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Salsa Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2009
The quality of this recipe is determined mostly by the salsa and taco seasoning you use. When made with homemade taco seasoning and homemade salsa, it's phenomenal. My husband calls this "Mexican Chicken Parmesan"... even with the cheddar/mexiblend cheese, it makes him think of a Mexican version of the popular Italian dish. Like others, I serve with Mexican-style rice and corn.
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Meatball Sandwich

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2009
I have been using this recipe for 2-3 years now for all meatball cooking. It's great with spaghetti, for Swedish meatballs, spicy meatballs, etc... They cook well either baked or in the frying pan. Any other recipe I do that has meatballs as part of the recipe, I skip and use this one instead. Funnily enough, I've never actually made a meatball sandwich :)
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Baked Potato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2009
My mother-in-law would make Baked Potato Soup a lot when my husband and I were dating in high school and I now use this recipe to make it for us now a few times a month. Excluding the time it takes to bake the potatoes (during which you can be doing something else), this recipe is very quick and easy. The taste is fantastic. The only things I change are just garnish so I don't think it affects the rating; we top it with not only bacon and cheese, but also green onions and sour cream. I also use fat-free half-and-half to cut back on fat. A tip for the potatoes: after they are done baking, use a fork and stab the potatoes multiple times in a straight line lengthwise across the potato to form a perforation. You can then squeeze the potato on each end and the potato will split perfectly along the perforation. Let sit for at least 10 mins. and then you can scoop out perfect size potato pieces with a spoon. Perforating and breaking open the potato right after baking is important, because that cools it down much faster so you can go on with the recipe.
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Breakfast Casserole III

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2009
I had a 1/2 lb. of Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage leftover from chili I made the previous night, and since there is only 2 of us, I cut the recipe in half and used an 8x8 metal baking pan. I baked the stated time of 30 mins and it turned out great. The only other change I made is I microwaved the 3 potatoes for 6 minutes instead of baking to save time, but I don't think that makes a difference for taste. The reason I give the recipe only 4/5 stars is because when made as stated, I thought it was a little on the bland side, even though I used hot sausage. However, with some hot sauce sprinkled on top, it was delicious. I think if you can add something flavorful to make it your own, it makes the recipe 5 stars.
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Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2009
I do believe that you should rate the recipe "as-is", but I still would like to give this recipe 5 stars as the changes I made were my preferences and does not change the quality of the original recipe. These "substitutions" were that I used boiling water and chicken bouillon to make the broth (I never buy canned brother anymore, too expensive and takes too much room in the pantry as I use quite a bit). I also substituted my own salsa for the Pace brand. I added a little more cilantro since I LOVE cilantro. And I didn't have the "Mexican-style" corn with the peppers, so I just used regular corn... I don't think that made a huge difference in flavor since those peppers probably don't have much taste coming from a can of corn... more of a texture thing. I tasted the soup and thought it was excellent and flavorful BEFORE I added a can of Rotel HOT Tomatoes with Habanero peppers. I like things very spicy and I also think tortilla soup should have some diced tomatoes in it, so this was an great touch for me. However, the soup was still very good before the Rotel. I look forward to making this recipe again on days I have leftover chicken for a very quick meal (30 mins. with precooked chicken that is already chopped/shredded). I also would like to try this in the crockpot with whole raw chicken breasts thrown in with everything else... and then shred the chicken at the end.
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Peppered Green Beans

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2008
Excellent! I needed a veggie dish for dinner the other night and only had 1 can of French style green beans, a green bell pepper, and an onion to work with. I didn't have cider vinegar, so I used 2 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette dressing instead. I also used about 2 tsp of red pepper flakes instead of 1/8 tsp because I really like spicy dishes. I was honestly shocked at how good this was for something so simple... I will definitely make this again and try the red bell pepper this time (instead of green) as I'm sure that would add more color and a little more flavor. I also might try adding some minced garlic.
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Oatmeal and Everything Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2004
These are totally addicting! The second time I made them, we couldn't wait for them to cool off, so we put it in the freezer. BAD IDEA! Putting it in the freezer made the caramel way too hard, even after leaving it out on the counter for two days afterward. One time I didn't have enough chocolate chips, so I did half chocolate chips and half white chocolate chips. Tasted just as yummy!
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Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2004
This recipe is fabulous as a base for a great pasta dish. When the cheese is almost completely melted, I add chopped green onions and julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes (I've used both the ones packed in oil and just the dry ones and they both work fine). Separately, I cook diced chicken breast with white wine and garlic. Then I mix chicken and sauce together with some penne pasta and it tastes sooo good. I once tripled the recipe when I was visiting family to serve about 10 people, and they ALL loved it.
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