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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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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
Wonderful beans! Big hit for everyone. I used a whole jalapeno, more cumin and garlic. Also used chicken broth instead of water. I added a little extra of the juices when mashing because I knew they would dry out. Seemed watery when I was finished but by the time I got to the party I was going, they were perfect. Served with grated cotija cheese and green onions. Oh, I also took the advice of another and froze some with a bit of the juice on top. Works great. It is so much cheaper than buying it canned and can store it in whatever portion size needed. There's only two of us and a whole can is too much so this is wonderful.
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Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2008
We absolutley loved this! Always trying to find new ways to make salmon and this is our new favorite. So simple with an amazing flavor. The texture of the fish was outstanding, meatier than normal. Not sure why, Ive grilled salmon before but wow, this is a def keeper!
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Sweet and Sour Pork Patties

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2008
WOW! I didn't have fresh parsley so I used dried and only had red pepper flakes so I just guessed on that. My egg was really big so I ended up not adding milk and put more bread crumbs to hold it together. I used the Sweet and Sour Sauce I from this site (with a few tweaks) and was so surprised how well this turned out. I didn't make the patties as small as suggested, next time I will. Before I added the sauce, I drizzled some Thai sweet Chili Sauce over the patties to give it a little kick because after trying a piece of one, I realized I hadn't put enough red pepper in for our tastes. Served over rice, boyfriend had two big helpings. We will definatley be making this again!
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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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Smoky Bacon Wraps

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2009
I wish I could give these 10 stars! They flew off the plate. I didn't have enough bacon and only made about 30 of these. Next time must have more bacon! Wrapped 1/2 slice and secured with toothpicks. Baked on a broiler pan greased on the rack and the bottom lined with foil for easier clean up. I just dumped brown sugar on didn't measure. Accidentally cooked these for a about 1/2 hr-45 mins. Amazing because the bacon was nice and crisp. Served with the sauce on this site-mixture of brown sugar, mayo and bbq sauce. Some liked with sauce, others without.
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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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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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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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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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Mary Anne's Carrot Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2009
I made this for a birthday party a while back and everyone was in love. There wasn't a piece left. I didn't use as much oil and omitted the raisins because some people didn't like them. Made a cream cheese frosting (that ended up like a glaze-I don't know what I did-this is why I rarely bake) but it went perfect with this. I will never enjoy another carrot cake. **Not fluffy like most cakes!** Hands down, the best dessert ever!
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Diane's Colcannon

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2008
This was good, but needed some more spice. I didn't add the butter at the end because it already had all that bacon grease, maybe that would have helped. I put the cabbage and onions in my food processsor before mixing with the potatos. I personally think it would have been better without doing that but others liked that it was all mashed. I will try again for just us leaving as is and add the butter along with more spices. I made a shepherd's pie with the leftovers and added fresh pepper, seasoning salt, paprika and lots of garlic and it was awesome!
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Roast Beef Sandwich Spread

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
We used to make a sandwich spread like this when I was a kid, every time we made a roast. It's better without ketchup!! We used the old meat grinders you attach to the counter, and tasted until it was right. Quartered onions, whole baby dills and just let it grind up with the meat. Then mixed the mayo, salt and pepper. A few times in later years we ventured out and added chopped peperoncinis. Different, but still no comparison to the original. We ate it on white bread, sometimes with a slice of cheese. Sometimes we spread mayo on the bread because it was easier to add that way and we used less mayo in the spread itself since some liked their sandwiches a bit drier, or healthier.
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Beef or Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2008
Ok, I only used this recipe for the sauce and used my own recipe for the rest. But I imagine it would be good exactly as written-so I gave it 4 stars. With my recipe it was a definate 5 stars. I used corn starch instead of flour to thicken it. After I had everything mixed up, I just spooned some into a small bowl, added the starch and put back in to thicken. I didn't have chiles so I chopped up canned jalapenos, which made this really hot, even for us who love spice. Next time, I may try to do half jalapenos and half chiles. This sauce was absolutley amazing with my chicken enchiladas. You have to try this enchilada recipe at least for the sauce!!! Im so glad I can make my own sauce now.
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