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Pollo (Chicken) Fricassee from Puerto Rico

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2008
I don't know about this recipe being authentic---I just know it was DELICIOUS! I did---don't we all---stray a bit from the recipe. I had a package of boneless chicken breasts and thighs I used instead of legs and used most each of red, green, and yellow peppers. I haven't had a crockpot since the my lid got melted (long story). But I popped it all into my blue enamel roasting pan that has NEVER produced anything NOT yummy and into the oven at 300 for about 5 hours. Anyhow, the smells in the kitchen within an hour---the alluring aromas of garlic and cilantro and onion...mmmm.... I did sample the sauce before I turned it over the chicken, and it was sooo good! I could probably have just ate it then on some chips. Oh---and I used fresh oregano. I didn't use red potatoes but one thinly sliced Idaho. I served it all with Saffron rice and a salad I made of the leftover bell peppers, some fresh jalepeno pepper, red onion, cilantro, rinced black beans and roasted corn. I dressed it with a lime juice and garlic-olive oil dressing. It lacked something---maybe a dash of vinegar? It needed another layer of flavor, but mixed with the Pollo and rice---magnifico! The chicken was so tender and sweet, the sauce---and there was plenty of it---was to die for, so complex and flavorful, but with a summer-y freshness thanks to the tang of the cilantro. This recipe will definitely see my roasting pan again!!!!! Thank you! (Oh, and I can't believe it, but I found the sazon season
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Creamy Chicken with Corn, Tarragon and Tomatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2008
This was...not good. Consistency was very soupy. Flavor was very bland---even the fresh tarragon and the late addition of a dollop of fresh minced garlic could not give it life. However---my husband liked it enough to say he didn't care if I made it again. Oh...and then putting the mess over a scoop of coucous....it makes me shiver to recall. It was an attractive dish, though, if you overlook the soupiness, the red and green and yellow midest the creamy paleness of the sauce.
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Garlic Creamed Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2009
I'll give it two stars because it was sorta edible. I can't remember when I last made something with a can of cream of whatever, but I thought "what the heck". I had to add cream and all sorts of seasonings to mask the flavor. In retrospect, I should have just rinsed the goop off the chicken, thrown together a quick wine sauce, and called it a done deal.
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Nancy's Chicken in Puff Pastry

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2009
I used phyllo dough and a green onions and chive cream cheese to which I added heaps of fresh tarragon and some rosemary and garlic seasoning. As suggested by a previous reviewer, I pounded the breasts thin and thus the cooking instructions produced a tender, perfectly cooked chicken breast and crisp, flaky pastry. I served with steamed red potatoes and sauteed green beans with almonds. I will make again, perhaps add some lemon tarragon sauce.
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Mushroom Port Wine Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2009
This was an emergency whip up and then I realized I was out of port wine! So I checked the booze cabinet, turned upa bottle of madeira, so I ended up making madeira sauce and just lighted up a little on the dijon. It was very good. I always like to have some quick and easy sauce recipes in my back pocket, to add some life to boring old grilled chicken or pork. This definitely will stay in my recipe box.
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Meatloaf with Fried Onions and Ranch Seasoning

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2009
I've been making this recipe for a while since I pulled it off Allrecipes a few months ago, and I was tickled to see it come over the daily letter---now lots of people will get to enjoy it. My husband, the meatloaf connoisseur, says it's some of the best he's ever had (even better than Mom's!) and I---who do not like meatloaf at all---will even eat it as leftovers. I have made a little adaption since I started making it----I add a tablespoon of worchestershire sauce and a tablespoon of smoke flavoring---mesquite, hickory, original---it doesn't matter. Adds a lovely hint of extra flavor. This is a very good meatloaf and you really have to try it!
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Onion Chicken in Balsamic Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2009
Lots and lots of flavor, although my sauce did not really reduce. I think I would reduce the amount of chicken stock to 1 cup next time. Chicken was very tender. I served with Cilantro-Garlic potatoes (also on allrecipes.com) and roasted fresh asparagus for a colorful and tasty Sunday dinner.
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Cheesy Potato and Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2009
This is one of our favorite vegetarian soup recipes, serves with artisan bread from the local bakery and a fresh green salad. Very flavorful, although my husband and I tend to add a little extra heat via tabasco sauce. When I have it, I use my own frozen, home-roasted corn and when I don't, I use Trader Joe's roated corn. Either way--yummy!
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Creamed Spinach Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2009
We did not like this at all! I was shocked, because it sounded delish! It was bland, tasteless, and uninspired. And because the recipe said it was two servings, I doubled the recipe and ended up with a MASSIVE amount of something we did not like! The only modification I made was adding some chopped vidalias. I could not recommend this recipe.
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Pork Medallions with Balsamic Vinegar and Capers

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2009
Easy, flavorful recipe. The balsamic vinegar, lemon zest, and capers all bring a wonderful Mediterranean flavor to the dish. The only changes is after I cut the medallions from a whole pork loin (we buy lots of pork loin roasts when it is on sale for 1.99#) I beat it thin with my meat beater/hammer thing, to about 1/4 inch so it was just so tender it melted in your mouth, and inspired by the other flavors, I added some fresh oregano. I served with roasted garlic red potatoes and a Greek salad. Oh, this is definitely a keeper!
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Romaine and Mandarin Orange Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2009
A really wonderful summertime salad. Oh, my gosh, my mouth is watering just remembering it! I think I will make it again tonight! I am trying the California Chicken recipe that arrived in the Allrecipe Daily letter---doesn't that sound delish? Yum-o!
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Cilantro and Garlic Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2009
We love garlic. We love cilantro. We love potatoes. I followed the recipe exactly. So why didn't we love this dish? It just lacked "umph". Probably will not make again.
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French Leek Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2009
I was unexpectedly hosting a vegetarian friend for dinner and I feel bad because she always gets the short end of the stick when dining with her carnivore friends, so I was planning to make sure she had plenty of choices. Then circumstances occurred where instead of a week to plan and shop, I had just a few hours, so I hit allrecipes in a panic. I chose this because it only required a few ingredients, was easy to throw together, and had good reviews. I was a little skeptical---"custard" and there were no eggs. I thought maybe an ingredient had gotten left out, until someone mentioned in a review there were really no eggs. Anyway, I whipped this bad boy up and boy, did it go over big. It was so easy---and I was running crazy trying to shop and clean and cook with only a few hours notice. And my guests went nuts for it---we had to force the meat-eaters back so Veggie Girl could have a second helping. I feel confident if I had made two tarts, eight people could easily have demolished them. I can't wait to make again! The only changes I made were I used swiss---that's what I had on hand!---and after reading the reviews, I did add about 1 1/2 T of Wondra flour, and my pie was nice and firm and tight and not a bit runny. Lovely, lovely, lovely! Thanks, Sunny!
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Vegetable-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2009
Marinated for about an hour in balsamic vinegarette, otherwise prepared as directed. Delicious. Even enjoyed by my husband, who is trying to learn to eat "fungi". Very pretty. The mushroom was a little tough, I wonder if that is because of the vinegar? Could not be fork-cut, had to use a knife. Other than that, great taste and presentation.
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Spicy Chicken Curry Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2010
I must have gotten the mildest jar of curry in the batch. I purchased a 4 oz bottle of Thai Kitchen Green Curry Paste and following directions, added 2 T. (I had doubled soup recipe because it sounded delish and got good reviews and I was really hungry!) Then I added another T. Then another! It didn't take long before I had emptied the jar into the soup and was barely aware of any spices. So either everyone in the world than me is a weenie or I got a particularly mild bottle. As for the soup, spicy or not, it was delicious. However, I review it delicately, because as someone pointed out, if you change the recipe radically, then you really can't comment on the original recipe. I forgot to pick up green onions, so I ended up using a roughly chopped white onion. And then I had some red and green peppers leftover in the fridge and knowing how pretty that would look, I roughly chopped the peppers and threw them in. (It did look pretty: the red and green of the peppers and the ornage of the carrots against the pale chartreuse of the soup.) Then, because I was still looking for bite, I started sprinkling in caynee, but I stopped rpetty quickly because it was changing the oclor of the soup. I will state that the soup was good, and then adding the fresh squeeze leime juice made it go: "POW!" Totally took it up 4 star. Bon apetit!
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Chocolate Gravy II

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2010
Oh, my gosh, this was sublime! Fried up some thick cut Applewood smoked bacon, served with some homemade biscuits all slathered with butter and it was a heart attack on a plate and we loved every sinful bite. Of course, this was a trial run and we'll have to limit ourselves to this kind of mad indulgence on special occasions. No one who has reviewed this recipe claims it's healthy and good for you and is something you'd eat every day.
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Chicken Breasts in a Date, Caper, and Mascarpone Sauce with Couscous

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2011
My husband does not like capers. My husband does not like dates. My husband took a couple of bites of this dish and announced that I could put it on the weekly rota and he would happily eat it. And then he gobbled it all up! The only change I made was I used 1/2 & 1/2 instead of heavy cream because I had that in the fridge and it was cold and rainy and I didn't want to go out. I did neglect the sauce a bit and when I returned, it had separated in a terrible gloppy mess, but I just added some more 1/2 & 1/2 and stirred vigorously and it all settled down. Disaster averted! Served with a boxed Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil couscous and for veggie, I followed recommendation and put my own twist: I sauteed green beans, then 5 minutes before finishing, I tossed in a handful of tomatoes, cucumbers, sliced Kalamta lives and some Spice Isalnds Greek Seasoning (great all-purpose spice for the pantry shelf) And for those who think cooked cucumbers sound yucky, you haven't lived until you've had braised cucumbers, but's that's another recipe. I highly recommend this recipe. Yum! (In fact, I just had the leftovers from my plate---there were none from Husband's and Son's---for lunch. Nukes well!)
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