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Daryl's Mexican Dip

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2009
Taco dips are always popular with a crowd. This recipe was very bland, which serves the "mild" crowd well. The amount of green onion was out of balance (too much). The cheese mixture could use some flavor too (taco seasoning, garlic, cumin, oregano, etc.) Needs just a little something to jazz up the bland factor. It's a good dip for those who are new to or don't care for more exotic flavors and it's easy to assemble too. All in all, still a crowd pleaser.
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Caesar Salad II

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2008
This was good, but the flavor was not quite balanced. I added a small spoonful of mayo (an easy egg sub for body) and a couple dashes of fish sauce (for the flavor note of anchovy without the work) and it was better with those additions. I do like the nuanced flavor of anchovy in ceasar dressing.
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Drip Beef Sandwiches

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
Instead of a coffee filter, we always use a tea ball (dedicated for spice use only) and just hang it on the rim of the pot. I would also recommend chilling overnight (if time is allowed) so that you can easily remove the excess hardened fat. The recipe is very, very good. Very nice flavor.
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German-Style Spinach

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2008
Unless you love nutmeg, cut it back to a pinch. (We are not nutmeg lovers- just a personal preference) Otherwise, this recipe is EXCELLENT!
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Romaine with Garlic Lemon Anchovy Dressing

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2008
For the person who didn't quite care for the dressing and was preferring something creamier-- Stir a small spoonful of mayo or cream into the dressing. That will give it a creamier consistency. A pinch of dijon mustard would help too. (It was the missing flavor component in my taste.) You can also wisk the dressing to emulsify it.
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Rogan Josh, Lamb Shanks

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2008
Just a tip(s) for the person who thought the lamb was too greasy. --Brown the lamb shanks well before placing in tomato mixture. Browning helps melt excess fat and enhances the flavor. --When done cooking, cool and refrigerate overnight. Skim the excess fat from the surface, then reheat. It tastes even better the second day. Love the spice combo. It really makes the dish sing.
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Authentic, No Shortcuts, Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Reviewed: May 31, 2008
If you can't find andouille sausage, smoked keilbasa is a great substitute. We always add a bay leaf or two to our pot of beans. Got to have the bay leaf.... Good recipe. I like slow cooker idea. Thanks for the recipe.
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MInty Orzo and Peas

Reviewed: May 26, 2008
I loved this recipe too. Plus, if you sub olive oil for butter, it's excellent cold too. This one's definitely a keeper. The lemon really makes this special. Thanks for a great recipe.
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Tongue and Mustard Sandwiches

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2008
It needs a flavor boost. I would recommend adding a couple cloves of garlic, some pickling spice and a tablespoon or two of red wine or cider vinegar to the simmering liquid. Make sure you let the tongue cool in the liquid. It's a nice basic starter recipe, so it gets three stars.
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Southwestern Style Twice Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2008
The recipe's basic concept is fantastic, but unless you love raw vegetables in your mashed potatoes there is an important step missing. This recipe is much improved by sauteeing the garlic, onion and peppers before adding them to the mashed potatoes. actually, it's terrific if you cook the vegetables first. I would have given this recipe a much higher rating, but due to the raw vegetables, I only am giving it three stars.
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Reveillon Tourtiere

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2007
My husband took one bite and said, "Mmmmm, this is AWESOME!" It was the first tourtiere he'd ever eaten. I did have to use fresh savory because I did not have dried, reduced the garlic to on clove (because it was huge). I also used less only a generous 1/2t. of cinnamon and a 1/4t. of clove. I used a 12 oz. box of fresh mushrooms and sliced them very thin. I did not have fresh bread crumbs so I substituted instant mashed potato flakes, stirring after each addition until the meat mixture was lightly bound. The flavor and fragrance of this pie is seductive. It makes an impressive (and easy to prepare)party dish. We will defintely be making this again and again!
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Tuna Casserole I

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2007
Way too salty for our tastes. Fast, yes. Edible, yes. Definitely not a keeper.
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Creamed Eggs

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2007
mmmm, delicious. If you want to add a few more Easter leftovers, serve over those split, buttered and re-heated dinner rolls, and top with a bit of that chopped up leftover ham. mmmm-mmmm.... The ideas to serve this with are endless! Thanks for the great recipe!
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Bacon Cheese Puffs

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2007
Delicious and hearty snack! This recipes is very flexible and easy to change with a bit of grated onion, or a 1/2t. of horseradish. Cheeses can be substituted as well. It's great with Swiss cheese in place of Cheddar. They freeze well too. After cheese mixture is spread on the bread, I freeze them on a cookie sheet and when frozen, transfer them to a plastic container or bag. To bake- just place on sheet and pop into the oven. (only takes a minute or two longer than fresh.)
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DT's Beef Dip

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2007
This recipe is great, just the way it is. We like it with the addition of a dash of worchestershire, dash of hot sauce and some prepared horseradish (about 1-2 t.) Really adds that zesty zip. Great spread on crackers or bagels too.
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George's Greek Fried Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2007
I added fresh crushed garlic to the marinade, then baked the chicken instead of frying. We avoid frying. Delish! Next time I'm going to cook it on the grill-- I think that would be even better.
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Pork and Sauerkraut Stew

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2006
We're not caraway lovers, so I omitted it. Added a peeled and diced apple to the pot. It softens the kraut flavor and is excellent with the pork. Also added a little beer one time, and white wine another in place of some of the kraut juice. .....auf deutsch (delicious)
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Spaghetti Squash I

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2006
For the last poster-- microwaving is very easy and quick. Cover dish with wax paper or place in a deeper dish and cover with a microwave-safe plate. No toxins and very easy.
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Wine Soaked Mushrooms

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2006
This was delicious! I make a similar dish increasing the amount of mushrooms to two pounds and using vermouth and beef boullion in place of the red wine and broth. I usually only use one or two cups of wine and add a little more butter too. It's a very flexible recipe and is wonderfully delicious no matter how much it's adjusted. (I am a mushroom freak--can you tell? Yum!)
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Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2006
This recipe is great and as others have said- very customizable. It makes a great lunch or dinner too! :)
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