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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2005
I don't like Brussels sprouts usually, but this was super good. My mother was impressed! What more can you ask for??
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Sweet Potatoes 'n' Pears

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2007
I give it five stars when my husband really likes it.... he's hard to impress. This was really good. A different way to serve yams - by the way, I used one of those large cans of sweet potatoes - a lot less work and it was still great.
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2007
Well, I didn't use the best fish in the world (cheap frozen tilapia fillets) but this was still awesome. The topping is that does it. It is tricky to get the fish broiled just perfectly while also making sure to crisp the topping. But this would work on just about any kind of fish. We really enjoyed it.
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Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2007
I made exactly as instructed and it was awesome. We all had fun saying the work "Fakes," too.
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Spinach Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2009
This was so easy and so good. Hubby and I loved it. Only changes - added celery, a bay leaf, used box of frozen spinach, and lentils did not need 50 minutes cooking. I was very impressed.
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Almond Celery Bake

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2007
I had to substitute for the the cheese and use whatever cheese I had on hand... I also halved the recipe because I didn't have that much celery... I thought this was awesome. My suggestion is to use a high quality cheese, and the almonds are really optional if you don't prefer them.
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Pancho Villa Baked Tilapia

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2007
I make this recipe slightly different - without the tomatoes, first of all. If you put olive oil on the foil, salt and pepper the fish (frozen is okay), then top with just cilantro and thicker slices of lime - that's all there is to it. Cook in oven, on grill, or over a hot fire (camping). Made this way it is simple and perfect.
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Eggplant Supper Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2007
This was super good and pleasantly spicy. I did make some minor changes though: Used fresh mildly hot Italian sausage instead of beef, used one 28 oz can of whole tomatoes, chopped, in place of 2 cans Italian style, used 5 cups beef broth made with "Better Than Bouillon" instead of cans of broth, completely left out the macaroni. This was a very satisfying soup and everyone ate it!!
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Whiskey Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2005
I would recommend this to anyone, but I did "cheat" a little - my chicken breasts were frozen, so I dumped a tablespoon each of water, honey, and single malt scotch on them, crushed some small garlic cloves, and let them "marinate" in the refrigerator for a bit. I also used Johnny Walker (scotch) instead of bourbon, because that's what we had in the house. When I sauteed the chicken, I added the garlic that was in the marinade. And an extra tablespoon of brown sugar, and about 1/8 tsp cornstarch. It needs at least 15 minutes to simmer, I think. I thought this was fabulous served over yellow rice.
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Whipped Butternut Squash

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2007
This is a 5 with my modifications, which were minimal. I baked the squash (I used one long heavy one) cut side down in a 1/4 inch of water, at 375 degrees, for a LONG TIME. When the skin is burning, the squash is done. This brings out the flavor and mellows out the texture of winter squash. I scooped it out and added 2-3 TB of butter and about 2/3 cup sour cream. No salt or pepper - instead a heatlhy sprinkling of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice (about a pinch of each?). Blended well with a hand-mixer. This was FABULOUS.
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BBQ Feta and Hot Banana Pepper Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2007
Why are these called BBQ? I don't get it. I accidentally tried to use a Hungarian yellow pepper instead of a banana pepper. Luckily I tasted it first and it was so hot I almost cried. SO, I put in a green onion instead of the banana pepper - I also seasoned these with Old Bay - I thought they were the best turkey burgers I ever had; although I didn't exactly follow the recipe, I have given this 4 stars.
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Sorta Salisbury Steak

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2007
I was very satisfied with how this turned out. I salted and peppered the steaks liberally before flouring. I floured them, chopped an onion and some mushrooms, and then floured a second time. After browning in a large skillet, I removed the steaks and added the onion and some mushroom to the skillet, put the steaks back in, and instead of using beef broth, I used an equal amount of water and a packet of beef/mushroom gravy. This removed the need to make a gravy afterward. My skillet has a lid and the whole thing went into the oven - two hours seemed about right to me - it was great. Hubby wanted more, this is a keeper. Just make sure you season the steaks well and don't be stingy with the worcestershire.
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Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2008
Doubling the recipe, I used strips of beef, one napa (Chinese) cabbage, a small onion, one red and one green pepper, and handful of mushrooms, and omitted the black pepper. Instead I used a 1/4 teaspoon of curry, red pepper, and ginger, and a pinch of cayenne.It was excellent this way - I think it would've been very bland as submitted. Served with jasmine rice.
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Cream of Broccoli Soup I

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2007
I still think about how good this soup was... lots of work, but fabulous.
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Kielbasa Cabbage Skillet

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2007
This is hearty and satisfying. Served over egg noodles. Used green onion instead of green pepper, and seasoned with garlic powder and crushed red pepper. Will make again.
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Oat Crusted Fish

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2007
It was more like 3.5... it would have been better if I had cooked it hotter maybe. Some of the coating fell off and the fish got a bit oily. The flavor is there though.
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Brown Rice and Black Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2009
My only changes - substituted a bit of canned corn for the mushrooms, did not add carrots, and used water instead of broth. Also used leftover instant brown rice, and cheddar instead of swiss. I really liked this.... it just needed some TANG! So I served with sour cream and it was still missing something. Frank's Red Hot made it so much better. I would make this again.
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Honey Baked Chicken II

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2007
This was very good. I changed the recipe as others suggested. Halved the butter, doubled the curry, and used Season-All instead of regular salt. I also used deli (spicy brown) mustard. The chicken was perfect and juicy. I used "pick of the chick" as sold in our supermarkets here and it was just right for two adults and two small children.
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Salmon Patties I

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2008
This is a great basic salmon patty recipe. My husband prefers tuna patties, and you can certainly substitute tuna if that is what you have on hand. Don't be afraid to season these to your own personal taste. Hot sauce in the mix is good, as is Old Bay Seasoning.
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