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Stuffed Peppers

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2009
This was a great base-recipe. I made a "fiesta stuffed peppers" variation by subbing a few things: italian sausage for ground beef, enchilada sauce for tomato sauce, 1/2 a real onion for onion powder and 2 large garlic cloves for garlic powder. I omitted the worcestershire sauce and italian seasoning, and added in about a cup of frozen corn. I cooked the italian sausage, onion and garlic in a large skillet. Then added the rice, enchilada sauce, frozen corn and seasonings to taste. I added a little mexican cheese mix to the top of each pepper, then put the lids back on for aesthetics! I was able to stuff 4 medium sized green peppers and cooked them, covered, in a deep cassarole dish for about an hour. I will defintely make these again - maybe an italian version?!
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Slow Cooker Stuffing

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2009
In my crock I used 2 cups of broth, 1/2 cup butter, fresh herbs and omitted the marjoram. I cooked on low for 4 hours and removed the lid for the last 30 min. This is a great recipe, but you must use stale bread! I have tried this in the oven and was dissappointed; it was soggy throughout and never set.
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Mexican Bean Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2009
Great recipe! I added minced garlic and some green chilis, left some of the juice in from the beans, used pepperjack cheese, left the seeds in the jalapeno and did not use olives. Wonderful clean-out-the-pantry recipe and, much to my surprise, it stayed together pretty well after cutting. I baked, covered, for 20 min and then 5 more for the cheese on top to brown. Let sit ~5-10 min before serving.
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Banana Pancakes I

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2009
I liked these, my husband did not. The texture/weight reminded me of the center bite of a slice of french toast - a little chewy/soggy, but very tasty. Hubby prefers light & fluffy pancakes, and these were definitely not that. Good recipe though, I'll definitely make them again for myself!
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Traditional Gyro Meat

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2009
Wow! My husband and I love gyros, but I've always been more than a little intimidated by the big hunk of meat on a spigot and have never thought of making it at home myself. Well, last night I did and it turned out wonderful! After the two hour resting period and one hour cook time, we were too hungry to let the meat cool and pan fry (we will do this to our leftovers for dinner tomorrow), but the taste was still almost exactly what we were hoping for. I did double the salt (as others suggested) and added another pinch to the slices before serving to make it taste more restaurant-y. I will definitely make these again! Thanks, DPP!
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Ricotta Gnocchi

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2009
(rating is for the gnocchi only) These were fantastic! I've never made gnocchi before and they turned out perfect! I made a double batch because I knew they were going to be a hit at my house. Ended up adding 1/2 cup flour to the dough and liberally applied flour on my countertop for rolling it out. I can't wait to make this again and experiment with different sauces!
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Jo's Rosemary Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2009
I just made this tonight and the other reviewers are right - this tastes just like the bread at Macaroni Grill! I don't have a bread machine, so I followed TANG_29's directions. I did spritz the bread with water periodically while it cooked to get the crust crunchier. I baked mine in a round at 375 for 35 minutes. The crust was crunchy and the inside was a little doughy. Next time (my husband has requested I make it again tomorrow!) I will bake for 40 minutes and it will be perfect!
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Pasta e Olio

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2009
Very good. Added some fresh parmasan cheese and served with chicken to make a main course.
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Jordan Marsh Style Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2009
These are a good, easy-to-make, light muffin. I used butter instead of shortening and a full pint of blueberries. My batter was nice and fluffy. I baked at 450 for 5 minutes, and then an additional 25 minutes at 375.
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Lemon Sorbet

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2009
My husband made this yesterday. He used fresh lemon zest instead of dicing the peel and put it in the freezer since we don't have an ice cream maker. We loved the balance of sweet/tart, but it never did set correctly. It reminded me of a lemon ice you would get at a baseball game and was a nice finish to a heavy, italian meal.
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Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2009
Made this for dinner last night and it was great! I prepped all the ingredients so my 12 year old nephew (and asipiring chef) could help make the sauce. After we browned the chicken, the rest came together very quickly. We didn't add the tomatos or sour cream because my helper tasted the sauce before we added them and said "it tastes just like alfredo sauce should!" Two 12oz boxes of fettuccine noodles were the perfect amount for the sauce. Last night we subbed oregano instead for italian seasoning and mozzarella instead of colby/jack because that's what I had on hand. Next time I will omit the onions, up the garlic and add a little bit more milk since once the sauce cooled it thickened up quite a bit.
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Strawberry Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2009
Excellent! At the advice of other reviewers, I used 4 cups of strawberries (2 diced & 2 smooshed), 1 1/2 cups white sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. I baked in a bundt pan for 65 minutes and it was perfect! Remember to let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out - I couldn't wait and lost a few pieces as they stuck to the pan (it's okay though, it just gave me a sneak taste before my husband could cut a slice!). UPDATE: I have to re-review this. My daughter and I made this as written (halved to yield one loaf) and it is perfect as-is, no modifications needed!
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Spinach Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2009
This was a good base and super easy to throw together. Next time I'll add some red pepper flakes and use less water so it's spicy and thicker. Thanks for the recipe!
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Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2009
These were very easy to throw together and my mom's dog loved them!
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Szechwan Shrimp

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2009
This was ridiculously easy to throw together. I tripled the sauce, used 3/4 lb shrimp, 12oz steamed broccoli and served over brown rice. Tasted great, but a little too spicy for me (and I usually like things spicy). Next time I won't use as much red pepper. My husband loved it as-is.
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Fabulous Wet Burritos

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2009
These were wonderful! I had most of the ingredients on hand and threw them together in 30 minutes (including baking time). I filled 6 burritos with ground turkey, refried beans and chilis, added the rotel/enchilada sauce/chili mixture to the leftover filling and poured it all on my assembled burritos, then topped with about 1 1/2 cups of mexican shredded cheese. Baked in a 9x13 pan until the cheese was bubbly. When I took them out of the oven I topped them with some chopped iceberg lettuce and served alongside tortilla strips (which we used to eat up the extra sauce). These were so filling, my husband could only eat one! I will definitely be making these again - fast, easy and satisfying!
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J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2009
I have never attempted to make biscuits, but this recipe looked so simple I couldn't resist. Despite the fact that I added too much milk and patted mine down to 1/2 in instead of 1 in, the flavor was still great and they were light and fluffy on the inside! I mixed just until the batter came together and then patted the dough out (no additional kneading). I also subbed butter for shortening. I served them hot out of the oven with "Fluffy Scrambled Eggs" from this site. It was just like a Sunday morning breakfast out, only my husband and I were still in our pajamas! I can't wait to try these biscuits again - next time with sausage and gravy!
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Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2009
These were good! I made them alongside "J.P's Big Daddy Biscuits" for breakfast Sunday morning. It was like my husband and I had gone out to eat - only we were still in our pajamas! My only advice with these eggs is don't skimp on the salt & pepper! The evaporated milk makes them nice and fluffy, but also adds some sweetness. I will definitely make these again.
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Hubby's Pizza Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2009
This was a huge hit at our house! I followed Shezzza's lead and made my bread by hand, rolling the pepperoni up in the dough. I proofed the yeast with the milk, then added to the flour, salt, sugar, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese (subbed for the cheddar). I kneaded the dough and drizzled the 1 1/2 tbsp of butter to coat. I let rise for one hour, punched the dough down and then let it rise for another hour. After the second rise, I turned the dough out on a floured surface and rolled out. I melted another tbsp of butter and smeared it on my dough, then generously sprinkled the dough with garlic powder and oregano. I coated the dough with pepperoni, and then rolled shut and placed in a bread pan. I smothered the roll with more cheese and topped with even more pepperoni. Baked at 350 for 35 minutes, removed from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. My husband and I both loved this pizza bread! The dough was very easy to work with and stayed light and fluffy after baking. Paired with some sauce for dipping, this recipe is definitely a keeper!
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2009
Easy and delicious! My only problem was that the chicken was so tender, it was difficult to cut! I baked one chicken at 250 for a little over 3 hours. Will definitely be making this over and over again.
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