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Easy Broccoli Quiche

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2007
Ok this recipe as I made it tasted amazing...so many compliments at our bridal party brunch...however the methods of cooking need to be overhauled. This actually makes 2 quiches. I took two packages of chopped frozen broccoli and microwaved until completely thawed. I added almost 1 onion (smallish so not to overpower) chopped and the butter to a skillet and cooked the onion through. Then I added the broccoli and the garlic. I unrolled both pie crusts in a pack and sprinkled a quarter of a package of shredded cheese over the bottom. Then I added half the broccoli to the pan and covered it with another quarter of the cheese. I beat 2 eggs with 3/4 cup milk and a tad more butter and poured that over the mixture. I tried to season everything with salt, peper and any other herbs I felt appropriate when I was cooking the broccoli. I did the same in the second pan with the other half of the ingredients. I baked for about 30 min but check often because all ovens are different. Was not too much for the pan as some suggested nor was it too wet. I used disposable round cake pans that are a little deeper. If you want to pre bake the crust a couple minutes so to avoid a gooeier crust that may be a good idea. I have no idea how someone could make it the other way it would have been too difficult. Will make many many more times.
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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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Sassy Sangria

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2005
great recipe I used a cheap Burgundy and a little less sugar ... make just a few hour ahead and chill so flavors meld...not good leftover even one day
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Chocolate Walnut Bars

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2008
I was skeptical while I was making these. The chocolate batter was runny and I didn't think it had set up well. Once they cooled a bit I stuck them in the fridge and I pressed a slivered almond on the top of each bar. They are quite small but so rich and delicious you wouldn't want them any bigger. Great flavor and so easy to make. This one a keeper!
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Country Style Barbecued Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2007
As is was a little too vinegary for the BF...actually he said that the final product was also but he still rated it a 4. Changes I made when I thought it was going to be too tart. Cooked much longer, added honey, a little dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, butter to help carmelized the onions, worchestershire sauce, garlice powder,followed the rest of the recipe. Next time will not add so much vinegar and probably sub onion powder. BF wanted to know what the mushy things in the sauce were.
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Mushy Peas I

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2007
While both of us like it the taste wasn't much different from actual peas. I did like the consistency so I guess if you want something like that and aren't making potatoes it might be better. Will probably make again. Very very easy. Made with cheddar chicken.
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Pasta with Gorgonzola and Sweet Onion

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2006
I don't feel right about simply rating this because I used it more as a jumping off point. I was afraid of using so much onion. So I added: chopped frozen spinach, jarred roasted red peppers, fresh basil, and extra vinegar. It was fabulous, even my roommate who is sometimes afraid to try what I cooked said she would eat a full portion if I made it again.
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Anytime Punch

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2006
to get more of a kick to it only use only a one to one ratio of the ingredients
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Upside Down Pizza

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2008
Used combo of sausage and hot italian turkey sausage instead of beef. Used double the 2 cheeses and 26 ounce jar of sauce. Added rosemary, basil, oregano, sugar, pepper, salt and cinnamon to the sauce. BF said it was the best thing I'ven made in 2 years. Would put a second layer of dough on the bottom next time (partially bake that layer before adding the ingredients.
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Moussaka

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2008
This was delicious! I tried to fry the eggplant but it didn't work well since it is so porous. If you breaded it like when you have Parmesan it might be easier. I baked it instead. I had no breaf but I used lamb, beef, veal meatloaf mix and it was great. I thought it might be too much bechamel at first but it wasn't after all. I halved the recipe and it worked better than it seemed so I made it in a smaller pan. I never had moussaka but I thought it was great and I would definitely make again. I used the same pan for the sauce and the meat and just rinsed in between to cut down on clean up. If you do certain parts at the same time you can drastically cut down on time. For example while the eggplant sits make the meat sauce. Then while the eggplant cooks make the bechamel. The meat will cool enough to add the egg and then everything is ready to be layered.
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Mrs. Strong's Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2007
I liked this a lot. I think the meat need more seasoning. I used seasoning salt. I also added a tad of milk to the cream mixture and used neufchatel instead of cream cheese.
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Honey and Feta Spread

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2007
Haven't quite done this. Since I buy precrumbled feta I mixed honey with feta and added the pepper while mixing. DIVINE...I just love this combo of sweet and peppery.
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Chili And Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2007
This was ok. I liked it pretty well because the side dishes I made were flavorful and moist. I had some plainer side dishes for the BF and he didn't think this was very good. He said the insides were dry. I didn't use as many chicken breasts so we only had 2 for the filling. I used the leftover filling as a side dish (see pic). I would add some chili powder. For the roasted chili I held a jalapeno over the burner to roast and then I deseeded it and chopped. Perhaps next time I will add a tad of cream cheese to the filling and make spicier. Though, I don't know if I"ll make this again.
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Pastitsio IV

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2007
We made this for the neighbors and served with a salad. Thought it was going to end up dry but really was not as you would think. Maybe could up the bechamel a little if you wanted an obvious sauce but proabably would not be as authentic. Good to esemble ahead of time and bake later
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Gourmet White Pizza

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2007
The BF said 4.5. Though here are the changes I made. I cut up one raw chicken breast in small pieces and then cooked it on top of the stove in the marinade from Chicken Diablo from this site (we had leftover from the previous evening). I also had about 4 slices of leftover bacon to cook and I cut that up small and cooked on top of the stove. Instead of pesto I had this sun dried tomato brushetta in a jar that has a lot of nice flavor to it. I made the sauce as it said more or less then layered in this order: sauce, chicken, cheese, bacon. I think a little mozz. like half and half would have been good. All the feta was a little heavy for me. Very tasty.
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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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Carrot Spice and Walnut Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2009
This was pretty good. Very easy and a nice alternative to pumpkin pie.
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Satay Chicken Pizza

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2008
This was good. I used thai style peanut sauce with honey from this site with a few modifications and instead of the pita bread I made a flatbread dough. It's really fast and worth the extra 10-15 min it takes to make.
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Turkey Bolognese Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2007
Thought we would like this more from the reviews. Thinking next time to use a mixture of ground veal, pork and beef...seemed the meat wasn't flavorful enough.
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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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