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Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2013
I made the recipe according to the recipe (with the exception of the maple syrup - didn't have any) and had the same "ehhh" experience that other people have had. I did use Italian bread both times and appreciate the density and and crust:bread ratio in the italian vs other breads I was able to find. Sandwich breads are already sliced too thin, so I wouldn't suggest even attempting to use them with this recipe. Otherwise, I see no need to be repeatedly redundant when it's already been said so well by others. I tried it again with some of the suggested modifications - that review is totally different! The second time, to begin, I used 10 eggs and added "some" fresh nutmeg and cinnamon. Secondly, I whipped two cubes of room temp cream cheese with powdered sugar (to taste) and smeared that ON TOP of the blueberries. Spreading the cream cheese mixture on the blueberries was far easier than spreading directly onto the bread. As suggested by someone else, I was sure to "mash" everything down into the egg mixture with it was all assembled to make sure that all the bread was soaked. Because I'm in Denver, I had to bake mine quite a while extra, but it was worth the wait! I doubled the syrup recipe and EVERYONE was glad I had. The second batch was a hit from start to finish. Looking back, I think next time, I'll cut back some on the amount of milk that goes into the egg mixture because I felt the middle was still a little bit "squishier" than I wanted it to be.
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Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2013
I made the recipe according to the recipe (with the exception of the maple syrup - didn't have any) and had the same "ehhh" experience that other people have had. I did use Italian bread both times and appreciate the density and and crust:bread ratio in the italian vs other breads I was able to find. Sandwich breads are already sliced too thin, so I wouldn't suggest even attempting to use them with this recipe. Otherwise, I see no need to be repeatedly redundant when it's already been said so well by others. I tried it again with some of the suggested modifications - that review is totally different! The second time, to begin, I used 10 eggs and added "some" fresh nutmeg and cinnamon. Secondly, I whipped two cubes of room temp cream cheese with powdered sugar (to taste) and smeared that ON TOP of the blueberries. Spreading the cream cheese mixture on the blueberries was far easier than spreading directly onto the bread. As suggested by someone else, I was sure to "mash" everything down into the egg mixture with it was all assembled to make sure that all the bread was soaked. Because I'm in Denver, I had to bake mine quite a while extra, but it was worth the wait! I doubled the syrup recipe and EVERYONE was glad I had. The second batch was a hit from start to finish. Looking back, I think next time, I'll cut back some on the amount of milk that goes into the egg mixture because I felt the middle was still a little bit "squishier" than I wanted it to be.
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Pork Roast with Apples, Beer, and Sauerkraut

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2013
Disappointed. I was really excited about this recipe but it turned out to be a dud for us. Ours baked for 3.5 hours and was still swimming in juices - I knew there was no way it'd be cooked off in 30 minutes, so I ended up dumping a bunch off. This probably dumped off a lot of the sweetness. What was left tasted like beer soaked apples and kraut. I'm giving two stars because I really liked the flavor of the pork - it was quite delicious. Unfortunately, I think there are much better ways of getting good flavored pork. This one is going on our DNR list - Do Not Repeat. Sorry. :(
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Garlic Wine String Beans

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2012
Husband and I really enjoyed this dish. I made it per the recipe the first time. I'd rate it 3.5 stars as the recipe is written. Cheddar cheese melts gloppy and doesn't spread nicely at all. The second time I made it, instead of melting the cheese ahead of time, I just sprinkled the shredded cheese on the hot beans. The cheese melted nice as you please. We really like the zing of the uncooked garlic, but others might rather have the milder flavor of having their garlic cooked in with the beans and wine. This really is a flavor combination we'd have never imagined would work, yet work it did. Give it a shot, you might find yourself among the converted. :)
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Ann's Dirty Rice

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
We really enjoy this recipe. It's easy and quite good. Even our children will eat it!
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Pumpkin Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
Absolutely love this savory pumpkin soup. I'm craving it again now even though it's 100 degrees outside! I can't wait for fall and pumpkins to come back in season so I can make more!
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Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
This wonderful recipe has been a hit absolutely everywhere I've served it. I even introduced my family in Texas to quinoa using this recipe... they'd never heard of it before this! Served hot or cold it's been enjoyed by every adult who's tasted it. :)
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Pork Chops with Fresh Tomato, Onion, Garlic, and Feta

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
Quite tasty and surprisingly easy to prepare. Even my kids liked it (oddly enough!)
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Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
Mmmm! One of our go-to recipes! I happen to LOVE this one! It's easy and yum-yum-yummy!!! ** Worth noting - I've starting cooking ours on a cookie cooling rack that I lay across the foil-lined baking sheet. This keeps the chicken up out of the grease and allows both sides to get/stay crispy.
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Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
I'm choosy about anything I give five stars to. I believe it needs to be really special in some way. While this recipe probably isn't the best cream sauce I've ever had, it's certainly very very good. To be sure, it's not alfredo sauce - it doesn't claim to be. But it's superb for what it is. What I really appreciate about this recipe is the variety of ways in which it can be prepared and served. It can be prepared as written and served as a side dish or an appetizer. It can be a foundation for a chicken breast, steak or hearty fish. It can also be prepared with additional veggies and sautéed chicken or shrimp and served as a main course. I run across very few recipes that are truly as versatile as this wonderful little pasta dish is. It's a hidden little gem that can be tweaked as much as the cook wants or not touched at all - and it will turn out perfect almost every time.
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Mexican Bean Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
Very yummy!!! I found nothing to complain about at all. It was easy to prepare and tasty to eat. It suited our quasi-vegeterian lifestyle very well. (Quasi-vegeterian? I know, it's odd!) I cook ours in my very well seasoned 10-12" cast iron skillets. Nothing sticks, they're perfect size and depth (depending on the tortilla size I get), and clean-up is always a snap! I never go wrong with cast-iron cooking. But the recipe - We're not spicy people so we left out the jalapeños, but other than that we keep to the recipe and enjoy it with a salad, sometimes some rice, and our drink of choice. Give it a shot and tweak it your way - you'll probably enjoy it too!
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Green Chili Chicken Burgers

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
Oh my... These were to die for! My husband surprised me with these one day when I was late getting home from work - I was in H E A V E N!!! A glass of wine and one of these burgers? There wasn't much more I could ask for. Unfortunately we're under an outside fire ban right now or we'd be having these every week!!
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Manicotti Italian Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
Really good. Super cheesy and deliciously meaty. My only "ehh..." is that for some reason the dish struck me as dry (as in "not moist"). That's probably a personal thing because my family raved about it - and it certainly wasn't enough of a concern to knock off a star! This will be on our regular meal rotation for sure. :)
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Enchilada Casserole III

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
This is a recipe the entire family enjoyed. My son (who, given the choice, would subsist on instant mashed potatoes and ramen noodles) has requested this dish on several occasions. Leftovers don't last more than a day unless we double the recipe! We made it as written the first time, but due to my husbands aversion to red meat, subsequent meals have been prepared with turkey instead of beef. Both preparations have been very enjoyable with a side salad and some Mexican style corn. Yes, we'll continue having this casserole again and again!
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Fiesta Fry Pan Dinner

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2012
I tried this recipe as written and while we found it to be somewhat bland we all agreed it had potential. The second time we made the recipe, we used a box of Spanish Quick Rice instead of plain instant rice, added a can of Ranch Style Beans, and "some" garlic powder. When I served this with sour cream, guacamole and a side of tortillas, the family was thrilled! It'll be on our repeat list for sure.
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