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Albondigas

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2011
Pleasant surprise, very tasty.
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Elegant Pork Loin Roast

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2011
I honestly tried to give this recipe a chance because pork roasts can be such comfort food but the way this was prepared was just too darn sweet. So, if you have a sweet tooth and want to combine the main dish and dessert into one course, this is the recipe for you. Myself, I'm taking it out of the Recipe Box. :(
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Limehouse Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2011
Tasty and easy, which all in all is a good combination. Brown sugar with lime zest added a nice texture and tangy flavor however the taste teattered slightly to the sweet side, perhaps a little more zest. I was apprehensive about the mint, but couldn't resist its refreshing smell, and the result was a nice subtle addition; perhaps a Mojito along side next time to provide a complimentary flavor. Served with steamed rice topped with a spoonful of the baking broth and side of fresh steamed green beans topped with coarsely graded Parmesan, both from the local organic market. Plan on trying this recipe again with a breast cut, as the leg meat was a little fatty. Mental note, make sure to crack a window to avoid any fried chicken odor noticeable the following day. :)
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Bow Ties with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2011
Another easy to make recipe that really hit the spot. Stayed true to the recipe with the exception of using half and half with the intention of being on the health side, but counteracted by garnishing with Parmesan. Next time around, plan on using ground turkey sausage and like the idea of adding green peppers.
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Oregano Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
My definition of an enjoyable dinner is partially influenced by the prep/cook time and partially by the taste/eating experience, and this recipe scores high for me in both these areas. Served over egg noodles and a side of green beans. Nothing too wild and crazy, as Steve Martin would say, but quick and tasty; it doesn't get much better. A couple quick notes, first, like many chicken recipes, be careful about the cook times, apparently I have large breasts as my cook time was closer to (2) 20 min intervals. Second, I agree with a reader's recommendation to broil for about 5 minutes prior to serving. Lastly, even though I used low sodium soy sauce, it was still a little on the salty side, so next time, I plan on a halving the this ingredient.
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Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2011
Fantastic tasting, easily prepared, healthy dinner, which quite honestly couldn't get much better. The recipe indicated there would be more of a sauce, but I wasn't so lucky so to achieve moist results, improvised with a shot of Tequila to give it a south-of-the-border flare. Otherwise, made no modifications to the recipe, I did subsequently read the reviews, which contain some other good ideas, and look forward to making it a regular dish with a side of margarita. Served with steamed broccoli and Parmesan brown rice.
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Easy Garlic and Rosemary Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2011
Served with Parmesan brown rice and a side salad topped with balsamic vinaigrette. All in all, tasty, easy to prepare, and very healthy, however it didn't tickle my fancy all that much. Understanding no breast size was specified (chicken breast that is) and that ovens may differ, the recommended cook time was about 10 min shy, which may also be due to the addition of a 1/3 cup of white wine that I added due to many of the reviews indicated the chicken turned out on dry side. As for other modifications, I find rosemary to be rather strong so I halfed the specified amount, and was generous with the fresh lemon, lemon pepper and salt. No regrets, am more of a griller though and keeping indoors during the winter months, onto the next recipe.
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Penne with Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2011
Followed the recipe but added steamed asparagus to the sauce when adding pasta. This first attempt was very tasty, the asparagus added some nice texture and a nice flavor. I would prefer a little more sauce, so next time will incorporate suggestions made to increase the cream and vodka. Also plan on starting with the suggested pancetta, as it is a generally a staple in Italian sauces. Look forward to it.
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2011
Love the idea of slow cooker pulled pork, but don't notice the root beer added much to the meat's flavor. It was very tender so perhaps the use of root beer its more for the acids in the soda, but perhaps another form of moisture would result in more flavor. Used a pork shoulder cut and after slow cooking for seven hours low, pulling it, mixed it with BBQ sauce, and put it back in the slow cooker for another hour. Always pick up local BBQ sauces when traveling, so plan on slow cooking pork again with another sauce.
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Hearty Pasta Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2011
Fantastic tasting and easy to prepare with plenty of left overs. With the intention of finding a happy medium of others weekend chefs, no offense intended, I incorporated the following mods: add two extra cups of broth to allow for plenty of extra bread dipping, used four cheese ravioli for a extra mealy heartiness, and slow cooked on high for 4-5 hours. Suggest being a heavy on the Parmesan when serving for a soothing winter comfort-food dining experience. Next time around plan on using a bay leaf for a little more added seasoning and home made bread would be nice.
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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2011
Incorporated several of the ingredient changes recommended by others: replaced the ketchup with BBQ sauce, used a little less vinegar since the BBQ and chili sauces each contain some, added multiple dashes of hot sauce (chipotle to give it a little smokiness) and few sprinkles of crushed red pepper to compliment the oregano and to add a little more zest. Before eating, broiling them for 10 min to allowed the sugars to caramelize, which also added some nice texture. All in all, am more of an outdoor grill person however turn to slow cooking in the winter and this recipe turned out very well, so tender. Next time around though, plan on making both sauces from scratch as it was disturbing the extra ingredients listed on the store bought bottles.
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Spanish Rice Original

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2010
Skipped the bacon, using EVOO to sweat the onions, and replaced one of the green peppers with a red one. Good stuff.
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