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Microwave Lemon Curd

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2012
Quick and easy ~ used bottled lemon juice and no zest because I did not have lemons on hand. Cut the recipe in thirds, it was perfect after 3 min 25 secs on high. Made enough to almost fill 2 small jam jars. It did firm up a bit in the fridge overnight. Thank you for this recipe!!
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Quick and Easy Pumpkin Mousse

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2012
This was great ~ like pumpkin pie whipped cream! For the milk I used 1/2 half n half and 1/2 skim because I did not have whole milk. To get the heavy cream to whip nicely I put the beaters and the cream in the freezer for about 10 minutes prior to beating, fastest whipped cream ever! Made ahead and served inside crepes topped with additional whipped cream the next day. The mousse was a delight on its own.
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Italian Turkey Meatballs

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2012
Used jarred spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce, grated vs. shredded parm, and proportional dried parsley, ground rosemary and a little less fresh oregano per other reviewer's recommendation. Very flavorful! The recipe for 1 pound of turkey perfectly made 20 meatballs with my cookie dough scoop.
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Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2012
Great base recipe! I halved the recipe. Used butter instead of margarine. Did not have clam juice so drained juice from 2 cans of clam. Used white wine but also added 1/4 tsp chicken base, and used black pepper instead of white. Also used Yukon gold potatoes instead of red because that is what I had on hand. Right before serving I added a bit of skim milk to thin it out. Tasted like comfort food & better than soup from a can. Will make again!
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Oat Applesauce Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2011
Way better than expected, thanks to tips from other reviewers! Followed recipe except for not soaking the oats that long (maybe 20 min?) and also added: 2 tsp cinnamon, 3/4tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2tsp pumpkin pie spice. I lined the muffin tins with butter, filled about 2/3, then put some diced peach in each cup then covered with another spoon of dough. Sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar & after 25 min, they were finished, beautiful and came out of the cups perfectly. The peach surprise in the middle was delicious, reminiscent of peach cobbler, but more guilt free :) Thanks for the recipe!
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Grandma's Apple Dumplings

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2011
Neat idea. I sliced the quarters into three but the apples still needed a bit longer to cook. Halved the sauce & it was just the right amount, the sauce is very tasty! I covered the dish for 15 and uncovered for 15, maybe next time I would leave uncovered to get a little crust on the top of the dumplings. For leftovers, I broiled the dumplings at 500 degrees for 6 minutes. To me this was comfort food-ish, hubby did not care for the dish though.
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Homemade Pork Sausage

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2011
Halved recipe but otherwise followed exactly: It was OK, a little bland, next time I will increases the proportions of the spices to meat. It could be good if the flavors were stronger.
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Naan

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2010
Wow! Followed recipe except used all-purpose flour, &proofed yeast with 1Tbs sugar & warm water before adding other ingredients. Only needed about 4 cups flour, and omitted minced garlic (though it would have been good if I had it on hand). Needed to use oven to help the dough rise. Cooked on electric griddle heated to 375 deg. Taste was spot on and especially good fresh! Next time I might try adding the 1/2 tsp baking soda to create the bubbles as advised below. Froze some of the extra dough for later use. Thanks for the recipe!
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Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
The only change I made was use less salt, 1/2tsp would have been way too much! I used the semi-sweet chunks - went perfectly! Also tried white chocolate & peanut butter chips. The chunks were the favorite taste-wise, but the others added to the appearance. Might try later with Andes mint chips. Oh, I also followed advice to squish the dough down a little before baking - good tip. Thanks for the recipe - definitely a keeper!
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Uglies

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2010
This was a great base recipe! Used Pillsbury Grands Jr buttermilk flaky biscuits & they turned out pretty tasty! Not as good leftover though, but that is usually true for Pils' biscuits. Tried two fillings, 1: shepherd's pie, 2: ground beef & sweet potato. The sweet potato was the favorite! I browned 93% ground beef with onions, garlic powder, some basil & oregano, microwaved the sweet potato to cook & mashed with a pat of butter, then mixed with meat mixture & shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Topped with extra cheese, 15 minutes was perfect! Sooo good fresh out of the oven, and despite the name, they looked pretty appetizing. Thanks for the idea for a fun new way to use ground beef!
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Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2010
I like the butter & olive oil combo, I ground on some garlic sea salt & sprinkled 4 small steaks with a heaping 1/8tsp. cayenne total, skipped the peppercorn step, seared about 45seconds-1 minute each side, served. Yum!
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Fast and Friendly Meatballs

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2010
Wow, I am giving this 5 stars because it is so easy & an excellent base recipe. I followed everything exactly except for these things: only had 1 lb of meat, only had plain breadcrumbs. I also added the 2Tb grated parm, 1/2 tsp sage. 1/8 tsp each: onion pwdr, garlic pwdr, salt & pepp. The ice cream scooper for sizing was a neat touch. I should have added the basil/oregano that would have been in the Italian crumbs. I had some trouble getting the meatballs to brown/crisp, I used a nonstick pan with the olive oil but most of the oil just beaded up/went to one corner so that may have had something to do with it. I wonder how it would do if I lined it with alum foil? Maybe I could have fried them up a little more on the stove afterwords (defeating some of the healthiness)? The baking time was otherwise accurate though. So easy & fast!!
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Inside Out Ravioli II

Reviewed: May 29, 2010
Wow! With these changes it actually did taste like ravioli: added >1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs + 2 eggs beaten. I used 1 lb. baby penne pasta, 1/2 of a 9oz bag fresh spinach (lightly steamed - could have easily used whole bag but hubby hates spinach so just snuck a little in there - and he did not complain!), >1.5 lbs lean ground beef sauteed with onion, garlic & fresh herbs from garden. For the cheese used a combination of shredded mozzarella, Italian cheese mix & 1 long slice of super sharp cheddar. Did use two cans pasta sauce (reserved additional small amount of the sauce/meat filling mix to stuff two portabella mushroom caps, WOW, that was delish). Thanks for the recipe, I will make this again!
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Pineapple Scones

Reviewed: May 29, 2010
Followed recipe except for these changes: used just under 1 cup crushed pineapple (only had a big can of it), substituted 1 tsp dried orange peel for fresh zest, added 2 Tb sweetened coconut flakes, 1/2 tsp cinnamon. and 1/4 tsp each nutmeg & cardamom. Baked 17 minutes & they were soft like light fluffy biscuits (different than I'm used to for scones) but just the right amount of sweet! I will make these again!
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Crab Quiche I

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
I made a half recipe with some modifications from the suggestions of others: beat two eggs, combined with 1/4 cup light mayo, 1 TB flour, 1/4 cup milk. Sauteed 2-3TB finely chopped yellow onion with about 3 TB frozen chopped spinach in butter/olive oil mix with dash garlic salt. Added to egg mixture with one 6oz. can drained crab meat. Added heaping half cup of shredded Mexican 4-cheese mix + 2-3 Tb shredded Parmesan cheese. Added about 1/16th-1/8th tsp. each: cayenne, nutmeg, powdered yellow mustard, garlic salt, garlic powder, black pepper. Mixed and divided into two individual dishes. Baked 45 minutes at 350, sprinkled tops with a little more of the Mexican 4-cheese mix, then baked an additional 15. Wow! That was 5 stars in my opinion! My husband is not a fan of crab or spinach, and requested next time it be made with ham and no greens or garlic. He also hates quiche, but after smelling it while it baked decided to try it. He ate his whole dish-full, and when I asked would he eat it again if I made it exactly the same - he said yes. :) Winner! Thank you for sharing!
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Marmalade Pork Chops

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2009
I used a heaping half cup of marmalade, and just short of a half cup of reduced-sodium soy sauce, and one large clove of garlic, for 4 chops w/bone. Cooked covered at 350' for 60 minutes and they came out tender and delicious! The sauce is mild, but good, and there was a LOT of leftover sauce. It might have helped having so much though in the tender/moist department, because the chops were practically swimming in sauce in the oven. Thanks for sharing this quick & easy recipe!!
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Barlow's Blackened Catfish

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2009
Wow, people were not joking about the smoke. I needed a dust mask just to breathe while blackening!!! It was ridiculous. Used catfish nuggets, doubled the recipe except only used 1 tsp. of cayenne - it still had plenty of kick! Did not have lemon pepper so substituted equal parts pre-mixed Cajun spice. That might have had something to do with the super kick;next time I would use even less of the cayenne (like less than 1/2 tsp. for a double batch.) Doubling the spice mix, I did not have enough to coat 2 lbs. of nuggets. My nuggets were also slightly frozen still, so needed longer than 35 minutes for baking time. Flavor was good & they came out moist!
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Stracciatella II

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2009
Excellent comfort soup. Used chicken breast, added 1/8 tsp. cayenne. Forgot to only put half the veggies in to start with, so just blended up half of the whole cooked batch after 45 minutes. Did not add pasta or rice. Added a little milk to the bowls just before serving and it was quite good; the next day the soup had even better flavor, & I served it without milk. This is a definite keeper, thanks for sharing!
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Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip II

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2009
I followed some advice of others: used sour cream instead of mayo, added 1/8tsp cayenne, and mixed all the cheese together. I did use the basil plus 2 minced garlic cloves, and used about 1 cup fresh spinach chopped, a bar of the reduced fat cream cheese, and buttered the 8x8 glass baking dish before putting dip into it. I let the cream cheese come to room temp before mixing and it mixed just fine. Used 1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese instead of 1/4 cup parm. + 1/4 cup mozz. Lastly, I sprinkled a pinch or two of the Italian cheese on top before putting it in the oven. Pretty tasty! Definitely party worthy.
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Apple Chicken Stew

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2009
Tasty & comforting on a cool day. Used 2 sweet potatoes & 2 reg. potatoes. Didn't have dried thyme leaves so used slightly heaping 1/2 tsp. ground thyme. For the liquid: used apple juice & cider vinegar, and also added a can of chicken broth; the end result was a thick stew and the chicken was moist. For apple: cubed 1 small golden delicious & 1 small gala. They seemed to disappear into the sauce during the cooking process - I forgot to place them on top of the chicken & had just mixed in the apple cubes with all the other veggies- but it turned out very tasty anyway! My boneless/skinless chicken breasts (used 5) were frozen. I still attempted to brown them (dredged in flour/salt/pepper) before putting them in the crock pot whole, and after 5 hours on high they shredded like a dream! Followed the recipe exactly for other ingredients. We will have this again! Thanks for sharing!
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