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Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Reviewed: May 23, 2013
OK I did the lazy mans version of this and used cheddar cheese soup for cheese and a can of Costco chicken because my roommate wants meat in his meals but this was still very good. I always read reviews to get a feel or what can be done with the recipe. I added Costco chopped jalepeno and cumin. I fried up the tortillas before hand and put it in the oven for 6 minutes at 450 folded over with the filling inside.Next time I will take the time to chop the cheese. Recipe really divides nicely for 8 people. I made 4 and have enough filling in the fridge for 4 more Quesadillas for lunch tomorrow :)
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Pecan Tarts

Reviewed: May 23, 2013
This was unbelievably simple to make. I used real maple syrup and subbed brown sugar for white. I think my only fault was in adding too many pecans. I missed the holiness of a butter tart. Will use less next time. This was my first try at butter tarts. It only takes a few minutes to throw to getter and if you are using ready made shells its pretty hard to screw up. Will never buy butter tarts again. So easy to it make these. Thanks for the great reiepe.
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Coconut-Avocado Ice Cream

Reviewed: May 12, 2013
Good lord! This was amazing. My favorite new ice cream I will make again and again. I will try withe the cookies. Yesterday was the first time I ever even tried Avocados. I made a salsa which kinda flopped, but this was heavenly. I even used splenda in place of sugar and it came out fine. I used coconut milk and half and half. so fresh. Due to the fat content I didn't even have to pull out my Cusinart ice cream maker. It was practically ready fresh out of my Ninja blender. I will try the coconut or nuts with this next time. This would be great for Atkins diet. Not sure about the coconut milk for that one but you could sub with whipped cream. Dr Atkins would approve.
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Avocado Salsa

Reviewed: May 12, 2013
I was really pumped to try this recipe. I wanted something that used a lot of avocado as I had a surplus and recently discovered that my son loves them. I modified the recipe with the cilantro and jalapeno as reviews suggested. I also used lime as opposed to lemon. My only mistake was tossing an entire lime (skin and all) in my Ninja blender. We could taste the rind. I till wouldn't make this again though. I gave some away and eaten on lime tortilla chips the rest will get finished up. My daughter though it was very good on her baked potato. In short it is a salsa so I wouldn't expect to eat it as a salad. I like the concept and will try something similar until I find something that everyone at MY house can rave about. I did use the rest of my avocados to make Avocado Ice cream with was amazing. It's now my new favorite. Everyone was amazed at the taste of the ice cream so I will look for a recipe here or write one myself.
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Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole

Reviewed: May 9, 2013
I had a bit of a difficult time with this recipe. I pretty much know what I am doing in the kitchen but when I mixed the recipe up as written it just looked like it would be too dry soooo.... I added another tin of soup and more Greek yougert.. ummm no..... it would not set. I improvised by adding corn starch and returning to the oven I left it there until it did set.My improvisation saved the dish and corrected my own error. So iI would say if it looks a bit dry going into the oven its meant too. It will be fine as written I think. It was good but I can't say it was the best thing in the world as some reviews suggest. I would make this again as we tend to have plenty of leftover ham I never know what to do with and this really is very tasty and easy to toss together. Thanks for the recipe. My bad.
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Carol's King Ranch Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2013
Tried this tonight my partner loved it. I had to sub a few things and I found 2 cans of soup way to much and only used one and no water. It was plenty runny. I used chopped Jalapeno for the chiles and a can of chilli for the little bit of chicken and beans I was missing. I had too much sauce at that point. I did not shred the tortillas but rather layered it all in a pie plate and added shredded cheese to every layer. Served with Greek yogurt on the side. Very tasty. Thanks
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One Pot Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2012
I will be making this tomorrow with the leftover pasta I have. I used to make this for my kids. I was surprized that they always gobbled it up as we were not big tuna eaters to begin with. I also used the version made with Kraft Dinner and veggies as one reveiwer suggested. It was cheap and really quite good. As another reveiw stated this is just tasty, good, affordable, basic, fast cooking. It's not meant to fancy. Thanks for featuring this recipe as I had forgotton about it after my kids left the nest. As a suggestion, for those who prefer chicken. I am sure it is fine to use the canned chicken or stop at the suppermaket on the way home to get a rotisserie chicken. This will be great with my leftover pasta. Fast and easy. Thanks!!!
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Spaghetti Carbonara II

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2012
I gave this 4 stars for the recipe which I am sure is an excellent Carbonara recipe it's just I found we are not big Carbonara people. Carbonara is by nature too dry and difficult to reheat. That being said, I added 3 cups of fresh Parmesan (and a little milk to cream with my eggs) as one reviewer suggested. I knew 1/2 cup of cheese would never be enough for us. I used a whole pound of crispy bacon. I did the wine and added spinach and mushrooms. We found we like it better reheated with a drop of milk, a little butter and some Garlic Plus which is good on almost everything. It was made yesterday and is almost gone. I will make again down the road but not soon. We are just not Carbonara folk. Too dry, too many calories for your meal allowance. On the good side, easy, as tastey as you want it to be depending on what you add and most people have these ingredients in their kitchen which makes this dish cost effective.
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Slow Cooker Homemade Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2012
The lesson here is "you just can't trust a bean". Bean quality varies. I have had beans turn out with little soaking or boiling at all. Other times nothing I did could save them. As a precaution I soaked overnight and boiled but not until fully cooked. My beans are in the crock as we speak. I doubled the recipe and added extra dry mustard and vinegar. The reciepe on the bean package is the one I always use but this was very close and I wanted to use the help of other reviewers. I gave 5 stars. I know this sauce will be a good one however these beans are starting out pretty soupy. I tried the paper towel trick but my paper towel fell in (which is exactly what my husband said would happen) I tried to use the moisture to stick it to the lid but it fell in right away. I put in some tomato paste but we'll see... I like my beans to taste like candy but found that the rest here like less sweet. Due to my addition of more dry mustard, vinegar and pepper the gang will probably be fine. I am thinking about one reveiwers suggestion of the Frank's hot sauce and the teaspoon of chili powder. Beans are fun to experiment with. I used a nice ham bone with lots of leftover ham from Xmas in my pot. Gave this a 5 star because already I know it's going to be good. My beans are 2 hours in and 3/4 cooked. I just hope I got a decent batch of navy beans to begin with. Thanks TLEFURGEY. Sometimes I throw the package out and am digging around for the recipe. Other than the vinegar this is very close.
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French Meat Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2011
This is the recipe an old boyfriends mother taught me to make. I make it evey year only I use lots of the allspice, We like the strong taste of it. My now husband is disgusted that there is potatoes in it, I tell him next year it's his turn to make the meat pie. Somehow we still have this one evey year ; ) Thanks for posting this.
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Baked Mac and Cheese for One

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2011
I am post GBS and trying to maintain my weight. Recently I found a product on Dr. OZ called Shitake Tofu noodles which are 0 carb and 20 calories a bag (2.50$). I am now on the lookout for recipes for 1-2 in which I can use these noodles. I think I will go with the panko as well (as another reveiwer suggested) or see if I can find a sub at my local Health Food super market. Also I know on the same site that sells the noodles there is a product to replace thickener like cornstarch and flour which I am sure I can get at the local health store as well. Thanks for this. Will try and rate again. I am sure I can make this work.
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Tofu Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2011
I am going to give this a 5 stars. The lasagna is in the oven now. It was easy to throw together for sure. I forgot the nuymeg but I did add lots of garlic plus (hubbys must have) italian spices, onions, mushrooms spinach and salt and pepper. I also did not mix the tofu with anything but a little ricotta and spinach because I hoped to fool my husband into thinking it was ricotta. I used oven ready noodles. I made it early so the lasagna could "sit" in the flavors to be reheated in the microwave when everyone comes in at different times for supper. I hope this is a winner. I will let you know! UPDATE!!! After now eating this I can say I will make this again. It is so simple and it is tastely. Make at least 4 cups of sauce (possibly 6) and go to town on your favorite spices. The tofu tates likr cheese to me. I used mozza, riccotta and Parmesan liberally. In the end when we found it dry after doubling the sauce we reheated with V8 and added salt pepper and Franks red hot. It was very yummy with the dish taking on the flavors of the spices and seasonings that are your favorites. This was so easy and nutricious (I also use plenty of spinach) I will make again. You cant really taste the tofu unless you are just crazy picky (its all in your head) Every picky person in my house ate this and liked it. This works very nicely and I will definately whip this easy recipe up again due to the ease and nutricional value. One last tip. Use extra firm Tofu and you wont have to worry. A winner
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Amazing 'Pizza' Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2011
My family raved! I usually don't but I added a bit. I added a teaspoon of pizza sause to each chop, sliced olives onuons and mushrooms (sauteed). Treat this one as if it's a pizza and it will be amazing. I never penalize recipes because I added. Everone is different and likes different things. The basic recipe is what is meant to be enjoyed. If you add the sauce don't skimp on the tomato as it adds a touch of summery freshness. This was easy peasy. Absoloutely DELISH! TX
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Spicy Lime Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2011
Fab!!!! Easy and tasty. Low carb, low fat, low calorie and tasty!!!!!! One thing though. I don't know what kind of plastic bags y'all are usin but my shrimp poked little holes in the bag (tails) If the tails are still on , use a plastic container. TX for the great recipe. Will make again and again!
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Red Enchilada Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2011
I obly had half the ingrediants (spices) for this and we still loved it. However I have never eaten a real enchilada. I literally made up my pwn recipe with ground mear, rice,beans. onions. peppers and cheese sause rolled in tortillas with this sauce on top and a good helping of grated mixed blend cheese on top. You don't have to be a chef in the kitchen to make something good, You just have to know what your doing. I rated this 4 simply because I am sure there must be something more like from the old country out there but I personally will use this again soon,
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Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2011
I just realized I rated the wrong recipe oops! THIS is the amazing delicious cake I made. The first batch of cake batter I made did not rise as I did not ad the baking powder to the flour as I was supposed to. I got very little batter so I made a second batter adding the baking powder to the flour then mixing with milk alternately as the recipe says and you could see the difference immediately. I substituted sweetner (beown and white) for the sugars and my husband and brother could not tell the difference. They both went for seconds and thirds. This would probably make nice muffins. I used frozen berries but since it is blueberry season I will definayely be making this again with fresh. I think part of the reason mine4 turned out so well was because I used real self rising cake flour and added the baking powder. I usually just use all purpose flour in my cakes. This made such a difference. This was without a doubt the moistest cake I have ever made. This was delicious served warm with PC Vanilla Bourbon ice cream. $hanks for a very very good recipe
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Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2011
I had some frozen berries I needed to use up and wanted to make a upsidedown cake which lead me here. Normally I do not find it worth the effort to make cake from scatch but this was truely amazing. I had to double this recipe as I found there did not look to be enough for a good size cake. I used self rising cake flour and OMG! The best, moistest cake I ecer made. I used sweetener ( both brown and white) and my husband and brother went back for seconds and thirds and didn't even know the difference. This was increduble served hot with PC Vanilla Bourbon ice cream. Blueberry season is upon us here in the north and I will be making many more of these cakes. I think I will even try this as individual muffins. Yumm Yumm
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BBQ Chicken Pizza II

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2011
I make this actually on the BBQ. I mix Thai sauce with some tomato sauce instead of BBQ sauce which gives it a kind of sweetish tang. The pizza cooks very fast on th BBQ. We really love it.
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Garlic Basil Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2011
My daughter loves this rice and tried this on the slowcooker that I handed down to her. It was a mess. If your cooker gives you grief, do this on the stovetop.
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Cheesy Pork and Rice Cassarole

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2011
I rate this recipe as excellent! I am a fly by the seat of my pants cook so have fun with this recipe. This recipe also coverts easily to a vegitarian dish by replacing the meat with black beans, You can also use just about any meat in this with the exception of fish. Basil garlic rice recipe is mine and available on this site as well. So easy. Bon Appettite ; ) Screaming-wallflower
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