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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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Peanut Butter Bars I

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
a.ma.zing. I got rave reviews. People thought I was so talented. But this recipe is so easy that a monkey could make these treats, which I've seen referred to as Buckeyes. I followed the instructions pretty much verbatim, except that I melted the butter and peanut butter together so that they'd be easier to mix with the other ingredients. Melt in your mouth goodness!
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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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Corny Corn Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2011
I loved this recipe! I followed others' advice and reduced the oil to 1/2 cup. I used whole wheat flour instead of white, and increased it to one cup. I used one can of corn instead of two. And, I fried the onion up in the 1/2 cup of oil before mixing both with the rest of the ingredients. It gave it great flavor. I baked it over chili in muffin tins, and it was amazing! Thanks for a great recipe!
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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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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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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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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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Creamy Potato Leek Soup II

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2012
Simple and delicious recipe. I tweeked it a little bit to suit my taste. I added a bit of steamed cauliflower I had kicking around in the fridge, which made it even healthier (it's always nice to "hide" some extra veggies in a potato soup to make it a bit less carb rich). I also omitted the heavy cream and used a bit of whole powdered milk, which added creaminess w/o making it any runnier (we live in Africa, where cooking with powdered milk is common). Finally, I put 3/4 of the soup in the blender to make it smooth and more appealing to my 3 year old - she might have resisted a soup full of chunks of leeks, no matter how flavorful they were. Oh, and I used bacon bits instead of cooking my own bacon. Thanks for a simple and quick recipe!
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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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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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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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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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Whole Wheat Pasta

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2011
Great recipe. Added a bit of water per others' recommendation. Turned out great both in fettuccini and lasagna. Thx!
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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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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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Amazing Pork Chops in Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2012
I loved this recipe. I more than doubled the sauce and used it a couple days later over chicken. Yum! I used 1% milk instead of heavy cream, and added a bit of flour to thicken. Delicious!
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Mom's Baking Powder Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2011
This recipe was quick and easy. I followed someone's suggestion to drop it by the spoonful on the cookie sheet instead of rolling it. It was a really wet dough, so I would've had trouble rolling it anyway w/o working the dough too much. I used margarine instead of shortening, and brushed melted margarine on top before baking. They were a hit, and next time I'll vary it up a bit with spices, cheeses, or maybe bacon bits. This makes a great template to play around with. Thanks!
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Milly's Oatmeal Brownies

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2012
My double batch just came out of the oven and it's fantastic! I did one batch with a scant cup of unsweetened coconut flakes, craisins, and chopped dry apricots. For the second batch, I substituted 1/2 cup of peanut butter for 1/2 cup of butter and threw in a big dark cholotate bar chopped into chunks. Both are delicious! I highly recommend this recipe! Thanks, Milly!
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Hot Italian Giardiniera

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2012
I loved this recipe! I live overseas and have bothered packing a jar of the store bought stuff, but I'll never have to again! I used a lot more cauliflower, celery, and carrots, and mixed poblano peppers with jalapeños. I used less oil, and it turned out fantastic. It was a hit at our family party.
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