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Roasted Chicken with Risotto and Caramelized Onions

Reviewed: May 28, 2009
This was a good, easy recipe, although it definitely took longer than 20 minutes, but overall I had it ready less than an hour after I started cooking (I used a store-bought rotisserie chicken.) I definitely recommend using 2 onions, and adding mushrooms - I added 8 oz. of baby bellas, and reducing the balsamic vinegar. I used 1 T, I think 2 T would have worked better. I also used white grape juice instead of wine, since we are a no-alcohol family, and probably only about 6 cups of chicken broth. I think sundried tomatoes, or a good tangy salad, would have worked well with this. Thanks!
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Artichoke and Tomato Chicken

Reviewed: May 22, 2009
My family liked this but no one could really eat it again after the first sitting. It was good, not great.
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Mushroom Risotto

Reviewed: May 22, 2009
I'm giving it 4 stars b/c my family loved it - it was more of a 3 star dish for me. I left out the celery and substituted chicken broth for vegetable, but otherwise followed the recipe, and it was just very watery although I let the liquid absorb for a very long time! It was also a little too rich for my taste.
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Chicken Breasts with Lime Sauce

Reviewed: May 6, 2009
I love the lime sauce in this dish - i followed other suggestions and just used chicken tenderloins instead of pounding the breast, and used Italian bread crumbs. Also substituted 2 green onion stalks for the chives. I had the same issue of the lime juice almost evaporating immediately, so I added chicken broth until it cooled down a bit, then the lime juice (substituted most of the butter with just broth.) I made this with a mushroom risotto. Thanks!
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Habanero Pepper Cream Pasta

Reviewed: May 6, 2009
I just didn't think this was anything special, and way too much fat for a so-so dish!
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Baked Zucchini de Provence

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2009
The seasoning was very strong - it was all we could taste, and it tasted primarily like oregano. I did like the texture of the zucchini, however.
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Pakistani Potato Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2009
I really wanted to like this recipe, but it turned out to be my first real AR disaster! I tripled the spices and added garam masala and turmeric - without it, it would have been an extremely bland dish. Also, I know think there's a reason why there's no time estimates given - I cooked the potatoes for about an hour, and they still weren't tender. I finally ended up tossing the whole pot.
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Valentino's Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2009
Quick, easy, and a great base! Thanks!
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Spicy Cajun Shrimp

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2008
We really enjoyed this, thanks! I did make quite a few changes though: I doubled the seasonings since I wanted to make 1 lb. of shrimp (although that wasn't necessary since it made so much leftover seasoning!) used 1 tsp salt (4 is ridiculous!), left out the white pepper b/c I didn't have it, added about 1 tsp of lime juice, and threw in about 2 tsp of creole seasoning. I first made them under the broiler, but they broiled very inconsistently, although I left them there for about twice as long as I was supposed to. I made the remaining shrimp on the grill pan, and will make them on that in the future. Thanks!
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Pasta Pomodoro

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2008
This was very good, thanks! Not phenomenal, but it was a really nice side dish, especially since my husband won't really eat creamy pastas. I halved the pasta (actually, even less - probably about 5 oz, with a ton left over after 2 meals), used a whole onion, about 5 cloves garlic, almost an entire can of diced tomatoes w/oregano (including juice), and 1/2 T of balsamic vinegar. It wasn't that saucy, and I'll probably use a little more broth next time. I did load it up with crushed red pepper. Served it with the Spicy Cajun Shrimp from this site.
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Blackened Salmon Fillets

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2008
I'm being generous with my rating - this was really about a 2 for me, but I hate salmon. I was hoping this recipe could change that for me, but it couldn't! It was edible, which is more than I can usually say, and I'm rating it a 4 since I think this is probably as good as salmon can get. We upped the cayenne pepper to 2 T, added chili powder and garlic powder, and brushed the fillets with olive oil instead of butter. We then used a grill pan, with melted butter. The fillets were somewhat thick, so we broke them into quarters, and they cooked fine. Served with the rice portion of the Spanish Rice & Chicken dish from this site, which made it bearable.
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Spanish Chicken and Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2008
We LOVE the rice in this recipe, although the chicken was pretty bland. I used about 1 lb. of boneless chicken cutlets, and added 1/2 tsp chili powder to the chicken coating mixture (although it didn't do much good.) Instead of pimientos, I used 1 chopped up jalapeno. When I was adding in the broth, I also added in 1/4 c. of hot salsa. I did leave the dish fully covered. The rice was delicious, but very spicy. I made the rice again a few days later, since it was so good!
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Meatball Sandwich

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2008
This recipe makes phenomenal meatballs, although I skip a huge step and just buy Classico's Spicy Tomato & Basil sauce instead of making it myself. I also use 3 cloves of garlic, 1 T of cilantro instead of parsley, 3 T Parmesan, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp chili powder, and 2 beaten eggs in the meat mixture. I also use Italian bread crumbs, and leave out the Italian seasoning. I end up making about 19-20 meatballs, and fry them in 2 T of olive oil for 5 minutes, and then add in a jar of the sauce and let them cook in that for about another 10-15 minutes, until the meat is well cooked. They're amazingly good!
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Indian Style Basmati Rice

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2008
Just like my mom used to make - thanks! I'm only giving it 4 stars since a tablespoon of cumin would have been waaaay too much - I used 1 tsp, but will probably increase it to 1 1/2 next time. Also, I may have used a medium onion, but there were way too many onions - I'll probably use 1/2 of a medium one next time.
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Szechwan Shrimp

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2008
So easy to make, and my husband and I loved it! I doubled the sauce recipe (but left ginger amount the same) which is a must, and also added about 1/8 cup of chili garlic sauce to the sauce. It had a great kick. Used uncooked shrimp, and cooked it in the sauce. Delicious, thanks!
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Chicken Tikka Masala

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2008
My husband really liked this, which is why I'm giving it 4 stars - it's a good dish, but does NOT taste like chicken tikka masala - we now refer to this dish as the "non-CTM CTM". I made it with the full spices (and 1/2 tsp salt in both the marinade and the sauce), and also added in a whole onion and fried it before adding the garlic and jalapeno. I also subbed garam masala for the cinnamon. The chicken had good flavor (I grilled it on the foreman) but the sauce tasted too much like heavy cream, so we ended up adding in an extra can of tomato puree and some red pepper. Even then, I think the sauce needs more. I doubled the sauce as recommended, but then ended up with way too much, so from now on I'll stick with the recipe amount. We'll make it again, but not on the days we're craving chicken tikka!
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St. Louis Toasted Ravioli

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2008
Very good, but just like mozzarella cheese sticks. Not worth the fat!
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Mini Cheesecakes I

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2008
SO GOOD, and so easy, thanks! I used crushed graham crackers for a base (mixed with 4 T melted butter and 4 T sugar) for half the cheesecakes and then crushed oreos (with 4 T melted butter) for the other half. Melted 3 oz. chocolate chips and mixed them in 1/2 the batter. Swirled preserves with a toothpick in a handful of the plain cakes. Decorated with cherry pie filling, but left some plain. They disappeared very quickly at a picnic I took them to. Thanks!!
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Carrot Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2008
I don't like anything with carrots, so I didn't eat these myself, but I'm reviewing it based on the raves I got from the picnic I took them to. I halved the icing recipe, and still had quite a bit left over, and I forgot to add the heavy cream, but the frosting was still delicious! I also got feedback on how moist they were. The only strange thing was that some of the carrots turned green - apparently that sometimes happens to carrot cakes. Anyway, thanks for a great recipe!
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Delicious Black Bean Burritos

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2008
I was expecting much more based on the reviews, but this was good with several additions. I added in the can of Rotel, and also about 1/8 tsp of cumin and 1/8 red pepper. What really made it great was the addition, the next day, of some leftover marinated (shredded) chicken and some sour cream.
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