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Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2012
Excellent. Made it organic and gluten free perfection for a small family. Here's how: Used 6 boneless skinless organic chicken thighs for more flavor 2 boneless skinless organic breasts Made my own italian dressing using Good Seasons Italian Dressing packet Bullseye Original dressing Dark meat was awesome and it was a total bonus that my family, who can eat gluten, loved it and I, who cannot, could enjoy a tasty gluten free meal as Bullseye Original and Good Seasons are gluten free. Delicious!
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2012
These were very good but as someone who has been trying to diversify my grains (and decrease my overall intake of gluten), my taste buds just tasted white flour. I may try these again with a blend of flours and perhaps some oats to see if these can have a richer grain taste and less of the traditional white flour/butter/white sugar taste. Overall, pretty good though and family enjoyed them.
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Patti's Mussels a la Mariniere

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2012
These were good but didn't wow me. Be sure to let the mussels soak for more than 20 minutes as ours were still gritty.
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Mushroom Orzo

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2012
EXCELLENT. Wow. If you prefer a carmelized onion flavor, over traditional onion flavor, try this: Add a small vidalia onion and 2 gloves of garlic into your food processor. (Omit the garlic powder called for. Add the entire stick of butter in the beginning and get the onions slightly tender. Add the orzo and one-half of the wine. Use a sweeter wine, like a Riesling, to give some good sugar quality. I used Piesporter White Wine but any sweet grape variety would do. Stay on top of it during this stage of cooking as the carmelization will start to happen and could burn quickly. Lastly, use fresh sliced baby bella mushrooms, and omit the parsley. The outcome had a savory blend with just a hint of natural sweetness that was delicious. If you like the taste of carmelized onion, savory with just a hint of sweet, this modification is for you.
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Bacon and Potato Chowder

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2011
After reading the review that this recipe was just ok and flavorless, I made a few amendments and turned out an awesome soup! 1) Time/Money Saver: I purchased six slices of thick, cooked bacon from our local grocery store which offers breakfast. Six slices cost $1.46. The quality was amazing, I didn't have to cook it and the cost was less than a pack. Awesome. 2)Flavor punches: Add a clove of garlic to 2T butter and saute. Then add the carrots and precooked bacon. Use chicken broth in place of the water. 3) Topping: Add your favorite cheese (I used sharp cheddar) 4) Make it a meal: I served with a side salad, warm crusty bread and a glass of Pinot Gris so the sweet offset the salty. Enjoy!
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Spinach and Feta Pita Bake

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2011
Pretty good. Didn't blow my mind though. Followed all directions.
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Bruschetta I

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2011
Make it a meal and kick it up a notch! Here's the how-to: After making this (or your version of this), warm it in a pan and serve it over lightly blackened grilled chicken. Pair it with Pasta Roni's Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs. Warming it makes a lovely light vinagrette style sauce that is delicious served on top of these noodles. Dust the whole dish off with some freshly grated parmesan. Outstanding and the whole meal only takes around 15 minutes!
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Green Bean Blue Cheese Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2011
Excellent. I substituted a combination of sauteed pecans and almonds and used crumbled goat cheese. Delicious!
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Crispy Frozen Treats

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2011
Overall: 4 stars as written, 5 stars (and lactose free!) when made to taste The ingredient count did not yield enough topping/bottom crust to impress me. It seemed chintzy almost. REVISIONS: -I doubled the mix, substituting 1-2 tablespoons of honey for some of the sugar (makes that 'fried' ice cream taste) -Added 1/2 t cinnamon, nutmeg -Added 1/2 cup crushed pecans (also key to the fried ice cream taste) - Added chocolate chips RESULT: The dessert was DELICIOUS and everyone loved it. I used Lactose Free Breyers vanilla because it is a bit softer but tastes exactly the same. The softness allowed me to cut these much more quickly and for the littlest kids to be able to bit into these without have them melt. Give it a try- you won't be disappointed!
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Baked Scallops

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2011
DELICIOUS. Best part: My husband, who is a beginner cook, made these for me and they came out perfectly! Newbies should not be intimidated by this recipe! MONEY SAVER TIP: Save $$ on spices and just add Emeril's Original Essence instead. Gave it the garlic taste we loved. EFFICIENCY TIP: Make extra bread crumbs and store them. They also work well on chicken. We used them on frozen pieces of goat cheese (dipped in egg then bread crumbs) and lightly flash fried the pieces and served them on top of a salad. Ooey, gooey goat cheese salad bites! YUM!
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Green Bean Casserole I

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2011
OUTSTANDING. A nicer, lighter, less processed way to go. Have made this twice with fresh green beans and it was well worth the effort.
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Greek Pasta with Tomatoes and White Beans

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2011
This was just ok for me. I read all of the reviewers notes and tried make it more flavorful but in the end, it just didn't have enough flavor for us.
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Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2011
OMG, so good! Make it gluten free with the Whole Foods gluten free crust. Wow. And I made this with whole Lactose Free milk so everyone could enjoy it. Fabulous. I have made this dozens of times and it's always a hit. Add a fifth egg and an extra bit of mushrooms so the volume is equal to 2 quiches. Otherwise, you end up throwing about 1/2 a pie worth of filling out. Outstanding.
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Grandpa Hubbard's Oatmeal

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2011
I made this in one large pot and used Lactose Free Whole Milk the first time and Lactose Free skim the second time. The whole tasted better but it wasn't a significant difference. This oatmeail was outstanding! I added: 1/3 cup raisins, 1T cinnamon, 1/8t vanilla and a dash of pumpkin pie spice. Delicious!
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Triple-Cheese Macaroni

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2011
I made this with Lactose Free Whole milk (rather than evaporated milk) and enjoyed it tremendously. It turned out fabulously!
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Buttery Corn Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2011
I ran out of white flour and used whole wheat and it was EXCELLENT! If you enjoy whole wheat, give it a try. We hosted several families for dinner and every child ate seconds, from ages 1- 10! The top will get very dark and crusty which looked almost overcooked but the taste was great. Also, perhaps because I used whole wheat flour (?) it took longer to cook. We will be making this again.
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Baked Ziti I

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2011
I enjoyed this but my husband did not. If you prefer strictly Italian ziti, this is not for you. The creaminess of the sauce is quite good but takes a traditional ziti into lasagna territory. While we all enjoyed it, this is not for Italian food traditionalists.
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Blueberry Waffles with Fast Blueberry Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2010
I made the sauce and while I think it was quite tasty, it was incredibly and maybe overwhelmingly sweet slathered across waffles (and we eat pure maple syrup so that is saying something). I will make this again but as a fruit compote that is served with crackers and cream cheese, or bagels or alongside pound cake. We thought it was delicious but the amount needed for a big waffle made it overpowering.
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Quinoa with Sweet Potato and Mushrooms

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2010
"one onion' is a loose measure and apparently my onion was too big (and we LOVE onions at our house). Here are a few tips/things I'll try next time: TIME SAVER: Microwave your sweet potato and then add it to the pot so you don't to wait 20 mins. Worked out great. KID FRIENDLY: Subtract cayenne and mushrooms, add cinnamon and dried cranberries; use 1/2 an onion not a whole MONEY SAVER: Use Craisins instead of dried cranberries Enjoy!
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