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Beaker's Vegetable Barley Soup

Reviewed: May 16, 2009
Decent vegetable barley soup. Extremely flexible recipe (you can pretty much add any veggies you want), but the taste was just okay. Not bad by any means, but nothing that made me feel inspired to make this again.
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2009
Perfectly perfect ginger cookies! I substituted orange juice for the water just because everyone seems to think it makes a difference. I am not sure whether I can credit the OJ, but these cookies are so yummy! I found I had to cook them a touch more than the recommended time (I did the first batch for the recommended time and they came out a bit too "doughy" for my taste). Even with the extra time the cookies were soft and chewy. As recommended by other reviewers, I chilled the dough before rolling it into balls and I used brown sugar for the outside coating.
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2008
I followed this recipe exactly and found it to be just barely edible. Certainly nothing I would ever make again. The fish was slightly underdone (which I think many people will like, but it just creeped me out) and the flavors did not blend well together.
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Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2007
Excellent recipe! Made this tonight with some minor modifications. Doubled the garlic, used ketchup in place of tomato paste, added 1 teaspoon of Old Bay (and cut the salt by half), added 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. I also grilled it for only 4 minutes per side (5 minutes per side seemed a tad too long). My husband and I enjoyed our meal very much. Definitely a keeper!
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Fresh Tomato Shrimp Pasta

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2007
Made this for dinner tonight and thought it was okay. Not great and probably not something we will make again, but edible. I think the sauce was a bit too heavy on the onions and did not have alot of other flavor.
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Grandma's Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2007
I have made this recipe for a couple of years now. Always a huge hit, much better than traditional green bean casserole (I always end up picking the fried onions out when I eat more traditional recipes) - love the cheddar cheese, butter crackers, and sour cream. The only change I make is to use half sourcream and half cream of mushroom soup (I tried it once exactly as writen but found I missed missed the mushroomy flavor).
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Cream of Fresh Asparagus Soup II

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2007
I am not a huge asparagus fan but I really enoyed this soup. I did make a few minor modifications. First, I did not use the entire aparagus stalk - the bottoms of the stalk are too tough so I discarded them. Additionally, I mixed 3 cloves of garlic in with the onion. I pureed half of the onion/garlic mix with the asparagus and used the other half in my flour butter roux. I also reserved the tips of my asparagus before pureeing to make the soup seem more like a main dish (I may also add diced potatoes next time) - however if I were serving this as a first course I would have pureed everything. I also followed the other reviewers suggestion to cut the salt (I used half the recommend amount) - you can always add more salt later.
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Barlow's Blackened Catfish

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2007
Outstanding blacken catfish. The only change I made was to use half of the Italian dresing - next time I may even omit it completely (not sure it added anything and it may have even detracted from the recipe). I used all of the spices as recommended and it was very spicy (but I love spicy food). I'd cut the red pepper by at least half if I were making this for others.
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Cordon Bleu Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2007
Recipes turned out very nicely. I ended up using Jarlsberg cheese (rather than Swiss, which I find to be too bland). I served it over egg noodles.
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Pork Sausage and Cabbage Pitas

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2007
My husband and I made this tonight for dinner and thought it was quite good. I am not a huge fan of sausage so we used 1 lb spicy ground sausage mixed with 1/2 lb ground beef. Based on previous reviews we used only 1 teaspoon red pepper. We thought it came out tasty without being at all spicy (we will use more red pepper in the future). We also used bagged coleslaw mix. We did find that the sausage/cabbage mix was a bit runny and we will try draining the cabbage after wilting next time to see if it helps. We also used gyro bread (and spread dijon mustard on the bread). This is a good recipe to try if you are looking for something quick and different. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Old Bay® Steamed Shrimp

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2007
Only a 3 star rating because 5 minutes is way, way, WAY too long to cook the shrimp. I'd say 2 (possibly 3) minutes will work much better. Love the vinegar, water, old bay mix though.
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Super Al's Cocktail Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2006
Absolutely perfect. One of the very few recipes I follow exactly. Try this, you will never buy cocktail sauce again.
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Lemon Horseradish New Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2006
Excellent recipe. My husband and I both really enjoyed it. I boiled the potatoes (until tender) and baked them for 15 minutes. Ran them under the broiler for 2.5 minutes to brown the tops. I also added 4 cloves of minced garlic (sauted in the butter) and 2 tbs mustard. This will become a staple in our house.
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Prune and Olive Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2005
Yuck, ick, blah. Time consuming and tasted gross. My husband didn't think it was THAT bad, but agreed it was something we will never make again.
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Chicken Jalfrezi

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2004
I made this last week with minor modifications. I used chicken breasts, fresh tomatoes, added 1 cup of chicken broth (half with the tomatoes & half toward the end to make more sauce), and some cayenne (maybe 1/4-1/2 teaspoon? I just shook it in until it looked right) & used 4 cloves of garlic. I also threw in a small can of green beans toward the end. Served it all over basmati rice. Fantastic! I made this with a friend and we both loved every bite of it. We had to force ourselves to stop eating so that we would have leftovers for lunch the next day (tasted great reheated, but the cilantro lost a bit of its zip after being microwaved). If you like Indian food, I think you will like this recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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