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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2006
I loved this. I used half of this recipe for half of pound of ground beef. Spicy and sooo good. I didn't have paprika but it was great without it.
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Mushroom Pork Chops

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2006
I thought this was good. I took the advice of other reviewers and added 2 cans of mushroom soup which I thought to be overkill. Next time I'll just use one. I did use a full pound of fresh mushrooms as well.
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Quick and Simple Broccoli and Cheese

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2006
This was pretty good. I used fresh broccoli and covered it on med-hi heat for about 10 minutes to get it kinda mushy before I drained it...I have never really liked them to be crunchy. Very simple but good recipe.
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Artichoke Bruschetta

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2006
I TOTALLY changed this recipe to fit whatever I had on hand and incredibly, it still tasted great! I used 2 T light mayo, a tablespoon of onion powder and garlic powder instead of red onion, a little less than 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese instead of Romano, half of a can of artichokes in water instead of marinated, and baked it in a small individual casserole dish on 375 for 15 minutes instead of putting on baguette. Will use to spread on bread or crackers. I can't believe it turned out good! I would have tried the original recipe if I had the ingredients, however, the recipe was a great base and the reviews provided great inspiration for subs and adds.
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Beefy Spanish Rice

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2006
I thought this was good. I used less ketchup, no green pepper (didn't have any), a whole 10 oz. thawed container of frozen corn. Added 1 tsp of cumin seed (would have used ground cumin if I had it), chili powder, ground red pepper, 1 T worcestershire sauce, some leftover salsa, cooked the rice first and added after draining ground beef and onions, and mixed in some shredded cheddar cheese. Will probably end up putting in a tortilla for dinner... waiting on the bf to come home from work for the taste test. Oh yeah, it's definitely better the longer it sits!
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Sausage Cabbage Bake

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2006
I thought this was pretty good. It smelled amazing in the oven. I was trying to use up everything in the fridge so I could save money while the same time using food that would have spoiled. This recipe seemed to fit all the ingredients I had. The only change I made was to add some stovetop stuffing to the mix because I only had half a pound of italian sausage and one cup of cabbage. So that basically changed it completely but I think the recipe would be great as is as well. I recommend it.
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Baked Tortilla Chips

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2006
Maybe my review is a bit skewed but I thought these were extremely salty. I did change a few things based on what I had on hand. I used flour tortillas and cumin seed instead of cumin powder. Perhaps that's what made it saltier? I did like the crispiness but can't eat them because of the amount of salt. Will try again with less salt and ground cumin. The flour tortillas worked out, however...took about 11 minutes in the oven.
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Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2006
I'm only giving this a 4 because the sauce wasn't thick enough to coat the broccoli and stick to it. The taste is DEFINITELY a 5. I'll make again but thicken the sauce before pouring it over.
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Classy Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2006
Wow. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe maybe because I changed it a bit, but even the white wine sauce was fantastic. Changes I made: substituted fresh mushrooms I had left over for the zucchini, added about half a can of artichokes (these really made a difference in the sauce, I think), upped the chicken broth and wine to 3/4 cup each, only used 3 chicken breasts, and seasoned the flour with garlic salt and pepper. Served over brown rice for me and white rice for the boyfriend. I'll definitely be making this one again. I can't believe it's good for you too! Oh, and I think the chicken was the most tender and juicy that I have ever made.
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Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2006
I think this is a 4, the boyfriend thinks it is a 5. I thought the chicken was a bit dry, but then again, I did it under the broiler, not the grill. I scoured through each of these reviews for some advice as to how long to broil since we don't have a grill and finally found a reviewer that said 5 minutes per side. I wish I would have listened, however, boyfriend said to keep cooking them because he likes everything well done. I think 5 minutes per side would be perfect for the chicken if you are broiling it. I took the veggies out probably around 4 min per side. I think the mushrooms (decided to use them) were the best veggies, but so were the red peppers. The tomatoes were mushy, but were still good with a generous helping of salt. Overall good recipe. Boyfriend said it 'rocked' more than once. I marinated both vegs and chicken (separately) for 24 hours. Tripled the marinade so I could use the 3rd helping for basting.
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Restaurant-Style Coleslaw I

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2006
Hmm...don't know where I went wrong with this one. The picture has carrots in the coleslaw - I got cole slaw mix but it was just cabbage? Maybe that's what it is. It is definitely missing something. Perhaps I should have put all of the sugar called for instead of only 1/4 cup? It has potential but I was disappointed. 10/16/06: I'm editing this because I decided to put more sugar in it which made it better. My boyfriend swears that there isn't any onion in the KFC coleslaw and he refused to eat it because he immediately tasted the minced onion. I think it's great though. Changing this to a 5 from a 3.
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Cola Pot Roast II

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2006
I loved the gravy but thought the meat was too dry. I wanted to reduce the cooking time by an hour but then decided against it. When it was finished, my boyfriend made the comment "I thought it was supposed to fall apart?" however, he did eat everything on his plate and said it was good. He especially liked the gravy. I added carrots, fresh mushrooms, and potatoes around the roast. The mushrooms made it so much better, but the other veggies were not done enough to eat. I'm looking for another recipe to do something with the leftovers (after completely cooking the carrots & potatoes). Maybe roast beef sandwiches with some of the meat and a beef stew with the veggies and leftover gravy.
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Grandma's Hash Browns

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2006
I'll give this 5 stars but I don't think I cooked them correctly. I think next time I will wait 20 minutes on the first side before flipping. I think I flipped too many times. Anyway, the taste was great.
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Award Winning Peaches and Cream Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2006
I made this yesterday exactly according to instructions except used a 9 in pie pan. I still fit everything in, however. I was a little worried initially when I was putting the peaches on top of the crust mixture, but it came out looking even better than the picture on the recipe. I chilled it but thought it was much better when warmed up. We'll be getting vanilla ice cream tonight to go along with it. Boyfriend said it was wonderful and he wants to bring some over to a neighbor...and he doesn't even like peaches!
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Chili I

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2006
Well, I have been simmering this chili for the last 2 hours and read previous reviews not to taste or eat it until the next day. I beg to differ! It's fanstastic - and it was an hour into the cooking process. Can't say enough about this recipe. Changes I made were 2 cans of beans (red kidney and chili) and additional pound of hot italian sausage. Lost the cayenne pepper on the way from the grocery store but think it is definitely spicy enough with the hot italian sausage added. Oh yeah, the jalapenos I used were HUGE, so I used two.
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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2006
I love the taste of these...I can't believe they can be so good for such little effort. I did add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and I also had to bake them more than 8 minutes. I just put them back in the oven for another 2 min and they have baked already for 10...so I would think the bake time is 12 minutes. They did come out pretty flat, although I did the fork thing. They are still delicious.
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Baked Omelet

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2006
I made this because my boyfriend likes omelets. Boy did it turn out good. I am not fond of omelets but I liked this one. I substituted the ham with hot breakfast sausage and also added some sliced portabella mushrooms since there were some left over from another recipe. Boyfriend said I make a 'mean omelet.' Very light and fluffy.
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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2005
I have made a LOT of recipes on this site that deserve 5 stars. THIS recipe deserves 10 stars. I have made this at least 4 times for different parties and events. Without fail, it ALWAYS gets rave reviews. The last time I made it, my tomato-hating sister yelled out, "Look, you have me eating tomatoes!" I replied, "I have you eating two different TYPES of tomatoes. That's just unheard of!" This is such a great recipe; it is always a given that I will make it for any party I host or attend. (I always double the garlic).
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Best Brownies

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2005
Fantastic! I used 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 brown sugar. Added chocolate chips to the batter which melted into the brownies beautifully. Served it to company with vanilla ice cream, sprinkles, oreos, more chocolate chips, and chocolate syrup (just so happened I didn't have whipped cream). Fantastic!
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Gourmet Chicken Sandwich

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2005
Didn't think this was great. I used romaine lettuce, a thick tomato slice, and thinly sliced onion, and still didn't like it. The rosemary was a bit too strong I think - plus I think the bread I used didn't help. I made the Easy Foccaccia and added garlic and rosemary to it - maybe that's why? Anyway, I chopped up the chicken breasts and made caesar wraps out of it from another recipe on this site - they are great (eating one right now) so all is not lost.
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