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Simple Cajun Seasoning

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2011
From a native of New Orleans, this would be perfect if it had garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt and white pepper. Also, replace the oregano with sage. Just a suggestion.
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Ragu® No Frying Chicken Parmesan

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2010
This is a good start, but how can it be called Chicken Parmesan if it doesn't call for Parmesan cheese? I would suggest adding a teaspoon of water to the egg and then beat. The egg will come out fluffier. I would also suggest adding Parmesan cheese to the Italian Seasoned bread crumbs. Also, unless you flatten the breasts with a meat tenderizer, you are going to have to bake them longer than 20 minutes, especially if they're large breasts. Another enhancement I would make would be to use an Olive Oil Fat Free Cooking Spray on the pan before arranging the chicken in it. There is no reason to rush when adding a recipe on here. We should all take the time to make it as detailed as possible.
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Mom's Quick Pasta Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2012
I use the same ingredients except I chop fresh onions and bell peppers instead of the onion soup mix, I use 2 cans of tomato sauce instead of one, I add a can of stewed tomatoes and I use dried Italian Seasoning instead of the Oregano (I do add additional dried Basil as the recipe suggests). It only takes an additional 5-7 minutes of prep time, but it makes all the difference in the world. Another secret of mine is to use Worcestershire Sauce while browning the ground beef and I sweat the onions and bell peppers in 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil before adding the meat to brown. This makes the meat so much more flavorful. Oh, and I would omit the water and add a teaspoon of sugar to cut the acidity.
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Fast and Easy Ricotta Cheese Pizza with Mushrooms, Broccoli, and Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2009
Since I cannot eat broccoli (despite my love for it), I replaced it with sliced onion and bell peppers (green, red and yellow). It made the pizza much more colorful and tasty. This is a fantastic recipe as long as you have a really good pizza crust.
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Four Cheese Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2012
Evaporated milk works just as well. I've been doing this with just Parmesan and Romano and tossing some Fettuccini and sauteed shrimp or chicken in it for years! I can't wait to try it with the other cheeses as well. Think I'll use a spiral or shell noodle with it so the noodles will hold onto more of the cheese per bite! Sounds ultra yummy!
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Frank's Famous Spaghetti Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2009
Wow, if you just add 2 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce when you add the meat in and a bay leaf and 1 tbsp. white sugar when you add in the tomato sauce, you have my spaghetti sauce! I use ground beef instead of ground turkey, but I'm sure that the ground turkey is healthier. Also, I'd make sure the olive oil is Extra Virgin as well.
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Peanut Butter Haystacks

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2011
I learned how to make this in Home Economics class when I was 12 years old (I'm now 44 going on 45), so I know this is an old recipe, but definitely an old favorite! It's like you just made your own candy! LOVE IT!!!
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Easy Spanish Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2014
I agree with all of the suggested recipe changes. I'm gonna use chopped onion, bell pepper and minced garlic while browning the rice and replace the tomatoes for a can of Rotel. The Cilantro is an absolute must have for this recipe! Then, I'm gonna use the cooking suggestions in the other reviews. I'm gonna accompany it with Black Beans flavored with onion and Andouille sausage and some beef and cheese Quesadillas with homemade salsa. Should be a great supper!
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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2011
The only thing that gives this dish any resemblance of a Cajun dish is the two teaspoons of Cajun Seasoning. If you leave that out, this is an Italian dish.
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Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2014
This recipe by itself isn't very good, however, I read a bunch of the reviews and decided to use a lot of the added suggestions to come up with the best 5 star version of this recipe. I used a whole cut up chicken on the bones and with the skin. I used 3/4 cup of low sodium soy sauce, 1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar, 2 bay leaves, 1/8 cup red wine vinegar, a cup of chicken broth, a yellow onion, 2 tsp fresh ground ginger, a generous amount of granulated garlic and cracked pepper. I cooked it on high in the slow cooker for 4 hours and kept it on warm till dinner. I served it over white rice with a dark green salad and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. PERFECT!
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Emily's Famous Hash Browns

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2014
I had to make a bit more because of the men I was feeding with this, so I multiplied the recipe by 1 1/2. I used 3 medium russet potatoes, a Jumbo egg, 1/3 cup flour, half an onion, half a bell pepper and a couple of chopped mushrooms. However, I reduced the oil to 3/4 cup so they wouldn't be so greasy. I used an iron skillet and cooked them on a lower heat (#6 on an electric stove). They were difficult to flip, but once I did, I moved them into the oven on 350 to finish them off nicely. It took much longer to cook that way, but they came out perfect. I WILL make this again! There wasn't a crumb left!
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Egg in a Cup

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2012
I used yard eggs, torn up pieces of buttered toast bread and sprinkled some shredded sharp cheddar cheese on top and WOW!!! I find it easier to make over easy eggs in the pan instead of boiling and peeling. It's faster and the outcome is the same. I will try it the way it is suggested next time.
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Mirliton

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2012
Ok, so here's my Cajun twist on this recipe. Instead of regular breadcrumbs, I used Italian style. Instead of Parsley, I used fresh chopped Cilantro. I used a Jumbo yard egg (we have chickens), three large Mirlitons (boiled, peeled and seeded) and three cups of cooked rice. I pinched the dried thyme to release its flavor and boiled the shrimp in Creole Seasoning for a better flavor (no, not crab boil, that would've been too much). I used Andouille sausage instead of ham and sauteed them in with the onions, garlic, olive oil and added in the Cilantro and thyme toward the end. Then I mixed everything in a large bowl and poured it into a casserole dish. I poured a cup of evaporated milk evenly over the top and topped with a shredded 7 Italian cheese blend. I baked it at 350 for about 40 to 45 minutes, let stand for 10 minutes and served. Shortly after, it was GONE!!!
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Roasted Potatoes with Greens

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2011
I would replace the butter with olive oil and at the point the potatoes are tossed with the spinach leaves, I would top with Romano, Parmesan or any combination of Italian cheeses.
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Ann's Dirty Rice

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2011
Hallalujah! Somebody that knows how to make dirty rice from scratch without using a dirty rice mix!!! Thank you! I'd add Garlic Powder and Parsley flakes to this recipe to make it a 5 star dish, though.
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No Frying Eggplant Parmesan

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2010
This was absolutely perfect! I especially loved the fact that there was no frying involved. No mess and way less fat is always a good thing. The only thing I did differently is that I made my own homemade sauce instead of using jarred or canned. That coupled with the most perfect eggplants made for a delicious supper!
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Melody's Black Bean Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2009
This dish is absolutely wonderful served in a bowl with a spoon of Spanish Rice, a dollop of sour cream, and a sprinkling of shredded sharp cheddar cheese and fresh chopped chives.
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Melody's Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2009
There are so many things you can do to enhance this dish! It has a wonderful taste and goes wonderfully with Blue Cornchips.
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Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2009
This was a perfect recipe for homemade peanut butter cookies. Some changes that can be made to it is the use of crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy and I had some extra candy corns from Halloween and I placed one in the center of each cookie prior to baking and the kids absolutely loved them! Another thing for the adults, you can place a pecan half in the center of each cookie as well. A lovely holiday treat, this is!
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Panzanella Panini

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2009
I made this for myself yesterday and it was absolutely fabulous. However, I didn't have a French loaf or Mozzarella cheese. I did have a chabotta roll and some shredded sharp cheddar cheese. It would be great with a nice bowl of soup or even some grilled chicken on the sandwich. I ate it all by itself and just loved it! Thank you for this awesome and very healthy recipe!
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