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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2002
My wife was knocked-out by this one. I followed John's instructions to the letter, except for adding 1 TBS of dried hot-chili peppers, and this was by far the best lasagna either of us has ever had. Thank you for sharing. David
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Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2003
Wow! Best Quiche ever. My wife, who is not a big fan, had two pieces. Thank you Bailey. David
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Creamy Spinach Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2003
Very good, simple and quick recipe. I added about a half of a cup of fresh grated parmesean cheese and a teaspoon of celery salt. Perfect for a last minute addition to any meal. David
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Baked Pork Chops I

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2003
Great! This has become, quickly, our favorite chop recipe. The only change I made to Dawn's instructions was to add hot sauce to the egg mixture for a little "kick." Thank you Dawn. David
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New England Clam Chowder I

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2003
My test subject, my wife Ania, did not believe that I made this clam chowder until I pulled the can of clams from the garbage. It was spectacular. Like many others, I used clam juice instead of water and added another can 8 oz of miniced clams. Additionally, I added just a pinch of celery salt. Thank you Debbie! This one was a real winner
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Beef Wellington

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2003
I made this for my wife on Valentine's Day. We ended up ordering a pizza. I have no clue what "puff pastry" is, nor did my grocer. She suggested that I use filo dough, which I did. What resulted was a filet mignon that tasted like fried liver and pastry dough. It is a shame that there is only one recipe for Beef Wellington here, so we are all sort of stuck with this one. Live and let learn. Additionally, this meal was far to expensive to make and having to see it go wasted, dampened my spirits further.
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Chili I

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2003
IF YOU PLAN ON ADDING CORN CHIPS TO THE TOP OF YOUR CHILI, THIS RECIPE IS NOT FOR YOU. This chili is a perfect 10. Doubters don't be fooled; this is not your average, run of the mill chili that we have all gotten used to eating, but what my wife affectionately coined, "the Beef Wellington of Chili." I changed nothing (although I doubled the cubed sirlion and added ground sirlion instead of straight gound beef) and could not believe the wonderful flavors this chili produced. It was unlike anything we had ever tasted. All of the other postings say how good this chili is the next day; I can't wait for lunch tomorrow. Thank you so much Bob, this is by far the best recipe I have ever encountered on allrecipe.com. David and a very happy Wife
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Simple BBQ Ribs

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2003
Simple, quick and tasty. I added one can of "German-Style" beer to the boiling water for some flavor. This one is a keeper.
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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: May 10, 2003
A little better then average, but not much. These were on the dry side and were missing something...I just wish I knew what it was.
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Curried Chicken with Mango Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2003
A very plain recipe with nothing special to offer. Although it was easy and a fast meal, it was lacking more spice.
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Gerry's Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2004
Wow! Wow! Fantastic! This was a lot of work and took a long time to prepare (the reduction of the mixture was the reason)...but boy was it worth it. My wife, one week later, begged me to make these again and suggested we take them as a "side dish" to a friend's house for dinner. The only change I made was that adding one can of whole, peeled ortega chili peppers that I had diced up. It was very spicy (which we both like) but surprisingly, the next day when it was reheated, most of the "kick" was gone. Lastly, I suggest finding a Mexican restaurant that makes homemade corn tortillas and buy them there. Nothing beats the fresh taste. This is, perhaps, the best recipe I have found on this site. Thank you Gerry! David
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Irish Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2004
I was looking for a great meal for a sleepy, cold winter's day and what I found was a good recipe with some flavor. I used the dumplings recipe "Dumplings Submitted by: Carol" and found it a bit bland. I have never been a fan of these types of dishes (which is probably why I did not find it to my liking), but my wife really enjoyed this. I would not make it again, unless she asked me to. David
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Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2004
I found these to be a bit on the bland side. The dumplings "firmed up" upon second reheating. They just seem to be missing something essential. David
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Cuban Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2004
This was an average tasting recipe which I found to be a bit bland. I will make it again, with a few modifications to "spice it up." Cumin and lots of garlic are a must for this, as is some type of hot sauce. This will be a fine side dish to serve along with garlic roasted chicken. David
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Wisconsin Bratwurst

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2004
I have been making a variation of this recipe for years. The brat is always juicy and so tasty. As with the last reviewer, I too add peppers and onions. I preheat the BBQ to 350 degrees or medium and prepare long skinny strips of orange and yellow peppers, sweet onions, fresh ground pepper, coarse sea salt, 3 Tbs of butter and 3 diced cloves of fresh garlic. Wrapping them carefully in high-heat tin-foil, I place them on the top shelf of my BBQ at the same time the brats are placed into the beer mixture to boil. Be sure to turn the foil at least four times to ensure that no burning takes place. As the brats cook about 20 minutes in the beer and another 10 on the grill, this 30 minute "steaming" of the peppers and onions has never failed me and is so tasty. Lastly, I too would recommend fresh bratwurst. But, like most of you, can't seem to find it. A great alternative is the Johnsonville Beer Brat. Ask your grocer for it by name. This product is hard to find, but once you do, it makes these brats even better as they are already infused with beer.
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Chicken Pasta I

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2005
I give this a top rating. For a low-cal and low-fat dish, and yes, this is super healthy, it was loaded with flavor. I do most of my shopping at Trader Joe's and this recipe, chicken included, cost me $15.00 to make (eight servings). I went with the original recipe and "tweaked" it to my families likings. I started by cooking the chicken in a dash of Trader Joe's Garlic Oil (if you haven't discovered Garlic Oil -garlic infused olive oil- you are missing out) and held the chicken for dicing until just before the meal (this way the chicken keeps its juices and does not dry out). Like others before me, I added many more mushrooms (one box of pre-sliced) and a whole diced onion. I also added a diced yellow and orange bell pepper and some fresh cut basil. Lastly, I added a ton of fresh garlic (almost a full head) and another can of diced tomatoes (Italian style). Not only did this meal taste great, it presented fantastic as well. All of the colors (red, orange, yellow, green) make a great presentation. I topped off each dish with a teaspoon of both fresh grated parmesan and romano cheese. If you enjoy eating healthy, don't pass this one up. Next time, I am going to make this with some italian style turkey sausage. I can't wait!
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Simply the Easiest Beef Brisket

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2005
Fantastic! This one is a keeper. I used a bigger brisket and marinated it overnight in liquid smoke and beer. I also added three whole sliced onions. Other then that, I followed the recipe exactly and got raves. This has been requested by friends many times and has become a simple favorite.
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Never Enough Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2006
Not much flavor. I did use french cut green beans which added a little visual to the recipe. I felt as if this recipe was lacking something. We all ate it but no one was blown away.
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Ali's Greek Tortellini Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2006
A very refreshing, perfect and full salad to serve as a complete meal. I added some diced cucumber and used balsamic, while omitting the eggs. Lastly, I threw the red onion in with the mixture to marinate in the refrig. It was awesome!
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Amazing Ribs

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2006
Fantastic. I followed all three steps of the cooking process. After reading all of the reviews, it appeared to me that some were having a tough time BBQ'ing the ribs without burning them. I think that the reason is two-fold. First, and probably the main reason for this, was the use of far to much BBQ sauce. The ribs should only be lightly coated. Second, when cooking the ribs, you should not place them over the direct flame of the BBQ. High heat and high flame are two different things. For example, on a four burner gas BBQ, you can maintain 350 degrees by putting two burners on high and two on low. With this, you can cook your ribs over the low flame and get that fire taste.
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