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Clark Gable Pancakes

Reviewed: May 22, 2011
Super easy, fast and tasty. My only negative comment would be the amount of baking powder. Although the author swears it's correct, I will cut it down next time - just a touch bitter IMO, but still really good overall. Servied with "smashed" sweetened strawberries and whipped cream - yum yum.
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Chicken Quesadillas

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2011
Super good, but need to add a note for those using low-carb tortillas. These work so much better on a grill pan than baked in the oven. I've tried baking them in the oven with and without brushing with oil and/or butter, but the tortillas always come out very hard. Suggestion: Spray a frying pan with veg. oil spray and grill them at med. heat for about 4 min. on both sides -- they turn out tender and crispy. Also recommend sprinkling some cheese on the tortilla before adding the meat mixure, and then the rest of the cheese on top. This helps hold everything together.
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Asian Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2011
Excellent dressing (do use the sesame oil, add a few dashes of ground ginger and do make extra!!). I added fresh pea pods and mandarin orange slices to the salad ingredients. Here's a great modification that makes the chicken really stand out (instead of bland cooked shredded chicken-yuck). Thinly slice the chicken breasts and lightly coat with a mixture of 1/4 cup each flour & cornstarch, and 1/4 tsp. each of salt, pepper and garlic powder; stir fry on med-high heat till light brown and crispy -- about 8-10 minutes. You will like the results!
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2011
Stew to die for!!! I used so many of other reviewers' suggestion-too many to mention, which turned out the most scrumptious stew I've ever made. Key improvements that made it great: Brown the floured beef first, use 3 c. beef broth or water/ water/bouillon combo, add Lawry's Beef Stew packet, add 1 cup frozen peas about 10-15 min. before finishing cooking. Prior to finding this recipe, I used only Lawry's Beef Stew packet, following the printed recipe. This recipe (with the tweaks) is soooooo much better.
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Simple Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2011
Just finished baking and WOW, oh my! Perfect texture, flavor - just plain PERFECT loaves. Only had about 1/4 c. of honey on hand, so added about 3 Tbsp. brown sugar at step 2 instead of the additional honey. Otherwise followed recipe exactly, except realized afterward that I added only 3 c. whole wheat flour to the mixing bowl. I worked in at least 1/2 cup w/w flour during kneading though, so the end result was right regardless. Note: This made two loaves in 9x5 pans, not three (followed other reviewers' advice). Thank you for sharing this 5++ star bread recipe!! Already looking forward to making it again. :)
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Hamburger Soup I

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2010
I was craving home made soup, and had the ingredients so decided to give this a try. It turned out great, but I think it would have been a bit bland without the help of others' suggestions. I combined many of them, which were key to success! Here's my combo of tweaks- Substitutions: Stewed tomatoes instead of chopped, Italian seasoning instead of basil. Additions: 1 clove crushed garlic, 1 tsp. Worcestershire, 1 bay leaf.
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Marinade for Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2010
So super good and easy! I was cooking for 4, so adjusted amounts appropriately. I didn't have any mustard powder, so used about 1 tsp. Dijon mustard instead. Also added a clove of crushed garlic and about 1 T. of brown sugar. Only had a few hours to marinade, but next time I'll leave overnight if I can. Try this, you will like it!!
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Beer Batter Fish Made Great

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2010
This was okay, but I wish I would had read more reviews before making it. Following advice of those I did read, I coated the fillets in flour before battering them, and cut salt by quite a bit - good tips. What I WISH I would have done: Cut paprika in half and gotten the oil hotter (it was hot, but not hot enough-fish was cooked, but soggy even after putting in paper bags). I'll probably try this again, but with the above changes.
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New Orleans Corn Bisque with Smoked Sausage

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2010
Delicious, fast and easy - loved it! Important hint: Brown the cubed sausage at med-high heat for a few minutes, turning often to brown all sides. This really brings out the sweet-smoky flavor. Taking others' suggestions, I added a clove of minced garlic when sauteing the onions, and didn't pre-cook the potatoes - just threw everything in the pot when adding the milk. I didn't have canned corn, so used frozen. So much more flavorful than chicken corn chowder. Served with crusty bread - nothing else needed for a yummy and fast weeknight dinner!
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Garbage Quiche

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2010
This was my first quiche, and I couldn't be happier! I used "Easy Pie Crust" recipe from this site posted by B1BMOM because it looked the fastest (I normally use pre-made from the market). I highly recommend this nontraditional, but excellent crust. Seriously - try this! I don't know how it would work for pies, but for this quiche it was perfect!! Didn't have Gruyere, so used mostly cheddar with a few sprinklings of feta. Perfect!
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Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2010
Excellent coleslaw. Rates up there with the best I've had at any restaurant. I never have Miracle Whip in the house, so used real mayo. Used celery seed instead of poppy seeds as others suggested, as it seemed more traditional. Cut the oil to just about 1 tsp. - I couldn't see adding much, since mayo is oil based anyway. I didn't have a lot of time, so served after only an hour with fried chicken bought from the market:) Very delicious and easy dinner!
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Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2010
Thought I should post a review, since I've made this so many times - well, my version anyway. I've never seen sun-dried tomato and oregano salad dressing in the markets where I shop, so I took a guess at some ingredients. For the marinade and dressing I blend 2 Tbsp. chopped sun dried tomatoes (from a jar), 3 Tbsp. olive oil, 1/4 c. red wine vinegar, 1 tsp. Worcestershire, 1/2 tsp. oregano, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, and few shakes each of salt, pepper, and white sugar in my small food processor. Wow-incredibly yummy!! I have no idea if this ended up anything like the intended dressing, but it was the best dressing I've ever made from scratch. I make this salad at least every couple of weeks.
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Best Tuna Melt (New Jersey Diner Style)

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2010
The absolulte best tuna melt I have ever had - at home or anywhere else!! Followed recipe exactly, except broiled the bread on both sides before topping with the tuna mixture. Can't believe I've been making these on a griddle for all these years with ho hum results. Wow, such an amazing improvement. Thank you!!! *Update* Since my original review, this has become my regular tuna salad recipe - for melts and cold sandwiches. Markets now carry pre-toasted bread, so I make a batch of this salad and take it to work for fast tuna sandwiches a few times a month. I've shared with many thankful co-workers - most now have the recipe!
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Amish White Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2010
Wow, am I glad I found this. I was looking for a bread recipe that wasn't designed for a breadmaker, which so many on this site are. I gave mine away a few years ago, because I was never happy with the results. Had some trouble with proofing the yeast, which wasn't the fault of this recipe, just bad yeast from the supermarket (even though used well before the expiration date). After finally getting a nice foamy head on the water/yeast/sugar mixture, the rest was a breeze. I always thought you had to use milk, because my mother always did, but this turned out better. For my white bread loaves, I did cut down sugar to 1/2 cup, which still produced a very slightly sweet nice flavor. I used the recommended 2/3 cup sugar for some cinnamon swirl bread and it was just perfect. I'm going to make cinnamon rolls for a brunch next weekend and will go with the recipe as written aslo. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2010
Excellent! Never used cream cheese in Alfredo sauce before, but since I had only milk (no cream), I gave it a try. I used fresh crushed garlic instead of powder, so I sauteed it in the butter before adding the cream cheese. I followed another member's suggestion of stirring in the Parmesan cheese before the milk with good results - no lumps or curling. Added a dash of nutmeg - this is such a subtle but key ingredient in Alfredo sauce.
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Crispy Fish

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2010
Yummmmmy. Thank to all for the great suggestions. I dredged in potoato/flour dry mixture, then the egg, then the dry mixture again before frying. I also cut the fish in about 1" strips, which helped the crispiness and made it nice for dipping in tartar sauce. Didn't have shortening, so used canola oil. We loved it.!
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Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2010
We really liked this, but all agreed that it needs more gravy for so much meat. Next time I'll use a whole can of beef broth and another 2 T. flour and a splash more wine (used Chardonnay, as I never have or use cooking sherry). Good recipe though -I was looking for something to do with ground beef other than a casserole and this was a good choice.
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Kay's Spaghetti and Lasagna Sauce

Reviewed: May 23, 2010
Great! I found this looking for a sauce using stewed tomatoes, which I had on hand. Here are my perfections - added a small can of tomato paste (definitely needed for rich flavor), a dash of cinnamon (for bolognese authenticity), about a cup of sliced mushrooms, and a dash of red pepper flakes. I have fresh basil in my garden, so I used this instead of dried. Important note: Let it simmer for at least an hour to combine and bring out all of the flavor.
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Chili Rellenos Casserole

Reviewed: May 10, 2010
Excellent dish when using suggestions of others, and a couple of my own improvements. Smaller pan (8x8 or 9x9), 2-3 lg. fresh roasted pasillo or ahaheim chiles (peeled & diced), 4 eggs, half the cheeses, only the evap. milk. For the egg mixture: Separate the eggs and whip the whites until slightly stiff. Blend together the egg yolks, flour and milk and fold into the beaten egg whites. This creates a much fluffier casserole. The best sauce for this dish is a can of mexican style stewed tomatoes, blended till just smooth. More authentic and flavorful than using enchilada sauce. Never would use just canned tomato sauce - yuck.
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2010
Super delicious! Used skinless, bone-in thighs. I followed the ingredients, but eye-balled everything as I usually do. I did add more garlic than called for. Also, following another suggestion, I marinated the chicken pieces in the sauce for a while in the fridge - about an hour or so (good tip!). Baked at 375 for 40 minutes. Sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds, and served with basmati rice, broccoli and carrots. Yummmmyyyy!!!
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