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Cowboy Skillet Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2014
Cowboy Skillet Casserole Haiku: "Used Ranch-style beans, but did the rest as written. Daughter liked, not me." I'm glad that I used Ranch-style beans instead of baked beans b/c the cornbread topping was sweet enough as it was that I wouldn't have wanted the additional sweetness of the baked bean-ey sauce too. Daughter was having a cowboy-themed week at school so this seemed an appropriate recipe to make, and she thought it was great, well, she loved scraping off the cornbread topping, so maybe not. I think I would've preferred a bowl of chili and cornbread on the side.
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Quinoa Jambalaya

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2014
Quinoa Jambalaya Haiku: "I thought this was great. (Husband, daughter, not so much. I'd still make again!" I did everything as instructed; however, I had a bunch of Costco's frozen quinoa/kale blend, so I mixed that into the jambalaya near the end b4 serving. (Since I had to zap it 1st, I reduced the chicken broth to 1/2 c. knowing that I wouldn't need the liquid.) Kielbasa always adds such great flavor to anything it's prepared w/ and I adore quinoa, so I was delighted w/ this entree, but my husband and daughter prefer the texture of rice in jambalaya to that of quinoa I suppose!
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Heinz® Classic Meatloaf

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2014
Heinz Classic Meatloaf Haiku: "Total fall-apart. Sauce nothing special either. Guess I'm glad we tried!" We love meatloaf, and also love (if there are leftovers), making meatloaf sandwiches. This particular meatloaf totally fell apart, so we ate meat-crumbles w/ the ketchup-ey 1/2 reserved "sauce" over baked potatoes and broccoli. I liked the sauteed veggies that went into the meatloaf, but w/o additional seasoning/spices, this just had very little flavor, and a far cry from a meatloaf texture.
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A Good Easy Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2014
Good Easy Garlic Chicken Haiku: "Made it exactly - used all powders, nothing fresh. That made it 'easy.'" So many reviews used fresh garlic and onions rather than the dried powders, which really does make it a different recipe; I did as written, and it was entirely too salty. The timing was accurate, and I'm glad that I ate it w/ a green salad b/c the ranch dressing helped cut some of the saltiness. My 3-stars were for the no-fail easiness of the recipe, but it's unlikely that I'd make again.
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Quick and Easy Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2014
Quick & Easy Chicken Haiku: "Way too peppery. I also doubled the sauce, didn't change a thing." Scaled the ingredients up to twice the amount so there would be additional sauce to spoon over rice and veggies, but it was way too peppery; daughter wouldn't touch it, and as far as hubs and I were concerned, it might as well have just been BBQ sauce, which would've been alot easier to prepare (as in, open bottle, pour.) Looks like alot of the reviews have changes for this, but I made it as written, and wouldn't make it again w/o significant changes, although I will say that the method and timing resulted in a rather moist chicken which was nice, but texture doesn't win points over flavor for me.
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Simply Parmesan Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2014
Simply Parmesan Chicken Haiku: "Breading slid right off. Didn't get very crispy. But texture was good." Best part about this chicken was the inside texture was perfectly moist. I didn't change a thing about the recipe, despite reading many additions and adjustments in reviews, and we found that the breading didn't stick well at all, and the flavor was kind of the "needed-jazz" spectrum. Still, we spooned marinara sauce on top and that helped.
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Butter-Roasted Cauliflower

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2014
Butter Roasted Cauliflower Haiku: "Simple, roasted vegg. (But it's not 'unusual', just nice and easy.") Not sure why CJ would say this is an unusual method for roasting cauliflower, or any vegg for that matter, but hey, I followed his foolproof directions and the only thing that I found it benefited from at serving was a small sprinkle of parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper, otherwise, we liked this side dish quite a bit.
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Best Marinara

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2014
Best Marinara Haiku: "Woah, this makes a ton! And it's very thick as well. I froze half of it." I only used one 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes, and was fine that way b/c the sauce was really thick as it was, and I didn't want to open up another can just for half. Better than a jarred sauce, absolutely, but still needed ... something. I let is simmer for several hours, and checked on its flavor around 2 hrs., thinking it needed a bit of sugar, which helped cut the acidity. Served it w/ garlic breadsticks, parmesan chicken, and Chef John's butter roasted cauliflower, and it complemented everything nicely, so I'll look forward to thawing the other frozen half of it for use on just about anything.
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Pot Pie Cupcakes

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2014
Pot Pie Cupcakes Haiku: "Forgot to review! Made these awhile ago, but we liked alot!" From what I can recall when we made these, they were fantastic, but too salty, super-cute to eat, but according to my husband "too biscuit-ey". I agreed w/ him in as much as I would've preferred mouthfuls of more vegg/chick than biscuit. But just like meatloaf "cupcakes", they really are fun to make and serve, especially when you have young children.
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Chef John's Salmon Cakes

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2014
Chef John's Salmon Cakes' Haiku: "Not very impressed. 5-star reviews added things. Maybe I should too?" Followed the recipe exactly, other than not having capers, and found the lemon to be overpowering, and the mixture too wet (resulting in fall-apartey patties) despite refridgerating it for the recommended 24 hrs. Perusing reviews finds me seeing many folks swapping saltines for panko, or adding onions, celery, mayo and a variety of other mix-ins. I usually use panko, along w/ onions, and only 1 egg, in salmon patties, so maybe I should've stuck to our traditional method, but CJ's recipes are usually spot-on. Sorry, this one just wasn't to our liking.
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Baked Zucchini Squares

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2014
Baked Zucchini Squares Haiku: "Sweat the zucchini, to avoid the sogginess. Skipped pepperoni." Halved this recipe as a side dish for 4 salmon cakes (Chef John's recipe), and prepared it in an 8" square dish, and my zucchini was large-ish. I let the grated zucchini and chopped onion drain in a dish towel-lined colander for a few hours, squeezing out excess moisture b4 mixing it into the other ingredients. Other than that part of the preparation (and not using pepperoni), I stuck to the recipe. It was a nice, light side dish, and honestly, tasted better the following morning re-heated for breakfast. I think making it again, I'd add a shake of crushed red pepper and some mushrooms (that I would lightly-sautee w/ the onions b/c the one thing we didn't care for in this was the raw onions.)
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Beef and Bean Chile Verde

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2014
Beef & Bean Chile Verde Haiku: "This was just okay. Barely made enough for three. And looked like cat food." This must be 4 servings for dainty eaters, or as a "soup/salad" combo, b/c 3 of us(1 being a 7-year old!) got very wimpy bowls, although that wasn't entirely disappointing as we didn't like the taste so much that we would've liked our bowls to have been even more full. Something about the color and texture resembled cat food, and we really missed the tomatoes, or sauce, or something else to amp it up. Used green enchilada sauce, and had to use a different color bell pepper than the red called for in the ingredient list, but otherwise stuck to the recipe as written, and we were just not all that impressed.
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Spicy and Thick Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2014
Spicy & Thick Turkey Chili Haiku: "there's just too much stuff. A good chili nonetheless. Yup, spicy & thick." We liked this chili, but I just felt the ingredient list was unneccessarily long, but to save on time, I mixed all of the dry ingredients together in a small tupperware the night b4 (still not sure how a mere tsp of cocoa powder is the "secret ingredient" according to the recipe submitter, but I included it too.) I prefer to have my chilis going in the crockpot all day, so my family was surprised to come home to see chili in a large pot on the stovetop rather than chirping in the slow-cooker, and as thick as it was, I'm glad that it WAS in a pot so that I could keep my eye on it and stir it frequently. I won't lie - it was a delicious chili, but not so earth-shattering that I'd follow the ingredient list to the letter next time I make it.
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Rempel Family Meatloaf

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2014
Rempel Family Meatloaf Haiku: "texture's the best part. The flavor's just not all there. Needed some more oomph." We were most delighted w/ the perfectly-moist, yet not fall-aparty texture of this meatloaf, which sliced nicely, and translated into a tasty leftover sandwich the next day. That was the recipe's 1st ding against our rating though, the fact that there WERE any leftovers at all. Usually we obliterate an entire meatloaf at one meal, but this one wasn't finished due to it just not being flavorful enough. I followed everything as written, except using Heinz Chili Sauce instead of ketchup, but it's pretty much a more seasoned version of ketchup anyways. I thought for sure w/ the buttery Ritz crackers, the cheese, the packet of onion soup mix, and the hundreds of glowing reviews that we were in for meatloaf-nirvana, but unfortunately, this just wasn't our loaf.
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Lactation-Friendly Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2014
Lactation Friendly Cookie Haiku: "These are delicious! Followed submitter's small notes, with little changes." The recipe submitter mentions in the description adding 1/4 c. cocoa powder (which I did), along with reducing sugar (which I also did - the white sugar to 1/2 c., and the brown sugar to 1/3 c. brown sugar/Splenda blend.) I never know when a cookie recipe calls for "oats" if that means old-fashioned or quick-cooking (obviously, not instant though), so in this case, I used old-fashioned, making the cookie a little chew-ier, which is fine by me. I had to check the ingredient list a few times to make sure I wasn't missing baking powder or baking soda, but nope, neither of those there; also saw no cinnamon listed and felt like it needed a touch, and I probably used a 1/4 tsp. I definitely didn't get 60 cookies out of my dough though, unless the cookies were teeny-weeny. I made decent sized balls of dough and flattened them out w/ the bottom of a soup can, and ended up w/ around 40-ish cookies. Ate one w/ a cup of mother's milk tea that afternoon, and while I may not have noticed a difference in my milk supply, my LO was happy to nurse, and I was happy to be eating a good, relatively healthy cookie.
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Kristi's Special Fried Rice

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2014
Kristi's Special Fried Rice Haiku: "Mmm,mmm this was good. Used submitter's suggestion, added chicken too." The recipe submitter mentions adding a protein, so I marinated a cubed chicken breast in a mixey-uppey bag of soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger, along w/ taking Kristi's note of preparing the rice the day b4 to reduce my steps. Having all of the ingredients cut, measured and prepped prior to beginning this recipe was key b/c it goes together FAST. After browning the chicken, I removed and covered it to keep it warm, then continued w/ the recipe as written, only using an extra cup of cabbage to make up for not having bean sprouts. Other than a little extra squirt of soy sauce and sirarcha at the dinner table, we thought this recipe was near perfect, and our only concern was that it wouldn't have been as good w/o the extra flavor that the chicken and its marinade imparted on the dish; still, it tasted like 5 stars to us!
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Chicken LaPaloma

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2014
Chicken LaPaloma Haiku: "So easy to make! I added just a few things, we really liked this!" I had cream of mushroom soup, not chicken, so used that instead, and halved the entire recipe for 3 of us. The cornflakes on top were just a little too sweet, both in aroma and taste, so when I make this again, I will consider crushed up Ritz crackers or Ruffles chips; not sure. I also added in some lightly-sauteed onions and garlic. Really liked that it didn't have the typical rice in it that one sees in chicken casseroles like these; the cornflake topping was enough starch for us, but like I said, that's the 1st thing I'll swap out next time I make this.
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Cajun Cabbage with Rice

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2014
Cajun Cabbage with Rice Haiku: "This makes SO much food! I froze half, before the rice. Only thing I changed." I followed the recipe entirely, except for preparing the rice separately and mixing it in, as I always fail at putting uncooked rice into an oven casserole - either too smooshy or too crunchy. Before stirring in the rice, I split off half of the cabbage/meat guts for freezing because there was alot! It smelled like pizza (according to my 7-year old), so half of the casserole got mozzarella cheese, the other half colby, and then we added an extra sprinkle of parmesan at the table. This was really awesome!!
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Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2014
Salisbury Steak Haiku: "Needed more flavor. Should have followed the reviews. I made as written." I wouldn't say that we were disappointed in this meal, it was just on the bland spectrum, requiring more salt at the table, ketchup for my daughter, hot sauce for my husband, you get the idea. I wish I'd added Worchestsire as so many reviews did, or sauteed the mushrooms and onions separately, or added other seasoning. I will say this though - the meat was absolutely the most perfect done-ness and texture per following the instructions. We ate ours TV-dinner-style w/ mashed potatoes and peas, and the gravy sliding onto everything else on the plate was actually really tasty.
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Zesty Cheesy Chili Mac

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2014
Zesty Cheesy Chili Mac Haiku: "This makes SO much food. I froze half the meat-sauce 'guts', to make later on." I combined everything, other than the cooked pasta, and saw how much it was going to be (for only feeding 3 of us, at that!) so I quick divided the meat/corn/sauce (I did use Ragu's old world sauce), putting half in a freezer bag to use again another time. I thought this was pretty good, like a jazzed up Hamburger Helper; my daughter and husband weren't quite as wild about it, saying that they'd have rather eaten actual chili over noodles, rather than it all being mixey-uppey. Chances are, when I thaw the other portion I'll come up w/ something entirely different to do w/ it than prepare this recipe again, but I do have Ragu's recipe submitter to thank at least for giving me a jump-start on a 2nd meal!
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