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Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2003
This recipe was super easy. The chicken has a very nice garlic smell while cooking. The taste is mild and not over powering. If you are looking for a strong garlic taste this is not it. However, since I was cooking for a one year old and a picky husband the taste was perfect. The recipe is super fast, taking only a few minutes to warm the oil and roll the chicken in the coating. The only thing I did wrong was using chicken breast tenders rather than chicken breasts. I don't recommend this. You have to decrease the cooking time to prevent the chicken from drying out and the coating does not get crispy. The chicken was just starting to get crispy when I had to remove it from the oven. I think it would have been even better if I had been able to cook it at least another 15 minutes. I will make it again using whole chicken breasts in the future.
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Hoagie Bake

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2003
This recipe is quick, easy and very versitile. Not being a salami fan, I added turkey instead. I have made the recipe twice now. Once with and once without the egg. If you use the egg, cut it in half. Both times I added creamy italian dressing for a little extra flavor. I would say this is a must. You really need something to give it a kick. Already we are thinking of what other hoagie ingredients we can swap out for a new taste. I used crescent rolls and liked the taste, but it is a little greasy. Definately use low fat meats.
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Indonesian Pork Satay

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2003
I have never had anything but raves about this recipe. I have made it several times now. I usually make a whole recipe and freeze half for later use. The meat has a strong peanutty taste. You can adjust the heat easily and I tend to make mine mild since it must be child friendly. I will usually serve over rice for a main dish with vegies. I have tried cooking it several ways. Outdoor grill stuck and the meat fell off the skewers. Indoor grill (George Forman) worked great if you are only doing a few. Oven works good for a large batch, but I have never had much luck broiling anything, so some were a little under done. The last time I stir-fried in a wok. This is the method I will use from now on. All the meat was cooked and none was dried out or under done.
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Awesome Honey Pecan Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2003
I don't know how to discribe this dish. I think I must have done something wrong. The pork chops were dried out and the sauce was more like candy than sauce. My husband loved them, but I probably won't make again.
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Sausage Balls II

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2003
This is the recipe I have used for years to make sausage balls. I have always thought they were too dry though. My mother also made them this year only using a recipe that called for only 3/4 cup of baking mix. Hers were much better. You could actually taste something besides the mix. I would say make them with only half the mix and they turn out moister and with more flavor.
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Bourbon Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2003
This recipe is not bad. It just needs some adjustments to work. I read a lot of the reviews before I made it and decided on several changes. I chunked the chicken before placing in the marinade. I also marinaded for about six hours rather than overnight. Because I wasn't sure how it would turn out I only bought an airplane size bottle of bourbon. Turns out that is about a 1/4 cup. I didn't think the alcohol taste was too strong. I also added an extra 1/4 cup of brown sugar. I didn't have dried onion or garlic powder on hand so I used fresh grated onion and a clove of chopped garlic. I decided to stir-fry the meat and it worked out wonderfully, however be careful not to over cook the chicken. I also boiled the sauce to reduce it. I let it cook for about 15 minutes at a hard boil and I still thought it was too runny. Next time I won't cook down all the sauce, it made a lot. I served the chicken with white rice and steamed veggies. It turned out sweet and had a taste similar to Hawaiian style Teryaki. Since I have never had Bourbon Chicken from the mall I can't really compair. My husband who isn't a fan of Asian food and my one year old daughter both really liked the chicken. I will make this again.
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Spaghetti with Garlic, Herbs, and Tomatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2003
My one year old daughter and I really liked this recipe. My husband however did not care for the taste of the balsamic vinegar. I have made it twice now and will keep this super quick sauce recipe. I did decrease the amount of basil called for using only about half of the 1/2 cup. I also made the mistake of using crushed tomatoes the first time. The pieces were too small. The second time was much better with the whole tomatoes.
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Sage Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2003
This was a nice simple way to fix pork chops. They were not what I would call exceptional, but they were good. Cutting back on the salt is a must. I only used 1/4 t. in the rub and used low sodium chicken broth for the sauce. I thought that made the salt content perfect. I also used a little cornstarch and water to thicken the sauce. It was good over garlic mashed potatoes. The sage did add a little extra flavor to both the meat and sauce. Next time I will try adding some onions to the sauce.
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Lumpia (Shanghai version)

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2003
I love lumpia, but can't find it where I live now. So finding this recipe was great. I used all beef because I forgot to buy the pork, but it was still good. The extra salt is not needed at all. I cooked some when fresh and froze the rest. They work great when fried after being frozen. Just put in hot oil without thawing. Next time I may try adding some veggies to the mix for some variety. These are a lot of work but so worth the time and effort.
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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2003
This recipe is a good base but I felt it needed some spicing up. I sauted the onions and about a teaspoon of garlic with the meat. I also added the dressing and the taco seasoning to the meat before adding to the crock pot. I tasted the mix before adding water and felt it was too bland, so I added extra cumin and chili powder and a bottle of Mexican beer rather than water. I think the beer really made a big difference. I also served with cheese, sour cream, onions, and cheddar-jalepeno beer bread. I will probably make this again as it was a good start to the chili.
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Hash Brown Casserole I

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2003
I love this recipe. Have been making it for years with just a few changes. First, I leave the butter out. I always found there to be enough fat in the cheese. Plus, I use cream of chicken soup rather than cream of celery and don't add the hot sauce. I agree with a previous reviewer and only add the cracker crumbs the last 5-10 minutes of cooking. I have never had anything but rave reviews for this casserole and I even will eat left overs by themself for lunch the next day. A must for any BBQ!
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Cheesy Potato Kugel

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2003
My 13 month old daughter and I really enjoyed this recipe. My husband did not like it stating it tasted too much like onions (he hates onions). I halved the recipe as I was only cooking for three. Also a food processor is a must. It only took me 10 minutes to prepare this. I did everything in the processor, shredding cheese and potatoes and chopping the onion. Also I only cooked for 60 minutes and the casserole was crisp and done. I had to cover with foil the last 15 minutes and it still burned a little on the sides. I will start with the foil if I make it again. This may be due to the larger pan I used (9x11.5). If you add more cheese I think these would taste just like the potatoes at Cracker Barrel. I also added about a teaspoon of dried mustard for extra flavor. I probably won't make again for home, but may take to a pot luck as I really liked them.
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Awesome Steak Marinade

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2003
This marinade is good and quick. Couple of warnings though, the brand of steak sauce and dressing you use can drastically change the flavor of your marinade. I have made with both A-1 and Heinz 57. I prefer A-1. Also, I recommend using a zesty italian dressing. It gives your meat a little more kick. This makes a lot of marinade and I used half right away and frooze the other half in a zip lock back with steaks for future use. Final word of warning, be careful this burns easy with the honey in the marinade.
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Baked Potato Soup I

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2003
I love this recipe! Can I give it more than five stars? I have made it several times now and it is a favorite at our house making a meal in itself. I will throw in about half of the potatoe skins for a little extra texture. The really nice thing about this soup is you can adjust it to taste. I have added everything from the onion, sour cream and bacon they suggest to steak and chives. It is also really easy and quick unlike my potato soup recipe which I have to cook for several hours and usually forget about scorching the milk.
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Beer Bread II

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2003
I love beer bread and make it all the time. However this is the first time I have added the cheese and chilies. They were great and added a little extra kick. Next time I think I will add a little extra cheese though. I didn't think there was enough. Oh, and a warning - The type of beer you use really makes a difference. I have used a lot of types. Corona does not work well. This is what I used this time and it really had no flavor. Hard cider is my favorite, it gives your bread a slight fruity taste.
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Kids-Only Pepperoni Pizza Bagels

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2003
I have been making these since I was a kid. They are the best. You can also make them with english muffins. I still eat them today and I am...well, we won't go there. But they make a great fast lunch and I almost always have the ing. on hand anyway since we are big pizza eaters. For a grown up version I add olives, onions and roasted peppers.
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Asian Coconut Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2003
I didn't like this recipe. I thought it was too sweet and overpowered the taste of everything else. Also, the rice was undercooked and sticky. I tried adding a little more water to give it time to finish cooking, but it really didn't help. I will not make again.
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Indian Saffron Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2003
I agree with other reviewers that the texture of the rice did come out perfect. However, my rice also suffered from a lack of taste. Maybe because I had to use Mexican Saffron. That was all I could find. It does have a pretty yellow color though. I served with Indonesian Pork Satay. The nice part was the taste of this rice did not over power my main dish.
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Manicotti

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2003
This is a great vegetarian meal that is so tasty meat eaters won't miss anything. I liked it because it is easy to dress up and add extras as you like them. I have made with both red and alfredo sauce and both are good. I usually make my own rather than jarred though. I have also added thawed and drained spinach, which is really good, although my husband didn't care for that as much. I started adding a little italian spice rather than just parsley to add a little flavor when I use cream sauce.
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Spicy Roll-ups

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2003
This is a simple, quick recipe that you can throw together in no time at all. I had a similar recipe for these that I lost. I tried this one since it was similar. The first time I made I followed the recipe and they were good, but lacking in color. The second time I got a little more creative. I mixed the cheese with some powdered ranch mix to add a little flavor. I spread this on the tortillas and then sprinkled with olives and green chilies for a little extra color and taste. I will continue to make these when I need a quick and easy dish to take to work or to a potluck.
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