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Chicken with Garlic, Basil, and Parsley

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2008
I took advice from some of the "most helpful" reviewers: I mixed about 3/4 cup chicken broth and 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, the spices and garlic all together then MARINATED the chicken in this mix for a couple hours before baking. In the last 20 min of baking I added chopped tomato, red onion, feta, fresh basil, a squirt of fresh lemon juice right before serving. The chicken was SO JUICY and delicious! My hubby who isn't a huge chicken fan had THIRDS!! Thanks so much to the original poster and all the helpful reviewers too!
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Broccoli, Corn, and Green Bean Saute

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2007
This recipe is GREAT! I used fresh string beans instead of canned and added a handful of chopped onion and about 1 cup of chopped mushrooms. I am constantly trying to get my family to eat more veggies and they gobbled up this dish like there was no tomorrow! Thanks so much! :)
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Slow Cooker Stuffing

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2010
This is a great stuffing recipe, I've used it the past 2 years and my sister says this is better than my mom's (and that is BIG!). Just a note, the amount of broth depends on how much bread and what type you use (use less for fresh bread and more for store bought packaged hard bread). I use a mixture of different types of fresh breads (rye, grainy, sourdough, etc.) that I dry out for a couple days beforehand. Also, do not add all the broth at once, keep it handly and add it as needed as the stuffing cooks. I also cook and add 1 lb sage- flavored sausage and then reduce the amt of sage in the recipe by 1/2 or more. Watch your slow cooker timing too, with my cooker (which tends to cook everything faster than called for) I only need to cook the stuffing on high for 45 min, then low for 2-4 hours. This is a delicious recipe, you will not be disappointed! Thanks, Gayle!
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Easier Chicken Marsala

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2008
This recipe is FANTASTIC! Definitely "company worthy". :) I followed the advice of the "most helpful" reviewer: after browning the chicken, I removed it from the pan and sauteed the mushrooms with about 4 cloves of crushed garlic and one onion (minced). I combined one can of cream of mushroom soup with a cup of marsala wine, and poured that mixture over the chicken I returned to the pan, and simmered the whole thing for 15 minutes. And there is enough extra sauce to pour over potatoes or rice or pasta. Super yummy, thanks D.! :)
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Romaine Rice Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2007
I was intrigued by this recipe since it didn't contain a bucket of mayonaise like most other tuna salads. OH MY GOODNESS! So quick and easy to make, and what a *fabulous* combination of flavors! I used fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce b/c that's what I had, I also threw in a small jar of seasoned feta cheese and a box of cherry tomatoes (halved so the juice mixes with everything else). It's a great recipe to customize to your own tastes. I just finished eating this for dinner so I am full now but I can't wait to have this again for lunch tomorrow! Thanks for a great recipe!!
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Pork Chops with Sour Cream and Mushroom Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2012
This is very easy, quick and tasty! The best part is you can vary the base recipe by adding veggies and spices according to your taste. Taking advice of other reviewers, I first melted buttter in the skillet, added garlic powder, black pepper, sliced fresh mushrooms and a few dashes of white wine and brought to a boil for a couple mintutes. I removed this mix from the skillet and mixed it with the soup and sour cream. I browned the chops in the skillet for only a couple minutes per side (they were thin, boneless chops), then poured the soup/butter/mushroom mixture over the pork and simmered the whole thing for about 20 minutes. Fantastic! I am going to add this recipe to my regular rotation. :)
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Honey Glazed Ham

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2009
I have never made a ham before and this came out perfect! My hubby said it was the best ham he's ever eaten! :) I followed "Mazzo"'s review and used 1/3 C butter, 1/2 C brown sugar and 1/4 C honey for the glaze. I also put some sliced carrots in the baking pan with the ham so they got some of that honey-sugary flavor too. I don't even really like carrots but I ate them all. YUM!!!! Thanks, Colleen, for an awesome ham recipe I will be sure to use again and again!
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Sirloin Marinara

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2008
Great recipe, definitely a keeper! Watch cooking time though; I used thin slices and I like med rare steak so I cut the sauteeing and simmering time by about half. Thanks Lanelle for a simple and delicious recipe!
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Fennel Pork Chops

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2007
I couldn't find fennel in my market either, and I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt but it still came out good. I would just advise to watch the cooking times. I simmered 10 min per side but my chops came out a little tough . . . as you simmer you need to time it according to your own tastes & thickness of chops.
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Filet Mignon with Rich Balsamic Glaze

Reviewed: May 26, 2010
I took the advice of another reviewer and seasoned the steaks, then let them sit out of the fridge for about 20-30 minutes before cooking them. I also doubled the sauce and added a pinch or two of brown sugar to it so it wasn't so overwhelmingly sour. I second the idea of serving the sauce in little cups to go alongside each person's steak serving, so they can use as much or at little as they like. This is a very easy yet delicious recipe. I will definitely make again and again! Thanks Linda W! :)
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Summer Nights Eggplants

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2009
The original recipe calls for way too much breadcrumbs. I only used about 1/3 the amount called for. I also added ground beef, which I browned while sauteing the onion and garlic. Other than that I followed the recipe as is. Pretty good, with some tweaking :)
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Romantic Chicken with Artichokes and Mushrooms

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2006
Based on some of the other reivews, I sauteed the chicken with 3 cloves of minced garlic. I also added balsamic vinagrette while simmering because my local market didn't have marinated artichokes, just canned in water. The sauce was a little runny but the taste was FANTASTIC !!
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Tasty 2-Step Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2011
I like this recipe because it is super easy, quick and tasty! I took the advice of "go away"'s review and I added dried basil, chopped fresh tomatoes, and white wine. I also simmered for longer than the recipe calls for so the chicken comes out very tender. I think those additions really add some flavor to the recipe. Thanks, Campbell's Kitchen and thanks "go away" :)
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Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2010
This recipe was good. I increased the garlic by 4x. I also sauted the garlic in the butter and lemon juice before putting on the fish. My cooking time was much less than 30 mins, more like 15-20. Keep an eye on your fish so you don't overcook it.
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Beef Bourguignon II

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2009
I have been looking for a good beef bourguignon recipe ever since my husband and I first tried it in a little cafe near Notre Dame in Paris..... and this one comes pretty darn close! Very good and very tasty. Makes the whole house smell nice while cooking too, perfect for a chilly fall or winter day where you crave some comfort food. I followed the recipe to the letter, and the beef came out very tender, juicy and flavorful. Next time I will decrease the canned onions by about 1/2 (a bit too many for my taste), and maybe add some small potatoes to cook along with everything else and soak up that delicious sauce. Will definitely make this one again. Thanks, Teri! :)
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Traditional Osso Buco

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2008
I followed the recipe exactly as written but didn't get a great outcome. My veal seemed a little overcooked while the carrots seemed a little undercooked. Next time I will try to cut the shank into thicker pieces and the carrot into thinner pieces perhaps? Good flavor though, will try this again.
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Skillet Ham, Cabbage and Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2008
This was a very heavy, hearty but yummy recipe. Based on others' reviews, I used chicken broth instead of water, and Polish kielbasa instead of ham. (I sauteed the kielbasa with the potatoes and onions in the very beginning before adding the cabbage.) Thanks Priscilla for a good "soul food" recipe :)
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Cheesy Macaroni and Beef Casserole with Thyme

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2007
Based on other reviewers, I made the following changes: doubled the beef & cheese, 1/2 the thyme and flour, added 1-2 cloves of finely chopped garlic. With those changes it came out very tasty. Thanks!
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Aunt Carol's Spinach and Fish Bake

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2007
My rating might not be that accurate because I veered quite a bit from the original recipe. Based on some of the others' suggestions, I marinated the fish in lemon juice for an hour or so before baking. Also, in the spinach mixture, I doubled the cheese & egg, added 1/2 cup cream, 1/2 lb fresh chopped mushrooms, 1 medium onion sliced and one clove garlic minced. Also I had to bake the mix at a higher temp and for about 10 min longer. But it still came out great, I served it over rice. Thanks for the great "base" recipe. Will definitely make again!
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Braised Balsamic Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2006
Simple, quick, easy and best of all DELICIOUS! I substituted fresh garlic, fresh chopped tomatoes instead of canned, and also added in some chopped mushrooms. Served over rice. Everyone loved it and there were no leftovers! :)
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