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Deviled Eggs I

Reviewed: May 26, 2009
Followed other reviewers' suggestions and used prepared mustard and just sprinkled the eggs with paprika afterward. This was so easy and the eggs were gone the next day. The only thing I would do differently is add a pinch of salt to the yolk mixture.
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White Bean Spread With Garlic & Rosemary

Reviewed: May 9, 2009
Very easy to make, wow! I gave it an average score though because I have had better white bean dip. However, you can't beat the ease of this recipe. I served with toasted pita chips.
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Easy Butter Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2009
I was looking for an easy recipe. That it is! I didn't have parchment paper so I covered it with foil. The chicken was not done after directed cooking time, so I uncovered it. Then I left it in too long. It was simply dry then (not the submitter's fault.) Overall, I just felt it had little flavor. I won't make this again, no.
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My Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2009
Wow! This recipe is soooooo easy and it is still delicious! Unfortunately I had to omit the onions (boyfriend would refuse to eat it otherwise), but fortunately that saved me chopping time as well. Didn't even notice them missing. I also used garlic from a jar (ok, I added more than called for to make up for the omitted onions.) Dinner was "prepared" in no time and simmering! I did listen to other reviewers and used diced tomatoes instead of stewed and added two cans of kidney beans. The chili was a bit "soupy" so I did drain my beans before adding and had to simmer it uncovered a bit longer than called for. I also used the required amount of chili powder but it didn't have a kick. However, this could be because my chili powder in the cupboard lost its punch. Given the easy preparation and final flavor (I think the oregano is the secret to this simple recipe), I give it 4 stars. THANK YOU for sharing.
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Pork Chops a la Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2008
I showed the Wegman's butcher the recipe and he said that 4 thick chops would have been done in the slow-cooker in about 3 hours. I needed something to cook for 8 hours since I was going to work. He suggested a bone-in roast, got 4.87 lbs, about 5 thick chops. I did brown the roast and put it bone-side down, using chicken with rice soup. (I couldn't find Cream of Dijon soup like one reviewer suggested.) The pork was perfect at 8 hours, I had to cut the chops in the cooker, the bones were falling away. I honestly couldn't taste the mustard flavor at all. I served over river rice. Overall this is a decent mid-week meal for pork, nothing special, however, I would make it again since it was so easy.
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Tuna Noodle Casserole II

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2008
This was wonderful! I used 2 cans of Cream of Mushroom soup (didn't have Cream of Celery - yuck anyway), added a few defrosted peas in, extra can of tuna, used whole milk, topped with dried bread crumbs drizzled with melted butter. So good. If you really like yours with more creaminess, just add another can of soup and a bit more milk! Typically I only give at most 3 stars for such a common dish, but this one deserved the 4 stars.
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Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2008
This was honestly very good. To previous reviewers who want a "wet" tuna noodle casserole, this is not your recipe. Those are the ones that require canned soup. This recipe also made a nice presentation. I gave it 4 stars because it took 3 dirty pans and cutting board. LOL!
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Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2008
This recipe is simple and perfect for a mid-week meal. I baked the chicken for 30 minutes, it was moist, not dry. It is hard to find an exceptional recipe for boneless chicken breasts without a sauce. Though I cannot say this was exceptionally flavored, it is a huge plus that the chicken was not dry and the recipe is "exceptionally" easy for mid-week. Plus, I had all ingredients on hand to boot. This is a keeper.
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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff I

Reviewed: Feb. 29, 2008
Made recipe "as is". It is perfect and fast! A wonderful, mid-week meal served with noodles and a fresh vegie! I wouldn't say this is a "stoganoff" I have made before, but it is still yummy for a mid-week meal. Meat fork-tender after 6 hours on low in the crock. I might perhaps throw in some fresh 'shrooms next time, even a bag of frozen vegies in the last half hour. Thank you! I like.
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Easy Italian Chicken II

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2008
I made recipe "as is", served with rotelle with spaghetti sauce. The chicken was DRY. I marinaded for 8 hours. Wish I would have added the mushrooms as previous reviewers suggested, but this cooking time is way too long.
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Sour Cream Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2008
UPDATED REVIEW: I made this recipe again, followed recipe exactly. I seemed to not care for it the first time I made it. This time, I upgraded it to 3 stars. The sauce is indeed lacking of flavor. Since it is so easy to make, I might try one more time but bump up the salt. The meat fell off the bones again. OLD REVIEW: I made recipe as is, and I did not like this at all. Instead of boullion cubes, I used 2 cups canned low-sodium broth topped off with a splash of white wine and boneless 3/4 inch chops. The meat was indeed very tender (I turned the crock off after 5 1/2 hours on low given previous comments about the meat falling apart). Good move. Though the meat was tender, the sauce was overwhelmingly lacking. I won't be making this again. I gave this 2 stars because of how tender the meat was. Otherwise, I would have given it one star.
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White Bean 'n' Ham Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2008
Rating the second time 2/15/09: I made this again exactly as recipe directs (with water, no potato). Oh my gosh, was it ever salty! It was so salty, I couldn't eat it! I think the problem is the quality of the ham I have used. Store-bought hams are so inferior to mail-order hams or farmer's market hams. What a shame. This recipe would be perfect for us otherwise. REVIEW FROM 2/2008: My boyfriend loved this and we had as a meal with bisquits. I used extra ham and 2 full cans of chicken broth rather than just 2 1/4 cups. This way I don't have to freeze the remaining broth. I added one cubed russet potato to compensate for the extra broth, did not add any additional salt and let the soup simmer for 3 hours after bringing to a boil. The soup was fine, but I found it salty. Definitely use low-sodium broth! Next time I make this, I would add up to 3 potatoes if you use 2 full cans of low-sodium broth. The recipe is average but it is quite suitable for a weeknight menu when you are short on time.
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Reuben Sandwich I

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2008
A basic recipe for a "rachel". It is what it is. Everything turned out wonderfully. I used Boar's Head brand deli pastrami, kraut, and Swiss cheese (thicker sliced, one slice/sandwich) and lite 1,000 Island dressing (no sacrifice in flavor). Since I controlled the amount of dressing and kraut, the sandwiches did not fall apart like in a restaurant.
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Easy Lasagna II

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2008
This is a basic recipe for lasagna. I followed the recipe but used both ricotta and cottage cheese, using one jar of Classico Tomato and Basil sauce. I did not add extra salt to the cheese mixture, thinking there would be enough in the sauce, cheese mixture, and salted water to boil the noodles already. I did boil my noodles and so I did not add water to the edges. I personally felt there was not enough sauce to accommodate 12 noodles (there was enough cheese mixture). Next time, I would definitely add a second jar of sauce or reduce noodles to 9. It was more of lasagna "pie". I guess I missed the addition of oregano (and it lacked salt ironically), but that is a function of the Classico sauce I used, plus I am biased by the two lasagna recipes I have used for years. I did not find the use of spaghetti sauce to be that big of a time saver. It simply saves you from opening a few cans of tomatoes, especially if you "doctor" your jarred spaghetti sauce anyway. I guess I will stick to my two tried-and-true recipes, thus my giving 3 stars for "average", nothing special.
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Tuna Mushroom Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
This is an easy recipe for your typical tuna noodle casserole, just what I was looking for. I made recipe "as is" except I added a small can of drained peas and forgot to add thyme to the crumbs. Yeah, there were alot of crumbs, I didn't put them all on top. Tuna noodle casserole is nothing exciting, it's just tuna noodle casserole, so that is why I gave it 3 stars. The bowties rather than noodles made it look pretty on the plate though.
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Slow-Cooked Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2008
What a disappointment. I used the McCormick's seasoning packet but changed nothing else. I put it in the crock on low for 8 hours, but since the ingredients seemed to absorb all the liquid, the beans burned and stuck to the sides. I cannot say burned kidney beans mixed into chili are a delicacy. Perhaps adding the beans at the end would be better. The extra McCormick seasoning did kick it up. Don't know if I will use this recipe again. There are so many out there for slow-cooker chili.
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Pork Roast with Sauerkraut and Kielbasa

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2008
UPDATED REVIEW, 1-5-09: Second time making this. I still drained my kraut, only added one can beer (a pilsner), and this time I browned my kielbasa before adding to crock. That kept it in tact. So, there you have it! FIRST TIME REVIEW, January 2008: I drained my kraut and added 2 cans of beer. I wish I had a dark beer to use instead. The pork was so tender, no cutting necessary! The kielbasa had split open at the end for me as well. I wonder if browning it a bit before adding it would correct that? We had this for dinner 2 nights later (hmmmm, someone ate all the kielbasa when I went to reheat it), and it was even better. Honestly, however, pork and sauerkraut is pork and saurkraut, and that is the reason I gave just 3 stars.
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Chicken with Rice and Gravy

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2007
This was fantastic! A perfect weekday meal. I listened to other reviewers and used broth for the gravy, added a pinch of pepper, a tablespoon of whole milk at the end to desired consistency. Yes, I should have doubled the "gravy", perhaps quadrupled it, very little. I did my breasts 10 mins/side, too long, but I am getting used to a new stove. However, that did not affect the wonderful dinner we had last night. A nice white wine would have worked with it! I use River Rice when making dishes with a sauce. Yeah, I would rename this recipe Chicken With Rice and Sauce. For such a simple recipe, I was quite impressed. I am keeping this one.
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Country House Bed and Breakfast Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2007
I was too tired to prepare it the night before but I don't think that mattered. Wegmans only had maple-cured ham that day and that sweetness did not work with the savory, i.e., use plain ham only. Overall, my guests liked it, but it was really nothing special.
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Poppy Seed Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2004
This dish was good, nothing special -- but E-Z! The bigger breasts were not cooked through after 45 mins so I would say just bake for a full hour. 8 oz. of Ritz crackers? According to a 14.5 oz. box, that's over half a box of crackers! I think you can get away with much less than that. The crackers absorbed most of the sauce so it was a bit dry, no sauce for the rice. That may have interferred with the cooking of the chicken. I left the breasts whole.
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