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Make Ahead Lunch Wraps

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2013
I was looking for a unique change up to my PB&J's and bologna and cheese sandwiches for work snacks/lunch, and this seemed like a good idea. I used Uncle Ben's instant brown rice, and added a good dash of cumin and chili powder to it while cooking. I also omitted the canned tomatoes with chili's and instead used a large amount (not sure how much, I got a big container at the deli counter) of pico de gallo. I mixed the pico, black beans, and corn together and added the juice of one lime to the mix. Silly me, I bought refried beans instead of pinto, so I heated those up and used it as the based spread on my tortillas. Oh, and for the tortillas, I used Mission's Jalapeno & Cheddar flavored tortillas. I wrapped all but one, which became my guinea pig. I cut it in half, and ate one part chilled and the other part warmed in the microwave for 30 seconds. It's delicious both ways. I just wish I had a side of sour cream to dip them in.
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Big Ed's Cajun Shrimp Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2013
Whoa! This soup is incredible! Well, to be fair, I made a few modifications, but bear with me. I too did the tomato juice and chicken broth thing. I also added three sticks of diced celery and some white onion. Instead of shrimp, I used a bag of frozen langostino from Trader Joes, and added in some frozen sliced okra, (it helps to thicken things up, too!) about 8 ounces worth. I also added about a teaspoon of chili paste, a tablespoon of worcestershire sauce, and 1 tablespoon of cajun seasoning. I can NOT believe how great this tastes! I'm so sad that I have no one to share it with, as M has a picky palate (strictly a "meat and potatoes" kind of guy). Oh well, more for me!! This will be in my regular rotation once the cold Chicago winter begins. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
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Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2013
I remember my grandfather making my sister and I broccoli and cheese when we were kids (probably to trick us into eating our veggies!). After stumbling upon this recipe way in the back of the ol' recipe box, I decided I'd give it a whirl. I used a jasmine rice from Trader Joe's, and it turned out well. I felt like it was missing something, and I know others have used cream of mushroom soup. However, after the last recipe I tried that called for cream of mushroom, M nearly had a fit when he found out I used that (he hates mushroom anything, as do I. However, I can tolerate the soup mixed into things, to an extent). So... so much for that idea. I'll probably make this again, regardless. Thanks, Ginger.
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Crab Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2013
Oh dear. I don't know what went wrong, but this wasn't very good. All I could taste was crab- no seasonings, nothing! I used Bumblebee Fancy White Crab, could that have been the problem? I'm so sad that this didn't work out, normally I love crab salad.
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Italian Stuffed Sandwich Wedges

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2013
Really good! I used up some leftover Muffaletta mix, and omitted the roasted red peppers because mine had mold on them (ewww). Very similar to the original you get down at Central Grocery in New Orleans (I miss that place!).
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Pasta e Fagioli a la Chez Ivano

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2013
This was delicious! I followed the recipe exactly as written, but I did add a dash of red pepper flakes for a bit of heat. That was the only addition.
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Slider-Style Mini Burgers

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2013
I've made these before, using a slightly different recipe. Nonetheless, these turned out great! I had to use a Mexican blend of cheese, as I was out of cheddar, but otherwise I didn't make any modifications. I also only needed to bake them for 15 minutes until the cheese melted.
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Herb Spaetzle

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2013
This was fabulous! I have a go-to spaetzle recipe, but I thought I'd give this version a shot, and I now have a new favorite! It's so flavorful, not to mention much easier to work with, with my spaetzle maker. I omitted the salt, and added a dash of garlic powder. Thanks for the recipe!!
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Kalamata Olive Tapenade

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2013
Not bad. I used fresh cilantro as I didn't have parsley, omitted the salt, and added some green greek olives with roasted red peppers. As others said, it was very salty but I figured the bf wouldn't mind, as he loves salt. I mixed the tapenade with some pasta sauce and served over rotini. It was good but I don't think I'd make it again, as the bf didn't care for it and there's no way I could eat an entire batch by myself.
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Hearty Creole Okra and Tomatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2013
This was sooo good! I omitted the butter and salt, and kept the andouille sliced instead of diced. I also used a little less corn (I only had canned), since I'm not a huge fan.
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Louisiana Crab Dip

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2013
Unfortunately, I didn't have the horseradish, and I think that's why I wasn't too impressed with this. It was good, but that's my fault for leaving out an integral ingredient of the recipe. Shame on me; well, I've just added horseradish to my grocery list. Thanks Ruby, I'll do it right next time.
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Mexican Orzo Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2013
I halved the amount of orzo, and also added a can of Great Northern Beans. I used half of the amount of corn and had to use dried cilantro (all I had). I omitted the salt, and added cumin, dried red pepper powder, and garlic powder. For those of you looking for more flavor, definitely add cumin and chili powder (I was out of the chili powder unfortunately). If all else fails, throw in an envelope of taco seasoning! I can't wait to taste this one (only 1 hour and 43 minutes to go, minimum....). Thanks for the recipe!
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Jambalaya Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2013
I don't know, I just couldn't get past the cold jambalaya concept. Being a huge fan of the stuff, I figured I could easily gobble it down. I omitted the bacon, salt, canned shrimp, and ham, but I cooked up two Andouille sausage links and sliced and then quartered them. I also added some Langostino I got from Trader Joe's. To give it a more jambalaya taste, I added Cajun seasoning, and about 1 cup of sliced okra. Something about the dressing didn't quite please my taste buds, and I'm not sure what. It's a shame, because I doubled the recipe so I could take it to work as my lunch all week, but now I don't think I could eat it. Sorry for the poor review Louis; I guess this recipe isn't for me.
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Shells with Bacon and Beef Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2013
Alright, I changed this quite a bit, but I still used the same ingredients. I browned the beef, and then threw everything into the slow cooker on low for four hours (I'm a huge fan of my slow cooker, so I use it whenever possible). I added a good dash of Worcester sauce (love the stuff), about 1/4 cup of some leftover BBQ sauce (it NEEDED to be used somewhere), a dash of red pepper flakes, a can of Hunt's diced spicy red peppers in place of the tomato sauce (didn't have any), omitted the salt, and used rotini because I was out of shells. I only had Hormel real bacon pieces on hand, so I added those to the slow cooker in the final 10 minutes of cooking. When the pasta was cooked, I drained and rinsed it under cold water before I added it to the meat mixture in the slow cooker. The end result was fabulous; a hint of sweet from the BBQ sauce, and a bit of heat from the red pepper flakes and tomatoes. Thanks Alle (sorry for all the modifications!)
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Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip II

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2013
Hands down, the best dip ever! I followed the recipe to a "t", there's no need for any changes. Actually, I did use a bit more cheese than called for, but M's a cheese-a-holic so.... that's that! Keeping this for sure, thanks Tiffany!
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Easy Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2013
I loved this idea, however, I changed things a bit to accommodate what I had on hand, and personal preference. I used a mini-sub roll, which allowed three nuggets to fit comfortably. While waiting for the nuggets to cook, I arranged a slice of deli cut provolone cheese on one half of the sub roll. I then placed the cooked nuggets on the cheese, topped with about 2 tablespoons of pasta sauce, topped with shredded mozzarella cheese and Italian seasoning. I then nuked everything for about 30 seconds, until the mozzarella had melted. It was the perfect snack/light dinner. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Spanish Garlic Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2013
I l-o-v-e garlic, so I knew this soup would be a hit. I had some matchstick carrots that needed to be used up, so that worked out perfectly. I only had pre-minced garlic, and I didn't add the salt or pepper, but instead a tiny pinch of red pepper flakes. My only complaint? Waiting for it to cool down slightly so I wouldn't burn the you-know-what outta my mouth. Thanks Judy, this is a keeper!
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Gonzo Garbanzos

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2013
I had to make a few changes due to the ingredients on hand. I doubled the Cajun seasoning, as I didn't have any sazon. In place of the dried red chile, I used red pepper flakes. I didn't have garlic cloves, so I had to use minced garlic (therefore, I was unable to remove the red pepper flakes and garlic cloves at the end). Despite all the modifications, this was really good! Thanks for the recipe, Clint!
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Bacon Cheeseburger Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2013
With a little tweaking, I enjoyed this! First and foremost: I cooked the rice separately. When browning the beef, I added a bit of fresh minced garlic, and fresh diced onion (about 1/4 cup). I used 1/3 cup of barbecue sauce and 1/3 cup of ketchup, and doubled the mustard. When the rice was ready, I only added what I felt looked "right", which ended up being about 1.5 cups or so. 2 cups is too much, I think. Finally, for the bacon I used Hormel real crumbled bacon. The end result? A quick, satisfying meal that wasn't too sweet, not too bland, and very filling! Thanks for the recipe, Joyce (sorry about all the modifications!)
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Ranch Pretzels and Goldfish

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2013
I didn't have popcorn oil, so I used vegetable oil. I was also out of dill weed, so I couldn't add that. Otherwise, I eyeballed all the other ingredients. I was quite surprised how much flavor these had! What a fun way to change up two of my favorite snacks. Thanks!
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