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Amish White Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2007
2-18-2007 This is the first time I've made bread and I had a lot of issues with the rising of the dough. I am thinking my house was too cold. Once I put it in the oven on low it worked I'm thinking perhaps it was denser because of this. I will try again. Also halved the recipe and it may have affected the outcome. Update 4-12-2007 Ok so I made sure the house was much warmer and I ended up with a slightly different result. However I also added a bit of water to aid with the flour mixing. What a difference! There should be a little more in the recipe. If not the flour sits on the dough and you get a dusty mess. When I finished adding the flour this time (adding water using my cupped hand while kneading) I had a beautiful round smooth ball of dough. I thought the flavor was nicer this time as well. Perhaps use butter or butter flavor or something other than canola spray to coat the pan...the flavor is still there and reminds me of the taste of something fried. Excellent when first warm (we ate half the loaf). Trying toast tonight :)
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Jenny's Jambalaya

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2007
Update: 3-18-2009 I halved the recipe since there are only two of us. I used 2 cups leftover chopped up turkey for the the chicken. I sauteed the onion and then added 3 links of hot Italian turkey sausage raw and cooked until almost done. Then I followed the recipe adding the other elements and actually using real rice this time. I added a little more garlic powder and tabasco than it says for half a recipe and I used frozen already peeled/cooked shrimp. When there were about 8 min. left I put the still frozen shrimp into the pot. They were medium sized so I would use less time or more depending on the size. It was much less watery and the leftovers were delicious (instead of tolerable). So easy and I still don't have an electric skillet but it was still very little clean up. 2-15 2007 I had no electric skillet and I didn't want to make as much as this said so my methods were a bit different. I took one large onion and sauteed in the oil. I used 2 boil in bag instant rice and boiled this and set aside. With the remaining water i dumped most and then added 1 can of chicken broth to about half a cup of the starchy water. I didn't have leftover chicken breast so I boiled that in the chicken breast and shredded it in th pan. While the chicken was boiling I took the entire pound of hot turkey sausage and browned it with the onion (crumbled) and one clove of garlic plus garlic powder. Once this was done I used one can of stewed tomatoes drained and added it to the sausage. Onc
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2007
Haven't figured out why the bad reviews. This is great. So easy and fast. Did add a little olive oil and garlic to the fish before initial cooking but took longer possibly because of the type of oven doesn't broil the way you would think. Loved the topping. Used salt and celery seed in place of celery salt. Could def. still tast the fish in a good way. Though if you wanted to mask the fish taste it would be possible.
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Carol's Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2007
This is a five at least the way I made it. Instead of diced chicken, I wanted shredded. So I took 2-3 garlic cloves and crushed them and with the onion and olive oil heated them. Then I added the chicken broth. I submerged 3 chicken breasts in the liquid and boiled them until cooked. I removed the breasts and shredded with two forks. Then I used one can of beans, a can of chilis, and the seasonings and mashed them with a fork. and then added this to the broth to thicken it. I addded 1 and a half cups of frozen corn and added the shredded chicken and about 2/3 cup of shredded cheese. Once everything had incorporated i added almost another full can of beans (not mashed). It seems a little too much like soup so I added some cornstarch until it reached the desired consistency (careful not to add too much too fast). The BF said it tasted like chicken corm sooup and so he just salt and peppered it while I added a small dollop of light sour cream and some fresh cilantro and tabasco sauce. I didn't have any green onions so those were omitted. EXCELLENT!
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Basil Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2007
Only used about 2/3 the amount of butter or so per the other reviews. Seemed perfect to me. Left no trace of grease floating on the top that way. Seems to be better the second day. Not quite as good as some of my favorite versions but very good and very tasty. May half the recipe and make often.
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BBQ Chicken Calzones

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2007
These were between a 3 and a 4. I think I used more cheese perhaps. I think if I made it the way it said it would have come out better. Liked it with the cilantro. Possibly make again. Dipped in a combo of BBQ sauce and blue cheese dressing.
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Busy Day Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2007
This was ok. I added some apple juice to the bottom of the pot in the hopes that it would stay moist because I thought I was going to cook it longer than it said. The problem with putting a whole chicken in a slowcooker is that all the bones just sort of intermingle with the food. I didn't think I would but now I agree def. easier with chicken breasts. I don't think the chicken took on much of the taste of anything I added to the pot (I also put 1/2 a chopped onion). rather bland I suppose. I used the chicken as the base for my BBQ chicken calzones and so for that purpose it was great. I alos highly recommend removing the skin and excess fat no matter what. I can't imagine what a huge mess it would have been if I had left it on hte whole thing. As it was I left it on the wings and a small portion of the leg. YUCK...
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Baked Scallops

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2007
I'd rate a four the bf said a 5. I used the little scallops and it was nice (prefer to use the larger ones for meals where you taste more scallop). Served with pasta. Watch cooking time closely.
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Linguine with Spinach and Brie

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2007
This was great. I added the cheese to the spinach in pan to make sure it melted and it worked great. Also seasoned with parm. cheese. Will make again. Very easy.
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Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2007
Excellent but had to cook much much longer than stated. I'd guess at least and hour and a half. Served with Honey Pecan Pork Chops and will def. make again.
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Awesome Honey Pecan Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2007
Missing something but very good served with corn casserole.
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Feta Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2007
Update 5-2-2007 Oh my I think I fixed this to perfect! So I didn't have enough of the feta so I mixed it with about 2 tbsp of ricotta cheese. I also sprayed the top of the chicken with cooking spray. It browned up more was less dry and was exactly what the chicken needed. Though I served with some couscous we didn't really like. Still trying to find the perfect side dish for a non-veggie eating BF :( 1-25-2007 This was easy and good! I think it needs a little something else. I don't know exactly what. I served with spaghetti with red sauce so it had a lot of flavor. Probably make again.
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Piggy Wiggys

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2007
Just as it should taste! I even used turkey dogs and still thoroughly enjoyed these. No need to do anything but tear dough at perforation and roll up the dogs. We served at a bachelorette party where we called them porkers in bed.
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Luscious Spinach Artichoke Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2007
Very nice! Made at request of hostess of a bachelorette party. Could be baked longer, wasn't very warm, probably should have used a more shallow dish. Nice flavor.
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Golden Penny Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2007
I decided to make this because I had mistakenly mixed too much cheese into a recipe of egg and milk. Salvaging a cup of the extra cheese I made these. Unfortunately I'm not the best pancake maker so the first few were raw and then the next few were burnt. I liked the flavor though it wasn't really cheesy making me think the same as the other person who said that it was just adding more calories. I liked the sweetness though some thought they were better with salt and pepper , I did not. It may need something to top or dip them. I'm not sure if I'll make them again (since it was a fluke in the first place that I made it). Update: Only used half the batter the first time around. A friend who makes pancakes well finished off the rest and we ate them with our hands as appetizers with salsa. Much better and have changed from 2 stars to 3 stars, possibly add more spice to pancakes for a savory taste (chili powder perhaps).
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Tea Biscuits

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2007
I halved the recipe which should make 10 but I only got 8 out of it (I wouldn't want to make them any smaller). I also added a tiny bit less salt per the other reviews. This is between a 3 and a 4. The main problem we had was that they were too crumbly. You couldn't break in half to insert butter or honey in the center. I would say served hot you can melt butter on top and then drizzle with honey. Difficult to eat with your hands. Suggestions on if I did something wrong? I would say with butter and honey the stars are up a notch though. Good flavor.
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Spinach Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2007
Good for being lentil soup (trying to be healthy is always tough). Added a little garlic powder. Used instant brown rice added when beans were added. I like to serve with salt, pepper, vinegar and a little parm. cheese. Will probably make again.
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Chicken Diablo

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2007
The BF liked this a lot. Apparently the best thing I've made so far. Added more cumin, paprika to it. Also added tabasco...def. a keeper. So easy!
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Company Couscous

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2007
I don't know if this would be a 5 if I made it the way it says. I changed some of the methods used. I did not cook any of the vegetables (pepper, scallions, tomatoes). I removed the seeds from the tomatoes and cut them into quarters. For the parm. cheese and the basil, I decided to make homemade pesto (basil, olive oil, cheese,garlic cloves, pines nuts) added to a smidgen of mayo. I tossed that with the veggies. Then I added the cooked couscous in batches (to incorporate evenly) and added balsamic at the end. Complete heaven. Never made couscous before SO EASY!!!
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Apple Pan Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2007
Specify type of apple...used non-cooking apples and was a little soft. Will tweek some other aspects next time. Ok for my first attempt.
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