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Fiesta Potatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2010
This dish is promising, but seems to fail in so many ways. While tasty, it doesn't have nearly enough ham to go with the potatoes. You could probably triple the meat and be fine. The Parmesan cheese also doesn't seem to add much because of how powerful the sharp cheese is in dominating the flavor. Overall, it makes for a fair side dish and one that I might try again, but it won't ever be the star of your dining experience.
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Buttermilk Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2010
1st strike is that the directions only work for a bread machine. 2nd strike is that the recipe calls for 6 hours of cooking time. This has to be a mistake. Finally, there's no instructions on what order to put the ingredients in, it just says to check with your manufacturer, not very user friendly especially when other bread recipes are so much more helpful.
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California Roll Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2009
After reading all of the great reviews I was really excited about trying this one. Unfortunately, I walked away disappointed. The salad tasted very bland and did not have anywhere close to enough dressing. I'd recommend using a different recipe or adding a few more ingredients to it.
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Excellent Broccoli Cheese Soup

Reviewed: May 10, 2009
While this soup tastes excellent and my tastebuds are thrilled, I'm still rating this recipe one star in protest. It has three fundamental flaws. First off, it makes a ginormous amount of soup. More than you can cook in a very large pot. I believe in family size, but this is ridiculous. I knew 18 cups of liquid sounded like a lot, but my lack of cup/spatial recognition now means I'll be having this soup for a month. The top broccoli soup recipe should not be one for a party, it should use proportions that normal families need. I'm also dinging this recipe for the processed cheese. Call me a food snob if you want, but I don't want to live in a world where Velvetta tastes better than real cheese. I have to imagine that there is an alternative with real cheese that tastes so much better. Finally, this recipe is getting a one star shaft because it's way off on how much broccoli you'll need. You can easily double or triple the amount and be fine. I'd also recommend chopping the broccoli into small pieces vs. using the unchopped crown.
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Asparagus Casserole II

Reviewed: May 10, 2009
It's an interesting way to serve asparagus, but the hard boiled eggs kind of overpower the dish. The white sauce could also use a little bit more of a kick to it. The salt and pepper seems to compliment the eggs more then the asparagus.
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Homemade Crispy Seasoned French Fries

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2009
These fries are quite tasty, but there is a fundamental flaw in the recipe. Because you can only fry a few fries at a time, it takes a lot longer to make than the times posted at these measurements. Probably doesn't matter if you have a deep fryer, but something to think about for home gamers. If you're only looking for a couple of servings, use 25% of the suggested serving size, otherwise it will take you an hour or two to fry this many potatoes in a pan.
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2009
These may be the best tasting cookies I've ever had, they simply melt in your mouth. Had a hard time keeping my larger cookies from crumbling, so I'd recommend making them smaller then you would a normal cookie.
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Bananas Foster II

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2009
Overall I had to say that this dessert was good, but not great. The sauce is delicious and the presentation even looks good, but you don't get a taste explosion in every single bite. It's pretty easy to make and I'll definitely try it again, but it wasn't good enough to get all five stars.
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Tex-Mex Turkey Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2009
Normally, when I make something from All Recipes and after trying it for the first time I'm experiencing a tastebud explosion, I like to wait a few days before writing my review. It's easy to make something that tastes great when it's right out of the oven, but making great leftovers is one of the lost arts of the kitchen. This soup delivers both upfront and for the week afterwards. I cut the measurements in half because it was just for myself, but now I'm wishing I would have gone with the supersized version. It tastes better then any type of tortilla soup that I've had in a restaurant. Every bit is plain delicious. Other than scaling down the size of the recipe I made it exactly as it's listed. Not sure about some of the other modification that people have made, but I think next time I'm going to include slice black olives. Not sure why, but after eating a couple of bowls, I've been left craving this taste. I won't say that it's better then turkey sandwiches because lets be honest, you can never have too many leftover turkey sandwiches, but it is a good way to repackage your leftovers into something quite remarkable.
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Pineapple Cranberry Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2009
I felt conflicted as to what rating to give this dish because there's really two distinctive things about it. On one hand, it doesn't get much easier to make a dish then this. There's no mixing, measuring or chopping. You dump a can of cranberry and a can of pinnapple over the chicken and cook it. This makes it a good dish if you're tired, a bachelor or just lazy. On the other hand, the chicken was pretty bland. It definitely needs something else to give it that kick. Some people have suggested chicken broth, I might try throwing a little bit of soy sauce or teriyaki if you feel like experimenting with it, but as is it's lacking the taste explosion that you get from more complicated recipes. It does taste good, but there
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G-ma's Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2009
While this recipe is pretty simple to make, the taste is actually quite bland. It would have benefited from a bit more garlic or possibly some onions.
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Cream Cheese and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2009
Some people care about their diet, but for me it comes down to how good something tastes, so when I saw that this recipe called for low fat cream cheese, I substituted with regular instead. After trying the dish, I realized that having the heavier cream cheese did not seem to add any punch to the dish. Because of the way that the sauce cooks, the cream cheese is really an after thought compared to the wine and basil flavoring. While the recipe is a little bit more work, the dish has rich flavors and creates an impressive impression on guests. When cooking this recipe, I'd recommended boiling the chicken for closer to 7 - 10 minutes vs. 5 minutes and to make sure that the chicken is covered during the simmer/boiling stage of the cooking. Because the stuffed chicken breasts tend to be pretty thick, there is a tendency to undercook the inside meat, if you're not careful about how long it stays in the skillet. I'd also recommend using a big pan for your skillet instead of a traditional frying pan because four of these monster sized pieces of chicken will have trouble fitting in a traditional frying pan all at once. Overall, I give this one a four out of five, but make sure that your guests enjoy basil or else this dish will end up as leftovers.
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