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Great Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2011
Wonderful! I use 1 lb chicken to ingredients listed, plus add a green onion and Tony C. To me it is best to chop the veggies a bit first, then add chicken so it remains slightly chunky. But it tastes wonderful either way.
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Cornbread II

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2010
If you grew up in the South eating grandma's cornbread on Sunday, you will not recognize this as cornbread. The proportions of cornmeal to flour are backwards at best, and I even increased the meal to 1 cup. Perhaps this is what passes for cornbread in some places, but not around here.
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Orange Baked Acorn Squash

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2010
Easy and very good. I used a little orange juice rather than frozen because that's what I had. Adds just enough extra flavors to make the squash a special side dish.
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Kecia's Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2011
This was outstanding. Made a few changes as others suggested -- used 1/4 C each craisins & sunflower seeds and only 4 slices bacon, plus Splenda. The amount of broccoli is not very specific, but I used one large crown that yielded 4 C or more. Good advice to cut quite small. Result was better than any similar market salad I have had.
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Black Bean and Couscous Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2011
This is a great salad. Only change I made was to increase couscous to 1 1/2 cups, plus increase all else except beans in proportion per others' comments, as I needed a big batch. Will definitely make again.
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Chicken Breasts in Caper Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2011
This is quick, easy and very tasty. I followed others' suggestions by pounding and flouring the chicken without lemon pepper, then sauteing with jarred garlic. Added some lemon juice at the end with extra cream (I used fat-free h&h, which was fine) but did not double seasonings. The sauce was not too thick but worked fine over linguine. Very good if you like capers and cream.
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Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2010
After all the rave reviews, thought this would be special, but it just tasted like onion soup mix to me. Will not fix again.
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Pesto Pasta with Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2010
This is superb. Looks like something straight from Tuscany, dark and rich. As others suggested, I added mushrooms, red pepper and parmesan, and reduced pasta to 10 oz for 1 lb of chicken. Will definitely make again.
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Shrimp Scampi V

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2009
So simple but absolutely scrumptious. Used extra garlic and subbed 1/2 olive oil for butter. Otherwise prepped just as written. Highly recommended.
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Cowboy Caviar

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2013
Great! Minor changes: Subbed red pepper for green, jarred garlic for salt, Rotel tomatoes for regular. Added dressing only to taste. It's important to let it marinate overnight for flavors to meld. After that it is wonderful!
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Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip II

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2012
The taste on this was wonderful. I did some of the things others recommended, like subbing sour cream for some of the mayo, adding more spinach, and mixing in the Italian mix cheese instead of putting on top. The only thing that keeps it from being 5-star, in my opinion, is that it comes out pretty crumbly and not really like a dip. I will work on making it creamier -- maybe using fresh mozzarella and adding more sour cream as others did -- but I will definitely make again. Everyone loved it as it was for the taste.
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Super Easy Salmon Cakes

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2011
This was certainly easy as the title says and seems to have potential, but for me it is three stars for several reasons. First, it is pretty bland. Will at least add some sort of more seasoning if I cook it again. Also, the proportions are way off in my estimation. I used a 14-oz can of salmon (which in my experience is the way salmon usually is packaged) and it was just about right for the amount of bread crumbs called for. It also made 8 medium-sized cakes as indicated. I can understand why others complained about too many crumbs if they used the 7-oz can called for. These cakes also absolutely fell apart as I was trying to coat them in crumbs and turn them over in cooking. May try two eggs if there is a next time. On the plus side, it was very easy and seems pretty healthful with good fish and little fat. Served it with a sour cream dill sauce which helped add flavor.
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Turkey Roll-Ups

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2011
As written this is quite good. The cream cheese/mayo spread is very tasty. A suggestion that ups this to five stars for me is to add some strips of roasted red pepper. Outstanding!
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Black Bean Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2010
This is easy to put together and super good. As others suggested, I used about half the stock called for and added an extra can of whole beans plus some celery. Served with sour cream. Thoroughly enjoyed every bowl.
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Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2009
Took this to a church potluck and it was a big hit. Full of taste; don't need a lot per cracker. Couldn't find a leek so used a bunch of green onions; think it would have been even better with the leek. If you use good quality, fresh grated parmesan, as I did, you probably could use a bit less, maybe 1/2 cup. But overall this was a winner. Will definitely be making it again.
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Southern Pimento Cheese

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2009
This was pretty good overall, but a bit bland even though it was spicy hot. Think I will use only half as much cream cheese next time for more cheddar flavor.
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Cheesy Polenta

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2008
Excellent, easy alternative to the store-bought logs, as well as to rice, potatoes & pasta. A bit bland to stand up as a side dish on its own, but great base for something saucy. I put the cold liquid, meal & salt (about half) in the pot and heated them together; no problem with lumps at all. Think I will add more meal next time to firm it up as it chills. Lends itself to lots of options for flavoring (garlic, mushrooms, SD tomatoes, etc.) Will be cooking this a lot.
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Ratatouille

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2014
This is a wonderful vegetarian dish. I followed the recipe as written except to reduce the cheese a bit and saute the onion after the eggplant. I served over couscous as a main dish meal. My only quibble is that all these veggies would never fit into a 1 1/2 qt casserole. I cooked it in an 11 x 7 dish. The recipe does not say whether to cover the dish, but I did based on other reviews, taking the cover off the last 15 mins. Will definitely make this again!
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Hobo Beef and Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2013
Very good soup. I took other reviewers' suggestions and subbed stew meat for ground, frozen veggies for canned, used Italian tomatoes, added seasonings (Italian herbs, Worcestershire, soy, Tony C). Also added sea salt since I used unsalted stock. After browning, just threw all in crock pot for 6-8 hours on low. Toward end I cooked 1/2 cup barley separately and added that. Best veggie-beef soup I have made so far.
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Italian Zucchini Saute

Reviewed: May 10, 2012
Oh my, this is now one of my favorite zucchini recipes. I did make a few minor changes suggested by others - much less oil and salt, used 3 med squash, fresh herbs, added garlic and Tony Chachere's. (I'm from La) Also cooked down for about 30 mins to allow tomatoes (no salt added kind) to lose their bite and develop some sweetness, so no sugar needed. This did cook the zucchini well beyond any crispness, so I might try adding them later next time. But the taste is wonderful. Will definitely make again.
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