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Baked Potato Soup I

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2006
I'm not even a fan of potato soup and I loved this. I made just a few changes. I used much less bacon than called for because I didn't have enough. It worked out great. The soup is so rich, you don't need that much bacon. I also used sharp cheddar, light sour cream and a bit of garlic. At the last few minutes I threw in a couple of cups of fresh mushrooms. It was great! I did make some of my potatoes a bit underdone so I could have some texture in the soup. I will make this again. Thanks!
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2006
Delicious. My go to recipe for coconut chicken curry. The only change I make is using regular tomatoes (my family doesn't liked stewed so I never have them) and omitting the tomato sauce. It's not really needed at all. To thicken at the end I take the lid off for about 15 minutes and turn up the heat slightly. It thickens up nicely. Very nice recipe. Thank you Roma!
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Shrimp Burritos

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2006
These were great. I used chicken, but look forward to trying shrimp soon. I added some green onions and avocado as well, but served the salsa on the side. Wrapped them up like a burrito and covered the rest in foil to eat the next day. They stored well. Thank you.
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Hamburgers and Ketchup Gravy

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2006
This is very good and very simple. Great over noodles. The only problem I had was the hamburger fell apart somewhat. It didn't effect the flavor, so it doesn't bother me. The only changes were I add more ketchup to the gravy and some garlic. Thanks.
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2006
This was great. The only changes I made was using quick oatmeal instead of crackers, since I didn't have any crackers and then of course adding a bit more salt since I lacked the crackers. I did add a little less than 1/2 brown sugar as suggested, but I do think I could have used the full 1/2 and it would have been fine. Wonderful recipe! Thanks so much. I will make this again. My family is already asking again for it.
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Tofu Peanut Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2006
Taste good. I think the taste really depends on the peanut sauce you use so use a good one. Tofu takes a lot longer than 5 minutes to brown. I used fresh green beans, brocolli, carrots and green onion. The tofu is also good just fried without the egg.
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Spicy Crispy Beef

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2007
Great tasting. Instead of sugar (my mother dislikes sweet tasting meat) I added sesame oil, and garnished with roasted sesame seeds, red pepper flakes and green onions. It was spicy, but not sweet. I've also tried it with added orange juice and zest instead of water. You end up with a nice spicy orange ginger beef. Very versatile recipe, but good made just as is as well.
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Darra's Famous Tuna Waldorf Salad Sandwich Filling

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2008
Very tasty. I did add less apples, pecans instead of walnuts and for the rest I added to taste. Served it on a wheat roll with red leaf lettuce, tomatoes, and jarlsberg cheese. Great sandwich!
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Simple Scones

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2008
Very good and very simple to make. The only change I made was use yogurt instead of sour cream because that's what I had. I want to try use different flavor yogurt next time to see how it turns out. I made two batches. One plain cranberry and one cranberry lemon (made with True Lemon). On one batch I cut and baked it and the other I baked without cutting them and cut afterward. I think from now on I'll just bake it whole because it was less messy. This is a great starter recipe that lends itself well to adding your own touches. They are even better the next day. Will make again. Thank you so much.
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Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2008
Great recipe. I used panko and butter with some dried minced garlic. It worked very well and was such a quick recipe. I didn't add the cheese because I didn't have it, but I will try it again when I do have it. This is a really easy recipe to switch up with different oils and herbs.
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Creamy Pesto Shrimp

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2008
Very good recipe. Like others, I used half and half instead of heavy cream and less butter to cut down the fat. I also used smoked gouda cheese because it's what I had, added mushrooms (that were sauteed before), onions and garlic to sauce. It was a huge hit with everyone. This is a great starter recipe. I want to try it with chicken or the crab like suggested. Thank you!
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Spam Musubi

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2008
Good recipe. I skip the step with the rice vinegar, just plain rice is fine. Frying your spam, then marinating and then frying again gets rid of a lot of the fat as well. Low sodium spam works best. I've also had some people prefer is as a sandwich - rice, seaweed, spam, rice.
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Crispy Fish Fillets

Reviewed: May 18, 2009
My whole family loved this. I followed the recipe exactly, but added some old bay to the fish and did dredge it in flour like others have suggested. The instant potatoes give the fish such a crispy golden brown crust. It turned some ordinary cheap fish (flounder in my case) into something delicious. Thank you.
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Corn Dog Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2009
Really good! I just followed the directions on the package of cornbread, which was smaller then this recipe calls for, and it worked out well. Didn't add sugar because it was sweet cornbread mix. I made them a second time just as cornbread, cutting up the dogs really small. They were a hit.
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Antipasto Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2010
So good and easy! It doesn't take long to throw everything together. I made it pretty much exactly according to the directions, but added artichokes and banana peppers and used bow-tie pasta. It's so easy to customize with what you have in your fridge. I let it sit for 24 hours and it was an amazing and quick Friday night dinner. Thank you!
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Best Cream Of Broccoli Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2010
Delicious soup! So easy and cheap. I used frozen broccoli and made it in the crockpot with just a few changes. I added the onions and celery and a bit of butter to the crock, then added the frozen broccoli and 5 cups of water and 5 bullion cubes on high for 4 hours. I added a bit of flour mixed with some water in the last hour of cooking. I added the extra water because I didn't have milk in the house. Instead I simply added a small container of cream cheese in the last 30 minutes. Used a masher and it was done. Will make this again! It's so simple. ETA: I've made this a few more times and half the time forget to even put the flour in. I think it's thick enough without out. Especially if you take some out and blend it up. I've also added garlic as suggested by a few people. You could also add a lot more veggies to sneak in if you wanted to. Carrots are great in this!
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Italian Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2010
I've made this many many times. There is no need to change things because it's wonderful as it is (though I never use stewed tomatoes because my family doesn't like them, just plain canned are good), but this is a very easy recipe to customize to your taste. The last time I made it I doubled the recipe, but not the sausage, and added some celery and onions. Delicious and low cal!
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Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2010
So delicious! I halved the recipe and added a bit less sugar and finally added OJ instead of milk (didn't have any) and it was delicious. For quick roasting (I used only one huge potato, admittedly if you doubled the recipe it would be just quicker to bake) peel and chop your sweet potatoes and roast for 20 minutes or until tender in your oven. I could eat this all year round. So good.
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Quinoa with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2011
This was really good! As directed it was a bit sour for my taste so I had to drain some of the liquid off, but otherwise it was very tasty. I didn't have chickpeas so I used black beans instead and two roma tomatoes and some spring onion. Served it room temperature. Next time I'll add 2 tablespoons of lime juice and 3 tablespoons of olive oil and add more to taste after. Still, a very good dish. Thank you!
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2011
Delicious! I wanted to try new things for Lint on Fridays and this was a hit. I didn't have bell peppers so I used canned green chilis that were well drained. It gave it a nice kick. I also added two eggs as suggested and added bread crumbs until the mix came together. I also added a hand full of shredded cheese I had left. I then formed the patties and put them in the fridge for a few hours. Served them in a nice burger with the works and avocado. They are also great in a hot flour tortilla! I will make these again for sure.
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