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Adrienne's Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2010
Fantastic recipe. I use fresh dill to taste, because IMHO, dried dill lacks all the flavor of fresh. Also, I cut down the water to 1/4 cup because I like the liquid to have a good bite, and the cucumbers release a lot of liquid all on their own. I've made this recipe about a dozen times and every time I get rave reviews. Thanks!
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Horseradish Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2010
Wow. I tripled the recipe and they were fantastic. I used light mayo, fresh dill, and the regular strength (not "hot") prepared horseradish. I was afraid that it would be too much horseradish, so I started with 2/3 the amount, but eventually I worked my way up to the full amount. I was going to a party an hour's drive away, so I brought all the egg whites in a bowl and the yolk filling in a ziplock bag inside another ziplock bag filled with ice to keep everything chilled. Assembled them when I got there, and piped the filling in by cutting the tip off the ziplock. Worked perfectly. This recipe's a keeper!!!
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Big B's Collard Greens

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2009
I'm rating this 5 stars, although I admit I made some adjustments, but this seemed like the closest recipe I found to my favorite restaurant's version of collard greens. They turned out great, and I didn't have more than 3 hours to cook 'em! I plan on letting them go longer when I reheat. My biggest alteration in the recipe was adding 4 Tablespoons of sugar for a big pot of greens. Perhaps it's not authentic- I don't know since I didn't grow up on collards- but it brought out a nice flavor. I added a bit more than 4 Tablespoons of regular white vinegar (not fond of the apple cider type), because I like the bite, and only added one ham hock because I'm not accustomed to cooking with them and I was afraid that they might overpower the dish. Only used 3 cloves of garlic b/c they were huge, and ground red pepper because that's what I had on hand. I had a bunch of collards from my CSA farm share. It was 6 enormous leaves, just in case anybody's wondering what a "bunch" is. This made a really big pot- maybe 2 quarts' worth or so. Can't wait to see how they taste tomorrow!
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2009
It took 6 bananas to get 2 1/3 cups of mashed banana. I made the recipe letter for letter. The batter was so moist, I was sure it was going to come out fantastic. It needed more sweetness, however.
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Famous Chicken Francaise

Reviewed: May 5, 2008
We were very happy with this recipe, even though I left out the chicken broth. I compensated for it by adding a light sprinkling of salt. Made a nice, light meal.
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Cream of Sweet Potato Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2008
This was really great, and it was exactly what I had been craving. Here are my adjustments: I used skim milk instead of cream (what I had on hand, & wanted to keep fat down), crushed red pepper instead of cayenne (what I had on hand), and added a sprinkle of dried ground ginger. It had just the right amount of bite to tease the palate but certainly would not be classified as spicy. Would definitely make this again.
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Mom's Sweet Potato Bake

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2007
This recipe was amazing, and was rated the best dish at the Thanksgiving table amongst multiple amazing dishes. I admit I cut the sugar and only used 1/3 of the sugar in the potatoes (I kept the sugar ratio for the topping), slightly less salt, and 2% milk. People couldn't get enough! I thought that the eggs in the dish were strange, but the dish is not eggy in the least. More than one person at the table asked to have some for dessert instead of pumpkin pie!
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2006
BIG HIT! This cornbread was, in my opinion, the best thing on my table at a recent holiday meal. And everything turned out great, mind you! I added an ear's worth of fresh corn off-the-cob. Some said it was nearly cake-like. The whole thing was devoured in no time.
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Favorite Barbecue Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2006
I made this for holiday dinner a few weeks ago. I didn't have a grill, so I baked it, first covered, then uncovered to get a nice color. It got very good feedback.
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Corn, Sweet Onion, and Tomato Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2006
This turned out GREAT! I used fresh corn off-the-cob, subbed parsley for cilantro, and white vinegar for the rice vinegar. I made such a large quantity that I had leftovers for a few days, but it was the first thing everybody went for on kitchen raids!
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Potato Leek Soup III

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2006
FANTASTIC! This soup earned rave reviews at my holiday table a few weeks ago. I didn't have cornstarch, so I blended about 2/3 of it and added it back to the pot. It was even better the next day. Thanks for the stellar recipe!
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Anniversary Chicken I

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2004
Following advice of other reviewers, we made the following modifications: 1. used 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce to reduce saltiness, 2. used low-fat/lite Ranch dressing, 3. used regular bacon (no bacon bits at our neighborhood grocery store). Also, we cut the chicken into small pieces, and garnished with extra scallions. My hubby served it over rice and with string beans. This was a real winner! We'll make it again...
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Bananas Foster II

Reviewed: May 12, 2004
I made this, start to finish, including retrieving & measuring ingredients, in 5 minutes. I made 2 bananas, halving the other ingredients... And I left out the walnuts. Just didn't have 'em. Used coconut-rum, and it was one of the better bananas foster recipes i've tried.
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Spinach Muenster Quiche

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2004
This, along with AllRecipes' "Cream of Pumpkin Curry Soup" was a major hit at my Thanksgiving table. Now that I'm following Atkin's, it's even better. I used a little extra parmesan for flavor. I'm currently baking one with half spinach and half artichoke hearts, and bet it will come out great.
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Cream of Pumpkin Curry Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2004
This was a fantastic recipe, and it was the HIT of my Thanksgiving dinner, along with an AllRecipes dish, Spinach Muenster Quiche. I added a touch of ginger, and served it in bread bowls! Everyone loved it so much, they didn't have room for much turkey!
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