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Caprese Burger

Reviewed: May 17, 2012
Delicious! Served on Hawaiian sandwich buns with a little mayo. For anyone wary to open up a whole can of tomato paste for just a small amount, just divide up the rest into small sandwich baggies in small amounts (1 tablespoon each ought to do it) and then toss all those baggies into a quart sized freezer bag labeled and dated and freeze for later use. They'll defrost fairly quickly under running warm water.
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Baked Oatmeal I

Reviewed: May 16, 2012
Yum! I used steel cut oats since I didn't have quick oats on hand so the texture wasn't very kid friendly, but it tasted just like an oatmeal cookie. I will only make it as a special treat because of all the sugar content!
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Broccoli Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Potato Nugget Topping

Reviewed: May 16, 2012
Not great. Couldn't taste adobo at all, even with half the amount of pasta. I substituted BBQ chicken because I didn't have bacon. Pre-cooked potatoes for about 10 minutes to make sure they were done and a little crispy. It was OK, but nothing to write home about, and it was definitely a lot of mess to clean up with preparation. Fortunately, I could clean while the meal was cooking, which was a bonus. Would work best for a side dish at a potluck instead of a main dish at home, especially with the fat content.
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Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2012
Yummy. Still got soggy on bottom even after following other reviewers' suggestions, but the flavor made up for it. I forgot to drizzle leftover butter but it was fine.
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Oven Scrambled Eggs

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2012
I cut this recipe in half and can't imagine it fitting in a 9x13 pan with the whole amount. I used a slightly smaller pan, but next time I will use the 9x13 with the recipe cut in half. I found it called for too much butter, milk and salt. A little less all around and I think this will turn out great.
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Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2011
All we tasted was pesto. Good thing I made a good one. All in all, expensive for grilled cheese. I'd rather have the basic grilled cheese (not with American though) where the cheese is the star.
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Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2011
Cooked canned biscuits separately and poured the sauce on top. Delish! Not very healthy at all though. Thanks for making me gain a couple pounds CVERNSMITH! ;)
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Turkey Veggie Meatloaf Cups

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2011
Yummy! Added salt, pepper, garlic powder, used 1.25 lbs of ground turkey (because that's how much came in the package I bought), refrigerated for a couple of hours, used cupcake cups (the foil kind), and topped with a mix of BBQ sauce & ketchup. It made a whopping 24 "cupcakes," so next time I'd freeze some uncooked or just cut the recipe in half. Hubby didn't care for it much but he's a picky eater and doesn't like ground meat or zucchini. Kids take after him and wouldn't even try any. More for me!
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Rachel's Tomato Basil Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2011
I'm rating this based on the original recipe, but will tell you how to make it a 4 star. Day one we found this soup to be bland, boring and uninspiring. Day two it had a more intense flavor, but still lacking. I had made some pesto (All Recipes Spinach Basil Pesto) and put a dollop into my bowl of soup and then it was YUM!
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Cheesy Sausage Pasta

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2011
Pretty good. Found that this recipe relied too heavily on the parmesan cheese for flavor. My husband doesn't care for it too much so I went lightly on it for his sake and it was bland. I should have added salt to make up for it. I used Italian chicken sausage which I mostly cooked before throwing in the vegetables rather than the other way around. I'd make again with some modifications. Mushrooms would have made this dish better but I forgot to buy some.
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Jenny's Sweet Waldorf Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2011
Yummy, but a bit much going on! I think it would have been better with less "sauce" too. Next time I'd make the sauce as stated but pour it on little by little until the consistency seemed right.
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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2011
I just sprinkled on herbs instead of putting as much as called for and minced about 4 to 5 garlic cloves (which was plenty). I followed another reviewers advice about 30 minutes for potatoes in the oven followed by 5 minutes covered asparagus and 5 minutes uncovered. I didn't use as much salt as called for and it was still too salty for my tastes. I would cut it down to maybe 1 tsp total or less.
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Chicken Cacciatore

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2011
Um... yum! OK, I admit it, I didn't follow the recipe to the letter. After reading the reviews, I made some modifications. I cubed, floured and seasoned the chicken and browned it a little first then added about 3 cloves of fresh minced garlic for about 30 seconds and then added the rest of the veggies, including chopped mushrooms. I used Italian stewed tomatoes, just a few dashes of the garlic powder since I had fresh garlic in there already, Italian seasoning instead of just oregano, and about 1/2 tsp of sugar to balance the tartness of the tomatoes. Next time, I will cut back on the pepper since I had salted and peppered the chicken and it was plenty spicy. Served it with pasta and freshly grated parmesan cheese. Will definitely make again!
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Chicken Avocado Pizza

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2011
As stated = boring! I had to add garlic salt, onion powder and dried basil afterward to give it a little more dimension. Still not great. I'm keeping it as a reference for another meal with which to use leftover chicken, but next time I'm going to find a way to add some real flavor (onions, salsa, cumin or something). I also think this would work best with a really thin crust. I used a thick one and it really took away from any flavor the toppings may have provided. Maybe I'll try tortillas as a crust next time.
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Salsa Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2011
Simple, super easy and good! What more can you ask for?
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Pineapple Fried Rice II

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2011
Not bad, but I've had better. The rice is less mushy if it's allowed to cool for about 30 minutes at room temperature instead of being stuck in the fridge.
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Garlic Parmesan Orzo

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2011
This was easy and had a great flavor but it calls for too much butter (I didn't even use the whole amount stated and it was dripping with fat/grease, especially leftover) and way too much garlic. I'd cut both in half next time and it'd probably get 5 stars from me then.
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Greek Orzo with Feta

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2011
This was so acidic. I should have followed the advice of others and cut down on the lemon juice. Overall though, not that impressed.
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Best of Everything Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2011
First attempt following directions (2 stars): Wow, I'm not sure what was so great about these. Ours were dry on the outside and mush in the middle, so maybe something was lost in the cooking technique, but we followed the directions so I don't know what went wrong! I was hesitant about using as much cumin as it called for but did it anyway. I LOVE cumin, but that's all these tasted like. Really? All those awesome ingredients and all I got to taste was cumin? I think spices and herbs should enhance what's there, not over power it. EDIT (Second attempt - 4 stars): I had some mix leftover because we only made 4 burgers so the next day I added a bunch more bread crumbs, made the patties smaller and thinner and pan fried them. I also used BBQ sauce instead of ketchup on the burger. This way of cooking it up wasn't as healthy but brought the flavor and texture up from a 2 star to a 4 star rating! If you have a small family, cut the recipe in half or be prepared to cook up a lot extra and freeze them for later.
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Slow-Cooked Steak Fajitas

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2011
The flavor was good, but definitely ended up being more like shredded beef burritos than fajitas. Still it was easy and yummy.
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