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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2006
I was going to make an oven pot roast, but I just couldn't bear the thought of the oven on for hours on this hot, muggy day, so I found this recipe. I only had one can of cream of mushroom soup, so I subbed golden mushroom for the second. I added some garlic powder and about 1/2 lb of baby carrots. It turned out so delicious! We're having the leftovers with mashed potatoes tomorrow. Thanks for the easy, tasty recipe!
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Cinnamon and Lime Chicken Fajitas

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2006
Delicious! I added extra onion and served with avocado and sour cream. I forgot to add cheese, which I normally put on everything, and I didn't even miss it! Only slight complaint is that the cooking method left the chicken slightly dry. I think I'll add a little chicken broth while baking the chicken next time. Thanks for the yummy recipe!
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Mexican Rice I

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2006
Sorry, this was missing something for us. I used tomatoes with green chiles, and used the juice from the tomatoes in place of some of the water. Despite those additions, this was still not that flavorful. On the plus side, this was really easy, but I think we'll keep looking for a mexican rice recipe. Thanks anyway!
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Goat Cheese and Spinach Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2006
Wonderful! So so tasty! Only changes I made were to add some garlic powder and onion powder. Oh, and I used 6 tablespoons of cheese, because you can never have too much cheese. My husband commented that these tasted like lamb burgers, and you know what? They kind of do. Like many others have noted, this made 5 burgers. I topped these with sauteed mushrooms and onions. Thanks for the great dinner!
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Dad's Pad Thai

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2006
Wowee, so good! Pad Thai is a favorite of mine, but I'd only had it in restaurants, never made it before. This was super! I omitted the bean sprouts (personal preference). I added one cooked diced chicken breast and 1/2 lb of shrimp because that's what I like in my Pad Thai. Only change I'd make in the future is to use only 2 or 3 eggs. 4 eggs was really a lot. Thanks for the recipe!
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Morgan's Breakfast Polenta

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2006
My husband really liked this. I'm not a big fan of breakfast porridges, but even I thought this was pretty good. I served it with raspberry jam and sweetened sour cream. Without those, I wasn't a huge fan but with the toppings, yum! Thanks for the recipe.
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Delicious and Easy Mock Risotto

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2006
I made this based on the reviews that complained it's nothing like risotto because I don't like risotto but my husband loves it. I thought this would be a nice compromise. Well, I can't say I wasn't warned by other reviewers, but this was NOTHING like risotto. Nor was it creamy as described in recipe description blurb. This isn't to say the recipe was bad...a little plain but still good. It's just not at all what it was advertised as. I'll probably make this again with a few additions (parmesan cheese, more onion and garlic). It certainly was quick and easy. Thanks!
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Outstanding Chicken Dinner

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2006
Yummy! My husband and I both enjoyed this. As other reviewers have noted, there's way too much flour. I used about 3/4 the recipe amount, later thinned with extra milk, and it still ended up as more of a paste than a sauce. But, the taste was phenomenal so I'm not complaining too much! I doubled the mushroom amount, and that ended up being my favorite part. Thanks!
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Tacos in Pasta Shells

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2006
Like many other reviewers, I added salsa at the bottom of my pan and used taco seasoning instead of the spices (thanks other reviewers!). Additionally, I added a diced onion to the meat. This turned out pretty good. I'm not sure about the shells, though. It was...novel. But I'm not sure why you wouldn't use soft tortillas and make this like enchiladas. The shells were at best interesting, but they really didn't add anything to the dish. The filling was really delicious and I'll definitely use this recipe in the future for enchiladas. Thanks!
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Famous Butter Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2006
Very moist chicken. It wasn't the most flavorful, but it wasn't dry at all. I used low sodium ritz, and probably should have added some extra salt. I think this would be good with a side dish with a very strong flavor. I served this with a plain pasta, and I think both dishes suffered from the pairing. Thanks for the recipe.
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Cheesy Polenta

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2006
Really good! I've never made polenta before and this was so easy. I garnished the top with some extra cheddar, and it was super yummy. In the future, I think I'll put a bunch of cheddar on top...it kind of melts into the top of the polenta. My 11 month old babies loved this, as did my husband. A real crowd pleaser! Thanks for the recipe!
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Insalata Tricolore

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2006
This was a yummy salad, although the avocado, which I love, was kind of lost. Its delicate flavor was overwhelmed by the stronger tastes of the vinegar, tomato, and mozzarella. Also, if you're going to make this, you really can't skimp...you have to use high quality ingredients. As a result, this is a surprisingly expensive dish. This is very filling. My husband and I had it for dinner and it was more than enough to fill us. This would probably be fine to make 6 appetizers (one "stack" per person). Thanks for the recipe!
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Berry Good Sandwich

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2006
Yummy sandwich! I made some substitutions for what I had on hand (full calorie cream cheese, regular whole wheat bread, raspberry jam instead of strawberry). It was really "berry good"! I guess it's true, nobody doesn't like Sara Lee!
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Spicy Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2006
My husband and I were surprisingly disappointed in this. It was ok, but nothing special. The soup wasn't thick at all, like black bean soup normally is. It was just beans floating in liquid. About an hour before dinner, I took out about 1/4 of the beans and then mashed the rest into the broth and readded the beans. The consistancy of this soup was all wrong, and the taste wasn't good enough to make up for that. On the plus side, it was really easy to make and I think it was just personal preference that we didn't love it. Thanks anyway!
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Strawberries in Spiced Syrup

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2006
Clearly I don't know how to make a simple syrup; this is the second recipe where I've messed it up. I need to buy a candy thermometer and practice a few times! I boiled this for 10 minutes, added the other ingredients, and let it sit for a few minutes off the heat as directed. Well, it hardened in about a minute and wasn't syrupy at all! So I added an extra 1/2 c. of water, re-melted the sugar, and boiled for about 3 minutes. When I took it off the heat, it remained syrupy. I just put it over sliced strawberries and it was tasty...the spices were a nice addition, as was adding a warm sauce. So in spite of my inability to properly boil sugar and water, this still turned out quite yummy. Thanks!
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Banana French Toast Breakfast Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2006
Wow, I really like the addition of orange zest to french toast. Yum! I only made 2 sandwiches so I really eyeballed the amounts and just used this recipe for the idea. I know I added tons extra orange zest (about 1 teaspoon for 2 sandwiches) and am glad I did. I used a regular whole wheat bread, and I think it would have been better with white bread but that's just personal preference. I think in the future instead of making a stuffed sandwich I'll just top the french toast with some bananas sauteed with some brown sugar and cinnamon. Thanks for the recipe, especially the orange zest idea. That really made the french toast special!
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Mimi's Slumgullion

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2006
This was tasty. I used 1 red and 1 orange pepper. I think a red and a green would be the way to go for appearance. I'd count on at least 1 to 1.25 hours to make this. Thanks for the recipe!
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Delicious Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2006
Yum! I was going to give this 4 stars, but I'm giving a bonus star for this quick, easy recipe of ingredients I had on hand...you saved me from having to resort to eating chocolate chips out of the bag! I used mini chocolate chips, and they melted really well. Also, as a previous review mentioned, I had no idea what golden syrup was so I used corn syrup (thanks previous reviewer!). I've since looked up golden syrup, and apparantly it's a syrup similar in taste and appearance to honey. It can be used as a substitute for either honey or corn syrup. In the future, I may try this recipe with honey instead...that might add an interesting flavor, and be closer to the taste of the original recipe using golden syrup. Thanks!
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Chicken Tetrazzini IV

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2006
This was good...a very acceptable tetrazzini. Only changes I made were to saute 8 oz of fresh mushrooms, and to decrease pasta to 3/4 lb. Oh, and I ran about a 1/3 cup short on the cream so I added an additional 1/3 cup of chicken broth. Not that this change makes it healthy, but if anyone is looking to save a few calories, the sauce was still plenty thick. I think this is a good base recipe, but in the future I'd definitely make some additions. Things I'd like to try: seasoning the chicken with garlic and adding minced garlic while sauteeing the mushrooms, adding a 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg to the sauce, and adding some additional veggies, especially peas as suggested by other reviewers but maybe some grated carrots or fresh green beans as well. As written, this is a good but not particularly memorable recipe...with a few additions, I think it could be spectacular. Thanks!
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Cavatappi with Spinach, Garbanzo Beans, and Feta

Reviewed: May 31, 2006
I rarely get such an exuberant response from my husband about meals I make...he couldn't stop raving about how good this was! And, it was so quick and easy to make, too...a perfect recipe! I followed other reviewers' suggestions and added the chickpeas to the boiling pasta for 5 minutes. I also garnished with red pepper flakes, which I'd highly recommend; it really made the dish. Also, I followed the recipe for lemon juice amount, but both my husband and I used our lemon garnishes to add more lemon juice. In the future, I'd probably double the lemon amount. One other note: 8 cups cooked cavatappi is a one pound box. I used one 9 oz. bag of spinach...not sure if that was 8 cups or not but it seemed right. Thanks for the recipe!
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