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Marinated Ranch Broiled Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2012
SUPER good! I'm not a huge fan of boring ol' grilled chicken breast, but it's healthy, so I keep trying to find better recipes. I loved this one! And my husband was CRAZY about it! The best part - it's SO easy! I didn't feel like cooking the evening I marinated it, so it marinated 2 days. No problem! All the better. Thanks for the easy, yummy, healthy recipe! This one's a keeper.
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Halibut Cheeks with Ginger-Orange Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2012
Wowie! Delicious! Just the right blend of spices and flavors. Not too sweet, not too spicy. I rarely use fresh cilantro or ginger because they go bad (and waste money), so I used the jarred spice versions and still delicious. I boiled the sauce on the stove, added a pinch of cornstarch to thicken the sauce just a tiny bit, grilled halibut steaks and spooned the sauce over them. Couldn't believe "I" made this gourmet dish! Tasted beyond my skill level. Would be a great dish for "company" - will impress! Succulent!
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Good-Morning Banana Nut Cereal

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2011
Yummy, and so healthy with the 3 cereals. I felt it needed more liquid, though, as it was too thick, so I added some while it was cooking. I think granola would be good to add to give it some more sweetness. Servings looked small, but it's very filling, a little goes a long way.
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Charley's Slow Cooker Mexican Style Meat

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
Sorry, but this disspointed me. I used chuck roast as suggested but the meat was very tough and hard to shred. The flavor was just okay, and it was kind of dry. It needed more... something. My husband liked it but I won't make it again.
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Pecan Oven-Fried Fryer

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
WOW! Fabulous oven fried chicken!! My husband couldn't stop raving about this. The only difference in mine was I didn't have buttermilk baking mix, so I used regular Bisquick. Be sure and pound the pecans finely, as the few big chunks that made it through were a bit strange. But I'll do that better next time. Since this is so low-fat, it justifies the bit of drizzled butter, which is really key to a crispy coating so don't skip it. Economical, fast, healthy, delicious, and I look like a cooking Goddess to my husband. What more can you ask? Thank you for this great recipe!
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
I've made this 3 times now because it's sooo good and easy. The root beer is essential and ingenius!! However, I disagree with others' suggestions to use cheaper, larger cuts of pork. I made this twice with tenderloin and it fell apart easily with the forks when I went to shred it. But I tried a large pork shoulder today, and I'll never do that again. It was tough, and super fatty. It required so much work to cut the fat off and shredding it was very difficult. It took much more time than the tenderloin, which cooks very quickly, about 2 hours or less, but is still very tender and flavorful. I added crushed red pepper to make it spicier, and I nearly doubled the BBQ sauce because I love BBQ sauce. Definitely be prepared to add lots more sauce after you shred the meat. I've made this with chicken too, but it's way better with pork tenderloin. I put the buns under the broiler for a few seconds - watch them closely. The toasted buns are essential, in my book. Happy to have found this recipe!
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Best Steak Marinade in Existence

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2011
I made this exactly as it was presented, and it was plenty of marinade for a 2 1/2 pound tri-tip. I grilled it. I always use Chaka's Mmm sauce, but I was out so thought I try this recipe. I marinated it for 2 hours. It was very good and a tasty flavor alernative to the Mmm sauce with the herbs, but it definitely won't replace Chaka's Mmmm sauce. I will try it again. I think it'd be a really good flavor for grilled chicken.
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Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2010
You can make this in 2 hours or less! The night before, I thawed frozen chicken tenders in the microwave, rinsed & dried them, and put them in the croc pot with all of the other ingredients and put in the fridge. This took no time at all. The next afternoon when I got home, I put the croc pot on high and cooked for about 75 minutes. I took 2 forks and shredded the chicken right in the pot, and let it simmer on low an additional 30 minutes. It was perfect! I saw another reviewer's advice to get GOOD quality BBQ sauce, but I used what I had on hand and it was a bit thin. Next time I'll use better sauce and it will be perfect. Oh, and I added some crushed red pepper because we like spicy. Thanks for this easy, tasty recipe!
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Spicy Chile Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2010
YUM! I loved this. I like it better than enchilladas. I added cayenne pepper and it still wasn't what I would call spicy, but it was delicious. Next time I might use salsa instead of tomatoes for extra flavor. It seems like a lot of tortillas when you're assmbling it, but don't use less - you really need them all. And pile on the cheese! This recipe is a bit of work, but should get easier and faster with repetition. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I think it will be on regular rotation in my household!
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Chicken Chimichangas with Green Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
Oooh, SO yummy!! I took a reviewers' advice and baked with a bit of cookiing spray instead of frying and was so glad I did. (note - turn them halfway through). It saved a ton of fat and mess and the tortillas were plenty crispy and tasty. Loved the sauce! I halved the recipe and it fed my husband and I. No leftovers tonight! Next time I'll add some refried beans and use lowfat cheeses. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe!
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White Chili I

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2010
Yummy!! My husband is crazy about this and I love it too! I did double the cayenne and used less onion, per our tastes. Surprisingly flavorful. A new staple in our home for sure. Thank you Dierdre!
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Antojitos Minis

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2003
Delicious!! I took a chance and made these for a party and they were a hit. I loved the taste- just the right amount of spice. I mixed all the ingredients in a large glass bowl the night before the party. I omitted the tomatoes because I don't like them, and I nearly doubled the amount of beans, which was a good thing. I just cut the tortillas and filled & baked them the day of the party. Very easy! I should have made more- they went fast and I myself could have eaten 5! I will make these again!
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