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Taco Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2007
The reason I didn't like this so much is that I didn't think the crescent roll dough really complimented the taco seasoning and Mexican flavors of the dish, pretty much overpowered the taste. If I make again, I will use flour tortillas for the dough layer
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Cheesy Shell Lasagna

Reviewed: May 8, 2007
This is a good basic recipe, but I thought it was way too bland. I will try it again and add my own seasonings, maybe basil, oregano, garlic to add some flavor. I used Emeril's Traditional Marinara sauce and I did use a 16 oz. package of pasta instead of the 8 oz. and the consistency of it was fine. I do think it's a dish kids would like, & will try it again when my grandkids come to visit. It was good, but I think it needs a little tweaking to your personal taste.
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White Chili with Ground Turkey

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2007
I was looking for something to make with leftover Thanksgiving turkey and so I used cubed turkey instead of ground turkey. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I have to give this only 3 stars because the cinnamon flavor pervaded the dish, that's all I could taste, it was very prevalent. My husband however loved it (although this was afer an afternoon of watching football afer having consumed numerous beers). I don't think I will make again, but if I do, I will omit the cinnamon, because I think it might have been pretty good without it.
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After-Thanksgiving Turkey Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2008
This soup was absolutely delicious! Very chowder-like, thick and creamy. Wonderful flavor. I did add a little bit of garlic powder and some frozen corn, which made it a very hearty and satisfying meal. It made a lot, we ate it for three days, but never got tired of it! Will make this again when I have turkey leftovers, great recipe!
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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2009
These were surprisingly good considering how easy it was to throw everything together. Very peanutty taste, which is what I was looking for. I only used 3/4 cup of suger (1/2 white, 1/4 brown) and they were plenty sweet enough. Also used reduced fat peanut butter. I didn't find them heavy at all as some others did, but I guess it's all just a matter of taste. Will definitely make this quick and easy recipe again!
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Mushroom Orzo

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2009
I was very disappointed in this dish after all the rave reviews. The wine gave it almost a sour taste that I found unpleasant, even though I generally like the taste of wine in cooking. I did follow the recipe as written, with the exception of using chicken broth in place of the water as others suggested. Hubby didn't care for it either. Sorry, will not be making again.
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Sausage Cups

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2009
We always make these for holiday dinners/parties and they are always the first thing everyone goes for! The only thing I change is to add 1/2 of a finely chopped green bell pepper and use the hot sausage instead of the regular, but that's a personel preference. I think it adds a little zip that I like. I can't recommend this highly enough, I've never found an appetizer like this that everyone is guaranteed to love!
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White Chocolate Party Mix

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2009
Well, I don't know what I did wrong, but it just didn't hold together like it was supposed to. I used the Ghiradelli white chocolate bars (4 bars at 4 oz. each), melted them in the microwave, and followed directions exactly other than that. What I came up with was a sticky concoction that did not harden. It tasted great, but did not harden into something you could break apart, it was just sticky and you would have to wipe your fingers after you ate a piece because the chocolate was still sticky after letting it cool for over 2 hours. I would appreciate someone telling me what I did wrong. I want to make this again because it tasted good, but not really good for snacking the way mine turned out.
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Garlic-Buttered Green Beans

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2009
I made this for Christmas dinner as a side dish and it was a huge hit. It was the only dish with nothing left. Even the kids liked it (of course, they didn't eat the mushrooms). I also used fresh garlic and onion slices and sauteed them in a butter/olive oil mixture. The beans stayed nice and green and it was a nice presentation. I did use the fresh beans you steam in the bag that you can find in the produce section. Great recipe, I'll definitely use again!
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Tres Leches (Milk Cake)

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2009
This cake is just delightful! I did use half milk/half cream instead of the full 2 cups of milk. I think it gives it a much richer taste, and also I think when you use all regular milk, it makes the cake a little too milky tasting and not quite sweet enough. Very easy and delicious!
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Layered Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2010
I did not find this bland at all. I used the "medium" enchilada sauce and not the "mild", so maybe that helped. I did just use taco seasoning from a packet to season the chicken when I sauteed it instead of the cumin & coriander, since I had no coriander. As suggested by another reviewer, I added the sour cream to the chicken mixture. I also added chopped onion and garlic powder and a little corn I had left in the freezer. The end result was very good. Next time I will probably double up on the tortillas to give it some substance, I couldn't really taste any tortillas, they seemed to dissolve into the other ingredients. All in all, this was pretty good and will make again.
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Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2010
This tastes just like the red beans & rice I've had in New Orleans restaurants. I followed the directions exactly and it turned out perfect. I did take about 2 cups of the beans out after they were soft and mashed them and put them back in, as I like a more creamy consistency, and it turned out very nice. Added several drops of Lousiana Hot Sauce on top before eating. Wonderful! (We have a small catering business and this is the recipe we now use and people absolutely love it!)
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Cheesy Broccoli Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2010
This was very quiche-like, which I like but some may not. I followed the recipe exactly which I think everyone should do the first time before rating it. The sides & bottom did get a little more done than I would have liked and seemed kind of rubbery. I did top it off with some salsa because I thought there wasn't much flavor in it. If I make again I will maybe add some chicken or maybe some green chilies, but it is not a dish I would want to make again without some alterations.
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Sausage Potatoes Au Gratin

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2010
Very Hamburger Helperish. We did not like this dish, the packaged potatoes ended up rubbery. Will not make again.
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Lentil and Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2011
First let me say that I followed the recipe exactly. The flavor of the sausage was overwhelming, all I could taste was the basil and sweetness of the sausage. And I don't know if the lentils I used were the wrong kind, but they cooked into mush, and I only cooked it for an hour. I used red lentils, don't know if that made a difference, got them from a health food store that sells them in bulk. My soup turned out very thick and mushy, not what I was hoping for. I can't express enough how strong the sausage flavor was, it was not very appetizing at all. I think it would have been better if I had used ham instead. Won't make again, sorry.
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New England Clam Chowder II

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2011
This chowder had a delicious flavor and we totally loved it. But when I make again, I will add more clams and clam juice, it didn't really have much of the clam flavor that you would expect in a clam chowder. Also, I thought there were too many potatoes, next time I will probably only use 2 potatoes. It was more like a good potato soup with a few clams thrown in. Since other reviewers said it was too thin, I used 2 Tbsp. flour, but still needed to add some instant potato flakes to thicken it up. Having said all that, it really was a delicious soup, just not clammy enough for my taste, but that may just be personal preference. I will defiitely make again though, will just add more clams next time. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Vanilla Wafer Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2011
These cookies were SO good! I love all things vanilla and this fits the bill, very buttery and flavorful. Mine turned out perfectly at 12 minutes - crisp edges, chewy insides. And a big plus is they are so simple to make and you always have the ingredients on hand, no having to go to the store to buy anything. Love them!
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The Best Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2011
I always try to make a recipe as written before rating it. These were OK, but needed more flavor, they were too bland for us. We put Louisiana hot sauce on them and that helped, but if I made them again, I would add some hot sauce or cayenne to the stuffing to give it a boost, the cream cheese taste is pretty predominant, maybe some pepper jack or even cheddar might have made them more tasty. The seafood flavor came out more after reheating them the next day, not so much right out of the oven.
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Three Cheese Baked Ziti

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2011
Was looking for something quick and easy with stuff I had on hand, and this fit the bill. I wasn't expecting it to be great, and was surprised that it was pretty good. I did add pre-sauteed onions and extra mozzarella on top of the ricotta mixture just because I like a lot of cheese. I used Paul Newman spaghetti sauce. It seems pretty kid friendly too. Some Italian sausage or ground beef would be a good addition.
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Chicken Tetrazzini IV

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2011
We really liked this dish. I like that it doesn't use canned soup, I try to stay away from that due to the sodium content. I did use fresh mushrooms and sauteed them first with some chopped onion. Very good flavor in this dish. I only had the cooking sherry that you buy in the grocery store, so I added another tablespoon of that to give it more of the sherry taste. Also used half and half instead of heavy cream just to cut down on calories and fat and that worked fine. My husband loves this dish and requests it often. We do top it off with some more grated Parmesan once it's on the plate. Thanks for a great recipe!
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