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Golden Chicken with Noodles from Birds Eye®

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2013
As a recipe starter or for someone just learning to cook, this meal as written is just OK. I seasoned my chicken quite well, and I used chicken broth I'd made myself from Roast Sticky Chicken from this site--so those ingredients contained a lot of flavor. I had to use capellini rather than noodles, since that is the only pasta my husband will really eat, and I did use a heavy dose of butter with that. The Parmesan cheese adds a little more flavor and salt. It still cried out heavily for more flavor, so I added a few leftover caramelized onions from my fridge. In the end I had to add some more of my favorite condiments. I recommend starting out with this recipe but having in mind and handy all the flavorings that you know you love with the ingredients.
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HERDEZ® Creamy Pasilla Enchiladas

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2013
The first statement I need to make is that I really love the new Herdez Cooking Sauces that are making their way to your grocery stores this week. If you are a recipe purist who thinks one should follow the recipe exactly, just stop reading now! I did make a few changes to this recipe. First of all, I used leftover flour tortillas from my freezer from the Tequila Party I hosted for AR friends in April! Then I used my leftover Roast Sticky Chicken (still a favorite from this site). I had some leftover Herdez Tomatillo Verde Cooking Sauce (my very favorite of the four new cooking sauces), so I used that along with a little beef broth (leftovers from my Drowned Beef Sandwich the other night). The corn I cut from the cob was very sweet, and that was a perfect complement to the spicy sauce. We loved this dinner. We didn't eat all that much because it is rich, but we did have a green salad to go along with it. Delicious! Totally yummy!
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JELL-O Patriotic Mini Fruit Tarts

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2013
I am rating this based on my son and his family for whom I made these. They loved them! My son said he could have eaten 20 of them, so it's a very good thing I made only 8. I bought 8 little metal tart pans from Bed Bath & Beyond that were perfect for this project. I wish I would have made my own dough because it was hard to shape the pre-made dough that came in circles to fit into the little pans, and then they shrank a little bit, too. I think it would have been better had I covered the entire top of the tart with the berries, so if I get another "order" from them, that's exactly what I'll do. EDIT::: I wanted to use the other piece of pie crust that came in the package, so this time for my little tarts I cut the roll of pie crust into 8 little pieces weighing 1 oz each. That worked perfectly! But next time I'll do a different type of crust!
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HERDEZ® Drowned Beef Sandwich with Chipotle Sauce (Torta Ahogada)

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2013
OMG. This is SOOO good. If you don't start with bd.weld's Slow-Roasted Beef for Sandwiches on this site, you will be missing a major component of this sandwich! Please do yourself a favor and take the time to get that done. But then with this recipe I made it according to what we know works for us. The rolls were first slathered with a bit of mayo and then a bit of horseradish. The onions, which I caramelized with only butter and a touch of salt, and the garlic added a necessary layer to the sandwich. I did add a little mozzarella to the buns. But I cut my meat very thin and added it to the pan with the garlic onions and beef broth/Herdez mixture. What a perfect sandwich! I mean perfect. This will become a staple in our family, and I can't wait to serve this to friends! Thank you so much, bd.weld! You are pure genius!
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Cinnamon Sweet Puffs

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2013
My granddaughters loved helping me make these! I am just a little confused about the number of servings because the only Grands I could find in my market had 8 biscuits in it. We made only half the recipe, so I'm not sure where 12 puffs comes from. I would caution you to be sure to make sure every little seam is tightly closed! If you see my photo, you'll know what happens if there is a little hole. I chose to eat part of one from which the marshmallow had escaped, and it was still yummy. I had a little butter left, so you could even go a tablespoon or two short with the melted butter (you can always melt a little more!), and I used maybe a little more of the cinnamon sugar (I would suggest spooning it over the rolls because otherwise it gets all gummy from the butter). I would maybe even try the next time they want some of this to cut each biscuit in half horizontally to make a smaller roll. You could put almost anything in the middle with marshmallows---I'm thinking caramel or chocolate. Anyway, this was successful! I was glad to have the little girls take them away so I don't even have to think about having one with all the marshmallow in it. They were delighted! Thanks for the recipe!
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Benny's Famous Jalapeno Poppers

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2013
These were the first poppers I've made like this, and they were a big hit! I only had one cob of corn that came to 4 oz, so I added a little Parmesan cheese (an idea from another recipe). I also baked these in the oven because I didn't have the time to watch them on the grill outside. They are very delicious--and quite mild, all things considered! I loved the idea of the corn! I informed my guests that these were our veggies for the night (besides the salad I served), and they were totally happy with that! Thanks for the recipe, Benny! I'll be making these again!
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BBQ Meatballs

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2013
We really liked these meatballs! I did make a couple of small changes. Because I cut the recipe to 8 servings, I used only one package of Jennie-O ground turkey breast (1 1/4 lb), and I didn't add water but rather pineapple juice. I also sprinkled in a little Tajin (a new favorite seasoning). For the sauce I used a 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, no puree, Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, no brown sugar (because of the BBQ sauce), and only a big squirt of catsup. I didn't have pineapple but used pineapple juice instead. I browned the one-ounce meatballs in a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of olive oil before adding them to finish cooking in the sauce. This is a really nice recipe that I will definitely make again! I have enough left over for another meal for the two of us, and we will look forward to this! Thank you so much for this recipe!
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Roasted Turkey Breast With Herbs

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2013
I used a half turkey breast with bone weighing about 3 pounds (Trader Joe's), so I adjusted the sauce accordingly. I didn't have the heart to flip the breast over halfway through because it would have soaked off all the wonderful herbs on the top of the turkey---I just added a little more to the sauce at that point. I think the cooking time was off because I would not cook turkey to 180 degrees, but rather the new time of around 165. This would be a good way to fix a little more turkey at Thanksgiving time without doing a whole bird. If you were going to serve this with mashed potatoes, you would perhaps want to have a little more of the gravy! Thanks for a nice meal!
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Skewered Grilled Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2013
Since I already had some open apple juice, I used that rather than the wine, and I did add some grated Parmesan to the skewers before placing them on the grill. Don't forget to salt and pepper the skewered potatoes! I thought these were tasty, but I think almost anything you put on these using the cooking method would be wonderful! Thanks for a really great idea for preparing potatoes!
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Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2013
I added some flavor to the sauce---a dash of Sambal Oelek, a little garlic powder, and a little more ginger. The amount of water to cornstarch is off because I felt the sauce was too runny. I did brine my pork chops (Pork Chop Grill) in preparation of this dish. This made for a pleasant meal.
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Happy Birthday Martini

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2013
Delicious! It has a nice clean and fresh taste! Very yummy! Thanks for a martini tonight, even though it isn't my birthday!
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Lemon Nut Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2013
I baked these as written, but at 15 minutes the bottoms were done, and the middle wasn't quite done. If I were to make these again, I'd turn the oven down to 325 and see if that would help the situation. These have a nice flavor and are good with a cup of coffee--not too sweet and light. I did use butter. Thanks for a nice change of pace!
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Very Yummy Croutons

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2013
We love buttery croutons, so this recipe was just right up our alley! The amount of butter could be scaled back just a little because there was still some left in the bowl when my bread cubes were plenty saturated. Next time I think I would use half garlic powder and half garlic salt because these were just a little salty for us. I had to remove the bowl of baked croutons from in front of my family for sampling or we would not have had any left for our salad! Yum!
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Garlic-Parmesan Croutons

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2013
I made a scaled down version of these, and they came out very good. Since oregano can have a strong taste, I'd caution you to perhaps start with going a little short on that herb--you can always add, but it's harder to take away! Cooking time could vary depending on how dry your bread is to start with. I took mine out of the oven when they were nicely golden brown, but they weren't quite crunchy yet. I baked them a little more, and they almost got too done. I liked the process of how to toss the bread cubes in the butter solution. Thanks for adding so much flavor to our salad!
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Barbeque Halibut Steaks

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2013
We loved this! I can see that marinating the fish for a while before would be beneficial, so I'll do that next time. I did use a Costco halibut fillet rather than a steak, but otherwise I followed the recipe to a T. It really wasn't as sweet as you'd think. This will be a repeat! Thanks! It's exactly what we needed tonight!
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Limehouse Chicken

Reviewed: May 29, 2013
This rating represents a split between me and hubby because he really liked it and I thought it was just OK. I did use chicken breasts and omitted the mint but otherwise followed the recipe. It was moist, but I wanted more zip to it I think. I like trying new ways to fix chicken, and this certainly did fulfill that! Thanks for the recipe, and thanks for feeding my hubby well!
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Mashed Potatoes and Apples

Reviewed: May 27, 2013
This is an interesting recipe. My hubby liked it more than I did, probably because I thought the texture was just a little different than what I am used to. It was all eaten up, so I can't complain at all! I made half of what was called for, following the recipe otherwise. I did add a touch of Tajin to the finished product. I would make this again. Thanks for the recipe!
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Oven Roasted Greek Potatoes

Reviewed: May 26, 2013
I did only a portion of the recipe using four medium-sized red potatoes a little parboiled and cut in slices. I added a little extra salad dressing and omitted the water. This took an hour and a half to bake, and we really enjoyed the results. Hubby especially loved these potatoes. This MyPlate recipe will be a repeat! Thanks!
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Twelve Minute Pasta Toss

Reviewed: May 24, 2013
We thought this was very easy and delicious, too! I used boneless skinless thighs that I cleaned up of all the fat. The olive oil I used was rosemary infused, a gift from a good friend. Be sure to save a little of the pasta water so you can use it to add to the meal once you get it together if you need more moisture. I think white wine would have worked well, too. If you didn't have sundried tomatoes, capers would be a great sub, as would marinated artichoke hearts or bottled roasted red peppers. As you can tell, this lends itself very well indeed to whatever you happen to have on hand! Thanks for a great meal!
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Honey Baked Chicken

Reviewed: May 21, 2013
I agree with others about the runniness of the sauce, but I attributed that to the fact that I cooked this on stovetop. I used Dijon mustard but otherwise followed the recipe. It was tasty and quick and easy, and there's a lot to be said for that! The sauce would be good thickened a tad and maybe doubled so you could pour some over rice or potatoes. Hubby liked it, so that was all that mattered!
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