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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2014
Used a can of diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce, turned out really well!
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Spaghetti Squash I

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2013
This was great, next time I will try the recommendation to put a little water in the dish while it bakes in the oven to help soften the spaghetti squash up. Honestly the hardest parts were cutting the squash in half (it was harder than it looked! don't know if I got an extra firm one or what) and it was a little tedious to pick the seeds out after it cooked, mostly because the topping part was ready so I was ready to start eating! I will make this again, it's very healthy and I felt just as satisfied had I ate regular spaghetti. I also didn't add oil to the topping to save extra calories. Also, I felt like the recipe really made more like 4 servings.
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Green Bean Fries

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2011
I'm rating this recipe based on some changes, so be aware. I added some seasoning salt to spice it up a bit and mixed in some trimmed asparagus with the green beans for variety. Instead of boiling the veggies, I popped them in the microwave for 3ish minutes to cook them thru. Instead of using flour to coat, I divided the bread crumb mixture into two bowls and dipped once in bread crumbs, once in the egg mixture, and then again in the bread crumbs. The only reason I gave this version four stars instead of five was because the coating didn't stick as well as I would've liked, but again that could've been from the way I did it. The flavor was otherwise excellent, we gobbled them all up!
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Chicken Asparagus Roll-Ups

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2011
This was really almost a 5, but I just felt that it could use a little less lemon - next time will use half a lemon (juice/zest). Instead of spooning the sauce on at the end, I rolled the chicken in it so it was thoroughly coated. The flavor overall was excellent.
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Strawberry Sauza®-Rita

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2011
I've been using another recipe on here for awhile to make frozen strawberry margaritas, but this is very good for over the rocks. I think I might even try blending up some fresh strawberries next time to give it some pulp.
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Zucchini e Pomodori Gratinati (Zucchini and Tomato Gratin)

Reviewed: May 19, 2011
Pretty darn good! I would've given five stars except I felt a little guilty each time I ate a big glob of delicious cheese, kinda made me feel like the dish wasn't as healthy as I would have liked, but in terms of taste, very good! I made the recipe exactly as stated, though I didn't take the time to stack everything in as nice of layers since we were getting pretty hungry and the rest of dinner was coming together more quickly. I had the zucchini on top, which were then covered with the parm and basil, I think this was a good choice because of the three main ingredients, the zucchini is the most bland to me, so it was good to know every bite of it was spiced up a bit. I will probably make this again, though slice the cheese even thinner or perhaps cut back a bit so I don't feel so guilty.
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Baked Whole Cauliflower

Reviewed: May 13, 2011
I did rate this recipe five stars based on revisions, so if you are looking for a review of the recipe as is, skip this review. To be honest, I come on here to find recipes because I want to make something that tastes good, and if enough reviewers write that a recipe is too bland, spicy, not cooked right, etc. I'm not going to waste my previous time and resources to make a recipe "as is" just to have the opportunity to review it in it's original form - I'm here to make the best dish possible. That said, I followed the first reviewer's advice to cut up and precook the cauliflower in chicken broth, followed by baking at 375 in a buttered pan with Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and olive oil. Since the cauliflower was as cooked as I needed it on the stove top, I really only left it in the oven for 2-3 minutes to melt the cheese and help the flavors set. This was definitely delicious and a keeper! Will make this again and again.
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Baked Zucchini Chips

Reviewed: May 11, 2011
I actually really liked these, even though I must admit I did not cook them until they were fully crispy/chip like. I tried to cut them as thin as possible, and followed another reviewer's suggestion of doubling the parm and adding garlic powder. Served these hot, cracked some fresh salt on top, with a side of pasta sauce (was out of salsa, but that would have been the lower cal option). I also opted for egg whites (eggbeaters) instead of using eggs with the yolks to cut back on fat content. They went fast, I think mostly because I couldn't stop eating them. I will make more next time. Thanks for sharing!
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Gooey Butter Cookies

Reviewed: May 11, 2011
Made a version of these using strawberry cake mix for my boyfriend's birthday. They were really pretty good. I put one batch in the fridge to keep and one in the freezer. The ones in the fridge got kind of mushy and I had to throw them out, but the one's in the freezer are keeping really well and to me actually taste great frozen! I frosted half of them, but honestly I think that these cookies stand alone better without frosting! Thanks for the recipe :)
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Mexican Strawberry Water (Agua de Fresa)

Reviewed: May 11, 2011
My boyfriend is obsessed with strawberries, so I made this for us last night (scaled down to two servings since I had less than a full package of fresh strawberries left in the fridge) and I have to agree that it is a very light, refreshing, and delicious beverage. I scaled back on the sugar a little bit and it was still great! I think one of the things that makes it so good is that is not sickingly sweet as a lot of store bought juices are (where you are killing 120 calories for an 8oz serving, just like a soda) but not uncomfortably bland either, like some of the flavored waters you purchase at the store and feel kind of uncomfortable drinking because they're really not sweet enough. I didn't realize making a fresh, GOOD, light juice was so easy. We will definitely use this recipe again! I didn't blend everything up completely either as my boyfriend enjoys the strawberry "pulp" a lot. The only thing I noticed was that after I blended everything up, there was a foam on top, which is a little bit annoying if you're not drinking it through a straw, but I believe it can easily be skimmed off with a spoon. Thanks so much Olivia!
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Pan Fried Daikon Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2011
Alright, so I made a big mistake because I used turnips instead of radishes (grated, soaked in salt, etc.), BUT this recipe was so versatile and delicious that it turned out just fine. The only change I made other than that was added some crunched up crackers in addition to the bread crumbs because my mixture was too wet and I wanted it to have a little extra crunch to it. This was delicious! I made a very similar recipe for zucchini patties a few months ago, but honestly I liked this one better. I might try to make this with radishes next, but just in case anyone is curious, it does work great with turnips.
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Brussels Sprouts in a Sherry Bacon Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2011
I'm rating this recipe 5 stars with modifications, so take it as you'd like. First of all, I had a bag of brussels sprouts I needed to use up and was hoping to make something healthy. Although this recipe had lots of great reviews, I did not want to use cream or even half and half as some reviewers suggested, so I instead substituted in skim milk. Both my boyfriend and I agreed that this recipe came out delicious. I also left the mushrooms out (personal preference) and used regular onion instead of shallots since that's what we had on hand. I think that we'll be making this again, an excellent way to cook this veggie.
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Sarah's Applesauce

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2011
DELICIOUS! Will not be buying applesauce from the store again. I doubled the cinnamon and used a little less sugar (somewhere between 1/8 cup and 1/4 cup) since I like my applesauce a little more tart, turned out GREAT. This is so rich and delicious, I was thinking to myself it would make an excellent pie or dessert filling, with a scoop of ice cream on top. Of course it is great as it, we will definitely make this again and again as a lite dessert.
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Broccoli Chicken Divan

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2011
Excellent! I followed the advice of other reviewers as well as my own inclinations. I pretty much doubled the recipe, but disproportionately increased the amount of broccoli and chicken because I knew we wanted a more hearty dish. I also used plain Greek yogurt instead of skim milk to add some depth/flavor as well as increase the protein content (zero fat). I omit the butter altogether because I did not find it necessary. As others suggested, I added some seasoning to the chicken (I boiled it and sprinkled some Cookie's brand seasoning on after I drained the chicken). I used rice a roni wild grain rice pilaf on the bottom, and assembled it as instructed. I also added some Parmesan cheese to the top (and mixed cheddar both in with the soup as well as on top as suggested). In addition to seasoned Italian bread crumbs, I crunched up some whole wheat saltines in a bag to give the topping a little more crunch. We enjoyed every bite and will definitely make this again!
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Chicken Fried Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2011
Great recipe! We took the advice of other reviewers and increased the seasoned salt to a tablespoon. Next time we make this we're going to use smaller pieces of chicken (so it doesn't take as long to cook as we were practically drooling waiting) and pack the coating on even more because it was the best part! My boyfriend commented that he normally peels the skin/coating off of the chicken to be healthy, but this time he found himself eating every last crumb.
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Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2011
Really worth the 5 stars! I tried another turkey recipe from this website last year that involved a lot of hoopla (putting onions inside, pouring champagne over the bird, doing all kinds of complicated stuff - and it turned out disappointing) so my boyfriend and I were SO HAPPY when we tried this and it turned out DELICIOUS. First off, let me say that I absolutely HATE a dry bird. In fact, I set the timer on the oven to 3 hrs (instead of 3.5-4hr) and checked the bird at 2hrs 40minutes and found that it was ready to come out. The flavor was excellent, the bird was completely moist... this is the bird you want to make for thanksgiving to wow your relatives. Even though we were both stuffed, we were still picking pieces off while putting it away. The only thing I will do different next time is instead of pouring the juices down the drain, pour some of them over the meat after we've carved it up for even extra flavor and moisture or to make a gravy. YUM.
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Zucchini Patties

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2011
Made some changes, but turned out pretty good! Used seasoned bread crumbs instead of flour and increased the egg to make sure everything held together. I also made some homemade marinara sauce for dipping, which went great.
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Drop Biscuits and Gravy

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
Very delicious! I'm not normally a biscuit and gravy fan, but I really liked these. They were really very easy and I really liked the texture of the biscuits. I used whole wheat flour and they still turned out great!
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Rich Italian Sausage and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
Awesome recipe. My boyfriend couldn't stop eating it. It really is just as good as (if not better than) the version at Olive Garden. We also put cheese on top of our soup. We will definitely make this again!
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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2011
The crust turned out great - exactly as stated (soft on the inside, chewy on the outside). I didn't think the amount it made was "giant," it made a large pizza exactly, which made me wish I did not listen to the reviewer who said it easily makes two pizza crusts, because I prepared toppings for two pizzas and was only able to make one of them. Otherwise, it turned out great and I will enjoy making this again!
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