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Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
So.. I had some crackers and some cream cheese and was not really inspired to snack... until I thought: "maybe, there's a recipe for some 'cream cheese' dip".. Low and behold, there was! This recipe. I made it and was really enjoying it until my 4 kids and husband discovered my newly discovered treat... it did not last long after that. :) I made this exact to recipe and really enjoyed it.
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Bow-Tie Pasta With Red Pepper Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
I am shocked at how wonderfully tasty and delicious this recipe was. I never would have thought to make a sauce out of bell peppers but this recipe was awesome. What a way to start out my low-call diet! I was afraid I was going to have to eat dull, dry, flavorless food but making this recipe right out of the gate made me more optimistic. I actually made this again but doubled the recipe to make it a main meal and my whole family really enjoyed it, including 2 teens and a toddler, as well as my mother, who was visiting.
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Curried Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2008
Wow. I made this and I needlessly worried my family would not like but they LOVED it. I made it exactly as instructed in the recipe, except I put in considerably more curry powder, as I enjoy a stronger flavor. My household consists of me, my husband, two teens, one toddler and my elderly, ill father-in-law. Every single one of them had seconds or, in my son's case, thirds! Easy to make and delicious! I will definitely be making this often.
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Honey Baked Chicken II

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2008
I thought this was an easy, delicious recipe. I did not use a whole chicken, though, as I found this recipe when I was looking for a way to cook up some chicken breasts I had. It was the perfect amount of sauce to cover the 5 large chicken breasts in a 9x13 pan. I covered it with aluminum foil and baked it on 375, pulling it out after 40 minutes and flipping the chicken over. I re-foiled it and baked for another 20 minutes. For personal preference, I removed the foil and broiled the breasts for 4 minutes, flipped them over and broiled the other side for 4 minutes. It was perfect. Delicious. Moist. Hmmmmm. My 16 year old son was home and I had him taste it. He loved it. I then had my husban stop working on the yard and taste it. He said it was delicious. My 15 year old (super picky) daughter took a bite, said she did not have enough to really taste it and asked for more... (twice), at which point I knew she liked it. Over all, I was extremely pleased with the chicken. WHEN I make this again, I will definitely omit the salt because I thought it was too salty. That was the only downfall. I will probably use another 1/2 tsp curry since I really like that flavor. I loved the underlying sweet flavor of the sauce and turned it into a gravy by adding some cornstarch and cooking it up in the microwave until it was bubbly (3-4 minutes..) The grease from the chicken rose to the surface and I just carefully tipped my glass measuring cup until it drizzled out into the sink and only
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Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2012
I made this for the first time last night for a school potluck. I got so many rave reviews. I made two batches and left some home with my family. They texted me to let me know it was delicious!! Thank you!! Will definitely make it again. One of my girlfriends requested I make this for her son's birthday party. :)
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Breakfast Casserole II

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2008
I love this breakfast casserole. I found this recipe two years ago when I was looking for something different (but easy) to make for my family Christmas morning... before presents. That Christmas Eve, I made it (exactly as the recipe indicated) the night before and heated it up Christmas morning. Everyone loved it. Instant family favorite. I did think it needed salt, though. And, for me, pepper. Shortly after, I began getting requests for this casserole on a regular basis. A few times, I used Sage sausage. Excellent flavor. A couple times, I did not have condensed milk, so I just used a little regular milk. Still tasted great. A few times, I have added garlic salt. One time, I used cream of mushroom, with roasted garlic. Hmmm.. and, another time, I used diced potatoes with green and red peppers.. Added some onions to the egg mixture. Nice flavors.. It seems you can use this base recipe and come up with multiple variations, based upon your likes and dislikes.... Next time, I'm thinking of using bacon, rather than sausage, and mixing the cheese throughout the mixture, with just a bit spread across the top.
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Onion Dijon Crusted Catfish

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2009
I scaled it down 2 servings. Since I read reviews that indicated the onion overpowered the flavors, I halved the onion and used a little more dijon mustard. It was really, really good and I'm disappointed I don't have any leftovers to heat up today. :) My hubby was skeptical since he does not like catfish but he tasted it and was pleasantly surprised. I think adding a little honey dijon, as well.
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Cabbage Roll Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2009
One thing I love is a healthy, tasty and EASY meal. This is all that. So, I love it. And so did everyone else in my family, including my daughter who supposedly "hates" cabbage and wasn' even going to "taste" it! After one bite.. she wanted more. Her byfriend, also a cabbage hater, raved abouth this meal. After three times of making this, the only note I have is: Don't use too much cabbage (unless you actually want it to be the dominant flavor). I used more cabbage the last time, since it is hard to guage the "pounds" chopped, but I used too much cabbage, and my hubby commented on the cabbagey-flavor. As the recipe is written, it is awesome. Delicious. The flavors are well and equally balanced. Next time, I won't change a thing.
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Easy Curried Cauliflower

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
This was awesome. It was easy and healthy. Even my teens and my husband liked it. I made it as the recipe indicated (which I always do the first time I make any dish from allrecipes, so I can rate it fairly). I actually look forward to making this regularly (2-3 times a week) as a delicious and healthy snack... I'm sure it would be a wonderful "side dish", as well. :)
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Gumbo Style Chicken Creole

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
Oh my! I love creole style food and always thought of it as fatty, high calorie, indulgent food. This recipe, though, dispells that notion, completely. I can have all the flavor and (almost) none of the calories and fat. Yes!! Diet jitters be gone. I'm ready to lose weight and eat great! I made this exactly as written and my whole family, including their overnight guests, asked for seconds and told me I just had to make this again. My sister-in-law, who was not even there, heard about this meal and asked me for the recipe, based on word of mouth, alone. Yes, it was that good. Thank you so much for this recipe.
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Garlic Teriyaki Edamame

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2010
I had bought frozen edamame and pulled it out to pair with some asian-style chicken. I had no clue how to cook it so I grabbed my laptop and searched Allrecipes. This was one of the top rated, most voted-on recipes so I figured I'd try it. I ended up not having teriyaki and had to look up a recipe, which called for sherry, which I did not have so I used red wine vinegar. :) The edamame was delicious. Even though I had to use substitutions and create ingredients from scratch, it was definitely worth it. Even my husband, who asked me why we can't just "eat American", really liked the flavors. Not knowing how to eat edamame, he had popped a few whole pods in his mouth and started chewing before I could tell him how to eat it. He loved the flavor but was questioning the texture and wondering how it was going to feel on the way down. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's lunch, hoping the edamame tastes as good after a night in the fridge. :)
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Greek Penne and Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2010
I LOVEd the flavors in this dish, as did my husband, 17, 4 and 2 year old! I did not have the tomatoes, used macaroni noodles and substituted dried parsly but it was still delicious. It was a little dry for me so I added a little buttermilk to make more "sauce". I'm looking forward to making this again, this time adding the tomatoes and using penne.
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Mixed Vegetable Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2009
I picked this recipe and started making it before verifying I had all the ingredients. During execution, I realized someone had used up my cream of chicken soup and my white cheddar cheese. What to do?? For the chicken flavor, I added two chicken boulion. For the creaminess I was losing, I substituted a can of creamed corn. for the cheese, I used pepper jack cheese. I used 32 oz of frozen mixed veggies instead of canned but I cooked them before using them for the recipe. I was really good. Next time, I'll make it right but this is an awesome way to use up some of the veggies I always have stocked up in the freezer. I did think it needed a little salt but that might be because I did not use the cream of chicken soup. I like the fact that it's so versatile. I'm curious as to what other substitutions/combinations I can experiment with. Mmmm, creamy potato soup comes to mind, with chunks of chicken...
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Grilled Cheese with Tomato, Peppers and Basil

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2008
I am NEVER, EVER eating a traditional grilled cheese again! These are wonderful. I love the flavor of the peppers and the basil... Mmmmm. Just a note to those who are afraid of the peppers... Don't even worry. I seeded the peppers thoroughly and chopped them, distributing them evenly on the bread, before placing the cheese on top of the bread so it melted in. There was no heat whatsoever. Just flavor. My daughter is so grateful for this find. She likes grilled cheese but was so tired of the same ol same ol. My husband asks for these all the time, as well. My son, who LOVES grilled cheese just the way they were also enjoys these. My two year old, on the other hand, prefers them the way he's used to them so I make his with just cheese! :)
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Chrissy's Sweet 'n' Sour Tomato Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
I love tomatoes and I love onions soi this recipe sparked my interest. I was surprised at how lightly sweet the recipe was. No single flavor overwhelmed the other. I make this on a regular basis now and the only thing I have changed is that I halved the the vinegar, sugar and oil. This has enough juice to coat the tomatoes and onion so we get all the flavor without added calories/fat. My husband, who does not like tomatoes standing out in a recipe, really enjoyed this recipe. My 16 year old, on the other hand loves tomatoes (like her mother) but HATES onions, unless their chopped tiny and cooked into the food. She may not have loved this recipe as much as I or her dad but she liked it and that is a huge ordeal for me. I was shocked.
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Stovetop Pinto Beans

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
This was a refreshingly, different, tasty side dish. I am always looking for ways to dress up standard dishes, like pinto beans, and this receipe did not disappoint. What's even more exciting is that the ingredients are those I nomally already have on hand so I can make it at a whim.
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Orange Cilantro Rice

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2011
I made a huge dinner, with chicken, boneless pork chops and multiple sides. Everyone's favorite dish? The orange-cilantro chicken, the afterthought. :) I picked it because the chicken had orange juice in the sauce and I wanted the side to complimnt it. It was my personal favorite, as well. I'm making it again tonight, to go with another chicken meal.
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2010
This fish was delicious!! I was in a pickle as to what to make for dinner and figured fish cooks fast so chose my tilapia. Then I found this recipe. 1st, since my oven was broken, I could not broil it. I cooked it in my roaster on 350 for 20 minutes. 2nd, I did not have celery salt so I used regular salt. The only reason I gave it a four is because I prefer stronger flavors in my food and this was more mild. Maybe the celery salt would have made a difference and, when I make this again, I'll try it. If it makes the difference, I'll change my rating.
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Teriyaki Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2010
This was really good. Since I did not have the sherry, I used red wine viinegar. Very simple, easy recipe.
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Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2009
There are several healthy foods I know I don't eat enough: oatmeal and fruits are among them. Not having soy, I used 2% milk. Since I keep ground oatmeal on hand for all-natural beauty recipes, I used 1/2 cup of that since I did not think I would like the texture of the whole oats. I also used 1.5 teaspoons honey rather than sugar and added 2 tbs ground flaxseed. Next time, I'm adding 2 tbs wheat germ. The smoothie tasted delicious, just sweet enough, with the perfect consistency. I'm psyched to include this in my diet regularly. I'm definitely going to use soy milk in the future, though, since it has more vitamins, etc, than regular milk.
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