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Baked Dijon Salmon

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2014
I read the reviews and only made half of the sauce, which looked about right, since the recipe called for only enough to brush it on. I think next time I will use more mustard though, b/c I liked the flavor. The nuts and bread crumb definitely were important. It was very simple and I would make again.
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Curried Pumpkin Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2014
I had sweet apples, but I still had to add brown sugar...and I'm not a sweets person. I doubt I'll get my family to eat much. So I'm going to be working on this for the remainder of the week.
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Chele's Halibut

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2014
I cut down on the butter by half and the sauce was still good. I only got to taste it the next day and thought it was fine, but husband seemed to really enjoy it. I thought that the divine halibut recipe, which was sort of similar, tasted better.
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Pat's Baked Beans

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2014
Solid, but really you're cooking canned beans (which includes baked beans) with bbq sauce. I liked the addition of the bacon.
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Key West Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2014
Possible that I did something wrong, but I followed the directions and marinated it for 2 full days. For some reason, I did not get a great deal of flavor.
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Warm Swiss Chard and Mushroom Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2014
I almost didn't want to rate this, b/c I didn't have blue cheese and had to use parm. Still, the recipe is solid and I think with blue cheese, it would have had that extra oomph. Nuts would have been a nice addition, too.
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Pasta e Olio

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2014
I enjoyed eating it, but I think there are more flavorful recipes out there. It paired well with a strongly flavored fish dish.
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Halibut Divine

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2014
I used 2T of dry mustard and though 1.5T would've allowed the halibut flavor show through more, I still think it delicious. This is obvious, but if you can't eat it immediately out of the oven, then add the french onions later when you reheat. So good. Other minor changes: more cheese and only enough sour cream to cover the fish. I "tasted" more than I meant to.
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Zesty Quinoa Salad

Reviewed: May 12, 2014
I've let it sit for a few hours before assessing. I think that it's solid and as good as any of the quinoa salad at Whole Foods. I look forward to dinner. Thank you.
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Turkey Tetrazzini II

Reviewed: May 11, 2014
Alterations, b/c they worked: 1.chicken broth reduced to 2c, milk reduced to 1 1/2c, butter down to 4T, flour to 5T 3.sauteed garlic, onion, chopped celery, and mushrooms and added 1/4c white wine and continued cooking til mostly evaporated 4.cook time reduced down to 20min, which included the 5 min of broil to brown the bread crumbs. Good flavor, but needed brightening up, so I added some lime zest I had on hand. Really good casserole dish. But now I realize I don't like pasta casserole dishes. I really thought by undercooking the noodles and reducing the liquid and cooking time, I could make the pasta come out the just like it would had I not used the oven, but I still overshot. I could try it again, but it was too much work. It would have been easier to make the roux, mix in the sauteed aromatics, veggies, and protein, and add the perfectly cooked pasta. Maybe someone can explain to me the point of cooking pasta in an oven.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Reviewed: May 2, 2014
I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor payout from this simple recipe. The bulk of my time was spent prepping. I chose to sautee everything before adding it to the crock pot. I think it helped with the veggies. I added carrots and celery, and b/c of my timing they remained just a bit crunchy still. It wasn't a deal breaker though. Browning the chicken was an unnecessary step since it made no difference after sitting in the slow cooker for that long (though still a waste of calories from the oil). I made my own sauce, and found that adding sugar (white) helped with the tartness. I've read that brown sugar works better though. I used a whole chicken cut up...the white parts cooked faster than the dark parts and pieces adjacent the the bone remained a bit undercooked. I think that with more experience with the slow cooker, my technique will improve. B/c the sauce was homemade, I did not find it runny at all. Overall, a good recipe. One thing, my crock pot book says that if you use a frozen bird, make sure to add enough liquid to distribute the heat better. So I guess this recipe is perfect for using a frozen bird.
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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2014
A great way to improve on a basic broth. The prep time took longer than the cooking itself. I poached the bone in cornish hen in the broth after I added the veggies, which I cut more finely. I would make this again.
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Bill's Sausage Gravy

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2014
I made sausage and biscuits to try with this recipe. It's a solid recipe that works. My hubby says that he'd order this at a restaurant even though he never liked sausage and gravy. You can cut down the flour by a tablespoon, since you'd only need 3T of flour to go with the 3T of butter.
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J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2014
I didn't even try that hard, and it came out good. I added too much milk (I was impatient), but I had a silpat and did not have to worry about it sticking. So I plopped the dough/batter onto the pan, and it came out fine (though perhaps not as much rise). I cut the biscuit into squares and served it with Bill's sausage gravy.
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2014
It's a solid pancake recipe. I dislike the floppy type, so this was perfect. Some reviewer said this was better than Alton's, I think both are similar.
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Dutch Babies II

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2014
I see these on menus every so often and never get them b/c they seemed so much more marked up than even regular pancakes. Since I was craving something to go with my maple syrup and the ingredient list for dutch babies was shorter than for pancakes, I gave it a go. First though, I read a bunch of the reviews, and it appears that the moon and stars have to line up correctly for these to turn out right. So I figure I'd just give it a go...I halved the recipe, heated up the milk for 20 secs and threw the egg in there to warm up while I prepped the rest. No measuring, no expectations....figured the dogs would get a late night snack if nothing else. I followed the directions with the oven temp, but I used muffin tins, and it worked out...perfectly. If it's of any interest, it's freezing outside and I assume humid, b/c it's always humid in these parts. Texture is as many described...sort of custardy...like the inside of a french toast? Flavor is very neutral. I'm glad that I was able to make these, so now I won't queue up for 45 min at those fancy brunch places.
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Fabulous Fargozas

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2013
You can take down the salt a touch, since the cheese is salty. Otherwise, it's fine.
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Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2013
Perhaps I did it wrong. When I cooked the cornstarch, it balled it. After adding the cheese and working it a bit, the dough was more manageable. However, the texture was never right after baked. The flavor was fine. I've seen recipes involving potato. Perhaps that's the key.
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Barley Bake

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2013
I've had better barley recipes on this site. Just not as flavorful. I imagine it's healthy though.
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Shredded Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2013
I didn't find it rave worthy. It was a decent dish, but not more so than my usual roasting of the brussels sprouts with seasoning and olive oil.
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