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Mexican Tortilla Breakfast Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2014
So, definitely 5 stars. The flavor was perfect for a true Mexican breakfast. So perfect in fact, that no one added salsa. I made a few alterations -- used 1.5 cans dried green chiles instead of 2 and 1 tsp chili powder. And, instead of fresh cilantro, I used Knorr's dried cube cilantro, which worked great for flavoring and didn't leave little green leafy things in the casserole. The only drawback was the preparation time -- it took a lot of time and I sure hoped the recipe would be worth it. Surprise! It was totally worth it! It set up perfectly w/in the cooking time (and for high altitude that's awesome). The teenagers LOVED it. Thanks, Johnsonville, once again a new family favorite.
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Grilled Pork Belly BLT with Fried Tomatoes and Avocado

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2014
Perfect, filling sandwich. Fun twist on a BLT.
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Turkey and Avocado Panini

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2014
One of our favorite Panini recipes! Quick and easy to make for a lunch that looks like it was slaved over.
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Modern Pasta e Fagioli

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2014
So, I absolutely LOVED this recipe. I made a few changes because I felt that the recipe needed an Italian meat flavor, and I couldn't imagine that you could cook collard greens in 10 minutes. Here are my changes: To the onions/garlic/red pepper flakes, I added about 4oz chopped prosciutto (although I think pancetta would be better). Oh, and I added 1 T butter while sautéing. Next change: I simmered the collard greens in the chicken broth for 45 minutes. I tasted the collards after 10min and truly they needed to be cooked much longer, more traditionally. I didn't have canned Italian diced tomatoes, so I used three fresh tomatoes, diced. I added one whole zucchini, diced. And, I created a spice packet w/cheesecloth and put in it 1 sprig rosemary, 1 sprig thyme, and 2 bay leaves. I let everything simmer for probably another 30 min before adding the pasta. I didn't have shells on hand, so I used Barilla's ditalini, which turned out perfectly. One more change: I used my immersion blender and blended the soup a few times, not very much at all. Thought it would just be a side meal for dinner tonight, but turned out everyone had to have it for lunch. A++++++ Thanks, Barilla!!!
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White Fiber Mini Shells with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2014
Pretty good...I like the simplicity of the recipe.
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Mezzi Rigatoni with Chicken Thighs, Rosemary, Lemon Zest and Roasted Garlic Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2014
Made this for guests tonight, and they all had seconds (some thirds). It makes quite a bit!!! Things I did differently: I breaded the chicken pieces with a mixture of 1 c flour, 1/2 t garlic powder, 1/2 t salt, 1/2 t cayenne pepper. Then sautéed the same. Removed the chicken and used the 1 c water to deglaze the pan. Added the rosemary and lemon zest to the water. Reduced it a little. Added the chicken and sauce back in, and followed remaining directions. Pretty delicious!
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Chipotle Flavored Beef Flautas

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2014
So, I'm rating my own recipe :) But, mostly because I did a substitution of 8 of these ingredients with Johnsonville Italian Sausage...basically the beef and the seasonings (still used the chipotle sauce). Pretty darn amazing flavor with the sausage!!
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Tempura Fried Avocado Bites

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2014
While I'm very familiar with tempura, I'm not necessarily a fan of a lot of fried foods, thus the 4star rating. However, these were pretty good! If served immediately, the avocado is creamy and melts in your mouth amidst the crunchy tempura coating. Excellent tempura batter btw. I served this with both a mustard flavored sauce and a strawberry sauce. Enjoyed these as dipping finger foods. :)
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Avocado Cheesecake with Walnut Crust

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2014
I made this recipe with a homemade strawberry sauce...the sauce is a must to counter the fairly savory taste of the cheesecake. It had a muted key lime pie taste to it...I used freshly grated lemon zest. Wasn't a fan of the consistency, but other than that, this would probably make a good pudding, too.
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Chicken and Broccoli Fettuccini Skillet Dinner

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2014
The recipe was easy, took little time to make, and tasted delicious. I can tell you that teenagers will love this for sure, despite the broccoli. :) I used parppadelle noodles instead of fettuccini, and they were perfect. Was still fantastic the second day!
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Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2014
The rub was smoky, which is a great flavor, but I like my salmon more on the simple side. The grapefruit salsa was absolutely amazing, however, and perfect with this salmon/rub combo. Will be making the salsa again for certain.
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Cinnamon Vanilla Granola

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2014
This recipe made the house smell amazing!! I was also hoping for more clumps in this granola, but it works well when adding to yogurt or making a parfait. More clumps would have made an awesome cereal. :) Watch the time carefully as this bakes!!
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RITZ Fried Ravioli

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2014
I would never have thought to bread and fry ravioli...this recipe was a hit...really loved how creamy the cheese became - such a different taste than traditional ravioli. And, everyone, especially the teenagers, ate these quickly...without the marinara!!!
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RITZ "Everything" Bites with Lox and Schmear

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2014
So even folks at our Super Bowl watch party who don't like cream cheese LOVED the flavor of this schmear - so easy to make...I put everything into a food processor, including the cream cheese. Made for a delicious mix of flavors and a pretty presentation.
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RITZ Push-Cart Hot Dog Bites

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2014
Pretty fantastic little appetizer! Loved the spicy kick.
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RITZ Hazelnut Gelato Sandwich

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2014
Everyone loved this little dessert at our SuperBowl watch party. So easy to make, and the crackers didn't get soft at all...great blend of sweet and salty!
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Johnsonville Italian Sausage Rigatoni

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2013
Awesome!! I subbed the store bought sauce with my own light tomato sauce. Easy and delicious.
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Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Italian Sausage

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2013
This was an AMAZING recipe - so easy, so quick, and so gourmet. I added fresh spinach and subbed snap peas with frozen peas. Making this again for certain.(And I was OK with the amount of cream - I think it really added to the pesto.)
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HERDEZ® Lobster Tacos

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2013
Awesome recipe!! Loved the taste of the lobsters, so easy to grill them and then mix the chunks with this authentic sauce. I used corn tortillas, which required me to hold the tortilla down onto the grill with a spatula while I was cooking it. I got the hang of it and the rest of them turned out perfect!!
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HERDEZ® Roasted Pasilla Pepper Chili

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2013
My family enjoyed this recipe so much...it was so easy to prepare ahead of time and not only did it make the house smell sooo amazing when we got home, it was also extremely flavorful and everyone had seconds. My new go-to slow cooker recipe for a homemade chili.
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