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Slow Cooker Carnitas

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2009
Perfect flavor for carnitas. I doubled the spices except the cinnamon (used 1/4 t.) and cut the roast into 4 pieces. Cooked on High heat in the slow cooker for 5 hours, then shredded slightly and baked on cookie sheet until edges were just starting to crisp, about 15 minutes. Hubby raved! He has ordered carnitas alot from different Mexican restaurants and put these at the top of the list of his favorites. Thanks for posting this easy and great recipe. We will be using it over and over.
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Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2008
Normally I have a rule when trying new recipes...try as written first, then tweek if necessary after. But after reading reviews, this got adjusted on the first try. First, angel hair pasta is quick cooking. The box recommends 4 minutes or so of cooking time for al dente, more time makes a stick-together, lumpy mess. Second, I have to think that the 2 Tbls. of cajun seasoning is a typo(?). I only used 1 Tbls, and thought it was still too much. 2 teaspoons should be plenty, without it being so overwhelming. What is the reasoning for cooking the spice for so long? I let the roux cook for a minute or so before adding the milk, (cutting the flour back to heaping 2 Tbls, which was plenty)to 'bloom' the flavors and it didn't burn that way. We were 'so-so' on this dish, won't be on the regular rotation menu.
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Sausage Broccoli Chowder

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2007
This is a delicious, rich chowder for a cold winter's day. I followed other reviewers advice and cut the light cream (1/2 & 1/2) down to around 4 1/2 cups, and also used MILD Italian sausage. The secret to the perfect consistancy/flavor is to let it simmer on low heat for an additional 20 minutes or so once all the ingredients are added. Flat-leaf parsley,chopped, would be a nice addition for color.
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Southern Grilled Barbecued Ribs

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2005
The sauce for this recipe is fabulous! It was great to use everything right out of my pantry, I even added a little (2T) maple syrup to give a extra sweetness. I had bought some spare ribs on sale and wanted an easy recipe for them and this was it. My only complaint was the meat I bought was still tough after baking first for an hour, then grilling. We put the ribs back into a covered roaster pan, poured the remaining sauce over, then baked again for another hour at 300 degrees. YUM! YUM! I'm sure baby-back ribs are more tender to begin with than spare ribs.
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Tater Tot Casserole III

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2005
Made this for my family, to try ahead before taking it to a potluck. We love the usual hashbrown potato casserole recipes, but this was a little too salty and rich for our tastes, I'm sure because the tater tots are already pre-seasoned. I would probably hold off on the seasoned salt if I were to try it again.
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Chocolate Bar Fondue

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2005
Took this to Super Bowl party yesterday...what a hit! Very popular especially with the young crowd! Used bamboo skewers to dip angel food cake and large marshmallows to roll in crushed graham crackers. Also served pretzel rods along side to use as dippers. I used 2-12 oz. bags of milk chocolate chips and about 3/4 bag of semi-sweet chips, along with 1/3 c hot brewed coffee (that I dissolved the sugar in first). Came out smooth and delicious! For all of you concerned about the coffee flavor, it is not predominate and adds a deep richness. It does make a lot, as I had leftovers even after a large party with teenage boys! Will definately make this again. Thanks Sara!
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Baked Omelet Roll

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2004
What a delicious easy breakfast item! I served this on Christmas morning as written with sausage and hashbrowns on the side to my family of four and we had absolutely NO leftovers. Husband topped his with chunky salsa and loved it. This is a great basic recipe, and I am looking forward to "doctoring it up", adding crumbled bacon, onion, or green pepper, etc. Also, make sure to grease the pan well...I used the spray oil with flour added and it came out of my pan perfectly. Thanks Lori!
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Angela's Alfredo Ham

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2003
Found this recipe to use up some leftover baked ham and WOW! did my picky family LOVE it! Since my children aren't crazy about peas, I simply cooked them on the side, so husband and I could stir them in on the plate. Also, to cut the cost of jarred Alfredo sauce, I used only 1 jar plus 1/2 a package of prepared dry Alfredo sauce mixed together, was delicious. There are many choices of tortellini,we tried portebella mushroom filled and loved it. Will be making this again. Thanks!
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Asparagus-Zucchini Rice

Reviewed: May 22, 2003
This side dish I agree is easy and makes good size portions, but I would recommend using a chicken, vegetable or even beef broth instead of water for more depth of flavor. The spices are strong (I would have held back a little on the thyme), but compliment the veges. Cooking the vegetables with the rice makes them mushier than I would have liked, so I may not cook them much first next time. I also added fresh mushrooms and topped with parmesan cheese when served. Husband generally liked this, so we will try it again.
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Bubble Pizza

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2003
This is a delicious and easy favorite for this family on the go. Since my husband and 2 sons all like different pizza toppings, I solved the problem by dividing the ingredients into 2 deep dish pie plates and had one "adult friendly" and one "kid friendly" dish. Baked a little quicker and worked out great. Thanks Ginny!
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