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Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2006
7/27/06 My girlfriend made this, then called me up saying it did not turn out like mine, after going through the recipe, I asked her what BBQ sauce she used. She bought Kraft on sale for .77 cents. Using good BBQ sauce is just as important as using good wine. Use Jack Daniels or Famous Daves etc. Stay away from the cheap sauces as they do affect the flavor of the foods. If you don't like sweet, don't use a sweet sauce. We really loved this recipe. If making this during the week, I season chicken with garlic powder, a little salt and pepper add a can of 99% chicken broth and throw in crockpot and cook on low for about 6 to eight hours. When I get home I drain grease shred chicken and pour rest of ingredients over chicken for about an hour to blend flavors. I use Famous Daves bold sassy barbeque sauce. When making on the weekend I cook on high for about four hours, drain, shred chicken and pour rest of ing. over chicken and cook for about two hours more to blend flavors. I also like to add a little onion and green pepper in the morning then put back into crockpot after draining. We put it on hoagie rolls or steak rolls that I brush with olive oil and broil till lightly brown. Served with a green side salad and fresh cut up veggies and dip. Yummy Yummy Yummy. Thanks for the post.
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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2007
After reading the reviews I realized what a great base recipe Marion has provided. You add or delete to your personal preference. I like to cut my chicken breast into cubes while frozen since it's easier to cut and it makes less mess and let them thaw in fridge. I added lemon pepper, garlic powder, a little salt and fresh ground black pepper to ziplock bag with chicken and tossed to coat. I used one tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of olive oil and sauteed chicken till just about cooked through. In place of the bouillon and water I also used low sodium chicken broth. I used 1 can of cream of mushroom and 1 can of cream of chicken 99% fat free since I only had one can of each on hand. I also diced up a small onion and added one can of mushrooms. This turned out really good so thanks again Marion for a recipe that can be tweaked to everyones preference.
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Beef and Noodle Bake

Reviewed: May 27, 2006
My mom made this when we were kids for lunch then I fed it to my kids for lunch, who now feed it to their kids for lunch. This also makes a great dinner on nights when your looking for something fast and easy. To make it different and spice it up I use one green pepper diced small, 1 small onion, diced small. 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. of pepper. Add green pepper, onion, garlic powder or fresh garlic along with pepper and saute with hamburger till cooked. Add one jar of homemade or jarred spaghetti sauce. Simmer sauce with hamburger mixture till ready to use. Cook macaroni till done. Drain macaroni, mix half of beef mixture with macaroni in baking dish, top it with cheese of your choice. Add remaining beef mixture and top it with cheese of your choice. Serve with warm bread and butter and a green salad. If you think it's to dry, add more sauce the next time.
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Amazing Ribs

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2006
I opted not to boil the ribs, I think this takes away from the flavor. So I cooked them in the crock pot with other ing. on low for about two hour checking to make sure they did not start falling apart. I then drained grease from crockpot and let the ribs rest on paper towels for about 30 minutes while getting the grill ready. When the grill was hot we cooked them for about eight minutes, four minutes on each side and brushed them with BBQ sauce, I then added them back to crockpot with BBQ sauce and we used Miller beer. Make sure you use a good BBQ sauce like Jack Daniels, Famous Daves, etc. if you use the cheap brands like kraft etc. you will not get the full flavor of BBQ. These turned out finger lickin, fall of the bone, drop dead good. Thanks for the post.
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Turkey a la King

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2006
Good basic recipe for turkey and I have also used chicken. I cut out the mushrooms (which I love, hubby don't like) and added 1/2 cup of diced carrots and 1 tablespoon of pimento or to your taste. It comes jarred at the grocery store. Have also used this with half and half or milk if you don't have the cream on hand. Still turns out great. If it turns out to thin, take a little cold water and corn starch whisk together and add to pan for desired thickness. Thanks for the post.
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Chicken Katsu

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2007
My mom and I both made this dish. As written it is good but a little bland and since several in our family don't want to cover their food with sauce, the second time we made she used 1 cup of hot sauce, 1/3 cup of cold water, garlic powder, salt and black pepper and three eggs. She then dredged her chicken in flour then dipped it into the hot sauce mix, then the panko crumbs then fried. This added a nice flavor, it was not hot. I just rubbed a mix of spices into the chicken and fried. Both families loved it with the extra flavors. The panko crumbs are a must. We plan on trying this dish by baking. Wonderful recipe. Thank you.
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Chicken Delicious

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2006
This was a good basic recipe for us. I washed and dried the chicken breast the night before. In a bowl I mixed 2 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice, 1 tsp. of paprika, 1/2 tsp. of ground black pepper. I then brushed the breast with mixture, put in a zip lock bag added remaining mixture to bag which wasn't much. Put in fridge. I diced up some fresh celery and onion and put in a seperate bag. Next morning I put chicken in crockpot, mixed together my fresh celery/onion with one can of cream of mushroom soup 99% fat free and in place of sherry used 1/2 cup of chicken broth and half cup of grated parmesen cheese. Poured over chicken and dinner was ready when we got home. Served with brown rice and a salad. Simple comfort food. Thank you so much for the post.
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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Strata

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2007
Yum, very good, I added green peppers and onions. Also used texas toast bread. Was a hit with my guy the breakfast King. Thanks for the post.
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Busy Day Barbeque Brisket

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2007
This turned out so gooooood. After reading the reviews I made the recipe as written and have to wonder if maybe the reviews stating the liquid smoke was overpowering maybe used a smaller cut than called for. This turned out great for us and is a great come home to meal after a busy day at work. Thanks so much for the post.
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Cucumber Sandwiches II

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2006
I'm rating this recipe on the little princess in our life, my 6 year old grandaugher who says this is a 15. We used this recipe one day when I was babysitting and she asked if we could have a real tea party. We did sub texas toast bread since the princess and her friend of 7 and my 2 year old prince of a grandson are not partial to rye bread etc. at this age. We lightly toasted the bread and cut off the crust, then cut the bread into triangles. We proceeded to mix the rest of the ingredients as to recipe and made finger sandwiches. Since I told the princess that you have to have tea at a tea party we used the instant russian tea recipe on this site, which we made and put into a kool aid pitcher then chilled with ice and served with our sandwiches. They ate all the sandwiches and even liked the tea. I must say this is one of the most rewarding times that I have spent with my grandchildren and we will now have a tea party every month and have decided that we will go around the world every month and find a sandwich and tea to serve. So needless to say I will be a busy Nana on allrecipes looking for worldwide tea parties. This is a great and rewarding way to spend time with your children or grandchildren. Enjoy!
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Cajun Baked Catfish

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2006
This was wonderful, since most of my family like a crust on their fish, I added all ing. to one egg and added some milk, dipped catfish in to mixture and coated with breadcrumbs. I turned out great. I will add a little more of the seasonings next time as adding the egg and milk I think diluted the flavor some. Thanks for the post.
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Weeknight Chicken Cordon Bleu

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2006
This was good. I've made this several times but my husband is not a big fan of the soup so instead of the soup, I mixed 1/3 cup of butter, 1/3 cup flour, 1 3/4 cups of chicken broth (99% fat free) 2/3 cups of 2% milk. 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1/2 tsp. salt (optional) Mix well. Whisk in sauce pan till thickens then pour over chicken and bake.
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Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2006
I have made this a handful of times since Dec. The only thing I do different is leave out the pasta and add fresh carrots, celery, potatos in quarters, and beef stew meat if I want meat added,I flour the meat and fry lightly the night before in olive oil. Then throw it in the next morning I have also used this for just vegetable soup. Vegetable soup goes great with Midnight Cuban Sandwiches on this site. I do have to find a good homemade beef broth in the future to cut back on the sodium level since my husband now has to watch his sodium intake. Any suggestions let me know. Thanks for the post.
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Cheesecake Pops

Reviewed: May 23, 2008
Loved these. Instead of using a scooper I used a little non flavored pam on food plastic sanitation gloves that you can get at Sam's etc. and rolled them into balls. After making all the balls I then put on new gloves and rolled them into the mixtures that I had prepared ahead of time that we like, used flat hand of palm against top and inserted sticks to the other end then put in fridge. Made prep time so much easier and everyone loved that they could have there own favorites without having to make twenty different cheesecakes. Thanks so much for the post.
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Ajiaco (Beef and Pepper Stew)

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2007
Oh baby we liked this. Will cut back on the chipatle a little next time. Thanks for the post.
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Baked Potato Skins

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2007
I made these tonight as a trial run for our party for New Years Eve. I also used smaller potatoes which I put in the microwave to get a little soft as to take the pulp out a little easier. I also cut back a little on the oil and used EVOO. I used a pastry brush on the inside and outside. These turned out great. Thanks so much for the recipe.
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Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2007
I first reviewed this on Nov. 20 but after reprinting it since I lost mine went through the reviews again and decided to update since I seen some had some issues with it being dry and not browning. I used a 23 pound turkey and replaced the water with chicken broth. I used the same amount of butter for the pockets, rubbed it with olive oil and I took the foil off the last hour so it could brown. I also let the turkey rest covered with foil for 30 minutes before carving so the juices would flow back throughout the turkey. After transferring the carved pieces to the platter there was still juices left on the platter after the turkey was all gone. That's how juicy the turkey turned out to be. Nov. 20th review: This makes the best turkey, moist, tender, delish. I found this recipe last Thanksgiving and use it to cook turkey year round. I do add quite a bit more chicken stock (personal preference) and make gravy with the drippings. Yummy
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Dough Ornament Recipe

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2006
These turned out great for the kids we cooked on 300 to help with the puffing and used thick spaghetti to pierce the hole instead of a toothpick.
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After the Holidays Ham Bone Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2007
This sounded really different from the old potato and ham soup, but my family did not care for it. I think it was using noodles and rice together. I will try again but only use either rice or noodles. I have really picky eaters when it comes to those ing. Thanks for the post.
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Harvey Ham Sandwiches

Reviewed: May 4, 2006
My husband loved this. I only bought a 5 pound ham and scaled back quite a bit on the brown sugar to about 4 oz. hubby don't like real sweet meats. I also added an onion due to his preference. Served it on Kaiser rolls with potato salad and fresh cut up veggies. He loved it. Took another reviewers suggestion and froze leftovers for hubbys sandwiches for work. Thanks so much for the post.
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