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Spring Veggie Bagel Sandwich

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2015
Just as the submittrt states, "it's quick, easy, and healthy" - perfect for a light lunch! Like others, I toasted the bagel first. Since I didn't have radishes on hand I used thin sliced English cucumber instead. Perfect with a tall glass of iced tea!
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Easy Authentic Spanish Rice

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2015
Very easy and very good! This takes very little effort for great results. Since my husband doesn't like overly spicy dishes, I opted out of the jalepeno and added mild chili peppers instead. I left his "as-is" and topped mine with a couple of sliced jalepeno from a can. Overall, very tasty and a great side dish!
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Steve's Roasted Chicken Soft Tacos

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2015
Easy to prepare, very simple, and tastes great - perfect for a quick weeknight meal! Plus it's a great way to use up leftover chicken. For the seasoning, I used McCormick's Perfect Pinch Fiesta Citrus salt free seasoning blend along with a pinch of cayenne and a little fresh squeezed lime juice. Perfect served with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, a little sour cream, sliced avocado and sliced black olives!
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Creamy Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2015
Very simple - I never would have thought to add cottage cheese to scrambled eggs, but it really was good and a nice change from regular scrambled eggs. Definitely add the fresh chives. I served this with fresh tomato slices and whole grain toast. Great breakfast!
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Simple Sauteed Spinach

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2015
Excellent! Very simple, not a lot of ingredients and takes no time at all to prepare yet has a ton of flavor and not to mention it's good for you too! You can easily adjust the recipe to suite your tastes. Overall, a nice side dish that will compliment any meal!
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Chicken Parmesan

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2015
WOW...now this is Chicken Parmesan! And, while the set of instructions seems long, it really is easy to prepare and the result is nothing less than fabulous! Luckily I had some "Best Marinara Sauce Yet" from this site that I got out of the freezer and thawed for this dish. I used 6 thin sliced chicken breasts, cut back on the amount of bread crumbs and used Italian style bread crumbs vs. panko as that's what I had on hand. I did cut back on the oil since I used a non-stick pan. I opted for sliced mozzarella along with a 6 cheese Italian blend from Sargento. I love that this finishes in the oven - the chicken stays crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. My husband loved this dish, so this is how I'm going to prepare it from now on (definitely company worthy). This was perfect served with a side of angel hair pasta topped with the extra sauce, warm garlic bread and of course a nice glass of wine! Thanks Chef John for yet another great recipe!
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Garlic Penne Pasta

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2015
Simple, straight forward, and easy to prepare! I cut the recipe in half and opted to use a couple hand fulls of grape tomatoes that I sliced in half. I kept the rest of the ingredients the same, except of the red pepper flakes which I added to taste. I added a little chopped fresh basil and some shredded Italian cheese blend. Overall, a nice side dish!
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Braised Balsamic Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2015
Well, it doesn't get much easier than this! One skillet which makes this easy to prepare and easy to clean up - perfect for a quick, yet delicious weeknight meal! I used thin sliced chicken breasts and minced garlic vs. garlic salt. I also opted to add in some sauteed mushrooms along with the onions to get in some extra veggies. I used seasoned diced tomatoes, added a pinch of red pepper flakes and just eyeballed the rest of the ingredients to taste. A definite keeper!
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Garlic Spinach

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2015
Excellent! Very simple, not a lot of ingredients and takes no time at all to prepare yet has a ton of flavor and not to mention it's good for you too! You can easily adjust the recipe to suite your tastes. Overall, a nice side dish that will please even the pickiest eater.
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Puttanesca I

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2015
Quick, easy, and full of flavor! And it just so happens it used things I commonly have in my pantry, minus the anchovies which I left out completely. You can easily adjust this to suit your tastes. I cut back on the oil and used Italian seasoned diced tomatoes and didn't bother draining them. I topped it with a little shredded Parmesan cheese before serving. Perfect with warm garlic bread and a glass of wine!
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Grilled Brie and Pear Sandwich

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2015
YUM! This is a wonderful way to take a classic like grilled cheese and give it a "gourmet" twist. I love pears and brie cheese so I had to give this a try and even my husband who was a bit skeptical gave it a thumbs up. Next time I might add a little proscuitto. Thanks for a great recipe Chef John!
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Oven-Ready Lasagna with Meat Sauce and Bechamel

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2014
Very easy and very tasty! I did however make a few changes...I opted to use Barilla's marinara sauce that I added a little wine, garlic, and seasonings along with some ground beef, ground sausage, and a 14.5 oz. can of seasoned diced tomatoes. I did two layers as the meat sauce was quite thick. I baked it covered for 25 minutes and uncovered for an additional 25 minutes. Overall, very good with warm garlic bread, a fresh garden salad and a nice glass of wine!
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Easy Apple Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2014
Fabulous! And, as the title states - EASY! You'd never know that the base was a cake mix. I used a french vanilla cake mix and french vanilla pudding mix along with a generous splash of vanilla extract to be sure the cake mix flavor wouldn't come through. And while it did seem like a lot of apples - I'm glad I did use them all because it really made a difference. I tossed the apples in the cinnamon sugar mix along with the walnuts. This came out moist, nicely spiced and chock full of delicious apples. I opted to do a vanilla glaze over top to make it pretty and let it set in the fridge overnight. This was perfect to take over to my mother-in-law's house and was a big hit especially when you cut into it and there is a wonderful thick layer of apples sandwiched in between fluffy vanilla cake. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee!
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2014
YUM! These were so good - and a nice change of pace from traditional pumpkin pie with the flaky crust! Plus it was nice to cut small squares to get a taste. That being said, the recipe title is a bit misleading because these do not taste like cheesecake but rather taste more like pumpkin pie. The addition of the cream cheese did make it a little more dense but the whole "cheesecake" taste was lost. If I make these again I might double the amount of cream cheese using one 8 oz. package whipped with a little sugar to swirl it into the batter giving it a marbled effect. I was able to find the pound cake mix and like others I used a 9x13 baking pan that I lined with Reynolds Non-stick foil which made removing these from the pan very easy giving me a flat surface to cut these into squares. Be sure to wipe your knife with a damp cloth after each cut so each things don't get messy. These were perfect topped with a dollop of whipped cream!
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2014
YUM! These were so good - and a nice change of pace from traditional pumpkin pie with the flaky crust! Plus it was nice to cut small squares to get a taste. That being said, the recipe title is a bit misleading because these do not taste like cheesecake but rather taste more like pumpkin pie. The addition of the cream cheese did make it a little more dense but the whole "cheesecake" taste was lost. If I make these again I might double the amount of cream cheese using one 8 oz. package whipped with a little sugar to swirl it into the batter giving it a marbled effect. I was able to find the pound cake mix and like others I used a 9x13 baking pan that I lined with Reynolds Non-stick foil which made removing these from the pan very easy giving me a flat surface to cut these into squares. Be sure to wipe your knife with a damp cloth after each cut so each things don't get messy. These were perfect topped with a dollop of whipped cream!
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Spaghetti with Buffalo and Tomato and Basil Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2014
Simple, yet flavorful - perfect when you don't have a ton of time to cook but still want a substantial meal. I opted not to tell my husband it was buffalo LOL. You could easily sub lean ground beef if necessary. I browned the meat with a little chopped onion and garlic along with the red pepper flakes and threw in a 14.5 oz. can of seasoned diced tomatoes along with the wine and sauce. I did let it simmer longer than called for to let all the flavors blend together. Overall very good served with a fresh garden salad, warm garlic bread, and of course a nice glass of wine!
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Banana Walnut Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2014
Great recipe! I love banana bread and this was no exception! It's also a great way to use up the last of the really ripe bananas. Since I like a sweeter banana bread I added an additional 1/2 cup of brown sugar. I also upped the vanilla to 2 tsp. and added 1 tsp. of cinnamon. Definitely spray your pan with cooking spray so it doesn't stick. I sprinkled the top with additional chopped walnuts before popping it into the oven for about 45 mintues. The bread smelled wonderful and rose very nicely. Absolutely delicious and perfect with a piping hot cup of tea!
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Crispy Panko Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2014
Excellent! This was very easy and perfect for a weeknight meal. I'm not big on frying but I wanted to give this a try and I'm glad I did. To save time I bought thin sliced chicken breasts. I did add a little milk to the egg mixture and a little grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley to the panko bread crumb mixture. This was done in no time at all and came out very crispy, moist and tender! Definitely a recipe I'd make again.
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Sausage Mushroom Pizza

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2014
YUM! This was perfect for pizza night! I love pizza and this was delicious plus the Reynolds foil made for easy clean up. I opted to use store bought individual pizza shells that I brushed with garlic infused olive oil. I also subbed thin sliced tomato for the mushrooms as my husband isn't a huge fan of mushrooms on pizza. I also added some thin sliced onion. The fresh basil really made this pop. So easy and so good - perfect with a glass of wine!
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Easy Flank Steak Fajitas

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2014
Simple and delicious plus it's easy clean up - not bad for a quick meal! The marinade was really good and didn't take long at all - basically the time it took to prep the veggies, make the foil packets and whip up some homemade guacamole! I cooked the steak on the grill vs. a foil packet simply because I couldn't bring myself to "steam" a good piece of meat. I put the foil packets for the veggies and tortillas on the grill as well. I did poke a few holes in the veggie packets to allow some of the steam to get out so they weren't soggy. Overall, very good especially with all the fixen's - cheese, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream!
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