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Fish Tacos

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2014
Neither one cared for this as a whole. The fish alone was good - batter was light and crispy (until the fish cooled) but needed more sesoning. In our opinion the sauce ruined the dish. Sadly, we won't be making it again.
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Thin Spaghetti with Garlic, Red Pepper and Olive Oil

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2014
I'm always looking for tasty quick dinners and this fit the bill perfectly. As a matter of fact this would make a terrific side dish to any meal. This is yummy as is but toss in some grilled chicken and it would be an out of this world delish main dish. I followed the recipe as stated but did add lots more Parmesan (love it!) to suit my tastes. I couldn't believe it - dinner was actually done in 20 minutes. From start to finish. And simple. It couldn't get more simple. Yummy.
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Wavy Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Fresh Ricotta and Spinach

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2014
Taking note of other reviews I made a few changes. For just myself and my husband I made 1/2 the recipe but used a full jar of Barilla's mushroom sauce with an added 1/2 lb. cooked ground beef. I'm glad I used the full jar for 1/2 recipe, otherwise I would have run short, which I was close to as it was. I chose the mushroom sauce since my DH likes mushrooms in his sauce (and I rarely add them to my homemade sauce) combined with other reviews stating the meat sauce was lacking in meat. I also used fresh spinach since I always have that on hand. Followed the rest of the recipe as stated and baked in a 11x7 pan. While I enjoy Barilla's pasta there was something about this recipe that neither my DH nor I cared for. I found the sauce a little sweet for my liking and the ricotta I chose wasn't smooth/creamy (could only find a store brand). Unfortunately, after our first helpings, the remaining lasagna got tossed, which is highly unusual in our house. I'll stick with my homemade sauce but will always rely on Barilla's lasagna noodles. They're always a winner.
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BFF Smoothie

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2014
In my experience frozen strawberries aren't very sweet (unless you freeze them yourself at the peak of ripeness) so I didn't have high hopes for a sweet smoothie since this called for no sweetener AND plain Greek yogurt but the vanilla whey protein powder had just enough in it to make it the perfect sweetness. I chose to replace the milk with water since it called for both yogurt and protein powder. I also cut the yogurt to 1/2 cup (I tend to think greek yogurt is quite tart). Milk, protein powder and yogurt seemed like protein overkill for me. I didn't have mint in my garden so I skipped that also. The smoothie is VERY thick from the frozen fruit. Even my Vitamix needed a little attention to get ingredients to blend but adding more liquid would help solve this problem. I chose to give it a little time and use the tamper to push the ingredients into the blades. This may be a problem with a regular blender so letting the fruit thaw a bit before blending would be helpful. This smoothie turned out very tasty. I enjoyed it!
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Kelly's Speedy Iced Tea

Reviewed: May 10, 2014
I have made this recipe lots of times and it is my go-to recipe! My husband prefers his tea unsweetened so I just use 2 tablespoons of the sugar to counteract any bitterness the tea might have. My son likes the sweetened tea. Perfect either way!
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Ashley and Whitney's Popcorn and Pretzel Sweet Snack Mix

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2014
I used 4 cups freshly popped popcorn and added dried blueberries that was a delicious addition to this recipe. I also used up some sliced almonds I had on hand, toasting them in a dry frying pan before adding. I had trouble with melting a couple bags of white morsels before turning to a premium brand made with real cocoa butter that melted like a dream. This was delicious and I'm not even a white morsel fan. Yum!
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Bacon and Parmesan Penne Pasta

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2014
A quick and easy dinner idea. I took on Johnsonville's challenge of substituting a protein in a 6-ingredient or less recipe with one of their sausages. I chose to substitute the bacon with their Sweet Italian Sausage. I loved the ease of this recipe. It was on the table in a flash.
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Cucumber and Ham Antipasto

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2014
I took on Johnsonville's challenge of substituting a protein in a 6-ingredient or less recipe with one of their sausages. I chose to substitute the ham in this recipe for their Sweet Italian Sausage. It worked well. What I liked about this recipe is that it was quick and simple.
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Amazing Muffin Cups

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2014
This is so yummy. It is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I made it for dinner and served it with a side salad. The leftovers were great warmed up for breakfast the next morning. I shredded 2 cups of fresh potatoes, rinsed and spun dry in a salad spinner and it worked perfectly instead of buying frozen hash browns. My package of sausage links had 14 so I cut the other two up and put on top of the muffins prior to baking. Definitely will be making again!
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Lemon Pie Bars w/ 1-1/2x filling

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2014
I had never made lemon bars of any kind and had been craving lemon dessert and decided on this recipe. I followed the advice of other reviewers and made 1-1/2 times the amount of filling. I'm glad I did because it was the perfect amount. I followed the rest of the recipe as written and jiggled the pan and touched the center of the filling to make sure it was set. It seemed to be after the 20 minutes the recipe states. Not thinking about me increasing the amount of filling I didn't think to bake for additional time. They could have used a few more minutes to firm up just a tad more but they were great. We couldn't eat just one. Thanks so much for the great recipe. It's one I'll keep and make again!
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Felix K.'s 'Don't even try to say these aren't the best you've ever eaten, because they are' Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2014
Another 5-star review! This recipe deserves it. So melt in your mouth delicious. I followed the recipe exactly except used my #24 cookie scoop (2 tbs size) and put 9 cookies per parchment lined rimmed cookie sheet. Flattened to about 1/4" per directions. My oven took about 16-17 minutes to bake at the recommended 300 degrees. I was tempted to bake at 350 but I resisted and am glad I did. They don't get the golden brown look but they are deliciously tender and chewy in the middle with a slight crunch to the edges! Oh my!
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Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Tomatillo Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2014
We really enjoyed these. The meat was so tender and had just the right amount of heat for us. I didn't have chipotle chile powder and had a can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce so I subbed that. Worked great. I served with shredded cheese and sour cream. Yum!
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Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2014
I really enjoyed this recipe. It's delicious, nutritious, light and filling. I subbed oranges for grapefruit and parsley for cilantro (not a fan). In the rub I used just a dash of cayenne because I'm a heat wimp. The rub was perfect. The fruit in the salsa balanced well with the heat from the cayenne and jalapenos. I will try this on the grill in the summer. It's a keeper!
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Mom's Chicken Pot Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2014
I sauteed about 1/2 cup of chopped celery along with the onion and made this using fresh carrots and skipped the peas and potatoes because I was out. I have an onion hater in the house so I grated the onion using my microplane zester. Worked like a charm - he didn't detect the onions and I got the flavor I wanted! I chose fresh carrots because in my experience the canned vegetables seem to be mushy and fresh is best in my house. I really like store rotisserie chicken and using that cut down on time of having to cook it yourself. I also added about 1/2 teaspoon of sage for a little more flavor. I used chicken broth called for but I highly recommend using chicken stock. It is deeper in color and flavor. I thought this tasted ok. My husband liked it.
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RITZ Spicy Asian Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2014
These wings were simple and tasty. Love the sauce. Since we are heat wimps I cut the amount of peppers in half but they could have used more. I didn't have high hopes of the cracker crumbs staying put during the deep fry process. Quite surprisingly they did! I was a little overzealous with the addition of the sauce - I added a little too much making it pool around the wings which in turn made them less than crispy. Next time I will add the sauce at the tail end of the baking time. Hubby liked them so in my book that's a win!
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Coco's Meatloaf

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2014
With all the glowing reviews and knowing my husband wouldn't touch it with a 10' pole had he spotted an onion, I couldn't wait to try this method of pureeing the veggies. I didn't have green peppers on hand but I did use the onion. We were quite disappointed in this meatloaf. I felt this meatloaf was quite bland and was missing something. I am sure it would have been better with the green peppers. I don't think I will be using this one again, but I will use the puree method on my next meatloaf. He never knew the onions were in there.
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