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Crustless Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2014
Made this for the husband and I to bring to work for breakfasts (30 seconds to a minute in the microwave per slice) .This was delicious even though I forgot to add the cheddar! It needs some seasoning, perhaps a half teaspoon of salt and pepper, maybe a little bit of garlic powder. Used seasoned breadcrumbs and parmesan (3:1 tablespoons to make the quarter cup) because I didn't want buy croutons just for this and it added such a nice flavor. I love cottage cheese recipes! With low fat cottage cheese, reduced fat cheddar and 4 eggs to stretch over 8 servings (and it's crustless, to boot), this is pretty healthy - this will be my new quiche base recipe!! Lined my pie pan with Reynolds nonstick foil and it worked great (no spray/grease). I can't wait to try some of the suggestions here - artichokes, sundried tomatoes, 2 eggs with eggbeaters, it all sounds good! Definitely echo the need to squeeze the liquid out of the spinach first! LOVE Gina's idea about freezing the filling uncooked.
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How to Make Perfect Polenta

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2014
Chef John you've done it again....this was perfect as promised. I was looking for a polenta recipe that didn't call for milk or cream and this was it! Followed the recipe exactly with grits (it's all I had on hand) except that I put in the grits into cold water to avoid lumps. Perfect side for meat! And the leftovers.....glorious when fried on both sides, then covered with spaghetti sauce, cheese, artichokes, roasted red peppers - whatever you have in your fridge. I might start making polenta just for the leftovers!
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Drunk Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2014
We didn't love this chicken for the same reason others mentioned - the poultry seasoning was a little weird. But this recipe has to stay in my recipe box forever because the technique of skewering the beercan so it stays in when you move the chicken around is just a stroke of absolute brilliance. It's the reason for the 4 star recipe.
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Peruvian Style Beer Can Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2014
Made this without rosemary as we hate rosemary and this was DELICIOUS. Brined the chicken for about 2 hours but forgot to poke holes - poked holes and let it sit for another half hour. BTW, an olive-pic that you use for martinis works really well as a hole poker! Followed the instructions for the Drunk Chicken recipe on this site in terms of skewering to keep the can in - GENIUS! Didn't have time to let it sit in the rub very long and hope to have more time next time. We have a gas grill, and needed to light the left two burners (one was a searing burner and one was a regular burner), and then put the chicken to the right as much as we could. It was the only way we could get to 350 in our grill. I heard it was better than Super Pollo (the best in the DC metro area)...hopefully with a longer bath in the rub, I will agree next time, but it was really, really good. With this small of a chicken, I was able to bring this in a resealable bag, with as much air squished out as possible.
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Curried Salmon Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2014
I needed a dressing for grilled salmon salad (on spinach and romaine with some quinoa cooked in chicken broth and curry powder; the salmon was grilled just with olive oil, salt and pepper). This dressing was GREAT! Took forever to find a small container of plain fatfree yogurt (finally found that Stonyfield makes one) - I was about to swap lite sour cream if I couldn't find it but I'm glad I did. Made the dressing exactly as is and let it sit for about 30-60 minutes. The husband loved it and at it as it, but I also felt like it was missing something - it needed a hint of sweetness. A couple of glugs of honey really made this perfect for me. This is our new favorite summer time dinner!
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Creamy Blueberry Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2014
I wanted to love this given all the amazing reviews but at the 4th of July BBQ it was a split house - the in-laws LOVED it (father in law had 2 pieces), but the husband and I didn't love the texture. Reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup for the custard and it was perfectly sweet.
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Creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2014
This was delicious and I loved the egg noodles instead of regular noodles in this. Bumped this up to 3 chicken breasts, 12 oz egg noodles (forgot to add more ham which I should have), but kept the sauce amount the same with the addition of 2 tablespoons of dijon (will use more next time). Hearty and filling! Microwaved the chicken in a Pampered Chef microwave round covered baker which kept it moist and tossed with salt and pepper after chopping.
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Beth's Peach-Nectarine Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2014
I only had 2 super ripe nectarines on hand, so I used those. They hubby LOVED these. These were good, but even after halving the sugar they were still very sweet - I'd probably go down to a 1/4 cup next time when using really ripe fruits. I'd like to try this with the peach as written next time to see if it kicks up the fruit flavor a bit. This looked like another recipe that added the oil and egg to a 1 cup measure, then to fill the rest with milk - I was going to do it then didn't. Next time I will - I needed to add more milk as the batter was really thick without it. This took 22 minutes in my oven.
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Overnight Asparagus Mushroom Strata

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2014
At first the husband said 'english muffins, in a casserole?? I should half faith, right?' This was good and filling. The mushrooms disappeared to nothing - I would use the whole basket of mushrooms next time (8 oz). I think this needed seasoning and would carmelize the mushrooms with balsamic vinegar and/or add 1-2 teaspoons of Cavendar's Greek seasoning. There are overnight casserole recipes that don't really need to sit overnight, but this really did - at first the egg disappeared and I was worried it wasn't enough (the veggies were just hanging out on top), but in the oven, the casserole puffed up and beautifully, and the english muffins turned into a bread pudding of sorts. My husband's new favorite breakfast he said! I made this for work and it made 5 days worth for each of us. I bet this is also good with pepperjack cheese.
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Asparagus Mushroom Bacon Crustless Quiche

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2014
This is definitely quick and easy to make but it came out really soggy (I used half and half and wonder if it's my fault, though the 4 stars is for the lack of seasoning). The asparagus came out way overcooked - next time I'd undercook them. There needs to be a little seasoning, I think that next time I'd throw a few glugs of balsamic vinegar in with the asparagus and mushrooms, and cook until it carmelizes onto the vegetables and that would be enough. The only thing about this recipe is that I wish there was less cream - I felt so guilty eating it.
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Tacos in Pasta Shells

Reviewed: May 29, 2014
This is delicious (the hubby said this is now in his top 10)! I also used taco seasoning as others mentioned, left out the butter, and mixed in a 16 ounce container of 2% cottage cheese to stretch the filling out further. I was able to make about 36 fully stuffed shells this way. The cottage cheese made the filling a little watery - I might cook it down a little more next time. The cream cheese gives it a little tang (used half a block that was leftover from something else). What a great way to use up taco meat! Also works great with turkey (that's all I had on hand).
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Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: May 28, 2014
Made this for the husband and I to bring to work for breakfasts (30 seconds to a minute in the microwave per slice) .This was delicious even though I forgot to add the cheddar! It needs some seasoning, perhaps a half teaspoon of salt and pepper, maybe a little bit of garlic powder. Used seasoned breadcrumbs and parmesan (3:1 tablespoons to make the quarter cup) because I didn't want buy croutons just for this and it added such a nice flavor. I love cottage cheese recipes! With low fat cottage cheese, reduced fat cheddar and 4 eggs to stretch over 8 servings (and it's crustless, to boot), this is pretty healthy - this will be my new quiche base recipe!! Lined my pie pan with Reynolds nonstick foil and it worked great (no spray/grease). I can't wait to try some of the suggestions here - artichokes, sundried tomatoes, 2 eggs with eggbeaters, it all sounds good! Definitely echo the need to squeeze the liquid out of the spinach first! LOVE Gina's idea about freezing the filling uncooked.
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Cucumber Salad With Thai Sweet Chili Vinaigrette

Reviewed: May 25, 2014
Made this exactly as written and it was DELICIOUS. A perfect side for a BBQ. Cool, tangy, sweet and awesome.
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Turkey Picadillo II

Reviewed: May 24, 2014
This was completely unmemorable to me but the husband really liked it. However, it seems mostly healthy so that is a bonus. Forgot the capers unfortunately. Served it over brown rice.
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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Reviewed: May 21, 2014
This was easy to make and delicious (left out the coffee powder). I wish I had a blender to follow other reviewers. I also used 1/2 the chia seeds since we were just beginning to start using it, and didn't realize how it was going to affect the final product's structure - it was really watery. Will use the full amount next time. Made with skim milk with no issues (warmed a minute as someone else mentioned to help with the chia swell).
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Avocado Paletas

Reviewed: May 16, 2014
This was easy to make and comes out very creamy. I would definitely double the lime juice. It tasted too sweet before freezing but just right after freezing. It's very avocadoy so if you don't like the flavor of avocado or guac, this one's not for you.....
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Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze

Reviewed: May 16, 2014
This was easy but was a little sweet for us. Follow the instructions - we bought wild caught sockeye salmon which was really red, and I kept thinking it was underdone and kept cooking it until we killed it.
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Beef Asado for the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: May 15, 2014
If you're wondering what this tastes like, it almost tastes like a soy sauce, but much richer. You don't taste the ketchup at all, it actually was less sweet than I thought this would be. This definitely takes a bit of work and a lot of time but it's soooooo good. The beef wasn't tender after 1 hour and 20 minutes - might try throwing this into the slow cooker next time (and add the veggies at the end). I threw the crushed peppercorns, crushed garlic into a bouquet garni bag which worked great - I don't like eating peppercorns and didn't want to have to fish it out later. I crushed the peppercorns in a Ziploc bag with the meat pounder). Next time I'll throw the bay leaves in there as well - it was annoying to have to fish them out later, especially since one had broken into several pieces during stirring while it was still dry. They're no fun to eat! I can't believe how much sauce this makes - I really wanted bread but decided to serve it over brown rice. Also, instead of using 2 pots, I switched the order, and browned the meat, then the onions/garlic all in the same pot (making sure not to burn them). This way all the goodness and flavor bits all stay together!
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Bob's Slow Cooker Braciole

Reviewed: May 8, 2014
This is quite good and so easy (though the pounding was really hard and the meat got a few holes in place). Couldn't quite taste the filling and didn't like my choice of bacon but will try this again. I used to have a steak roll recipe filled with breadcrumbs, spinach and sundried tomatoes so I will try that again here. I could also see the prosciutto/provolone suggestion others mentioned being great here. So nice to be able to do this in the slow cooker. Very meaty flavor. Served with a size of orzo.
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Coconut Macaroons III

Reviewed: May 7, 2014
Five ingredients, 3 steps. My brother said 'What??? You didn't have to beat an egg forever to make this??' Perfect consistency, followed this recipe to a T. Melted some dark chocolate chips 30 seconds at a time in the microwave, then put it into a ziplock bag, cut the tip off and drizzled it over them. Awesome! Took a lot longer than 15 minutes to cook - almost 30 until the coconut tips began to toast....
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