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Uglies

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
My mind is spinning! What a great springboard recipe this is! I can see doing the bbq, or use pizza fillings...nacho fillings...philly steak and cheese...how about some scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage and cheese, then keep them in a baggie in the fridge for family members to heat up real quick in the mornings, on their way out the door? You could even fill them with hashbrowns and baked potato toppings! Oh yes, the ideas...! Thank you FOOD SEEKER!!!
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Red Pepper Biscuits

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2011
Followed other suggestions and was very generous with the garlic powder and red pepper flakes. YUM!!! Good even after they cool, but best when piping hot from the oven. Thanks for posting!
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Pasta Fagioli

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2011
Excellent dish! I omitted the celery, used a strong, homemade turkey stock instead of canned chicken broth, and used regular pasta. I also doubled the recipe. I love soup, and am very picky about my soups, but this is a definite keeper! I was generous with the red pepper flakes, because hubby likes heat. I don't, but it was still delicious! Thank you for posting!
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Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2010
We made this for Thanksgiving, instead of the usual pumpkin pie. Everyone couldn't stop raving about it! We bought enough for two cheesecakes, so we could do a practice one, but the first one turned out perfectly. We did make changes, as suggested by other reviewers. First, we used 1 cup gingersnap cookies and 1 cup graham crackers for the crust instead of 2 cups gingersnaps. Then we doubled all the ingredients for the filling. We also mixed the full amounts of ingredients, except the pumpkin, at once (for example, we did not split the sugar), then removed 1 cup before adding the pumpkin. We had to bake for about 15 minutes longer with the double filling. The only change we'd make (and we are making it right now, in fact) would be to use half the pumpkin, and divide the regular filling and the pumpkin-added filling into equal amounts. I know it's supposed to be PUMPKIN cheesecake, but we would have liked to have tasted a little more cheesecake. All in all, WONDERFUL!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2010
Oh my gosh, where do I start?!? YUM!!! And hubby says MMMmmm!!! I used boneless pork chops instead of tenderloin, and I doubled the cranberry sauce and french dressing. I also forgot the onion. Cooked on high for an hour, then 7 hours on low. I didn't worry about mixing the sauce and dressing in a bowl first...just put one can of sauce in the crock pot, then 1/3 cup dressing, then chops, then other can and the other 1/3 cup dressing. Gave it a quick swirl, and let it finish mixing by cooking. It was soooooooooo delicious!!! Fall apart tender, and what a wonderful taste! A definite keeper! Thanks for sharing!
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Simply Parmesan Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2010
Very good recipe! This chicken came out sooooooo moist!!! I usually fry my breaded chicken. This is so much easier! Everyone loved it...it is definitely a keeper! Thanks for sharing!
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Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2010
Delicious!!! The whole family loved it! I used fresh, shredded chicken and homemade broth rather than canned, but all other ingredients were the same. The seasoning in the broth, along with the chiles in the tomatoes, add just the right seasoning. Will make this often! Thanks for sharing!
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Chicken Puffs

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2010
Making this turned out to be a huge mess. I probably had the mess from trying to add too much filling, but it still wasn't enough. The pastry was overwhelming...I could barely taste the filling, but adding more filling would have been even more mess. There ended up being much more filling than I needed, and while it tasted good, it was not anything exciting. Also, 325 degrees left my puffs as still raw dough after 12 minutes. I think that should read 375, which is what I tried the second time around, and it worked. I used the remaining filling over toast. Overall, this was kind of boring, and not worth the hassle and mess. I seriously considered only 2 stars, but since the mess was probably my fault (although an attempt at a better product), I added a star on.
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Black Bean, Corn and Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2010
Very Good!!! I had a few changes, some intentional, some not: I used a clove of fresh, crushed garlic instead of the garlic powder, I didn't have oregano on hand as I thought I did, so that was left out, I also didn't have broth like I thought I did, so I used hot water and bouillon granules (sorry, Campbell's, I know that was your ingredient), and lastly, I used about twice as much salsa as was called for (it came out of the jar faster than expected - oops). This had just the right amount of heat for me - not too much, just a twinge. Not quite as liquidy as I am used to, so I will probably use even more salsa next time. Made it with mexican corn bread and it was a perfect meal! I'd give it 4 1/2 stars if we could do half stars.
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Absolute Mexican Cornbread

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2010
Yum!!! A few changes (all unintentional): I only had 3 eggs, but they were extra large, so I don't think that hurt any. Also, I used unbleached flour, so mine was a little darker but the taste was the same. Also, I could not find shredded monterey jack cheese (don't ask why I just didn't shred it myself, please lol), so I used colby/monterey jack along with the cheddar. I did not feel it had too much butter or sugar. I used all ingredients at the amounts called for (except the eggs), and I thought it was perfect! Went great with a pot of chili! I'll definitely make this again! Thanks for sharing!
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Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2010
Made this as directed, minus the cinnamon. It was way too sweet for my taste. So, I put it back on the burner and added a little more black pepper and chili powder (maybe 1 1/2 - 2 tsp.). MUCH improved. If I make it again, that is what I will do...I am just a savory person, not sweet. If you like sweet, you will like this as-is. I also think there may be a little too much cream cheese. Next time I'll try it with only 6 oz. Overall, a nice soup. Froze some of it, and will be interested to see how it thaws for a nice, winter lunch.
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Swiss Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2010
This was a nice recipe. I did substitute cooking sherry for the water. Personally, I thought there were too many breadcrumbs. Next time I will use much less. Otherwise, I thought it was good enough to make again. Oldest daughter said, "Good", and also commented that it made her think of Frankenmuth chicken. Those of you in Michigan know what that means, and that it is a compliment. Youngest said "Really Yummy!" Hubby hasn't chimed in yet, as his is his work lunch, today. This was also a very easy dish to prepare. Served it over buttered egg noodles with a side of Italian-style Swiss Chard.
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Italian-Style Swiss Chard

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2010
I thought this was really good. For 4 adults in our family, I would need a double batch next time, though, as the Chard really cooks down. 2 issues/changes: First, I wasn't paying attention when I started, and kicked into my 'melted butter and fresh garlic' mode. Then I realized there is no butter in this recipe. Whoops. But, if it affected the recipe in any way, it was positive. I still used the olive oil. The other issue was mine was terribly salty. But, I blame that on myself, as the recipe states "salt to taste". I don't know that the salt is really necessary...if so, VERY little. Overall, a very nice side dish!
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Meatloaf Cordon Bleu

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2010
The ham and provolone added a really nice flavor to this meatloaf. However, mine was very dry. I did make a mornay sauce to go with it (like they make with chicken cordon bleu), because I didn't want the standard ketchup topping, or a brown gravy, and it did really help with the dryness. If I do make this again, I will use more ham. It really needs something else, though, but I can't quite figure out what it is.
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Rajas Poblanas (Poblano Strips)

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2010
I have an abundance of poblano peppers in my garden (a veggie we are pretty new to), so I was looking for some new ways to eat them when I came across this recipe. Our entire family LOVED it!!! We just finished eating, and I already have requests for it again. My husband raved about it, something he almost never does, even about his favorite dishes. This dish is not too hot, something I appreciated. The corn balances the flavor of the peppers very nicely, and the sauce really cools down the hotness of the peppers. I *almost* made this exact to the recipe...there were a couple slight changes. First, I couldn't find Mexican crema, so I made my own (1 part sour cream to 4 parts light cream). Also, I only used about half the called for amount of cream cheese. It was perfect. I think (for us) the full amount would have been too much. We served this as a topping over chicken breasts that were salted, peppered, and cooked in a skillet, in butter and garlic. Delicious!!!
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