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Lemon Herb Barbeque Sauce for Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2007
We didn't think this was anything special -- not *bad* by any means, just sort of blah. Followed the recipe to the letter, marinated for a good while longer than I usually allow (all day long!), but did not get any good flavors in the finished product. Bummer.
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Grilled Gyro Burgers

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2007
Yum! We made this into more of a "Greek taco"-style dish, just browning the beef (added garlic and oregano), then having everyone load up their pita as desired with the cucumber sauce, feta cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce.My husband even enjoyed it leftover for lunch the next day! Easy to make, and very tasty. I'll probably experiment with seasoning the sauce next time; the ranch dressing mix was fine, but I think the end result could be better with a little tweaking.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2008
Not giving 5 stars only because While it was very good, it wasn't over-the-top. Tossed everything in at once (as other reviewers had done) and everything came out fine. Served with egg noodles and peas -- yum!
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Peach Pork Picante

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2009
Easy and delicious. Everyone in my family likes this -- my sometimes-picky husband, my often-picky toddler, and myself. I serve it with black beans and brown rice. Still trying to find the best salsa to use (I did not think the smokiness of a chipotle-style mixed well with the peach flavor at all). For those who like it, a dollop of sour cream with each serving is divine.
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Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2009
We enjoyed this. My husband wanted to grill the chops rather than have me bake them, and the sauce was nice for a marinade and basting. 4 stars because, while it wasn't over-the-top fabulous, still very good. I'll use it again.
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Slow Cooker Ham

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2009
2 stars because, while it wasn't *awful*, it really didn't go over well. Used a semi-boneless ham and cooked for 1 hour/pound, but it came out really dry and not at all tasty. I was hopeful that I had discovered a great new way to cook a ham, but given the results, I won't be doing this again.
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Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2009
I think this is my new favorite cookie! I am generally NOT a gingerbread fan, but that flavor paired with the butterscotch is just. so. good. WOW. Also, they turned out very chewy, which is a plus in my book. Can't wait to make more!
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Slow Cooker Sweet and Tangy Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
I really wanted to like this, but it was just sort of... eh. Not bad, certainly, but my family didn't just fall in love with it as so many previous reviewers had. Here's what I did, that added up to nothing truly special: 1+ bottles of Sweet Baby Ray's Honey BBQ sauce (maybe about 1 1/3?), juice from a large can of crushed pineapple plus a bit of the fruit, lots of garlic and a bit of fresh ginger combined and added to crockpot with chicken straight away; as per the advice of others, I waited to add the remaining fruit and peppers (1/2 red, 1/2 green) until most of the cooking was done. The flavor was ok, but I was disappointed that the chicken was kind of dry. I let it all cook for about 5 hours -- way less than the 8-9 stated in the original recipe, but still a bit longer than other reviewers suggested, because I had about 5 pounds of chicken going, so I thought it would take some time. Oh well! Next time I make this -- and I will try again! -- I will *definitely* reduce the cooking time even more, or else start with frozen chicken breasts. Also, I think I'll try the pineapple CHUNKS, as originally stated, since the crushed just seemed to get lost in the sauce. I will probably add even more peppers and some other veg, to add some more color and different texture. I'm going to hold onto this recipe, because it is OK, but I need to keep playing with it.
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Hoagie Dip

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
We love this! I loved it as a kid, when one of my aunts used to make it, and I was so happy to rediscover the recipe here and find that my family still loves it. You can easily adjust/doctor up this recipe to suit your own tastes... For me, being from So. Jersey, I like cutting the mayo with sour cream, adding plenty of oregano and Itianian spice, and a good amount of red wine vinegar -- it just wouldn't taste like a hoagie without the vinegar and oregano! I have served this with fresh sliced baguette (though I do love the idea of hollowing out a round loaf for a bread bowl -- will have to try that). I also once heated up frozen rolls when I had bought everything in advance and couldn't get out the day of for fresh bread -- Alexia's makes some great ones (can't remember if they were French or sourdough) -- not cheap, but in a pinch... Will be making this regularly, now that I have rediscovered the recipe!
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Slow Cooker Tamale Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
Followed the recipe as written and we enjoyed it, but all agreed that there was WAY too much cornbread! And we like our bread, but the ratio of bread layer to meat layer was just totally out of proportion, IMHO. Also, while yummy, this is really nothing like a tamale... more like a kind of Mexicali shepard's pie, with the cornbread replacing the mashed potatoes.
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Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
This is a recipe that is definitely worth trying and playing around with. I added cinnamon, as some suggested, and black beans... A good start, but need to keep playing. :)
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Turkey Burger Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
Easy, but nothing special. Not horrible, but I still won't be making it again, as my family didn't care for it. Just too bland, even when doctored up.
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15-Minute Dinner Nachos Supreme

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
This is a keeper! What I do to make it work: cut back on the rice (by at least half), add black or red beans and corn, and spice as desired. To serve this, I just put out the pot and let everyone do what they want: some scoop it up with tortilla chips, some load it into a soft flour tortilla for a faux burrito, I like to use it as filler for taco salad, just adding shredded lettuce, sour cream, and a few crunched up tortilla chips. Very versatile, and yummy. In NO WAY authentic Mexican, but an easy, (relatively) healthy, filling meal. And be prepared: this recipe makes a ton of food!
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Sweet Sausage 'n' Beans

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
Wanted to like it, but just did. not. at. all. Different strokes for different folks -- but this was NOT for us. I ended up ordering a pizza. Thank goodness I had only made this for my family and not company... I will not attempt this one again. Sorry.
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Simple Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
A simple, yummy pasta salad. I have made this for a bunch of different events and always have people asking for the recipe. I like to use halved cherry tomatoes, for their sweetness, as well as a really good shaved parmesan (and lots of it!). You can experiment with different Italian dressings to find a flavor that suits you; I usually just go with whatever is on sale (!), but I'm not picky, and I don't think you could go wrong. Presuming you make this ahead of time, I would suggest reserving some dressing to mix in just before serving -- or even adding extra, as I have -- as the pasta will soak up a lot of it. I also add more parmesan when I give it a final toss, for added texture. This recipe is kind o a no-brainer, as it's just so easy and good. It's a staple in my repertoire!
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Famous Butter Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2010
I'm glad so many others here liked this recipe, but it just didn't do it for my family. I did try to jazz it up with extra garlic and herbs for seasoning, as others had suggested, and it certainly did smell wonderful while cooking... but the end result was just kind of ordinary. Yes, the chicken was moist... just not very tasty. I must be missing something, I guess!
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Roasted Vegetables

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2010
Roasting veggies doesn't really require a recipe, once you have a sense of how to do it -- but the addition of the lemon flavor suggested here is just phenomenal! This is my favorite way to do veggies now, with plenty of fresh lemon juice, grated zest, and even the addition of lemon pepper. Using *fresh* herbs really adds to the character of the dish... and your kitchen will smell AMAZING as the mixture sits and then roasts. YUM!
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Pork Medallions with Balsamic Vinegar and Capers

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2010
Excellent! This will definitely be making regular appearances on our dinner table. I used a really strong balsamic vinegar, and as it was cooking, I was afraid the sauce might overpower the dish... but it turned out fantastic! Paired great with sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes. Also, I used a gluten-free flour blend with no issue.
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Mushy Peas I

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
Delish! Yes, you have to like peas... but if you do, you're sure to enjoy this. I used a stick blender, rather than a food processor, which worked just fine, and half-and-half instead of heavy cream. Yum.
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Cocktail Meatballs III

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2010
I brought this to our family's Christmas Eve get-together and everyone raved. The amount of sauce worked perfectly for a large bag of Mama Lucia's frozen meatballs, which I warmed together in the crock pot. For my own taste, the sauce was a little thick/heavy... but no one else seemed to think so, so 5 stars it is! I did add the juice of 1 lemon, just to give it a little pep, which worked well.
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