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Slow Cooker Zucchini Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2014
I made this very close to the recipe. My changes were in amounts of ingredients, not type. Used 1 lb. Italian sausage, 1 1/2 cups celery, 3 cans no salt tomatoes, 1 can salted, and no extra salt. Wonderful flavor! Next time I will either use a spicier Italian sausage or more of the spices, at least more garlic and a little black pepper. For me, a little celery goes a long way, but in this it adds so much.
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Southwestern Turkey Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2011
I admit I did not make this as written. Sometimes you use a good beginning and make to your own tastes. I make it with Thanksgiving turkey and homemade turkey broth. I am not a big fan of cayenne pepper or avocados. I omitted them. I love cumin and tripled this. Then I added corn and black beans. Great soup!
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Black Bean Salsa

Reviewed: May 23, 2006
2/26/07 - This recipe was excellent with a few modifications! I scale the recipe to 27 servings (2 cans black beans) and use a 16 oz. pkg. frozen corn, cooked. Add 1 Tbls. cumin, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/8-1/4 c. chopped cilantro and 1/3 c. fresh lime juice with pulp (1-3 limes depending on size.) Make sure you drain all cans before adding to salsa. It tastes best if you let it chill for 2 days. Excellent over rice! 6/20/06 - I have made this three times already. It makes taco salad wonderful! I just can't get enough of it!
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Easy Cheesy Chicken I

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2006
This was delicious and so easy! I used only 4 chicken breasts but all of the soup. We had the sauce on egg noodles. Yum! Next time I will add extra mushrooms and serve with grated cheese on top. I had too much sauce with 4 chicken breasts. Maybe leave out the cream of chicken soup.
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Salisbury Steak

Reviewed: May 26, 2006
This is a very good basic recipe to start with. I tweaked it to our taste with the advice of those that went before. I used 1/2 the catsup, doubled the sauce, and omitted the salt. I used 1 pkg. dry onion soup mix, reconstituted, and added a 4 oz. can of mushrooms with juice to the sauce. I made thinner steaks (6 per lb. of beef). I also used 1 egg per lb. of beef and the patties stayed together nicely.
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Cherry Tomato Corn Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2008
8/7/08 Only three stars because it needs a little tweaking for our taste. The basil was too strong and the rest of the dressing was too bland. Marinating would improve this, which we did not do. The salad was much better the next day. I would reduce the olive oil (1T?), increase the lime juice (1 lime or 4t?), and eliminate the salt. (It makes the cucumbers weep.) Red or green onion would be good in this. Changing from basil to cilantro, you have a different salad. I will definitely make again and report. 8/24/09 Use juice from 1 lime, 1 T olive oil, 1 T dried basil, 2 sm green onions, and omit salt. Marinate several hours or overnight. Delicious! With these changes it is 5 stars.
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Spicy Honey Mustard Pork Roast

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2014
I had a 2 lb. roast. I adjusted the pepper to only 1 teaspoon for a double recipe of sauce. I cooked it in the crock pot with potatoes and carrots on low for 6 hours. I will definitely make it again.
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Easy Mexican Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2006
This was very easy and very tasty. I used ground turkey, fat free sour cream, and a little taco seasoning in the meat. The leftovers were better than the original because the flavors had a better chance to blend. I will definitely make this again. Thanks.
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The Best Bean and Ham Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2013
I have never really liked traditional ham and beans. That is why, when I found myself with a ham bone, I looked for something a little different. I tried the right recipe! This is great! I used straight pinto beans instead of 15 bean soup. (I am picky about my beans.) I also used left over ham drippings (2 cups) and water(2 cups) instead of canned broth and omitted the salt. I put all but the ham and two of the carrots (I was out of room) in my 5 quart slow cooker. I brought it to a simmer on high, then turned it to low. I added the chopped ham only for the last hour. It cooked for a total of nine hours. It came out full of flavor! Will definitely make again.
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Black Bean Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2008
I read a lot of reviewers recommendations on this recipe. Since I incorporated most of them and added one of my own, I am not sure that I am rating this recipe at all. This is what I changed: 2 C frozen corn, 3 T chili powder, 2 T cumin, 1 T cilantro, 2 cans stewed tomatoes (chopped), and some leftover brown rice. However, the coup de gras was the 3 C of smoked pork broth. Serve with extra cilantro and lime wedges for topping. This is great served with simple quesadillas. Very awesome!!! I will try using some chicken broth and zucchini. This recipe is versatile, mix it up.
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Cottage Cheese Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2009
Used 24 oz. container of cottage cheese, one large seeded cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and omitted the salt. Very creamy and delicious. Let it chill overnight for better flavor.
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Chinese Cabbage Salad II

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2011
Very good! The package of broccoli slaw was only 12 oz. I adjusted accordingly except for the ramen. I omitted the salt (it was still a bit salty for me), used only 2 oz. of slivered almonds, and replaced the sesame seeds with sunflower seeds. Next time I will reduce the oil as well. 1/4 c. for the 12 oz. slaw mix or 1/3 cup for 16 oz. However, the title should be Chinese Broccoli Salad as there is very little cabbage in it. Thanks for sharing.
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Garlic Pork Roast

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2006
This was very tasty! A new way to eat sweet potatoes, with gravy (which I made from the broth.)
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Taco Bake

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2007
I thought this was really good. Not like hamburger helper at all. I did not have everything required on hand so I made some substitutions. I used a 14 1/2 oz. can of tomatoes w/green chilis and only an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce. I omitted the water and the can of green chilis. I also used cheese spread in place of chedder (except for the 1/2 c. on top.) I prepared it in the skillet without the cheese, chilled it, reheated it in the crock pot (1 hr. on high) the next day and added the cheese (melted in the microwave) 15 min. before serving at a potluck at work. I would like to try it again sticking to the recipe.
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Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad with Mint

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2007
7/13/06 I only used 1/2 the salt and 1/3 the oil to make it healthier still. (We will see if the left overs turn out.) I also used cherry tomatoes, quartered with seeds because that is what I have from my garden. It made a more attractive salad. I did not have any fresh mint so I used 1 Tbls. of dried crushed mint. It was wonderful!!P.S. Marinating with the salt draws out the water from the cucumbers, but I think that is the point, to make dressing. Try using 1/2 the salt and it should reduce the water.
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Seafood Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2006
6/20 This recipe tastes as I expected. It is very good. I used 12 oz. pkg. crab, 8 oz. (3 c.) rotini pasta, and 2 stalks celery. However, I followed the advice of others and made the sauce recipe as originally written. Thanks. 7/9 With lt. mayo, skim milk, and aspartame this has 347 cal., 12g. fat, and 58 carbs per serving.
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English Trifle

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2013
Took it to a small party and everyone had some. It was the talk of the table. I used a 10 inch loaf of angelfood and it was still a lot of cake. I recommend more pudding. It was almost lost in everything else. Will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing.
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Carrot Zucchini Saute

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
I made this by the recipe and it was very good. I like my vegetables a little more tender than crisp, so the cooking time was perfect for me. Lightly seasoned w/ no heavy vinegar taste at all. Next time I might try it with a little garlic and some fresh mushrooms.
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Oh-So-Good Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2013
I made this as written, no additions. However, the cooked chicken breast I had on hand came from a smoked chicken, which did add it's own flavor. The mushrooms may seem strange with salsa, but don't leave them out. Adding a little more Mexican spice would be good, especially if you don't have smoked chicken. Black beans would also be a nice addition.
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Dee's Roast Pork for Tacos

Reviewed: May 17, 2007
If you like really spicy mexican, you will have to add some hotter peppers. I cooked it in the crockpot, removed the meat, shredded it, and put it back in its broth. It was delicious.
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