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Amazing Italian Lemon Butter Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2012
I had such high hopes for this recipe, and had been waiting for a special occasion to make it...So, had my family over and made this dish for 8 of us (adjusted recipe to increase quantities). Despite the fact that I made a mess of my kitchen and dirtied many pots and pans making this, it fell short in satisfying my family. Four people after tasting, refused to eat another bite, and I thought it was way too rich (too much butter) and not complex. The bacon does help balance out the tartness of the lemon, artichokes and capers, but it REALLY needs Onion and/or garlic! That was the resounding call around the table. All around, everyone was suggesting "it might be better if..." So, thanks anyway, but I won't bother making this again. The timing for the recipe is way off as well...it took me an hour of prep and cooking (just crisping the bacon alone took about 15 minutes). Bottom line, it was way too much work and mess for a dish that no one even liked! I had to toss all the leftovers as no one would eat it, and we hate wasting food!
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Colcannon Bake

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2010
Made this for St. Paddys and everyone loved it. So filling and rich, but so, so delicious! I must confess, however, that I did start by frying up about a half pound of bacon, and then sauted the cabbage, leeks and onions in the bacon grease, and added the bacon back in the dish before baking. Boy, that was decadent and fattening, but divine! The whole family loved this and have been asking me to make it again.
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Beer Lime Grilled Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2010
The whole family thought that this was tasty and it was very quick and easy to prepare. It doesn't get much better than that!
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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts II

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2010
Delicious! Everyone loves these! I use a ratio of 3 cans of water chestnuts to one lb. of bacon cut into thirds and it works out perfectly. Double or triple the recipe--you won't have any left!
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Bacon Water Chestnut Rolls

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2010
You will definitely need to double or triple this recipe! No matter how many you make, they will be gone in an instant. I have yet to meet a person that does not adore these little delightful bites. I cut my 1 lb. bacon into thirds, and it works perfectly well for 3 cans of water chestnuts (not halved). My mother suggested also wrapping pineapple chunks or dates this way, but not sure if that might be too sweet. Delicious anyway!
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Baked Potato Skins

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2010
I have made these again and again for football parties and casual get togethers...everyone asks for them! I have quadrupled the recipe even. What I find is a really easy way to bake the potatoes, is to throw them in the microwave...cuts the time and is super easy. Everyone loves these. Thanks for the tasty recipe!
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Creamed Onions with Wine

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2010
AMAZING!!!!! People always say don't use wine for cooking that you wouldn't drink, and since I am not a fan of chardonnay, I substituted sauvignon blanc one time and pinot grigio another...delicious!!! I added a bit more thyme than the recipe states, but that was just to personal preference. Everyone loved these onions and begged for the recipe. They are the best creamed onions ever in my opinion and so very easy to make.
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Chicken Dijon

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2010
My family loved this--every one of us! Definitely add salt and pepper, though, and I did add a bit more Dijon for more "punch". I will absolutely make this again!
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O'Brian's Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2010
Brought this to a potluck and everyone loved it. Total comfort food and oh so fattening, but who cares when it tastes this good?! I have made this half a dozen times now and it always gets gobbled up. Very filling. Oh, I did use orange aged cheddar cheese instead of American for more tang.
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Mama's Asian Chicken and Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2010
Just made this and served it to my family of 6. No one liked this and I followed the recipe EXACTLY! I did double the sauce as suggested by many others, but now wish I hadn't. It's too bad, because we live in an area where there are no Chinese take out restaurants, and we were really excited for an authentic tasting dish. I have had such success with so many other similar recipes, and with the great reviews, we thought we were in for a taste sensation. I recommend the crispy orange beef from this site instead. Sorry, but 6 of us really didn't like this.
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Chicken and Bacon Shish Kabobs

Reviewed: May 25, 2009
Served this to 5 adults and 5 children and everyone agreed that it was "awesome". The bacon keeps the chicken so moist, and the marinade was delish. I also used regular bacon and not thick, and did add some crushed garlic to the marinade. I was so tempted to doctor the marinade up more with ginger and spices, but refrained and I am so glad I did. It was really delicious as it was. I also did add red, yellow, and green peppers as well as yellow onion to the skewers for additional color and flavor. Although this recipe was super easy, don't think that this is a quick throw together--it really takes some time to wrap the chicken and thread all of the veggies on the skewers. Admittedly, I tripled the recipe for my big eaters, but it did take a solid half hour of skewering to get them grill ready. Overall, fantastic recipe! Thanks!
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2007
This was fantastic and super quick and easy to throw together between dance, piano and soccer! I added one chopped leek, chopped carrots as others suggested and used one large can (about 6 cups) of chicken broth in place of the water. I also added the chicken boullion for additional flavor, oh and chopped garlic and a few bay leaves. It was wonderful and the whole family ate it up. Thanks Ellie for a great new staple for my recipe collection!
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Tangy Tenderloin

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2007
An easy way to do this to recude the amount of dishes to wash is to sear the meat in a Le Crueset dutch oven (or similar) on the cooktop, and then you can cover and transfer that right to the oven. I cooked this at 350 degrees on convection roast for 1 hour and it was cooked through perfectly. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to find another recipe for the sauce as we did not like this at all. If you like Russian Dressing, then you will like this. Apparently, my family does not like Russian dressing in the least, and that is all you can taste in this dish. The honey was lost and the onion soup mix seemed to be as well. I gave it 2 stars for the method of cooking and the idea more than anything. the tast of this dish just didn't suit my family's palate.
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Penne Russo a la Vodka

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2007
I made this the other night for my family and we all LOVED LOVED LOVED it!!! My six year old son also begged to take the leftovers to school in his lunchbox. It was so so easy and very tasty. The only thing I did any differently was to use four HUGE cloves of garlic (because we love garlic), and I do agree that the shredded parmesan cheese did clump up with the other ingredients, but even this we didn't mind because the taste was so wonderful. It seemed at the time like a lot of vodka to use (especially for the kids), but it didn't have a vodka taste at all. We all loved this and will be using this recipe over and over! I can't get over how simple it was to make since it was so delicious, it tasted more complex. Thanks so much for this great new recipe!
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Lemon Mushroom Herb Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2007
I had such high hopes for this recipe! It sounded so good, and got such rave reviews. I can only guess, but I think that the condensed soups are what ruined it for us. My family of four agreed that this recipe, unfortunately, was not a keeper. We really liked how it started out with all of the herbs and the sauteed chicken, maybe next time, I'll just stick with the lemon and white wine and add a bit of cream to thicken it up. It has so much flavor going on also, it really does not need the additional punch of the capers. I added sliced fresh mushrooms which I sauteed up with the chicken which was good. We voted to either stick with a chicken marsala or picatta, and not try to do both at the same time in a creamy sauce again. Thanks anyway, but IOHO, we just didn't like this.
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Indonesian Satay

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2007
This is one of my family's favorite recipes! Parents, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, friends, husband and children all eat this and love it! We love the peanut sauce too, and I always double it. Add more tabasco to the sauce for some kick. I make this all the time and it is always fantastic, regardless of how long it marinates (a few hours or overnight), how much I make (I have quadrupled it for a party for 80 people and it was gobbled up with people begging for more!), or whether it is broiled in the oven or grilled outside. We love this!
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Chicken Cordon Bleu II

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2007
My husband and 6 year old son both gave this a two thumbs up--a definite keeper! I added salt & Pepper as I do with everything, used shredded swiss cheese and Hillshire farm deli Select ultra thin honey ham, which my husband said gave it a nice smokey flavor. I also did as others suggested and used some olive oil with the butter. Used double the wine called for and double the cream, then added more butter (talk about rich!) at the end. Next time,I might try adding some garlic and or whisking some dijon mustard to the sauce at the end to give it a little more punch. Personally, I like more flavor in sauces, but I was outvoted. really yummy, thanks for the recipe!
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Mini Cheesecakes

Reviewed: May 5, 2003
These are absolutely fabulous!!! I made them ans took them to a baby shower one weekend and then because they were so good and so simple to make, doubled the recipe to make even more for a wedding shower the next weekend. Everyone was calling me "Martha Stewart" and was so impressed by the presentation. Of all the desserts at this shower--this one was gone first with people begging me for the recipe! When I told how simple they were, no one would believe me. I do have some comments, though that I hope will help...first when you process the vanilla wafers, which is so easy, it makes a lot, so you will have a lot of extra crumbs. I even used a heaping teaspoon in each, more than double what the recipe calls for. it made a nice base. I increased the vanilla a little bit, just because I like the flavor of vanilla, and also you will not need the whole can of topping either. I used cherry, blueberry and I also macerated some fresh strawberries to top the mini-cheesecakes. I would suggest to use a ratio of 1+ 1/2 filling to base & topping. These are so delicious, you will not be left with any extras! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.
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Easter Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2003
I was so excited to try this recipe, but dissappointed when I tasted it. I will say that unlike others, I did not find this difficult or time consuming at all--I thought it was super easy, with two little ones underfoot no less! However, I thought it was bland and needed to be perked up. My other comment is that the recipe says it makes two pies. I followed the recipe exactly, and there did not seem to be enough filling for two; we ended up with two flat pies.
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Carrot Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2003
I made this with brown rice and it was delicious, a very nice alternative to plain brown rice. It seemed a little dressier this way. The flavors were very subtle yet still very tasty, an excellent recipe that I now make over and over, even for dinner parties.
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