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Southern Collard Greens

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2006
This is how I was taught to make collards by a dear friend from North Carolina, with 2 changes - no oil, and a splash of cider vinegar is essential. When the greens are fully cooked, I remove the ham hocks, shred the meat, and add it back to the greens. One tip for when you're prepping - I wash the cut collards in my sink 3 times, adding baking soda to the first wash. This helps remove some of the bitterness.
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Achiote Paste

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2004
This is the same recipe from Once Upon a Time in Mexico. I've made it a bunch of times, and given out the recipe to everyone who's tasted it! When you cook the pork, make sure to marinade at least a few hours, and then wrap VERY tightly in foil, otherwise it'll dry out.
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Irish Lamb Stew

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2005
Really good. Like others, I replaced the wine with Guinness. Added celery. Also, maybe it was the cut of lamb I used, but the stew was glistening with an unhealthy layer of fat when done, so I separated liquid from solid, chilled, removed the fat, then mixed back together. Will definitely make again.
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Portuguese Muffins - Bolo Levedo

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2007
These were really good - I cooked some in my cast iron skillet, and some in the oven at 325. The oven ones came out better - the ones in the skillet ended up with gummy sides. Maybe if they had been thinner, that wouldn't have happened. These are great for sandwiches, butter & jam, anything. I could even see them being hamburger buns if you cut down on the sugar and increased the salt by about 1/4 t.
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Calico Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2006
Sauteed instead of boiled, to keep all the vitamins and flavor. No green onions on hand, doubled zucchini, halved melted butter. Not sure if the pimentos added anything, so I may leave them out next time. Used reduced fat crackers, mayo and soup. Crunchy, creamy, cheesy, crispy - yum.
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Chile Relleno Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2004
Great if you add lots of cumin, chili powder, oregano and garlic powder.
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Dukkah

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2006
I cut down on the pepper a litle when I make this. Hubby says it's weird, but I love it! The traditional way (bread & olive oil) is my favorite, but it's also a great coating for meat & fish, and good on salads.
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Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: May 17, 2009
I've been making this for a few years now, and it's hands-down the best peach cobbler I've ever had.
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Azteca Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2006
This was good, but it definitely needs some add-ins. I halved the cilantro, and I'm glad I did. Recipe doesn't really call for cooking the soup, but I sauteed some diced potatoes separately, then cooked them in the soup for about 10 minutes. Also added some corn and shredded chicken. Yum.
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Grilled Orange-and-Bourbon Salmon

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2006
Didn't have chives, and marinated overnite, otherwise followed instructions. Hubby says don't ever make salmon any other way again.
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2005
With a lot of modification, this was just ok. Added garlic, and sauted veggies and ham first for added flavor. Used chicken broth rather than water and boullion. Didn't use the whole tsp of pepper, but added paprika to compensate. If I make this again, I think I'll leave out the celery, as it imparted a strange bitterness to the whole pot.
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Persimmon Bread II

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2006
I halved the recipe, and got one normal-sized loaf. Had a great flavor, but it was so moist that it deflated immediately when I took it out of the oven, and stuck to the pan in the middle. 2nd time I left out the water. Didn't stick, but deflated IN the oven. Tastes great, just isn't pretty!
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Tonkatsu - Asian-Style Pork Chop

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2006
This was ok, but definitely use THIN cut pork chops, otherwise your panko will burn before your chops are cooked. Also, could use some extra seasoning either on the chops before dipping, or in the panko.
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Green Bean and Potato Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2006
I didn't care for this at all. Too oily, too vinegary.
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Kentucky Biscuits

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2006
These were ok - nothing spectacular, but then again, they're not supposed to be - it's a good basic biscuit. I did increase the salt from a "dash" to about 1/2t. Also, didn't knead 2 minutes, that would make them way too tough. I mixed until just combined, then turned out on a floured board, spread to about 12 x 12, and folded in quarters in order to get nice flaky layers. Baked for about 20-25 minutes (I made 9 instead of 12). Great with soup.
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Broccoli and Stuffing Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2006
I left out the onion so the kids would eat it, and mixed everything together rather than layering. Also added some garlic & paprika for more oomph. It was ok, but I probably won't make it again.
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Naan

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2006
I've done this both on my stove-top cast iron griddle, and on the grill - different textures from the 2, but both are extremely good.
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Cuban Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2006
This was really good, after spicing it up a little with cumin and a sprinkling of cayenne. Used broth instead of water, slightly less than 2 1/2 cups. Next day mixed in cooked chicken & made burritos - yum!
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Beef and Noodle Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2004
Great base, can be 5-star with changes: I replaced one can of soup with a can of tomato sauce, reduced W sauce, cheese and sherry a little, added green pepper, onion and garlic. Baked for 15 minutes, then sprinkled with parm and continued. Like Homemade Hamburger Helper!
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Beaker's Vegetable Barley Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2006
Cut barley to 3/4 c, omitted zucchini and garbanzos, reduced sugar to 1/2t. My tomatoes may have been slightly too acidic, and I think I could have done without the W sauce. I thought this was just ok, but my husband thought it was great (turned into a burrito with some cheese). I'm thinking this might make a good stuffing for bell peppers...?
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