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Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2012
Awesome! Just the way it is! :D
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Homemade Tomato Sauce I

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2012
I have never made tomato sauce from scratch. I doubled the ingredients as my tomatoes were quite small. I made it per the recipe, but then added a 6 oz can of tomato paste, a little sea salt, sauteed ground beef and used an immersion blender to blend it all together. Definitely a keeper! :D
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Yellow Squash Patties

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2011
I did not give it five stars for three reasons.I added garlic cloves, cumin, basil, and oregano as per another reviewer. Second, there was not enough egg and therefore the patties fell apart regardless how long I cooked them. I doubled the corn meal and added two eggs. Finally, I split the oil in half and used the difference in butter to make them less oily. The patties are very tasty! I served them with both sour cream and apple sauce. I would, however, only make these for some special occasion as they are fried and absorb too much fat during cooking.
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Cabbage Beef Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2011
I am not a fan of cabbage. I don't particularly care for it. Not only did I enjoy it, but so did everyone else. This is a tasty hearty soup. I did as others substitute the tomato sauce, using crushed tomatoes instead. The only thing I added was chopped garlic clove. This is definitely a keeper! :D
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Black Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2011
As it stands I can only give it a 3. With the changes by the readers/reviewers .... this became a 5! My guests LOVED it. I added lamb stew meat, chopped into tiny pieces, and fresh chopped cilantro. I added diced tomatoes, corn, substituted kidney beans for the black beans (love black beans but didn't have any), Turmeric, Cumin, Black Pepper (didn't have cayenne) as per the other readers suggested and served it with Tortilla Chips. It turned out Awesome! :D
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Cajun Seafood Pasta

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2010
I am not myself a shell fish lover, but I had a dinner date and wanted to add some surf to the turf. I chose this recipe. I had to make some changes as I forgot to by the whipping cream and scallions. I substituted the whipping cream with 1 cup of sour cream and 1 cup of milk, used sweet red onion instead of scallions, and some chopped fresh jalapeno instead of pepper flakes and served it with Angel Hair Pasta instead of Fettuccine. He LOVED it. Kudos to the originator of the recipe!
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Baked Mushrooms with Thyme and White Wine

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2009
We thought this was very good. I only gave it a for because I altered the quantities of the ingredients. I used 1/2 onion, 1 clove garlic, 1/2 tsp thyme and 1/4 cup of wine. It went over well with our herb roasted lamb dinner. My husband, who is not keen on mushrooms, very much enjoyed it and even went back for seconds. Its a keeper in our home.
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Pierogi Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2009
Again, I am reviewing this recipe based on differences between what I thought about the recipe and what my husband thought about the recipe. My husband thought it was "good". he did not thing it was good enough to make again. Even with the changes suggested by other reviewers. I expected it to be much better than it was based on the ingredients, but I did not like it. I have been married 13 years and have never really understood my husband's issues with food in which he thinks the flavor is good but he didn't like the consistency but did not want it eat it again because he did not like the consistency. This is the first recipe that I understood that in all these years. I have loved pierogis since first introduced to me by a polish immigrant in childhood. Consistency aside, this did not taste anything like pierogis to me.
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Tofu Quiche with Broccoli

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2009
I am giving this recipe a 4 because my husband and I have different opinions on this recipe. It was easy to make and worked fine. My husband loved it! I make a spinach/mushroom quiche found on this site, which both of us love. It is made with egg whites and both of us enjoy it. My husband liked this quiche even better, so I will be making it for him regularly. I like the fact that soy is healthier than eggs. I however, did not like the flavor. I like tofu, but I did not like the consistency nor the way the tofu tasted in this recipe. For those who like tofu or are looking for a quiche without eggs, it is worth trying.
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April's Chicken Fried Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2008
Great Recipe. I only made two small changes. I added peas and used Bragg's Liquid Amino's (two tablespoons) instead of soy sauce. The end result had an authentic Chinese flavor and my husband loved it!
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The Best Veggie Sandwich

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2008
I may be somewhat partial, because I love Avocados, but I really enjoyed this. The only change I made was to use whole wheat English muffins and after toasting, I added only cheese to the top half of the muffin and closed it like a sandwich rather than eating it as an open faced sandwich. I ate half of it before remembering the ranch dressing. It was good even without the dressing. I will share this sandwich with my husband (who will need two because as he is nearly 6ft and one of these sandwiches would not satisfy his hunger). For me this is perfect as posted, but my husband is allergic to raw tomatoes and avocado, so I am going to try to bake it for a while before adding the cheese and broiling. My only regret is that I only made one .... except that it was a late lunch and dinner is just around the corner, I would have had another!!!
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Bruce's Honey Sesame Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2008
My initial rating was not a 5 star rating. My initial rating was based on the difference between what I thought about the recipe and what my husband thought about it. I must admit that I did not think the bread was nearly as good as he did. However, because he rather liked it, I have made this bread a couple more times since I rated it and feel the need to change my original rating. My bread machine overcooks the bread on the recommended setting. As this is the lowest setting on my machine, I keep and eye on it and turn it off about 20 minutes before the cycle is done. As such the results, and the bread, is much better. I have been toasting this bread for sandwiches or to serve with soup. While I did not think it was anything special simply sliced and eaten, I absolutely LOVE this bread toasted. Toasted, it makes great sandwiches and makes a wonderful side to soup. This evening, I am making another loaf. I am going to save some of it to make croutons. While I am convinced this will make great croutons, I will let you all know how it works out. Thanks Bruce!!
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Tofu Creamed Spinach

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2008
Oh My! This is wonderful!!! My husband's favorite veggie is spinach. In an effort to reduce meat intake and eat healthier, I tried this recipe. You can't tell there is tofu in this recipe. The only changes I made was to substituted milk with Soy Milk and added 2 tablespoons of Benefiber to increase the fiber. I plan to serve this with angel hair pasta as suggested by other reviewers, but quite frankly, I can eat it as it is right off the spoon!!!!
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Sweet and Spicy Soup with Black-Eyed Peas and Sweet Potato

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2006
Flavor is good... but way too sweet.
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New Red Potato Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2006
Exellent. I only need one potato salad recipe ... and this is it. The only modification I made was to add some cooked bacon. Definately a keeper!
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Savory Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2006
Yummie! I can't eat crab, so I used imitation crab instead. And I added just a little salt. Again ... Yummie!
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Outstanding Chicken Dinner

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2006
This recipe has a wonderful flavor ... however there is WAY too much flour. As such, it needs some work.
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Spanish-Style Chicken and Sausage

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2006
This is a wonderfully flavorful rice dish. I modified it just a bit. I used Garcia's Beef Sausage left over chicken and long-grain white rice. While I cooked the rice (2 cups white long grain rice), I sauteed the sausage in a small saute pan. Meanwhile, I sauteed onion and pepper in a large sautepan until tender. Then added remaining ingredients except the tomatoes in one pan and simmered. I added the tomatoes in the last 5 minutes. When rice was done, I stirred in the rice. Very enjoyable rice dish! And the leftovers make a great fried rice!
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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2005
I love broccoli and I love soup. Cream of Broccoli .... Is just one of my favorites! I found a very good recipe and after moving I could not find it .... so, based on all the reviews .... I tried this one. I made some changes ... in the end this is AWESOME! I doubled the broccoli, added two minced garlic cloves, 1/2 tablespoon of fresh ground pepper, and substituted 1 lb processed cheese for 1/2 lb low fat cheddar and 1/2 extra sharp chedder; and cut the cornstarch down to 1/3rd cup. Finally, I subsituted 1/2 the milk for heavy cream. If you love broccoli and cream soup ... this is definately a keeper!
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Cream of Acorn Squash Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2005
My husband has never liked squash. He considers this recipe a keeper! I addded a little pepper and sea salt.I love it! This has become one of my favorite soup recipes!
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