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Honey Curried Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2006
This was one of the best chicken meals I have ever eaten! Just made it for dinner with friends and everyone loved it. The sauce is absolutely amazing with the combination of flavours. My changes were to put in enough potatoes so that it didn't need rice on the side. Also made it with chicken wings and legs instead of whole bird and even like this it almost needed 2 hours total cooking time. Well worth every minute though!
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Wonderful Meatloaf

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2006
After adjusting the recipe to our tastes this was a good, 4 star meal. I browned the onions and added some garlic, too. Of course it needs salt and pepper but that goes without saying. However, it is the sauces that really make this recipe. I added tons of barbecue sauce to the meat mixture (about half a bottle) and smeared the top with ketchup very generously. With the smokiness of the bbq sauce and the sweetness of the ketchup it came out pretty tasty. I would still consider putting the entire bottle of bbq sauce in next time. I understand how others found this bland without the adjustments but with enough doctoring it is a good minimum-effort recipe. Don't expect to be amazed but expect to be satisfied.
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Chicken Tetrazzini

Reviewed: May 1, 2006
This really wasn't bad. It was good comfort food, but we also found it a little bland. I also think that a pasta dish doesn't need this much flour in the sauce, it was a little too much and the cheeses would have thickened it well enough. I recommend using more spices like garlic and perhaps a little mustard too, to make it more flavourful.
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Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

Reviewed: May 9, 2006
This was fabulous! I followed the recipe exactly but used sour cream instead of the half-and-half. I love how the dill gives the soup a fresh twist. Part familiar, part exciting. Warm, creamy and tasty with chunks of veggies. Thanks for sharing!
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Meaty Spaghetti Sauce

Reviewed: May 9, 2006
This was my first time making my own spaghetti sauce from scrach. I am convinced - I don't think I'll ever buy the ready made stuff from the grocery store again. I had to alter the recipe a bit according to what I had at home: only ground turkey for meat, and minus basil and thyme and it still came out great! The red and green peppers along with the mushrooms were a nice touch and the seasoning seemed just perfect, too. We were in a bit of a hurry to eat so I only simmered it for about half an hour but it seemed to be plenty. Eating it feels different too knowing it is your creation from scratch, not just a jar/can warmed up. Overall, great - will make again and again!
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Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Reviewed: May 10, 2006
Oh scratch the 4 stars I gave it before! I just used some fresh basil and added some cream too this time and it was mindblowing! I just didn't want it to end. Ever!
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Amy's Garlic Egg Chicken

Reviewed: May 14, 2006
Yumm, garlic attack!! My first time making crumbed chicken and we loved it! I would have given it 5 stars if some of the crumbing hadn't stuck to the bottom of the baking tray. We were also expecting a stronger parmesan flavour - as I've said we couldn't taste much else besides the garlic. But it was still great and well worth the effort.
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Cream of Fresh Asparagus Soup I

Reviewed: May 16, 2006
Very tasty and SUPER CREAMY! I used a vegetable stock cube with the water and cut down on the milk a bit to get a nice thick soup. We absolutely loved it. I can't wait to make this in the winter as rich and creamy comfort food.
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French Onion Soup VIII

Reviewed: May 16, 2006
This was wonderful. The half an hour spent on cooking the onions is absolutely necessary as it gives a fantastic creamy taste and texture. With a splash of cream it is magic. Didn't have any white wine on hand but didn't seem to miss it. Like others have said the recipe "for 6" makes enough for 2 really, which was perfect for us.
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Cream of Cauliflower Soup I

Reviewed: May 23, 2006
This was very nice. The wine gave it a good taste, but I felt it needed more spices so I added more tarragon and some garlic salt, too. It came out a little thin even though I used cheese which thickened it some. It was overall nice though, will make again. UPDATE: This is my second time making this soup and this time I doubled the amount of cauliflower and it came out nice and thick. Mmmm...
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Bean, Bacon and Pepper Soup

Reviewed: May 26, 2006
Delicious! I love beans but my boyfriend is not the biggest fan so I added more bacon for a compromise - doubled the amount actually. As I was cooking it I was thinking that there were a lot of vegetables in there, and when I added the beans and saw the ratio I was worried that the veggies would overpower the beans' taste. But it came out wonderful: the tastes blend so well that you actually can't pick out any of their individual flavours. After blending, the soup gets a wonderful babyfood-like quality that makes it so very comforting. When it was over I was wishing I could lick the bowl clean - a 5 star indicator!
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Amazing Italian Lemon Butter Chicken

Reviewed: May 27, 2006
There is so much to rave about, where to start? The most outstanding asset of the dish is the sauce: so delicate with subtle wine and butter flavours. I may have used a little less butter (didn't measure by the cup) but it certainly didn't turn out too greasy nor did it overpower the flavours. I also added all the lemon juice called for - when I tasted the sauce I thought it had a pleasant citrus flavour but mixed with the pasta and chicken in the end I thought it could deal with EVEN MORE lemon for a nice summery dish. So don't be scared of it, it's very nice! I also loved the crispiness of the chicken and it was a great trick to fry the mushrooms and bacon in the drippings! Everything came out golden brown and flavourful! I left out the artichokes and capres simply because we don't like them, but it didn't seem to miss anything. All in all it was fantastic!
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Hopi Corn Stew

Reviewed: May 28, 2006
I have made this recipe twice, first with alterations and now following it exactly. Interestingly, the first, modified version turned out better. Instead of putting the potatoes into the stew I served it over mash with cheese on top and that created more depth to the recipe. Today, making the actual dish, it turned out rather bland. Still ok, but not spectecular.
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Creamy Mushroom Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2006
I am giving this recipe 4 stars because it was an overall nice, pleasant soup that we enjoyed. But I can't really give it 5 stars because the broth tasted too much like chicken broth with cream, and that's with added onion and garlic and more mushrooms than called for. Even though I enjoyed the chunks of mushrooms I may try blending next time to make it more complex. Or try a different recipe. But this one is worth a shot, too - really not bad, just not perfect.
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Bratwurst, Sauerkraut and Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2006
I am giving this 3 stars because I love all the ingredients involved so it couldn't go horribly wrong for me. But it does need quite a bit of tweeking. First of all, the cabbage needs to be more exciting. I can see how adding onions and cooking in beer would help it, so I may try that next time. This time I added a lot of sour cream to it on the plates, which is always a nice combination, so it wasn't so plain cabbage-y. My other major problem occured with the beans - they completely dried out and stuck to the tray by the end (even though I greased the tray at the start and cooked on low heat). Next time I'll add them only towards the end or simply warm them up on the stove top. The sausages were nice, I used a mixture of German and Hungarian (paprika) sausages and that jazzed it up quite nicely and saved the meal. So again, not bad, just a little dry and lacking exciting flavours.
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Aussie Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2006
I've just made this for my Aussie boyfriend for his birthday. Absolutely delicious! One of the best chicken recipes on this site. What I love about this is that, just like the Aussie Works Burger, it mounts everything good under the sun onto the chicken and it blends perfectly. I didn't have any corn syrup for the sauce but it came out wonderful. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and some of the honey-mustard sauce on the side. 5 stars +.
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Vichyssoise

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2006
Mmmm delicious. It is basicly a cold leek&potato soup, but the genious of it is the idea of serving it cold. I would never have thought of that. Very nice, smooth and pleasing in the summer heat. Must serve with a big chunk of bread for dipping.
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Zucchini Soup I

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2006
I am a huge zicchini fan so this was ok for me. But it was rather bland and tasting as if it was just boiled and blended zucchini. Needs a lot of creativity, if I make it again. I saw a zucchini soup recipe with the addition of curry on this site, and that may do the job. Also, I tasted it when it was still hot and that was better and more flavourful than the cold version.
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Roasted Chicken with Risotto and Caramelized Onions

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2006
This is very satisfying. The caramelized onions make the dish, so I would suggest using more - I actually quadripled the amount of onions. I also cubed and fried my chicken breast until it was golden brown, but still more moist than roast breast. Added a bit of Guoda cheese to the risotto and skipped the thyme as I didn't think it very fitting.
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Cider Vinegar Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2006
I'm sorry, I love vinegar and experimenting with cooking, but this just didn't work for me. This is rare but I couldn't even finish it. The chicken was unappetizingly pale looking, and tasted strongly of vinegar even after I cut down on it a bit. To me, it had a weird metalic aftertaste. My boyfriend said it was ok but he didn't want to keep my leftovers for later use, so I definitely won't be making this again.
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