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Summer Corn Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2011
This colorful, understated salad will only be as good as your ingredients. To eke out maximum sweet goodness from your corn, skip the boiling water soak and roast shucked corn over med-hot grill for a few minutes, turning often to prevent scorching or burning, then proceed with recipe as directed. Mondo flavor!
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Spinach and Strawberry Daiquiri Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2011
This gorgeous salad appeared to have promise since I always enjoy a spin-off of the spinach-strawberry combo, but the amount of honey in the dressing made the dressing cloyingly sweet. Adding in the sugared almonds and (sweetened) flaked coconut and this salad became far too saccharine to be relished beyond a few bites.
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Lemon Coconut Loaf

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2011
Lovely little loaf with a hint of lemon (and coconut). Useful as a stand-in for poundcake then covered with lemon zested mascerated strawberries (and more coconut, toasted). Good stuff!
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Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad

Reviewed: May 30, 2011
Love, love, love the salad portion of this recipe -- so colorful, it's like eating the rainbow :) ... Unfortunately though, did not love, love, love the dressing. The onion soup mix tries to mimic a soy/umami component, but it's too salty and too freeze-dried-oniony.... hence the excess liquid of the oil, juice and vinegar is needed to compensate, but it just ends up pooling at the bottom of the bowl. Will use this same concept again, just with a different dressing.
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Pretty Chicken Marinade

Reviewed: May 30, 2011
As promised, this does deliver a beautiful caramel color to grilled chicken. With major flavoring coming from the soy, spicy mustard and liquid smoke, I found this to be better suited for a more substantial cut of chicky, like bone-in breasts and thighs. A good all-purpose marinade which is easy to customize with fresh herbs, etc.
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Everything But The... Blackberry Cobbler

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
I agree with the submitter -- tasting the fruit first determines the amount of sugar needed! While cooking fruit on the stovetop then again in the oven may benefit firm apples or pears, delicate berries do not need much heat to coax out their delicious juices. I made the simple syrup + cornstarch as directed, then poured the semi-cooled mixture over the berries in individual ramekins. At first the topping is a nicely spiced streusel, then it becomes a sticky dough once the hot water is added -- still easy enough to plunk ontop of the berries. The cobblers were golden brown after 18 min in my oven. Oh, these do bubble and sputter a bit while baking - just bake cobbler(s) on a foil-lined sheet pan to save on clean-up. Your oven will thank you.
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Grilled Romaine Salad

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
While this salad requires a little more prep than most, it is guaranteed to spark conversation at the dinner table. The slow roasted tomatoes are killer on their own; make sure to roast more than the required eight, you will *absolutely* crave them. And the dressing has just enough bite and sweetness, but a bit too much oil as listed (add just enough to emulisfy). Also, grilling only the cut side of the romaine hearts helps the lettuce retain its shape as well as some crunch. This made for a fun, unique starter course.
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Corn and Black Bean Salad

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
Prior to trying this recipe, I really didn't think 'southwest cuisine' and balsamic vinegar would jive... turns out they don't. Even using roasted fresh-off-the-cob corn couldn't salvage this one; the balsamic just overpowered all the clean flavors. Love the simplicity and won't give up on this little salad... I will adjust with lime juice or perhaps rice vinegar next time.
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Slow Cooker Turkey Cheeseburger Chili

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
I enjoyed the concept of this more than the actual finished chili. What really intrigued me was the ketchup/mustard/br.sugar combo -- much like what is used in many baked bean recipes -- but it just didn't deliver the 'cheeseburger' taste. The chili, while nicely spiced from the chili seasoning (I used a homemade blend), was just too sweet once the ketchup, mustard and br.sugar had simmered for a while. Serving with raw chopped onions, chopped dill pickles and lots of cheese helped, but this is not one I would attempt again.
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Strawberry Salad with Shallot-Honey Vinaigrette

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
Adore this vinaigrette! Light and lemony (I opted for lemon thyme as well) with a hint, a mere kiss if you will, of zing from the red pepper flakes. With juicy strawberries (although almost any fresh fruit will do) and crunchy almonds, this salad is sure to make mouths happy :)
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Essanaye's Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: May 18, 2011
What I thought was a large can of tomato sauce in the pantry actually turned out to be crushed tomatoes, which is probably what this sauce needed -- some texture. And because my fresh herbs are growing so abundantly, I finished the sauce with chopped thyme, basil and oregano after letting the sauce cook with the recommended 2 tsp dried Italian seasoning. Using a sheer layer of sauce and whole basil leaves, I topped grilled dough for a light, very delicious late-night supper.
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Grill Dough

Reviewed: May 18, 2011
Superb! Don't hide this wonderful crisp-tender-chewy grilled dough under a heaping pile of toppings -- in this case less IS more. Even left unadorned, the grilled dough shines with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of coarse salt. For ease of grilling, make sure grill grates are well oiled prior to plopping the dough down. And as other reviewers have mentioned, it is so much easier to grill one side, flip, then add toppings.
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Mojito Salad

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
I eat salads at least once a day, especially in the summer when the weather is hot, hot, hot, so sometimes I need to switch it up and get inspired by something different, something unique. And this mojito salad certainly is just that. At first bite the salad is sweet, minty, cool, crunchy... but near the end of the plate, the lettuce becomes wilted and heavy from the syrup and the salad seems almost too sweet. Best advice: halve the simple syrup and dress only the apples and cucumbers.
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Japanese Zucchini and Onions

Reviewed: May 14, 2011
Excellent side to accompany any asian-inspired meal. To keep the beautiful green of the zucchini, I saute the onion and zucchini until tender-crisp then remove from pan. Add the sauces to the empty hot pan (with a drizzle of sesame oil) and allow to bubble and sizzle for a mere minute to thicken. Then toss over veg and add seeds and adjust seasoning. Fast, easy and delicious... always a bonus in the warm summer months.
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Ginger Dipping Sauce

Reviewed: May 14, 2011
This sauce is very good -- I especially enjoyed the vibrancy of the lemon juice in addition to the vinegar. But I was expecting a little more 'body' to the sauce since chopped onion is blended in. Adding a tbs of mayo thickened the sauce nicely without compromising taste. A good dipping option for grilled chicken (would probably also make a decent marinade as well).
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Asian Grilled Chicken

Reviewed: May 14, 2011
Forget about bland or mild tasting grilled chicken; this piquant marinade hits all the right savory, sweet, zesty and spicy notes. I used the proportions listed, save for the fresh juice -- I zested and used the entire lime and orange (no measuring). Left bone-in chicken breasts to marinate overnight, then grilled over med-low heat to flavorful perfection. Served with a ginger dipping sauce alongside...but the sauce was barely touched.
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Zucchini Boats on the Grill

Reviewed: May 13, 2011
With their high water content, zucchini are more flavorful and less mushy if the boiling step is eliminated. Just start with raw zucchini then slice, scoop, chop, fill and grill. The filling itself is very flavorful -- just keep tasting as more ingredients are added to maintain balance. Once filled, I chose not to wrap in foil since I prefer the slight char-grilled taste on the zucchini, but this recipe would just as easily work in the oven if grilling wasn't an option. A good solid recipe which leaves room for many, many variations.
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London Broil II

Reviewed: May 13, 2011
As a note, the term London Broil is actually a method of cooking and not a cut of meat. It can be confusing since some stores label packages of meat as such. But most likely the cut of meat is usually top round, shoulder or even flank -- all of which benefit from this style of preparation of marinate, broil or grill, then slice thinly against the grain. This recipe has all the makings of a good marinade with enough sodium (even omitting the 1tsp of salt), hint of sweetness from the ketchup and spice from the garlic, pepper and oregano. Marinated a flank steak overnight, then grilled to mid-rare for optimal tenderness -- which was promptly inhaled by my carnivorous crew.
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Mom's Good Cinnamon Rolls

Reviewed: May 12, 2011
Halving the recipe produced 6 HUGE cinnamon rolls on which I drizzled a thin cream cheese icing while still warm (happily devoured by the crew :). Because I did make rolls (as indicated by the title), I needed to increase the cinnamon sugar amount for the filling.... but had I made "knots" as indicated in the vaguely-worded step #3, I'm sure the amount of cinn-sugar would have been ample. A great staple for Sunday morning over easy.
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Easy Chocolate Nachos

Reviewed: May 12, 2011
Easy and quick little nosh to satisfy that nagging sweet tooth. Not to mention, this utilizes those torn or about-to-go-stale tortillas. I skipped the melted butter; instead chose to mist the tortilla strips with a buttery spray prior to sprinkling with cinnamon sugar. Dipping in warm chocolate ganache really took these over the top. Sweet, crunchy, a little spicy... what's not to like?
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