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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2013
Incredible taste! Wow! My family raved about this - they said it was like "company dinner". :) I baked the chicken on skewers in the oven for 20 mins at 350F and then broiled them another 5-10 minutes, turning once, to give 'em a little 'char' taste. I removed the sauce after baking and served it over rice and broccoli as other reviewers recommended - very tasty! I reduced the olive oil to 1/4 cup, the salt to 1 teaspoon and it tasted great! Highly recommend this one - you will be impressed!
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Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2011
Awesome taste! Even my meat-loving husband gave this one a thumbs up. I didn't use the hot sauce due to tender palates - just increased the ketchup (instead of tomato paste) to 2 tablespoons. I also add more ketchup to the topping to be more traditional. Can anyone tell me why you have to cook the onions and garlic ahead of time? I'd think that after nearly an hour in the oven, they would be well cooked. (When I put raw onion in beef hamburgers and fry them, they always cook just fine.) I just put them in raw (minced) and they cook just fine. I cook the quinoa in beef broth instead of water - adds some beef flavor. Thanks, Drew! This has become one of my "regulars" now - healthy and tasty! :)
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Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2011
Awesome taste and definitely more filling than the usual smoothie. I made it with strawberries first, using honey instead of sugar and it was great. Then I made it with frozen blueberries alone and it was still amazing! I didn't have any ripe bananas and never missed them - the smoothie was so good and healthy. :)
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Mississippi Mud Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2011
I love these. I used to make these all the time growing up - for every bake sale or fundraiser event. They were called Skillet Cookies because you make them in a skillet. Also, you leave the stove on Medium heat the entire time. This allows the sugar to dissolve completely and prevents you from over cooking or under cooking them. (So you don't have to worry about the 2 mins of boiling.) The butter, milk, cocoa and sugar make a candy-like coating so that when you add the oats & stuff, it hardens when it cools. We always put these in the refrigerator to harden. Using rolled oats makes them chewy - using quick oats makes them easier to eat (less chewy, which is good for people with dentures :). I followed this version of the recipe except I reduced the sugar to 1 3/4 cups and it was still too sweet (will try 1.5 cups next time). I upped the walnuts and coconut to 3/4 cup, but couldn't taste them much. My original recipe didn't include nuts or coconut - now I see why. You can't really taste them (kind of a waste of ingredients). I like mine more chocolaty so I increased the cocoa to 8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup. My original recipe called for 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter - that might have balanced the sugar a little bit so they didn't seem so sweet. Either way - these are great! I always get requests for them at family gatherings and parties.
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