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Peppercorn Roast Beef

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2014
Wonderful! Didn't have all the ingredients, so I used minced garlic and some Peppered-Up House Seasoning to make a paste and added extra crushed peppercorns. Followed the instructions from there. My guys raved about it! This one is a keeper, for sure!
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Restaurant Style Beef and Broccoli

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2014
I followed the recipe, but added some red bell pepper and onion that I had picked from my garden. Hubby thought it was a bit too sweet, but otherwise good
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3 Cheese Enchiladas

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2014
These wee pretty good! I used the enchilada sauce I had on hand instead of the salsa, and used minced red onions as well as the green. But everyone was happy with them.
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The Italian Irishman's Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2014
My guys really loved this one! I didn't use the apple because I didn't have any on hand, but will add it next time. I did saute some diced red pepper with the onions, and made the gravy with chicken broth because I didn't have any beef broth. But next time I make this I will be more prepared and make sure I have those items on hand. However... my guys were very happy (husband is Irish, lol) and were excited about taking the left overs for lunch the next day, so a 5 star recipe this is!! Thank you for this one, NikkHoff!
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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2014
This was really good! I did take the advice to use extra Cajun seasoning since my guys like spicy. I coated the chicken, added extra while cooking it and then tossed in some more while taste testing towards the end. Also, instead of using lemon pepper, I used some lemon peel and fresh ground pepper. For those of you who said it was "soupy" my advice is to let it simmer long enough for it to thicken. When draining the pasta, save a bit of the pasta water. Be sure to follow the rule, "the sauce can simmer, the pasta can't wait." Make the sauce, and while it's "heating through" cook the pasta. This will allow the sauce time to thicken up. Drain your pasta, saving some of the water, then add the pasta directly into the sauce or pour the sauce directly over the pasta. Toss, toss, and toss some more. Then when you think all the pasta is completely covered, toss again. You will find that you may need to add some of that pasta water to thin the sauce, but add it by the tablespoon because you don't want it to go "soupy" again. I really liked GinnyG's suggestion of using some white wine and shrimp but my guys will not allow any kind of seafood to pass their lips, so I sauteed some shrimp in white wine for me and added it to my own portion. If this turned out bland for you, you aren't using enough seasonings. Remember to taste test as you cook and add seasonings until it tastes good to YOU! Play with your food!! ;-)
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Garlic Seasoned Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2014
So good and so easy.
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Baked Split Chicken Breast

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2014
Perfect chicken! I smoothed a combo of lemon olive oil and a really nice fruity olive oil over the skin, then sprinkled on garlic and onion powders along with Mrs. Dash Salt Alternative. Took the suggestion of others and used a bit of chicken broth in the bottom of the pan. Baked at 475 for 1 hour. The pan I used could not be put under a broiler, but the skin still turned out nice and crispy with the meat fully cooked, juicy and tender! My guys loved it and complimented me on it, which is unusual because they will eat pretty much whatever I put in front of them, so when I get a compliment, I know it was truly great! And so easy it's almost funny. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this wonderful recipe!!!
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Famous Butter Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2014
So simple, so good. Added garlic and a dash of chipotle pepper. But otherwise, pretty much perfect.
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Honey Glazed Ham

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2014
This was fantastic! I've never had a Honey Baked from the store so I had no point of reference. But the ham turned out absolutely perfect, my guys positively loved it, and I'm one happy camper.
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Quick Savory Cranberry Glazed Pork Loin Roast

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2013
I used my leftover homemade cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving, added a lot more garlic (not overpowering at all!) & used stock to thin. I used it on 2-1 lb center pork loins, basting every 5 minutes. Otherwise, pretty much followed the recipe. My men were happy and that's all that matters.
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Rich Italian Sausage and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2013
Great recipe! My family loved it. I used Hot Italian sausage to give it a bit of a bite because my family prefers spicy, and I used white potatoes because they are firmer when cubed and cooked. Regular russets have a tendency to turn to mush when cooked. But otherwise it was awesome.
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Melt - In - Your - Mouth Shortbread

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2013
Very easy to make. Definitely melt in your mouth. But boring. They really have no flavor. The first dozen I made plain. Bleh. The second dozen I added some almond extract to try to add some flavor. That helped. The third dozen I topped with a pecan half. The fourth dozen I took Jenmi's advice and piped them just to make them pretty. Those I will dip in chocolate. It's an ok recipe. Easy.
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Aztec Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2013
Quite tasty with the changes I made. However, it looked kinda gross. My family really liked it though. I substituted kidney beans for the corn, added chili pepper, cumin and chopped onions. Thankfully too I realized ahead of time that one can of enchilada sauce was plenty, two would have been overkill and made soup.
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Pork Chop and Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2013
This was easy and tasty. I used the cream of chicken but substituted cream of mushroom with roasted garlic for the cream of celery. I then added more garlic (family fave) and sauteed onion. I also used regular rice as opposed to instant (gross, lol), sets the oven to 350 and increased the cook time to an hour. My guys said "excellent" so it's a go!
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Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2013
I made these because my family asked for some although I don't normally like oatmeal cookies. But these were great! Easy to make. Not necessary to press with the fork, they cook down perfectly. They turn out so flat I was afraid they would be crisp, but they really are nice and soft. The cinnamon flavor is perfect which is what I don't normally like about oatmeal cookies, but it's not overpowering in these. I did add raisins as they were requested. I also used parchment which negated the necessity to grease the pans.
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Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Orzo

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2013
Ok, when my guys smelled it, they turned their nose up, but after tasting it they loved it. Of course, I made changes to suit their tastes and after reading other reviews. So, I added a clove of minced garlic, a very thin slice of minced red onion, and some chopped kalamatas. I combined everything beforehand to allow time for the flavors to meld. Then I cooked the orzo in veg broth, drained and mixed everything before cooking the steaks to allow some time for the flavors to coat the pasta. I will be making this one again.
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Pretzel Chicken Chunks

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2013
My guys were skeptical, but thought it was pretty good. I increased the amount of garlic and cayenne to account for our personal tastes. The pretzel coating did turn out more chewy than crunchy which was a bit of a disappointment. It ended up being 15 minutes to cook the chicken but my pieces may have been thicker than what was originally used. All in all it was a quick tasty main dish which I served with tater tots and veggies on the side. Not bad.
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Mushroom-Garlic Pork Chops

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2013
Yummy! My men were VERY happy with this. I didn't have the roasted garlic mushroom soup so I used the reg CMS but threw in some roasted garlic that I had in the fridge. (I roast garlic by the head, keep it in the fridge and then use the cloves in cooking as needed.)
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Irish Soda Bread V

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2013
Ok, but I've had better.
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Smoky Steak Marinade

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2013
Nice smoky flavor BUT way too salty. I kinda thought it may be so I had reduced the seasoned salt to 2T and increased the garlic powder (we really like garlic.) It was still just on the edge of being too salty to eat. Will definitely make again but decrease the seasoned salt to 1T, maybe add some of my own seasonings and some chopped garlic cloves. Cooked up really well though. Took a photo but my phone apparently doesn't take a large enough file, lol.
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