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Annie's Apple Butter Barbeque Sauce

Reviewed: May 25, 2012
I didn't think it was all that spectacular. If you like the bottled bbq sauce you use, it will be okay. Didn't think the apple butter could even be tasted.
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Easy Weeknight Tuna Pot Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2011
No texture whatsoever. Mushy, bland
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Fiesta Chopped Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2011
There wasn't enough dressing and it was bland. It would have been better if I just chopped the veggies and put bottled dressing on it.
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Zucchini Alfredo

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2011
This is a great idea and was good. I only gave it 3 stars because it does need changes. First of all, Parmesan cheese is not "optional" in Alfredo sauce. Based on other reviews I doubled the garlic and added onion and seasoned with Cajun spice mix. I also mixed about 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese into the sauce but it was still not salty enough for my taste, which is what I expect from Alfredo. I think the problem is actually the cream cheese. While it makes the sauce very rich and creamy, it's too sweet and just overwhelms the garlic and Parmesan. Next time I make this, I will use either ready made Alfredo or use cream and Parmesan cheese to make the sauce. I will also saute the veggies in butter instead of oil since real Alfredo is really just butter and Parmesan cheese. The zucchini gave this great texture and mixed really well with the sauce and pasta. It's just that the sauce isn't a good Alfredo (unless you just like the creaminess of Alfredo vs. the salty/cheesiness).
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Sweet and Sour Zucchini Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2011
This is yummy. Even my husband who doesn't like zucchini said "I can eat zucchini this way." The dressing is the star and zucchini's inherent blandness lets it take center stage. I used Splenda to cut the calories and it was fine that way. I left out the cider vinegar because when I made it, I tasted it and the vinegar taste was strong. However, that does mellow as it sits. May try it with next time. Definitely want to let this sit before serving. Dressing is too strong on the vinegar if you make and serve immediately. Didn't know how 7 small zucchini measured up to the huge ones from my garden. I used 3 lbs but could easily have done 4 lbs. Added half a red onion because I had it. Really could add any crunchy veggie you want such as broccoli or carrots. There is plenty of dressing to accommodate more veggies. Just depends on how many servings you want to get from it. With 3 lbs. of zucchini and the onion, I did get 7 servings. More veggies would have bumped that up to probably 10. A great way to use up the summer zucchini crop.
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Tortellini Carbonara

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2011
I didn't have fresh parsley so used dried and I used less of it. Still, it was rich and yummy.
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Slow Cook Thai Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2011
Not rich, not all that peanutty, and not spicy. I followed the recipe exactly. Vegetables were mushy. There would have been absolutely no texture without the peanut garnish. Edible but forgettable. Won't be making again.
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Salsa Verde Corn and Bean Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2010
Flavors just didn't mesh well for me. I normally like citrus salsa but not this. Had a serving with dinner and couldn't finish the rest.
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Blackberry Barbecued Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: May 1, 2010
Yummy! I didn't want to do it on the grill so I just put in a roasting pan. It does take 1-1/2 to 2 hours to get to the right temp. I made up the sauce and glazed the meat with some of it and then heated the sauce before serving and served the meat with it. It was delicious.
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Extra-Easy Spinach Lasagna

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2010
This is the first time I have been successful in making lasagna. The noodles came out cooked without the mess of having to preboil them (which I never get right and end up with torn pieces). Assembly was a snap. The filling was yummy. I can see where you can add shredded carrots or zuccini or whatever and you could certainly add meat to the sauce if you like but this is an excellent recipe as is. A great way to get the nutrition from spinach. I don't think it's really 8 servings though. They would very small. I got 6 reasonable portions for just under 400 calories per serving.
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Cajun-Style Beef and Beans

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2010
Like the other reviewer, not saucy enough and the Cajun seasoning is too much. The heat is right but is too salty. My husband is suggesting only 1 tbsp of the Cajun seasoning and 1 tbsp of chili powder to keep the heat but lessen the salt. I also wanted some veggies in it so will also try adding a diced green pepper.
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Zippy Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2010
This has really good texture with the chopped celery, onions and nuts and even the eggs. I was a little wary of the pineapple but decided to try it as is. I couldn't taste the pineapple at all individually, just a little hint of sweetness. However, I also couldn't taste much of the Creole seasoning either so not very zippy. If you are looking at this for some punch, add more Creole seasoning, at least 1/2 teaspoon. Do a taste taste really and add enough until it has the right kick for your tastes.
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Portobello Penne Pasta Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2010
Yummy! I can take or leave mushrooms and spinach but spinach is so good for you I've been looking for recipes that use it. This tastes just like a cheesy spinach dip with pasta mixed in. It wasn't heavy on the mushroom taste either. Just a trace. I did squeeze excess water from the spinach before adding and it wasn't runny at all. If you like spinach dip, you'll probably like this.
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Nacho Chicken Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
I like the idea of this casserole but question the cream of chicken soup and mushrooms (not exactly Nacho flavors). Next time I will use condensed cheese soup or nacho cheese soup and will try the other reviewer's suggestion of using rotel tomatoes instead of mushroooms and all cheddar cheese or a mexican blend. I would also use 2 cooked chicken breasts, probably seasoned with taco or fajita seasoning.
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Rum Balls III

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2009
These are yummy. I didn't realize until I was making them that my 1 package of vanilla wafers was only 12 oz. not 16 oz. Given that, I used less corn syrup so they wouldn't be too sticky. I started with a 1/4 cup and added more until the consisency was right. So make sure your oz. is right on the cookies and adjust corn syrup accordingly. I also couldn't make the sugar coated hands work. I used a cookie scoop to drop into a roll with sugar and rolled them that way.
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Cheesy Ranch Potato Bake

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2009
This is a keeper. Yummy. So simple to make and filling enough to be a meal in of itself. I added some leftover ham I had on hand but it would be just as good without it. And really, I think you could customize the flavors anyway you like using a different spice and different creamy salad dressing.
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Chow Mein Noodle Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2009
This recipe has a lot of crunch with the almonds and chow mein noodles, which I really like in casseroles. It's a great variation on the traditional hamburger casserole (usually topped with tater tots). I didn't want to cook rice separately so I used 90 second microwave Teriyaki rice that I had and that worked fine. I also used mushroom soup instead of the chicken as chicken and beef seemed an odd combination. It was quick and easy to make as well. I added Asian Medley microwave steamer veggies as a side. An easy, hearty meal with good flavor and crunch.
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Cordon Bleu Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2008
This is a good recipe for leftover turkey and ham. I used cracker crumbs instead of bread crumbs to be more kid friendly. Works best in a round or square casserole. The sauce doesn't cover well enough in a long pan.
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Easy Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2008
It was all right but not the best ever. I added a can of mushroom soup, 1/4 milk, another can of tuna, and a 1/2 can of peas as the other reviewers suggested but it just wasn't that flavorful. The chicken soup tends to outweigh the flavor of the tuna. It was creamy enough but not was rather bland. Loved the onions as the topping and will keep that for any other recipe I try. This would be good in a pinch. As long as you have the ingredients on hand, you know you have a serviceable dinner ready to go but nothing to rave about. I will keep looking for a great tuna casserole recipe.
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Garlic Carrots

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2008
Baby carrots did not get tender in the 12 minutes time and the garlic, thyme, etc. didn't really add much flavor. Would have preferred to eat them raw with a garlic dip.
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