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Shrimp with Pasta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Artichokes and Basil Bacon Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2007
I thought this was great but my boyfriend gave it a two or three. I thought it was very satisfying and not too fattening, but his exact words were "not something I'd want again." Personally, I would recommend it, as I think this is a great way to enjoy whole wheat pasta.
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Pesto Chicken Florentine

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2007
I thought this was just ok but my boyfriend gave it 4 stars. I didn't think I would like the dry Alfredo sauce mix, and I didn't. It was edible but I don't think I would make it again. It could have been better with a real cream sauce and some parmesan cheese.
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Restaurant-Style Coleslaw I

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2007
To me KFC is the best coleslaw and every other slaw I've tried has fallen short. This was EXACTLY like KFC and it was fantastic. I doubled it and took it to a barbecue and there were hardly any leftovers! Several people commented on how tasty it was and went back for seconds. I let it chill 2 hours and the onion flavor was very strong, but the next day it was perfect. Next time I would either make this a day in advance, or else use half the onion if serving the same day. If you want to duplicate the Colonel's recipe at home, this is it (much cheaper too)! If you don't like it so runny, with the amount of dressing this calls for, you can easily use double the cabbage mix and it turns out great! However if you eliminate the buttermilk I would suggest compensating with a little extra mayo which makes it a lot creamier. If you need another excuse to buy a quart of buttermilk I would suggest pairing this coleslaw with Breaded Chicken Fingers from this site, which calls for a buttermilk marinade :)
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Original Irish Cream

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2007
I've had homemade irish cream before that was much better than this. This stuff came out too thick and sugary for me - next time I would use more cream or less condensed milk and chocolate syrup. I made it for St Patty's day and most of it is still sitting in my fridge a month later. The two times I tried to drink it I got a stomachache and a headache.
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Chicken Milano

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2007
This tasted like something you'd order in a restaurant. However, my sauce took SO LONG to reduce that I just gave up, so it was on the thin side. Next time I think I would use half the chicken broth or else add a little cornstrach to speed up the process. I also think next time I would cut the chicken into small pieces and bread it, or else grill it so it gets a nice shell on it. But the sun dried tomato flavor was delicious. I used the kind in oil instead of actual dry ones, so maybe that helps explain why my sauce came out too thin. **Update: I have made this again using the DRY sun-dried tomatoes and it comes out perfect following the recipe exactly. Make sure not to use the sun-dried tomatoes in oil!
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Curried Chicken and Rice Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2007
This is so good and you can do a lot to play around with it - I use brown rice, plain fat-free yogurt instead of the sour cream, crushed almonds instead of pine nuts, leave out the celery and add water chestnuts instead, you could do tofu rather than chicken... etc. As long as you keep the curry and mango chutney it always tastes good!
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Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2007
This was really boring and I did a lot to try to improve it - I started with sauteed garlic and onion and then browned small pieces of chicken, added 1 1/2 cans of tomatoes and the pesto and used marinated artichoke hearts instead of regular, then served it over penne. I didn't think this was a winner. The tomatoes were too chunky, it would have been better with just plain tomato sauce or just the pesto. My boyfriend makes a pesto/chicken/sun-dried tomato/parm/pine nuts pasta that I think is better than this.
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Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2007
My boyfriend took one bite of this chicken and rated it five stars :-) The only change we made was to brown the chicken in butter and oil in a skillet for a few minutes rather than wait 30 minutes for it to bake. We served it with the Lemon-Garlic Green Beans from this site. We couldn't stop talking about how good it was (not exactly low-fat though)!
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Lemon-Garlic Green Beans

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2007
These were delicious! I have never cooked green beans before and I thought they would taste kind of plain, but the balance of flavors is perfect. They are very light and the green beans are not overly-flavored, they are just right.
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Caramelized Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2007
This was tasty, but I agree with some of the other reviewers that it didn't really carmelize. (Plus, the sauce nearly ruined the glass baking dish we cooked it in. If you bake it, either use a disposable roasting pan or line the baking dish with foil!!!) I halved the chicken so I would have double the sauce to pour over rice. To thicken the sauce I used some of the reviewer suggestions and added 2 tbs cornstarch and brought it to a boil for a few minutes. Half of it I poured over the chicken to bake and the extra sauce I left on the stove simmering on low. The sauce in the pan with the chicken came out MUCH thinner than the sauce I left on the stove top, which had a nice syrupy consistency. Since it didn't carmelize, I think this recipe would be faster and easier, and just as good, if you cooked the chicken and sauce in a frying pan on top of the stove. However, I did love this simple but delicious sauce; I am always looking for new ways to dress up plain old chicken! To me it tasted like something you'd get at a chinese restaurant.
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Baked Beans II

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2007
These were ok. All I really tasted was ketchup, they didn't seem any better than just plain old baked beans straight out of the can. I did leave out some of the brown sugar, but that was the only adjustment I made.
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Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2007
I thought these were a five but my boyfriend only gave them a three (he will always prefer red-meat hamburgers). We followed the recipe but added a little Worcestershire sauce and A-1. They were moist but stayed together, and they were very flavorful - however I added a little extra onion and a lot of extra garlic. (I divided the recipe in thirds but accidentally added two full cloves of garlic when the recipe only called for 1/3 clove - !) I would make these again as I am trying to find delicious ways to cut calories - but my boyfriend's opinion of them was just "They were edible."
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Bubba's Jambalaya

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2007
This was really good. My boyfriend loves jambalaya and he always makes Zatarains, but we tried this for a change. We used polska kielbasa, chicken and shrimp but left out the cubed ham. He loved it and gave it five stars!
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Striped Pesto Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2007
I thought this was ok. It tasted good, but not much better than any cheese and pesto dip you can buy already prepared at the store. It's almost impossible to get the stripe-y effect, and while I did get some compliments on it, I don't think I would go to the trouble of trying to make this again.
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Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2006
I was expecting more, with all the five-star ratings this received. I followed the recipe exactly except for a few sprinkles of bleu cheese on top. It was good, but nothing to write home about. I still prefer my favorite walnut, cranberry and gorgonzola salad with raspberry vinaigrette.
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Baked Potato Soup I

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2006
This was ok. It was bland like some of the other reviews mentioned, so we smothered each serving with extra cheese, bacon, sour cream and onions, just like a loaded baked potato. I followed the recipe except for substituting bacon fat for the butter. I didn't peel the potatoes or mash them up all the way so it was more chunky, but by the next day the leftovers were basically just mashed potatoes. I've had baked potato soup that was more flavorful, and this wasn't quite it. If I decided to make this again, I would probably try one of the other Baked Potato Soup recipes on this site, or else cut the potatoes and milk in half or double the other ingredients. By the way, if you want a great recipe with "loaded baked potato" taste, try the Baked Potato Salad I recipe on this site :)
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Creamy Pesto Shrimp

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2006
This was fantastic - exactly like something you'd get in a restaurant. We followed the recipe exactly, adding pre-cooked thawed shrimp at the end. The sauce lost some of the thickness after we added the shrimp, but it was so delicious it hardly mattered. I've also made it with grilled chicken and the sauce came out much thicker. Thanks for this wonderful recipe!
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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2006
This was very good! The first time we made it we used small pre-cooked shrimp and grilled it on the Foreman Grill (without skewers) and it came out great. The second time, we doubled the marinade and then cooked the shrimp and marinade in a skillet and poured it over rice. The heat made the sauce pretty thin so now I reserve 1/2 cup marinade and add one tablespoon cornstarch to it, then combine it all in the skillet. *TIP: One thing I do different is I only use a quarter or a third of the olive oil called for. It doesn't really add anything and it just kinda separates into this oily layer floating on top, not really blending with the tomato sauce. Now I usually quadruple the marinade (with the exception of the olive oil) when using the marinade as a sauce. We've also made this with small pieces of chicken and it is very good! Thanks for this recipe!
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