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Hoisin-Ginger Beef Skewers

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2014
These were alright, but a touch sweet for my tastes. I would recommend cutting the hoisin and the honey back a touch.
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Chicken Paprikash

Reviewed: May 28, 2014
To save myself some time, I served over egg noodles instead of doing the dumplings. It was a great substitute, though we did have a bit too much sauce (I will scale the water back if I do it this way again).
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The World's Greatest Crab Recipe

Reviewed: May 20, 2014
This is a great technique, imparts a nice smoky flavor. NOTE: high heat for 6 min left our first batch a bit overcooked (shells are very flexible, meat is difficult to get out in one piece). You may want to do a couple of test legs to make sure you get your heat and time exactly right for your grill.
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Extreme Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: May 18, 2014
This recipe is good. Boxed cake mix and icing from a tub is also good... and easier... I would generally still go that route. However, if you're a stickler for from-scratch technique or maybe you have an hour to make a cake with things in your pantry (like I did!) then this recipe is fantastic! I actually halved the recipe and cooked up 1 x 8-inch pan's worth, which worked great, and fed 6 kids just fine. Needed 5-10 more minutes in the oven than a 9-inch pan since it was a bit thicker.
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Spicy Basil Chicken

Reviewed: May 17, 2014
This made a lot of extra sauce, so next time I'm going to try tossing it with some of those extra-wide rice noodles that come with Thai Drunken Noodles, I think that would complement the dish perfectly. I left out the garlic salt and added an extra clove, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. We loved it, and did not find it too salty, and I'm pretty salt-sensitive. Maybe a good strategy is to start with two tablespoons of oyster sauce, then taste it frequently as you add more. My guess is that some oyster sauces are more salty than others.
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Cabbage Rolls II

Reviewed: May 12, 2014
I took in a number of reviewer suggestions (ie, increased the onion, added garlic powder, doubled the sauce, baked at 350 for 1 hr) but these improvements didn't help me any. The filling seemed mushy and bland, we needed steak knives to cut into the cabbage, and the in-your-face tomatoness of the sauce dominated the whole thing. Sooo many reviewers recommended baking, but I can't help but wonder if the slow cooker would have been better. This recipe seems to need so much punching up and fine tuning to turn out well, I think you're better off starting somewhere else.
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Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2014
It started to rain, so we gave up on the grilling idea - but these shrimp turned out great on the stovetop too! I cooked the shrimp and all the marinade together in the pan, giving us a ready-to-go sauce to drizzle over pasta.
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Monkey Bread I

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2014
I must have spent ten minutes in front of the refrigerated biscuit dough trying to figure out which one would work, because nothing seemed to fit the description of the recipe! FYI, I settled on two tubes of the Large Southern-Style biscuits, and that worked perfectly. I cut those Large biscuits into 6 pieces rather than 4 as the recipe suggests, and that worked great.
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Marinated Tuna Steak

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2014
The marinade was delicious! We gave our tuna steak a sear rather than cooking through the way the recipe suggests. We then sliced thin and served over baby greens with orange segments, crunchy lo mein noodles, and soy-sesame dressing.
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White Peach Sangria

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2014
This wasn't bad, but I will keep looking for a "go-to" white sangria. I admit I followed some of the modifications that other reviewers recommended, and I'm not so sure they were all for the positive. I think peach schnapps may have actually been a bad move, it left a very fake-y peach aftertaste. I also put a berry mix in, which I think muddied the flavors a little too much. This recipe might be best as originally written without modification!
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Corned Beef and Cabbage I

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2014
This recipe easily becomes 5-star with some of the suggestions others have made: throw in some onion and garlic, replace some (or all) of the water with beer. However, I do NOT recommend replacing the water with beef/chicken broth the way others mentioned. Corned beef is so salty to begin with. I tried using a beer and beef broth mixture, and the saltiness of the meat was excessive, so I will not make that mistake again. In fact, next time I might leave out the spice packet and create a lower-sodium mixture of my own to add.
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Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2014
This gumbo was fantastic! There are some ingredients in here that are a bit difficult to come by depending on your region... No bacon fat, so I fried up a few strips of bacon and used melted butter to fill in the rest of the volume. No okra, so I threw in about a half a can of Southern-Style green beans during the last 20 minutes or so of simmering. By choice I also used smoked andouille rather than fresh, and that I also threw in during the last 20 minutes or so. I stored in the refrigerator overnight and reheated the following night for a quick Mardi Gras dinner!
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Hurricane I

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2014
The color of this made me nervous at first, because it looks a little muddy until you add the grenadine, but the flavor was outstanding.
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Porkolt (Hungarian Stew) Made With Pork

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2014
This was delicious - those who found it bland were likely not using Hungarian paprika. I used even a bit more because our family likes things extra hot. I'm not sure why the directions feel so complicated, but it could be because the original recipe is a fairly large scale. I scaled down to serve 4 of us, and the whole thing was a lot simpler. Cook the bacon first, then in the bacon fat cook the onion/pepper (and garlic if using fresh), then in the same pan the pork chops. Depending on the size of your pan, the veggies and chops could maybe be cooked together, especially if you choose to cube before cooking. Then it all goes in the pot with the tomatoes/broth. Seems a lot simpler than all the back and forth described by the original recipe.
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