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Authentic Cincinnati Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2014
This is it! After fond memories of spending a long summer working in Cincinnati and going out to Skyline every Friday with my colleagues, I have been wracked with Skyline Chili cravings ever since. (No Goldstar, thank you! Although Goldstar was better on hot dogs, if I recall.) The cans of Skyline do not cut it, with their metallic tinge. The off-brand packets are not even close. I made this almost exactly as written, and it was perfect. The key - do not skim the fat. Put in extra fat if you use lean ground beef. 1) That's where the flavor is. 2) Fat is good for you - read Nourishing Traditions or Eat Fat, Lose Fat, or anything by Mary Enig. Low fat is what's making us fat - fat is what allows us to absorb vitamins. (And I used grassfed ground beef for the beefiest flavor and best nutritional profile.) Anyway, I served this on top of spaghetti with raw onions and oyster crackers. Then I froze what was left and later made the Skyline Chili Dip (layer with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and onion) and served with french fries for dipping. (Fried in healthy grassfed beef tallow.) It was unbelievably good, and even my picky husband has asked for more. Thank you for this recipe! I had almost given up on Skyline chili at home, after several random internet recipes had failed, and even the Cook's Illustrated version was a bust. Thank you thank you thank you thank you. [Modifications: Do not skim the fat for best flavor. Unsweetened cocoa powder, ground cloves and ground allspice.]
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Dr Noemi De La Rosa's Pastelillos or Empanadillas

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2011
These are delicious and also known as "empanadas" - or "meat pies" in English. Discovery: even more delicious brushed with a touch of butter and baked until they start to brown on top.
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Blue Cheese Beef Tenderloin

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2011
The perfect way to show off a nice piece of tenderloin. This has become my annual meal for my Un-Valentines' Day party with all my single friends.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Parisienne

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2011
Tastes like... chicken and cream of mushroom soup. Not sure if this is the fault of the recipe or the slow cooker.
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Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2011
How can something this simple taste this delicious? This little guy is worth buying a slow cooker over- FINALLY found a use for that silly piece of equipment.
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Egg Noodles

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2011
Unremarkable. A bit flour-y.
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Beef Stroganoff III

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2011
I'm a big fan of beef stroganoff-- and this is the best I've ever had. Marinated eye of round roast in straight apple cider vinegar for a couple of hours prior to cooking to use up a cheap cut of meat and to sub for the wine. As the sauce was already too thin, adding wine/vinegar at the end would be a step backwards. Thanks to another reviewer for the tip about tempering by mixing a bit of the hot sauce with the sour cream before adding it to the pot. Thanks, Donna!
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Chicken Korma II

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2007
There is no "traditional Indian chicken korma." For one thing, like many of the Indian dishes we enjoy, it was created for the Western palate. For another, korma is always individualized. It smelled amazing while cooking, but ended up tasting far less flavorful than the scent had me expecting. It was better the second day, but still... didn't really taste like much. I may try marinating the meat next time. All of my spices are new, so I know that wasn't the issue. If only I could figure out how to make it taste like it smelled...
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Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2007
Good but pretty basic. I expected this to have more flavor-- wouldn't recommend serving it with a bland entree. It is useful, however, as a way to dress up refrigerated mashed potatoes.
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Green Beans for a Special Occasion

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2007
Five stars for being simple and delicious. I suggest using butter instead of olive oil-- the pine nuts and garlic clung nicely to the frozen beans as I sauteed them together. After a few minutes to sit, they almost looked breaded! Even the guests who didn't like green beans came back for seconds. In fact, it was as popular as the entree. Excellent!
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Dumplings

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2005
Not sure I know what to expect from dumplings, but these weren't bad. Tried them with whole wheat flour, chives, parsley, and the smallest amount of ginger I could manage-- in the Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings recipe. Filling.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2005
Mediocre. The flavor was decent for the amount of work. I don't think I'll save the recipe, however. Maybe I am expecting too much out of chicken-and-dumplings, as they aren't a tradition in my family. They were very similar in flavor to the ones at Cracker Barrel, if that's what you're looking for.
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Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2005
Wow. The subtle flavoring on this dish was to die for. My roommate wouldn't stop complimenting it. It made our apartment so fragrant! I served it over risotto with a little sharp cheddar and muenster. The sauce complimented this wonderfully. I quartered the cloves of garlic, and even they were delicious. Thank you for my new showpiece recipe!
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Aloha Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2005
A crowd-pleaser. The flavors are a bit strong-- follow what it says about increasing the amount of chicken to decrease the intensity of the flavor. For me, you can't have too much of a good thing. :) I think this would make a great appetizer-- I'm going to try it with chicken wings when I get back to school in the fall.
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Lisa's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2004
Made this cake for my good male friend's birthday. Quick way to a high school football player's heart. He's been begging for another ever since. I first came across the recipe in Cake Mix Doctor. It's unbelievable. You'll love it if you love chocolate.
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Awesome Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2004
Incredible. My friends look forward to getting sick so I will make them this soup. Try homemade egg noodles. Just be careful not to let them soak up all the broth. Thanks, Alan.
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