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Chicken Breasts with Herb Basting Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2011
I think everyone else has covered it already... this is a fast, easy & delicious dish - a foolproof recipe, which makes it a keeper.
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Cocktail Meatballs

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2009
These were great! So great, I barely got to eat 2 of them myself - the guys just inhaled them! One thing that would make the recipe easier though, is some explanation of what is meant by "Chili Sauce". There are so many types of Chili Sauce out there - after searching, I found that Heinz makes something called "Chili Sauce". If you're like me and have never heard of this type of chili sauce, it's basically a vinegar-y, very mildly spiced-up version of ketchup - (sort of like cocktail sauce for shrimp?), w/a ketchup consistency. You can find it next to the ketchup in any big chain grocery. You can't go wrong with this recipe! I'm making it again for New Year's eve!
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Eggplant Burgers

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2009
No, they're not beef burgers, but you also don't get that heavy feeling in your stomach like you do after eating a regular burger, so I'd have to say they're pretty darn good! Also, you can't beat how easy they are to make! The only thing I'd do differently next time is make the eggplant slices thinner - maybe put 2 thin slices on each bun instead of 1 thick slice - or else cook the thicker slices a bit longer. My first attempt's slices were cooked well enough, but could have been browned a little more before serving. Definitely worth making again though!
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Catfish Creole

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2008
I didn't have everything on hand to make it as written, so I subbed chopped fresh tomatoes & small amt double concentrated paste for the canned. I also added thyme & chopped celery, as another reviewer suggested. It's true that I strayed a good deal from the written recipe, but I do believe a good recipe allows room for adjustment - according to tastes & what one has on hand. Thanks for a quick, easy & very good recipe! It's a keeper!
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Melitzanes Imam

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2008
Perhaps I did something wrong? Maybe too much cinnamon? In any case, it tasted fine before the cinnamon, then, although it looked great, it was extremely (and I do mean extremely!) bitter. I might try making it again, but I think I'd add garam masala & leave out the cinnamon.
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Donna's Famous Cheesecake

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2008
Too many desserts are overly sweet, but this was just perfect. Extremely easy to make, too! The only difficulty I ran into was getting the crust to hold together. In the end, I added extra butter. Other than that, perfect! I finally found a dessert recipe that my boyfriend will eat. He even had seconds! Thanks for a great, easy recipe.
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Sweet and Sour Chicken III

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2008
I'll agree that this recipe is very easy & quick to make, + is very colorful, but we found that it really was missing something - because it was rather bland. It needed some zing. Perhaps more vinegar and a small amount of hot red pepper flakes(?) - not enough to make the dish hot, mind you, but it definitely needs a kick. It wasn't bad - just bland. I just wouldn't make the recipe again without adding a kick.
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Connie's Zucchini "Crab" Cakes

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2007
This was pretty good - and easy too! I took the advice of another reviewer & baked them instead of frying. Just make sure you have enough bread crumbs (I ran short), otherwise your patties will be soggy & hard to handle. ps. If you don't have Old Bay seasoning, there are recipes for it on the internet. It was easy enough to mix my own from the spices I had on hand. Good recipe for a week night!
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Tuna Salad With Fresh Dill

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2007
I wanted to like this a lot, but I felt it was just okay. I put it on rye bread for a sandwich, but maybe that was where I went wrong. I was attracted to this recipe because of the yogurt - a very good idea to keep things healthy and low fat. That said, because of the yogurt's tangy-iness, I think it would be much better on a bed of lettuce and/or other greens. Perhaps I did not use enough dill.
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Italian Green Bean Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2007
I made this last night. It was super easy & fast - perfect for a nice weeknight dinner. Other reviewers suggested adding balsamic vinegar, fresh tomatoes (instead of canned) & pine nuts. I didn't have pine nuts, so I added a handful of slivered almonds. I put it over penne, because it was what I had, but I think spaghetti or rice would be better, as the sauce is rather thin (but delicious!) I do agree with another reviewer though - no way would that be enough for 6. Maybe 4... In any case, it's a quick, easy & delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing!
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Bean Soup With Kale

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2007
This soup was very good, no mistake about it, but one reason I make homemade soup is that canned soup is so high in sodium. If that's a concern for you too, consider draining + rinsing the canned beans (they're packed w/sodium). If using canned tomatoes, try the no salt added kind. You can always season to taste later. I didn't make these adjustments the 1st time making this soup, but wish I did. I agree w/other reviewers: 8 cloves of garlic is too much. I say 2 or 3 is enough without being overpowering. It really was good soup! Definitely worth a try.
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Baked Ziti

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2007
This recipe is very like the one my mom made for us when we were kids. It's important to put the sauce in the bottom of the pan 1st - as indicated in the recipe, otherwise you may get sticking/burning problems. Many of the other recipes do not call for it, but it's an important step. I forgot to put the eggs in this time, but I will next time for sure. Maybe I'll add some mushrooms, too. I used fresh-grated pecorino cheese on top, as it was all I had on hand, and it still came out very well. Thanks for posting a great recipe!
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Harvest Rice Dish

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2007
A very good dish to make with turkey or a pork roast. Nice blending of textures, color & flavor - especially appropriate for autumn dinners, I think. I served it alongside a lamb roast, & although it did not compliment the lamb very well ( actually overpowered the delicate taste of the lamb), I could tell it was a keeper on its own. The leftovers went fantastically with a pork roast, & I'll bet turkey would be even better. Pairing it w/lamb was my own blunder. Thanks for sharing a fine recipe!
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Indian Chicken Curry II

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2007
A very good recipe. I've tried a lot of curries, & this one was one of the best & easiest. I did use garam masala, as suggested by some other reviewers, & cut back on the cayenne (by about half), but it was still plenty hot. One note about a previous review in which the person said it was sweet... Perhaps they used sweetened coconut milk by mistake? Just a thought, as it seems to me the only way this could come out tasting sweet. In any case, if you love curry & want an easy recipe, give this a try. It's delicious! I'm adding it to our list of regulars. Thanks for sharing, Amanda!
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No-Cream Pasta Primavera

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2006
This was great! Because my boyfriend won't go for anything w/out meat (much to my dismay),I added 2 mild italian sausages and a small chicken breast. It was fabulous! Contrary to what a few other reviewers said, I thought the prep was not bad at all. Sure, it took a little time, but not too much. It's an easy recipe.
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Basic Ham and Bean Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2006
We've tied many ham + bean soups before, but this one is by far the best! We added larger amounts of carrots + celery than called for in the recipe + omitted the onion altogether, but only due to personal preferences. The only truly important note I might add is to be sure to increase the bean soaking and cooking time to 3-4 hrs for soaking, 2-3 hrs for cooking. After trying so many ham + bean soup recipes, we've learned a few things - one of them is that 60 min.s is just not enough soaking time for beans. That said, this recipe really is the best - and so easy! Thanks very much for sharing it!
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Linguine with White Clam Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2006
We've made recipes from Cooking Light before - too many to count. This one, sorry to say, did not live up to the standard. Sure, it was simple and quick, but it lacked in flavor (more complex spices, perhaps?) and texture. It just wasn't that good. We'll continue to look for a better recipe.
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Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2005
Hey Mitch, this was great! Our grocery didn't have tomato puree, so I used paste with a little water mixed in. For this reason (I guess), the sauce was thick enough, so we didn't need the corn starch. No matter... it was delicious! A real keeper. Thanks!
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