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Tater-Dipped Eggplant

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2010
i give it 3 stars 'cause frankly the bad outcome might have been my fault. i didn't measure the pepper and added way too much, the same w/ the salt so it came out inedible. it was a large eggplant too and i was excited to try it 'cause all the rave reviews. i tried 1 peice, it looked appetizing enough and smelled good, but due to the salt/pepper i couldn't really enjoy the taste. had to throw out. it's the first time i've thrown out anything. ever. :(
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Chicken Parmigiana

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2010
this was really good. i will probably brime(is that the term? let the chicken soak in salt water a few hrs before cooking) next time, as the chicken was a little dry for me. could have been my fault for overcooking though. i added a dash of salt and cheese to the bread crumb mix. it was great, and very open to modifications.
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Salmon with Lemon and Dill

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2010
this is really delicious!!! i already made it twice this week. i followed some of the other suggestions: butter and lemon i did 4tbs each(next time i'll do 2 of olive oil and 2 of butter) and 2 tbs of salt. i also made a little pouch and it was really moist and simply very good. my bf was impressed. i served w/ rice the first time, poured the sauce on top. the second i served w/ steamed veggies and used the extra sauce to toss. it added so much flavor. in one word, delicious. i'm making it for 8ppl tonight, i know they'll love it.
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Quick Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2010
it's a very good standard recipe. i actually never used bought broth of any kind before, but i was surprised, it was quite tasty. i made it for my bf 'cause he got his wisdom teeth pulled and couldn't really chew. i had cabbage so added that in first and let cook for about 20mins. then i put in celery, frozen veggies(carrot/beans/peas/corn mix, so easy) and a handful of pasta. i let it cook for about an hr. everything was overcooked and falling apart, but i did that on purpose so the bf could eat it. i did add maybe 1/3 of water though 'cause the broth got soaked in/evaporated w/ time. very good all in all.
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Foil Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2010
i tried this w/ 3 potatoes i had laying around, wanted to use them up before they spoiled and didn't know what else to do w/ them. it was good, yet nothing amazing. i would do this again, if nothing else comes to mind.
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Chicken a la Camille

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2010
Soooooo good! i used chicken strips and didn't have any italian seasoning so just sprinkled with salt/pepper and garlic powder instead. being skinless/boneless chicken strips i cooked for 20 mins, turned once after 10 added the sauce and cooked for an aditional 10mins. added some sauce for dipping on the side. served with steamed veggies and baked poatoes....really good!
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Grilled Lemon Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2010
the marinade was really good. i made both chicken tenders and chicken thighs in my forman grill. i let marinade for about two hours, but still found that the flavor didn't quite penetrate all the way through. i brushed w/ marinade while cooking as well, i think next time i will try to leave it in for 24hrs. i sprinkled left over marinade once served, and put it on my vegetables as well as potatoes i grilled w/ this. oh, and i omited the mustard 'cause i didn't have any and added a small amount of spicy mustard instead. sooo good!! 4 stars because i think it either needs more time to marinade and/or needs some extra sauce to serve on the side.
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Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2010
These were ok. I only made 4(1lb of turkey) and it was a little bland, needed a tad more salt for my taste. I didn't have seasoned breadcrums, just regular so added about half a teaspoon of mrs.dash to the mix, and i'm also trying to cut down on the fat so used fake eggs(what i call them, but they're really just egg whites i think) instead of the whole egg. I also didn't have fresh parsley so used about a teaspoon of dried, same goes for garlic, used 1/4ts. It was pretty good, but again a little bland for my taste. It wasn't dried out, yet not super moist either. I cooked in my George Foreman grill on low-med(i can adjust the temp) for about 8mins.
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Black Bean Chili

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2010
i made this today but it was a little too spicy for me. i omited the jalapeno pepper from the start, but did add(and i did teaspoon, not tablespoon) of red cayane pepper rather then the chili powder. that's all i had so maybe that was my fault to think i could replace it. anyway, i had to add more beans, another tomato and about another 3/4cup of chicken broth to make it bearable for my tastebuds. overall though i really liked it and would definetly make again, without the spice. one of my faves, and it's the first time i made chili.
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Simple Grilled Lamb Chops

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2010
hm....so yummy! my first time cooking lamb. i had tasted once before and didn't like it much, but this time i made it per the bf's request and it turned out so good! used the george foreman grill and i didn't have white vinegar so used red instead. only marinated for an hr, still tasted pretty good.
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Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2010
this was just OK. nothing special in my book. i used drumsticks and followed recipe, except mantained covered for 40mins and broiled each side for 5mins to brown like others suggested. it was tender yes, but as far as flavor, again nothing special. i would make it again but would add lots more spices and might marinade if i have the time.
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Parsley Red Potatoes

Reviewed: May 9, 2010
delicious. :D
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Grilled Zucchini II

Reviewed: May 9, 2010
pretty good. made kabobs w/ tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and green peppers. marinated overnight.
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Corn and Black Bean Salad

Reviewed: May 9, 2010
wasn't so great. the vinegar was way to acidic for me, even if added more corn and half a can of beans(had extra from another recipe). i found it didn't really taste like much even when i marinated overnight so had to re-mix before serving(hence the dressing being too acidic). won't try this again.
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Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary

Reviewed: May 17, 2010
This was pretty good, but a little on the sweet side for my taste. Maybe it was that i grilled this on the George Forman grill using a cubed leg of lamb so it kind of glazed over making a sort of honey crust. I even added a splash of lemon juice and vinegar since i had them handy. Still, it was delicious. I made it w/ spanish rice and salad, which is probably why it tasted even sweeter(the rice was salty in comparison). Next time i'll make this w/ white rice or potatoes maybe so it really stands out. Still, yummy. :D
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Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Reviewed: May 19, 2010
this was sooo good! i did everything as in the recepie but used 4 romane(sp) tomatoes, 2chicken breasts and didn't have onion/garlic so used powdered. i also added oregano, basil and parsley(more than called for, idk how much. just eyed it 'till it 'looked good' lol) and at the end a dash of adobo. i also cooked and simmered w/ chicken broth for idk 15mins and added the broccoli at the last 5 or so. served w/ spaghetti. too good! and fyi you really have to taste for the salt since my broth also had some. i tossed w/ the paste before serving and didn't add salt to the pasta water.
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Baked Whole Cauliflower

Reviewed: May 27, 2010
eh, i was expecting something better. from all the good reviews, idk what i was expecting really but it wasn't that great. kind'a flavorless for me. i mean, i like cauliflower and i eat it steamed all the time, but this made me feel like it should taste like something well seasoned yet it wasn't there. i only did half a head and i'm glad of it. perhaps if i would have used the other's tips and steamed it in broth(which i've never done, should have tried it here though) it would have had that extra kick of flavor i needed. i even added extra cheese on top to give it more flavor. still, it wasn't even close. i rather have it plain. still, 3 stars 'cause i liked the idea of putting a sort of topping/crust on steamed veggies. i just need something more flavorful.
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Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2010
this was allright. made it on the george foreman grill and the sauce burned before the chicken was done, which was a downer. don't try it on the grill unless you can turn it down to mid temp. the taste was nice, don't think it really marinated that well either(left mine for 2hrs). definetly needed the extra sauce on the side
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Curry Kabobs

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2010
this was pretty good. marinated 2hrs and did the whole chicken breast rather than cubed pieces. i added some salt, too. decent, yet the bf who's indian said it didn't compare. for ppl like me who don't know the difference i think it's rather good. :D. oh and i did mine on the george foreman grill.
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Chicken and Peppers with Balsamic Vinegar

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2010
this was pretty good. i didn't have many peppers(1/2 for 1 chicken breast) but it was good anyway. i gave 4 stars 'cause i do think it needs some salt, or as other said they added soy sauce, but it needs a little salt kick either way.
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