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Enchilada Stuffed Shells

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2014
I made several adjustments/additions to this recipe as I am detailing in my review. First, it's June in N. Cali and too hot to use the stove, so I made this recipe in the slow cooker. I followed the recipe, incorporating the idea from others of mixing the refried beans into the meat mixture before using as filling. I also added sliced black olives to the mix. I sprayed the bottom and sides of the slow cooker with non stick spray and lined the bottom with about a 1/4 c of enchilada sauce. Also, in the meat mix, I only used about 2/3 of the can of enchilada sauce, as I wanted a thicker consistency in my mixture. I cooked the pasta as the directions on box said, 9 mins, and removed and let them cool. I then stuffed each shell with the mixture (I did 22 shells, this recipe calls for 15) and I still had about a cup of the meat mixture left, which I spooned over the shells when I was finished. I let the shells cook for two hours on high and then switched the slow cooker to low and sprinkled the cheese over, as well as a can of diced green chilis and finished cooking on low for a 1/2 hour, then switched the slow cooker to warm, for about another 15 mins, till the other dinner items were ready. I made some Spanish rice to go with as well as served with guacamole and sour cream. It was pretty good and a recipe I would make again sometime.
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Unstuffed Cabbage Dinner

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2014
I used several substitutions & additions, from others' suggestions. I used a can of Mexican tomato sauce (el pato) and omitted the tomato juice cocktail & also added a can of diced tomatoes w/ green chilies, which I drained first before adding. I also added diced bell pepper, mushroom, garlic & paprika & replaced the ground beef w/ ground turkey. As in the recipe, I did add some garlic powder as well as a package of onion soup mix. I added a splash of red wine & a little brown sugar. I substituted chicken broth for the beef broth and cooked the rice separately. It was a lil sweet & spicy, with a yummy tomato broth. It was a great way to use up some cabbage in the fridge leftover from st. Party's day corned beef & cabbage. My hubby had seconds & asked what it was & said it was really good :)
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Swiss Steak

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2014
I had never made Swiss steak and came upon this recipe, now i make it at least once a month for myself and my husband and we love it. I never do anything different, except I use chicken stock in place of water. Also, I sometimes use tenderizer on an inexpensive cut of beef, but as long as the beef is pounded out and cooked for the time stated, it really isn't necessary, it is nice and tender. We eat ours with steamed jasmine rice, yummy! Thanks for this great recipe.
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Chunky Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2014
Overall very good. Next time I make it I will eliminate the veges & add some chopped leeks instead. I added a can of cheddar cheese soup to the finished cheese sauce which made it really yummy, good recipe.
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2014
I made the recipe almost exactly as written (I took the advice of another reviewer and cooked the curry for 5 mins and the onion for 10 before I threw in the chicken to coat and cook). I also substituted powdered garlic, as I didn't have fresh garlic on hand. I like curry and coconut together, but the combo of coconut, curry & tomato sauce/tomatoes was not for me. Thanks for the submission, the recipe is a hit with a lot of other people, just not with me.
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Apple Oatmeal Crisp

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2014
This is NOM NOM good! I took advice from others and reduced the flour & oats to 2/3 c and the brown sugar to 2/3 c and the white sugar to 1/4 c. It is plenty sweet this way, and I am one that likes sweets. I also added dried cranberries. I accidentally browned the butter just a little while on the stove and I swear it makes it taste so good. This recipe is EASY to make and super yummy. The only problem is that I seriously want to eat the entire thing!
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2013
Really good cookies. I had been using the recipe in the back of the girrardelli package, and didn't really like them, so I'm really glad I found this recipe.
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Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2013
These were some of the best wings I've ever made. I didn't have fresh garlic so I subbed powdered. Yummy!
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Easy Pork Chops Dijon

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2013
WOW! One of the most delicious, easiest recipes I've ever tried. Really yummy, super easy, thanks for sharing.
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Grilled Salmon Steaks with Savory Blueberry Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2013
Really good. Reducing the vinegar is a must, added a tbsp of butter at the end. My husband said it was "really good", while admitting that he didn't think that blueberries and salmon would be good together. But I, like other reviewers, really enjoyed the combo of the blueberries and orange juice with the chicken stock and balsamic vinegar (plus that little pat of butter and some honey), really good. Definitely would eat this sauce with other meats as well. Thanks for the recipe!
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Easy Cheesy Cream of Broccoli Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2013
I took advice from another reviewer and used some broccoli crowns I had in the fridge, which I steamed and instead of mushroom soup I used cream of broccoli. The cheese I used was not velveeta, but something very similar only spicy. I added about 2 tablespoons of grated parm to it just before serving. It was delicious and EASY! Definitely making again. Thanks for posting.
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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2012
Oh my, these are some yummy cookies! I used whole wheat flour and didn't have a can of pumpkin so I used a box of pumpkin pie filling. I thought that perhaps the added spices from the pumpkin pie filling might overpower, but they taste so good. I made the icing, but added a little light corn syrup to make the icing shiny. I think this is a new staple during the holidays!
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2012
Halved the white sugar and added 1 tsp of good quality cinnamon and they are quite delicious. Thank you for this recipe.
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Fresh Cherry Crisp

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2012
Really good. I added 1 cup of sugar (recipe calls for 1 1/2) and it is still a little sweet so would probably adjust the sugar to 1/2 cup for my taste. Added 1/2 tbsp vanilla to cherry mix, a pinch of salt and added about a 1/2 tbsp cinnamon. I added a sprinkle of cinnamon to the flour/oats mix and instead of shortening I added 1/2 cup plain applesauce. I also drizzled a little coconut oil to the top just before baking. I will make this again when I have fresh cherries I need to use. Thanks for the recipe!
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Healthier To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2012
Great recipe. I added about a tbsp of coconut oil, but other than that followed recipe. Will make again.
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Jackie's Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2012
Great soup. I used hot turkey Italian sausage instead of the recommended sweet style pork sausage and added in some kale and cauliflower I had in the fridge. I didn't have dried basil so I substituted fresh and no parsley. I must have used more orzo than it called for because I had to add an additional 32 oz. of chicken stock to the soup. It came out delicious. Thanks for the great starter recipe, I will make this again.
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Mexican Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2012
I needed a recipe last minute and thought about a Mexican type casserole and came upon this recipe. I made a few changes. I added re-fried beans and a few corn tortillas to layer it more. I also used corn on the cob that I cut the corn off and cooked it once I added the can of tomatoes. I also chopped my black olives and added them to the layers of meat sauce as I layered with beans, tortillas and cheese. I didn't have cheddar cheese so I added mozzarella and even though the cheese was a little stringy, it tasted good. I only had a can of the chipotle tomatoes in the cabinet and they made a great substitution. I also didn't have any "taco seasoning mix", so I added a little chili powder and cumin in place. I made this for tonight's dinner, middle of summer, so I cooked in the toaster oven. It burnt my bottom corn tortilla and turned it hard, due to it the dish being so close to the heat, but other than that, the rest of the casserole was great. My husband and daughter both commented that they liked it and between the 3 of us, we polished half of it off (and it was pretty big, I made three layers). Thanks for a great idea, we'll have it again!
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Fish Tacos with Honey-Cumin Cilantro Slaw and Chipotle Mayo

Reviewed: May 16, 2012
Great recipe. I skipped the step where you bread the fish and just grilled it, brushing it with the honey-cumin sauce once it was cooked. If you are less tolerant of spicy foods, you may want to only use one adobo chili in the mayo sauce as it is a very spicy sauce. I added a little greek yogurt to help make it a bit milder, but still it was spicy. My husband said they were the best fish tacos he'd ever eaten, and I am making them again tonight, the second time in a week! Thanks for sharing.
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Chicken Pot Pie IV

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2011
I also used a store bought pie crust. I started by cutting up 3 med. sized carrots, one small onion and one large celery stalk and cooking until the carrots were half-way done. I added three diced chicken breasts to this and cooked till all were cooked. Then I drained in the colander. I then added one can of cream of celery soup (what I had on hand) to this mixture as well as some hungarian paprika, black pepper and garlic salt. As another reviewer noted, I par-baked the bottom crust for about 8 minutes on 375 to ensure it was not doughy. Then I added some cooked sliced whole potatoes and about a 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese and topped that with my chicken/veg/soup mixture and added top crust with slits on top. I baked it at 375 for 30 minutes, then at 420 for 10. It was really good and my husband even liked it, which is surprising as he doesn't generally like these types of dishes. I would say that I think I should have added 1 1/2 cans of soup, just for my own personal taste, but this came out great. Thanks for the recipe.
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Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2011
This teriyaki sauce was so good! I didn't have rice wine so I used white wine instead and it came out great. I used this for a recipe for garlic teriyaki edimame and it came out awesome and then used the rest for dipping sauce for tempura shrimp. I will make this again, thanks!
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