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Brandy Flamed Peppercorn Steak

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2011
This was a SUPER meal. I've made it 2 ways now - as written and cooking the steaks on the grill and doing the sauce separately. I prefer the original method - I think the flaming of the brandy over the steaks and cooking it in the wine really adds something to the meal. The sauce does seem a little "runny" and next time I think I'll double the sauce but spend a little time thickening it up while letting the steaks rest. I used sirloin steaks in the pan (filets when I did the grill method), and for sirloin - 5 minutes per side was a perfect med-rare. I may try the the pan method with some beef tenderloin medallions next time... served with a classic baked potato and spinach salad.
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Flourless Chocolate Cake I

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2011
Oh my god. This is like a really dense fudge truffle cheesecake. You could probably use a melon baller to scoop this out and roll it in toppings to make truffles, actually. I made this exactly as is and served this with some black cherry sauce and Chambord-infused whipped cream. FYI - for dessert sauces, you can get real fruit and do all the hassle - I just grab whatever seedless jam/jelly I have in the fridge, and melt that down over the stove and then doctor up if needed. (Never hurts to add a little liquor) Enjoy!!!
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French Bread Rolls to Die For

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
I don't know about "to die for", but these are pretty good. I forgot to pick up sturdy rolls/bread for French Dip Sandwiches this morning, and instead of heading back to the store, figured I'd give this recipe a shot. I used the bread machine which was easy and then formed about 7 oblong rolls. They were delicious! I do think the addition of a little honey might be good, too, because on their own, they are slightly bland. (I also used EVOO instead of Veg Oil by accident - don't know if it makes a difference in the long run.)
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Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
Yum! Omitted the oregano for a good palmful of chopped fresh cilantro and added a splash of tequila. I also let the chicken marinade in the mixture for a few hours and then sauteed it up. I did find I had to almost triple the sauce. Husband loved it. Felt healthy eating it, which is always a bonus. This chicken would be great in quesadillas, too!
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Fish Tacos

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
Okay, I've used this batter for any "beer batter" meal I make - it is perfect, do not change a thing! However, I did make these as fish tacos, but grilled - using the marinade from the "Grilled Fish Tacos w/ Chipotle Lime Dressing"... I didn't find that the sauce really stood out. I will re-try it with the fried fish and see if that makes a difference. Regardless, very tasty.
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Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
Used this marinade with the white sauce from the "Fish Tacos" on this website. (Didn't have any adobo in the house) Delicious and fresh! Tilapia took on great flavor and really stood out. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Sesame Pasta Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2011
As written, 5 stars. This is a fantastic recipe. (Agree with others, though, veg. oil to 1/3 cup.) I make this EVERY week for my husband to take with him to work. (It's great as a cold salad for those who don't have microwaves.) Since we make it so often, here are some great variations... add sweet chili sauce or hot sriracha sauce. Brown sugar instead of white. Adding a little orange juice to the sauce. Steak instead of chicken. The possibilities are endless!
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Best Egg Rolls

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2011
So delicious! Like others, I added 1 Tbsp soy and doubled the ginger and garlic. Instead of cabbage and carrots, I simply used a pre-shredded coleslaw mix. (Use the whole bag!) When I compared to the recipe on the egg roll wrappers, their recipe included oyster sauce, so I figured I'd give it a shot. The addition of the oyster sauce puts it over the top! Absolutely amazing. The only thing I'm changing next time is fresh ginger and garlic.
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Thai Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
Fantastic! I was looking for a great lunch bbq-side that didn't have a creamy sauce and this fit the bill! I may reduce to 1 jalapeno since my family is not exactly spice-loving people... but it was definitely great!
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'Chinese Buffet' Green Beans

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2011
These things are addictive. I think the salty sweetness of the oyster sauce is what does it for me. I may try subbing the oyster for hoisin just to see how that pans out, but seriously - this recipe is just perfect.. a great way to give a kick to boring beans.
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Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2011
Oh. My. Goodness. Simply said. Made exactly as stated in the recipe, sauteed in the skillet (skin side down first) and it was just heavenly. Served with a side of Japanese Green Beans and Mandarin Orange Salad over brown rice. You will not be disappointed with this recipe.
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Japanese-Style Sesame Green Beans

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2011
Cooked exactly as state, but didn't use sesame seeds (realized last minute that I was out)... still, the taste was amazing! Husband immediately declared it a new way to cook up some boring beans. Served with Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi and a some Mandarin Orange salad with the Asian Ginger Dressing from this site.
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Asian Ginger Dressing

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2011
This was extremely tasty, but I wish I did not follow some of the popular reviews and changes. I did change it to 1/2 EVOO and 1/2 sesame oil - I think the ratio of sesame oil was too much - kind of last that chalky aftertaste that sesame oil sometimes creates. I halved the soy sauce initially, but found that I need to put the other half in to create the right flavor. Regardless, the taste was incredible of a mandarin orange salad, and I will definitely make again - but as written!
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French Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
Fantastic! Used apple cider vinegar and it tasted delicious! I will never buy bottled again!
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In-a-Pinch Ketchup

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2011
Fantastic! I was making fish and chips, but I can't stand mayo/tartar/malt vinegar, etc. I'm a ketchup girl. No ketchup in the house, so I figured I'd try to create my own using this recipe. No corn syrup, and added a few dashes of Worcestire sauce and it was amazing! I ate it with my fish, and will be using it for tomorrow's game day sliders!!! Update: added a splash of liquid smoke... amazing! You'll want to eat it with a spoon.
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Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2011
Amazing!!! I used a shallot instead of onion (its what I had), and didn't add sugar initially - instead I added afterward to taste - ended up probably using 2 tsp. Made in advance, threw in the fridge, and just shook up vigorously before serving over a bed of mixed greens with golden raisins and toasted almonds. Side note: I've only used "golden balsamic vinegar" so far to make this... haven't tried with regular balsamic.
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Spaghetti Carbonara II

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2010
Perfection. 99% of cooks in America have each of these ingredients lying around anyway, so its the perfect "Quick Dinner" that has a great comfort-food taste... yes, you can replace pancetta for the bacon (make it more authentic), but it's still great nonetheless. It's not necessary to add cream either, unlike many other recipes... when combining the parmesan and eggs in one, it gives a magical creaminess that will make you trying to figure out "how can it be so creamy without cream?"... don't worry and just enjoy!
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Hot Bacon Dressing

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2010
Fantastic! Per our reviewers, I did reduce sugar to 1 cup and add about 3 Tbsp of bacon drippings. Honestly, I'll probably reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup next time, because it was still a little too sweet for my tastes. I may try with red wine vinegar just to see how that turns out and maybe to see if the pop of color looks better. Served over spinach salad with toppings on the side for a "build your own salad" bar... cranberries, almonds, croutons, bacon, etc. Great recipe!
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Cheese Puffs (Gougeres)

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2010
Not impressed, unfortunately. I did drop by teaspoon and it created cookies, but the flavor just did not impress me. Maybe the mixture of the spices and the gruyere? I may try again in the future, but change up the spices (too much thyme in my opinion) and maybe change the cheese as well. Thanks for the recipe, though!
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Stuffed Green Peppers I

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2010
I'm not really sure what the big deal is about this recipe. I wasn't blown away, and cooked as is - its rather bland. It definitely needs seasoning, and I ended up using fire roasted diced tomatoes, which gave it a kick. I'll probably try to combine this with other recipes to perfect. Thank you.
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