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Dipping Eggs

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2012
This is just an old fashioned soft-boiled egg, but it's a new way of cooking it for me. After the water came to a boil, I would just reduce the heat, and cook for 3 minutes. Some times it worked, others not so much. I think this is a fool-proof way to get perfectly cooked soft-boiled eggs once you get the time right. I used large eggs right out of the fridge, brought the water to boil, took the pan off of the stove and set the timer for 3 minutes (recipe says 2-4). They cooked just a bit too long for us, so the next time I'll set it for 2 minutes/45 seconds. As odd as this may sound, I thought cutting the toast into strips was genius, making them just perfect for dipping (just never thought about doing that). This will be my go-to way of cooking soft-boiled eggs in the future.
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Lucky's Gazpacho

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2012
This really is a nice recipe. I did spice it up a bit for our taste preference by adding one large jalapeño and a couple good shakes of Tabasco. I used V8 juice instead of tomato juice because it's what I had on hand and served with a dollop of plain yogurt. The only thing that I will do differently in the future is pulse separately the tomatoes and the cukes to have a little chunkier texture. If you're a gazpacho fan, give this a try. Great for summer or any time of the year. This one is a keeper.
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Sweet Corn Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2012
Made the recipe exactly as written, and I wouldn't change a thing. It had just the right amount of sweetness, great texture, was so moist it almost melted in your mouth, and popped right out of the pan. This is 5 stars all the way in my book.
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Poutine

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2013
I had poutine for the first time last summer in Canada and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had some really good gravy left over from a pot roast last week which needed to be used, so I thought of poutine. Yes, the real deal does have cheese curds, but tI've never seen them anywhere in my area. I thought the shredded cheddar worked O.K. as a substitute. I used Ore-Ida's Cracked Black Pepper & Sea Salt Frozen Fries which held up well to the gravy. Don't mean to sound snooty, but I would never use canned gravy. However, whenever I have leftover beef gravy, this dish most likely will be made. With the gravy mentioned above and garnished with some sliced green onions, we thought this was 5 stars.
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Banana Berry Smoothie with Truvia® Natural Sweetener

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2014
This is a delicious smoothie loaded with lots of different fruit flavors. I used vanilla Greek yogurt instead of plain and added more ice because we like our smoothies thick. IMO Truvia® is the best of the sugar substitutes with no aftertaste or artificial flavor. And I'm not saying that just because this is their recipe, I seriously believe it's that good.
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2010
Tastiest lasagna I've ever had! Only one comment. I'm not so sure that the meat sauce needs to cook for 1-1/2 hours. I tasted it after about 30 minutes, and I'm not convinced that the additional hour improved the flavor that much. I agree with other reviewers that the fennel seeds are an important element in this dish, so don't eliminate them. Absolutely delicious.
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Pate

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2014
Didn't deviate from the recipe, and we thoroughly enjoyed this. Do allow it to sit in the fridge for a while for the flavors to meld. Very nice!
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Low-Carb Mashed Cauliflower

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2014
I made half the recipe, steamed the cauliflower for 3 minutes in the microwave, and used my immersion blender to mash the cauliflower (easy cleanup). The whipped cream cheese makes this incredibly "creamy," and this is so easy to make. This is the first mashed cauliflower recipe that I would consider an honest-to-goodness replacement for mashed potatoes. It's not only healthy for you, but it tastes wonderful.
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Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2011
Wholesome soup with lots of flavor. I followed the recipe to the letter except that I only had 1 c. of FF half-and-half, so the other cup was skim milk (it turned out fine), and I used full size gnocchi (all that was available). For those reviewers commenting that it's bland or missing something, it must be the broth they used. I used Kitchen Basics Chicken Stock (rich in color and flavor) which I think is the best available. We enjoyed this, and it will be made again.
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Vanilla Banamango Smoothie

Reviewed: May 2, 2013
My banana wasn't frozen, so I added some extra ice to reach the correct smoothie consistency. Cinco de Mayo is this weekend, and mangos are available everywhere. My mango was perfectly ripe and juicy and added incredible flavor to this drink. The tiny carrot pieces make the smoothie look pretty, and although not overpowering, the ginger is the surprise ingredient that will leave people wondering "...what is that?" I make a lot of smoothies, there's nothing about this that I didn't like, and it definitely will be made again. And as if that isn't enough, nutritionally, this breaks down well. Nice recipe Ecco_Star.
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Strawberry-Mango Mesclun Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2014
I was in a hurry to get out of here after lunch, so I forgot to add both the dried cranberries and the almonds...had both on hand, too. It was wonderful without them, but would have been even better with them. I did use white balsamic vinegar for a little milder-flavor dressing, and probably did cut back just a bit on the sugar. I’ve always liked the combination of strawberries and fresh mango in a smoothie, and they partner equally well in this salad. Thoroughly enjoyed!
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Cardamom Carrots

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2012
Scaled this down to 2 servings, and the portion size was perfect for us. Followed the recipe to the letter, no changes. All of the ingredients complement each other with not one overpowering the rest. Very tasty side dish which will be made again often.
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Prawn Banh Mi

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2014
This is a delicious and filling sandwich with many layers of flavor. The sauce had just the right amount of spiciness for us, and the veggies give it a nice crunch. I cooked fresh shrimp rather than using frozen, and picked up a nice 5-grain roll from the bakery. I can see serving this with a nice Asian noodle salad. Enjoyed everything about this sandwich and wouldn’t change a thing. I consider this a gourmet sandwich and would serve to company.
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Easy Cowboy Beans (Frijoles Charros)

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2014
These are so easy to make and so tasty. Gave them a fairly healthy shot of Trader Joe's Chili Pepper Sauce, and they had just the right amount of heat for us. Followed the recipe except for the simmering time. I don't think an hour is necessary for the flavors to develop. The beans, tomatoes, and ham all are cooked, and I found about 15-20 minutes was plenty of time. Thanks, Nancy, this was a nice side dish.
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Marinated Green Beans with Olives, Tomatoes, and Feta

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2014
Microwaved the green beans for just 1-1/2 minutes to get the perfect doneness. For the best presentation, mix in the tomatoes and top with the feta right before serving. Wouldn't change a thing, liked everything about this.
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Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2010
I've tried a good number of slow cooker recipes recently and, quite honestly, have not been too impressed with the way they turned out. And then I gave this a try yesterday...winner, winner, winner! Just one thing I will do differently next time. The top half of the meat was not submerged in the cooking liquid and cooked up a little dry. In the future, I'll turn the roast over at least once to keep the entire roast moist. I shredded the meat, and then put it back in the juice to cook for a while, so it wasn't a major problem this time around. Also served some of the juice on the side which we used for dipping the sandwich. This is DELICIOUS!
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Couscous Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2014
We love pearl/Israeli couscous, this is absolutely delicious, and I wouldn't change a thing. I had some chicken broth in the fridge, so I replaced part of the water with the broth. For me, the fresh mango and the chopped peanuts really brought this alive. Thanks rinabeana for a winner recipe.
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Grilled Gorgonzola-Basil Burgers

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2014
This month Allrecipes challenged the Ambassadors to make a 6-ingredient recipe substituting some or all of the protein with sausage. I read the reviews on this recipe, and there was an issue with the gorgonzola cheese melting out of the burger when it was grilled. I put the cheese inside the center of the burger which eliminated that problem. I substituted half of the ground beef with Johnsonville® Mild Italian Ground Sausage which when combined with the chopped basil and garlic put this burger over the top. I typically eat my burgers medium, but I didn’t want the sausage uncooked for obvious reasons. But there was no reason for concern about overcooking because the mellow Gorgonzola cheese in the center and the sausage itself kept this burger moist and juicy with all ingredients complementing each other, but not one dominating. This was divine, 5 stars all the way!
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Creamy Banana Walnut Oatmeal

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2013
Very tasty and very easy breakfast. On its own, the nutritional breakdown may be enough to encourage you to give this a try. Although a small bowl of oatmeal, it is filling, loaded with banana flavor, and simply tastes pretty darn good. Used plain oatmeal, Silk Almond Milk, garnished with some banana slices and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. This one's going into my favorites folder.
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Bean and Bacon Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2014
This is very similar to what my Mom made when I was a kid with the exception of the shredded cabbage. We always had ours with some chopped cheddar, so I did add that to the salad. This is somewhat between a standard bean salad and cole slaw. This was a step back in the past, and a tasty one, too.
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