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Chef John's Salt Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2014
Changed nothing about the ingredients, just tweaked the method of cooking (I have roasted many a fowl in my career). I preheated my cast iron skillet so that when i laid the chicken in it, the bottom/thighs got a nice sear (keeps the dark meat cooking at same rate as white). Then, after about 30 minutes on the high heat, i shut the oven all the way off and let the chicken sit in the cooling oven for another 20 minutes. This lets it continue to cook, but will taper off and seal the juices in. Just don't open the door! This chicken turned out so beautiful golden brown, crispy outside, super moist and tender inside. Thank you chef, for the courage to use so much salt! :))
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Rolled Flank Steak

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2009
I'm sure this is great as is, but I didn't have some of these things so this is what I did: I had some milanese steaks (SUPER thin-cut steak), lined them with thin sliced provolone, lined that with fresh baby spinach, rolled it up tight, wrapped it tightly with raw bacon, pinned it with toothpicks and laid it in the casserole dish on its side. Then I drizzled it with worcestershire and sprinkled it with garlic powder, fresh ground black pepper, a pinch of thyme and paprika. Then just cook to temp. Absolutely delicious!!!
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Red Potato Salad with Sour Cream and Chives

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2004
Added dill, a tbsp or so of red wine vinegar and substituted garlic salt for regular. A great healthier recipe for potato salad! Everyone liked it!
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Potato Salad I

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2004
Great recipe! We don't like celery or sweet pickles, so I used dill pickle relish and dill weed instead. Also added sliced black olives and green onions. Disappeared right quick, it did!
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Four-Bean Taco Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2007
UBER EASY. Used the slow cooker. Subbed ground turkey for the ground beef. Added 1/2 small onion, roughly chopped. Extra tomato sauce. No butter beans, just doubled up on the black beans. Yum. Definitely Yum. This is going to be a regular this winter.
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Buffalo Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2004
My friends and I are HUGE blue cheese fans. This dressing rocked! Even using low fat ingredients. The wings were okay. Didn't turn out very spicy, even with a whole bottle of habanero sauce. Still, flavor and texture were terrific, especially with the dressing!!!
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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2011
so far so good. the 2 hour taste test is a success. some things i had to change due to materials on hand: used Killian's Irish Red Lager, 1/2 a bottle (what kind of beer you use makes a difference!), used fresh bacon, 4 slices. Omitted celery. Browned other veggies in bacon drippings. Substituted Kielbasa for the Italian sausage, also browned in bacon drippings. Used 1 lb gr.chuck and 1 lb gr.turkey, again, in the bacon drippings. Used 1 can each of dark red kidney beans, light red kidney beans and great northern beans (had no regular chili beans on hand). All spices stayed the same. I have to say, this was surprisingly easy to prepare, considering the rather imposing list of ingredients. I will make this again, hopefully with the ingredients the recipe calls for, just to try it. But the way its turning out now.... Delicious, thick, hearty, loaded with meat and veggies, with a nice solid kick to it. I'm impressed. And I'm a chili critic.
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Taco Bake I

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2007
Great! Made an 8x8 instead of the 9x13. Only one change: added 3 tortillas, bottom, middle and top, serving like a lasagna. Used a little less salsa and seasonings because my new husband is a spice feather-weight. He ate the whole thing (minus my piece) during our day off together. Top-notch and soooo easy!!
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Apple Strudel Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2008
The changes make this a five-star muffin. Sub 1/2 the white sugar for brown. Mix with shredded and diced apples first to soak while you prepare the rest. Add nutmeg and cinnamon and about 1/2 to 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce. I used two golden delicious apples, about the size of a baseball, and was able to completely omit the vanilla. Moist, fluffy, sweet. Yum.
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Sunday Brunch Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2011
Love it. Changes: Evap. milk for regular, and no spices whatsoever (b/c i'm a weird one and like ketchup on my eggs), and mixed sharp cheddar and mozzarella cuz thats what i had. put potatoes in bottom of dish, then bacon and cheese, poured egg and veggie mix over top and just let it soak down before baking. DELICIOUS. Thank you.
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2011
This was a GREAT starter. I did not add anything, but i did omit the half & half. This turned out very sweet, almost too sweet. Had to dunk some sourdough french bread every other bite. But it was so yummy and filling i still gave it four stars. Just can't eat alot of it. Thank you!
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Zesty Grilled Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2009
Terrific idea. Cut the soy sauce drastically, like, by 2/3 (used reduced sodium soy sauce, also) and doubled the brown sugar. Used fresh squeezed lemon juice, also. We loved it!!
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Chef John's Fried Green Tomatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2014
Did this recipe twice. First time, to me, was 4-star. To make it 5-star, for my family and I, I ditched the cornmeal, subbed buttermilk for the regular milk and doubled it, and used a LOT more cayenne (bringing it closer to the recipe I've always used). Follow the actual process of preparing the tomatoes and cooking them. These steps are very important and Chef John has laid them out very well. When finished, I used my own remoulade recipe (relish, mayo, lemon juice, hot sauce, cayenne, paprika, s&p, blended smooth), and stacked my tomatoes with crab cakes, with the remoulade (mixed with tiny salad shrimp) over all. DELISH!!!!
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Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2009
Ooof. Would have been very bland if I hadn't added the honey and applesauce and apples and extra cranberries. Will try again with dried apricots and mangoes with pecans. An okay base recipe to launch from.
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Baked Slow Cooker Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2004
Terrific starter recipe! Never thought of using foil. I left out the salt and added some basil & oregano. My guests loved it! I loved it! So simple and easy.
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Beef Sirloin Tip Roast with Mushrooms

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2013
I am giving this recipe 5 stars b/c I am sure its wonderful as is. As a matter of fact, my mother made her roasts very similar and they were delicious. However, I changed it rather drastically. I used a montreal-type seasoning blend with extra thyme and garlic powder coated all over the roast, liberally. Then browned hard and fast, normal pan, high heat. Transferred roast to ceramic casserole. blended pan juices with broth, red wine and just a touch of liquid smoke and worcestershire. added to roast, baked for 1 hour at 350 for rare-mid-rare center. poured juices from pan back to skillet. Added half a sliced onion, a cup of quartered fresh mushrooms, about a tablespoon of whole peppercorns, a few thin slices of beef leg bone with marrow, a bay leaf, garlic powder and fresh thyme. reduced by almost half. meanwhile, made a 'scratch roux', which is just some melted butter whisked constantly with regular flour over med heat until it turns from buttery yellow to deep gold (just long enuf to kill the raw flour taste and make sure its whisked super smooth). Add to reduction, whisk again to blend gravy, slice your roast, serve mushroom/onion/peppercorn gravy over top. DELICIOUSNESS. Thank you for the inspiration Jim!
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Potato Leek Soup I

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2011
Added bacon, cooked leeks in bacon drippings, butter and wine, added a block of cream cheese and a small container of sour cream. This soup is a meal in and of itself. I've made it several times, always delicious.
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Charley's Slow Cooker Mexican Style Meat

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2004
Loved this recipe! Ended up doubling the cayenne and chili powders... we like it hot!
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Pizza Dough I

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2013
As Miss Rena says, this dough is meant to be simple. Its not fabulous. Its not gourmet. It IS a wonderful, quick, easy, almost fool proof recipe for a very yummy pizza dough. I always make a recipe exactly the way written the first time, regardless of what i want to adjust. And I rate it based on that, not on my tweaks. However, I did not have enough regular flour on hand, and no vegetable oil, just olive oil. So i did half wheat flour, half white, and subbed olive oil. This crust turned out a perfect, medium-thick chewy, breadlike 13" pie. It required a little kneading on the flatboard for a couple of minutes, to be able to roll out, but i did not wait for it to rise. No need. I rolled it out on my pizza stone, and pressed the middle out just a little extra so it baked thoroughly in 28 minutes at 375. My son and I loved it. Will use this over and over. And when I have the time, i'll play with it. Parmesan, fresh herbs, garlic... this recipe can do alot, but its great as is, without a doubt!
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Thunderbird Stew

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2011
simple, easy, fairly tasty. will make again with changes.
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