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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2009
This was so handy! Much easier than dealing with all that mess in the oven. I used a 5.5 lb turkey breast and put some pats of butter under the skin, sprinkled with salt, pepper and some Montreal chicken seasoning. I was worried about the lack of liquid to cook in, but it produced plenty of its own! I thought the meat turned out just slightly dry, but my husband thought it was great - overall I think it was much better than most cooked turkey.
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Beer Beef Stew

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2009
We liked this. It was a little on the bland side though - and that was even after I added a dash of Worcestershire sauce. (I did use the tomato paste but not the tomato sauce, based on previous reviews, and there was plenty of liquid - tomato sauce would have added too much.) I think if I had braised the meat for a little longer with some onions, it might have had a better flavor. But overall it was good and had a nice, warm, "beery" scent (we used Samuel Adams Black Lager).
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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2009
Awesome! Easy and festive for Thanksgiving, and a big hit instead of the usual boring pumpkin pie. Next year I'm making two of these!
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Bread and Celery Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2009
LOVED it. Will make again and again.
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Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2009
This was perfect! I made it ahead and froze it for Thanksgiving. On the day, I had forgotten to leave it out ahead of time to defrost, so I heated it slowly over a very low heat. Thought it would get lumpy and I would have to whisk or strain it, but it turned out perfectly and was delicious!
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Campbell's® Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2009
This was good. I took the advice of other reviewers and left out the soy sauce. I fried some onion and bacon and added that to the cooked beans before mixing with the soup. Since I don't eat mushrooms, I substituted cream of celery soup and that worked out fine. 4 stars since I didn't make it exactly to the recipe. I'm not a fan of green beans, but this was fine and my husband loved it and cleaned up all the leftovers!
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Easy Cream Cheese Danish

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2009
I was really disappointed with this. The filling is WAY too much, there's no way you could pick it up and eat it like a regular danish without the filling slopping out everywhere. Also, the crust turned out more soggy than flaky, and did not look good - the seams were still visible even after pinching them together as the recipe described. The taste was good though - kind of like cheesecake between two layers of bread. But the overall appearance and excessive filling is so bad I won't even send the leftovers in to my husband's work. I may try this again sometime with modifications, but I'm not in any hurry.
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Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2007
Excellent marinade - my search is over! I have tried lots of different ways to do pork tenderloin, and so far this is my favorite. Totally foolproof, and leaves the pork so juicy and flavorful. Usually I make two, and freeze one for another time. The leftovers are so good!
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Spanish Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2007
Just three stars because this meal took SO long to cook. I used brown rice, which takes a little longer than white, but I had to leave it in the oven for an hour and 20 minutes for it to be edible. That makes this a very time-consuming dish and not one I would make regularly. Despite this, the dish turned out pretty good. I didn't think the small amount of spices would be enough but it was actually just right. I did use chicken stock instead of bouillon, and added some peas, but otherwise stuck to the recipe. It's good, but probably not good enough to be worth the wait, in my opinion.
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Simple Swiss Chard

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2007
Not bad. I took the advice of previous reviewers, and used only about half of the balsamic vinegar specified - and there was still more than enough! I also think it was a little too garlicky - although we like garlic a lot, this was just a bit too much. Still, it was a tasty way to cook chard, thanks for the inspiration!
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Rosemary Turkey Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2007
Pretty good. As other reviewers have said, it was a bit mushy. Next time I would cut down on the milk, but the balsamic vinegar gave it a really interesting taste and made it more than just another meatloaf. I omitted the sugar from the topping, and made the loaf in an 8'x8' pan, but otherwise follwed the recipe. The topping was good without the sugar, but I am not a fan of sweet and savory together. It took about an hour to cook and could have stood up to longer cooking time, in my opinion. Looking forward to trying out the leftovers though!
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Red Lentil Curry

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2007
Excellent recipe. I loved everything about it. My husband is normally skeptical of anything involving lentils, but even he really loved it and spontaeously raved about it. The heat level of the spices is just right and it is really yummy with some basmati rice and naan bread. It's a versatile base for adding other ingredients that you like too - I've added canned diced tomatoes and jumbo shrimp, as suggested by another reviewer, with great results. I think peas, chickpeas or potatoes would work well too. Thanks for such a healthy, yummy and inexpensive recipe that I'll make again and again!
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Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2007
I thought this was ok. Not as special as the previous reviews lead me to believe. I did add fresh minced garlic to the marinade to add some flavor but although the pork was very tender and perfectly cooked, the taste was nothing great. I did like the mustard sauce, but the recipe makes way more than you will need. It has quite a kick to it though! We liked it - I would make the sauce again for roast beef or to use in sandwiches. Don't know if I would bother with the pork again.
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Feta Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2007
I made this a couple of nights ago, and it was good, and really easy. I made my own wholewheat breadcrumbs and added some herbs to complement the tomato-basil feta. I also did as another reviewer suggested, and cut a "pocket" into the chicken breast instead of pounding it flat. The chicken turned out really tender and crispy on the oustide. My husband and 1-year-old both really enjoyed it, but I'm not sure that I would use feta cheese again. I enjoy it in salads but it was a little overpowering with the chicken, for my taste anyway. But not bad - definitely a good easy meal with lots of scope for adjustment.
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Oatmeal Waffles

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2007
These were pretty decent. I had to use plain flour, since I had no wholewheat, but otherwise left the recipe unchanged. I think the waffles definitely need a good amount of syrup, otherwise the molasses taste is kind of strong, so I might play with it next time to get a balance. Still, I liked that the recipe called for a lot less oil than my usual one, and it was nice to include the oatmeal. My waffle maker is a Black & Decker single round waffle maker, and usually I put 2/3 cup of batter in there, but with this recipe I found that was a little too much, so I would recommend a heaping 1/2 cup batter here.
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Beef or Chicken Marinade

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2007
Very flavorful. Made this tonight with chicken, for a stirfry with bok choy, edamame and spring onions over brown basmati rice. Wish I'd had some spare marinade for a little extra sauce, but the chicken was fantastic and not as sweet as I had feared. I marinaded the chicken for about 7 hours before cooking. I used grated ginger root instead of powdered ginger, and minced fresh garlic instead of the powdered stuff too. I substituted white wine vinegar for the plain version, but don't know if that makes much difference. I didn't find the soy sauce made it too salty at all, it was just right for an Asian style dish. Will definitely make again.
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Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2007
This is a favorite in my house. So easy and has a great flavor. You can pull the chicken for sandwiches or just serve the whole chicken breasts over rice or mashed potatoes. I made this for my parents and my dad insisted that I give my mother the recipe! It's so nice that you don't have to defrost the chicken in advance, and the ingredients are all store-cupboard standbys, so this is a go-to recipe. Love it! Thanks!
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2007
These are excellent. Even my carnivorous husband loved them and has requested them several times. I add whatever I have on hand in terms of veggies - corn, shredded carrot, zucchini etc. They don't hold up well on a Foreman grill, but are great in the pan or in foil on the bbq grill. Next I plan to make them with 1/2 beans and 1/2 soy "sausage" meat - I think they'll be awesome. Use whatever seasonings you like - I usually add Montreal Steak Seasoning to the cumin & chili powder.
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Dijon Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2007
Pretty good, and very easy and quick to prepare. The mustard did a lot to liven up boring old pork chops. However, I had the same problem as another reviewer - the mustard soaked into the breadcrumbs so the crust was soggy instead of crispy. I don't know how to change that but there must be a way - maybe I will experiment again with less mustard, or use some mustard powder with the breadcrumbs.
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Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2007
Very good! Simple and very tasty. The only change I made was using regular jack cheese instead of pepperjack, because that's all I had, and it tasted great - in fact I don't think this dish needs any heat. It was very slightly on the dry side, so I will probably cover the chicken for part of the cooking time next time around, or use a little wine or stock in the base of the pan. Also, I would turn the pieces over at the end of the cooking time to allow the bacon on the underside to get a little crispy too. Definitely a keeper - I served mine over couscous but wild rice would also be good, I think, or just serve with a nice salad for those low-carb dieters!
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