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Creamy Carrot Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2013
I've made this several times and I've finally hit on the tweaks that work for us. I used a drizzle of olive oil instead of butter to saute the onions. Then I put the carrots and potato in before I add any liquids. It makes the taste more flavorful in the end. I put the rosemary in when I put the broth in - putting it in at the end as the recipe instructs doesn't get it soft enough to blend well and we were getting chewy pieces of rosemary in the finished product. I also cut the heavy cream down to one cup. I've used 1/2 and 1/2, too, when I want to cut some calories. It tastes a little richer with the cream but not enough to make a big difference. We serve with grilled cheese sandwiches. Great recipe!
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Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

Reviewed: May 19, 2012
I've made this recipe three times now and it's become one of our favorites. I've used legs, thighs and tenders and we definitely prefer the dark meat pieces over the breast with this recipe. Followed the recipe as written every time and it's turned out delish! Served with rice and a salad, it's fast, healthy & yummy. Thanks for posting!
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Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2012
I've made this three times now. The first two times were on the stove and today I tried it in the crock pot. It was perfect on the stove but a little bland in the crock pot. I will up the spices next time to see if that gives it more flavor. One thing that I do no matter how I cook it is omit the two cups of water and one can of chicken broth. Even after doing that, it still has a somewhat soupy consistency. I can't imagine how runny it must be with all the liquid as written. I also replace the cayenne pepper with a small can of green chilies since I think that creates a richer flavor. I also use white beans instead of garbanzo because I prefer the texture of the white beans. For the crock pot, I just threw it all in and cooked it on low for 10 hours. Great chili alternative when you don't want red meat. Thanks for posting!
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Irish Soda Bread Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2012
These are awesome! I did a trial baking of them tonight to see if they would be good for a party we're throwing on St. Patrick's Day and they will definitely be served. I skipped the caraway seeds because I was going for authenticity. I used a shamrock cookie cutter that was a little under 3 inches in both directions and and got 30 cookies out of one batch. Boyfriend doesn't like currants so I mixed up the batter with none, split it in half and added currants to one of the halves. Both varieties turned out great! The currant cookies are slightly sweeter but you can't really feel the texture of the currants. Boyfriend tried a piece of one and was surprised that he liked them as much as he liked the plain cookies. Also, I wasn't sure if I should grease the cookie sheets. I decided not to and the cookies were fine.
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Basic Buttermilk Corn Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2011
I'm not from the south so maybe I'm missing something. I was trying to avoid sugary corn bread but I think this went too far the other way. It was flat, dense, bland and mealy. Maybe it's supposed to be that way but it wasn't to our taste at all.
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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2011
Delicious! This was my first time making any kind of twice-baked potato and I was half expecting it to be a messy disaster. But these turned out perfectly! I used large russet baking potatoes and did what another reviewer suggested - baked them for an hour at 400 degrees with no foil on my upper oven rack. About 30 minutes in, I put the bacon on a cookie sheet, placed it on the lower rack and cooked it for about 15 minutes. Then I pulled it out to let it cool so I could crumble it later. When creating the filling, I used a melon baller to remove the inner part of the potato. I also put in a few dashes of both garlic and onion powder. I first mixed everything but the milk and then added it a little at a time until it reached the consistency I wanted. I also stirred bacon into the whole filling instead of just sprinkling it on top. I served these with steak and salad. My boyfriend ate three and skipped his salad because he didn't want to "waste the room" in his stomach with salad when he could have one of these potatoes instead. :D
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Easy Pilaf

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2011
A good basic recipe but far too much onion for my taste. And I put onion in almost everything I cook. Next time I'll either double the rice or only use half an onion and toss some garlic in, too. Very easy to make.
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Creamy Carrot Soup

Reviewed: May 3, 2011
I've made this several times and I've finally hit on the tweaks that work for us. I used a drizzle of olive oil instead of butter to saute the onions. Then I put the carrots and potato in before I add any liquids. It makes the taste more flavorful in the end. I put the rosemary in when I put the broth in - putting it in at the end as the recipe instructs doesn't get it soft enough to blend well and we were getting chewy pieces of rosemary in the finished product. I also cut the heavy cream down to one cup. I've used 1/2 and 1/2, too, when I want to cut some calories. It tastes a little richer with the cream but not enough to make a big difference. We serve with grilled cheese sandwiches. Great recipe!
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Salsa Chicken Burrito Filling

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
This is delicious! It tastes like my favorite burrito from one of the best Mexican restaurants in the L.A. area - where the Mexican food is authentic and amazing. I make it in the slow cooker on high for about four hours. Then I pull the chicken apart with a fork and knife and leave it on low for another half hour or so. I up the salsa to a full cup and also throw in a small onion - diced. I serve it as a burrito with fresh diced tomatoes and sour cream. Mexican or Spanish rice and corn on the side and you have a great meal. It's even better the next day for lunch!
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Slow Cooker Pork Chops II

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2010
Finally a pork chop recipe that comes out tender and juicy! Delicious, herby taste and the meat just fell apart. Changes I made: Added half a large onion, chopped, and an extra clove of garlic. Used a can of chicken broth instead of just a cup. Just a dash of olive oil instead of 1/4 cup since many reviews said that it came out too oily. I also cooked them 8 hours on low because I was going to be gone for longer than 4 hours but tested them after 6 hours and discovered they were done.
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Poor Man's Cake I

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2010
I was having company over last night and I realized yesterday afternoon that one of my guests would not be able to eat the cheesecake I made for dessert since she is allergic to cow dairy products. I jumped on here in a panic and found this recipe. I halved it and used an 8x8 baking dish and baked it for 20 minutes at 350. My oven runs hot, though, so other ovens may need more time. I also added a 1/2 t of vanilla and a 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts. If you decide to do the same, keep in mind that I was halving the recipe. I threw in 1 t of baking powder since there seems to be some confusion as to whether it's needed or not. It turned out great! It's more of a spice bread than a cake and the leftovers go great with a cup of coffee in the morning. :)
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Slow-Cooked Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2010
Really great chili! As it was cooking, I was worried that it looked too "soupy" but adding a dollop of sour cream to the individual bowls thickened it up nicely. The changes I made: I used a 15 oz. can of tomato sauce based on reviews that said the original recipe was too dry (ironic). I used 4 cloves of garlic and added a few shakes of cayenne pepper. Next time, I think I'll try only using 3/4 of the 15 oz. can of tomato sauce to see if that helps make it thicker. The taste was perfect!
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Apple Crisp I

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2010
Really yummy and easy. I halved the recipe but kept the butter at a 1/2 cup and added a teaspoon of vanilla to the sugar and butter mixture. I also didn't use the maple syrup and it came out perfectly. My guests asked me what I used to make the crust so crunchy and yummy and they were shocked when I pulled out the instant oatmeal box. Here's how I layered mine: Half of the oatmeal mixture, five honey crisp apples, a teaspoon each of nutmeg and cinnamon sprinkled over the apples and finally the remainder of the oatmeal mixture on top. I also buttered the pan before baking. I had to bake it earlier in the day but I put it in the oven on on warm for about 20 minutes before serving and it was perfect. Will definitely be making again!
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Taco Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2010
I made a few changes so I can't comment on the original recipe but what I did turned out great. Instead of tomato soup, I used half a jar of medium salsa. In place of canned tomatoes (I hate how slimy they are), I diced two fresh vine tomatoes. I browned the meat with the onions, drained the grease, added a little bit of water and the taco seasoning packet and let it simmer for a couple of minutes. Then I stirred in the salsa and the pasta and let it all simmer together for about 3 minutes. Then in went the fresh tomatoes for about another minute and I threw in a handful of cheese and cooked until it melted. From there I followed the directions for putting it into the casserole dish but only cooked it for 20 minutes. In the future, I think I will actually stop short of making it a casserole. The meat mixture with the cheese was great on it's own right from the stove.
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Boneless Buffalo Wings

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2010
These came out great except that they didn't stay crispy once I brushed the sauce on them. I wonder if anyone has a solution for that. My boyfriend LOVED the taste of them but they started to upset my stomach after a few - which is odd because I eat hot wings regularly. I don't know if it was the wings or something unrelated. I used 1 package of chicken breast tenders and cut them each in half. It made about 20 pieces, which was plenty for two of us. I had leftovers of both the flour and the egg mixture.
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Blue Cheese Burgers

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2010
A huge hit with my boyfriend and I! I did make a few changes because I didn't have chives or hot pepper sauce on hand. I also halved the recipe and used 1.25 lbs of beef so if you decide to do what I did, adjust your amounts accordingly. Instead of chives, I added two diced green onions. In place of hot pepper sauce, I used a 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper (jarred spice). I also added a 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder. I mixed all of the ingredients together and put in the refrigerator two hours prior to cooking. When I was ready to start cooking, I mixed in one egg to give it some moisture. It turned out great! If I was only cooking for myself, I would cut the red pepper down to 1/4 teaspoon because it was a little hot for me but my boyfriend has told me that I may not change a thing the next time I make them. I'd say it was a hit!
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Tomato Chicken Parmesan

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2010
I wanted to try making chicken parmesan for the first time so I headed here to find a good recipe. This one was great! I followed some of the comments and made a few alterations. I breaded chicken tenders with Italian style bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and salt & pepper. Popping them in the fridge for 30 minutes prior to cooking worked like a charm to keep the breading on. I baked the chicken on a cookie sheet sprayed with some olive oil (10 minutes each side). Then I put marinara sauce at the bottom of a baking dish, the chicken and more sauce. Baked for 20 minutes, added shredded mozzarella and baked for 5 more minutes. Served over angel hair pasta. The only thing I'd say is that it needed a bit more of a kick. I'm not sure if it needed more salt or another spice. I think that problem would be fixed if I made my own sauce instead of using jarred. I'm going to keep playing with this to suit my taste but overall, it's a great basic recipe.
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Feta Cheese Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2010
These were great! I was looking for a way to make turkey burgers more appealing to my red meat-loving boyfriend and I happened to have everything on hand for this recipe. The only changes I made were that I used ground oregano instead of dried and instead of pitting and slicing the olives, I only added some of the olive juice in. It gave the burgers the flavor and juiciness without the extra work. I didn't have pita on hand but I served them with fresh tomato, mixed greens and hummus and they were delish! Even my boyfriend approved. Will definitely be making again. :)
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