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Curry Stand Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2013
Absolutely loved this!!! It tastes just like the Tikka Masala from our favorite Indian restaurant, we are in love! And it really is surprisingly simple! Because there are so many; the ingredient list may look daunting to the novice, but the directions are so simple and direct that it should be no problem for even said novice! One good cooking trick I like, when so many ingredients - especially spices - need to be added at once, is to measure them all out ahead of time in a separate bowl. I like to dumb each measurement into a nice neat pile in the bowl so I can keep track of what I've already measured out. Then when the time comes to add the spices I can just dump them all in at once and don't run the risk of burning any of the spices while I'm still measuring and dumping others. I also started the chicken (and upped the curry to 3/4tsp) while the sauce was simmering for 10-15 min after adding the cream (side note: YES you MUST use heavy cream if you want this to be the real deal!). You could also start the chicken while sauce is simmering for the first 10 min before adding cream and set it aside to wait for later. Either way, start the chicken while your sauce is simmering to help cut down on time. One last thing, I used a sauce pan for the sauce part instead of a skillet. The higher sides make it so much easier to stir quickly and continuously. ;)
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Easy Tuna Patties

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2014
I absolutely love tuna patties. They are easy to make and always so tasty. I enjoy adding a small dash of Ol Bay seasoning to my patties to give them a little exta zip. Always very tasty! :)
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Slow Cooker Manly Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2011
This is a fantastic base recipe! Like others I added some potatoes and carrots. I also replaced the can of cheddar cheese soup with a 2nd can of cream of mushroom. I then added 2 pinches of crushed red pepper flakes and set my slow cooker on high for the recommended time. I did add a little bit of water, maybe 1/4 cup to thin it out just a little to what I consider stew consistency. In the last hour I added a can each of green beans, corn and sliced mushrooms (all drained) and half a bag of frozen peas. My fiancee kept commenting on how good it smelled while it was cooking. And it tasted fantastic! The red pepper flakes added a wonderful, light spice to the whole thing. With my additions this reminded me of a stew my mom would make when I was a kid called Cowboy Stew. Will be using this recipe again!
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Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
This is FABULOUS! I doubled the sauce and added the peppers toward the end as some other reviewers did. I added a little extra cornstarch as well, as I like thicker sauces. The only other change I made was to use red and yellow bell peppers instead of green, which is just my flavor preference. Other than that I followed the ingredient list to a T and thought the flavor balance was quite nice. Served this over white rice and thought it was a nice change to the all-too-common creamy crock pot recipes. Will definitely make again and maybe play around with the flavors; use teryaki sauce instead of soy sauce perhaps :)
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Sausage-Filled Stars

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2011
Big big hit with the family on Christmas!!! This was pretty much identical to the sausage stars a family member used to make! I made two adjustments. 1. Added 3oz cream cheese, making them even better than I remember. 2. I don't know if it was the size of my wonton wrappers or a miscalculation in the original recipe, but I could only fit 1Tbs of filling into each shell. Any more and they would have been overflowing and I would have had half my shells left empty. I was so glad to find this recipe so I knew how to revive this family favorite for my loved ones!!!
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Slow Cooker Reuben Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2011
This was a huge hit at the family Super Bowl party last year so I'm reviving it for New Year's Eve this year! I didn't even have to use the slow cooker just heat on the stove over med low until it begins to melt then turn down to low until everything comes together. Watch the heat though. I made it twice on the stove and the 2nd time it seemed a little "grainy" because I left the heat too high for too long. I served with toasted, quartered rye bread slices and it was gone in no time.
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Baked Potato Skins

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2011
These were a smash at Super Bowl time last year! I'm bringing them back for New Year's Eve! I cut myself a little slack and used pre-packaged real bacon bits. I made sure they were REAL bacon though! I also was able to cut each skin into about 6 or 8 slices, though that might have been the size of the potatoes. I'll make them exactly the same as I did last year!
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Grilled Guacamole

Reviewed: May 31, 2013
Grill ALL the veggies and omit the sour cream (there is really no need for it as avocados create a creamy consistency all their own, especially after cooking)! Grilling all the veggies makes this a truly grilled guacamole and will impart so much more flavor it will blow your mind! I would not grill the tomatoes of course, and I would use 1 clove of fresh minced garlic for a more vibrant flavor. :) I also prefer to use seeded, chopped roma tomatoes in guacamole, but that is a personal preference.
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Shrimp Scampi I

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2011
This was very delicious! I've never made shrimp scampi before, and decided to make it on a whim a couple weeks ago. This was an extremely easy recipe. I like to follow a recipe pretty closely the first time I try it, so I went with the raw shrimp. Luckily our grocer provides veined shrimp and all I had to do was shell it. I thought the garlic was fine, but I'm a fan of garlic and like a lot of flavor. The only problems I had were that the breadcrumbs stayed soggy, so I may reduce some liquid next time, and there seemed to be too much pasta to the shrimp. I will either double the shrimp or reduce the pasta the next time around. Still greatly enjoyed!
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Roasted New Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2011
Very good! I knew the jist of how to make roasted potatoes and was looking for a recipe that fit what I wanted to do with mine and this was perfect! I think next time we may add just a tad more olive oil, maybe another 1/2 tablespoon and a tad bit more rosemary. I love herbs and love an intense flavor. I didn't use thyme as I didn't have any on hand and they were still fantastic!
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Stuffed Mushrooms I

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
These were really great, however even when I doubled the filling 36 mushrooms were still about 10 too many. I did omit the minced stems as I see stuffing mushrooms with mushroom redundant, and I scooped out a good portion of the gills from each 'shroom so that could he the reason for the extra. I also followed some tips provided by other reviewers. I had planned on using fresh garlic instead of garlic salt anyway, but I also followed the tip to add a little mayo and must say that I feel if I hadn't they would have been the bland "something missing" mushrooms that others mention. So, I highly recommend adding 1tbs to the filling (I used 2 since I doubled the filling). I didn't have parsley on hand, but believe next time I might try some chopped green onions. I also topped each mushroom with a small pinch of shredded cheddar cheese before popping them in the oven, and I only need to bake for 15 min, when I left a batch in for 20 they began to break down. When my sister tried them she said they were better than the stuffed mushrooms served at her favorite Chinese buffet, so I'd say they're good. :)
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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2011
Gooey chocolate chip cookies are the best!
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McCormick® Pecan Cookie Balls

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2011
I'm rating a 3 for now as I have not used this recipe yet. I lost my recipe for Mexican Wedding Cookies and have been looking for a replacement. This is the closest, minus the addition of Nutmeg. I will not be using it in my cookies as I never have and they're awesome without it! I would also suggest a cooking time of 10-12min. 15min does seem a little long.
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Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing

Reviewed: May 31, 2013
I love fish tacos and have made them many times before, but wanted some ideas on a few variations so I went hunting. The marinade and sauce look very promising here and sound delicious, but I do have to question the need to cut up the fish PRIOR to grilling (I never have and never will)? Leaving it whole makes it MUCH easier for grilling, cuts out a little work and the marinade would still impart good flavor because fish is a meat which absorbs flavors very easily (and 9 minutes seems like a very long time to cook for cutting it into smaller pieces). There really is no need to cut it up prior. Leave it whole, grill it for the same amount of time and flake it into bite size chunks when assembling the tacos. They will be just as delicious and you will cut out a few steps making this an even easier recipe! :)
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Garlic Aioli

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2013
Waaayyyy too much lemon in this recipe, and extremely overpowering! I found a from scratch ailoi recipe (i.e. making your own with egg yolks and olive oil, not just mayo) at another site that calls for the same amount of lemon juice to be used for a TWO CUP yield. A true aioli should not allow the lemon to overpower all other flavors.
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Curried Cumin Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2014
Needs more curry (more like 2 TBS), a little chicken broth and cream or coconut milk. That's what I did, because as written this recipe is destined to fail.
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