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Famous Meatballs

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2013
Definitely delicious sauce and super easy. I followed another reviewer's advice (Valerie's kitchen) and used the aidell's frozen chicken teriyaki meatballs and was disappointed. they turned out quite spongy and processed tasting. Not the fault of the recipe author, though, so I still gave this 5 stars for the ease and taste factor. I would just make my own simple meatballs next time since the sauce adds so much flavor, so you don't need to add a lot to your homemade meatballs. DEFINITELY double the sauce and use two 20 oz casn of pineapple if you like a saucy dish. Other than that, follow all other portions exactly (doubling). I also followed another reviewer's tip and used pineapple in the syrup instead of the juice. Oh, and I skipped the pepper altogether since I made this for a potluck and some people have an aversion to peppers. Didn't make a difference in the flavor - still wonderful!
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Easy Mexican Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2012
This was DELICIOUS! I've made several mexican casseroles before and this is by FAR the best! The sour cream and green onions is what makes this one stand out far above the others. I also adapted this recipe as others have by using a bit of taco seasoning when browning the ground beef (don't use too much,though, or it will end up too salty) and using drained canned tomatoes. Yum! This made plenty for our family of 3, so I froze the leftovers and defrosted them for lunches and it's even better! Definitely recommend this one!!!
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Fall-Apart Pork Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2012
This did take quite a bit of effort. I think it will be better when I try it again with a few changes. First of all, following the recipe produces a VERY spicy stew, so when you are adding the spices to the pork to sit overnight, next time I'd try using only 1 T of pepper, and a bit more salt (the pork was extremely peppery that it overpowered any other flavor). Also, if you don't like fat, make sure you TRIM the fat off the cubes of pork (I used a boneless pork shoulder roast and cut it up). I skipped the 3 hours in the oven thing and just put the pork in a crockpot (minus the spinach, which I don't see what its purpose is) on LOW for 3 hours (check to see if it's tender before adding the rest). Then put in olive oil/flour/onion, celery/mushroom mixture. Add the beef broth etc. like it says, and put it on HIGH for 3 more hours (I added the zucchini at this point as well, or it won't cook completely). Add the beans and spinach at the end (30 min on HIGH or 1 hr on LOW). I'd also consider having a separate dish for the kids to eat as this was pretty spicy. I cut back on the crushed red pepper flakes to about 1/4 t. and it was still extremely spicy. And watch that extra pepper you add at the end as it says. Serve with fresh hot bread and it will be a complete meal. I'd make again, like I said, but with those changes.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2012
Wonderful recipe! Definitely a keeper! Very easy to make. I started with raw chicken diced up and put in the crockpot with the rest of the ingredients. To give it more flavor I used 2 cups more chicken broth where it calls for water (cut back on salt though if yours contains salt). I also used frozen fire-roasted corn from Trader Joe's and it worked out great! Like another user suggested, definitely good with avocado slices and grated cheese on the top, lime juice and extra cilantro on top for garnish (don't skimp on the cilantro - I used an entire bunch-- gives it a more authentic mexican flavor).
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BBQ Oatmeal Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2012
I did not care for the flavor of this oatmeal and it never did reach the right consistency, despite using a full 2 cups oatmeal. It was much too sweet and fell apart. I always rate recipes based on the ingredients and methods given, not on how I alter it. So based on the contents of this recipe, I have to give it 2 stars. I would not make it again and I don't understand what all the hubub is over this recipe!
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Fresh Tomato Shrimp Pasta

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2011
This was a refreshing change from boring spaghetti with meat sauce. It had a true Italian restaurant type pasta dish feel to it. The oregano is a bit overpowering, so if you don't like the taste of a lot of herbs, I'd cut down on it a bit. I didn't have fresh tomatoes, so I used diced canned tomatoes (drained first) - of which I had to use about 4. It cracks me up that it says "15 mins" prep time, when in actuality it took more like 30-40 if you count peeling and cooking the shrimp and chopping everything up. Overall, a great recipe and I would make again. Even made it gluten free with the use of gluten free pasta - didn't miss a thing! Oh, and make sure you season the shrimp with a bit of salt and pepper as it cooks, or it will be tasteless.
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Hamburger Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2010
very delicious especially with warm biscuits! I changed the recipe a bit to suit my tastes, and threw everything into the crockpot. Instead of 4 cups of water, I added 1 can of diced tomatoes and the leftover drippings from the browned ground beef. I also didn't have the extra package of dry onion soup mix, so I added some dry italian seasoning, beef bouillon cube (not an entire one necessarily, just to taste), onion powder, and olive oil, as well as about a teaspoon of tomato paste. It turned out great with lots of leftovers!
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