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Best Ever Slow Cooker Italian Beef Roast

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2012
I omit extra salt, with all those packets of dry mix. I like to add no-salt added tomatoes of any sort too.
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Spence's Pesto Chicken Pasta

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2011
I've been making something very similar to this for years - my recipe came from Food & Wine. To give it a little kick I add chopped sun-dried tomatoes and sun-dried tomato pesto instead of the basil pesto, but both are good. This is one yummy dish!
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Baked Ziti III

Reviewed: May 2, 2011
This is so good. I've been making one similar to this for years. I've never added sour cream. Instead I add some Classico Alfredo sauce, but not a whole lot - maybe half a cup as I want to taste the pasta sauce. I add Fontina cheese too as it's creamy and melts beautifully. I also use Italian low-fat sausage. In the summer I have fresh basil and it really takes this to another level. Also add a combo of Italian spices. It freezes well for leftovers. Always a hit!
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Peppered Shrimp Alfredo

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2010
To cut down a bit on the calories, you can use Half & Half instead of cream; maybe less of it so the sauce isn't too runny. Cut back on the cheese and it won't be so salty-tasting. I also have used jarred roasted red peppers PLUS jarred artichoke hearts and diced tomatoes. Whole wheat pasta makes it healthier too. We love this dish!
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Creamy Chicken on Linguine

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
I subbed some chicken broth and jarred Alfredo sauce for the water and cream. I also threw in some sauteed asparagus tips and pimientos for color and cut back on the onion.
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Pesto Pasta with Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2012
I add sauteed asparugus tips and don't forget to top with some Parmesan. Also, keep the pasta water to thin the pesto a bit if you like. This is so good! The sun-dried tomatoes are a must!
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Green Chicken Enchilada

Reviewed: May 4, 2011
Here in Texas we make sour cream chicken enchiladas. Stir some sourcream in with the enchilda sauce (red AND green) and pour over the top and then add more cheese. To the chicken you can add some black beans or canned refried beans for extra fiber. Throw in a dash of salsa and there's your tasty, tangy dish!
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Feta and Bacon Stuffed Chicken with Onion Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: May 9, 2011
Instead of Feta you could use Fontina, Havarti, Monterey Jack, Muenster or Pepper Jack, but they won't have as much flavor as Feta. I also agree with the lower fat version, low-fat sour cream, don't use the bacon grease or so much bacon.
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Bow Ties with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
I've also been making this for years, and also use turkey sausage and half & half to cut down the fat. And you MUST drain the fat before addin the other stuff. Another ingredient I use to "up" the tomato taste is a couple tablespoons of Sun-dried Tomato Pesto (Classico). Mix the pasta into the sauce and heat it all together to the pasta soaks up the flavors before serving. This dish ROCKS!
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Sausage Pasta

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2010
I have a recipe similar to this. Add some cream or half & half to thicken the sauce. Also, add some crushed red pepper to give it a little heat, a few cut up sun-dried tomatoes. YUM! I also use whole wheat pasta for more fiber and better taste.
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Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Shoulder

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2011
First, the smallest I could find was a 6 pounder and it barely fit in my BIG cooker. I had to first slice off huge amounts of fat on the thing. I followed the original recipe - brining, slow-cooking. Put it in frig to pull apart the next day. Well, it was tender but it was so fatty throughout that I pulled enough for two sandwiches and threw the rest away. There was just WAY too much fat for our taste. I'll stick with slow-cooking beef that's not as fatty or artery-clogging. Tasted fine.
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Turkey Tetrazzini

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2012
I also only used 8 oz of pasta; half & half instead of milk to make it thicken faster, 1/4 cup of sherry (most tetrazzini recipes call for it), frsh mushrooms, and parmesan and asiago cheeses instead of cheddar. With these changes it was awesome!
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Tomato Chicken Parmesan

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2012
This is how I always make mine. If the chicken is done while in the skillet and I bake it for another 20 minutes, it's going to be dry and tough. It's much easier to simply top it with cheese while in the skillet and cover with a lid so it melts. Heated the pasta sauce (what I use) in a small pan and pour it over the chicken and pasta when hot.
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Cheesy Sausage Pasta

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2012
Like others, I used half and half instead of cream to cut fat and calories. Also added some red pepper flakes to really spice it up. Also, if you have it, a Tblspn of tomato pesto really bumps up the sauce.
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Old Fashioned Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2012
I use whole wheat bread. This is just like the recipe my mom and aunt made but they just tore the toasted/hardened bread into bite-sized pieces. That's my only major change. De-lish!
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Lasagna Toss

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2011
I started making this recipe a while back 'cause it's so much easier than "real" lasagna. One point: It's not necessary to boil the sauce, meat and pasta first.. that just overcooks the pasta. Just mix it up and assemble for the oven. Even quicker! Thanks!
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Baked Spaghetti I

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2011
I made with wheat pasta and turkey sausage and ground turkey and it added more flavor than regular ground beef I think. Also used fresh mushrooms and only half a can of crm of mushrm soup with half a jar of mushrm Alfredo sauce. Also added some Italian blend cheese as I didn't have a lot of cheddar. It came out really delish with these slight changes.
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Pesto Chicken Florentine

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2010
This is really good. I added a good teaspoon of lemon zest to umph the flavor and added some mushrooms. Used a blend of parmesan/romano/asiago cheeses. De-lish!!!
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
I made this on the stovetop (I cooked the chicken first and cut up into small bite-size pieces) and it came out great! Watch the cumin and chili powder and green chili peppers, as it gets very spicy very fast. I thought it might so only put a couple of dashes of cumin and chili powder in. I used all chicken broth and hardly any water. Definitely add lime juice. We had leftovers for lunch today and it tasted even better. I'll make this soup all winter long. Thanks for great recipe that doesn't HAVE to go in the slow cooker.
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Simple Garlic Shrimp

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2013
I need a lot more sauce to serve this over whole wheat pasta. Serving it over toasted bread isn't enough for me and a hungry man. Thanks.
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