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Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Linguine with Clam Sauce
This was so easy and delicious! I varied the recipe slightly out of convenience but I'm sure it's great as is. Here's what I did, which I would suggest if you want to make this dinner even nicer: Steam ~2 dozen little neck clams in garlic butter and white wine per the instructions of this Allrecipes article, http://allrecipes.com/howto/cooking-clams/. Remove the clams from the pan and set aside, but leave the liquid on low heat and let it reduce a bit. Add 3 tbsp butter (since I already used 1 tbsp making the garlic butter for the clams) and most of the ingredients above. I omitted any additional garlic since I already used a full teaspoon and only used about 2 tbsp of olive oil. Follow the rest of the directions and serve topped with the steamed clams. SO GOOD!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2014
Mushroom Turnovers
These are great! Admitted, I do not use the dough recipe, just the filling. I am sure the cream cheese dough is great but every time I try to work with pastry dough it turns into a big fat fail that ends with me cursing loudly. If you have the same problem, here's a tip. Get two boxes of the Pepperidge Farm puff pastry sheets (there are two sheets in each box). Use a pizza cutter or just a knife and cut the sheets into sixths, and use them for your crust. I up the filling for the recipes slightly, using a full pound of mushrooms, a little more than half a cup of sour cream and increasing all the spices slightly for taste and to account for the increased amount of mushrooms. I make the filling the night before and refrigerate it then assemble the turnovers and bake them on the holiday, which cuts down on the time I need to work on the actual holiday considerably. I cook them at the same temperature and for the same time. These have become a new staple of my Thanksgiving/Christmas table as an appetizer before the meal over the last year or two. I love mushrooms so when I first heard "mushroom turnovers" I couldn't wait to try them. They are delicious. Even my daughter, who claims not to like mushrooms, loves them.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2013
Cranberry Sauce
I have always liked the canned cranberry sauce but I have seen the light! I made this recipe last year and it was a huge hit and I will be making it again on Thursday. It is perfect as-is. If you want it a little less chunky, I'd recommend squeezing the berries against the edge of the pan with your spoon/spatula/whatever to smush them. I probably cooked it for longer than 10 minutes doing that but it didn't suffer for it. Delicious!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2013
 
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