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Chicken Piccata II

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2013
This chicken was so delicious!! I will be making it again real soon!! I always use tenderloins when recipes call for breasts because I find the chicken to coating ratio to be better and the chicken cooks faster. This was so moist due to the simmering, next time I will make it with (small) breasts because I think it will hold up and not get dry. I loved the lemon flavor. I added lemon zest to the egg mixture and will use more juice in the broth next time. Also, I added more garlic powder and paprika than called for. I also added garlic powder to the broth. This recipe doesn't take much time at all (especially because I used the tenderloins), but maybe I'll try to see how using canned/boxed chicken broth will turn out to save a couple minutes. One last recommendation, while I usually love lots of buttery richness in dishes that call for it, I found that 1/4C butter was a bit much. I will maybe use a butter substitute ('I Can't Believe It's Not Butter'), mix regular butter and the substitute, or just use less regular butter next time.
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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2011
This soup deserves a 3-3 1/2 stars, but gets a four for EASE of the recipe. I could not imagine making this without doubling the broccoli and cheese. I doubled cheese and broc, and I also omitted the water and mixed the corn starch in with the 4th can of broth and it turned out with a great consistency. I will make this again, no doubt, but with some more modifications; maybe the ones suggested by lovestohost.
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Bella's Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2010
I will def be making these again... My all time favorite sprouts recipe is shredded sprouts with bacon, but this recipe takes less time to make since I don't have to chop the sprouts. I used low sodium chicken broth and it was too bland so I added about 1tbs of chicken bouillon granules while it was simmering (simmered for 20 min covered). Then I uncovered and added cornstarch/water mix to thicken the sauce. I had my doubts since I love the other recipe so much, but I was pleasantly surprised. I will try to make them without the vinegar next time. The vinegar taste was my only gripe, but overall tasty! THANK YOU FOR POSTING!!!
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Garlic Aioli

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2010
Delicious!!! I made these to compliment "My Crab Cakes". The crab cakes turned out ok, but the aioli made them SO much better. I added about 1/2 tsp Old Bay to the mixture and pressed some (already) minced garlic through a press several times so that it mixed in smoother. Yum!
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My Crab Cakes

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2010
I was disappointed. :( I wanted these to wow me since everyone else loved them, but no way.n they are too dense with crushed crackers and it takes away from the flavor of the cake (and I even upped Old Bay and Cayenne). I will make then again, no time soon, and take the recommendations and use ONE sleeve of crackers not two(8 oz.).
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Southern as You Can Get Collard Greens

Reviewed: May 9, 2010
3 1/2* These greens turned out AMAZING because: I doubled the recipe, added a packet of dry onion soup, a tsp of cayanne, and chopped salt pork. I also used the bagged COUNTRY MIX of greens which is turnip, mustard and collard. Once served, I also like to add a tbs of vinegar to my portion. I love the ZING!
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Bacon Mushroom Swiss Meatloaf

Reviewed: May 8, 2010
LOVE THIS!!! Had to use less mushrooms and onions than I would have liked (my sis doesn't like them), but it still turned out great!!! CHANGES: Added a tbs or so of onion soup mix, used bread crumbs and crushed ritz, added fresh pepper to the onion and mushroom mix while cooking in bacon grease. AMAZING!!!
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Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2010
This recipe didn't sound so bad. I had a craving for soup, I like cabbage, and this didn't seem so time consuming. The fat-burning would just be a bonus if it worked. Anyhow, my review: I don't care for the overpowering taste of celery! I don't like celery, although I can handle it if it's boiled to death in a soup. I guess there is just too much of it in the concoction. I have spent a good 20 minutes digging through with a spoon trying to get out the pieces. I may try to cook it again with much less celery. MAYBE 2 stalk. Or NONE! ALSO, takes WAAAAY longer than 25 minutes to get the fresh veggies done. Way longer. hours.
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Cola Pot Roast II

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2010
More of a 3 1/2. It was too sweet for my taste. Didn't realize 10oz. of soda would affect the sweetness that much. I used chuckeye roast, rubbed with Montreal steak seasoning, and I seared it before roasting. Everything turned out great, but it wan't really my idea of what a roast should taste like. I will try a different recipe newt time.
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Shrimp Scampi Bake

Reviewed: May 12, 2008
This was great! QUICK AND EASY! I made this as part of surf and turf with a side of angel hair pasta with lemon zest garlic and parsley. The pasta is delicious and flavorful alone but we added some of the sauce from the scampi and it was even better. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for a quick delicious meal (tossed with angel hair pasta)! B.T.W I added more lemon juice than recommended because I love the tartness with seafood and about a tsp of red pepper flakes. ENJOY!!
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Oven Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: May 2, 2008
I never make potatoes for dinner (except for mashed sometimes) because no matter what the recipe, they turn out flavorless... NOT THESE POTATOES!! These are delicious!! I love anything with lots of flavor. Because there are so many spices in the oil the potatoes get nice and covered in them. I CUT THE POTATES SMALL. I get about 8-10 pieces from a medium potatoe. I'm a big fan of more surface area and less inside area. When cutting the potatoes small I cooked them for 20-30 minutes on 400. I also did not have Marjoram, so I skipped it. I made them for the first time Tuesday night with Chicken (Spicy Garlic Lime- OUT OF THIS WORLD) and I'm making them again tonight with Steak. These are easy and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Enjoy!!
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Chicken Spaghetti Casserole I

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2007
First... Elizabeth P: My boyfriend loved this recipe and gives it a five. I told him about your review and others stating that the man in their house loved it. He says it cause men sometimes love an extremely simple meal, plus it's served in one bowl. I say whatever the reason, glad you enjoyed it. :) I give this a five because while I liked it, I wasn't floored. I would make it again though. Changes I made: I used a can of Cream of Chicken and Mushroom instead of just Mushroom, and Chicken Broth instead of wine. I sauteed the green peppers and onions and added more than a cup of cheese on the top. Used garlic salt as the seasoning along with pepper. I also cooked the chicken in a skillet with a canola oil spray and seasoned it with garlic salt and pepper. Adding flavor to the chicken really helped! Next time I'll add a can of mushrooms, cut down on the green peppers and pimentos, and add a bit more onions.
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Roasted Cajun Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2007
These roasted potatoes are great!!! I made fewer potatoes than the recipe called for (enough for my BF and I). But, I reduced the serving number to 3 in the serving/scaling box and used that given amount of oil and spices because the more flavor the better for me!! ALSO: I cut the potatoes into wedges, then cut the wedges in half. I ADDED SOME PETITE BABY CARROTS (regular baby carrots will work too) to the oil mixture. Before the first turning of the vegetables, I sliced up one MED YELLOW ONION (not too thin or they'll burn) and whipped up some more of the flavored oil to toss them in. I stirred them in during the first stirring/turning of the veggies. I cooked the mixture for a total of about 45-50 minutes, turning every 15 minutes. DELICIOSO!!!!
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Cowboy Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2007
These were great! I always add more butter than recommended to any mashed potatoes and I did so here. Anytime I've made mashed potatoes and corn as side dishes, I've always mixed them together. This recipe is just my two favorite mixed sides with extra goodies.
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Simply Parmesan Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2007
This was good! 30 minutes was a tiny bit too much time cause I cut my chicken breasts into strips so that there'd be more surface area for the crumb mixture, but it was still tasty. I used freshly grated Parm. I also added about a 1/4-1/2 tsp each of cayenne pepper (I add cayanne to almost every chicken recipe), onion powder, and garlic salt. I also added (in the last 5 minutes) spaghetti sauce and shredded mozzarella as suggested by another reviewer. It really kicked it up a notch. Enjoy!
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Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2007
I am very saddened by the way these cookies turned out. I couldn't wait to get done with dinner to make them, and I am disappointed. I mostly choose which recipes to make by the reviews, and these reviews here are misleading. The texture of these cookies is "CHALKY" as my boyfriend (a cookie fanatic) called them. I was either going to make these cookies or the recipe for "Best Chocolate Chip Cookies", and I chose wrong. I'll suggest this... I have not yet tried the other recipe, but try other recipes before these. Or if you are still gonna try these, good luck! *Also, these cookies don't settle/flatten much. I had to take a tbs of the mix and flatten it in my palm. I burned the first 8 cookies cause they didn't flatten at all so they look like they hadn't cooked.
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Famous Butter Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2007
This was really good! My all time favorite chicken recipe is Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken though (check it out!). For this buttered chicken, I made as suggested with some additions. I ADDED cayenne pepper, onion powder, seasoned bread crumbs, and a few panko (more coarse) bread crumbs to the cracker mix. I also EGGED AND DREDGED A SECOND TIME to get more of the crumb mixture on the chicken. As suggested in another review I PUT A FEW THIN SLICES OF BUTTER ON TOP of the chicken. As I said before, it was good. I would definitely make it again. I only made 2 chicken breasts and I put them into a pie pan for cooking so that the butter would stay close to the chicken. Not good. It wasn't enough space so the bottom got soggy. So, next time I'm make them in a slightly larger pan. HAPPY COOKING!
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Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2007
These were good, but not 5* material. Sorry! I would not discourage anyone from making them though. I used a smaller pan 7x11in, and that may be where the problem lies. DO NOT USE A 7x11in PAN!! It over flowed the pan a little (it rises quite a bit) and turned out too gooey. Gooey is great for the caramel but not the actual brownie mix. Maybe I'll try a 9x9 or an 8x11 pan next time. If I remake this and it turns out better I'll bite my 4* and re-rate it. Also, I only used half a standard bag of chocolate drops and 11oz of caramel and it was just enough. I guess if I use a larger pan I'll have more surface area and I'll most likely use more of the aforementioned ingredients. Happy cooking!
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Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2007
EXCELLENT!!!! I'd planned to make these for a while before I did. I went to buy a deep fryer to make them so that I wouldn't catch the kitchen (or myself) on fire trying to fry them in a skillet! I love it! The fryer and the wings! They were SO CRISPY!!!! I will be making them again tonight. The only thing I will change is I will be adding a little bit more of the garlic powder to the sauce. I would like to try to bake them one day since meny people recommend it, but I don't have the time tonight. Frying them is SOOO FAST! Besides the hour they take to sit in the fridge, this is a mega fast appitizer/meal! Highly recommended! ENJOY!!
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Beef with Green Onion

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2007
I am rating this a 4* because as is I think it deserves a 2-3*, but with the modifications it deserves a 5*+, and I don't want people to dicouraged in trying this. I followed the recommendations: double the sauce (still wasn't enough for me, so I wound up whipping up some more right after adding the sauce and veggies to the meat then adding that also), add a TBS soy (per serving of sauce). I didn't have dry sherry so I used sherry cooking wine I had on hand (and added 1TBS beef broth per sauce serving just because I had a bit left over in the fridge). I added about 3 cups broccoli florets, and about 10 or so baby carrots cut in quarters lengthwise. Last but not least I added 2 cloves garlic and about a quarter of an onion, both thinly sliced. I will add more green onions next time. Besides the time it takes to cut the veggies, this is a SUPER FAST AND DELICIOUS meal! Tasted like we'd ordered out! I served over white rice. Enjoy!!!
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