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Red Skinned Potato Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2006
I really love the bacon in this, but it still really needs a kick of some sort. Other than the bacon, I felt like it was pretty bland. I also think it needs more than 1 stalk of celery. Presentation was nice though.
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Baked Beans II

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2006
Very good and easy recipe. I didn't have any onion, but it still turned out pretty good. I still prefer the thickness/stickiness of oven-baked beans, but these are great in a pinch!
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Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2006
JRW flat-out loved this, and I enjoyed it also. I subbed ketchup for tomato paste and broiled them in the oven as it's too cold to grill right now. No other changes made, and it was superb!!!
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2006
I usually like plain steamed or boiled Brussels sprouts with salt, but from now on, this is the only way to eat Brussels sprouts! I didn't change a thing, except my salt was Hawaiian sea salt instead of Kosher, and my super-hot oven had them done in less than 30 minutes. I only fixed seven, but wished I had 17!
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Orzo and Rice

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2006
By itself, this recipe is too bland to give it more than three stars. It definitely needs additions, such as diced sauteed onion, extra bouillon, garlic, fresh herbs, parmesan cheese, veggies, etc., but then it's an entirely different recipe if you add those things. So, to be fair, I must stick with my three star rating. On a positive note, this would be the perfect sidedish to a very rich, flavorful, or spicy meal (i.e. cajun blackened fish).
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Brussels Sprouts Bake

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2006
This is different for brussels sprouts, but there definitely isn't enough of the mushroom sauce. I followed other's advice and doubled it, but it was still dry. I think if one did not add bread crumbs to the sauce mix, it would help in this respect. While it was okay, I probably will not make this again.
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Italian Gravy

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2006
While this recipe is an interesting twist on traditional spaghetti, it leaves something to be desired. I followed the recipe exactly (except for using a sugar substitute), but there just wasn't enough umph. I believe more garlic and maybe a little heat would benefit this sauce. On the bright side, the pork is incredibly tender in about 3 1/2 hours. I served it on bowties with garlic bread, but I think it would go well with rice after the spice additions. Also, this recipe makes A LOT!!! I froze two large bags of it. This would be easy in a crock pot, too.
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Meatloaf California

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2006
The best meatloaf! I've always used my mom's recipe, which is similar, but this one is better. I didn't have celery, so I subbed with red bell pepper.
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Squash Casserole II

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2005
Pretty good recipe even with my dietetic changes (I used fat-free sour cream, ff. cream of chicken, and used chicken broth rather than butter for moisture). I added 2 cooked shredded chicken breasts, and served it with cranberry sauce with Splenda for a low cal dinner.
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Delicious Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2005
I like this recipe, because it is versatile. I scaled it down to one loaf. To make it more diet-friendly, I used 1/2 c. applesauce and 1/3 c. veg. oil. I also used 1/3 c. of Splenda-sugar blend instead of the sugar, and I used just one egg. I add 1/2 c. of chopped pecans and 1/2 c. of baking raisins, because I like my breads to have different textures and flavors. I increased the spices as well. The end result was fantastic. Divided into 18 servings, my bread has about 125 calories per slice.
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Pumpkin Pie for Dieters

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2005
Awesome pie filling, especially for a "dieter's" pie. I used the lowest calorie crust I could find, cause I just have to have crust with my pumpkin pie!
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Jambalaya

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2005
Loved it!!! I added 1 lb. of frozen shrimp, an extra 1/2 cup of rice, and a large handful of julienned carrots. I halved the amount of chicken and used my leftover boiled chicken. The andouille sausage is great, but I'm sure it would turn out with other sausages if you can't find the andouille. I didn't have any file powder, but it didn't need thickened anyway. Overall, it was a great dinner, and I was able to get my husband to eat all kinds of veggies!!!
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Butternut Squash with Onions and Pecans

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2005
I made some health-conscious changes (margarine instead of butter, fewer nuts), added some dried cranberries for color and texture, coarsely chopped my onion, sprinkled on a light dusting of cinnamon, and used dried parsley (all I had). The recipe turned out very good, and the presentation was very aesthetic. The contrast of orange squash, deep red cranberries and a hint of green parsley is beautiful.
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Hopi Corn Stew

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2005
My husband and I enjoyed this stew. It's an interesting variation of vegetable beef soup. We enjoyed the chili powder and canned chilies. Definitely not too hot. It could stand more heat if you like hot stuff.
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Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2005
Great end result, but 4-6 minutes per side on med-high is way too long on my stove. I was very upset to see that one side of my fish had burned badly. Thankfully, it was the skin side, so I just slid that off. I'll try medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side next time.
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Old Bay® Grilled Lime Tuna Steak

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2005
I only marinated this for 13 minutes, but the lime was still the only thing I tasted in my tuna. It pretty much destroys the taste of fresh tuna, which is a shame since it is a very good and pricey fish. The overall result was still alright, but next time I'll try something that doesn't overpower the tuna so much.
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Toasted Garlic Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2005
Loved it! My husband likes it with cheese; I prefer it without, so I do half and half. I believe the salt and pepper to taste should be mandatory. I really think a little of both really enhances the taste.
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Jo Jo's Favorite Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2005
I made these lower cal (about 110 per muffin) by using half sugar, half Splenda and subbing applesauce for the margarine. I used four ripe bananas as well. These came out moist and delicious. Only took about 23 minutes at 350 though.
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Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2005
Eye-balled the salt, broiled on skewers, served with red beans and rice. Absolute success! Loved it, as did hubby!
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Ann's Shrimp Etouffee

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2005
Great! I love the spice in this. I left out the mushrooms for JRW, and it turned out great. Made it with brown rice and garlic biscuits.
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