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Southern Pulled Pork

Reviewed: May 5, 2011
Delicious flavorful and moist! I had to make my own Cajun seasoning (recipe from this site) and to my horror, I had run out of cayenne pepper. I substituted it with chipotle chili pepper which turned out incredible. I also doubled the spices and increased the liquid smoke. We will use this recipe for a variety of dishes in the future. Huge hit in a recovering vegetarian household. Enough said!
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Creole Seasoning Blend

Reviewed: May 5, 2011
Excellent recipe! The first time I made this I was out of cayenne pepper. I substituted the cayenne for a tablespoon of chipotle chile pepper which turned out incredible. Now I keep both versions on hand. Thank you Joslyn!
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Evin's Indian Apricot Chicken

Reviewed: May 12, 2011
Happiness is watching your family squabble over cold leftovers! We have a large family so recipe was doubled using half chicken and half extra firm tofu. I seasoned and browned cubed tofu separately then added to sauce with the chicken for the last few minutes. Both turned out perfectly. Thank you!
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Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
Long time fan of this recipe. I agree with other reviews; it important to get the butter right. Excellent meal for picky kids. We have 5 teenagers (which means lots of extra kids) and have yet to find a kid around that wont eat it! Winco carries Mizithra cheese.
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Indian Tandoori Chicken

Reviewed: May 17, 2011
Hubby and I loved this dish. Our five teens have regularly enjoyed food from other cultures since they were babes. I was surprised they collectively gave it a thumbs down. Chicken was moist and beautiful to look at. I followed recipe as written. Update = I whipped up an apricot dipping sauce for the leftover chicken since kids wouldn't eat it as is. Served it to them after school with rice and got rave reviews. The sweet sauce perfectly complimented the Tandoori chicken.
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Potato Salmon Patties

Reviewed: May 17, 2011
Challenge: Family of seven, two salmon fans. Result: Family of seven, five new salmon fans! Love making meals that the entire family gives thumbs up to. This was easy and delicious!
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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Reviewed: May 18, 2011
Simple and yummy. My Italian grandma makes a similar recipe. I cannot believe it took me so long to try it. Served with Parmesan crusted halibut. Will be making often during asparagus season!
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Angela's Awesome Enchiladas

Reviewed: May 18, 2011
This recipe is perfect as written. That said, it is also very easy to adapt to what you have on hand. I have made this with both leftover shredded beef and pork, green enchilada sauce in place of red sauce, cream of celery or cream of mushroom soup in place of cream of chicken. All versions were equally well received in my big family! Thanks for the perfect go to recipe that works magic on leftovers.
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Israeli Stuffed Dates

Reviewed: May 19, 2011
Party hit! I Made these for my daughters 6th grade food fair. She was assigned to bring a food from Israel. I made about 100. Ours was the first dish emptied! We will be making these again soon.
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Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2011
Excellent! The sesame oil is a great touch. This was a fun meal on our camping trip and required no plates or silverware...Perfect! I made a double batch of marinade. One for veggies and one for meat. I used rice vinegar as I had no Sherry on hand. I added red and green bell peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes and onions to the pineapples. I skewered chicken separate from veggies . Everything came out so yummy - even the veggies quickly disappeared! Only three days after returning from our camping trip and all five of my kids are requesting this meal again. Love it when healthy food is so well received! Thanks for the great recipe. Serving again tonight!
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Greek Tzatziki

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2011
This is a great, easy sauce. The only changes I made was to reduce the salt to a teaspoon and increase to a whole cucumber. I followed the advice of reviewers and strained the yogurt. I strained nearly one cup of water out of the yogurt container! If you do not have cheese cloth, a thin dishtowel or good quality paper towel will work. I grated the cucumber and strained the water from it too. In the end it was a perfect texture and gobbled up quickly by the family. We used as a dip ans well as a sauce for falafel and pita sandwiches. This dip keeps getting better as the days go by.
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Greek Seasoning

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2011
Good stuff!
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Oven Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2011
Excellent and oh so easy! The dill is such a great compliment to the crushed red pepper.(doubled as our house loves heat!) The whole family approved.
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Delectable Marinated Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2011
We had a crazy week and I ended up with chicken marinated for three days before grilling. It was amazing. I substituted sesame oil - about 1/8 tsp for the sesame seeds as I had none on hand. My husband told me to get rid of the other marinade recipes. Kids had seconds. Moms happy.
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Lime Cilantro Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2012
our whole family loves this rice. We are big cilantro people and find this to be the perfect compliment to a wide variety of dishes. One of our favorite twists on this recipe is to make it as a sticky rice using traditional Thai rice and following sticky rice instructions found on this site. Thank you!
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2012
My cousin and I were debating about who makes the best banana muffins. We cracked up when we realized we use the same recipe! We have nine kids between us and both of us think that this is a perfect recipe for them to learn to bake. The littlest ones love to mash bananas! Thank you oh thank you for this family favorite!
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Tasty Fried Eggplant Balls

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2012
After searching for a different way to serve eggplant to my big family I was happy to find this recipe. This is excellent as written but has turned into a great base recipe depending on what you are serving. I have changed the spices and cheese to make delicious veggie meatballs to compliment my red sauce. I have also made these with feta and Greek seasonings served in a pita pocket with Tzatziki sauce (recipe from this site) I agree that the balls should be kept small for best results. Patties work great too. What a fun flexible recipe!
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Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Basil and Smoked Mozzarella

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2012
wow! This is a delicious recipe. The smoked mozzarella is excellent and will be a permanent substitution for plain mozzarella in future Eggplant Parmesan dishes. I come from a long line of Italian cooks who are known for this dish. That said, I was happy to find a recipe that deviated from the usual way we make it. I am a basil fan so I did add extra basil. My Nonie insists that you must dip in flour first before the egg and bread crumbs. Since I have grown up with that step , I do it automatically now. Not sure if it even makes a difference! Just when I thought I couldn't improve on the family recipe, I did! We make our own sauces and freeze for future use. I chose the caramelized onion and red bell pepper sauce which went great. Next time I am making a double batch! Oh thank you for this jewel of a recipe!
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Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2013
Wow. I tried hard to resist eating by the spoonful! This is a recipe that can truly be altered according to your preference and still come out amazing. Due to allergies, we substitute agave for the honey. I made this dressing for a Mexican themed birthday dinner for our teenage son. All 10 teens present ate up their salad and some asked for seconds. (even the non salad eaters!) I added a bit extra garlic and used up the remaining cilantro that I had on hand (1/2 C packed) I also used a full teaspoon of fresh ginger. We used the remaining dressing to marinate chicken tenders which were outstanding. It's important to note that the first time I made this dressing I followed the instructions to a "T" except for the honey substitution. It is delicious either way! I want to add that I agree with the reviews about it being sweet. If you use too much it can be overbearing. A little goes a long way!
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Mexican Street Vendor Style Corn Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2013
Just finished dinner with absolute raves about the corn. Cotija cheese also known as Queso Cotija or El Queso Cotija ,can be found at Winco and Raleys in my area. Delicious and oh so simple. My kids ate it up then licked the pot after! Its a perfect compliment to any Mexican dinner.
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