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Pepper Chicken Piccata

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2011
Very good! I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil and reduced to 2 TBSP and used a sprinkle of dried parsley instead of fresh. I also diced the onions instead of wedging. Served over mini bowtie pasta as suggested by another reviewer. This is a quick and easy dinner if the chopping is done beforehand. Each serving is approximately 1 1/4 cups.
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Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup

Reviewed: May 13, 2010
Very good! I added corn starch before the eggs as well going from another reviewer. Will definitely make again... it is great as is but I may add some veggies next time for variety.
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Parmesan-Black Pepper Arborio Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: May 15, 2010
Very good! I halved the recipe for my family of 3 and it made the perfect amount for 4 people. This was so much easier than risotto. Definitely add fresh parmesan. It is great as written but I like the idea of adding mushrooms and/or garlic next time, both are favorites in my family.
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Baked French Fries I

Reviewed: May 26, 2010
Very good! I used 3 medium potatoes and doubled the other ingredients. I also added salt and pepper (1/2 tsp each for what the recipes calls for) Mixed together in a plastic bag (which was so easy!) and then baked for 30 minutes at 450 degrees. I turned halfway through. These turned out really well. They were a little spicy for my taste so I may cut back just a little on the chili powder next time, but overall a great recipe!
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Sloppy Joes II

Reviewed: May 26, 2010
These were amazing! I liked this better than Manwich and loved knowing the ingredients that went into it. It was a little thicker than canned sloppy joe mix but with a preschooler in the house, that is a bonus! :) I will definitely be making again. Note: this recipe makes about 2 cups, so each serving is approximately 1/3 cup.
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Honey Wheat Sandwich Rolls

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2010
These are amazing! I just made them to use for supper tomorrow night and had to try one. I had with ham and cheddar cheese -- yum! I can't wait until the rest of the family tries them, I'm pretty sure I'll be making them from now on. :)
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Tender Barbecued Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2010
Very good! We used chicken drumsticks and some boneless thighs and Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. Cooked on high for about 5 hours and it was falling off the bone. We loved the touch of lemon.
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Parsley Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2010
Very easy and very good! I did cut back to 1/4 cup on the butter and thought even that was a little much for us.
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Pumpkin Bread IV

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2010
Very good! I am sure the original recipe is amazing but trying to eat a little healthier here so I made some changes: I subbed applesauce for the oil and used 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 all purpose flour. I decreased the sugar to 1 cup (for one loaf) and doubled the cinnamon and nutmeg. I made one loaf of bread to test out my modifications, which took about 50 minutes to bake. It was great!
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Pumpkin Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2010
These were so good! We all loved them. Served with maple syrup (which the guys loved) or just a dab of light whipped cream. If you don't have allspice, you can substitute 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp cloves and 1/2 tsp cinnamon for the tsp of allspice. We will definitely make these again!
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My Canadian Friend's Bean Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2010
Wow. This soup is amazing. My husband, 4 year old and I all LOVED it. I am so glad there are leftovers! (That doesn't speak to the soup, there are only 3 of us so we always have leftovers!) FYI: 1 serving is approximately 1 1/2 cups. Also, we made a bit healthier by only using 1 TBSP of olive oil, using low sodium chicken broth and no salt added tomatoes. I added in a few sprinkles of dried basil/oregano to make up for not having flavored tomatoes, but besides that I followed the recipe exactly. It was amazing (I know I've already said that but it deserves repeating!)
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Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2010
Very good! We didn't have much time so I let some chicken tenders marinate for about 20 minutes while we boiled up some potatoes (for mashed potatoes). Then threw the tenders and remaining marinade in the skillet and cooked them that way until done. I threw in some mushrooms along with the chicken and they tasted great with the marinade as well. I'll definitely make again!
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Buttery Soft Pretzels

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2011
These are great! I had not made bread by hand in a long time (I usually use the breadmaker for mixing the dough) and so if I can get it to come out right, anyone can! These were easy to make and delicious! I did not use the recommended amount of salt though, just sprinkled on a little coarse sea salt on without measuring. It seems like the whole amount would be WAY too much salt.
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Italian Bread Using a Bread Machine

Reviewed: May 17, 2011
I used 1/2 bread flour and 1/2 all purpose. This bread is amazing, addictive and SO easy!
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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2012
I did a 2:1 ratio of ground chuck/ground pork for these and they were amazing! Will definitely be making a double batch soon to freeze for quick meals in the future.
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Baked Potato Soup I

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2013
My family loved this soup. It was quick and easy to make, and tasted better than any soup we have had at a restaurant. I made as directed using skim milk and sharp cheddar. I did substitute butter for margarine. Next time I will use reduced fat sour cream and cheese as well -- I fully expect that it will still taste amazing. We will definitely make again.
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Tasty Roasted Beets

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2013
I omitted the thyme (purely because I forgot about it), roasted for about 20 minutes and these were wonderful! I have had beets but haven't cooked them before, and will definitely use this recipe again next time I am cooking beets.
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Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Reviewed: May 8, 2010
We all loved this, even the 4 year old! The only change I made was to use about a cup of frozen corn instead of the canned. Served with tortilla chips and Simple Guacamole from this site. Next time I may have to double to recipe to have easy leftovers for lunch during the week.
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Best Fried Green Tomatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2014
These are some of the best fried green tomatoes I have ever had. I sliced the tomatoes a little thinner than the recipe called for (just a preference), and accidentally threw the bread crumbs in with the flour mixture. I ended up dipping the green tomatoes into the flour/breadcrumb mixture, then egg mixture, then flour/breadcrumb mixture again before putting into hot oil. They turned out great!
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Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Reviewed: May 1, 2010
Very good! If you want them to taste like the seafood restaurant, be sure to brush garlic butter all over the biscuit and not just over the tops. We loved these and will definitely be making them again.
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