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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2013
best tip from other reviewers. I season the chicken with extra taco seasoning. Sometimes I do this and then stir fry the chicken strips. I add the chicken to the slow cooker and cook for less time. Then about a half hour before serving i shred the chicken. I am asked for this recipe more than any other recipe I serve to guests
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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2013
best suggestion from other reviewers was to use a clean white towel over the top of crock pot and then put lid on. This worked great and the potatoes were not over starched.
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Salmon with Tomatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2012
this was excellant. I made this last week and my husband who does not eat much fish has requested it again tonight. A couple notes from last time that I will try tonight. Remove the skin off the salmon before cubing. I would like to find a way to have this flavor with a bit less calories but I do not know enough about healthy cooking to know what I can exchange at this point. Between the butter, oil and parmesan cheese it seems like alot of calories but it is SOOOO GOOD that for tonight, I won't change anything. For those who fear the hot sauce. It is minor splash that enhances the flavor but there is no heat to this dish. I can't eat hot foods so this was perfect for me.
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Remarkable Fudge

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2009
This recipes is alot like the recipe on the back of the kraft marshmellow but enough different and much better. The amount of evaporated milke seems to make the difference. I did not have a candy thermometer (I have since purchased one). I did not have a double boiler either. I was able to make this perfectly. I brought the recipe up to a boil on med/high. Then once reaching boil I boiled on med high for 4 minutes stirring continuously. Just be patient and make sure that you don't start to scorch (burn) the butter mixture. Not only was it perfect but my friend who as a teen worked in a fudge shop said at the shop they never had fudge as good as mine. I recommend a candy thermometer because I felt it would have given me comfort but this is a very easy recipe and easily mastered without all the gadgets and with patience. TY for the recipe
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Roasted Garlic Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2009
definately use all the garlic "bulbs" suggested. This is awesome. I double the recipe, place the extra garlic/butter mixture in the refrigerator and use it to make more bread or on fish with lemon/dill and other recipes. So easy to grab out of the fridge and use.
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2009
review change = 2ND ATTEMPT: my first attempt was two stars due to the topping overwhelming the fish. My second attempt I adjusted the recipe due to others reviews. I cut the butter and lemon juice in half. I seasoned the fish with Old Bay. Instead of onion powder and celery salt and used a garlic/pepper salt in the topping. I placed foil on broiler pan and used pam (rather than greasing with butter). My family loved it. I had just enough topping for 5 talapia filets. Next time I will try a shredded parmesan. I had a fresh grinded parmesan and it was very strong. I think a mild shredded parmesan would make this better. On my second attempt even with the strong parmesan my family LOVED this recipe. My husband and son both had 2 filets each.
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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2009
I have made this recipe numerous times. This afternoon however I was missing a packet of onion soup mix and beef boullion in a can so I improvised. OMG the recipe was great as is but my small changes ended up even better. I seared beef in garlic olive oil (without flour) seasoned with salt, pepper, rosemary. In my crockpot I had 2 cans condensed mushroom soup, the recommended water, 2 buillon cubes and a packet of "beefy onion" dry soup mix. The sauce which I did have to thicken at the end had the most wonderful flavor. For personal preference 3 hours before complete I also added potatoes and carrots. For those who don't always have the exact ingredients on hand, slight variations can make a great pot roast unexpectantly better. Like I said I have made this numerous times with can beef broth, dry regular onion soup mix and seared my beef with some seasoning and that too has always been wonderful. This way just added a heartier beefy gravy to an otherwise inexpensive piece of chuck.
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Kyle's Favorite Beef Stew

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2009
Since my son's name is also Kyle I of course had to try this. WARNING. This states 5 quart recipe. I have very large crockpot but needed my crockpot and another 1/4 crockpot. You could throw everything in a crockpot and cook and it would be good. Take the time for all the steps and it is wonderful!!! If you are looking for a quick fast throw in and go recipe, this is not it. The smells that continue all day from the sautee of the garlic/onion, the Worchester browned into the beef and the wine sauted into the mushrooms is unbelieveable. I just wish I thought of boiling my 2 cups of water in the pan after all the other steps before putting it into crockpot. The drippings would have been wonderful. I was worried about all the onion and only had 2. Since they were quartered and not chopped I figure it is ok. I also only had the lipton dry beefy onion soup mix on hand. This actual was a bit better because I didn't feel the need to add beef broth. Thank you for a wonderful recipe. Next time I will figure out how to cut it down and make it fit.
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Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2009
If you really love lemon/garlic fish this was wonderfu. Next time I will use less lemon. A bit too much even using juice of just one lemon for my taste. I did saute butter, lemon, garlic, parsley (and added one fresh chopped tomatoe and a dash of cajun spice). I sprayed baking pan with olive oil, placed the thin filets in pan, poured the saute over and baked uncovered. took 15 minutes only. I was worried it would dry out without foil or something but it was great. My husband loved it. He just mentioned it was a bit too much lemon for his taste. I will make this again and again I am sure
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Cozy Cottage Beef Stew Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2009
I am going to review this in 2 stages. I wanted a beef "soup" so I am trying to use "all" recommended liquid. I am currently cooking the recipe now. I have a very very LARGE crockpot. I can't use all the liquid!!! I overfilled my crockpot at 75% of liquids in recipe. Currently I have 23 ounces of chicken stock and 14 ounces of beef. With everything else, it is overflowing! My 2nd complaint is the amount of onion. It took so long to get everything chopped/diced (smaller for soup) that I have started this on high but after 2 hours it just taste like onion. The rest is bland at this point and I hope it gets better over the next 5 hours. I will update then but currently I warn all, following the exact recipe will cause overflow of your crockpot. For those looking for a stew you won't use all the liquid anyways but for those who did want a good chunky soup, be warned. update: This was a horrible attempt. Nothing went right from beginning to end. It was bland, overflowing my pot. In the end it was so bad to save what I could of this expense I had to add so much in seasoning that it wasn't this recipe. I probably should have realized this since all the reviews of a great soup were after many had made enormous changes to the original recipe.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2009
i used chicken broth rather than beer but only as a personal preference. 1/2 a white onion. I did place the chicken in a baggie with taco sauce and shook to season chicken then poured into crock pot with remaining taco sauce. Very flavorful!! I think the reviewer who mentioned that there wasn't enough flavor must have had a week taco sauce because ours was perfect. update: I make this all the time. I made it last week with beer as the recipe calls for and my husband likes it better with the beer. You can't taste the alcohol after all the cooking. I also now use the whole onion and again after slow cook of 5-7 hours it isn't so pungent. We keep it in the fidge, warm helpings in microwave for many days. Thanks for the recipe
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Quick and Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2008
thanks to other reviewers this was wonderful. I did not have corn tortillas and was worried, but flour (my husbands preference) did work as well. from reviewers this is what I learned. #1 only 3 of us so halved the recipe and used a glass pie pan. Again worried at first it would overflow, but was perfect. #2 Used boneless chicken breast that I cooked in skillet with garlic olive oil, small can ortega green chilis, spiced with part of a taco seaoning packet (NOT THE WHOLE PACKET). Yum, yum. Gives it a kick. #3 shredded the chicken with a fork since I didn't have a processor or anything. Chunks would never have worked. #3 Did not char. Cut tortillas into fourths, after putting part of the sauce in bottom of a pie plate, i used another pie plate for the rest of the sauce. I dipped tortillas in sauce as I assembled. Since tortillas and pie plate are both round, this worked easily. Depending on torillas size, with the large torillas you only need 3-4. #4 I used a packet of 4 cheese shredded mexican cheeses. #5 I mixed the shredded chicken with the sour cream before assembly. #6 assembly order was: 1/2" sauce, tortillas in single layer, chicken spread, cheese, tortillas in 2nd single layer, chicken spread, cheese, tortillas in 3rd single layer, cheese. #6 Baked covered with foil for 45 minutes. #7 cooled for 10 minutes. Cut Pie into 4ths and used a pie server spatula to serve. Sour Cream dab on top with a couple black olives. Perfect. I like flavor but not too spicy
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Slow Cooker Tender and Yummy Round Steak

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2008
this would be a 5 star but for one error on recipe. Don't put potatoes and carrots in until the last 3-4 hours. I use the dry beefy onion soup mix when I make this. If I don't have that, I use regular dry onion with beef broth instead of water. I sear the beef before starting in a bit of garlic oil. Not required but keeps the beef flavor full. I also put a dash of worchestershire sauce in. This also works with a pot roast (chuck). Just add an extra can of mushroom soup. If you like your vegetables a bit more al dente, steam them to desired and ad to pot and serve. If you like wine in your sauces then use red like merlot instead of water.
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Teriyaki Tuna Steaks

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2008
loved this. I didn't have garlic so I used 1/4 cup olive oil & 1/4 cup garlic infused olive oil. This was great and would do it this way again. I also did not have pineapple juice so used tropical fruit juice instead. Wonderful flavor. My husband doesn't care much for cooked fish. He loved this and asked me to make it more often, tyvm for the recipe
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Creamy Twice-Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
I have made twice bake for years but usually with sour cream. This was my first cream cheese recipe. First don't use foil in baking. the skins are not crisp. I use a garlic oil that I rub on outside of potatoes before I begin. Skins are then crisp but not over dried and taste yummy. I added pepper, bacon and shreddred cheese (wished I had some green onion but wasn't one in the house.) I left out the paprika because of cheese topping and milk because I was refrigerating overnight and then heating. The extra milk was not necessary after condensation. I also top with a bit more shredded cheddar cheese for taste and appearance. Everyone loved the change to cream cheese. In reheating a bit slower from refrigerator, I had a low 325 temp and then raised it up to 375 for last 10 minutes. Did 30 minutes then 10 to melt cheese. Also with a big dinner group I use one potatoe per every 2 people. I split them in half. A whole potatoe is just too much with a huge meal.
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Fresh Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2008
FABULOUS recipe. Because of onion this is best if made the night before to sit in refrigerator. If you do this you don't need to change the recipe. I used a whole medium size onion and it's potenancy lessened overnight. I served this to 12 women for Bunco night. They loved it and everyone wanted the recipe. Using bacon fried up and drained on a paper towel makes a huge difference. I tried bacon bits on my 2nd use of the recipe and it just wasn't quite as good. I have done almonds once and cashews once. Either works great
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Easy Swedish Apple Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2008
This is a five star recipe if you read all the reviews. Thats what I did. I then combined the winners and the result was a huge hit last night. Since it was more like a cobbler and my group was 10 I used a rectangle casserole pan and 1 1/2 times the recipe. My pan was an 8x9 with probably a 1 1/2" side. If you use a 9x12 pan you need to double the recipe. For apples. 7 medium granny smith. I peeled sliced and dropped along the way into a bowl of water and lemon juice. This keeps the apples white while you peel. I mixed 1 tablespoon white sugar, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1.5 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nut meg. After draining and drying of a bit of excess water with a paper towel from the apples I sprinkled and glazed them with the mixture and poured them into a bare pan. For topping the trick is to not over melt the butter. Just soften the butter. Wisk 1 egg, 1.5 cups flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar and 3/4 cup white sugar. Add 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/5 tsp nutmeg. Mix these altogether. Since the topping is not pourable just a large clump at a time of topping and then spread as evenly as possible over apples. It will spread out perfectly while baking. Bake at same temperature and time or until golden brown. The top comes out crispy. Since there is no pie shell you don't need to treat your casserole pan with butter or oils. Every drop comes out of the pan without sticking. Treating it would just make the dish too buttery. It was wonderul and devoured. It was better than a cob
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Bing Cherry Gelatin Mold

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2006
my husband loves this recipe. I have tried it with pepsi as well but prefer the coca cola. My husband doesn't like nuts so I make the recipe for him without and the recipe for guests with pecans. Spraying the mold is probably the most important part to success of the recipe.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2006
This is a wonderful base for whaever you are trying. dumplings, chicken pot pie, chicken and biscuits, chicken ala king. The only reason for a 4 star is it needs more flavor/seasoning than recipe calls for. At my 2nd attempt I used chicken broth instead of water and I cut down the liquid amount (this way I did not need flour to thicken later). I used 1 can of cream of chicken and 1 can celery. I added fresh mushrooms at the end (1 hr low or 30 min high. Since I had used boneless breasts, at the end I shredded the breast meat using two forks. I baked my biscuits in the oven and then served with the gravy over the biscuits. I could have added any number of vegetables but choose the simplified recipe. My husband liked my 1st attempt but loved this 2nd attempt.
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Italian Breaded Pork Chops

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2006
To give this dish a 5 star read the reviews first!!. The ingredients need to be cut in half or less before you begin. I did not use fresh garlic, instead I used a garlic olive oil. Since I did not find my parsley I used Rosemary instead but any herb with an italian flare to it would work. I sprayed pam on a glass pan and transferred the chops out of the fry pan as well. I was worried about the baking without a cover or foil but it worked wonderfully just as the recipe stated. They are tasty and moist. My husband and teenager both were happily surprised.
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