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Aimee's Quick Chicken

Reviewed: May 31, 2006
I would rate this as okay. Made according to the original recipe. Used freshly shredded parmesan and bacon pieces which gave the topping a nice texture. Also used low sodium teriyaki sauce based on other users comments about it being very salty. It was okay, but I don't know if I'll make it again. It was super easy, but the flavor wasn't as great as I'd hoped. I liked it a letter better than my husband did.
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Reuben Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2006
This was delish! My hubby devoured it. I toasted the bread cubes on the advice of previous reviews, and the bread ended up being one of the tastiest parts. I also used 1000 Island dressing, and more than 3/4 Cup -- I gave it a good drizzle over the top to lightly but evenly coat it. The only thing I would do different would be to get the cheese right -- I thought I bought a block of swiss, but noticed while I was grating it that I had picked up sharp cheddar by mistake. It still came out awesome, but the swiss would be even better. Mmmmm. My husband asked me to put this in regular menu rotation. Updated to add: I've made this a couple more times now, and with the swiss cheese, which was better as I expected. This dish is a great hit with our family!
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Baked Slow Cooker Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2006
This came out pretty good, but I'm going to still experiment with the seasonings. I made this primarily to use the chicken in the chicken salad that my husband loves. Normally I buy a rotisserie chicken but I thought this would be an interesting experiment. I bought 2 whole fryers (My crock pot is very big). I used the aluminum foil balls, no extra liquid. I rinsed the birds inside and out, and threw half an onion inside each. I rubbed the outside with olive oil and used seasoned salt based on someone else's review. I decided at the last minute before throwing them in to add some dried basil and oregano (only dried herbs I had on hand.) Combining some of the reviewer tips, I cooked on low only, breast side down for three hours and then breast side up for an additional 3-4 hours. It was very moist and flavorful, but I'd like to change the seasonings around to make it more like my favorite rotisserie chicken.
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Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2006
Didn't change a thing and it was awesome! Marinated it for 12 hours. I don't have an outdoor grill, so I used my cast iron grill pan on the stove. The best part was the chargrilled outer part -- mmmmmmmm! Next time I'll probably sear it on the stovetop and finish it off in the oven. I'll probably also boil and reduce down some of the left over marinade to make a yummy sauce. This is now officially the only pork tenderloin recipe I'll ever need. My husband thought it was amazing, as did my very picky ten year old. Edited to Add -- Made this a week later (couldn't wait any longer, it was that good) and did just that -- I seared it on the grill pan, stuck in a meat thermometer, and finished it off in a 350 oven until it reached 160, about 25-30 minutes. I boiled the marinade to reduce it to a nice gravy. Mmmmmmm! It was moist throughout and so good. My husband had thirds!
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Savory Garlic Marinated Steaks

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2006
I used this marinade on some left over top round steaks that were on the tough side. This marinade was so incredible! The steaks were incredibly flavorful and less tough. My husband noted that each bite he took was better than the last. We will definitely use this recipe again.
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Quick Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2006
This was okay. Very peanut-buttery, which can be good or bad. My husband loved these and I probably will make them again because they are so easy. I tried to get fancy and make indentations with cookie cutters, but they looked pretty bad. I'll just stick to flattened balls from now on. Easy, but not like the greatest peanut butter cookies or anything.
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Firecracker Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2007
This was very tasty and we all loved it, although we were expecting spicier. Definitely let the chicken marinate as long as possible. I tried both the skinless drumsticks and boneless skinless breasts cut into uniform strips using my new deepfryer. Both were delicious, but I'll probably do just the breasts for ease when I make this again. The coating is tasty and a nice change. We only could taste a hint of the hot sauce (we used Frank's) on the chicken. We like our wings hot, so we had to add more hot sauce for dipping, and served blue cheese on the side.
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Chicken Enchiladas I

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2007
This is one of the favorite things I've made from this site. It was very time and labor intensive the first time I made it, but each subsequent time I get faster. I make a double or triple batch, and freeze the extras after rolling. When I'm ready to prepare I take out the amount needed and put in a baking dish, throw on the sauce and cheese and into the oven. The second and third times I serve it from frozen are even better than the first batch that doesn't see the freezer! Using the other reviewers suggestions, I omit the water, substitute salsa for the tomato sauce, chopped chiles for the green pepper, red enchilada sauce for the taco sauce, and use reduced fat cheddar. I poach my chicken in some chicken broth and herbs, then shred it with 2 forks. I've also tried it with a supermarket roasted chicken, but my family likes it best when I've poached it. Sooooo delicious!
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Cola Pot Roast I

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2007
Superb! I didn't substitute any ingredients at all. I did use my crockpot, though. Just dumped everything and let it go without bothering to brown the meat or anything. It was soooo good! Best pot roast I've ever had! I've made this several times now and it always gets my family's rave reviews! Couldn't be easier or tastier.
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Hot Chicken Sandwiches II

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2007
Frankly I don't see the point of this. I'd rather stick a potpie in the microwave or make a full-blown chicken and stuffing dinner. The recipe as written sounded intriguing, but in actuality made something pretty lame. It tasted okay, but needed something more. My family told me to never make this again.
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2007
This was pretty good. The ease of it all bumped it up even more. I used whole cranberry sauce, seasoned my pork loin roast liberally with salt and pepper and minced garlic. My husband didn't like it quite as much as I did, though I can't imagine why not. Since he wasn't blown away I'm not sure if I'll make it again, but at least I thought it was very good.
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Rollups

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2007
I'm surprised how high the ratings are for this recipe. I thought it sounded good and certainly easy, but it turned out so bland. I tried wrapping bacon around as some of the other reviewers suggested. It didn't help. This dish was not only bland tasting but very bland looking as well... too white. My family wouldn't even eat it. That what happens when I try to be lazy and make a simple recipe such as this. It wasn't horrible, it just wasn't good. It tasted and looked like something you'd be served at a really bad roadside restaurant.
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Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Basil

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2007
Wonderful! Upon the recommendations of some other reviewers, I made a couple additions. I threw in some hot red pepper flakes while the shrimp was cooking, and I added some tomato paste and heavy cream to the sauce. I used fettuccine and the sauce clung wonderfully. I also made some changes with regards to the basil. Fresh basil doesn't like to be chopped too much, and it also is best left to be added later to a dish. I threw in some dried basil while the sauce was initially reducing to incorporate the flavor, but I didn't want to waste the fresh basil and have it turn black by heating it too early. Instead I made some fresh basil ribbons that I threw in when I added the shrimp back in. It worked perfectly. This was wonderul and easy and I will definitely make it again. My husband asked me to add it into our regular repertoire of meals.
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Beef Burgundy III

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2007
The sauce was quite good. I am giving this three stars because the meat was not tender at all. I don't think I'll make it again for fear that it would still be tough. But the sauce was good enough to warrant the three stars. I added extra mushrooms and it was tasty over the noodles I served it with.
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Owen's Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2007
Mmmmm. One of my favorite basic salads. I don't refrigerate mine, though. I let it sit at room temp 10-20 minutes before serving. I could eat this everyday.
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Chicken Marsala

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2007
My husband called this a "weekly winner" and said he can't wait until I make it again. I won't mind either, considering how easy it was to make. I dislike pounding chicken, so I used chicken tenderloin instead and skipped that step. I threw in some Italian seasoning with the flour mixture, some garlic when I threw the chicken in the pan, and I doubled the sauce. Next time I will at double the mushrooms as well. My husband went back for more and there are no leftovers. This was great, especially the sauce. Mmmmm.
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Island Kielbasa in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2007
This was terrific. I used a 3 lb package of kielbasa, but otherwise kept the ingredient amounts the same. I waited until the last 1/2 hour to add the pineapple as suggested. My husband and kids devoured this. I thought I was making enough to have plenty of leftovers the next day for lunch, but my 11 year old picked out the few remaining pieces of meat leaving only the rice and sauce. I can't wait to make it again, only next time I'll probably use at least 4 lbs of kielbasa.
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2007
I followed Shannon's suggestion and added bread crumbs (I used roasted garlic, all I had on hand), paprika, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. I also sprinkled the filets with Old Bay on each side as suggested. This was one of the best fish dishes I have ever had, let alone prepared myself. I don't have very many fish dishes in my repertoire that I feel comfortable with, but this was so easy and as long as you watch your times for the broiler, a no-fail dish. This will definitely be added to our regular rotation. I can't wait to make it again!
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Rich Mexican Corn

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2007
This was the star of our dinner and really outshone what was probably a really great maindish. I made it exactly as written, with the exception of using 1 can of jalapenos instead of the fresh as my grocer was out. Whew! One whole can may have been much as it was REALLY REALLY REALLY spicy. But the sweetness of the corn and red pepper was so refreshing in contrast. I will definitely make this again and will probably use half a can of jalapenos. Or rather, I'll just double the recipe except for the jalapenos, because my family could have eaten plenty more of this! Mmmmmmmmmm! One of the most surprising and tastiest side dishes I've ever had. Definitely too rich for every day, but it will make any occasional dinner special!
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Garlic-Lime Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2007
I'm giving this four stars because it didn't quite live up to my expectations given the previous reviews. I prepared it exactly as written. I made it on the same night I made Rich Mexican Corn on this site. The corn dish way outshone and overpowered everything served with it, including this dish. I was disappointed that night and my husband was even less thrilled. However, I heated a couple leftover chops for lunch the next day and served with some salsa on top and they were delicious. I will make again -- without the incredible but overpowering corn dish I paired it with the first time -- and if it lives up to the reviews as I originally expected, then I will revise my review and bump it up to 5 full stars.
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