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Southern Fried Chicken Strips

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2013
I was looking for a Fried Chicken Strips Recipe to make for my born and raised in North Carolina boyfriend and this was it! I didn't have potato flakes, so I omitted that ingredient. I cut my chicken breasts into pretty narrow strips so they only needed about 5 minutes on each side in the cast iron skillet, which was filled 1/4 way with Vegetable Oil. The Oil should be at about 350 degrees, it is important to fry in a good hot oil but not to the point of smoking. I seasoned the flour with salt, pepper, a little cayenne and garlic powder. After dipping the strips in the flour, then in the egg and then in the crushed saltines, I noticed some bare spots on the chicken so I sprinkled bread crumbs over the top which filled in the gaps. After frying they were SO moist on the inside, and CRUNCHY on the outside. This was a great recipe, and its a keeper, thanks for posting it!
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Slow Cooker Apple Cider Braised Pork

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2013
I was so glad to see one of the Reviewers commented that this could also be made with Thick Cut Pork Chops, because I had 4 of them that I used for this Recipe! They totaled 3 pounds of Pork Chops so I figured I'd make the recipe otherwise exactly as written (oops I just now realized I forgot to add the herbs and cayenne) and it was GREAT! See my Pic... I served with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Kale with Pine Nuts. It was a beautiful presentation and everyone LOVED it!
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Chef John's Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2012
Its a keeper! Its a perfect way of using up leftover mashed potatoes, so that makes it even easier to make. I happened to have a 12oz bag of frozen veggies in the freezer (which are perfectly fine to use, despite another reviewers disdain). I followed the Recipe except I sauteed chopped onion and garlic with the meat, and added a little more broth to make more "gravy" as another reviewer noted. I also added a few splashes of Soy Sauce and Worcestershire sauce to add a zip, but it didn't necessarily improve the dish. Thanks Chef John!
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Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2014
I made this exactly as written and watched the Video too which was helpful. It was sweet and tangy, if you like that. I served it with broccoli and bread. Rice would have been good too but we were wanting a light meal last night.
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Tonya's Terrific Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2014
This is a great recipe! I've used it several times (but I skip the celery). I like the suggestion to use pickle juice instead of vinegar. This Recipe is always a hit, even with the picky eaters.
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Extreme Banana Nut Bread 'EBNB'

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2014
I used Baking Powder instead of Baking Soda and added 1 tsp vanilla and a few shakes of cinnamon and it came out great. HOWEVER, I screwed up and realized after it was in the oven that I only added TWO EGGS, not FOUR! Silly Me. It still came out great! And for me it only filled 1 cake pan, so I just have 1 big loaf of goodness. :-)
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Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2014
I used Red Potatoes, Sweet Onions, Olive Oil instead of Butter, and you can use any kind of spices you like. I used Salt, Pepper, Celery Salt, and Herbs de France. 30 minutes was great on the grill. Yum!
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Creamy Pesto Shrimp

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2014
Awesome!! I only used 1/4 cup Butter and 1 cup + 1 splash of Heavy Cream. I had plenty of frozen pesto that I had saved from making a big batch last summer, so I added about 1/2 cup of Pesto. I didn't measure the Parmesan but it was probably only 1/2 cup, not a full cup. Other than the measurements (of high fat ingredients) being lower and Pesto being higher, I made it exactly as written and everyone LOVED IT. Definitely a keeper!
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American Lasagna

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2013
This is a keeper! I cheated though and used 2 jars of Ragu Spaghetti Sauce rather than using the 8 ingredients listed in the recipe, and simmered that with 3 bay leaves and garlic powder with the drained, cooked ground beef for about 40 minutes. 9 lasagna noodles worked out great, and we baked it for 40 minutes covered (put parchment paper between the aluminum foil and the lasagne to protect the top of the lasagne from strange black foil stuff) and then uncovered for 40 minutes longer, and it was perfect. I also added frozen shredded spinach to the Ricotta. Its a great meal to have and to share!
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Chicken Artichoke Bacon Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2013
I was surprised at how this turned out, and I kept thinking I must have made a mistake but I read the recipe over and over again and I got everything spot-on. The only thing that MIGHT be different is that I used 1 whole, poached chicken breast. (Well 1/2 of the bird's breast). This dip turned out almost HEALTHY! I used the lean Chicken Breast, Spinach, Artichoke Hearts, Hormel pre-cooked 50% lean Real Bacon Bits. The 1/2 cup Mayo and 1/2 cup 2% Low Fat Mozzerella isn't that much considering the dip fills up an entire pie plate. I also used lower fat Neufchatel and 2 slices of 2% Swiss Cheese. I guess those are slightly different ingredients but of course up to the Cook. Anyway, I posted a picture. It came out light and fluffy, more like a Chicken Salad Spread than a gooey cheesey heart stopping dip that I was expecting. I even added swiss cheese to the top just to get SOME gooeyness out of it, but it just baked on and browned. Hmm! I don't think it was fair for the Reviewer to give it 1 star because it looked unhealthy, it really isn't all that bad. Tastes good too!
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Light and Fluffy Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2012
I've made this Quiche several times and it is the best. Sautee'ing the onions is not necessary, they are a perfect consistency after the hour long baking. I always use Fresh Spinach, but beware of overloading the heaping fresh spinach in the pie plate, it makes it tricky to pour the egg mixture of the top, but it is worth it! You may have to seal the foil down around the pie plate to press it down, the spinach will wilt down and cook beautifully. IMPORTANT NOTE, put a piece of Parchment Paper inbetween the Foil and the Quiche, to prevent Sticking and getting that icky brown discoloration from the Foil on the quiche. Today I topped it with about 1/4 cup of pre-cooked bacon crumbles. YUM!
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Kristin's Creamy Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2014
This was really good! I had to make a few modifications but this Recipe is flexible and handled them just fine. First I only had 2 HUGE chicken breast halves (for 3 people) so I sliced each of them into 3 pieces. Then I only had Cream of Mushroom Soup, and I didn't have wine so I used Chicken Broth. I also had Asiago Cheese, not Swiss. But these are all very subtle changes which just goes to show you can use what you have on hand, and the dish still turned out great! With my chicken changes I cooked this for 45 minutes. I like that it was easy to put together and I was free to do other things while it baked in the oven. I served it with a side of fresh corn, (the Stuffing and cream was like another side) and everyone loved this dinner!
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Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2014
This was excellent, and so easy! I used 8 boneless skinless thighs and there was still plenty of sauce. I cooked it on Low for 3.5 hours and the chicken thighs were tender and falling apart. We used the sauce as it was (without thickening it on the stovetop like others suggested) and it was great. I served it with Quinoa (cooked in chicken broth) and Kale. Everyone cleaned their plates!
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Best Spanish Rice

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2014
I loved this! I made it exactly as written. I even ate leftovers cold one day. :-) Its good hot or cold!
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Cucumber Sunomono

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2014
This is a great recipe. I went light on the Ginger but that is a personal preference. It went great with the Indonesian Satay Recipe from this site. BTW I didn't bother cleaning out the seeds, I just peeled all but 3 narrow strips of skin from the cucumber, sliced it thin, and it was excellent AND pretty!
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Sweet Basil and Oregano Bruschetta Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2014
I really really love this recipe but the folks are correct, the chicken comes out dry if you follow the directions. I took the tomatoes and 1" chicken strips out of the (425 degree) oven at 20 minutes, and the chicken was already dry. 30 minutes would have been really bad. My suggestion is to go 15 minutes and take it all out of the oven. In any case the recipe is simple and the flavors are great.
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Fabulous Wet Burritos

Reviewed: May 20, 2014
I made this EXACTLY as written, and they were very very good! At first I wanted to skip the Tomato Soup, but my son said he'd prefer it to too much Enchilada Sauce, then I remembered my hubby LOVES tomato soup, so I figured I'd try it. It was great! See my pictures, I fit 6 burritos perfectly into my larger 9.5" x 15" glass baking dish. I opted to bake it in the oven for 10 minutes at 350, and I let each person add their own lettuce and tomatoes when the dish came out of the oven. Everyone loved it!
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White Chili with Ground Turkey

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2013
I made this recipe exactly as written, except I added Chicken Broth until I got the desired consistency, just a little bit "soupy." Then, when I added the cheese at the end to simmer, it made the broth creamy and wonderful. You have to add the cheese! And use just as much broth as you like. Also, use the cinnamon and all the spices. I garnished with Sour Cream and a little more shredded cheese, and I also topped mine with some raw chopped onions I had left over. It was wonderful!
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Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2014
We really enjoyed this! I only had Herb Chicken Tortellini on hand but I'm sure Cheese Tortellini would have been better. I skipped the Zucchini, Bell Pepper, and Parsley because we aren't fans, but I added Spinach during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Great Meal!
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Penne with Mushrooms

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2014
I followed this recipe but I also added some chopped Kale in with the simmering mushrooms and garlic. I cut back on the Olive oil too. I decided to make the sauce a little creamy (well there really WAS no sauce) so I added alittle pasta water and milk after adding the butter to the mushroom mixture. It was very good. You can really do what you like with this recipe. Thanks for sharing it!
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