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Christmas Eve Beef Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2004
I was very disappointed in the way this dish turned out considering all the rave reviews. I cooked it for 8 hours on low in the crock-pot. The sauce was very watery, even though I added the tapioca and the brown gravy mix. In fact, it was so watery that I had to serve it over egg noodles just to soak up all the juice. The veggies came out fine. The beef was fork tender, but was dry inside. I won't make this again. I just don't have good luck with crock-pot meals.
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Garden Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2003
Not bad, but, as another reviewer said, this really is just Italian dressing on pasta. I do like the veggies though. I used pre-shredded carrots from a bag to save time. I also felt that 2 entire bottles of Italian dressing was way, way too much! I mixed all the other ingredients together first, then added the dressing slowly and kept tasting it until I felt it was just right. The Parmesan is a nice touch.
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Beef Stew VI

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2003
I didn't like this dish at all. After adding the corn starch and letting it simmer, it was still too watery. I added 1/3 of a bag of egg noodles which definitely helped thicken it up. However, I felt that it was too soft and mushy (the potatoes completely fell apart) and lacked flavor.
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Grilled Lemon Herb Pork Chops

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2003
I read this recipe 5 minutes before I wanted to start making it, so obviously I didn't marinade the chops. They still came out pretty good though. I placed the chops in a baking bag, added the marinade, shook it up and placed it in the oven for 40 min on 400 degrees. They were very tender, but could've been more flavorful (probably because I didn't marinade beforehand). Next time I will marinade and grill.
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Baked Vegetables I

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2003
These veggies were very, very good! After reading the other reviews, here's what I did. I peeled 3 potatoes (not 2) and cut them into chunks (not cubes). I placed them in a baking bag. I mixed the oil and soup mix (Lipton Herb & Garlic) together, then put about 3 tsp of the mix into the bag and shook it up. I baked the potatoes for 15 minutes while I cut up the other veggies. I left out the zucchini and added onion wedges. I took the bag out of the oven and added the rest of the veggies and the oil/soup mix and shook it up good. Baked for another 30 minutes. It was excellent! Potatoes and carrots were nice and soft. Leave out the salt, you don't need it. I can't wait to wrap these veggies in tin foil and throw them on the grill! Thanks for the recipe!
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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2003
These were okay, but they were bland and just didn't have the flavor I thought they would. The sauce was very watery while preparing; not what I expected. I did wait until it was thick enough to coat the back of the spoon, but it didn't get any thicker than that. I recommend using a larger baking dish than suggested since the sauce filled the entire dish to the rim and started overflowing slightly while baking. When I took it out of the oven the top was very watery, but I mixed it together and it thickened. All in all, they were decent au gratin potatoes but I don't think I'll make them again. It wasn't worth the time and effort. Thanks for the recipe.
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Easy Garlic and Rosemary Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2003
Bland and uninteresting. I won't make this again.
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Broccoli Beef I

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2003
My husband and I felt the sauce was uninteresting and bland, however we do think it's a good base for a stir-fry. We didn't have enough ingredients to double it, as other reviewers suggested, but this wasn't a problem. It definitely made enough to mix with the rice. We used the frozen stir-fry beef (already cut into small pieces), to cut down on prep time. The meat and the broccoli were good. Next time we'll add big pieces of onion and more garlic and ginger.
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Tomato and Garlic Pasta

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2003
Even though this recipe seems very time-consuming by peeling and dicing 2 pounds of tomatoes I bookmarked it anyway, figuring somehow I'd get around it. I did. I used 2 cans of Del Monte diced tomatoes already seasoned with basil, oregano and garlic and drained them before adding to the skillet. I also used 1/2 tbsp of dried basil instead of 1 tbsp of fresh. The meal wasn't bad, but I didn't think it was great. My husband liked it more than I did. I will admit that my shortcut methods probably made it less delicious. Still, it was quick and easy to make. I may make it again (still using my shortcuts) if I'm in a hurry for dinner.
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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2002
My husband and I really like this dish. It makes a very good honey mustard sauce. I definitely recommend using dijon mustard. Also, pierce the chicken on both sides and marinade in the sauce for at least 30 minutes before cooking. I poured just a little of the sauce over the stuffing I served with it. This dish would be very good on the grill, too. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff I

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2002
This is a good, easy recipe, although I do think that it's missing something. It needs some spices to jazz it up. I will make it again, but the next time I will add oregano and maybe some flour to thicken the gravy. I'll also double the recipe, since it made enough for my husband and I to share for dinner with a little left over for his lunch the next day. I used sour cream instead of cream cheese. Rather than adding the cream to the crock pot, I served it on the side so we could add as much or as little as we wanted. I found that it was just as good without. I served this over egg noodles which I prefer (more hearty). My husband gave this a 7 on a scale of 1-10.
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American Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2002
I cut out the salt and sauteed the onion, garlic and beef in olive oil. I also used diced tomatoes already seasoned with basil, oregano and garlic. I refrigerated it overnight and baked for 40 minutes the next day. I was afraid that the lasagna would turn out dry (hate that!), but it was very moist and saucy without falling apart. The sauce is very sweet and has a nice flavor. I already had a very good, but time-consuming, lasagna recipe which I usually made, but I think I will use this recipe from now on. It's a good, basic recipe that you can add to and doesn't take long to assemble.
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Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2002
This was very good and makes a great side dish to any grilled meal! After reading all the other reviews, here's what I did: Prepare the foil sheets and dot with butter BEFORE putting the veggies inside (prevents burning and sticking); slice the potatoes and onion and mix together in a large bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper (careful of the pepper, I found that 1 tsp. was a bit too much); wrap it up tight, flatten it out and leave it on the grill for 30 minutes, turning halfway. It came out perfect! Thank you, Bob!
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Gourmet Chicken Pizza

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2002
My husband and I love this pizza! It is very quick and easy to make. I save more time if I use the recipe-ready pre-cooked and cut chicken from Perdue or Tyson, rather than cooking and cutting up the chicken myself. Also, we found that 1/2 cup of ranch dressing is a little too much so I suggest decreasing it to maybe 1/4. I also added minced garlic and fresh basil leaves. It doesn't make 8 servings. My husband and I split an entire pizza in one sitting.
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