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Harvested Chicken Stew

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2013
This was great but I imagine would have been a bit bland without some seasonings. Don't get me wrong, I love the flavors of veggies mingling but I needed a little extra so I added in about 1 tsp each of dried basil, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, black pepper, and Mortons lite salt (I just eyed it so it could have been more). I also added cabbage to the mix, used fat free reduced sodium chicken broth and added in a bit more chicken than called for (3 breasts). I'm also not sure why it doesn't say to dice the whole tomatoes, but I did anyway because I wanted to be able to easily eat them. I drained the liquid into the pot, then dumped the whole tomatoes in a bowl to catch the juice as I cut them. This added just enough juice to cover the mix. Love this low cal dish and will definitely be making it again!
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Baked Chicken and Zucchini

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2012
We loved this (even my veggie-finnickey husband) but I only gave it 4 stars because I believe without the additions I made it wouldn't have been the 5 star dish it turned out to be. I diced up 1 medium onion and 1 red bell pepper and sauteed those with the zucchini and garlic. After sauteing, I added them to the greased dish where I placed a half jar of marinated artichoke hearts in a sparse layer on top (I will use the whole jar next time..they were tasty!). I followed the recipe to a "t" other than that and it turned out great! It really creates its own side, and with all the veggies and the use of olive oil (and I used lite salt) it made for a healthy AND delicious meal!
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Sweet and Sour Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2011
Giving this a 5 only for the sauce. I wasn't impressed with the meatloaf recipe (I could tell by the ingredients it would be bland) so I stuck with my tried and true grandmother's recipe which uses crushed crackers, pepper, salt, diced onion, shredded cheese, one egg, and half a packet of french onion soup mix. I also only used a pound of ground beef because this was just for me and my fiancé. The only change I made to the sauce was I substituted red wine vinegar for cider vinegar because I didn't have any cider on hand. Turned out great! Glad I finally found a meatloaf recipe the future hubby likes (he's found every other recipe "bitter") Thanks for the recipe!
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Easy Whipped Cream

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2011
This was DELICIOUS!! I can't imagine why anyone had trouble getting this to stiffen; I had peaks within 3 minutes. Maybe they have never made a meringue type dish before and didn't know the steps to whipping? I didn't chill the bowl and still didn't have problems. Just mix on low to incorporate all ingredients (about 30 seconds) and then whip on medium-high until stiff. If it seems like its not stiffening you can increase speed. I didn't change the recipe at all, and it was so good I had to refrain from licking all the utensils AND bowl clean! (I only succeeded in refraining from licking the bowl =P) It has a SLIGHT tang of cheesecake, but if I didn't know there was sour cream in it I never would have guessed. This is definitely a welcome addition to my recipe box! I'll be using it for strawberry shortcake, but I will definitely find more uses for it! Thanks for the recipe!
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Pork Chops in Tomato Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2011
This was pretty good. I made a couple changes and will make a few more next time. Next time I will season the chops before browning them as others suggested. I also added a can of mushrooms just a minute or two before I added the sauce. To the sauce, I added garlic powder. After the chops were done, I scooped them out and kept them warm on a plate by covering them with foil. Then I mixed about 2 Tbs of flour with milk and added that to the sauce and let it cook for about 3 minutes to let it thicken into a gravy. Turned out great! Will definitely make again!
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2011
I haven't made this yet but have eaten something similar and it was amazing! One question though: I am allergic to apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, and pretty much anything with that texture. I've never tried a mango, but I was wondering if I'm not allergic to them would they be a good substitute for the apple?
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Graham Cracker Crust I

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2010
I will never buy a graham cracker crust again! this took less time than going to the store, was cheaper, and was 100 times better than the store bought kind! My boyfriend said it was better than his granny's...now THAT is a compliment!
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2010
AMAZING. I get cravings for these year round, and they don't last long after I make them!
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Broiled Chicken Breasts with Herbs, Carrots, and Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2010
turned out try and the flavor remained on the outside of the chicken without really soaking in...when the herbs sloughed off we were only left with a dry relatively flavorless chicken.
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Basil Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2010
absolutely AMAZING! i made exactly according to recipe and was delicious but very fatty. I plan on making it again with half and half instead of just cream an will cut the butter in half. I also used fresh sweet basil from my garden which was delicious but i thought 18 leaves of it was a bit much (maybe i just have large basil) so i plan on using only about 12 next time...will also be adding some drained diced tomatoes and a sauteed medium onion next time because i like chunky soup. Great recipe overall!! UPDATE***I realized after reviewing this recipe that I made an error when following the directions. I only used ONE 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes. When I realized my error, I tried the recipe again with the corrected ingredients (and my own modifications) and it was INEDIBLE! It tasted like pasta sauce. Don't get me wrong...I love pasta! But not as a soup. Only use one 28 oz can and it is delicious (it will also look exactly like the picture). Also, make sure to wait to add the cream until the mixture has stopped bubbling and cooled a little. The first time I made this, I added the cream right after reducing the heat and the soup was so hot that it cooked the cream, making the soup very gritty (but still tasty..that's how good this soup is!) This soup is definitely worth a try! I make it on an almost weekly basis (doubling the recipe) and freeze it in individual bowls for a quick lunch on the run.
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