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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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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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Asian Beef with Snow Peas

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2010
Fantastic! I have made this several times at the urging of my husband and kids, who love every bite. Other than doubling everything (because there is never enough -- seriously, this is the only thing I make that there are never leftovers, no matter how much I make) I make it exactly to recipe. Delicious and sooooo easy to make!
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Pork Chops with Fresh Tomato, Onion, Garlic, and Feta

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2007
This dish was wonderful, and so easy to prepare. I made it almost exact per the recipe. The only changes I made were I didn't add the last bit of oil when adding the tomatoes and cooked onions and everything back into the pan, and I used a little more balsamic vinegar, maybe another tablespoon or two. My family loved it. I have one pork chop and toppings leftover from last night hidden away for lunch today. I've been thinking about it all morning! I'm sure I'll be making this often.
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Orange Romaine Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2007
This was delicious and very light and refreshing. Maybe a bit too light in flavor. We tripled the green onion to really have the flavor come out, otherwise it would have been a bit bland. But with the additional green onion it was wonderful. We have salad every night with dinner, and this will make a nice addition to our repertoire, especially during the spring and summer months. Edited to add: We've since had this several times in the last month. I still recommend lots of green onion. I've started adding a couple TBSP of orange juice and some orange zest to really bring out the flavor of the dressing. With these changes I'd bump up my rating from a 4 to a 5. We also toss on some flavored almond slivers to complete the salad. Yummm!
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Braised Balsamic Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2010
I added fresh minced garlic to the oil rather than using garlic salt to season the chicken, otherwise I made this exactly as written and it was wonderful. Even my husband, who is not a fan of balsamic vinegar, was very pleased. I served this with green beans and some mashed potatoes and the whole meal was a hit with everyone. I can't wait to make this chicken again.
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Italian Style Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2008
Delicious and different! I made this because I didn't want to have to live up to a family member's traditional style chili that we all rave about. I figured this would be a great compromise. I've made this a few times now. My husband requests it often. I usually make a double batch, but I use half ground beef & half sweet Italian sausage. I use fresh mushrooms, and add extra, because the mushrooms are really stand-out in this recipe. I've used 1 can kidney and 1 can cannellini beans, but I think I'm switching to all cannellini, because they really are terrific with these flavors. Now my family thinks of this as MY chili and it's not just the other family member whose praises are sung!
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Pork Chops with Raspberry Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2008
I really loved this recipe. It's so easy and elegant, my favorite combination! Sooooo delicious! I also added balsamic vinegar and added butter to thicken the sauce and make it glossy and lovely.
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Slow Cooker Sausage with Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2008
Excellent. Best sausage and peppers we've ever had. The sausage is so tender. Thicker slices works best with the vegetables -- the first time (of many) that I made this, I chopped the vegetables too thin and I might as well have pureed them. With thicker strips they were still strips.
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Lamb Feta Peppers

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2008
This was fantastic and I cannot wait to make it again. I would add more sauce next time. Based on previous reviews, I used more garlic and some red pepper flakes. I browned the lamb, then the onions and garlic, and added the spices at the end. I blanched the bell peppers for about 5 minutes and added some of the sauce to the meat mixture before stuffing my red peppers. That's why I wish I'd had another jar. I just used jarred Prego -- I think it was Roasted red pepper & garlic or something. These were the best stuffed peppers I've ever tasted. My husband devoured them!
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Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2010
I make this all the time. I use Merry Widow's modifications (cut water, sugar, cornstarch, halve the oil, up soy to 4TBSP) and marinate for about 3 hours. I grill it with my stovetop cast iron grill pan. It is the only way my husband wants me to make pork chops anymore.
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Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2010
Very delicious and couldn't be easier! My family loves this dish. I serve it with a simple rice pilaf and a salad with an orange vinaigrette.
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Original Homemade Italian Beef

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2010
Very delicious. I used a 5 pound bottom round roast, one full can of low-sodium beef broth in place of the 1 cup water, the 3 packets italian dressing mix, the jar of pepperoncinis. I lightly misted steak rolls with olive oil and seasoned very lightly with garlic powder and celery salt (I also tried without, and much prefer it with the celery salt, trust me on this). Sprinkled on some shredded provolone and mozzarella cheeses and toasted. Served with some mild horseradish sauce. Mmmm. Leftovers were perhaps even better. My family loves this!
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Apple Cider Sauce and Pork Loin Chops

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2010
Fantastic -- my family loved it! I didn't have seasoning salt, so I used a celery salt instead. I couldn't find apple cider concentrate, so I used regular apple juice concentrate, and added some cinnamon and grated nutmeg. I also cooked it entirely on the stovetop. I added the celery salt, pepper, garlic powder and poultry seasoning to some flour in a large zip-top bag, threw in some pork sirloin chops and coated them with the mixture. (The flour probably helped my sauce thicken.) I browned the chops, set them aside, lowered the heat a bit and added thinly sliced onions to the pan. Once the onions were carmelized, I threw in the apple juice concentrate, cinnamon and grated nutmeg to taste, the worcestershire and the sherry and stirred it all. I added the chops back in, covered and simmered for about 25 minutes. When I removed the chops I let the sauce continue to simmer for only a minute or two, that was all that was needed for it to thicken up. This was a big hit!
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London Broil II

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
Delicious! I did not use flank steak, but used top round london broil. I doubled the marinade ingredients, except the garlic which I used even more (because we love our garlic). I also added 2 or 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. I let it marinade about 24 hours, then broiled for about 8 minutes per side. I poured the leftover marinade into a small sauce pot, added about a teaspoon of cornstarch while it was still cold, then boiled and reduced it down a bit to a nice thick gravy. Just enough to drizzle a tiny bit across the tops of the sliced meat. It was a huge hit with my family and will definitely be made again.
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2010
Followed MegaG's suggestions. I used a Butt Roast, slow-cooked on low for 6-7 hours, shredded and added BBQ Sauce then slow-cooked for another hour. Served on toaster Kaiser rolls with coleslaw. Mmmmm! Very tasty!
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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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Pineapple Fried Quinoa

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2011
I love quinoa, although I have never made it before. My husband is not very adventurous and probably wouldn't have tried it if I had told him what it was before I set the plate in front of him. I just told him it was "like pineapple fried rice, but with a different grain" and he gave it a go. He loved it, which says a lot! My kids and I loved it, too. It makes a lot, or at least I thought, but everyone wanted extra helpings, so it didn't last long. I will definitely be making this again (and now I'll probably be able to get the hubby to try more quinoa dishes, as well.) I made it exact to recipe, except I used probably a full cup of canned crushed pineapple -- however much was in a standard size can. Crushed is the perfect size so you get some pineapple in each bite. This was fantastic, and very easy, and I will definitely be making it again.
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