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Blueberry Cornbread

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2013
This was fantastic! I made it exactly according to the directions, and I had to stop myself from eating half the pan. I did use fresh blueberries, which I think makes a difference. Next time I will try it with a little less salt, but I don't want to mess too much with a good thing.
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Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2011
I tried this last night and it was a success! I wish I had cooked the roux longer. I was afraid that I might burn it, but the "chocolate milk" color was not long enough. I added some okra, which is a must for gumbo as far as I am concerned. I also threw in some shrimp at the end. A good authentic gumbo recipe!
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Remarkable Fudge

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2010
This is a delicious fudge, and turned out very nicely! It took me much longer than 12 minutes to reach 236 degrees, so make sure you use a candy thermometer if you try to make this.
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Baked Kale Chips

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2010
This is a fantastic way to eat kale (which I have a lot of in the garden these days!). I did not use as much olive oil and salt as the recipe called for, but instead just sprayed olive oil on until covered and salted to taste. Delicious. I will definitely be making these again! And 10-12 minutes was plenty of time to make them nice and crisp.
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Cherry Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2010
These were nice and fresh, but they were missing something. I made them according to the recipe, but then after tasting them added the juice of 1/2 a lime. That really tied all the flavors together. Also, the sauce didn't really stay on the chicken. Next time we will probably let the chicken sit in the sauce longer - maybe for an hour - before serving. But I love the cherries!
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Roasted Grapes and Carrots

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2010
I definitely agree with the other reviewers that the carrots need to be pre-cooked slightly before baking. This simple recipe was nice, but needs a little something so I recommend adding a Tbsp or two of Orange Juice to the olive oil when you coat everything. This really makes the flavors pop! Also, try sprinkling it with a little sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, plus a bit of fresh parsley if you have it on hand. It just adds that extra bit of "wow" to the dish.
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Balsamic-Glazed Salmon Fillets

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2010
This marinade was good, but it did not have the *wow* factor. I will probably not make it again, as there are many other better marinades out there.
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Spinach Salad I

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
Salad was okay as is, but I agree there was WAY too much sugar in the dressing! Next time I'll just try 2 Tbsp. I also omitted the croutons. I think that with changes, the salad could be quite good!
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Pretty Chicken Marinade

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
This is now my dh's favorite marinade, and he is certainly a food critic! I usually make half the marinade for 4 chicken breasts - it is plenty and I don't like to waste ingredients. The only thing we do differently is to smoke some wood chips on the grill while cooking it instead of using the liquid smoke flavoring. I highly recommend that you try this!
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Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2009
These were fine, but I'm not sure what the fuss is about. I thought the texture turned out a bit chewy, but not in a good gooey sort of brownie way. Tastes fine, but not amazing. I'll keep looking for a good zucchini brownie recipe.
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Fish Tacos with Honey-Cumin Cilantro Slaw and Chipotle Mayo

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2009
Excellent recipe once I tweaked it a bit. I added a small amount of julienned red pepper to the slaw mix, and wrapped everything up in corn tortillas. Also, I used thick plain yogurt instead of mayo - it gave just the right amount of tang to the chipotle "mayo" dressing. Delicious!
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Beer and Brown Sugar Steak Marinade

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2009
AMAZING. So flavorful and especially delicious with the glaze reduction. This has become our default steak marinade.
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Springtime Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2009
Very nice salad - took it to Easter dinner and everyone liked it.
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Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2009
Wonderful flavor! I boiled the chicken and used that as a broth base mixed with boxed chicken broth and 2 tsp chicken bouillon granules. I'm not sure how it would have been if I had just used the fake stuff, but I bet it would not be as tasty. I also added a little lemongrass for added complexity. It was the best chicken noodle soup I have made yet!
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Lentil and Green Collard Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2009
This is an excellent soup, and while I'm no authority on Lebanese cooking it tasted fairly authentic to me. My hubby also loved it. I pretty much made it as-is except I only put in 1/2 the salt, sauteed half the garlic with the onions and put in the other half with the collards, and I steamed the collard greens instead of sauteing them in oil. I didn't miss the salt, and I prefer to use less if I can get away with it. I also used my immersion blender to SLIGHTLY blend the lentils before adding the collard greens and spices. This gave the soup a creamier texture, but I only did it for a few seconds as I didn't want to overdo it! I will be making this soup again.
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Beaker's Vegetable Barley Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2009
Delicious! I adjusted the spices a little to suit my tastes (1/4 tsp black pepper and 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes instead of all black pepper, added 1/4 tsp marjoram), but for the most part made the recipe as-is. I used a quick barley, which made the cooking time a lot less. And I always saute the veggies in olive oil before adding the broth - it really brings out the flavors this way. Great recipe!
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2009
I added 1/2 Tbsp. of flour before adding to the meat with 2/3 cup of water, as other reviewers suggested. I probably won't ever need to buy a premixed taco seasoning packet again, as this tasted much better!
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Pizza Dough I

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2008
I just made this as the dough for a Stromboli. I used EVOO for the oil, added 1 tsp. dried basil and 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, and it turned out really well. I used to use frozen dough, but this was so easy and tasty that I think it will become a permanent part of the Stromboli recipe!
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Mediterranean Barley Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2008
This salad is okay, but I don't like black olives and I thought it was missing something. I substituted Kalamata olives for the black olives, used basil instead of cilantro, and added chopped cucumber. You can also add a can of garbanzo beans to make it a vegetarian main dish. We topped with feta cheese, for a real Mediterranean flair. With the modifications, it was great!
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Fruited Ice Cream

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2008
I made this without the fruit, and it was great, but I bet with fruit is good too. Ease of prep and the great flavor makes this my new standard recipe for ice cream!
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