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Hot German Potato Salad III

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2008
My DH and I loved this recipe. I used caramelized onions I already had in the fridge, and some beef bacon (I live in a Muslim country, so I can't get pork - it's very lean and looks and tastes nothing like real bacon, but it's smoky and delicious nevertheless). It was excellent. Thanks for a great new way for me to make potato salad!
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Chinese Cabbage Salad I

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2008
This was a delicious, light tasting salad. I agree with other reviewers that it was a tad sweet, so I'll use less sugar next time. I also found the tip helpful to make the dressing ahead and let it sit for a few minutes before adding to the salad. I added finely chopped cucumbers and carrots for more variety, and I omitted the cashews, as I didn't have any. I added toasted sesame seeds instead. We'll be making this again soon. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Kettle Corn

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2008
This was delicious. It did get a little burned even though my DH shook it, as suggested by other reviewers, in three second intervals. We'll keep trying, as it was really good nevertheless. The salt is a must, and I think my sweet tooth might have enjoyed it even more with a bit more sugar. :D
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Quick Quiche

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2008
I love this recipe! It's such a great way to make a meal out of eggs w/o just making a boring old fried egg or omelet. I used caramelized onions I had in the fridge, bits of blue cheese, and beef bacon (I live in a Muslim country and can't get real bacon. This looks and tastes quite different, but has a nice smoky flavor nevertheless). I found it was saltier if the cheese and bacon were concentrated at the bottom, so for my second try at it, I mixed the bacon in with the rest of the ingredients, and I sprinkled the cheese on in the last few minutes, so it was bubbly on top instead of crusty on the bottom. I guess it makes it more like an egg casserole, but whatever you call it, it's delicious! Thanks for a great recipe that's easy and frugal, too! :)
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Taqueria Style Tacos - Carne Asada

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2008
Oh my word! This marinade is so delicious! I didn't have any tortillas, so I just cooked up the meat as directed and served it with Spanish rice and refried beans. DH couldn't get enough. I didn't make the salsa, as I already had some of my own homemade salsa, but the meat was flavorful enough and we didn't even add any. The cilantro and onion garnish was simple but wonderful. Thanks for a new family favorite!
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Flatlander Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2008
This was a great, easy recipe for a delicious bowl of chili. I took the suggestion of several other reviewers and used stewed tomatoes instead (I blended these first for a smoother consistency). I followed most everything else, except that I didn't use canned beans but threw my own homemade ones. Thanks for a keeper!
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Beef Stew IV

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2008
This was a great recipe once it was modified taking in mind other reviewers' suggestions. I mixed the flour with spices before dredging the meat in it. I browned it in sunflower oil instead of shortening. I added bouillon cubes to the water for extra flavor, and I added some ketchup and chili sauce as well. I didn't cook the meat the full 2 hrs., but maybe it came out so tender anyway b/c I used a more expensive cut of meat. For veggies, I used not only potatoes and carrots, but also sweet potatoes, squash, eggplant, and cabbage for extra vitamins and roughage. I'd added a spoonful of sugar early on, based on another reviewer's recommendation, but b/c the sweet potatoes added natural sweetness, I'll omit this next time. It didn't need any thickening in the end, so I just finished it off with a can of green beans and can of corn. DH and I both loved it! I can't wait to make it again! Thanks for a wonderful recipe to tweak as we like! :)
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Szechuan Spicy Eggplant

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2009
This was a great recipe! My Chinese friend had made this for me (got the recipe off a website in Chinese!) and I loved it, so I was stoked to find a recipe in English! I made a few alterations: - I used beef cut into small pieces instead of ground beef. It was so tender and delicious! I marinated the meat in half of the sauce that would normally just be added to the ground beef during cooking. It was very flavorful. - I reduced the green onion to two and added a huge handful of fresh basil at the end, just after turning off the heat. That's what my friend had done, and it added such aroma and flavor! - I didn't have any oyster sauce, but we hadn't had any when she made it either, so I added some sugar and vinegar in its place. I also didn't use chili sauce, but rather chopped up some dry red peppers instead. It was perfect. Thanks for a great recipe that could be easily tweaked with what I had on hand.
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Shredded Beef Enchiladas

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2009
Like other reviewers, I also only made the beef and it turned out great! Will have to make enchiladas with this recipe soon!
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Restaurant-Style Coleslaw I

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2009
This is the best coleslaw ever! I followed the recipe almost verbatim, except I chopped up the cabbage myself, I added a little crated carrot, and I used all buttermilk (or, rather, milk with vinegar which I then let sit), and I used lite mayo. It turned out amazing! I've made this so many times since I discovered this great recipe! The first time I made it, my husband said it tasted like KFC's, and I thought he was joking, having seen the recipe reviews I had left open on the computer as I was making dinner. Of course, he hadn't. This really does taste like KFC coleslaw. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2009
I just made this for the first time and it was delicious! I followed others' advice and added a bit more oil to make it equal parts vinegar and oil. I also used half balsamic vinegar and half wine vinegar. My husband loved it! Thanks for a great recipe!
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Potato Leek Soup III

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2010
I liked this recipe a lot, but I changed it up quite a bit. I didn't use much butter at all, and made a big batch but only had two leeks, so it wasn't as strong a flavor. I didn't use heavy cream, but rather nonfat milk powder. At the very end, I squeezed a little lemon juice in to brighten it up and served it with grated gouda cheese, bacon bits, and green onions. Delicious!
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Yummy Lemon Salmon Burgers

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2010
My family loved this! It was so delicious! I added a bell pepper and used panko instead of breadcrumbs. I tripled the recipe, but used one egg and some egg white (but not as much as the recipe called for). And, per another reviewer's suggestion, I baked them instead of frying them. They were not quite as crispy as if I'd fried them, but still delicious and healthier. Great recipe! Thanks!
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Albondigas Soup I

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2010
I made this tonight and the whole family loved it! I made a few changes, as usual. I used brown rice, and threw it in from the beginning so it'd have plenty of time to cook. I also added carrots and celery, per others' recommendations. I added swiss chard at the very end, too. I used cilantro where it called for basil, and I omitted the ground pork. And I just used one large can of tomatoes. It was wonderful! Thanks for a great base for lots of creativity!
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Amazing Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
I followed the instructions for baking, but there was no mention of letting the dough rise once you shape it onto pizza pans. As a result, mine didn't rise much in the oven and was pretty heavy/dense. I was pretty bummed, since I'd doubled the recipe. I've made pizza tons of times successfully, but I hadn't done so in a couple years. It may have been my fault, which is why I still gave the recipe a three (after all, others thought it was fine, but they may have just been being nice). But the instructions were so specific about the length of the first two rise times that I thought it would've told me if I needed to let it sit out before baking (after adding the toppings).
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Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2010
I loved this recipe! I used bacon instead of sausage, and saved the drippings in place of butter. I doubled the recipe and used whole wheat bread and added green onions and water chestnuts. I used more chicken broth, per others' recommendations. It was perfect!
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Charline's Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2010
I liked this recipe a lot, but it was way too sweet. I think I won't include the marshmallows next time, or I'll pile them on top of the crusty topping. I hardly put any sugar in the sweet potatoes, but threw in a can of crushed pineapple for some flavor and sweetness. I used crushed whole grain cereal instead of cornflakes, and a lot less butter (with a bit of pineapple juice added for moisture). They turned out great!
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Green Bean Casserole II

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2010
I liked this recipe, although I found it to be a bit too creamy. I think I'll add more green beans next time so it tastes like a legitimate vegetable side dish and not another fattening side dish! :) (Even though I used low-fat cream of mushroom soup!).
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Mongolian Beef and Spring Onions

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2010
My family loved this recipe, but it may have helped that the quality of the meat we got was excellent. I didn't fry the meat in as much oil as called for, so it didn't turn out crispy, but it was still great. I added broccoli, bell peppers, and an orange at the end. It was great! My family suggested that it needed a bit more tang. Next time, I'll add a little rice wine vinegar. Oh, I also cut down on the sugar, per others' recommendation. Overall, we enjoyed this dish very much. Thanks!
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Easy OREO Truffles

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
I made these and everyone loved them. I also made a batch with peanut butter in place of cream cheese and they were even more delicious! Be warned, though: The minute you stick the peanut butter and oreo balls in the melted chocolate, they start melting, so they make delicious truffles, but they're not exactly round. They're sort of flat, but even yummier than the originals, IMO.
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