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Grilled Asparagus

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2003
I have been wanting to review this for some time now. Honestly, I don't understand why everyone likes is absolutely NASTY. Even my wife agreed and YES I followed it to the letter. It tasted like...asparagus!!That's about it! No flavor whatsoever. I joined this site just to review this one recipe because I still can't believe how bad it was with so many good reviews. Strange!
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Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2006
This is what I don't understand about this site....tons of people raved about this, and I looked at the ingredients and thought, hmmmm.....doesn't sound that interesting, but it must be great with all those reviews. Well guess what...IT IS ULTRA BLAND!!! It tastes like chicken and canned artichoke with tomatoe sauce! I followed the recipe to the last detail and everyone was disappointed. The question is, why do so many people like this recipe? I really can't imagine! Just trust is REALLY not good!!
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: May 17, 2009
About to make this for the 3rd time. It's so good you really don't need to look for any other recipe. I took others advice though and put a LITTLE of the ketchup/sugar/worcesteshire (oh, I added worcesteshire to the mix) on the bottom of the pan and the rest on the TOP about 20 minutes after putting it in the oven. This is just KNOCKOUT good....maybe too good since you want to eat it even after you are full :(
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Halibut with Rice Wine

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2009
This is one of those rare instances where I just DO NOT understand why this was so highly rated. I followed the recipe EXACTLY and it was just a sticky sweet sauce that tasted like something you'd get at a cheap chinese restaurant. I just don't get it. I spent about an hour collecting the ingredients and then cooking and I literally didn't eat it (literally). I blame this partly on the crappy fish (Cod and Catfish I bought at Winn Dixie) but even just wasn't good. I hate to be the first negative review for this but I have to be honest here.
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Spicy Couscous with Dates

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2011
For the most part, this is a great site and I have gotten many great recipes from it. That being said, there are a small number of recipes, this one included, where not only do I not understand how it achieved 5 stars, but I literally cannot fathom how ANYONE would give this 5 stars. My father and I made it EXACTLY as written (we even went to a Chinese market to buy star anise). What does it taste like? It tastes like couscous with onions and mushrooms and a little sweetness. Nothing interesting about it and you couldn't taste the dates, the star anise or the vegetable stock. It was alot of trouble for a bland dinner. One more thing, star anise pods become like little pieces of plastic floating around in the dish and they are almost impossible to pick out until you have the unfortunate occasion to bite into one. The only reason I'm giving this 2 stars instead of 1 is because I do like couscous with onions and mushrooms :)
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Brussels Sprouts in a Sherry Bacon Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2011
I have tried a ton of brussel sprout recipes and this is BY FAR the best HANDS DOWN. People literally freak out when they eat it. Trust me, MAKE THIS RECIPE.
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