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Tiropitas

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2006
My first experiment with puff pastry! And it turned out great. We really enjoyed this dish. I substituted eggs for egg beaters, used reduced fat feta and fat free cottage cheese as well as "I can't believe it's not butter" spray. It was DELICIOUS! Next time I'm thinking I may reduce the cottage and feta cheese a little and throw in some spinach and tomatoes. Very yummy... I'm posting a pic of it right out of the oven.
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Chili Cumin Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2005
It was my Sunday to cook and we all know I love Mexican. This looked like a quick and easy recipe and I was making a more complicated appetizer, so I thought I'd try this. Also, been meaning to break out the crock pot now that the snow's here. Doubled the recipe EXCEPT for the cilantro. Added some red pepper flakes and used canned diced toms with jalapenos for a little extra zip (we like it spicy!). I had some trouble rolling the breasts (first time I've done it) but the thin cutlets definitely helped. Wasn't sure if I liked the looks of it when it was cooking, but it tasted great and we enjoyed it served over brown rice. It needs something else... I may throw in some fresh garlic next time or maybe chop up some onions. Also, I think I want to put the mixture through the food processor. I think making the filling into the paste may add in the preparation. Thanks for the recipe -- definitely a great Sunday dinner!
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Convenient Vegetarian Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2010
I made several modifications to this recipe and it came out great. Making a smaller batch, I added different veggies in order to keep it interesting and healthy. I used nine noodles (rice lasagna - no boil!), one container of ricotta, 2 eggs. I sauteed yellow onion and then added carrots and asparagus, then broccoli, red bell pepper and cauliflower. I only used about a tablespoon of olive oil and some garlic - and also only used fresh veggies. I can't do frozen veggies. I cooked it for an hour on 350 with tightly wrapped foil and then uncovered and put it under the broiler to finish. We enjoyed it for a Sunday dinner and are both looking forward to the leftovers. One other modification: I put a little tomato sauce on the bottom of the pan before the first layer of pasta. Then I did: cheese/veggie mix, shredded cheese, dollops of sauce, pasta until the top layer where I only did sauce. I was easy on the cheese between layers.
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Tuscan Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2006
Yummy! I was looking for a soup with sausage in it after seeing Rachel Ray make a lentil and sausage soup. So I was very excited when I found this in my inbox today! One of my goals for this year is to experiment more in the kitchen, and so I did! I skipped on the evaporated milk (may add next time). I added fresh garlic, white beans, red pepper flakes. I have no luck cooking potatoes and saw that someone used rice, but thought, "Mmmmm... pasta," and used that instead. Had it ready when my boyfriend got home from work and he scarfed down TWO bowls! We greatly enjoyed it... the only change is that next time we'll have a nice crusty bread along with it. Thanks!
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Spicy Peach-Glazed Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2006
Yum! I just cooked pork for the first time recently... I'm usually strictly chicken, but really wanted to branch out. This is my second pork recipe and it was GREAT! I just cook for two and we're weird about leftovers, so I cut the recipe. I also don't measure... I don't know why, I just don't. Guess it's growing up with an Italian mom -- she can just "do it" and I aspire to be the same. I cut up two fresh peaches instead of using preserves. I mixed all of the spices into the mix as well as putting salt, pepper, ginger and cinn on the chops before searing. I served over white rice and it was great! Oh, and I didn't have chili paste so I used cayenne and a little bit of red pepper flakes. May skip next time and add a little curry powder. Also, I might throw in some maple syrup next time... and maybe a spash of oj. But it's GREAT as is! TRY IT!
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Pork Chops in Beer

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2006
Very good but we felt like something was missing and couldn't figure out what... but we'll try it again and play around with the recipe!
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2005
We just finished eating this as a precursor to our Sunday meal. Made the fruit salsa according to the recipe sans brown sugar and most of the white sugar (just threw in a bit). Was generous with the raspberries (probably 9 oz.). The problem we had were the chips. Made them according to the recipe but couldn't get the texture right. I'm still giving it a five. If someone has tips for how to get crispy chips that would be great. I saw someone toasted them (I think BEFORE the oven) but I was worried they'd be too cooked. Ours were pretty much the consistancy of really stale tortilla. We used WHEAT tortilla... perhaps that was the issue. Ended up using cinammon graham crackers instead -- yummy! We'll both be taking this to work for the week!
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Mulligatawny Soup I

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2005
Oh, my! We JUST finished having this. AMAZING! PERFECT! Definitely an EXCELLENT recipe. I absolutely LOVE the Mulligatawny served at a local restaurant and never thought I could make one as good. Well, heck, now I've made one better. Pretty much stuck to the recipe although was liberal with veggies, chicken and used brown instead of white rice. For the chicken we cut it up first (raw), cooked it and threw it in the recipe when it called for it. Heated the cream late in the process and just poured a tiny bit into each bowl, stirred and served. Excellent! Really, really, excellent. Will definitely make MANY more times. Thanks!
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Souvlaki

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2006
Before today I'd never had Souvlaki. I can't believe what I've been missing! This recipe was PERFECT. It's a hot summer day and something off the grill was just what the day called for. I halved the recipe and used a pound of thin cut pork chop and a pound of thin chx breast. I doubled the marinade because it didn't seem like it would be enough. I marinated the meat for about two hours, throwing the veggies in at the last minute. I won't be playing with this recipe any more, it was perfect. Plus, it yielded LOTS of leftovers, which I'm sure will go quickly!
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Roasted Chicken with Risotto and Caramelized Onions

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2006
Each Sunday night by boyfriend and I take turns with who makes Sunday dinner. It's just a nice way for us to try things out in the kitchen. When I saw this in the "daily dish" it sounded too good to resist! We both loved it... I changed a few things, and will maybe change a few more next time, but nothing that would alter it terribly. It really was great. Instead of buying a rotis. chicken I cut up breast and made it in a skillet by cooking chunks over med heat and then turning up the heat a little when it started to cook and adding water (I don't like to use oil when I cook chicken). Had the chicken, onions and rissoto going at once (three separate pans, of course). Halved the recipe, used a little more wine than called for. I may leave out the butter next time. I just didn't know if it was necessary. When cooking the chicken I used a little ground thyme as well as when the rice was almost done. We both LOVED it and wished I hadn't halved the recipe!
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Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2005
Mmmmmmmmm! Had this dish for the first time a few years ago at a Ruby Tuesdays and have been hooked since. Made is as Sunday dinner for my boyfriend and I a few weeks ago and we haven't stopped talking about it. Followed the recipe to a tee (unusual for me) and it was perfect. Had a great kick!
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