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Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Bacon Chicken and Dumplings
AMAZING!! Loved this recipe. Perfect for a cold day. One change I made. Substituted celery for the onion since there was someone with an allergy to onion eating it. Also, follow the recipe instructions for the dumplings instead of the bisquick box or you will end up with a LOT of dumplings :) I also added about 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes to give it some heat. Served with mulled cider to drink. Also, I thought even 2 potatoes diced was too much, so next time I will probably use smaller potatoes or maybe just one large one. To each their own though. YUM YUM!!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 11, 2009
Peppered Bacon and Tomato Linguine
Was great when it was hot, but I didn't care for the cold leftovers. Next time I think I will keep the sauce and noodles separate. I didn't use onion (allergic) but used half an orange and yellow pepper instead. Also added one 8oz can tomato sauce in addition to the diced tomatoes (no salt added can) to create more sauce and added some red pepper flakes (1/4tsp) to give it some heat. Didn't have basil, so I used Italian Seasoning instead. And I agree with other reviewers, you don't need all the bacon grease (maybe half) and def don't add more salt. The bacon makes it salty.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 11, 2009
Quick Chicken Stew
Very good soup/stew. For a more soup-like texture, add chicken stock. I didn't use zucchini, used celery instead. Didn't have basil, so I used Italian Seasoning and I "marinated" the chicken with some chicken seasoning and a little bit of lemon juice to soften the meat before I cooked it. The chicken "marinated" overnight. I also used thigh meat instead of breasts, but it still tasted really great. Just the right amount of heat. It warms you on the way down, but not too spicy. Served over rice with some toasted bread to sop up the extra sauce :)

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Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2009

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