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Bison Fajitas with Guacamole Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2013
Fabulous! I rubbed the steak in a little olive oil and rubbed fajita seasoning over steak. I grilled the entire steak and cut into slices so the meat did not overcook. The steak was tender and flavorful. I loved the guacamole salad. I will definitely be making it again to go with a variety of dishes. Thanks bison council for a great recipe!
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Tomato Basil Pasta

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2013
I loved the flavors in the pasta and the brightness the fresh basil brought to the dish. I did make a vinaigrette instead of just using olive oil and garlic because we like the tang you get from the vinegar. To the olive oil and garlic I added 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1/2 tsp of Dijon mustard, 1 tsp of salt and some fresh cracked pepper. It was good warm, but, I think I will like it even better cold.
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Grilled Tarragon Mustard Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2013
I tried the sauce before basting and liked the tanginess of sauce, but, I did not think the chicken had a lot of flavor after it was grilled. I think the chicken would benefit from marinating it in the sauce for several hours. There are a lot of great sauces & marinades on AR, so, I don't think I would make this one again.
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Panzanella Salad with Bison Flank Steak

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2013
Loved this recipe! Panzanella salad is such a great way to showcase summertime vegetables and the fresh basil took it over the top! We had never tried buffalo before and we were pleasantly surprised how much we liked it! Flank steak can be tough and chewy and I was hesitant to make this without a marinade to tenderize it, but, I am glad I didn't. It was tender and had wonderful flavor. I used lemon pepper instead of regular pepper, but, prepared everything else according to the recipe. If you haven't tried buffalo - give it a try!
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Grilled Turkey Cuban Sandwiches

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2013
This was a winner in my house! We liked the smoky hint you get from the cumin. All the components came together to be a very tasty sandwich. I loved using the grill as a Panini press. I used Torta rolls and the bread was perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I will definitely be using this method again for other sandwiches.
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Hawaiian Burgers

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2013
I really liked the idea of this burger. The grilled pineapple, fresh red onions and chili sauce worked very well together. I was not a fan though of the turkey burgers. We are big fans of turkey burgers and I make them frequently from fresh turkey. My family did not like the texture of the preformed burgers and they were very salty. I will try this again, but, next time use Butterball fresh ground turkey.
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Corn with Jalapenos

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2013
There is nothing like fresh corn in the summertime! So, so yummy! This recipe was a nice change from regular corn on the cob, but, not as heavy as a creamed corn. I didn't use quite as much butter as the recipe called for and left out the pimento because my husband doesn't care for it. Great side dish for my Sunday night supper.
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Cranberry Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2013
This sandwich was easy to put together for a quick workday lunch. There were mixed reviews in my house. My husband was a big fan and thought the sweet & tart cranberry sauce with the savory turkey and hearty 15 grain wheat bread were perfect together. He gave the sandwich 5 stars. I personally did not care for the cranberry sauce on the sandwich and would have given the sandwich 3 stars. I think if I made an aioli mixing the mayo and the cranberry sauce together I would like it better because it wouldn't be such a strong cranberry flavor. If you are a big cranberry sauce fan though - give it a try!
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Blueberry Cream Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2013
We absolutely loved these muffins! I did add just a little cinnamon to the batter. I made some adding the streusel topping recipe from To Die For Blueberry Muffins off this site as suggested by another reviewer and some without. I preferred them as the recipe stated, but, my husband liked the streusel topped. I think they would also be great with a some lemon zest added to the batter.
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Peanut Butter and Maple Oatmeal

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2013
I love oatmeal and I am always looking for a different way to prepare it. I really liked the peanut butter flavor in the oatmeal, but, I was not a big fan of the maple syrup. I would try it again, but, probably add a little milk to make it creamier and experiment with different sweeteners like honey or agave.
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Au Gratin Potatoes on the Grill

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2013
I thought these potatoes were good, but, honestly nothing special. I like the idea of cooking them on the grill beside some grilled chicken because it prevented me from heating up the oven. My husband did the grilling, but, if I was preparing it as a novice griller it would have helped if the recipe had instructed me whether to cook direct or indirect heat and what temperature range to grill. My husband grilled on indirect heat on medium high and it was done in about 30 minutes. He did have to move it to direct heat after 20 minutes because the potatoes were still very firm. I think these would be good if they had a little more seasoning and maybe some olive oil added.
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Burgers with Grilled Onions

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2013
Good classic hamburger, but, kicked up a notch with the grilled onions. Easy to just add the onions right along side the burgers on the grill. True flavor of the beef comes through by just adding a little salt & pepper to the meat.
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Sherbet Cooler

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2013
Quick, easy, & refreshing. I nice twist on an ice cream float!
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Del Rio's Mexican Rice

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2013
I was torn on how to rate this recipe. Personally, I didn't care for this recipe. I thought it had some "heat" from the jalapeno, but, I didn't think it had much flavor. I think it needed some spices added like cumin or chili powder. I did use rotel instead of just peeled tomatoes and I do think that helped. My husband thought it was pretty good though and tasted more like rice you would get in a Mexican restaurant. The problem I did have though was that the liquid was absorbed into the rice in the 20 minute cooking time, but, even after sitting the additional 5 minutes the rice still had a slight crunch to it. I don't plan on making this again.
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Andre's Easy Fruit Dip

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2013
I have made this fruit dip for years using just cream cheese and fluff, but, never added the sour cream before. It was very good and not overly sweet. I added almond extract instead of vanilla. This is also good using soft strawberry cream cheese in the tub.
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Sarah's Feta Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2013
Very tasty! The recipe was very easy to get together and had a nice balance of flavors. It was a great accompaniment to my grilled chicken. The only change I made was to use Greek feta because I could not find the Bulgarian feta the recipe stated.
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Greek Seasoning

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2013
Very simple to get together from ingredients I already had in my pantry. I subbed the dried garlic for fresh. Was perfect on the Greek Seasoned T-Bone Steak from AR.
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Greek-Seasoned T-Bone Steaks with Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2013
What can I say, but, fabulous! Based on the suggestion of mauigirl I used the greek seasoning recipe from this site with the addition of fresh garlic. I rubbed the steak lightly in olive oil and massaged the dry rub into the steak. It was the perfect balance of herbs with a light citrus taste. I wasn't sure if I would like the salad without any oil added, but, it was very good and had a refreshing lemon taste. Very yummy!
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Festive Wild Rice

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2013
I took the suggestion of other reviewers and used half white rice and half wild rice. I cooked in chicken broth for extra flavor and added about 4 chopped green onions at the end. Very flavorful and nice texture between the chewy dried cranberries and fresh crunch of the green onions I added.
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Mediterranean Beef Meatball Kabob

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2013
I thought this was a tasty basic meatball, but, the addition of the toppings are what made this dish. Based on the suggestion from other reviewers - I added some Greek seasoning to the meat mixture. Mine baked in exactly 18 minutes and resulted in a tender juicy meatball. I topped mine with cucumber, tomato, fresh parsley, green onions, feta cheese, and a simple tzatziki sauce made with fresh dill and lemon juice.
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