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Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2011
What a nice recipe! My only advice is if you use half and half, so it doesn't curdle heat it up a bit first. Also, never ever substitute dry basil for the fresh one!
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Sicilian Pineapple Pork Roast

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2011
This recipe wasn't what I expected. Maybe it's just me but I didn't particularly think the tomatoes and the pineapples did anything special. The meat on the other hand was very tender and even better the second day.
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Traditional Russian Pirozhki

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2009
I love this recipe, just like all other russian children, I grew up eating these! I also fry onions in olive oil until they are golden and sometimes a little bit burnt and add them to mashed potatoes, if you use the oil from frying the onions then you really dont need to add milk or butter whem mashing the potatoes. Another filling is sour cherries, i don't think anyone mentioned that, from what i know the traditional fillings for pirozhki that you can buy at a russian store is meat, potatoes, cabbage, or cherries, sometimes i'll also add 18% fat cottage cheese with a little of my favorite (or whatever i have in the pantry) jam inside.
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2008
Excellent recipe, I used low fat cream cheese and doubled the recipe,but only used 3 cups milk instead of 4. I used basil parmesan cheese...turned out a little green but so good! I then tossed it with seafood I boiled in a little old bay then fried with some garlic for a coupld of minutes and linguini. Thanks so much for an amazing sauce!!
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Tomato Soup II

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2008
Definitely a good soup, I also added basmati rice and let it boil out in the soup (make sure you wash the rice very well first) fresh cilantro at the end, and lots of ground black pepper for a nice kick to warm you up!
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Blackened Shrimp Stroganoff

Reviewed: May 23, 2008
I love this recipe for one simple reason...i didn't follow it exactly to the specs and it came out wonderful...didnt have cajun used old bay..ran out of sour cream added yogurt and kept cornstarching it to my desired consistency. I used big big tiger shrimp, and didnt let them pink all the way on their own as this would cause them to become like little chewy pieces of tires, I let them pink on the outside and then cook through at the end with everything else. Thanks for this recipe..it's wonderful!
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Lebanese-Style Red Lentil Soup

Reviewed: May 18, 2008
I really like this recipe..and after I "Owned" it, I liked it evern more!! First of all, not everyone can deal with spicy..no worries about eliminating the Cayenne Pepper, lemon pepper is so much better! I also absolutely love the texture of the lentils in this soup, so blending them and ommitting the reason this soup is so good feels wrong, I instead sauteed the onions with carrots and garlice, and pureed them and added them to the soup. I also browned some chicken breast bits and threw them in as well. Doubled the cumin and omitted the cilantro. Great recipe!!!
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My Best Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2008
This recipe is wonderful, except for one thing....where's the bacon? I fry thr bacon seperate and drain all the fat, with all the butter...extra fat isnt needed. I also add a little old bay..just a dash for a little something something.
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Slow Roasted Rabbit

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2008
Its recipes like these that make me think...where did I go wrong? I'm sorry, I've never given anyone a two star rating before, I actually feel bad about this, but fair is fair. I followed the recipe to the T, and ended up having to cook the rabbit longer..in fact I cooked him till I burned him. Perhaps this way my fault, but that is the first time I threw away dinner. Will definitely not be making this again. :(
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Crab and Swiss Quiche

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2008
So, I know how people don't really like their recipe to be doctored with..or maybe that's just me :) This recipe was a great starter one, just needed a little something something...I used a low fat swiss cheese and a little parmesan. I added green onions and 3 eggs. The mayo was the Japanese kind that comes in that squeezy bottle...I have a thing for it. I will be making this again..it is a good recipe :) Thanks!
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Russian Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2007
This is the russian version of the true american potato salad. A good tip, and something I always do is don't mix the mayo into the salad until you're ready to serve, this way the juice from the pickles doesn't divert it. I always make a big batch for my family, as this is like a traditional staple. I only mix the mayo in with the amount of salad I'm using at that time. I also like using the canned peas and carrots, cuts time...and apples and onions.
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Scallops One - Two - Three

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2007
I really liked this recipe. I was actually looking for a recipe similar to one I had dining out, with sea bass and bacon, so I used this one...turned out fantastic! I paired it with a tarragon cream sauce I found on this site...and the results were very very good! The only thing I can suggest is after baking the scallops, broil them 2inches from a couple of minutes depending on how crispy you like your bacon. Enjoy!
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Delicious Baked Chicken Kiev

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2006
This is a good recipe, I grew up eating chicken kiev as my family is acually from kiev...I haven't had it in a while because of the high calorie content, but that has now changed, i did make a few changes, first I added fresh parsley to the butter mixture, when it's ready and you pierce the chicken it's much more pallate pleasing that way. Then, I also use a little flour after i roll the chicken, when combining this with eggs instead of the buttermilk, it helps to seal the butter inside. I also double rolled the chicken in bread crumbs. Overall this is a fantastic way to eat chicken kiev, I made it for my eastern european grandma who was a professional chef for 40 years, and she knew the difference right away, but even so found it to be very good. Enjoy!
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Chicken Oreganato

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2006
I like this recipe alot, I was going to make it the other night for a nice quiet dinner with my husband, but then my best friend and his wife called that they were coming, and if that wasn't enough, my husband ended up *accidentally* inviting some friends :) all in all this was great, i doubled the olive oil and the amount of chicken, and added some extra oregano and a bit of lemon juice i didn't end up following the recipe to the tee...but it turned out great! Thanks!
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Cathy's Banana Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2005
This is a wonderful recipe for banana bread...will definitely make this one again! I made a couple of changes though...I didn't have white sugar so I used brown sugar instead...and I didn't realize I was short on sour cream so I mixed half the sour cream with plain cream cheese...other than that it was a hit! Thanks!
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Boiled Tongue

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2005
Funny, I grew up in a european household...beef tongue was always something you found on the dinner table..I kid you not! The sauce that we use is a mixture of red horseradish and mayo...mix to your liking...but usually until it's a light burgundy kinda color....
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Cardamom Chicken with Salt and Pepper Crust

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2005
I needed something different to impress mom when she casually said she and my step dad were stopping by for dinner if we'd have her...in other words...i'm coming over and try and stop me lol like any good mom, pickiness is a forte..and she loed this! I cut down on the cardamom a bit and added just a bit more honey, it turned out wonderful and extremely moist..no wonder your guests liked this one Darla :)
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Aunt Teresa's Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2005
I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised! This is a very tasty and good recipe! I added a little more veggies, mushrooms, brocoli, peas, and the ones the recipe called for, this one will definitely become a family favourite :)
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