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"Greek" Key Lime Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
I'm giving this 5 stars for a few reasons. 1) It's super easy. Pretty much ridiculously so. I am not a great baker, but this was pretty hard to screw up. The first time I made it (I've made it 3 times now) I didn't have enough eggs for the prescribed 5 egg yolks, so I used 2 egg yolks and 2 whole eggs. Also, every time I made it I used a bit of extra yogurt (I hate not using up the entire yogurt cup). Nevertheless, the pie turned out great. I took others' suggestions and used key lime flavored yogurt, which has produced favorable results. So yeah. Easy. 2) I love this recipe because it looks beautiful. I cover it with some fresh whipped cream and lime slices (read: 10-seconds from pan to plating) and it looks wonderful. I feel proud serving this! 3) Finally, I like this because I feel good about eating it. Sure, it's got egg yolks, but the yogurt makes me at least feel a bit better about going back for seconds :).
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Grilled Peaches

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
This recipe was a home run for me. I did tweak it a bit, I didn't realize that there were different kinds of peaches so I accidentally purchased *cling* peaches, and I couldn't get the centers out for the life of me. As a result, I had to slice my peaches in smaller chunks instead of using the halves. Also, I ran out of gas in my grill so I just cooked the peaches on my trusty stovetop griddle. That being said, the dish turned out fantastic. I tossed my cooked peach slices in the balsamic sauce and topped each serving with bleu cheese and my guests couldn't get enough. I plan to make this recipe again (the same way - no grilling needed) and serve it with fresh baby spinach and grilled chicken as a salad. I think it will be super!
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Spaghetti Carbonara II

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
This was phenomenal. I had no idea what to make for the first time that my in-laws came over for dinner (my husband and I are into more gourmet/exotic/creative recipes, my in-laws are very much meat and potatoes) so I thought I'd give this recipe a shot and pray that it worked out. Thankfully, it did. This recipe passed with flying colors! I took the suggestion of other reviewers and combined the parmesan with the eggs and added them after the pasta had cooled slightly, and it was fantastic. This was so much easier to make than I could have anticipated, I don't know why I'd never made it before but I will be making it again! :)
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Johnsonville Zesty Italian Sausage Pasta

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
I tweaked this recipe - a lot. But I loved the recipe in that it gave me some great ideas when I was having a hard time finding ways to use up what was in my fridge! Here's what I made: I started with a whole wheat spaghetti. I usually hate wheat pasta, but I didn't even notice that it was wheat, and neither did my husband! I added in turkey sausage, broccoli, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and lots of garlic and herbs. I didn't have any chicken broth, so I made a cream and red pepper puree that I added in to the pan. It was SOOO GOOD. I also made a basil-infused oil that I drizzled over the top. My husband has already asked me to make this again and it's been less than a week. Thanks Johnsonville for the idea!
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Ginger Lemonade

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2012
This was really tasty. My only complaint is that there wasn't a super strong ginger flavor in my lemonade, in spite of the amount of ginger I used. I'm not sure if maybe grating the ginger into the lemonade would disperse the flavors a bit more. Also, I was trying to make this in a hurry so I just threw in regular ice, but that did water it down a bit too much for me. Next time I will plan ahead and freeze some of the lemonade into ice cubes beforehand. Other than that it's a great grown up twist on a summertime classic. :)
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Tomato Bisque II

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2012
If I could, I would give this 10 stars. I made it for my husband and myself last night, and he gave it rave reviews. The main thing that I changed was that I did not skin and seed the tomatoes at all. I just pureed them in my trusty blender before cooking and everything went really quickly. Also, I used whole milk which made it super creamy without being *soooo* heavy like cream. It was fantastic. I think what sets this soup apart from run-of-the-mill tomato soup is the fact that it's not super acidic. Instead it's silky smooth and rich - the beef stock also helps with this. My husband already asked when I can make this again! :) Thanks Judy for the great recipe! :)
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Salsa

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
This is so great. I followed the recipe exactly (which is rare for me!) and ended up with a super tasty pico de gallo (I'm not sure that I would really call it salsa, but that's no problem as far a I'm concerned). I used a whole small jalapeno and I didn't think it was too spicy. I'm usually a mild to medium salsa lover and this had just a bit of kick but not too much at all. One thing to mention: my husband and I can definitely hold our own when it comes to eating, and we had *a ton* of this left over. It was no problem for us, I put the leftovers in with a can of storebought pasta sauce and it was a delicious way to take the jarred sauce up a notch! Great recipe - I'll be making this again soon.
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Bleu Cheese Macaroni

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
I really liked this. I didn't *love* it (as in I'd make it once a week for the rest of my life), but it was really good. It's definitely a pretty intense mac, so I paired it with a milder meal and served it as a side dish. I think it would be a bit heavy as a main course. Overall a good use for my leftover bleu cheese!
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Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2012
This fish was super. I had to use tilapia because that's all I had on hand, but the glaze made even that taste fancy. My only disappointment was that I didn't have a ton of glaze left over after marinating the fish - next time I think I will double the glaze recipe so I have plenty left over for sauce. Served this over egg noodles and it was a big hit with my husband! :)
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Focaccia Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
I have made this recipe many times and it's always good. I always tweak it with the ingredients I have on hand. I'll top it with different veggies, cheeses, sometimes pepperoni or grilled chicken, and I use tons of herbs. It's always guaranteed to impress and it's not so time consuming that it's impossible to make during the work week. This is really the best focaccia bread I've ever had. :)
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Soft Breadsticks

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
I love this recipe! It is so easy that I can actually make it on a regular basis. Since it doesn't use yeast, it really is only 30 minutes until it's on the table. The first time I made this I was happy with it but not thrilled. I tried to make the dough into 12 breadsticks like the recipe says, but they were too small for my taste. They also ended up a bit more crunchy than soft. My husband liked them, but I prefer them softer. The next time I made them was easier and I liked it much better - instead of making breadsticks, I threw a bunch of herbs into the dough and shaped it into a small loaf, baked it, and topped it with cheese that melted right at the end. It was fabulous, and not shaping the dough into breadsticks shaved several minutes off. :) I will be making this frequently!
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Homemade Flour Tortillas

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
This recipe is great. It wasn't difficult, and although it was a bit time consuming, it was definitely worth it! A couple of things to mention: if you follow the recipe exactly, you end up with very small tortillas. After making a few small ones, I started combining two balls of dough into one and cooking them up. They were a bit *too* large that way. I would recommend making a few less tortillas than the recipe calls for so they're a better size. Also, these are difficult to get super thin. Mine ended up being a bit more bready, although I thought they were really good. I will definitely be making these again - they're really a step up from store-bought!
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Chili-Lime Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
These chicken skewers were soooo tasty. I marinated for about 2 hours, and the chicken was very moist and delicious. I'm not much of a griller, so I put the chicken tightly on the skewers and cooked it on my stovetop griddle, rotating it frequently so it got an even texture. I served it with the homemade flour tortillas and salsa (both from this site) and it was delicious. The next time I make this I might add a bit more spice, but this marinade is absolutely delicious as-is. This will become a standby recipe in my kitchen.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
This was hands down the best muffin recipe I ever used. My husband was so impressed - he even said they were better than his mother's! (High praise in this case :)) The muffins had a wonderful crunch on the top, and they were so simple to make. One note- I made sure to mash my bananas really thoroughly, sometimes my banana muffins can turn out too dense if there are any banana chunks. If you are thinking of making these, do it! I plan on making them again the next time my bananas start to get brown.
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