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Tater Tot Casserole I

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2011
This recipe can go from good to wonderful with a few changes: 4 eggs total (as others suggested) More cheese Pre-baking the tater tots AND some seasoning! I love paprika, garlic powder, Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute and salt & Pepper. The seasoning really takes this to a new level. I've also mixed in about 2 tbs of hot sauce to the milk before for a crowd that likes spicy things and it was a hit.
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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2008
I know the secret to the most finger-licking good grilled cheese you'll ever have. I make it the same way as suggested here--real cheddar, nice quality white bread...but the flavor starts with mayonaisse...hear me out on this one!! I hate mayonaisse with a passion and even substitute honey mustard in my tuna salads! However, putting a very light coat of mayo on the outside of your grilled cheese sandwich makes it grill up beautifully and gives it such a nice flavor that I now keep mayo in the house just for this purpose. For cooking, I use a non-stick spray or the lightest coat of butter instead of the 3 tblps suggested. It's not the most figure friendly sandwich, of course, but nothing beats grilled cheese made this way with a little Frank's red hot as a dipping sauce on a rainy day. Give it a try whether you like mayo or hate it--you might be surprised!
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2008
This one was so good, my boyfriend kept sneaking into the kitchen to swipe a little sauce while it was cooking! I cooked the chicken as directed and was very pleased with the results. I doubled the sauce and, as others suggested, substituted the sugar for 1/2 brown sugar and 1/2 white, and also used 2 very large cloves of garlic. I also added the tiniest pinch of red pepper flakes--it didn't make the sauce spicy but did add a lovely warmth in the background! I served the chicken sliced over rice with more of the sauce and garnished with sliced scallions. Too good! I can't wait to make this again! UPDATE: I made this a second time--again, recipe doubled--but used low sodium soy. I didn't notice any difference at all in the taste! I also took another suggestion and lined my pan with non-stick aluminum which made clean up far too easy! This is still a favorite in our house!
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Taqueria Style Tacos - Carne Asada

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2008
I can only award this recipe 3 stars, and here is why: I followed the recipe exactly, which is usually not my nature at all but considering the rave reviews, I went with it. The meat smelled delicious the entire time it was steeping. I made the salsa ahead of time with all of the ingredients, roasted to perfection, and pureed as instructed. I made the relish ahead of time as well to give the lime juice time to get inside of the onion. Everything smelled and looked great: fresh, colorful, incredibly appetizing. I put the meat on to cook--still smelling wonderful. I plated everything expecting one of the best Mexican meals I've ever made. Final result? Eeh. It was ok. I can see how some people might be crazy for it, and I might've been also if the salt was reduced (I did use reduced sodium soy) and the salsa was made spicer. I wasn't bowled over, however, by the flavor and was disappointed. I had very high hopes as I was prepping the salsa because it really smelled outrageously good. Ultimately, though, the texture, the flavor, and the meat was not impressive. I'll file this one under "won't make again, but worth a shot."
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Chicken Milano

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
Wonderful recipe, however I did make a few changes (I can't help it!). I roasted 3 cloves of garlic instead of using raw and sauteed the mashed pulp in the butter for a few seconds before adding 1/2c white wine and 1/4c chicken stock along with the sun-dried tomatoes. While that reduced and the tomatoes softened (I used dry packed tomatoes that I diced, by the way), I started on penne instead of the fettucini and cooked a few chicken tenders that I marinated with balsamic vinegar, oil, and some dried basil. I added 2 cups of cream instead of 1 and let that thicken with salt, pepper, and a bit of romano and parmesean grated in. Lastly, I deglazed my chicken pan with another 1/4c of white wine and added that in to the cream sauce. I tossed the penne in the sauce when it was thick and served the sliced chicken on top, although next time I'll probably just toss the chicken pieces directly into the sauce with the penne since that's what we eventually did. The roasted garlic and the wine definitely added a nice depth of flavor to the sauce, and with a bit of salt and pepper to perk it up, it was truly a wonderful dish. Will definitely make it again; thanks for the terrific base recipe!
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2007
Wonderful base recipe! I made the first batch as-is using the tip in the "most recommended" review--rolling them directly onto the cookie sheet lined with parchment. I cut them using a snowman cookie cutter and baked for about 6 1/2 mins, tops. Any more and they would certainly be too crisp. With the remaining dough (about 1/3), I took the finished dough and added 1/4c melted semi-sweet chocolate and a bit extra vanilla, kneaded the dough to mix, and re-refrigerated. Then I cut out some cute hat shapes and made top-hats for my snow men--chocolate top hats! Very cute, festive, and delicious. 5 stars, most definitely. I'll return to this recipe over and over!
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Caramel Pecan Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2007
The most delicious pie I have had in a long time! I did cut down the sugar to 1/2c white, also instead of the milk and butter for the caramels, I used 1/2c evaporated milk. The taste with 1/2c sugar was spot-on; I can't imagine using the full amount and the pie still being edible. It cooked for 45 minutes even; it was jiggly and seem unfinished when it came out, but it set up perfectly and we were able to have small "Test" slices 30 minutes later!! Hey, you have to test it before you bring it to the party, right? :)
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Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2007
Mmm! We were munching on this one for days! I made a few changes, however: I used 1 28oz can of Muir Glen Fire Roasted tomatoes instead of the 2 cans diced/one can whole; I used "fresh" salsa in a tub from the grocery; I topped the finished soup with sour cream instead of mixing it in; I used 1/2 package of Trader Joe's Fire Roasted corn instead of the canned corn; about 1 cup of cooked rice, which I tossed in near the end to warm it up; 1 drained and washed can of regular black beans; and used chicken stock instead of the buillon, which I didn't have on hand. It freezes and refrigerates well and for a house of 2, we were able to stretch this for work-lunches and sides for dinner for about a week without getting tired of it. Too yummy!
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Curried Honey Mustard Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2007
Absolutely delicious marinade (in fact, with the proportions changed and olive oil instead of butter, it makes a pretty killer salad dressing) but the cooking time seems out of wack. My chicken took almost triple the amount of time to cook (2 breasts, skinless/boneless). Still, the marinade is the star and not the cooking directions, so 5 stars all around :)
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Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2006
I made a few changes to suit what I had on hand. First, I added a tblsp of honey and a tsp of vanilla extract. I also changed the sugar to 2 cups white, 1/2c brown. I added about 2/3-1cup of chopped walnuts and next time I may add some raisins or pecans. I only have one loaf pan, so I made one loaf and a dozen muffins (there was batter left over; could've made another 6 muffins if I had enough tins!). The muffins cooked for about 25mins, the loaf took about 50-55min. I would definitely not recommend leaving it in for 90; start checking around 50 as mine was totally done by then. This was simply delicious as a brunch item on Thanksgiving day. I was looking for a way to use leftover pumpkin after making my pies for the day, and this fit the bill easily. The muffins were gone within minutes; the loaf stuck around until noon the day after thanksgiving. Sublimely delicious with melted butter or cream cheese! I've already been made to promise to make this again, and I certainly will; it's very easy since my kitchenaid did the work for me, and except for the pumpkin, it is all ingredients I normally stock. Excellent base recipe, excellent taste!
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2006
Delish! I added blue cheese, as other have suggested, plus crumbled blue cheese pieces both in and on the dip. I heated it up in the oven at 350 for 20-30 minutes and served it. This is definitely a new favorite!
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