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Mexican Cornbread II

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2013
I used the Jiffy mix and followed the directions on the box. I then added whole corn (didn't have creamed style) about 1/2 cup, some fresh jalapenos and shredded cheese that has taco seasoning. Super easy. Super cheap. Super yummy.
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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2012
Loved how easy this was to pull together. I subbed black beans for the pinto because I didn't have any pinto beans. I also added a small can of corn in order to stretch this into more enchiladas. For the chicken, I used canned chicken breast. I followed past reviewers who suggested using only 1/2 the cream cheese. I also opted for lite cream cheese to cut back on some calories. Added about 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning mix to give it a little more flavor. In order to Spice it up even more I added Hot jalapeno chilis diced. I did NOT use flour tortillas ONLY because authentic enchiladas use CORN not FLOUR. I did include some enchilada sauce as well. I didn't want them to dry out. Overall very easy and tasty. EXCELLENT dish to make ahead of time and Freeze and then pop in the oven whilst still frozen. Thanks IANKRIS !!
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Chicken Tortilla Soup V

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2012
I made some adjustments based on what I had in the house. I doubled the recipe and in addition to the corn, I added a can of hominy and a can of black beans. I used a low sodium packet of taco seasonings so I didn't have to fuss measuring spices out. I didn't have any salsa so I added 1 cup of bloody mary mix and diluted that with 1 cup of water. Gave it a nice kick. I poached my chicken breasts in water instead of adding them to the onions and oil. Cubed the chicken after it was cooked and added it to the soup. Served with green onions, avocado slices , sour cream, cheese and tortilla strips. Thanks Betty !!
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Progresso® Creamy Chicken Piccata

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2012
I made this with Perdue short cuts to save on time. Obviously, didn't flour the chicken. Added a bit more lemon juice than was called for and served over rice instead of pasta. Since I omitted the flour the sauce was a bit more watered down then I wanted but once it was poured over the rice it was fine. Will definately make again. This time I will dredge the chicken breasts in flour and follow the recipe more closely. Overall the flavor was very good and super fast and easy to make.
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Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2012
Wonderful !! We love greek salad from our favorite greek restaurant and this dressing is sensational. Thank you. I used Calendars Greek seasoning in place of the herbs/spices just to make it easier on me. And I added a splash of lemon juice only because I love lemons. And I also minced some fresh garlic into the dressing. Sensational !
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Chicken Enchiladas II

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2012
I'm giving this 3 stars based on the way the recipe is written. 4 stars with my adjustments. I took other reviewers suggestions and made some changes. I doubled the sauce but kept the chicken the same amount. I added a can of corn (drained and rinsed) and a can of black beans (drain and rinsed). In an attempt to feed a family of 6 on a budget I always try and stretch our dollar ! I added some taco seasoning to the filling and to the sauce I added 1 19 ounce can of red enchilada sauce. Again trying to streeeetch the dollar ! I did find the cream of mushroom soup taste a bit off putting but it wasn't terrible. Next time I might use cream of chicken like others had suggested. This is an excellent dish to put together quickly and store in fridge or freezer for later on in the week. Thanks teppij !!
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Hasselback Potatoes

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
I've made this twice now. First time I followed the recipe and they were delicious. This time I sliced them and then poured a melted stick of butter over all 15 potatoes then I baked them for 30 minutes. I mixed about 1/2 cup of olive oil and several sprigs of fresh rosemary (finely chopped) and about 4 cloves of garlic(finely chopped). Attempted to stuff the potatoes. Tried to get in as much of the oil/rosemary/garlic mix in between the slices. Covered the potatoes and cooked for another 45 minutes to 1 hours. Sprinkled with a little bit of parmesan cheese when they came out. Covered so that the cheese would melt. They were beyond Delicious. They looked So fancy and SO pretty. I wish I would have taken an after pic. But we gobbled them up. This is really a nice recipe to kick your average Baked Potato into high GEAR ! Presentation is beautiful. Thanks POMPIER850 !!
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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
Love. Love. Love these. I tend to order lettuce wraps whenever we go to the Cheesecake Factory and these were just as good as theirs. Never even thought of making my own lettuce wraps till I stumbled upon this recipe ! That's what I love about allrecipes.com. Gives you the guts to try new things ! Thanks Rachel for the recipe !!!
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Romantic Chicken with Artichokes and Mushrooms

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
This was quite good. I added cream to the finished product just to make it a bit more decadent. I did leave out the capers though.
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Chicken and Corn Chili

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
This was exceptionally easy and delicious. I served it with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese. I also added a can of hominy (which I love to add to chilis )
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Pepperoncini Beef

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
Very easy and quite delicious. I used a 3 lb roast (frozen) and about 20 ounces of pepperoncini. Cooked on low for about 12 hours. It was a bit spicey but not horribly spicey.
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Cherry Tomato Corn Salad

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
Really lite and fresh salad. It's a welcomed change from the macaroni and cole slaw salads. Going on what previous reviewers were saying I adjusted the lime juice. Generally my rule of them is 1 part oil to 2 parts vinegar, lemon or any other type of acid. So based on my serving size I came up with 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1/2 cup of lime juice. It came out perfectly. I also added a green pepper and small red onion finely chopped. Thanks for helping me change it up a bit !!!
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Tofu Masala

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2012
I doubled the recipe and added 1 -28 oz can of crushed tomatoes. I also substituted coconut milk for the water (14 oz) . Topped with sesame seeds and scallions. 5 stars with my adjustments but only 3 stars as written
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Enchiladas

Reviewed: Feb. 29, 2012
I used chicken instead of beef and I also used Enchilada sauce. Chi Chi's mild sauce
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Muffin Morning Makers

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2011
Great idea for a make ahead breakfast! Sometimes we wind up in a rut with our menu ideas. Thanks Susan for your submission. I will be making these this weekend instead of the fluffy pancake recipe (from this site) that I've been making soo many times. Thanks again Susan !
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2011
This is crazy !! Our family has had our share of apple pies. My MIL makes an excellent one. Heck, I've baked some great ones. But Hands down, this is out of this World. My daughter baked this recipe. First pie she has ever made in her life and it was a Home Run. Even my MIL thought this pie was awesome (and that is saying alot since she is an excellent cook/baker). This is a wonderful recipe. There is no way we will ever make an apple pie any other way. Congratulations to my daughter for attempting this since I was too chicken!! Excellent. Excellent...... REBECCA.. Your grandmother lives on in many homes. Thank you so much for sharing her with us. We will be handing down this recipe to generations in tribute to GRANDMA OPLE !!!!
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Beef Bourguignon III

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2011
I used an entire bottle of red wine. You need to use a cabernet b/c other reds aren't "strong" enough in flavor to hold up in this recipe. So I wouldn't recommend a Pinot or a Merlot. Go for a nice California Cabernet. I marinated the beef Overnight. In addition to the parsley,thyme and bay leaf, I added fresh rosemary to the bouquet garni. I also marinated onions,celery and carrots with the beef overnight. I separated the beef and cooked that first. Browned real well. While the beef was browning I reduced the wine marinade in a separate pot. You need to reduce the wine in a separate pot so that it doesn't make the dish bitter. Added the vegetables and the reduced wine and cooked on the stove for about 40 minutes. Came out very tender and it was delicious. I left out the bacon b/c there is enough flavor in this dish that you Do Not need to add additional fat to it. Omitted the mushrooms b/c I didn't have any. Also, I used low sodium beef broth.
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Cauliflower-Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2011
I never start off my soups by boiling. Boiling to me waters down flavors.You don't extract flavors from onions by boiling them. Sauteing is the way to go. Here are my changes. Cook cauliflower separately in water. Don't OVERCOOK. Separate a few florets for garnish. I sauteed my onion,celery (with leaves)in butter substitute. Added 2 cloves of garlic, 1/2tspn. of nutmeg(trust me on this one),and flour. Cook for a few minutes Add chicken broth,fat free half and half and about 1 cup of water. Simmered for a litle bit. Added cauliflower in with 3 sprigs of thyme continue to simmer and add cheddar cheese. Allow the flavors to develop a little more and remove the thyme sprigs. Using an immersion blender I blended it all. Garnished with the reserved florets and some lemon zest and fresh parsley. I also sprinkled some chopped walnuts to give it a bit of crunch. Delicious ! I left out the potato and carrots.
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Italian Wedding Cookies III

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2011
Very nice cookie recipe and exceptionally easy to make. Only adjustment I made was to use salted butter so I then used less salt. (1/4tspn salt). I made my cookies really small so I wound up with alot of cookies and got tired of baking ! I decided to experiment with the dough and so I place the rest of the dough into a glass pie dish. Pressed it down and baked it for 10 mins. Once it cooled I filled it with chocolate pudding. So I wound up with very nice cookies and a chocolate pudding pie ! Next time I plan on using lemon extract. I think the combination of lemon and almonds will be exceptional ! thanks for sharing !!!
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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2011
I omitted the sugar all together. I also accidentally bought a corned beef that had no spice packet so I just threw in a handful of black peppercorns, some whole garlic cloves, a few bay leaves and some salt. In the cooking water I added a whole bottle of beer for extra flavor. Turned out really good.
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