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Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2014
I substituted water for 1/4 C white wine, reduced, added 1/2 C heavy cream, reduced, added 1 tsp. fresh thyme chopped, then finished as written, mounted with the butter, pour sauce with mushrooms over chicken and serve. Was more flavorful than the original version (which I tried first with stock instead of water), and richer which suited my palate more. But pretty darn good either way.
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Chef John's Chili Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2014
I've prepared recipes similar to this without the black pepper and really enjoyed the wonderful interplay of the red chile powder and the chocolate; but adding the black pepper really ups the complexity of this cookie, making it extra special!
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Fast and Easy Creamed Spinach

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2014
Perfect steak side dish! I love making creamed spinach this way, super easy and tasty! I also like adding a little shredded provolone to pump up the creamy cheesy factor.
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Beef Au Jus

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2013
A fine basic gravy, but not au jus in my opinion.
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Mushroom Cream Gravy Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2013
As written this sauce is too lose for me (you could cook much longer to reduce the cream, but I prefer a roux), and too much rosemary (I reduced to one teaspoon of fresh so it wasn't like a pine branch), also needed other adjustments and additions to make a really good sauce. Add flour equal to butter after sautéing vegies to make a roux, add one cup rich beef broth then heavy cream and wine, simmer till thickened and serve.
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Chef John's Mushroom Gravy

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2013
A good base mushroom gravy.
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Chai Tea Mix

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2013
A very good Chai mix! I've tried several different recipes and this one really hits the mark! For those who didn't add the cardamom because it's too expensive, that's a huge mistake, cardamom is an essential ingredient in Chai tea! So spend the extra bucks and you'll be greatly rewarded with an authentic tasting Chai tea mix. Try looking in the bulk spice section of farmers markets like Sprouts or Henry's to save quite a bit over grocery store prices. It's worth the extra effort! You can also find real vanilla powder (used the same as real liquid vanilla) in the same place if you want to substitute for the vanilla creamer.
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Mexican Pesto

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2013
I've been making this for 20 years! Always a hit, especially with people who don't like basil pesto! Queso Fresco works too if you don't have Cotija.
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Black Olive, Mushroom, and Sausage Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2012
Great recipe! I loved the addtion of the mushrooms and olives to a standard stuffing recipe. I did add about a cup of chicken stock to up the moistness of the dressing. I will definitely make this again.
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Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2012
I loved this recipe! It is more like a crustless sweet potato pie desert than the casseroles I've made in the past, but fantastic just the same. I love baked sweet potatoes like some reviewers mentioned, but I prepared this exactly as the recipe stated with boiled sweet potatoes and I couldn't have asked for a more tasty dish! I will definitely use this recipe again!
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Grilled Tri-Tip

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2012
Four stars IF you cut down the salt (use garlic powder not garlic salt), and as another reviewer wrote searing does not seal in the juices, on top of that an internal temp of 145 will yield a medium well tri-tip, which in my opinion is overcooked and dry! Try cooking over medium heat instead and until an internal temperature of 125-130 degrees for a beautiful medium rare and don't forget to let the tri-tip rest for at least 15 minutes before carving on the bias, so the juices can redistribute back into the cell structure of the meat, otherwise you might as well go ahead and overcook it to start with because you'll just end up letting the juices run out of the meat onto your cutting board.
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Microwave Sponge Pudding

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2012
This is your basic micreowave sponge cake recipe, not in anyway a pudding, but great and super easy no matter what you want to call it!!
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Tagliatelle with Coriander Pesto

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2012
I like to use asiago cheese instead of feta (just a personal preference).
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Italian Leg of Lamb

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2011
Good starter recipe, I added an itailian herb blend to the marinade and it kicked up the flavor nicely. But cook till instant read thermometer reads 130-135 for medium rare (as lamb should be), 165 is well done.
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Holiday Leg of Lamb

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2011
Great combination for spice rub and the orange adds nice floral notes, but don't cook your roast to 175 degrees unless you want a dry, tough peice of meat, 130-140 on an instant read thermometer will give you a perfect medium rare as lamb should be.
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Grandma Me's Clove-Studded Leg of Lamb

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2011
Good combination of flavors but don't cook your lamb to 160 degrees unless you like your lamb well done, cook until instant read thermometer reads 130-135 for med rare lamb like it is supposed to be. Be sure to let rest 20mins before slicing to let juices redistribute back into meat.
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Mushroom Slow Cooker Roast Beef

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2011
I been cooking this recipe for decades! Super easy and tasty. Add sliced onions to the bottom of the slow cooker along with the mushrooms for another tasty addition. Strain the liquid from the vegis to a sauce pan, add some beef stock and thicken with a roux to make a nice gravy to accompany the dish. However; DO NOT use a standing rib roast for this recipe unless you are rich and WANT to waste your money and ruin a beautiful piece of meat! This recipe (or any recipe using a low and slow, moist heat cooking method) should always and ONLY use a cheaper cut like a chuck roast or similar tough cut of beef. A rib roast is already a tender cut and does not need or respond well to the long cooking times used in slow cooker recipes needed to break down connective tissue and render out fat. If you want to cook a rib roast use a DRY heat method. Otherwise enjoy!
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Goat Cheese and Arugula over Penne

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2011
Tried this last night, and it was great! The goat cheese creates a nice creamy sauce thats not too rich and the arugula adds a nice spice note. I added sauteed diced chicken breast with onion and tossed everything together for a fast and easy complete dinner, I'll definitely prepare this again.
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Spaghetti Carbonara II

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2011
Perfect spaghetti carbonara recipe!
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Halibut Supreme

Reviewed: May 16, 2011
I've made halibut like this for years and it's still one of my favorite halibut recipes! Try using Fillets instead of steaks and add dungenous crab to the sourcream mixture for a truely wonderous entre!
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