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Shredded Apple Carrot Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2014
The recipe was great, and the toasted sesame seeds added some extra umami to it. Here's a tip: make sure your dressing is ready before you grate your apple. Mine turned brown while I got the dressing mixed up. It still tasted great, but probably not as appealing visually.
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The Best Potato Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2011
This is one of the best potato salad recipes I've come across and I think it's the combo of mayo & ranch dressing with dill relish that does it. I've done the salads with Italian dressing on the potatoes first then mayonnaise, or just mayo with mustard. But this one is tops. I use a combination of potatoes- some Yukon Gold and some red because I find their texture is different and adds interest to the salad. I didn't add celery seed because I don't care for it. I always add celery to my potato salads, but didn't on this one because it didn't call for it, but I thought it might taste like it was missing something. I don't think it did. I liked it just the way it was. Thanks for the recipe! I've already made it 3 times!
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Scalloped Potatoes I

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2011
Overall, the potatoes are good, but they reminded me of store-bought from Costco taste rather than homemade. I will probably use a different recipe next time. But I have to say they were definately easy.
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Anna's Linguica and Potato Stew

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2010
This dish is OK but nothing to write home about. To add more flavor, I think it needs more garlic, and add generous tabasco.
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Marinated Green Beans with Olives, Tomatoes, and Feta

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2010
This was a terrific combination of flavors. I made some substitutions, though: instead of fresh seeded tomatoes, I used oil-packed sundried tomatoes as the flavor is more intense, and I omitted the olives (only because I was also serving a pasta salad with fresh tomatoes and kalamata olives and didn't want the salads too similar). And the cooking time for the beans is way too long: 3-4 minutes is sufficient. Be sure the pepper is freshly ground and fairly coarse too. I love balsamic vinegar and wanted to use it rather than the red wine vinegar, but I think the lighter flavor of the red wine vinegar was a good choice. All in all, a refreshingly different salad.
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Hot Buttered Rum Batter

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2009
This recipe DOES make a lot, but use good ingredients, and who cares? In a pretty freezer container with recipe attached, it's a great gift idea. I used HaagenDazs ice cream, and freshly ground nutmeg, and it was delicious even as a virgin hot drink for the holidays. Rum's optional, but the freshly grated nutmeg on top isn't.
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Caramel Snack Mix

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2008
I made this for a bridge group gathering, and all the women loved it. They keep asking me to bring it again. I don't care for pecans, so I used almonds and peanuts, but really- any nut would do. Delicious and easy!
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Albondigas Soup II

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2008
This soup was good- all 3 of my boys loved it and asked me to make it again. It was a lot like a taco-flavored soup. I didn't have any cabbage to put in it, but I think that would have made it even better.
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Beef Barley Stew

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2008
This is a hearty, delicious soup. I made it for an evening gathering on a cold winter night, and it was absolutely a hit. I used sirloin steak and let it cook maybe 4 hours and it was very tender. Do NOT skip the balsamic vinegar ending. It MAKES the soup stand out. Your guests will never guess it's in there: it's very subtle but makes the soup distinctive.
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Peach Crisp III

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2007
I made the crisp exactly like the recipe said, except didn't have any pecans. It was quite good, and I don't think the spices "burned" on the top of the crisp, but it was definately a darker color when I removed it from the oven. It was delicious, but a bit watery. I think the others' suggestions to add the flour and spices directly to the peaches is a good idea, but it DOES work okay as printed. If your peaches are good and juicy as mine were, add 2 T flour to the peaches rather than the 1.
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Asiago Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2007
This recipe is definately worth the trouble. My 2 kids and husband raved about it, and my senior-citizen mother who HATES pasta dishes of any sort even had seconds. I, on the other hand, thought it was good but not amazing. I like highly flavored dishes and this was more subtle in it's flavors. A few chopped kalamata olives in it I think would be good.
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Bean and Carrot Salad

Reviewed: May 27, 2007
This was a decent salad, and my husband and I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't give it 5 stars necessarily. I didn't make the salad exactly, as I didn't have any radishes on hand. The salad "dressing" was good, but I think there should have been a bit more of it. And I don't like cumin, but it was okay in this dish. Other changes I made was to use whole grain Dijon mustard, and omit the toasted sesame seeds. I added fresh chopped parsley which I thought was a nice addition. If I made it again, I'd double the garlic, and make maybe 1 & 1/2 the amount of dressing. I used 1 pound of fresh green beans and microwaved them 5 minutes then put into ice water. I also used 2 regular carrots which I sliced on a diagonal and microwaved those about 3 minutes and then into ice water. They were tender-crisp and yummy. The salad tasted better the next day after the flavors had mingled a bit.
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Grandma's Rhubarb Torte

Reviewed: May 19, 2007
The recipe was good, but not exceptional. I gave it 4 stars probably because I don't care for meringue much. I'd give it 3 days max for storage as it gets kind of slimey (yes, I refrigerated it).
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Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2006
The potatoes were good, but I changed the recipe slightly, as did others. First, I took everyone's advise to saute the onion (in about 1 tablespoon of butter)before adding them to the soups, and they weren't crunchy as others had noted. I omitted the green pepper and added instead 1 large minced clove of garlic. I used the "grated" style of loose hashbrowns rather than the diced style, and the cream of potato soup used diced style potatoes so it looked odd in the dish. After mixing the soups and sour cream, I thought the "sauce" looked way too thick and I had to resist thinning it with milk. It turned out great: baking in the oven did the thinning of the sauce. I also mixed some of the cheese in with the sauce and then topped off the potatoes with the last bit of cheese during the final cooking. I would recommend keeping the oven temp at 300 rather than increasing it to 350 as I did. My potatoes were a bit "hard" on the bottom of the dish. I suppose a compromise of 325 might work well. As stated earlier, don't forget the salt & pepper!!
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Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2006
I liked the Salsa a lot, but I DID make some changes to it. First, I didn't have any red bell pepper, so I added a chopped Roma tomato. The colors were nice, and I think it added nice flavor too. I also added 1 clove of garlic, finely minced. The flavors were great and I didn't feel there was too much cilantro as others had stated. My family liked it so much that I had to hide some in the fridge for myself for later!!
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Red Cabbage and Apples

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2005
I prepared this dish at for a German-themed dinner party but forgot to put in the apples. It was probably just as good. Even my husband liked this side-dish. I used cidar vinegar and no water, and it was very tasty. You'll love this dish!
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German Spaetzle Dumplings

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2005
Okay, I really didn't make these. The reviews made it sound like too much work without the spaetzle press. I used packaged spaetzle, but there wasn't much flavor. I would recommend boiling in chicken broth for more flavor.
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Drunk German

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2005
This was a great drink. I had a dinner party for 11 and served these as guests came in. The women loved it, the men preferred German beers. I gave it 5 stars for good flavor and ease of preparation. It doesn't get much better than that.
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Creamy Veggie Fondue

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2005
This recipe was surprisingly good. I made it just as it said, and as stated by so many others, I added the milk last. The fondu was delicious, and not too spicey at all. Be sure to close the holes on your burner to adjust the flame to low, as this has a tendancy to scorch. But it was gone so fast that we didn't need to worry too much. We used baguette slices, rye bread cubes and apple slices. Very yummy. Don't worry about leftovers-- there won't be any.
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Fresh Pear Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2004
I took several others' suggestions: used 1&1/2 cups white sugar, and 1/2 cup brown sugar, as well as cutting down the nutmeg to 1/2 teaspoon. The cake was good, but with the pecans in it, I agree it is more like a bread. The outer crunchy part was the best, and this batter would make great muffins. Put crisco inside the bundt pan then dust with white sugar for the sweet/crunchy outer layer. All in all, a flavorful bread and nicely presented in a bundt pan. Cook a little bit longer than the 1 hr & 10 min. I think probably another 5 or 10 minutes would be good.
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