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Italian Rigatoni Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2012
Make this with 2 sweet and 2 hot Italian sausages that you cook and break up into small pieces. Use 1 lb. of rigatoini. Mix together the sausage, rigatoni, 2 cups marinara and add 2 medium size ripe tomatoes, diced plus about 1 tsp. of oregano and 1/2 tsp. hot red-pepper flakes plus 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves coarsely torn plus 12 oz. of mozzarella. Toss well and add extra mozzarella to the top and bake until cheese is melted about 20 minutes. KC*
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Grilled Ham and Cheese With a Twist

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2012
Make this with carmelized onions. Slice a large onion very thinly and put in a pan with some oil and a 1/4 tsp. of sugar. and a pinch of salt. Cover and cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until lightly browned. For sauce mixx together 4 stp. spicy brown mustard, 3 tsp. horseradish and 2 tsp. honey. Spreadh this on the bread layer some ham, caramelized onions and swiss cheese on the bread and grill.
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Almond Meringue Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2012
KC Star - Heat oven to 200. Line 10x15 baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk 1 cup egg whites for 1-2 minutes with electric mixer to form soft peaks. With mixer running add 1 cup granulated ugar in 3 parts waiting 20 seconds between addition. Using a rubber spatula, fold in 1 cup confectioner's sugar and 1/2 tsp. salt. Fold in 1 cup toasted sliced almonds. Using slotted spoon scoop out large oval shaped mounds of meringue and place on backng sheet. Sprinkle meringue with remaining almonds. Bake 2 hours. Turn off oven. Leave clouds to dry overnight in the oven. Remove clouds and store in an airtight container up to 23 days. It is best to make these on a dry not a humid day.
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Easy Tilapia

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2012
KCSTAR put 1/2 c flour 1/2 tsp salt + pepper in plastic bag and place fish in bag and shake to coat. Then cook in the skillet. Add 1/2 of a small onion minced finely to = abt. 1/4 cup. Also add 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced. Remove fish from pan. Put about 1 tsp. oil in skillet. Add minced onion and cook untiltranslucent, about 2 mins. Add tomato, garlic and capers. Add 3/4 cup dry white wine and stir to loosen brown bits from bottom of pa. Add lemon juice and boil until liquid is reduced by half. Reduce heat to low. Add 4 T. butter that has been cut into 4 pieces to pan. Swirl the butter pices in the wine mixture just until the auce is thickened slightly and the butter is incorporated. Do not let butter melt too quickly or the sauce will be oily. Spoon sauce over the fish and serve immediately.
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Brown Sugar Smokies

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2012
OMG! My #1 top appetizer! I made these for Christmas 2011 when everyone was coming over (in addition to cheese dip, Costco Spinach/Artichoke dip and Trader Joe Jalapeno cheese) I used two packages of Little Smokies and two pkgs of all natural bacon. Cut each bacon strip in 3 pieces. Didn't really take that long to wrap. Did this the night before and put them all in a big plastic bag with a bunch of brown sugar and put all that in a bowl and refrigerated overnight. Cooked the next day with the whole contents of the plastic bag plus extra brown sugar. I did not have to turn them. They went fast!
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Becca's Custom Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2011
The only thing I really changed is that I added a couple TBSP of flour instead of only one and then added about a cup of chicken broth to make some gravy with the meat and vegetables. That made it really amazing as I looked like it was going to be a little dry. I changed the veggies a bit and used carrots, onions, celery, green beans and peas.
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Lentil Soup with Lemon

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2011
Yum! I had to use green lentils (actually they just said "lentils" but they were more greenish tan in color so definitely not red. Turned out great! I forgot to put in the lemon juice but we still loved it. Bumped up the chili powder and the cumin by about 25% was the only change I made. Nov 8 2011
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Terrific Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2011
It was really good tonight on 11/2/11 and probably will be better leftover. Left out the zucchini, onion and green pepper and used chicken broth instead of beef broth because that is all I had.
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Restaurant-Style Coleslaw I

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2011
The only change I made was to use all buttermilk instead of half milk and half buttermilk. It was EXCELLENT!
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Peanut Butter Noodles

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
Used this for the sauce and used pork
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2011
Made this on 7/19/11- used 3 large bananas which made only about 1 7/8 cup banana so I reduced the servings to 10 here and made using those measurements and baked 55 minutes at 335 setting on our oven. Very good...could use a bit more sugar and a dash of cinnamon.
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Enchilada Casserole III

Reviewed: May 4, 2011
I used about 1 1/4 lbs ground beef, browned, added taco seasoning, 1/2 can diced tomatoes and about 3/4 cup Pace Picante sauce and 1 can refried beans and 1/2 of a very large onion put in late so it would stay somewhat crispy for the meat. I had 6 1/4" corn tortillas. I used 1 can Old El Paso Mild Enchilada Sauce. Used my deep white pyrex dish and 1 1/2 of the tortillas covered the bottom. I did 3 layers of the tortillas each dipped in sauce before I did the first layer of meat (so 4 1/2 tortillas covered the bottom, then I used 1/4 of the meat, then 1 cup cheese, then 4 1/2 more tortillas (making 3 layers of tortilla) 1/4 of the meat 1 more cup cheese. Then I just did 3 tortillas (making 2 layers of tortilla) and poured the rest of the can of sauce over and then another cup of cheese. Next time use a full can of refried beans and maybe a little more salsa?
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Spanish Flan

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2011
Made on 4/9/11.
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Banana Cream Pie I

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2011
Made this on 3/19/11. I would have made 1/3 more pudding as I would like a bit more pudding in the pie. I used 3 medium bananas. Other than that is was great. Oh...and do not bake the pie after filling except to brown the meringue. I used 4 eggs instead of 3 in the pie and I used the 4 egg whites to make meringue with 6 Tbsp sugar. Then browned in oven at 425 for about 5 minutes.
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Slow Cooker Ham and Beans

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2011
Made this without the brown sugar as others suggested it was too sweet. I also just love the flavor of the beans and the ham so the only thing I added was pepper....beans, ham, water, pepper. Then add a Tbsp of sugar to your boxed cornbread mix and that give you the sweet you need.
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Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
FABULOUS! This is just like the J. Alexanders dressing they serve on their Thai Kai Grilled Chicken Salad! YUM! I substituted 3 Tbsp. Blue Agave instead of 1/3 cup honey and kept the 1/4 cup (on the full side of 1/4 cup) lime juice and 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar. I also cut the olive oil to 1/3 cup just to cut some calories. Did everything else just as written and it was awesome! Serve on a salad of romaine, head lettuce, green and red cabbage --- all chopped fine, red pepper finely chopped and grated carrots---green onion if you like. Throw on a few store-bought tortilla strips and some grilled chicken and you will have the best and healthiest salad ever!
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Thai-Style Peanut Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
Made exactly according to the recipe except I didn't have any rice wine so I doubled the rice wine vinegar. Served with spaghetti noodles and chicken. It tasted great, but the leftover sauce was a little thick and gloppy so I thinned the leftover with a couple Tbsp. of coconut milk. This is almost identical to J. Alexanders' restaurant peanut sauce that they drizzle on their Thai Kai Chicken Salad that has already been tossed in honey-lime-cilantro viniagrette. YUM!
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Lucky New Year's Black-Eyed Pea Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
This was great! Made it Jan 1st along with Black Eyed Pea Gumbo (which was very bland) and this was really good. I used regular cabbage instead of Napa which was great and I am not a big cabbage eater. Used cubed ham and didn't have Cajun seasoning so I added some chili powder, onion and garlic powder, cayenne, salt, pepper, basil and oregano instead. I didn't serve over rice but that would be good! We loved the flavor. Oh...and I left out the Water Chestnuts. Didn't have them, but didn't think they would have gone well in this dish anyway.
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Black-Eyed Pea Gumbo

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
If you make this as is, unless you are in the 1% of the population that likes their food BLAND BLAND BLAND you will NOT like this! I mean, there is NO flavor. Yes, I made it exactly according to the recipe except for no green pepper. But...it was salvageable! It needed more salt and way more TANG. I divided it into two batches and part of it I added another can of the HOT diced tomatoes with green chiles plus quite a bit of salsa. The other half I added a lot of Louisiana hot sauce and chorizo. Both ended up pretty good. Just be ready to doctor it up and it will end up pretty good.
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Lemon Lush

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2010
The taste was excellent but it NEVER set up! I cut back on the milk to add juice of 2 lemons, which it needs BADLY as the Jello lemon pudding just doesn't cut it! But I think the citrus in the lemon juice breaks down the pudding. Next time I'm going to put the lemon juice in the cream cheese mix or use lemon extract. By the way why are all the pictures showing such a YELLOW filling for the pudding. Jello Lemon Instant Pudding is definitely not that color!
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