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Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon

Reviewed: May 9, 2014
It definitely was delicious and spicy (not for those who can't take the heat). I didn't change a thing but I don't grill so I baked my salmon in the 400 degree oven for 20 min. I'll make it again. Thanks!
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Crispy Chicken with Soy-Mayo Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2014
It's easy and delicious!
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Bow Ties with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2012
It was delicious and very satisfying. I usually give 4 stars for my “favorite” recipes but this one got my 5 stars because it was also so simple and easy to make. I used non-stick pan so didn’t use olive oil at all. Because the sausage was browned with red pepper, it was pretty spicy. I will reduce the pepper when I make this one for my family. I understand if you have kids, you need to sneak many veggies in their favorite dish but the beauty of this dish was this amazingly simple combination of sausage, tomato and cream. I won’t change the flavor by adding bell peppers. Adding a simple veggie side dish like steamed asparagus might compliment this hearty dish better. Thanks for sharing!
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Cauliflower Lettuce Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
I don't think I've ever had a layered salad so it was very interesting. I combined all the dressing ingredients plus onion and bacon in a container a night before. I was worried about the amount of sugar but I made it as it's said. It was pretty sweet but surprisingly it didn't bother me too much. I only used a half amount of sugar the second time I made it and it was great.
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White Peach Sangria

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
I love sangria and I was so looking forward to try this recipe and finally made it. I was very disappointed! I used peach schnapps and omitted grapes since a local store didn't have any but many reviewers said they also used peach schnapps instead of vodka and used only peach and/or add other fruits and everyone seemed to love it anyways. I brought it to my friend who lives next door, thinking maybe it's just me who didn't care for the taste and he said it tasted like a cheap wine cooler. Perfect description, except all these ingredients weren't cheap at all...
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Amazing Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2011
I made it as it's written first and it came out so moist and oh so easy! The second time I made this, I used chicken tenders and panko (no seasonings). It came out just like chicken katsu and I served it with some tonkatsu sauce. Now I can have my chicken katsu without a hassle of deep frying on a hot summer day. It was awesome! ... I mean, "amazing"!
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Cucumber Sandwiches III

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2011
Super easy and very good, just like those little tea sandwiches I had at a high end tea place in Pasadena. I did add 2 teaspoons dried dill in the mix and didn't touch it until the next day. I used white bread and it did taste great but cutting the soft bread was not easy without a bread knife. Also I tried both dill and lemon pepper sprinkles on top and thought lemon pepper overpowered the taste of sandwiches. Sprinkle bit of dill on top also looked nicer and elegant.
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Missy's Candied Walnut Gorgonzola Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2011
I used red wine vinegar because I didn't have the raspberry one but it came out good. I was worried if it would be too sour for my taste without adding any sugar in the dressing but the candied nuts and the amount of cranberries definitely helped. But I needed more dresssing so I tripled it. For those who are not used to make those candied nuts, like me, be careful not to over cook them or they will taste like burnt... Also I tried both with or without water to caramerize the nuts and I say no water! Like other reviewer said, they became like white sugar coated nuts and didn't taste good at all.
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Holiday Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2011
It was very good and definitely tasted better the next day. I had to add more mayo because my chicken came out very dry. I served it over some chopped lettuce and it was super delish!
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Yakisoba Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2011
This may taste fine for many who never had real yakisoba but this is NOT Japanese yakisoba. I was born and grew up in Japan and yakisoba is my favorite dish. Yakisoba is a staple dish at festivals and recreating it at home is actually harder than we think if we don't have the pre-made yakisoba sauce. I'm not here to deny this recipe, I just want all of my fellow cooks to know the facts about yakisoba since many people are getting familiar with Asian dishes, especially Japanese food and ingredients. Although we call buckwheat noodles, "soba," for yakisoba, we NEVER, and I mean never, use buckwheat noodles for yakisoba. What we use is "chu-ka soba." Most of supermarkets in Asian food section isle has dried "chu-ka soba" packet. If you live in a community with many Asian descends, you might find a bag in refrigerate Asian section perhaps near tofu or kimchee. As for sauce, traditionally at festivals, worcestershire sauce and/or chuno- sauce flavor the yakisoba (tonkatsu sauce is for deep fried pork and it's too thick and sweet) but at home, some people uses soy sauce. So, if anything, please try this recipe with chu-ka soba and then you'll be having "yakisoba"!
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D's Famous Salsa

Reviewed: May 6, 2011
When I first saw this recipe, I wasn't really sure why this simple recipe with common ingredients can be "so good." But because of its simplicity and many reviewers said it'll only takes a few pressing of a pulse button, I've decided to try this. I've got everything except my grocery store was completely out of limes because of Cinco de Mayo so I had to substitute it with lemon. I also got fresh chili peppers just in case and was very tempted to use those instead of canned peppers because I was worried about the canned stewed tomatoes and canned peppers might make the taste of this salsa like a store bought jarred salsa which I really hate but I decided to give the canned pepper a try. I only made half of what's written and it was super quick to make. From the gathering of ingredients to pour the salsa into a bowl, it took less than 5 minutes. But because it was just for me, I thought it still made a plenty of salsa, probably good for at least 2-4 people. Well, that was only 15 minutes ago and my salsa is... GONE! Yes, I finished 2/3 of the salsa while I was standing next to the blender, and finally sat down to enjoy the rest. Did I read someone did the same thing somewhere?! Well, anyways, I don't even have much chips left but I'm debating if I should just make another batch! It was delicious for sure. Thank you! I guess I can stop buying salsa from the Mexican restaurant now.
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Beer Margaritas

Reviewed: May 6, 2011
I've never cared for margarita but it was Cinco de Mayo. I like beer and it was hot so I've decided to try this for a change. I made a mistake and bought "Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade" instead of limeade but I made sure to buy some Corona as many reviewers said was a choice of beer for this recipe, and a bottle of Sienna Mist. I love sweet drinks but I also like to try recipes as they're written for the first time. I've read you can keep the margarita mix for a few days if you don't add beer, so I just mixed the frozen lemonade tequila mixture and poured 1/3 cup each water and beer into my big glass with ice and add 2/3 cup of the mixture to try. WOW, this was super delish! It was sweet enough as is. I was so happy with the result, I even brought a glass for my neighbor. Then I had another try out with Sienna Mist instead of water. It was good. Sweeter, of course, but again, I love sweet drinks so it didn't bother me. Here is what I thought: if you like sweet drinks and you're only having drinks, then the soda version is fine. But if you're having the drink with food, like at a dinner party, then the original water version might be better otherwise it's like you're having some dessert wine with your dinner. But for those who can eat your dessert before your dinner, go for it. Either way, it's a very good margarita. With Corona, I didn't taste the beer so I might experiment with some other beer. I think this will be my Drink of the Year! Yum, yum, yum!
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Kitty Litter Cake

Reviewed: May 6, 2011
I work "for" over 500 cats (we had over 800 cats only 2 years ago) and someone made this cake at least twice for our Cat Party. Both time I wasn't able to attend but everybody raved about this cake so the rating is coming from my 40 co-workers/cat caregivers. I must say the thumbnail picture for this recipe is right on! I have to make this myself and bring it back to my friends and family since they think I'm the Crazy Cat Woman... like it's a bad thing... :) Thank you for the recipe!
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Coconut Curry Tofu

Reviewed: May 6, 2011
I often see "add salt (and/or pepper) to taste" on recipes and I get devastated. I understand they're trying to tell us we can adjust the amount of saltiness as we like but if the recipe is absolutely foreign to you, it is very difficult to figure out how much is the right amount because you have no idea how it's supposed to taste like. I always wish they would put the amount so if I like it certain way, I would adjust it from there but I usually like to try the recipe as it's written first. Anyways, this curry was okay at first. It wasn't flavorful as I wished. So I doubled the curry powder and brown sugar then cooked it longer. I think I will also double the chili paste next time. When we had it for dinner, I wasn't very impressed by it but when I had it for lunch next day, the flavor finally came out and tasted much better. I have many vegetarian friends so I will make this again but I'll make sure to make it at least a day before.
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Dill Pickle Meatloaf

Reviewed: May 6, 2011
It tasted as I imagined. A quick and easy good meatloaf. I did double the sauce and it was perfect. I also used 1/2 cup of panko instead of bread because I didn't have any. After I finished eating, I realized I forgot to put onions. I love onion in any dish but I didn't miss it (but I won't forget next time). Thanks for the recipe!
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Slammin' Salmon

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2011
I was going to give this 3 stars. I decreased the oil to half and only marinated the salmon for about 1 hour because I didn't have time (I've read someone wrote that we should not marinate salmon more than 20 minutes or so). It wasn't too bad but it was too sour to me. Then, I had the left over for lunch next day and it was much better. The taste blended nicely and I enjoyed it much better than the night before. It wasn't "slamming" but I would make it again and I'll make sure to marinate it over night next time.
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Peanut Butter Noodles

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2011
Wow, this noodle tasted better than I thought! The only thing I had to change was honey because I just used it up, so I substituted it with a tablespoon sugar for sweetness and 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup for flavor. Also my udon pack was 12 oz, so I only used 6 oz. I had extra sauce but I poured all of it over udon. It wasn't too salty or anything but I think 8oz of udon will be perfect, less soupy, but I didn't mind it though. I like my food spicy so 2 teaspoons hot sauce was great but it might be too spicy for some. The sauce was done before the noodle was coocked. Very easy and fast and pretty filling dish. I'd like to add some bean sprouts next time. This will be a perfect dish for Asian theme party. Thank you for sharing.
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Thai Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2011
I've made this few times already. This salad was delicious and it did taste like something from a Thai restaurant. First time I made this, I only used 1 cucumber so I used 1/8 cup each of sugar and vinegar. Then I made with 2 cucmbers with 1/4 cup each of sugar and vinegar and both time came out great. I think the taste settles and is better if you could wait 15-30 minutes before serving. But not too long! I took some left over for lunch to see if this can be my next pot luck dish but unless you like very soft cumcumber, it wasn't good as fresh crunchy one... I guess I have to separate the cucumbers and the dressing until the last minute or I might keep the cucumber skin on and see how it holds. Anyways, it was delicious!
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Goat Cheese Salmon

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2011
Hmm... Sorry, I didn't care for this one much. I've been searching for a salmon recipe that is not a soy sauce base so I tried this. I really liked the herbed goat cheese itself and I was eating it while I was baking the salmon, and I love anything with mayo, I thought this would be my next favorite dish but it came out rather blunt.
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Yin-Yang Salmon

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2011
I was looking for a non-soy sauce based salmon dish. This looked promising because I had all the ingredients and I love spicy food. I'm sorry but I didn't care for it at all. I have variety of hot sauce and couldn't decide which one I should use so I used half hot wing sauce and half Asian rooster sauce.
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