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Mulligatawny Soup I

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2011
I've made this twice now and it's my new favorite soup recipe - I double the curry and add a little over 1/4 cup of rice as well as using a whole apple.
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Couscous Feta Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2010
Love this recipe - made a few modifications - use salt only to taste - not amount in recipe - used 3/4 c olive oil & 3-1/2 T red wine vinegar - was out of Dijon, so used regular mustard and 3/4 t sugar to cut the tang down. Also added 1 c carrots (matchstick size cut); 1 can garbanzo beans and cut back on feta cheese slightly. Excellent summer dish - added extra fresh herbs from garden - definitely a keeper recipe - thanks so much - next time, going to try cooking cous cous with one can chicken broth instead of water for more flavor. The cous cous called for in recipe is equivalent to one box.
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Mom's Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2010
I rarely give a low rating, but there is a problem w/ this recipe - it has way too much liquid in it - batter is runny and overflows in two 9 inch cake pans. Cake doesn't rise and can't be removed from pan. We ended up w/ crumbs. The good part is they tasted great! We had them w/ ice cream on top so it didn't go to waste. I wouldn't try this recipe w/o significant adjustments - such as using 1/2 cup of milk - i like the coffee in it and the taste is great, but it needs a major makeover.
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Big Batch Kris Kringle Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2009
Excellent recipe! I used white chocolate chips to avoid having to chop squares. I used a dark non stick coated cookie pan, and I should have turned the heat down by 10 degrees as my first batch was overdone a little. The second batch I cooked at 365 and moved the oven rack one up from the middle and they were perfect. I used walnuts and they were good, I'll try pecans next time - if they're on sale that is! The cookies don't spread as much as I thought they would, so you can put a little closer together.
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New England Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2009
This recipe is excellent - I've made it over 10 times now & it's one of our favorites. I try to spice it up a bit depending on what herbs I have on hand. I've made it without the celery when I was out and it was just as good.
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Grandma Ople's Apple Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2009
Thank you Grandma Ople! Her tradition carries on through each and every holiday. We love this recipe, I do add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon - I mix it into the apples rather than the sauce. I combine the apples with 1/2 the sauce then put it in the shell. I top with lattice and pour and brush the remainder on. I use the premade rolled out crusts when I'm pressed for time and I can't tell the difference between those and homemade - not like the frozen crusts that come in the pan. Thank you for a new tradition! Update - I won the first place in the pie competition at our County fair this year with this recipe - it's a winner!
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Asian Beef with Snow Peas

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2009
Absolutely loved this stir fry. I threw in carrots and mushrooms as well. Didn't have snow peas so I used frozen sugar snap peas which worked well in this recipe.
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Pie Crust IV

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2009
This has become my new basic crust - I do like more of a butter taste, so I use 1/2 butter & 1/2 shortening. This dough is SO easy to work with, I love it. I did double the recipe to make a two crust pie, I had to add some extra flour. The key is to keep everything cold and add the water just a tablespoon at a time, as I only used about 3/4 of the water. While rolling out the first half for the bottom, keep the other 1/2 in the fridge. Use ice water and put shortening and butter in the freezer for about 15 minutes before using. For an applie pie, I added 1 teaspoon of sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe!
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Easy Pie Crust

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2009
Very difficult dough to roll, I ended up having to pat it into place. While the texture was good, the taste was not. Maybe it was due to using a low grade oil, but it tasted just like the oil. I'll go back to using a pie crust w/ 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening, that seems to always get the best results.
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Blackberry Cobbler II

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2009
Excellent, easy recipe - I used an 8x8 baking dish and it was perfect - I also added a pinch a cinnamon to the batter and filling - I left out the lemon juice, as I didn't have any on hand, and it didn't hurt the recipe one bit. Definitely a keeper!
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Sour Cream Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2009
Loved it - didn't make any modifications except spicing up the flour before dredging the pork - used salt/pepper/paprika/fennel/seasoned salt. Excellent flavor - perfect with mashed potatoes. I just took the pork chops out for a few minutes while making the gravy and then put them right back in so I didn't have to put them in the oven and dirty a pan.
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Sweet Potato Casserole IV

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2009
Loved it! I cut back on the butter by nearly 1/2 and the sugar as well, and it was still wonderful - love the topping! I may try adding some orange flavor next time as well, a little juice and zest to see how that it. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2009
I can't believe how easy this was! I used leftover cooked chicken and added it to the cooked veggies. This was really, really good! I may leave the salt out the next time, the stock had enough in it. Thanks so much for this great recipe - definitely keep it in the regular dinner rotation!
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White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2009
Made them just as the recipe states and gosh are they good - for the brandy I used 2 Tablespoons of Grand Marnier, which is perfect for these (a bit of an orange flavor). I will reduce the sugar next time though, a bit on the sweet side. My new favorite cookie recipe! I did have to cook for the full 10 minutes.
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Delicious Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2008
I used a 9 x 5 loaf pan, and just wanted one loaf, so I halved the recipe (adjusted it to 12 servings) and it was the perfect amount. I also had only pumpkin pie mix rather than plain pumpkin, so I used that with a few adjustments - reduced sugar to 1/2 of what it called for, spices were already in the pumpkin pie mix, so i just added a dash of nutmeg - should have also used a dash of cinnamon. I added a teaspoon a vanilla and reduced the water a bit because the pumpkin pie mix was a little runnier than pumpkin. Note - I used a dark coated pan and this cooked up in 52 minutes, if using a dark or coated pan, you should reduce your heat by 15-25 degrees, or the edges can cook too fast. Wonderful recipe - can't wait to try it with chocolate chips. Thank you for sharing this!
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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2008
WOW! I never thought I could make scones - much less ones that were great! Cutting in butter and rolling dough always intimidates me for some reason. The key is cutting in the butter - your goal is to incorporate it in to the flour until it becomes little pea sized butter and flour balls (google cutting in butter for tips on how to do it). This is what makes these flaky (same with pie crust) - the little balls of butter eventually kind of pop when they cook and give the flaking effect. If making the recipe as it is, I would divide in to 2 balls of dough and then cut in to 12 pieces each. You'll need 2 cookie sheets. I made one ball and had huge scones and they needed an extra 2 - 3 minutes of cooking due to being a little too thick, so I think the 2 balls would take care of it. I added dried cranberries and a dash of vanilla and cut back just a tiny bit on the sugar. They were incredible! Very substantial. For the cost of one scone from Starbucks - you can make a batch of nearly 2 dozen, and they're better. I really appreciate this recipe - I can't wait to try other variations. Thank you Grandma Johnson!
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Clam Sauce with Linguine

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2008
One of my new favorites. I usually cut back a bit on the butter and add 1/4 - 1/2 cup white cooking wine and a handful of whatever Italian herbs I have in the garden. So simple & quick. Definitely a keeper.
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Asparagus, Feta and Couscous Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2008
Great summer main dish recipe - I added fresh herbs - oregano, parsley and basil, along with shredded carrots and cucumber. Can feed 6 easily as a main dish. I used 2 T balsamic vinegar and 3 T olive oil and mixed together then added to the couscous. You could easily use red wine vinegar instead, but I like balsamic. Highly recommended, easy recipe - definitely will be made again!
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Pasta Pomodoro

Reviewed: May 27, 2008
Great base recipe - ready for some creative additions. I tried it with chicken (the short-cuts already cooked Italian style) and didn't care for it (the chicken that is, not the recipe!). Shrimp would have been much better - I did double all the spices, and would probably add even more next time - we like a little more kick in our pastas. Wine would have been a nice addition. Fresh herbs from the garden made it even better. Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe - definitely a keeper!
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2008
Incredible - Easy as can be and I don't think I can go back to the jarred sauce I used. I did completely eliminate the salt - the sodium from all the canned products more than makes up for it and I think it lets the flavors really shine without it. I used the soaking noodles method (see previous ratings) made it even easier and the noodles didn't get mushy like they do when you boil them first. I laid them out in a large baking pan, poured very hot water on them and let them set for about 20 minutes. Worked like a charm. Use as many fresh herbs as you can, it can make a real difference, particularly basil. I also use this as my standard spaghetti sauce now, this will be my 4th time making it. Thank you, John for this recipe.
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