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Pasta and Beans

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2009
I used red kidney beans because it's all I had on hand -- would have been better, creamier and prettier with white beans though. While the recipe was good alone, next time I will add a small amount of tomato sauce to it as well as I prefer my noodles coated with sauce a bit more. I added some red pepper flakes to my serving (some spicy-food-haters in the household) and that sure took it up a notch! Might add some parm next time. Will make again.
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Jenny's Grilled Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2009
Really great, would have been better if I had let it marinade first -- but I could still taste the lemon. Made our extra peppery! Served with "Pasta and Beans" from this site. Simple and delish!
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Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2008
This was FAR too salty and the sauce was nothing but cajun spice (cayenne!) and flour. The shrimp was great, though! I won't make again.
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Pork Chop Pileups

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2007
This recipe was just okay. Followed to a T, very fattening. My husband loved it...but he eats anything. I definitely have a more discerning palate! Probably won't make again, I'm sure I can find a better "one-dish-meal."
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Braised Balsamic Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2007
This recipe was delicious! I went with other reviewers suggestions and cut down on the vinegar a little as I was afraid of the strong flavor...but regretted it! Next time I'll go with the whole she-bang! Very good, served to company and it was enjoyed all around. Served with roasted rosemary/garlic mini potatoes and green beans. YUM! Will be making again and again!!
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Cheese and Broccoli Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2007
I am only giving this recipe three stars "as is." Based on other reviews and my own taste, I changed this recipe by adding 1/2 onion & 2 cloves of garlic (sautee first) and some thyme & parsley. I also added more salt & pepper than what the recipe called for. It would have been very bland without these changes! I added more cheese (about 3/4 cup) as well. In addition, I made the roux and added whisked my liquid (NOT WATER! CHICKEN BROTH/STOCK!) into it. You don't add the paste to the liquid!! Ew. Anyway, other than that, I used frozen broccoli and cooked the chicken in a pan before adding to simmer in the soup. Okay recipe, not stellar. I'll be looking for a different version to add to my recipe rotation.
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Chicken Surprise

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2007
Used Campbell's Cream of Mushroom & Garlic, as well as a can of diced tomatoes "chili style." Added a bit more chili powder, also, as we're a fan of spice! Sauteed up some sliced mushrooms to add also, as we love mushrooms, and overall it was sooooo easy and got rave reviews from the 4 adult men in our household! Us gals thought it was ok. Will make again.
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Goulash Supreme

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2007
Used diced tomatoes "chili style" and kept the chili powder seasoning too. Didn't use the tomato paste, though, and it was still moist and delish! Cooked the noodles separately in boiling salted water, added and simmered about 5 minutes at the end. Put lots of cheddar cheese on top. Yum! 3 stars because of a missing spice...couldn't put my finger on it. Will try again!
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Baked Stuffed Zucchini

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2007
YUM! Only thing I did differently was fry some bacon and crumble it into the mix, I felt it needed a meat component. But yeah, it was delicious!
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Sunshine Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2007
I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe! Changes I made: I added more garlic powder (we loooove garlic in this house) and a couple dashes of ground ginger also. I seasoned the chicken before putting the glaze on with a little salt, pepper, and onion powder. I used golden corn syrup, dark soy and regular ol' Heinz ketchup! I made DOUBLE the sauce because I wanted to serve it over hot buttered white rice. It was delicious! Definitely in the books for keeps.
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Enchiladas

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2007
I couldn't love Mexican food more but enchiladas are usually not my favorite. Something about the vinagar-y flavor in the sauce? Anyway, this recipe was good but I took other reviewers advice and boosted the flavor of the meat with 1/2 a package of taco seasoning. I also added about 2 tbsp of HOT salsa to spice it up. The husband loved it! Served with rice & beans. Will make again.
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Summer Zucchini Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2007
This recipe was just okay for me. I strayed from it somewhat, though, so maybe it was my fault! I essentially made it stovetop and put it in the oven in the pan (I have great pans!) to finish up in the end. I used a HUGE fresh zucchini and the skin was horribly tough and ruined that part of the dish. I stirred the stuffing into the mix and added bite-sized chicken breast chunks. I also added a clove of minced garlic. I put some crushed Ritz on top and some cheddar and let that melt/brown in the oven. It was good but nothing to write home about! Honestly I think it may have been better if the skins of my zucchini had been edible! :o)
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California Chicken Spaghetti

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2007
I didn't think this recipe was anything too special, but I love feta and thought I'd try a new recipe! I used a can of diced tomatoes with basil and garlic already added but added some extra minced garlic (we love garlic!) too. I used regular cajun seasoning and grilled it to get the "blackened" effect, then cut it into bite sized pieces. I also felt that it needed another veg, so I sliced up some zucchini. We enjoy a "meatier" pasta so I used spaghetti instead of (in my opinion) wimpier angelhair. Overall, a really tasty dish! Next time I'll use fresh basil and more cajun seasoning for more flavor.
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Cheesy Ranch New Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2007
Maybe there's a trick to it, but I couldn't get the toppings to stay on! That said, my husband and I had fun scooping it up off the plate onto each bite! The flavors complemented but were a bit too bland for me, I had to add extra ranch after the fact. Next time I'll season the potatoes themselves with some garlic powder and salt first, I think. Either way, fun and easy!
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Simply Divine Meat Loaf with Spinach

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2007
Wow! I don't normally enjoy meatloaf at all but this had an almost creamy flavor that I really liked! I changed the recipe slightly -- used Greek salad dressing because I didn't have Italian. I also used crushed croutons in place of breadcrumbs as I didn't have those on hand either. The flavor of the dressing and the soup mix didn't overpower, nor was it too salty, in my opinion, as other reviewers found. I also increased the spinach! I loooooove me some spinach! I served it with hot buttered white rice and green beans. Next time, however, I will probably decrease the breadcrumbs and egg to hopefully increase the "meat" flavor, as I felt I couldn't taste the beef enough. Other than that, still a very superb recipe!
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Country Chicken Supper

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2007
I tried this recipe because I had all the ingredients at hand and it was all in one pot. I did some things differently but nothing to really alter the dish. I used fresh carrots, frozen green beans and "italian seasoned" diced tomatoes because that's what I had. I used 10 minute rice instead of regular and added 1 tbsp of minced garlic and some fresh sliced mushrooms. Despite the added seasoning in the tomatoes and the addition of garlic, this dish is PAINFULLY bland! My husband commented that it tasted a bit like chicken vegetable soup without the liquid (which was not a good thing) and I simply thought it was BORING. As another reviewer stated, it's missing something -- I just don't know what it is! Oh, and I think that a dish with both potatoes AND rice is really strange!
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