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Reviewed Copycat Mc Donald's Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers

19 hours ago in on Food.com

The burgers were good, but we couldn';t really detect the onions, and they didn';t taste like McDonald';s to us, even though we followed the directions. I added more pickles to mine, which I always do. We actually liked and thought Recipe #402762 tasted more like McDonald';s - but it is kind of weird, since the only difference is ...

Reviewed Dutch Potatoes

1 day ago in on Food.com

Better than regular mashed potatoes. I can see why this made it into someone';s best of the year cookbook. It was delicious, even with making a healthy version of it using fat free sour cream, light tub margarine and half the salt. The carrots give it a rich and buttery taste. Definitely recommended!"

Reviewed Sun-Dried Tomato & Goat Cheese English Muffin Pizzas

2 days ago in on Food.com

Goat cheese and sun dried tomato are a perfect marriage - these were great."

Reviewed Veggie Sandwich With Feta and Tzatziki Sauce

3 days ago in on Food.com

This was great. The feta really makes it. The tzatziki is very good in it too. I used less lettuce (I think the weight measurement must be off since a whole clamshell of arugula is 5 ounces)."

Reviewed Middle Eastern Salad

4 days ago in on Food.com

I used the feta and dill, omitted the mustard (personal preference) and added some diced potatoes to make this into a meal. Everything went really well together and the flavors were very much enjoyed. I added capers to the leftovers, and they were super in it."

Reviewed California Chicken Wraps

5 days ago in on Food.com

One of those dishes where the sum of its parts is greater! I used olive hummus and a raw red pepper, and it was nice to have that crunch. I also used a light feta block that DH cut up, and it was a star in this, though all the flavors blend really well together to make for a very tasty dish. Aside from the chicken, I actually increased all the ot...

Reviewed Grilled Fresh Figs and Blue Cheese

6 days ago in on Food.com

Great as written warm, but also very good non-cooked (raw). It is such a versatile concept, I also tried them like other reviewers 1) with prosciutto (instead of bacon) broiled and 2) with a sweetened balsamic reduction. All variations were super!"

Reviewed Ranch-Style Deviled Eggs

6 days ago in on Food.com

Really good, though the ranch is quite subtle. I did the mayo and mustard to taste, so ended up with maybe 2-3 times the mayo to make it creamy enough (and I am not a mayo lover) and probably half the mustard."

Reviewed Molasses Pork Tenderloin With Red Wine Sauce

Sep 8, 2014 in on Food.com

A fancy dish that tastes great, without excessive effort. I think you could get away with halving the molasses and soy sauce in the marinade if you use a ziplock, there is plenty of liquid. The only thing I would surely do different is to use all wine instead of a mix with the broth, it would give the sauce an even better flavor than it already h...

Reviewed East Indian Chopped Vegetable Salad

Sep 5, 2014 in on Food.com

We used the lemon cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, much fewer green onions, and I added a little sprinkle of salt to mine. This dish was simple, but a very good accompaniment (to anything, I would imagine - Indian food, meat, fish, etc.)."

Reviewed Nif's Breakfast to Go (Sandwich) OAMC

Sep 4, 2014 in on Food.com

These were great! I didn';t freeze them. They were really tasty as is, but I also tried a version with the addition of guacamole, and they were good that way too."

Reviewed Lemony Brown Rice Pilaf

Sep 3, 2014 in on Food.com

Lemon is our thing, so we really enjoyed this. I used half a tablespoon of Smart Balance to caramelize the onion. Agree with another reviewer, this serves more like 2-3 people, unless your meal includes a number of side dishes."

Reviewed Simple Baked Crispy Coconut Chicken

Sep 1, 2014 in on Food.com

I love how this combines coconut with breadcrumbs and is done entirely in the oven - both of which cut down on the fat by a lot (vs. pan frying first before baking, as in some recipes). It was still coconut-y and had a great taste. I had to assume with a cook time of 15-20 minutes though that the recipe is intended for chicken tenders, but is mis...

Reviewed Greek Potato Salad

Aug 31, 2014 in on Food.com

Prefer oil and vinegar potato salads, so this was totally up my alley. Great flavors, very quick to throw together. I followed another reviewer and added salt and pepper to this also."

Reviewed Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

Aug 30, 2014 in on Food.com

A really nice sandwich. We used more feta. There are a lot of ingredients in this, so there is a little bit of competition in terms of being able to taste each of the items - the red peppers kind of win out because of their intense flavor, but it was still very much enjoyed."

Reviewed Feta Cheese Tahini Pizza

Aug 29, 2014 in on Food.com

All great flavors in this pizza. The za';atar is really good on it, I wouldn';t leave it out (or at least sub thyme, oregano and sesame seeds). We couldn';t taste the tahini as much as we thought we would be able to for the amount added. Used less feta (maybe 1/4 the amount) and topped the pizza with raw heirloom tomatoes, so they wou...

Reviewed Lemon Coriander Chicken

Aug 27, 2014 in on Food.com

Good chicken. I omitted the honey (personal preference). The jalapenos really add something to it."

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Aug 25, 2014 on Food.com

Reviewed Spinach Salad With Figs and Warm Bacon Dressing

Aug 25, 2014 in on Food.com

An outstanding salad, all the flavors blend together perfectly. I doubled the blue cheese and walnuts so there would be enough for every bite, and cut back the sugar to just a half tablespoon for our tastes. We loved the warm thickened dressing with it, and ended up using all of it. A repeat for us, and definitely company worthy."

Reviewed Cream Cheese Sandwich (Variation No 4)

Aug 24, 2014 in on Food.com

Followed the advice of the other reviewer and sprinkled a little salt on these, and they were great. I also added to one a little squeeze of lemon, fresh dill and an heirloom tomato, and it was even better that way! Very yummy."

Reviewed Creamy Dill Pickle Dip

Aug 23, 2014 in on Food.com

A new favorite. I used fresh dill and loved it and the pickles in this. I wasn';t sure if baby pickles were cornichon size or more like a couple of big thumbs, so I guessed somewhere in the middle, closer to a big cornichon size, and it was plenty for a pickle lover. Baked potato chips were great dippers for this."

Reviewed Turkey Burgers With Chipotle Tartar Sauce

Aug 22, 2014 in on Food.com

The capers really make this special, and the mayo has a nice kick to it. I halved the mayo ingredients, with the exception of the capers. We sliced caper berries, about four times what the recipe called for, but I wouldn';t use less - it';s the best part and makes the burgers unique!"

Reviewed Roasted Shallots

Aug 21, 2014 in on Food.com

Delicious! I like how the balsamic speeds up the caramelization process and gives the shallots a super flavor. I can see how this made into someone';s best of the year cookbook."

Reviewed Cilantro-Lime Chicken Salad

Aug 20, 2014 in on Food.com

Took your and another reviewer';s suggestion to have this over rice rather than salad (although that sounds good too) and it was really yummy that way. The lime gave the rice a really good flavor. Because I had the chicken over rice, I only used a tiny bit of oil for the dressing and omitted the honey (personal preference). I also loaded up on...

Reviewed Hummus Sandwich

Aug 19, 2014 in on Food.com

Used olive hummus and added some tzatziki, since I had it. All went very well together."

Reviewed Ranch Picnic Pasta Salad

Aug 18, 2014 in on Food.com

Really good. The reviews had me a little scared about the quantity of dressing so I used 3/4 of both packet amounts, which was definitely enough for the Italian salad dressing mix, but I do think the full amount would have been fine for the ranch. I was glad that I cut the oil way back though for our tastes - instead of six tablespoons for a half...

Reviewed White Clam Pizza

Aug 17, 2014 in on Food.com

Sensational! Reminds me of my DH';s Recipe #247999, except on pizza. We only used 1 tablespoon of the oil for our tastes, and subbed some fresh oregano into the mix. We also couldn';t imagine this without fresh garlic, so sauteed a few cloves and added them too, as well as saved the parmesan for topping at the end with the parsley, so it ...

Reviewed Healthy 7 Layer Dip

Aug 16, 2014 in on Food.com

This "6 layer dip" made a great dinner served with baked/light tortilla chips. I also added one of those 100 calorie packs of guacamole to it, and more tomatoes. I put a few jalapeno slices on my side of the dip to make some bites really spicy. Served 2 as a very enjoyable meal."

Reviewed Meat Lovers Cheating Lasagna

Aug 15, 2014 in on Food.com

Great dish! It does taste like lasagna. I ended up adding almost twice the sauce (was just layering it on and it seemed like the right amount). It worked fine, it wasn';t soupy at all - was much like lasagna would be. I used less garlic powder and cheese and skipped the sausage (it definitely had plenty of meat without it). I agree with the o...

Reviewed Ma Po Tofu

Aug 15, 2014 in on Food.com

Like you, I had to improvise a little too, but it still came out really good. I made a vegetarian version and subbed water chestnuts for the pork (which gave it a nice crunch). I also increased the shiitakes to a 3 ounce package, which made this dish really special. For the liquids, I omitted the sesame oil, used ground bean sauce (which is brown,...

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