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Cream of Cauliflower and Stilton Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2010
Such a great, luxurious soup. I used butter instead of vegetable oil and cooked everything up together then pureed 2/3 of the soup and hand mashed the rest using a potato masher and finally jused used half and half instead of the heavy cream and milk. So deliciouse however if you are not a "stinky cheese" person you probably won't love it but if you're like me and think stinky cheese is the bomb then I'm pretty sure you're gonna love this.
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Easy Deviled Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2008
Super easy and flavorful, the coating keeps the chicken breasts moist and really adds a great flavor. I used seasoned bread crumbs and it turned out well but I would be curious to see how it would taste with the stuffing mix. My picky hubby said this was a keeper.
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Lemon Cream Pasta with Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2008
Probably more of a 4 and a half stars but really yum! I followed the recipe exactly except that I just sqeezed 1/2 the lemon onto chicken to bake and 1/2 into broth. Also at the end I added about a half cup fresh grated parmesean cheese and about 2 tbs. minced Italian parsley just before serving and it tasted great. You will be surprised at the creamy lemony flavor and how fresh and light it tastes. I just served with some green peas and a favorite wine for a deliciously different dinner.
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Anniversary Chicken I

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2008
How to make this less fat: You can get away making this dish with less fat but the flavor is still great. I use real bacon but about one slice per serving. I use just a sprinkling of soy sauce per breast and brush with low fat ranch and just sprinkle with shredded cheddar and the green onions. Still a little fattening but not quite so bad but still totally delish! Also I cut the breasts in half and pound to about 1/2 inch thick which speeds cooking time and makes the breasts really tender and streches the servings. A favorite dish that really makes anynight special.
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Cathy's Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2009
Super yummy, dense and spongy. I wanted a recipe that used sour cream and gave this a try and it was a hit. I made it in a hurry so perhaps that's why mine didn't rise much but that didn't matter. My hubby gave it his seal of approval saying that it was "pretty tasty!" this bread wasn't dry at all, really moist and dense and delish.
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2009
This was a wonderful, simple and fast soup that really was a pleaser! This recipe is a keeper. I did add some thyme and also just used low sodium chicken broth instead of the water and chicken boullion to cut down on sodium and it worked great. Served with some pesto French bread.
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Yummy Yellow Taters

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2009
These were really good. I used this recipe for Easter dinner and everyone liked them though I might not use them every night just because they are so rich and after a few dinners of these I won't be able to fit into my Calvin Kleins. I had leftover which I used for shepherds pie. I only added 2 drops of food coloring though I think they are fine w/o it too. Only thing is I added all the half and half at once rather than slowly and so my taters were a little thin but still good.
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Chicken Pot Pie I

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2009
I liked this recipe because it is super fast and easy and has room for adjusments. I used Pillsbury ready pie crusts and one can cream of mushroom soup one can cream of chicken. I used frozen mixed veggies (carrots, peas, corn and greenbeans) and also peeled and diced up a medium russet potato. Finally I added some garlic powder, pepper and a handful of fresh herbs (thyme, oregano, parsley and sage) finely minced and it was really good. I can see using any number of leftovers for this dish as well. Though not gormet, the ease, speed and overall taste is really good.
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Swiss Chard with Garbanzo Beans and Fresh Tomatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2009
Really great way to use swiss chard which in my opinion is one of the most beautiful and healthful veggies there is. My son wasn't a fan of the lemon but I thought it balanced the bitterness of the chard. The garbonzo beans (aka chickpeas) added creaminess but I actually think it could do without the tomatos if you don't like them. I served with some roast turkey breasts and whole wheat dinner rolls for a really nice, easy dinner.
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Turkey Cutlets with Tomato Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2009
This was very good and used items I had on hand. I used a cup of diced canned tomatos instead, increased the mushrooms and omitted the lemon juice. After browning the cutlets I added them to the sauce, covered and continued cooking until turkey was cooked through. I pre-seasoned the turkey with salt, pepper and garlic powder before cooking and the sauce reduced down a bit during cooking to intensify the flavors. I would definately make this again.
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Blackberry Peach Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2009
What a nice summer pie. Peaches and blackberries are in season at the same time here in the Northwest and so it seemed perfect to pair them in a pie. The peaches and berries really have a nice flavor together and the berries give the pie filling a lovely red color. I used more peaches and less berries just because I could only get 2 cups of berries off my small bushes but I had a ton of peaches to use. Serve with a little vanilla icecream and enjoy.
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Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2009
Wonderful and simple recipe. I've made it twice now and both time got rave reviews. If your peaches are very ripe you may want to add a smidge more corn starch to help thicken it up though. Great flavor, I always added a bit more spices just cause I'm that way. Very good, very easy and all around great recipe.
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Baked Havarti Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2009
Such a simple dish that really mixes things up at dinner. I wasn't sure about the combination of ingredients but it really worked. I ended up using Italian seasoning and plain havarti but it worked fine. I also used fresh garlic with the mushroom sauce. Really a big hit with the whole family and sooo easy!
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Fast and Delicious Black Bean Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2009
5 stars just because this recipe is so versitile. I used left over shredded pork instead of ham and added an extra carrot and more broth and more cumin. Really tasty and easy! Served with the buttery corn bread recipe on this site.
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Marie's Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2008
This is a winner. Super tender beef and flavorful veggies make this a keeper and so easy to prepare. I seared my roast in bacon grease for added flavor and this cooked up so yummy and moist and tender.
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Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2009
Oh my heck, these were the best biscuits I've ever made and I make alot of biscuits. I omitted the cayenne and probably came closer to undercooking these than overcooking them so they were just light golden brown and I made them really big. Oh man soooo good I think I'll write this one down and replace my Betty Crocker recipe with it!
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Buffet Meatballs

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2010
These were really yummy and people were really surprised when they asked what was in them and I told them. Strangely some people thought I added chili pepper to them because something in the sauce brought out some kick in the Costco meatballs I used but not really spicy, just a little kick. I did not have to throw any away and they were gobbled up.
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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2010
Superb! Even my mother in law thought so.
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Best Guacamole

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
Fabulous! I've never made guacamole before even though it's one of my favorite things to eat and I have high standards for my guac. This was so easy, fast and most of all, delicious. Like others I added some minced cilantro and some diced tomatos for added color. Letting it sit for an hour or 2 in the fringe will ensure it doesn't taste lemony so be sure you make it a little ahead of time. Sooo good!
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Sparkling Punch

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
This was a really nice punch, not really strong and just really pretty and fizzy. I was afraid that I would have a bunch left over since I only had about 13 people to serve but nope, it all got guzzled down by my guests even though I also had tea and coffee offered. Great recipe. If you have more thatn about 15 people you will probably want double the ingredients on hand since this will be a hit.
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