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Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2012
The best recipe for mashed potatoes ever! Chef John is a genius! Even my fake potato loving husband loved them!!!
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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2014
Made this tonight and it was delicious! I think this will be my go to chicken soup recipe! Only changes I made was I omitted the veggie broth and celery, but only because I didn't have any and i didn't want to make a trip to the store. I served it with Jos Rosemary Bread from this site and it was a fabulous dinner for this cold, windy and snowy night.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2014
This is a delicious and easy recipe! I left out the chili beans, beer, and tomato sauce because I didn't have any, I added a cup of chicken broth. I also used frozen chicken breasts. I was worried there wouldn't be enough broth but it turned out perfect. Both my husband and I weren't sure if it was soup or chili, but it was hearty and spicy...perfect for a cold winter day. I loved the Bill Echols taco spice blend, hot and simple to make. I served this with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and crackers. I will definitely make again!
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: May 8, 2013
I have used this recipe many many times. And it's the BEST. If you're looking for a truly homemade yummy pancake this is the one. Sometime I add a little more milk or add blueberries, but otherwise it's perfect as written. One time I made it and realized I didn't have any eggs so I substituted 1 1/2 mashed bananas. It turned out yummy and the banana added a delicious sweetness. This recipe will be a classic in this house for a very long time. Yum!
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Curry Stand Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2013
This was delicious! We love Indian especially Tikka Masala but in Chicago our favorite restaurant is soooo expensive. I think this will be our new go to when we are craving Indian. The only changes I made was that I used 2 tablespoons of butter instead of ghee, light cream instead of whipping cream (to cut the fat content), upped the cayenne to 1 1/2 teaspoons for more of a kick, 1/4 teaspoon sugar (next time I will omit completely), added 3 small cubed potatoes towards the end of simmering (I cooked them in the microwave first). My husband loves Vindaloo, that's where I got the idea for the potatoes and they were delicious in the sauce. I served it over organic brown basamati rice. My husband was impressed I can cook such delicious Indian food! Quick, easy, and I will definitely make again! We are having the leftovers tonight for dinner, I can't wait!
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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2013
Just a side note: I used this recipe as muffins and it made just over 2 dozen. I baked them at 350 for about 27 minutes. Perfect!!!
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Candied Carrots

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2014
These are delicious and have become a staple at our holiday dinner table. I usually cook them longer than the 3-5 minutes as stated in the recipe. Cooking them longer really helps the flavor to set in. Yum!
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2014
DELICIOUS SOUP! I made this with a cup of left over ham from Easter. And lets just say I should have doubled the recipe. My husband had 2 big bowls for dinner, and he rarely has seconds of anything. I also added a cup of diced carrots and only used 1 tablespoon of bouillon. I omitted the salt but next time I'll add it. I think this would even be good with chicken or adapted for the crockpot. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe and I can't wait to make it again. And for people who had issues with the milk mixture, you need to make it slowly over low to medium-low heat.
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Stir Fried Snow Peas and Mushrooms

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2013
Delicious!!!! I upped the teriyaki sauce to 3 tablespoons and added about an 1/8 teaspoon of pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Gave it a bit more flavor since some of the reviewers thought it was bland. Oh, and I also added about a 1/2 cup of pineapple, it went well with the teriyaki. I served this as a side dish with grilled steaks. Yummy!
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Homemade Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2014
This was very yummy and my husband said it was just like his mom used to make. I used the entire 16oz box of macaroni and added 1/2 teaspoon of pepper to the cheese mixture. I also upped the breadcrumbs to 3/4 cup as we both like the crunchy topping. I think next time I'll add more cheese to the top and maybe some garlic salt.
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Jo's Rosemary Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2014
Made this this evening in my bread maker and did it exactly as written. (I noticed in the reviews many just put it in the oven.) It turned out great and my picky husband loved it too. Very soft and flavorful! I put it in my bread maker at the 1 1/2 lb loaf with a medium crust. PERFECT! And I will definitely make again!
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2014
Very good! It made 11 generous sized muffins. I was worried that there was too much topping, but it melted into the muffins well. I made it as directed and will definitely make again.
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Chicken Parmesan

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2012
Another amazing recipe by Chef John! I served this with a side salad and my husband Loved it! Thank you Chef John for helping this newlywed create such a delicious meal :-)
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Nanna's Banana Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2012
Excellent recipe!!!!! Makes tasty and moist banana bread. I especially like it because it only calls for 2 bananas, I never seem to have 3 ripe ones for some reason. Only change I made was I used 1/2 cup light vanilla yogurt instead of buttermilk. It makes it even more moist (and I never have buttermilk on hand). Next time ill try applesauce instead of oil like others have suggested.
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Easy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2014
Very good! I made this because I didn't have much in the house but I did have about 1 1/4lb of ground beef...so meatloaf it is. Only changes I made was that I sautéed the onion with some garlic, I got that idea from Ina Garten. I really liked the topping so next time I think I'd double that. Some reviews said it was too sweet but I thought it complimented the meat nicely. I served it with mashed potatoes, of course. I'm looking forward to the leftovers tonight! This will probably become my go to recipe! Thanks! Update: I make this recipe all the time. But recently tried it as meatloaf muffins, and it was great. Just placed the ingredients in a muffin pan, to make individual servings. 450 degrees for 20 mins and Perfect.
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Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2013
I made this as written except substituted boullion for broth and corn for the peas. It was good, my husband said he could eat it everyday. But my only thing is that I think baking it all together is pointless. I think the sauce could just be made on the stove, then biscuits in the oven and then sauce just poured over the biscuits. It would save the step of putting it all in a baking dish and baking it. I hate washing those big casserole dishes.
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Red Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
Delicious and easy! Only thing I did differently was omit the sugar, only used garlic powder, and I used 2% milk. I think the key to this recipe is the steak seasoning. I used a very good quality that was made locally in Chicago, I probably used close to a teaspoon. It was so delicious!
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Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2013
Delicious! Very moist, airy and tasty. I was skeptical since most breads require yeast. I did make a few small changes. I omitted the buttermilk and used 1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt and 1/2 cup 2% milk. (Many reviews stated the bread was dry, and I think mine wasn't because of the yogurt.) I also let it sit for about 15 mins before baking to let the ingredients rest (think that's why mine was airy and not too dense). I baked it at 350 for 55 mins. Came out perfect! Next time I might even used less sugar. (I was nicely sweet but would be good less sweet too.)
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Glazed Meatloaf I

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2012
Very tasty, especially the glaze. Only thing I did differently was sauté the onion in butter first. Stole that idea from the Barefoot Contessa. I would definitely make this again. My pickey husband even liked it.
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Chicken and Rice Casserole I

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2012
Very tasty. I cut the recipe in half for me and my husband. I also used jasmine rice, added a garlic clove, and omitted the onion soup. I would definitely make again.
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