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Hamburger Salad Sandwiches

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2007
In searching for diff sandwich ideas for my bf who is tired of regular lunchmeat n cheese sandwiches, I found this. Different, but good! We ate ours cold, flavors really blended. I used ground turkey instead of beef bc it's all I had, and realized I didn't have any tomatos so I used ketchup. I think if I wouldn't have made the substitutes this would have been 4 stars. (Im basing the rating on what I think it would taste like had I used all correct ingredients.)
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Hot Dog Sandwiches

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2007
9/20/07:These were great! I didn't have relish so I used chopped up pickle. I wish I would have used more, but my boyfriend asked me to make it a second time without the pickle and a tad more ketchup and mustard to make it more saucy. It does freeze well too which is nice to have an instant lunch since I don't have a lot of time during the week. Thanks! (PS. easier to spread if you mince really small)UPDATE 2/26/08:These really shouldn't be froze for too long bc the crust just tastes funny. Maybe it's the bread Im using. I tried just filling hot dog buns and it wasn't bad! Was kind of fun too, like a cold hot dog.
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Oregon Salmon Patties

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2007
I thought these were awesome! A little on the dry side, so next time I think I'll take the advice of another reviewer and make the lemon sauce to put on top. Thanks!
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Salad Dressing with a Kick

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2007
9/21/07:This was so good! Had it on a salad topped with tomatos, onions, cilantro and chopped up chicken breast strips from Costco. My boyfriend used it as a dip for his chicken strips. Out of all of the fat-free dressings Ive ever had this is by far THE BEST! Thanks so much for this!!UPDATE 2/26/08:Ok. I tried this again and bluh! I looked through my recipes for dressings and found notes where I had accidentally mixed two together. I mixed this one with another that called for sesame oil and I also added chili powder. I added that to this and it gave it a lot more flavor and a lot more kick. Still not as I remember-hate it when that happens.
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Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2007
This was soo good, I ate until two helpings! I loved the sauce over steamed rice. My Filipino boyfriend said it's just like his mom used to make it. Although I did put in a bay leaf as he said it was the "secret." Meat was so tender it fell right off the bone! Thanks for this wonderfully easy recipe. Will make again for sure! UPDATE 2/4/08: As if this couldn't get any better...I tried this by frying the chicken for a couple minutes on each side in a little olive oil then added the rest of the ingredients right into the pan. Didn't measure the soy and vinegar, just made sure they were equal parts and put enough to cover the chicken. I added 2 whole jalapenos, 3 whole cloves of garlic, about a half of a sliced onion and about 3 bay leaves instead of just one. Simmered for about 45 minutes and this was even better than in the slow cooker and was just as easy!! Once again, great over sticky white rice. PS Use white vinegar! Also, I used Low Sodium Soy Sauce.UPDATE AGAIN 10/17/08:I used garlic powder instead of whole cloves because the next day it seemed kind of tart like when you overcook garlic. Didnt fry the chicken just dumped it all in the pan-just as good. *New tip* Thicken some of the juice with corn starch and it makes a wonderful sauce. Not so brothy and it mixes better with the rice. Boyfriend went nuts because he could smell it from outside when he came home, and again when he tried the sauce. Im going to use the sauce to make shrimp & veggie stir fry tomorrow since we
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Savory Crescent Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2007
These were super good. I took some advice of other reviewers, threw this and that in just guessing amounts. Chopped chicken breast, about 4 oz light cream cheese, a couple tblspns light sour cream, s&p, a bit of milk, a few broccoli florets and a few good sprinkles of grated parmesean cheese and mixed it all up. It made quite a bit of filling for 6 rectanglular pockets of yumminess. Like another reviewer, I found it was easier to fold it over and pinch the three sides together too. Oh also, make sure the dough is cold when you do this. We ate these with forks because they were soft. We want to try different styles, meats, sauces, cheeses and such. My boyfriend wants to try them with ham, eggs & cheese for breakfast. Thanks for this idea!
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Mike's Favorite Grilled Cheese

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2007
I personally like grilled cheese with processed cheese slices as it gets that ooey-gooeyness! At home I ALWAYS use onion and sometimes ham or turkey. I think I will try the suggestion of bacon like one reviewer said. Maybe try to mix an american slice with a swiss slice too, it's nummy! Oh also, I saw a tip on another toasted sandwich recipe from this site saying to keep it from getting soggy is to toast the bread first. It works and I'll never go back to the old way! I lightly toast the bread, let it cool on wooden cutting board (so butter won't melt), then butter and grill.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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