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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2012
The only tweaks I made to the recipe was that I substituted cayenne pepper for the paprika, since I didn't have any paprika on hand and I also used regular table salt. I added the whole thing to about a pound of browned and drained lean ground beef with about a half cup of water, brought to a boil and then let simmer for five minutes. Very tasty. Spicy, but not super spicy. Probably a touch hotter than the "hot" seasoning mixes I've tried from the store. I've made recipes that utilize beef broth, stock, etc and they are tasty, but I wouldn't say better,just different. I like a drier taco, the beef stock recipes generally make a juicer sort of meat.
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Chicken Noodle Casserole I

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2015
Had some chicken in the freezer I intended to use to make some Indian food, but I needed something I could cook for my spice adverse parents, so I opted for this. They raved about it. I liked it. I made it as is, except I used three chicken breasts instead of four, because as I was mixing everything together, I decided three looked like enough, so I set the fourth aside for something else. I disagree with those who say the recipe is "bland" as is or that you don't need to add salt because the canned soup is salty enough. When you add bland to seasoned, you don't get seasoned, you get bland. The chicken needs seasoning besides what is in the soup. There are a ton of ways you could customize to your liking. I think if I make it again I might add some fresh mushrooms, but I found it to be quite tasty as written. It tasted like I expect this kind of casserole to taste. The chicken was moist and tender and the casserole was nice and creamy and the crackers added a nice texture and flavor. If you are expecting something sophisticated, complex or healthy, I'd suggest you make some other recipe. If you want something easy, filling and tasty, this hits the spot. Also a good choice for people like my parents who are not adventurous eaters and tend to complain that most things I make are "too spicy."
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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2015
It looked nasty sitting in all that built up grease in the slow cooker. Second, I couldn't find any way to get it out of the pot without it falling apart, so I ended up with more of a meat pile than a meat loaf. I didn't like the texture at all. It was too mushy and greasy.
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Original Homemade Italian Beef

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2015
Best thing by far I have made from this site so far. I was pretty skeptical, but it had almost the exact taste and texture of my favorite Italian beef from back home. I had a slightly smaller piece of meat than the recipe called for, so I reduced the amount of Italian dressing mix and I used half a jar of the peppers and juice, instead of a whole one. I also cooked it on low for about 10 hours, instead of high, just because I think meat comes out more tender that way. Agree with those who have said it's a waste to serve on a hamburger bun. Get yourself a good crusty roll of some kind. I topped mine with some sharp provolone and stuck it in the oven to crisp up the bread and melt the cheese. Fantastic.
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Original Chex® Party Mix

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2015
We made it as is, using the microwave method and it came out perfect. Just make sure you actually take it out and stir it up as directed to avoid burnt pieces.
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Cheese Ball I

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2015
Only thing I did differently was I didn't put the whole pecans on it and I used 2 cups of the cheddar cheese. Everyone loved it. I think it would have been ok with the extra cheese, but I figured why open the extra bag if one is enough. I didn't use the finely shredded cheese and mine came out fine. Texture might have been softer if I had, but it tasted fine.
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Best Spinach Dip Ever

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2015
Very tasty and easy to make. I couldn't find the dried leek soup at my grocery, so I used the vegetable instead. It was still good.
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It's Chili by George!!

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2015
As others have mentioned, chili is one of those things that everyone has different ideas about. For me, this chili was just OK. Too much liquid in general and too tomatoey for my taste. I think I would have liked it better without the tomato sauce. I prefer a thicker, spicier chili with more emphasis on the flavor of the meat, beans and spices and less on tomato.
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Three Animal Italian Meatballs

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2015
Best meatball recipe I have tried by far. I skipped the step of browning the meatballs in the oil and baked them in sauce instead, but I think the browning might have added a nice texture...just didn't want to mess wit it. Very tasty. Served them over pasta. Makes a lot of meatballs. Very moist and flavorful. Nice texture and I am very picky about the texture of meatballs. Would be better if my knife skills were better....I can't quite get onions diced as fine as I'd like. May try doing the onions in the food pro next time. Highly recommended!
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London Broil for the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2015
Made as directed, except I bought cream of mushroom soup with roasted garlic by mistake. As a result, turned out a bit more garlicy than I would have liked. However, it was pretty tasty and super easy to make. Served over egg noodles. Meat was very tender and had plenty of flavor.
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Easy Vegetarian Spinach Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2015
I made as directed except, I doubled the amount of filling and sauce and omitted the nutmeg because I thought I had some, but apparently did not. Also, since I don't have a steamer insert, I just rinsed the spinach well and put it in a large pot with a lid for about 3 minutes on high heat and squeezed the water out before adding to filling. I think the lasagna would definitely be a bit flat and sad with the amount of filling the recipe calls for, though it might be a decent option for those looking to cut calories. With the extra filling and sauce, it was quite tasty and easy to make. I didn't like it as well as my favorite traditional lasagna, but while this isn't exactly "diet food" it still is more diet friendly than the version I normally make that has much more cheese, in addition to all the meat. My dad who thinks food isn't worth eating if there's nothing that used to have a face in it, rated it as "better than I expected." Not the recipe I'd pull out for company, but a good solid option for when I want something a bit different. Next time I make it, I will try the nutmeg, add some salt and pepper to the spinach directly and make sure I taste the filling for seasoning before I add the egg.
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Mushroom and Swiss Burger

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2015
I made a few changes. I used ground chuck instead of ground beef, because it was on sale. I used fresh mushrooms and natural swiss instead of the jarred mushrooms and processed swiss, just because I like them better. I omitted the MSG because I never make anything else that calls for it and didn't want to buy it just for this. I agree with the reviewer who said the mushroom sauce doesn't taste very good on it's own, but tastes good with the burger. I thought the seasoning (minus MSG) and cook time on the burger was spot on. Very juicy, with a good flavor. Will make again, but will probably try and find a way to jazz up or replace the mushroom soup, so it tastes a bit better on it's own.
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Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2015
The oatmeal adds a nice texture, but unpleasant taste.
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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2015
Not as good as my favorite restaurant version, but still very tasty. I used chicken breasts instead of thighs, because I don't really like thigh meat, otherwise everything was the same as written. The sauce had a nice creamy texture and was very flavorful and the chicken was tender and tasted great. They don't sell garam or tandoori masala at my local grocery, so I mixed up my own using recipes I found on the internet. Served over some basmati rice with a piece of naan bread.
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Bacon and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2015
I made the recipe as written, except I left out the celery because I don't like it and I decided after I'd put everything in the broth that my potatoes weren't cut small enough, so I ended up chunking them up with a potato masher. I thought the recipe was delicious as written. I'm not sure why anyone who read the title, description or ingredients would have been expecting a cream of potato soup, so I don't get all the "the soup wasn't creamy" complaints. It is clearly a broth based soup and a good one imo. I'm sure there are plenty of cream of potato soup recipes out there and this one could be converted if someone was determined to do so. Will definitely make again.
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Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2015
Solid basic pot roast recipe. I used a leaner cut of roast, because I think chuck roast gets too greasy in a slow cooker. The gravy was one of those things that didn't really taste that good on its own, but was good with the roast and with the mashed potatoes I had with it.
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Mushroom and Bacon Burger

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2015
I made a few changes. I used ground chuck instead of ground beef, because it was on sale. I used fresh mushrooms and natural swiss instead of the jarred mushrooms and processed swiss, just because I like them better. I omitted the MSG because I never make anything else that calls for it and didn't want to buy it just for this. I agree with the reviewer who said the mushroom sauce doesn't taste very good on it's own, but tastes good with the burger. I thought the seasoning (minus MSG) and cook time on the burger was spot on. Very juicy, with a good flavor. Will make again, but will probably try and find a way to jazz up or replace the mushroom soup, so it tastes a bit better on it's own.
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Hillshire Farm® Sausage Alfredo

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2015
Very tasty and super easy to make. Will definitely make again. I used some "Emeril's Essense" I had already mixed up from a previous recipe as the cajun seasoning. I never knew an alfredo type sauce was so easy to make. I don't get why so many places serve such dreadful alfredos.
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Detroit Hot Honey Wings

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2015
I cooked mine in the oven and I didn't put the honey on before cooking, just the honey in the sauce. I thought the sauce was just on the edge of too sweet, so I'm glad I didn't use the extra honey. Was very tasty and not particularly hot. Will probably add more spice next time.
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Awesome Red Wine Pot Roast

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2015
Pretty average pot roast recipe. Not bad by any means, but not particularly better than any other pot roast recipe I've tried.
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