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Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2007
Really hearty & filling - great for a cold winter day! I had some Portabella mushrooms that needed to be used so I used them instead of regular mushrooms like I used the first time and still, the flavor was amazing! Note that this recipe make A LOT of soup - cut it in half and you still have 6 servings...
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Eggplant Parmigiana Caponata

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2007
Delicious recipe! I did omit the sugar entirely because of another cook's comment that the sauce tasted like a Bar-B-Que sauce and it was superb! I figured the Balsamic Vinegar would sweeten the dish enough and I was correct! My whole family gobbled it up - even my 5-year old and 19-month old children. No complaints of itchy mouths either! My husband loved the eggplant mixed in with his fettucini. I would like to suggest to anyone who is contemplating making this dish to go ahead and use the anchovies in the recipe. We are not an anchovy family. I personally hate strong-flavored fish. There is no way I would ever eat a slice of pizza with anchovies on it but when you add anchovies to sauces, it gives a depth to the dish that would be totally lacking if you omitted them. I keep anchovies on hand just for this. It can really make a difference between a good dish and a great one!For this recipe, I used the whole 2 ounce can of anchovy fillets. Just drained the oil from them, chopped them up and tossed them in at the right time. YUM!!!!!
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Pro Ganache

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2007
A wonderful easy recipe that makes a killer ganache! I have made ganache before but never whipped it. What a difference in texture! After cooling just a bit, it was a lovely consistancy to spread on our layer cake that we had sandwhiched together with orange marmalade. The leftover ganache went into the refrigerator and I must admit that we have been dipping into the bowl with spoons all day long. The most delightful truffles could be made out of this stuff! Used Ghiradelli chocolate chips, heavy cream (versus whipping cream) and Mexican Vanilla and gosh! This is a recipe any chocaholic would kill for!
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Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2007
Deeeeeelish! My family gobbled it up! I am not a can of this and a box of that cook and was very happy to find a recipe for tuna casserole that didn't require the omnipresent can of mushroom soup that seems to be a requisite for tuna casserole...
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Exquisite Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2007
I really like this sauce. It is the best homemade pizza sauce I have made to date. I put in just one teaspoon of honey and still,the sauce was sweet. Next time I am going to forego honey all together. I think that the tomato paste will always keep this sauce sweeter than other sauces. I may try using beer instead of water next time to see if I can cut the sweet that way...For those of you who have found the sauce too runny, I discovered that extra Parmesan cheese will thicken up the sauce really well - so keep this in mind if you like your sauce more on the hearty side. I made this pizza sauce and put in on the Grilled Pizza I recipe from this site and it was terrific!
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Jenny's Grilled Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2007
A new family favorite! I let the chicken breasts soak while I heated up the grill - about 5 minutes - then seasoned with garlic powder, seasoned salt and Italian herb seasoning. I turned the heat down to medium low and cooked them "low and slow" - about 6 minutes on one side, 10 minutes on the other. When I turned the breasts, I put a pat of butter on each to keep things moist. The results were outstanding. Nothing plain or run-of-the-mill about it! The ckicken was bursting with flavor - you could taste the lemon juice as well as the seasonings. The only thing I will do differently next time is double the amount of chicken cooked. My husband is disappointed there isn't more for leftovers!
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Chicken and Ham Casserole

Reviewed: May 27, 2007
Yummy, easy and a great way to get rid of your leftovers!
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Mini Cheesecakes III

Reviewed: May 27, 2007
Really good! Made these for our baby's first birthday. He loved smooshing up his cake and we enjoyed our individual portions. I made a sour cream topping for these - Mixed 4 ounces sour cream with 3T sugar and 1 t vanilla extract. Once the cakes were baked through, I spread this topping over the cakes and returned them to the oven for an additional 10 minutes. This adds a creamy layer on top that puts this cheesecake into the DIVINE category.
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Pan-Fried Asparagus

Reviewed: May 27, 2007
Was OK. It was way too greasy for us and we are a butter kind of family. Will stick to steaming our asaparagus and topping with lemon juice and butter from now on.
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Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: May 27, 2007
Very easy to make and the results are moist, falvorful chicken. This has been added to my collection of recipes to fix for the family for quick and easy dinners. Don't change a thing and you will have a winner of a recipe too!
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Microwave Caramel Popcorn

Reviewed: May 27, 2007
So good and so easy! I have never had consistant good results making caramel popcorn and this recipe is fool-proof! It reminds me of the microwave caramel popcorn I was able to buy back in the '80's. This is my caramel popcorn recipe forever!
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Oatmeal Waffles

Reviewed: May 27, 2007
Oh YEAH! These are so delicious (and nutritious)! My family loves these pancakes and I make them about once a week. I do use 1 T Wheat Gluten, 1 t vanilla extract plus 1 t Penzey's Cake Spice. Next week, I am going to dice up an apple and add them to the batter...These do really stick with you a lot longer than regular pancakes - must be all that fiber!
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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2007
Wonderful recipe! The corned beef was so tender and delcicious! My husband had bought two 11-pound pieces of brisket on sale (you know, buy one, get one free) not realizing that the bigger pieces of brisket are much more tough than say, an 8-pound brisket. After smoking one brisket and finding it excessively chewy and unappetizing, I decided to corn the remaining monster. I used pickling salt (this doesn't have iodine in it and so you wont get a funky, bitter after taste) as well as some Penzey's corning spices in the salt brine. Target has some wonderful glass pickle jars that come with lids - and the large one (it's around $12.99) held this 11-pound brisket, cut into 2 pieces, with no problem. In fact, I had to make more salt brine to cover it all and the pickle jar held the huge hunk of meat along with 1 1/2 gallons of brine easily. We have eaten the corned beef with the caggage, potatoes, etc as well as made some killer Reuben sandwhiches! Even though we just ate all this corned beef in February, my family is already clamoring for it to be made and served again for St. Patrick's Day! PS If the beef is too tender and falls apart when you slice it for sandwhiches, just chill the meat really well and it then holds together nicely.
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Beef Fondue with Sauces

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2007
Super duper GREAT! We had quite a bit of the sauces left over and they are great on rye bread with some deli roast beef!
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Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach Blue Cheese and Bacon

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2006
Exquisite! I LOVE blue cheese, my husband can't stand it and we both love this recipe. I did saute onions and garlic and added that along with 1/4 c mayo and pine nuts to the filling. I browned the chicken in the bacon grease in a large dutch oven and then just put the dutch oven in the regular oven to bake and it was really delicous!
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Shrimp and Feta Cheese Pasta

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2006
Deeelish! I made it for our wedding anniversary dinner and it was wonderful! Next time I make this recipe I will: double the shrimp, double the feta and halve the pasta. My husband suggested putting in some cayenne for a little kick if you like. I also ended up making am emergency substitution as my tomatoes were yucky when I got them out of the refrigerator. I opened a can of diced tomatoes and drained them before adding them to the pan and the end result was fabulous! A nice quick and easy company dish that will impress!
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