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Bacon Chicken I

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2005
Did I follow the same recipe as everyone else? People are raving about this dish and I thought it was "okay" at absolute best. I browned the bacon a little like everyone recommended. If you do this, render as much fat as you can because the way you put it in the oven is the way it will come out. I used frozen veggies with it like another user, which I do NOT recommend unless you LOVE canned veggies because that's what they come out like: overcooked, mushy, and tasteless. Now, the recipe itself sounded good and simple. I just was not impressed at all, and I don't think I'm picky. It didn't have much flavor, even with a very flavorful bacon that I love. And adding only 1/4c. milk to the condensed milk led to a very thick, heavy sauce that I did not find pleasing at all. Sorry, I would not make this again at all.
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BBQ Chicken Calzones

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2005
We thought this was good, nothing to write home about, but will make again from time to time. Depending on your appetites, 1/2 a calzone might not be enough (DH had a whole one by himself, but I struggled to eat a half). We don't care for cilantro much, so just left it out. Overall, pretty good, would recommend.
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Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2005
I thought this sauce was absolutely amazing, so much more flavorful than the red goo from the local takeout place. Unfortunately, my dh prefers his cornsyrup with red food coloring and didn't care for this so much. So, 4*s.
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Wonton Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2005
Especially after a recently awful attempt at a similar wonton recipe, I was wary to try another, but was pleasantly surprised. Omitted the shrimp, don't care for it much. I love that the pork loin is finely chopped instead of using ground pork, it gives it a great texture that isn't pastey or chewy like some recipes. Used rice vinegar instead of wine because I had it on hand, not sure how much this effected the flavor. Also, I would recommend to anyone who wants to try this to either chop the ginger VERY finely, or simply grate it. I got the occasional bite of a small chunk of ginger, not so good =). Anyway, a fantastic wonton recipe that I will use all the time. Btw, I accidentally chopped a little more than 1 tsp ginger, so I added the remainder to the stock. Wouldn't recommend doing something like that unless you REALLY love ginger. It ended up being a little overpowering, and I think I only probably added about 1/4 tsp to it. Edit: if you have complaints about the broth, that is not the recipe's flaw: it's mediocre broth. Consider adding some kick with a splash of rice vinegar and a little grated ginger (have invested in a grater since my earlier post, what a fantastic tool!)
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Pineapple Chicken Tenders

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2005
This is the first 5* recipe I've given, and it is WELL DESERVED. Let me just start with the modifications I made. We used boneless skinless chicken breasts that I pounded flat so they'd cook about as quickly as chicken tenders. Also, we live in an apt. so no grilling, so we just did it on the stovetop. I think I only used about 1/3 c. of brown sugar and a little more pineapple juice instead. It was AMAZING. The chicken was juicy and flavorful. I boiled the marinade for a few mins until it had reduced by about 1/3 and poured this over the chicken and a side of white rice and it was just fantastic. We will definitely use this recipe again and again. It's so simple and so delicious. Thanks!!
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Easy Teriyaki Chops

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2005
My husband really liked this recipe, but I, like many others, found it a bit on the salty side. I thought it deserved a 3. He said it was good, but nothing was really spectacular about it, so he said 4.
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Wontons for Wonton Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2005
The combination of pork and shrimp was not very good at all. The shrimp was very over powering and the taste reminded me of the smell of catfood. I would definitely not make this recipe again.
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Oven Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2005
So simple, how didn't I think of this? Omitted red pepper out of personal preference, and used red creamer potatoes. Fantastic
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Kielbasa and Potato Bake

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2005
This recipe was very good, just a little shy of 5 stars though. I found that boiling the potatoes for a few minutes while I cut the sausage and combined the other ingredients really cut down on the oven cook time. I think this is why I also found this recipe a bit runny, but I didn't really think that was so bad. We just ate it in bowls instead of on plates, and had a little bread to mop up the sauce at the end. I skipped the salt because I thought the sausage would be plenty salty, and it was. The smell and taste of this dish were very good, and we'll definitely make it again, but we just sort of felt like 5 stars was a bit too generous
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Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2005
I really liked this recipe, and so did my husband. It was easy to prepare, as evidenced by the fact that he made it and didn't burn down the house in the process. I thought the flavors worked well together; the vinegar really helped to enhance the lime flavor. I thought that 1 tsp of oregano was a bit much and will probably cut back or leave it out altogether next time.
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White Cheese Chicken Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2005
I really enjoyed this recipe a lot. I switched out ground chicken for chicken breast because it's what I happened to have on hand, but I don't think it adversely affected the flavor at all. I halved the recipe, but I thought that half an onion was too much. I found the sauce to be very thick and somewhat difficult to work with, but the taste more than compensated. It was amazing! I thought everything about the recipe was great, ESPECIALLY the sauce, which was rich and quite flavorful (I didn't find it bland at all, and it wasn't *too* rich, just right). I think it's a great variation to typical lasagna. I only gave it 4 stars because my husband liked the recipe, but said he'd still prefer red sauce lasagna. Oh and I put the lasagna under the broiler for the last 2 or 3 mins and it made the top all bubbly and golden - awesome!
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Marinated Flank Steak

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2005
I really loved this recipe. I needed a great marinade sort of last minute and could only use ingredients onhand, so I had to make a few changes, but it turned out amazing! Even my very finicky eater hubby raved. I cut back the oil out of personal preference, used squeeze bottle lemon juice, a little more worcestershire because I love it, didn't use dijon mustard because my husband hates it, and had to use garlic powder instead of garlic cloves. Also, I think I used london broil instead of flank steak. Anyway, I was nervous about the combination of the strong flavors but it was absolutely fantastic and I'm going to use it all the time now. By the way, we used ours for quesadillas. Awesome!
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