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Comforting Cube Steaks

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2005
I used Creole seasoning and cream of chicken soup, added half a sliced onion, and didn't exactly measure the spices. It turned out great, and we ate it over rice. I'll definitely make it again. Very easy to whip up.
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Beefy Manicotti

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2005
Wish I'd read the reviews beforehand! I used ground turkey instead, and it was good. I liked the filling a lot, but as far as the sauce goes, I should have just bought a jar of spaghetti sauce. It would have been much more interesting. Filling the manacotti shells was sort of a pain, but that's my own fault, not the recipe's! I left out the mushrooms and used chardonnay instead of zinfandel. Next time I might just make up the turkey mixture and stir it into cooked penne noodles, top it with spaghetti sauce and cheese and bake it that way!
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The Amazing Swedish Meatball

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2005
The meatballs themselves were good, but the sauce was way, way too salty. I really should have read the reviews beforehand. I also didn't like these over egg noodles, but I think that was the fault of the specific noodles I bought, and not of this recipe. Next time, I would eat the meatballs with rice. The only think I changed about the recipe was using all beef and no pork.
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Beef and Bean Chimichangas

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2005
Tasty. On the first go around, I felt like it was maybe missing something, but the next day, it was even better. I used medium salsa instead of taco sauce (taco sauce always seems too bitter), and only 8 oz of cheese. Could have maybe done with a bit more chili powder, but overall, we liked it and I'm sure I'll make it again.
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Potato and Vegetable Frittata

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2005
I thought this was pretty good, my husband thought it was ok, but would be better with spinach instead of zucchini, which I think would also work. I used a touch more cheese than called for, left out the olives, and had a combo of fresh and canned tomatoes mixed in. I had to cook it for a bit longer than it seemed like the directions indicated-- the timing wasn't exactly clear, but it turned out well. It was ok reheated in the oven the next day, but not as good.
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Serbian Ground Beef, Veggie, and Potato Bake

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2005
Oh SO good. As suggested, I doubled the potatoes. I grated the carrot and used lactose-free milk and margarine instead of the half and half. This is one of my absolute favorite things to make on here. Everyone should try it. Non red meat eaters could sub ground turkey.
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Baked Salmon II

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2005
Even though you have to wait awhile to finally eat this, it's easy to throw together and worth the wait. I had two 4 oz. filets, but I kept the marinade amount the same. However, I only had to cook them for 25 minutes or so. We ate this with wild rice, and it was excellent!
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Shredded Beef

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2005
Delicious and easy. I couldn't find a roast small enough, so I bought a 1.25 lb. top round steak that had very little fat, so I had nothing to trim! Instead of steak seasoning, I used Creole seasoning, and I adjusted all the spices and sauce accordingly to accomadate the size of the meat. Next time, I'd use a touch more BBQ, and a touch less Creole. Definitely will make this again.
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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2005
These were good, but nothing special. It seemed to be lacking a little something, but I couldn't quite place what. More spice, maybe I needed more pepper. Still, we didn't *dislike* these potatoes, and they were made a lot better when we mixed in our baked beans. We were full afterwards, so that counts for something.
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Super Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2005
I loved these. There's another recipe I like just a little bit better, but I will have to rotate this one in. I halved the recipe, and since I didn't have any celery, I used some celery flakes and upped the amount of green pepper a bit. I used a touch more ketchup than was called for (since my tomatoes were diced and not crushed), and used spicy brown mustard (around a tsp) instead of ground. For the steak sauce, I used 57 sauce. I served these on whole wheat buns and with BBQ chips. Very tasty. I have also made this using red wine vinegar instead of regular and with BBQ sauce instead of 57, eaten in Italian bread bowls with cheddar on top.
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Winter Lentil Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2005
Only ok-- the lentils are the best part. I used a full cup of red lentils and upped the broth to 3 cups. Instead of plain cabbage, I used a package of broccoli slaw. I didn't have any celery, so I added some celery flakes. I upped the spices a little since I added more broth. I cooked it in a crockpot for 4 hours on high and around 1 on low. The end result was fine, but it didn't reheat well and the color turned kind of blah... The beans pretty much turned to mush after a day. The soup was fine the first go around, but nothing spectacular.
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Chicken Breasts Pierre

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2005
A little different, but really good. The only things I changed were cubing the chicken instead (cooking in margarine not butter), using celery flakes instead of seeds, dijon mustard instead of powder and petite diced tomatoes instead of stewed. We ate this over thin spaghetti, and it was a fairly easy dinner, especially with no produce to cut!
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Poor Man's Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2005
I used a mix of regular onion and green onion, and instead of cream of mushroom, I used one of those new mexican cooking soups in creamy tomato. I added some corn to the mix. Overall, I thought it needed more spices, more rice and the corn will be better as a side, as suggested. I will make this again, but not without some tweaking.
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Easy Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2005
I used a full 16 oz. box of macaroni, added a can of milk as was suggested, and left off the fried onions. Instead, I added dehydrated onions and a box of chicken stuffing to the mix. I put the cheese directly in the sauce, and did a little additional sprinkling on top. This was really easy, and I will make it again, especially since it's one of my 15 month old's favorite meals.
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Sour Cream Broccoli Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2005
Delicious comfort food. I cut the chicken into chunks (used 2 full breasts) and used turkey stuffing on both the bottom and top of the casserole, as suggested. I used a touch more sour cream (to finish off a package), and I added some pepper, dehydrated onions and garlic powder. This is really easy to put together and I will definitely make this again! (extra note: I assume that it's a type in the 2nd part of the directions, and we are to COVER the dish for the 1st 30 minutes-- not sure we can uncover something that's not covered, ha. That's what I did anyway, and it worked out fine.)
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Spicy Black and Red Bean Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2005
The only reason I'm giving this three stars is because my husband said it was "all right," meanwhile I did not care for it much at all, and I'd give it more of a 2.5. I fail to see how something can be called "spicy" when the only "spicy" ingredients are the green chiles, which really, are not all that spicy. Also, sugar is not exactly spicy either. Still, I noticed this before making it, and added plenty of cayenne pepper, chili powder and additional oregano and garlic powder. I made this in a slow cooker, so I left out the veg. oil, but kept everything else the same. I think this would be better minus the sugar, but I don't think I will be making it again.
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Pita Love

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2005
I thought this was pretty good. A better lunch than dinner, though it was pretty filling. Unfortunately, my bean sprouts spoiled before I made this, and I don't like mushrooms or olives. With just the black beans, carrots, celery, green onions, cheese and sunflower seeds it was a good mixture, but I know it would have been better with the sprouts. Also, I used mozzerella instead of monteray jack. I think this would also be good with cream cheese instead of sour cream.
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Calypso Rice and Beans

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2005
I didn't have jalepeno or red pepper, so I used green chiles and green pepper. I also did not have any bay leaves. I added some chili powder to kick up the spices a notch, but overall, I wasn't too impressed with this. It was good, but nothing I would rush to make again. It seemed a little too salty. I'm sure it would be better with the red pepper that I didn't have, but I would definitely play around with the spices next time as I'm not sure I liked the combo. The flavor and smell of the basmati rice was excellent though; I'd never had it before.
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Seven Layer Dip I

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2005
I made my own guacamole by using 3 small avacados, 1/3 tsp salt, 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. of cayenne pepper and a couple dashes of cumin. I went a little lighter on the cheese and left out the olives. Other than that, I kept everything the same, and we ate it spooned into tortillas.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2005
I forgot to buy the beer for this recipe, so I just used a cup and a half of chicken broth and it was perfectly fine. Instead of cooking it on low for the final two hours, after I shredded the chicken, I turned it up to high and did one hour instead. Everything else I kept the same. Next time though, I might do my own seasonings because the taco seasoning packet had lactose in it, and I'm lactose intolerant. Probably cheaper just to use the spices I have anyway, instead of spending the $1 on the packet.
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