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Tangy Tuna Black Bean Quesadillas

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2013
This was pretty good, but not really pretty looking lol. I was expecting it to be more flavorful, considering the rave reviews and the title. Was nothing a small side of Frank's Redhot for dipping couldn't fix. The only change I made was to use Garlic powder and a pinch of salt (instead of garlic salt-1 tablespoon seemed like a lot) to cut down on sodium. It was certainly easy for a weekday meal, and I could see it being a great way to get kids to eat tuna. But, since I don't have kids, I am not sure this would be a "go to" over a simple bean/chicken/spices/cheese filling for quesadillas.
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2012
Though I subbed light cream cheese, margarine, and 1% milk and put this onto wheat pasta, this was super creamy and indulgent...so good! Very easy, as well. I added some parsley, salt and a bit more garlic. The sauce does thicken/harden fast while eating. That is my only gripe. Not a big enough gripe to take away a star, though. I will make this again.
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Dumplings

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2011
awesome!
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Irish Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2011
I used chicken stock instead of the water in this recipe, and added some seasonings to make sure there was enough flavor, based on other reviews. I also wanted homemade dumplings, so I used this recipe instead of the Bisquick: SOOO comforting and good, and way easier than I thought it would be. YUM!
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Cream of Cauliflower Soup II

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
This recipe needed some tweaking. There is so little fat in this recipe (which is awesome!!) that is does fall a bit short on flavor as written. Things I did differently: 1) Roasted my cauliflower 1st with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic in a 400 degree oven, which gave it more depth...mmmm! 2) Left the skin on my potatoes, which is easier and healthy for you. 3) Added broccoli and celery that needed to be used up (and it pumped up the flavor). 4) left some of the veggies chunky for texture, and didn't puree the entire batch, like other did. 5) Added more garlic than the recipe called for. 6) I even added thyme and a bay leaf. 7) Served with shredded cheddar on top. After the modifications, it was yummy and satisfying. I should mention that I had no sherry or nutmeg, which could be another reason it needed the modifications.
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Light Oat Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
I made this to dip in a homemade soup. I liked that it was light and contained oats, however it was quite dense and also very easily fell apart. So, I am not sure it was the best choice as a dipping bread. A tad on the bland side too, though it was quite easy.
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Spinach Salad With Berries and Curry Dressing

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2011
I made the curry dressing for a standard salad for a curry-crazy friend, and will definitely make it again... Lots of vinegar, but I love that! It was a hit!
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Italian Dressing Mix

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2011
Clearly the salt amount listed in the recipe is a typo. If you think before making it (lol) and drastically reduce the salt, this is actually quite good. You can always add more salt but you can never take it out, so start with a pinch and increase it to taste. If you do, I think you will be pleased.
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Fried Rice Restaurant Style

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2011
I pre-steam some jasmime rice and let it dry out for a couple of hours before making this. I also add some rice vinegar in the final stages. This is SO GOOD and everyone loves it. What I love most is you can really adapt it to your liking... I add onions, baby corn, mushrooms, shrimp, chicken...really whatever I am in the mood for. It has been outstanding every single time. THANKS!
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Candied Almonds

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2011
So simple, so good. These are always a hit and I have made them several times. As other said...just be sure to cook long enough for the coating to completely dry on the stove. It will take longer than the recipe states.
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Pan-Seared Tilapia

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2011
A tad bland, and I missed my normal garlic/lemon /olive oil flavor (marinate for one hour with some salt and pepper before cooking on a hot stove, and it is perfect). Topped it with some remoulade which helped, and was needed...alone it would have been lacking. Sure was pretty with the seared coloring, though! I may do this again and tweak the flavoring so there is more kick, because I loved the way it looked so much.
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Tomato Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2011
I ended up having to add quite of bit of seasonings, some olive oil, and extra lemon juice to make this have enough flavor to want to eat. Also, despite decreasing the onions to only a third, they were still too pungent. It was light and refreshing, but I was even bothered by the amount of juices that the salt pulled out of the veggies (and I even "gutted" all of the cukes and tomatoes.) Looking for something to use up the abundance of veggies from my garden right now, but sadly this won't be a recipe I try again.
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Sausage and Spinach Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2011
Great base...I used chicken sausage and frozen spinach I had in my freezer. I added celery, potatoes and orzo (along with a few extra spices to boost the flavor). This was good, healthy, and a great way to use up veggies on hand and on their last leg. Pretty, too!
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The Real Mojito

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2011
Fresh mint from the garden, a good rum. This is perfect (and dangerous)!
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Thai-Style Peanut Sauce with Honey

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2011
This is addicting! I ended up needing to add a bit more peanut butter and honey (I think I had a very salty soy sauce), and my boyfriend would have eaten this with a spoon if he could. Awesome...THANKS!
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Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2011
I was so pleased with this. I also added some liquid smoke, Worchestershire, and soy like other reviewers. And a tip is to add a bit of milk to your breadcrumbs before adding them (same with meatballs). Adds great density and moisture. Thanks!
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Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2011
This was really good, though I did nearly triple the sauce ingredients (which turned out to be liquid, like others said, that needed some starch to thicken before serving). I had a pork roast I needed to cook, and my boyfriend (who doesn't generally eat pork) said, "I don't even like pork, but this is really good!". The cooked onions were great as well. Served with a Spanish rice and some glazeded carrots. Great dinner. Leftovers were shredded for a pork barbecue (that we BOTH look forward to!) to serve on rolls. Thanks!
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Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2011
Made as directed and this was a hit. Complimented the spicy chicken strips I sauteed and added on top of the salad quite well. Nice change of pace from the usual vinaigrettes I make. Thanks, I will make this again!
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2011
This was good, don't get me wrong. But as an avid fish cooker, I just didn't find it as insanely amazing as most people rated it. It was a bit messy, as well. I ended up adding garlic and old bay, and squeezing extra lemon on this when done, because it just needed a bit more kick. When it comes down to it, nothing can beat simply marinating fish in some lemon and olive oil with a ton of fresh garlic and a bit of salt and pepper for an hour or so, then sauteeing it on a hot stove for a few minutes (painless, fast, and less clean up). I like to try new things, nonetheless. Thanks, it was enjoyable.
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Caesar Salad Supreme

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2011
Been looking and trying several Caesar dressing recipes in a search for restaurant-quality flavor. This is the closest and best so far. Awesome. Thanks!
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