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Crispy Mashed Potato Pancake

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2008
Really good with a few changes. I used a ratio of 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes: 1 egg and used fresh chives from my garden since they were ready to be snipped. Added the garlic but skipped the Italian seasoning. I stirred in 1 heaping Tblsp flour to add texture. The pancakes kept their shape well and were easy to flip.
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Roasted Vegetable Medley

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2009
I think roasted vegetables are the best! Here's the variety I used: sweet potato, white potato, red onion, carrot, zucchini. I tossed the first four vegetables in a large bowl until coated with the olive oil and then placed in the baking pan. Roasted them about 20 minutes and then added the zucchini chunks that were marinated in a small amount of balsamic vinegar, s&p and basil. Roasted about 20 minutes more.
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Easiest, Amazing Guacamole

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2008
Two ingredients are all that's necessary when one of them is a good, buttery avocado. Well, maybe three...I added a few drops of lime juice. Another tip for keeping the guacamole brightly colored if making ahead of time - press Saran Wrap directly against the avocado mixture to keep air from reaching the surface.
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Pan Fried Tilapia Sandwich

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2010
I didn't make the mayo sauce, and I didn't eat it as a sandwich, but I did season the tilapia fillets with Old Bay and garlic and pan fried them in butter. I poured the butter from the skillet over the fish when I served it. It didn't need any extra sauce as far as I was concerned...delicious as is.
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Great Grandma's Bread Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2008
Was quite impressed with this recipe...so simple and yet so good. Substituted chopped apple for the celery and used fresh sage instead of poultry seasoning. I baked it in a greased dish for about 30 minutes at 350 - no need to add any additional liquids. The second time I made this I baked individual servings of the dressing in a well-greased muffin tin. A fun garnish for a platter of sliced turkey...
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Marinated Flat Iron Steak

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2010
Yes, this marinade is much sweeter than most. But I liked it. Instead of grilling the steak, I cut the marinated (overnight) meat in strips and pan fried in the marinade. Served with rice and a simple salad of baby greens and grape tomatoes for a very delicious meal. (There were a few steak strips left over from the first meal and I sauteed red bell pepper and onions, added some oregano, and the meat for very tasty fajitas.)
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Nicole's Avocado Dip

Reviewed: May 19, 2008
This IS quite yummy. I had never used cottage cheese in guacamole so was curious. However, I'm glad I blended everything together with my immersion blender; don't think I would have liked the appearance of the individual textures. I did sprinkle lime juice over the cut avocado to keep the bright color and I added fresh cilantro, onion powder, and garlic powder. I spread the dip on a flour tortilla with diced tomato and shredded lettuce for a quick and delicious wrap.
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Creamed Peas

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2009
You can use canned peas for this, too. Just drain and reserve the liquid. I found that I needed to add some back in to thin the cream sauce a bit. A sprinkle of onion powder boosts the flavor.
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Roasted Balsamic Cauliflower

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2009
I really think people who don't particularly like cauliflower would like this recipe...the balsamic vinegar and the caramelization from roasting add a nice sweetness. Allow about an hour to marinate for maximum flavor and don't skip the step of lining your baking sheet with foil!
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Honey, Mustard, and Yogurt Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2008
I like Honey Mustard dressing and I loved how easy this one was to prepare...I'm sorry to disagree with the other reviewer who said this wasn't flavorful because I thought it had a lot of flavor. Maybe it depends on the mustard you use and the fact that I used celery salt instead of seed. I enjoyed it with salad of iceberg lettuce, shredded carrot and hard boiled egg. But the "appetizer" of pretzels dipped in the dressing wasn't bad either!
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Garlic Baked Potato

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2007
I loved baking the potato this way. But I did pierce the potato several times and then brush on the oil with the garlic powder and salt mixed in, I think the flavor went inside that way instead of just staying on the skin. I also baked them on foil and on a baking sheet to eliminate the drips and make it easier to handle. The extra potatoes I baked made great cubed and fried leftovers!
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Buttery Lemon Spinach

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2008
The lemon and butter flavor is a nice compliment to the spinach. I simply sauteed the spinach in a skillet with the butter (I used a little olive oil too) and garlic and then finished with a splash of lemon juice.
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Eggplant Parmesan

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2009
Even though the flavor that comes from breaded & fried eggplant is missing from this recipe, this is my favorite recipe because it's quick, easy, and healthy. I used canned Italian-style diced tomatoes and Italian-blend cheese instead of mozzarella. Also added a few dollops of Ricotta cheese on top of the eggplant slices.
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Egg Drop Soup I

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2008
This is the easiest egg drop soup I've made and it's good! I used a ratio of one can of chicken broth and 2 eggs to make it a little more filling. Green onion instead of minced was nice because it added color along with the taste. And I shook in a few drops of hot pepper sauce at the end along with the soy sauce. To make nicely shaped egg "shreds" in the soup, stir the broth in ONE direction. Slowly add the egg while stirring in that same direction.
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Bananas in Caramel Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2008
To save some time and eliminate some of the stirring, try using brown sugar and sour cream. Just add about 1/3 cup each (for 2 bananas) and stir into the melted butter until bubbly. Absolutely delicious garnished with cashews and drizzled with chocolate sauce.
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Mushroom Cube Steaks

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2008
The first time I made this the meat was a little tough although the flavor was excellent. I said I'd make it again using a more tender cut of beef. BUT...I had more cube steak to use and decided to give the recipe another try. This time not only was the flavor excellent, the meat was tender. I did change the order of preparation, I sauteed the onions, mushrooms, parsley & worcestershire sauce first, then removed that from the skillet and browned the meat - no more - spread the mustard on top and sprinkled with more w. sauce - then added the veggies to simmer covered for the 5 minutes. Did that make the difference? I don't know but I'll make it this way next time too...
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Chinese Pepper Steak

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
This recipe immediately went into my recipe box! Will definitely make it again. My dinner plans changed so the meat marinated for 24+ hours and was very delicious - I would recommend marinating at least a few hours or overnight. I only used red & yellow bell pepper and green onions because I had no fresh tomato. Added garlic and crushed red pepper for extra kick.
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Cranberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2008
Very good! I made the dressing a few hours ahead and marinated the dried cranberries in it to plump them. I skipped adding pecans in favor of more fruit - dried cranberries, halved red grapes, and sliced Braeburn apple.
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Lemon Pie Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2008
The first time I made these I followed the recipe exactly and thought that there was too much crust. So I made them again and cut the flour back to 1 1/2 cups (mixed with the powdered sugar) and 3 Tblsps added to the egg/lemon juice mix. I used cold butter and cut it in to the flour with a pastry blender. I left all of the other ingredient amounts the same and thought this was a perfect ratio of crust to filling. I enjoy the taste of these bars best when they are chilled... An absolutely scrumptious "the best" recipe!
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Zucchini Pasta

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
I'm going to give this a "5" for taste but I can't imagine boiling zucchini for 10 minutes. I sauteed the zucchini along with onion and the seasonings as called for in the recipe. Cook the pasta al dente and then add it with some of the pasta cooking water and let the entire mixture simmer to blend the flavors. This would also make a delicious vegetable side dish without the pasta...
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