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Fast and Delicious Black Bean Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2010
Amazing soup. Took some of the suggestions posted here and increased the cumin to a half teaspoon and added lime juice. Also, because I'm a huge fan of spicy food, I substituted the green pepper for a jalapeno and added a dash or two of crushed red pepper. Didn't produce as much heat as I would have like, which is ok, since the other eating the meal seemed content with the level of spiciness. If I was to make it again, I may throw in an extra pepper. The meal tasted good, was filling, and is a great way to get in some protein and vegetables. This is likely going to be my go to recipe for when I want black bean soup.
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Spiced Plum Pork Chops

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2009
If I was able, I'd give this recipe a 3.5, but I'm leaning in favor of a 4 because there is more positive to say than negative. As other reviewers have said, 8 hours is way too long to cook the pork chops. I cooked mine for 6 and for the most part the meat was tender (if a side of the chop is sticking up over the cooking liquid, be sure to turn it frequently to prevent it from drying out). I was a little surprised at how mild a flavor the cooking liquid imparted on the pork chops. I was expecting to taste more of a plum flavor, but it hardly came through, which isn't a complaint as the spices tasted very good with the pork.
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Byrdhouse Spicy Chicken and Peaches

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2009
Amazing meal. I made a few small changes: I omitted the flour and cooked the chicken in an olive oil non-stick spray, rather than butter. I also used orange juice with mango and a bit of the syrup from the canned peaches. Served it with some whole wheat pasta and spinach and it was delicious. My GF and I loved the combination of the subtle spiciness of the red pepper with the sweetness of the peaches. I'm definitely keeping this one to make again. Thanks for the amazing recipe!
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Orange Mango Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2009
Very flavorful and a great meal to throw together when you don't have a lot of time. Made this with stringbeans and orange rice and everything went together well. Next time I make this, I'll add some peppers and onions to the dish. The sauce was good but very sweet, so if you're not a huge fan of sweetness in your main course, be aware of that.
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Chicken, Avocado and Mango Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2009
I was really surprised by how good this recipe turned out. I was a little skeptical of the blend of ingredients, but the sweetness of the mango blended nicely with the taste of the avocado and the mild spiciness of the dressing. Unfortunately my mango wasn't quite ripe and my avocado was a little TOO ripe, so I don't think my finished product lived up to this recipe's full potential, but it was so good that I have incentive to try again with better produce. I'm not much of a "salad guy" (though I'm trying) so my seal of approval and plan to try this one again says a lot. Next time I want to try it with spinach instead of lettuce.
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Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

Reviewed: May 19, 2009
Great, easy dinner with ingredients that are generally on hand. I made the recipe exactly as written plus the addition of some mushrooms and both my girlfriend and I loved it. As others have said, it's very light and the broth lightly coats the pasta rather than provides an actual sauce, but I find this to be a positive as it keeps the meal healthy. Has great potential to make frequent appearances on nights where we don't feel super hungry.
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Chicken Fajita Melts

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2009
Incredible sandwich. I made this exactly as is (well, plus the addition of a little bit of guacamole after I took it out of the broiler) and it was excellent. Great flavor, and surprisingly not messy.
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Cousin Cosmo's Greek Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2009
Really good recipe that deviates a bit from the way I usually use up chicken breasts. I added a little extra lemon to the chicken broth mixture and used some frozen spinach after realizing I didn't have fresh. In the future, I'm going to cut pockets into the chicken and stuff it, rather than securing it with toothpicks. I found using the left over flour in the broth didn't make much of a difference in the overall outcome and the sauce was still a little watery, so feel free to omit it, or use cornstarch if you're looking for a thicker sauce. Definitely going to try this again. Both my parents LOVED it.
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A Good Easy Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2009
Absolute perfect recipe that can be made with common ingredients found around the house. Tastes delicious and flavorful, without a ton of work and effort. Follow the suggestions of other reviewers and try to punch it up a little with gravy, or additional seasonings. It's a great basic recipe that can be modified to suit individual tastes with the addition of a few ingredients. This chicken is among my go to recipes for when I'm short on time and not sure what to make.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2009
Really good meal, especially on a cold night. Took the advice of some other reviewers and did one can cream of chicken, one can cream of mushroom, rather than two cans of cream of chicken. Also subbed a cup of chicken broth for the water and added some poultry seasoning, carrots and peas (great meal to sneak veggies into if you have eaters who usually pass on them), and made my own dumplings with bisquick. Really good flavor, but mine ended up being a little watery, when I was expecting it to come out thick. Additionally, and I'm sure it varies between slow cookers, my dumplings took a LOT longer than 10 minutes to cook. No big deal as the meal was still delicious, but something to keep in mind when you're planning on having dinner done at a certain time.
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Salisbury Steak

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2009
Simply put, amazing. I tried this for dinner tonight, and though I expected it to turn out good with a 4.5 star rating, I don't think I had planned on it turning out so delicious. Very well seasoned, and perfectly moist. I made mine with extra chopped onions in the gravy, mashed potatoes and peas, put the potatoes and meat in a baking dish to cook and let the broiler lightly brown the tops of the potatoes. Excellent dinner that my whole family loved.
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Fried Rice Restaurant Style

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2009
Made this exactly as stated in the recipe and it was good, but not quite as good as the fried rice I'm used to at Chinese restaurants. Overall, I think this recipe has a chance for improvement if I incorporate some of the suggestions others made, including adding beef broth to the rice. As it was the rice made a good side dish, but is not something I would rave over. We'll see how it goes with some adjustments.
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Traditional Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2009
Quite possibly the best mashed potatoes I've ever had. Extremely creamy, with a thick enough substance to be filling. I added a little extra pepper and a dash of onion powder, and the only thing I can really say is "wow". Great side dish that goes with almost anything, and the best recipe for traditional, no-nonsense potatoes I've had.
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Pumpkin Fudge

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2009
This was my first attempt at making fudge, and I've got to say it turned out rather well. The fudge set decently and I didn't have any of the problems with it turning into a sticky pile of goo that other reviewers seem to have had. The finished product had a pretty decent flavor, but was EXTREMELY sweet, so if there was a way to scale back slightly on the sweetness, it would make this even better. Additionally, the texture wasn't exactly what I was expecting, which isn't a complaint, but if you're expecting and extremely smooth and creamy end product you're in for a little bit of a surprise. Like other reviewers, I used nutmeg and cloves in addition to the cinnamon, and added an extra little dash of each of the spices, since a teaspoon in total seemed like it would leave the fudge tasting a little bland. Overall, I was really pleased with how this turned out, but if there's a way to cut back on how sweet the fudge is, I would go for it as I couldn't have more than a small bite or two before I felt I had my fill of sugar (though really, one probably shouldn't be having more than a bite or two of fudge anyway, so I'll credit the recipe with having built-in portion control).
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Glazed Orange Spice Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2008
WOW! My mom and I added this to our Christmas cookie line-up and it was an extremely welcome addition. The glaze is delicious and the sweetness of it really compliments the spice cookie nicely. The only suggestion I could think to make would be to add a little more orange juice to the glaze mixture to give it a little more orange flavor, but otherwise this cookie was amazing. A word of caution, the recipe makes a lot of glaze and even after brushing a decent amount onto the cookies I still had some left over. I'm not complaining though, as I used the leftovers on a few slices of pumpkin bread I made, and it was delicious. Definitely a keeper that's likely to make an appearance at future Christmases (if I can wait that long to make it again).
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Slow Cooker Manly Stew

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2008
DELICIOUS stew. Made this Sunday night while craving a good cold weather meal (had to take advantage of the fact it was actually chilly here) and it definitely did not disappoint. As others suggested I threw in some potaotes, carrots, and a little bit of chopped garlic. It was super filling, but so delicious I made my way back into the kitchen for seconds!
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Easy Slow Cooker French Dip

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2008
This made for absolutely delicous sandwiches! Make sure you use a flavorful beer. I used Newcastle and it made for some wonderful broth. Additionally, when you get to leftovers the next day, theyre ever better! Truly a 5 star recipe.
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Salsafied Chicken and Rice

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2008
Delicious and rather easy to make. I cooked the cut up chicken with some garlic and onion and added a little chopped cilantro while cooking the rice. It went great in burritos with a bit of sour cream. I'll definitely be making this one again.
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Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2008
Overall a good, easy recipe. The honey mustard tastes great, and the addition of steak sauce gives it a nice flavor. I barbecue the chicken breasts, melted some pepperjack over them, and stuck them on a roll with some sauteed onions, and it made a delicious, quick meal. This one is definitely a keeper.
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Detroit Hot Honey Wings

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2008
I made the sauce for this and put it over some seasoned grilled chicken cutlets, and it was absolutely delicious. It had the perfect amount of heat, and the honey really added to the flavor of it. My friends can never decide between traditional buffalo wings and honey bbq wings, and I think this recipe will keep everyone happy.
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