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Sweet 'n' Hot Glazed Salmon

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2010
I omitted the honey and used apricot preserves instead of apricot nectar (not sure where I would get apricot nectar). I really like the flavor of the glaze and I like the mix of the cayenne pepper. It adds a kick.
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Fruity Curry Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2010
Delicious! This was very easy to make. Everyone who rated it said it's even better the second day. Well I had a serving only three hours after making it and it tasted great. I served it over pita bread. So thank you so much for the recipe. I love it.
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Pesto Chicken Florentine

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2010
This was scrumptious. I used a cup of Alfredo sauce and much less chicken than the recipe called for but a whole lot more fresh spinach (maybe 10 ounces or so). Wonderful.
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Buttery Lemon Spinach

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2010
I know I need to eat more spinach because it is so healthy and high in iron content. This is a great combo but instead of microwaving, I sauteed the spinach in butter and garlic for five minutes and then splashed lemon juice on it. Tasty and healthy!
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Baked Lemon Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2010
Very simple and very delicious. I made this and it is a great dish for super fresh ingredients. Really minimalistic and basic and straightforward but very good.
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Moroccan Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
I followed the recipe almost exactly and it came out great. The only thing I did differently was (1) I added a red bell pepper to the mix of veggies; and (2) I increased the quantity of spices. But otherwise, I followed the recipe to a T and everything was delicious. I accompanied this dish with couscous that I cooked with raisins and chopped dried apricots with cinnamon. Tasted fantastic. Thanks for the recipe.
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Tropical Grilled Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2010
Wow, these were delicious! When I read the recipe, I wasn't sure how it would taste, given the amalgamation of ingredients (e.g. white pepper has a very pungent flavor and so I always want to use it very sparingly) but when I cooked the chutney ingredients together as written, I realized that the flavor combination is excellent. Instead of grilling, I just covered the chops in the sauce and baked in the oven for an hour at 350 degrees. Served over rice. It tasted great. Thanks for the recipe - I will be making this again.
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Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2010
Tasty. I made them as written except that, instead of steaming, I just dropped them in boiling water for thirty seconds before cooking them in the garlic and chili sauce. Yum.
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Amazing Italian Lemon Butter Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2010
I really enjoyed this recipe but I modified it substantially. I added a red bell pepper to the caper, artichoke mix. I used much less of the lemon butter cream sauce because it is very tart and creamy. But once put together it was quite delicious.
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Herbed Chicken Nuggets

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2010
I loved the idea of making a healthy version of a chicken nugget. I modified this a little bit. I cut the chicken breasts into 1 x 1 inch pieces (nugget sized). I substituted bread crumbs for the wheat germ. In addition to the herbs and spices listed, I also added sesame seeds. I sprayed lightly with olive oil spray and baked for twenty five minutes at 400 degrees. Delicious!!
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Sean's Mommy's Roasted Root Vegetables

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2010
These are delicious and perfect for the winter season and I think you can probably use any root vegetables you have. I used turnips, sweet potatoes, beets, and parsnips. So simple, too - I roasted in olive oil for an hour at 400 degrees and they came out perfectly. I will make these over and over again.
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Asian Orange Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2010
I loved this - of all the Asian recipes I have tried from this site, this is one of my favorites. I followed the recipe except I did not add the cornstarch (I don't care for the flavor) and decreased the water to one cup, increased the orange juice to four tablespoons, and decreased the brown sugar from 1 cup to 3/4 cup. I also added a wee bit of veggies: sliced up some carrots pretty thin, added some snow peas, and just a small handful of sliced mushrooms. I thought the flavor and texture was very close to what one would get in a Chinese restaurant, but without the MSG or extra calories. Thanks very much!
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Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2010
This is quite tasty and easy. I dredged the chicken strips in flour before cooking them. I added sauce after briefly searing on a pan that had been sprayed with olive oil spray. I liked the flavor (though I added the quantity of fresh garlic and fresh ginger) and it took me two seconds to put this together. Thanks!
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Scalloped Potatoes II

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2010
Like almost everyone, I decided to jazz up this recipe. I made a roux of the sauce rather than pouring ingredients directly on top (did this by mixing flour, butter and milk into sauce pan on medium heat and then added the following seasonings: onion powder, garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, celery salt, black pepper, salt, parsley, and oregano.) In the last ten minutes of cooking, I added a quarter cup of shaved parmesean cheese, which was nice. I layered the potatoes as instructing (placing a layer and then pouring the roux on top of each layer). I cooked at 400 degrees. The end result was just delicious. Scrumptious potatoes. My boyfriend requested the next time I make this that I add bacon. An intriguing notion, no? Thanks for the base recipe.
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Chicken Wild Rice Soup I

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2010
This is a nice soup - I wasn't blown away but I enjoyed it. I reduced the butter and added olive oil and cut the 2 cups of half and half to about a half cup of half and half. Otherwise I think it would be too creamy. Very tasty and, I suspect, quite healthy. Good use of veggies that everyone has around the house. Thanks.
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Thai Noodles

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2010
This is good, fine, quite similar to other Asian dishes I have prepared. I wasn't blown away but I certainly ate all my food.
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Chicken Breasts Pierre

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2010
This is something new and different and I'm glad I tried it. It definitely has a different flavor - I liked it but I didn't love it. I added a green bell pepper and a zucchini (used it instead of a chicken breast) so I could increase the veggies. I think this is worth making but will not be a staple in my house. I just didn't know whether to pair it with pasta or rice. I didn't feel like it really belonged with either. But worth trying.
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Caramel Apple Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
Phenomenal pork chops. I did modify it after reading the comments as follows: instead of cooking on the stovetop, I seared for just a minute and then baked in the oven at 375 degrees for forty-five minutes. I browned the apples in butter and cinnamon and nutmeg (I also added a dash of pumpkin pie spice) before putting it in the baking dish with the pork chops and let them all cook together. Also, I added a few tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce to thicken the mixture. I used Granny Smith apples. I forgot to add the pecans at the end but it tasted great without them. These pork chops were just delicious. As recommended, I paired them with the smothered green beans and smashed sweet potatoes. Awesome dinner!
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Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
These are excellent smashed sweet potatoes. I omitted the marshmallows and bourbon. Instead of juicing an orange, I just used a quarter cup of orange juice. I also roasted the potatoes before blending in the butter and spices. Then I only baked them for about ten minutes. Tasted so incredibly delicious. Thank you - I will use this recipe again.
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Garlic-Buttered Green Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
These are a great preparation for green beans. I used fresh crimini mushrooms. Instead of using powder garlic, I used fresh garlic, which I always prefer. Thanks for the recipe!
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