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SPICY GROUND BEEF AND RICE

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2010
I made this last night when hubby wasn't home for dinner thinking I wouldn't care for it that much but I think it is really good! It is also a dish you can dress up with tortilla chips, cheese, shredded lettuce/tomato, etc. but I thought it was fine just the way it is. A one skillet, simple to assemble dinner that tastes great. Easy fixing, easy clean up. Thank you!
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Slow Cooker Latin Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2010
This dish is healthy, and the chicken came out very tender. However, we just didn't care for the taste. I really wanted to like it because I am looking for good slow cooker meals. We like everything in it so I am thinking it was the allspice, which would not be hard to change.
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Romaine Rice Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2010
This is a great recipe! I used 2 cans of tuna and a small can of black olive slices in addition to the rest of the ingredients. It has a great flavor. My husband and I enjoyed it very much. It is a simple and quick meal.
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Skewered Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2010
I thought these potatoes were great. My husband thought they were bland but he is wrong. He ate the leftovers the next day for lunch. I was afraid they seasonings would be too strong but they weren't. The coating grilled up nicely and presented beautifully. They tasted wonderful. I will make them again.
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Chocolate Trifle

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2010
This was very good. I served it to company and it was well received. I made the recipe exactly as the recipe stated. Next time I will try some of the other suggestions, but don't hesitate to make as stated!
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Broccoli Beef II

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2010
this dish wasn't bland at all but I did not drain the marinade as the meat soaked it all up. If anything it was too salty. I used homemade Italian dressing and beef soup base which probably made it so salty. The meat did come out tender. I also used whole wheat linguini cooked in beef broth made from the soup base making it on the salty side. I felt it needed more variety of vegetables. Because it was so salty it probably would have been better with rice, but it was fine with the whole wheat linguini. I will try it one more time reducing the salt. I gave it 3 stars because I think the marinade was very good. If reducing the salt doesn't improve it, I doubt I'll make it again.
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Italian Dressing Mix

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2010
This is a great recipe! I have sent it to my family and friends. I mix it in a cruet with red wine vinegar and olive oil. I didn't have celery salt so I used celery seed, and I used half garlic powder and half garlic salt. I have used it mixed this way on salads, and as a marinade for meat and grilled vegetables. Its great for all these things.
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Heavenly Pink Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2010
This was too sweet with not enough fruit. It also had too much whipped topping taste for me. Still, it was well received by the church picnic and I enjoyed it that one time. I will try other salads of this type.
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Bread Pudding III

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2010
I made this as a dessert for company, using left over hamburger buns. I let it soak for 20 minutes before cooking. It came out a little drier than I expected, but perhaps I used too many hamburger buns (8). The flavor was good but my family didn't appear to enjoy it and no one wanted the leftovers the next day. I think they are not bread puddings fans. I don't think I'll make it again, but I this is more due to family preference than it is to the recipe.
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Cuban Picadillo

Reviewed: May 24, 2010
What a delightful dish! Ok, I did make some changes after reading the reviews. I made half a recipe. I sauted the onions and garlic, then made the sofrito by adding to pot 16 oz. of tomato sauce, an equal amount of water, the chopped sweet red pepper, 1 tsp. oregano, 1 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. coriander, 3/4 cup raisins, 1-5oz. jar of green olives sliced in half, a half jar of the olive brine, 1/8 tsp. hot pepper sauce, 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes. I brought this to a boil, added the uncooked ground beef and let it all cook down. It tastes fantastic! The hot sauce and red pepper flakes did not make it hot, just mellow. I am serving it over brown rice. I was going to make coconut rice as another reviewer did, but decided the raisins made it sweet enough. I have not had much Cuban food in my lifetime and this is a real treat! Thanks to the other reviewers for their good comments, and thanks for the recipe!
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The Best Meatloaf I've Ever Made

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
I made a half a recipe of this to try it and now I wish I had made a whole recipe it was so good! It tasted even better for lunch the next day. I didn't need the milk as I do not live in a high altitude area. I felt the amount of pepper was too much, so I added one third less and still felt it was too much pepper but still it was very delicious. This will be my meatloaf recipe from now on, and I have copied it out to give to my friend tomorrow!
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Easy Vegetarian Pasta

Reviewed: May 5, 2010
I didn't think my husband would like this but he did! The balsamic vinegar gave it the perfect flavor. This is a nice change from red sauce and a great way to include vegetables. I used whole wheat pasta. Very nutritious. Very good. I took the advice of other reviewers and added some basil and oregano and just a little red pepper flakes.
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Chewy Coconut Cookies

Reviewed: May 5, 2010
I made these cookies exactly as written, and after putting 12 on the baking sheet decided to add some chopped pecans. After putting 12 of those on the sheet, I decided to throw in some sesame seeds to make the last 12. They were all delicious, but I think the original recipe ones were the best! I shared half of them with a friend or I would have eaten them all! This is a great recipe. Crunchy outside, chewy inside, great flavor.
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Buster Bar Ice Cream Dessert

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
I served this to company and it was a hit! I added a caramel topping layer in the middle of the ice cream and it was good but not necessary. There was only a little left and my husband gobbled it up after. I did have trouble cutting through the cookie crust so perhaps I pressed it in to hard because frozen it was difficult to cut through when frozen. It was also very easy to make!
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Spinach and Black Bean Pasta

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2010
I read all 33 reviews before making this dish and decided to make as directed first. I cooked the broth and vegetables in a large skillet and the broth cooked way down while the veggies were cooking so mine was not soupy at all. It had just enough broth to keep the pasta moist after I mixed the pasta into the dish at the end. I added enough red pepper flakes to make it mellow and not hot. I too felt it needed more seasoning beyond salt and pepper, but I didn't want to go the southwestern flavor route. I waited until the whole wheat pasta was cooked, then tried a taste test with a spoonful seasoned with basil. Next, a spoonful with oregano. I ended up adding dried basil and dried oregano to taste (a generous half-teaspoon each) and it tasted very good with the cheese sprinkled on. This is a very good week night dish. I liked it and my husband did also but commented that he would like maybe some Italian sausage on the side! I will make this again.
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Oatmeal Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2010
Excellent recipe. This dish fits into our eating plan with the oats as a coating for the chicken. Very nicely spiced. I only have whole rolled oats so I put them through the food processor to chop them up a little. I also used skinless, boneless chicken breast halves. Then, instead of drizzling butter, I sprayed "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" butter flavor spray on it. I'm sure real butter would have been better, but we can't eat that, and the butter spray worked just fine. My husband is leery of trying new recipes but he went back for seconds, and ate the leftover piece heated and put on a salad for lunch the next day!
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Ratatouille

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2010
This is a very delicious dish! I also sauted the onions before adding them to the baking dish, used red pepper instead of green. It was very flavorful. I will make this again.
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Ground Beef Quiche

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2010
We did not care for this, which was surprising because we like all the ingredients in it. I think it was the taste of the ground beef with the eggs. I will not be making this again.
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Haddock Marinara

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2010
This dish is great! I didn't have time to thaw, so I used frozen haddock fillets. I followed the recipe as written using my own from scratch pasta sauce. I baked it in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes, then added one half of a 6-oz. can of tomato paste as it got quite juicy, and the mozzarella cheese, and baked another 15 minutes. I served it over whole wheat linguini. It was restaurant quality and a great way to get fish into your diet!
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Japanese Zucchini and Onions

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2010
This dish was delicious and easy to prepare. It is very nicely seasoned and well received by the family.
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