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Quick Chicken Piccata

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2012
Delicious. I was craving chicken piccata and in 30 minutes I was satisfied completely. I used 1/8 cup fresh lemon juice and it was quite "lemony" - 1/4 would be too much for my liking. 4 year old said it was the "best chicken I ever cooked". :-)
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Capers and Halibut

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2012
Fabulous. Absolutely fabulous just as written. 3 and 5 yr old approved, too. This is a gourmet restaurant dish yet so easy. Fantastic with long grain/wild rice.
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Easy Chicken Satay

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2012
Fabulous. I didn't have curry powder so used curry paste. I cut it back to 1/2 for the sauce so the kids could eat it. About 1/3 would be just right for them (3 and 5 yr old).
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Prawn and Pine Nut Risotto

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2012
Well, the rice flavor was great but I wasn't crazy about the flavor combination of the carrots and, especially the black olives. Maybe it would be better with Kalamata olives? I definitely like the idea of spinach and mushroom instead. I agree that a little less butter would probably work fine.
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Chicken Francese for One

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2012
Very good. Yes, the cheese wasn't exactly smooth but it tasted great. Next time I will reduce the butter to 3/4 the recommended.
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Turkey Carcass Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2011
Very good. Made as directed. It does need twice the barley. Next time I think I might try it with mushrooms (sauteed) instead of tomatoes. I like the idea of removing the one processed ingredient and keeping it more in the seasonal vegetable theme.
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Easy Paella

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2011
This is awesome! The rice alone is outrageous! I love rice and could not stop eating it! I used the zest of one lemon instead of two and it was just right. I used mild italian sausage instead of chorizo because that is what I had on hand. I reduced the red pepper to 1/3 tsp and paprika to 1 tsp for the kids' sake (3 & 5 yr old) and it's a good thing I did - the mild sausage was spicy enough for them (though very mild for the parents). Other than that, I used 1 tbsp dried parsley and the rest as directed. Just fabulous!
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Gingery Carrot Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2011
Wasn't real crazy about this. Kids tasted it but refused to eat it (3 and 5 yr). I think it has potential if it had more of an asia emphasis - maybe a little sweeter, rice vinegar instead of cider, omit garlic and cumin? Not sure. I will probably try a different recipe altogether next time than trying to modify this.
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Chicken Continental

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2011
Just didn't care for this. Not bad, just very plain. Kids ate it ok (3 and 5 yr old) with ketchup.
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Oatmeal Gems

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2011
Mine, too, came out as balls. I made the recipe exactly as written. They are not soft and chewy as I was hoping for, more like soft, a litttle fluffy and sort of dry (even though they were baked to just golden brown on the edges and bottom. To it's credit, the plumpled raisins were much better than firm raisins. With all the thousands of cookie recipes out there, I will try a different recipe next time I want cookies.
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Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2011
Hmmm....I am not sure what I missed but I was very disappointed. I love corned beef but it has always been prepared in a pressure cooker. I was so optimistic on the slow cooker but the texture was stringy and tough. I checked it at 7 hr (at which time it was actually ready) but it was no different at 10 hr. I used a flat cut as one review suggested. Just a few days later we had a corned beef feast at church following the service and it was delicious. Her secrets: 1) simmer for about 2.5-3 hr (just before it wants to fall apart), 2) cool, 3) SLICE ACROSS THE GRAIN. I think that was my main downfall. Good luck!
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Sherry Apple Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2011
Quite tasty and tender. Had thin chops are less time so browned them, removed from pan, threw the rest of the incredients in, tossed the chops on top, and simmered in the covered pan.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2011
Good and easy for a work night. Husband liked it and is not easy to impress with any chicken meal. I thought it was good but not "to die for". Worth making again.
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Granny Mabel's Best Bar Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2011
I used 1/2 c wheat flour and 1.5 c white flour, 1 c brown sugar and 1/2 c white sugar, 1 c butter, and needed to bake for 15 minutes on both baking cycles. It was perfect. I have also tried this with jelly filling instead of the chocolate and caramel and it is perfect that way, too.
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Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2011
Unreal and so easy. I'm not usually a big liquid smoke fan but this is outrageous. I needed it to cook while at work and the 20 hr time didn't pencil out for my schedule. So I cooked my 4.5 lb roast for 5 hr on high first. Came home at lunch to check on it and turn it down to low. It was pretty much done already. But I turned it to low for the next 5 hr. It was just past the point of perfection and beginning to dry out. Another half-hour and it would have been ruined. I am thinking that 10 hr on low would be fine. I'll give it a try next time and update my notes with the results.
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Greek Chicken Kozani

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2010
Loved it. Used chicken tenders: since no pre-boiling I used 2 c broth. Only used 1/2 T paprika since I'm not so sure it's "sweet" and was afraid to spice it up to much for the kids (2 and 4 yr). Sort of tastes like French Onion soup. So delicious.
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Brown Beans

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2010
Very good. Just like mom used to make. Added 3 cloves garlic and cooked for 10 hr on low in crock pot. I did not have low-sodium broth. It definitely had enough saltiness. Next time I will omit the 1/2 t salt in soaking unless I have low sodium broth.
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Marinade for Steak I

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2010
Very good. I "sauted" the onions in a foil bowl on the BBQ while the steak was grilling and served them on top.
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Ann's Neptune's Delight

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2010
Good. Very rich, as expected. I did not have cream so used 2 percent milk and increased flour to 1/3 c and butter to 3 1/2 T. Also, I used uncooked shrimp and cooked the whole thing in a 1.5 quart casserole for 30 min. Thickens as it cools. Came out about the consistency of thick gravy. Husband rarely comments about my cooking but instantly did. Kids (just about to be 2 and 4) ate it but pretty much just ate the shrimp out of it because they love shrimp. Would be great over pasta.
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Halibut with Rice Wine

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2010
Very good. Passed the 3 yr old and 1 yr old test. I used cod because halibut was so expensive. I was disappointed in the fish but not the sauce/flavor. I will make it again with halibut which is a favorite of mine and my husband's.
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