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Banana-Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2012
I had a zucchini and some bananas needing used TODAY so I came and found this recipe. I always try to make recipes as written the first time so that I know what to tweak to make it better. Aside from making 24 muffins, I basically followed this recipe exactly. My few minors changes were: I used an entire medium zucchini which measured just under 2 cups. I substituted the oil for 1 cup of unsweetened apple sauce and took other reviewers advice and cut the white sugar to 1/2 cup. Oddly, I was a little shy on the cinnamon so I added a generous pinch of nutmeg. These came out fab! My 7 year old gobbled them up! Next time, I think I would add more cranberries and nuts and also combine the dry ingredients together then add to the wet mix as I feel I overworked the flour a bit while measuring and adding the other dry things. Thanks for a yummy and healthy fall recipe!
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Jayme's Cole Slaw

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2012
I was out of white vinegar so I came on AR to find a recipe with Apple Cider Vinegar. This recipe was so close to the way I make it, I thought it'd be perfect. I use white vinegar and white sugar, minus the celery seed. Maybe I'm too used to my family recipe. This was just ok. Way to "wet" for our tastes.
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Chicken Angelo

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2010
This was a new and easy way to bake chicken. I will probably make it again sometime if I have Muenster slices to use up but would most likely not make a special point to get the ingredients.... it was good but not "wow".
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Guaco-Tacos

Reviewed: May 4, 2010
I JUST made these for dinner....FANTASTIC! While I was putting them together, my hubby asked where the meat was. ;) I think he was very surprised by how tasty they were and how satisfied he was at the end of the meal. I did use 505 Organic (medium) salsa instead of the homemade and used garlic pepper instead of salt/pepper in the guac. The only other change I made was using black beans instead of the kidney... since they were in the pantry and we prefer them. A definite keeper and perfect light (yet satisfying) summer meal for AZ! Thanks for sharing.
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Mexican Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas

Reviewed: May 4, 2010
Being born and raised in AZ, tortillas are a staple in our household. That being said, these were just ok. I took other reviewers advice and substituted olive oil for the shortening. Worked great for the Guaco-Taco recipe (also on here) that I needed it for. But I ate one plain and was completely unimpressed for the amount of work involved and ending nutritional value compared to store bought whole-wheat.
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Crunchy Oven Fried Tilapia

Reviewed: May 1, 2010
When my youngest says I should enter a cooking contest and my older (pickier) eater keeps telling me how good it is... it definitely gets 5 stars! We have an old family recipe for beer battered fish but I wanted the same "feeling" only healthier... this was it! I made only minor changes: I cut each fillet into 6 big chunks to make it more like our recipe. I used heaping measurements to insure enough breading. Instead of egg whites, I used egg beaters, whipped up frothy (would've used skim milk if I didn't have the beaters). Also, added 1.5 tsp Creole Seasoning and a heaping 1/2 tsp of Italian Seasoning. Placed the breaded chunks on a baking sheet lined with crumpled foil as others reviewers suggested... FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing.
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Confetti Coleslaw

Reviewed: May 1, 2010
YUMMY! My hubby was confused because I have always made traditional coleslaw with mayo dressing (family recipe) but in an attempt to make it a little healthier, I searched for something new and found this! Scaled down to 4 serving, I didn't change much. I used C.Gofron's tip about salting the cabbage and letting it sit to bring out the extra water and it seemed to work well. Since I did that (even though I rinsed it well) I didn't add salt to the recipe. I added a lot more carrot to make it more appealing to my girls. The only other change I did was instead of the green onion (only called for 2.5 TBS scaled down and not worth buying a whole bunch) I used 1/4 of a shredded sweet onion... really good but maybe even a little less onion needed next time. Definitely a keeper summer recipe! Thanks.
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Sesame Tilapia

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2010
I made this recipe exactly as stated quite a while ago but just stumbled across it while looking for something new. My 2 young daughters gobbled this up! It was a sure hit with everyone.
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Broccoli-Chicken Cups

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2010
JUST made this for dinner and received a thumbs up from hubby and the kiddos (who can be picky and are weary of new foods). The girls LOVED the fact that they looked like cupcakes. Hubby doesn't like anything resembling a pot-pie and after these were done, I was a little worried but he gobbled them up. I cubed the chicken breast into very small pieces, sauteed it in olive oil and seasoned it with garlic pepper - but that's how I always prepare chicken for adding to recipes. Otherwise, I followed the recipe as stated (as I always do the first time I make a new one). Other reviewers stated it was bland but we didn't think so. Hubby and I decided the rice krispies served the purpose of absorbing moisture so the biscuits cook properly rather than adding to taste. A fun and different take on dinner... will make again someday. Thanks for sharing.
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Tater Tot Casserole III

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2010
I rate this a 5 because both of my girls liked it and finished it without a fuss! I have a Tater Tot Casserole recipe already but couldn't find it and this seemed close to memory. I did not add the green beans but made steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrot dish on the side. I also added a half pound of ground turkey with the ground beef and seasoned it with garlic pepper and onion powder while it browned. In addition, I added about a half cup of shredded ched/jack cheese to the mix and then sprinkled a little more over top before placing the tots. I also prefer using Ore Ida Crispy Crowns as they are flatter and seem to crisp better.
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Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2009
I made this last night for my family. I only had 1/4 cup of olive oil so I halved the marinade recipe and used a 3 lb boneless pork loin roast. The marinade actually seemed quite sufficient. I chopped a whole white onion and put it on the bottom of my crock-pot, followed by about 5 quartered red potatoes and then the roast w/ marinade. I cooked it on high for 2 hours, then put to low for 4 more (until internal temp was 170.) With about 2 hours remaining, I added a few handfuls of baby carrots. Roast and veggies had good flavor but roast was a little on the dry side... could be from halved marinade? I strained the juices in the pot and made a gravy but will just use a jar of pork gravy next time as what I made was too tangy for our tastes due to the balsamic vinegar.
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Cherry Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2008
I've made theis recipe twice and the whole family enjoyed it both times. Even my 2 young (picky)children will eat the filling. It's good topped with crunchy noodles for a little extra something. I do have to be in the mood as it takes quite a bit of prep work/time but is worth it. The second time I made it, I pitted and split the cherries earlier in the day and just stuck them in the fridge until ready to use.
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