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Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2006
I was only going to give this 4 stars since it was not a hit with my family, though I loved it, and my best friend and her two kids were fighting over the sample that I brought over to them. Alas, I finished the remains when I returned home and decided it needs 5 stars. Made the following changes: just used 1 1/2 TBS chicken soup base in water; eliminated the celery; sauteed onion with 2 cloves garlic in EVOO before adding to soup; only used 2 TBS butter & flour to make a light roux, added some broth to the roux before adding back into soup; added 1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta during last 10-15 mins of cooking; only used 4 egg yolks; used a roasted chicken from grocery which I skinned, boned, and chopped before adding to soup; garnished w/ fresh, minced parsley
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Orange Pecan French Toast

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2005
I made this for Christmas day breakfast. They were good, but way too sweet, and I even cut the sugar down a bit. They were not immediately requested again by the kids, which is my barometer for rating a recipe. I may try this again sometime with a few tweakings to the recipe.
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Chicken Andouille Gumbo

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2004
This is my husband's favorite food that I make. The roux takes longer than 6 minutes, more like 20. I add chopped onion (about 1 cup) and several cloves of minced garlic, and don't use celery or bell pepper. I add 2 cans of "Roasted Garlic" diced tomatoes (Hunt's) Use frozen okra and simmer separately for about 20 mins. then strain off the goo. That way the okra is not slimey in the soup. I also add shrimp - the "Easy-Peel" frozen kind at the market - and I simmer the shells in just enough water to cover them, for about 10 minutes. I strain the shells out and use this flavorful broth as part of the water required. Then I add the raw shrimp in the last 5 mins. of cooking - don't overcook your shrimp or they'll be tough! I add Zatarain's Creole Seasoning to taste. Serve over hot rice. This is so good that my neighbors will come around when they smell this cooking at my house. It's work-intensive but so worth it. Leftovers freeze and reheat well.
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Bean Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2006
WOW! Outstanding soup! I grew up on Campbell's Bean & Bacon, but will not resort to that again. The flavors of this are much more complex and satisfying. The baking soda trick was GREAT -- be sure to rinse off the beans with cold water a couple times. I made the following alterations: After cooking the beans, I put them and the remaining ingredients into a crock pot and cooked on low overnight. I used two smoked ham shanks instead of a simple ham bone, and used diced smoked turkey kielbasa in place of diced ham. I sauteed the veggies in a little olive oil before adding to the crock pot. Used good, rich chicken stock instead of water and did NOT add any salt. A couple good shakes of Tabasco added the necessary balance.
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South African Melktert (Milk Tart)

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2009
Very good. I made this as a dessert accompaniment to the Moroccan Tagine recipe on this site, and it was a nice balance to the spiciness of the Tagine.
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Sherry Sour Cream Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2006
This was very good and smelled great while baking. Per other reviews, I added onions, mushrooms, and minced garlic to the sauce. I didn't have fresh herbs available, so used dried "Tuscan herb" blend. It was still very tasty. Served with roasted root vegetables and green salad.
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Creamy Hot Chocolate

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2005
This was very good and easy and will replace our usual recipe. I'd say this is much better than any I've had at any restaurant or coffee shop. Definitely use MILK instead of water.
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Hot Chicken Salad IV

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2001
Execellent and satisfying for those "calories-be-damned" days when you need a tummy-warming meal. This is a great fall/winter meal when cold chicken salad just won't cut it.
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Gingerbread Pancakes

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2007
These are tasty, but would benefit from the addition of sugar to the batter. We topped our pancake stacks with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.
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Grilled Venison Backstrap

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2005
Incredible! I made this for Christmas dinner. It was immediately decided that this would be our traditional dinner from now on. Since I do not care for BBQ sauce, I used A.1. Steak House Marinade - Garlic and Herb. Every mouthful was tender and delicious. Watch the cooking time carefully and remember that the meat will continue to cook after it is removed from the grill -- important if you like your meat medium rare, as I do.
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Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2010
This is surprisingly tasty. I was concerned about how it would turn out when I smelled the tomatoes in the pot with the turkey. The character of the smell changed entirely when I added allspice as recommended by another reviewer, and I'm so glad I used that suggestion! I also used shredded turkey I had leftover from a whole roasted turkey. I will try it with ground turkey next time just for comparison.
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Frogmore Stew

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2007
Just follow the recipe for summer party success!! Be sure to have plenty of cold brews on hand to go with it!
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Cilantro Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2006
We really enjoyed this. The flavors are very light and refreshing. This would be a perfect summer supper salad. I ate it over fresh baby greens. The teenagers mixed it into some stir-fried sesame rice noodles, as well as ate it over the fresh greens.
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Kale and Spinach Saag

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
This was very good. I used mustard greens instead of kale as I thought mustard was more traditional. I didn't have a full cup of of cottage cheese so I used some neufchatel cheese in place of the remaining cottage cheese. I also added some grated blend (cheddar and monty jack) at the end. The flavor improves with sitting.
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Pumpkin Crisp

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2006
Quick, easy, and crowd pleasing! My only substitution was using a Cinnamon Swirl cake mix (Betty Crocker) I had on hand, instead of using yellow cake mix. It was probably better for it.
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Waffle Iron Brownies

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2004
These were very good, and easy to make. I made them for breakfast when my best friend came to visit and stay with us. We ate them just like regular waffles - with butter and syrup. The few of them that were left-over were quickly consumed by my kids as soon as they came home from school. They immediately requested them for weekend breakfast and there were no leftovers!!
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Juicy Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2010
Deceptively simple, amazingly tasty! This one is a keeper!
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Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2006
Very good with just enough *zing*. I used minced onion instead of onion powder.
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Chocolate Mice

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2003
Our 11 yr. old made these for a Halloween party and they were a riot! So tasty, too!! We displayed ours in a shoe box with holes punched in the top, and "LAB MICE - DO NOT OPEN!" written on the lid. Have fun making these with your kids and coming up with many variations.
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2012
I made a few adjustments and my muffins came out incredibly moist and delicious. I used: 1 cup gluten-free oat flour 3/4 cup brown rice flour 1/8 cup ground flax seed 1/2 cup sucanat 1/4 cup brown sugar I replaced the oil with 1/2 cup whole-milk greek yogurt and didn't use any more yogurt, but had to give batter a splash of milk to thin it a bit.
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