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The Meatball that Fell Off the Table

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2006
The meatballs were very flavorful. I used dijon mustard instead of coriander and added about 1/3 cup of sour cream to the mushroom soup. It was delish! Husband liked it too!
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Tomato Basil Penne Pasta

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2009
This is a great pasta dish! I added yellow squash and zucchini (because I do to everything this time of year!), and used plum tomatoes because I didn't have grape. I can't believe I'm going to say it, but the amount of cheese was too much for me, made doing the dishes a bear too trying to get all the cheese off the plates and pans. Next time I make this, which I definitely will, I will use less cheese and more basil. Thanks for the recipe!
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Veggie No Boiling Lasagna

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2009
I had to make something for dinner that was good and quick, we had a contractor friend at our house doing some long awaited work so I wanted to make something good and hearty. This recipe took some time to assemble (sauteeing and chopping), but turned out great. I used zuchinni, squash and red onion, but you could use any veggies you like. The consistency was perfect - not too saucy or dry.
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Bourbon Barbecue Slow Cooker Beans

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2010
I was disappointed with these beans. For one, it took a lot of ingredients and time, and two, I was looking for a really good bbq bean recipe. I made this yesterday for a super bowl party, and the whole thing just didn't jive right with me. It was kind of like a chili, but with a bbq taste. I didn't care for the bacon and hamburger in there and I I love these ingredients. All I can say is, people got a bowl, took a bite or two and set it aside, including myself. I followed the recipe exactly too. It sounded good at first, but all together, it didn't taste right for me. Sorry.
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Pork Loin with Potatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2009
I decided to cook this in my crockpot and forgot I had an appt after work, so by the time I got home, it was a little overcooked, however, I managed to save it by making gravy and shredding the pork. Served w/baked potatoes and sour cream. Easy enough recipe, I will try the oven version next time to get the "roasted" effect.
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Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2012
Made these for an appetizer on Christmas Day. I made these in stages so I wouldn' thave so much to do on Christmas. I seeded the jalepeno, then blanched them so they wouldn't be too hot-spicy. Put them in ice cold water to stop cooking and retain color, dried them and filled with cream cheese. I cooked the bacon in oven for approx 7-10 mins, just so they start to cook a little but aren't done, then wrapped the jalepenos using one full piece of bacon and used water soaked toothpicks to hold them together. Wrapped up the platter and refrigerated for a day & 1/2. Simply, popped them in the oven on Christmas on 350 for 25 -30 mins and they were done perfectly....oh, even though people warn not to touch your eyes after handling jalepenos, I touched my cheek/nose area and it was potent, burned for awhile...careful.
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Don't Knock it Until You Try it Zucchini Chocolate Banana Nut Milkshake

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2009
My son, who is very picky about food, asked for seconds! I was thrilled that he was getting some zucchini and the added benefits from the banana + peanut butter (instead of nuts) + milk made me feel good that he was getting something good to drink. Only change I will make next time is not to add all the sugar or sub some honey in it's place. My sister made this for her boys after I told her of this zuchinni smoothie recipe and, voila! they drank it down too! Thanks for the recipe, glad I didn't knock it before I tried it!
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Danish Meatballs with Dill Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2009
This was REALLY good! I love the dill with the sour cream and it was so easy to make. I served over brown rice w/side of veggies. The meatballs had a great flavor and really weren't too time consuming either. Glad I found this recipe, I don't cook much with dill, but really enjoyed the flavor-1/4 cup is a perfect amount! Also, forgot to get heavy cream for the meatballs and just used regular milk instead.
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Hot Bean Dip

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2011
Loved this bean dip, so good and easy to make. I didn't change a thing. I had this as a side dish for my son's first birthday, everyone loved it and my sister stopped by the next day for seconds. "Do you have any of that bean dip left?" "Why yes I do...surprisingly."
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Beef Yakitori

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2011
I marinated for about 5 hours and the flavor was excellent. We BBQ'd chunks of sirloin on skewers and the meat was so tender, I've never had sirloin steak that tender! Will definitely make again. The house smelled wonderful, just from making the marinade! Loved the green onions too!
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Drunken Collard Greens

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2009
I've made this recipe twice and wasn't that impressed. The greens were just ok to me and didn't have too much flavor, we at them though, not to say they were terrible.
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Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2011
This recipe was so easy and the perfect flavor and richness of the good ol comfort food I was looking for. Definitely add 3/4 cup of milk before baking, I only cooked for 30 mins and stayed moist next day.
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Split Pea Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2010
This soup was great, it thickened at the end, just as I was worried it was too soupy. I added a few chunks of garlic to cook w/peas and ham too that gave it added flavor. I simmered the ham for at least an hour before adding peas and veggies.
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Olive and Blue Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
This was good. I made with black and green olives, rolled in walnuts and served with red chili sauce and wheat thins. It was easy to make the night before, it wasn't flying off the appetizer table, but then there were LOTS of appetizers on the table, so maybe people just didn't realize just how good it really was!
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Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2008
I followed some advice from others...I made sure I refrigerated before cooking, used Franks hot sauce and baked instead of fried. Loved the wings, thanks.
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Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2006
This was good and easy. A few tips I used from other reviewers: I doubled the onions, cheese and ham & used cheddar cheese soup instead of cream of mushroom & milk instead of water. If I make again, I'll use 1 C cheddar and 1 C sharp cheddar. This would make a good side dish too. My sister already wants the recipe!
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Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2006
This was my first artichoke dip I ever made. I used pre-grated parmesan cheese which was ok but next time I will shred fresh parmesan. Everyone enjoyed the dip and I was asked for the recipe. I served with wheat crackers and it was delicious.
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Roquefort Pear Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2011
This salad is awesome! I'm so glad I tried this and made it for my sons 1st birthday! I got lots of compliments and didn't even include the pear because they weren't ripe. I can't wait to make with some ripe pear!
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Clams Italiano

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2011
This had good flavor and the clams were tasty. Next time I make, not so much oregano, used fresh parsley.
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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2009
I changed this recipe some with the veggies I used, canned beans (used chili and kidney) and used turkey and johnsons bratwurst, but followed the spices per the recipe and I loved it. I make a lot of chili and am pretty particular about the taste of my chili, this one's a keeper and maybe the replacement of my "go to chili"!
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