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Slow Cooker Green Beans, Ham and Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2012
To bump up the flavor a little, I browned the onions along with some mushrooms and fresh garlic before adding them to the crockpot. I had made another green bean recipe from this site where one just put the onions in the pot raw and I thought it would be better to brown them first. Also, instead of water I just put in one can of chicken broth; I figured the slow cooking process would extract enough liquid from the ingredients to cook the beans, and it worked great. As other reviewers suggested, I used chunks of leftover ham instead of ham hocks. This came out quite good and we enjoyed it. Thank you so much for the post, GRAMMYROSE.
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Pretty Ham Primavera

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2012
This was quite good. I added zucchini and chopped bell pepper just to increase the vegetables from only mushrooms and peas. Since I don't care for rosemary and it's in Italian seasoning, I only added about a teaspoon of oregano along with garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes. I used whole wheat linguine and fat-free half and half because that's all I had (we were out of milk). Instead of Parmesan, I used a couple wedges of Laughing Cow garlic and herb flavored cheese which I pinched into blobs and let it melt into the sauce. Sorry to make changes, but I'm on Weight Watchers and I needed to lighten this up just a bit. This was just what I was in the mood for and DH ate two huge helpings. Thank you so much for the recipe!
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Green Onion Cakes

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2012
I was concerned after reading some of the reviews which stated that the dough was bland. So I followed the advise of another reviewer and added salt, white pepper and onion powder to the dough. That seemed to do the trick, and otherwise I followed the recipe. I did sprinkle the cakes with additional salt when they were done as well. These were terrific and my husband and I gobbled them up. Thank you so much for the recipe, spicyme!
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Apple, Cranberry, and Pear Crisp

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2012
I had to use Fuji apples because that's what I had. I also used about a cup of frozen whole cranberries intead of dried and sprinkled them with a little Splenda. Then I followed the advise of other reviewers and added a little cinnamon. We enjoyed this dessert and I'll definitely make it again. Thanks!
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Breakfast Sausage Roll

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2012
It's been awhile since I made this; I just realized I never reviewed it. I used home-made whole wheat bread dough instead of frozen and added chopped onion and celery. I also used fresh mushrooms because we don't care for canned. I hesitate to confess this, but I also added a couple of squirts of ketchup to the sausage mixture. I really like ketchup with sausage, it's one of my guilty pleasures. The roll came out great and we ate it for breakfast several days in a row (there are just two of us). Very good! Thanks for the recipe!
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Cranberry Waldorf

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2012
We really liked this salad. I followed the advise of another reviewer and chopped frozen cranberries in my food processor. That was a very quick and easy way to go. I left out the celery, used Splenda instead of sugar and doubled the cinnamon. The only kind of yogurt I had was low-carb spiced pear and it tasted great. DH and I argued over who was going to get the last serving. Thanks for the terrific recipe!
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Bulgur Wheat with Dried Cranberries

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2012
I took the advise of other reviewers and cut the amount of chicken bouillon granules down to 1 teaspoon and I'm glad I did. One and a half tablespoons would have been way too salty. I also added some chopped green onions along with the dried cranberries. My husband didn't care much for this because he's not big on whole grains, but I thought it was quite good. I'd like to play with adding some other flavors. Thanks for the recipe!
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Country Green Beans

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2012
I followed this recipe exactly as written and it was just okay. I think it would much tastier if the onions, ham and garlic were browned first before adding the green beans and water. As it was, the flavors were thin. Thanks for letting me try.
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Angela's Awesome Enchiladas

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2012
The only changes I made were to use corn tortillas because we like the taste better, and reduced fat cream of chicken soup. These were a bit time consuming, but worth every second. I just re-joined Weight Watchers, so I won't be making these again real soon, but I'll miss them. Thanks so much for the recipe!
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Slow Cooker Mussaman Curry

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2012
I left the beef broth completely out of this recipe. Maybe it's my slow cooker (it's an old one), but adding that much liquid usually makes the final dish come out thin and bland. That being said, without the beef broth, this was wonderful. Nice and thick and creamy. I added some red pepper flakes for heat and we enjoyed it over rice. Thanks for the recipe.
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Slow Cooker Island Beef

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2012
Although this smelled wonderful while it was cooking, as with most slow cooker recipes, I felt the flavors were a bit mild when it was done. I bumped it up with more vinegar, sugar and some ketchup and that seemed to help. Thanks for the recipe.
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My Husband's Pad Thai Noodles

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2012
Based on the reviews, I thought this was going to be great, but I was disappointed. I followed the recipe exactly, but the noodles seemed to suck up all the sauce and the dish was dry. Also we thought the fish sauce taste was much too strong. Sorry, but I won't be making this again.
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Surprise South Beach Mashed 'Potatoes'

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2012
It's really amazing how good this recipe is. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that pured cauliflower can actually substitute for mashed potatoes. Of course, it's not quite the same, but for someone on a low carb diet, this is very satisfying. I followed the recipe exactly (I steamed the cauliflower), but next time I'm going to try adding garlic and Laughing Cow cheese. Very tasty.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup II

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2012
I've been looking for a tortilla soup recipe where the tortillas are cooked right into the soup instead of just used as a garnish at the end. This was it. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts and cooked them in the soup instead of adding cooked chicken at the end. I tossed in a packet of Sazon just for the heck of it and this soup came out great. Thanks for the recipe.
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High Temperature Eye-of-Round Roast

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2012
As others mentioned, I was skeptical and a bit nervous about trying this recipe. My eye of round roast was only 1.92 pounds and I thought it might be too small to come out nice and rare. I bit the bullet though, and roasted it for 13 minutes at 475 then turned off the oven and left it for one hour. The roast came out perfect! As an extra added bonus, I put a small pan of chunked potatoes tossed with olive oil and a bit of onion soup mix in at the same time as the roast and they were done as well. Thanks so much for the recipe!
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Spring Asparagus Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2012
I know it's not spring and asparagus is not at its peak in December, but the 99 cent store had a lot of it so I bought 2 large bunches. That said, I was very careful not to over cook the asparagus, as other reviewers seemed to have problems with the timing. I left off the peanut oil to save a few fat grams and we liked the dressing just fine without it. This was a nice fresh-tasting salad and it was refreshing to eat fresh asparagus in December. Thanks for the recipe!
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Microwave Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2012
I added a few more peanuts than the recipe calls for, but otherwise I followed it precisely. I ended up making three batches of peanut brittle. I had no problem with scorching. Thanks for the recipe, Joyce!.
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Byrdhouse Mushroom Barley Pilaf

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2012
This was fabulous! I had picked up some Asian pressed barley at the International Marketplace, and after doing an internet search for a recipe, I just decided to use it in this one. It came out great! I halved the recipe since there were only two of us and it didn't seem to affect the outcome at all. Very, very good recipe. Thanks, SunnyByrd!
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Curried Mango Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2012
I had a jar of curry paste in the refrigerator, but it had seen better days and I had to toss it. So I used some Trader Joe's Thai red curry sauce instead. I added one chopped fresh mango and some red bell pepper to the dish, and used only one 15oz can of fired roasted diced tomatoes. I didn't want the tomatoes to over power the dish. Luckily I had a big jar of mango chutney. This was lovely and we enjoyed it very much. Served this with a barley casserole from this site, which although it may sound weird, went well with the curry. Thanks so much for the post, Cheri!
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Chicken Taquitos

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2012
These were fabulous! I've never cared much for jarred green salsa, so since tomatillos were on sale at the Mexican market, I made my own. I also couldn't find a smoked cheese blend, so I used reduced fat smoked gouda from Trader Joe's and some cheddar I brought back from England (they have the best cheese over there). I followed the advise of other reviewers and brushed the taquitos with oil and baked them. They were so very good. I served them with homemade quacamole (avocados were on sale too) and dinner was delicious! DH and I fought over the leftovers the next day. Thanks so much for the recipe, HeidiS!
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