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Baked Ziti with Cheese

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2014
This was good, and though it uses some prepared foods, it is not exactly convenience food. I followed the recipe closely, and I thought the finished product could have the flavor amped up by the addition of some additional herbs or some garlic. It was a nice Sunday lunch though, and I feel like a fussed a little bit. DH and DS enjoyed it, and they would be happy for me to make it again.
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Spanish Green Beans and Tomatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2014
This was full of tomato flavor, and I normally wouldn't mind that, except I wanted to taste green beans. If I make this again, I will add more green beans, I think, and a bit more garlic, since I could hardly taste it.
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Greek Style Garlic Chicken Breast

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2014
I liked the flavor of this, but the high ratio of olive oil to lemon juice caused the grill to flare up, requiring very careful monitoring. I marinated all day, and the chicken was tender and full of flavor. Perhaps I will try this in the oven, next time.
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Angelyn's Marinade

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2014
Since we love oriental flavors, I though I would give this a try. I love garlic and ginger, but I found the marinade a touch bitter. I added about a teaspoonful of sugar, and it was just right. I will use this to top one of the ramen salads on the site. Thanks for the recipe.
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: May 24, 2014
We enjoyed this different take on grilled chicken. I cut back the olive oil to about 1 Tbs., and I had almost no flare-ups on the grill. I omitted extra salt and used the marinade on boneless, skinless, whole chicken thighs. After a sear on a hot grill, I moved them to the opposite side of the grid and finished cooking on low heat. I hope there are some lefties, since I feel the chicken would be a great addition to a lunch salad.
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Quick-and-Easy Steak Marinade

Reviewed: May 2, 2014
This was a marinade that became better as the meal progressed. We love the flavor of a good steak and rarely add more than salt and pepper. At first, I was put off a bit by the slightly sweet flavor of the balsamic vinegar. When I was on my last bite, I was thinking, this is a great flavor. For the outside grill, though, 1/3 cup of olive oil made the grill flare up, and the steaks were well marbled, so I would not use that amount of olive oil again. DS is not a mustard fan, so I cut back on the mustard a bit, and I totally forgot to add the liquid smoke (didn't miss it, due to the outside grill). Other than that, it was a nice change from our usual steak dinner. Thanks for the idea!
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Marinated Flank Steak with Horseradish Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2014
Very tasty! Loved the horseradish sauce! Thanks for posting.
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Scrumptious Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Gravy

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2014
This makes excellent beef patties! I use fresh mushrooms and brown my flour for a flavor boost. DH approved!
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Cumin Rubbed Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2014
Yum, yum! I love cumin, so the chicken was good, though it would work better to pound the pieces to an even thickness. But, let me tell you about that salsa! It was delicious! I wondered about using cucumbers, I'd never thought about mixing them with avocado. Something about the crunch, added to the creamy avocado, with a bit of lime juice and salt--this was not just a salsa. It was a side! I could easily do this as a salad on lettuce for lunch, even without the chicken. This will be even better a bit later in the season, when cucumbers are sweeter and tomatoes are at their peak! Will definitely do again!
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Green Beans with Tomatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2014
Absolutely love this recipe! It's certainly company worthy. Thanks for sharing!
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Beef and Bow Ties Pasta

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2014
I tried this recipe with Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage, and it was delicious! I subbed the sausage for the ground beef, and there are only 6 ingredients, if you don't count salt and pepper, which I did not find necessary to use. The sausage has plenty of flavor, and the use of fresh ingredients gave this dish a lively, interesting taste. If you do make this, try to use fresh basil, because it complements the sausage. Every bite made me want more, so I was glad DH and DS beat me to the skillet for seconds!
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Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Tomatillo Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2014
This was a great place to start. The sauce for the carnitas was complex and rich, with a deep chili flavor and a subtle heat. I liked the cilantro tomatillo salsa, but I added a clove of minced fresh garlic and some sea salt. I garnished my carnitas with sour cream and yummy avocado slices, but I wanted a bit of heat in the salsa. I think it would benefit from the addition of some minced fresh jalapeno, to taste. It has a fresh, tangy taste, but the combination could definitely use some heat in the salsa.
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Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2014
I have to say I really wondered about the combination of grapefruit salsa and salmon, because I just couldn't imagine the two together. The salmon rub was tasty, and though it has a long list of ingredients, it's good. My only substitution was to use smoked paprika instead of the regular, because I just like it, OK? The real surprise was the grapefruit salsa. "Let's get Bibi to try it. Hey, Bibi, she likes it!" Actually, I put it on the side because I thought I wouldn't like it, but I found myself going back for more and more. In fact, I kept eating the salsa after the salmon was all gone! My only tweaks to the salsa were to add a pinch of sea salt and about a teaspoon of fresh lime juice. Yum, yum!
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Chef John's Oysters Rockefeller

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2014
Very nice flavor! I watched the video first, and it was most helpful. I used 24 oysters and ran out of the beautiful topping. Next time I make this I must remember to adjust the amount for the topping--it is so good!
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Chunky Paleo Guacamole

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2014
This was really good. My jalapenos were a bit large, so I minced 3/4 of one. This gave a good flavor, without being too hot. If the lime juice is too bright for you, add a bit more salt.
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Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2014
We really liked these pancakes, and I really like the short list of ingredients! I dug out some whole wheat flour from the freezer, and we had a tasty breakfast. The recipe made 6 6-inch pancakes. After preheating and lightly oiling my griddle, I stirred up the batter, leaving out the blueberries. When I poured the batter on the griddle, I placed my blueberries on top of each pancake, lightly pressing them down into the batter. As they cooked, the batter rose around them, and when ready, I flipped them and finished cooking. This prevented my batter from turning purple, and I was able to evenly distribute the berries in each portion. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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Jennifer's Burgundy Beef Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2014
Followed the recipe, with the exceptions of using merlot instead of burgundy and using fresh thyme instead of dried. The meat needed about one and one-half hours to become tender though, so be sure to allow some extra time because of this. This was a satisfying dinner on a very cold night.
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Coco's Meatloaf

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2013
This was definitely a child-friendly recipe, with no chunks of onion or peppers and no ground black pepper. I actually prefer to find bits of veggies, because I think they give more flavor than the "pasteurized" version. Mom's version of meatloaf includes bread crumbs, but the cracker crumbs made this a very tender loaf. I cooked for the full hour, and let rest for 15 minutes. I will make again, but I will add more mustard and some ground black pepper.
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Cranberry and Turkey Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2013
I really enjoyed this combination of flavors. You may want to add a few more dried cranberries, so you can have that little tangy zip in every bite! Adding a bit more mayonnaise would help the ingredients cling together more. This would be good for leftover chicken or turkey. Thanks!
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Not Just for Brunch Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2013
I really like the "punch" of Cointreau in this dressing. It adds a certain "something" that really takes this fruit salad out of the ordinary. I didn't have kiwis, and they would be a beautiful addition for the next time. We love fruit salad, so I'm happy to have another way to serve it. Thanks for sharing!
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