2012
Good straight ahead recipe. Try subbing granulated garlic for garlic salt. I don't even have it in my spice drawer. Also to get a good coat and hence crust, liberally smear mustard (any kind, Dijon or yellow) on roast then sprinkle dry rub (go ahead, experiment with the drawer, you can't hurt it) liberally all over the roast. You'll love it! Great on a covered grill too. RESPECT THE PIG!
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Greek Spice Rub

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2012
Good. I would omit chix base and add rosemary, lemon-pepper and as Aunt Julie said, mint. Also consider using granulated garlic and onion. I think they are more flavorful. Opa!
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Best Lemonade Ever

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2012
Would have given 4.5 if allowed. Try Meyer lemons and less sugar if you can find them. Less sour, more fruity and complex.
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Bacon and Blue Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2012
Good groceries. Little to much bacon grease for my tastes. Modern bacon is too salty for me. I used EVOO and added flour making a reux with milk. Also added fresh garlic and lemon instead of vinegar (vinegar is great too). Some caraway seeds and some fresh ginger wouldn't hurt either. Bravo the cruciferous vegetable family!
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Honey Butter

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2012
My Kids are too young/wild to use honey on top of buttered hot biscuits (LOL!!!) so I make honey butter. This is a really good mix. OHIOMOM1 has a good idea with beating it to make it fluffy. A little goes a long way. Try it on waffles with chopped walnuts or pecans or almonds. Kaye Lynn is spot on... kosher or sea salt will balance flavor but must use unsalted butter.
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Grilled Lemon Yogurt Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2012
Outstanding. Greeks and Indians famous for using natural live yogurt for moisture and tenderization. Good flavors though I'd add onion. Sidebar: My Mother would use yogurt instead of buttermilk (We made our own yogurt) sometimes to marinate her chicken for frying Southern (OK, Southern Armenian) style. Worked like a charm. Another great one, Chef!
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Eggplant and Pepper Parmesan Sandwiches

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2012
Great sandwich and I LOVE meat. You won't miss it with this one, however. I like using yellow peppers for color and add; slab of good tart/sweet tomatoe, some grilled onion and lettuce or chard.Also chiabatta buns are a good bread sub. Yumm-O!
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Lemon Chewy Crisps

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2011
Try Meyer lemons and use less sugar. Yumm-O!
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White Chili with Ground Turkey

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2011
I'd seriously consider adding sauted onion and garlic and you can also substitute cheap pork meat. Otherwise, reads Yumm-O!
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Bamieh (Middle Eastern Okra Stew)

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2011
I am of Armenian desent and this is very similar to the way "We" make it. Even the name is similar. We don't use the spice that the Arabs do or in much less concentration. Great with rice pilaf and lots of bread and a veggie/pickle platter. Yumm-O!
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Armenian Lentils

Reviewed: May 28, 2011
Pretty good. I'm of Armenian desent and my Mother made a similar dish but more of a soup. My non-Armenian wife loves it and it IS healthy and NO THERE IS NOT TO MUCH SALT!
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Basic Buttermilk Corn Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2011
This makes a great corn BREAD. If Marie Calendar's is waaaay to sweet this is the one for you. Even if you don't top with honey, jam, preserves, jelly or syrup it's quite good. This is the only one I've come across that doesn't doesn't have sugar and flour.
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Gravy Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2010
Good quick recipe and loved by just about anyone. I too add; 'shrooms, onion, garlic, fresh cracked pepper, white wine or beer and... FRESH SAGE! My Mom actually did it from scratch but we don't have the time a 1960s mom did. Try searing off on a gas grill.
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