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Sweet and Sour Sauce I

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2008
This isn't your typical sweet and sour sauce, I think it's better. Although my boyfriend thought it would have been better with pineapple juice, I liked it as is. I followed one reviewers suggestion using extra ketchup, subbing some brown sugar for white and I also added a couple squirts of lemon juice and a little extra soy. Almost had a sweet/sour/teriyaki taste. Awesome! It thickened well before putting the starch water in because of the sugars. Next time I may use splenda for the white sug. and use more starch water if needed for thickening to save me from all that sugar!
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Quick and Easy Fish Tacos

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2008
I can't beleive I never thought of this before! I got fish sticks, the larger so called "filets" in a box not the little ones, on sale so I had extra in the freezer. I make homemade tartar sauce (with extra dillweed, pickle & the key is a few dashes of worstechire sauce) while the oven is preheating so it has time for the flavors to meld. Chop onions & cilantro, slice cabbage, slice "filets" width ways and put all on paper plates. I heat up corn tortillas on a pan and keep them wrapped in a towel on a small plate while chopping & cooking. We assemble as we eat them. Fresh squeezed lime is a must, and jalapenos if you like it spicy. We love to sit around and pork out on these with salt/lime rimmed Tecate. MMMMMM!
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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2008
This was pretty good. Not as much flavor (or kick) as Id like but that could be because I don't use taco packets due to the sodium content. I instead substituted cumin & chili powder. Next time I will use more cumin, add a chopped jalapeno or two, and more onion. Boyfriend ate his only with grated cheese, but I had it with a dollop of sour cream, grated cheese & crushed tortilla chips. If you ask me it made the dish so much better! The second day we ate it over rice, which stretched it out. We had this for two dinners (one with two helpings each) and a lunch. The only thing I would add (on top of the other additions) is some chopped CILANTRO with the sour cream, cheese and crushed chips. I think this would make it a 5 star. Oh, I also used ground turkey.
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Casa Dressing

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2008
Well...I had high hopes for this because we LOVE cumin and cilantro. But it just tasted like mayo. I added extra cilantro and cumin, but still tasted only mayo. I did read the directions wrong and mixed the cilantro with everything else not right before serving (I put it in the blender). I don't think thats what did it though. I tried adding onion and other spices to make it better...nothing made it stray from the mayo flavor. I still ate it because I didn't want to waste all of it, but threw the rest out afterwards. Boyfriend wasn't thrilled either. He dumped bleu cheese on top so there was some taste. Sorry.
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Seafood Stuffed Avocados

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2008
Well, Im guessing on the rating because you definatley need fresh real crab in this. With fresh it probably would have been better. I had some canned crabmeat in the cupboard that Ive been trying to find recipes that it's good in! This was not one of them, and have yet to find one. I ended up throwing it away. Boyfriend ate one but I think he was just being nice since I made them for the appetizer for our Valentine's Day dinner. I wish I wouldn't have waster my avocado on that "canned experiment." Oh well! I will try again with real fresh crabmeat after our trip to the coast this weekend. With all the rave reviews, it's got to be good right??
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Oyster Sauce Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2008
Oh my gosh this was heavenly! I couldn't find Oyster Sauce, but found Oyster FLAVORED Sauce made by Sun Luck. I used the spicy kind. It smelled wierd in the bottle but wow, what a recipe it turned out to be! I only had 2 thighs and 3 drumsticks left in the freezer. Normally the two of us would eat all of this but we loved the sauce over rice so much we didn't eat much of the chicken. (Good, can't wait for leftovers!) The chicken was perfectly moist. I only used about 1/4 cup of sugar and minced 2 garlic cloves. Next time, I will do like another reviewer said and pour the fat off after the initial 25 minutes of baking because it made the sauce kind of greasy. I like others, also mixed the remaining sauce with starch water to thicken it up. After reading one reviewer served over stir-fried pineapple and bean sprouts I tried it. It made quite an addition to the meal, boyfriend loved it. Must try this recipe! I will use it again and again!
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Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2008
Amazing! I changed a little here it goes. The night before, I boiled chicken in low sodium chk broth, while cooking I chopped onions, garlic and jalapeno and saved all together in a plastic bag with the chicken. The next day I came home at lunch to assemble them. I heated olive oil in skillet while I shredded the chicken then put it in the skillet with chopped veggies and added chili powder, cumin, a couple dashes of cayenne pepper and a dash of seasoning salt. I used fat free cottage cheese and light sour cream. I heated 6 flour tortillas in microwave, then assembled and topped with green enchilada sauce a bit of shredded cheese and black olive slices. Put them in the fridge and the boyfriend popped them in the oven for 30 minutes when he got home. When I got home from an evening meeting, I had a wonderful hot meal. These were to die for! So gooey but less fat. I will make these again for sure! Will use more jalapeno next time and omit the shredded cheese on top as it wasn't necessary.
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Guinness® Corned Beef

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2008
I had come across some red meat, that appeared to be a roast to me, at the supermarket on sale. When I got it home I looked closer and found it was corned beef. I had never made corned beef before, or even tried it and this recipe seemed pretty interesting. I forgot to bring the recipe home so I just winged it from memory. (Not very well!) I just took the beef out, placed it in the crock pot, layered it with about a cup of brown sugar and dumped in almost a whole pint of Guinness Extra Stout letting my boyfriend finish the rest, (Ew!) Because it was "extra stout" and I'm not too keen on the bitterness I added more sugar after about 3 hours. I cooked it on low for the first 3 hours, then on high for another 2 (we were getting lots of snow and I was afraid we might lose power!) It seemed kind of dry so I turned it over and cooked for another hour. (The other side was flakier.) I also cut up carrots and put them about halfway through the last hour. It came out good. Interesting taste. We enjoyed it with the carrots and some boiled potatos and cabbage. I think they would have been better if the potatos and cabbage were cooked with it. I would recommend trying this recipe.
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Chicken Breasts with Lime Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2008
I'm going to give this a 5 star because I absolutley adored this dish. My boyrfiend said it was really good but I could tell it wasn't out of this world for him, but who cares about that it was awesome! I wish I would have made more because I made this with chicken tenders and two per person wasn't enough. I didn't use the egg just rolled the wet chicken in bread crumbs. I thought I would need more sauce so I doubled the lime juice, it was really lime-y! A little bit goes a long way, didnt need that much sauce. I didn't have chives, used green onion. Great recipe! Try this one!
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Swiss Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2008
This was outstanding! I think without my adjustments (per other reviews) it would have been average so that's why I'm giving it a 4. Here's what I did. 4 chicken tenderloins, 1 can soup, 3/4 cup white wine, crushed fat free croutons subbed for italian bread crumbs just enough to cover chicken and about 3 slices of cheese also just enough to cover chicken. Layered chicken, cheese, soup mix and bread crumbs with no butter on top. This made a lot of sauce but we used it over rice, I think it would be awesome over steamed Yukon Gold potatos, too. 5 stars the way I made it. Reviewers are right about the wine, definitely gives it great taste. We will definitely have this again!
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Fusion Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2008
This was edible but I don't think I'd make it again. Boyfriend just said it was different. I left out the red wine vinegar bc I didn't have any but I don't think that was why I didn't like it. It just didn't suit our tastes. Sorry!
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Crab Croissant-wiches

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2008
I was skeptical when I first mixed it up, so I added some chopped jalapeno and green onion. Improved it a little. I also made some with shrimp, jalapeno & green onions, no shredded cheese just cream cheese and those tasted better. After I baked them (crab) they were much better but we still had to dip in cocktail sauce. I'll play around a bit because we love crab. Try the shrimp!
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Cream Cheese Jalapeno Hamburgers

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2008
These were good, but definatley needed seasoning. I don't eat beef very often and to be honest I forgot how to make burgers! I only put seasoning salt & fresh pepper on the tops and the meat ended up kinda bland. It could be because I used the 93/7% ground beef. Also, I baked and broiled in the oven so we figured it would have tasted much better over flame. I scaled down but ended up making the burgers too big too. I also put a lot of the cheese mixture in and the tops were so rounded they looked like giant burger balls! As we ate them my boyfriend looked at me and said "are you adverising for Carl's Jr?" because it was all over my face. :) I however had no trouble with the cheese oozing out so they did look pretty cool! I will make a few changes next time. 1)Make smaller burger patties & flatten well! 2)Season both patties before assembling. 3)Use less cheese mixture between the hamburgers. 4)Grill! After I try it with these changes, I would also like to experiment with crumbled bacon or bacon bits like another reviewer suggested. Great recipe! Thanks!
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Cauliflower Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2008
I forgot to rate this one and I came across it while looking for something to use up my broccoli with. Anyway-this was delicious! My boyfriend and I couldn't get enough of it. I scaled it down a bit but wish I hadn't because the next day we had to split one serving. We like things spicy so I just shook a bunch of red pepper flakes in, and wow! I think I went a little overboard, but I tend to do that with spices I like...oops! All in all it's a great recipe. I think I'll make it tonight as I think back of how yummy it was. A must try!
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Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2008
These were delicious. The directions should have said to melt the cream cheese because I just let it sit on my counter until it was really soft, not soft enough though. Next time I will nuke it before mixing because it all got caught in my mixer! I ended up heating up some sour cream in the microwave and then mixed it in with a fork. Because of the sour cream, it started to bubble over a bit in the oven. 15-20 minutes is plenty also. I boiled half for 5 minutes and the other half for a full 10. The 5 min ones had so much more flavor and not too much heat. Kids even ate them, even my mom who can't do spice loved them. And one more thing-it takes a long time to cut, seed & devein these things! Longer than the prep time listed-but well worth the effort. Thanks, can't wait to make these again.
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Real Poutine

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2008
This was good but not the best Ive had. I think it did help making the fries myself rather than frozen though, I'll continue to do that. You've got to use white cheddar curds definatley. The only thing is finding the right kind of gravy! I just havn't found one that compares to one of the (many) Poutine dishes I had in Quebec. If you are ever in St. Hyacinthe, go to the local Hockey rink and eat the poutine there. Made with a brown beef gravy. The best I had my entire visit. I just want that gravy again! I'll keep trying to recreate it.
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Fast and Friendly Meatballs

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2007
I didn't measure (I never do) just mixed up the turkey, regular bread crumbs (didn't have italian), egg, and threw in per other suggestions-parm cheese, onion powder and garlice powder. I formed them into teeny tiny bite sized balls & baked as directed and turned once or twice. I didnt need to grease the pan at all since it was nonstick. I found they came out kind of dry and then I realized I had forgot to put the oil in it. Maybe that would help? Or maybe it's because I don't measure? Anyway, I made them the day before the party and the day of I simmered in a sauce per Deb's suggestion using about 4 squeezes of Honey BBQ sauce, a can of cranberry sauce & a bit of water for a few hours and they thankfully turned out moist and delicious. There were some leftover and I will say they were better at the first serving rather than the second. I will make these again and try the oil next time and a different sauce.
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Stuffed Zucchini

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2007
This was really good. I'm not good with measuring and I was only making for two of us so I only used 1/2 lb spicy ground sausage, 2 small zuch. & just threw the ingredients together. I took the advice of other reviewers and added 2 finely chopped mushrooms and about 1/2 chopped tomato. I mixed in garlic powder and onion powder bc i was afraid that there might be too much mixture to fit real stuff. It fit just perfectly! I only had tomato sauce so I used a half can and spooned over each one, topping with parm as directed. I also browned the sausage before mixing. We each had one with a salad and quick toasted garlic bread. Had two leftover- boyfriend loved it, and wanted to eat the others for breakfast! Oh I also put a few sprinkles of red pepper flakes in the mix bc we like things spicy. I never would have thought of sausage and zucchini together, it paired well. It's a keeper-thank you for the idea!
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Wasabi Mayonnaise Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2007
Perfect! I haven't been able to make my famous wasabi pasta salad ever since Trader Joe's discontinued their wasabi mayo. Now I can finally make my salad again! Thank you so so much.
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2007
Update: This works just using the 1/4 cup of butter and also using just milk. I tried to freeze the extra and it wasn't good. Even after only a week. 11/28/07:Totally nummy! I wanted to substitute fat free 1/2 & 1/2 like another reviewer but decided to stick the the exact recipe first. I realized I had accidentally bought Neufachetel (sp?) cream cheese, but it was great. I was afraid it wasn't going to thicken because it was taking a while at first, but it suddenly thickened right up after I stopped stirring and let it heat up every once in a while. Next time I will try the fat free 1/2 & 1/2, and not use quite as much butter, I think it would work just as well with just 1/4 cup. Thanks!
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