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Amby Rae's Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2003
i love this recipe -- it really satisfies some of my pregnant cravings...i always uses yogurt and i skip the oil -- it still tastes great!
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Luscious Lima Bean Soup II

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2005
This recipe is just OK -- I served it for my 3 year old neice who didn't like it one bit!
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Pork, Cashew, and Green Bean Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2006
Great recipe -- I added one onion.
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Grandma's Yorkshire Pudding

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2006
Last year, I rated this recipe 5 stars b/c of presentation. This year, I'm changing it to 4 stars. If you prepare this using all the beef drippings, it makes a MESS in your oven. So, it's best to have a catch try beneath the muffin pan to catch all the over-flowing fluids. I still LOVE the presentation / taste of this recipe. However, I believe the quantities of the ingredients are inaccurate. This recipe needs adjusting to receive the coveted 5-stars.
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Sweet Potato Oranges

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2006
Perfect! I am making this a Thanksgiving tradition! I made it the day before and it still turned out great.
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Vegetable Orzo

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2006
I loved this recipe - very easy and healthy. I halved the oil and vinegar and it turned out great.
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2006
Great recipe -- I accidentally doubled the salt/other seasonings, and it still turned out perfect. I also flipped the bird half way thru roasting. I will definitely make these 'mistakes' again.
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Japanese Zucchini and Onions

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2006
Great recipe, but I made a few changes: (1) Replaced vege oil w/seasame seed oil (2) Sliced the zucchini w/a potato peeler [for a more appealing/professional look] (3) Reduced zucchini cook time from 5 min to 1.5 minutes (4) Served over white jasmine rice. This recipe and these changes made a delicious dinner that even my 2 year old loved.
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Stovetop Yankee Pot Roast

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2006
This did not turn out great for me - the meat was not tender at all. I used 48 oz of beef broth instead of wine (as suggested below) and there was FAR TOO MUCH liquid.
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Apple Pie I

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2006
I followed recipe directions exactly and it turned out great. There was a bunch of liquid on the bottom of the pie crust pan, and we ladled it over our ice cream. Next time, I'll try adding the flour/allspice/nutmeg - which might make it less juicy. But honestly, we didn't mind the juice - 5 stars for simplicity & taste!
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Chestnut Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2006
I agree, peeling the chestnuts is a HUGE pain, but I only make this once a year (on Christmas), and the roasting/peeling/puree-ing can be done well in advance (then, you only need to add the cream on the day that it's served). For presentation, I recommend reserving a few roasted unpeeled chestnuts (one for each bowl). Just ladle the soup, place the roasted/unpeeled chestnuts in the center of the soup bowl, and sprinkle the parsley around the chestnut. My guests loved the novelty of peeling/eating roasted chestnuts on Christmas day (and it was 6 less chestnuts that I had to peel myself!).
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Minnesota Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2007
This was a good recipe. However, presentation was not so great. Also, it turned out pretty runny - maybe b/c I used fresh mushrooms instead of canned? But, it did taste good. I served it w/homemade applesauce.
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Applesauce

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2007
I served this w/ 'Minnesota Pork Chops'. I blended all the apples. It was really good - so good, I think people thought it was jarred! Next time, I'll leave some of the apples whole (as suggested).
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2007
Good, tasty, and heart healthy. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2007
The sauce was a little runny and a little clumpy (b/c of the whole tomatoes). So, I let some fluid simmer off before adding the paste and other ingredients and I mashed the whole tomatoes w/a fork in the sauce pan. With those changes, it's definitely FIVE stars.
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Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2007
Great recipe - I make it every year w/Thanksgiving or Xmas leftovers, only I always make these adjustments: (1) I use an entire onion (2) I use an entire bell pepper (or sometimes two) -- half w/in the casserole, half sprinkled on top, at the end (3) I add a package of sliced mushrooms and (4) I replace American cheese with a pkg of shredded sharp cheddar (seems healthier this way)
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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls I

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2007
These are great -- I made them the day before and then served them Christmas morning. I, too, have never worked w/yeast before, but they still were a success. I was very worried b/c the dough never really did rise, and I'm certain I didn't knead the dough correctly or roll it out flat enough. However, it all worked itself out in the oven - so I'll be making these every Christmas. Thanks for sharing the recipe and creating a Christmas memory for me & my two young children!
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Mom's Chicken Cacciatore

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2008
Based on reviews, I skipped the flour the first time I made this and added extra tomotoes - that came out WAY TOO SOUPY! This time, I made it exactly as instructed and it turned out fine. In fact, next time, I may even add tomoto paste! PS: Both times, I added a can of drained black olives b/c that's how my mom-in-law makes her chicken cacciatore - the kids love it!
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Guinness® Corned Beef

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2008
This was pretty good - a little tough, even though I used 'flat cut' corned beef instead of 'pointed cut', as another reviewer suggested. The taste was great and, like another reviewer, I served it with Irresistable Irsih Soda Bread and Fabulous Fried Cabbage. Happy St. Patty's Day!
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Holiday Leg of Lamb

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
Great recipe! I served it yesterday for Easter dinner with Chutney With Mint (from this site). I did all the prep work on Saturday and let it marinate in a zip lock bag overnight - that way, I just stuck it in the oven on Sunday and served. Also, I didn't have seasoned salt and so I used kosher salt instead - it was great!
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