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Karen Martin

Karen Martin
Home Town: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Living In: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Indian, Italian, Southern
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Chicken Fiesta Salad
I liked this ok. The fakey flavor of the mexicorn threw it off a little for me, and it really needed something creamy to blend it together. My second try I mixed sour cream and salsa together as the dressing, but it was still missing something. I also think my choice of greens was unfortunate for this recipe. I used a mixed green blend with a lot of peppery arugula, and I think it overpowered everything else. I would add cheese and some crumbled tortilla chips. I might try this again with some milder greens and without the canned mexicorn.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2014
Cheesy Ham Potato Bake
I made a half batch of this for dinner last night and it was more than enough for my family. I have small children who are small eaters. I reduced the amount of onion by half and it was plenty, maybe even still too much. I also snuck in some steamed cauliflower, minced small, and no one noticed it was there. You could probably replace a quarter or more of the potatoes with cooked cauliflower because the color and texture are the same as the potatoes. I would be careful of the salt in this dish. I salted pretty heavily for the potatoes and had almost too much because of the salty ham. The amount of butter seemed high so I used about half in the potatoes and saved some aside to toss with crushed corn flakes and some more cheese to make a crumbly topping. I still felt like it was a little oily. I think I will leave the butter out next time and see if I miss it. My family liked this pretty well and my picky 5 year old finished her plate, so that's good enough for me.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 20, 2014
Savory Crescent Chicken
I have been making this for years, but it is starting to fall out of favor with my family. It's pretty bland and good for the kids, but for more "grown up" food, I would think you might need to add a little something extra.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 18, 2014
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