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Shrimp and Grits Louisiana Style

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2012
My husband LOVED this, but he loves shrimp and grits. I would probably make it again just because my husband devoured it and I appreciate the low ingredient count, but it comes in second to my all-time favorite shrimp & grits recipe. Tasso is hard to find so I substituted pancetta. Overall, a good one. Thanks for sharing!
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Real Strawberry Frosting

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2012
Fantastic! My daughter is obsessed with strawberries, so I knew this would be perfect for her 3rd birthday party. I had no trouble at all with the texture, it was very creamy and light and everyone loved it. I can't wait to make this again! It's natural and that's always a plus in my book ; )
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Gourmet Egg Salad Sandwich

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2012
Incredible! I accidentally mixed the pesto into the egg salad instead of following the directions (oops!) but LOVED it. My 10 year old thought it was the best egg salad she's ever had, and I agree that it is delicious. This is going in our school lunchbox file as a sandwich filling! 5 stars all the way, thanks!
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Warm Tropical Banana Ice Cream Topping

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2012
We liked this, and it's super easy to make. I had everything in my kitchen already. Adding pineapple would boost the tropical flavor and sweetness, in my opinion, and make it a completely 5 star recipe. The trick with cooking these bananas is to be as gentle as possible. Place them in the butter and wait, don't stir them around. After several minutes (5 or so) then use a spatula to gently flip them. Minimal movement will help them hold their shape if that's what you're hoping for. My daughter did LOVE it! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
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Best Chicken Salad Ever II

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2012
This is amazing! Unlike any chicken salad I've had, it has wonderful citrus notes from the lemon zest and lemon pepper. I did have to make one substitution because I forgot to buy red grapes: fresh blueberries. Lemon and blueberry pair wonderfully together, and while I would like to try this with grapes, it was incredible! The dressing makes this salad. This recipe will go in my family-favorite craveworthy file. It's perfect if you want to impress someone with a different and delicious meal. THANKS!
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Healthier Southern Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2012
I really liked this--just be sure to watch it or it could burn if it bakes too long. It took about 20-25 minutes for our topping to get brown enough, 30 minutes would have been too much. The main thing I liked is that you don't feel like you're eating pure sugar. The peaches shine, and if you wanted to add a small scoop of vanilla ice cream to it you won't blow your diet. Pecans would also make a nice addition. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
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Peach Sweet and Sour Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2012
Chef John never disappoints! This sauce is fantastic, and you can customize the amount of heat to your liking by adjusting the amount of cayenne. Keep in mind that this recipe is only for 2 servings, so plan on tripling it for a family of 4-6. We ate ours with grilled chicken, and loved it, even my 10 year old daughter. Bravo!
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Pesto Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2012
Delicious! Very easy to prepare, and I used shredded mozzarella since that's what I had. This was extremely flavorful, and I loved that it only uses 4 ingredients that I always have on hand. Way to go Chompy, thanks for sharing your recipe!
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Refreshing Cucumber Watermelon Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2012
We enjoyed this, but I think we would've liked it even more if it had been chilled for awhile to give the mint time to blend with everything else. I would make it again because it's a great healthy side salad.
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Herbes de Provence Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2012
Yummmm! This smells incredible while cooking, and the outcome is foolproof. I did broil it for a minute or two at the end to get a nice brown color on the chicken. A perfect meal to serve to family or friends, and the seasoning packet makes it easy on you--PLUS since you cook it on a foil lined pan, clean up is easy. 5 stars all the way!
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Sweet Basil and Oregano Bruschetta Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2012
Incredibly easy, and I used halved grape tomatoes since that's what I had on hand. This was my family's favorite of the McCormick Gourmet Seasoning meals. Sprinkle with parmesan at the end, it's delicious!
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Bourbon Spiced Pork with Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2012
This is such an easy, flavorful meal to prepare! All the spices you need are in one packet, and my family loved this--especially my husband. All of the McCormick Gourmet seasoning packets are fabulous, and such timesavers!
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Cucumber Sandwich Appetizers

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2012
These are sooo delicious! We didn't have the cocktail bread so I cut regular pumpernickel into small circles. My daughter requested cucumber sandwiches for her birthday party and her friends loved these (all 10 year olds!). I plan on eating these all Summer. YUM!
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Chef John's Gazpacho

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2012
Oh Chef John, your reputation precedes you! From your how-to videos to your numerous published recipes, you've earned your title. I was craving Summer and happened to find this recipe, and while I don't have end of season tomatoes yet, this gazpacho turned out incredibly. If you love to cook, but take satisfaction in the preparation of the dish, then try this recipe. I had some time on a Saturday afternoon all to myself to create, and chopping the vegetables was a great source of relaxation. I felt like a character in a movie (have you ever seen Julia & Julia?) while I was preparing this soup. OK, maybe that's a bit dramatic, but the finished product is DELICIOUS! Don't be intimidated by the steps, and here is a great tip from the video--to peel tomatoes easily, dip them in a pot of boiling water for a few seconds. You'll be able to pull the peel off easily before dicing them. THANKS for a wonderful, fresh, healthy recipe! I can't wait to share this with my friends.
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Mom's Dill Potato Salad

Reviewed: May 23, 2012
Mmmm, mmmm! This is delicious! I must admit, I did use fresh herbs (dill & chives) because my garden is growing, and I like to use it ; ). I'll definitely make this again, thanks for sharing your recipe!
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Southern-Style Barbecue Sauce

Reviewed: May 23, 2012
This is really, really good, and I like the fact that the sugar has been reduced from what the normal sauce would have. It's wonderfully tangy, and could compete at any Southern backyard barbecue! Great with chicken!
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Summer Pasta Salad I

Reviewed: May 21, 2012
I could see why this would be a crowd favorite at potlucks, but it was a bit too sweet for us (I anticipated that due to the extra sugar plus Catalina dressing). I do recommend making it the night before as the directions state, and it is extremely visually appealing. While I wouldn't consider this my go-to Summer pasta salad, it is a nice change from mayo based salads. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
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Spring Veggie Bagel Sandwich

Reviewed: May 6, 2012
My daughter asked for these for her lunchbox, which means it's a winner! We grow our own radishes and arugula, and will have our own tomatoes later this Summer, so this is a perfect way to use our garden for a quick and healthy meal. We prefer the thin bagels over regular, and pictured is a whole wheat version. The cream cheese mixture has a subtle but savory flavor, and combined with the spiciness of the radishes and arugula, it's a definite treat. I'll make these often when my garden grows! Thanks!
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Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce

Reviewed: May 5, 2012
I can't believe I've never rated this! It's been on hand so many times in our house over the years, and we love it. It's excellent on beef or chicken tacos, with tortilla chips, and my husband likes to slather it on black beans, tossed salad, and anything else he deems to be worthy of it. This sauce is delicious, and perfect as written. Thanks to Amy!
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Soft Mahi Mahi Tacos with Ginger-Lime Dressing

Reviewed: May 5, 2012
I loved the freshness of this recipe, and the ginger-lime dressing adds an incredible depth of flavor to the salsa. Next time, I would add chopped red pepper and red onion to the salsa for more color and flavor. The only change I made was to use soft white corn tortillas, which we prefer. Thanks for a unique and fun recipe!
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