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Vegan Bean Taco Filling

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2013
Quite good! We like our beans very well cooked so I added some vegetable broth to loosen it up and simmered for a while. Also served as a base for vegetarian fajitas, including peppers and onions, so I left the peppers and onions out here. Thanks so much!
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Grilled Marinated Salmon

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2011
Outstanding! My husband and I aren't nuts about salmon, but it's healthy and (if you buy the right kind) reasonably sustainable, so I've been on the lookout for a recipe that sounds as if we might like it. This one is great. I marinated for seven hours, and the salmon flavor came through without being too strong. My husband actually said, "This salmon is amazing. Why didn't you make more?" Thanks so much for sharing, we'll make this again!
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Fish Chowder

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2008
Oh my goodness. This was unbelievably good - better than the fish chowder my New Englander in-laws make! I used 3 tsp. of Old Bay, and a bag of frozen pollack (which, to be honest, wasn't 100% thawed when I put it in, but seemed to come out okay in the end). I also let the soup simmer for a minute after adding the flour/clam juice mixture; the thickening magic of flour doesn't happen without heat. I used 8 oz of mushrooms, and I highly recommend the hot pepper sauce. I didn't have any problem with the texture - it's true that this isn't one of those thick-as-mayonnaise chowders, but it's also true that it's some tasty, tasty stuff.
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Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2008
When I first read this recipe and saw that the chicken was to be sauteed by itself for 20 minutes, I wondered if the end result was supposed to be chicken or a fossil fuel! And, sure enough, my chicken was done in about 10 minutes, but it might depend on how you cut it. I tasted it a few minutes after adding the sauce and was really unimpressed, but after the lime juice mixture had cooked away (I kept it covered for the second ten minutes) the chicken was delicious! I used both dried oregano and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro at the end, and the juice of 2 not-very-juicy limes. Delicious and fresh-tasting!
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Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2011
Great! No processed ingredients, easy and relatively quick with a rotisserie chicken and pre-shredded carrot. Husband and toddler both loved it. Beautiful to look at, too, with all the colors from the veggies! I added a red pepper because I had it in the fridge.
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Buffalo Style Chicken Pizza

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2008
Wow. This is so very, very bad for you - but so very, very tasty! I used pre-cooked Italian-style grilled chicken, and only as much blue cheese dressing as I would tomato sauce on a traditional pizza. The way I made it, this ended up being a very solid pizza - the top was almost all chicken - but very, very tasty! I used a Boboli crust (not the thin kind) and pre-baked it for five minutes or so; the pizza was gooey, but not soggy. Would have been fabulous with some scallions on top, but I forgot to buy them. I'm sure we'll have this again as often as the fella can convince me to make it!
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2011
As good as the reviews say! I used 2 tsp of salt and didn't think it was enough, but it's easy to salt later and impossible to unsalt, so I might not add much more in the future. Tasted just like my father's and were very easy. I did drain off quite a bit of the liquid, as suggested, and would drain more next time, because the mashed beans were quite thin and I had to put them in a skillet to reduce. Might try skipping the garlic next time, as the broth was a bit bitter and I think that's the culprit. All in all, though, deserves its five stars!
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Ukrainian Sandwiches

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2008
We tried these because my fella is working on a project about the Ukraine, and I'm glad we did! Super-yummy and super-easy. I used turkey kielbasa, sliced lengthwise and browned in a pan, and we skipped the hard-boiled eggs (mostly because I forgot about them). We did this twice, once with cold (but browned) kielbasa and once with the sausage right out of the pan; I'd recommend using it cold, otherwise it melts the cream cheese mixture and you end up with an incredibly messy sandwich. We loved the cream cheese mixture, although I think next time I might just mix the garlic with cream cheese, and see if it's as good without the extra fat from the butter. All in all - great combination! Thanks! EDIT: Made again, skipping the butter but including the hard-boiled eggs. I think skipping the butter did make the garlic spread slightly less awesome - it doesn't spread as smoothly, and obviously tastes more strongly of cream cheese - but it's still pretty darn good. If you're not totally averse to eggs, definitely take the time to do those. Adds a nice creaminess to the sandwich.
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Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
This is tasty, and incredibly easy! I added mushrooms and pre-cooked grilled chicken to ours, and used the full amount of cayenne - spicy, yes, but it didn't make my eyes water. I also used the full amount of chicken broth; I don't think this recipe is intended to coat each piece of pasta like an alfredo would - the flavor still comes through - but I agree that it could have been a little thicker. We'll have this again! EDIT: If you feel the sauce is too thin, pull your pasta a bit early, add it to the sauce, and let it finish cooking in the sauce. The pasta will absorb some of the sauce, so you'll lose the liquid but not the flavor.
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One Pot Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2012
So many of the reviews for this are lists of things added, ingredients altered, and cooking methods changed. Which is fine, do what you want; but I think those people are kind of missing the point of this recipe. It's not intended to be the Best Tuna Casserole Ever. It's just like the description says: easy and fast. It's something to make when you don't have the time or gumption to make much or shop, but still need to eat, and would like the thing you eat to be as palatable as possible. So that's how I'm going to rate it. On those terms, this recipe is great: it's easy, it's fast, it contains a vegetable, and it tastes pretty good. The next time I make it I imagine I'll use two pots, one for the sauce and one for the noodles, since by the time the water boils and the noodles cook the sauce could be made.
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Coconut Curry Tofu

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2012
This isn't the weirdest AR curry I've made - that honor goes to Keon's Slow Cooker Curry - but as I was putting it together, I still thought, "Seriously?" Coconut milk, yes; curry powder, yes; soy sauce, yes. Any two of the three, absolutely. All three together? Whoa, that's weird. The combination is a little different than anything I've had before - simultaneously both Indian-ish and Thai-ish, as you'd expect, but you know what? It's good. And really easy. And really good for you. I can definitely envision swapping the curry powder for Thai curry paste sometimes, but it's totally good as written. I had to play with the veggies a little; my pepper was mushy, and my store didn't have bok choy. I used half a bag of shredded red cabbage and some celery instead, which worked just fine. Thanks for the recipe!
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Farmhouse Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2007
This recipe is so easy it's ridiculous. I used the low-sodium stuffing mix, didn't add any additional salt, and didn't miss it. Since it's basically chicken in sauce with stuffing, everybody liked it.
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Mulligatawny Soup I

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2007
Really good! I doubled the recipe and am glad I did; otherwise there wouldn't have been enough for dinner tonight for my husband and I, let alone lunch tomorrow. Like other reviewers I added far more curry than specified (3 TBSP), 1/2 tsp of cayenne, and 1/2 cup of brown basmati rice (highly recommended - I added it with the broth and it was perfect by the time the soup was done). I also added a bouillon cube with the apples because I thought the flavor could be a little deeper, but I blame that on the brand of broth I used, not on the recipe. I used whole milk instead of cream, and some leftover frozen tofu instead of a second chicken breast. The final result was delicious - the fella said it was his favorite thing that I've made recently. Definitely adding it to the rotation!
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Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2010
Easy to make and delicious indeed. I used frozen corn and half chicken broth (only because I ran out of veg), the entire listed amount of cumin and the entire listed amount of green chilis - it was perfect. DSylvan knew what they were doing. I admit that I looked at the measured 3 tablespoons of cumin and thought, "Wow, that's a lot of cumin," but it wasn't nearly as assertive as I thought it would be, and it added a wonderful rich smokiness. Canned green chilis are about the mildest thing this side of marshmallows, so there's no need to be afraid of them, either. Again, they just add body and deliciousness. I served it over tortilla chips, with avocado, lime wedges, hot sauce and a mexican cheese mix. Delicious! Thanks so much.
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Mrs. Sigg's Fresh Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2012
My daughter brought home two sugar pumpkins from a field trip, so I turned them into pie. This is great - a lot of work, but the instructions all make sense and seem to be accurate. Tastes great. I might reduce the liquid in my filling next time. The middle of the pie wasn't set in 50 minutes, so I took the advice of another reviewer, turned the oven off, and left the pie sitting inside for another hour. One thing: my regular blender didn't work for pureeing the pumpkin at all, but my immersion blender was perfect. That's what I'd recommend!
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Mushroom and Swiss Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2007
This was really tasty! I liked the idea of marinating the chicken in the oil/vinegar mixture first, but I was out of plastic bags, so I ended up mixing the oil, garlic, vinegar and half of the cajun seasoning in my baking dish (as if I was making a salad dressing). Then I turned the chicken a few times in the mixture and sprinkled the rest of the cajun seasoning on top. I followed the rest of the recipe almost exactly, but I used gruyere instead of swiss because I like the stronger taste. The finished product was incredibly moist and very yummy - not to mention super-easy.
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Honey Mustard Dressing II

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2012
Good and simple - exactly as advertised. The lemon juice brightens it up nicely. Made far more than three servings for me - used one tablespoon for a spinach salad for two.
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Tomato Feta Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2007
Tasty and simple - one of those wonderful recipes that is greater than the sum of its parts. I used a red onion because I thought the mellower flavor would be nice, and I added quite a bit of black pepper and a little salt (feta is fairly salty on its own, so I went easy until I tasted it).
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Basmati Rice

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2007
This really does taste like the rice I've had in middle eastern restaurants. I used Texmati rice and the proportions were perfect (and in fact matched those given on the container). I toasted the cumin seeds before adding them as suggested by another reviewer; I find that whole cumin seeds have a distinct, fresh flavor that ground cumin doesn't have, so I wouldn't recommend substituting ground for whole. I was surprised at how much the cumin flavor permeated the rice! I served it with grilled chicken, but I think it would be wonderful with something saucier, like a curry.
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Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2007
I've made this several times for dinner parties, and never changed a thing. I think it's fantastic. It's true that it's not as cheesy and creamy as some hot dips, but that's actually one of the things I like about it: when you're eating this one, you feel a little more like you're eating actual vegetables, and not just hot cream cheese on a cracker. (Not that there's anything at all wrong with hot cream cheese on a cracker, mind you!) I do think that it's important with this one to use real (and preferably freshly grated) parmesean, the best that you can find or afford; the powdered stuff in the green box won't have a strong enough flavor and won't melt or brown properly.
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