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Best Spanish Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2013
I have always used a wonderful easy spanish rice recipe I was taught how to make from a mexican lady who makes it for her family. I love the little clove of garlic, finely sliced carrot and corn, she adds to her Spanish Rice. I also added a little more diced onion, to this recipe. She also fries her rice before mixing anything with it. Just till you see it start to brown or becomes translucent. I didn't have the thick picante sauce so I used the mild regular. If you don't have picante, just add some chicken broth, tomato sauce, garlic all into a blender and add it to your water and chicken broth to bring the liquid to the right measure for the spanish rice. That's how my friend does her SRice adding the sliced carrot and corn. Simple but very delicious. Cover and don't peak as suggested in another post. The rice cooked perfectly.
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Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2012
Turned out great first try. Used a candy thermometer and followed the directions. I love that this takes only a few ingredients and does not make a big mess..super easy and fast clean-up for a very delicious candy..ummm I won't be buying anymore Almond Rochca.
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Blueberry Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2012
I used fresh blueberries and instead of cornstarch I used Tapioca Flour. I also candied lemon rind and added a few very thin slices on top of the blueberries. It made a delicious addition..not to sweet and added a hint of lemon flavor without being overly tart..just right. The filling was had a nice texture, just the way I like my pie juicy without being watery and runny. I baked the pie at 475 for 15 minutes and then reduced to 375 for about 40 minutes until I saw the blueberries bubbling and the crust nice and brown. I also use a metal pie rim cover, to keep the rim of the pie from becoming to over browned. Baked on a parchment covered pizza pan.
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Basic Pasta

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2012
Italian Flour I use the Caputo Tipo 00 flour from Italy..just adding slightly more flour. I made these Butternut Squash Ravioli. Use some Amaretti cookies or the Italian style Lady Fingers cookies to keep your butternut squash from being to watery or runny when filling your ravioli. Just crumble the with your hands...excellent flavor
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Crunchy Eggplant Parmesan

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2012
I changed a few things. I fried my eggplant, first dipping in flour, then egg and then Italian bread crumbs.
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Lemon Chicken Piccata

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2012
I gave this recipe 4 stars because I like a little more flavor in my flour...I used Emeril L. Cajun spiced flour. I also left out the capers...I know..but my husband will not eat them..instead I garnished with a tiny bit of chopped black olives..didn't have chives..so chopped also for garnish a little green onion. I blanched spinach of a few seconds in boiling water and immediately cooled in ice water. I let it drain in a collander. It made a fantastic low carb meal without the pasta. I topped the spinach with lemon chix piccatta..delicious.
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Pork Fried Rice

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2012
Delicious...I always add bean sprouts, the reason this recipe I gave it 4 stars, it really needs the bean sprouts. They are one of my very favorite ingredients in fried rice. I left out the broccoli and added green onions. I also doubled the recipe. I thought this made just enough for me and my husband with a little left over for a snack later.
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2012
Delicious, easy, quick and very economical meal for a family. I did add a few diced carrots and used some delicious Irish butter for extra rich flavor. I especially liked the suggestion of another to use this recipe with chicken. I'm looking forward to giving it a try with chicken. My husband loved it and I'm sure he'll be pleased with the chicken version.
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2011
Not to sweet, just right! With the sugar glaze these cookies taste perfect. The sugar glaze compliments the not to sweet cookie. Everyone, kids and adults loved these Butterfly cookies I made for Easter..pretty and delicious!
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New Orleans Corn Bisque with Smoked Sausage

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2011
Delicious, I did add my own changes, used canned milk with a little added water, I short on milk, it worked great, frozen sweet white corn, cooked the potatoes as suggested with the Bisque. My husband said he liked it a lot. I used red pepper and we also enjoyed a little hot sauce.
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Sour Cream Apple Pie Deluxe

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2010
Nice recipe, but to sweet for my taste. The crumb topping would be nice with some added nuts. I made extra to fill a deep dish. Very rich pie. Sweezing the cumbs tight together and then breaking them up over the apples helps to have a nice chunky appearance of the crumb topping.
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El Dorado Beef Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2010
I gave 4 stars because I have been making this casserole for years..but with a few changes that I think make it a 5 star. I never mix all the ingredients up together!..drizzle tomato paste around the meat, around the sourcream which is combined with cottage cheese. I use fresh diced onions, one finely chopped garlic, 1-2 Tbsp. gebhart's chili powder, 1 tsp. cumin power, and add it into the browning beef. Use one small can of tomatoe paste with added water to make into a thick sauce. Cottage cheese instead of ricotta and mixed shredded mexican cheeses, 1 small can sliced black olives. I drizzle the tomato sauce over the meat in the casserole, two layers only and add slices of jalepino and the shredded cheese to the top layer. I omitted the green chilis and if I do sometimes add them I add only one small drained can. This is one of my husbands favorite dishes. Arranging your ingredients in layers, the sourcream and cottage cheese should be dropped in little clumps is the best way to make this dish appealing and tasty. Useing unsalted chips is also nice and keeps the salt intake down..you can always add salt later.
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Sweet Candied Orange and Lemon Peel

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2010
I used all lemon peel and also left some of the pith on the peel. The peels were sweet and tender.
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Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2010
My husband loved this soup. I did change some of the ingredients..I added carrots and did not add the tomato soup..only the canned whole tomatoes..with tweaking the amounts and ingredients you favor..this becomes a great tasting soup. I used 2 very large chicken breast halfs and peeled the skin off after cooking. It makes a very large pot of soup.
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The Best Chicken Fried Steak

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2010
This is the best chicken fried steak and gravy recipe I have ever made...I halved the recipe for two people and had more than enough. My husband loved it and this recipe is a real keeper. Thank you norah!
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Crispy Shrimp Tempura

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2010
Easy to make recipe. I also fried up onion chunks and sweet potato slices about 1/4 thick that came out very nicely. I fried the vegetables first and then the shrimp so I would not have a cleaner taste for the veggies. I also divided the batter, one for veggies one for shrimp.
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Brick-Oven Pizza (Brooklyn Style)

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2010
Though this pizza was made in my wood fired oven. Following the directions below makes an excellent pizza indoors. Just be sure and get your oven and stone pre-heated. I pre-heat indoors for at least 50 mins. This is a very nice recipe. I made changes to sauce. I also use a dough recipe I like that has an overnight ferment for added flavor. Added garlic minced to the sauce with San Marzano tomatoes and baked in my wood fired oven. If you have trouble handling pizza dough directly on a peel. Just use parchment paper under your pizza. Top it and slide it into the oven from the back of a pizza paddle or a cookie sheet if you don't have a paddle.
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Citrus-Basil Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2010
I tweak this recipe each time. This salad I left out the basil and zest and always double the recipe.
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Poblano Chile Enchiladas a la Gringa

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2009
Very nice recipe. I give it four stars because I didn't think the flavor was popping out. I fire roasted my pabalno's over the gas flame on my stove top, put them in a paper bag for a few minutes and peeled the skin off with paper towels, removed the seeds for wonderful tasting pablanos.
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Chicken Chimichangas with Green Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2009
Great recipe..although I did make several changes..I used canned green sauce with added chopped green chilies, onion and some of the shredded chicken..that was all for the sauce. I love baking the olive oil brushed chimies in the oven..the best! My husband ate them like no tomorrow.
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