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Baked Fish with Shrimp

Reviewed: May 13, 2011
I threw in all the seafood we had- shrimp, scallops, crabmeat, and tilapia. It was fantastic. The kids even loved it. We are big garlic fans, so I did preseason with some garlic salt.
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Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2011
This can be made healthy! Alright, maybe it's not "authentic", but this recipe does great with less salt, brown rice, and some turkey sausage. I basically followed the recipe, but made the above substitutions. I used homemade Cajun seasoning that has very little salt. It's just 1 T salt, 1 T oregano, 1 T paprika, 1 T cayenne pepper, and 1 T black pepper. I put in a full tablespoon of this and it was super spicy. I liked it, but the kids were a little overwhelmed. No one missed the salt. Next time, I'll use a little less of the Cajun. Also, I used rinsed canned small red beans because I've had no luck with dry beans. And finally, who still cooks their rice on the stove top?? You can cook brown rice in 30 minutes- 1 C rice, 3 C water, 10 minutes on high, 20 minutes on half power. No watching, no stirring, and no rice stuck to a pot. It may not be authentic Louisiana, but it's become our healthy family version!
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Shredded French Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2010
This is now a regular in our menu. I found that it is easier to trim the fat before cooking instead of skimming it later. instead of condensed soup I used my old standby Lipton Onion Soup mix and substituted beef base for the beef bouillon. It was very salty and savory, YUM! And I didn't know what consumme was, but after I bought it and smelled it I knew it wouldn't be good. It has a tomato base that would have totally messed up the flavor. I served it with toasted buns, sauteed mushrooms and onions, tomatoes, lettuce, provolone cheese and horseradish mayo. It was a huge hit. It was even better the next day, and after the meat is gone the juice made a great condensed soup for one final lunch!
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Mimi's Giant Whole-Wheat Banana-Strawberry Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2008
These were a huge hit! I made them at the same time as a regular batch of Banana Nut Bread and the in-laws liked the healthy version just as much. I omitted the cinnamon, just because I don't like it. I also went on another reviewers suggestion and used yogurt instead of applesauce. I added about 1/2 cup of pecans. I really liked the tartness of the frozen strawberries. I didn't bother with 'folding' in the bananas, I just beat them with everything else and it turned out better- no large gooey banana lumps. I didn't have large muffin tins, so I put some in regular muffin cups and made a loaf of bread out of the rest. The loaf was more moist than the muffins, but the muffins were fantastic with some butter. I will always make these now instead of the regular bread.
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Amatriciana

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2009
This was a huge hit with my hard to please husband and five year old son. The bacon flavor permeated everything deliciously. I probably took five years off my heart, but I cooked the bacon in some olive oil and then did not drain it at all. I think that helped with intensifying the bacon flavor.
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Chicken Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2010
Delicious! Everyone in my family loved this. I added lots more garlic powder and used flour in lieu of cornstarch. I had to cook the chicken separate from the veggies because I doubled the recipe. It turned out fantastic, but I had to add some flour and soy sauce (mixed prior to adding) to the veggies. I assume the flour from the chicken was enough to thicken the chicken's sauce. I also added some broken peanuts to the mix because my family loves that. I put them in a sandwich bag and smacked them with a spoon.
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: May 13, 2011
Delicious! Even the kids LOVED it!
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Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: May 13, 2011
YUMMY! Make a day ahead of time and save yourself the work by using already cooked and crumbled bacon found in the salad aisle. It's easier, cheaper, and ends up with less fat!
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Thanksgiving Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2009
This was delicious with a few alterations. I'm not sure what was different, but it was very moist despite the fact that I only added one egg and NONE of the milk. I also used only two pounds of ground turkey and two+ cups of stuffing. I used frozen ground turkey and left the water from it in the bowl after defrosting (about 1 tablespoon). So, that may have helped. I also added sauteed onion and garlic, about 2 teaspoons worstershire sauce, and salt and pepper. It was great and the whole family loved it. It was very similar to a ground beef meatloaf, so this will be my permanent healthy replacement.
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Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2009
Marinate overnight! I only marinated for two hours, so for me it didn't have the full flavor. It was definitely not too salty. So, I drained the pan into a bowl, poured off most of the fat, and used it the remaining vinegar and seasonings as a sauce. That made it very tasty. My husband and picky six year old loved it.
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Cola Pork Chops

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2009
One hour was way too long for my chops. I pulled them out at 45 minutes and they were a little charred (okay with me) and dry. Otherwise this was yummy. The sauce smells like A-1 steak sauce when you make it, so I knew the family would love it. They did!
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Thanksgiving Meatloaf

Reviewed: May 13, 2011
This turned out pretty good, better than my previous attempts at turkey meatloaf. I added a cup each of finely diced onions and celery, left out the milk and eggs, and poured a cup of hot chicken broth over the stuffing. It was very good and tasted more like a really hearty stuffing than a meatloaf. Cook temp was perfect- don't over cook! I was worried about leaving the loaf uncovered while cooking, but it didn't burn and made a nice crunchy topping. I didn't add ketchup or mustard because I wasn't trying to make MEAT loaf and it came out a good balance of juicy and crunchy.
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Forever Fresh Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2009
Cookies were dry, crumbly, and not very sweet. They were very fluffy though and tasted like they should have been a lot healthier, but since I made them I know they weren't.
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Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2010
WAY TOO SWEET! Even my kids couldn't eat it. I should have listened to the other reviewers.
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Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2010
These are not good at all. No one in my family liked them even a little bit. I turned the oven down to 400 like some others suggested and after 30 minutes the bottoms were black. So, half of them burned but they were actually the best tasting because they were the only ones that weren't soggy. Plus, cutting sweet potatoes is hard. I will not make these again. Maybe chips would be better.
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