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Chef John's Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2014
Totally excellent soup! I followed the recipe except added more celery and didn't add the cream (and didn't miss it). This is a keeper -- thanks Chef John!
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Roasted Broccoli

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2014
I love it on meat, but I found the steak seasoning too salty for vegetables. I'm using the concept of roasting seasoned veggies with olive oil in many combinations now and love that it's a quick and easy way to make a healthy side dish whenever I'm using the oven for a main dish. Cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, onions, and blood-orange-infused grapeseed oil is my current favorite. Thanks for the basic idea!
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Eggplant Supper Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2014
I love eggplant and always look for more ways to use it. I'm trying to keep carbs low so I skipped the macaroni and sugar, but this is excellent! I've also experimented using ground turkey instead of beef and I think half turkey and half beef is a pretty good compromise.
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Sausage Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2014
Make this, you won't be sorry! Yes, use 4 cups frozen hash brown potatoes, and I added canned green chilis and some piquant peppers (chopped) from the grocery store salad bar that I wanted to use up. OMG ... two of us ate half the recipe for dinner last night and now I'm seriously considering having more for breakfast.
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Kale and Feta Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2014
I skipped the salt but I'd rate this 5 stars for the kale massaging idea alone! Like other reviewers, I used what I had on hand and am happy to report that chopped walnuts and dried cherries are terrific with the kale and feta. I also added some blood-orange olive oil (a favorite of mine) and have made this salad three times in the past week. Even my kale-resistant other-half didn't complain :-)
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Easy Caramelized Onion Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2014
I'm not a big pork chop fan but this was very simple to make and DELICIOUS. I did caramelize the onions before adding the water but this recipe is definitely a keeper!
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Sweet and Oh So Spicy Kielbasa

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2014
I made a half batch as a trial run before a holiday pot luck figuring I'd add it to the final if I liked it. I kept tasting, and tasting, and before I knew it, it was gone! The second batch, I used half ketchup and half bbq sauce and thought that was less cloying. Also used fresh pineapple chunks instead of canned. YUM!
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Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2014
I wanted to replace the intensely sugary spiced pecans I always make as Christmas gifts and tried this recipe. I was concerned that friends would be disappointed with a healthier gift, but not for long. These were a HUGE hit! Initially I thought they needed more spice but the second batch I did add more and now I'm back to the original mix. I DO add an extra cup of nuts, filberts and macadamias, because there's plenty of syrup to coat more. This will become my new holiday tradition!
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Easy Tuna Patties

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2013
These were easy enough but I thought the texture was a bit lacking. Next time I'll add celery or jicama for more crunch.
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Easy Tuna Patties

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2013
These were easy enough but I thought the texture was a bit lacking. Next time I'll add celery or jicama for more crunch.
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Sweet Baby Carrots

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2013
Simple and delicious even though I cut down on the good parts to help keep calories in check. Even my vegetable-resistant boyfriend said these were good.
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Savory Swiss Chard with Portobellos

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2012
The best swiss chard recipe I've tried! Even my husband who doesn't like veggies thought this was great. Baby bella mushrooms also work well in place of portabellos. One variation I've tried and also love is using chopped zucchini and summer squash with some diced orange peppers in place of the chard.
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Kickin' Collard Greens

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2012
Even my vegetable-resistant husband loved this recipe! I use much less chicken broth a more bacon, but this recipe is definitely a keeper!
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Capers and Halibut

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2012
This is by far the best and easiest treatment for any firm white fish I've ever tasted, much less prepared myself at home! I'm from New England and fairly picky about seafood but I wouldn't feel cheated if I was charged handsomely for this dish at a restaurant. The good part is I can make it at home anytime I can get fresh fish at the market!
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Thai Quivering Tenderloins

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2012
OMG ... I followed the recipe as written, only substituting Splenda brown sugar, and I've never had better tenderloin! I could drink the marinade with a straw. I would serve this to company without reservation, but it's easy enough that it also makes a great mid-week treat.
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