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Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2015
I made this dish as written (except I cooked the onion and bacon together at the same time and marinated the shrimp in the chipotle and adobo sauce for 1 hr beforehand). My hubby LOVED this!! He said it was kinda like something from a good Mexican restaurant. I gave it 4 stars because, for me personally, the shrimp was missing something. Can't put my finger on it but it didn't WOW me. It was still good though and I enjoyed my meal a lot. After trying as is, I decided to add guacamole and some crumbled cotija cheese to my tacos. YUM!!! That definitely helped make this meal wonderful to me. Will definitely make this again. (By the way, don't skip the lime juice... it adds yumminess. Hubby tried without and with lime and he liked it with lime best.)
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Asian Beef with Snow Peas

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2015
RICE WINE vs RICE VINEGAR: I couldn't find rice wine at the store but had rice vinegar at home. Unsure if they were the same thing, I looked online for info. Here's what I found on the Seattle Times website in their Food and Wine section: "Part of the problem is that rice vinegar is often called rice wine vinegar. Both rice vinegar and rice wine are made from fermented rice, but different processes are employed. ...To add depth or sweetness to a dish, use rice wine... Try sherry as a substitute in recipes that call for rice wine instead of reaching for the rice vinegar; it's a closer match. ...Use rice vinegar to perk up or heighten flavors, such as those in sweet-and-sour dishes, or use the condiment in place of more tart vinegars when you want to soften the edges of a dressing or marinade." After reading that, I used sherry because that's what I had. Other than that, I made the recipe as written but using low sodium soy sauce due to health issues. I have to say that none of us (hubby, myself and our 2 teenaged sons) really cared for this dish. It was OK, we all cleaned our plates, but nothing to rave about. It could be due to the low sodium soy sauce, but this had little flavor. I have used that same soy sauce in other Asian dishes, however, that have turned out wonderful. Also, sauce didn't thicken up so I had to add more cornstarch. Anyways, I will stick to my other Asian recipes.
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Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2015
My husband and I liked it. I'm not a fan of zucchini but this was good. Hubby raved about it and had leftovers for lunch (which I got a big Thank You! text from him at lunchtime). My 18 yo. son liked the stuffing but not the zucchini. I did cut the Italian seasoning to 1 tbsp and it still had good flavor. I will make this again.
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Cocktail Meatballs

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2015
These were a HUGE HIT at the New Year's Eve party I brought them to. I used frozen meatballs (plain NOT Italian) due to time constraints. Super easy recipe and definitely a crowd pleaser. Tip: DO NOT overcook! Meatballs start to fall apart.
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Spicy Sausage Quiche

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2012
My family really liked this! I did make some very slight changes, but mostly I stuck to the recipe. I used 6 corn tortillas to cover the bottom of the baking dish (I seriously dislike the taste of over-cooked eggs and the corn tortillas ensured that the eggs didn't burn/over-cook on the bottom). I used 14 eggs since 10 wasn't enough to cover the casserole. I did add a little bit of milk to the eggs as I beat them. My only other changes were that I added a can of diced tomatoes, well drained, over the sausage and I ended up cooking this for about 30 minutes or so. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly and the result was very good. I sprinkled some green Tabasco sauce over my slice and it was so yummy that way! My family all went back for seconds!! I will definitely make this again. (Next time I think I'll use a can of Rotel tomatoes for a little more kick.)
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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2012
Simple and delicious! I make this using 1 (8 oz) tub of whipped cream cheese and only 1/2 cup of white sugar plus the tsp of vanilla. Get rave reviews every time I take this dip with fruit to gatherings. I even tried this dip as a spread on my bagel... YUMMY!!!
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Allison's Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2009
This was a really good pasta salad! As suggested, I doubled the dressing ingredients except for the dill (only because we're not dill fans). I made a little extra pasta so we'd have leftovers and reserved 1/2 of the dressing to pour over the pasta salad the next day to suit each person's taste. Since I didn't have ham, grapes or green onions, I used what we had on hand: 1 can red kidney beans, 1 small can sliced black olives and some chopped hard boiled eggs. I also added some chopped green pepper but hubby said it didn't fit with the dressing so I won't do that again. The dressing is really what this recipe is about. You can play around with the ingredients for the salad but the dressing is great as is. I'll be making this again.
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Allison's Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2009
Ed really liked this and had seconds! This was good!
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Cabbage Jambalaya

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2009
This was SO GOOD!!! I gave it 4 stars because I did modify it but it's definitely going to be made again. Hubby LOVED it and asked that I keep the recipe and make it again. My modifications/additions: 3 cloves garlic, added 1 can Rotel tomatoes to the recipe, 1 can El Pato spicy tomato sauce (use 1/2 can for less spicy or regular tomato sauce instead), instead of water I used 1 can beef broth plus 1 cup of beef broth (cuz rice soaked broth up before it was done cooking so had to add more), 1/2 tsp. garlic salt, 1/4 tsp. Old Bay seasoning, pinch of red pepper flakes, dash of worcestershire sauce, and a dash of salt. Loved by all in the family and that right there is worth the effort!
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Cabbage Jambalaya

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2009
This was SO GOOD!!! I gave it 4 stars because I did modify it but it's definitely going to be made again. Hubby LOVED it and asked that I keep the recipe and make it again. My modifications/additions: 3 cloves garlic, 1 can stewed tomatoes plus 1 can Rotel tomatoes, 1 can El Pato spicy tomato sauce (use 1/2 can for less spicy or regular tomato sauce instead), 1 can beef broth (and ended up adding another 1 cup of beef broth cuz rice soaked broth up before it was done cooking), 1/2 tsp. garlic salt, 1/4 tsp. Old Bay seasoning, pinch of red pepper flakes, dash of worcestershire sauce, and a dash of salt. Loved by all in the family and that right there is worth the effort!
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Omelet in a Mug

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2008
We're in the middle of remodeling our kitchen. I currently don't have a stove to cook on so I looked for some microwave recipes. Found this one and WOW! The egss came out PERFECTLY FLUFFY! My kids and hubby loved them and the kids were excited that they can now make eggs on their own. I did add a little bit of milk (per reviewer recommendations) and some Hormel Real Crumbled Bacon (I didn't have ham or pepper and don't have a stove too cook bacon on). This was a quick and perfect breakfast out of the micro. Good flavor too. I use medium cheddar which adds more flavor than mild cheese and the flavor of the real bacon bits came thru beautifully. We were all very pleased and pleasantly surprised with this one.
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Cola Pot Roast II

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2005
I was pretty disappointed in this recipe. My husband complained it was bland and my 8 yr old who eats everyhting under the sun wouldn't even eat it. I did make some changes but it shouldn't have affected it. All I did was cook on low in the crock pot and I added some pepper. Meat was dry, not tender. I gave this 2 stars because the carrots turned out good and it was a very easy recipe to prepare.
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Texas Pork Ribs

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2005
Followed this recipe to a T. Good ribs. The meat didn't fall off the bone like we like but it could've been the ribs we got. We used rub and sauce. A bit too spicy for the kids but hubby and I liked them just fine. I'll try this recipe again but next time make adjustements in cooking (maybe covering ribs with foil while cooking in oven to keep them more tender/juicy).
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Mexican Rice II

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2005
I've tried and tried to make Mexican rice for years. Never found a recipe I cared for. This one is the best I've tasted! My family loves this! Super easy. Some variations I've tried that have been really good: I used about half a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles (drained) and also some green onions in place of the regular onions. Good flavor and nice color too.
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