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Buddy's and Bubba's Homemade Dog Food

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2012
My dogs LOVE this. They have grain allergies so while waiting for my vet to order a new type of food to try, I decided to give this a whirl. It's a lot of food. I don't know who says this is cheaper than dry food--but they really really did love it. I have two dogs, siblings--a female that is 50lbs and a male that is 60lbs. I doubled this recipe and I gave them 3/4 c 2x a day. Calorically it was the same as the food they were eating (Blue Buffalo). Doubling this recipe gave me enough food for 2 dogs for 4 days. A few notes: I bought frozen chicken breasts. Less fat with no skin and the lean white meat was better for them than the dark meat--plus I didn't have to pick bones. I used 1 16 oz bag of frzn chopped spinach 1c of pumpkin instead of carrots 1 bag of steamfresh sugar snapped peas, chopped in food processor I did puree the kidney beans. Next time I will use lentils for economy. I SKIPPED THE GARLIC. IT'S NOT GOOD FOR DOGS. I may skip the oats next time--if these guys are allergic to all grains, I'll just add more rice. Otherwise, I highly recommend. They love it. I love feeding them food with no chemicals!
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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2011
A favorite! use leftovers to make buffalo chicken pizza!
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Mexican Rice I

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2011
This rice is good, but I made it with 3/4 c chicken broth and 3/4 c water. I had to add another c of water or so, and when I did I threw in a boullion cube. I can't see how this would have any flavor made with water. But it's good--our new side dish for tacos, etc.
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Krista's Sticky Honey Garlic Wings

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2011
I was looking for a wing sauce to recreate the sauce of a popular chinese restaurant in my hometown--with some tweaking--I found it! I didn't make that many wings, only 10 whole wings, split with tips cut. I used 1 c water, not 2.5, I used 1 heaping TBSP of Splenda brown sugar blend, about 3 tbsp honey, about 1/3 c soy sauce, the same amount of garlic, which means if I were making all the wings that this recipe called for I would double the pressed/minced garlic. For the thickening agent, I use 3/4 c water and the full three tbsp of corn starch. These were delicious, definately a keeper.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2011
This fantastic. Moist, tasty just simply lovely!
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Easy Beef Stroganoff

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2011
This was rather bland.
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Easy Polenta with Tomato Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2011
A good, simple polenta recipe. Rather idiot proof.
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French Onion Soup V

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2011
this is a good base--but I found it to be bland, as is. Maybe I didn't use the right onion--but I had to add some sugar, some kosher salt and also some worchesire sauce (several dashes) to give this dish some added depth and richness. I served in a bread bowl with melted mozz cheese. It was delicious after I tinkered with it.
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Sauteed Sweet Plantains (Tajaditas Dulces de Platano)

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2010
WOW. These are good. I used VERY ripe fruit, and I cut them into quarters, and used a bit more sugar, as I had 3 plantains. They are fantastic, almost had a "candied" effect. You absolutely need to use the salt, in my opinion, to help with a "savory" effect and balances out the sweetness. I just sprinkiled a little kosher salt on them--if you are using iodized, you may want to reduce the salt a bit. Truly amazing.
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Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2010
I followed the recipe, I did add more zucchini. These were a bit dry. Even with just the one cup of whole wheat flour, I think some applesauce would help these, along with the oil. Whole wheat pastry flour would be beneficial, as well. I cut recipe in half and then baked into muffins.
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Rigatoni with Eggplant, Mushrooms and Goat Cheese

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2010
This was very good. It's even better the next day. May I suggest making the sauce the day before to allow the sauce to marry? I added Zucchini and used whole wheat penne. Added basil and parsely, used dried ground thyme, and more crushed red pepper because we like heat. Rather than chicken stock, I used red wine, and used Napa Valley kalamata olives marinated in wine. The briny olives really popped in this dish. I only only used 4oz of the goat cheese. A full 8 would have been entirely too much.
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Cream Cheese Jalapeno Hamburgers

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2010
These are very good, albeit messy. I think I made the burgers too big and they came apart, and when they were done grilling it was like a doublestack with filling in between. This would also make for a great spread to just put on the bun after the seasoned burger is done. I'll make it again that way.
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Ham Potato Puffs

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2010
This is just ok. I don't know if I used biscuits that were too large or what. (I used grands). They just didn't have a lot of flavor. I think it would be interesting to use this recipe and replace the potatoes with eggs and make mini quiches. I would use smaller biscuits. But I would definately season these up, the 1/4 tsp of garlic isn't enough.
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Steve's Famous Garlic Home Fries

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2010
These were decent. Used 1/2 butter and 1/2 EVOO. It was a bit much, maybe next time used 1/2 butter and 1/4 EVOO. I also added a bit more salt (I used Kosher), and a bit more paprika. I thought they were good, and my Easter brunch guests really enjoyed them. (No leftovers) I will make them again.
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Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2010
I followed the recipe exactly, except I baked them for about 50 minutes. I coated the pan with pam, put the floured wings on that pan, refridgerated them for 90 min. Baked at 375 for 15 min, then 350 for 20 min. Coated wings w Pam (both sides), flipped them over, and baked at 400 for about 15 min. They were delicious and crispy. Will be making these again. YUM
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Fish Fillets Italiano

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2009
This was very good. I used the diced tomatoes that were fire roasted with garlic (Hunts) and I used two cans and one cup of wine instead of 1/2 c. I also used dried parsley and some black pepper. It went over well.
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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2009
Made this for some friends coming over. They were great, everyone loved them. They are a little messy, so be prepared for that. I used ground Turkey rather than beef and it was fabulous, no change in the taste/texture what so ever. Also omitted water chestnuts b/c we had someone over that didn't like them. I used frozen vegetables (onion, green, red and orange peppers) and fresh ginger and green onion. I had a hard time finding the pickled ginger. The fresh ginger worked extremely well. Will definately make these again.
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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2008
This is a good coffee cake. I read some reviews that said the cake was a bit dry so I added 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce. I made it in a bundt pan as well, and it took 10 extra minutes to bake. I, unlike the other reviewer who made it in a bundt pan, did not feel the need to double the recipe, as the cake rose well.
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Balsamic Roasted Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2008
These were very good. I did not have green onions so I used Shallots and they worked very well. There was not a wedge left at the end of dinner. I will say that the three steps seemed like a bit much especially considering there are easier one step recipes that are still very good. But all in all, these were delicious and went over well.
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Tex-Mex Pork

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2008
This is very good, very lean, very easy. Perfect to serve for some family members who are diabetic! I will definately be serving again. I did add 1 whole can of tomato sauce and I served taco style with low carb whole wheat wraps, low fat sour cream, and shredded cheese. Yum. Maybe next time I will add some liquid smoke just to give it a little more of a smoky flavor.
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