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Thai-style Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2014
The sauce was overpowering and a bit on the tart side. It could have benefited from at least twice the brown sugar and perhaps a little (TBS or two) of water. As a side note: salting the cucumbers does work to get them to release the juices but depending on how much you put on, it can leave a lingering salty taste. Great for normal cucumbers but is offputting when combined with this sauce. I think it would be better to leave the juices and eat the dish quickly. I had some cold cooked chicken which I added. of it.
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Hot Spiced Cider

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2013
Cut sugar in half as it is a bit sweet. Didn't have orange so didn't use it in the recipe, but I didn't miss it either. Suggest using the slowcooker as the preferred method although the coffee pot method made an excellent brew. At least one other reviewer had the same experience as me: after making this in the coffee pot, the coffee pot didn't work anymore. Not sure if it was because of the cider or just coincidence. Otherwise, excellent and easy cool weather drink!!
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Authentic Pad Thai

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2013
Overall a very good recipe but will need some tweaking at the end. The tamarind was a bit strong for my tastes, definitely will need to reduce that and the final addition of the sugar and salt are probably not necessary in my opinion. But the foundation of the recipe is great and with a garnish of cilantro and lime, quite good. If I make it again, it will be with the above adjustments.
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Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2013
Make this all the time now that we grow beets in the garden. In fact, we probably grow beets because of this recipe lol. I've swapped the sweet potatoes for carrots and still turns out great...just add the carrots later since they cook way faster (last 20 minutes is all that's needed).
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Aloo Gobi Masala (Cauliflower and Potato Curry)

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2013
OK, seriously amazing. I love this dish anyway, but the idea of microwaving the potatoes and cauliflower to cut cooking time...brilliant. I sorta merged two versions of this recipe...an old cookbook which had a bunch of spices and traditional cooking methods and this recipe which had modern versions and methods in it. Kept the tomatoes (awesome), used the microwave for the potatoes and cauliflower (brilliant), eliminated the oil (cooking spray), used real ginger and garlic (tsp each), no curry powder as I hate it (sub garam masala for pure awesomeness). Amazingly, this does not include turmeric or cumin (~1/2 tsp each), which I consider crucial (very earthy) but in a pinch the recipe is sufficient as is. I have tried paneer, carrots, chicken, and sweet potatoes for this recipe (dependent on what I have on-hand), all amazing in their own right. If you like a creamier gravy add equal parts milk or cream + broth to the sauce at the end. simmer until thickened. Serves well with chopped cilantro, mango chutney and/or yogurt.
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Real Hummus

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2012
Very good basic recipe. Have had similar at middle eastern restaurants.
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Cerveza and Lime Marinade for Shrimp and Fish

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2012
No time to marinate so I roasted fish kebobs in the sauce @ 375 for 25 minutes. Brilliant! I know it wold be even better grilled.
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Hot Dog Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2011
Probably as good as hot dog soup could be but not very tasty to me or the kids.
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Salisbury Steak

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2011
Not like any Salisbury steak I've ever had. The ketchup ruined it and the Worstershire needs to be cut in half, at the very least, if not omitted. Thanks, though, for the technique so that I can make it exactly like I really want it.
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Sweet Carrot Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2011
Good enough for company. Pineapple was good but not essential and I've omitted it on occasion. Since I don't like bloated raisins, I like to add them just before serving.
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North Carolina Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2011
This is now my go-to recipe when making a batch of pork. The vinegar is too strong for me (and we are from NC) so I usually cut down by a quarter or half and and add the amount back with bottled BBQ. It doesn't really change the consistency or flavor except to make it less tart. I don't skimp on the crushed peppers as that is what makes the dish (that special little zing) in my opinion. I know it's somewhat of a crime to not put the pork over smoking chips, but I usually make this recipe in a slow cooker. (I don't have a smoker, nor do I have the time to fuss with it.) I've used all kinds of cuts, but roast loins or loin chops are usually my pick (less fat). Thanks for a great recipe.
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Ground Beef Enchiladas

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2011
Hubby and daughter loved this version as it's rich as savory without being too overpowering. I was less impressed and still prefer the red sauce version. Good recipe for those who don't really care for traditional enchiladas (like my hubby and daughter).
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Perfect Sesame Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2011
Absolutely Fabulous! I used cider vinegar (since I was out of white) and it still came out perfect. We have a deep fryer so we did fry them, but I'm pretty certain that it would have been substandard if we hadn't. Everyone LOVED it....it's so close to restaurant Sesame Chicken that I may never order out for it again. Totally on point! Great recipe...this one is printed out and stuck in my books as a regular recipe.
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Peruvian Arroz con Pollo

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2011
The orange juice and wine was a twist I had to try. I still prefer the simpler method and like to top it with an onion tomato relish (slivers of yellow or red onion and thinly sliced tomatoes soaked in lime and salt to taste). I often top it with a dash of add hot sauce too (a vinagery one). I couldn't find the whole pepper in my area so I used the aji pepper paste (a Tbs, which was a bit much. Prob would use ~2 tsp next time), which was a fine substitute. It is important to use dark meat with this recipe as it would be too bland with white. Overall, the recipe is very good and well written. Thanks!
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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon-Mustard Dressing

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2011
Good recipe, and I served it cold!!
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Easy Granola Bars

Reviewed: May 19, 2010
Very good and easy! I used wife2maleRN's suggestions about flipping it out of the pan and that worked very well. The only difference was that I used non-stick foil (didn't have parchment) on the bottom that I coated with cooking spray (to be extra sure it wouldn't stick) and that worked really well. I also warmed the condensed milk in some hot water before mixing. Overall, very tasty and easy. This will be a recipe to experiment with!
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Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
easy but not that good. good for emergencies
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Pizza Crust I

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
pretty good. used the bread maker and it worked like a charm (unlike my first attempt with a different recipe -- total disaster!!). Thick and bready, I'll probably use only half the recipe for the next pizza and save the rest in the refrigerator for another meal. I used a regular jelly roll pan. Definitely needed the whole 20 min. in my oven. To prevent sticking, I placed the dough on the counter liberally doused with cornmeal (like Jiffy for cornbread). It didn't give a "mealy" taste after it was cooked but made the dough easier to shape and remove from the pan.
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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2010
not impressed
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Crispy Chicken Strips

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2010
Good base recipe because of all the variations that can be applied. I used crushed potato chips instead of potato flakes and real eggs instead of the egg subs. I used two eggs, but I was really just eyeballing the amount I needed. Because I used the potato chips (and that alone contains enough calories and fat) I decided to bake the chicken strips at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Turned out very well; moist and flavorful. Big thumbs up!!
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