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Sicilian Spaghetti

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2007
I've made this about a dozen times in the last few months, so it's about time I posted a review! Markypost was right: You won't be wiping up oodles of sauce with your garlic bread when you make this dish--it's just not THAT kind of pasta. I agree with other reviewers that you'll need to add some more olive oil than the recipe calls for, or else it will tend to be "dry." I throw in a few red chili pepper flakes with the anchovy and garlic saute, for a bit of zing. Not everyone will agree with me, but I prefer to use panko (Japanese) bread crumbs, because they're a bit coarser, and then I like to fry them in the hot oil for a minute before turning off the heat and adding the parsley. I enjoy the slight crunchy texture this adds to the final product. Parmesan might make this dish too salty for some folks, but I can't imagine pasta without it, and that's why a huge handful of fresh parsley is so important--it cuts right through the salt and sort of lightens up the overall flavour. This tastes strong, but not fishy, makes an excellent side dish, cheap and easy to prepare, be brave and give it a try!
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Horseradish Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2007
I made these for my office Christmas potluck this afternoon, and they were the first item off the buffet table. I only managed to get one of them before they were gone! Followed the recipe exactly, and it couldn't be easier--no chopping at all! Squeezed the filling from a sandwich bag with a snipped-off corner, as a few reviewers suggested (great idea, because I brought the filling, stored in the bag, to the office, and then stuffed the eggs before serving). One note: I used "extra hot" horseradish, but it was in no way extreme or unbearably hot with that much mayonnaise to support it. I will definitely make these again!
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Italian Kale

Reviewed: May 28, 2007
In the past, I steamed my kale (chard, spinach, etc.), then transfered it to a frying pan with garlic butter, and then dressed it on the plate with balsamic vinaigrette . . . so imagine how happy I was to see this simplified version of a side-dish I enjoy so much (albeit sheepish about not having figured out the "one pan" method for myself. Seems so obvious now!) Anyway, this tastes wonderful: fresh greens are so easy and good for you!
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Grilled Beets in Rosemary Vinegar

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2006
This was a really wonderful dish, and a welcome addition to any bbq dinner. I bought some golden beets (deep yellow flesh) at a local farmers' market, and was looking for a way to prepare them on the grill. I peeled the beets, which the recipe doesn't specify, and I used thyme, marjoram & savory in place of herbes de provence, and added salt and pepper. The balsamic vinegar complements the beets very well. I will definitely make this again--thanks!
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Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2007
Easy to make, and delicious, especially when reheated the following day. I doubled the quantity of spices, and used chicken broth instead of water, but regardless of how you tweak this recipe the red wine vinegar topper is an absolute must!
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Lemon Grass and Chicken Summer Rolls

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2009
Brought these to a summer afternoon baby shower, and everyone loved them! They're pretty, light, healthy and fresh-tasting. (I omitted the peanuts, but provided peanut sauce for dipping, as well as Thai sweet chili sauce.) I used Mediterranean basil because I didn't have Thai basil, but everything else was as written, and they were delicious! Made the filling the night before, and put them together in the morning. Once I rolled them up, I covered the platter they were in with damp paper towel, and then plastic wrap, for transport to the party. They sat in the fridge like that until I sliced them in half for serving.
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Vegetarian Green Chile Stew

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2009
I made this for a new mom who was craving a "root vegetable stew" for a cold winter's night. Because she had a yen for something more than just potatoes, I used one potato, one sweet potato, one parsnip, and one rutabaga/turnip. No corn. I asked her to report back to me with a review: she said it was great, just what she wanted, nice spice level (used two cans, not three) and she threw in a can of drained chick peas with the leftovers because it worked for her! Thanks Mrs. Hinman!
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Pork Tenderloin with Stuffing

Reviewed: May 27, 2008
Yum! This was delicious! It wasn't very bright of me to make this for the first time on a busy weekday after work. With all the different stages (make the stuffing, flatten the tenderloins, brown the tenderloins, assemble the tenderloins, bake for an hour) it wasn't a quick meal to prepare . . . but it was deceptively easy, and DANG, but it tasted deluxe! I added chopped mushrooms, a little splash of chicken broth, and some additional herbs. Served this with Baked Whole Cauliflower and Garlic Parmesan Orzo (recipes on this site).
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Philly Steak Sandwich

Reviewed: May 14, 2008
Wow! The spiced meat was delicious! I used chewy Calabrese buns, because the store was out of hoagies, and (after reading up on the "traditional" Philly Cheesesteak) I did one batch with provolone cheese and another batch with Cheez Whiz. We preferred the provolone. Oh, and I used the garlic mayo from the other allrecipes cheesesteak, which elevated the sandwich to a whole new level. Fabulous! Will definitely add to the regular rotation!
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Steak Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2006
This meal marries the refreshing crunchiness of a salad, the hearty, chewy fulfillment of a steak, and the rich savory depth of bleu cheese. It's a perfect combination. With some crusty bread (and a glass of wine!) you won't need to serve anything else for dinner. Mmmmmmm!
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Fig and Olive Tapenade

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2009
This was a big hit at the party! Like another reviewer, I used fresh figs (double the dried-fig measure and half the water). It takes a while to reduce. Once the other ingredients are added, it's absolutely imperative that the mixture is left to sit overnight. Served over softened cream cheese, with Lesley Stowe brand crackers. So! Good! I know there would only be dried figs available in the fall/winter, but with the walnuts on top, this would look especially lovely at a Thanksgiving or Christmas table.
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Baked Whole Cauliflower

Reviewed: May 27, 2008
I would have given this four stars, except the 20-minute steaming time turned the head of cauliflower into mush. The topping was great, however, so next time I make this, I'll keep the steaming part of the recipe down to ten minutes.
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2006
Simply amazing. I added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar to the crust (thanks to whoever suggested that!) but I didn't change a thing about the filling, which turned out delicious: dense and creamy, yum!
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Scott Hibb's Amazing Whisky Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2010
These were AWESOME, and totally easy to make ahead, and throw on the bbq at the last minute. I made extra, thinking I'd for sure have leftovers, but no way, not a single rib was left behind. Should note that we applied a dry rub before baking them in the oven. Fabulous!
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Crispy Rosemary Chicken and Fries

Reviewed: May 13, 2009
I rarely give five stars, but this was too tasty and too easy to deserve anything less! I used skinless boneless thighs; added lemon juice and real garlic, as suggested; and the fresh oregano was so delicious I consider it essential. Lots of salt and pepper, a sprinkle of paprika for colour, and this was a darned fine meal. Significant other loved it, too!
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Oregano Cubed Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2008
I loved these potatoes! Served with Greek pork tenderloin (from allrecipes.com) and tzatziki. Used fresh oregano, and parsley. Really enjoyed the zingy lemon flavour!
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Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich with Garlic Mayo

Reviewed: May 14, 2008
I used the garlic mayo from this recipe, but added it to the spiced meat from the site's other Philly Steak Sandwich recipe. Together, they made for one of the best sandwiches I've had in a long time! Mmmmmmm!
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Hearty Harvest and Ham Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
This is really delicious. All those healthy vegetables and a perfect spice combination result in a very satisfying stew that tastes even better the next day. I probably shouldn't have used red cabbage, however, because the entire meal turned an unappetizing shade of purple! My mistake. It's what I had in the fridge, but I'll stick with green cabbage next time : )
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Grecian Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2007
There's very little I can add to previous reviews, except to confirm that this is a simple, delicious marinade, guaranteed to please everyone around the dinner table. I'm very glad I used fresh lime juice, because I don't think lemon would have been nearly as good . . . . The next evening, I put thin slices of cold tenderloin on a green salad with feta cheese and red-wine vinegar dressing, which was equally as tasty. Two easy hot-weather meals I'll be making again!
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Baked Buffalo Wings

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2010
I put these in the fridge, coated with the flour mixture, all day. I cook them on racks on baking trays, so that the juices drip down and away (I've tried doing as the recipe suggests, as well, but everyone preferred the "racked" wings, because they were crispier). These taste fabulous, and with bleu cheese dressing, even better. This will be a regular sports-night meal....!
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