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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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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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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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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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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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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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Yellow Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2014
I made this recipe exactly as written with the only exception being that for the topping, I melted the butter and mixed it in with the crackers so it coated all the crackers instead of just dotting the butter over the top. Got many compliments on it when I made it for our Christmas family dinner, and was asked to make it again for our Easter dinner this year. Very good recipe, thanks for sharing.
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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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Just Like Wendy's® Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2014
I thought this was good, made it as recipe states, but used ground turkey and no salt added tomatoes and McCormick low sodium chili seasoning to suit my preferences. I wasn't sure about the celery, but it blended in nicely. I served it topped with low fat Mexican cheese blend and Fritos (a guilty pleasure). I'll make again, thanks for the recipe!
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Taco Bake II

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2013
We thought this was very good even though I used ground turkey, fat free sour cream, low fat cheese, and Mrs. Dash taco seasoning because I have to watch my sodium/fat intake. It still turned out very tasty. Also substituted the Rotel with a can of no salt added diced tomatoes and a small can of green chilies. And instead of the tortilla chips, I layered with regular corn tortillas (because I didn't have any chips on hand) which made it kind of a Mexican lasagna. Next time, and there will be a next time, I will add some chips on top for some crunch. Topped with salsa and avocado and served with a side salad with Catalina dressing. Sorry to rate the recipe with the changes I made, I try not to do that, but thought other people with fat/sodium issues who try to eat healthier might want to know you can do it healthier without sacrificing taste. Thanks for the recipe!
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Autumn Pork Chops

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2011
I cannot stand people who rate a recipe before they've even tried it or because it was submitted by a food company rather than an individual! What's the point of that if you haven't even tried it?? There are many other brand names on this site who submit recipes other than Campbell's, so why judge a recipe just because you don't like that it's being submitted by a food company? This was easy and fast for a week night meal, even though I don't usually like using soups and other processed ingredients and use them sparingly, but hey, give us a break from your opinions based solely on what you THINK it might taste like when you haven't even tried the recipe! And by the way, people have been cooking with Campbell's soup since before most of us were born. Just saying, don't rate it unless you've tried it.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Home-Style Scalloped Potatoes

Reviewed: May 16, 2011
These were pretty good, but I did add more onion and a little garlic powder. I only added 4 cups of milk because it seemed like too much liquid for the amount of potatoes, and I'm glad I didn't use the whole 5 cups, otherwise it would have been too saucy for my taste. I did have to add another Tbs. of flower mixed with a little milk to get it to the right thickness. Otherwise, I think it would have been too watery. Also, to cut down on oven time, I microwaved the potatoes for about 10 minutes prior to assembling the dish, and then baked it for 45 mintues, turned out just right.
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