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Spicy Cornbread Mini-Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2014
I didn't have great success with this recipe, but I'm rating four stars anyway as I think some of the issues I had were mine = ) ...so consider this review just sharing my experience. The garlic was way too strong. I use granulated garlic, which I thought was the same as garlic powder, but maybe not; maybe this was the problem. Also, the cheese that was exposed on top of the muffins kinda burned by the time the muffins started to brown. Again, that could be me: my oven. But I really had a problem with the instructions. The description, the blurb at the top, says 'makes 3 dozen mini', as does the serving size. The ingredients say, for 1 T butter and 3 T cornmeal, used to prep the pans, 'divided'. Then Step 4 says 'brush 18 mini muffin cups'. I noticed that there were no instructions to use two pans, or bake one pan two times, but I, not being much of a baker, thot that the 1 cup flour would not yield enough to make 36, so I just prepped the pan for the 18. I ended up making 48. Granted, mini muffin tins may vary in size, but given the inconsistencies in the instructions, I think there was a failure in editing or proofreading. Not from the submitter, but from AR. This was kind of a mess as I like to mix the wet and dry ingredients and get them into the oven as soon as possible, because this is when the leavening starts working. More experienced bakers probably would have known better, but not me!!
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Sweet and Spicy Pork and Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry with Spicy Noodles

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2014
This was just okay for me, but I think because I didn't like the brand of sweet chili sauce I purchased. Given the quantity in the recipe, that would make a big difference. So I'm rating four stars instead of three (my usual for 'okay'). I will try this again with a different sauce, or make my own.
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Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2014
Yum...! Made per recipe except that I used spicy brown mustard (not Dijon) in place of the stone-ground. The second time, I used Penzey's smoked Spanish paprika and the dressing was even better. Mine was kinda thin, tho. Maybe I am just used to bottled, which probably has a ton of thickeners and emulsifiers and who knows what else!!!
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Oriental Chicken Salad TOH

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2014
Really good! I followed the recipe except as follows. I cut the oil in half, and used sesame in place of vegetable; substituted half of the peas with edamame; added mandarin oranges. Finally, since this is a main-dish salad for us, I increased the chicken to a full one-half chicken breast per serving (5 - 6 ounces), instead of the 1/4 cup per serving called for in the recipe. We also added the dressing and noodles at the table. My fiance says ten stars and he could eat this salad every night. Thanks for posting the recipe!
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Best Broccoli Salad Ever!

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2014
I liked this salad but it is a fairly standard recipe for this type of salad (which I expected...no problem.) I do wish AR would list broccoli in cups (and a lot of other ingredients, especially fruits and vegetables). I buy big bags of broccoli florets at Sam's. Even if I did buy crowns, they vary a lot in size and in the amount of florets provided. I don't fault this recipe, just wish AR would standardize. I used two cups bite-sized broccoli florets, thinking that 2:1 would be a good ratio between broccoli and grapes. I also cut the grapes in half.
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Two Layer Greek Dip

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2014
Very good! I initially spread the cheese mixture into a pie plate, which looked like about the right depth. But since only two of us were eating, I ended up spreading the cheese mixture into individual plates at serving time, for a light lunch, so that I wouldn't have veggies on the whole thing. (I used the Corning Ware 'sidekicks', if anyone remembers them = ) ... they are oval and have a lip, so worked well for this. And I made the cheese mixture a day ahead.) Served with whole-wheat pita bread cut into eight triangles, and with the new (to me) Town House Pita Crackers. I would probably use more veggies, just for me, and maybe press them into the cheese in addition to sprinkling. I didn't have any issues with wateriness, but I realize now that I used two 5.25 ounce cartons of plain Greek yogurt, instead of two 8 ounce cartons of regular plain yogurt...which may not be that far off if the regular yogurt was strained. I will definitely make this again!
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Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2014
These were just okay for me, although I love the idea. I doubled all of the other ingredients but used three tortillas. Even then I felt that the cream cheese was barely enough to cover. I might try again with some modifications. I think I expected ooey-gooey and you just don't get that with one tablespoon cream cheese and one-fourth cup shredded cheese on one ten-inch tortilla.
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Crabmeat Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2014
Made per the recipe except that I used green onions and added lemon juice. This was okay but for my taste I may need to tinker = ) ... the first day, the Miracle Whip was too strong and the second day the salad was just watery: tasted like no dressing at all. Also, I think I may prefer mayo for this salad. But I appreciate the recipe; all of the other ingredients are spot on! I will make this again!
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TC's Tomato and Zucchini Melange

Reviewed: May 27, 2014
I'm sorry! Sorry I took so long to try this recipe! Made this to go with Mexican Rice. So good together...I'm writing a custom version to combine. For this recipe, I just had regular tomatoes. I didn't really know how much zuchini to use. Recipe called for one large...but have you seen how big a zuke can get?! I used two small, like smaller then a cucumber. Sounded right since the recipe is two servings. Also added onion. I don't really like to boil veggies, so I sauteed the onion, added the zucchini, sprinkled with the spices, plus garlic pepper, sauteed a few minutes more, then added the tomatoes, salsa, and water. This was so good!
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TC's Chicken Spinach Mushroom Enchiladas Verde with Creamy Green Chile Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2014
We really liked this recipe. I used whole wheat flour torillas - personal preference. The recipe doesn't state the size of the corn tortillas but I think they are usually about 6". I didn't allow for the larger size of the tortillas I used so my filling was skimpy. I didn't realize my miscalculation until too late to make adjustments.
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Tomato Zucchini Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2014
Fabulous. I cut back about 1/3 to 1/4 on the butter, crumbs, and cheese just to save on calories.
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Hudson's Baked Tilapia with Dill Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2014
Fabulous. At first I thot the 'too spicy' but when combined with the cool sour cream of the sauce...magic happens! PS: I don't use tilapia. I use Icelandic (brand) All Natural Wild Caught Cod Premium Center Cut Loins, from Sam's. I've been using these for awhile and I am really happy with them. A thicker piece of fish...really good.
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4-Bean Baked Beans

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2014
Very good. Reminds me of a recipe I used to make called Calico Beans. No, butter beans and lima beans are not the same thing. I don't know...maybe one is more 'ripe' than the other. But they don't look the same. I did not drain the pork and beans (because they are in sauce, not just beany liquid) but did drain and rinse well the other beans; used frozen for the limas; did not use bacon (only because I need to watch the cholesterol). Like others, I would cut back on the sugar next time but that is just personal preference.
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Pork Medallions in Mushroom Marsala Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2014
Very good flavor. I got the proportions mixed up a bit on the sauce, I think, as I sprinkled (too much) flour over the mushrooms and then had to use enough of the liquids to make the sauce the proper consistency. I used about nine ounces of fresh baby bellas, which in retrospect is probably a lot more than in a twelve-ounce can. The recipe doesn't say what to do with the flour, or wine, or chicken broth. I figured it out, but this could throw a beginner. I used red wine for Marsala and evaporated milk for cream. Thanks for sharing your recipe! (PS: I think the butter and oil could be cut back, for those of us who need to watch such things, depending on the type of pan used. Also, I think this recipe allows a half-pound of pork per serving. I probably wouldn't be that generous = ) and would allow about five ounces or so.)
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Chicken Asparagus Roll-Ups

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2014
Excellent. I loved this recipe. I followed the recipe with only minor substitutions like bottled lemon juice; plain crumbs instead of panko. I also added a bit of sauce to the inside. I omitted the salt in the sauce, thinking that the cheese has a lot of sodium. (This recipe has 1,170 g or 47% daily allowance.) I didn't miss the salt in the sauce, but next time I would season the chicken itself before assembling the rollups. I had problems with proportions, not related to this recipe, so sharing them in case they help anyone else. I had two chicken breasts at 23 ounces, or almost 12 ounces each. For recipes that state a number of chicken breasts, I look at the serving size in combination with the number of chicken breasts called for, and calculate how much chicken to use, going more by ounces, not number because sizes are so inconsistent. I ended up with four roll ups, about 6 ounces of chicken each. I would have made 6 but would have probably ruined the chicken pounding that thin. I also added as much asparagus as the rollup would hold just because I had some to use and I like it. I used a shredded Italian blend cheese, lightly sprinkled. I will definitely make these again. Delicious.
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Chef John's Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2014
How do I rate a recipe for Brussels sprouts? I tried this recipe because like another reviewer, my childhood experience with them was traumatizing and after fifty-seven years, now that I'm all grown up, time to try again. At seven, I felt betrayed by Brussels sprouts. I was told that we are having Brussels sprouts and they were one of my Grandma's favorites. Then they arrived at the table looking like cute miniature cabbages. What's not to like? Well you know what happened!!! One bite, one bitter, probably over-boiled bite. LOL. I made this per the recipe except that I steamed the sprouts and shallots (couldn't find the cipollinis) in the skillet instead of boiling each separately, drained, put the skillet back on the burner for a few seconds to evaporate any water left in the bottom of the pan, added the butter, and proceeded per the recipe. I can safely say that they were the best Brussels sprouts I've ever eaten = ) I am giving five stars; I think this is a great recipe and method for cooking these little gems...but not sure I'm a convert!
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Orzo with Caramelized Mushrooms & Wilted Spinach

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2014
Fabulous. But don't hate me because I made changes! I am trying to follow a certain diet, so used brown rice instead of pasta. But I loved the combo of flavors and using the fresh spinach and fresh mushrooms. BTW...this is my second review. The first one disappeared. I was adding this recipe to my menu again and realized that my review had gone missing.
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Zesty Rice 'N' Bean Casserole TOH

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2014
Very good. I used Lundford Wild/Brown Rice and shredded pepper jack cheese. For me, this was a great mix of rice and beans with the right amount of spicy without too much HOT.
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Quick White Bean, Asparagus, and Mushroom Cassoulet

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2014
Not my favorite. I think I might like this dish better with more asparagus and more mushrooms and fewer beans. The overall texture was bean texture, which is okay, but not what I expected from the description. I didn't really get why canned beans needed to be cooked until 'tender'? Or how the mixture would thicken unless pretty much all of the liquid was cooked away. I followed the directions and used the ingredients listed except that I steamed the asparagus in the microwave instead of boiling in five cups of water. I like all of the ingredients in this recipe but they didn't really come together - for me - in this dish.
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Orzo with Caramelized Mushrooms and Wilted Spinach

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2014
Fabulous. Don't hate because I made mods...I needed to make mods to fit a diet plan I am trying to follow. I used brown rice instead of orzo, omitted the cheese, and added a sprinkle of pine nuts. What makes this recipe fabulous is the combination of caramelized mushrooms and spinach, with the seasoning, of course. That I did not modify! Thank you so much semigourmet!
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