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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2010
This recipe is pretty good. Without additional spicing for the chicken or sauce, though, I can see how it can be bland, due to the cheese not contributing savor and the chilis being the only other source of flavoring. To cut down on pan use and make this recipe easier, here's what I did. First, I cooked the chicken in the slow cooker, 5 hours on low, with 2 tbsp of butter and a splash of wine, covering the chicken with various spices. I used oregano, basil, thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper and a hint of curry. Use your favorite spices. Then I added the rest of the ingredients. I admit that I used 12 oz of processed cheese food instead of 8 oz because I was looking at the block and thinking that I didn't care to have 4 oz of it sitting around in my fridge. This made the spaghetti very very dense - beware. Delicious but dense if you add more cheese. I also used linguine because that's what I had sitting around. I feel thicker pastas pick up sauces better and allow other things in the sauce to adhere to each strip of the pasta. Pretty good stuff, lots of leftovers (4 servings!) with three hearty eaters.
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Salsa Chicken Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2010
This was quite good. I melted 8 oz of cheese food product with the salsa to make salsa con queso so my roommates would eat the salsa. Leftovers go so deliciously on tortillas the next day to create cheesey rice burritos!
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Montigott

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2010
This is the only recipe that my significant other will eat onions in. It's the only red sauce he'll eat all the way down to the bottom of the bowl. Others, he simply leaves behind after the pasta is gone. Completely intrigued by the baked pasta base of this recipe, I had to try it. It's a keeper in my recipe vault.
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Old-Fashioned Onion Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2010
This soup requires excellent onions to turn out as savory and flavorful as needed. If you're working with lower-quality or even run-of-the-mill onions, you will need to season it. I added white wine to pump up the flavor, as well as a bay leaf.
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Sausage Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2010
This soup turns out pretty greasy if you don't thoroughly drain and rinse the sausage and use lower-fat cheese. That said, it's hearty and flavorful and very cravable on cold winter days.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2010
Decent starter recipe. To prevent some of the crustiness of the cooking sauce, add a little white wine. My roommates were snowed in last week and we were running low on provisions, so this hit the spot without being labor or ingredient intensive.
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Slow Cooker Dump and Go Cheesy Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2010
Very nice quick non-gourmet dish to set and forget during a long work day. A word of note - the soups are natively very salty and it shows in the dish. I recommend using at least one can of lower-salt soup to remedy that problem. Also - sprinkle some of your favorite chicken seasoning on the chicken before you pour the soup in; it helps immensely with flavor.
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Macaroni and Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Bacon

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2010
Oh my oh my oh my - this recipe takes a loooong time to prepare, but it's deliciously worth it. If you have problems getting the delicious bacon stuffs off the pan, deglaze the pan with a little white or red wine and it will cook nicely into the onions.
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Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2010
It was delicious. I made major modifications, though, to make cooking easier and happier. Granted, the results were not chicken fettuccini alfredo. First, I cooked the chicken with many savory spices. Then I cooked the onions and garlic together in the same pan and deglazed the pan with a little white wine to get all that deliciousness baked on into the dish. The modifications definitely made it not fettuccini alfredo!
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Easy Cheesy Chicken I

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2010
The chicken gets so soft and tender that it fell apart on the fork. This recipe is terribly simple, I feel almost as if I'm cheating by making it. I did make a few changes. I added cream of celery instead of cream of mushroom (picky eaters here!). I also added 2 cups of fresh broccoli half an hour before it was completed - any longer and I fear that the broccoli would have become so tenderized that it would be very much a part of the sauce. I knew the sauce would probably require some sort of seasoning, so I used sage, oregano, basil and thyme, which gave the sauce a nice savory flavor. How much? To taste! I served this over warm herb buttered egg noodles. Lastly, like many other reviewers, I completely forgot to add the sour cream. Next time I'd really like to try it, so don't let me forget!
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