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Grandma Flo's Shipwreck

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2011
I was surprised at how good this recipe is. I wasn't sure if you're supposed to brown the beef first so I did, along with some minced garlic. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly. It was slightly on the dry side but not terribly so. I didn't have time to read any of the reviews first, but having read them after the fact, I will try what other people have done, such as possibly using baked beans instead, adding more spices to the beef, and keeping it covered for 1 hr instead of the 30 min. 5 stars though for simplicity...gotta love that!
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Mujaddara Arabic Lentil Rice

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2010
I love Lentils and Rice, so I was happy to find this recipe. I followed it pretty much as written except that I used one cup of rice instead of 3/4 and upped the water added with the rice to one and a half cups. The rice only took about 10-12 min after reaching the boil to be done too. Also, around here anyway, the arabic restaurants serve it with crispy onions. To get that, they need to be fried for much longer than 7 - 10 minutes. Mine took around 40 min on a med-low heat, stirred once in a while to get them to fry evenly. They look almost burnt by the time they're done, but they're oh so good! I had to make two batches of this because it disappeared so fast. My 16 month old grandaughter loves it! And my sister and neice requested the recipe as well, so it will get used a lot. Thanks for sharing!
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Best City Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2010
I've never made City Chicken before, but this looked good and fairly easy. I was right. I did find that I had plenty of egg and bread crumbs left, so I think halving those will be adequate next time. I also used a previous reviewers suggestion of using chicken stock instead of water, then using that to make a gravy to serve with mashed potatoes. This recipe is a keeper!
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Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2010
Excellent sauce! I will definetly be making this over and over again.
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Sweet and Sour Chicken II

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2010
This was a decent recipe, but I altered it a little to suit my taste. After I cut up the chicken, I mixed in minced ginger and garlic and let it sit for a bit. That really improved the flavour of the chicken. I added quartered onions and sliced carrots in addition to the green pepper and celery. Since I had some fresh pineapple, I used that instead and compensated with orange juice instead of the pineapple liquid I would have had from the can. I prefer using cornstarch mixed in with a little cold water instead of flour. But otherwise followed the rest of the recipe, turned out pretty good. The vinegar/sugar ratio is right-on and gives the dish a nice sweet tanginess.
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Easy Lemon Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
This can't be beat for simplicity, that is if you happen to have the ingredients called for. Of course, I didn't so had to improvise. I only had a package of white cake mix but I did have a large lemon that I zested and juiced. I added 2T of zest, minced, and 6T of juice. Then, because the recipe didn't call for any liquid, I had to compensate and added 1/2 c of flour. The batter was still pretty wet, but I figured that's probably how it is supposed to be. I used 2 spoons to drop the batter into the bowl of powdered sugar then rolled the ball around and had no problem picking it up at that point. My cookies were a little bigger so I baked for 9 min. They came out great! Nice fresh lemony flavor and pretty too.
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Avocado Dessert

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2010
I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this recipe, although I seem to be the only one who does (besides my 10 month old grandaughter). I guess you really have to love the taste of avocado. The only thing though, I did use about half the amount of sugar and it was plenty sweet enough. Very good...a real treat!
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Spicy Cilantro Dressing

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2010
This was really good! I did add a garlic clove, but it would've been just as good without it too. It was an excellent accompaniment to the Morrocan Salmon Patties on this site, and it's fun to see how other reviewers are using it too. Great recipe...thanks!
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Homemade Flour Tortillas

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2010
It never occured to me to make my own tortillas until it was one of the Daily Dish recipes that are emailed every day. I was very impressed with how easy these are to make. At 1st I didn't think there was enough shortening called for, but trusted the recipe anyway and went ahead with it. It turned out fine and made the medium sized tortillas you'd buy in the store. I doubt that I'll go back to buying them now, these are just too easy to do it yourself. It might be fun now to try making different flavours like they have in the store.
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Thai Chicken with Basil Stir Fry

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2009
I love the basil dishes in the Thai restaurants here and it killed me that I didn't know how it was made - til now! This is definitely a 5 star recipe but I did this slightly diferently which brings it up to 10, for me. First, instead of coconut milk, I used coconut cream (which I got at the asian market). It is quite high in saturated fat, but so is the milk anyway, and it's not like I'm eating this everyday. But the cream is so much more rich and creamy and brings in a depth of flavor that the milk cannot. I also got the Thai basil there instead of using regular basil. I think the Thai is a little more subtle and not as overpowering as regular basil might be. And I didn't use the whole amount either, more like a cup. I also did what the restaurants do too: used white mushrooms, quartered and sliced zucchini and chinese eggplant (which I added during the last few minutes since they don't take much time). Finally, I personally like a lot of sauce to sop up with the rice (which I serve on the side rather than underneath - just persnal preference), so instead of letting the sauce reduce, I actually cover the saucepan. This not only steams the vegetables and cooks things a little faster, but adds to the amount of liquid. Then, to thicken it up, I just use a couple tsp of cornstarch mixed with a small amount of cold water. This dish turned out just as good, if not better, than the restaurants! So thank you, Gabrielle for submitting this...I could just kiss you! lol
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Lemon Barbeque Meatloaf

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2009
This was actually quite good. I've never been much of a fan of meatloaf but this sounded interesting so decided to give it a try. It got two thumbs up from everyone - even my 2 year old grandson. The sauce, especially, is very tasty. I'll be making meatloaf more often now, but I'll be using this recipe.
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Steamed Zucchini

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2009
Wow, this surprised me. I needed something really quick and easy since dinner was basically ready but I had no side dish prepared yet. This couldn't have been simpler! Just added a little S & P to top it off. Love the garlic. Thanks for the recipe!
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Moroccan Salmon Cakes with Garlic Mayonnaise

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2009
I love this recipe and have made these cakes quite a few times. And nutritionally, I think they're a good choice, although the fat content appears to be quite high, but that's probably due to the mayonnaise, so maybe using light mayo would cut down considerably with that. But if you click on 'view detailed nutrition' you'll see just how good for you these are. I don't change a thing except to add the eggs as a whole (not just the yolks) and I've had no problem with the patties falling apart. The mayonnaise sauce really makes it special so for anyone who decides to skip it, I think you're missing out. For a change, tzatziki would also be a great choice. Very good!
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Belle's Baked Beans

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2009
These were very good. I agree with most of the other reviewers though...I think the white sugar would have just made it way too sweet (which is the only reason I gave this recipe 4 stars). I did add the 1/2 cup of brown sugar though, and I think it has just the right amount of sweetness. I also added some fresh minced garlic and used spicy Italian sausage. I liked the combo of sweet with the heat. Thanks for the recipe...very good.
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Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2009
I had to make a few changes due to time constrains and lack of ingredients but nothing that would have altered the taste very much, so I can confidently give this recipe the 5 stars I think it deserves. I cooked it on top of the stove in a cast iron pot on slow heat for a couple of hours. The beans softened up just fine. I didn't have the ham or bacon, but used a one and a half pound pork loin roast, cubed, and added a little liquid smoke. I didn't have a fresh jalapeno, so substituted a can of salsa verde. I only used about 4 cups of water though so that it would be thicker, like a stew. Served over basmati rice...made a very nice meal.
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Roasted Curried Chicken with Couscous

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2008
I really liked this, it reminds me very much of the chicken at the ethiopian restaurant that I love. I liked the couscous but my kids didn't very much, maybe it's the texture. So next time I'll substitute it for basmati rice instead (like the restaurant). The spices are just right, flavour-wise. As for the amount of spices this recipe makes, SunnyByrd is right, this will stretch easily to accomodate more chicken. Oh ya, I used whole chicken legs instead of the whole chicken and baked them for an hour at the recommended temperature. I also didn't have lemon so used lime instead. Very good, I'll most definitely be making this again!
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Kielbasa Fried Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2008
This was a great recipe to use up the leftovers I had from previous nights dinners. I didn't use the sausage this time since I used leftover turkey breast instead. I also didn't need the eggs because the rice I used was the sticky calrose I had leftover from making sushi (which is also where the shredded carrots came from). It reminds me of the fried rice from the vietnamese restaurant with the chinese sausage and shrimps (instead of kiebasa). My kids absolutely loved it, so I will definitely be making this again. (And I won't wait for leftovers from other meals either).
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Marinated Turkey Breast

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2008
This was ok, I followed the recipe exactly (rare for me) and found the flavours to be very subtle, which is okay for someone who likes that, but I like flavours that make you sit up and take notice. I might play with it a little next time, maybe add some fresh rosemary and lemon thyme.
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Make Ahead Lunch Wraps

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2008
This is a great base recipe and for that I give it 4 stars. You can really add whatever seasoning and beans you want....there's a lot of room for play. I added some garlic, chili powder, a little salt, cilantro and lime juice. Instead of the tomato with chilis I used a little can of salsa verde. With those additions I would rate at 5 stars. I haven't tried freezing them yet but I really hope they come out well as that would be a BIG help with lunches. Thanks Melissa....and I'll be passing this on to my step-mother since she's vegetarian now. (You'll never miss the meat with this recipe).
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Cowboy Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2007
I made these for Thanksgiving dinner - potatoes are always my contribution and I usually whip them with garlic added in but I thought that since thankgiving is really about the harvest, this recipe seemed fitting and worth a try. I didn't add the cheese since it wouldn't be a great mix with gravy but would definetly use it another time for a regular supper. The only thing I could find fault with is that I didn't taste the jalepenos at all. I think next time I'll add it at the end when mashing (along with the garlic as well). I also added a couple of thinly sliced green onions and used garlic butter. It was a real hit with the family... at first they were dissapointed that it wasn't the whipped, but once they took their first bites they really liked it - got a lot of compliments and no complaints.
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