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New England Clam Chowder I

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2006
A good start for chowder base. I use salt pork rather than bacon. I only use clam broth and begin by cooking a couple of potatoes till mushy to give the broth some thickness. A real New England Clam Chowder NEVER thickens with flour or cornstarch. That will change the flavor and texture completely. Light cream and freshly ground pepper are added to the hot chowder just before adding the clams. I have never used canned clams, but I'm sure they are similar to fresh. I don't trust a chowder that "you can stand a spoon in". I make a simiar corn chowder with chicken broth and celery when the corn is fresh and plentiful.
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Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2006
This was a wonderful dinner! To those who say there was too much liquid...be patient and REDUCE the sauce. Thanks for a great recipe.
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Sea Bass Barbecue

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2007
Happy to be the first to review this one. Fantastic!!!! I had a beautiful thick filet and grilled it. The flavor of the fish was not overpowered by the marinade. Super yummy...picking bass up again tomorrow while it's still available!
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Italian Breaded Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2007
Fantastic recipe. Just the same a my late(wonderful) Mother-in Law made them. She, too was Sicilian. These are wonderful when served with home-made (a New England thing) applesauce.
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Kale Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2007
Thank You, Scotty! It's easy to tell that you are a real New Bedford guy. This was wonderful. I've been trying to find this recipe ever since my favorite restaurant on the Cape closed. "Kadee's" in Orleans had a kale soup on the menu that was so similar to your recipe. I find that it is even better if it has time to be refrigerated overnight and reheated. All I can say though is, "Wicked Good"!!!
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Fried Soft-Shell Crab

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2006
I made these last night as it was the first time I was able to get soft-shells at my fish monger's. Just great served on toasted rolls with lettuce and tomato with just a touch of mayo! I seasoned the flour with salt and pepper and a bit of Old Bay seasoning. Yum...
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Veal Oscar

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2007
Very good special dinner for my husband and myself. I did substitute hollandaise and also used fresh lobster rather than crab. I live in New England, so lobster is affordable in the summertime.
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Cranberry Walnut Relish II

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2006
Yummy, yummy, yummy! I thank you as well as your Mom for such a wonderful addition to our Thanksgiving dinner. I used pecans rather than walnuts but the result was great. It is very pretty as well!
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Shirley's Maine Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2010
A true New England chowder. No need to add any thickening agents...the potatoes and cream do that perfectly! I chop a handful of celery leaves and add a bit of dry marjoram to the potato, celery and clam broth while they simmer together. I too prefer salt pork to bacon. I often make a "base" with this to freeze for later, especially when clams are plentiful in the warm months. I make it up to the point where I would add the cream and freeze in quart sized containers. When I'm ready to use it, I thaw the base in the refrigerator and heat slowly with the cream. I also prefer adding cracked black pepper to taste individually.
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Rosemary-Scented Pork Loin Stuffed With Roasted Garlic, Dried Apricots and Cranberries and Port Wine Pan Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2006
Wonderful way to use a pork loin. It was on sale this week at my local market and I prepared it for Sunday dinner. Excellent flavor! I added dried cherries to the fruit mix only because I had them. The sauce was superb! This is a real keeper. Many thanks!
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Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Basil

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2009
Great flavor...the fresh basil gives it a nice bright taste. Only comment I would make is to skip the olive oil in the pasta cooking water. Adding oil to the pasta prevents the tomato from clinging to the pasta after it is cooked. I drizzled a bit of extra virgin OO to the finished plate along with a bit of finely minced basil.
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Wrapped Salmon

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2008
I make this quite often. It's especially good for a "company" dinner. I have made it in bite-sized portions for a cocktail party. It was a real hit!
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Green Risotto with Fava Beans

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2007
Yummy, yummy, yummy....sorry though, it served only 3 people....my husband ate way more than he should have!
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Beef Stroganoff III

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2006
WOnderful recipe! The only changes I made were to use fresh mushrooms and served it over mashed cauliflower...true low carb. I found it easier to transfer the sauted beef (my local grocery store now carries chuck strips as well as sirloin) to a bowl while I cooked the onions and mushrooms. The result was a tender and flavorful delight. Patience is the key in getting the sauce to thicken. My husband loved it.
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Steak Tip Marinade

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2006
I made this a couple of nights ago for my husband...he loved it, as did I. I'm planning to use it for a "Welcome Home" BBQ for my brother-in-law who is returning home from Iraq in July! I used chuck strips...they seem to have more flavor. I also feel that the BBQ sauce you use is very important to the outcome of this recipe. Thanks for a keeper!
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Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2010
My husband usually turns his nose up to anything that involves ground turkey. This passed with flying colors. It really was delicious and simple to make. I recently began using quinoa and have only used it as a side dish. This is a great way of adding a really healthy grain to your diet. Thanks for the recipe!
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Yakisoba Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2007
Very good and easy. I too added additional vegetables and bean sprouts. I used reduced sodium soy sauce. I used less than was called for in the recipe because it's easier to add it at the table than to have too salty a taste in the finished dish. I tend to follow the cooking commandment 'Taste as you go', it usually works out in the end.
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Jalapeno Poppers of Champions

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2007
Wonderful...we had a BBQ for our son's engagement party. These were a hit. I did use real bacon...Patriot's fan's like their pork!
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Ray's Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2007
Fantastic marinade for boneless chicken! I marinaded several extra breasts and will use them for lunch in salads. I added both lemon and lime zest and fresh ground pepper instead of lemon pepper but followed the rest of the recipie as written. Loved it!!!
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2006
I have made these several times since I found this recipe here. My 24 yr old daughter (who would never try brussels sprouts) asked me to make them for Christmas dinner. Very easy and quite yummy! A real keeper. Thank you so much.
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