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Taco Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2014
As a senior citizen, living alone, I am always looking for simple recipes. Casseroles are good because I freeze in individual servings. That said, DID NOT like this recipe at all. I am not a fan of using canned soups in recipes because they contain too much sodium. The tomato soup doesn't work. It's too sweet. I would not recommend this recipe. However, I am a good cook. This is probably a good recipe for people who are learning to cook and is pretty fail-safe. So....that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. Happy eating. ;-)
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Frank's Favorite Slow-Cooker Thai Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2014
Yes. But, as I am a Senior living alone, I did it my way. Also, I might add, I was a resident of Honolulu for several years so I am very familiar with this style of cooking. Having said that, this is what I did with your recipe to make it my own. I pretty much doubled the recipe because I used a whole chicken, skinned. • I used smooth peanut butter. • Added 1 Tbl. of Fish Sauce • 1 tsp. Hawaiian Sea Salt • I used Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce in lieu of Salsa What I did next may surprise. I sat the whole skinned in my Wolfgang Puck Pressure Cooker. I filled the cavity with the sauce and poured 2 cups of Chicken Stock into the pot around the chicken. I sat the time according to my crockpot table. • When the timer went off and the pressure released, I removed the chicken from the bone and shredded it. • I retired the chicken to the pot and set it on warm and allow the sauce to reduce • It was delicious! • When it cooled to room temperature, I made several meal-size pouches with my seal-a-meal. For Seniors, making meals in batches is important for those days we just don't feel like cooking. Good cooking & God Bless!
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Chinese Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2014
I made a few changes. I omitted fennel & cloves & sherry. I used Aloha Soyu & Sesame Oil. I also used fresh finger. I put all the spices in the cavity of the chicken. I rubbed the chicken inside & out with coarse Hawaiian sea salt. I cooked the chicken breast side down in a cast iron Dutch oven It was delicious. I am 66 & have been cooking since I was about 10 so always make changes to recipes based on past experience. This is a good basic recipe. Just learn to trust your instincts. It just takes practice; like anything else.
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Pesto Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2014
I only gave this recipe a 3 because I had to adjust it. A recipe is only as good as the quality of the ingredients. ie. Olive Oil needs to REALLY be TOP QUALITY. Personally, I use coarse Hawaiian Sea Salt in Pesto or salad dressings. I only used two cloves of glaric and added the EVOO by sight. I add fresh lemon or lime use to retain color. I think it would be nice if the recipes included what brand of olive oil was used to ensure similar or like results. However, I also realize this might not be legally possible due to copy right this and that.
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2014
Excellent recipe! The only thing I did different was I used unsalted butter. Also, I made sure my egg was at room temperature and warmed up the milk. For those that stated the batter was too thick, I suggest that next time try gently folding the ingredients together. Over working the batter will also make your pancakes heavy. Rather than dip the batter out of a bowl, I prepare it in a bowl designed for pouring and pour the pancakes onto a hot castiron grittle. Delicious! This is a keeper.
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