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Shrimp Scampi Bake

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2010
I just made this for Valentine's Day dinner and had to review. Absolutely delicious and so quick & easy! I did cut the butter in half, used extra garlic (as always), dried garlic (all I had) and added a big splash of white wine. Like other reviewers, I also sprinkled a little Old Bay on the shrimp. I added cut fresh asparagus before putting in the oven and served over angel hair pasta. Will definitely be making this again! Thanks, Kimber!
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Sassy Sausage and Black Bean Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2009
Very quick, easy & tasty. I didn't read the recipe carefully and drained the beans because I usually do. but it was fine. I did use 2 cans of beans and one 14 oz can of chicken broth in place of the beef broth + water, only 2 links of spicy turkey sausage, and added a little cumin. Served with avocado slices and homemade corn tortillas. Will be making this again.
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Unbelievable Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2008
This was a little disappointing after reading all the rave reviews. I marinated overnight and it had a nice flavor, just not much of it. I will probably try it again and make extra marinade to cook and thicken and use as a sauce. I may also try poking the chicken as others suggested.
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BBQ Steak

Reviewed: May 13, 2008
Loved this marinade! I have been searching for a long time for a steak marinade that I really like and this is it. Whole family raved. I cut the recipe in half for a 1.75 lb sirloin and it was plenty. Hubby grilled it to perfection for a delicious Mother's Day dinner!
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Sea Bass Cuban Style

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2008
ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! Restaurant quality - husband and daughter raved. AND quick & easy . . . what more can you ask for? I used tilapia, didn't have fresh tomatoes so used 1 can diced and 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes, didn't use the capers because i didn't have any, and about doubled the red pepper. Served over saffron rice.
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Pumpkin Cake II

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2007
This recipe should get 5 stars just for being quick and easy, but the cake is incredibly moist and delicious too! It literally took me about 10 minutes to mix it and get it in the oven. I used only a scant 1/2 cup of sugar, a whole 15 oz can of pumpkin, a little less than the 1/2 cup of oil (it doesn't need it, it's so moist), and 1/2 tsp each pumpkin pie spice & cinnamon. Baked it in a bundt pan for 50 minutes; topped it with Vanilla Glaze from this website (but it would be amazing with cream cheese frosting!). Took it to work and got rave reviews.
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Chicken with Garlic, Basil, and Parsley

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2007
This was right on time as yesterday's Daily Dish, as I needed something quick and easy to do with boneless chicken breasts last night. As advertised, quick & easy, and tasty and healthy too. Hubby & daughter loved it. The only changes I made were to brown the chicken a little first (in my big cast iron pan, which I then used to bake it in), and I only used another 1 tsp each of basil and oregano on top of the chicken. I used fresh tomatoes from the garden and topped with some mozzarella for the last 5 minutes in the oven. Chicken was on the verge of being a little dry, but was even better drizzled with some of the tasty pan juices. Might add some grated parmesan next time. Thanks for a nice weeknight recipe.
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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2007
WOW! This shrimp is incredibly delicious! The only changes I made were to cut the olive oil back to about 1/4 cup and the cayenne to about 1/8 tsp, although next time I'll probably inch it back up a tiny bit. I grilled on a grill pan instead of on skewers. Served with fresh green beans and angel hair pasta that was tossed with a quick sauce made with olive oil, lots of garlic, the rest of the can of tomato sauce, basil, and a couple of fresh tomatoes, diced. The whole family loved this, and I will definitely be making it again.
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Baked Halibut Steaks

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2006
AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS - thank you for sharing this recipe!! I used black grouper fillets because that's what I had, more garlic than called for because I always do, canned diced tomatoes with basis & oregano, dried basil 'cause I couldn't get fresh, and tomato-basil feta. I had to cook longer than stated because my fillets were HUGE, so the feta got kind of browned. 17 year old daughter kept raving about it, husband thought is was restaurant quality, and I just loved it! Can't wait to try it with fresh (real, summer garden) tomatoes and fresh basil.
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Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2006
Simple and delicious! I used 1 tbsp Smart Balance & 1 tbsp olive oil to sautee the veggies, 2 full cartons (8 cups) of chicken broth, an extra carrot and extra potatoes, and baby bella mushrooms. Pureed some of the soup before adding the mushrooms, then used only about 1/8 cup flour mixed with 1 cup of 1% milk. It was plenty thick and creamy enough for us and hubby, daughter and I all loved it. I can't wait to make it for my mother-in-law . . . she's a soup lover too. It was even better the next day for lunch. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.
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Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2006
I agree with adenn - YUM YUM YUM! I had 5 chicken breasts so I used 1/4 cup Smart Balance and a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in place of the butter and scaled down the breading - used panko bread crumbs plus a little toasted wheat germ, no parsley (didn't have any), added a little dried basil and used shredded taco cheese blend 'cause that's what I had on hand. I was too lazy to pound the breasts so I just baked them around 40-45 minutes on a foil lined pan sprayed with Pam. They came out moist and juicy and the breading was delicious. The best part was picking the yummy breading off the pan!! Hubby and daughter loved it too!
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Ratatouille

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2006
Loved this! Aside from the chopping, very easy to prepare - popped it in the oven and had time to do other things while it baked. I did make a few changes: used 1 zucchini & 1 yellow squash, a whole 12 oz pkg of mushrooms,sliced, no green pepper (forgot to buy it, but don't really care for it anyway-may try red or orange next time), sprinkled a mix of chopped fresh parsley, basil & oregano over each layer, used a 28 oz can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh (but can't wait to try it with fresh tomatoes from the garden!), and added browned italian style turkey sausage for my meat-loving guys. I also forgot the parmesan on some of the layers, but added some shredded mozzarella on the top for the last 5 minutes or so of baking. I used a 9x13 baking dish, and it just barely fit. As noted by other reviewers, 45 min didn't seem long enough, so I baked it for about 60, covered part of the time. I served this over brown rice, which soaked up all that yummy liquid, and a nice Tuscan bread. Family loved it . . . will definitely make this again with all the fresh veggies from garden. Thanks for sharing!
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Passover Chocolate Torte

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2006
Oh YUM... but NOT for those who don't like chocolate! Dense, dark chocolate flavor and the ground almonds add a nice texture. I think I may have overbeat the egg whites a little, and/or overbaked a little, but it was still delicious! Chilled it for a few hours, then "frosted" with Satiny Chocolate Glaze from this site, and served with halved fresh strawberries. A huge hit... will make again, and not just for Passover!
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Dark Chocolate Cake II

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2006
This is my mom's chocolate cake recipe . . . a favorite from my childhood and now with my family. I don't know if these minor differences in the instructions make a difference in the end result, but Mom's recipe has you sift all of the dry ingredients together, then mix all of the wet and then combine this with the dry. Mom's also uses HOT coffee. This cake ALWAYS comes out very moist, dense and chocolatey(sp?). If you like a light fluffy cake this isn't for you. My chocoholics like it with chocolate butter cream frosting.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2006
Delicious! And so quick & easy. I used skinless, boneless chicken thighs, added a couple of cloves of minced garlic, rinsed & drained the black beans (I hate that liquid they're in), used 1 can of diced tomatoes with roasted garlic and one can of the tomatoes with chiles, and forgot the tomato sauce (but I don't think it needs it). I also only used about 1 tsp of taco seasoning (Bill Echols' recipe from this website) and added about 1/4 tsp more cumin, and it was just the right "heat" for my family. Served it topped with crispy tortilla strips (baked) and chopped avocado. I'm always looking for good crock pot recipes and this one's a keeper!
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Cheesy Sausage Zucchini Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2005
Absolutely delicious! My prep time was definitely more than 30 minutes, even with my daughter's help (although probably due to my substitutions), but well worth the effort. I used part sweet, part hot turkey sausage, lots of minced fresh garlic cooked with the sausage & onion, fresh mushrooms (added with zucchini & tomatoes). I used brown rice, doubled the amount as per others' suggestions, and lots more than a pinch of oregano. I also followed another reviewer's suggestion to remove the mixture with a slotted spoon and allow the liquid to reduce. Per my family's tastes, I used a mixture of shredded parmesan and mozzarella in place of the processed cheese, then topped with more shredded mozz. Only needed about 30 to 40 minutes in the oven. Everyone raved! Thanks Mandy!
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Spicy Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2005
FABULOUS!! Moist, juicy and full of taste. I sauteed the chopped chiles, onion and garlic in about 1 tsp olive oil just to soften before adding to meat. Used chiles from the garden that have just a touch of heat (not even sure what kind they are),so I also added a couple of dashes of hot (habanero) sauce, which gave the burgers just the right kick. I had about 1.5 to 2 lbs of meat so I just sort of estimated the proportions of everything else. Also omitted the ginger (didn't have & not crazy about)and reduced the cumin as per other reviewers. Served them topped with pepper jack cheese on whole wheat buns with garden-fresh corn on the cob and sauteed zucchini. SUPER yummy!
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Heavenly White Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2005
This cake is wonderful and made a huge hit with my family - they were asking for another one before the first one was finished! It was a little heavy, but very moist and delicious. I was a little leary of beating in the meringue, but since other reviewers said they followed the recipe exactly and it came out great, I did it this way. However, next time I might try folding in the meringue to see if it comes out a little lighter. I also mixed the batter first, then did the egg whites, and also added another 1/2 cup (almost) of milk as other reviewers suggested. I used 2 tsp of vanilla instead of the almond extract, baked it in 2 9 in pans and frosted with a chocolate butter cream. YUM! This one will be made again - thanks, Carol!
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Sesame Beef

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2005
This was very good and easy to make. My family liked it very much - I did too but thought it was missing something in flavor. I used sirloin, and the meat was nice and tender. As we like a lot of sauce, I also tripled the marinade ingredients except for the sugar and oil. I was afraid it would be too sweet, so I used about half the sugar, and used half white & half brown as other reviewers suggested. Also used only about 2 tbsp veg oil & 1 tbsp sesame oil. I added steamed fresh green beans, broccoli and some fresh snap peas at the end. All in all very tasty and healthy dinner and I will make again. Maybe add some chile sauce or paste next time?
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Sweet Mustard Chicken Bake

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2005
VERY quick and easy, and very tasty. Needed something quick and easy after working all day, then going home and harvesting veggies from the garden, and this fit the bill. Didn't really like the idea of all that butter, so I used 1/4 cup Smart Balance, and it came out great. Next time I will probably add garlic for some more taste. Served with Garlic Roasted Potatoes with Greens from this site (without the greeens) and fresh-picked zucchini from the garden! Thanks for a great week-night keeper!
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