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Yummy Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2006
Very good & tender. I did change the way I cooked them. I don't have a skillet large enough to cook 6 pork chops at one time so I baked them in the oven at 350 for about an hour. Before putting the chops in the baking dish I sliced a big onion & laid the rings on the bottom of the dish, put chops on top & pour the sauce over all of it. When it was done I took the chops out, poured the onions & sauce into a pot & reduced it by half. The chops topped with the onions was so good. My picky boys even ate the onions. Thanks for the recipe.
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Baked Zucchini Chips

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2005
These were great. Quick, easy and low calorie. I also add garlic powder to breadcrumbs. To make them crispy spray tops with cooking spray before putting in the oven. After you turn them over spray the tops again. They will be crispy on both sides.
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Silver's Savory Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2006
The best casserole that I have made from this site. I was afaid we wouldn't like it, since we like very spicy foods with lots of flavor, but this was great & very simple. After reading the reviews I made a few changes. I used fesh broccoli, we don't like frozen (to many stems) & used swiss & cheddar. Instead of layering the ingred., I mixed them all together w/ 8oz grated swiss cheese. Then I doubled the sauce & poured it over the top, finishing w/ the grated cheddar. Wow. I love to cook & try different things so we rarely eat the same thing twice even when its really good, but this is definetly something I will make regularly.
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Fried Green Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2006
These are pretty good. I love lemon, but I still left out the zest. I used about six cups of green beans and they were still a little greasy for me. I make what we call green fries which is very similar to this. I use uncut long green beans, placed in a baking dish single layer then sprayed with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkled with course ground salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Then I bake them at 400 for about 20 min. As I remove them from the oven I squeeze fresh lemon over the green beans and toss. This is still a good recipe for a change up every now and then. Green beans are my favorite vege (I could eat them every day), so its great to have a bunch of recipes for them.
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Pioneer Potato Candy

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2005
I had never heard of potato candy. This recipe came up when I was looking for a potato salad recipe and since it was close to christmas I decided to try it. I am glad I did. It was so good. I have no idea why another reviewer said it wasn't good. Mine came out perfect. I followed the recipe for the dough exactly the way it is printed. It does liquify at first but by the end of adding all the sugar it is a nice dough. One suggestions would be to microwave or bake the potato instead of boiling them. It keeps the potato drier so you don't have to add extra sugar. Also I started with 8 oz of chocolate and figured if I need more I could add it as I went, but that was enough for me. I rolled them into balls and dunked the bottom half in chocolate. It was easier and less messy that way. Then I rolled them in crushed peanuts, mini chips, coconut, and crushed pepperment. Then I set them white side down on wax paper. The toppings you can use is endless. We liked the peanuts the best. Also instead of using vanilla you could add any flavor of extract you like or some rum or brandy. I will be making this again.
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Sweet and Spicy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2006
This was really good. To keep the meat from getting to wet drain the tomatoes first. I used hot bar-b-que sauce because we like things very spicy. I made the meat into six 4x2 loaves instead of one big loaf, they cook in about 25-30 minutes and each person gets their own. Also I made a well in the top of each one and filled with a mixture of sour cream and picante sauce and then topped with cheese during the last 5 minutes of cooking. The people in my house gave it a thumbs up.
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Feta-Stuffed Hamburgers

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2009
We love feta cheese so this was wonderful. We grilled the burgers and they were flavorful and juicy.
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Crystal's Chicken Saltimbocca

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2005
This was incredible. So far it is the best thing I have made from this site. I made 4 breasts and suffed them with the amounts I like of each ingredient, like extra spinach. I used extra wine in the skillet so that I could make a wine sauce after I took the chicken out. It was great toghether.
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The Mighty Chicken Stuff

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2005
The guys in my household really, really liked this. They each had multipule, mounded servings. I liked it too. I changed the mushroom soup to garlic cream of mushroom soup and added some chopped onion to it. I was afraid there wasn't gong to be enough spices but the flavoring on the chips really came through and they stayed crunchy. I had never bought frozen broccolli before and did not care for it, to many stems. I prefer the crowns, so next time I wil steam some fresh. This was very easy to make and it made alot. Great leftovers. I used a big dutch oven pot instead of the 9x13 so I would have a lid to put on the leftovers. This casserole will be a regular in my house.
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Crookneck Squash and Tomatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2005
This is very good. A nice change from plain steamed squash. Make sure to use the whole amount for the squash & tomato or adjust the sauce. The first time I made it I only used 2 of each and the sauce was over powering.
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Bloody Mary Steaks with Green Olive Butter

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2009
Used a good quality bloody mary mix. Great sauce, but the butter was better. Instead of fanning out the steak left it whole and put the butter on top then served the sauce on the side. I doubled the butter mix, freezed it and used it later on garlic bread with another meal.
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Serious Herb Cheese Spread

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2005
This is good stuff. I am not sure where I originaly found this recipe, but i have been making it for a long time. Since it is "seriously herby" I use it to stuff veges. Like hollowed out cherry tomatoes and radishes, celery, snow peas, and cucumber rounds. Every time I make them people ask me for the recipe.
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Hungarian Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2009
We did not like the flavors in this. Maybe because I used cooking sherry instead of dry sherry.
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Corn and Avocado Salsa

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2009
I made this recipe exactly as written. It was great. I made it the night before then added the avacado right before serving. We served it on the side with grilled fish at a cook off and won first place. More people asked us for this recipe than the grilled fish. I am making it again this weekend for another bar-b-que to serve with a grilled jalapeno stuffed chicken recipe from this web site. Enjoy!
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Baked Beans II

Reviewed: May 4, 2009
I doubled the recipe, but cut the brown sugar in half as others suggested. Cooked in the crock pot for a couple of hours without the lid so it wouldn't be so watery. I took them to a party so the crock pot was nice to keep them warm and easy to seve from. Everybody said they were great.
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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Reviewed: May 4, 2009
I have already made this a bunch of times. It is wonderful. I don't put the parmesan on it. I put the parsley in the bag with the califlower and cook it all together for the 25 min. Its usally brown enough without broiling.
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Greek Salad III

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2009
The dressing is really good with a few adjustments. Double the vinegar, lemon, and oregano and its perfect. I usally keep some made in the frig to use on all kinds of salads.
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Vegetable Whip

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2006
These were so good. The only thing I changes was using evaporated milk instead of plain. One of my guys that I cook for won't eat mashed potaoes, but he loved these. Thanks for the recipe.
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Feta Stuffed Jalapenos

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2009
I really liked how the Jalapenos turned out w/ the marinade and cooking them in the oven. I will definetly keep that part of the recipe. I made half with just plain feta. It was okay. The other half I chopped up baby shrimp and mixed with feta. Those were really good.
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Tara's Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2006
We don't really care for spaghetti sauce. We maybe eat it once a year if that, but this was really good. I have never bought jarred sauce before so picking one was a challegene. We like hot & spicy foods so we used hot picante sauce. I used spaghetti noodles insted of rice and shredded grilled chicken on top, instead of cooking it in the sauce. Now that I have this recipe maybe we will eat spaghetti more often. Enjoy.
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