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Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Chicken and Pasta Casserole with Mixed Vegetables
I don't know why my casserole turned out so tasteless, but unlike other reviewers, it didn't taste like anything more than cream soup and noodles. I did use 1 can of milk based on so many reviewers' suggestions, chicken breast instead of tenderloins, and used fresh onion and garlic instead of the dried onion and garlic salt. Other than those changes, I followed it to a T. Those changes I made should have only increased the flavor, yet it didn't. There's a lot of leftovers, so I added some sour cream and can only hope that maybe it gets better after the flavors meld overnight, and the sour cream helps a little. Sorry, but something went wrong, or it's just not the dish for us.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 2, 2014
Scallop Scampi
We enjoyed this scampi very much. It is very similar to a low fat shrimp version that I made, and I think in the future I'll make it with both shrimp and scallops in it. I did add a couple more cloves of garlic, to suit our tastes, as well as chopped a bunch of green onions, adding 3/4 to the scampi mixture, and saving the other 1/4 to sprinkle on as a garnish once plated. With a nice salad and crusty bread on the side - excellent!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2011
Oyster Stew
I used this stew as a basis for our traditional Christmas Eve supper, and it was very good. I did make modifications based on our preferences and oyster availability. Here in the upper Midwest they cost a small fortune! So I used one pint of fresh oysters and one can of oysters. I also added 1/4 tsp. of celery salt and 1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce based on my dad's recipe that I usually use, and used 1/4 tsp. of cayenne pepper. I used 1 pint of half and half and 1 pint of 2% milk and cut the butter to 1/4 cup since all half and half is a little rich for some family members who are sensitive to very rich foods. Even though I ended up changing up quite a few of the ingredients, it was a great change up of our traditional favorite. Since everyone thought it was even better than how I've made it in the past, I will make it like this in the future.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2010

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