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Baingan Bharta (Eggplant Curry)

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2008
great recipe. I am second generation Indian and this is one of my favorite dishes. I made the eggplant the day before just to save time; I cut it in half lengthwise, sprayed the cut side with Pam, and then baked it on a foil lined cookie sheet, cut side down. I baked it for 20 minutes or so and it was so tender that I just scraped it out of the skin with a spoon. I used a can of plum tomatoes instead of a tomato, and cut the tomatoes into a small dice. I saved the liquid and added it to the dish right before I started to simmer it. I also added about a cup of frozen baby peas at the same time as the eggplant. Used ginger paste and minced garlic. Great recipe.
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Chinese Chicken Rice Salad

Reviewed: May 21, 2009
Yum, with modifications. I made it the night before (much better flavor) and then heated it the next day and made lettuce wraps with it as the filling (made a sauce for the wraps of rice wine vinegar, oyster sauce and a little sugar). To the sauce for the chicken mixture I added oyster sauce and some sugar. I must admit that I cheated and used pre-cooked chicken.
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Skewered Cantaloupe

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2003
I was underwhelmed. The idea is cool, but there wasn't enough flavor for us. Bland.
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Slow Cooker Lancaster County Pork and Sauerkraut

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2012
Good recipe. I used jarred sauerkraut and doctored it up with a bit of brown sugar and white wine in addition to the caraway seeds. Browned the pork on the stove top before putting it on top of the sauerkraut in the roasting pan. Baked at 450 for 30 minutes, then lowered the oven temp to 200; 3 1/2 hours baking time for 5lbs of pork. The kraut was watery so I set the pork aside and baked it with the lid off for another 45 minutes and cooked off some of the liquid-- it was delicious!
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Apple Bacon Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2004
Delicious and hearty. I substituted 1/2 cup apple juice for some of the wine. I poured the finished soup into bowls and then topped it with some peeled, diced apples and a little shredded parmesan. My guests were soooo impressed (and they were a tough crowd). I served it with some hearty peasant bread.
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Turkey Veggie Meatloaf Cups

Reviewed: May 4, 2011
Yum! And very easy. As several other reviewers did, I also added some shredded cheese on top before baking. My only beef (see what I did there?) is that they are quite crumbly so I might add another egg and maybe some breadcrumbs next time. Delicious though, and really handy to take to work with just a salad on the side.
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Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Red Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2012
Delicious and easy! I made it as written except I did not puree it; it was pretty as is. Tastes even better the next day.
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'Chinese Buffet' Green Beans

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2011
Wonderful ecipe, although I am doing what normally irks me and am rating it based on a few modifications I made. I cooked the beans in the microwave until just crisp and then stir fried them until some of them were browned. I also added a lot of siricha!
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Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2011
Great recipe made even better with a little tweaking. I added some galangal root and a few kaffir lime leaves while it simmered-- that really added a lot of depth and flavor. Next time I will use lime juice instead of lemon for a more authentic Thai flavor. Would also be great with some shrimp or crab stirred in at the end. L
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White Chili IV

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2008
yum! I did make some modifications. I heated up the olive oil with some chicken broth and essentially poached the chicken, and then shredded in the pot with two forks. I added a handful of dry pasta (what was left from a box of ziti) and some frozen corn near the end, and allowed it to cook down for 30 more minutes; the starch from the pasta and its absorption of the liquid thickened up the chili to a very nice stew-like consistency. Overall, I probably simmered the chili for almost 3 hours. Could do in a slow cooker too.
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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2007
Yum! I used ground chicken instead of the beef and powdered ginger instead of fresh (stronger flavor). The key is to making it in advance, as the flavors are KILLER the next day.
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Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2006
Yum! And so easy. I didn't have any green onion so I added diced sweet onion instead. I also used half of the oil and it was plenty. I added a pinch of sugar to the dressing. I made the salad a few hours ahead so the flavors would meld. I added the bacon early too, but it got mushy, so next time I will add the bacon just before serving.
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Busy Day Chicken Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2003
Very easy and very good. I added only half a cup of water and then added half a cup of white wine. I also used chicken tenders and put them underneath the rice and soup mixture. The chicken got so tender that it fell apart and mixed very nicely into the rice.
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Burgundy Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2003
I found this recipe to be rather bland and the pork looked sickly, despite browning it beforehand. I won't make this again.
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Grilled Asparagus Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2009
Yum! Very quick and easy. I steamed the asparagus, cut it up, and marinated it in the dressing for a few hours; added a dash of salt to the dressing. I then mixed in the lettuce (used baby arugula) and added the cheese. Used toasted walnuts instead of almonds as one of my guests was allergic. Had some left over and it was good the next day too!
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Reveillon Tourtiere

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
Loved, loved, loved! My hubby is French Canadian and said that this reminded him of the pies they used to buy at the patisserie on Xmas Eve. The only change I made was a little extra ground clove and substituted half pork and half ground veal.
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Banana Caramel Fluff

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2003
yum,yum,yum. It's sooo easy but tastes as if it was difficult. I added chocolate chips and a dash of cinnamon and a dash of ground cloves to the mixture. I agree that the shape is kind of weird and difficult to serve, so next time I may roll up each little triangle into something like a potsticker.
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Apple Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2003
Very good! I comined everything according to the directions, put it in my crock pot and cooked it for approx 10 hours. I had it on high, but I think that low would be fine. I also substituted ground cinnamon for the ground cloves. I doubled all of the spices. Great on top of boiled potatoes.
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Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Garlic, Lemon and Dill

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2009
As other reviewers recommended, used half of the salt that was called for. Absolutely delicious and so simple. Tasted even better cold the next day.
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Avocado Soup with Chicken and Lime

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2008
soooo good. I made it the night before so the flavors could blend. Used one really big jalapeno, but kept the seeds in. Substituted one whole can of Rotel with green chilies. Sliced the chicken really thinly. Used only 4 cloves of garlic which was plenty (we love spicy food and the ingerdient list as called for would have been too much for us). One addition was a hearty sprinkle of cumin, which really enhanced the flavor. Easy and healthy
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