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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2012
Pretty good. More of a chili than a soup. I cooked it for 7 hours, and I don't think it needed that long. There's nothing that needs "cooking", so the longer it cooks, the blander it'll be. I served it up with cornbread and it was great, the sauce/juice goes perfect with the cornbread.
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Tangy Sirloin Strips

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2011
Fantastic! I didn't have any bacon or molasses, but it still came out fantastic! I would also recommended adding lemon juice to the marinade, it helps to tenderize the meat. I will definitely be making this again. There wasn't enough to go around the table!
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Camarones al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp)

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2011
Yum! I made this for my Puerto Rican girlfriend and she 100% approved! Just a few notes. First, tomato sauce is not the same thing as you'd put on spaghetti. It's actually more of a purée. Look for Goya tomato sauce in little cans. Also, I'm assuming "fresh" shrimp means uncooked. I couldn't find any uncooked shrimp on sale, so I added cooked shrimp, but not until the final 5 minutes when the tomato sauce went in. Any earlier than that and the shrimp will get mushy. I served over white rice, and if you want the full experience, make some plantain slices fried in olive oil as the side. There was a decent amount of leftovers even after 2 large plates each.
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Baby Back Ribs

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2012
Fantastic! Did the dry rub mentioned and used sweet baby rays. Depends on the cut of meat but one half of the ribs were literally fall off the bone.
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Sushi Roll

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2011
Just some tips I have learned from making my own sushi: An easy one to start with would be something simple like a tuna roll. It's easier to roll up. Keeping your hands slightly wet will help with the rice sticking to them. Having a rice cooker is a huge help. Heating the nori isn't required, it'll soak up the water from the rice and become soft and flexible. If you check Borders, they sell a sushi kit with chopsticks, roll recipes, bamboo mat, and little soy sauce dishes. Make sure to get some powdered wasabi, and low sodium soy sauce, and mix a little sugar into it. Sushi soy sauce is less salty and sweeter than regular soy sauce. You need to cool the rice to room temperature before using it. Very important.
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2011
Wow! This came out much better than expected. It looked pretty nasty and wasn't getting thicker towards the end, but it all came out great, and tasted awesome. Also, I wouldn't recommend adding any additional salt. The chicken bullion and ham make it more than salty enough.
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Best Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2014
Needs some tweaking- cook at a lower temperature and covered. I may use broccoli instead of peas next time. Also add some pepper and garlic powder to the mix, and 3 cans of tuna instead of 2. I did add sour cream, and I made it a bit healthier by using 2% cheese, low fat sour cream, and healthy request soup.
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Perfect Turkey

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
Wow. This turkey was fantastic. Everyone at dinner mentioned it was the best turkey they had ever had. I added rosemary to the brine and that was it; put it in an oven bag and put that in a stockpot overnight in the fridge. I had a 12lb turkey, so I only used about a cup of salt. The next day, stuffed with a sliced apple, half a large onion, a chopped large carrot, and some sliced frozen celery. Rubbed with olive oil and put in the oven uncovered at 350 for 3 hours. I forgot the bay leaf but that probably didn't matter much. We poured apple wine over it, and halfway through added a cup of water in the pan since it dried up. Never flipped it. It came out perfect, the skin was crispy and yummy, and it cut like butter. Slightly salty but it tasted perfect. After the turkey is done I'll boil it down into soup, and add the vegetables that were stuffing it when the soup is done since they're already soft. I'll never make a turkey another way after this.
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Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2011
Very good. As mentioned in another review, it is a lot like Wendy's chili, but with more flavor and not mushy. I used 93% lean hamburger, which came in a 2.25lb package (I used all of it), diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce, and drained the "sauce" from the kidney beans, as well as drained the fat off the hamburger. I added a cup of water since it seemed a little dry and I like it slightly soupy. Serve up with some cornbread for an excellent meal!
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Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2011
Great. Frozen fillets were on sale, so I got those, and rubbed them in olive oil instead of butter. Was trying to make it quicker also so I used powdered garlic. Put the frozen fillets in little foil tents/packets for the amount recommended in the recipe, and it was excellent! Very flaky with tons of flavor. Make sure you have lots of lemon to squeeze on it.
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Chicken and Chinese Vegetable Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2011
Wow, this is fantastic! It tastes just like takeout! Thank you so much for saving us money by being able to make it ourselves. A note on the leftovers: the cornstarch will make the sauce into basically "ooblek". No matter how much I reheated it I couldn't get it to turn liquid again. Still, mixed and mashed into the rice it still made great leftovers.
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Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2013
Surprisingly good! I never thought I could get good ribs from a slow cooker. Great option for when you just don't have the time to cook them in the oven or a smoker.
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Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2013
Wow was this good! My only change was adding some black pepper and red pepper flakes. But you can't go wrong with this. Make sure you use good BBQ like Sweet Baby Rays. Tried this same recipe with chicken but it wasn't very good.
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BBQ Potatoes with Green Onions

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2011
Wow these were excellent! Definitely compliments any BBQ meal perfectly. I will try it next time with vadilla onion slices and carrots.
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Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2010
Fantastic! I loved this. I followed the recommendations in the previous comment, using beef broth instead of water and doubling the italian dressing mix, and using a chuck roast instead of a rump roast. I also omitted the salt, since the broth was salty enough. This made fantastic sandwiches, and also made awesome soup... just added steamed carrots and potatoes, and used the broth/meat. I'll definitely be making this again!!
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Baked Ziti I

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2014
Very good ziti. The sour cream gave it an interesting but good flavor. I had to use american cheese because I didn't have provolone and it didn't seem to affect the taste.
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High Temperature Eye-of-Round Roast

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2014
Absolutely perfect. I have a built-in oven so I turned it down to 200 degrees.
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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2012
Absolutely fantastic. I cut the ingredients in half for one loaf. I've used fresh and frozen blueberries and didn't notice a difference. I've made this a bunch of times now so I can comment on making it healthier. First, if you use whole wheat flour, do half whole wheat and half white. All whole wheat doesn't taste right. You can get away with 2/3 whole wheat also. Second, you can't really overdo the zucchini. I always use one medium sized one and grate it. If you want it to totally disappear in the bread, puree it. Otherwise you'll see little flecks in the bread. Third, use applesauce instead of oil. It tastes better, and doesn't get as soggy after a day or so. It's also much healthier. Finally, store it in the fridge. It goes bad fast in the heat, and if you made it with whole wheat flour, it'll spoil even faster. It's not as good cold but you can always zap it in the microwave for 15 seconds.
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Beer Butt Chicken

Reviewed: May 3, 2012
This came out awesome. The meat was very tender and moist. I cooked it in the oven; it was hard to get it to stand and it actually tipped over at one point. Fortunately, it was in a pan so there wan't a huge mess. Also, I was using a frozen roaster chicken. I let it thaw in the fridge for 3 days and it was still partially frozen, so give it longer.
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Best Steak Marinade in Existence

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2012
Fantastic. Made this for 4 ribeyes and it was awesome. Restaurant quality good!
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