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Country Scalloped Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2009
I made this the other evening for the family and although the flavor was excellent, the potatoes weren't done cooking even after an additional 15 minutes. Re-heated/cooked an additional 40 minutes the next day and they were still not done. It may have been the potatoes that I used (reds) and the flavor was good enough to give it one more go. This time, however, I think that I'll pre-cook the potatoes to prevent another disaster like the last one.
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Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2011
This one is definitely a keeper. Made this after Thanksgiving and it was such a hit with everyone begging for more I made it again the next night and 2 nights after that. The kids can't get enough of it and my wife loves them too. I didn't change anything in the recipe and it came out awesome!
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Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2011
This soup received mixed reviews in the family. Several of us, including myself, loved or really liked it; two of the kids thought that the tarragon was too strong, overpowering the other flavors in the soup. Overall a good soup, though the prep time, as others have noted, is WAY under-stated. I'll probably make this again but cut the tarragon by about 1/3 to see how it turns out.
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Easy Honey Mustard Mozzarella Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2014
I made this recipe exactly as written and found the same issues as other reviewers -- the honey/mustard mix was way too overpowering for the chicken *and* the bacon. In addition, the cheese tended to just slide off the chicken breasts when serving them. This dish has great potential and I plan on making it again; however, I plan on the following changes: 1) reduce the amount of sauce while also using dijon vs. prepared mustard and changing the ratio to reduce the honey "sweet" factor and 2) wrapping the bacon all the way around the chicken to try to avoid it and the cheese slipping off. I'll update my review after trying it with my changes and let everyone know how it turns out.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2013
This recipe is, to put it simply, awesome. I've always made it with the homemade taco seasoning referenced by other reviewers so I can't say how it would taste with the packaged stuff from the grocery store. With the homemade stuff, it comes out delicious and has met with rave reviews every time that I've made it. I've made this 3 times now and the last time doubled the seasoning to kick things up a notch which was appreciated by all but two of my children who don't like spicy. I definitely recommend this recipe! Oh, and I put in 1 fewer chicken breasts than called for - as-written we felt that the quantity of chicken once shredded was a little much. If you like a meaty soup then you'll like it as-written; however, we like it better with a little less meat. Excellent recipe!!
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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2011
This roast turned out much better than how I used to cook roasts. The flavor is awesome and the roast super-tender. I agree with other reviewers that the best cut to use for this roast is a tri-tip roast. I have made this recipe with other cuts but, so far, have enjoyed the tri-tip the best. For best flavor, I sear the roast on all sides first before adding to the slow cooker, adding some garlic, rosemary and coating w/flour. The flour thickens the gravy nicely when done for serving over mashed potatoes or rice. The 2nd time I made this I also added about a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce to the gravy which turned out great. Overall, this one is a keeper and I will make (with the modifications noted) this one over and over.
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Best Black Beans

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
This simple side dish is surprisingly good. I served it together with Carol's Arroz con Pollo (also on this site) and the entire family loved it -- even my wife, who "hates" beans of all types, said that these were good. I drained the beans and then rinsed in a colander before cooking. I also sauteed the onions and garlic for a few minutes with approx 2Tbs of butter before adding the beans. The end result, while having a few more calories from the butter, turned out very tasty and well-paired with the rest of the meal. Have made twice now and has been very well-received both times.
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2014
This seasoning is the best and I use it now all the time vs. store-bought stuff. I highly recommend that you give it a try. You can experiment with different kinds and amounts of pepper flakes or other ingredients to adjust the hotness to what your family likes. I make a big batch of this and keep it in a bottle in my spice rack for regular use. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Baked Parmesan-Crusted Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2013
Have made this recipe several times and it has always turned out great. A couple of times when I've been short of time I've used Italian bread crumbs rather than plain + herbs and it's turned out great. This is an incredibly simply recipe that is delicious and satisfying to the entire family.
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Squash Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
The family wasn't sure about this recipe but in the end they really liked it. This soup tasted very similar to the broccoli cheese soup that I make and that the family all loves. I made the recipe exactly as written and will definitely be making again. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Chicken Cordon Bleu II

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
This dish turned out wonderful and was well worth the work. As with other reviewers, I strongly recommend doubling the sauce (I did). I also used chicken boullion in place of the wine. The dish turned out wonderful paired with the Mushroom Rice Pilaf (also on this site). Thank you for a tasty and relatively easy chicken dish!
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Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
I was looking for a good side dish and came across this recipe. I made it knowing that I would love it -- wasn't so sure about the rest of the family, though. It turns out that they all loved it and have since requested that I make it again. The blend of flavors makes this dish a perfect side dish to any number of main courses -- I served it with the Chicken Cordon Bleu II also found on this site for a wonderful dinner. This dish is now a part of our regular rotation. Thanks!
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Slow-Cooked Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2010
Not as good as my regular standby but great when you crave a good chili but forgot to soak the beans. The family all liked it and give it a thumbs up.
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Potato, Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2009
I made this recipe the other night and it turned out surprisingly delicious. It was easy to make and, other than the cheese, much lower fat than my regular broccoli cheese soup. I thought that the amount of onion would be excessive but it actually turned out quite good. I took one star off because of the presentation, although that is likely a function of my picky eaters than anything else. The recipe calls for adding the broccoli prior to pureeing half the soup contents; however, doing so ends up turning the soup a greenish color. I didn't mind that at all but the picky kids at home did. When I make it again (and I will) I'll do the pureeing prior to adding the broccoli. Overall this was a good, inexpensive and filling meal for a cold fall evening. The kids think that it would be good with some crumbled bacon -- this recipe lends itself to experimentation and I look forward to doing so.
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Three Cheese Baked Pasta

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2009
I made this the other night and stuck exactly to the recipie. The entire family loved it and I've got a few hard-to-please eaters. I'm definitely going to make this again, although I do plan on trying with just mozzarella to cut down on the cost a little bit (provalone is on the pricy side). I may try some other variations, but as-written the recipie is definitely a keeper!
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Swedish Meatballs

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2009
I doubled the batch but made it exactly according to the recipie in order to give it a fair trial. They turned out to be a bit of work, but very worthwhile. The kids loved them! The hardest part was to keep them from snacking on the meatballs after they had been cooked so that I had enough to put in the sauce. This recipie is going to become a regular part of my recipie rotation. I took 1 star off due to the prep time -- the number of steps and time required seemed somewhat excessive; however, perhaps practice will make perfect. This recipie is definitely worthwhile and we loved it just as written!
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Mozzarella Mushroom Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2008
The recipie, as written, is good but bland. Adding basil & oregano definitely livened it up and took it from so/so to very good. We'll be having this again.
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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2014
It's amazing what roasting can do to a vegetable, taking it from "ho-hum" to "wow!" I definitely recommend giving this a dish a try (or 2 or 3); it has become a staple in my regular meal rotation. The flavors make a wonderful side-dish to any number of meals and you'll find yourself wanting to have this dish again and again.
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Master Pizza Dough

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2013
I've tried several pizza doughs lately in search of a keeper. This dough hits the mark with simplicity of preparation together with a good flavor. While there are fancier doughs out there, this one can't be beat for how easy it is to prepare and the good flavor that it has.
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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2013
Based on the reviews I really expected better of this marinade. My wife really enjoyed them but I thought that they simply didn't have the flavor that I was expecting. My taste buds, instead of going "Wow!" were left going "Ho-hum". Don't get me wrong, this marinade isn't bad but as-written it just doesn't impart the flavor that I was looking for. Next time I will experiment with the herbs and spices to see if I can get the flavor to pop more.
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