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Carol's Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2007
This is the best chicken salad I've ever had, and I've made it countless times now for company and potlucks. I bake the chicken coated in Italian dressing until just done, then chill before chopping, for moist chunks. I add an extra 1/4 cup mayo, and like it with seedless red grapes. I love it on croissants with lettuce, but often eat it straight from the bowl, too.
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Maple Apple Crisp

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
This turned out great. I really couldn't taste the maple flavor, but it was still a very good apple crisp. I used Jonathan apples from our local apple farm, and tossed them in a couple tsp. of lemon juice. This provided a bit of tartness to the apples. I cut the maple syrup to 1/2 cup because that was all I had left. I used only 6 Tbsp. of butter in the topping.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2007
Initially I was disappointed because it was much more like a chili than I expected, but does have a very good flavor. The cheese and sour cream really make it. I made it exactly according to the recipe. I just blended 1 1/2 of the cans of tomatoes because I don't like tomato chunks. I used Bill Echols Taco Seasoning, and the soup was a bit spicy for my taste, so I would halve the red pepper in the seasoning next time. I'm very sensitive to the taste of alcohol, but I used Corona and could not taste the beer at all. I think it would be fine with a bit more chicken also.
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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2007
These are good, but I'll stick with my regular PB cookies. Definitely very easy. I like my cookies fresh out of the oven, and these were too gooey that way. They had better texture after cooling completely, but still a little gritty. I love chocolate chip PB cookies, so I added chocolate chips to the second half of the batch (makes about 2 dozen 2" cookies), and that made them way too sweet. Also had to cook longer than 8 minutes, and they brown too much on the bottom before they are done.
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Green Punch

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2007
Made this for my son's 1st birthday party that as bug themed. Being green turned some people off, but the flavor was very good. I have it in my file to use again should I ever need green punch, but seems like it would be good to try other gelatin flavors, too.
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Country Pineapple Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2007
This tasted like a mix between pineapple upside-down cake and lemon meringue pie to me. Let my bread dry out overnight and cooked it longer than directed and still seemed a bit mushy. If I tried it again, I'd cut the lemon juice in half at least, and use a couple more bread slices. Liked it chilled as a dessert better than warm as a side.
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Cornbread Salad I

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2007
I have a similar recipe that involves tossing a 4 oz. can of diced chilies into the cornbread when baking. If the dressing is too much for you, simply cut it to 1 cup each mayo and sour cream - I will actually try it like this recipe next time as I always have a hard time spreading only 2 cups evenly. I took this salad to a church picnic and it was gone, with several requests for the recipe. I thought it sounded weird, but I love this. Beautiful presentation in a glass dish. I like to make a half batch for myself. The 9X13 dish will be FULL with the full recipe, and a half batch easily fills a 3 qt. dish! Saves well in the fridge for several days, too.
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Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
The flavor was great, the texture wasn't. I think because I used the cheap bottled grated cheese, it was very gritty! The fresh shredded Parmesan I added melted smooth. I used half and half and added probably another 1/3 cup of real shredded Parmesan, which made for a decent thickness. Edited to add: Tried this again with fresh grated cheeses, and still gritty. Must be the Romano. I'd skip it next time to achieve a smooth sauce.
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Chicken Salad Al La Barbara

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
This was good and unique, and I may try taking it to a potluck to see how it's received. I'd prefer it without the apples next time. I didn't add the milk thinking the juice from the fruits might be enough, but the pasta did end up absorbing the liquid making it a little dryer. I agree with other reviews that it seemed to be missing "something" - a little more spice or seasoning needed.
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Chicken Fried Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
We loved the light crispiness of this chicken. I will definitely try this again, just trying to figure out the right way to spice it up a little. I used thin chicken cutlets which were cooked perfectly by the time it was nicely browned. Tender and juicy.
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Chicken Scampi II

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
A little too greasy for my taste. Had a good flavor though. I would maybe drain the "sauce" (really just oil and butter), and serve it with pasta Alfredo if I were to try it again.
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Fish Tacos

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
The sauce was very good with a unique flavor. I think I would use all mayo no yogurt next time. Love mayo, but don't like the tang of yogurt. Don't have a deep fryer, and hot oil scares me, so it probably wasn't as hot as it should have been. My fish was a bit mushy although the batter was crisp. The battered fish could have used a but more seasoning itself. I might use the sauce again for fish. As for fish tacos, I won't be making them at home again soon - too much trouble for not as good a flavor. Couldn't see using prepackaged frozen fish like some suggested either.
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Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip II

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
Too dry and not enough flavor for my taste. Had to add a couple garlic cloves, and make a roux of 2 Tbsp. butter, 2 Tbsp. flour, and 1 cup milk with extra 1/2 c. mozzarella to add to it, otherwise I would have thrown it away.
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Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
I am not a fan of peanut butter, and only eat it in cookies. But this is so good! My super picky 3 year old has been scarfing down apples, when he usually won't touch most fruit or veggies.
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Sausage Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
Halved the recipe, and it still didn't get finished at our house. Dryer than I like, and just ok flavor. I've tasted a lot of these breakfast casseroles at MOPS meetings, and this one just didn't impress me.
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Taqueria Style Tacos - Carne Asada

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
Oct. 2007: We've made this a few times now and it's a favorite. I cut the soy sauce to 1/3 c., as it was too strong. We tried both flank and skirt steak, and flank steak was much better. Definitely not perfectly authentic, but since moving from So. CA , it's good enough. Where is the good Mexican food in CO?? We barbecued it almost weekly during summer. **6/13/09: Tried this marinade on boneless skinless chicken breasts, then grilled them on the bbq and it was fabulous!
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Spinach Dip with Water Chestnuts

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
A friend of mine used to make this using an envelope of Knorr Garden Dill Dip (which looks to be a discontinued product), so I'll be trying to tweak it with my own dill mix since it was sooo good that way. This is actually a Knorr recipe...
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Zucchini Bread IV

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
My favorite zucchini bread recipe so far of maybe 5 I've tried. I've made it several times, tweaking it slightly each time. As is this recipe has great flavor and texture. Like other reviewers I like to use 1/2 c. applesauce in place of 1/2 the oil. I add 1/2 tsp nutmeg, and eliminate the nuts. The topping recipe I got from one of the reviews was a bit too crumbly and too much for my taste - I make my own topping of 1/2 c. brown sugar, 1/2 c. flour, 1 tsp. cinnamon, and 4 Tbsp. butter. It freezes well, as I usually freeze one loaf.
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Pumpkin Pie Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2007
This is very good, I guess I'm just not a fan of pumpkin bread, I'd rather have the pie! My 3 year old would have eaten half a loaf already if I'd let him though. It was a little dryer than I expected from reading reviews, this may be due to the high altitude though (6000ft). 55 minutes would have probably been sufficient, but was in for 60 according to recipe.
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Orange Tapioca Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2007
I'm not a big fan of gelatin salads, but I love this one. The flavor reminds me of a 50/50 ice cream bar. It's very sweet and fluffy, more of a dessert than a side salad.
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