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Tasty Lentil Tacos

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2012
This is so much better than it has any right to be, and has quickly become one of my favorite recipes! It's very friendly to dietary restrictions and easily becomes vegan. Be sure to stir in the salsa with the lentils at the end... it has a significant impact on the overall flavor and texture.
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White Peach Sangria

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2012
I followed the recipe exactly, and it was a big delicious hit at my party. I let everything soak for 24 hours.
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Classic Spanish Sangria

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2012
This was my first sangria making experience, and I'm glad I followed this recipe. I used spiced rum and Cab Sav. I messed up and added the wine and OJ with the booze and fruit (which turned out fine), and I let everything soak for 24 hours. This was less popular at my party than the White Peach Sangria also found on this site.
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Supreme Apple Butter

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2011
This was incredible. Followed the recipe exactly and periodically smashed the mixture with a potato masher. Delicious!
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Steak and Ale Pie with Mushrooms

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2011
This was delicious and easier to make than I had expected. I used a ready-made pie crust and a deep dish 9" pan. I took the advice of other reviewers and left the saucepan covered during all of the simmering steps to preserve the fluids, and I used a bunch of cornstarch (which works better for me with gravies) instead of the flour when making the rue. Overall a big Superbowl Sunday hit!
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Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Summer Salsa

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2011
So... I used frozen tuna steaks, my wasabi powder is old and mild, and I substituted orange/peach/mango juice for the lime. Still, this recipe was solidly unremarkable. The tuna steaks needed salt, pepper, or *something* more than sesame to flavor the bites without salsa. I ended up sprinkling my serving with cayenne to make it more interesting.
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Parmesan Walnut Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2011
Sweet, yummy, and popular with my guests. Took practically no time to whip up (with my pregrated parmesan and prechopped walnuts). I baked it for 60 minutes. This loaf did not turn golden brown on top like I expected, but the toothpick came out clean.
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Doreen's Oriental Swordfish Steaks

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2010
This was very popular with my guests and *easy*. I had no sherry, so I substituted 2T of seasoned rice vinegar, and I used powdered ginger instead of fresh.
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Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2010
Hearty and tasty. I used 4/5 cup of oat flour instead of rolled oats (3/4 cup plus a tiny bit extra) and sprinkled chopped walnuts on top of the pancakes after pouring the batter on the griddle. I'm still pleasantly full over two hours later.
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Thai Noodle Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2009
Shockingly good. Instead of angel hair pasta, I used rice vermicelli, and I omitted the shrimp and peanuts (made up for these by using crunchy peanut butter). Otherwise, made the recipe exactly as listed. Great way to get some veggies!
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Lentil and Buckwheat Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2009
This is good and I'll make it again, mostly for its vitamin and vegetarian benefits. It's not terribly flavorful, but it might get better in the fridge overnight. The only substitution I made was using dried marjoram instead of fresh.
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Daddy's Fried Corn and Onions

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2009
This was surprisingly tasty considering its simplicity. I made this to go with pot roast and substituted some beef drippings for the butter. I also used frozen corn and a plain old yellow onion. Which I guess means I used this recipe more as a guideline, but it was still shockingly delicious.
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Carrots in Dill Butter

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2009
Easy to make. I followed the directions exactly except I cooked until the carrots were done instead of for any set time.
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Baked Chicken and Zucchini

Reviewed: May 18, 2009
This was surprisingly hearty considering all of the vegetables. The flavor wasn't much (I sprinkled on some dill and more salt than usual), but my husband and I were very pleasantly satisfied after dinner. Must have been soul food or something - this was everything a meal ought to be.
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Autumn Pot Roast II

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2009
I followed this recipe almost exactly and it was tasty. The allspice, rum, and horseradish gave it a unique deliciousness. I normally make pot roast in my crock pot, so this was the first time I had made beef gravy from the drippings. I thickened it with corn starch and cream. The bay and allspice flavors were very pleasant. I considered using a half cup of bay leaves like the recipe suggested, but that would have tapped me out, so I just used 3 leaves instead.
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Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2008
Tasty. I burned the walnuts, but this was still good, and I'm sure pretty nutritious. I thought this would be bland but it was not. The red onion gave a nice perk.
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Cream of Broccoli Soup V

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2008
I was really pleased with how this turned out. I chopped and simmered the broccoli in chicken stock, and after sauteing a red onion in butter and mixing in the flour, milk, and cream, I just dumped the whole boiling mess of broccoli and stock into the soup pot. I used a swiss/cheddar mixture because that's what I happened to have. Omitting the celery was a mistake - it would have subtly improved the flavor.
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Winter Root Vegetables

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2008
This recipe is very tasty, but I'm giving it the fifth star because it's very forgiving. I made this the first couple of times only omitting the parsnips (they taste like carrots anyways, imo) and it was a big hit. I made this a few nights ago and instead of the turnips and parsnips, I added a raw carnival squash instead, cut into chunks. Still tasty!
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Garden Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2008
I hate to give this recipe a 1, but I feel betrayed by the Allrecipes rating system. This is a disaster if you actually follow the recipe. WAY too much dressing. I should have read the other reviews. A good use of summer vegetables otherwise.
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Italian Dressing Mix

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2008
Not bad. I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt and celery seed instead of celery salt. The white vinegar smells very zesty but it tastes fine. I might use a different vinegar next time and maybe olive oil instead of canola.
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