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Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2014
Incredible! Incredible! Incredible! Only thing I did was half the butter and heavy cream (tastier, healthier, and saves money!). No film if you half those two. I also added in a teaspoon of salt. I find that is the perfect amount. Amazing. I don't de-seed, and I don't take off the skin. The tomatoes make the recipe, so get the best you can find (farmer's market preferably). I put a dash of sugar to off set any bitterness leaving in the seeds might cause. My vitamix made it so you couldn't tell I didn't de-seed. Let mixture cool before putting it in blender. Enjoy!
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Chicken Stock

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2014
Did not like this. It does NOT taste like traditional stock at all, as the ginger makes it have a distinct flavor.
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My Best Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2014
Good. I halved the recipe, because as is, it makes too much for just two people. I like leftovers for chicken noodle and tomato basil, but prefer none in this. I left out the onion and carrots because they just aren't necessary to me. I made some bacon beforehand to crumble into the soup. Popped it into the over at 400 degrees for 13 minutes. Pulled it out right before it turned crispy and reserved the bacon fat. I simmered the potato in the juice from the canned clams, bacon fat, and also another bottle of clam juice. Then I crumbled the bacon into the potatoes at 10 minutes and also add the celery at this time. IF you put the celery sooner, it just becomes mush. The potatoes should be on for at least 20 minutes, however, to get that melt-in-your-mouth texture. The only other changes I made was I cut the red wine vinegar by half (can always add more if necessary) and cut the butter/half half/all purp by a third, as I like my soup not incredibly thick. I love it the way I have it! Delicious with sourdough bread.
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Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Cheese Tart

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2013
I cut the sugar a tad in the blueberry compote since cookies are sweet enough. I heated the crust a bit. It tastes good even if you don't let it set in the fridge since mascarpone is pretty firm. I made my own whipped cream with 1 cups heavy cream, 1/4 pod vanilla bean, and 1 1/2 tsp powdered sugar. Whisk, whisk, whisk. Came out perfect. Must try if you love creamy desserts or blueberries.
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French Onion Dip From Scratch

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2013
DO THESE THREE CHANGES, and it will be a hit with everyone! Half the mayo. Puree the onion. Add two tsp of minced garlic along with the garlic powder. Even people that don't like onion, will love the dip in this way! Also, less tears because no extensive chopping off the onion: blender/food processor all the way. I was looking for a knockoff of the one I buy from the store, and the way I made it was even better!
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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2013
It was decent. It took a lot of work for the final product, and I didn't even use any bell peppers or Tabasco. It would have been way too spicy with Tabasco. This recipe didn't make me love chili, like I was hoping it would. I am not a huge chili fan, but the people I live with are. I don't think I'll be making it again anytime soon. It was too chunky, and I prefer smoother chilis. Person with me loved it. If I do make it again, I'd have to scale back the recipe because there were a ton of leftovers after I had already halfed it. If I made this often, I'd have to make a spice mixture with the ratios they used so that it wouldn't take all day just to fill the crock pot.
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Amazingly Good Eggnog

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2013
This is the best eggnog recipe of all time. I leave out the rum because I make it as a dessert. Many of the negative reviews are referencing the rum. I think the ratio is wrong in the recipe for that ingredient, so definitely scale back some if you don't want it to knock out your party lol I also cut back on the sugar (by about 1/4 cup). Store bought eggnog is really sweet. I like sweet, but not sicky sweet. I don't use the double boiler method because it doesn't really prevent the problems that people have. So basically that's it, don't use too much sugar or rum. If you don't have light cream, sub half heavy whipping cream with half whole milk (tastes the same). Need small saucepan, strainer (for cloves), whisk, and mixing bowl to make this recipe. Hope that helps.
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2013
This is the best guacamole of all time! I made a few adjustments according to my taste. First, I just about pureed my half onion in a blender (would work in a food processor too). I don't like the texture of raw onion, and this prevented any tears from being shed. I just wanted that fresh flavor. I put in a little extra garlic, a little extra lime juice, and one extra tomato -- just the way I like it. I also mashed only half of the avocados and cubed the other half to have a chunky (more avocado-y tasting) consistency. Five stars like this! You may need an extra avocado if yours are on the puny side or have plenty of dark spots (better to buy four). Left out cayenne pepper and cilantro. Threw in one jalapeno, diced, and seeded for extra zing. Perfect.
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