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Garlic Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2012
This was pretty tasty- I followed the recipe pretty closely just added a few extra veggies and some herbs. It smoked up my house pretty bad, but I can live with that. It's four stars only because it was kind of greasy- a little too greasy for my taste. Too much butter I think.
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2012
So good! These are always a hit and are awesome exactly as the recipe calls. However, I like to add a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract to the milk before I add the oatmeal, and I usually cut back the salt to 1/2 tsp or so. Highly recommended.
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Barbecue Ribs

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2012
Mmm, the marinade is going to be my go-to recipe for BBQ sauce now. These were seriously good. The kitchen smelled like a distillery afterward but the rum was not overpowering, just added a really lovely flavor. I don't like spice so I totally left out the chile sauce and we cut the sugar because I don't usually care for tooth-achingly sweet bbq. It was so yummy!!
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Chicken Tortilla Soup V

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2011
Oh YUM! I followed the more precise instructions from reviewer NMR and this turned out great. Had to sub gouda for the jack cheese cause that's what I had, but it was still pitch perfect. I also roasted a habanero pepper and chopped it up to put in my sweetie's serving, as he likes things very spicy. Yum!
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Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2011
These were so good! I was a skeptic, but my sweetie loves quesadillas and I was looking for a way to make them meatless to save money but still be filling- jackpot! I'm not a salsa person, so I left that and the red pepper flakes out, then added some fresh basil from my garden and squeezed half a lime into the mix. I think cilantro would probably be good in this too.
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Sunday Morning Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2011
These were good! I only have two minor nitpicks: one is that they don't taste all that lemony, and that was after I doubled the amount of lemon. Secondly, the mixture as the recipe calls for was really runny- the pancakes did not hold their form at all until I added some more flour. To be fair, I did use a gluten free flour mix with this, but I have never had a problem with it before. Other than those two things, these pancakes were great, made the batter the night before and then threw them on the griddle for a quick breakfast. The poppy seed flavor was perfect, maybe next time I'll spread them with lemon curd or something to really bring out the lemon flavor.
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Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2011
Hmm. Not sure what happened with these... I had to half the recipe because my zucchini was not as big as I had thought. In the end I actually had just a bit less than 1 cup of zucchini. They tasted good, but they smelled kind of weird- like veggies I guess. The disconnect of eating something that smelled like veggies but didn't taste like veggies made the experience of eating them not that fun. It's too bad, too, because the idea of getting veggies in your dessert is amazing.
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Snickerdoodles II

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2011
These turned out really well- which is pretty amazing considering I ran out of sugar (only discovered this right after I got back from the grocery store with butter) and made them with gluten free flour. I think it speaks to the flexibility of both this recipe and snickerdoodles in general. I ended up using 1/2 cup of normal sugar and 1 1/4 cup of powdered sugar, and 3 cups of Pamela's baking Mix instead of the AP flour. Turned out great, thanks for the recipe... sorry I kind of bastardized it.
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Dry Onion Soup Mix

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2011
Fantastical! I used to use the boxed stuff to make burgers and roasted potatoes and tons of other stuff, but it has barley in it! Thanks for a gluten, preservative, and artificial flavoring free alternative that tastes just as good and is WAY cheaper!!
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Chicken Scampi II

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2011
I had pretty high hopes for this but sadly, we didn't like it too much. I wanted to follow the recipe the first time I made it so I did it all pretty much as is (except I used brown rice pasta) and it was really, really greasy. I have a very sensitive tummy and oily, greasy, or fried things usually make me pretty sick, sadly this has been no exception. Also, as a side note I am from an italian-american family and I grew up eating this kind of food and this dish was pretty nontraditional. The flavor was fine, but it's not really scampi without white wine, it really needs that bite.
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Favorite Barbecue Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2011
I've made this several times. The first time, I didn't include the worcestershire sauce because I didn't think I'd like it. The result was too sweet and really felt like it was missing something- so I tried it with the worcestershire and cut back a bit on the brown sugar and it was just perfect! I love this especially because unlike store bought sauces, this is gluten free!
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Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free)

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2011
SMITHERS22, if you're still reading this... You need to check the baking mix she used- some, like Bob's Red Mill AP mix, require the addition of xanthan gum as a gluten replacement, others like Pamela's mix already have it in there. I have found that sticking my cookie mix in the fridge for at least an hour or so (or the freezer for 20 minutes, if I'm feeling lazy) and putting it back while the cookies are baking instead of just leaving it out on the counter helps prevent against flat cookie sadness. You could also try adding more baking mix.
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Unbelievable Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2011
Yum! The marinade smells a bit pungent but the chicken isn't too strongly flavored. It gets a lot of tang from the vinegar but I didn't taste the mustard at all- perhaps with a less mild mustard (I picked an apple mustard to coordinate with the cider vinegar) you'd get a stronger flavor. Either way, I liked it. The wind kept blowing out the grill so I made this in the oven. I'd like to make it on the grill next time because I think it will caramelize really well. Even in the oven it was really good, and definitely a keeper.
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Quick Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2011
I am of mixed feelings about these. They're very simple, which I appreciate. They're also gluten free which I appreciate even more. They even tasted pretty good- my family raved about them. BUT. They are pretty ugly looking and hard to handle. For one thing, mine did not turn out looking like the pretty ones in the picture. They were flat and did not hold together well. They were also almost too moist and chewy. I am a pretty advanced baker but I am willing to admit the problem may have been user error. I arrived late to the farmers market and all they had were medium eggs, so I added a bit of milk to the cookies to keep the batter together. Perhaps that was my mistake. I will definitely try again, though. Thanks!
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Maple Salmon

Reviewed: May 24, 2011
This was good- but it didn't really taste like maple. I could have put more maple syrup in but then it might have been too sweet.
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London Broil II

Reviewed: May 14, 2011
I used this as a marinade for a normal, tenderloin steak. It was very good- I sort of thought it tasted too much like soy sauce and nothing else- though I suspect the BF raved about it for just that reason. Either way, it's definitely a great way to jazz up a steak and makes for an easy dinner because you can set it all up in advance and then just throw the meat on the grill.
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Quick Oyakodon

Reviewed: May 7, 2011
This was OK. I did leave out the mushrooms because the bf hates mushrooms, but I'm not sure how much difference it would have made. He liked it, I thought it kind of tasted like funky fried rice. Since we both agreed we like my fried rice better, I probably won't make this again.
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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2011
The first time I made this, I made it exactly according to the recipe (except halving it) and I thought it was so-so, but had potential, so I made my own version, with leftovers from a roast chicken. I put the cream of chicken (low sodium this time), water, boullion, butter, and the not-fat part of the pan drippings from a roast chicken (cool it and scrape the fat off) in a saucepan and set to simmer, then added the meat from two chicken thighs/legs, chopped into smallish bits. I let that simmer while the spaghettic cooked, then made the rest as normal except subbed panko bread crumbs for the cheddar cheese. It was YUM! I know, it's not really even the same recipe anymore, but it was so good I had to share!
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Simple Whole Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2011
This was the first time I made roast chicken, and this got rave reviews! The bf talked about how "awesome" it was all night, and from him "I like it" is high praise. That said, I thought it was way too salty. The only change I made was to add onion to the stuffing and I put the spice rub under the skin since I don't like the skin. I think next time I make this I'm going to cut back on the salt, because otherwise it was DELISH! Easy to make, though I was a bit afraid the smoke was going to set off alarms...
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Three Cheese Baked Ziti

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2010
This is one of my favorite dishes, I make it probably every other week. Because I'm just feeding two, I usually split it into two smaller casseroles and leave the other one, unbaked in the fridge for lunch or dinner the next day. I'd like to try freezing the extra but honestly I've never been able to resist eating it.
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