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Roast Potatoes

Reviewed: May 16, 2004
This recipe challenged my "creative" nature, so I added 1/4 teaspoon of fennel seed and 1/2 teaspoon of thyme along with the rosemary, and chopped them all together. also I used extra virgin olive oil. The time had to be extended to 35 minutes, so the next time I think I will try boiling the potatoes first. This is definitely a keeper.
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Green Beans With a Twist

Reviewed: May 19, 2004
The only thing I changed was to use Miracle Whip in place of the mayo. Came out superb
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Heavenly Pink Salad

Reviewed: May 23, 2004
We added about 3/4 cup each of Grey Goose green and Yellow Mariscino cherries cut in half, and also drained the pineapple. Every one raved about it and requested the recipe. A definite keeper.
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Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2007
Used Tri Tip instead of sirloin, one red and one green bell peppers ( for color )and cut into strips rather than chopped. Was a little too salty, so next time will cut salt in half. Also was a little too much sauce, so will try a little less water. It is definitly a keeper. Thanks Marge.
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Baked Dijon Salmon

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2007
Outstanding, I kind of cheated a little, as I did not use Salmon, but instead used wild caught Pacific Red Snapper. Then I marinated the fish in Kikoman's Honey Mustard marinade for two hours. From then on the basic recipe was followed. Coupled with Asparagus spears ( here I cheated even more as I used canned, and heated in the microwave), and as suggested, a glass of GOOD Chardoney. Definately a keeper and goes on the "A" list
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Bermuda Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2007
Absolutely OUTSTANDING. I too made some changes, but loved it and my wife drooled over it. I used Balsamic Vinegar and didn't have Celery seed so used sesame instead. Will most defiately be making again. Would rate this as a 10 if it were available.
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Calves' Liver with Sherry

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2007
I am not a great fan of liver, but my wife loves it, so for her I decided to give it a try. I followed the recipe exactly, except that I did not have French bread so used some Sour Dough that I had on hand, and it worked just fine. I also did as Dr. Shaw , and turned the left-overs into a Pate for the wife, as she loves that also. This is definately a keeper and will probably make it for the next family gathering just to turn it into the Pate just for the pre dinner appitizers.
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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2008
Made this yesterday ( with some changes ) and was very well pleased with the results. First I down sized to 4 servings, then doubled the following items. Ground Beef, Chili beans, Green chili peppers. Left out the Kidney beans as we do not care for them. Added one teaspoon of ground Cumin and about a half teaspoon of chili powder.. Mixed everything well in my slow cooker and cooked on high for three hours. Came out perfect.
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One-Pot Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2008
Did this last night for dinner. Was O.K. but not quite up to expectation. The method for cooking (following the recipe to the letter)caused the chops to burn on the bottom, and the veggies to stick to the pan. I think I will probably try this again but will change the method of cooking. Also it was rather bland, so will try picking it up with herbs and spices.
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Garlic Balsamic Shrimp

Reviewed: May 26, 2008
Made this yesterday for dinner with a few changes. First I used extra virgin olive oil, but only half as much as called for. For the other half I used Sesame oil. Then I added a half teaspoon of ground Ginger. I also used a Red Onion.Then I marinated all the ingredients for 4 hours in the refrigerator. Didn't have any skewers or grill, so placed the veggies in a 13 x 9 x 2" baking dish with the marinade. Covered with foil and baked on the center level at 350 deg. for 25 minutes. Removed from oven and layered the shrimp on top of the veggies, recovered and baked for an additional 10 minutes. served with mini corn bread loaves and a green salad. Came out great. The wife loved it and so did I. will definately be making this again. It's a keeper for sure.
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Home-Style Brown Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2008
Made this for dinner last night as an accompanyment to my main dish of Calves' Liver with Sherry ( another great recipe from this site). I was trying to get a brown rice dish for this main coarse and the 'pilaf' caught my eye. Normally I don't use rice as my wife is not a rice fan, but I had made another pilaf a while back ( From Tase of Home )that she really liked, so tried this one (with some changes as others had suggested). I used a 14 oz. can of beef broth and a 10.5 oz. can of Cambells French Onion Soup instead of the water, and extra virgin olive oil instead of butter. I left out the carrots, salt, mushrooms ( wife doesn't like them) and the chickpeas. I added 2 roasted red peppers ( for color )cut up into 3/4" pieces for the mushrooms and used a small can of corn in place of the chickpeas. also did not use soy sauce. Other than that I followed the cooking time exactly, and the rice came out perfect. Wife said it was really good, so you get 5 stars. And it went very well with the Liver dish. It is another keeper.
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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2008
Made this useing frozen shrimp. Made only one change as posted by another reviewer. I used Balsamic rather than red wine vinegar. Marinated in the frig. over night, and cooked under the broiler as I don't have a grill. Came out great, everyone raved about the flavor and couln't seem to get enough. Served with Provincial Tomatoes (from this site), my Cinnamon Carrots, and pasta salad. Try them, you won't be disapointed.
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Provincial Tomatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2008
Made this recipe the first time to go with pork chops for dinner, and was realy pleased with it. Made them the next time to go with the Marinated Grilled Shrimp recipe from this site, for a ladies group card party, and they just could not get enough. Every one raved about them. The secret is to make sure you get good solid tomatoes, not over ripe ones. The only way I could find grated Asiago cheese was in a pre-packaged mixture of Asiago, Romano and Parmesan. Worked very well.
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Black-Eyed Peas Spicy Style

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2008
Followed other reviewers advise and added 1/2 cup Chicken Broth, and one 14+ oz. can of Petite diced Tomatoes. This made a wonderful side dish. The wife loved it. It's definately a keeper.
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Hash Brown Casserole II

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2008
Started by downsizeing to 4 servings. Then used O'Brian Potatoes and Cream of Potatoe Soup, and instead of raw onion, used 3 teaspoons of dried onions. For the topping I used crushed Ritz Crackers sauteed in the butter. It all came out great and the wife loved it with our dinner of meatloaf slices topped with the Provincial Tomatoes (from this site) and the Creamy Pea Salad (also from this site). This is also a definite keeper
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Lemon-Butter Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
Made this for dinner yesterday with minor changes. Did not use the oil, cut the salt in half, and used diced green onion in place of the chives as I didn't have any. Came out perfect. The wife loved them. Has to be a definite keeper
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Iowa Pork Steak

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
Excellent. made some minor changes. The markets steaks were too thin, so we subbed with nice inch and a quarter thick boneless pork chops. Used a mixture of Olive oil and Sesame oil rather than vegetable oil. Julianed a medium red onion rather than chopping. Used a mixture of Balsamic vinegar and Sherry in place of the water. Used button mushrooms rather than sliced (So the wife could pick them out as she can't eat them but likes the flavor of them), didn't have any onion soup mix so used a packet of pork flavored Ramen powder mix. Also after browning the chops, Moved them into a crockpot. Sauted the onion in the same oil mixture, then transferred them to thetop of the chops, added the shrooms and the sauce mixture and cooked on high for six and a half hours. Came out extremely moist and fork tender. And the gravy was absolutely perfect. Paired with the Lemon-Butter Red Potatoes from this site. If there was ever a 10 star rateing, this would get it.
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Antipasto Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
Wife loves antipasto, and we have been buying it at the deli counter at the market, but they have decided to disontinue it from their offerings. So I went hunting and found this recipe. Decided to try it with a couple of changes. Added 6-oz. of pepperoni juliennedand a 10-oz. jar of peminto stuffed Olives halved lengthwise. Don't use lettuce with it. Wife says it's better than what we were getting at the market. IT HAS TO BE A KEEPER if I want to stay in our happy home.
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Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2008
Made this for dinner yesterday using a packaged Lemon-herb glazed tenderloin. Only changes I made was using a very good Sherry wine, cut back on the garlic to 2 tablespoons and left out the soy. It came out wonderfully moist and tender. Most definitly a keeper. Have added it to my recipe box.
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Avocado and Tomato Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2008
Have made this several times, but cut it down to one large tomato and one avacado for just the two of us. For the onion I use a small red onion cut in half circumferencialy then julienned and about 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegarette dressing. Absolutely fantastic. Wife loves it. She is a salad type person and wants this one often.
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