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Ham and Split Pea Soup Recipe - A Great Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2013
Just made this tonight with the help of my 12 year old daughter as sous chef. I used Yellow split peas instead of green as the sous chef does not like green soup. Turned out excellent. I encourage you to watch the accompanying video for tips on sweating the vegetables and seasoning tips. As Chef John advises watch the Salt! I didn;t add any and for me it was excellent. Will depend on the ham you use and its salt content. Also The yellow split peas seemed to take about an hour longer to break down than indicated in the recipe. Everything else I did the same. Very easy to do with minimal prep. I will be saving this one and will make again. Loved it! Very hearty and flavourful soup indeed! Thank you very much Chef John!
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Marie's Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2013
Very Good! I used beef broth as some others have recommended as well as adding 3 or 4 whole garlic cloves to the broth. Did not add my veggies until about half way through cook time and they came out perfect with very nice flavour. The beef broth I'm sure would make an excellent gravy though this time around I just used the sauce to moisten the meat and Veggies. I will make this agian. Thank you Marie for sharing this very good and easy recipe!
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Chicken Chili

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
Unfortunatley I didn;t find this "a nice change of pace from beef". But maybe it's just personal preference? My 10 year old daughter absolutely loved it so on her behalf I will give it 4 stars. I did not have any coriander so that may have made a difference if it was there. I found it overall to be somewhat bland and did not enjoy the texture of the chicken breast as a meat. I would encourage others to try this recipe as they may very well enjoy the "change of pace" though. For me anyway I'll stick to red meat for my chili in the future.
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Flatlander Chili

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2012
This is It! After trying several different recipes I've found my go to chili! Made a few slight changes but pretty much prepared as written here. Added a can of mushrooms and 4 cloves of Garlic. Used ground beef as well as some leftover roast I had. Used twice as much green pepper as called for and a little more tomatoe sauce. Adjust to what you like but if your not adventorous make as directed and you will not be disapointed. I found it to be medium spicy so watch the cayene pepper! You can always add more later. Thanks very much for posting! Excellent!
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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff I

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2012
Made this using ground beef recently incorporating most of the recomendations that have been listed here. Also added a 1/2 cup of white wine thickened with flour. Excellent!
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Seafood Chowder

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2012
This is Quite Good! Halved the recipe and I made some substitutions for the seafood using Imitation crab instead of lobster and Salmon for one of the white fishes listed. I used 2 less cups of milk then was called for as well. I was kind of eyeing up my quantities so perhaps my ingredients were on the light side. My only other advice would be to thicken with cornstarch or flour if you prefer your Chowder hearty as I do. I found it a bit "thin" as listed. Will make again using other forms of seafood. Thanks for posting!
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Fried Rice with Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2012
This was very good. Easy to make and quick. Skipped the bacon as I didn;t have any on hand. My 10 year old daughter loved it. I will make again for sure. May try substitutinig chicken with shrimp or beef. Thanks for posting!
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Easy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2012
I was very excited to try this recipe based on all the reviews I've read here but was diapointed with the end results. Though I followed the recipe exactly I ended up with what is best described as meatmush rather than meatloaf. I found the taste quite bland and used lots of mustard to bring it up a lot. I only added mushrooms and garlic to the recipe. Perhaps using fine bread crumbs was my mistake in the the mushy part of the dish?. I will try this recipe again but will use more bread crumbs and additonal spice to pick up the flavour. As an aside it did make fine sandwiches the next day after a night in the fridge to from the mixture up. Mayo and mustard added to the rye bread for a nice sandwich.
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Hearty Split Pea Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2011
Used ingredients as directed. Minimal prep time involved which I appreciate being a man cook. Used a ham hock I had and probably about another cup of meat. Used 2 cups of soup stock as well as 5 cups of water. After 8 hours I woke up this morning to a very nice, hearty, and tasty soup. I left it in the crockpot all day and I guess the beans must have expanded somewhat more. Soup had the consistency of mud by the time I got home from work. Not a problem 2 more cups of chicken stock couldn;t fix. I enjoyed it very much for my dinner this evening as well as my 10 year old daughter. She wants it in her lunch tommorrow. I will definetly make this again. Thanks for posting this very good recipe!
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World's Best Pasta Sauce!

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2011
very nice sauce with penne and spicy italian sausage.
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2011
the work was worth it!..Very good lasagna!..highly recommended!
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