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Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2007
I followed the recipe as close as I could with what I had on hand. Instead of wheat germ I used wheat bran, which is naturally 'sweet'. Since my Labrador needs no additional reason to be happy I also left out the honey. Out of the 2 dog biscuit recipes I have he prefers this one, it's more peanutty. (I know I tried a bite). It only made 14 biscuits with a medium-size round biscuit cutter, so next time I will at least double the recipe. As for the cook - don't be stingy with the flour when rolling it out. thank you!
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Chicken Chimichangas with Green Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2007
This is delicious! I changed the recipe to 4 servings and made the following changes: black olives instead of green, lemon juice instead of lime juice, and 1/2 can refried beans in place of cream cheese. I made these changes because of what was in the pantry at the time. Besides we like refried beans with our chimis. (I warmed the sour cream and beans slightly in microwave to make mixing easier). I also used pepperjack cheese, which gave it a nice kick. Also after rolling them up I sprayed them with cooking oil and baked on a cookie sheet for 12 minutes in a convection oven at 350. They were nice and crispy and right before serving I poured the sauce over. Very Very Good and WILL make again. thanks for a great recipe.
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Easy Pesto

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2007
I have never made Pesto before and honestly didn't know what it was until I made this and put it in a pasta dish,then voila! I realized the glob I dug out of the food processor was a familiar taste and made the pasta dish wonderfully delicious. I used raw almonds and did not toast them, and used dried basil instead of fresh leaves. I will definately make again and not sure I can make another pasta dish without it. Thank you!
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Pesto Chicken Florentine

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2007
Wow - tastes great, presents great but easy to make. As others suggested I doubled the spinach but could have easily tripled it! I used a jar of sauce and made my own pesto from the 'Easy Pesto' recipe on this site. The hard part was waiting for the noodles to cook and not dipping into the sauce. Fantastic.
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Mushroom and Swiss Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2007
Sorry, but this dish was not all that tasty to my husband and I. I followed the recipe and it sure smelled and looked good, but the taste was simply mediocre.
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Kelly's Super Simple Shower Punch

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2008
I thought this punch was great...as a person who needs to watch sugar intake I used diet sprite and raspberry sherbert and I didn't have a big spike in my blood sugar after having a small amount. Usually I can't drink punch. It WAS super easy to make and tasted great. I made it for my parent's 50th anniversary party and it was gone by end of the party!
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Thai Chicken Satay

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2007
This satisfied our craving for satay. I didnt have all the ingredients so I substituted but kept it as close as possible. I cooked it in a pan with the marinade instead of grilling because I didn't have skewers - It was really good but I think grilling or baking would be better. My children didn't like it, which was fine because my husband and I ate it all. I served with homemade fried noodles and a peanut sauce from this site. Added: I have grilled the chicken on skewers and it is amazingly better, really really good.
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Local Kine Wontons

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2007
DELICIOUS! I forgot the soy sauce and didn't have any water chestnuts, but that didn't matter. I baked the wontons, liberally spraying a baking dish with cooking spray then the top of the wontons. I baked them in a convection oven at 390 for 10 minutes. I served them with Sweet and Sour Sauce II from this site. Everyone loved them including my 9 year old.
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Whipped Cauliflower

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2007
I love cauliflower so I was surprised at how terrible this dish tasted, it didn't even smell good. I ate a few bites, but no one else would. I thought it was a waste of a good cauliflower head and the water needed to clean the dishes!
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Tartar Sauce I

Reviewed: May 31, 2008
Yum! I left out the minced onion as I was too lazy at the moment, but it didn't seem to matter. It tastes great on EVERYTHING.
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Burgundy Mushrooms

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2008
Since we love mushrooms it's hard to say we didn't really like this. Just our personal preference that we do not really care for mushrooms prepared this way...though we ate them.
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Potato Drop Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2007
Biscuits are not our usual fare, however these were a wonderful treat for us. Everyone loved them and they were VERY easy to make, especially nice not to roll the dough out and cut. I am not comfortable with baking at such high temperatures so I cut it down to 375 and cooked a bit longer.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu II

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2007
My husband nearly keeled over he thought it was so good, and I agree. I too, browned the chicken in butter & olive oil then baked it at 350 for an additional 25 minutes and made the gravy separate, otherwise I followed the recipe. An extremely tasty dish we will enjoy again and again, thank you!
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Herb Turkey Rub

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2009
This definately a great rub. It has a lot of the same herbs as a 'poultry seasoning' you can buy at the store. We brined the turkey for 24 hours, then rubbed the rub on it and covered it and let it sit in the fridge for another 24 hours before baking. the turkey was very moist and the taste was wonderful.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Gingersnap Crust

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2009
This was by far the most sumptious cheesecake I have ever made! We are a gluten free family so I used Midal's GF gingersnap cookies and almond flour for the crust. As for the cheesecake part I forgot to buy heavy cream and allspice, so I used half & half and extra cinnamon. I read Peggy Faulk Ellender's tips on how she bakes cheesecakes from this site and she is right. Not one single crack and my cheesecake was a good 3" thick! Unbelieveable. I also used an extra pie plate with water in it on a lower rack for my 'water bath'. As for taste this cheesecake is not overly rich, it's easy to eat a full piece and enjoy it without it being too much. I will definately make this again.
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Broccoli in Roast Chicken Drippings

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2009
We really liked this, much better than roasting with olive oil. I was lazy as well and used garlic powder and a bit of sea salt. Great way to eat your broccoli.
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Turkey Brine

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2007
Delicious! I tried this on a whole chicken, scaling the recipe down to 4 servings. It was not enough and I ended up with 2x the water called for. I let it soak in a large stew pot for 8 hours. It took about an hour at 325 in a convection oven. I cooked it beer-butt fashion, emptying the beer and using 1/2 can of the brine. it was really juicy and tender, and more flavorful. The skin was brown and crispy. Definately an improvement over the usual way of baking poultry. And it was not difficult in any way. I will try it on turkey next time. UPDATE: cooked an 18 lb turkey for thanksgiving, and wow! I did use 1/2 apple juice instead of all broth and similar spices on hand. At 300 the turkey would have been done in 2 hours...so I turned the heat down to 275 when the internal temp was 135 and it was done in 3 hours! the breast meat was REALLY MOIST...I found that amazing in such a large bird. Everyone at the table agreed it was a 5 star turkey!
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Moroccan Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2007
We loved this soup. I didn't have all the spices so I used a curry spice which contained most of what was called for. Also I added a cup of shredded chicken breast and used 2 cans of pinto beans (what was in the pantry). I am not a fan of putting soup in the blender, but it was worth it. I also added salt as suggested and it really made a difference. Served with homemade bread. Great!
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White Bean Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2006
It's so good we can't stop eating it! I have exchanged diced bell pepper for the corn and took out tomatillos (just don't have them in the pantry). It's easy to make and is now a family favorite.
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Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Vegetables

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2009
We liked the stuffing, especially nice for a gluten-free, diabetic family like mine... but the peppers were not cooked all the way...and after more cooking they were kind of tough. I have cooked stuffed bellpeppers covered in a microwave...I think I'll try this again but cook the dish in the micro.
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