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Grilled Salmon II

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2003
Loved the marinade! I drizzled it over some white rice for some extra flavor and used shrimp instead of salmon and it turned out great. Next time I make this I will add more brown sugar and less balsamic vinegar, but I will use this as my "stock" marinade from now on. Can't wait to try this on chicken now!
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Mesquite Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Salsa

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2003
Easy recipe for a quick, delicious meal! I let a few drops of tabasco sauce marinate the chops before I grilled them (no mesquite on hand, but I'm sure the flavor would've been excellent. The salsa turned out great and really added a litle kick to the pork chops. Picky boyfriend didn't care for the salsa but ate 2 pork chops! I served with Dave's Spanish Rice found on this site and it was all very tasty! Will make this again.
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Spanish Rice II

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2003
I'm not a big fan of Spanish rice, but this was pretty good. I used a can of the extra hot Ro-tel tomatoes and chiles and thought it overpowered the taste, so next time I'll make sure not to buy the extra hot! I used 1 tsp chili powder and 1/2 tsp of cumin and it gave the rice a good flavor. I also sauteed the onions/green peppers (and an extra jalapeno) before browning the rice. I can never get my rice to the perfect consistency, but this was the closest I've gotten yet! Served with Mesquite Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Salsa found on this site and it was a great pairing!
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Easy Caramelized Onion Pork Chops

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2003
In lieu of water,I used 1/2 c. reduced-sodium chicken broth and 1/2 c. apple juice and although I had to use flour/cornstarch to thicken the gravy, it was very tasty! (I would not add the apple juice next time as it was a bit too sweet for me). I let my thick chops simmer with the onions and removed the chops when they were done and left them warming in the oven while I carmelized the onions in another pan. Worked beautifully. Next time I make this, as suggested by many other reviewers, I will add some extra onion. My boyfriend gobbled up this dinner, which I made with some sour cream and chive mashed potatoes. Great recipe, but the key is really to season the chops before you begin simmering them. The whole house smelled wonderful!
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Italian Nutthouse Broiled Tomatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2004
This was a quick and easy side dish to the pork chops and mashed potatoes I made for dinner tonight. You can really play around with the ingredients to suit your taste with this recipe. I didn't measure out the seasonings, but rather seasoned to taste. I added some basil and a bit of garlic powder and didn't quite have enough parmesan cheese, but it still turned out very well! Quick, easy, and quite a compliment to any main dish. Thanks for the recipe!
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Buffalo Style Chicken Pizza

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2005
I've made this pizza several times now and my boyfriend and I love this! The first time I made it, I followed the recipe to a tee, and found that using an entire 16 oz. bottle of dressing was entirely too much! Now I use just enough to cover the surface of the crust. After the dressing, I take some slices of provolone or mozzarella cheese and layer the crust to absorb some of the juices that will seep through while baking. Yummy! We both love mushrooms, so I generally sautee some mushrooms and toss them with the chicken before loading it up with some shredded cheese! It's also a crowd pleaser and would be a great addition to those upcoming Super Bowl parties! The great thing about this pizza is that you can tailor this recipe to your liking and add/delete some of the ingredients listed. But, make sure you like buffalo wings first! Thanks for the recipe, Brown!
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Quick and Easy Brownies

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2009
Yummy! This recipe is exactly what I was looking for in a brownie: chewy and rich! I always thought the box brownies were the best until I discovered these. I followed the suggestion of other reviewers and used only 1 c flour. I also used 1 1/2 c white sugar and 1/2 c brown sugar. I sprinkled them with powdered sugar after baking (25 minutes was the perfect baking time) and they are fabulous!
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2009
I've made this recipe quite a few times now and my husband and I both love this recipe! I decrease the amount of both brown sugar and ketchup used in the bottom of the pan (too sweet and runny for our taste) and use 2lbs hamburger meat instead (either 93 or 96% fat free, so it's not greasy at all). In addition, I also season the hamburger meat generously with garlic and onion powders and add a couple tablespoons of worchestershire sauce as well. After assembled in the loaf pan, I then spread a very thin layer of the ketchup mixed with a little brown sugar on the top and it always comes out perfectly. Excellent comfort food!
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Cheesy Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2010
For a few basic staple ingredients, this was pretty darn good comfort food! Like most reviewers, I used two cans of condensed soup as well (celery & chicken). I spruced up the soup mixture by adding a generous amount of garlic/onion powders, an eyeballed amount of pepper and paprika, 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 c shredded parmesan cheese and a 1/2 c french fried onions. Before I added the french fried onions, I spread a very thin layer of the soup mixture on the bottom of the baking dish before placing the chicken breasts over it. Finally, I covered with foil and baked 45 minutes (I used the thin-cut breasts). The last two minutes, I uncovered and topped with a few more french fried onions and broiled to get a nice crunchy top. Delish! Served with some frozen corn and garlic mashed potatoes. Husband already asked me to make this again, so it's a keeper for that reason alone. Endless possibilities on this recipe with cheeses, toppings, and veggies...love recipes like this! Thanks for the submission.--------UPDATE 1/14/12......made this again tonight, this time using 1 can cheddar cheese soup & 1 can cream of chicken. Even better!!!!!!
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Chocolate Mint Milkshake

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2010
Yummy, yummy! I've made this several times now, and its always a treat. My husband and 2 year-old love it too, although my husband would prefer I used chocolate ice cream. I use fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt to save a few calories and it works perfectly (and it's generally what I have on hand). I use a few drops of peppermint extract, but a little extract goes a long way! Overall, a very creamy, refreshing milkshake!
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Onion Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2011
Just finished eating this simply prepared dish. I used less mayo than called for, which worked out fine since I only made 3 thin-cut breasts. Added a sprinkling of garlic powder and pepper to the panko/onion soup mix for a little extra flavor. I found that 425 degrees burned a few of the onion flakes after 10 minutes in the oven, so I adjusted the temp to 400 degrees and baked a total of 20 min, which rendered perfectly baked chicken. Good flavor and can be made fairly quickly on busy weeknights. I served this with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and a side of steamed broccoli.
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New Orleans Corn Bisque with Smoked Sausage

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
Delicious meal without too much fuss! I've made this quite a few times now, and following a couple previous reviewers' suggestions, I always brown my sausage first, use a can of creamed corn, and add my cubed potatoes raw. I do add some garlic powder and a healthy dash or two of nutmeg. Leftovers are great too; the flavors blend nicely and it reheats beautifully! This is a regular in the fall/winter rotation. Absolutely love it! Served with some garlic bread or crescent rolls, this one's a keeper!
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Crab Quiche I

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2011
Just finished this lovely dish for our Easter brunch. As most reviewers did, I too, made this without a crust, used an extra egg, 2 6oz. cans crab, and 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning. In addition, I added 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, as well as 1/8 c carmelized onions, and an eyeballed amount of shredded parmesan (along with the swiss cheese) and salt/pepper to taste. What a light, mild quiche! My husband added Tabasco sauce to his, but I found I liked the mildness of this quiche just as it was! I baked 25 min, took it out of the oven, sprinkled a little extra parmesan cheese on top and a few healthy shakes of dried parsley to dress it up. I let it rest nearly 10 minutes, and it was perfect; not runny at all. I served this with the Honey Fruit Salad from this site, rounding out this delicious, light meal.
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Delicious Egg Salad for Sandwiches

Reviewed: May 8, 2011
Yum! Deliciously satisfying! I didn't have green onions, so onion powder served as the pinch hitter today. I also added an eyeballed amount of Old Bay (although sometimes I use Lawry's). I used my standard method for boiling my eggs 14 minutes and giving them a 10 minute ice bath afterward before peeling them under cold, running water. I served this egg salad on honey-wheat bread with a slice of swiss cheese and a generous handful of spring greens on each sandwich. A serving of sweet potato fries and iced tea rounded out this lovely Mother's Day lunch, and was a hit with my hubby and 3 year-old daughter! This is definitely a nice recipe on its own, but is certainly open to variation depending on what you have on hand, or your mood! Thanks for the submission, wifeyluvs2cook!
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Simple Whole Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
I really had high hopes for this recipe, but unfortunately, it just didn't work for my family. I like the combo of spices, but I didn't like them on the chicken. I made this for Easter dinner, and although my husband liked it only slightly better than I did, it still went virtually untouched and ultimately ended up being thrown away. I do like to try new and different recipes, so thank you for the submission. However, I will stick to the more traditional spices when roasting a chicken.
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Easy French Dip Sandwiches

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
These are a cinch to prepare and are a good choice for a busy weeknight meal. I took the suggestion of another reviewer and buttered my hoagie rolls with butter and sprinkled them with a little garlic powder. I prefer swiss cheese on mine, but my husband and 3 year-old daughter enjoy their sandwiches with provolone. Making these quite a few times now, I've tried it with both the consomme and French onion, and both work well, although I prefer the French onion soup. I always toast my rolls and use a good quality, thinly-sliced deli roast beef.Tasty and satisfying, these little beauties will remain on the rotation!
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Jenn's Chicken Parmesano Supreme

Reviewed: May 16, 2011
Absolutely delicious! The first time I made this exactly as written, and it was great. Having made this many, many times now, I can tell you this recipe is just as impressive for company as it is for a weekday dinner. Since this recipe is a staple in our rotation, I don't measure out any of the ingredients anymore...just eyeball everything. I generally add some garlic/onion powders the breadcrumbs, and sometimes even add a healthy dose of Italian seasoning as well. I've used panko as well with success. I use more sauce and cheese than indicated due to family preferences. I always use Caesar dressing (a good dose!) right atop the chicken, and then lay a slice of provolone cheese over that. I finish it off with additional sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese and a sprinkling of basil, which makes for the most tender, juicy chicken ever! This is a contender for my favorite recipe from AR to date. Pure cheesy, saucy deliciousness!
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2011
Best pancake recipe ever! I never add the melted butter and don't miss it. I always add extra vanilla as well as a scant bit of almond extract. I prefer these pancakes with plain syrup, but I've also made with various add-ins before and this recipe has never failed me. Bravo!!
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Outrageous Warm Chicken Nacho Dip

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2011
This was pretty good, however, had I used the entire block of Velveeta (as the recipe calls for), my rating wouldn't have been as generous. It would've been entirely too salty...and this is coming from someone who adds salt to salad and pizza! I only used 8 oz Velveeta and added an eyeballed amount of shredded sharp cheddar. I also used 4 oz reduced-fat cream cheese. In addition, I used 1lb boneless, skinless thighs and homemade taco seasoning (more than the recipe stated to compensate for the added chicken). Since I didn't have green onions, I sauteed a small white onion and added that to the mix. Since my 3 year-old was eating this too, I left out the jalapenos, and because my husband doesn't care for black beans, I subbed pintos instead. Overall, this was a filling dip on its own, served with Tostitos scoops. Next time I make it, I'll make a spicier, adult version and would use medium-hot roasted chiles in place of jalapenos.
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Easy Vodka Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2011
I halved this recipe and still thought there was too much butter (it pooled a bit on the top of my simmering sauce), but that's an easy fix for next time. Sauteeing 1/2 an onion in a Tbsp of butter (or a tad less) would've sufficed. I did add a bit of sugar, salt and basil just because I felt it could benefit this sauce. Served over some packaged lobster ravioli, it tasted fine, though I think an alfredo or a gorgonzola sauce would've complemented the lobster in the ravioli better. However, that's just a personal preference....I give this sauce a solid 4 stars...easy to prepare and a nice accompanying sauce to various types of pasta.
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