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Harvested Chicken Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2013
This is one of the BEST soups I've ever had!! The second time I made it I modified it a little to suit my taste: I sauteed the carrots, onion & celery in a little EVOO before adding 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth reserved from boiling the chicken breasts. I used 1 can of diced tomatoes and 1 (6oz.) can of tomato paste, to thicken it up a little bit. And I seasoned with 2 tsp. of dry Italian dressing mix, 1 1/2 tsp. coarse-ground black pepper, 1/2 tsp. salt. I added one more 16 oz. can of chicken broth. I used frozen corn & omitted the peas (they got a little mushy on the original version). I really enjoyed the quartered sliced zucchini (but would also try it with frozen green beans in place of the zucchini). REALLY TASTY! (I think the 2 tsp. of dry Italian ("Good Seasons") dressing mix was the flavor key to me!!
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Super Grouper

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2012
I have been trying to build my repertoire of fish recipes, so after reading the first 10 reviews on this one, I decided to try it. Like most reviewers, I halved the butter (I only had 3 grouper filets). I substituted Old Bay for Paprika in the seasoning blend. The directions didn't mention broiling (although you prepared it in a broiler pan), so after baking for 10 minutes, I spread with mayo & sprinkled with paprika, then broiled for 2-3 minutes to lightly "crisp." a VERY GOOD recipe! (Glad I found it!) Thanks, Shirley!
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Aunt Deanie's Spinach Puffs

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
EVERYONE loves these! (even "Spinach Haters!") such a simple appetizer, but a real HIT at parties!
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Chicken-Cranberry Stuffing Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
5-stars for simplicity & 5-stars for flavor! Can't beat that!
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Basil Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
I made this once & it was good -- nothing hugely special, but good on a cold day with a grilled cheese sandwich. I used one 28oz. can of pureed tomatoes, and one 28oz. can of diced tomatoes (which I crushed). Substituted half & half for heavy cream and reduced butter to 4 Tablespoons, didn't miss it -- still very rich! I added garlic powder, onion powder, & pepper to taste!
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Croutons

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
needs more spices! I use a loaf of French or Italian bread, cut off the crusts and cube. I toss the cubes with 3/4 cup of olive oil & lots of spices: garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, Italianing seasoning, Mrs.Dash, Nature's Seasoning, etc. Spead on baking sheet & Bake at 425 for 10-12 minutes (watch! don't let them burn!)
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Imitation Crabmeat Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
this is really good! I reduced the mayo to 1 cup and the Italian dressing to 1/2 cup, as other reviewers said it was a bit soup-y. (NOTE to SELF: dice celery, green pepper, & onion REALLY FINE!) And I added celery seed & Old Bay Seasoning. Tasted like deli-style crab salad. Thanks, DThomrn, for good recipe!
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Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
Good, BUT . . . I agree with practically all the other reviewers: substitute one can of Cream of Chicken soup for one of the cans of (reduced-sodium) chicken broth. Also its much better if you boil & dice 2 chicken breasts; but if you're really in a time pinch, use TWO cans of chicken chunks. I prefer TWO cans of diced tomatoes with zesty green chiles (UNdrained) and DON'T FORGET to rinse & drain the black beans! I prefer to use a bag of frozen corn, rather than canned corn. And lastly, Spice it up, baby! Add at least a teaspoon of cumin & a tablespoon of chili powder and top it with some chopped fresh cilantro, sour cream & grated cheese! Yum, than Terryn for a good starter-base recipe!
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
A friend made this for a party and I loved it! he shared this recipe with me! Oh! he did tell me that it's better if you layer it & bake it, because the cheese gets rubbery in a crock pot!
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Baked Coconut Shrimp

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
LOVED the flavor, but couldn't get the coconut coating to stay on! (what am I doing wrong?) I think next time I'll run the coconut through my food processor to get it a little finer & maybe refrigerate for a few minutes after coating the shrimp to help the coating stay on when baking. I also used reviewer Allison's orange marmalade sauce: 1 cup of orange marmalade, 2 tablespoons horseradish, and 2 tablespoons good grainy dijon mustard. Was so good, girlbob, I'll try again for perfection!
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Mustard Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
didn't like this! (sorry, Juliet) I tried it with both plain ol' yellow mustard and with a grainy, dijon/honey-mustard. STILL too mustard-y and the French-Fried onions were too Onion-y too! The coating fell off, too! ~ Preparation was simple, but I prefer dipping chicken breasts (or pork chops) in egg bath, then coating with buttery-round (Ritz) crackers and spraying with olive oil and baking!
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Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
this has become one of our favorite Summer-time Tilapia recipes. However, I do simplify it quite a bit! Instead of all the marinade ingredients, I simply marinate Four 6oz. tilapia filets in zesty Italian salad dressing for 10-15 minutes, then bake them with the dressing coating for 8 minutes per side at 350. (MUCH easier!) ~ I also cheat a little on the Mango Salsa -- I don't like handling jalepeno peppers, so I used a 4oz. can of chopped green chiles & 1/8 t. of cayenne pepper! (same effect!). NOTE: The salsa REALLY needs to sit overnight to let the flavors blend! ~ Oh--one more thing: if you don't already know how, Google the proper way to dice a mango & it will make your life a lot easier! (Slice from top to bottom down each side of the hard center core; then dice each half (NOT all the way through the skin) and spread it backwards (like a wide open palm of your hand) and the little cubes just pop off! ~ So, Witzken, thanks for the recipe -- we enjoyed it 4-5 times this past Summer & will have it again occasionally during the Winter for a little tropical break!
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Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
leave out the oil -- just don't need it. Can use (reduced fat) regular mayo, instead of the Miracle Whip. (NOTE to SELF: dice the onion REALLY fine!)
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Fresh Tomato Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
this was Good -- better than "Tomato Pie I" on this site by Donnak, but still I made a few changes: I chopped my tomatoes & sauteed the onion in butter before layering. I liked layering the 1/2 cup chopped FRESH basil in the pie, rather than on top. The topping is the best part -- spread it on thick! Again, the leftovers did not re-heat well -- became soggy!
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Peachy Rice Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
I was so disappointed -- we just didn't care for this! (It just tasted like peaches & celery with a sweet dressing!) I used FRESH peaches & diced my celery fine (cause I don't really like to find big hunks of celery in a salad). The dressing was good, but it just needed . . . something!? (I couldn't figure out what, though!) And the leftovers were quite soggy. Sorry, Linda Goshorn, just not for me (but I was thrilled to see a recipe submitted my someone within 20miles of my hometown, Roanoke!)
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Sweet-Sour Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
With modifications, this has become my picky husband's favorite vegetable! For starters, this needs more sugar if using a cup of mayo (like about 1/2 cup of sugar). Secondly, I use (re-hydrated) dried cranberries instead of raisins (just makes it more colorful & the sweetness of the cransins completes the tangy, sweet dressing!) I also add 1/2 onion, chopped fine & 8oz. grated mozzarella. Oh! and you've GOT to add 8-10 strips of bacon, cooked crisp & crumbled! That REALLY makes it!
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Wallaby-Darned

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
this is pretty DARN CLOSE to Outback's famous Wallaby-Darned! VERY GOOD, even with a few substitutions that I was forced to make: couldn't find Fuzzy Navel mix, so I used a 10-12oz.? container of frozen Peach Daiquiri mix (left out the sugar & the peaches) and upped the vodka & peach schnapps to 3 oz. each. Didn't have any champagne, so I used 1/2 cup of ginger ale instead. Blended with ice, froze in the freezer for a few minutes while dinner was cooking, then stirred & poured in chilled glasses! Yum! Thanks, Preludeljs, for a delicious frozen cocktail recipe!
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Tomato Pie I

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
this was good, but not really what I expected. I ended up chopping my tomatoes (do you know how difficult it is to slice a peeled tomato?) and I used half a sweet yellow onion sliced & sauteed in butter, instead of the green onions. Fresh basil really makes this (don't try the dried stuff)! Like another reviewer suggested, I like it with chopped peperronis, instead of crumbled bacon (but either is good, it's just that the pepperoni is less trouble). The topping is the best part -- spread it on thick! My main complaint is that the leftovers did not re-heat well -- tomatoes & basil became soggy! (like "Fresh Tomato Pie" on this site by Britt Terry, much better!)
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Creamy Chicken Hot Dish

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
We liked this! I made it the first time straight by the recipe -- second time, I changed Cream of Chicken soup to Cream of Mushroom (& liked the overall flavor better), I added grated carrots & sliced mushrooms (& more peas), just to sneak in a few more veggies. Did NOT like the potato chip topping-- they were soggy when leftovers were re-heated the next day! (tried topping with buttered bread crumbs & didn't like that either -- maybe it just doesn't need a topping!) All-in-all a good recipe--Will make this again! Thanks for a good hot dish, Frances!
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Strawberry Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
REALLY good! Amazingly rich & moist, with only 2 T. of butter! (of course, I REALLY liked the topping, which had 1/2 stick of butter in that!) I sliced the strawberries (& refrig) and mixed up all my dry ingredients the night before, so it only took 5 minutes to throw it all together & get it in the oven before breakfast! Awesome! I followed another reviewer's advice & increased to 2 cups of sliced strawberries & "pushed" the first layer of them into the batter, then topped with the remaining strawberries! Wow! Only wish I'd found this earlier in the season -- will make this often throughout the Summer! (think I'll try it with other fruit too! . . . will let you know how it turns out!) ~ ! ~ UPDATE! UPDATE!! I shared my Strawberry Coffee Cake (& this recipe) with a friend and she made it the next day with Blueberries & shared with me! Delicious!! (just remember to "fluff" about half of the blueberries with flour so that they don't all 'sink' to the bottom of the batter!) Wonderful!!
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