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Apricot Chicken I

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2003
I use this sauce mix for pork loin. I mix an extra large batch of the sauce and pour over a pork loin to be slow cooked in a roaster or moderate oven. After the pork is cooked, I pull it out, slice it and make another smaller batch of sauce (simmered on the stove) to pour over as a glaze on the serving platter. (The sauce that it was cooked in is usually too greasy to use for serving.) I have rave reviews every time. I have also cooked the pork until it fell apart and then completely shredded it for a type of BBQ pork sandwiches. I usually add additional bottled BBQ sauce to the final product with this recipe. Hope everyone enjoys!
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Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2003
My husband loved this soup. I used frozen corn instead of canned. I also followed the suggestion of other reviewers and substitued 1 can of cream of chicken for part of the chicken broth and added some cumin. I don't know if I would add the creamed soup again, or just stir a little sour cream into the soup for those who think the chilies are too warm. Regardless, the recipe is a quick meal of things already in my cupboard.
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New York Strip Chicago Style

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2003
My husband and I didn't care for this. Although the beef was tender, it didn't seem to have much flavor. Perhaps the marinade could be adjusted, but as is, I wouldn't make it again.
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Wrapped Salmon

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2003
I had experienced something like this at a dinner party some time ago. That was excellent. However, I was slightly disappointed by the lack of flavor with this recipe. Next time I make it, I will adjust ingredients...add some fresh herbs, maybe even a mix a little cream with the mustard. It was just missing something. Definately worth working with, though. The recipe has possiblities.
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Golden Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2003
I have made this for years. My husband loves it, and it is easy! I have added fresh mushrooms and more or less onions depending on what I have available or feel like doing. I have substituted sirloin steaks (tenderized or not) and chicken breasts for the pork. I also always use boneless meat. I just don't like dealing with bones when serving a sauce. We serve this with egg noodles, rice, or even baked potatoes (using the gravy as a topper with our sour cream and butter). It is definately not low sodium, though.
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Double Crust Bean Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2003
My husband was out when I was preparing this, and returned to see me pulling a 'pie' out of the oven. He anxiously asked me what kind it was and then paled when I said it was Black Bean. However, his expression changed considerably when he tasted it. This is a definate keeper. The flavors are great. It is like bean enchilladas in a pie crust. After starting this recipes, I realized that I didn't have any bottled salsa. I substituted some canned diced tomatoes with green chilies and upped the amount of the other spices a little. I am anxious to try it with salsa.
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Ann's Neptune's Delight

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2003
I sauted diced onions and sliced mushrooms in the melted butter before adding the flour, etc. I also didn't have garlic croutons, and substituted bread crumbs seasoned with some garlic and herb mix. My husband and his friends loved this. Tasty and easy.
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Bachelor Grilled Cheese

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2003
My sister has called this "College Grilled Cheese" and made it for years. Most dorms don't allow hot plates, but do allow toasters and microwaves. Quick, easy, and as one reviewer said, "Idiot proof".
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Bacon and Date Appetizer

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2003
I made these last Christmas and everyone loved them...even those who don't love dates. In the past, I have made water chestnuts wrapped in bacon baked with a brown sugar and soy sauce combination. The almonds and dates were eaten even more quickly.
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Chocolate Apple Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2003
This smelled wonderful while baking, but didn't seem to have much flavor. I was hoping for more. We threw out much of the loaf after nobody touched it for several days. I tried the recipe because I had apples and buttermilk that needed to be used. I will stick with my regular quick bread recipes in the future. It wasn't worth the trouble.
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Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2003
This is a very rich sandwich, but very good. I made minor adjustments to the amounts of the ingredients. (Honestly, I didn't measure...just added until it looked right to me.) Due to the richness, my husband and I cut one sandwich in half and shared it with our soup. We discussed the addition of finely diced ham, tomato, onion, even roast beef. I think that it is too heavy for most of our simple meals, but may make an excellent addition to my appetizer list for parties.
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Banana-Date Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2003
I found these muffins to be very dry and low in flavor. Baked goodies are a treat for me, and I want them to be exceptional. I would rather stick to my oatmeal for lowfat and have more flavor in my muffins. Sorry.
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Black Bean Hummus

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2003
I made this to share with a friend. She loves humus. I love black bean dips. We both thought this was excellent. I live in a rural area, and didn't have access to tahini. I found (on another website) a suggestion to substitute natural peanut butter. The flavors worked well. I will be making this again. Thanks.
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Sausage Flowers

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2003
My husband and I tried these and really liked them. The only problem I had was that although I drained and rinsed the sausage, the appetizers still tasted a little greasy as they cooled a bit. I am not really a fan of sausage, anyway, so that could have contributed to my 'picky-ness'. I think that this is a great idea, and will try other fillings. Seasoned and grilled chicken would be wonderful. Beef taco filling would be good. Or, even doing a crab rangoon filling and topping with sweet and sour might be worth a try. What about all diced veggies (peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc.) that have been tossed with a little seasoned olive oil and topped with parmesan after baking? The possibilities are endless.
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Raspberry Lemon Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2003
First, I must say that I didn't follow this recipe exactly. I know that my rating it at 5 stars will frustrate some, but I truly think that the base recipe is great. I live in a very rural area with limited grocery selections. (When I get out of town, I hit the super markets like other hit the mall.) My local grocery did not have lemon yogurt, or rasberries. They did have blueberry yogurt and frozen blueberries. I made these 2 substitutions, but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. The muffins were awesome. I loved the lemon/blueberry flavor. I can't wait to try it with rasberries.
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Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Beer

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2003
While I thought that this was good, my husband did not. I don't really care for sauerkraut; he loves it. It may not have been the fault of the recipe, as I chose to use the sweeter bavarian sauerkraut. Polska kielbasa is, in my opinion, also a sweet form of sausage. He kept saying that the meal was just too sweet. Maybe I should have used a stouter beer (along with regular kraut). I also didn't think that this was really a sidedish...2 lbs of meat pushes it into the maindish catagory, in my book. I served it with brown, grainy mustard, fresh-baked, crusty dinner rolls and a simple tossed salad. For once, my husband at more salad than anything else. It was easy, but I won't try it again.
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Strawberry Pie I

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2003
My husband and friends liked this pie, but I thought it was way too sweet. I was eager to try the recipe, as I make a chocolate pie very similar to this. I melt Hershey bars with milk and marshmallows, cool, and fold in whipped cream before pouring into the crust to set overnight. I think that the chocolate version is plenty sweet, but somehow the strawberry pie just disappointed me.
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Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2003
This is very simple, but has a great flavor. I used white balsamic vinegar and added chopped pecans to the salad. Everyone raved.
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Asparagus Rolantina

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2003
My husband gave this 5 stars. He kept stating that it was "awesome asparagus". He loves asparagus, but felt this was extra good. I found it to be good, but very rich. As usual, I altered the recipe slightly. I used much less melted butter and didn't have prosciutto available to me locally. I substitued smoked turkey. I served this as a main dish with a tossed salad and crusty bread. It was a simple dinner for just my husband and I. By reducing the butter and using smoked turkey, I cut the fat of the recipe. This was a plus for us, as we are trying to lighten up our meals.
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Instant Pistachio Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2003
Very good, but sweet. My husband loves how the pudding coats the crushed pineapple and (after chilling overnight) has the taste and texture of pistachios. Personally, I prefer vegetable salads, but there are never any leftovers with this.
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