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Beefy Cabbage Stew

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2013
Really good! Made almost exactly as written except didn't have Greek seasoning, so used sprinkles of black pepper, dried parsley, paprika, ground cinnamon, thyme and chili powder. I also sauted onion, mushrooms and garlic with the ground beef. This makes a lot. Lots of leftovers, but even better flavor when reheated. Will make this again.....very healthy and good!
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Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2013
This was great! I used EVOO instead of vegetable oil. I didn't have raspberry wine vinegar, so I used 1/4 cup red wine vinegar and 1 heaping Tbsp. low cal raspberry preserves. Used raw sugar to decrease calories. Everything else I made the same. Loved it!
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Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2013
OMG, this is so good. I made a couple of changes. I didn't have any cream, so I used a little bit of almond milk and a bit of pasta water. I used Italian sausage because that's what I had. I am not crazy about sage, so I left it out. I added a handful of halved cherry tomatoes, some parmesan cheese and only 1 Tbsp of Basalmic because more than that just sounded like too much to me. My husband said it was only a "7" (out of 10), but he ate seconds. My son and I loved it. Even better the second day. I know I made a few changes, but this is a great one that I will be repeating!
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Suki's Spinach and Feta Pasta

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2012
Oh my goodness, this is so good! I used 3 cloves of garlic. I added 2 small links of Italian sausage sauteed out of the casings, and a few pieces of Roasted Red Peppers because I needed to use both of these. I would use them both in it again. This is wonderful!!!
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Tortellini Bake

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2011
I made a few changes, but this is excellent! My son thinks everything should have meat, so I browned 1/2lb. bulk Italian sausage. I also added 3 cloves of minced garlic, sprinkled a little dry parsley and oregano and used about 3/4 c. mozzarella and 1/4 c. parmesan cheese. I didn't have light cream, so I used 3/4 c. fat free half and half. I sprinkled about 2 Tbsp. Panko Bread crumbs mixed with some parmesan on top. Very yummy!
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Hamburger Stroganoff

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2011
I thought this was very good with very few changes. I did not freeze any of this as we needed 4 servings. I was looking for recipes to use up lemons (too many on the tree this year) and this worked well. I sauted fresh mushrooms with the onions and garlic in a little olive oil then added the meat and browned. I added 1 cup of water to the mix then added 1 1/4 cups dry whole wheat pasta spirals. I cooked it until the noodles were tender, about 15 minutes. I added 1/2 cup sour cream and about 2 Tbsp. 1/3 less calorie onion and chive Philly cream cheese because I needed to use it and it sounded like it would be good in it. It was! I sprinkled a little parmesan and it was very quick, easy and tasty.
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Lemon Square Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2011
We have so many lemons on our tree this year I've been trying to come up with ways to use them. I have not made lemon bars in many years and couldn't find my old recipe so searched through All recipes and I'm glad I found this one. I basically followed the recipe, making some cuts to try to make them a little "healthier". I followed some of the changes from other members, decreased the butter to 3/4 cup, 3/4 cup confectioners sugar, added 1/4 tsp. salt and added 1 tsp. baking powder to the crust, because I goofed! It was great anyways. I also added 1 tsp. baking powder to the filling, used 1 1/4 cup white sugar, 1 cup fresh lemon juice and 2 Tbsp. lemon zest. I cooked the crust at 325 degrees for 18-20 minutes. I cooked the filling about the same time. It was a little bit brown and I thought I had cooked them too long, but they were perfect! After they were cool, I sprinkled them with powdered sugar. I'm sure they would be great as written, I just wanted to lighten it up a little bit. Great!!!!
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Creamy Strawberry Fruit Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2011
This is really good! I made this to serve with fruit for a New Year's Eve party. I wanted something with less sugar and less calories than the typical marshmallow cream dip so I used Lite Cool Whip, Light yogurt, sugar free strawberry jello, 1/3 less soft strawberry flavored cream cheese and left out the sugar (didn't need it at all). The consistency is pretty stiff, but absolutely delicious with firm apples, grapes and especially fresh strawberries. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe.
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Cajun Spice Mix

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2010
Excellent! I had everything on hand. I have to watch how much I use because my hubby doesn't like anything hot so I cut back just a little on the cayenne and omitted the red pepper flakes. I used it in a pasta dish that called for cajun spice. It was terrific!
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Brown Sugar Banana Nut Bread I

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2010
I was out of white sugar so I couldn't make the banana bread recipe that I usually make. This is very good and easy to make. I doubled the recipe to make 2 loaves. I used 6 bananas for the 2 and it turned out very well. It is a little more cake-like and I like it more like bread, thus the 4 stars instead of 5.
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Vegetable Dill Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2010
I've been making this for 30+ years and it is great every time. Try to find the Beau Monde. This makes the dip!
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Italian Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2010
Wow this soup is wonderful! I made a few changes, based on other reviews and personal preferences, but I'm sure this would be great as written. I used 1 link hot Italian sausage and 1 link of smoked sausage, because that is what I had. I used a 28 oz, can of crushed tomatoes to give it a little more body and added some Italian seasoning instead of the stewed tomatoes, but no salt added. I used a 32 oz. box of beef broth. I sauteed 1 chopped onion, the carrots and 3 cloves of garlic. I added 1 cubed potato and 3/4 cup of small pasta along with the beans and zucchini. I didn't have any fresh spinach so I used about 1/2 box frozen, squeezed out and chopped. When it was done I sprinkled freshly grated parmesan. It was absolutely delish! I will be making this again and again!
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Pasta Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2010
This is the start of a great recipe. I would have given it a five, but I made a lot of changes. I microwaved zucchini slices, carrot slices and some fresh brocoli florets until crisp tender. I then sauted them in EVOO with 1/2 of a sweet onion cut in 2 inch slices, a red pepper in 2 inch pieces, and a few baby bella mushrooms, sliced. I added 2 minced cloves of garlic, chicken chunks that I had left over from a rotissarie chicken. I added sliced sun-dried tomatoes with a little bit of the oil they were packed in. Finally I added a couple of tablespoons of evoo to the pasta, mixed it all together and added some grated parmesan and sprinkled a small handfull of shredded mozerella. It was fabulous, restaurant quality. My family loved it. We will definitely have this again.
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Spinach Chicken Pockets

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2010
This is very good and healthy, too! I made a few small changes. I cooked the chicken breasts seasoned with onion powder, garlic powder and seasoned salt because we like a little bit of zing. I also added a little bit, probably a 1/4 tsp. or less of dill weed and a little salt to the sauce. I served this on Arnolds muti grain rounds, because that is what I had. My husband, son and I all enjoyed these very much. I Will make them again real soon!
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BUSH'S® Red, White and Bean Minestrone

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2010
This soup is fabulous! I've made it 3 times and it is always a winner with my husband and son. I did not use the pesto, but I can tell you that it's great without it!
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Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2009
These shrimp were very good. I did make a couple of changes. I added 2 Tbsp butter and 3 Tbsp olive oil because we like that butter flavor. I also added some grated parmesan, probably about 3 Tbsp or so. I marinated the shrimp for about 45 minutes and then brushed marinade while they grilled. Very good flavor!
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Apple Cole Slaw

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2009
Wow! This is great cole slaw! The changes I made were minor. I used a bag of shredded cabbage/cole slaw, the juice of 1/2 a lemon and Splenda Brown Sugar Blend in place of regular brown sugar. Served it to company and they loved it too. Even better after sitting for a day or two. Thanks for this recipe. Will make it again and again!
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Spinach, Sausage and Cheese Bake

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2009
This is really good! The 2 men in my house loved it. I added 3 cloves of minced garlic and a small onion and sauteed it with the sausage. I also added 1 can of drained Italian tomatoes along with the tomato sauce. I used shredded 6 cheese Italian in place of the mozarella. I drained and dried the spinach. I think you will get the liquid separation as long as you are using the tomato sauce. This was not a big deal for us. Will definitely make this again!
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Grandmas Bogie's Parmesan Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2009
This is easy and delicious! I made this almost exactly as written. I used about 1/2 cup of Panko breadcrumbs, and about 1/4 cup Parmesan because that was all I had. I also sprinkled in a little garlic powder. I cut my chicken into 1 1/2 inch strips, like chicken tenders to help them cook quicker. This was a hit with my entire family. My son told me to make sure I make this again. I will!!!
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