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Oregano Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2011
A great recipe. I had everything on hand. A little less soy sauce than necessary but it still tasted great. EVERYONE loved it. My husband, 19 year old son, his 20 year old girlfriend and my 4 year old son (who HATES everything, practically!! - His favorite phrase is, "But that's not my favorite.") I doubled the recipe and used 12 drumsticks. They were basically frozen so I defrosted for 30 minutes and stopped when it looked like they were actually cooking, rather. Cooked the partially frozen drunsticks for an hour, flipping half-way through. It was a win-win meal. Delicious for everyone and easy for me. I love those recipes.
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Oat Applesauce Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2008
I always want to eat healthy muffins for breakfast but have never found a muffin recipe that has enough moisture and flavor for my tastes. I have now!! Even my kids liked them, at 16, 15, 1. Hubby did not like them as much as I did but he sure ate his share.
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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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Misti's Chicken Marinade

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
Delicious! I let my husband taste the chicken before dinner and he could not wait for dinner! At dinner, my 17 and 16 year old were impressed, as well. Excellent marinade recipe. I will DEFINITELY use this recipe again.
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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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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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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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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2009
I was looking up banana pancakes when I ran across this recipe and decided to make it, as well. I made it EXACTLY as the recipe indicated. Wow. It was so easy and the result was delicious. I loved it. The streusel topping was awesome. The bread was soft and moist. The topping was lightly sweet and crisp and flaky. My whole family, including hubby, a 17 yr, 16yr, 3yr and 1 yr old. My 16 year old daughter, who is on a diet, did not want to eat any but I made her at least taste it and she ended up sheepishly eating a whole one. :) This recipe was so easy. I will definitely make again and again and again! :) I'm excited to adding nuts, raisins, fruits (strawberries? blueberries? - the possibilities are endless. Mmmm - mouth is watering just thinking about it.
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Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2009
Addictive is right! I loved the strange but surprisingly pleasant combination of sweet and tangy flavors. My 17 year old son loved them. My husband loved them. I loved them and, most difficult and important in our house, our toddlers loved them. We can't get my two year old to eat anything besides fish sticks, hot dogs and cheese, just about.
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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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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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Mini Cheesecakes I

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2008
I made these for last year's Thanksgiving dinner and they did not last long at all. Everyone LOVED. They were easy to make and DELICIOUS. I made them exactly as the recipe indicated. No need to change a thing. They were creamy and sweet. Did not stick to the paper liners. Plus, the bite size treats made sure everyone received a share, which is not always the case with a traditional cheesecake. I'm thinking about using this approch with pumpkin pie, as well. As the family "chef", I'm always expected to being something a little different and delicious. These little treats did not let me down.
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Pollo Fajitas

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2009
I really enjoyed the flavors in this fajita recipe. It was delicious. The only things I did different was added more vegetables and some chipotle pepper, because I love the deep flavor. My family loved it and it was one of the easiest meals I have made in a while.
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Grandma's Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2008
My sister-in-law is usually the one who brings the green bean casserole but I was a little bored with the standard cream of mushroom soup, fried onion variety so when I ran across this recipe, it sounded good and I just had to try it out for Thanksgiving dinner. It was so good, my sister-in-law didn't even care I took her dish over for the year! I loved it and it was a delicious change. I made it exactly as the recipe indicated and I would not change a thing.
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Cauliflower and Broccoli Bake

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2008
(Admissions: I increased the servings to 24 for Thanksgiving and either some of the ingredient amounts were wrong or I did not let the butter, flour and milk mixture thicken enough) I followed the recipe exactly (or so I thought) but when I pulled it out of the oven, the cream was not thick enough so I had to add more rice and cook longer to suck up the extra liqud. When I pulled it out the second time, it was perfect. My son was greateful it was not done in time for Thanksgiving so we could have it all for ourselves. I'm sure when I make it again, for the correct amount of servings, I will not have a problem, and, like I said, the flavor was phenomenal. So.... if You have a problem where it is too liquidy, just add rice and pop it back in the oven for 30 minutes or so.
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California Grilled Veggie Sandwich

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2009
I am DEFINITELY going to make this again... x a million. It was so delicious, my meat and potatoes hubby even rated it a 5 and compared it to food we eat at high end restaurants. To top that, my sixteen year old, fast food loving son, said it was awesome.
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Mexican Baked Fish

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
It frustrates me to no end that the people in my family are leery of "unusual" foods. Every time I make something they have never heard of or tasted before, it takes an act of GOD to get them to eat it without a preconceived notion of how much they are not going to like it. So, I stooped to trickery. I made each of them taste it but would NOT tell them what it was. I put it on a fork, said, "Taste this." They bit into it and LOVED it. When I told them the name, they were extremely surprised. This is a very tasty dish that even those with "normal" palates will enjoy. I made this exact to the recipe. Not sure if I will change the recipe up at all (I always end up doing that) but it was delicious AS IS.
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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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Groovy Green Smoothie

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2009
For something so healthy, with spinach, even, this qas quite sweet and tasty. Ironically, I made this for my toddlers to replace their Nutrigran bars but, while they did nto care for it much, I loved it. I plan on drinking this for breakfast 2-3 times a week. My husband liked it, too, drinking his own glass. The only thing I would do is keep it blending longer, in order to not have the little chewy spinach pieces. I don't like to drink AND chew.
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Zucchini Parmesan

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
I don't make this as a side dish.. I make this as a healthy snack. Since I love junk food and I love snacking, I am always trying to find more healthy ways to indulge my weaknesses. This recipe was such a Godsend. As long as you do not cook this too long, all the health values of the zucchini remain intact. The first time I made this, my husband, my daughter and her boyfriend demolished my treats. I had to go back to the grocery store for the ingredients to make more. It was worth it, though. :)
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