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Lisa's Easy Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2005
Super Easy! I cut the chicken breasts into strips and added 2 small zucchini's to the vegetable mix (as suggested by another), and substituted canned diced tomatoes for the fresh (it's what I had on hand). I also left out the chives (again, didn't have any), but will include them next time for sure! It went together in a snap and smelled great while it cooked. The left over juices will be saved for a soup base. Thanks for a fab post! We loved it!
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Calico Beans

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2005
TASTY! These were a huge hit at Easter Dinner! (I accidentally rated the wrong Calico Beans recipe - ignore my other one!) This is the one!!! There was hardly any left over! I did brown the bacon first, and then the hamburger and onions together. Made exactly as stated and it was a wonderful alternative to the usualy baked beans! Everyone went back for 2nds! Thanks for the post!
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Calico Beans

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2005
TALK ABOUT TASTE! These beans are fantastic! I took them to our family Easter Dinner and there was hardly a bite left! Everyone really liked them! Extra-ordinary for beans! Thanks for the post!
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No Bakes

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2005
OLD TIME FAVORITE! I've made these for years and love them! They never last long. I also add a dash of salt to the butter mixture and usually don't boil longer than 60 seconds with great results every time. Using old-fashioned oats seems to work better than the quick-cooking oats (they soak up more of the mixture). Thanks for the post! Wonderful! Simply wonderful!
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2005
Superb! We loved it! Just the right combination of flavors! I used a diet lean ground beef with good results. In place of the saltine cracker crumbs I substituted wheat-free bread crumbs (allergy) and it turned out just fine and no one noticed! It still got lots of raves! Great post!
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Shrimp Versailles

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2005
EXCELLENT! What a treat this was, and easy to make! I used precooked shrimp and it was fine (same quantity). I used 2 or 3 entire green onions and I'm glad I did! I also tossed in a little extra Swiss cheese too, and doubled the bread crumb mixture for extra topping. Overall a very pleasing dish! I had lots of compliments on the recipe! Thanks for the post!
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Twice-Cooked Coconut Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2005
I had a hard time getting the battered shrimpt to stick to the coconut. In fact, so much came off in the coconut that I finally gave up and just dumped the coconut into the batter to cut down on the mess because the coconut was becoming clumped with batter. This worked out better. Overall the shrimp tasted too greasy. The baking in the oven definitely helped to crispen. I probably won't attempt this again. It was a lot of work! They tasted nice, but I was so frustrated with the coconut that it was hard to enjoy. 3.5 stars.
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No Name Orange Roughy

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2005
FANTASTIC! We enjoyed this recipe very much! The sauce would be great on just about anything! I had dried rosemary leaves so I used my mortar and pestal to grind them to a fine powder, and it was good that way. Before serving, I removed the fish and added 1T cornstarch (mixed with water) to the sauce to thicken it (it was too soupy) and this turned out nicely! I used a crumbled tomato and basil feta and it just made the dish! Don't leave off the feta cheese! I also added 2t minced garlic to the sauce along with the spices, and was happy with the result! We will definitely be making this one again! Thanks for the post!
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Three Cheese Garlic Scalloped Potatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2005
AMAZING! We've made these twice now and they are wonderful! Do be careful that they don't overcook or the cheese crust will be tough (but still tasty!). Excellent post! Thanks!
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Arti-Cheesy Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2005
TASTY! We felt like we were dining Italien! In my haste to get dinner on I didn't realize the recipe called for COOKED chicken! I quicly cut into cubes and sauteed in a tad of olive oil and bacon drippings while I was making the sauce. I think there was a little too much bacon, but other than that it was very good! The sauce would compliment many types of meats! Served with Basmati rice. Nice post!
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Steak Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2005
TASTY! I was in a time-crunch to get dinner on after work, so I got 1# sliced brisket take-out and used this in place of the steak. I also substituted garlic-herb Feta cheese for the blue cheese because it's what I had on hand. Other than those 2 things, I made exactly as stated. We were skeptical of all the ingredients, but they were GREAT together! Wouldn't change a thing ... except my husband prefers black olives! We might change that next time, or use both! Thanks for the post!
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Surprise Meringues

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2005
OHMIGOSH! Surprised indeed! I made as stated and also added 1/4t cornstarch (for a stabilizing agent) and used powdered sugar vs. granulated sugar. I also added appx 1 cup of flaked coconut! They were fantastic! My husband said they were addictive and my son said they were awesome! They disappeared quickly! The chocolate and coconut were great together! The parchment paper really made for easy cleanup! Thanks for such a wonderful post! We'll be making these often! Next time I may also add 1T cocoa powder for a chocolate overload!
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Peanut Butter and Apple Sandwich

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2005
We love this sandwich and have made them for years with Granny Smith apples and crunchy peanut butter! Absolutely a nice alternative to the regular PB&J. We also sometimes substitute banana's for the apple! That is fantastic, too!
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Tantalizingly Tangy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2005
DELICIOUS! What a way to deliver on taste! Absolutely wonderful! I made exactly as stated, and used Smuckers Pineapple Topping (found with the ice-cream toppings at any grocery store) in place of the preserves because I couldn't find any! I was skeptical I admit, that such few ingredients could be worthy of such rave reviews, but I'm here to tell you, this is great! My husband would like me to "kick it up a notch" next time by using hot and spicy BBQ sauce for the ketchup portion. Will do! Thanks for the post! BTW - I'm not sure how this would serve 8 - that would be 1/8 pound of hamburger per person! Hardly enough for a bite! There was just 2 of us and we had 1/2 left over, so it really makes 4 modest servings.
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Artichoke Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2005
WOW! Super-fantastic! We LOVED this chicken dish! I used marinated artichokes and chopped them fine (I believe they added to the overall flavor). I used 1.5t minced garlic and a dash of salt and pepper in place of the garlic pepper (I didn't have any). I completely drained the artichokes but still ended up with some liquid in the pan (I'm puzzled where it came from), but it may have helped to flavor the chicken. Company-worthy or a nice change of pace for everyday fare. Excellent post! 01/10/05 - Made this AGAIN and realized that the water is definitely coming from the artichokes. I squeezed them before chopping and extracted a lot more liquid. You simply got to use marinated artichokes to capture that extra flavor! We also sliced the chicken breasts into strips, and added 5 pieces of precooked bacon (heated & crumbled) to the artichoke mixture. Simply FANTASTIC! I've NEVER rated a recipe twice - this is that good!! Just drain and squeeze the artichokes and your water problem will disappear!
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Amusement Park Cornbread

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2005
EXCELLENT! Baked in 8X8 Pyrex dish (don't have iron skillet). Used 1 cup sugar (we like it sweet) and doubled the baking powder because I used Oat Flour in place of Wheat Flour (wheat intolerant). I have to adjust slightly for that difference - and added 1/2 tsp Xanthum Gum to hold it together (Oat Flour has no gluten). Turns out like cornbread cake, which was very good! We loved it! It's nice when someone with gluten problems can adjust a recipe so that it tastes just as good! Thanks for the post!
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Cherry Fluff

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2004
YUM! Substituted frozen strawberries in syrup for the cherry pie filling because it's what I had on hand. I also added an entire package of mini marshmallows as another suggested. Simply fabulous! Make sure to drain the crushed pineapple thouroughly! This is a very tasty treat and very similar to this website's "Antoinette's Strawberry Freeze" (which is wonderful)! Thank you for the great post! Will be making this one again and will try it with cherry pie filling as the recipe calls for! I may even try it with blackberry pie filling! Very kid-friendly too!
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Broken Window Glass

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2004
OK! Made exactly as stated but substituted 8oz Cool Whip for the whipped topping to save time. Put into jello mold (sprayed mold lightly with cooking spray first and it slipped right out!). Presentation didn't look anything like broken glass, so the kids were disappointed - they were expecting to "eat glass", but it tasted good. The combination of lemon jello and pineapple juice was excellent! The different colors did start to run together in the binding jello & whip cream after it sat out during dinner, which didn't look too appetizing, but overall it was tasty. I probably won't make this again as the prep involved is too much trouble. Thanks anyway! It looks like others enjoyed it much more than we did!
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Caramel Pecan Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2004
YUM! Nice change of pace from regular pecan pie! I made exactly as stated and then topped with 6oz melted chocolate chips! Kept in fridge to tighten up pie until ready to serve - I always have trouble getting pecan pies completely done in the middle! Thanks for the post!
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Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2004
WOW! This was AMAZING! Presentation is elegant! I used 1 can of mushrooms (drained) in place of fresh because it's what I had on hand. The breasts were rather thick (I could have pounded thin but didn't want to take the time) so they required a little longer cooking time, about 6 minutes per side and then 20 minutes simmering. We just LOVED this dish! Not too much garlic at all - the balsamic vinegar balanced the garlic nicely. I did use a tad more thyme than what it called for. SUPER! This one will go in with my favorites! Thanks for the post Colleen! Excellent!
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