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Kickin' Collard Greens

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
Yes yes yesssss. Used 3 pounds collards, 3/4 pound of bacon, 6 cups broth, 2 onions, lots of garlic. No oil. Browned the bacon, kept the grease, cooked the onions and garlic in the grease and then proceeded as per the recipe. T of granulated brown sugar and splash of apple cider vinegar as per previous reviewers. Simmered them for 3-4 hours. HOLY COW these are GOOD.
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Hoppin' John

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
So good. Doubled the recipe but would caution others about doubling the rice. I used 8 cups of water and 2.5 cups of rice and it was STILL too much rice. Should have used 2 cups tops. Despite coming out dry and sticky versus wet and soupy as I would have preferred, it was still DELICIOUS. Will absolutely make this again.
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Pumpkin and Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
Multiplied the recipe for two nights' worth of dinner for my family of five, but my math was not precise to this recipe. Here's what I used: 5 of the Trader Joe's Chicken Andouille Sausages (1 package + 1), 2 medium/large onions, 3 15 oz cans pumpkin, and 3 32 oz cans stock. Also substituted granulated light brown sugar for the packed brown sugar and organic grade B maple syrup for the praline liqueur, and doubled those and everything else as called for. BE CAREFUL WITH THE BLENDER if you don't like searing hot pumpkin in your eyeballs. Very small amounts at a time. Learn from my mistake. Battle scars aside, my husband says this is the best soup he's ever had, and I'm pretty much in agreement. It is sort of an adult flavor, however. My littler kids are not so sure they love it.
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Strawberry Cake II

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2010
This cake was a huge hit at my daughter's birthday party. Based on what another reviewer recommended, I too blended the strawberries into a puree and strained the seeds from the puree with a mesh strainer. I also opted to go with a 9x13 sheet cake. Beyond that, the recipe is completely perfect as-is. Thank you for sharing!
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Red Velvet Cake III

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2010
I know this isn't exactly "REAL" red velvet cake...but it tastes really, really, really, really, really, really, ridiculously good. So, really...who cares? Make it, I say. (Like other reviewers, I used a different cream cheese frosting recipe from this site.)
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Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2010
I made this with a dusty (and I do mean covered in dust) old half-gone cheapity-cheap bottle of Cento balsamic vinegar that I've probably owned for 3 or 4 years. Shameful, I know. But I say all that to say that...WOW WOW WOW. You probably don't have to worry too terribly much about the quality or price of the vinegar. This was SO incredibly good. And the whole house smelled fantastic while cooking. And my 3, 4 and 8 year olds gobbled it down, also. I followed the advice of another reviewer and cut two yellow onions into thick slices and lined the bottom of the baking dish with them. This was absolutely the way to go. Those onions were perfectly cooked, drenched in the yummy sauce, and my husband and I heaped them all over the meat. Just writing this review makes me want to go back to Trader Joe's right now to get another roast...annnnd *maybe* a new bottle of balsamic vinegar.
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Chicken Curry III

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2009
This is absolutely fantastic w/some modification: No milk or yogurt, just an entire 13+ oz can of coconut milk in its place. Add small amounts of fish sauce, ground cardamom and garam masala. Use 4-6 small/medium potatoes. Add bag of premium frozen sweet peas and 1/4 to 1/2 cup of golden raisins at the end of cooking cycle and cook till heated through. In the future I'm thinking I'll try to add chopped peanuts. Oh and I usually use boneless breasts or thighs cut up into chunks, although the thighs are tastier, moister and easier for the kids to manage on their own. I throw a few cups of jasmine rice in the rice cooker and this is a meal everyone in my family loves.
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Clark's Quiche

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2008
Make this all the time, and the whole family loves it. You can definitely skip the bacon/ham (if you don't have it or don't eat it) and it's still fantastic!
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Salsa Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2008
Yummmmm. This is so easy and so good. So many possibilities for the resulting moist and flavorful chicken, if you want to take it a step further. Sliced over salad, shredded into taco shells, chopped and paired with rice and black beans and sour cream/cheese/guacamole/you name it for an amazing burrito. I plan on making this A LOT! (Incidentally, used a whole package of reduced sodium taco seasoning and a whole jar of mild salsa on 6 breasts and all my kids loved it--ages 2, 3, and 7--"spicy" is definitely in the eye [tongue?] of the beholder.)
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Indian Rice (Pulao)

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2008
Umm...yes! This is incredible! Did everything just as the recipe called for, except used ground cardamom in place of the seeds. It was hard to stop eating this. I served it with the Indian Tomato Chicken recipe listed on this site and me and fam (including husband and 3 little kids) were in heaven. I'm not sure what to say about folks who found it bland. I thought it was anything but. Subtle, maybe, but REALLY tasty. Eat it as a side dish to make sure you get enough "flavor" out of your dinner! (By the way, I'd cut the recipe in half next time - this is two dinners' worth of rice for a family of 5.)
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Indian Tomato Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2008
I made the most bootleg version of this recipe imaginable and it was still awesome. I am going to make it again tomorrow after a stock-up trip at the Indian market. No turmeric, no cardamom, no cloves and only jarred garlic, ground cinnamon and ginger and nutmeg and dry minced onion (pathetic, I know, I didn't even have an onion in the house). Plus I used chicken drumsticks instead of thighs. And I repeat, it was still good. And the house smelled absolutely dreamy while it cooked. I can't wait to try the real thing! EDITED TO ADD: Made it the "right" way yesterday. Unbelievable. By the way I added a whole can of crushed tomatoes (28 oz) to 8 thighs and it was still perfect - a little saucier than last time, but I hated to waste the extra half-can of tomatoes.
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Eggplant Parmesan I

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2007
Another modifier here! Here's exactly what I did: Preheated oven to 350, sliced two eggplant into rings and three medium-sized zucchini lengthwise. Sprayed both sides of veggies with olive oil via my Misto, placed them on baking sheets and cooked for 10 minutes. Mixed 15 oz ricotta, 12 oz mozzarella, an egg and basil, and 2 24 oz jars of sauce and layered everything per the recipe. Baked at 350 for 45 minutes. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING RESULTS! Looked scrumptious, tasted scrumptious, my kids had never eaten eggplant before and loved it served over hot penne tossed with olive oil and parmesan. I will make this a few times a month from now on!
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Sarah's Applesauce

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2007
Really, really good - but definitely too much water in my case. Does it depend on the apples? I used Empire, 16 of them, and quadrupled everything. I probably should have used more like 2 cups of water instead of 3. But even after draining the excess water (and sugar and cinnamon) off at the end, still DELICIOUS! Also, I only peeled and sliced, didn't chop. Saved time and same end result once mashed.
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Lentil Soup III

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2007
Like others, I made a few additions - a whole can of paste, sliced carrots, doubled garlic, doubled cumin, 3-4 pinches each of dried cilantro and curry powder. Didn't saute anything first, just threw it all in the pot. SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD. Thank you for this amazingly easy and healthy recipe! I'm going to make this all the time. (By the way, the additional tomato paste also adds more color to the soup so it's not as drab-looking, if you care about that sort of thing!)
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Slow Cooker Spare Ribs

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2006
Five stars, although I did change it somewhat. I used 1.5 times the brown sugar and used 1 cup of ketchup in place of the tomato soup, as I didn't have any on hand. I then also ended up doubling the whole thing for 4 lbs of ribs. We put it in the oven uncovered at 375 for 30 minutes before serving. It was AMAZING! I will use this again and again.
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Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2006
Everyone loved these. I used thick bone-in chops and they came out nice and moist. I omitted the lemon since I didn't have any, only used half the oil, and also added two tablespoons jarred, minced garlic to a tripled sauce recipe. Yum! This is going into the rotation.
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Peach Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2006
I wanted to make this pie the easiest way possible last night (I was feeling lazy!). So as a previous poster suggested, I mixed the flour, sugar, and a tablespoon of cornstarch and then tossed/coated the peaches with this mixture. I piled the peach mixture into a store-bought crust, cut the butter into pats and placed them across the top, and covered with another store-bought crust. Cut slits and baked at 350 - I had to bake for an hour, but I'm not sure if that was my oven or because I was using a dark nonstick pie plate. The fresh peach filling was the ABSOLUTE perfect texture, not the least bit runny, and tasted delicious. My husband was in heaven. I doubt I'll make this any other way from now on.
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Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: May 30, 2006
Hands down, the best green salad I've ever tasted. Made it for a party over the weekend and people were having 2 and 3 servings. Added crumbled gorgonzola and used half the sugar, as many have suggested. Unbelievably good! I'm making more for my own dinner right now!
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B and L's Strawberry Smoothie

Reviewed: May 10, 2006
I tried this twice so far w/very good results. For the first, I used the 8 berries, which gave a very pink smoothie. If you're expecting something more like the picture, try 4 or 5. I used lowfat vanilla yogurt, and then cut the sugar and vanilla in half. Also added more ice for a frostier result. Yum!
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Whipped Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2005
Fantastic! Made it with my first turkey ever for family Christmas eve dinner. Left it in an extra minute or so for a slightly cripy top to the marshmallows. Everyone raved.
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