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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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Zucchini Raisin Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2013
This was a very moist muffin with a nice crunchy top from the sugar in the batter. I added about 1/2 tsp of vanilla to the batter. Just for personal taste - I would prefer using cinnamon over the nutmeg in the recipe next time. I also was able to make 8 nice size muffins like a previous reviewer. Thanks for the recipe!
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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2013
Very easy to prepare and flavorful. I took the hint from other reviewers and marinated the potatoes for about an hour. I didn't use as much olive oil as the recipe stated. I just added until it looked very moist.
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Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2013
I thought this was a very easy, light, and fluffy fruit dip. I added just a sprinkle of powdered sugar to it to make it slightly sweeter and it was perfect with my sliced apples.
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Mushroom Smothered Steak

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2013
Boy, I hated to give this such a low rating because I had high hopes for this product. I love the ease of using the pre-sliced mushrooms, but, we did not care for the texture at all. The mushrooms had a "rubbery" texture in my opinion. Neither my husband or I cared for the flavor either. I used balsamic vinegar and the flavor just didn't work for us. It needed something else in my opinion. If I had added some beef broth and a little red wine I think we would have liked it so much better. We scraped the mushroom mixture off the steak and unfortunately ended up throwing it out. If the texture of a frozen mushroom doesn't bother you - I say give it a try, but, probably add a liquid of some sort to dilute the vinegar taste.
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Oven-Grilled Chicken and Vegetables

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2013
I think the ease of this dish is great because it came together in minutes and was very quick to cook. Personally though - we prefer a crisper vegetable, so, we weren't big fans of this product. The vegetables were much to soft for us. Based on the other reviews I did add some Italian seasoning to the mix before broiling. I think without some extra flavor it would be very bland.
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JELL-O Patriotic Mini Fruit Tarts

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2013
This was a such a quick dessert to put together and very good! I used a graham cracker shell because my family is not a fan of pie crust. The filling was thick and creamy and a nice light summer dessert. I will definitely make this again, but, probably just layer like a parfait with fresh fruit and no crust at all.
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HERDEZ® Three Pepper Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2013
Yumm-o! These peppers had such good flavor and the filling was so easy to put together. I had a difficult time finding large jalapenos, so, I should have watched my cooking time a little better because my peppers were a little soft. I will try again and just watch my cooking time, but, give this recipe a try - really good!
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HERDEZ® Turkey and Zucchini Enchiladas with Tomatillo Verde Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2013
I didn't really know what to expect from a ground turkey and zucchini enchilada, but, oh my goodness - we loved this recipe! It was so flavorful and easy to put together. The tomatillo sauce was spicy, but, perfect for us. I used taco size flour tortillas and cut a little bit off the top and bottom before rolling to fit perfectly in my baking dish. Give this recipe a try!
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HERDEZ® Drowned Beef Sandwich with Chipotle Sauce (Torta Ahogada)

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2013
I am not a huge fan of smoky chipotle flavor, so, I used my husband as the judge for this recipe. He LOVED it! He thought the spicy twist as a French dip was wonderful. It had great flavor and the sautéed onions were a perfect accompaniment. Using good deli roast beef made it a quick week night dinner.
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Unbelievable Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2013
I didn't know exactly what to expect from this recipe because it looked like a very simple marinade. I was pleasantly surprised because the flavor was very good! We had the leftovers for grilled chicken sandwiches the next day for lunch and it was even better! FYI....I checked google and one lemon is typically 3 tbsp. of juice and 1 lime is typically 2 tbsp. of juice.
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Pineapple Grilled Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2013
This marinade was so quick to get together and the chops had a lot of flavor. I added some sriracha to the marinade because I was afraid it would be too sweet for our taste. They were very good and we liked the addition of the grilled pineapple.
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Grilled Zucchini II

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2013
This was just ok for us. I loved grilled zucchini, but, this wasn't our favorite way to prepare it. I think I would like it better using a balsamic vinaigrette.
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Grilled Parmesan Asparagus

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2013
Very easy to prepare and great flavor. I also really appreciate using the grill as much as possible in the summer to avoid heating up my house by using the stove. I didn't use quite as much olive oil as the recipe stated - just enough of a drizzle to lightly coat the asparagus.
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