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Black Bean, Corn and Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2009
Only made 1 change: used frozen corn in place of canned. This recipe is both quick and delicious. Great with some homemade cornbread. I was a little surprised that the kids loved it, too. My only complaint: definitely doesn't serve 6, more like 4.
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Pesto Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2009
Very authentically Genovese. I recommend that the pine nuts gets toasted first. Adjust salt after tasting. Using a freshly grated good quality Parmesan or Romano makes a huge difference. Also, adjust the garlic level to taste. Delicious.
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Pan Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Ginger-Shiitake Brown Butter

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2009
Mmmmmm! Timing was just right for a lovely med-rare cut of tenderloin. I will be definitely making this again. The Asian flavors were fantastic. For a different flavor, I think I'll try sweet marsala with wild mushrooms and thyme next time.
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Fresh Tomato Shrimp Pasta

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2009
Delicious! I can't wait until my summer garden tomatoes are ready this year. Using fresh herbs are a must. I also added significantly more than 1 cup of fresh spinach leaves. This makes a quick and reasonably healthy meal. I'll be making this all summer long when my tomatoes and herbs are ready!
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Fried Cabbage I

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2009
My husband and I liked this recipe, but my kids weren't crazy about it. (What do THEY know?) I used a gala apple, which added a nice sweetness. I cut back on the butter a bit, which didn't seem to affect the final product. I would make this again and force the kids to eat it.
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High Temperature Eye-of-Round Roast

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2009
Yes, it's done, but it's cold. It's an OK way to use a not-very-tender cut of beef.
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Creamy Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2009
Great way to use up leftover rice. Delicious with or without raisins. Definitely good comfort food.
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Cheesecake Brownies

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2009
Simple and easy way to "fancy up" boxed brownies. I like to toss in about 1/2 cup of chocolate chips into brownie mix. I bet this recipe would be super good with a homemade brownie, but it's hard to beat the ease and speed of this recipe.
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Cranberry Chutney I

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2009
It sounded better than it tasted. It's actually quite good with turkey but perhaps a bit too tart. I would definitely cut back on the vinegar. Cranberries are quite tart all on their own. Using balsamic vinegar (about 2-3 tbsp) might be a reasonable substitute.
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Oatmeal Pancakes II

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2009
Another great way to use an immersion blender! Makes cleaning up so much easier. As far as the recipe goes, my family loved the fragrance and the simplicity of these pancakes. We'll be coming back to this recipe often.
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Dip For The Stars

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2009
This is an appetizer with excellent visual appeal. For a little variety, try substituting goat cheese for the feta. It's wonderful!
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Turkey Tetrazzini II

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2009
Decent way to use up that leftover turkey. This recipe needs more flare. Yes to onions and some garlic, but even THAT wasn't enough. Next time, I'll add some mushrooms, use a variety of cheeses, and maybe some peppers. Some fresh herbs couldn't hurt either. This was a good "starter" recipe with plenty of room for some creativity. . . which it needs.
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Butternut Squash Bisque

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2009
I love this recipe. One change I made was to use turkey stock from our holiday turkey in place of vegetable stock. The bisque has a lovely sweetness from the squash. I roasted the squash first to concentrate the flavors and ease the peeling process. Having an immersion blender really pays off for this recipe. I added a bit of fresh thyme towards the end. It really has a wonderful texture, beautiful color, and memorable flavors. It's too good to save for only guests.
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Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2009
Pretty good pie, but the caramelized pecan topping is only good immediately after preparing. Wait a few hours and the crunchiness is gone. Don't get me wrong: it's delicious just as it cools to a crunch, but alas, by the next day, the caramelized sugar is dissolved and the pecans are soggy.
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Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2009
These hold up well for spreading chocolate to make thin sandwich cookies, but the flavor was unspectacular. I suspect it's because there's no salt in the recipe. Will try these again with 1/2 tsp salt. They certainly spread neatly and looked beautiful. I cooked them on a Silpat. This recipe needs a little work.
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Curried Turkey Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2009
Very tasty. I used leftover Christmas turkey and added some chopped apples. Used cashews rather than peanuts. Even the kids ate it. I think this recipe is a keeper.
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Peanut Butter Pie VII

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2008
My 10-year-old immediately proclaimed, "This one's a keeper, Mom!" I followed the proportions exactly. Only change I made was in the assembly: Put in most of the peanut butter/sugar mixture in the bottom of the baked crust. Save a couple of tablespoons for the topping. Another note: take care in spreading the meringue on the custard. For a very stiff meringue, trying to spread it over the custard can displace the custard, causing it to push itself over the edge of the crust. I suggest you drop small amounts over the entire custard surface, then spread carefully to create a uniform covering. Really very easy and very tasty.
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Out of this World Turkey Brine

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
Excellent flavor! DO NOT FORGET TO RINSE AND DRY BIRD BEFORE ROASTING. It made for a very salty gravy. I won't forget next time.
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Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2008
Delicious and oh so sweet! The recipe seems accurate, but the instructions for the caramel sauce should be clarified. Whenever you make caramel sauce, you should always cook the sugar with the butter ONLY until it reaches a "soft" ball stage - after about 5 minutes of continuous surface bubbling. Only THEN do you add the cream or milk and vanilla. You won't end up with that greasy separated mess that some have described. Serving the warm sauce over the sweet cake and a lump of vanilla ice cream is a perfect way to end a special evening's meal.
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Truck-Stop Buttermilk Pancakes

Reviewed: May 25, 2008
Great and simple! Uses much less baking powder (and therefore less sodium) than my old recipe. Also delicious with blueberries.
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