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Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Reviewed: May 26, 2009
Loved it! I didn't use any parsley because I don't have it at home, and I seasoned the chicken lightly with Goya Adobo in place of the salt and pepper the recipe calls for. I also used Progresso Panko bread crumps in PLAIN (the oregano & cheeses seasoned the panko bread crumbs.) I used an aluminum pan to bake the chicken and did not end up with a soggy bottom to it. And the panko added a great crunch, so I didn't need to use the broiler setting at the end of cooking time. Will definitely make again! Thanks Baylor66!
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Italian Breaded Pork Chops

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2009
I loved this recipe! Simple, quick, and YUMMY!I usually make fried pork chops and this was a great alternative. I recommend using less egg (I had 2 large eggs and still had leftovers). I seasoned the pork chops with garlic powder and oregano. I didn't have parmesan cheese handy so I used shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese instead. I didn't have an oven-proof skillet so I first used a non-stick skillet and then put them in a glass pan covered in foil for the 25 minutes in the oven. Came out moist and delicious! Will definitely make again. Thanks, Elisaw :)
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Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

Reviewed: May 29, 2010
These ribs came out absolutely amazing! I followed the ingredients exactly. I noticed the directions forget to mention to add the brown sugar to the mix for the BBQ sauce, so I just added it. Also, the directions don't say whether to use foil or not. I cooked the ribs for a total of 3 hours, 2 of those hours I covered the pan with foil (I did not use 2 pans like the directions say.) I basted the ribs every half hour (not every 20 minutes) for the first 2 hours, then took the foil off and basted twice in the last hour. The ribs came out so yummy! Don't worry about the sauce looking watery. The last hour in the oven without foil thickened the BBQ sauce up nicely! Ribs were practically falling off the bone when finished. YUM!
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Simple Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: May 29, 2010
These sloppy joes were so tasty! A great idea when you need dinner done quickly. I followed the recipe exactly, except I scaled it down to 6 servings since I was only using 1 lb of ground beef. So much tastier and less salty than those packaged seasoning mixes. Had it with french fries and it was delish :)
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BBQ Pork for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2010
This was so easy to make! I used 3.5 lb of petite roast for pulled pork, and I had this in my slow cooker for 10 hours. By that time the meat was so easy to shred! The pork was so good by itself I almost didn't want to put BBQ sauce on it LOL. So easy and yummy! Def a keeper :)
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Mushroom Sauce Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2010
I just made this for dinner tonight and it came out really good! I saw some of the pictures people put up and their gravy looked white and unappetizing. To add color, I used golden mushroom soup instead of the one called for in the recipe. I made sure that when cooking the pork chops in the skillet that one side was really browned and golden and made that "face up" in the baking dish. I also used white wine to deglaze the pan after cooking the pork chops to add flavor and color to the gravy. The soup and deglazing added such a pretty and appetizing color to the gravy! I sliced my potatoes very thin and it still took an hour, so keep checking your potatoes to make sure they're done. With my own tweaks, this recipe was so good and simple! :) Def. a yummy keeper! :)
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2010
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVEEEE THIS RECIPE!!! I have made this so many times as either a really hearty dip for company with tortilla chips, or I buy shredded lettuce and then put the taco soup on top of it and it's pretty much like a taco salad. The only difference I make in the recipe is using chicken broth in place for the beer. My boyfriend loves when I make this. So simple and delicious!!!!!! :)
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Korean BBQ Chicken Marinade

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2011
This marinade was really good! I followed the directions exactly except the 4 teaspoons of hot chile paste. I thought the lemon added a nice touch to the flavor & I used chili powder in place of the paste. I wound up marinating the chicken for only 2 hours (found this recipe at the last minute) & baked the chicken, covered with foil, for a half hour, and then without foil for about 15 minutes to brown/crisp the chicken. It was great! I had followed the suggestions of others to put this on veggies also, but that was "too much" flavor. So my personal recommendation is to only put this on the chicken and let the sides be. Will definitely make again!
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Mom's Best Pork Chops

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2011
YUMMY! I followed the recipe exactly, except just seasoning the porkchops themselves before breading with the cracker mixture. They turned out so good- my fiance who is so picky raved about them! I baked them for 40 mins, flipping once, and they turned out fine & not dry. This recipe is definitely a keeper, thanks!
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Oven Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2011
I love these potatoes! I follow the recipe exactly except bake them at 425° instead of 475° for 30 mins. This is just my preference, but I also added "herbed butter" when the potatoes are done cooking. The herbed butter is 3-4 tbsp of room temperature butter mixed with italian seasoning (the same stuff on these potatoes.) When the potatoes come out of the oven, I put the potatoes in a bowl, mix with the herbed butter, and then serve. They're delicioussss that way & then it's 5 stars. Give it a try- but regardless these are awesome! Thank you.
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Why Haven't I Had This Before Manicotti!!!

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2011
Love it! The dish definitely takes time to make but are well worth the results. Please feel free to add any recommendations to this recipe!
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Garlic Butter

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2011
I made this today and it was so yummy! I used it on thick texas toast that I had left over from making french toast. I didn't have parm cheese so I used mozzarella and I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt. I think that avoided the "salty" taste some were complaining about. Very tasty and a great way to get rid of some old bread. My hubby & 16 month old loved it too. Thanks!
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Chicken Scarpariello

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2012
Just made this tonight & it came out excellent. I followed the ingredients exactly, except adding a little bit of flour to thicken the sauce, and I stirred in some chopped spinach for taste/color. Served over ziti noodles. I let the sauce simmer for 20 minutes while the noodles boiled & the garlic bread cooked in the oven. This tasted great & was so easy. My 2 year old loved it. Thanks for the recipe! :) *PS: I attached a photo of my finished product.
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Traditional Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
These potatoes were great! I use the same ingredients when making potatoes, but this helped get them to the right consistency. I found when I did the exact measurements, the potatoes still had a gummy consistency. When I doubled the milk and butter, the potatoes finally came out creamy & fluffy like everyone else raved about. 4 stars b/c I still had to make adjustments. 5 stars when I doubled the milk & butter in the recipe. So fantastic, thank you!
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Grilled Rib Eye Steaks

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2012
I used this marinade on rib eye steaks for a Fathers Day dinner I made. The marinade was really yummy & I got a lot of compliments on dinner. Nobody needed steak sauce for their steak. The only changes I made was add a TBSP of vinegar (I always use vinegar when marinating steak) and I substituted a white onion b/c I didn't have a green onion. The steaks were great. Still not as good as going out to a restaurant, but fantastic for being home. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2012
Awesome! Used frozen broccoli b/c I found this at the last minute. Also didn't have cashews, but followed everything else exactly. Broccoli was so yummy. Will def make again. (PS: This is coming from someone who could care less about broccoli, so I'm impressed!) Update: I have made this over & over again. I reduce the butter to make it a bit healthier, and it's still delicious! I've also used this sauce on spinach & my 2 year old loves it! Loooove this recipe!
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Potato Pancakes II

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2012
Just made these- they were a great recipe for my leftover mashed potatoes. Next time, I will not add salt. I usually don't mind salt, but between the salt from the cheese & the salt already in the prepared mashed potatoes, these were a bit too salty. This recipe as listed is 4 stars. Very basic & easy. Next time, I will add some garlic or veggies for a yummier potato pancake. Also made these thin & no bigger than a sausage patty. Had no issues with breakage/mess making them this size. Thanks for the recipe!
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2012
Easy & Yummy recipe! I loved the simplicity of this recipe! I used breadcrumbs instead of the crushed saltines, and I also added a splash of Worcestershire sauce & added minced garlic to the meatloaf. I also put the brown sugar/ketchup mix on top of the meatloaf instead of the bottom. I loved this! It was my first time making a meatloaf & I was so proud of how it turned out! Thanks for the great recipe! I now have a new way to use ground beef :)
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Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2012
This recipe is so simple & delicious- I think I made it once a week! The only change I make is that I saute the butter and garlic together before adding to the fish. I've made this many times & it always comes out fantastic. I usually make this with some black beans & white rice :)
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Broccoli Chicken Divan

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2012
I found this exact recipe off the back of my Campbell's Cream of Broccoli soup can. The only changes I made was I seasoned the chicken with some salt, garlic powder, pepper, oregano, and added chopped garlic to the pan when cooking the chicken. I then mixed the chicken, finely chopped broccoli, soup, and milk all together which helped de-glaze the pan and give the soup/sauce color. Then added this to a baking dish and sprinkled with the cheese & breadcrumbs. Served with white rice. A great way to get my toddler to eat her veggies! Will definitely make again :) Easy & delish!
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