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Portobello Mushroom Stroganoff

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2011
I prepared this using some of the other suggestions; added garlic, reduced the sour cream. I added paprika & a tiny bit of celery seeds. Two of our children are vegetarians, with one closer to vegan so the vegan Worcestershire Sauce is a staple in our cupboard, I added a dash, plus a dash of Kikoman. It went over well here & I will keep it on my go-to list.. Thanks so much everyone.
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Baked Apricot Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2007
This recipe is super easy and THAT makes it appealing to me. I used thighs and removed the skins like some other reviewers did. The sauce cooked down, dark & delicious; I served it with rice. Next time I will try Russian Dressing to compare flavors. Adding fresh garlic is also good, as others have previously pointed out. Thank you, Jeanne for an easy tasty family meal.
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Deviled Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: May 23, 2006
Great flavor, I also made small changes to suit my family, I used flour vs bread crumbs, skipped the savory, used fresh mushrooms, and used Dijon mustard vs yellow mustard. I reduced the sauce in a skillet; thank you for a terrific recipe.
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Pineapple Chicken

Reviewed: May 19, 2006
I adjusted this for my family and I believe it made for a better dish, please let me share what I did. #1 I added less than the called-for amount of onion soup mix, #2 I added Kikkoman soy sauce #3 fresh garlic #4 brown sugar, I mixed the above with pineapple and juice then poured it over chicken. It baked golden, carmely brown. I served w/white rice. this was wonderful will make again, thank you for a great recipe base.
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Lyonnaise Potatoes

Reviewed: May 12, 2006
Very good, not heavy. I add shallots when I have them & saute them w/garlic. I also add just a spalsh of chicken broth for flavor. This was a big hit & the house smelled heavenly
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Chicken Delicious

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2005
This recipe gets points for ease but what it offers in convenience it lacks in flavor. To make it appealing to my family I had to add more ingrediants than the original recipe called for. The whole family liked it but only after I had altered the recipe so it barely resembled the original. I added more spices, spinach, garlic, shredded carrots, plus I doubled the sherry. Good thing I started preparing this early. This is a solid base for a more detailed dish but in my opinion, it doesn't stand on it's own. I'm sorry, thank you anyway.
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Swiss Potatoes Gratin

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2005
Very nice recipe, I added garlic and omited the nutmeg(just a personal preference) The heavy cream can be substituted with half& half. Lots of variety with choice of cheese, go for it and thanks for a nice side dish!
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Bean Potato Enchiladas

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2005
My family & I enjoyed this recipe but like other reviewers, I tinkered with it to make it more appealing to my family. #1 Please don't mash the potatoes, cubed potatoes make a better consistency. #2 Use the sharpest cheese you can find and #4 Saute onions instead of adding them raw. I think it improves the flavor & you won't have crunchy onions in the mixture. We prefer flour tortillas vs. corn so I changed that as well. This recipe is a solid foundation with room to improvise, there are many things a cook can add to change the character of this recipe to suit their family's tastes. Thank you, LauraKE for sharing and the other folks for their suggestions!
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Cranberry Sauce Chicken II

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2005
I prepared this recipe for the first time June 2005. It was appealing because the simple directions and just 3 ingredients. After a busy day this was just what I was looking for. My family all liked it and I will make it again but I will substitute the gel cranberry sauce with whole cranberry sauce next time, I also added a dash of red pepper flakes. Mashed potatoes was a terrific side to the dish. Thanks Brenda, for a nice easy tasty recipe.
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Roasted Rosemary Chicken And Vegetables

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2004
This was good for me because my family loves the flavor of Balsamic vinegar. I marinated boneless chicken & like several other reviewers did, made a second batch of marinade for the vegetables. I will double the amount of veggies next time. I'm not crazy about rosemary, in fact I rarely use it, but it complimented the vinegar nicely. Thank you, for an easy & tasty marinade.
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Fire and Ice Pasta

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2004
WOW! Colorful, flavorful, unique. This is outstanding but I had to modified it for my family. My changes were; Omit olives. Reduce sundried tomatoes and canned tomatoes by at least half. Add fresh spinach, fresh mushrooms, artichoke hearts & one diced shallot, if you have it. I used goat cheese but it wasn't Feta. * * * * * * Perfect for Lenten meals and terrific dish for veggie daughter. Will put this on the "Active List" Thanks, Patti.
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Penne a la Vodka II

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2004
This was delicious, it didn't come out runny at all. The sauce was a lovely orangish hue. I used heavy cream & I've also used half& half with success. I've added shallots when I had them. Asiago cheese grated into the sauce is a must- Good Grief this is good! You can substitute stewed tomatoes and tomato puree if you don't have the whole tomatoes on hand. A very nice Lenten recipe for meat-less Fridays. Was it just me or did anyone else not taste the vodka? Thanks, Liarose for a keeper.
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One Pot Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2004
I agree with other reviewers, this is quick and easy. It is a homemade Tuna Helper. You can use any cheese in place of cheddar and a dash of Worc. Sauce is a nice flavor addition. I liked the ease of this recipe but I miss the crunchy potato chip topping from the baked version.
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Mama's Italian Wedding Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2004
This recipe is a good start but a few small additions make for a terrific soup. In my experience, sauteing onions, garlic & celery is a must. It will add flavor to the chicken broth and is worth the extra effort. Dice the veggies finely and you've improved your soup before you've added a thing. Wedding Soup is a wonderful treat to come home to on a cold winter day. If you have family members who don't eat meat, you can substitute turkey for the ground beef. Thanks, Lalena. This is comfort food at its best.
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Korean Marinade

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2004
Very good! A tasty marinade that smells wonderful while the food is cooking. I made a couple of changes that enhanced the recipe for my family. #1 I substituted brown sugar for the white sugar; the brown sugar gives a deeper color & flavor. #2 Like other reviewers, I used sesame oil {dark} in place of sesame seeds. #3 I used lots more onions in addition to scallions. Thanks, Curlie for a delicious marinade.
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Slow Cooker Chicken with Mushroom Wine Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2004
I really liked this recipe. It made a terrific gravy that goes great with mashed potatoes. I made 3 changes which made this recipe more appealing to my family. #1 Fresh mushrooms are a must! # Like other reviewers, I replaced the dry minced onion with sm. amount of dry onion soup mix. #3 Added one can od cream chicken soup for more gravy. Thank you for an easy recipe on a busy day.
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Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2003
I love this recipe. It is simple & the fresh ingrediants make it what it is. When preparing this recipe recently, I discovered my daughter had the 2 fresh tomatoes for another dish. With no time to spare before guests began to arrive, I substituted several tblsp of canned whole tomatoes, it still was the best guacamole ever. Thank you, Bob.
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Jamie's Minestrone

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2003
I've used this recipe every winter since I found the posting. Jaime's recipe is terrific & I've made several changes which make it more appealing to my family. I omit green beans & replace them with cannellini beans along with the Red kidney beans. I use lots of fresh spinach and cabbage if I have it. Ditalini is our favorite soup pasta, it hold up better than shells. We like lots of veggies so I didn't decrease any amounts of carrots, zucchini or celery. The first stage of sauteing the aromatic veggies is so important. It is the basis for a terrific soup. Thank you, Jaime! This is comfort food at its best.
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Roast Beef with Coffee

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2003
I cut this recipe out of the Food Section of a Boston newspaper years ago- It is also called "Peking Pot Roast". There is one big difference that might make this recipe more appealing to those reviewers who didn't like it. Before cooking the roast, the newspaper recipe called for soaking the roast in red wine vinegar for 2 hours. It doesn't have to be a lot of vinegar, just 1 cup in a large plastic bag, turning several times. Afterwards, the roast is rinsed with water, removing excess vinegar. This not only affects the flavor of the meat but tenderizes it as well. I was fascinated by the "Peking Pot Roast" recipe & that was over 10 yrs ago. Maybe using this additional step will make a difference to the folks who tried this & didn't like it. Good luck, thanks as always to
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2003
Like other reviewers I substituted a pork tenderloin with a boneless pork loin. Because of the moist heat of the crockpot, the meat was fall-apart tender. I intend to use this recipe again but I will follow the suggestion of another reviewer & use whole cranberry sauce vs. gel cranberry sauce. There's room for more flavor, maybe increase the amount of onions, add some garlic. I'd love to hear from others about adding veggies, potatoes maybe? Thank you, Dawn Dinner couldn't be easier.
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