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Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2012
This is a great basic recipe. We've been doing potatoes like this for years. I toss in other stuff depending on what I have on hand. Our favorite add in is a liberal sprinkling of goat cheese and sliced portabella mushrooms. Just remember that if you add cheese you need to turn the packets about 4 times to keep the cheese from burning to the bottom.
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House Fried Rice

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2012
This was really tasty although I did modify somewhat based on what I had on hand and at the recommendation of other reviewers. I omitted the chicken, celery and green pepper because I didn't have any. I substituted olive oil for the sesame oil and Turkey bacon for the ham. I had medium frozen shrimp that I ran under cold water to defrost and coarsely chopped. I premade my rice earlier in the day as well. I also changed the cooking order, I chopped the turkey bacon and fried it for 3 - 4 minutes, then added 1 - 2 tbs olive oil, added the onions and carrots and sauteed until crisp / tender about 5 minutes, added the garlic, sauteed another 2 minutes, made a well in the middle of the pan and added 3 eggs, put the peas and shrimp around the perimeter of the pan to heat up while cooking the eggs. When the eggs were partially set (about 3 minutes) I stirred everything in together. I then added the soy sauce and a HEALTHY dose of Worcestershire sauce (since I was slightly low on Soy Sauce) and salt and pepper. When this was mixed well and heated through I stirred in the rice and heated for another couple of minutes. Turned out FABULOUS!!!
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Easy Mexican Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2012
Made this for dinner tonight. Was absolutely delicious. Had to make some changes due to personal preferences and what I had on hand. 1) Added taco seasoning per other reviewers, 1/2 chopped bell pepper, 1/2 chopped onion and 1 tbs minced garlic to the meat as it was browning. 2) Stirred in 1/2 cup salsa, 1 can drained black beans and 1 can diced tomatoes into the meat mixture to simmer 3) Skipped the tomatoes and onions on the top, just put meat mixture on top of the crushed tortilla chips (I used enough to cover the bottom of the pan - didn't measure), covered that with sour cream and tossed on the olives. Sprinkled cheese over top and then sprinkled the cheese liberally with chili powder. Everyone went back for seconds! Will definitely be making this again.
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Rich Mexican Corn

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2012
Made this for dinner tonight. Used 1 1/2 bags of frozen corn (24 oz instead of 16) heavy cream instead of milk, 1 tbs Tony C's seasoning and 4 oz can of green chiles instead of the jalapenos. I was a little worried because it looked a slightly runny, but it was absolutely delicious. The "sauce" did "firm up" a little after standing for about 10 minutes. Rave reviews from EVERYONE! Will DEFINITELY be making this again.
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Twenty-Four Hour Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2012
I was totally not impressed with this recipe at all. I made it as written and was very underwhelmed. Nothing stood out and the sweet mayonnaise was just weird. Husband thought it was "ok" which is why I gave it two stars as opposed to one.
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Very Easy Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2012
My family liked this recipe. The only thing I changed was to add more kiwi and omit the bananas. I was pleasantly surprised by the added sweetness of the peach pie filling since strawberries are out of season and have a tendency to be really tart right now. I should add that my 18 year old son asked me what the "goo" was on the fruit before he would eat it.
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Grilled Pizza Wraps

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2012
I made this to take to a super bowl party. Everyone loved it and it was SOOOOO easy to make. Have made this for quick lunches, suppers and appetizers several times since then. The only change I make is to use Hunt's Zesty Spaghetti sauce in the can. It is much cheaper than the jar pizza sauce around here and my family likes the added little kick.
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Foil Wrapped Veggies

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2012
My family loves this recipe. We have made it too many times to count. It is great in the summer when you don't want to heat up the kitchen. Also, it is easy to customize each individual packet based on each diner's likes and dislikes. I've followed the recipe exactly and have modified it based on what I have on hand. Awesome recipe and the cooking time is usually 30 - 40 minutes on medium high heat. It is VERY important to turn the packets over at least once because if you don't the olive oil will burn the potatoes to the bottom :)
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Fiery Fish Tacos with Crunchy Corn Salsa

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2012
My husband and I are trying to include more fish in our diet. He is a fish fan, I am not. Usually I only rate recipes if I stuck to the original recipe, but felt that this one needed another rave review even with the modifications I made. I used frozen corn (just ran it under tap water to defrost - didn't cook it), 1/2 cup yellow onion (it's what I had), skipped the jicama (couldn't find any), skipped the cilantro altogether (can't stand it), and used bottled lemon juice (didn't have a lime). I stirred the sour cream right into the "salsa" (didn't read the directions right) and added a bit of fresh ground pepper. I used Tony Cachere's cajun seasoning in place of the cayenne pepper as the seasoning for the fish. I brushed with olive oil and then LIBERALLY coated the fish with the seasoning. It was JUST the right amount of "fiery" spice. To be such a simple recipe, this was fantastic. I ate two tacos myself which is saying a lot for someone who is so anti-fish like I am. I usually take one bite of a fish recipe, gag, and leave the rest for my husband and teenagers to consume. The corn "salsa" added just the right amount of crunch and the freshness of the ingredients paired nicely with the fish. I am DEFINITELY going to put this in the regular rotation.
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2012
As written, this is a four star recipe. It's very good and all of it will get eaten. However, if you want a five star recipe, use 2 fresh boneless skinless chicken breast instead of the canned. It makes a big difference. My favorite method of cooking the chicken for this dip is to poach it in chicken broth, then shred with two forks. Also, keep in mind if you are using the slow cooker to make this, the longer it cooks, the hotter it gets. The amount of hot sauce called for is great for the crock pot method. If you are baking this in the oven (I've done it both ways) I always add more hot sauce for extra kick. Our favorite dippers are toasted baguette slices or bagel chips.
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Slow-Cooked Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2012
This gets three stars for ease of preparation. For taste, it's a 2 star recipe at best. This was VERY bland. I always try recipes as written first and rate them as such. This could be a five star recipe, but it would take more seasonings. I will probably double the chili powder, add some cumin, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and a can of tomato paste to make it a little richer. I will probably switch out one of the regular cans of tomatoes to one with chiles in it. A dash of hot sauce would probably help too.
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Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2012
This is definitely a 5 star recipe based on how simple it is to throw together. I did modify the recipe based on what I had on hand. I used a bag of frozen peppers and onions and 1 - 2 tbs of Tony C's Cajun seasoning (didn't have any taco mix). I made brown rice to go with it. We ate this burrito style with sour cream, cheese, and shredded lettuce. Was very good. I do have to say it made more than 4 servings. We are pretty hearty eaters and four of us ate it until full and still had enough leftovers for two of us to take for lunch.
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Slow Cooker Vegetable Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
This was good. Very east to make too. I made it for a get together so my vegan sister would have something to eat. She liked it, but there were some non-vegans in the crowd who thought it was just OK.
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Rum and Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
This recipe was super easy to make. I halved the sweet potato part, but kept the amount of topping the same. I also broiled the casserole for 2 - 3 minutes to get the topping extra crisp. It was delicious. I only gave it four stars because both my husband and I thought it lacked that "kick" of rum flavor. You could barely taste it. Could have been because of all the extra topping though. Next time I make it I will keep the amound of rum the same for half the recipe.
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Blue Cheese Burgers

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
My husband and I really enjoyed these burgers. Made the recipe as is. Our sons (17 and 12) thought they were just "OK".
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Mini Crescent Dogs

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
My family loves these and they are super easy to make!!
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Magic Cookie Bars from EAGLE BRAND®

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
My family loves these cookie bars. They are SOOO easy to make and DELICIOUS! We only make them around the holidays though because we have a tendency to over indulge!!
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Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
My son and I made this recipe together. It was very easy to make and DELICIOUS!! Definitely a keeper!
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
I would give this 10 stars if I could. It was soooo good!! I used 1 1/2 envelops onion soup mix to rub the turkey breast all over (under the skin, in the cavity, etc), I also drizzled it will olive oil after putting it in the crockpot. I cooked it on high for an hour and then added 1/2 can chicken broth to the bottom of the crockpot because I wanted enough "Drippings" to be able to make gravy. I used a meat thermometer to tell me when the turkey was done. Mine was done after 6 hours total cooking time (1 hour on high and 5 hours on low). My turkey turned out very flavorful and juicy and my gravy was DIVINE!! Will definitely be making this again!!!
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Slow Cooker Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
I made this for Thanksgiving today and it was a big hit. I did make a few changes just to suit our preferences. 1) I halved the recipe to fit in our medium sized crockpot. 2) I added browned sausage and sauteed the veggies in the drippings 3) I omitted the seasoning since the pepperidge farm corn bread stuffing I used was already seasoned (I did add about 1 tsp black pepper and 1 tsp creole seasoning) 4) I used 1 1/2 cans of chicken broth. I started the crockpot out on high as directed for the first 45 minutes. It then cooked an additional 5 hours. I did notice the stuffing was looking a little soggy, so I took the lid off for the last 45 minutes of cook time and it was perfect. Will DEFINITELY be making this again.....
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