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Peanut Butter

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2012
I wanted to make my own peanut butter. I bought 2 pounds of peanuts at the farmers market. Yes this recipe is easy in principal but in the real world (with kids, dogs, chores, etc) this project is completely cumbersome. Roasting the nut in its shell is very simple. However shelling the nuts takes a long time and then pulling off that purplish thin inner skin that wraps the actual nut is a pain in the rear end. Finally, it has to be made in very small batches in a food processor because it's not a lot of space. The nuts kept getting jammed under the blade of the food processor. The consistency is really thick so I ended up putting in too much peanut oil. It tasted awful. I'm sure most of it was "first time" mistakes...but overall the cost wasn't any cheaper and it certainly took too long. I would rather just get the organic peanut butter at the store and save myself some time!!
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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Reviewed: May 23, 2012
I grew some cauliflower in the garden this year and didn't know how to cook it. I found this recipe and tried it. I actually roasted it for 35 minutes but mixed it up twice and it came out really delicious. Easy side dish with a lot of flavor for so little ingredients.
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Washabinaros Chili

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2008
I loved it. It was sweet with some heat. I didn't have all those hot peppers they used in the recipe, or the wasabi paste. It would've been way too hot for us. I just used all the other ingredients and added 2 jalapeno peppers and a few dashes of tobasco sauce. It was perfect! I can see why it was highly recommended.
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Spinach Tomato Tortellini

Reviewed: May 14, 2008
I'd consider this average but filling. It needed tweeking just like other readers suggested. I added lots of garlic, twice the spinach (since it wilts down to practically nothing), and no-salt added diced tomatoes. I added more parmesan and used half & half instead of a mixture of heavy cream with milk. It was still creamy but mild flavored. It was a simple dish. Don't make this if you are looking for your mouth to go "pop". It was a great and easy meal for a fill-in night.
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Chicken with Green Peppers in Black Bean Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2008
I liked this recipe but it took awhile to make. I cooked the chicken first and then added it to the recipe. I didn't like the idea of using raw chicken in a black bean sauce. I also added waterchestnuts and added just a little cornstarch to thicken it up. I used a low-sodium chicken boullion and low-socium soy. I thought it was pretty good, but my husband said it needed more salt. go figure.
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Easy Pasta Fagioli

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2008
I make a more tasty and complex pasta fagioli, but this one was pretty good for the time it took. I added 1 1/2 c water since the tomato sauce was too thick for a soup. I also wish I only put in 1c pasta. I also used a big can of cannelli beans. overall pretty tasty and really easy to make! I'll make this again!
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Stuffed Green Peppers I

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2008
Great recipe. I altered a little by using lean beef, and added "herbs de provence" spice to the beef mixture along with extra garlic during the browning stage. I think the cheddar cheese really gave it a creamy taste. I used one can tomato soup on top mixed with a ladle of the boiling water from green peppers. My 17 month old daughter loved it....me too!
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Chicken Valdostano

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2008
Everyone liked this recipe. I modified it a bit. I cooked the chicken then after removing it, I put the prosciutto in the pan to crisp it up a bit. I removed it and added mushrooms to the pan and they absorbed some nice prosciutto flavor. I then cooked it the rest of the way according to the directions. It came out really tasty!
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Broccoli Chicken Divan

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2008
I liked this recipe and modified it according to other people's suggestions. I added cooked rice pilaf on the bottom, used cajun spice like a rub on the chicken and I used Campbell's Healthy Heart Cream of Chicken soup and skim milk to lighten it all up. It still tasted salty, so next time, I'll try Rice Roni's Reduced Sodium Chicken rice and cut back on the cajun spice. I will put tin foil over the pan while in the oven for the bulk of the time to heat it through and then take the tin foil off to crisp the top before removing from the oven. I didn't do that this time and the cheese was dried/baked on rather than oozing through the dish. I'll definitely try this one again.
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Sausage Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2008
I liked this recipe. The sausage gave off great flavor. I omitted salt from others suggestions and am thankful I did so. I added chopped carrots, mushrooms & green peppers to add some veggies and it tasted great together. It was a little soupy, so next time I might add a little flour in with the "soup mix". I'm not sure if it was soupy because I added my own mushrooms to the mix? Anyways, it was a nice meal for a cold night. My 5 year old liked it too...although he said it "looked funny".
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