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Chicken Scallopini

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2011
About ten years ago I had a friend fresh out of culinary school who made this same dish and I never forgot it. I cut thin tenders instead of butterflying the breast and added shallots in with the mushrooms. Served with buttered bowties and my own lemon-pepper zucchini. To those who thought the caper oil tainted the flavor of the sauce, rinse the capers before adding them to mellow things out a bit.
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Simply Classic Sauza®-Rita

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2013
Great margarita. I really like using fresh squeezed lime juice and not using a pre-made mix!
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Lori's Famous Crab Cakes

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2012
Wow! I should have made more! I used red, orange and yellow sweet peppers (I don't like green) and also used panko-style bread crumbs. My only prob was that they fell apart when I went to flip them in the pan. I had even made smaller sized cakes. I think maybe my oil could've been a little hotter. I served these with lightly dressed mixed greens, garlic aioli and roasted red pepper coulis. These were a huge hit as an app at my Mardis Gras dinner party, but I will be making them more often than just special occasions! Yummy!
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HERDEZ® Creamy Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2013
OK, so I didn't follow the recipe exactly...I used sour cream, not yogurt (already had sour cream in the fridge), and I added the sauce in increments so it wouldn't be too spicy for me and wound up using about half the jar. My husband and father-in-law really enjoyed this! Nice change over the usual guacamole.
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Creamy Roasted Parsnip Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2013
While not the most attractive-looking soup, the flavor is phenomenal. I have to agree with the others who mentioned it was a little bit too thick, but that is an easy fix with more stock. Just as a personal preference, I increased the garlic and halved the cayenne. Yum.
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Whipped Banana "Ice Cream"

Reviewed: May 27, 2015
As mom to a toddler, this is practically a perfect recipe! It's one ingredient, and takes just minutes! Whipped it up with the processor attachment for my stick blender. I almost always have bananas in the freezer anyhow because my tot eats just half with her breakfast. She loved having "Banana Swirl" just like on her favorite show, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood! I love that she gets 'ice cream' with only natural fruit sugars. Win-win!
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Baked Chicken Nuggets

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2012
As far as baking chicken nuggets goes, these are top notch! I used shredded Parmesan b/c it's all I had on hand, but the fresh grated (the green can scares me!) is the best stuff to use. There is no doubt these are not the same as fried, but this is the next best thing when keeping healthy eating in mind-let's face it, you can't truly duplicate that which is fried. I seasoned the chicken before breading, and I used egg/milk to get the crumbs/cheese to stick. Also melted a little butter prior to adding the chicken to the pan and flipped halfway through cooking. Thanks!
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Golden Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2012
Yummy soup, though I did make a few changes, which I feel only improved upon the recipe for my preferences. I used bacon, not ham. I cut the bacon into 1/4 inch strips then cooked till crispy. I let the bacon drain on paper towel till called for. I drained most of the grease then sauteed the onions and celery in it before proceeding with the recipe. I also used cheddar, not American cheese. Next time I will add a clove of minced garlic at the end of the saute, and increase the chicken bouillon (I will probably omit the salt with more bouillon). Came out very good.
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Easy Honey Mustard Mozzarella Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2012
I really liked this. I used prepared honey mustard since it was in the fridge, spreading it evenly over the chicken, and I cooked my bacon in a skillet before topping the chicken (then I used the bacon fat to saute a side dish). Hubby said it would have been better had the chicken been wrapped in bacon, but I think he just wanted more bacon!
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Apple Pie Spice Mix

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2011
I use this same exact mix and I love it! Gotta give it 5 stars! This blend has been one of the few secrets in my wicked awesome apple pie that has people saying "wow! that's good apple pie!" I add it to my apple-pie-knock-off oatmeal for a really tasty breakfast, too. Love, love, love cardamom!
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Vanilla Ice Cream III

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2012
FANTASTIC!!! A few important things to note: check your ice cream maker as this recipe makes a lot of ice cream. I cut the recipe in half and it was still too much for our maker. I made the mix in a pitcher and just poured the appropriate amount in the mixer, leaving the rest in the pitcher to make another small batch later. Second, I used 2/3 heavy cream and 1/3 2% milk. Other reviewers mentioned they had ice crystals, but I did not have that problem. Right out of the ice cream maker, it was a bit like soft serve so I put the canister in the freezer for a few hours and wound up with some amazingly creamy and delicious ice cream! I also threw a small handful of chocolate chips in during the last 5 minutes of mixing, but I think miniature chips would be better. This is now my go-to vanilla ice cream recipe! YUMMY!!!
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Sesame Tilapia

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2011
we are afraid of fish at my house, but try to eat it nonetheless. This was really good. I didn't use the oil marinade, instead I rolled tilapia strips in flour seasoned with Italian herbs blend, salt & pepper and sesame seeds. Baked in butter. Served with a lemon wedge over risotto. Got scarfed down!
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Roasted Broccoli

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2012
If hubby enjoys eating his broccoli, it's a good way to make it!!! This is similar to Rachel Ray's Chili-Garlic Roasted Broccoli recipe I've been using for 8 or so years now. The difference is Rachel's uses fresh garlic, not powdered, and this one calls for bell peppers. That said, using garlic powder as opposed to the fresh garlic eliminated the little pieces of burnt garlic stuck to the broccoli, and the addition of sweet bell peppers was quite nice. Oh, and I use Roasted Garlic & Herb Grill-mate, not Montreal Steak (personal preference). Thank you, thank you for a new twist on an old favorite!!! This is a must-try side dish!
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Butternut Squash Bisque

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2011
I roasted the squash in the oven first. I only added enough nutmeg to enhance the soup's flavor, not to give it a nutmeg taste. Used chicken stock because that's what I keep in my kitchen, but I will make a vegetable stock for this next time because I think it would taste better. Also only added a splash or so of the cream. VERY tasty. I will absolutely make this again!
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Butternut Squash with Onions and Pecans

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
Only change I made was based on what I had on hand: dried parsley, not fresh. This was lovely! my husband really doesn't care for nuts in his food but still enjoyed this one! Will make again for sure!
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After-Thanksgiving Turkey Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
Perfect! I did make several changes though. After I made the stock, I halved the recipe. I doubled the carrots, and added some corn, green beans, garlic and sliced leeks. I also stirred in leftover Thanksgiving day gravy. I had heavy cream on hand so I didn't add as much as called for. Also used brown and wild rice. I seasoned the soup with a little thyme, rosemary, a bay leaf, and just enough lemon juice to brighten the flavors but not to add lemon flavor. I cut down on the butter as other people mentioned, but I just want to point out that the amount of butter and the amount of flour together are a roux and changing the ratios affects the thickening strength, so you can change accordingly. This was great, thank you!
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Nana's Acorn Squash

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
I usually do this in the oven, but I started too late and tried the microwave-way for the first time. So very easy and came out just great! I used honey, not brown sugar as a personal preference, and gave a twist each of fresh cracked sea salt and pepper. A favorite fall comfort food, now made easier!
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Gnocchi in Fontina Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2011
MMM! I added garlic and used milk, not heavy cream, adding enough to achieve my desired consistency-which was way for than 1/3 cup for a halved recipe! I also added some salt to bring out the flavors and several twists of freshly cracked white pepper. I was fated with 'you can't find something when you look for it,' so I served tortellini instead of gnocchi. I really like gnocchi, so next time I run into them, I shall have to buy them and make this again!
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