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Cindy's Really Good Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2009
wow, scrumptious!!! My daughter wasn't sure she'd like it but had two full servings! I made one change: I added 3 chopped scallions to the sauce with the cheese just before pouring onto the potatoes. The sauce is very thick but cooks up delicious. Thanks a lot Cindy!
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Coconut Shrimp II

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2009
4 stars only due to the following changes: used sweetened coconut flakes (all I had). Turned out great. Chilled coated shrimp in freezer for 20 minutes before frying. This helps hold the batter together. I didn't make the dipping sauce; a squirt of lime juice was all these needed. Great! You'll notice one shrimp gone from my pretty arrangement - that was my father-in-law, unable to wait for me to snap my pic :-)
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Lemony Garlic Shrimp with Pasta

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2009
I had scallops, not shrimp, but I wanted to use this sauce and it was a hit at my house. I added whatever else I had, which today was snow peas and fresh sliced mushrooms. We loved the white wine/lemon ratio.
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3-Cheese Pasta Bake

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2010
I too had to tweak, to use up what I had, and this recipe seemed to be tweakable. I sautéed two onions and a 4 oz can of mushrooms with some garlic. Used 1 lb Scoobidoo noodles for fun, 1 can c. of broccoli and two cups milk, 1 T Italian seasoning and some black and cayenne pepper. I also threw in a handful of beans the kids brought in from the garden; I steamed these first though. My cheese mix was cheddar-mozz. I also had a rib steak left over from last night, so I diced that and added it. The whole thing fit nicely in a 9x13 pan. The result was creamy and flavourful, a great casserole and the kids just loved it, but I think all the additions I made helped the flavour a great deal. I'd call this a base recipe, and add your odds and ends as I did for a great casserole meal.
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Simple Pork Rib Dry Rub

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2009
4 stars because I didn't make it exactly as stated. When I saw 1/2 cup cayenne I almost passed up the recipe, but reading the other comments I was able to use this recipe as a skeleton, and it was very good. 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp cayenne, 1 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp onioni salt and 1/2 tsp garlic salt for 2 kg of rib buttons. Throw into slow cooker on Hi for 6 hours. My husband told me to use this instead of dry garlic for spareribs in the future. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Banana Loaf Cake I

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2012
I was drawn to this recipe because a) it uses 3 overripe bananas, which I had and b) the pic showed muffins, which I thought I would make. In the end, though, I made a 5x9 loaf. I added 1/4 c. each chocolate and peanut butter chips. I also used 1/2 c white and 1/2 c brown sugar as suggested by another reviewer. Within an hour of coming out of the oven my 5x9 had become 5x2, and I was asked to make this again. Many thanks for an easy recipe, Sandi!
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Sarah's Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2011
I love rice, my kids not so much. I made a double batch of this for the four of us. Had I made a single batch, there would be no leftovers - so I'm glad I made extra, for my lunch tomorrow. I read all 101 reviews and considered adding some veg due to reports of blandness, then compromised by using vegetable broth, a brand likely only available in Quebec though, a dry mix chock-full of dehydrated vegetables, and that's how I'm making it from now on. Thanks for a great idea, and my apologies to the SF treat people - this is as someone already said 100X better.EDIT JAN 4: I've made this again and again, and we've found that we like it even better using fine egg noodles (like in Ricearoni) although of course orzo is excellent too. At different times I've used curry, coriander, dill, garlic, no garlic, onion, no onion, chicken bouillon, veg bouillon, beef bouillon --whatever suited the main dish, and it's really a flexible, go-to recipe in our house. In fact, my kids now love rice and ask for this. Thanks again for posting!
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Spaghetti Tacos

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2010
My kids watch the same show and requested this too! In my case I made it using last night's spag. Great way to use up leftovers and make them seem new again! Kids love it!
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Wonderful Meatloaf

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2009
I'll be making this again. I did season with salt, pepper and celery salt. I used ketchup in the recipe and BBQ sauce for the glaze. My rice had chilled for a day, so maybe that's why the loaf didn't fall apart - or was it the 1/2 cup breadcrumbs and one beaten egg? My husband loved it.
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Cindy's Tasty Wings

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2009
I didn't want the runny sauce described by other reviewers, so I used 1/4 bottle of Catalina. the edges of the sauce were burned and the chicken was perfectly glazed, so we'll just soak the pan overnight, that's all! I also didn't have onion soup mix on hand so I used a heaping tablespoon of beef bouillon mix and a tablespoon of dehydrated toasted onion flakes, mixed all in a bowl and poured over wings, and added 6 drops of Scotch Bonner sauce (will double that next time.) Perfect, very delicious, a keeper! Thanks Cindy!
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Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Marsala Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2011
My 11 yo asked me to give this 10 stars. Even my 5 yo liked it and asked for more sauce on hers. I used a semi-dry Madeira wine (what I had) and 35% cream, though I only used 1/2 cup wine to 1 cup cream. 2 Tbsp Dijon in the sauce (gotta get my glasses checked, I guess!) but in fact that was perfect for us. I also forgot to slather the mustard on the pork; I just used pepper on the meat during cooking. Plus following another reviewer's idea, I used the same skillet to make the sauce as the meat rested. Anyway it was grand and we all decided this is a definite keeper! Company-worthy, tastes fancy-schmancy, but so simple to prepare, you can actually enjoy your company when you serve this dinner. I'll probably be using this recipe over the holidays when the big family comes over. Thanks Koalagirl! :)
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Tony's Summer Pasta

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2011
It is indeed the perfect summer pasta. Thanks for posting!
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Zippy Skillet Rice

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2011
We thought it was great! Of course, I couldn't make it exactly... because, unbelievably, I am out of chili powder (gotta remedy that STAT) but I only discovered this as the rice and tomatoes were simmering, so I kinda faked it with double the cumin, plus 1/2 tsp oregano, some cayenne and garlic and onion powders, the rest as stated, and everyone loved it, to be added to our rotation! Served with barbecued giant shrimp and scallop skewers.
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Apple Snack Squares

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2011
I had to use chocolate chips because I had no butterscotch... it was great anyway. I followed another reviewer's recipe for using AP flour with baking powder. Worked great. Will make again. Thanks!
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Mexican Fire Rice

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2010
I made this using no meat because it was a side dish to cheese and chicken enchiladas. I had already mixed together salsa and sour cream, along with a can of cheese soup for the enchiladas, so that's the mix I used for this rice; I didn't think it mattered that there was a little cheese soup mixed in and of course it was fine. Easy-peasy and excellent side dish. I ussed shredded pepper jack for the topping as that is what I had on hand. I'll definitely try it with the meat (not breakfast sausage, maybe Italian sausage I think, or pure ground pork,) as a main dish some other time; it's a great weekday meal. Thanks CHAUNIH!
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Campbell's® Easy Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2010
After reading the reviews, I made the following changes: Campbells Cheddar instead of chicken; a bit of salsa in the bottom of the pan; and enchilada sauce over top. I made some chicken enchiladas, but running out of chicken I made some cheese enchiladas too using hot pepper cheese. I used mild salsa for the kids and still found it rather piquant but we all loved them. Served with Mexican Fire Rice from this site. Easy and YUM! Part of our rotation this fall/winter for sure.
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Linguine with Seafood and Sundried Tomatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2009
Having read the reviews (all of them!) I decided to reduce the sauce at the end and add some cream. I was told by my family to make it again anytime!!
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Salmon with Dill Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
FAbulous!!!! I seasoned the salmon with a little Old Bay and Garlic Plus as well as the dill. I accidentally put more sugar than called for, and one daughter complained the sauce was too sweet but my other daughter and I polished it off. I'll make this again, next time I'll start with the requisite amount of sugar ;) and take it from there. Thanks, Janet!!!
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Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2011
As is, 4 stars. With one reviewer`s suggestion to fry up some cheese cracker crumbs as topping, + another's suggestion to add milk (it's kinda dry unless you cream it up a bit), it's 5 stars, the kids loved it. Of course I also added some seasoning: garlic powder, worcester sauce and a drop of white wine to the cheese-soup mix, and parsley and paprika to the crumb topping. Will make again and again, I'm sure, cause it's easy! Thanks Paula for sharing.
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Asian Chicken and Rice Bake

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2011
Ugh. I didn't think much of the ingredients as they were listed and wondered how the heck they'd be Asian, and you know what they say - I should have gone with my gut, because this recipe sure didn't. Wow, I have never given a recipe one star before, but in all honesty I'd hate to mislead anyone reading my review, so here it is: One child took one bite and left the rest untouched, the other child ate hers and asked me not to make it again. I should mention I made a vegetarian version, i.e., broccoli and no chicken, and per another review had to cook it the full hour to get the soup cooked into the rice.
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