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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2015
A Gem! Finally, a potato soup with real flavor. Used red potatoes; added tiny carrots; substituted water & bouillon with chicken broth (think veggie would work well also); lowered salt to 1/4 tsp; and garnished each bowl with shredded cheddar and chopped green onion tops. Served with garlic rolls. The options for this wonderful soup base are endless. A fave.....simply yummy the next day too.
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Cindy's Jambalaya

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2015
Prepared for Fat Tuesday. Used basmati and added small chicken chunks. For us, flavor missing something. Added fresh-ground pepper at the table and it helped. Next day flavor was completely improved (4 star), so my suggestion is make ahead. Unfortunately this is not a dish that can be simmered for too long. Lucky that my supermarket carries Conecuh sausage because it surely made a diff - great smoky taste. Thanks for the hint and the recipe, Cindy.
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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2014
Schedule Change & no time for slow cooker! 3 1/2 hours on low/simmer on stovetop and dee-lish. Doubled sauce recipe (reserving enough to serve on table); used 1/4 cup syrup; combined chili sauce with ketchup; upped the hot sauce. Served on slider buns with baked beans and cole slaw. YUM-OH! Will try slow cooker next time.
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Grandma Jensen's Nuts and Bolts

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2013
Use your imagination to add or substitute to this great basic recipe. Original? No. Chex Mix recipes abound on wheat, rice, and corn chex cereal boxes. We've had this on hand during winter holidays for nearly 40 years. Don't hesitate - you'll love this.
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Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2013
What A Treat! Used Mexican shredded cheese instead of processed (omits additives), fat-free 1/2 & 1/2 instead of milk, and baked in a smaller pan. Added a layer of fresh baby spinach just b4 last cheese layer and substituted snipped green onion tops. Finally, topped with flavored panko and did not cover with foil. Crispy top and ready in approx 35 minutes. One of the best yet, and we've tried 'em all, including in our smoker. Thanks, Jayde175!
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Peach Cobbler I

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2013
This is a winner! Great reviewer ideas - thank you, all. Used whole grain oatmeal bread (very hearty) and did not remove crusts. Layered in an 8x8 pan (bread layer first). Sugar: 1/2 scant cup Splenda brown sugar & 1/4 scant cup Splenda - if you're a sweetnik, you'll want more - i prefer more peach flavor. Added 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla and 4 tbsp flour to egg and butter mixture. Sprinkled top with chopped pecans and cinnamon. Baked in 35-40 mins - just a coincidence that we had peach frozen yogurt on hand - WOW. Will make with frozen peaches when the season is over.
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Muesli-Applesauce Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2013
Healthy, almost guilt-free deliciosity - marvelous, satisfying flavor and texture. Few personal changes: substituted 1/3 cup applesauce for oil, flavored water with orange spice teabag, substitued 1/3 cup Splenda blend brown sugar for sugar, and used meusli with dates, almonds and raisins - would otherwise add dry fruit and nuts. With these changes, muffins baked in 20 minutes. Easy to forget removing baked muffins from pan immediately - otherwise will overbake. Easily takes the place of less desirable "treats."
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Coconut Shrimp I

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2013
OMG this is good! Used Wondra mixed with dry parsley for flour dredge. Added few dashes Texas Pete to batter. Fried/sauteed in coconut oil. For the marmalade/mustard/horseradish dip, will use less marmalade and more horseradish next time - excellent, but would be better less sweet. Hope to find unsweetened coconut for next batch - that'll take away some sweetness as well. Will follow a reviewer's suggestion to chill dip overnight in future and maybe the batter too. Served with yellow rice and asparagus tips - yummy. Just as a footnote, if you are looking for true shrimp flavor, this is not the recipe for you - many wonderful flavors blend in harmony for an excellent meal.
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Spinach Caprese Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2013
WINNER! Thanks to a the reviewer ideas: layered spinach, sliced mozz, thin slice red onion, sliced tomato, sprinkled s&p and dried basil, sprinkled with evoo and balsamic vinegar. YUM! served with six whole shrimp around the edge of each plate and Chicago hard rolls. A light, filling, refreshing, delish dinner. TEN STARS : )
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Hungarian Goulash I

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2013
Wow - simply deelish. Used cubed chicken, 12 oz tomato paste mixed well with 2 cups water, smokey paprika, scant two tsp salt total, and 3 cloves garlic. Served over short, wide no-yolk noodles; garnished each serving with sour cream and chopped fresh parsley; offered Pete's hot sauce. Steamed fresh green beans finished this delicious meal. Next time will try adding fresh chopped carrots and maybe some green pepper during the last half hour. Doubling the tomato paste and mixing with 2 cups water b4 adding probably solved the "too dry" problem many reviewers mentioned. Thanks! reviewers for all of your input - always helps. This is now a family favorite - very authentic-tasting and maybe more so if sweet paprika is available.
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Shepherd's Pie VI

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2013
Excellent base recipe, but there's no way this dish, from start to finish, is ready in 50 minutes. "Prep time 30 minutes" only possible if many steps are completed in advance. The results are well worth the 2 hours, from start to finish, prep time - multiple pots, pans and utensils needed. Used advice of other reviewers (sour cream, parsley & garlic added to 50/50 potato/parsnip combo; garlic, fresh thyme, tomato paste. worcestershire & white wine added to meat minus catsup; added peas & corn to mashed carrots; sprinkled paprika on top of cheese before baking). Made St Pat's Day a celebration - very yummy. A real comfort food and options are endless.
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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2013
Beyond Scrumptious! Used reviewers suggestions for milk: used 1/4 cup. Added 1/2 tsp garlic powder. Slightly mashed taters first to avoid overmixing for lumps. Important to find thick-skinned taters - had a bit of a mess due to too thin skins, but just as delicious. Next time will add fresh baby spinach or diced green or red pepper to mixture before second bake. Served with grilled asparagus with diced mushrooms. Success and sooooo yummy.
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Cocktail 707

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2013
Breathtaking Indeed! My first clue should've been only 3 ratings in 3 years. Seemed like too much booze per drink, but made it anyway. Here's the numbers: each person is drinking 3 ounces of hooch to 2 ounces + one tbsp of juice per serving. Why waste the juice - just do shooters. Congrats to all of you out there that were sensible enough to skip this idea.
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Red Rooster

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2013
All the "summertime" comments surprised me when this cocktail was included in the Mardi Gras Drinks list. WELL! made it anyway for Fat Tuesday along with Cajun dinner and King Cake. This yummy and light drink totally complemented our Creole menu - in the dead of winter. Doubled the OJ; used pear-flavored vodka (plain or any flavor would be fine); floated frozen raspberries (any frozen fruit will do) Absolutely Addicting and is now part of our year-round rotating cocktail list.
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Mom's Breakfast Strata

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2012
Wow, what a delish treat on Christmas morning. Very flavorful and not too "eggy" - delicate cross between quiche and baked eggs. Used turkey sausage, low fat milk, cheddar/jack cheese and rye bread; added chopped spinach and garlic powder. Next time will try bacon and asparagus. Perfect for winter dinners also.
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Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini Deluxe

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2012
After many years of different takes on TT (my own and others' and as a kid), have to report this is absolute PERFECTION - flavor-wise, consistency-wise, and comfort-wise. Half the butter called for is more than enough. Added asparagus chopped to 1" pcs, chopped shoestring carrots and fresh baby spinach & sauteed very lightly with mushrooms etc. Used Progresso cream of mushroom soup (no msg), so additional liquid wasn't needed - had chicken broth on hand just in case. No cooking sherry in cupboard so substituted sweet vermouth. For shredded cheese, combined extra sharp cheddar and 4-cheese Mexican. If using spaghetti-type pasta, be sure to break in half or thirds (in my humble opinion, egg noodles would overpower the other ingredients) and please don't forget the parmesan on top - a crunchy treat. This recipe makes a lot & it is great the next day. Will make full recipe next time & freeze more than half. Looking for reasons to roast another turkey (or chicken) breast soon (precooked just wouldn't be the same).
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Blueberry Stuffed French Toast

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2012
A delish morning comfort treat, but IMHO this should be renamed Bread Pudding. Tweaked with lo-fat & sugar-free ingredients. Thanks everyone for your helpful hints. We all enjoyed, but a lot of prep for the results.
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BLT

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2012
One of my all-time faves - Agreed! whole grain bread and cheese make a delicious difference.
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Marrakesh Vegetable Curry

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2012
Thanks! to all the reviewers out there and NIBLETS' excellent recipe, our MVP was a triumph. Doubled turmeric and curry powder, used just a sprinkle of salt, substituted zucchini with cubed calabaza (yum), used chopped figs instead of raisins and carrot juice and fresh-grated ginger (1 tsp). Added ginger to Step 2, eggplant to Step 3. Served with brown rice, oat bran pita bread, and plain Greek yogurt on the side. Nuked the squash and sweet potato on high for one minute each, just for ease in cubing. However you prepare this fragrant dish, you will surely enjoy it. Can't miss and sooooooo healthy!
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Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2012
Yum! Made for Fat Tuesday fun & was a big hit. If you lower heat after oil is hot, your roux will not burn, but will take approx 30 minutes. Thanks to reviewer who suggested making roux in advance and all of you who recommended less oil and more Creole seasoning. Topped gumbo with chopped green onion tops; served with yellow rice and 1/2 small sweet potato with butter (traditional) on the side. THE BEST!
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