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Pork Steaks

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2007
This is SO easy, and SO good! I used some tenderized pork chops (like minute steaks) that I bought at the local grocery. I'd never seen pork like that - it must be a local thing (I recently moved to Illinois from Alabama). Anyway, I followed the recipe exactly, except I was out of minced garlic and used garlic powder instead. I would never have thought so few ingredients could make something so tasty, but it was delicious. I served it with mashed potatoes, which were delicious with the sauce over them. This has earned a permanent spot in my recipe box!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Dressing

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2010
This is cooking in my Crockpot right now, and I just sneaked a taste. PERFECTION! This is the dressing I remember from my childhood, and what I've been trying to achieve all these years! The changes I made were minimal and reflect my personal tastes, but I think it would have been just as good exactly as written. I didn't add chicken because we like ours separate, and I didn't use the white bread. I added a cup of chopped celery and sauteed it with the onion and sage in 2 T. margarine. I added that to all the wet ingredients and seasonings, then crumbled cornbread into the mixture until it was the consistency I wanted. Because the Crockpot is a very "moist" cooking environment, it will only thicken a bit while cooking, so make sure it's not too soupy at the beginning. Thank you, Mindy, for such a fantastic recipe. I can't wait to make this for my family at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Glazed Dijon Carrots

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2007
I'm not normally a fan of cooked carrots - I much prefer them raw - but these were WONDERFUL!! I think using baby carrots makes all the difference, as the natural sweetness balances the zip of the dijon mustard and the ginger. I've recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure and am looking for flavorful, yet healthful, recipes, and this fits the bill! Wonderful! Thank you so much for the recipe!
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Sauerbraten I

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2007
OK, we haven't officially eaten this yet - it just finished cooking - but I couldn't wait to rate it. I followed other reviewers' advice and after marinating for 4 days, I cooked the roast in the crock pot, with all the liquid. Dinner's not for a few more hours, but I had to try a piece, and oh my goodness! The meat is AMAZING! Very tender and flavorful. Both my husband and I LOVE German food, though I've never tried making sauerbraten before. I was a little nervous, since I'm not that fond of very vinegary foods, but this is the perfect blend of sweet and sour. I'm serving it with red cabbage and potato pancakes. I can't wait. ONE warning to anyone trying this for the first time - this will smell up your whole house! I could even smell it OUTSIDE the house. I'm going to try boiling some vanilla on the stove after dinner to see if that gets rid of the smell.
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Shrimp Marinaders

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2007
I had something similar to this at a recent wedding, so I was very excited to try this. I used the basic recipe, but I can never leave anything alone. I taste-tested a shrimp about halfway through the marinating time, and it seemed to need a little zip, so I added the juice of one lemon, some chopped green onions, and a couple of dashes of cayenne pepper (we like spicy). Perfect! This is great as an appetizer, or as a main course on these hot, steamy days. My husband liked it so much he asked me to make it when his family comes to visit next month!
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Sticky Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2007
I just made this using a "harvest chutney" from my local farmers' market, and boneless, skinless chicken thighs. My husband and I both LOVED it...this is finding a permanent spot in my recipe file! Tender, juicy, and flavorful...this is good enough to serve to company!
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Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Pork

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2011
YES! This was a HUGE hit at dinner tonight! Prepared exactly as written (except for the garnishes - I was so hungry I forgot!) and it was PERFECT.
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Fusion Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2008
I loved this, but my husband hated it so much, he refused to eat it! Turns out he hates cooked apples (good to know), but when I told him just to push them to the side and eat the chicken, he didn't like that, either. That's the only reason I didn't rate this recipe 4 or even 5 stars, for ease of preparation, originality, and flavor. I think if you like the individual elements of this dish, you'll probably enjoy it. I marinated my half-thawed chicken strips in the vinegar and spices for about 30 minutes before cooking. I also doubled the spice amounts, and added a little salt. I personally loved the combination of flavors and textures, and would make it again if he had liked it. As it is, I've got enough leftovers for two lunches, while he had to take a PB&J!
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
Oh, my...this is sinfully good! Far, far better the recipe I've been using for years. One note...if halved, this recipe makes exactly enough to frost a 13 x 9 sheet cake - IF you don't "sample" too much of the it before putting it on the cake!
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Dar's Super Savory Sauerkraut Potato Bake

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2009
This was FANTASTIC! My husband is Lithuanian, and LOVES sauerkraut, so I'm always on the lookout for recipes that include it. This was just incredibly good. I made it exactly as written, but when I make it for my Lithuanian MIL, I'll probably omit the cheese , and add some crumbled bacon, using the bacon grease in place of the butter. Thank you so much for this recipe - it's going in the permanent file!
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Saucy Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2009
This was really, really good. I'm not a huge fan of brussels sprouts, but I try to eat them regularly because they're so nutritious. The sauce is perfect - not overwhelming, and relatively low in fat. My husband loved them, too. I'll be making these regularly.
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Amazing Italian Lemon Butter Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2008
I really had high hopes for this dish, but 3 stars is about the best I can do. The sauce was SO lemony, that's all I could taste, so I had to do a lot of tweaking to get it to a point I'd feel comfortable serving. I added some chicken broth, milk, a little flour, and about a teaspoon of sugar to the wine/lemon juice and butter mixture. I did like the combination of bacon, capers, artichokes and mushrooms over the chicken, and after all my adjustments to the sauce, my husband really liked it. Bottom line, it was entirely edible, but not something I'd make again. Thanks for submitting the recipe.
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Picadillo

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2009
I made this exactly according to the recipe, and it was incredible! I served it with canned black beans (mashed, with onions and garlic sauteed in olive oil) and fried plantains. My husband I both ate until we couldn't eat another bite. The spices in the picadillo, and the melding of flavors with the beans and plantains were just fantastic. Thanks for an awesome recipe!
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Split Pea Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
This was tasty, and a good way to use up leftover ham and the ham bone. However, I have a couple of tips. If you soak the peas beforehand (as I did) don't increase the liquid, as several reviewers recommended. I did both, and the peas turned to green mush, and the soup was far too thin for my taste. The flavor was good, however, which is why I gave it four stars. If I make this again, and I probably will, since my husband LOVES split pea soup, I won't pre-soak the peas, but will increase the liquid. Also, I used turkey stock instead of the water the recipe called for. With that, and the saltiness of the ham, I chose not to add the recommended amount of salt.
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Slow Cooker Bean Casserole AKA Sweet Chili

Reviewed: May 12, 2008
This was really, really good. It took almost no time to prepare, and didn't require a long cooking time, either. I did add half of a large chopped onion when I sauteed the bacon and green peppers, then chopped up half a large jalapeno when I had everything combined, just because we like a little kick. The flavor was incredible. My husband just kept eating and eating, then finally said "what's IN this??" I've been trying to cut back on our grocery bill (who isn't), and this is a very tasty way to do that. Thanks for an awesome recipe!
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Banana Layer Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2007
WOW, is this sweet! Too sweet for me, although my husband loved it. I think I'll add some salt to the caramel frosting next time, to achieve more of the sweet/salty balance I associate with caramel. Other than the excessive sweetness (which is just a matter of personal preference), the cake was very good - moist and extremely flavorful.
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
SO good! I made a couple of small changes, just to reflect our personal tastes. I increased the curry poweder to 3 T. and added 1 t. of garam masala. I also used quite a bit more salt than the recipe called for, to balance the sweetness of the tomatoes and coconut milk. As another commenter suggested, I simmered the dish uncovered, and it thickened up beautifully. My husband had three servings before I made him stop so there would be something left for my lunch tomorrow! Thank you, Roma, for an easy and delicious recipe!
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Unbelievable Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2009
This did not turn out well for me. I followed the recipe exactly, and marinated my chicken for approx. 10 hours. The chicken itself was moist, but the marinade added nothing to the flavor. For such flavorful ingredients, I was really expecting more. I'm obviously in the minority here, though, so maybe I did something wrong. In any case, I don't think I'll be making this again.
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Busy Day Chicken Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
This was really good, and very quick to put together. I made a couple of changes (who doesn't?) I used chicken breast tenders and pre-cooked my rice to reduce the cooking time. Even so, it seemed a little dry to me, so I added some milk to the rice/soup/soup mix mixture to thin it out a bit, and grated some Gouda cheese on top. It was a big hit with my daughter's fiance, who LOVES anything made with rice. One warning...you will have some WICKED onion breath the next day, due to the onion soup mix. Since we'd all eaten the same thing, nobody in my family cared, but I wouldn't want to go out in public too soon after eating this!
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Oatmeal Crispies II

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2008
Other than using salted butter (unsalted tastes flat to me), I followed the recipe exactly, and these cookies were AMAZING. SO good and SO quick and easy. Thirty minutes from start to clean-up. I'll be making these a LOT. Thanks for a great recipe!
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