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Broccoli Chicken Divan

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2005
This was very good after I made some changes based on other reviews. I steamed a 14 oz. bag of frozen broccoli florets instead of fresh. My chicken was well seasoned when I boiled it. I used the 98% FF soup. I added about 1/2+ cup sour cream, chicken boullion granules, salt, pepper, garlic powder. I put at least 1/2 cup cheese in the casserole itself then another 1/2 cup on top. I ended up just stirring the broccoli, chicken, cheese and soup mixture all up together before putting it in the dish. I used buttered Ritz crackers on top. It was yummy and still very easy and fast since I keep chopped, cooked chicken in the freezer all the time. I'll make it again!!
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Ratatouille Pasta

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2008
This was very good! I made this with a medium sized eggplant and 2 medium zucchini. I added about 6 mushrooms. I used 6 oz. penne pasta. I had 1 can of the fire roasted tomatoes and added about 1/3 jar of pasta sauce since I didn't have any paste. I stirred the cooked pasta into the veggie mixture and put into 9x13 dish. It filled it up! I put the mozz. cheese on top and some parmesan. Then I took about a 1/2 cup of italian bread crumbs, melted a tablespoon or so margarine in them, stirred and topped the casserole. Watch it so it doesn't burn. If you have other things to prepare just put it in a 350 oven until everything else is ready. Delcious, kids loved it. Serves more like 6 adults or 8 with kids.
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Chesapeake Bay Stuffed Rockfish

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2010
I give the stuffing 5 stars but the fish only 3. I took the advice of one reviewer and used only about 2/3 of the crab. (I used imitation since I'm in Colorado). It was very yummy but rich. The fish however was bland. I did salt and pepper it before I stuffed it even though the recipe didn't say to. When it was almost done baking I sprinkled some paprika on the top to give some color. It looked sickly without it. Next time I will use some Old Bay on the fish itself. Overall very good and I will make it again. The family loved it.
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Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2012
This was really good! I baked the first crescent roll layer (I used the sheets) for about 6 minutes before layering. I used 3/4 cup sugar in the filling, 1/4 cup butter, and 1/2 cup sugar in the topping. I got the butter soft in the microwave and spread it on top of the top layer, then put the sugar and the cinnamon on top. The butter did not pool like others stated. I baked it for 30 more minutes but probably could have subtracted a couple minutes.
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Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2011
We enjoyed this sauce very much! Good balance between sweet and spicy but very easy to make sweeter or spicier as you like. I like to make my own, no high fructose corn syrup!
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Balsamic Roasted Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2010
I too was a bit skeptical about these taters but made them anyway. They were delicious! Making them again for Christmas dinner with our prime rib. The directions don't really say to stir the vinegar into the potatoes. Maybe that should be obvious but maybe not to some people. I baked mine on foil and then used the foil corners to pick up and turn the potatoes. Then sprinkled with salt.
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Artichoke Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2010
Very yummy. I cut my chicken breasts into strips/chunks and browned them very quickly in a pan. I then stirred them into the artichoke mixture, then baked in a casserole dish. I also did 1/2 mayo, 1/2 sour cream I served it over egg noodles so really could have used more sauce. The fam told me to put it on permanent rotation.
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Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2009
Well, I don't see what is so great about this. It made WAY too much and barely had any flavor. I'm thinking the 1 3/4 cups broth needed to be maybe 3/4 cup. It didn't ruin the fish but what was the point in such a mild flavor? Won't bother with again. Waste of $10 worth of salmon that could have been better.
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Foolproof Rib Roast

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2009
I had to read through all the reviews to find someone who had cooked a smaller roast this way. I had a 2.78 pound roast. I seasoned it with Montreal Steak Seasoning as others did. I added extra pepper, salt, and garlic powder. You CANNOT salt the roast until right before you cook it!! Salt draws out moisture if it sits on the meat. Since the Steak Seasoning has salt in it do not use it too early! I put mine in a dish resting on its side on onion halves but next time I'll use a rack. I cooked mine for 30 minutes, then turned the oven off for 2 hours. I decided to check the temp and it was 138. I knew it was almost done but I had othr stuff to prepare so I let it sit almost another 45 minutes (I turned the oven on for about 4 minutes to replace the heat I let out), then turned the oven on again for about 10-15 minutes as everything else was getting finished. I have a big toaster oven to do other stuff. For au jus I put about 1/2 cup beef broth in the dish at the beginning and then added another 1/2 cup for that last 10 minutes. It was yummy. It turned out a perfect medium rare--pink but no running blood. Oh, I did have the oven light on the whole time so that might have kept the oven warmer and it is a brand new oven so it is well insulated.
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Vinegar Based BBQ Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2009
Awesome! Made it as is. I cooked a 4lb. pork sirloin roast all day in the crock-pot in a can of consomme. I cooked this sauce on the stove to dissolve the sugar. About an hour before serving I took out the meat and shredded it with 2 forks, tossing out the fat and grissle. Then I poured out the juices from the crock-pot, replaced the meat, and poured on the sauce and mixed it in real good. I kept it on low until time to eat. Yummy! Just like home! Serve with some grilled buttered texas toast!
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Apple Cream Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2010
I made this at 7000 ft. so I tried using the standard changes for high altitude baking by adding flour and decreasing leavening agents. I had to add quite a bit of milk to make it anywhere close to cake batter consistency. I know coffee cake batter is usually thicker but this was like cookie dough at first. After all that I forgot to put the apples in the middle! Duh! I sliced the apple very thinly and put it on top of the cake with extra sugar and cinnamon on top. At 40 minutes it was no where near done. I baked it another 13 minutes and it tested done. But when we sliced it there were parts that could have been more done. Tasted wonderful though! My Sunday School class made short work of it! I'll make it again.
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Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2010
This was very yummy! I took it to a church function and everyone raved. Perfect seasonings. I made my own tahini too which was worth it. Now that I can make tahini I am hooked on hummus.
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Mahogany Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2011
I followed the recipe exactly and then boiled and thickened the remaining sauce, dipped each piece in the hot sauce, and baked at 500 for a few minutes to caramelize them a bit. I packed them up to take to a potluck so didn't eat them right out of the oven but unfortunately after all that work there just wasn't much flavor. Needed more heat. And even though I used half regular soy and half lite they weren't nearly salty enough. Disappointing.
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Ranch, Bacon, and Parmesan Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2010
I just finished putting this salad together for a potluck tomorrow and can't figure out how anyone could like it. Honestly, no flavor. I just spent the last 1/2 hour trying to make something edible out of it. Dull as dishwater. I hope by tomorrow it tastes better but I'm not holding my breath. I will add the bacon if I think I will serve it. I'm not wasting good bacon on it right now. Sorry I wasted the bowties and the parmesan already.
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Feta and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2010
This was very tasty. Instead of making the marinade I used Greek salad dressing which I always keep on hand. I left out the olives b/c they aren't my fave. The chicken was a little messy to fold up and secure and it didn't want to brown. I stuck it under the broiler and boy, it messed up my oven. But it tasted good!
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Taqueria Style Tacos - Carne Asada

Reviewed: May 5, 2009
I found this recipe when I was searching for a flank steak marinade for fajitas. I only used the marinade part of this recipe and it was delcious! Will use again!
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Ricotta Gnocchi

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2009
I had high hopes but was not real crazy about this. I doubled the recipe for the gnocchi and used my own sauce. I couldn't taste the gnocchi, they were just bland dumplings in sauce. Kids and DH liked it but I won't go to the trouble to make these again.
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Lobster Newburg

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2009
This was very good even though I made it with imitation crab meat. Our fav local restaurant has a salmon or steak newburg that is delicious so I replicated it with this and put it over grilled salmon filets. Yummy. I didn't have heavy cream so I used half and half and it was still very creamy and thick. I do wish the recipe said how long to expect to cook it until it thickens. I had to guess at the timing of all my other food. I think it is missing something but can't put my finger on it yet. I'll definitely make this again!
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Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2012
This was my first try at making and my first taste of Indian food! I thought is was very tasty. My kids thought it was a little too spicy so next time I'll reduce the cayenne. I cut my chicken breasts into small pieces and browned them instead of using the whole breasts. My only problem was that my yogurt separated. I had only 0% fat Greek yogurt on hand so maybe the fat free thing did it. Maybe next time I'll stir the yogurt in at the last minute just letting it heat through but not simmer. Thanks for helping me try Indian food. I liked that I was able to buy just the small amounts of the spices at our local healthy market and didn't have to buy jars of it.
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Smokey Chipotle Meatloaf

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2010
This was very good! We are not usually meatloafers but I happened to have all the ingredients on hand and gave it try. I did not use a loaf pan but formed a loaf on a foil lined pan. Worked great! It even sat in the oven an extra hour covered with foil (with the oven off) waiting for the DH to get home. Still hot and yummy! Really good flavor. Lots of kick. Served it with some cheesy rice. Can't wait to try it with elk meat.
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