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Whitney and Ashley's Flawless Roasted Vegetables

Reviewed: May 5, 2014
Flawless Roasted Vegetables' Haiku: "Stirred mine more often. Added red potatoes too. Did for 30 min." I used all same vegetables, but started out w/ just red potatoes in the oven for the first 15 min., added the others, and stirred on occasion so that I'd get some nice, even brown spots b/c brown spots taste better on everything! Great way to make a colorful side dish, and it complimented a pork tenderloin that I roasted alongside it. Oh, and I didn't use any lemon juice til leftovers the next day, where, to my surprise, the veggies tasted just as good, if not better, at room temperature (not sure the lemon jived though.)
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Best Pork Chop Marinade

Reviewed: May 5, 2014
Best Pork Chop Marinade Haiku: "Taste was delicious! Used a tenderloin, not chops. Easy, no fail, good." Didn't have mesquite seasoning, but otherwise, used all the ingredients as written, marinating a 2 lb. pork tenderloin for 6 hrs. b4 searing and finishing off in the oven, and then serving w/ a roasted vegg medley recipe that I'd found on AR as well. Very tender and flavorful, and surely just as tasty of a marinade on chops, roast, chicken etc..
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The Ultimate Chili

Reviewed: May 5, 2014
The Ultimate Chili Haiku: "I'm with Crabby here. Red wine vinegar, no thanks. Killed the taste for us." Everything should've been perfectly good in this chili (and I try to aim to make a new chili recipe nearly every week, so I'm always on the prowl for new and unusual ways, or ingredients, for preparing it), but the red wine vinegar was just too much for us.
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Zippy Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: May 5, 2014
Zippy Shepherd Pie Haiku: "I make the same way, but cinnamon, not curry. But this was still good!" An old British pal of mine told me that it's referred to as "Cottage Pie" when it's with meat and not lamb, and he also taught me of the magical transformation that occurs in said pie when a little bit of cinnamon is added. This recipe is darn near identical to the one that I make on occasion, but it's curry instead of cinnamon, so I thought "let's try it with a different spice!" We were delighted with the results, even having gone the cheater way with instant mashed potatoes on top. Very filling, very tasty!
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Zucchini Brunch Bake

Reviewed: May 3, 2014
Zucchini Brunch Bake Haiku: "SO close to 5 stars! A few things should be reduced. But darn, this is good!!" First time made this as directed, and found the zucchini hunks too chunky, the biscuit mix too bread-ey, and the oil, well, just too oil-ey. Went back and read reviews, and changed accordingly; i.e. grated the zucchini and wringed out liquid, halved the baking mix, reduced the oil and added milk (oh, and for a carnivore, added some leftover cubed Easter ham), and ohhhwowohhhwow, this was good! After it sat at room temp., eating a square was like picking up a savory "brownie", and microwaved the next day, just as good. Can't wait to make again w/ a whole slew of veggie, meat and cheese variations that I have in my mind grapes!
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Classic Texas Caviar

Reviewed: May 3, 2014
Classic Texas Caviar Haiku: "I should've made more! I bet leftovers are GREAT, alas it's all gone!" Had a spontaneous BBQ and made this as written (served w/ Tostitos Scoops), and while I've made varied recipes of Texas Caviar in the past, this one blows them all away. I watched as 4 and 5 year olds, and 30 and 40 year olds alike dug into the bowl w/ delight, afterwards demanding the recipe. I can only imagine how could it would taste the longer that it sits in the fridge, so next time I'll be sure to make a larger batch!
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Northern Italian Beef Stew

Reviewed: May 3, 2014
Northern Italian Beef Stew Haiku: "Won't make this again. Too much effort, costs too much. And tasted way 'meh.'" I was surprised that this could smell so outrageously good, and yet the taste was so bland. I followed the recipe exactly w/ the exception of using stew meat (that I'd rolled in s&p & flour b4 searing) and just couldn't get over that the richness (smell, and $$$-wise) of all of those ingredients coming together could result in such a yawn-worthy taste.
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Jim's Salmon Patties

Reviewed: May 3, 2014
Jim's Salmon Patties' Haiku: "These were just okay. Two things didn't jive with us. But we're glad we tried!" My only sub was Ritz crackers for saltines, otherwise, I followed the recipe as written, and formed and put the patties in the fridge for a few hrs. b4 cooking in the hopes that they would hold together well (they didn't.) That being said, that was our 1st disappointment - that they didn't quite retain their shape. We also didn't like the taste of Worcestershire and lemon juice in them, preferring some of the more "basic" salmon patty recipes that we've made on AR. Still, a sprinkle of Texas Pete hot sauce and a side salad, and we finished them all b/c I don't think the leftovers would've held together at all.
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Crock-Pot® Chicken Chili

Reviewed: May 3, 2014
Crockpot Chicken Chili Haiku: "This didn't 'wow' us. Green salsa overpowered. Soupy and so-so." I will try any variation of chili, and this recipe's only non-disappointment was that it was easy to have in the crockpot b4 work, but upon serving, we realized that the entire jar of salsa verde was just too strong, and that, coupled w/ the broth made it entirely too watery for us, resulting in using a slotted spoon. Happy to have given it a try though!
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Beef or Chicken Marinade

Reviewed: May 3, 2014
Beef or Chicken Marinade Haiku: "Made this as written. On chicken, for a salad. Good, but just not great." Halved recipe but kept ratio of ingredients and everything the same (marinaded chicken tenderloins for 3 hrs. b4 putting on George Foreman for lunch, and serving on a salad) but wasn't as thrilled w/ this recipe; I always seems to fall back on AR's "Pretty Chicken Marinade" which is similar, but in my opinion just tastier.
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Kale Pesto English Muffin Pizza

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2014
Kale Pesto Pizza Muffin Haiku: "Made one for light lunch. (Saved extra 'pesto' for eggs.) Pizza not too bad!" I love kale in all its forms, and this was a new way to enjoy it, but I think it could've benefited from a little s&p or sprinkle of Italian seasoning. I was faithful to the recipe (reducing it to 2 english muffin halves just for my own lunch) and it was delicious and filling. The pesto that I had leftover I used in a mushroom/parm/tomato omelet the next day, and THAT was really good.
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Jambalaya

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2014
Jambalaya Haiku: "Dis is smokin' great. I only made two changes, very slight, all good!" No file powder (have always been told that it's something you sprinkle on at serving; otherwise, it can just settle in a hot pot and become stringy), and I cooked the rice separately so that we didn't have to worry about possible smooshy, or crunchy, rice, and we just spooned into our jambalaya how much we wanted. Really amazing and can't wait to fix again!
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Jay's Spicy Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2014
Jay's Spicy Turkey Chili Haiku: "Ooo-wee it is spicy! The few things I didn't have, I will do next time!" So I was out of chipotles in adobo, and I either mis-read the ingredient list, or maybe I was just plain OK w/ having used 3 small 4 oz. cans of diced green chiles. Used a small 8 oz. tomato sauce instead of tomato soup to avoid it possibly being too watery, as we like our chili thick-thick-thick. And I sauteed the onion (along w/ some minced garlic) as the turkey browned. Even w/o the adobo/chipotles, this was a fiery chili, but not so much that it killed any taste enjoyment. W/ cheese and Frito scoops, this was killer chili, and even better as leftovers the next day.
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Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2014
Slow-Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage Haiku: "Easy & tastes great. Didn't want potato 'mush', so added later." That was the only thing that I did differently from the recipe - put the potatoes in at 4 hrs., and continued w/ everything else (cabbage w/ 1 hr. to go), then pulling the delicious meal out at 8 hrs. even though the smell invited me to want to eat it sooner than that!
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Chile Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2014
Chile Chicken Chili Haiku: "Guess we're of the few. Salsa verde overwhelmed. But easy to make." The salsa verde really took over this entire crockpot of chili making it less than enjoyable for us to eat. I followed the recipe exactly, except using a can of crushed tomatoes instead of puree (close enough, if not same), homemade chicken stock instead of veg broth, and a chicken that I'd cooked, shredded and frozen into meal-time portions ahead of time (that had produced said chicken stock.) If I made again, I would saute the onions and peppers in olive oil, adding garlic, prior to putting in the crockpot, and would sub small cans of diced green chiles instead of the salsa verde.
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Baked Chicken and Zucchini

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2014
Baked Chicken & Zucchini Haiku: "Woah man, mind was blown! Made for just myself at lunch, wish that I had more!" Seemed like an elaborate meal for me to make just for myself for lunch but I had 1 small zucchini, 1 chicken breast, and everything else in the ingredient list (minus fresh basil, so I had to use dried; boooo!) and really just wanted something other than my usual salad or sandwich. This recipe did not disappoint, and since having scarfed my single lunch of it down, I've made it w/ the same amount of success for my family, and we've only found that it (namely the veggies) need a little S&P.
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Chicken, Spinach, and Cheese Pasta Bake

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2014
Chicken Spinach Pasta Bake Haiku: "My favorite combo. For things in a pasta bake, no surprise, it's good!" I've made many variations of pasta bakes, but my tastebuds always fall back on wanting my classic chicken/spinach, so I was happy to try out this recipe, only Oops! I didn't have cream cheese, but that's OK, b/c I just added some extra Italian-blend shredded cheese and it still retained its yummy factor. Also sauteed garlic along w/ the onion b/c something seems infinitely askew w/ the kitchen universe when I don't smell the 2 mating in olive oil together. Had to S&P to taste, but all in all, a successful pasta bake.
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Oven-Baked Chicken Linguine

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2014
Oven-Baked Chicken Linguine Haiku: "More like 'pasta bake', as oven's point is just melt. Still, it tasted great." I guess I'm glad that the title was misleading (in that nothing is actually "baked" and the oven's only purpose is to re-heat all the items together w/ melty cheese), b/c I enjoyed the ease of arranging this in the morning and fridging it until putting it in the oven at dinnertime. I broke the linguine into thirds b4 boiling (didn't relish the idea of us twirling noodles whilst stabbing at chicken when it came time to eat, and when I make again, I'll probably use a smaller pasta like penne or rotini) and used a can of Italian-seasoned tomatoes for the 2 c. diced tomatoes called for. We really enjoyed this alot, and will look forward to eating it again.
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Cabbage Rolls II

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2014
Cabbage Rolls II Haiku: "Bit of work to make. But really worth the effort. Should've made double!" I followed the recipe's ingredient list exactly, only baking 350 for about an hour, partially-covered, due to not having the slow-cooker time available. The only things that I wish I'd done differently was add some minced garlic, and prep more for leftovers or for freezing b/c I felt like it was a quite a bit of work for the 12 rolls that fed 3 of us (one of whom was a 6 year old), but SHAZAM, we obliterated them all!
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BLT Wraps

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2014
BLT Wrap Haiku: "Too dry tortilla. Zapped too long and needed 'lube.' Oh well, glad I tried." 1.5 min. in the microwave was too long and the tortilla was dry and cheese more gummy that moist, so maybe I should've done what so many reviewers changed and actually added in mayo, ranch, salsa or other form of "food lube." I neither shredded the lettuce, nor diced the tomatoes, lest the ingredients fall out of what I salvaged of my tortilla, so I guess the taste was OK, but I think I would prefer a classic BLT w/ mayo on regular bread.
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