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Sweet and Spicy Almonds

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2012
AMAZING! Followed it exactly - was shocked at how easy it was to do (I've burned nuts before trying to make these sorts of nibbles). We snacked on them for Thanksgiving and for days afterwards. Now I'm gearing up to make them again for Christmas. Thank you for a great recipe!
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Beef and Walnut Stew

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2012
This did not go over as well as I'd hoped - my husband didn't care for it. I didn't add mushrooms (we didn't have any), so that may have changed the dynamic a bit. Also, the directions were slightly misleading, as I originally read the stew as simmering for 1 1/2 hours, which was way too long for the amount of liquid in the pot. Fortunately I caught it before it scorched. It's an interesting concept, walnuts in the stew, but it didn't taste exceptionally brilliant and didn't please the family as much as I'd hoped.
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Italian Halibut Chowder

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2012
In spirit of full disclosure, I tweaked this recipe, but we GOBBLED it up! I added chopped carrots to the sofrito at the beginning of the recipe. When I added the fish (I used tilapia filets), I also added drained and rinsed cannellini beans and artichokes, and some zucchini in Italian sauce/herbs (all tinned; I'm cleaning out my larder). I also was lamenting the lack of apple juice in my house, but ended up adding extra water and about 3-4 tablespoons of cinnamon apple jelly. AWESOME, sweet and fishy tastes together, and it made the house smell fantastic! Also, I threw in some fresh dill and basil, along with the dried thyme and parsley. Successful, and I'm glad I used the apple...it added a lot of character to the soup.
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Afghan Tomato Soup (Aush Goshti)

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2012
I may have strayed a bit from the original recipe based on what we had, but we had a winner for dinner tonight! I chose this because we have a huge jug of tomato juice leftover from Thanksgiving. Instead of fettucine, I used farfalle (bowties). I was nervous about all of the soups I was making tasting the same (again, all tomato juiuce-based), so to this one I added extra lemon juice - maybe 2-3 times as much - and frozen corn kernels. I could have added more dill, too. I also stirred in a teaspoon or so of paprika and of cumin. This was spicy and bright with lemon, and really good! My husband added a little parmesan to his second helping, but said that it made it taste too "mac and beef"-like, and he preferred it without the cheese topping. I agree!
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Stuffed Eggplant with Shrimp and Basil

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2012
We altered a lot about it after the first time making it, but we loved it even more! We used way more shrimp and added the breadcrumbs / parmesan / white wine right into the skillet while the garlic and shrimp and let it cook together. We also added all of the following: crushed red pepper, parsley, minced onion, and herbs de Provence. Then, after the eggplants were stuffed, I covered with shredded mozzarella. My husband adored eating the baked skins. A "clean plate" recipe!
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Pork and Cabbage Supper

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2011
Not the most attractive dish, I must say, but VERY comforting and yummy. We made this several times with an abundance of garden cabbage. I made with four smaller boneless chops and heaped the cabbage on top. I cut the salt out completely and put in a bit more black pepper. I also added a little fennel and some caraway seeds...on a whim. That was a nice extra taste for us, too. Thanks for a hearty meal we'll definitely eat again!
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Marinated Beet Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2011
We have eaten this all year! I was looking for a recipe like the salad my grandmother used to make, and this was so refreshing and wonderful. The first time I made it my husband licked the bowl clean! Any substitutions happened after we'd made it "by the book" the first time. I did use fresh beets all summer from our CSA, boiling them in their skins and then peeling and slicing them. The most major change I made was adding heaps of fresh dill to the recipe, which my aunt commented on specifically at our summer BBQ ("I never would have thought to add dill, but it's amazing). DISCLAIMER: you have to like dill to add it! LOL. We also added lots of onion, and slices of cucumber and radishes. Sometimes I used jarred mustard and sometimes mustard powder. I reserved a little bit of the beet water when I boiled it, and added that to the vinegar/sugar marinade. Only rule is that you have to refrigerate it for a while to get the full effect. Delicious! Thank you!
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Golden Vegetable Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2007
This recipe did not work for us. It smelled delicious the whole time, but after an hour of baking, the sweet potatoes were still raw, and the chicken uncooked. The recipe was followed to the letter. Very disappointing. Now attempting to salvage dinner.
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