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Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2008
Excellent!! I've tried other recipes that were supposed to be "exactly like" the restaurant version... but none have ever come out the way I expected - until now. However, I did use kale, not spinach, and I added fennel seed as someone else suggested (thank you). I chopped the fennel seed (about 1.5 tsp) and added it in with the chicken broth (I forgot to add it while cooking the sausage). I added two big handfuls of chopped kale after adding the cream. Also, I used one 48oz can of chicken broth, and one 14oz can of chicken broth with roasted garlic (I still used the garlic called for in the recipe - and probably a little extra since we like garlic). If I would change anything next time, I would use less sausage (I used 18oz). I would only use 10-12oz next time (at the most). Also, I used 3 very large potatoes (not the huge bakers, but very large), but I don't think it was enough. We like a lot of potatoes. Also, I wouldn't slice them too thin. Chop them large enough to get a little beat up while stirring/cooking but still remain chunky. I sliced mine about 1/2" thick, then cut the slices in half, but I wish I had just used bigger chunks instead of slices. They didn't take 20 minutes to cook this way so watch your potatoes closely, they may be mushy if you let them cook for the full 20 minutes. (Mine were good at 15 min). One last note - I don't think you really need a full cup of cream. You could survive with 3/4 c. & not miss the fat or any of the taste.
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Super-Simple, Super-Spicy Mongolian Beef

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2008
VERY EASY, VERY GOOD. One thing I felt this was missing was a SAUCE to serve it with. Even without it, this is wonderful, but DEFINITELY TOO SALTY with regular soy sauce. I wanted to try it as written, and I regret it now (and I'm certainly not afraid of salt). Regarding the sauce, I suppose you could double the marinade, but I think it would be really REALLY salty. Use low sodium soy sauce as other suggested and this would be a 5 star. I used flank steak / marinated for a day. VERY good. Thanks for the recipe.
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Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Bake

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2010
My family (husband and kids 2, 4, and 12) really like this with my changes: Cooked cubed chicken breast in a pkg of taco seasoning (in pan with oil). Then added it to the pan with other ingredients (after adding the can of water to the pan to get all the seasoning from the pan).Used 1 can of water instead of 1/2 c. Also, added 2 cloves of raw garlic, & almost 2 c. of rice. Due to extra rice I added 1 can condensed ckn broth and 1 can water. Only added 1/2 c. of salsa due to taco seasoning and fear it would be too spicy for the kids. It was still a little spicy with taco seasoning (and I'm not afraid of spice, but my kids are picky about it) Waited till end to add cheese. I actually thought it was better BEFORE I added the cheese. In the future I will just top it with cheese when served. sorry, not sure if its fair to rate this with the change of using taco seasoning, but just wanted to give changes/info to others.
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Broccoli Corn Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2008
I see how this combination has potential, but as written this is not good. I love all the ingredients, but it just didn't work out for me as written. MAYBE if you cook the stuffing FIRST... or maybe if you mix it in before cooking, that would proabably help. AND I would DEFINITELY sautee some diced onions & celery & mix it in before putting in the oven. A friend of mine even suggested adding cheese. ? As written, the stuffing turned out crunchy but overly dry (I even covered every square inch of the dressing with the butter). This didn't really have any taste other than the butter. I would have been better off making corn, broccoli, and stuffing by themselves. If I were to EVER try this again, I would add a hefty amount of onion and some other seasonings/spices and I would definitely mix the stuffing into the corn and broccoli and top with a little stuffing mix, but not the entire amount called for. Good luck! **UPDATE: I tried again (with fingers crossed) with those changes (& a 1/3c. chicken stock mixed in with the stuffing prior to adding it), and it's still just not right for me. ?
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Jazzy Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2008
I'm not a huge fan of green bean casserole but this was really good. I liked the addition of the corn and cheese. Reheated it was a bit greasy from the cheese, but it was still very good. I stirred in some of the French's onions and then also topped the casserole with them. I omitted the salt because the onions are so salty and I was glad I did. Thanks for the recipe.
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Greek Chicken Pasta

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2010
AWESOME. And really easy. I actually grilled my chicken and then added it to the pan with the juice from the plate after I added the tomatoes, etc. I did not use fresh tomato, I used 1 can of diced tomatoes (with basil, oregano, and garlic included). I did not drain tomatoes or artichokes. I'm VERY glad I had that juice in the sauce. Otherwise I added a little red pepper flakes, olives and sauteed some mushrooms with the onions and garlic. VERY good but I felt like I could have used a little more seasoning. Next time I'll add more garlic and onion. YUMMM!!!
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Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2008
These are not so great. The kids enjoyed making them, but they were just too sweet (?) or something... I'm not sure how to describe it. I used Pillsbury, real butter, 1.5 c. of chocolate chips, watched them like a hawk so they would cook the proper time... and I would say I was definitely disappointed and hoping for better cookies. Stick to the traditional chocolate chip cookie mix if you have the time. It really doesn't take much longer for a much better cookie. Thanks for the fun recipe anyway. UPDATE: whoever said these are better the next day was DEFINITELY correct. Much better, but still not spectacular.
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Chicken Milano

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2009
WOW! Excellent!!! Get ready to over-eat. I didn't have fresh basil so I used dried instead and it was still wonderful (fresh basil would be fabulous). I used fresh chicken stock and oil-packed sun dried tomatoes. Do we really care about adding the extra oil when we're already cooking with heavy cream? So since I was in the fattening mood, I also added fresh grated parmesean cheese to the sauce to thicken it a bit and it was AWESOME. Next time I'll double this and have left overs. This was really, REALLY good, and my husband, who hates creamy sauces, loved it. Thanks for the recipe.
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2010
**I was worried about all of the fat from the meat (even though I used 90% lean beef) so I drained a lot of the liquid/fat from the pan after cooking the meat, but wish I hadn't drained it. I think it took out some of the flavor of the sauce. **I doubled all spices (4x garlic), but cut some sugar and salt, and used fresh basil/parsley. Glad I did! I don't think I quite doubled the onion, but it easily could have used it. This is very forgiving, so you can add as it cooks. This is AWESOME lasagna & really very simple/easy to make. Definitely better the next day. Make extra sauce! You can use it for just about anything.
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Gyros Burgers

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2007
This was really good, but needed A LOT more of the spices. I think I doubled (I quit measuring) all of the dry spice except the salt..and may have added even more than that by the time it was over. I also added oregano (about 1/2 to 3/4 tsp) and an extra clove of garlic as many suggested and I'm glad I did. The only thing that may throw you if you're looking for a true "gyro" is the texture, which obviously won't be the same. Otherwise, the taste is really good...but I do suggest you SPICE IT UP!!
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Famous Butter Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2006
Ok, I was skeptical... This recipe sounded bland to me, but easy enough to at least try it out for the kids. Wow! What a surprise. My only changes: Adding "multi season" season salt to the crumb mixture (No, it wasn't salty) Spray the bottom of the pan with non-stick spray, reduce the butter to 1/4 cup, use thin slices of chicken breast, lightly spray the chicken with spray butter once in the pan, turn the chicken over half way through and cook on 400 degrees for less time to get a crispier coating. (The chicken was still very moist) My picky 8 year old and her friends loved it (and so did I)! Another tip, put your cracker crumbs and other seasoning in a large zip lock bag and use a rolling pin to get a finer crumb mixture - better for coating).
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Brown Sugar Smokies

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2008
These were good.. but not worth the effort. Don't get me wrong, they aren't bad at all, but if you have a lot of other food that's really good, these just don't shine like many of the reviews said they would, and I took recommendations from many of the other reviews. TIP: If you are going to make them and you have a toaster oven, I would definitely use it. It crisped the bacon faster than the oven. I was happy I didn't have to wait for the regular oven... especially during a party and at a time when you need the oven for other things.
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Grilled Salmon I

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2007
Simple and terrific! I think it was just a bit too sweet, though. Next time I will cut the sugar down to 1/4c. or less. I reduced the oil and used olive instead of vegetable and it turned out great. Also, adding fresh squeezed lemon was the perfect touch after cooking. I baked at 450 for 10 min (covered with foil) then broiled for 7 for a slight crisp. Turned out perfectly cooked, but I'm sure grilling would be best. Thanks for the recipe.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2007
Maybe one day I won't be so skeptical... this is very good! soup. I, too, added extra can of chicken broth (in place of water), added corn and zucchini, extra garlic and cilantro, and used HOT enchilada sauce. It was too spicy for the kids, but we loved it (we like spicy food) BUT I added a 28oz can of whole, peeled tomatoes and their juice rather than only a 15 oz can and I think that helped bring the spice down a bit. Otherwise, maybe a can of mild enchilada sauce (in addition to the hot) would have the same effect? Also, I added the Tyson individually frozen raw chicken breasts (4)and it was a perfect amount. cooked 6 hours on Lo, 1 hour on high. (chopped the chicken before putting on high)
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Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2014
My husband, Mr. "You need to spend some time with my mother so you can learn how to cook," LOVED THIS and said I need to tell his mother how I made the meatballs. Enough said. Well, almost. I added 1/2 lb spicy Italian sausage to the 1 lb of beef and added gobs of garlic and extra italian seasonings to the meatball mixture and sauce. I seared the meatballs before adding to the sauce. YUMMMMMMMMM
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Oregon Salmon Patties

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2010
Great start to a recipe but we prefer CAJUN flavor so I changed for our taste. I don't think you can really mess this one up. My changes: I used Saltine crackers (crushed and stirred in), added 1/2c. diced red and green bell peppers (cooked with the onions), added 1 tbs mayo, 2 tsp cajun seasoning, 1/2 tsp. extra dry mustard, and 4-5 chopped green onions. I also prepared the lemon sauce from this site (which was very good after also adding cajun spices and peppers and extra lemon). I also coated some patties (cooked thin 1/2" or so) with panko break crumbs *which my husband preferred to those without the extra crunch.
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Easy Chicken Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2010
Acceptable, but not much flavor. After reading other reviews, I added onion and garlic, and some other seasonings, but it is still missing something. I'll look for another chicken and rice recipe.
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Asian Beef Skewers

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2007
VERY VERY GOOD! I wouldn't change anything except add more garlic and slice the meat just slightly thicker than recipe calls for. Mine were hard to keep on the skewers being sliced so thin. Flavor was awesome and I would definitely use flank steak if possible rather than subbing a different cut of meat. (Especially if you like a very lean cut) Can't wait to make this again.
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Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2014
I thought I had quinoa in my pantry until I went to make this. Woops. So I subbed bulgar wheat for the quinoa and it was REALLY good. I'm not even sure I'll try it with Quinoa since my family loved it the way I made it. I thought this was good warm, but it was even better cold.
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Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2014
I made this according to the recipe. The potatoes were decent.. and the chops were ok, but it wasn't something I would make for company! It could be dressed up by altering the recipe quite a bit, but then it wouldn't be THIS RECIPE now, would it?
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