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Penne and Vodka Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2002
Made this for our best friend's wedding anniversary celebration and it was beyond fabulous. They, along with my family, are asking for this dish constantly, even the picky kids liked it. Had a little trouble finding the pancetta but was successful in the end. Also used Gray Goose vokda. Superb! Easy! You can't get any better than this. I also served with it a warm goat cheese salad, fresh French bread and chocolate Grand Marnier creme brulee.
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Pasta with Scallops, Zucchini, and Tomatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2002
Made this last night and husband loved it! We are having company tonight and I am making it again! I didn't have fresh basil and forgot to put it in until almost before serving. Tasted just fine. Also, I added ground cayenne because my pepper flakes didn't smell as fresh as they should have been. It was spicy; salt content and flavor were on the mark. Used a small can of diced tomatoes also. The easiness and quickness of this dish is unbelievable. Try it.
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Blue Cheese Beef Tenderloin

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2002
I am always looking for new ways to prepare beef tenderloiin. The sauce was incredible and I have also used it on grilled ribeyes. The second time I made the sauce, it was a bit salty but that was due to the brand of blue cheese. I always serve the sauce on the side. Tremendous flavor.
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Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: May 3, 2002
I would definitely make these again. The first time around I added fresh garlic but I felt it was overpowering the other flavors so next time I would delete all together or just put in an extremely small amount. Also, I used ready cooked bacon and couldn't get the pieces small enough. Next time I will try bacon bits which I think would bind better with the flavors. Also will try sharp chedder because I think it needs that little extra kick.
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: May 3, 2002
I really liked this but found that it did get a bit soupy later in the night. Used blackberry preserves. Kids liked it but enjoyed the chips more. Made more of those the same afternoon because first batch was almost gone before our potluck.
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Pecan Dijon Chicken

Reviewed: May 8, 2002
What a terrific recipe! Made this last night for my husband and he loved it. Said it would be perfect to serve when people come over. I pounded my chicken breasts first because they were kind of thick and had to increase the initial cooking time to 20-25 minutes because at 10 minutes, it was still very raw. My picky daughter liked the chicken but without the nuts. She just doesn't like nutes period. Served over brown rice and with a granny smith apple/spinach/candied pecan salad. Again, very, very good. I love this site and everything I have prepared has received countless compliments.
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Gourmet Chicken Sandwich

Reviewed: May 8, 2002
Delicious! Everyone loved this and I cannot wait to make it again. I didn't have any focaccia bread available so I used refrigerated crescent roll dough (two triangles together to look like a square) to make the bread portion. I sprinkled powdered garlic and dried rosemary on top. I think this would be great for a gourmet picnic or served alongside a pasta salad. Thank you!
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Blackberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2002
This was an interesting dish and something nice to serve. My husband liked it very much. Used balsamic vinegar.
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Shrimp and Andouille Sausage with Mustard Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2002
Delicious. My husband was afraid that the mustard sauce wouldn't go but it turned out to be very, very nice. Kids loved it as well.
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Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2002
This was fabulous!!!! I am still thinking about it four days later. Even my kids and husband who do not like fish, loved this dish. I used crystallized ginger instead of fresh and it turned out perfect. Served with a sauteed mixture of green beans, sugar snap peas and mushrooms. Placed the mahi mahi on top of the veggies. Also used the frozen mahi mahi available at Sams Club.
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Andouille and Chicken Creole Pasta

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2002
Would not make this again. No one cared for this and ended up throwing it away. Too much preparation and time involved to yield such an unappealing dish.
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Slow Cooker Chicken with Mushroom Wine Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2002
It was OK but nothing special or interesting. Will not make this again. The color was so bland as was the taste. Soupy taste despite the addition of other things to make it better tasting.
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Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2002
Did not care for this and ended up throwing it all out. Everyone tried but none finished after the first few bites. It smelled good but the consistency we didn't care for. Also, we didn't find it to be sweet enough. I am sure you could add some sugar to remedy this. It was easy to make however, just not for us ever again.
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Honeydew Blueberry Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2002
Very, very easy. Very, very good. I could not believe this only had three ingredients. I had my honeydew chilled in the fridge before I cut it up so this cut some of the chilling time down. Also, I tried without the oatmeal cookie and while it was very good, the cookie added a little something extra. Plan to try it with an iced oatmeal cookie in a few minutes to see how that goes. Everyone loved this and I will be making many more times. Also, I took one cookie and shredded it instead of crumbling and it absorbed the moisture too much. Make them big crumbles.
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Chilled Strawberry Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2002
Absolutely wow!!!!! I cannot believe people did not like this. I have been back into the soup turine five times since making this one and a half hours ago. My kids have each had two servings and this was because they couldn't wait until dinner. I decided to add ground cinnamon because it took the flavors to another level (I have a great strawberry bread recipe that has a lot of cinnamon in it and I was basing my decision to add on that recipe). Anyhow, the cinnamon adds a nice bit of color as well and doesn't make it as pink. Try this recipe and fall in love with it. It makes such an ample amount. I did go ahead an increase the sugar as well but did it to taste.
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Shrimp And Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2002
This was different. I don't think I will make it again. Looked pretty. Liked the dressing but something was lacking.
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Tuscan Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2002
Wow. Wow. Wow. What an easy recipe with such a sophistacted taste! My husband and I loved this. Cannot wait to make it for company. I also think it would be a terrific fall or cold weather dish. Used mild Italian sausage and five pieces total. Had two cans of chicken broth (reduced sodium) so I just added a can of water and two bouillon cubes. Can't wait to see what this is going to taste like tomorrow.
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Brie and Cranberry Pizza

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2002
I used jellied cranberry sauce instead of whole because that was all that I had. I think next time I will make the effort to get the whole variety or try raspberry preserves instead. The sauce didn't melt and looked clumpy. I would also add more pecans. My husband liked this more than me and has had three pieces tonight. The tart taste of the cranberry sauce cut through the thick creaminess of the brie quite nicely.
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Cold Cherry Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2002
This was very nice and very similar to the chilled strawberry soup in taste. I used dark sweet cherries (only kind that the store had) and added a bit more sugar during the boiling stage. Also instead of folding in the whole cherries after the sour cream, I poured everything into a food processor and pureed it all. Added a little heavy whipping cream to make it a bit smoother. Would make it again.
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Spinach Salad with Peaches and Pecans

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2002
Terrific recipe. Great tasting and super quick. I also make a variation of this using strawberries and pink grapefruit sections, everything else is the same. The color of the peaches against the spinach was beautiful.
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