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New England Clam Chowder I

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2012
This was a good base recipe. I used chicken broth in place of the water. Since most canned clams are salty, I eliminated the salt. Added finely chopped celery with the onion. If you want to thicken the broth, be sure to do it BEFORE adding the drained clams. Once the clams are added the soup should be gently heated - definitely don't let the soup boil or heat too long or the clams become chewy. Added minced fresh parsley with the clams.
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Apricot Cream Cheese Thumbprints

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2011
Butter + cream cheese + apricot ALWAYS = delicious! The dough was a little too sticky and the first batch didn't hold their shape, but after adding a little more flour they worked out perfect.
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Tart Cranberry Relish

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2011
OK - I cheated. My rating above is for a dramatically changed recipe. As written I'd give it 2 stars - "tart" is an understatement - and I LOVE cranberries. This recipe does, however, make the basis for a terrific cranberry relish. I added sugar a little bit at a time to taste - probably more than 1/2 cup, reduced the vinegar by half, left out the cinnamon and cloves because I was looking for an unspiced relish. I chopped the apple because I wanted the different fruits to be of similar size. Crushed some of the apples at the end which made the sauce nice and thick. With these changes everyone loved it - especially on top of pumpkin waffles or oatmeal.
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Manhattan Clam Chowder II

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2011
Great base recipe for traditional clam chowder and only minor changes needed to give it a little more umph! Used chicken broth in place of water, sauteed veggies first in small amount of olive oil to soften, added finely diced celery, celery leaves from one stalk, and a bay leaf, plus a few dashes of ground cayenne. Added fresh chopped parsley at end with clams just before serving. Too salty as written - will reduce salt next time.
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Pineapple Chicken Tenders

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2011
As written, this recipe needs more flavor. Next time I'll add minced garlic and maybe ginger too. Instead of buying pineapple juice, will use a 20 oz. can of pineapple chunks - which yields about 1 cup of pineapple juice and thread the pineapple chunks along with the chicken strips. The marinade would work as is, if the cooked chicken tenders were offered with a dipping sauce that complimented the flavor.
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Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Basil

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2011
Terrific, quick and easy recipe. Made only minor changes - I forgot to drain the tomatoes so the sauce took longer to boil down but after reading the other reviews it sounds like this was a good accident. Increased the fresh basil and sneaked a little fresh chopped spinach in with the herbs (my family members think they don't like spinach - HA!). To avoid overcooking some of the ingredients I layered everything as it was cooked in a deep covered casserole to keep warm - pasta, then the shrimp, last poured the sauce over all. Don't reheat the shrimp in the sauce as they'll be overcooked. Also add the fresh herbs during the last 2 minutes of cooking to retain more flavor.
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Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2011
My family and I thought this was lacking something and too salty. We didn't have fresh basil or parsley, so I used dried. Despite that, I think the real problem was using beef broth and the fat from the sausage, despite my cooking and draining it well. Maybe with a leaner turkey sausage and either chicken broth or a combo of beef broth and tomato juice would be more to our liking.
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Curry Chutney Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2011
A family favorite - best eaten right away - looses flavor when eaten as leftovers. Works well marinated ahead a & frozen - especially for camping.
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Playgroup Granola Bars

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2011
More like a thick oatmeal cookie than a granola bar. I baked mine only 25 mins. and they stayed nice and chewy. A plastic knife cut the bars better than stainless. Too sweet for my taste. Next time I'll reduce brown sugar to 1/2 cup and add dried cranberries and almonds. Will also try cutting the oil by half with applesauce, using whole wheat flour and ground flax seed to increase nutritional value.
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Glazed Ham with Peach-Ginger Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2011
An update: I've been leaving the nectar out for a thicker sauce. Tastes great either way - enjoy!
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