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Oven-Baked Sesame Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2011
Very nice! I used powdered buttermilk & water, and let it soak overnight. Substituted panko for breadcrumbs (I think I might have to toss the dried breadcrumbs in my cupboard for panko all the time - the difference is amazing!). After drizzling the remaining butter over the chicken, I sprinkled the remaining crumb mixture over. Baked on a rack over a foil covered pan at 400* (convection) for 20 minutes. Chicken was juicy and the topping was wonderfully light & crispy. I used toasted sesame seeds for part of the measured amount - I think toasting all of the sesame seeds would bring the flavor out even more. Definite keeper!
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Triple the Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2011
Wow! YUM-O! I made these to take to work for a returning co-worker on sick leave. Husband doesn't like ginger, so this was a good excuse to try them. I played a little fast and loose with the amounts of fresh, candied and powdered ginger, but stuck to the recipe otherwise. I guess the "pain in the butt" is having to keep rinsing my hands in cold water to keep the dough from getting too soft, and I kept the dough in the fridge between batches. I got way more than 18 cookies, which is a Good Thing. I'll have to make a little sign telling people they REALLY need to like ginger to enjoy these fabulous cookies.
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Peanut Butter Noodles

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2011
I knew when I made this part of the week's menu that husband wouldn't like it (ginger, Asian, spicy, onion). But I've been jonesing for peanut butter noodles, so I made it anyway. Nyah! Left out the chile paste, so it wouldn't be spicy and reduced the amount of ginger and garlic. Also didn't use any green onion, which seemed blasphemous, but I can't justify buying a whole bunch of green onions to use one and have the rest get slimy. Anyway, the look on husband's face when I set the plate in front of me was enough; I didn't even have to ask. But I liked it a lot. After picking at it for awhile, husband asked forlornly, "when are you going to make something I like?" Just can't win...
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Aunt Carol's Spinach and Fish Bake

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2011
Except for salmon, halibut & most shellfish, I'm not a big fish fan. Husband is a HUGE fish fan, so I thought I'd try this. I was sure I wasn't going to like it because the fish was so...fishy...but I LOVED it! I used panko for the breadcrumbs and added a fair helping of fresh grated nutmeg to the spinach mixture. I sprinkled the cod with garlic salt and pepper, then topped it up with the remaining panko and cheddar. I don't understand how anyone could bake it at 325* for 20 minutes and consider it done. I baked mine at 400* covered for 10 minutes, then an additional 10 minutes, uncovered (to brown the cheese & crumbs), and husband's was still a little on the translucent side (he had a very thick piece). Mine was done, and it was delicious. I think maybe 400* for 25-30 minutes would work, and I'd try other types of whitefish, but other than that, I'm very satisfied with how it came out with my few changes. Husband even liked the spinach, and he's not a spinach eater at all!
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2011
I wanted so much to like this recipe. I've never been a fan of brussels sprouts, but I love roasted vegetables and I thought this might change my mind. I followed the recipe as written, except they were done after about 25 minutes, and I did sprinkle some balsamic vinegar on the sprouts. I kind of liked them, but not as much as I'd hoped. But I'll try them again...maybe add some honey or something else sweet to take off that bitter edge.
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Pork Chops with Delicious Gravy

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2011
I'm giving this 4 stars even though husband decided he didn't like it after a few bites; he did say that he wasn't very hungry and I could try it on him again. I thought it was quite good. I was a little concerned about the honey, but the sweetness wasn't overpowering. I thought I had burned the butter before I added the gravy, but it all came out a lovely rich brown color. I made the recipe as written, and will make again.
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Eat Michigan Salad

Reviewed: May 30, 2011
Oh yum, yum, YUM! One of the best salads I've ever had. Even husband liked it, and he's not a big one for sweet in salad. Or salad, period, for that matter. But he ate all but 3 cherries. I think that the tanginess of the goat cheese and the tartness of the cherries more than compensated for the sweetness of the nuts and maple syrup. The dressing by itself is fantastic. I used the Sugared Pecans recipe on this site, and they were to die for, too! The only change I made was to use a Pink Lady apple because I didn't have any Granny Smith's, and I was just making it for husband and I. Will DEFINTELY make again (like, tomorrow!).
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Dave's Mocha Chicken

Reviewed: May 30, 2011
I'm only giving this 4 stars because husband said it was just "okay." That said, I thought it was good enough to make again, using some of the tweaks that other cooks have suggested. I used b/s chicken breasts, REAL sherry (ever tasted any "cooking" wine? Naaasty!), and instant espresso powder dissolved in water. After browning the chicken and adding the boiling marinade, it only took about 20 minutes to cook, and the sauce never really did thicken up. I think that swapping the amounts of soy and coffee, adding garlic, omitting the oil and addding unsweetened chocolate and/or cocoa powder are good tips. Definitely a recipe to have fun with!
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Sugar Coated Pecans

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
I made these today to use in the Eat Michigan Salad I'm making tomorrow, and of course I had to sample to make sure they were fit to eat ;-) Wow! I've made a lot of sugared nuts in my time, but these were the absolute BEST! I hope I can keep enough for the salad! Thanks for the recipe!
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Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

Reviewed: May 27, 2011
For a canned soup-based casserole, this was pretty good. I followed the recipe as written, except I added more cheese (you can never have too much cheese!). I think more bacon would be appropriate ;-) . I put KC Masterpiece Honey BBQ sauce on mine, but my husband loved it as it was. I might try some chopped dill pickle next time, as that is a must for a real bacon cheeseburger!
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Baked Shrimp with Feta and Tomato

Reviewed: May 26, 2011
We enjoyed this, and it couldn't have been easier to make. It took more time to peel the shrimp than anything else. Like other reviewers, I thought the sauce was a bit too juicy, so I boiled down the tomato-vermouth mixture until it was almost dry. I would normally serve this with pasta, but since we had pasta last night, I just served it with hot pugliese bread. Wonderful for soaking up that yummy melted feta sauce!
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Ham and Swiss Casserole

Reviewed: May 24, 2011
Very nice. To accommodate my onion-loathing husband, I omitted that. I used 1/2 pound fresh sliced mushrooms instead of canned mushrooms, sautéing them in butter instead of oil until the liquid evaporated and the mushrooms were starting to brown. I also added about a teaspoon of dill weed. I mixed everything except the Parmesan in the noodle pot, then turned into ungreased baking dish and topped with Parmesan. I think if one substituted parboiled spuds for the noodles, this would make a tasty brunch dish.
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Artichoke Chicken

Reviewed: May 23, 2011
This is just the kind of thing I like to make when I get home from work - ingredients I always have on hand, quick to put together and it's BAKED. I think the only thing I would do differently is add more garlic powder; I couldn't taste it at all. Served with rice and asparagus. I don't think my husband liked it as much as I did, though...bummer for him!
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Sweet Polish Sausage

Reviewed: May 21, 2011
We liked this! I used turkey kielbasa and only simmered on the cooktop for about 10 minutes. Added ketchup to the sauce ingredients and left out the onion. Baked 30 minutes, then returned everything to the saucepan and added a cornstarch slurry, like others have done. Very good!
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Tres Leches (Milk Cake)

Reviewed: May 6, 2011
I decided to make this for a Cinco de Mayo party at work. I'd never eaten it, much less made one. It was super easy to make, and I enjoyed myself. Added a bit of cinnamon to the batter and sprinkled some on top. Took a jar of maraschino cherries, a jar of mango slices and a basket of fresh raspberries. The people who HAVE had this before said it was delicious. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat it again, but I really did have fun making it.
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Chicken Stew With Coconut Milk

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2011
I put chicken & lima beans in the ingredient search, and this is the only recipe that came up. I actually had everything necessary, so I made it, and I was VERY pleasantly surprised. I didn't have enough chicken, I didn't use any onion, I used 2 large russet potatoes, a can of lima beans, drained, a 14.5-oz can of chopped tomatoes, drained, a whole can of coconut milk and chicken broth, cumin, curry and salt and pepper to taste. I didn't measure anything. Made on the stovetop. Browned the chicken first, then added the vegetables and seasoning. Stirred that around until the spices were fragrant, then added the chicken broth and coconut milk. Covered and let simmer about 40 minutes. Delicious! Even my super-picky husband liked it! Will definitely make again!
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Spiced Pot Roast

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2010
After all of the positive reviews, I was really looking forward to making this pot roast. And it was very good, but the depth of flavor I expected from the exotic ingredients wasn't quite there. I would definitely make this again, but I think I'd use more of everything, and use a chunkier chutney than the Crosse & Blackwell Major Grey's mango chutney I had in the cupboard. The combination of the fruit and beef was excellent.
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Peanut Butter Pie X

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2010
Wow! I thought this would make a good take-along for a block party. Made it in a 9x13" pan, pressing crumbs only on the bottom. Did what a couple of others have done; used 16 ounces cream cheese and 1 pint cream (didn't want to have 4 oz. cream cheese & 1/2 cup cream left over), and a whole 18-oz jar of smooth peanut butter. Thought about chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for garnish, like some others, but just went for the remaining chocolate cookie crumbs. Just tasting what was left in the bowl gave me a tummy ache, it's so RICH! But delicious. It should serve the whole block nicely. Great recipe!
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Honey Baked Chicken II

Reviewed: May 9, 2009
5/14/2009 - I was kind of disappointed with this. The chicken was nice & juicy, but I couldn't taste the glaze at all. 7/31/2011 - I was kind of in a bind for something to make tonight with chicken, so I thought I'd give this another try, since I had all the ingredients. Changed from 3 to 5 stars, MUCH BETTER! I used some other reviewers hints - boned, skinned chicken breasts, less butter, Dijon, garlic salt & garam masala. I also marinated the chicken in the refrigerator for about 1-1/2 hours before baking @ 425 for 20 minutes. Served with a green salad and cranberry-walnut bread from the wonderful French bakery not far from our house. Would be great with basmati rice...next time, I guess.
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Balsamic Tortellini

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2007
I really liked this, and even more important, my husband liked it more! I used 4 slices thick-sliced bacon (too lazy to go to grocery store for pancetta), no onion, and added peas & fresh basil to the "sauce." I should have used more vinegar, but that was my own fault. Will make again & again! Thanks Kimber! 6/21/11 update - Husband does the grocery shopping, and I goofed by asking for 5 ounces of pancetta, rather than 5 slices. Well, you can never have too much pork product, so I went ahead and used it all. Still left out the onion, but stuck to the recipe otherwise. Delish!
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