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Re:Cucumber & Yogurt Sauce

This is very very tasty and really complements the Middle Eastern Turkey Burgers. I used regular cuke, and rinsed the cukes and onions several times. No additional salt was necessary.

Posted: 11:34 pm on July 27th 2011

Re:Pork Tenderloin with Tequila-Hot Pepper Glaze & Grilled Peaches

I subbed rum for the tequila since that's what I had on hand. Like another reviewer, we were disappointed that the glaze is not spicy. The glaze as I made it did not have a ton of flavor. But the peaches were great with the pork, and the glazed fruit plus its juice made a nice sauce. The detailed cooking instructions were perfect for this very lean cut that turns dry if it spends a minute too long on the grill. Ours turned out juicy and delicious.

Posted: 09:45 pm on June 26th 2011

Re:Cornmeal Flapjacks with Bourbon-Bacon Maple Syrup

These pancakes are very light and delicious. We enjoyed the syrup too. This is a nice variation on a standard dish. I used regular store brand, low-fat yogurt and low-fat milk. I measured 1-1/4 cups flour by volume, since 5-1/8 oz doesn't convert to 1-1/4 cups whether you assume 1 cup of flour weighs 4.5 oz or 5 oz. The volume measurement worked fine.

Posted: 12:04 am on June 21st 2011

Re:Chocolate Cherry Coconut Macaroons

We enjoyed these. I agree that the quality of the cocoa makes a difference. I used King Arthur Double-Dutch Dark cocoa. Using a small cookie scoop, I got 34 cookies out of this. Cook time was nearly the same, 18 min. I neglected to reserve 1/4 cup of the coconut when drying it, and just dried it all and mixed it into the dough. Worked fine. I also did not chop the cherries; I will do this next time.

Posted: 11:50 pm on April 17th 2011

Re:Roasted Salmon & Asparagus with Lemon Oil

This is so simple it hardly seems like a "recipe." I put some dill dip mix seasoning on the fish in addition to the salt & pepper. My asparagus spears were a little large so I peeled them. The meal was delicious, and ready in no time. Butter some good bread and stick it in the oven for the last 5 minutes of cooking and it's a whole meal.

Posted: 09:16 pm on April 11th 2011

Re:Quick Shrimp Pad Thai

We enjoyed this. I left out the green chiles after reading the reviews, and it was just spicy enough. Also left out the mint; none in the garden yet. This does not require a huge amount of slicing and dicing, like some stir fries do. It really is pretty fast. I agree that the garnishes are important to the flavor of the dish. I will try this again and add the mint--sounds intriguing.

Posted: 09:29 pm on March 27th 2011

Re:Sesame Beef and Snap Peas

"Goes together in minutes" is a little misleading; like any stir-fry, it's very fast once all the prep work is done. This made about 3 servings for us, served over brown rice. I doubled all the sauce ingredients (ketchup, vinegar, sugar and sriracha) and this worked well. I don't have a 12" skillet; next time I'll cook the beef in 2 batches.

Posted: 08:34 pm on January 16th 2011

Re:Five-Spice-Glazed Salmon with Sesame Green Beans

I enjoyed this; my husband loved it. I appreciate recipes that can be easily cut down to 2 servings. I made it as written and used half of all measures, except for the soy sauce. I used 3 tsp instead of 2 for half the recipe because I wanted a little more salt to contrast the sweet. Cooking took a little longer than indicated--I just broiled for another minute or 2 rather than microwaving. I was surprised to find that I didn't have to sprinkle the beans with salt to improve their flavor. They were good without it.

Posted: 10:23 pm on September 18th 2010

Re:Farmers’ Market Quesadillas

I made this according to the recipe. I found 2 different brands of chipotle powder at the grocery store. These are good, but the prep is time-consuming. Also the veg mix would be improved by the addition of some onion. Could probably sub onion for 1/2 cup of the squash, since squash adds bulk but no flavor. I also added some leftover pulled pork (cooked with garlic & oregano; no BBQ sauce) to half the quesadillas--this was a nice addition.

Posted: 10:11 pm on August 1st 2010

Re:Bittersweet Chocolate-Bourbon Pops

Easy and really good. A great gluten-free, dairy free treat.

Posted: 05:06 pm on July 28th 2010