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Braised Balsamic Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2007
I was really looking forward to eating this, but it was just okay. The flavors tasted fine - I liked the tomato-balsamic combination, but it really didn't do anything extraordinary for the chicken. It wasn't dried out, but it also wasn't really as moist as I hoped it would be. We may make this again, but put our own spin on it. As is, it was overall just "fine" - we could take it or leave it.
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Cheesy Potato and Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2006
Amazing! I left out the celery (really don't like it) and replaced with sliced baby carrots. Used a can of corn as well as a can of creamed-style corn per other reviews - I highly recommend others do the same (I'm not sure it would have had quite the same chowder-y consistency and taste otherwise). Also used light regular velveeta, a couple shakes (or 12) of paprika and a few dashs of cayenne. So yummy and FILLING! We definitely ate less of this than other soups/stews because we were just so full - but that just means more for leftovers! :o) Thank you!
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Croutons

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2006
I used this recipe directionally... Diced up 1/2 loaf leftover Vienna bread, tossed in a bowl with a bunch of spray butter, Italian seasoning and a little parmasean cheese. Baked for 20 min. at 325 degrees. Delicious! Crispy but so light and fluffy!
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White Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2006
Love this recipe! I noticed a lot of reviews said that they would begin to melt when they were not in the fridge. I add a small amount (1-2 tsp) of shortening to the white chocolate when melting it - this helps to thin it a little bit and make it a little easier to work with, as well as to help with the melting problem. Dip the pretzels, put on wax paper-covered baking sheet and pop it in the freezer to harden. They won't melt at room temp! Enjoy this delicious recipe!
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Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2006
This is pretty good, but I wasn't as impressed as I was expecting to be. I used the Hot & Spicy V8 and cut the celery (I don't like it) and it was still a little bland (as other reviews said), so I added a 2nd packet of onion soup mix, some cayenne and a dash of salt. That helped a little, but I think that next time I will just nix the onion soup mix and add a good amount of Tony Chachere's creole seasoning and some cayenne for a nice kick! Very filling, though and makes enough to feed an army!
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Incredibly Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2006
This was pretty good. Not amazing, but worth making. The only thing I didn't do was to add the ketchup on top, just because I completely forgot to. But no big deal. I wasn't a huge fan of the cubed cheese in the loaf, as I don't feel like it added much to the overall texture or flavor. With so many other great turkey loaf recipes out there, I most likely will not make this again. But I'm glad I tried it!
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Pasta e Fagioli I

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2006
This was actually really delicious. It's ridiculously easy, which I thought was kind of funny - I was a little embarrassed how much work I didn't do and how well it turned out! :o) Only thing I did differently was use dried parsley and great northern beans rather than cannelini. Also added another shake of dried basil and a little salt at the end. Perfect! *Update 2/15/08: I have made this countless times now and we love it. I always use dried parsley rather than fresh now because it actually tastes better that way to us. One of the best & probably under-rated recipes on this site!
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Colleen's Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2006
This was really good! I made just as written, only substituting turkey sausage for the andouille (can't find it here but I'm sure it would be amazing with it). It had a surprisingly good flavor - but was not quite thick enough in my opinion and I only used 1/2 c. of chix stock. Next time I think I will not add any extra liquid but rather drop in a chicken boullion cube instead for that extra flavor. Okra would be a great addition as well. But as written, terrific flavor - awesome recipe for being as brainless as it is! :o)
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Seminary Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2006
These were just okay. Maybe I did something wrong, but they just had a kind of funny taste to them. Even with the chocolate chips, there was just something missing. The boy eats everything - he brought 2 to work yesterday before he tried them... today he only brought 1. Thanks for the receipe, but I'll keep looking.
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Veggie Fajitas

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2006
This was a great, low cal/fat meal! I love veggies - I have made it twice already and am making it again tonight! I typically use 2-3 peppers (colors vary by availability) and 1 onion along w/ the green onions. I haven't used mushrooms yet but I am tonight. I saute it all in olive oil spray to make even healthier and add tons of lemon pepper! With a little fat free sour cream and salsa... Delicious - and filling - and so guilt-free! And the leftovers are great to take to work for lunch! Thanks much!
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2006
These were pretty good! I used green onion (all I had), egg beaters, and just a little more than 1/3 cup bread crumbs. I didn't have any hot sauce, so I used red pepper flake. (That didn't do any good, though.) They were good, just a little something missing. I think that next time I will season the mashed beans w/ S&P before mixing everything else in, and I will definitely use hot sauce next time. Definite keeper, though! YUM!
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Quick and Easy Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2006
I LOVE this soup! I've made it a number of times and it's always so satisfying. I use 2 cups of chicken broth, use a 28 oz can of tomatoes, omit celery (don't like) and use frozen corn and green beens as well as the fresh carrots. Sometimes I also saute a large onion in the bottom of the pot and then add everything else. I also use the Spicy V8. The creole seasoning really makes it - but I also add at least 1/2 tsp. of cayenne pepper for some kick. If you love your veggies, then you will LOVE this soup!!! Thanks!!
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Chili I

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2006
We didn't enjoy this all that much. It almost seemed like a waste of good beer and coffee. I only used 1/2 the sugar and it was still way too sweet. There was just something that wasn't right, something missing. My boyfriend who will usually eat 3 huge bowls of chili only had one and I had to choke my small bowl down. I gave this 3 stars, though, because it tasted better a couple days later (this was too expensive to let go to waste!). Thanks for the recipe, but I think I'll move on and find one better suited to our tastes.
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Cinnamon and Lime Chicken Fajitas

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2006
This was surprisingly tasty! I followed the recipe exactly, except I used flour tortillas instead of corn (all we had). We are pretty picky, but we definitely did enjoy these - but we expected a little more of a kick. Next time, we will add a little cayenne to the potatoes before baking to give them a little more spice. Also, I think that coating just the outside of the chicken with the cinnamon mixture didn't really allow the cinnamon to stand out as much. Next time, I think we will cut chicken breasts into slices or cubes, toss in spice mixture and then cook (so cinnamon covers more surface area). Also, the jalapeno didn't add anything and we even used ALL the seeds! Next time we'll add in at the end so that kick is not lost in the cooking. We'll also use 2 limes to enhance the lime flavor. It needs a little help to be 5-stars but this is overall a great combination of flavors!
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Colorful Vegetable Fajitas

Reviewed: May 30, 2006
We just finished dinner and I was pretty disappointed in this recipe. It's basically just steamed vegetables wrapped in flour tortillas. It tasted fine, but it was nothing special at all - honestly the tortilla, salsa, cheese and sour cream we added were the best parts. I'd suggest finding a different fajita recipe. Whether it's vegetarian or not, it's got to have more flavor than this one has.
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Spanish Rice Bake

Reviewed: May 30, 2006
This was really good! I didn't have chile sauce, so I used salsa and chile powder instead and therefore omitted the brown sugar. (Next time, I will try the chile sauce and sugar!) Although the dish was very tasty as is, it would be outstanding as filling for stuffed peppers!
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Orzo and Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese

Reviewed: May 30, 2006
This was pretty tasty! I used only about half of the oil called for, used dried herbs and therefore cut the amounts in half (not doubled!!!!), and added some good splashes of balsamic vinegar - really enhances the flavor. I thought it was a bit too oily, but leftovers the next day proved that this dish is definitely one that should be refrigerated and served the day after preparing - it was so much better! Thanks for a good mix of ingredients that can be easily added to!
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Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguini

Reviewed: May 16, 2006
I must say, I was very disappointed in this recipe. I was expecting it to be fantastic based on recent reviews, but it was just okay. I followed the recipe exactly, and it did taste good, but it was nothing spectacular.
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Dietetic Banana Nut Muffins

Reviewed: May 15, 2006
These were okay. I am normally all for low-sugar, fat-free things, but I was a little bit disappointed with these. I used fat-free yogurt instead of applesauce per another reviewer's suggestions and also added 1 tsp. of vanilla. The first muffin I had was still warm and was pretty good, but after they cooled they took on a somewhat strange consistency. Still somewhat tasty and definitely edible, but just an overall disappointment for huge banana bread lovers like myself! Sometimes the end result is worth the small amount of fat/calories. Thanks for a great alternative, though!
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Chicken Enchiladas I

Reviewed: May 8, 2006
This was amazing!! I did make a few changes - omitted parsley and oregano, replaced both the tomato sauce and taco sauce with enchilada sauce (these are enchiladas, after all!) and used corn tortillas instead of flour for a more authentic taste. I also shredded the chicken after cooking, instead of cubing. The filling plus the corn tortillas really give a good Mexican flavor, even for us snobby Mexican cuisine folks! I even used fat-free sour cream and my full-fat-loving boyfriend couldn't tell the difference! Perfect with margaritas. It was even delicious the next few days as leftovers. So very pleasantly surprised at how yummy these were! A perfect addition to our Cinco de Mayo!
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