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Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2011
Really disappointed in how this one turned out. Way too watery and bland. Absolutely no pumpkin flavor came through, which is what I was wanting. I added chipotle, fresh sage, and toasted cumin to up the flavor. Swapped the sherry vinegar for sherry. And then to thicken it, I stirred in 3/4 masa flour. It thickend into a nice bean soup. In the end I added chicken instead of ham because it seemed to go better. It tasted like a chicken enchilada soup so we crumbled in so tortillas and topped with sour cream. My end product was pretty good, but nothing what I thought the soup was supposed to be.
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Mojo de Ajo

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2011
This "sauce" is basically an infused olive oil. It has great flavor and smell. (Not so good the next morning when I could still smell it throughout the house.)For a huge time saver, I used a chopped garlic that I purchased in jar, drained and rinsed. I put in only three chipotle because I was worried it was gonna be too spicy. I went back later and added three more to the jar. Great flavor to keep on hand for just about anything that requires olive oil. I used it for sauteed kale and white beans.
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Baked Macaroni and Cheese III

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2011
I picked this recipe because it looked super quick and easy with minimal ingredients and didn't recquire the need to make a white sauce. The flavor is way too bland. It needs spices; garlic, onion, dry mustard and maybe a pinch of cayenne. I followed the advice of other reviews and used the sauce on only 8 oz of pasta shells.Which was good, since 16 oz would have made it too dry. I did not layer the ingredients. I stirred them all together and poured into a 8x8 pan. I used fat free sour cream and 2 % sharp cheddar. Instead of butter I drizzled with roasted garlic olive oil. I went ahead and added the whole 5 oz can of evaporated milk. Couldn't see throwing away that last ounce of milk. Has potential but as, flavorless.
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Linguine Pasta with Shrimp and Tomatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2011
I must have let my sauce cook down too much. I only used half the amount of suggested pasta and it still wasn't saucy enough. I added red pepper flakes and fresh parsley. I didn't have cajun seasoning, so I used Creole, which I think is pretty much the same thing. Quick and simple to throw together but nothing over-the-top.
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Candy Coated Pecans

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2011
I wanted to use these in a salad and was wanting more of a glazed pecan. These came out pretty ugly. The taste was ok. The egg white makes them very light and crisp. I stirred every ten minutes and it took about 1/2 hour.
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Enchilada Casserole III

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2011
Not sure about the whole enchilada sauce prep. Seemed pointless to me and I didn't think it would affect the flavor too much so I made the sauce my normal way. A little too much beans for me. And too little cheese. I swapped out the beef for left-over cooked chicken making this pretty easy to throw together. 375 is too hot to cook this casserole at. The middle was cold while the edges and bottom were getting burnt.
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Chunky Pear Butter with a Lemon Twist

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2011
No idea why this is called "Chunky" when you puree the pears and there isn't a chunk to be found. Flavor is good but the lemon flavor doesn't come through, and I doubled the amount of limoncello. I cooked the pears with the skin on the pureed the whole pot with a hand blender. Worked really slick that way. I opted out of the almond extract and added vanilla extract and a vanilla bean to the mixture. But, I did not add the extract or limoncello until it was good and thick because I felt it would be pointless and lost in evaporation. It was taking forever for it to thicken, so I moved it to a shallow saute pan for more surface area. It still took well over two hours.
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Pizza Dough III

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2011
This recipe has so many problems for me. I can't understand the high rating. The dough turned out way too sticky. I had to add another 3/4 cup of flour. 350 is too low to cook a pizza. And it took about 2 hours for this dough to double in bulk. As for the flavor, not at all impressed.
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Double Crust Bean Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2011
This was just ok for us. It was super easy to do and throw together but it tasted the same as a mexican casserole without the tortillas. I increased the beans (used pinto) to two cans and was glad I did, or it would have been a flimsy filling. Increased the cheese to two cups and salsa to one cup. Still came out pretty dry. Swapped the green peppers for corn and added diced green chilis.
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Marmalade Soy Wings

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2011
I increase the marmalade by another 1/2 cup and used marinade for chicken tenderloin pieces. Thought the sauce was still a little too thin. Used fresh ginger instead of ground.
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Soba with Toasted Sesame Seed Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2011
Cook your sesame seeds in a dry skillet where you can watch and stir them. Much more control. This recipe only needs about 1/4 cup of seeds. I found the whole recipe way too bland and flavorless.
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Super Easy Seared Ahi Tuna

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2011
This was easy and quick. Wasn't sure about the whole bread crumb on such an expensive cut of fish but it made a wonderful crust. Due to the low smoke point of olive oil, I used 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 veg oil for better control of the smoke.
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Sangria by the Pros

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2011
Used this recipe along with Classic Sangria recipe I wanted to do a taste comparison between a brandy sangria and a rum sangria. Both are good but I preferred the Classic Sangria one. It used rum instead of brandy and didn't taste as boozy. It was much smoother.
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Classic Spanish Sangria

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2011
Used Merlot. Had every intention of using a spiced rum only to discover that I only had half the amount of it needed so I had to add regular rum to the rest. Needless to say the spiced flavor didn't come through. I also made a batch Sangria and it called for brandy. So I did a taste test and I like the rum better. The brandy made it too "boozy"
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Yummy Lasagna

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2011
I used turkey sausage and turkey pepperoni. The sauce is way off on this. Needs at least double the amount of the recipe. I increased the amount of mozzarella because the ricotta seemed like alot.
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Fast and Friendly Meatballs

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2011
These were definitely fast to throw together but they definitely need some spices to spruce them up. I added some Montreal Steak seasoning, garlic, and 2 tablespoons of Parmesan Cheese and they were still bland. The oven idea is slick, but they do come out a little on the "beige" side compare to pan-fry them. Which is ok, if you put them in sauce, which I did for a couple of hours on low. These have a much better texture than the store bought ones I have had. Will probably make again, but with lots more spice and maybe even some red pepper flakes for a kick. I only wrote down the ingredient list and then made the recipe. So I accidentally added the oil to the meatballs and didn't warm the pan in the oven. I think that is probably why these came out nice and moist. :)
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Salmon Rosemary Burgers

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2011
I scribbled down the ingredients and headed to the kitchen. I didn't write the instructions. So the olive oil got thrown into the mixture. I deleted the horseradish because I was using a wasabi mayo on the bun. I also didn't use rosemary because my kids won't eat it. I would've liked the rosemary. But overall I like the Paula Deen one is better.
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Lauren's Grapefruit Margaritas

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2011
I made this into a "skinny" margarita and used Crystal Light Ruby Red. Tried to do it without the agave, but it needs it. Yum! Yum!
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Mac and Cheese II

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2011
Doubled this for a 9 x 13. Creamy but way too bland. I even added mustard, onion and garlic powders and it was still bland. I also used sharp cheddar. I topped with crumbled ritz crackers which is not nearly as good as bread crumbs.
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Chocolate Mousse Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2011
I wanted to make just the mousse part of this recipe and serve it in parfait glasses. So I halved the recipe to make four servings. I used a dove milk chocolate bar and it wasn't chocolate enough for me. Dark would definitely have been better. This was super easy to do. I melted everything in the microwave for about a minute and stirred until all the marshmallow blended in. The marshmallow really helps to make it fool-proof and so fluffy and light.
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