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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2006
This is my second comment on this recipe - still love it, it has become a staple dinner for us. I made it yesterday and did two things differently: (1) I used diced pork instead of chicken, and (2) I added frozen peas. I LOVED how the pork changed the flavor, and the peas were excellent. Enjoy! --------------------- Original Comment: WOW! This recipe was fabulous! I loved the tomatoes in it -- I used whole stewed tomatoes vs diced. It was a little on the sweet side, so next time I'll probably 1/2 the sugar, but otherwise this dish was perfect! My kids, 8 & 11, wanted seconds, and with my 8yr old, that's saying a lot!! Good job!
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Cheese-Stuffed Giant Meatballs

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2012
Actually thought this was pretty darn good. I doubled the recipe so I could freeze some of the meatloaf, and instead of muffin tins I did two things: made 3 mini loaves of meatloaf to freeze, and made some sliders for my son and me to eat tonight. I loved the flavor that the roasted tomato cooking sauce gave the meatloaf. I have always used ketchup when mixing meatloaf, so I was really pleased to see this variation. I used white onion vice green onion. And, both with the mini meat loaves and the sliders, I put string cheese in the middle - fantastic surprise! Lastly, I added some additional seasoning to the mix, and instead of mixing the panko crumbs and sauce separately, I just mixed it all together in the same mixing bowl. Pretty awesome!!
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Caramelized Butternut Squash Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2012
The interesting thing about this soup was that the taste kept changing so significantly across every step. Was very very pleasantly surprised with the flavor after adding the cream. And, indeed, add the bacon because it makes the soup!!
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Individual Pumpkin Pies

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2012
These were cute and tasty! Tip: use foil cupcake liners!! I used half foil and half regular... Thanks for sharing!!
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BBQ Chicken Crescents

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2011
This was an easy, quick meal...kids loved it. The only thing I did differently was wrapping the chicken entirely in the crescent roll versus rolling it. I like the "bundle" better than the loosely wrapped pulled chicken.
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Dreamy Orange Cupcakes

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2012
These were fantastic! Also used the vanilla cakemix and added 2tsps of orange extract...I should have added 1tsp more, I think...next time for sure!
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Crispy Panko Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2014
Made Mazola's Crispy Panko Chicken Breasts last night. I thought the recipe was interesting because I actually make something extremely similar all the time -- Tonkatsu, which is a Japanese pork cutlet dish. I gave the recipe 5 stars mostly because someone reviewed the recipe unfairly and gave it one star. Yes, the chicken cooked up nicely in 2-3 minutes per side. Caveat - you have to pound thin. I actually cut the breasts in half lengthwise so they were thinner to start with. Also, what I did what I do with my Japanese dish...I dipped first in milk, then in flour, then in egg, and then in the panko, and pressed the crumbs into the chicken. I don't usually add spices to the panko, though -- that's the major difference...the spices gave the crispy crust a bit of a salty taste, but I can see how that would appeal to some people. We had an epiphany during dinner, though...this is perfect ON TOP of the salad we had for dinner. And my other teenager dipped it into a sauce similar to chik-fil-a sauce. Very good, and I'll be making it again, especially with salad. Thanks, Mazola!!
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Cola Easter Ham

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2012
Really an awesome recipe - I used a bone-in, spiral-sliced ham, and did not bake the pineapple slices w/it. Otherwise, followed the recipe exactly...it turned out perfectly. Very moist, flavorful...the kids loved how the sweet taste countered the ham's salty taste. Will probably only make ham like this in the future. Threw out the flavoring packet that came with the ham and glad I did!!!
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Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2010
This was excellent. Notes: did not have shallots, so didn't use them. Also added 1 T butter to peanut oil initially, and doubled the 2 T butter to 4 T. Made my own tomato puree - threw into a food processor 2 tomatoes plus garlic cloves, added 1/2 can of tomato paste. Because of the tomato paste, did not need to thicken w/cornstarch. Did not have plain yogurt so substituted with very thick coconut milk - and it was DELICIOUS. Kids LOVED this dish!!! Excellent, and will definitely make it again. Thanks so much for sharing!!
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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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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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Lucy's Quick Tonkatsu Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2013
Pretty fantastic tasting sauce, and I'm a huge bottled sauce fan! Thanks!!!
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Skillet Chicken Bulgogi

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2015
Followed the recipe exactly, and this was amazingly delicious. Wow. We served it with lettuce cups. FANTASTIC. 5+ stars.
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Sausage and Cheese Crescent Squares from Pillsbury

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2012
Super simple and very delicious! Nice job, Pillsbury - thanks for a recipe that looks like I woke up well before everyone. :)
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Marinated Grilled Chicken II

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2011
As a novice griller, I followed this recipe to the "T", and it came out perfectly! Used Mrs. Dash lemon pepper, and very little salt.
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Sour Cream Rhubarb Pie

Reviewed: May 13, 2012
Not a huge fan of rhubarb, but this was an outstanding pie recipe!! Topped it with a blackberry sauce...was the perfect combo of sweet and sour. :)
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Inca Red Quinoa Salad with Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2012
I LOVED the viniagrette...I used about 1/3 less than suggested so the salad would not be too liquidy. All the textures and different tastes were wonderful, but I'm giving it 3 stars because the cold sausage really took away from the salad. (Although the sausage when warm is wonderful.)
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Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2011
My family loved this dish! I had to cook it a little longer than suggested, but that has normally been my experience given our high altitude in Colorado. We changed one thing - added blueberries to the pie...the flavors blended very well, and it came out perfectly. The egg yolk also helped the pie brown beautifully. Thanks for sharing! :)
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2006
I think it's the apple cider vinegar that makes this dish fabulous! It's the best chicken teriyaki I've ever made. Thanks for sharing!
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Fruit Cobbler from Mott's®

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2014
Oh, Motts! I love you...but, this was a hard recipe to embrace -- I think the fruit mixture needs less applesauce, and perhaps fresh fruit instead of canned...and maybe less topping since it was so thick. You're still a wonderful applesauce and we love you!
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