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Best Ever Crab Cakes

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2011
These were really good! I made them tonight for dinner & they were very good! I doubled them & made them exactly as called for except I didn't have tarragon so I replaced it with crushed fresh garlic. Then I added 1 1/2 sleeves of crushed ritz crackers to the mixture cause it was very wet. After I mixed everything I formed patties & dipped it in italian bread crumbs to give it a coating. They were very good although I felt they could use a little sauce & the thought of mustard wasn't appealing so I will have to find a sauce for them, but other than that they were great!
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Very Veggie Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2011
This was SOOO good!!! I've been trying to eat healthier & get in more veggies & will admit the thought of putting broccoli & carrots in lasagna was a bit odd but it turned out wonderful! It has so much flavor & I didn't miss the meat at all!! The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was because my broccoli, even though I cut them up were not cooked as much as I would have liked. Next time I think I will steam them halfway then add them to the lasagna. Here's what I did: I added 1 egg to the ricotta mixture, added tons of garlic cause I love it & sprinkled some basil, salt & pepper in there too. I left out the spinach because I didn't have any & honestly it was already loaded & didn't need anything more! I had to use a jar & 1/2 of sauce & on the top layer of my lasagna I was running low on mozzarella so I used grated parm cheese & it was superb!!!
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Fantastic Black Bean Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2011
I made this chili because I had all the ingredients I needed to make this & we had a HUGE snow storm & I felt like some nice warm chili would hit the spot!! I sauteed extra garlic in with the onions & added 2 cans of tomatoes, as well as only 2 cans of black beans cause that was all I had. I added red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, salt & pepper as well. Because others mentioned it didn't have much of a spicy kick to it. Then I threw it all in the crock pot on low for 4 hours. It was good & had lots of flavor, but I think I prefer my usual chili recipe. I like more of a thick tomato based chili with the tomato sauce, tomato paste & tomato puree. Still was a nice change though & it was good! I just prefer a thicker more tomatoey chili.
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Baked Haddock with Spinach and Tomatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2011
I made this last night & it was good but it didn't have a whole lot of flavor, even after making some changes that others suggested. I think it has potential though! I sauteed the onion in butter & added about a TBSP or a tad more of fresh garlic, added the spinach & nutmeg. Then I put the fish in the dish & sprinkled onion powder, cayenne pepper, & salt on it. Next time I will add garlic powder & regular pepper as well. I put the spinach mixture all over the fish & baked it. When I made the sauce I added 1/4 cup of white wine to it. Next time I'll use a can of tomato sauce & double it cause there wasn't nearly enough! I think with the extra changes it could be really good & healthy dinner :-)
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Healthy Living Twice-Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2011
Delish!!! I only had 2 small potatoes so I cut the filling in half but it was a great healthy potato that actually tasted good!!! The only change I made was using regular mustard cause thats all I had but it was still great! Thanks for the recipe :-)
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Pistachio Crusted Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2010
This was pretty good. I was a bit unsure about using pistachio's it sounded good but odd. But I had some shelled pistachios that no one was eating anymore & it was just enough to make this. It was pretty good & a nice change to our usual dinner. I made exactly as written & except I had 4 thin chicken breasts that I left whole rather than cutting into strips. My husband & I enjoyed it was good but not the best thing we ever had & if I ever have pistachio's around again I would probably make this again.
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Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2010
Oh my god I've died & gone to heaven!!!!! These were wonderful & deff a good treat to have when your craving cookie dough craving without worrying about the raw eggs! I was a little worried as people were saying the brown sugar taste was too strong but I made them exactly as written & they were phenomenal! The only thing I did was different was using a whole bag of chocolate chips & adding a pinch on salt & baking soda for a more authentic cookie dough taste, then I dipped them in melted Hershey kisses. My hubby & I can't stop going back for more! I'm going to put them in some ice cream later tonight for a nice treat!!! Thanks for the amazing recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Garlic Parmesan Orzo

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2010
This was delish! Nice change from the usual pasta, it was kind of like having rice only diffrent lol! I've never used orzo pasta before but it was good! I didn't change a thing. Very creamy & good. My only complaint is that leftovers were not quite that good, it got very dry & bla tasting.
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Cioppino

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2010
I made this tonight & I thought it was pretty good but my husband on the other hand didn't care for it & he LOVES muscles! I made the broth as stated except I used half fish stock & half chicken broth to give it more of a seafood taste, I also replaced the water with clam juice & added way more garlic since we are garlic lovers! And added a few shakes of red pepper flakes. The broth was great....my husband agrees this was the only thing that was good!! But that was my fault I bought fresh muscles & clams but cheeped out & bought a frozen bag of mixed seafood that was absolutely horrible!! Also both my husband & I thought it needed more substance, either potatoes & rice or egg noodles added to it. The broth was great though! But again it was my fault.
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Stir-Fried Mushrooms with Baby Corn

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2010
This was delicious!!!! My husband thought it was good but not great but I however loved it! I've been trying to find a good asian stir fry veggie recipe to go with the Baked Teriyaki Chicken from this site! The changes I made were adding more garlic because I love it! I also used canned baby corn because I couldn't find any fresh & have never seen it fresh. I left out the fish sauce since I didn't have any so what I did was use 2TBSP soy sauce to make up for it, I also used 2TBSP oyster sauce since I added fresh broccoli to the dish & it needed more sauce. I also used red pepper flakes while stir frying since I didn't have any chili pepper. It was good my only complaint was I think I will add less cornstarch or leave it out all together next time. I know the sauce is suppose to thicken up a bit to stick but it was a little too thick for me. But still very good!
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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
This was a great recipe!! I usually make one that uses Catalina dressing which is great but my hubby wanted something a little different so he found this one! I took sdgirl's advice & made exactly as she had suggested except I used a full packet of onion soup mix instead of half & I used chicken broth instead of beef because that was all I had. It was amazing & oh so moist! Cooked on high for 3 hours, low for 2 & then kept it on warm for an hour cause it was done a bit early! It was awesome! Can't wait to make it again!
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Cornucopia

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2010
This was amazing!! I was a little nervous about trying this since the directions seemed complicated but it was so easy! I do recommend having another person help you though. A second set of hands makes it easier! I didn't have any problems with the dough being to slippery or falling off during baking which I was worried about. I didn't use the glaze as glue, I just stuck the bread right to the foil & then used the glaze over the whole thing when I was done. I also only needed 2 containers of dough. I put fruit in the cornucopia & then I made royal icing flowers & decorated the whole thing, it was beautiful! Everyone was sooo impressed! I'm going to make this a tradition in my family! Thanks for the wonderful idea!
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My Best Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
I made this for dinner the other day & it was pretty good! I used 3 cans of whole baby clams instead of minced, I also used a bottle of clam juice instead of water. Before I started the chowder I cooked up some hickory flavored bacon, then placed them on a plate & crushed them up. I also put the bacon grease in the pan with the potatoes, carrots, etc to add flavor & sprinkled a little garlic powder in there. I added a tiny bit of cornstarch to the half & half mixture cause I like a thick chowder! It still seemed to need a little more flavor, but it was still really good! Next time I make it I think I'll use heavy cream instead of the half & half & add real garlic to it instead of powder. Over all very good chowder!
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2010
This was delish!!! Let me first start off by saying neither I nor my husband are big pumpkin fans.....at thanksgiving I avoid pumpkin pie like the plague lol I'm just not a fan at all. However my husband recently started having pumpkin muffins at honey dew & so I thought I'd try it. It was fantastic!!! A nice fall treat! The only changes I made were adding 1 cup of nuts, 1 tsp (didn't measure just added a splash!) of vanilla & 1 cup of brown sugar, 2 cups white sugar. Then I made the cinnamon butter on top. I made 1 loaf of bread & 12 muffins. Put them both in the oven at the same time baked the muffins for 40 minutes & left the bread in there for an additional 30 minutes, it was delicious!! Served with honey ham dinner, sweet potatoes & green beans for a lovely fall, early thanksgiving dinner!
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Chewy Coconut Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2010
This was really good! I'm not a big fan of coconut & thought this could be a disaster, however I made them to go along with a Hawaiian dinner I made & thought this would go good! It deff was a hit! The only problem I had was that I needed to cook them for 12 minutes rather than the 8-10 because they were far from done. But thats not a big deal at all! They were delish!!!
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Butternut Squash Fries

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2010
SOOOOO good!!! My household is not a huge fan of squash including me, I only like a tiny bit at thanksgiving but this was a great healthy way to get everyone eating it a bit more! I cut up into fry shapes & put in a zip lock bag with just enough olive oil to coat them (didn't want them to get soggy!) Then sprinkled cinnamon & nutmeg on them. I didn't measure anything just eyeballed it. Turned out great! My only complaint was that it was a tad bit soggy (not my complaint I still thought they were good but still could have been crispier!) Next time I think I will broil them close to the heat to get them to crisp up a bit....or bake them halfway then finish them off broiled! Either way great recipe!!! Nice alternative to sweet potato fries....its nice to switch it up a bit sometimes!
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Mushrooms with a Soy Sauce Glaze

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2010
These were great!!! I had some mushrooms I had to use up & decided to try this recipe. We had them along side BBQ steak because these were a last minute thing but next time I think I'll serve them on top of regular steak...they were great!
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Ricotta Gnocchi

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2010
I've never heard of or made gnocchi before but it looked good so I decided to give it a try. It wasn't hard to make but it was a bit time consuming. The only changes I made were using fresh garlic & adding less mozzarella cause it was wayyy too much! My husband & I both thought it was good but not great. We cooked it for 4-6 minutes because 1-2 wasn't enough & it was still a bit doughy. It was pretty good but neither of us absolutely loved it. If I were to make it again I would make the pasta even thinner than the recipe calls for. However it wasn't good enough in our opinion to put all the effort & time into making these so I probably won't have them again
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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2010
My husband hated these. I didn't think they were great but they weren't that bad either. The garlic butter that you put on top was WAYYYYY too salty! If I do make these again (which I probably wont since I'd be the only one eating them) I would cut way back on the salt since the garlic powder has salt in it as well as the butter. I would probably use real garlic as well. The bread was good but the butter needed to be tweaked a bit.
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Banana Split Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2010
This was such delicious banana bread!!! I have 1 recipe that I always use thats really quick with bisquick & this by far tops it off!!!! The only changes I made was to use 3 ripe banana's which I'm pretty sure was more than 1 cup! I also used walnuts instead of pecans because thats what I had on hand. Then I sprinkled some sugar on top of the bread before I put it in the oven. Just something I had to do!!! It was DELICIOUS!!!!! I usually cover banana bread in butter but this was perfect as it was!! Just warm it up in the microwave & enjoy!!!! Thanks for the super recipe :-)
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