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Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2014
This recipe was absolutely delicious that I am keeping it in my own recipe book. I have made it twice. The first time I followed the recipe exactly, and then made it again this past week and doctored it. Both are delicious, but I prefer the changes I have made to it, which are the following: - I prefer to use mild sausage or hot sausage - 1 large yellow onion, chopped - 8 cloves garlic, pressed - 5 cups beef broth - 2 cups chicken broth (I changed the amount of additional liquid because in the original recipe with all the additional goodies in the pot, there wasn't enough liquid to balance out the soup. I also use chicken broth to stabilize the "beef" flavor, so it's not overpowering the dish) - 1/2 cup red wine - 1 (14.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes - 1-2 whole carrots, chopped - 1-(8 oz) can tomato sauce - 1 whole sliced zucchini - Italian seasoning to taste - 1 Tblsp of brown sugar (I added this in to counter the acidic flavor of the wine, tomatoes, and the tomato sauce. You can adjust it to your liking) - 1 chicken bouillon cube - 6 oz, Ronzoni Garden Delight Trio Italiano pasta blend (It's roughly about half the box) I sauté my onions and garlic first, and then add the sausage to brown. I don't drain the sausage before I add all the rest of the ingredients, I just skim the fat during cooking time. The chicken bouillon, brown sugar, and Italian seasoning are all added during the second step of the recipe. Thanks, Mary P., for providing such a yummy treat!
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Bacon Quiche Tarts

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2013
I altered the recipe slightly and added more ingredients. I diced up one plum tomato and about a 1/4 green pepper and lightly sautéed it. I let it rest to room temperature and then added it to the milk, egg, mixture. For the green onions, I didn't measure, but added the amount to my liking. I used 1 cup of reduced fat Mexican blend cheese instead of a 1/2 cup. After stirring the mixture and adding it to the muffins I could only scoop one tablespoon. I used big all natural flaky biscuits, there was only 8 in a can, but the mixture is perfect for 12 biscuit bacon tarts. I also added the bacon to the top before baking instead of pressing it into the mixture at the end. My tarts rose and filled the pan to form wonderful looking breakfast bacon muffins. Next time I make these I will use half Mexican cheese and half Gouda cheese, and I will pre make the mixture over night to cut down the prep work in the morning.
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Pumpkin Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2013
I followed the recipe exactly as it was posted. I had to doctor it so much.The chili still came out just OK. I will not be making this again. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't worth the time to make it. I did like the flavor of the spice, but didn't find that there was a good balance between the acid and sweetness. Although it was good and ok, after each bite I kept saying...."it's just missing something.." On to find another pumpkin chili.
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Rigatoni with Eggplant, Mushrooms and Goat Cheese

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2014
This recipe was just OK.
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Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2013
Not a huge fan. Spices were too spicy and overpowered the sweet potato. No salt at all, which was a disappointment in the final product. I like the mixture of sweet and salty, which this recipe didn't have any. This recipe was like licking a spice pepper spoon. They also turned my fries soggy. I will not be making this again.
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Chili I

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2014
I thought the ingredients in this recipe (beer, coffee, and cocoa) would be an interesting spike, especially since I use cocoa and coffee in other keep-sake recipes of mine as the special hidden ingredient. The balance of spiciness, saltiness, sourness and sweetness must be considered not only in each dish, but also between the six or more dishes shared per serving--and this recipe just didn't have it. This dish is just a bunch of "interesting" ingredients thrown into a pot. I didn't take the time to really read the reviews like I normally do, and wish I did. After reading all the five stars from reviewers, they have heavily doctored and changed the recipe--of course it will be fantastic now. One review said she has been making it consecutively for 10 MONTHS in a row in order to perfect it; a recipe that takes that long to help is one that isn't worth saving. This chili is just OK--barely, but definitely not one I will ever make again. One other reviewer said she doesn't think the end result is worth the effort, and I have to agree.
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Runaway Bay Jamaican Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2014
I didn't even make it to the eat part. I followed everything exactly and tried the marinade before I even put the chicken in it. It was, um, just gross. Definitely not for me, which is weird because I love all the ingredients that go in it. Something is just off in this recipe. The balance of spiciness, saltiness, sourness and sweetness must be considered not only in each dish, but also between the six or more dishes shared per sitting, and this recipe fails miserably. For those who want to try this recipe, I recommend reducing the spices. It overpowers the marinade. I am disappointed. Oh well.... not all recipes are for everyone.
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