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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2006
We love this recipe and I keep finding new ways to modify it (I feel I have to, since I make it at LEAST once a week)This is how we like it: I use celery seed rather than celery salt and usually have parmesan-romano cheese blend on hand so I use that. I also add 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes. I don't add any lemon juice anymore (I used to just reduce it by half) but now use low-fat mayo that I find to be quite tangy. I also double the amount of pepper and add about 1/2 c. of bread crumbs to the cheese mixture, which creates a nice texture and keeps the topping in place. Seasoning the fish with a bit of Old Bay seasoning, as others have done, really adds to the flavor as well. Thank you for helping us eat fish on a regular basis, Phoebe!
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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2006
I have always wanted to replicate the garlic-cheese biscuits from one of my favorit restaurants and now I can! I followed other reviewers advice and doubled the cheese (about 1 cup) as well as adding 1 tsp. of garlic, 1/4 tsp. onion powder and about 1/2 tsp. of dried parsley to the biscuit batter. In the butter, I added the called for amounts of garlic and onion powder, increased the parsley to 1/2 tsp (love the color and flavor) and omitted the salt. I used baking spray rather than parchment paper and took advice from another reviewer and brushed the biscuits with the butter and popped them back in the oven for a few minutes. Next time I will most likely increase the amount of garlic a bit and maybe make 1/2 a batch as these are hard to resist (I don't believe it's very kind to my waist line!) Thanks Cookie...and also, would you happen to have the restaurant recipe for the blackened fish spice blend??? Yummy!
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Mac and Cheese II

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2006
First off, I doubled the recipe. After melting the butter, I added 1 chopped yellow onion and two cloves of garlic, minced. After browning the flour and adding the milk, I added 2 tsp. black pepper, 1 tsp. both worstershire sauce and Frank's Red Hot sauce and 1 14.5 c. diced tomatoes including the liquid. The sauce became a little too thick so I probably added a about 3/4 c. more of milk and then gradually added sharp cheddar and then the processed cheese. I made sure to cook the pasta just BARELY al dente as it always cooks a bit more in the oven and I didn't want the end result to be mushy. After I sprayed the casserole dish with Pam, I added the mac & cheese and then topped it off with about 1/2 c. each of bread crumbs and shredded cheddar. The flavor was wonderful, but the sauce was a little thick. I think that next time I will reduce the flour by half. Thanks Kristin for your yummy mac & cheese recipe!
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Cream of Celery Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2007
A delicious and easy recipe! I sauteed the veggies in the butter, added the flour and salt (I also added pepper and about a clove of minced garlic) to create roux. I slowly added the milk and then added this mixture to the stock. This is a great recipe...much better than canned soup! I didn't even bother to strain it! Thanks for the post!
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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2006
Yum! I added an extra 8 oz. cream cheese, increased the sugar to 1 1/3 c. & added an extra egg (I like SINFULLY rich cheesecakes!) I baked mine for about an hour and 10 minutes since there was extra batter and I cut the sour cream mixture in half (two cups seemed like a LOT) I took this to work with me today and everyone loved it. Nice easy recipe and very delicious. Thanks Evonne!
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Bill's Sausage Gravy

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2007
This was fantastic! I doubled the recipe since I was making it for a breakfast potluck at work. I added some onion powder to the sausage, along with pepper and salt. I wasn't planning on adding butter, but the sausage didn't render much fat, so I added about 5 tbsp. for the double batch. Everyone at work loved it (it was the favorite dish). Plenty of black pepper is a must, I think, but I like pepper. Thanks, Bill!
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Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2006
Very good recipe. I added about 1/3 c. each of chopped celery, shredded carrots and cabbage. I used 5 green onions rather than chives and added 1/2 tsp. black pepper. I will make this again...thank you W.J. Cory!
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Oven-Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2007
Delicious! I used olive oil rather than butter. The potatoes' texture was the perfect combination of tender-crispy. Thank you Linda!
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Frozen Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2006
I've made this several times as it is SO good! I took other reviewers advice and used only 2 c. rice cereal. I didn't have chocolate chips so I substituted 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate. I also could not find 5 oz. cans of sweetened condensed milk so used a full 14 oz. can. I took Cookiesprite's suggestion for the topping and melted 1 oz. semi-sweet chocolate and dded 1 tbsp. of butter to make the chocolate coating for the top. The last few times I have reduce the peanut butter to 1/2 c., as it was a little to peanut-buttery for us, and add an additional 4 oz. cream cheese. We really like the crust, by the way! Thank you Angel!
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Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2006
Really enjoyed this recipe. I made a few changes: used leeks rather than onion, added cajun spice (paprika, cayenne, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, etc), salt and plenty of pepper. I also threw in some zucchini and lentils. Delicious! I made a large pot so my husband took some to work to share with co-workers as did I. I haven't heard what feedback he received yet, but everyone LOVED this soup. I would definitely recommend it. Lovely Mexican soup, though I know the spices I added weren't traditional.
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Pork Fried Rice for Two

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2007
I had a serious craving for fried rice and this recipe did not disappoint! I doubled the recipe and am glad that I did. I marinated the pork in the Chinese Five Spice, about 1/4 c. brown sugar, a splash of soy and a about 2 tbsp. rice vinegar for about 45 min. I used green peas instead of broccoli and added egg. I love the fennel seed in this recipe and my house smelled wonderful while I was cooking. Thank you Laura!
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Cadillac Pimento Cheese

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2006
Scrumptious! I used real cheddar in lieu of processed cheese food and reduced fat cream cheese and mayo. I increased the pimento to 3 oz. and added freshly ground black pepper as well as a dash of worstershire. TIP: try it on bread with juicy tomatoes and crisp lettuce.
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Shrimp and Peanut Butter Noodles

Reviewed: May 8, 2007
This was great! I added used brown sugar instead of regular sugar, and added about 1 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes and 2 cloves of garlic to the sauce, which I heated over low heat until the peanut butter melted. Instead of broccoli, I added shredded cabbage, shredded carrots and green onion. I also used extra chunky peanut butter, which added a nice crunch. I used pork instead of shrimp, as I already had some ready for use. Thanks so much for the post! I'll be making ths one often.
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Chicken Noodle Soup II

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2007
This is so good...perfect for someone needing a little comfort. I made my own chicken broth seasoned with poultry seasoning and parsley, and simmered the chicken breast for about 30 minutes. I omitted the corn as I'm not a big fan of it. I cut my noodles in dumpling squares rather than strips. Thanks LaDonna!
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Super Scrambled Eggs Number One

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2007
Perfect for my low-carb diet. I didn't use any butter for the eggs, I just drained the majority of the bacon grease and cooked the eggs in that. I didn't add salt due to the salt content in the cheese and bacon. I even made these the night before and they were yummy this morning. Thanks for the recipe!
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Fettuccine Alfredo IV

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2007
This is really good and really simple. I used half & half instead of cream, and used fresh garlic. Make sure you add the parm slowly so it has a chance to melt. Thanks for a great recipe, Gail!
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Cube Steak Stew

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2007
This was easy, good and comforting, not to mention inexpensive. I used fresh potatoes and frozen peas and carrots, added about 1/2 c. of tomato paste, a little balsamic vinegar, some fresh minced garlic (which I added with the beef and onions) and a little cayenne. I also increased the liquid, about 2 c. of broth and 2 c. of water. Thank you Joyce!
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Teary-Eyed Fried Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2007
Based upon the reviews, I doubled the amount of cayenne and black pepper to the flour mixture. I also seasoned the chops with salt and pepper prior to dredging them in flour. They were spicy and juicy...buffalo wing flavor with a twist! I might try using bread crumbs and baking these next time to reduce fat and calories, and then dunk them in the hot sauce. Thanks for the post!
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Day Before Pay Day Fried Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2007
Easy, cheap & satisfying! I used pork rather than chicken, cooked the egg in butter rather than oil for extra flavor, and added about 1 1/2 tsp. five spice. Very good! Thank you CJ!
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Potato Leek Soup III

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2006
Like others who tried this recipe, I reduced the butter, used 1/2 and 1/2 rather than cream and added celery. Deliciously comforting. Thanks for the recipe!
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