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Slow Cooker London Broil

Reviewed: May 5, 2014
I had a 1 1/2 pound flank steak in the freezer and decided that I wanted to try something different from my usual London Broil recipe from my BHG Cookbook that requires marinating the flank steak for hours and then broiling it and carving it. I wanted something that was easy and would be ready when I was done with my work day so I decided to try this recipe. I was a little nervous about it but I am so glad that I tried it. It couldn't have been easier and it turned our very delicious! I followed the recipe exactly except my flank steak was only 1 1/2 pounds instead of 2. I used one can of Campbell's Tomato Soup and one can of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup, I added a tablespoon of red wine vinegar and a tablespoon of worcestershire sauce and I seasoned my meat with a little salt and pepper. I also only used 1/2 of the onion soup packet. I served this with mashed potatoes and peas and put the gravy over the mashed potatoes. It was delicious with the meat, mashed potatoes, gravy and peas mixed together. I will make this again. I would like to experiment with other cuts of beef because the flank steak was a tad bit tough and stringy. I only cooked it for a total of 4 1/2 hours on low and then turned the heat down to warm because my crockpot cooks extremely hot.
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Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2013
These were amazing!! I used white potatoes, sprayed the cookie sheet with cooking spray, put one tablespoon of cooking oil on the cookie sheet, sliced my potatoes (I used 4 potatoes) in quarter slices, drizzled them with the cooking oil, and then instead of tossing the seasoning/cheese mix with them in the bowl, I spooned a about a 1/2 teaspoon of the mixture directly on the cut side of the potato and spread it around before placing them cut side down on the cookie sheet. For me this was a lot easier and ensured that they had a nice thick coating on them because when I tried tossing it with them in the bowl the mixture didn't stick well. I roasted them in the oven at 400 for 20 minutes and flipped them and cooked them for another 15 minutes. They turned out beautifully browned and crispy and soft and delicious on the inside. Next time I will decrease the salt a bit because they were a tad bit too salty but the sour cream that we dipped them in helped out with that problem. Oh and I also doubled the seasoning/cheese mixture since the amount in the recipe was not enough probably since my potatoes were quartered instead of just cut in half. I will make this recipe again and again. My kids loved them and my son was disappointed when he saw that there weren't any leftovers. Thank you for a wonderful recipe Bellepepper!! :)
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Easy Slow Cooker French Dip

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2013
I made this recipe using a 3 pound sirloin tip roast. I seasoned my roast with onion powder, garlic powder, seasoning salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and sea salt then I browned it in a frying pan with a little oil before putting it in the crockpot. After that step, I followed the recipe exactly as written, adding the meat to the crockpot with the beef broth and french onion soup and a 16 ounce can of Miller High Life beer (a stray beer my 21 year old son left in the fridge LOL). I pulled the roast out after 5 hours and sliced it and put it back in the crockpot for an hour with the crockpot set on warm. I buttered my french rolls and sprinkled a little garlic salt on them and put them in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes and then pulled them out, put meat on them and topped them with slices of mozzarella cheese and put them back in the oven under the broiler for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese. I served them with fried mushrooms, and individual bowls of au jus on the side to dip them in. The meat turned out very moist and tender but we all felt like they were just missing something, we just couldn't figure out what. They were lacking in flavor and my son said they tasted just like pot roast on a bun. I would probably make them again but they are not my favorite and I will probably try the other recipe on this site for french dip sandwiches made with soy sauce and rosemary.
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'Out of Salad Dressing' Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2013
This was just ok in a pinch. I thought it was too sour (too much lemon juice) and waaaay too salty. Oh and it was also too thin and watery. I probably won't make it again. My daughter and I thought it tasted a lot like Caesar dressing and that wasn't the taste I was going for. I was hoping it would be more like a creamy garlic dressing.
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Croutons

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2013
This is the best and simplest crouton recipe I have ever made. I will use this one again and again. I have made it three times already using different kinds of bread and they were all fabulous. The first time I made these I used regular white sandwich bread, the second time I used potato bread and the third time I used some stale hamburger buns and all worked equally well. I followed the recipe to a "T" however I left mine in the oven a bit longer than the 15 minutes because I like my croutons fairly brown and crunchy. I use different seasonings each time based on what I feel like using. My favorite is a little garlic salt, onion salt and paprika. YUM!!! This one is definitely a keeper! I will NEVER buy the store bought croutons again!
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Asian Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2013
This was so delicious! I followed the recipe as written with the following exceptions: regular soy sauce instead of lite, doubled the brown sugar, used onion powder instead of green onion, used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic. I mixed up the marinade and poured it over a 2 1/2 pound boneless pork sirloin roast in a pyrex baking dish and let it marinate for around an hour at room temperature. While marinating I kept turning the roast over and spooning the marinade over it to make sure it was coated well. I then baked the roast in the pyrex dish that I marinated it in (with the marinade) in a 325 degree oven for 60 minutes. I took the roast out of the marinade and put it onto a serving platter and poured the marinade into a saucepan and boiled it with cornstarch to make a sauce. I served it with white rice with the sauce drizzled over it and a roasted chile-garlic broccoli recipe that I got from the Cooking Light website (highly recommended). This was a very delicious meal that both of my teenagers gobbled up. I will definitely put this recipe in my rotation! :) Thank you for a delicious recipe.
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Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2013
I made this recipe tonight and thought it was very good. I followed the recipe exactly as written with the exception of using ground ginger and ground garlic powder because I didn't want little pieces of ginger or garlic in my dressing. I also used regular sesame oil because I couldn't find toasted sesame oil and I used seasoned rice vinegar because it is what I had on hand. I also forgot to add the shredded carrots and didn't even miss them. I mixed everything together with the exception of the carrots (because I forgot them) and the red onions (because my daughter doesn't like them). My son wouldn't touch this salad but my daughter and I enjoyed it very much. Next time I will leave out the cucumber, red pepper and mandarin oranges. I really enjoyed the overall flavor of the salad with the dressing and will make it again just without those items because I don't care for cucumbers and red pepper and the mandarin oranges didn't go well with the flavor of the salad.
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Baked Parmesan Tilapia

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2013
Sorry but I guess I am in the minority here. I just really didn't care for this recipe all that much. It wasn't terrible but it wasn't anything special either. I will find another way to cook tilapia. I followed the recipe exactly as written and I felt that this fish had very little flavor and I will not be making it again.
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Boneless Buffalo Wings

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2013
I followed the recipe EXACTLY as written and there was just enough of the flour mixture to double coat all of my chicken strips and I used three chicken breasts just like the recipe stated. Not sure why everyone commented that there wasn't enough. This recipe was ABSOLUTELY delicious!!!! I didn't have a cup of milk only around 1/2 of a cup, so I added an extra egg and some water to the egg mixture. I ended up leaving my chicken strips in the fridge for around an hour because I had to go pick my daughter up from school. Also I started off triple coating the strips and then got lazy and only double coated them but I didn't notice a difference. They were all perfectly coated and crispy. For the hot sauce mixture I heated it up on the stove and doubled the recipe and added a little extra butter. Then I put the chicken strips in a big bowl and poured the buffalo sauce over them. SOOOOOO GOOD!!! My daughter, who loves Buffalo Wild Wings, said they tasted just like theirs. We dipped them in ranch dressing because we aren't blue cheese fans in my house. I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe! I will make this one over and over for many years to come! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!
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No Mayo Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2013
I was looking for a healthy tuna salad recipe with no mayo and this one fit the bill!! :) I was very pleased with this recipe as is and it is also good if tweaked a bit. This time I made it I didn't add hard boiled eggs, or the pickles and celery, instead I only added the sweet pickle juice (Famous Dave's sweet and spicy pickle juice), a little sweet and spicy jalapeno juice, a tiny pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, a little onion powder, a little garlic salt, a tiny drizzle of olive oil and a little drizzle of white vinegar as well as about a 1/2 tsp of white sugar and it was delicious. It was a little sweet, a little tangy and a little spicy.
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Mom's Best Pork Chops

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2012
I made these pork chops tonight for dinner and they were fabulous! I used five boneless center cut pork chops that were about an inch thick and followed the recipe exactly. I used a rolling pin to crush the saltines finely and I added a little salt, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper to the crushed saltines. I also added the garlic powder and onion powder to the beaten eggs as well. I ended up having to use a little more than 3 tbsp of oil when browning them and I only baked them in the oven for 20 minutes. They were perfectly juicy, moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. This will be my fried pork chop recipe from now on. I had them with the balsamic glazed carrots (also from this site), lima beans and fettucinne pasta.
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Balsamic Glazed Carrots

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2012
I made these carrots tonight and they were absolutely delicious! This will be my go-to carrot recipe from now on. I used a 16 oz package of baby carrots and I followed the recipe exactly as written with the exception that I added a about a 1/2 cup of water when I was first cooking them and put a lid on them so they could steam and cook for 10 minutes and once they were tender I then added the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. I followed the measurements exactly as on the recipe but I added a bit of salt on them after they were done and feel that it complimented the flavor even more. I think I will also try them some time without the brown sugar and see how that is. I made them for dinner tonight with Mom's Best Pork Chops (also from this site), lima beans and fettucinne pasta. It was a very delicious dinner!! :)
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Cheese and Bacon Potato Rounds

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2012
This recipe was just ok. I wish I had followed the recipe as written but instead I followed other reviewers and coated my potatoes in olive oil instead of using the butter and I used cooking spray on my cookie sheet and I felt this made the potatoes greasy, and too soft instead of crisp. I will try this recipe again following it as it is written. Otherwise I followed the recipe but I did add some salt to the potatoes as I felt they would be bland without it. I served them with sour cream and ranch dressing.
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Grilled Salmon I

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2012
I followed this recipe exactly with the exception that I cooked it under the broiler for 5 minutes on each side and I used the marinade to make a sauce to dip the fish in by boiling it with some cornstarch. I also didn't season the fish with salt since the Lemon Pepper and soy sauce are both very salty. I only used the lemon pepper, garlic powder and a little onion powder to season the fish and since I only had 3 salmon steaks I decreased my soy sauce and water to 1/4 of a cup each, kept the oil the same and added a little extra brown sugar on top of the 1/4 cup. This so far has been my favorite salmon recipe that I have found.
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Chicken Enchiladas II

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2012
I thought that this recipe was delicious and very easy to make. I made a few changes only because I didn't feel like running out to the store so I used what I had on hand. The changes that I made were the following - I used finely chopped white onions because I didn't have green onions, I used cream of chicken soup instead of cream of mushroom, in the green chiles I added a few jalapenos and I chopped them up very fine in my food processor. I cooked my chicken breasts in chicken broth with a half of an onion and a few whole garlic cloves and then chopped it in my food processor. In the sauce mixture of cream of chicken soup, I added some jalapeno juice, chili powder, onion powder, garlic salt, cumin, and paprika. When I stuffed the shells with the chicken I also added some shredded cheddar on top of the chicken before rolling them. Other than these changes I made the recipe exactly as directed. It was very delicious and I will make it again.
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Last Minute Mushrooms

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2012
I enjoyed this recipe for mushrooms. It was quick and simple. The only changes I made was to use regular salt instead of seasoned salt and I added a splash of worcestershire sauce and a sprinkle of pepper. They were delicious!
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Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2012
I did not care for this recipe. I had high hopes because of all of the great reviews however it was just not good to me. I made the recipe exactly as written and it was bland and too sweet for my taste. I also didn't enjoy the corn mixed in with the black beans. Will never make this one again.
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Easy Spicy Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: May 24, 2012
This recipe would have been really good if it hadn't been so salty!!!! I used half of the kosher salt that the recipe called for (1/2 tablespoon) and it was still WAY too salty. Next time instead of using 1/2 of a tablespoon of kosher salt, I will only use a tiny sprinkle of it. We couldn't even eat these they were just so salty. What a disappointment.
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Sugared Asparagus

Reviewed: May 24, 2012
This was very good. I will use this recipe again. I made it exactly as the recipe states.
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Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: May 10, 2012
I'm sorry but I didn't care for this. I didn't like the flavor of the rub. I won't be making this one again. Still searching for a tenderloin recipe that the kids and I like.
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