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Baked Potato Soup I

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2012
Delicious soup and super easy! Only used 1/3 of the butter that the recipe called for and used skim milk. I also used pre-cooked turkey bacon. I used pre-chopped chives (found in the seasoning aisle), and added a bit of extra salt and pepper to increase the flavor. Everyone who had some loved it! Perfect for a cold fall/winter day!
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Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2009
Very good dish! I made a few changes to the original recipe, according to the items that I had in the pantry. I coated the chicken breasts in italian breadcrumbs which gave them a nice flavor and texture. I only had plain diced tomatoes, so I sauteed some garlic and onion before adding the tomatoes to the pan. I mixed some Knorr pesto mix with some sun-dried tomatoes in oil to make the tomato pesto. Next time, I will focus more on creating a true tomato pesto, as there was not enough of that flavor in the dish, in my opinion (I love pesto!). I only used about half the amount of artichokes called for in the recipe, and it was more than enough. Will definitely be making this recipe again!
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Garlic Parmesan Orzo

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2009
Very easy to make and extremely delicious! Only change I made was to reduce the amount of butter. I only used about 4 large tablespoons of butter (about half the amount called for by the recipe). It may have reduced the creaminess of it, but I added a bit more skim milk to make it creamier (and healthier than using butter). Will definitely make again!
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Southwestern Egg Rolls

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2008
Wow! I cannot believe how much I enjoyed this recipe. I originally decided to make this recipe because my husband is a huge fan of the Southwestern Egg Rolls at one of our favorite restaurants, and I was never really a fan. However, once I tried them, I loved them!! I made a few adjustments in accordance with the ingredients that I had in the house. I used a frozen combination of red and green bell peppers and white onions in place of the red bell peppers and green onions, as that is what I had on hand. I also used a cherry pepper from the garden in place of the jalapeno pepper as I did not have any. I also did not have any cayenne pepper, so I skipped it. After reading previous reviews, I noticed that many people were using egg roll wrappers in place of the tortillas. Because I had both in the kitchen, I made half with egg roll wrappers and half with flour tortillas. My husband and I both agreed that the egg roll wrappers were the best. Next time I might try baking some of them, as others have suggested. I cannot wait to make this as an appetizer for an upcoming party. I know that it will be a hit!
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Famous Chicken Francaise

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2008
This recipe was great! Chicken Francaise is my favorite, and I have been looking for a good recipe for a long time. I pounded the chicken thin, and I dredged it in the flour and then the egg. I did this twice. I also added more than a pinch of garlic powder and paprika to the flour mixture for more flavor, and I added some grated parmesan cheese to the egg mixture. After the chicken was brown, I kept it warm in the oven while I made the sauce. I added a bit of melted butter and white wine to the sauce. After it boiled, I added a small amount of cornstarch/water mixture to thicken it up. I think that the lemon flavor of the sauce was a bit strong, so I would reduce the amount of lemon juice in the sauce next time. Overall, it was delicious!
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Chicken Marsala

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2008
My husband and I liked this recipe. When making this meal, I did make some modifications. I added more spices to the flour mixture to give the chicken more flavor. I increased the amount of seasoning that the recipe called for and added some garlic powder and basil. I also browned some garlic in the oil and butter before adding the chicken. I added some fat free half and half and chicken broth to the sauce to make it creamier and richer, and I also thickened up the sauce with a slurry (cornstarch and water mixture) so that it could be served over low carb linguine.
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Convenient Vegetarian Lasagna

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2008
Delicious! My husband and I absolutely love this recipe! I used lots of vegetables including carrots, broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms, red and green peppers, and onions. I lightly coated the bottom of a large skillet with olive oil, browned some garlic in the oil, and then sauteed all of the vegetables in it. You do not need all of the olive oil that this recipe calls for, and it is much healthier this way. The garlic added a nice flavor to the vegetables. I also used fat free ricotta and mozzarella to make this recipe a little bit healthier. The taste was not compromised at all. I used no boil lasagna noodles to make this recipe easier, and I only needed one box to make a huge pan. This is a great recipe, but like others have said, be careful with the directions.
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Chicken Tortellini Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2008
This soup was very good. I used a large can of crushed tomatoes in place of the stewed tomatoes. I also used precooked chicken strips cut into cube-sized pieces, which made this recipe even faster and easier.
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Crescent Chicken Bundles

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2008
This is a great recipe. I added mixed vegetables to the cream cheese mixture which made it very tasty. Next time, I will reduce the amount of cream cheese that I use, as it was a little too rich for our liking. The crunchy stuffing croutons could be left out, however, I think that they give it a nice texture.
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Chicken Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2008
My husband and I love this recipe. It is so delicious and very easy to make. To make it even easier, I use refrigerated, rolled pie crusts. I also use precooked chicken strips which I cut into cube-sized pieces. For a bit of a different flavor, I combine 1/2 cup of Mexican flavored shredded cheddar and 1/2 cut mozzerella shredded cheese. Great recipe!
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Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2008
My husband, who is a huge hot wing fan, absolutely loved this recipe. Instead of chicken wings, I used boneless chicken breasts, cut into "wing-sized pieces". This made the eating process much less messy. :) I also added extra hot sauce to the butter/hot sauce mixture to make the wings extra hot. My husband says that they taste just like the ones at the restaurant.
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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2008
My husband and I love this recipe! It is very easy to make and is great for a quick dinner. When I make it, I saute some minced garlic and the carrots along with the onions and celery. The garlic adds a little more flavor to the soup, and adding the carrots to the saute helps to make them more tender. I also double the chicken and noodle amounts (I use low carb rotini noodles, boiled in a seperate pot), as we like a heartier soup. Delicious!
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