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Chicken Marsala

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2003
oh my gosh this dinner was amazing! Not only that, but incredibly easy. I made a few changes, as usual, and everyone -loved- the results. 1- To make it easier to clean up, i put the flour, salt, pepper, and oregano in a resealable plastic bag, then added the pounded chicken and shook it up (one breast at a time) to coat. It's just easier and cleaner that way. 2- When browning the chicken breasts, i added a few sliced cloves of garlic. mmm 3- I doubled the sauce, probably trippled the mushrooms (the more the merrier, right?) and then thickened it with a slurry (water-cornstarch mixture) at the end so we could enjoy it over the angelhair pasta i served it on. So good. 4- i added a splash of heavy cream and a splash of chicken broth to the sauce, to make it richer and creamier, like i'm used to Chicken Marsala being. as other users suggested, buy good Marsala wine. It's really not all that expensive, especially if you compare it to how much it costs to eat out at a nice italian restaurant. ;)
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Best Spanish Rice

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2003
tastey! i used pace picante sauce (salsa) and 1/2 brown rice and 1/2 white. Next time, i'll use all brown rice since it is so much healthier for you! We couldn't taste the dirty bland-ness of brown rice at all, the flavor was perfect. One thing to change however- it takes about 30 mins or so to simmer! It was the last part of our dinner to finish. ;)
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Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2003
This recipe saved me for Valentines Day! The gift i was planning on fell through last minute, so i needed something quick. I found a really adoreable jar at a craft store, and layered the ingredients inside. Because i did it in layers, i added a few ingredients for kicks, two layers of red sprinkles (just around the edje,) two layers of mini marshmellows, and one layer of miniature chocolate chips in the middle. (if you try this, make sure to -pack- down each layer before adding the next one!) I also used vanilla flavored creamer instead of plain for a little more depth. (also because i don't use plain creamer, and didn't want the extra on my shelf!) It turned out wonderfully! i topped it off with a dash of cinamon and tied a thick red ribbon around the lid. It's adoreable, and he'll love it! i mixed the extra ingrediants for myself and my roommates to enjoy (this recipe makes a TON!) and we love it. thanks!
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Blackberry Cobbler

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2005
My husband and I enjoyed this for breakfast every day this week! It's a cross between a cobbler and a super-moist coffee cake, in my opinion. Reviewers who found this dish chewy and cornbread-like may have over-mixed, or used all-purpose flour without adding rising agents. Mine turned out delishously moist, berries ended up on the bottom, top was golden brown. My only problem with the recipe is the baking time... my oven is typically slow but this was slightly over done by 45 minutes. So watch closely!
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Cuban Black Beans II

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2003
totally worth five stars, and i don't usually like black beans! But my boyfriend wanted to try some because we have been doing weight training and black beans have so much fiber without the load of carbs in bread. we both don't like peppers or pimentos, so i just left them out, and i used canned beans instead of dry. The trick to canned beans is to pick the low-sodium variety with the most spices already in it. (More flavorful beans, the usual is salt sugar and dehydrated onion, but if you can find canned beans with more than that they're even better!) I used two cans, drained, and DIDN'T ADD THE 5 CUPS OF WATER!!!! this is very important, as a few reviers have mentioned their beans came out watery. The water is to soak the dry beans in, and then to be drained off. If you need some extra liquid while cooking the beans, add a little chicken broth. (Or vegetable if you're vegetarian) :) It turned out -so- good, i'll be making them often! Thanks :)
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Authentic Thai Cashew Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2007
First off, I think people shouldn't rate recipies that they change the heck out of. Almost every rave review did not follow the recipe- irritating. Seccond, chili paste is -very- concentrated. You will not get close to the same flavor using chili sauce or anything else. A good thai chili paste is worth having in your refrigerator if you enjoy spicy asain cuisine because it is made of authentic ingredients like palm sugar and tamarind and lemon grass- things that we can't find easily most places here in the US. Now for the recipe- it didn't do anything for me or my husband. I did add lime juice after cooking, and that helped. Wasn't bad, wasn't amazing. It just was.
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Basil Shrimp

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2003
there was a nice hint of basil... a nice hint of garlic... even a nice hint of shrimp... but all i could really taste was the mustard. I was quite dissapointed.
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Bessy's Zesty Grilled Garlic-Herb Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2003
definately delish. I normally don't like anything charred, but the "char" is just carmolized sugar... it's my new favorite marinade. We barbequed chicken and had it as a main corse, and i also have used the George Foreman to cook the chicken in this marinade and then sliced it up for salads. Highly recomended :)
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Harvested Chicken Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2005
pretty good, i added a few extra veggies, but that's nothing new. Made extra and stored it in the freezer, which was great for a quick lunch a few weeks later!
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Mexican Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2004
really yummy! I made this as a side for a chicken breast cooked in lime and butter, and then served with warm tortillas.
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Apricot Chicken II

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2003
okay, but nothing i'd make again. I cooked it less than the alloted time, but it was still a little dry and bland.
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Chicken Hekka

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2003
delish! we added major vegetables though- sugar snap peas, bean sprouts, zucchini, celery, whole spinach leaves, garlic, tons of button mushrooms sliced thick, etc. We also used a larger portion of ginger and just sliced it into chunks, so that we didn't have to do all the grating, squeezing, and picking out of fibers. Too much work! ginger is cheap! Dont forget to soak the noodles (bring water to a boil, remove from heat and add noodles, drain them when you're done with everything else.) We'll be making this again!!!
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Corn and Rice Medley

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2004
yummy! I always make short grain sticky rice, but i needed a change for an indian dish. This was very tastey! I didn't use any mint, however, because that just didn't sound appealing to me AT ALL. I used frozen corn because we had in in the freezer. Yum!
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Fudgy Chocolate Cream Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2004
This was very good. I think next time i'll add just a bit more cornstarch (it stood up well, but i'd like it even a bit firmer,) and maybe some unsweetened cocoa powder. I put it in an oreo pie crust which was a huge success!
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Easy, Eggless Strawberry Ice Cream

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2008
Pretty yummy for being eggless- I'm pregnant so don't want to risk raw eggs :) It can't compare to homemade ice cream WITH eggs, but since I can't have that, it was a good substitute.
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Dilled Green Beans

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2005
tasty! Just like pickled green beans, but no canning involved.
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Stuffed Acorn Squash Supreme

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2005
Needs a few moderations for personal preference, but a nice change to butter and brown sugar. :)
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Swiss-Barley Mushroom Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2009
It's too bad all recipes makes you rate the recipe in order to review it now, because I didn't really follow the directions- but I must say; the idea of this soup inspired me! First of all, hubby and I are on a diet and although the sound of an entire stick of butter sounds good, I just couldn't do it. So I used two Tbsp butter and 2 Tbsp "smart balance" margarine. (that's 4 T total, instead of 8!) Then after sauteing the veggies I didn't remove them, I just sprinkled 1 T flour in and stirred for about a minute until the flour was absorbed into the fat and a little golden in color. Then, I didn't notice that it was supposed to be quick cooking barley until after I started making it, so I added another two cups liquid for the barely to absorb as it cooked. I replaced the water with 1/2 C white wine, 1 1/2 C beef broth, and 2 C chicken broth. Let the barley cook with the lid on for about 40 minutes and it was perfectly tender. I then added three cups NONFAT milk plus gruyere cheese, (and the parsley and worchestershire) because I had it in the fridge already and it's pretty similar to swiss. Although, I'm sure it's to die for with swiss. the turn out: delightful! Honestly, this is my first time cooking barley. And I actually liked it. Who knew? Thanks for the inspiration!
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Oriental Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2003
delicious dressing, i havent' acutally made the "salad" but i used the dressing part of it for my own oriental chicken salad- which is more like a regular green salad but with ramen noodles crunched on top and grilled chicken. We poured this dressing on top because the grocery store was out of our favorite brand. This one beat it! We'll never buy again :) Thanks!
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Acorn Squash

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2003
i added sliced fresh apples half way through, and sprinkled a little cinnamon with the brown sugar. Mmm... the smell of baked apples... I also was just cooking for myself tonight, so i froze half the uncooked squash and just made half. (with half the butter and brown sugar, of course!)
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