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Trini Style Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2011
The only change I made is that I used boneless chicken because that is what I had in the freezer. I loved this recipe and I especially loved the bright orange the sazon season made it. The bok choy blended in perfectly in this sauce. This was so easy to make and the end result was very impressive.
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Peppered Cilantro Rice

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
I was in a hurry and made as is (except I used green bell in place of the yellow because this is what I had on hand) and forgot that I was going to make a couple of changes. 3 1/2-4 stars as written but if you replace the water with chicken stock and add a couple shakes of cumin it makes it a 5 in my book. Okay as written but it needed a little something extra in my opinion.
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Pollo Oaxaca

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
Followed the recipe to the T and it was perfect as is. I knew my blender was going on me and it finally petered out on this recipe but thankfully bigger chunks don't bother us at all. This was the first recipe I used with the tomatillos from my garden (the ONLY thing that has survived this heat in my garden) and I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks Avon!
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Super Easy and Spicy Fried Pickles

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2011
Made as written except that I used my deep fryer and these turned out great. Not ALL of the breadcrumb mixture stayed on no, but it was the perfect amount that did in my opinion. I served these along side of grilled burgers and this was a nice change from french fries.
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Ground Venison Burgers

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2011
These were EXCELLENT! The addition of green onions and jalapeno to the venison mixture is genius. Hubby and I both agreed that out of all of the burger recipes I have tried this summer, this one is the best so far.
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Creamy Kielbasa and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2011
I did add carrots but that was the only change I made. This was pretty tasty and my only complaint is that the canned cream soup flavor came through more than I like and expected it to. If I make this again, I will make my own cream base and not use the can. Fresh herbs would also improve this recipe.
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Ocean Packets

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2011
I scaled way back on the servings since it is only the two of us and clams are not available to me so I took the advice of the recipe submitter and used mussels instead. I also took the advice of previous reviewers and sprinkled some white wine over the top of each packet. We enjoyed this very much and I will use this recipe again.
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Sweet-and-Sour Coleslaw

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2011
This was excellent! I used sugar and cut way back but only due to personal preference. This is a perfect summer side dish. All of the different colors in this made it very appealing and "easy on the eyes". Thanks for sharing!
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Venison Steak Strips

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2011
This is the best venison recipe I've tried from this site and I've tried a good number of them. I thought the soy sounded out of place but it blended in nicely with the other flavors. I dropped mine down in an electric fryer instead of a skillet on the stove top but that was my only change. Great recipe!
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Zippy Broccoli

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2011
This was super simple and very flavorful too. This would be a perfect side for times when you need to be outside tending to your meat on the grill. Whip up your sauce beforehand, set the timer on the microwave, and then you would have plenty of time to drain and toss while your meat is resting. Next time I will double the hot pepper sauce because I loved the flavor it added. Thanks for sharing!
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Peruvian Chicken Soup (Aguadito de Pollo)

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2011
I shredded my chicken because I do not like a soup you have to cut up before eating. I used the whole serrano because I wanted the heat and I threw some shrimp in that needed used up (loved that addition). This would have been a 5 star (with or without the shrimp) except the cook time is off. I shaved 10 minutes off and my rice was still overcooked. Great soup and one I will make again.
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Homemade Wonton Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2011
Perfect as is! You have to like the sesame oil or you are not going to like this recipe because the flavor definitely comes through. Next time I might throw some chopped water chestnuts in the pork mixture and then throw some bean sprouts on top just for fun.
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Salad with Artichokes

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2011
I cut back just a tad on the vinegar after reading the reviews and I'm glad I did. I added black olives because I like them with my artichokes. This was the perfect salad to go along with the Personal Portobello Pizza from this site. It will go nicely with a lot I make so it will be used often. Thanks!
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Personal Portobello Pizza

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2011
I used pizza sauce as the recipe submitter suggested, I removed the gills, and had to sub garlic powder for the garlic because I used up my last one without realizing it. These were super tasty and a lot of fun to eat. Oh, and I used the mini pepperoni so that I could distribute them more evenly and they came in mighty handy for this. We enjoyed these and will make again. Thanks!
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Cilantro Burgers

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2011
I typically try and follow the recipe exactly but I'll admit that the reviews scared me a bit too much on this one to do that. I went ahead and measured out a cup of barbecue sauce but only added a little bit at a time until I had the perfect consistency. I ended up using right at 3/4 cup and it was perfect. We really enjoyed these burgers. Instead of plain Monterey Jack, I kicked it up a notch with Pepper Jack. Even though I think plain ole tomatoes would have been perfect, hubby doesn't like them so I just added a couple tablespoons of salsa to each burger instead. I think the key to this recipe is to use your absolute favorite bbq sauce and not just any that are on special that week. My sauce of choice is Kansas City's own Gates. These were delish!
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Texas Caviar I

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2011
I make this all of the time and it is never a failure. Great recipe and thanks!
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Grilled Wild Duck Breast

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2011
Well, I guess duck meat isn't for me. I overcooked a little bit which I know is a big no no but neither hubby or I can stomach the look of rare meat so I didn't have much of a choice. With that in mind, I think this is an excellent recipe for those that don't mind the blood. The marinade is very flavorful and seemed to really tenderize the meat. If I get any more wild duck, I will try this again and soak it in the salt water like other reviewers mentioned.
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Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2011
I roasted mine for the full 20 and it was still a bit crunchy but that is how we prefer it so it turned out perfect for us. I will definitely make this again, thanks!
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Shrimp Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2011
The flavor is good but there isn't much substance. Add some noodles or rice and you have substance and a 5 star soup to compliment your Asian meal. I will use this often. Thanks!
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Portabella Nirvana

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2011
The only change I made was to use breadcrumbs instead of the crackers because that is what I had on hand. I was feeling lazy and didn't remove the stems just to add them back later but that didn't affect the flavor. I used salted butter and between that and the Zesty Italian dressing it was a tad too salty. I recommend using no salt butter and not using any "salt to taste". These were very rich and YUMMY! Update-I forgot to mention that I DID add a couple dashes of Old Bay.
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