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Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2011
My husband, the meat lover, gave this a big thumbs up. The marinade was very flavorful for such a simple ingredient list. Thanks for an easy and tasty recipe!
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Swanson® Savory Pot Roast with Harvest Vegetables

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2010
Loved the cooking method; the house filled with wonderful aromas. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because I thought it needed additional seasoning (onion, garlic powder, bay leaf; I also went ahead and added a little red wine along with the V8). Also, the meat wasn't as moist as I would have liked, so I just sliced it thickly and let it sit in the gravy for a few minutes before serving. I was busy and overcooked the veggies a bit, but the family loved it anyway. Thanks.
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City Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2010
Almost didn't try this, since I can pan-fry breaded pork chops any time. But this recipe was a real hit; even my picky son ate some! The only change I made was to add some onion and garlic powders to the flour and to the pork as it cooked. Easy and delicious!
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Beer Cheese Philly Steak Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2010
I rated this recipe based on the confidence that it would be wonderful if made as written. I made it with frozen Philly steaks, which I'm sure affected the quality slightly. (Next time I would cook the steaks as directed on the package, in a skillet, instead of heating them along with the spices and broth.)Not having beer, I used beef broth and a little balsamic vinegar. The only reason I gave it a 4 was because my hubby thought the bread on the bottom was too soggy, but our preferences differ on this point. The cheese on top gave it a great texture to balance the soggy bread, in my opinion. Thanks for a great idea!
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Shrimp Scampi III

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2009
The easiest company-worthy dish I've come across. The sauce was the perfect consistency for clinging to the shrimp and lingering on the tongue - and looked glossy like the magazine photos to boot! I gave this 5 stars with slight modifications: left the minced garlic in the dish and added a dash each of Season-All and lemon pepper and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Fabulous! Thanks for the submission.
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Pumpkin Walnut Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2009
NOT for bake sales (too soupy), so I'm having to keep this for myself (oh, poor me!) I mixed some of the cake mix in with the pumpkin, baked it longer than specified and it still wasn't of a consistency that could be cut into bars. I used pecans and it worked well, although I'm sure walnuts would be great. Will definitely pull this out at thanksgiving. Thanks for the recipe!
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Chicken Potato Bake

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2009
I had packaged sliced potatoes I needed to use, and searched for something similar to an old recipe of my mom's that she called Chicken Italian. This is different but very yummy. I broke with the Italian theme by marinating in Mojo Criollo for 30 minutes (we love the flavor boost; adding some lime to the dressing may have a similar effect). Followed the rest of the instructions closely, including using zesty Italian dressing. Our taste buds were dancing! Thank you!
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Zesty Chicken and Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2009
I give this recipe 5 stars for the flavor return on your time investment. I was looking for a recipe like the "Chicken Italian" my mom used to make. I only made a few changes: Used chicken breasts b/c that's what I had; marinated the chicken for about 30 in. in Mojo Criollo b/c my husband really enjoys the kick; and used packaged, pre-sliced potates. To save washing a bowl, I also just sprinkled the lemon, lime, and dressing over everything before covering and baking. After 45 minutes, I sprinkled shredded Italian cheese, Italian seasoning, and baked uncovered a few minutes more. Yum yum!
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Ham and Swiss Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2008
The rating is a compromise between my kids (5 stars) and my husband (3 stars). I skipped the veggies 'cause the kids are picky, and added a bit of curry powder. I liked it a lot and it was easy (I even bought cubed ham at the grocery), but my hubby is more of a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy. Thanks for the recipe!
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Baked Beef Stew

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2008
I loved this stew and would personally give it 5 stars, but my husband thought my other recipe is better, so I compromised with 4. I love being able to stick it in the oven and forget it, and somehow I like the texture of the meat better than my crock pot recipe. Like others, I like the corn starch substitution. Try this recipe and figure out what tweaking your family prefers - you won't regret it!
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2008
I make this all the time and just realized that I'd never rated it. It's easy, delicious, and quick - mix up the topping before you start the fish under the broiler or you'll end up overcooking it. This is a forgiving recipe - after making it a couple of times, I don't measure the ingredients any more, and I can substitute seasonings depending on what I have on hand or am in the mood for. Thanks for a great weeknight family pleaser!
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Taco Bake I

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2008
This is very similar to my mom's taco casserole, but she unrolls and pats out a can of refrigerated crescent roll dough in the bottom of the casserole and tops the shredded cheese with crushed taco chips. I'd give it a five star with these (admittedly caloric) additions. We like to add chopped green chiles and black olives, but that's a matter of individual taste. It's yummy either way!
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Roasted Asparagus with Herbes de Provence

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2008
I just munched my way through half a bunch of roasted asparagus. It was delicious, and so easy! My favorite kind of recipe. Thanks. P.S. I agree that the bowl wasn't necessary; I just placed the asparagus, drizzled and sprinkled and stuck it in the oven.
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Different Chicken Cordon Bleu

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2008
Another happy family. I had 3 quite large chicken pieces and pounded them a bit. I was out of stuffing but it was good anyway, and the leftovers were great the next day. Thanks!
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Beef Barley Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2008
I accidentally used regular barley instead of quick-cooking, which I think made it a 3-star recipe, rather bland and had to doctor up a lot. I'd assume that the quick-cooking doesn't cook up to as much volume and maybe that would make the difference? I like others' suggestion to use sliced or cubed instead of ground beef. I'll try this again with the changes - I think it has potential.
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Baked Scallops

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2008
I loved these! So easy too. I used thawed frozen scallops, and my only mistake was not drying them well after rinsing, as another reader suggested. The topping would be awesome on other seafood as well. Thanks!
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Quick Hoppin' John Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
Very tasty! I used cut up kielbasa (because that's what I had) and added some sage; I think I tossed in some seasoned salt as well. My kids aren't big on soup, but they were able to sort of pick and choose what went in their bowls. My husband made short work of the leftovers at lunch the next day. Thanks!
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Ground Beef Quiche

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2007
This was just about as easy as the Bisquick impossible cheeseburger pie recipe, and we enjoyed it more. My husband pronounced it "finally, a quiche I like." I only had garlic powder with herbs already in, so I cut back on the oregano. And I forgot to chop up onions before browning the beef, so I used onion salt and cut back on the salt. Next time I'll try lowfat versions of everything and see if it's still as yummy!
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Seared Sea Scallops

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2007
These were easy, succulent and tasy. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Easy Garlic Broiled Chicken

Reviewed: May 14, 2006
Top ratings for speedy prep and a tasty, juicy piece of chicken. I used boneless, skinless thighs, pounded them as others suggested, broiled them close to the heat for about 5 min. per side, and they were ready by the time the rice was done. Pounding them thin eliminated the need others mentioned to bake them part of the time. I tried to cut calories by using half the butter called for, and while the sauce was a bit thin, the flavor was still good. My husband realy liked them too. Thanks, Ava!
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