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Anniversary Chicken I

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2008
I rate this a 5 star recipe for flavor, ease and most important in my house "kid friendly." Anything that the adults and kids love this much is a keeper. Like the others I added the cheese the last 15 minutes and used real bacon bits.
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Jumbo Shrimp and Asparagus

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2008
This recipe was really easy and really, really tasty. The only things I did different was using ginger paste as my store did not have fresh ginger(paste available in the produce section and has s decent shelf life.) I also added some diced white onions. This was better than any shrimp dish I have had in a restaurant! Will make again and again.
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Easy Black Bean Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2008
With all of the rave reviews I was really dissappointed. The refried black beans although sounded like a good idea, just left "chunks" and a "gritty" texture, the more I stirred the more the other beans broke down. I would like to try it again but I would definitly use a food processor for the refried beans and broth and maybe add a little more fat somehow for the gritty factor. Other than that sounded like a great recipe, can't figure out where it went wrong.
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My Kid's Favorite Pork Chops

Reviewed: May 11, 2009
This was delicious! I am not sure what the other reviewer was talking about the smell? The aroma was mouthwatering! My husband who is very picky rated it a "keeper" and my kids loved it. I used a dry steak seasoning, added olive oil and minced garlic when I browned the chops. I also used a Heineken beer. One more thing...had some apple and sliced that up and added when I added the onion. Thanks for sharing this great dish!
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Rice Casserole

Reviewed: May 11, 2009
Very good...I used brown rice and added some garlic powder, fresh ground pepper and Tony's seasoning. Very good bones though with the cheese and sour cream duo! Will make again. Kids and hubby liked it alot! Thanks for sharing.
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Mushroom Cube Steaks

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2009
The flavor was really awesome. I added minced garlic and onions. The only thing is that mine did not turn out tender. Cube steak is pretty much the same so I am wondering why mine was a little tough when so many reviews said it was tender. Otherwise a super quick and tasty recipe. Thanks for sharing!
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Grilled Cabbage II

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2009
UPDATE: I just made this again last night and I am still amazed at how good it turns out and how easy it is. I left out the bell pepper this time but it was just as good. Thank you again for the recipe it is awesome! I am giving this recipe 5 stars for flavor, innovation and ease! We love fried and boiled cabbage but never thought of putting it on the grill. I added 1/4 cup butter and also some olive oil,celeryt seed and plenty of fresh ground pepper. I made 2, one with the green pepper and one without. I also added some cooked crumbled bacon. Both were really good. Thanks for sharing! it was a hit and good the second day too (for what little was left).
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Amy's Spicy Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2009
I had to change this up just because I didn't have everything and took a few tips...drained and rinsed black beans, added a can of undrained garbanzos, added half small can of white corn, about 1/4 cup onion, 1/4 cup chopped green pepper and 2 cloves chopped fresh garlic. Drizzeld olive oil over and used a mix of grated jack cheese and crumbled Velveeta. It was so delicious!! I will also use leftovers in burritos. Thanks so much for sharing my husband loved it!
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Slow Cook Thai Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2009
I was very disappointed in the nature of some of the reviews. It does not take an expert cook to read a recipe and know you may not like it based on your personal tastes. This is a recipe exchange community not one for bashing food critic wannabes. First I would recommend as I do with ALL crockpot meat recipes...brown your meat first. Add veggies mid way through and chop them fairly large. I also added carrots, peas and celery. I would say there is one thing missing that would make it great. I am thinking ginger paste but didn't have any on hand. Also the lime juice is a must. My family loved it and as other reviewers said, don't skimp on the garnish. Thank you for sharing and please ignore the ignorance in some of the reviews. Please ALL let's keep site reviews as what works, what doesn't and no matter what be grateful for the those who take the time to share their recipes, without them we wouldn't have such a great site to visit for new ideas.
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Shrimp Linguine Alfredo

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2009
Delicious. I cooked shrimp in another pan as other reviewers suggested but had to anyway as one of my kiddos hates shrimp and sauteed some chicken breast tenders as well. I sprinkled about a tablespoon of flour in sauce while whisking and a splash of sherry. Very good, very easy and the family loved it. Thanks for sharing!
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Tomato Zucchini Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2009
Delta Queen you are the QUEEN! This was delicious. I also used mozzarella. My only regret is that I can't get Ohio tomatoes now that I live in H-town but will share this with my family up north. It was great! Also my hubby not a huge fan of tomatoes ate 2 helpings!
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Wonderful Banana Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2009
I am so happy I had those super ripe (or as my kids would say "rotten")bananas I couldn't part with. Not wanting the same old same old, I searched for a cake...WOW so glad I did. My kids begged for a second piece. I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of cooking time. My oven was already at 175 from baking something earlier so I cut the cooking time to about 48 minutes. This is a keeper!
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Cuervo Platino Pear Martini

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2009
As a self proclaimed Martini/Margarita expert .... I was not impressed. First of all you don't use $50 a bottle tequilla for a "martini." That is for sipping. Second a martini has vodka not tequilla. Other than that....I used a very good tequilla, used 1 once, added more lime juice and made my own pear puree. Has potential and after doctored up was pretty tasty.
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Lentils with Tomatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2009
I made lentils for the very time with this recipe. Trying to low carb. Took the advice of some other reviers and used chicken broth instead of water. Also added several spices to taste such as cumin, tumeric, coriander, cayenne and celery seed. Also added some fresh silantro. It was really good and I will make it again, next time adding some celery. Thanks for sharing, I would have had no idea what a good base recipe for lentils would have been.
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Golden Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2009
Very good and very easy. I had to change up though because my hubby cannot have condensed soups due to MSG content plus we low carb so I also sub sub for that reason, HERE IS THE SUB: 4 TBL unsalted butter, 1 clove garlic mashed/chopped, 4 TBL of soy flour, 1 1/2 cup of milk and 1 TBL of "Better than Boullion" chicken flavor (no MSG) Melt butter, whisk in flour, add milk and seasoning and some ground pepper. Also, I did brown the chops in EVOO and sauted onion and mushroom before baking. Cut down to 30 minutes and it was really good. I love easy meals and this was a hit.
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Pot Roast Caribe

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2009
Made a few changes...omitted potatoes, added 3 stalks celery used Splenda instead of sugar. Added a can of diced tomatoes and some red wine. Followed the spices exactly. Also browned meat first. When I was making the sauce, I tasted it and I thought it was going to be awful...BUT after slow cooking it the combination of the meat juices and the sauce was absolutely awesome. Served over noodles for the kids and they loved it too. Husband rated it a sure keeper. Thanks for sharing.
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Sorta Salisbury Steak

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2009
I am giving this a 5 because this cooking method by far produces the most tender cube steak. However, like other reviewers, I am big on flavor so I did season the steaks after frying with salt, coarse ground pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, Tony's seasoning and coriander. I also added a little sherry to the gravy and a few more spices to perk it up. Bravo for finding a way to make this inexpensive cut of meat tender! I plan to experiment with it a little more by adding mushrooms, fresh garlic and a little more onion. Thanks for sharing!
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Beef Pot Roast

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2009
This is my second time to review and this even though it is my "go-to" pot roast recipe. This is the PERFECT recipe for beef pot roast. DO NOT NOT NOT NOT add broth, juice, water or any liquid. The only change I made was since I was out of bay leaves I used rosemary for my seasoning and it was delish. PERFECTION!
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Ratatouille

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2009
I have to say I am jealous of all of the reviewers using fresh from the garden veggies. Being from Ohio orignally I know that feeling! However, this was great! I have wanted to make this ever since the movie came out but thought the veggies would too over cooked. Not so with this recipe. They were crunchy, just the way I like them. Thank you for sharing. The only change I made was adding Romano cheese instead of Parmesean and a little more garlic and fresh parsley. BTY I got the idea from a post I had on this site looking for fresh veggie casseroles. I really love this site!
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Busy Day Barbeque Brisket

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2009
Being a Texan with a husband who has been on award winning cook teams, I was VERY skeptical of a brisket cooked in a slow cooker. Wow...amazed. The brisket even had the "ring" around the outside. Even my husband was impressed and everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing! This is a keeper!
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